Area Events

JOIN in this year's Seaside School Half Marathon + 5K is IN PERSON!

20th ANNUAL
SEASIDE SCHOOL HALF MARATHON + 5K
is BACK IN PERSON this year!!!

Sunday, February 20, 2022
beginning at 7:00 am

Everyone is ready to get back outside and
enjoy the beautiful weather on the Gulf Coast!

Click here to Register for this event!

ALSO........

2022 TASTE OF THE RACE
Friday, February 18, 2022
Seaside Lyceum Lawn

Featuring MORE THAN 20 Local chefs who are competing for the 
TOP CULINARY AWARDS!
Click here...

Navarre Beach Chamber Announces Additional Dates for Tunes by the Dunes

Soon you won't have to wait for Summer to enjoy your favorite tunes on your favorite beach!

The Navarre Chamber of Commerce has announced that there will be a NEW "Tunes by the Dunes" Spring Concert series which will begin on March 10th and end April 14th this year!

Hours of Spring concerts will be between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm, which are different than the Summer concerts which are from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Artists are currently being sought out now for these new concerts and plans should be finalized soon.

Stay tuned for the upcoming schedule for this exciting new series!

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Make your Mardi Gras Plans Now in Panama City Beach!

Mardi Gras is Coming to Panama City Beach next month!

Bring the family and enjoy a weekend of Mardi Gras and Music all along beautiful Panama City Beach!

Beginning Friday, February 11th at 4:00 all the way through Saturday closing out with Fireworks!

Click here for the full schedule and a map of the venue!

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30A Songwriters Festival Update for Ticket Holders

Attention all 30A Music Festival Ticketholders!!!

This year the check in procedure is different, so please read these directions completely so there's no confusion!

To receive your wristband you must do the following:

ALL Ticketholders MUST show up at the Box Office IN PERSON and provide a
PROFESSIONALLY ADMINISTERED NEGATIVE COVID-19 Test taken 72 Hours prior to the start of the Festival* OR show PROOF OF FULL VACCINATION.

A VALID I.D. must be shown at Check in also.

(*At Home tests ARE NOT acceptable)

IF ONE person purchased MULTIPLE tickets in their name EVERY member of the group MUST follow the above procedures to attend the festival.  NO ONE can pick up  tickets for other members of the party.

BOX OFFICE HOURS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12TH  -  3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
THURSDAY, JANUARY 13TH  - 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
FRIDAY, JANUARY 14TH - 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
SATURDAY, JANUARY 15TH - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
SUNDAY, JANUARY 16TH - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Due to the continuing Covid-19 issues we are battling with, all volunteers, artists, crew and servers will be wearing masks and protocols will also apply to not only all ticketholders but to our crew and...

New Year's Eve Fireworks along the Coast

FIREWORKS ALONG THE GULF COAST

Pensacola Beach

If you're near Pensacola Beach this New Year's Eve, make sure that you watch the free fireworks show that will go off at midnight ringing in the New Year over the Santa Rosa Sound

Destin

Spend your evening at HarborWalk Village listening to the live music beginning at 7:00 pm.  The Headliner Band will take the stage at 9:30 pm and take you to the Countdown to 2022 with Fireworks at 9:30 pm!  Make your plans now!

Village of Baytowne Wharf - 6:00 pm - 1:00 am

Join in the festivities and help us celebrate the New Year and say goodbye to 2021! Dancing, Music, Dining, Drink Specials and stay until the party's over at 1:00 am.  To learn more click here.

Panama City Beach

The celebration begins at 5:35 pm at the Concert Stage in front of the Celebration Tower.  Help ring in the New Year in Panama City Beach!  The streets of Pier Park will be closed to all traffic where the Live Music and Entertainment will be found....

Help Keep Navarre Beach Clean at the Trash Bash!

TRASH BASH on NAVARRE BEACH
Saturday, December 18th  |  8:00 - 10:00 am

Lovers of our beaches are asked to join in and help us keep our gorgeous beaches as pristine as possible.  For 2 hours we're hoping you can volunteer to pick up bottles, cans, trash and more along a 4 1/2 mile stretch on Navarre Beach.  Record important data about your trash collection that will be forwarded to the state and federal agencies.

Meet at the main Navarre Beach parking lot near the Sand Crab Pavilion.  There will be a limited amount of supplies of gloves, buckets and pickers or bring your own supplies.

Help protect and save our sea turtles and other species along the beach.

For additional information click here or call 850-684-3347.

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The 35th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Destin is Tonight!

DESTIN'S 35th ANNUAL
CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

DECEMBER 2nd  |  6:00 pm
COMMUNITY CENTER
101 STAHLMAN AVE.

This Family Friendly Fun Event includes music, Santa Claus and, of course
LIGHTING the Christmas Tree!

