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Posted on: March 28, 2023

[ARCHIVED] April events in Santa Rosa County

Bands on the Blackwater

Jernigan’s Landing, 5158 Willing St., Milton, FL

Bands on the Blackwater is back for the Spring season! Be sure to check out some of these amazing bands on the following dates:

  • Apr. 7 at 7 p.m. - Hired Guns
  • Apr. 14 at 7 p.m. - Honey Island Swamp Band
  • Apr. 21 at 7 p.m. - Ben Loftin & the Family
  • Apr. 28 at 7 p.m. - Stormfolk


Tunes by the Dunes

Thursdays, Apr. 6 – May 18, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. | Navarre Beach Marine Park, 8705 Gulf Blvd. on Navarre Beach

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Tunes By The Dunes Free Spring Concert Series is every Thursday (April 6 through May 18, 2023) at Navarre Beach Park’s Manta Ray parking lot, east of the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier. The series showcases a variety of local musicians with the Gulf of Mexico and sunset as the backdrop. Each night, from 7 to 9 p.m. you will find a different genre of music ranging from Jazz, Reggae, Southern Rock, Country, Oldies and much more. Spectators are encouraged to bring their beach blankets and lawn chairs for a night of free family entertainment.


  • Apr. 6: Blue Levee Band (blues)
  • Apr. 13: Bay Bridge Band (Classic Rock)
  • Apr. 20: Rowdies Rock (Rock & Roll)
  • Apr. 27: Freeway 98 Band (Classic Rock)
  • May 4: Robert Wayne (Country)
  • May 11: Tribe Zion (Reggae)
  • May 18: The Glen Parker Band (Rhythm & Blues)


Highway 87 Outdoor Market at Pik-itz

Apr. 1, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. | 1922 Hwy. 87 in Navarre

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!


Hwy 87 Market at Sand Dollar Plaza

Apr. 1, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. | 1900 Hwy. 87 in Navarre

Highway 87 Market is an outdoor market held on the first and third Saturday of each month. In Sand Dollar Plaza, market vendors will be set up at the back of the plaza. Enjoy a wide variety of booths, offering food, art, decor and much more.


UF/IFAS and Pensacola State College Milton Campus

"Spring Festival of Flowers"

Fri., Mar. 31 Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat, Apr. 1 & Sun, Apr. 2, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Pensacola State College Milton Campus, 5988 Hwy. 90 in Milton 

UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center and Pensacola State College Milton Campus invite you to join one of the largest festivals of the season. This popular event draws plant enthusiasts from near and far. This festival features plant nurseries, a UF student club plant sale, arts & crafts, great food, and educational opportunities. The event aims to raise money for scholarships, student field trips, and other student needs. The Festival is outdoors, FREE to the public and handicapped accessible.

Easter Brunch At Beach House Bar & Grill

Sun., Apr. 9 | Beach House Bar & Grille Springhill Marriott Suites, 8375 Gulf Blvd. on Navarre Beach

The celebratory Sunday morning will begin with an egg hunt at 9:30 a.m. for children to enjoy, followed by a delicious brunch filled with a variety of dishes such as cinnamon rolls, rosemary deviled eggs, a seafood bar, carving stations, and other delectable entree options. Guests can choose from three seating options, 10 a.m., 12 p.m., or 2 p.m. Families are also invited to snap a photo with the Easter Bunny for a minimum donation of $5. All proceeds will go to Feed the Children, one of the leading non-profit anti-hunger organizations.


St. Michael’s Brewing Archaeology of Gulf Island

Thur., Apr. 6 6:30 p.m.| 2199 Hwy. 87 in Navarre

This April, walk in and grab a drink to hear FPAN's Mike Thomin give the talk "Archaeology of Gulf Islands National Seashore."Archaeology on Tap" is free and open to the community, but is recommended for adults. The talk starts at 6:30 p.m., guests are encouraged to arrive by 6:00 p.m. to place drink orders and claim a seat before the talk begins.


St. Michael’s Brewing Co. Springfest

Sat., Apr. 8, 12 p.m. | 2199 Hwy. 87 in Navarre

Stop by for our annual Spring Festival! Enjoy a beautiful day at the brewery. Free SMBC Springfest Tumblers for the first 125 guests who buy a pint of beer. Current Mug Club Members: Bring your 2nd Anny mug and get a 20 oz. pour of house beer for the price of a 16 oz. all day.


