Seven days out is your guide to entertainment events, concerts, festivals and activities in Escambia and Santa Rosa County.
Chain of Lakes Trail Self-Guided Interpretive Tour
Friday, Sept. 3, through Saturday, Nov. 6. Enjoy the scenic route of the Chain of Lakes hiking trail during this beaches to woodlands event. About 1.5 miles in distance, this trail will traverse through many types of natural habitats supported by the park. Learn about the natural habitats as well as other insightful facts about the park and trail. More info: 850-983-5363.
Seville Quarter’s Oktoberfest Celebration
5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, through Tuesday, Oct. 5. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. A German-style Oktoberfest will be held at Seville Quarter’s End O’the Alley Courtyard for the full Oktoberfest Celebration, featuring Destin Brewery M’Oktoberfest, a Marzen-style ale with a local twist of adding Florida citrus for $6. Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since 1810. Cities across the world love celebrating the German festivities by dancing, drinking giant beer stein, yodeling, chicken dancing, wearing lederhosen and eating bratwurst. More info: 850-434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.
Monday Night Blues
7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. Seville Quarter and the Blues Society of Northwest Florida are bringing the “blues” back to the Seville Quarter Entertainment District. The event features live blues music and “BBQ and Bud” food and drink specials. More info: 850-434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.
Ghost & Graveyards Tour
5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Saturday, Oct. 5 and 9. Go Retro, 610 N. Spring St. From fear to laughter and somewhere in between, Go Retro offers the ultimate Halloween experience for adults. This riding tour covers a wide area with stops in the Commercial Business District, Seville, Sanders Beach, North and West Hill. There is a stop at a cemetery and sometimes the driver can arrange for you to visit a haunted house. Designed for mature audiences; parental guidance is strongly advised. More info: 850-466-5220.
Bands on the Beach
7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5. Gulfside Pavilion at Casino Beach, Pensacola Beach. Pensacola Beach’s popular outdoor summer concert series with performers for every musical taste. Featuring a lineup of regional artists, Bands on the Beach delivers an eclectic musical experience throughout the entire summer. This week features Jessie Ritter. Spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Free. More info: 850-932-2257 or visitpensacolabeach.com.
The HU — The Hun Tour
7 p.m., doors; 8 p.m., show; Tuesday, Oct. 5. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox St. Founded in 2016 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, The HU, comprised of producer Dashka along with members Gala, Jaya, Temka, and Enkush, are a modern rock group rooted in the tradition of their homeland. General admission: $30. More info and ticket purchase: vinylmusichall.com.
Tuesday Night Jazz
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. Enjoy jazz with Melodious Allen and The Funk Heads in Lili Marlene’s. More info: 850-434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.
Jazz Jam at The 5 Barrel
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6. The 5 Barrel Brewery & Taproom, 121 S. Palafox St. Led by professional musicians, Jazz Jams are strictly for fun, opportunities to play jazz with other musicians. Drummers, please bring your own sticks/brushes, and horn players please follow guidelines. Cost: Donations. 850-433-8382.
Rob Schneider — I Have Issues Tour
8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7. Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox St. Rob Schneider is an accomplished actor, comedian, screenwriter, and director. A stand-up comic and veteran of the award-winning NBC sketch comedy series “Saturday Night Live,” Schneider has gone on to a successful career in films, television and continues his worldwide standup tour. Tickets start at $35. More info: 850-595-3880 or pensacolasaenger.com.
Bands on the Blackwater
7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8. Jernigan’s Landing on Blackwater River, downtown Milton. Bands on the Blackwater is a free outdoor concert series held Friday nights. Pull up a boat or bring a lawn chair and relax while listening to great music. This week features Casey Kearney. More info: 850-564-1647 or facebook.com/BandsOnTheBlackwater.
11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 8 and 9. DeLuna Lanes and Peter B’s Sport Grill, 590 E. Nine Mile Road. Cosmic Bowling is glow-in-the-dark bowling with a dance club atmosphere. The event features a light show, fog machine, and music. Before Cosmic starts on Saturday nights, attendees can enjoy karaoke in the sports grill. Admission: $12. More info: 850-478-9522.
