Emerald Coast Real Estate Blog

UPDATE! Navarre Beach's Tunes By the Dunes Lineup Announced!

This year's FREE Summer Lineup for Navarre Beach's Popular Concert Series has been released by the Navarre Beach Chamber of Commerce!

Held EVERY Thursday, beginning on June 3rd at the Park's Sand Crab Pavilion, located just East of the Fishing Pier!  Remember, bring your own chairs and/or blankets!

See the Lineup below:

June 3rd      -   The Glenn Parker Band  -  Rythm & Blues
June 10th    -   Bay Bridge Band  - 60's, 70's & 80's Rock &                                  Roll
June 17th    -   Platinum Premier Band  -  R & B/Various
June 24th    -  Jay Williams Band  -  Rock & Pop
July 1st        -   Robert Wayne  -  Country
July 8th        -   Tribe Zion  -  Reggae
July 15th      -   Rowdie Rocks  -  Classic Rock
July 22nd     -   Remedy Band  -  Classic Rock
July 29th      - ...

Sign up NOW for the Summer Camps on Navarre Beach in June!

Sign up for 2 Summer Camps at the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station in June and July have begun!  Don't wait or the classes will be full!

Fins and Flippers Camp
June 21st - June 25, 2021  |  8:00 am - 12:00 pm Daily
For students entering Grades 3rd through 5th

Guy Harvey/FYCC Fishing Camp
June 28th - July 2, 2021 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Daily
For students entering Grades 6th through 9th

Click here to find out more details and Reservations!


New Lineup Announced for Pensacola Beach's 'Bands on the Beach' Concert Series!

Bands on the Beach is back for 2021!  Beginning April 6th and going to October 26th, this highly anticipated series features numerous local artists!

The venue will be at the Gulfside Pavilion at Casino Beach overlooking the Gulf of Mexico!  Bring your own lawn chairs and/or blankets  Pets and glass NOT ALLOWED.

With this outdoors venue, please be prepared for cancellations due to weather circumstances.

Follow all appropriate COVID-Restrictions and Guidelines

Bands on the Beach 2021 Schedule:

  • April 6  - Whitesands Panhandle Band
  • April 13 - Doc Johnson Band
  • April 20 - Not Quite Fab
  • April 27 - Bay Bridge Band
  • May 4 - Touch of Gray
  • May 11 - On the Rox
  • May 18 - The Astronauts
  • May 25 - Karli Ryan
  • June 1 - Tyler Mac
  • June 8 - Modern Eldorados...

New 'Must Have' Guidebook for Snorkelers and Divers Highlights Emerald Coast Areas

This in-depth guide to what you can find UNDER the beautiful Gulf waters along the Emerald Coast.

Over 137 sites are revealed in this book, from shipwrecks, to artificial reef sites. This guide is the perfect companion for locals or visitors to our area, creating just another reason to not only enjoy the beauty above but to explore the unseen beauty below.  Sites in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton and Bay County are covered.

This guide has gone into publication and is scheduled to be available for purchase in May.

To find this MUST HAVE Guide in the May/June time period visit your local dive shops, bookstores as well as Amazon.


Upcoming Events in Santa Rosa County for April 2021

Now that we're opened back up, get ready for numerous activities set for Santa Rosa County in April!

Bands on the Blackwater Spring Concert Series - FREE
Beginning April 2nd  |  5158 Willing St., Milton  |  All concerts 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Pull up your boat or bring your lawn chairs and blankets for a series of concerts in April.  See below for a list of dates, times and Bands and make your plans to attend!

April 2nd       -        NU-BLU
April 9th        -        12Eleven
April 16th      -        Bay Bridge Band
April 23rd      -        Pearl Clarkin
April 30th      -        Boukou Groove

Santa Rosa County Fair
April 1st - 3rd  |  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm  |  8604 Bobby Brown Rd., Milton

It's time to get out and enjoy the Spring weather with the family!  Enjoy rides, food, live music and much more!

Easter at the Gulf Breeze Zoo
April 4th  |  9:00 am to 5:00 pm  |  5701 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, Gulf Breeze, FL

Enjoy a day at the Zoo with the family for Easter egg hunts, face painting,...

See the List of Easter Events and make your plans NOW!

If you're wondering what to do for Easter, we've got a list of possibilities!  Make your plans today!

Doggie EGGstravaganza | Grand Boulevard  |  Miramar Beach
April 1, 2021  |  5:30 - 7:30 pm

Click here to learn more!

Easter Explosion  |  Village of Baytowne Wharf 
9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy  |  
Miramar Beach
April 3  |  12:00 - 3:00 pm

Spend the afternoon at this family-friendly event!  Face Painting, Arts and Crafts and more!  The kids can get a picture with the Easter Bunny!

Blue Mountain Bakery  |  Santa Rosa Beach
2217 E. Co. Hwy 30A, Ste. E

Blue Mountain Bakery is offering Easter-to-go meals this year!  Orders must be place before March 31.  All meals are pre-cooked and packaged.  The menu will include appetizers,...

Inlet Beach Underpass Groundbreaking Ceremony Happening on March 26

The Groundbreaking Ceremony for this long-awaited project will be Friday, March 26th at 3:00 pm located at the intersection of Scenic 30A and Hwy 98 East, outside of the Shades Restaurant.

When the project is completed it will provide safe passage underneath Hwy 98 for pedestrians and bicyclists with a lighted tunnel.  The site will be improved with landscaping.

This improvement has taken years to come to fruition and, once completed, will help to keep accidents down at this busy area of Walton County.

To find out additional details click here.


Tunes on the Dunes Summer Concert Series Coming Back in June!

This popular Summer Concert Series, held on Navarre Beach is returning this year!  After cancelling the entire season last year due to COVID, everyone's excited to be getting back to normal!

Although the schedule has not yet been released, we do know that the Season begins June 3rd & ends August 12th.

Concerts are held every Thursday and are held just east of the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier.  These are FREE Concerts so why not get out to enjoy the cool breezes and music on the Beach?

Interest from tourists planning on coming to the Beach is high, calling the Chamber to find out when this popular event will come back so they can begin to schedule their upcoming vacations!

Stay tuned!  The schedule will be announced here once it's released!


Plan to Attend the 3rd Annual International Festival this weekend in Ft. Walton Beach!

Saturday, March 20th  |  10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location:  Landing Park at 139 Brooks St. SE 

Free & Open to the Public, plan on spending the day listening to live music with DJ, Music, Culture, Folklore, Food & more!

Net proceeds will be donated to the Saving Grace Women's Home which helps homeless, abused, and addiction women in a Christian faith-based program.


Santa Rosa County Finally Reaches Settlement with Owners of Delapidated Navarre Beach Property

Located on the West End of Navarre Beach, this dilapidated Brick home is the last house on the south before you enter Gulf Islands National Seashore.

For years, since the devastating effect from Hurricane Ivan in 2004, this home has sat with no repairs made, windows broken, graffiti written and has been an eyesore these past almost 17 years.

Neighbors have been complaining for years that, because of the boarded up home, their property values have gone down.

Finally, Santa Rosa County lawyers and the homeowners have reached an agreement to bring this home back up to code.

This 4 phase, 180 day timeline has been set for the Homeowners to complete needed repairs.

Per the agreement, by September or October all repairs will have been made.  Hopefully by then all parties will be satisfied.