Navarre/Santa Rosa County: Low-key and laid-back Navarre Beach and Santa Rosa County has been discovered in recent years. Known for beautiful sunsets and the Gulf of Mexico’s longest pier. Pick up a list of winter activities Jan. 10 at the Navarre Welcome Center, 8543 Navarre Pkwy,Navarre. Details: or 850-981-8900.

Upcoming events include: Feb. 3 Krewe of Jesters Mardi Gras parade and Feb. 11 Annual Woodstoke Pottery Festival. The Navarre Chamber of Commerce invite “Snowbirds and Wintertime Guests to an old-fashioned Sock Hop Jan. 18, including Classic Cars, Photo Booth, Live entertainment and dancing, vendors, door prizes and more. 850 -981-8900

Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Office 2024 Snowbird Classes
All events will be held at the Navarre Beach Visitor Center conference room unless highlighted. Highlighted events will be held at the indicated venue. Reservations are required for each class with the exception of the Snowbird Expo, which is open attendance. You may only reserve a spot for yourself and 1 additional person. No full-time residents, please. Our in person signups are 8 am – 2 pm every Friday, coinciding with our engaging rock painting sessions and self-guided social and game hour.
Jan 10, Wednesday, 10am Welcome Party

Jan 11, Thursday, 10am History of Holley Hill Pottery w/ Brenda Stokes Jan 12, Friday, 10am Marine Park Walks with Maggi, and Bill – Meet at walkover 40D in Marine Park

Jan 15, Monday MLK Day – TDO Closed

Jan 16, Tuesday, 10am Acrylic painting w/ Rose (Beach and Water scene)

Jan 17, Wednesday, 10am Estuary Lecture w/ Matt Posner (Perdido Key and Pensacola Bay watershed) Jan 18, Thursday Snowbird Expo 2-4pm *Held @ St. Sylvester’s Church 6464 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, Gulf Breeze, FL 32563 Jan 22, Monday Arts and Crystals presentation with Michelle at A Special Place Gift Shop, 1900 FL-87 Suite H, Navarre, 32566

Jan 23, Tuesday, 10am Jill’s Decorated Cookie Craft

Jan 25, Thursday, 10am Pallet knife painting class w/ Carolyn Williams Jan 26, Friday, 10am Marine Park Walks with Maggi, and Bill – Meet at walkover 40D in Marine Park

Jan 30, Tuesday, 10am Mardi Gras Mask Craft Jan 31, Wednesday Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center Tour – 8740 Gulf Blvd, Navarre, FL 32566

Feb 1, Thursday, 10am Cyanotype w/ Guy Stevens

Feb 3, Saturday, 1 pm Navarre Beach Mardi Gras Parade (Community Event, NOT A CLASS)

Feb 6, Tuesday, 10am Seahorse / Sea Turtle shell w/ Visitor Center Crew Feb 8, Thursday, 10am Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge Tour with Denise, 3051 Cloptons Cir. Navarre Feb 9, Friday, 10am Marine Park Walks with Maggi and Bill – Meet at walkover 40D in Marine Park

Feb 10, Saturday Woodstoke Festival 9am-4pm (Community event, NOT A CLASS)

Feb 13, Tuesday, 10am Floral Arrangements with Rose

Feb 15, Thursday, 10am Tribal Lecture with Dan Helms – Santa Rosa Creek Band

Feb 20, Tuesday, 10am Wine glass painting w/ Carolyn Williams

Feb 21, Wed, 10am GoodBye Party Luau Feb 22, Thursday Excursion to the Panhandle Butterfly House (10am) & West Florida Train Museum (11am) *These venues are very close to each other. Panhandle Butterfly House- 4966 Henry St, Milton, FL 32570. West Florida Train Museum- 5003 Henry St, Milton, FL 32570 Feb 23, Friday, 10am Marine Park Walks with Maggi, and Bill – Meet at walkover 40D in the Marine Park

Feb 27, Tuesday, 10am Natural Resources lecture with Chris Verlinde Feb 28, Wednesday, 10 am Gulf Breeze Zoo tour – 5701 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, Gulf Breeze, FL 32563

Feb 29. Thursday 10am Oyster Sell / Clam shell resin art w/ Visitor Center Crew

March 5, Tuesday, 10am Charcuterie Boards w/ Visitor Center Crew