MILTON — Here's a look at upcoming events in Santa Rosa County and surrounding areas.


Blackwater Saddle Club Play Day

EAST MILTON — Blackwater Saddle Club will host a play day beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the June Ates Arena, 8600 Bobby Brown Road. The day will feature an open barrel race and goat tying. Cost for spectators is $10. Visit the club Facebook page at for more information.

School year vigil

MILTON — Grandmothers from all over Santa Rosa County will be joining hands to pray for the new school year and the safety of the children in Milton and all over the world. The event takes place 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Carpenter’s Park, 5250 Munson Highway with a candlelight vigil at 7 p.m.

Call 776-4039 for more information.

Historical presentations

MILTON — August is History Month in 2018. In celebration, the Santa Rosa Historical Society invites the public to a series of free historical presentations. All presentations are free and open to the public. The Imogene Theatre is located at 6866 Caroline St. The Milton Train Depot is located at 5003 Henry St. All presentations start at 3 p.m.

Aug. 12 at the Imogene Theatre: City of Milton Historic District Educational Walking Tour Brochure by Jenny Cook, City of Milton Planning Department
Aug. 19 at the Milton Train Depot: The History of the L&N Train Depot by Art Tuttle, President of the West Florida Railroad Museum
Aug. 26 at the Imogene Theatre: Arcadia Homestead, History of the Simpson House by Adrianne Walker, Site Manager, Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site, University of West Florida

For more information, please contact the Santa Rosa Historical Society at 516-0338.


MILTON — From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 11, Milton will hold "Waterfest," a free event for children ages 12 and under with bouncers, water slides and food vendors at the city's festival grounds on South Willing Street.

Upcoming Imogene Theatre shows

MILTON — Upcoming performances at the Imogene Theatre, 6866 Caroline St include country music veteran John Berry, comedian Greg Fitzsimmons and another veteran of country music, Collin Raye.

John Berry

Date: Aug. 11

Doors and showtime: 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Tickets: $40, 350 seats available

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Greg Fitzsimmons

Aug. 24

Doors and showtime: 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Tickets: $30 presale

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Collin Raye

Date: Oct. 13

Doors and showtime: 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Tickets: $45 presale

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Radio Control Flying Park

JAY — The grand opening of the Santa Rosa County Fallen Hero Memorial Radio Control Flying Park takes place 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 22. There will be helicopters, planes, drones and cars as well as hot dogs and hamburgers and drinks with a donation suggested. There will be static displays, instructions, radio control air shows, military vehicles and hot rods. Location is at the Jay Transfer Station Road off 89 South of Jay. The Northwest Florida Modeler, Inc. is hosting this event. Contact Frank Papasavas at 899-1888 for more information.

Relay for Life

The signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, Relay For Life for the Milton and Pace area takes place 6 p.m. to midngiht Nov. 16 at the Pensacola State College Milton campus, 5988 Highway 90. For more information or to register visit You can also contact Gina Bitetti at or call 404-329-5113.