January events in Santa Rosa County

January events in Santa Rosa County


11th Penguin Plunge ‘n Paddle
Jan. 1, 12 – 4 p.m.
1451 Navarre Beach Causeway on Navarre Beach
Celebrate the first day of the year and “Freezin’ for a Reason." The 11th Annual Penguin Plunge ‘n Paddle is a charity event to benefit local suicide prevention groups. For more information, call 850-939-1092 or visit www.juanaspagodas.com/PenguinPlunge.htm
 
3rd Annual Pirate Plunge
Jan. 1, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
8579 Gulf Blvd. on Navarre Beach
Arrr you ready to take the plunge? This charity event for Healing Paws for Warriors features a plunge into the Gulf of Mexico at the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier followed by an after party at Broussard’s Bayou Grill & Bar. The Rowdies will rock the stage along with food and drink specials. For more information visit www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-pirate-plunge-tickets-81355706107
 
Snowbird Welcome Reception at the Navarre Beach Visitor Information Center
Jan. 6 & 17, 9  – 11 a.m.
8543 Navarre Pkwy. in Navarre
Catch up on all things Navarre Beach and Santa Rosa County as the Navarre Beach Visitor Information Center welcomes visiting snowbirds to the area. There will be light refreshments along with information on local businesses, event calendars, restaurants, attractions, coupons and other amenities needed during a stay in Santa Rosa County. For more information, call 850-981-8900 or visit www.getrelaxing.com
 
Snowbird Activities Series at the Navarre Beach Visitor Information Center
Jan. 13, 21, 22, 28, 30 & 31
8543 Navarre Pkwy. in Navarre
Join the Navarre Beach Visitor Information Center for a morning of fun, socialization and learning. Each session will be a different theme or activity. This program is designed for visiting snowbirds and local seniors. Space is limited to 40 attendees. First come, first serve. For more information, call 850-981-8900 or visit www.getrelaxing.com or www.facebook.com/RelaxInNavarre
  • Jan. 13, 9 – 10 a.m. - Sea Turtle Lecture
  • Jan. 21, 9 – 10 a.m. – Marine Sanctuary/Artificial Reefs Lecture
  • Jan. 22, 9 – 11 a.m. – Coffee and Crafts – Banners
  • Jan. 28, 9 – 10 a.m. – Natural Areas in Northwest Florida Lecture
  • Jan. 30, 9 – 10 a.m. – Chair Yoga (Limit 15 Attendees)
  • Jan. 31, 9 – 10 a.m. – History of the National Park Service & Gulf Islands National Seashore Lecture
Snowbird Sessions by the Sea at the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station
Jan. 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2 – 3 p.m.
8638 Blue Heron Ct. on Navarre Beach
Learn about the marine life and ecosystems of Navarre Beach. Each session is a different topic with a presentation, discussion and hands on demonstrations. This program is for visiting snowbirds and local seniors. Only 20 spots available, $10 per person. Pre-registration is required. Each participant receives a session take-away. For more information and to register, call 850-261-2141 or visit www.navarresciencestation.org.
  • Jan. 9 – Lionfish Invasion
  • Jan. 16 – Coastal Ecology
  • Jan. 23 – Beachcombing 101
  • Jan. 30 – Birds and Barrier Islands
Murder Mystery Dinner at Broussard’s Bayou Grill
Jan. 13, 6:30 p.m.
8649 Gulf Blvd. on Navarre Beach
Broussard’s on Navarre Beach, this winter’s home for Navarre Beach Snowbirds, will host a 1920s murder mystery dinner. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and dinner starts at 7 p.m. Come out and figure out who-dun-it while eating great food with old friends and new. Tickets are $45 and include dinner buffet, non-alcoholic drinks and the show. Tickets are on sale at Broussard’s on Navarre Beach. For more information and tickets, call 850-396-6098.
 
Navarre Beach Snowbird Business Expo & Social
Jan. 14, 2 – 4 p.m.
Days Inn Conference Center, 8700 Navarre Pkwy. in Navarre
This free event is open to all visiting snowbirds and local seniors. There will be $1,000 in door prizes awarded along with coupons and swag giveaways. For more information, call 850-776-8355 or visit www.navarrebeachsnowbirdsclub.com.
 
Arcadia Mill Kids Crafts – Chinese New Year Drum
Jan. 25, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
5709 Mill Pond Lane in Milton
Join Arcadia Mill for free arts and crafts in the classroom. All materials are provided. Each activity takes about 30 minutes. All participants must be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or adult. For more information call, 850-626-3084 or visit www.historicpensacola.org/explore-arcadia-mill
 
Trash Bash with the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center
Jan. 25, 8 – 10 a.m.
Meet up to clean up! Volunteers for a beach cleanup will meet in the main Navarre Beach parking lot near the Sand Crab Pavilion. A limited supply of gloves, buckets and pickers are provided or bring supplies. Call 850-684-3347 or visit www.navarrebeachseaturtles.org for more information.
 
Winter Arts & Crafts Extravaganza
Jan. 25, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Days Inn Conference Center, 8700 Navarre Pkwy. in Navarre
Support local arts and craft businesses. Many local artists and crafts makers will be setup including painters, photographers, pottery, shell art and much more! For more information, call 850-776-8355 or visit www.navarrebeachsnowbirdsclub.com.

Events listed are highlights of activities in Santa Rosa County. The Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Office is not responsible for any date or time changes or cancellations. For more information, visit www.getrelaxing.com or call 850-981-8900.

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