September events in Santa Rosa County
29th Annual Juana Good Time Regatta
Sept. 6, 7 and 8
Designed for both experienced and novice racers. Open to all sizes of multi-hull sailboats, from beach cats and trimarans to cruisers. Race all weekend with great food and live music at Juana’s Pagodas on Navarre Beach, 1451 Navarre Beach Causeway. For event information, registration and schedule visit www.juanaspagodas.com/RegattaNews.htm or call 850-939-1092.
Sand Dollar Saturday and Local Marketplace
Sept. 7, 9 a.m.
Join the merchants of Sand Dollar Plaza on the first Saturday of each month for a community and customer appreciation event. Grab a bite to eat at Alphy’s, check out the gift shops and visit the vendors at the local marketplace. For more information, call 850-368-9500 or visit www.facebook.com/SandDollarSaturdays.
Bands on the Blackwater
Sept. 13, 20 and 27, 7 – 9 p.m.
Bands on the Blackwater is a free outdoor concert series held Friday nights during the fall in downtown Milton at Jernigan’s Landing on Blackwater River. Pull up a boat or bring a lawn chair and relax while listening to great music. For more information, call 850-564-1647 or www.facebook.com/BandsOnTheBlackwater/.
- Sept. 13 - Sheandtheits
- Sept. 20 - Casey Kearney
- Sept. 27 - Ricky Crook
Shell Flower Making Class at Artistry 98
Sept. 9, 16, 23 and 30, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Artistry 98, 1993 Highway 87 in Navarre, will offer a free shell flower making class – participants must bring shells. Class is limited to 10, to reserve a seat call 850-543-1338 or visit www.artistry98.com.
Shark School at the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center
Sept. 12 and 26, 9 – 10 a.m.
Shark School students will learn about our local gulf coast sharks, shark biology and shark conservation. Students will also enjoy arts and crafts, a shark tooth treasure hunt and early entry into the center. The Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center is located at 8740 Gulf Boulevard in Navarre. For availability and pricing, call 850-684-3347 or visit www.navarrebeachseaturtles.org.
Painting Events at Pik-Itz hosted by Art Uncorked Navarre
Art Uncorked – Navarre is designed to help uncork creative spirit, uncork fun with friends and uncork a bottle of a favorite beverage at group painting classes. Each class has different artwork. Pik-Itz, 1922 Highway 87 in Navarre. For more information, call 850-843-437-4246 or visit www.artuncorked-navarre.com.
- Sept. 7, 6 – 8:30 p.m. – Turtle
- Sept. 13, 6:30 – 9 p.m. – Plumeria
- Sept. 29, 2 – 3:30 p.m. – Family Painting – Pouring
Holland Farms Pumpkin Patch & Maze
Sept. 21 – Nov. 3, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Open Monday to Saturday and 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday
Enjoy a hayride around the farm and to the pumpkin patch to pick a perfect pumpkin. New this year is the Holland Farms Mining Company and tennis ball cannons. Activities include: corn box, horse and regular swings, spider web, pirate ship, zip lines, pedal tractors on racetrack, hill slides, rat racers, sand box, and an eight-acre corn maze with kiddie maze. Every visitor receives a free cup of homegrown boiled peanuts. Relax on the market porch at the farm. Holland Farms is located at 2055 Homer Holland Road in Milton. For more information, call 850-675-6876 or visit www.HollandFarmsOnline.com.
38th Annual St. Rose of Lima International Fall Festival
Sept. 27-29, Fri., 4 – 9 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sun., 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
International and festival food including Filipino, Polish, Italian, BBQ, Cajun, funnel cakes and more. Rides, live music, indoor bingo, raffle and more than 40 arts and crafts vendors. Saturday morning 5K run/walk. For more information, call 850-623-3600 or visit www.srolparish.org/fall-festival-1.
Sonshine Family Farms Corn Mazes and Mini Golf
Sept. 28 – Nov. 3, Sat., 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sun., 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Two corn mazes in one with games to play inside the mazes. Other activities include hayrides, fishing pond, playground area with swings, slides, kiddie train ride, zip line, horse and pony rides, tether ball courts, nine-hole mini golf course, corn toss boards and concession stand with refreshments and food. Group discounts available. Sonshine Family Farms is located at 6270 Oglesby Road in Milton. For more information, call 850-418-5897 or visit www.sonshinefamilyfarms.com/.
Sweet Season Farms Corn Maze and Fall Fun Festival
Sept. 28 – Nov. 3, Fri., 6 – 10 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sun. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Enjoy a day on a working Santa Rosa County farm. Navigate through an eight-acre corn maze, play in over 20 types of fun farm-themed areas - a cow train, beeline zipline, corn popper jumping pillow, hayride, barnyard ball, playground and more! Food on site including the farm bakery, fresh squeezed lemonade, homemade caramel apples, roasted sweet corn, snow cones and more. Available for group bookings, field trips and other special events. Sweet Season Farms is located at 2260 Horn Road in Milton. For more information, call 850-675-3573 or visit www.sweetseasonfarms.com.
Trash Bash with the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center
Sept. 28, 8 – 10 a.m.
Meet up to clean up! Volunteers for a beach cleanup will meet in the main Navarre Beach Parking lot near the Sand Crab pavilion. A limited supply of gloves, buckets and pickers are provided or volunteers can bring supplies. For more information, call 850-684-3347 or visit www.navarrebeachseaturtles.org.
Arcadia Kid’s Crafts
Sept. 28, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Explore historic Arcadia Mill along with free kids’ crafts, children will learn about local snake species while making a snake craft. All children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, visit www.historicpensacola.org/explore-arcadia-mill or contact Arcadia staff at email@example.com.
Events listed are highlights of activities in Santa Rosa County. The Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Office is not responsible for any date or time changes or cancellations. For more information visit www.getrelaxing.com or call (850) 981-8900.
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