Smokin' in the Panhandle

Cigar Festival - Navarre Beach, Florida, April 26-29, 2023

You must be 21 to attend

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“Smokin in the Panhandle”

A & W Ventures LLC., presents “Smokin’ in The Panhandle”, a one-of-a-kind cigar festival for enthusiasts from all over the country and the Emerald Coast. This unparalleled event will kick off April 26,2023. The festivities will be hosted at select venues, including but not limited to Navarre Cigars, The Library Cigar lounge, Navarre Beach, and some of the best event spaces the Panhandle has to offer. We will also be partnering with local restaurants, bars, liquor distributors, and nightclubs to showcase the area’s food, music, and of course, cigars from Florida’s Emerald Coast, which stretches over 100 miles across five counties. A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to support the efforts of charities that are near and dear to our community: Cigars for Warriors and Navarre Xpress and C3 Sports. We invite YOU, yes YOU, to come and enjoy this event of epic proportions with us.

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Wednesday, April 26

Smokin on the Sound

WaterVue, Fort Walton Beach

Thursday, April 27

300 Manos: From Seed to Smoke

The Pavillion at Best Western

Chill and Smoke

Navarre Beach

Linens and Leaves

An All White Party


Friday, April 28

Putt n’ Puff

Golf Scramble

* add on event

Hidden Creek

Cigars 101

Fet. Cigar Mike

Hidden Creek

Smokin in the Panhandle

The Library Cigar Lounge

Saturday, April 29

Car Show

The Library Cigar Lounge


St Michaels

Navarre Cigars

Anniversary Party

Navarre Cigars

Wayne Norrad

Event Venues

Navarre Cigars

Navarre Cigars is one of the featured cigar lounges of Smokin’ in the Panhandle. It has been in business since early 2021 and has already made its mark in the Navarre and Gulf Breeze communities as THE premier cigar lounge in the area. With its ample selection of premium and boutique cigars and their friendly and knowledgeable staff, you can not only choose cigars that suit your taste to go but can also enjoy relaxing while smoking in their 2000 square foot luxury smoking lounge, Navarre Cigars “The Best Place to Smoke on the Gulf Coast”!!!

The Library Cigar

The NEWEST cigar bar in Fort Walton Beach, Florida – The Library Cigar Lounge @ 59 Beal Pkwy SW, offers an upscale and engaging vibe for Brothers and Sisters of the Leaf. This luxurious lounge on the Emerald Coast boasts a walk-in humidor capable of stocking over one thousand cubic feet of the world’s finest and rarest legacy brands, boutique, and exclusive TLC house Cigars. From The Library Cigar Lounge’s selection you can choose from mild to robust, velvet to peppery, notes from cream to cocoa – and enjoy your smoke with a beverage, a conversation, web surfing, or while reading a book from our bookshelves! Our friendly and knowledgeable staff look forward to welcoming and serving you at The Library Cigar Lounge.

Best Western Navarre Waterfront

Navarre is the Emerald Coast’s best kept secret! Located on U.S. Highway 98, we invite you to share our breathtaking view of Santa Rosa Sound. The Best Western Navarre Waterfront is convenient to Pensacola Beach, Ft. Walton Beach and one mile from the sugar white sands of Navarre Beach.

The Club at Hidden Creek

The Club at Hidden Creek in Navarre, Fl is well known for its excellent conditions, lush landscape, rolling terrain and scenic layout. Hidden Creek is an 18-Hole Championship Public Golf Course designed by Ron Garl and plays 6,823 yards from the back tees.

St. Michael's Brewing Company

We are a brewery located in the heart of Navarre, FL. Come visit our tap room or sit out in the beer garden and enjoy a pint or two of our handcrafted beers named in honor of our local heroes, protectors, and defenders.

Host Hotel

Hampton Inn & Suites Navarre

Click here” to check availability at the Hampton Inn & Suites Navarre and book at the Local Event Discount Rate!

The best cigar festival of 2023

Party and smoke, eat and drink by the beach!

Special Guests

Karen Berger

Passion, loyalty and courage—those are three words Karen Berger, owner of Don Kiki Cigars and this year’s Tobacco Businesswoman of the Year, uses to describe herself. In the cigar industry, Berger is what many may consider to be a triple threat. She’s a retailer, brand owner, and tobacco grower known for her business savviness and dedicated work ethic.

Cigar Mike

Cigar Mike, The Leading Ambassador to the Cigar Lifestyle & named by CBS News Article as The Leading Authority of Black Cigar Culture. 25-year veteran of the Cigar Industry. He has been doing cigar events for over 24 years and has had many hands in growing The Cigar Culture of the city of Atlanta.


