Area Events

Sand Sculpting Coming to Navarre Beach this Saturday!

Watch the sand become works of art this Saturday, May 8th on Navarre Beach just east of the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier!

Join us from sunrise to sunset as we watch seven of the best sand sculptors around create magic with the sand.  It's truly an amazing thing to watch!  Come early as this is sure to be a popular event!

All sculptures will be completed by 3:00 pm and will remain on the beach!


Bring the Family for the 2nd Annual Norm Crowder Memorial Kids' Fest this Saturday!

2nd Annual Norm Crowder Memorial Kids' Fest

Saturday, May 1st  |  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
8469 Gulf Blvd.  |  Navarre Beach

Join us on Navarre Beach for this Family Fun Event to help benefit the Santa Rosa Kids' House to help raise awareness and to stop child abuse

Click here for more details!


65th Annual Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival and Torchlight Parade

The 65th Annual
Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival and Torchlight Parade is BACK!

April 30th & May 1st & 3rd

Get ready for this crowd-pleaser in Fort Walton Beach!  After a year off, it's time to let loose and enjoy this family-friendly event!


Make Plans for the 12th Annual Sunset Stampede on Navarre Beach!

Sign up TODAY for the
12th Annual Sunset Stampede on Navarre Beach

May 1st  |  Kids Fun Run @ 5:30 pm  | 5K Run @ 6:30 pm

Make plans for this 5K Run along White Sands Blvd
on Navarre Beach! 

Enjoy the beautiful Spring weather and the race!

Click here to Sign up and find out additional details!


Concerts in the Village are Back! Plan your Spring Evenings Now!

Concerts in the Village at Destin Commons

The season kicks off at 7:00 pm on April 22nd!  This special performance by Sinfonia Gulf Coast will be performing "The Music of Queen".  
Admission is $25/adults, $15/active-duty military and children (12 and under) and MKAF members are free.

Gates open at 6:00 pm.

Tickets for the remaining concerts (see below) will be $15/adults, $10/active-duty military, and children (12 and under) and MKAF members are free.

April 29: Duchess
May 6:   Shania Twin, Shania Twain Tribute
May 13:  M80s
May 20:  A Brother' Revival, an Allman Brother Tribute
May 27:  Deana Carter
June 3:  The Tams
June 10:  Kara Grainger
June 17:  Petty Hearts, Tom Petty Tribute
June 24:  Air National Guard Band of the South

Click here to Purchase Tickets and Find out More!


13 Bands Performing in this 6 Day LIVE Music Festival in Miramar Beach! Make Plans Now!

Make plans TODAY for this 6 Day Event in Miramar Beach!

Enjoy the beautiful Spring weather on the Emerald Coast, Live music and much more!

With names like Sheryl Crow, The Revivalists, NeedtoBreathe and more entertainers, this is a MUST ATTEND Festival for the entire Family!

For the FULL Lineup, Pricing, Accomodations, Schedule and MORE click here!


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...

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.


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.


Family-Friendly Mac & Cheese Festival Coming to the Destin Commons!


Destin Commons  |  4100 Legendary Dr.  |  Destin

Mac & Cheese is one of the most beloved comfort food and it's NOT just for kids!

The Mac & Cheese Festival has announced its third annual celebration benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast! will be held March 7th from 12:30-4 p.m. at the Destin Commons.

This family-friendly event will feature gourmet, chef-inspired twists inspired by the South’s favorite comfort food. Local restaurants far and wide will bring their best macaroni masterpieces to compete for the best mac and cheese in town!
For the first time ever, the event will offer special V.I.C. (Very Important Cheese) tickets for $45 that include an all-access pass to the Beer Garden and air-conditioned seating. Adult tickets are $25 and children $15.

To purchase tickets CLICK HERE!...