Weekly Events

Oct. 17

Navarre Farmers Market

Join your favorite local farmers, bakers, artisans, and craft makers for Navarre's local farmers' market at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, 7810 Navarre Parkway, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

Oct. 18

Bands on the Blackwater

Pull up your boat or bring a lawn chair for a free outdoor concert from 7 to 9 p.m. held in downtown Milton at Jernigan’s Landing on the Blackwater River. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/BandsOnTheBlackwater.

 

Boggy Fest

Boggy Fest will be held in Niceville Oct. 18-20. Performances by Trace Adkins, Cold Ford, Michael Ray, and Jimmie Allen. There will also be local vendors, food, activities and more. Visit boggyfest.com for more information.

 

Oct. 19

Pink Pirates 5K Run/Walk

Come have fun on this beautiful run on Navarre Beach and help the Pink Pirates raise funds to help support women in the community. Come dressed in your most outrageous pink outfit. Four-legged friends are welcome to join. Sign up for the run at pinkpiratesofnavarre.com.

 

Sea Turtle Extravaganza

Participants will learn about sea turtles through games and crafts. There will be jellyfish hat photos, costume characters and more. All outside activities are free. Event will be held at the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Details:  www.navarrebeachseaturtles.org.

 

Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo offers scare-free, daytime fun for children and their families at the Gulf Breeze Zoo Saturday and Sunday. There will be kid-friendly fun around every corner. For dates and times, visit gbzoo.com.

 

Historic Bagdad Cemetery

This free public event features costumed characters telling stories in the historic Bagdad Cemetery. Opening ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. Bring the family for a morning of local history and food. Located at 6800 Pooley St., Bagdad. For more information, contact Elaine Willis at 850-623-3288.

 

Secrets of Santa Rosa

Free, public lectures each Saturday in October from 10 a.m. to noon in the Arcadia Classroom in Milton. Lecture title: The Rise and Fall of Chumuckla Springs. Site tours are provided following each lecture. For details, visit historicpensacola.org/explore-arcadia-mill.

 

Taste of Pensacola Beach

This event features chefs' challenges, cook-offs, live music, tastings, restaurants' signature dishes, a frozen zone, kids’ area, and much more. Tickets can be purchased at www.tasteofpensacolabeach.com.

 

Field of Screams

Pensacola Little Theatre will host terrifying tours through the dark tunnels under the Blue Wahoos Stadium. Family-friendly hours will be offered from 5-7 p.m. on Oct. 19, 22 & 26, with adult-only hours from 7:30-midnight on Oct. 19, 21, 22 & 26. Tickets may be purchased at BlueWahoos.com and at the Blue Wahoos Box Office.

 

Oct. 20

Treasure Your Chest Fireman’s Challenge

Join UpLift Fitness for the Treasure your Chest Fireman’s Challenge and Family Fun Day at the Navarre Beach Fire Rescue at 11 a.m. Entry for the challenge is $15. For more information, visit facebook.com/upliftfitnessnavarre.

 

Oct. 22

Bands on the Beach

Rhinestone takes the stage at Pensacola Beach's free outdoor summer concert series from 7 to 9 p.m. at the gulfside pavilion on Casino Beach. For updates, call Santa Rosa Island Authority at 850-932-2257.

 

Oct. 25

Bands on the Blackwater

Pull up your boat or bring a lawn chair for a free outdoor concert from 7 to 9 p.m. held in downtown Milton at Jernigan’s Landing on the Blackwater River. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/BandsOnTheBlackwater.

 

Beach-O-Ween

Bring the family out to enjoy a spooktacular Beach-O-Ween at the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk from 4 to 8 p.m. Featured activities include trick-or-treating, karaoke, photo opportunities, a bounce house and more. The event is free to the public and costumes are encouraged.

 

Ghost Walk

Tours will begin at the Imogene Theatre in Milton starting at 6 p.m. Tours will leave approximately every 25 minutes until around 10 p.m. At the end of each tour there will be a free Halloween themed movie and refreshments. For more information, visit http://santarosahistoricalsociety.com/

 

Friday Night Frights

Head to the Destin HarborWalk for a spooky showing of the Halloween classic “The Nightmare Before Christmas” at 7 p.m. on the HarborWalk Main Stage. Parking is free. For more information, visit emeraldgrande.com/events.

 

Oct. 26

Trash bash

Volunteers will meet in the main Navarre Beach parking lot near the Sand Crab Pavilion at 8 a.m. to help clean Navarre Beach. Limited supplies of gloves, buckets and pickers are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own. For more information, visit navarrebeachseaturtles.org.

 

Science Spooktacular

From creeps of the deep, an endangered species cemetery to science that glows in the dark - amazing sea creatures await you at the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station from 5 to 9 p.m. Come dressed to impress as your favorite animal from the sea. $5 per person. Children 2 and under are free. Pay at the gate.

 

Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo offers scare-free, daytime fun for children and their families at the Gulf Breeze Zoo Saturday and Sunday. There will be kid-friendly fun around every corner. For dates and times, visit gbzoo.com.

 

Harvest Market

Vendors will be exhibiting and selling fine art, holiday decorations, gifts and more at the Harvest Market at Seville Square from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. There will also be Trick or Treating for the kids, a pumpkin patch and costume competition for adults and children. For more information go to www.orangebeachbreeze.com.

 

Healthy Halloween Party

Join the Junior League of Pensacola at Sacred Heart Hospital for their annual free Healthy Halloween Party from 2 to 4 p.m. Bring your ghouls and goblins to the Greenhut Auditorium inside Sacred Heart Hospital, 1 Bubba Watson Dr., for some fun, spooky games, crafts, and healthy trick-or-treating. Please no frightening or “sexy” costumes. Additional details: www.juniorleagueofpensacola.org.

 

Fall fest

Coastline Calvary Chapel is hosting a free public event for the at Shoreline Park, 800 Shoreline Dr., from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  There will be bounce houses, carnival games, food, concerts and more. For additional information, visit www.coastlinelife.com.

 

Halloween at the Y

Come out to the Navarre YMCA for some family fun from 2-4 p.m. There will be trick or treating, crafts, costume contests, dance party and much more. For additional information, call 850-936-0049.

 

Trick or treat

Children of all ages are encouraged to come in costume (adults can come in costume but no masks please) to The Flea Market in Gulf Breeze from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors will be handing out goodies. Bounce house and other special areas will be set up for kids. For more information, visit gulfbreezefleamarket.com.

 

Halloween at the museum

You’re invited to a spooktacular fun-filled, family-friendly event from 10 a.m. – noon at the National Naval Aviation Museum. There will be hands-on activities, candy for the kids and even a mascot meet-and-greet. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit navalaviationmuseum.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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/Windjammmers

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