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    NAS Whiting Field, FL Festivals Arts

    The Imogene Theatre offers live entertainment, theatrical performances and dinner events within the recently restored 1912 vintage theatre.

    Bands on the Blackwater
    is a free outdoor concert series held every Friday in May and June along the Riverwalk in Milton. Bring your lawnchairs and listen to the sounds of summer!

    The Navarre Beach Sand Sculpting Festival is a 3-day sand sculpture competition featuring several of the country's top sculptors. In addition to the sand masterpieces, there are sand sculpting lessons available on this nationally protected seashore.

    The Navarre Fall Arts Festival features over 50 vendors of arts and crafts, live entertainment and of course, food and fun for the whole family. Local artists are showcased and their works range from paintings and sculptures to wind chimes and glass stemware.

    The Santa Rosa County Fair is an annual event in Milton featuring a stampede and rodeo, barrel races, livestock shows, carnival rides, and agricultural displays honoring the area's heritage, all with classic fair food and entertainment for the entire family.

    The Northwest Florida Ballet serves the community by offering a dance academy and many theatrical events throughout the year. There are special outdoor performances in addition to the classics, such as The Little Mermaid and The Nutcracker.


    Pensacola is a tourist town, and has regular tourist-drawing events, and service people are more than welcome! Only a few of these include:

    The Pelican Drop, the local New Year's countdown celebration, held in downtown Pensacola, drawing good sized crowds of partiers.

    The Pensacola Seafood Festival, a weekend event held in late September, with local restaurants prepping as much seafood as they can, including coconut shrimp, grilled conch, oyster croquettes, seafood gumbo, Caribbean crab cakes, soft shell crab, and whatever else can be caught and cooked, and;

    The Pensacola Crawfish Festival, a more focused event, with as many ways of cooking crawfish as can be, plus any other local food the local vendors can offer up, and;

    The Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival showcasing music, art, sculpture, performances, and traditional "Heritage" arts and crafts for the public, with juried judging.