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 A Guide to local entertainment in the Navarre Area


Gulf Breeze Arts Festival

This two-day festival brings together quality local, regional and national artists to Gulf Breeze. The free family event will be held at the Gulf Breeze High School parking lot Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit


FWB International Festival

The Fort Walton Beach International Festival will be held in the main ballroom of the Emerald Coast Convention Center from 10 a.m.– 9 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person, children 12 and under are admitted free. It will include live music, food, folklore plus a fun children’s zone.


Gumbo Cook-Off

The Rotary Club of Gulf Breeze’s cook-off is from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Gulf Breeze Rec Center, 800 Shoreline Drive. Gumbo lovers can donate $10 for unlimited gumbo samples. The event will be complemented with a silent auction, Big Green Egg raffle, craft beer, live music and much more. Tickets can be purchased at



Spring Jam

Cat Country 98.7 Spring Jam 2019 starring Michael Ray with special guest Jimmie Allen to benefit Santa Rosa Kids’ House will be held at Juana’s Pagodas/Sailor’s Grill. The show is only $10. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. and the show will start at 6 p.m. Bring your beach towel to sit on. No chairs are allowed. Tickets can be purchased at


Guided Paint Class/Social

Be part of a fun afternoon of painting and learning about your local marine and coastal environments with the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center. Children 10 and older are welcome with an adult. Class will be held at the center from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sign up at



Democratic Women’s Club

The Santa Rosa County Democratic Women’s Club will hold its meeting at 1:30 p.m. at Henderson Hall, St. Augustine Episcopal Church, 7810 Navarre Parkway. Call Margie at 850-206-5884 for more information.



Blue Angels practice

Watch the Blue Angels during their practice flights at the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola at 11:30 a.m. Practices last about 55 minutes and admission is free. For more information, call 850-452-3604 or visit


Jeff Dunham “Passively Aggressive”

Comedian Jeff Dunham brings all his delightfully twisted cohorts to the Pensacola Bay Center, 201 E. Gregory St., beginning at 7 p.m. For ticket information, call 850-432-0800 or visit



Santa Rosa County Fair

Rodeo, rides, funnel cakes, games, entertainment and more will be at the Santa Rosa County Fairgrounds in Milton March 28-31 and April 4-6. For admission prices and times, visit


Card party

The Emerald Coast Woman’s Club will be sponsoring its annual card party at 11 a.m. at St. Sylvester’s Church. The card party will offer your choice of games, a great lunch, many opportunity baskets and more. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased by calling Myrtle at 939-1773 or Ginger at 396-5494.



DJ Deas Marvelous Light  5K Run/Walk

The DJ Deas Marvelous Light 5K Run/Walk at the NYSA Park, 8840 High School Blvd., begins at 8 a.m. Cost is $10 for students, $15 for adults and $30 with T-shirt included. Further information is available at


Seagrass Awareness Celebration

Learn about seagrasses, the marine creatures that live there and how to protect them at the 19th annual Seagrass Awareness Celebration. This free event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Shoreline Park South in Gulf Breeze.


Creek Heritage Days

Come and enjoy a day of Native American culture at 4750 Willard Norris Road in Milton beginning at 9 a.m. There will be native leather making, stick weaving, native blow dart demonstration and local plant recognition and gathering. More information at


Craft Beer Fest

The Ye Olde Brothers Brewery Craft Beer Fest is a celebration of the art of craft beer. Enjoy live entertainment as you sample a wide variety of beers from local and home breweries across the Gulf Coast. Souvenir glass included with general admission ticket purchase - while supplies last. More information is available at


Trash Bash

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


Monster Jam

Monster Jam is adrenaline-charged family entertainment providing jaw-dropping displays and gravity-defying feats that promise to always leave fans entertained. This event will be held at the Pensacola Bay Center at 1 p.m. For more information, visit


Chocolate Fest

Join the Gulf Coast Kid’s House for Chocolate Fest at Cordova Mall in Pensacola. Attendees may purchase a VIP ticket for $25 for exclusive access from noon – 1 p.m. or a general admission ticket for $15 and attend from 1-3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite. Search “chocolate fest.”


Blackwater 10 Mile Trail Run

This great race is a point-to-point run on the gorgeous Juniper Creek Trail at Blackwater River State Park. The course is mixed technical trails and fire roads. Run this race and learn about the unique, fun and wonderful world of trail running. For more information, visit


Mudbug Festival

This Mudbug Festival features a variety of crawfish dishes and other delicious food fare, local vendors, live entertainment and family-friendly fun for all in downtown Fort Walton Beach from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information, visit


Seas The Day

Seas the Day is an event for the month of the military child, children on the spectrum and child abuse awareness at the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be sensory activities, animal encounters and more. For additional details, visit


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