Autism OdysSea begins at 9 a.m. at the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station. Activities include sensory stations, sea turtle crafts, animal encounters and more. Preregistration is required. For more information, visit www.navarresciencestation.org.
Join the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center to help keep Navarre Beach clean and sea turtle friendly. Volunteers will meet at the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier in the parking lot at 8 a.m. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/navarrebeachseaturtles.
Warrior Challenge 5K
Warrior Challenge Red Canyon Mud Run is a 5K mud run with obstacles. Run will begin at 8 a.m. at the Santa Rosa County Fairgrounds, 8604 Bobby Brown Rd. For more information, visit www.warriorchallengemudrun.com.
Fresh produce, live plants, baked goods, fine art, and antiques are just a few of the items offered by vendors at Palafox Market in Downtown Pensacola from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items originate directly from onsite vendors who grow, make, or create the fruits, vegetables, herbs, and art for sale. For more information, visit www.palafoxmarket.com.
Blackwater Glow Run
Walk or run to the Blackwater Glow Run - Family Fun 5K hosted by Leadership Santa Rosa in Downtown Milton at 7 p.m. All money raised benefits Santa Rosa Charities through the Leadership Santa Rosa RISE Grant. For more information, call Kim Cato-Chalmers at 850-554-4609 or visit www.facebook.com/blackwaterglowrun.
Concerts in the Village
Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation presents “Concerts in the Village” beginning at 7 p.m. Pack a picnic, wine and chair or purchase dinner prepared fresh on-site from local food vendors. Admission is $15. Free for children 12 and under. Concert is held at 4323 Commons Drive West, Destin. For more information, visit www.mattiekellyartsfoundation.org.
The Pensacola Children's Chorus puts on a lively performance featuring music of the more popular genres as well as some tried and true classics. For show times and ticket information, visit www.pensacolasaenger.com.
Panhandle Butterfly House
The Panhandle Butterfly House will celebrate its grand opening from at 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. with fun activities and plant sale. The Butterfly House is in Navarre Park at the foot of the Navarre Beach Bridge. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/panhandlebutterflyhouse.
Get your hearts pumping this spring with Navarre’s largest 5K run along beautiful White Sands Boulevard. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/navarresunsetstampede.
Sand Dollar Saturday
Come by the Sand Dollar Plaza from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to shop great deals at the local marketplace and have a bite to eat. Sand Dollar Plaza is located at 1900 Highway 87. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/sanddollarsaturdays.
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
Enjoy an afternoon of free family fun from 1 to 4 p.m. at HarborWalk Village in Destin in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. This event will feature “Destin Harbor’s Largest Piñata” break at 2:30 p.m. and additional activities include kid’s crafts, face painting and a stilt walker making balloon animals. For more information, visit www.emeraldgrande.com/events.
You can go to two locations on the beach and play a game of “Pick-up” volleyball. You might even meet new friends.
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.
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.
Navarre Beach is has undergone “beach restoration.” One benefit of beach restoration is the additional of more shells than usual. Have fun shelling!