Bring your donation of one non-perishable food item to help feed families in need

For more information call 850.654.5184

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Help Needy Children at the 7th Annual Toys for Tots this year!

DON'T MISS THE
7TH ANNUAL TOYS FOR TOTS
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2021  |  3:00 - 7:00 PM
JUANA'S PAGODAS ON NAVARRE BEACH

Join us at Juana's for this giving event!

BRING 2 unwrapped toys, one for a boy and one for a girl

Enter the Toys 4 Tots Volleyball Tournament

Call Kathleen at 770-910-0328 for Questions!

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It's Time for the 28th Annual Christmas in the Park and Parade in Navarre!



28th Annual Christmas in the Park and
Navarre Community Christmas Parade &
Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk Fun Run

December 4 – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This year’s events include:

Merry Market – Local arts and crafters gather with great gift ideas.  Limited number of event ornaments available – found at the “Chamber Tent” while they last

Parade begins at 1:00 pm at the Navarre Library rolling through the streets of Navarre ending in the back parking lot of the Centennial Bank

Santa and Mrs. Claus and The Grinch will arrive on the fire truck and available for photos after the parade is over.  Visits are free and parents are invited to bring their own cameras for photos.  Free baked goods and beverages while supplies last at the Mrs. Claus’ Bakery.

Reindeer Games begin at 10:00 am in Navarre Park.  Ticketed games for children to win prizes, face painting, a cake walk and more.

Santa’s Workshop is open for children to participate in creating a free holiday craft project.

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Don't Want to Cook Thanksgiving Dinner? Here's a List of Open Restaurants

Not feeling like doing the whole Turkey Dinner? Did your stove stop working? Don't worry, you have several restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving Day that will do the cooking (and cleaning) for you!

Some Okaloosa County Restaurants that are open include:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Destin  |  850-337-7091 - Make Reservations
Marina Cafe  |  850-837-7960
Cracker Barrel Destin  |  34930 Emerald Coast Pkwy  |  850-269-3344
Ruth's Chris Steak House  |  15000 Emerald Coast Pkwy  |  850-837-7884

Walton County Restaurants open:

Great Southern Cafe  |  850-231-7327
Mezcal Mexican Grill  |  80 Seascape Dr., Ste. 101  |  850-563-7791
Pearl Hotel  |  850-588-2882

To read the complete list of Restaurants in Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Crestview and Walton County click here.

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Veterans Day Events in Santa Rosa County

MAKE PLANS TODAY TO ATTEND
VETERANS DAY CEREMONIES THIS YEAR!

TAKE TIME TODAY TO HONOR OUR VETERANS AND THANK THEM FOR THEIR SERVICE

VETERANS DAY PARADE IN MILTON - 9:00 am

Parade begins at Milton High School and ends at the Veterans Memorial Plaza at 5191 Willing St.

11:00 - Veterans Day Ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Plaza begins

The Milton High School NJROTC will help get the ceremony started with the Presentation & Posting of colors, music from the Milton High School Choir, Guest speakers & Proclamations.

Immediately after the celebration 4H is sponsoring a cookout.  Donations will be accepted.

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Join us for 'Beach Home for the Holidays' on Panama City Beach

Visit Panama City Beach on Thanksgiving Weekend
for
BEACH HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

Make your plans now to attend this fun family event with activities for the kids, and music & fireworks for the young and old!

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26

3:30 PM  -  Campfires, S'mores & Santa's Village* Opens
4:45 PM  -  Holiday Movie
5:55 PM  - The Lighting of the Christmas Tree
6:00 PM  -  Listen to the Headliner of the night, JOSH TURNER singing Holiday songs and Hits
7:15 PM  -  Fireworks

*TEMPERATURE CHECKS REQUIRED TO MEET SANTA

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27

3:30 PM  -  Campfires, S'mores & Santa's Village* Opens
5:00 PM  -  Panama City Symphony Orchestra
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Join in the Festivities for the 28th Year of 'Flutterby' at WaterSound Origins!


It's Time for

flutterby @ WaterSound Origins
November 14th through 16th

Activities and Festivities are planned for this fun event!
The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County will officially open the Watersound Monarch Art Trail on Friday, November 12th between 4:00-7:00, which includes 8 original sculptures designed and made especially for South WaterSound Parkway along the walking and bike path that connects to Hwy 98 and 30A. 
Live music, food & beverages, meet & greet with the artists & more

Flutterby also features art activities, live...

Science Spooktacular by the Sea on Navarre Beach

Celebrate Halloween a Different Way with the
Science Spooktacular by the Sea on
Navarre Beach!

October 23rd - 5:00 - 9:00 pm
8638 Blue Heron Ct., Navarre Beach
Cost:  $5/person and FREE to ages 2 and Under

You'll enjoy an endangered species cemetery, sea creatures, a haunted beach walk and much more family-friendly events!

Click here for information or call 850.261.2141.

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