LeeMack912 has been a cigar influencer/enthusiast for over 15 years. He has a dedicated audience of over 15,000 social media followers. Within the past year, LeeMack912 has released several projects under his line of Great Day Cigars. His daily affirmation is “Today is Another Great Day.” LeeMack912 encourages his followers to make every day a great day and to enjoy cigars as a part of those great days.

Kenny Anderson

After a successful college career at Georgia Tech as their starting point guard, Kenny was selected as the second pick in the 1991 NBA draft by the New Jersey Nets. He spent 15 years playing professional basketball, averaging 12.6 ppg, 3.1 rpg, and 6.1 apg over his tenure. This journey led him to being hired as the head basketball coach for Fisk University in 2018. Kenny has been engrossed in the cigar culture for over 15 years and founded My Guy Cigar Club in 2017.


Chevalier Life

Chevalier Life is an online marketplace where you can find unique products to live your best “Cigar Life”. Chevalier Life is a Cultural Vibe – so live it to the fullest! Smoke the Cigar, Sip the Whiskey, Sing to the Music, and Savor the Cuisine. If you need to reach us, please don’t hesitate to email us at

Cigar Only Accessories

Creating designs that empower people to express their uniqueness. We specialize in word art that allows you to express who you are in every way.

Smoked The Collection, LLC ™️

A collection handcrafted from cigar labels singed to perfection and encased into timeless keepsakes & charming conversation pieces.

Navarre Cigars

Navarre Cigars in Navarre, Florida, features a humidor filled with premium cigars, cigar accessories, a beer and wine bar, and eight separate zones of conversational seating.

Navarre Cigars is the only luxury indoor lounge for cigar smokers in the Navarre area and one of the most comfortable cigar lounges along the entire Florida Gulf Coast.

Cigar Brands

Beer Vendors and Distillers




My name is Sandra Price and I am the Founder of PC Cigar Society in Panama City, Florida. It is my pleasure to serve as Ambassador of Smokin’ In the Panhandle. Lovers of the Leaf, you are in for an VIP experience! I can’t wait to fellowship with you. #peopleschoice

Lars the Swede

Lars the Swede

I’m a Veteran who likes to fish and ride my Harley…as well as enjoy a fine cigar. I’m looking forward to meeting you at this great event.



Greetings from the beautiful Emerald Coast of Florida!

I am Marci, known as Smokin Diva to my #FOTL! My passion is planning and coordinating events centered around the cigar culture. As the Brand Ambassador for Navarre Cigars, it is an honor and a pleasure to be a part of this one of a kind cigar festival!! We look forward to welcoming you to the area as we relax and fellowship while “Smokin in the Panhandle”!! #pssita

Instagram @smokin_diva850

Festival Sponsors

Non Profit Sponsors

A portion of the proceeds from the Smokin’ in the Panhandle cigar festival benefits our non profit organizations.

Navarre Xpress Sports

Navarre Xpress Sports is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. They utilize sports programs through a volunteer base to impact the physical, mental, and moral development of athletes and to promote good sportsmanship and responsible citizenship. We ask you to support these athletes through our ongoing fundraising efforts. Donations will help provide transportation, lodging, and team expenses to further guide and mentor these athletes on their journey to reaching the next level. We want them to receive maximum exposure for their hard work and dedication. Their programs include:

Navarre Xpress Track Club
C3 Elite 7×7 Football
These programs have produced multiple college athletes while promoting “education first”, prioritizing mentorship, and fostering leadership qualities in student athletes. They are an affiliate of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). Their vision is to offer athletes and volunteers opportunities to develop to their highest potential through a national and local network of sporting events helping all to perform and achieve success at a national level.

Cigars for Warriors

Operation: Cigars for Warriors, a 501(c)(3) charity that provides premium cigars and accessories to US troops serving in active war zones.
They have sent out over 1.1M cigars to deployed military units since May of 2012. Cigars for Warriors relies on donations from cigar smokers just like you. If you find a moment of peace and pleasure when enjoying a premium cigar, please consider donating a cigar or two and sharing that pleasure with a fellow aficionado who is serving our country.

Festival Media Coverage

Commercial Photographer

Charlie resides in Gulf Breeze, Florida and is available for travel anywhere in the world.

Hampton Inn Navarre

7710 Navarre Pkwy, Navarre, FL 32566

Best Western Navarre Waterfront

Navarre Pkwy Navarre, Florida, 32566

Best Western Navarre Waterfront

The Club at Hidden Creek

3070 P.G.A Blvd, Navarre, FL 32566

Navarre Cigars

1813 Alpine Ave, Navarre, Florida 32566

Navarre Cigars

St. Michael’s Brewing Co

2199 FL-87, Navarre, FL 32566

St. Michael's Brewing Co

Come join us!


April 26-29, 2023








8668 Navarre Pkwy

Suite 115

Navarre, FL 32566