Be a part of the 2019 Okaloosa Gas Navarre Fishing Rodeo

It’s not too late to be a part of the 2019 Okaloosa Gas Navarre Fishing Rodeo!

Organized by the Navarre Beach Area Chamber Foundation and sponsored by Okaloosa Gas, the event is entering its seventh year, slated for Oct. 5-6 on Navarre Beach. This fun event offers something for seasoned professionals and amateur anglers alike.

It’s all for a good cause, too. The rodeo benefits Navarre’s Take a Kid Fishing event which teaches children fishing and provides free rod and reel for the kiddos. Hundreds of children participate each year.

The event also offers donations to the Navarre Beach Marine Park, our local conservation park, complete with near shore snorkel reef. Proceeds benefit the Navarre Beach Marine Park entities to include the Marine Sanctuary, Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center, and the Navarre Beach Science Station.

There will also be free admission on the pier both days of the rodeo during Fish Navarre Weekend. Annual passes to the pier will be sold during the weekend at a 10% discount courtesy of Santa Rosa County.

“The fishing rodeo is the event we look forward to all year long. It is great fun and we are so pleased and excited to have Okaloosa Gas joining us again as the title sponsor. We are proud of all the work they are doing in Navarre,” Foundation president Mike Sandler said.

The rodeo registration fee is $48 and registration. As an added bonus, registrants receive a “Captain’s Bag” filled with gifts from sponsors. Mojo Sportswear Company is partnering with the rodeo for the fourth year by providing a performance fishing shirt valued at $55 that is guaranteed for the first 200 paid participants that register for the rodeo.

Six divisions will highlight the rodeo, including the Navarre Seafood Open Division and the Walmart Kayak Division. Windjammers Junior Division, and the Scooter’s Fish House Offshore Slam, Scooter’s Fish House Inshore Slam, the Sunrise Marine Super Slam and the Invasive Lionfish Division, which requires no registration fee and a list of fish categories.

Bragging rights, trophies and cash prizes are on the line and the competition is open for nine days, starting Sept. 28 with the Lionfish Division.

Fishing can be done from almost anywhere except your local seafood market; fish from the pier, the beach, in the sound, in the bay, or from a boat or kayak. Weigh-ins will take place at Juana’s Pagodas from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. each day. The boundaries are from the Pensacola Pass to the Destin Pass and all points north as long as you are still in Florida.

An opportunity to win a Jackson Kayak Coosa FD will also be among the highlights of the rodeo. Chance drawing tickets for the raffle are $20 per chance or three tickets for $50 if purchased at the same time. There is a “no-purchase” necessary option. Navarre Beach Leaseholders Association is the sponsor of the Kayak Giveaway. Please see for details. The kayak is valued at $2,999. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony Oct. 6.

All the rules and details are available at the registration link. Go the event site at to learn more. Come stay with us while you reel in some fun, book at

Navarre Properties certified with Vacation Rental Management Association

Improving the quality of your visit is a continued mission of Navarre Properties.

That’s why we are proud to announce that our very own Guest Service Manager Derrick LaMar is now certified by Vacation Rental Management Association, the nationally recognized leader in the industry.

As a certified member, Derrick underwent training designed by leaders in the vacation rental management industry to promote best practices developed throughout the country and world.

He has brought to our team knowledge, expertise and a culture of ensuring your vacation to “Florida’s most relaxing place” is welcoming and memorable.

We pride ourselves on providing beautiful, spacious accommodations with the service and smile to match. This is just the latest addition to that mission.

Here at Navarre Properties, we know your vacation is about more than just a visit to the beach. It’s a break from the chaos of the day-to-day, a chance to reconnect with loved ones and an opportunity to make family memories.

It’s our goal to make your stay the best it can be. Come see for yourself why Navarre Properties and beautiful Navarre Beach continue to be a top-rated by companies like TripAdvisor, USA Today and Visit Florida.

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Beaches to Woodlands is back!

As the season changes, Navarre Beach prepares for Beaches to Woodlands 2019, an annual celebration of the natural beauty and fun activities that make this place paradise.

This is the 16th year of the event, and it has just been growing with pumpkin patches, corn mazes, ghost tours, 5Ks and fun festivals (with yummy food). There is something for everyone to do during this fall festival.

Here’s a list of highlights from the festivities!




  • 19th Annual Navarre Car, Truck and Bike Show and Craft Fair Oct. 12, From cool classics to sleek new models, this car show is perfect for the family motorhead. All for a good cause.


  • Boo at The Zoo Trick or Treat Trail 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, Children will be able to trick or treat through the Gulf Breeze Zoo and learn about the animals that call it home including giraffe, orangutans, rhinos, tiger, otters and so much more.






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September fun on Navarre Beach

Summer is fading, but the fun’s far from out of season on Navarre Beach. Here are a few fun events going on this month. The highlight will definitely be Juana’s Good Time Regatta. It’s a can’t miss!


29th Annual Juana Good Time Regatta

Sept. 6, 7 and 8

Designed for both experienced and novice racers. Open to all sizes of multi-hull sailboats, from beach cats and trimarans to cruisers. Race all weekend with great food and live music at Juana’s Pagodas on Navarre Beach, 1451 Navarre Beach Causeway. For event information, registration and schedule visit or call 850-939-1092.


Sand Dollar Saturday and Local Marketplace

Sept. 7, 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


Bands on the Blackwater

Sept. 13, 20 and 27, 7 – 9 p.m.

Bands on the Blackwater is a free outdoor concert series held Friday nights during the fall in downtown Milton at Jernigan’s Landing on Blackwater River. Pull up a boat or bring a lawn chair and relax while listening to great music. For more information, call 850-564-1647 or

  • Sept. 13 – Sheandtheits
  • Sept. 20 – Casey Kearney
  • Sept. 27 – Ricky Crook


Shell Flower Making Class at Artistry 98

Sept. 9, 16, 23 and 30, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Artistry 98, 1993 Highway 87 in Navarre, will offer a free shell flower making class – participants must bring shells. Class is limited to 10, to reserve a seat call 850-543-1338 or visit


Shark School at the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center

Sept. 12 and 26, 9 – 10 a.m.

Shark School students will learn about our 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 Boulevard in Navarre. For availability and pricing, call 850-684-3347 or visit


Painting Events at Pik-Itz hosted by Art Uncorked Navarre

Art Uncorked – Navarre is designed to help uncork creative spirit, uncork fun with friends and uncork a bottle of a favorite beverage at group painting classes. Each class has different artwork. Pik-Itz, 1922 Highway 87 in Navarre. For more information, call 850-843-437-4246 or visit

  • Sept. 7, 6 – 8:30 p.m. – Turtle
  • Sept. 13, 6:30 – 9 p.m. – Plumeria
  • Sept. 29, 2 – 3:30 p.m. – Family Painting – Pouring

Holland Farms Pumpkin Patch & Maze

Sept. 21 – Nov. 3, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Open Monday to Saturday, closed Sunday

Enjoy a hayride around the farm and to the pumpkin patch to pick a perfect pumpkin. New this year is the Holland Farms Mining Company and tennis ball cannons. Activities include: corn box, horse and regular swings, spider web, pirate ship, zip lines, pedal tractors on racetrack, hill slides, rat racers, sand box, and an eight-acre corn maze with kiddie maze. Every visitor receives a free cup of homegrown boiled peanuts. Relax on the market porch at the farm. Holland Farms is located at 2055 Homer Holland Road in Milton. For more information, call 850-675-6876 or visit


Trash Bash with the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center

Sept. 28, 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 volunteers can bring supplies. For more information, call 850-684-3347 or visit


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