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SRIA Announces Bands on the Beach Schedule

Break out your dancing shoes and mark your calendars because the electrifying summer concert series, Bands on the Beach, is back and better than ever! Kicking off on April 2, 2024, this highly anticipated event promises a musical extravaganza spanning from rock to country, pop to funk, and everything in between. Read more for the entire schedule: 




SRIA Releases Cinemas in the Sand Line Up

Cinemas in the Sand returns to Pensacola Beach, Friday, March 15 with “Shrek.”  Presented by the Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA), this beloved tradition invites locals and visitors alike to gather under the stars, feel the sand between their toes, and enjoy timeless movie classics against the breathtaking backdrop of the Gulf of Mexico. There is no charge for the movies and parking is free. Read more for the entire schedule. 




SRIA Director Leigh Davis will not renew contract in April

The SRIA will have to hire a new Executive Director. Santa Rosa Island Authority Executive Director Leigh Davis, who took the post in April 2021, is not renewing her employment contract. 




Take a Journey Along the Eco Trail, online

Santa Rosa Island Authority recently launched a new, content-rich website showcasing the many unique creatures and features of the barrier island. PensacolaBeachEcoTrail.com is an extension of the physical Pensacola Beach Footprints in The Sand Eco Trail, which consists of informative, educational signs posted across the island. An interactive map hosted on the website guides visitors along the trail which stretches from just outside the Gulf Islands National Seashore Fort Pickens gate to Park East - just before the Opal Beach area.