Weekly on Thursday until June 8 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church
A free family-friendly concert series on the lawn of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church. The series started Thursday, April 20. Concessions available! Join them every Thursday until June 8 for great music for the whole family! May 04 - Cross Town Band (Classic rock and variety) May 11 - The Blenders (jazz and pop) May 18 - Infusion (Jazz) May 25 - Bay Bridge Band (Classic rock band with horn section)
Navarre Splash pad opens
Tuesday, May 2 at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday 8513 Navarre Pkwy, Navarre
The Navarre Park Splash Pad returns through Sunday (closed Monday for maintenance). Children 12 and younger can escape the heat and enjoy the water through Sunday, September 17. Call (850) 981-8900 or visit http:// www.santarosa.fl.gov/parks/navarre. html.
Diplomacy Council Planning a ‘Mint Jubilee’ Benefit
Thursday, May 4
6 to 9 p.m.
Barkley House at 410
S Florida Blanca St.
“A pre-derby party celebrating volunteerism & southern hospitality” is how Jena Melancon, executive director of the Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council, describes the council’s fourth annual Mint Jubilee, an event celebrating citizen diplomacy and the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. Southern fare and Kentucky bluegrass will help set the stage.
Cinco De Drinko Street Party
Friday, May 5 at 11 a.m. Taco Agave, 200 S. Palafox Pl. Pensacola
Intendencia will be blocked of for a day of live music, food, games, fun and plenty of tequila! Pop Fiction will be taking the stage. Play Corn Hole and Bucket Pong tournaments and much more all day!!
Santa Rosa Farmers Market
Saturday, May 6, winter hours 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 4587 Woodbine Road, Pace, FL 32571(in front of The Pace Presbyterian Church)
Providing local goods, including produce, baked breads, canned preserves, cooked meats and even wood-fired pizza.
Navarre Beach Marine Science Station Announce hosts the 5th annual Autism OdysSea
Saturday, May 6 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Navarre Beach Marine Science Station
Be part of a special day at the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station for families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders. Although the name implies that it is just for those on the spectrum, children with special needs and their families are invited to join the fun. Teachers, trained volunteers, community organizations and students from the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station are excited to host this unique event. Participants will rotate at their own pace to learning stations throughout the park. The Navarre Rotary will be providing lunch for all participants.
Saturday, May 6 - 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Palafox Street in Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza, between Wright Street and Chase Street, downtown Pensacola, FL
Fresh produce, live plants, baked goods, fine art and antiques are just a few of the items offered by vendors at Palafox Market in downtown Pensacola. Items originate directly from onsite vendors who grow, make, or create the fruits, vegetables, herbs, and art for sale. Every Saturday, rain or shine. Visit www.palafoxmarket.com for more information.
City of Gulf Breeze Community Shred Day
Saturday, May 13, 9 a.m. - noon Gulf Breeze City Hall 1070 Shoreline Drive
The event will allow individuals to bring their personal paper documents to be shredded (tax information & returns, bank statements, cancelled checks, paycheck stubs, ATM receipts, credit card statements, utility bills, household receipts, credit card receipts, insurance papers, home financial information, personal or health documents, any paper documents containing personally identifiable information). For several years, the state of Florida has ranked in top categories for identity theft per capita. Staples and small paper clips do not
need to be removed. This community event is not for businesses; no corporate business/company documents will be accepted. Gilmore Services will be providing one mobile shredding truck for this event. The truck will be available until 12 pm or until full (10,000 pounds).
Burger Battle by the Bay
Saturday, May 6, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Community Maritime Park 301 West Main Street Pensacola
Burger Battle by the Bay is the only burger grilling contest of its kind in Pensacola. It will feature over 20 teams of civic organizations, backyard novices and restaurants. Professional and People’s Choice awards given. Admission to event is $10 in advance and $12 at the gate. To purchase tickets visit www.burgerbattlebythebay.com. This event benefits Take Stock In Children.
Sunday, May 7, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Gulf Breeze Community Center 800 Shoreline Drive
It’s time for Trivia Trek! Bring your family, bring your pets! The event is open every Sunday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Gulf Coast Community Center. The1.5 mile walk will feature 12 posted trivia questions. Ballots are $2 each, and all proceeds
are donated to the Community Center After School Program and Local Animal Shelters. For more information, all Cissi at (850) 393-4605.
2017 Relay for Life of Beach Breeze
Friday, May 12 6 p.m. to Midnight Gulf Breeze High School Field 675 Gulf Breeze Pkwy
Free family event, open to the public. Food, entertainment and fun! At Relay For Life no donation is too small, each and every dollar counts. Your donations help fund groundbreaking cancer research, patient care programs, and can make a difference in communities like ours. With every donation, you are helping the American Cancer Society save lives. For additional information call (850) 343-1161.
Fairways to Freedom Golf Tournament
Friday, May 12, 2017 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tiger Point Golf Club
Our Annual Military Appreciation Month event honors our Active Duty military personnel and veterans. Honorary teams representing the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard compete against each other for the Fairways to Freedom Cup and bragging rights. Tournament is open to the public and welcomes all teams. http://www.gulfbreezechamber.com/pages/ fairways-to-freedom
Everyday Hero 5K Run/Walk and Family Fun Run/Walk
Saturday, May 13 at 8 a.m. Vince Whibbs Sr. Community Maritime Park, 301 W. Main Street, Pensacola
The Everyday Hero 5K honors doctors, nurses, parents, caregivers, service members, first responders and patients who exemplify courage and determination in their own lives and for others. Join your friends, neighbors, colleagues, and community for a fun-filled day to raise awareness and funds for The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart,
your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. To register online for the 5K Run/ Walk or Family Fun Run/Walk, go to https://foundation.sacred-heart.org/everyday-hero-5k/. For more information regarding the run, please contact Run Pensacola at (850) 435- 9222.
Gallery Night in Downtown Pensacola
Friday, May 19 at 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Downtown Pensacola
One special Friday evening each month, the streets of Historic Downtown Pensacola come alive for Gallery Night. The streets close down. The lights come up. The music plays. Galleries, boutiques, restaurants, and bars open their doors to the night air as visitors and locals flood the streets to enjoy music, art and cuisine. Café tables set out on brick sidewalks are the perfect place to enjoy a coffee or cocktail, as the sounds of live music and a spirited crowd fill the air. Families linger in the downtown parks, playing around the beautiful fountains and historic oaks. It’s the perfect chance to get an inside look at Pensacola’s lively downtown sector and thriving art scene. Streets close to traffic at 5 p.m., but there is ample parking available on side streets. The party officially wraps up at 9 p.m., but most restaurants, bars, and local businesses extend their hours to promote the excitement of late night crowds.
Blue Angels Practice
Tuesday, May 30, & Wednesday, May 31,at 11:30 a.m. National Naval Aviation Museum - viewing area 1750 Radford Blvd Pensacola
The outside viewing area for the Blue Angels practice is located on the Museum Flight Line, north of the museum. Signs are posted to direct visitors to viewing and parking locations, including limited parking for handicapped visitors. Open bleacher seating is available for seating 1,000 people. Practices typically begin at 11:30 a.m.(Central Time), and last about 55 minutes. Call for more details, (850) 452-3604.