HOLIDAY HARBOR MARINA
July 4 Planning
This year the 4th of July falls on Sunday and the Blue Angels at the Beach will be the following Wednesday through Saturday. Therefore, the 10-day period July 1 through July 10 will be one of the busiest times of the year at Holiday Harbor. In order to help assure everyone has an enjoyable boating experience, we ask that dry storage customers:
- Call at least 2 hours before you want your boat placed in the water.
- Recognize that there is not enough dock space at the marina for all launched boats to stay in the water over the holiday. Therefore, boats returned before closing will be returned to dry storage daily and boats returned after closing will be returned to dry storage early the next morning.
- Know that all wet slips are rented. Therefore, do not dock in wet slips, unless specifically advised to do so. If you return after closing and the launch area is full, please use the fuel dock or the “T” dock used for docking at Sunset Grille. We will move your boat early the next morning.
- Keep the number of vehicles parking at the Marina to a minimum.
We appreciate customers’ help in making the holiday week a great time for all.
July 4 Fireworks At Holiday Harbor/Sunset Grille
In appreciation of its loyal customers and the local community, the Marina and Grille have made a contribution to support a fireworks display on July 4. The event will take place over the water in front of Sunset Grille using the second little island as the launching pad. The show will begin just after sunset on Sunday. (According to the presenters, in case of a weather postponement the display will be rescheduled for the following weekend.)
A large crowd is expected at Holiday Harbor/Sunset Grille, so customers who receive this Newsletter are encourage to arrive early. You will be able to see the show by boat, as well as from the grounds of the Marina/Grille.
July 7 – 10 Blue Angels At The Beach
The annual Blue Angels’ weekend show at Pensacola Beach is scheduled for July 7 thru 10, 2021. The basic schedule available June 1, 2021 consists of:
July 7 Wednesday – Circle Fly-In and Arrival of Show Participants
July 8 Thursday – Blue Angels Dress Rehearsal Show
July 9 Friday -- Blue Angels Full Dress Rehearsal and Civilian Acts
July 10 Saturday -- Blue Angels Air Show and Civilian Acts
Make plans now to attend some or all of these “don’t miss” events.
Like the 4th of July week, the four days of the Blues at the Beach will be a very busy one at the marina. Therefore, we ask that storage customers follow the same launching and docking items addressed above during this weekend. We appreciate your help.
Parking Enforcement Notice
Because many residential docks damaged by Hurricane Sally have not been rebuilt, many individuals who are not storage/wet slip customers or are not current Grille customers have been using the Marina docks for boarding/deboarding their boats. To ensure that our storage/wet slip customers, Freedom Boat Club users, and patrons of Sunset Grille are able to park, we are enforcing parking restrictions.
PARKING WILL BE RESTRICTED TO:
- STORAGE/WET SLIP CUSTOMERS AND GUESTS
- FREEDOM BOAT CLUB MEMBERS WITH SCHEDULED BOAT USAGE
- PATRONS OF SUNSET GRILLE ONLY WHILE DINING AT THE GRILLE
OTHER VEHICLES ARE SUBJECT TO BEING TOWED WITHOUT WARNING!
If you are a Marina, Boat Club, or Grille customer, you can help by minimizing the number of vehicles to be parked in the Marina/Grille parking lots. You also may consider having you and your guests dropped off at the Marina.
You may encounter a Parking Lot Attendant who will confirm your parking status. Please do not be offended. We regret this enforcement is necessary; our only purpose is to help ensure our customers are able to park and enjoy their boating or dining experience.
Please contact the Marina office (850-492-0555) if you have special circumstances.
Account Customer Red Snapper Tournament—Still Time to Win Big!
The Holiday Harbor Marina “Show Us Your Sow” red snapper tournament exclusively for account customers continues through July 28, the end of the recreational red snapper season for Florida. Registration is $50 per boat, which includes a tournament t-shirt and other gimme’ items in an Ace Hardward 5 gallon bucket. The top three single red snappers weighing the most caught during the period will split all registration fees 50%, 30% and 20%, and receive other substantial prizes provided by the marina (Costa sunglasses or fishing gear). In addition, winners of the Wildcard Weight and SSG Reservation for Two categories will receive Sunset Grille gift certificates and other prizes.
Complete Tournament Information and Rules, and the registration form, are available on our website www.MyHolidayHarbor.com under the “Events” tab in the upper right of the screen.
As of June 30, 2021, the weight for the top three spots were:
1st Place -- 26.2 lbs
2nd Place -- 19.4 lbs
3rd Place – 10.2 lbs
REMEMBER: You don’t have to have the largest fish to win prizes. Prizes also will be awarded for:
- Wildcard Weight: This award will go to the weighed fish that comes closes to a Wildcard Weight between 7 and 15 pounds.
- SSG Reservation for Two: This award will go to the length-legal fish that weighs the least (the smallest, legal-size red snapper weighed).
Join in and “Show Us Your Sow” catching abilities.
Special Bar Hours
For the July 4 and Blues on the Beach weekends, the bar at Sunset Grille will open early. The early hours are:
July 2, 3 and 4 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) Open @ 10:00 a.m.
July 9 and 10 (Friday and Saturday) Open @ 9:30 a.m.
July 4 Fireworks At Sunset Grille/Holiday Harbor
In appreciation of its loyal customers and the local community, the Grille and Marina have made a contribution to support a fireworks display on July 4. The event will take place over the water in front of Sunset Grille using the second little island as the launching pad. The show will begin just after sunset on Sunday. (According to the presenters, in case of a weather postponement the display will be rescheduled for the following Sunday.)
A large crowd is expected at Sunset Grille/Holiday Harbor, so customers who receive this Newsletter are encourage to arrive early. You will be able to see the show by boat, as well as from the grounds of the Grille/Marina.
Food, Drink and Fun
Complete your boat outing with a stop at Sunset Grille. In addition to great food and ice cold drinks, you can enjoy watching all of the boat traffic and fireworks display over the upcoming holidays and over Blue Angels week. Or, you can call in and have your order ready for pick-up.
To-Go Orders: If you’re on your boat or in your car, give us a call @ (850) 492-1063 for a to-go order.
Pie Special for July
The homemade pie special for July is Blueberry Creme. Yummmm!