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Posted on: May 1, 2023

[ARCHIVED] May 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:

  • Fri., May 5, 7 p.m.: Jessie Ritter
  • Fri., May 12, 7 p.m.: Bay Bridge Band
  • Fri., May 19, 7 p.m.: Doc Johnson Band
  • Fri., May 26, 7 p.m.: The HooDoos


Tunes by the Dunes

Thursdays through 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 Sand Crab Pavilion, 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.

  • May 4: Robert Wayne (Country)
  • May 11: Tribe Zion (Reggae)
  • May 18: The Glen Parker Band (Rhythm & Blues)

West Florida Railroad Museum’s Spring Festival

Sat., May 6, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. | 5003 Willing St. in Milton

All Aboard! Bring the whole family to the West Florida Railroad Museum for the spring festival. Tour the museum grounds and learn about the L & N train depot’s rich history. Childrens’ train rides, interactive train activities and more will be available for the little ones.

Full Moon Yoga

Fri., May 6, 6:30 p.m. | Navarre Beach Pier

Online registration is required to attend. There is no charge but we do accept love offerings. Love offerings will be donated to the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center. The sea turtles and Navarre Beach Yoga Studio THANK YOU for your support.

Join Navarre Beach Yoga Studio at Navarre Beach, directly beside the pier, to experience a combination of yoga, healing quarts crystal sand, sounds of the sea and the Full Moon energy. No Yoga experience is needed, all levels welcome for this gentle beach yoga practice.

Breathe, let go and re-energize your MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT with FULL MOON BEACH YOGA. The practice will begin and end with Silent Meditation or the Sacred Sounds of crystal singing bowls.

What to bring: A sheet/blanket for your yoga practice, a long sleeve shirt or jacket depending on the time of year, water in a reusable bottle and anything else that is going to help you enjoy your experience. Click here to register.

Autism OdysSea

Sat., May 6, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | 8638 Blue Heron Ct. on Navarre Beach

Join the fun! Our 11th annual Autism OdysSea is scheduled for Saturday, May 6. Autism OdysSea is a fun-filled day at the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station exclusively for families with adults or children with special needs. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience, with sea-themed activities that include touch tanks, sensory stations, crafts, kayaking, fishing, and animal encounters.

This event is for families with special needs children. Pre-registration is required. We are 80% full so register now at


Mother’s Day Market at Alyssa’s

Sat., May 13, 9 a.m. | Alyssa’s, 4586 Chumuckla Hwy. in Pace

Don't forget mom this year! We will have a wonderful assortment of vendors with unique items that will be perfect gifts for Mother's Day.


5th Annual Military Appreciation Picnic at Navarre Park

Sat., May 13, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | 8513 Navarre Pkwy. in Navarre

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber will be hosting the 5th Annual Military Appreciation Picnic presented by Forever Warriors on Saturday, May 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Navarre Park.


Mother’s Day Luxury Tea Celebration

Sat., May 13, 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Coldwater Gardens, 7009 Creek Stone Rd. in Milton

A two-hour luxury tea party hosted by Whimsy Occasions, Individual Charcuterie by PrettyInBrieCharcuterie, a dessert bar and a 50% off plant sale. Guests receive a Coldwater Gardens day pass, which includes access to the garden & greenhouses, animals (mini pigs, peafowl, goats, chickens, bunnies, and fish), seven miles of hiking and biking trails and four sandbars on Coldwater Creek.


American Red Cross of North Florida Evacuation Shelter Fundamentals & Simulation

Sat., May 13, 12 p.m. | Clyde L. Gracey Community Center, 5629 Byrom St. in Milton

  • Understand the Red Cross philosophy and principles of sheltering
  • Identify clients needs
  • Identify how an evacuation shelter is structures and operates
  • Understand the activities and tasks that take place in shelters
  • Understand the types of work shelter workers will perform and how to do it

Register early to secure a spot space is limited to 200 participants. For more information contact Kelly Banks at 850-602-9339


Mother’s Day at the Gulf Breeze Zoo

Sun., May 14, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Gulf Breeze Zoo, 5701 Gulf Breeze Pkwy. in Gulf Breeze

Join us this Mother's Day to celebrate all of the wonderful mothers and grandmothers out there! On Sunday, May 14, moms will receive one complimentary mimosa to enjoy while strolling through the park. Cheers to all the mothers and grandmothers!


Highway 87 Artfest at Pik-itz

Sat., May 13, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. | 1922 Hwy. 87 in Navarre

Calling all artists! Pik-itz is looking for local art of all types for our annual spring art festival. Contact the store for an application at


Hwy. 87 Market at Sand Dollar Plaza

May 6 & 20, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. | 1900 Hwy. 87 in Navarre

Highway 87 Market is an outdoor market held on the 1st and 3rd 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.


Sunset Beach Yoga & Sound Bath | 2nd Annual Navarre Paddle Classic

Fri., May 19, 6:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. | Navarre Beach Pier

Join Kasey & Abby for a blissful Sunset Beach Yoga and Sound Bath during the pre-social packet pick up for the 2nd Annual Navarre Paddle Classic, sponsored by Navarre Beach Yoga Studio. This one-hour class will be held beside the Navarre Beach Pier at 6:45 p.m. on Friday, May 19. No yoga experience needed.

Registered Paddleboard Racers can sign up for free and anyone else that would like to sign up with a love-offering can participate. All love-offerings will benefit the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center.

Bring a beach towel & water.

The 2nd Navarre Paddle Classic Sponsored by Navarre Beach Yoga Studio will be held May 20, 2023 at the Navarre Beach Marine Park on the Santa Rosa Sound benefitting the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center. YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO REGISTER AND JOIN THE RACE! Find more information at


First Annual Sour Festival at Beardless Brewhaus

Sat., May 20, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. | Beardless Brewhaus, 5139 Elmira St. in Milton

Mark your calendars and prepare to sample over 30 of Beardless Brewhaus’s different sour beers with us at their first annual Sour Fest! Join Beardless Brewhaus on Saturday, May 20 as they stretch the limits of small-town Milton with unlimited sample pours from noon to 6 p.m. First 100 tickets purchased online or in-person will get a specialty taster glass to keep as a souvenir.

Tickets can be purchased at the taproom or online at


World Turtle Day at Gulf Breeze Zoo

Tues. May 23, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Come and visit Turtle Roll Ice Cream for a scoop or three at the Gulf Breeze Zoo for World Turtle Day. Explore what all the zoo has to offer and discover the impact they are having on turtles of all kinds!


Learn What to do When Disaster Strikes: Prepare, Act, Survive

May 23-25, 6 - 10 p.m. each day

Santa Rosa County Emergency Operation Center, 4499 Pine Forest Rd. in Milton

The course is FREE and open to the public, 14 years of age and older. The one and a half day course, focuses on:

  • Developing the mindset to prepare, act and survive in a community disaster
  • Using survival strategies to rescue and care for yourself, your family and your pets during the immediate aftermath of disaster.
  • Assisting the search, light rescue, care and safety of your neighbors

For more information or assistance with the registration, contact Tim Trowbridge at 850-983-4606 or by email at

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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