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 www.juanaspagodas.com/RegattaNews.htm 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 www.facebook.com/SandDollarSaturdays.
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 www.facebook.com/BandsOnTheBlackwater/.
- 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 www.artistry98.com.
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 www.navarrebeachseaturtles.org.
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 www.artuncorked-navarre.com.
- 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 www.HollandFarmsOnline.com.
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 www.navarrebeachseaturtles.org.
And there is more fun in store! Check it out at NavarreListings.com!