July events in Santa Rosa County
Hometown Fourth of July celebration and children's parade on Navarre Beach
July 4, 6-9 p.m.
Festivities will begin with a Picnic in the Park from the Navarre Chamber member food trucks, 8220 Gulf Blvd. in Navarre Beach. Babies, toddlers, and children up to age twelve are invited to be part of the children's parade. Registration for the parade is $5 per family at 5 p.m. Children may dress up and use bicycles, wagons, strollers, small battery motorized play vehicles, or walk.
Navarre Beach Fourth of July Fireworks
July 4, 9 p.m.
Join Navarre Beach for the Fourth of July celebration at the east end of the Navarre Beach Marin Park. For more information, call 850-981-8900.
July Fourth Riverfest
July 4, 10 a.m.- 9 p.m.
The Santa Rosa County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Riverfest celebration along the Milton Riverwalk. Fireworks will be launched from the south of the train trestle at 5162 Willing Street in Milton. During the day there will be a car show, motorcycle show, vendors, food, the Great Mill Town Duck Race, and live music. For more information, call 850-623-2339.
Sand Dollar Saturday and Local Marketplace
July 6, 9 a.m.
Join the merchants of Sand Dollar Plaza on the first Saturday of each month, for a community and customer appreciation event. Grab a bite to eat at Alphy's, check out the gift shops, and visit the vendors at the Local Marketplace. For more information, call 850-368-9500 or visit www.facebook.com/SandDollarSaturdays.
Shell Flower Making Class at Artistry 98
July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Artistry 98, 1993 Hwy. 87 in Navarre, will offer a free shell flower making class. Class is limited to 10, reserve a seat at www.artistry98.com/classes.
Tunes by the Dunes
July 4, 11, 18, and 25 ,7 - 9 p.m.
The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will begin their annual free summer concert series at the Sand Crab Pavilion in the Navarre Beach Pier parking lot, just east of the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier, 8220 Gulf Blvd. in Navarre. Bring a lawn chair. Food will also be available for purchase. Call 850-939-32667 or visit www.navarrechamber.com for more information.
- July 4 - Robert Wayne
- July 11 - Glenn Parker
- July 18 - Remedy Band
- July 25 - Chloe Channell
Archaeology in the A/C
July 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2 p.m.
Study rare artifacts in the classroom and learn more about their history at the Arcadia Mill, 5709 Mill Pond Lane in Milton. New artifacts will be showcased every Tuesday in July during this free program for all ages. For more information call 850-939-32667 or visit www.historicpensacola.org/explore-arcadia-mill.
Florida's Flora - Nature Tour of Arcadia Mill
July 13, 10:30 a.m.
Guests of all ages will learn how native plants were historically used. The tour lasts approximately 45 minutes along the boardwalk and nature trails. Bring appropriate trail attire, bug spray and sunscreen. Purchase tickets at the Arcadia Mill Visitor Center at 5709 Mill Pond Lane in Milton. For more information, call 850-826-3084 or visit
Enrichment Day at the Gulf Breeze Zoo
July 15, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Observe animals in their habitats at the Gulf Breeze Zoo, 5701 Gulf Breeze Pkwy in Gulf Breeze, with a variety of activities designed to encourage natural behaviors that animals would experience in the wild. For more information, call 850-932-2229 or visit www.gbzoo.com.
Clear Bottom Kayak Tours
July 13 and 27, 9 - 11 a.m.
Explore the Navarre Beach with a 45-minute clear bottom kayak tour of the Gulf side artificial reef. Meet at the Sea Oat Pavilion in the Navarre Beach Marine Park, 8739 Gulf Blvd. in Navarre. For more information, call 850-939-3267 or visit www.facebook.com/navarrebeachmarinesanctuary.
Shark School at the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center
July 4 and 20, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Shark School students will learn about our local gulf coast sharks, shark biology and shark conservation. Students will also participate in arts and crafts, a shark tooth treasure hunt and gain early entry into the center. The Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center is located at 8740 Gulf Blvd. in Navarre. For availability and pricing, call 850-684-3347 or visit www.tiny.cc/sharkschool.
Reefs and Robotics at the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station
July 8-12, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Introduce students to mechanical design, construction, problem solving, and teamwork skills at the Reefs and Robotics camp. Kids from sixth to eighth grade will build an autonomous underwater vehicle to explore the underwater world. The price for the camp is $300 and it will be held at 8638 Blue Heron Ct. in Navarre Beach. For more information, call 850-261-2141 or visit www.navarresciencestation.org.
Trash Bash with the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center
July 27, 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 participants can bring supplies. For more information, call 850-684-3347 or visit www.navarrebeachseaturtles.org.
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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