August events in Santa Rosa County
Sand Dollar Saturday and Local Market Place
Aug. 3, 9 a.m.
Join the merchants of Sand Dollar Plaza 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 local vendors at the Local Marketplace. Forr more information, call
(850) 368-9500 or visit www.facebook.com/SandDollarSaturdays
.Shell Flower Making Class at Artistry 98
August 5, 12, 19 and 26, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Artistry 98, 1993 Hwy 87 Navarre, will offer a free shell flower making class. The class is limited to 10, reserve a seat at https://www.artistry98.com/classes or call (850) 543-1338.
Tunes by the Dunes
August 1, 8 and 15, 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. on Navarre Beach. Bring a lawn chair, come hungry and relax on the beach while listening to music and local cuisine. Fore more information, call (850) 939-32667 or visit www.navarrechamber.com
Florida’s Flora – Nature Tour of Arcadia Mill
- August 5 – Overdrive Band
- August 8 – Sheandtheits Band
- August 15 – Freeway 98
August 10, 10:30 a.m.
Learn how native plants were used in the past on this 45 minute tour along the boardwalk and nature trails. Bring trail appropriate attire, bug spray and sunscreen. Purchase tickets onsite at Arcadia Mill Visitor Center, 5709 Mill Pond Lane, Milton. For more information, call 850-626-3084 or visit www.historicpensacola.org/explore-arcadia-mill
August 10, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The annual Waterfest celebration at Jernigan’s Landing, 5158 Willing St. in Milton, is your last splash before class! Bouncy houses, inflatable water slides and other activities will be available at this free event. Children must be accompanied by a parental guardian and parents must stay onsite to watch their children. Liability release forms, available at check-in, are required for all participants. For more information, call 850-564-1647. Clear Bottom Kayak Tours
August 10 and 24, 9 – 11 a.m.
Explore and discover 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
August 3, 17 and 31 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Shark School students will learn about local gulf coast sharks, shark biology, and shark conservation. Students will also enjoy arts and crafts, a shark tooth treasure hunt and 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
. Painting Events at Pik-Itz hosted by Art Uncorked Navarre
Art Uncorked – Navarre is designed to help you uncork your creative spirit, fun with friends, and a bottle of your favorite beverage at group painting classes at Pik-Itz, 1922 Highway 87 in Navarre. Each class features different artwork. For more information, call 850-843-437-4246 or visit www.artuncorked-navarre.com
- August 17, 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Dolphin Wave
- August 24, 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Turtle
Trash Bash with the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center
August 31, 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 your own. 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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