Weekly Events

Jan. 12

Kids Night Out

Drop your children off at 5:30 p.m. for a fun evening at the Emerald Coast Science Center. They’ll have fun with hands-on activities, enjoy pizza and watch a movie with friends. Cost is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. $5 discount for additional siblings. Advanced registration is required. For any questions, call 850-664-1261 or visit www.ecscience.org

 

Jan. 13

Pancake breakfast

The Holley Navarre Senior Center is having their monthly pancake breakfast and rummage sale from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Cost is $2-$5. The Holley Navarre Senior Center is located at 8476 Gordon Goodin Ln. For more information, call 850-936-1644.

 

Palafox Market

Market is open in Downtown Pensacola from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.palafoxmarket.com.

 

Pensacola Beach Marathon

The Pensacola Beach Half Marathon, 10K & 5K features a course that’s open to both runners and walkers that takes participants along this city’s scenic waterfront along paved roads between the Gulf of Mexico and the Santa Rosa Sound. For more information, call 850-435-9222 or visit www.visitpensacola.com/events.

 

Jan. 15

MLK Parade

The annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade in downtown Pensacola will start at the intersection of Spring and Garden Streets at 11 a.m. Help honor and celebrate the works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For more information, visit www.visitpensacola.com/events.

 

Jan. 17

Navarre Author’s Club

Join other local authors at the Navarre Library at 4 p.m. Topics of discussion will include everything from the writing process to how a new author can get published. The Navarre Library is located at 8484 James M. Harvell Rd. For more information, visit http://www.santarosa.fl.gov/libraries.

 

Jan. 18

Dirty Dancing

The Classic Story comes to life on stage in an unprecedented live experience at the Pensacola Saenger Theatre. For more information, call 850-595-3880 or visit www.pensacolasaenger.com.

 

Jan. 19

Pine Needle Basketry

Carol Dickson will teach the age-old skill of pine needle basketry using the original Seminole techniques from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida in Valparaiso. The cost is $60 or, $55 for Museum Members. All materials are included.  Space is limited.  Call 850-678-2615 to register.

 

Gallery Nights

Galleries, boutiques, restaurants, and bars open their doors to the night air as visitors and locals flood the streets in downtown Pensacola to enjoy music, art and cuisine. Streets close to traffic at 5 p.m., but there is ample parking available on side streets. The party officially wraps up at 9 p.m.

 

Jan. 20

Wahoos Fest

The Blue Wahoos are welcoming fans out to Blue Wahoos Stadium from noon to 2 p.m.to celebrate the #WahoosLife with a meet and greet with the Reds executives and baseball players, autographs, behind-the-scenes tours with a chance to see the clubhouse and batting cages, bounce house and fun for kids.

For more information, visit BlueWahoos.com.

 

Palafox Market

Market is open in Downtown Pensacola from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.palafoxmarket.com.

 

Travis Tritt

Country music star, Travis Tritt, performs at the Pensacola Saenger Theatre at 8 p.m. For more information, call 850-595-3880 or visit www.pensacolasaenger.com.

 

 

Fun Activities

You can go to two locations on the beach and play a game of “Pick-up” volleyball. You might even meet new friends.

 

Gulf Side

Navarre Pier/Lagerheads on the Gulf

There is always one court open for pick-up volleyball. Volleyballs are available for sign out at the gift shop.  There are occasional tournaments, but a court is always left open for visitors and locals to use.

 

Sound Side

Juana’s

League play is from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. Monday thru Thursday. Every other Friday evening and every other Sunday are open tournaments.

Most days courts are open during the day and volleyballs are loaned to those who want to play.

Schedules are posted at the Pagoda Bar which

tell which courts are being used and when.

 

 

Shells!

Navarre Beach is has undergone “beach restoration.” One benefit of beach restoration is the additional of more shells than usual. Have fun shelling!