Krewe of Airship Pirates 3rd Annual Crawfish Boil

Sat., Apr. 8, 12 p.m. | 5158 Willing St. in Milton

The Krewe of Airship Pirates 3rd Annual Crawfish Festival is April 8th at Jernigan's Landing. Stop by for great music from Rowdie's Rock and Below Alabama, drink specials from Beardless Brewhaus, lots of yummy crawfish and shrimp, vendors, and things for the kiddos to do. Family, friendly fun for free, the only cost is your food.



Sat., Apr. 8, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.| Benny Russell Park, 5417 W Spencer Field Rd. in Pace

Join us at Benny Russell Park in Pace for Marcus Pointe Baptist Church’s Pace-A-Palooza Egg Hunt! The babies through 4-year-olds & special needs hunt will begin at 10 a.m. and the 5-year-old through fifth-grade hunt will start at 11 a.m. with an area for each age group. We’ll have food trucks and fun for the whole family!


Paint Night at St. Michael's Brewing Company (Hosted with The Traveling Painter)

Thur., Apr. 13, 6:30 p.m. | 2199 Hwy. 87 in Navarre

Join us for an evening of painting fun at the amazing, St. Michael’s Brewing Company in Navarre, Florida! Seating is limited to 20 Participants. This is a paint-and-sip style event that will last approximately two hours and Emily, the instructor, will lead you step-by-step to create a painting on canvas! No prior painting experience is necessary. The cost includes a drink ticket that buys one beer, get one FREE! Classes begin at 6:30-8:30 p.m.

This is a limited seating event so be sure to reserve your spot early. Walk-ins cannot be guaranteed a spot. A minimum of 8 people is required to guarantee the event.

Click here for tickets.


Navarre Sunset Stampede

Sat., Apr., 22 6 p.m. | Navarre Beach Blvd. on Navarre Beach

Join us for the 14th annual Navarre Sunset Stampede at Juana’s Pagodas and Sailors Grille, the largest race held in Navarre Beach! This is a fast and flat, certified out-and-back course along beautiful White Sands Boulevard. Stay for the Legendary award ceremony and beach party at Juana’s Pagodas with live music, food and drinks right on the sand on beautiful Santa Rosa Sound. The race begins at 6 p.m. with a kids' fun run starting at 5 p.m. Registration is limited so SIGN UP EARLY!


Navarre Beach Vintage Festival

Sat., Apr. 22, 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Navarre Beach Marine Park, 8640 Blue Heron Court in Navarre

The Navarre Beach Vintage is the ONLY car, motorcycle and surfboard show on the Emerald Coast! Proceeds from the festival benefit the Navarre Beach Fire and Rescue Lifeguard & Junior Lifeguard. General admission is free, but donations are welcome. The event will feature an awards ceremony, drawing, Dj and so much more!

Enter your vintage car, motorcycle or surfboard, all entries must be pre-1993. Registration is $30 and includes an event T-shirt. Pre-register online at registration is April 22, 8-11 a.m.

Seas the day

Sat., Apr. 22, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center, 8740 Gulf Blvd. in Gulf Breeze

Join us for a day of music, crafts and sensory activities, admission is free.


4th Annual Norm Crowder Memorial Kids’ Fest

Sat., Apr. 29, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. | 4458 Hwy. 87, in Navarre

Join us on April 29 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. for the 4th Annual Norm Crowder Memorial Kid’s Fest. Event proceeds benefit Santa Rosa Kids' House. This amazing organization is a Child Advocacy Center that has been serving abused and neglected children in Santa Rosa County since 2008. There's something for the whole family to enjoy at this event! Learn more about Santa Rosa Kid's House event online.


All Moms All Babies One Mile Color Walk/Run

Sat., Apr. 29, 9 a.m.| Baghdad Mill Site Park, 4636 Forsyth St., in Baghdad

Celebrate National Minority Health Month at the All Moms All Babies One Mile Color Walk/Run, promoting breastfeeding for all babies. Fun for the whole family! Wear white and sunglasses. For more information call 850-983-5250.

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 or call 850-981-8900. If your business/organization would like to have events added to future lists as well as to the Tourist Development Office events calendar, please may email


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