Run for the Reef 10K/5K and Kid’s One Mile Fun Run
7:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9. Navarre Beach boat launch parking lot, 8597 Gulf Blvd. The 13th annual run features an out-and-back course along scenic Gulf Boulevard. This event is a fundraiser to help “Make Navarre Snorkelicious,” a benefit for the Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary and artificial reefs. More info: navarrebeachmarinesanctuary.org or 850-686-6643.
The Pensacola Dragon Boat Festival
7:30 a.m., team captains arrive; 9 a.m., races begin; Saturday, Oct. 9. Bayview Park, 2001 E. Lloyd St. More than 48 teams supported by thousands of spectators will be competing for bragging rights during the seventh annual Pensacola Dragon Boat Festival. The races take place in Bayou Texar just off Bayview Park near downtown Pensacola. Presented by Northeast Pensacola Sertoma Club Inc. More info: pensacoladragonboatfestival.com.
20th annual Navarre Car, Truck, and Bike Show and Craft Fair
8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9. Navarre High School, 8600 High School Blvd. More than 100 historical cars from various decades will be on display. The event features music, food, vendor booths and a craft fair. More info: NavarreCarShow.com or 850-501-2244.
Holland Farms Pumpkin Patch & Maze
8 a.m. daily, through Saturday, Nov. 6. Enjoy a hayride around the farm and to the pumpkin patch to pick a pumpkin. New activities for this year include a .75-mile train ride around the farm and an innertube hill slide! Other activities include corn box, horse and regular swings, spider web, pirate ship, zip lines, pedal tractor cart racing, hill slides, rat racers, sand box and an 8-acre corn maze with kiddie maze. More info: HollandFarmsOnline.com.
Highway 87 Fall Arts Festival
9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9. Pik-itz, 1922 Highway 87, Navarre. Kick off the shopping season with more than 30 local artists, food trucks and live music. More info: 850-710-1728 or facebook.com/pikitzartandantiques.
10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9. West Florida Railroad Museum, 5003 Henry St., Milton. This event will include tours of the museum, historic presentations, model train displays, and the children’s riding train and garden. Food vendors Dadgum Good BBQ and Snowbiz Shaved Ice will on site. More info: wfrm.org.
15th annual Glass and Ceramic Pumpkin Patch
2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9. Blue Wahoos Stadium, 351 W. Cedar St. Attendees will have 7,000 hand-blown glass and hand-thrown clay pumpkins to choose from. The pumpkins are created by local artists and members of First City Art Center’s glass and pottery guilds. Unique handmade pumpkins come in all shapes, colors, and sizes. Prices for pumpkins begin at $20. More info: 850-429-1222 or FirstCityArt.org.
Bluegrass in the Woods
7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9. Sunburst RV Resort, 2375 Horn Road, Milton. This event will feature bluegrass music, s’mores around the fire pit and plenty of toe tapping. Bring lawn chairs and enjoy the peaceful setting. Free. More info: sunburstrvresort.com or 850-675-6807.
White Tie Rock Ensemble: Glam Rock
8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9. Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox St. Come experience an evening of glamorous rock and roll as the White Tie Rock Ensemble presents a tribute to Rod Stewart, Elton John, David Bowie and Queen. The White Tie Rock Ensemble will take you back to an era when glam was king and “Queen.” Tickets start at $28. More info: 850-595-3880 or pensacolasaenger.com.
Charity Chili Cook-off and Volleyball Tourney
10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 10. Juana’s Pagodas & Sailor’s Grill, 1451 Navarre Beach Causeway, Navarre Beach. Bring already cooked and hot chili in crock pots to set up between noon and 2 p.m. Chili tastings take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Volleyball registration is at 10 a.m. and the tournament starts at 10:30 a.m. Four-person co-ed teams will be paired according to skill level. This event benefits Caring and Sharing of South Santa Rosa County. More info: juanaspagodas.com or 850-939-1092.
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