Each Friday in April (Apr. 1 – 29)
Bands on the Blackwater Spring Concert Series
5158 Willing St., Milton, 7 to 9 p.m. Bands on the Blackwater is a free outdoor spring concert series held Friday nights in downtown Milton. Pull up your boat or bring a lawn chair and relax while listening to great live music! For more information visit www.facebook.com/BandsOnTheBlackwater or call the City of Milton at 850-983-5400.
Apr. 1, 2 and 3
Spring Festival of Flowers
5988 US-90, Milton. Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This popular event draws enthusiasts from near and far. The festival features plant nurseries, University of Florida student club plant sale, arts and crafts, great food, and educational opportunities. Free to the public. For more information, visit www.wfrec.ifas.ufl.edu or call Robin Vickers at 850-393-7334.
First and third Saturday of each month (April 2 and 16)
Highway 87 Outdoor Market at Pik-itz
1922 Hwy. 87, Navarre. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This bi-weekly outdoor market takes place on the first and third Saturday of each month. Farm-to-Table vendors are available along with arts and crafts and shopping inside Pik-Itz! Art and Antiques. For more information, visit www.pikitz.com or call 850-710-7128.
iRun for Autism Acceptance 5K Fun Run
8649 Gulf Blvd. Navarre Beach. 8 to 11 a.m. Join the Emerald Coast Exceptional Families to celebrate World Autism Day with a 5K fun run along Gulf Blvd. After the race, there will be food and family fun for the whole family. For more information and to register visit www.emeraldcoastexceptionalfamilies.org or call 850-396-1008.
Seas The Day
8740 Gulf Blvd. Navarre Beach. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center for a day of family fun. This event honors the Month of the Military Child, Children on the Spectrum, and Child Abuse Awareness. Free admission to the Center all day, plus sensory and craft activities, and meet our animal residents and guest animals. For more information visit www.navarrebeachseaturtles.org or call 850-684-3347.
Apr. 7, 14
Tunes on the Dunes Spring Concert Series
8705 Gulf Blvd., Navarre Beach Marine Park, Navarre Beach. 6 to 8 p.m. Tunes by the Dunes is a free spring concert series held on Thursday evenings. Enjoy a relaxing evening for live local music and food vendors. Spectators are encouraged to bring their own beach blankets and lawn chairs. Hosted by the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information visit www.navarrechamber.com or call 850-939-3267.
Navarre Beach Wheels and Waves Vintage Festival
8640 Blue Heron Ct., Navarre Beach. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Navarre Beach Wheels and Waves Vintage Festival is a benefit fundraiser for the Navarre Beach Lifeguards and Junior Lifeguards with classic cars, motorcycles, and surfboards on display along with live music and food vendors. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/navarrebeachlifeguards or call 850-860-4137.
Krewe of Airship Pirates Crawfish Festival
5158 Willing St. Milton. 12 to 5 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon with the Krewe of Airship Pirates. There will be crawfish, drink specials from Beardless Brewhaus, live music, 50/50 raffle, cornhole tournament, vendors on site and more! Benefitting the Ronald McDonald House. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/steampunkpiratekrewe or call 850-748-9696.
Spring Fling and Luncheon
6464 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, Gulf Breeze. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch served at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hosted by the Navarre Garden Club. Sample a fare of Navarre’s Favorite restaurants and shop for springtime plants and garden items at the vendors on site. Santa Rosa County District 4 Commissioner Dave Piech will be speaking at 12 p.m. There will also be a raffle for a grand prize. Tickets are $15 per person. For more information and tickets visit www.facebook.com/Navarre-Garden-Club-265188390214701 or call 850-396-5494.
2022 Navarre Beach Firefighter’s Fitness Challenge
1414 Utility Drive, Navarre Beach. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Do you have what it takes to compete like a Navarre Beach Firefighter? Join us for one of the toughest fitness challenges around, all while supporting a great cause! Anyone over the age of 16 can compete. Prizes for top male and female in all heats, as well as an overall winner in each category. For more information and to register visit www.runsignup.com/Race/FL/Navarre/2022NavarreBeachFirefightersFitnessChallenge or call 850-396-1008.
Battle on the Coast
8739 Gulf Blvd. Navarre Beach. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Gulf Coast’s premier women’s only fitness competition. Two and four-person teams. For more information and to register, visit www.battleonthecoast.com or call 850-857-2152.
1922 Hwy. 87, Navarre. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Over 30 local artists will be in attendance along with food trucks and live music all day. Make sure you shop inside Pik-Itz! Art and Antiques as well. For more information, visit www.pikitz.com or call 850-710-7128.
Trash Bash with the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center
8 to 10 a.m. Help protect sea turtles and other imperiled species through a citizen science program that allows volunteers to take an active role in the war against marine debris. Volunteers collect trash from different areas along the 4.5 miles of Navarre Beach and record data that is forwarded to state and federal agencies. Meet in the main Navarre Beach Parking Lot near the Sand Crab Pavilion. A limited supply of gloves, buckets and pickers are provided or bring your own. For more information, visit www.navarrebeachseaturtles.org or call 850-684-3347.
Norm Crowder Memorial Kids’ Fest
Ye Olde Brothers Brewery, Navarre. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month join the Santa Rosa Kids House for a day of fun. Activities include face painting, bounce castle, dunk booth and more! Ye Olde Brothers Brewery will be serving BBQ plates for $15 and receive a free kid’s plate (with purchase of BBQ plate). Live music by Stevie Hall! Proceeds benefit the Santa Rosa Kids’ House. For more information visit www.srkidshouse.org or call 850-623-1112.
Navarre Sunset Stampede
1451 Navarre Beach Causeway, Navarre Beach. The race starts at 6:30 p.m. with a kid’s fun run starting at 5:30 p.m. 5K run/walk race along beautiful Gulf Blvd. and White Sands Blvd. This is a fast and flat, certified out and back course. After the race join us at Juana’s Pagodas for the awards ceremony and beach party with live music, food, and drinks. For more information and to register, visit www.facebook.com/navarresunsetstampede or call 850-243-1007.
Events listed are highlights of activities in Santa Rosa County. The Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Office is not responsible for any changes or cancellations. For more information, visit www.getrelaxing.com or call 850-981-8900