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Two of Pensacola’s annual events celebrate the city as the Cradle of Naval Aviation. The Pensacola Beach Air Show, featuring the Blue Angels flight demonstration team, is held every July and always attracts a crowd. The Blue Angels Air Show, held in November, is the final air show of the season for the Angels, who spend much of the year traveling the nation with their precision jet performances.

Another yearly event, the Pensacola Crawfish Festival, celebrates the Creole influence on the area. It’s also one of the largest crawfish boils in the state and includes authentic bayou country entertainment.

Pensacola is also the site of what has become one of the country’s largest billfish tournaments. Hosted by the Pensacola Big Game Fishing Club, the Pensacola International Billfish Tournament generally attracts around 500 anglers.

The fruits of the sea are also the focus of the Pensacola Seafood Festival. Samples of seafood dishes, live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, and more than 150 arts and crafts vendors attract thousands to Seville Square, Fountain Park, and Bartram Park for this free event, which has been consistently recognized as one of the top 20 festivals in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society.

Probably one of the most unusual area events is held in nearby Perdido Key. The annual Mullet Toss takes place the last full weekend of April at the Flora-Bama Lounge. This quirky contest, which regularly attracts several thousand visitors, requires participants to throw a mullet from a designated spot in Florida across the state line to Alabama. In addition to the Mullet Toss, the weekend event includes plenty of music, food, drink, and other fun activities. It’s all in a good cause, too, because a contribution for each fish flung goes to local youth charities, and the event raises around $20,000 annually.

Other special events throughout the year include sailing regattas, sand-sculpting contests, concerts on the beach, and a Mardi Gras celebration.

Check out our calendar of events for an up-to-date list of what’s going on while you’re in town.

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Featured Events in Pensacola Beach

Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival in Pensacola Beach Florida

Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival

When: Everyday between Nov 9 - 19, 2017 12:00 PM - 0:00 AM
Where: Various venues in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Perdido Key and Pensacola.
Featuring more than 200 nationally acclaimed songwriters from all over the world performing their songs and learning their stories behind them.
More Info: www.frankbrownsongwriters.com

40th Annual Pensacola Seafood Festival in Pensacola Beach Florida

40th Annual Pensacola Seafood Festival

When: Everyday between Sept 29 - 30, 2017
The annual Pensacola Seafood Festival takes over Seville Square, Fountain Park and waterfront Bartram Park in Historic Downtown Pensacola each fall, attracting more than 100,000 attendees during the three-day event that takes place the last weekend in September.
More Info: www.visitpensacola.com/events/signature-events/pensacola-seafood-festival/

2017 Blue Angels Homecoming Show in Pensacola Beach Florida

2017 Blue Angels Homecoming Show

When: Everyday between Nov 10 - 11, 2017
Enjoy the high-flying performers spectacular air show on Friday and Saturday with a special night time show on Friday commencing with a large fireworks display.


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August - 2017

Blue Angels Practice

When: Everyday between Aug 1 - 28, 2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: National Museum pf Naval Aviation, 1750 Radord Blvd., Pensacola, FL 32508
The Blue Angels will be practicing over the museum most Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings and last about 55 minutes. Check website for exact dates and times.
More Info: navalaviationmuseum.org/attractions/blue-angels

Blue Angels Practice

When: Every Tuesday,Wednesday between Aug 1 - 30, 2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: The outside viewing area for the Blue Angels practice is located on the Museum Flight Line north of the Museum
Most Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from March to November
More Info: navalaviationmuseum.org/attractions/blue-angels

September - 2017

Blue Angels Practice

When: Everyday between Sept 1 - 28, 2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: National Museum pf Naval Aviation, 1750 Radord Blvd., Pensacola, FL 32508
The Blue Angels will be practicing over the museum most Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings and last about 55 minutes. Check website for exact dates and times.
More Info: navalaviationmuseum.org/attractions/blue-angels

Blue Angels Practice

When: Every Tuesday,Wednesday between Sept 1 - 30, 2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: The outside viewing area for the Blue Angels practice is located on the Museum Flight Line north of the Museum
Most Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from March to November
More Info: navalaviationmuseum.org/attractions/blue-angels

2017 Gulf Coast Summer Fest

When: Sept 2, 2017 3:30 PM
Where: Festival Grounds at Pensacola Maritime Park in Pensacola, Florida
This is the Jazz Edition of the Summer Fest featuring an all star lineup with Boney James, Mindi Abair and many others.
More Info: livenation.com/events/641474-sep-2-2017-2017-gulf-coast-summer-fest

Miss Flora-Bama 2017 Bikini Contest Finale

When: Sept 2, 2017
Where: Flora-Bama, 17401 Perdido Key Drive, Pensacola, FL 32507

Emerald Coast Beer Festival

When: Everyday between Sept 7 - 8, 2017
Where: Rosie O' Grady's Good Time Emporium, Seville Quarter, Pensacola, FL
More Info: emeraldcoastbeerfest.com

2017 Taste of the Beach

When: Everyday between Sept 15 - 16, 2017
Where: 735 Pensacola Beach Blvd. Pensacola Beach, FL 32561

On The Road To Freedom Human Trafficking Motorcycle Ride & Family Day

When: Sept 16, 2017 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: 6385 Pensacola Blvd Pensacola Fl, 32505
This Motorcycle event is for the victims that are held captive and who are being sold multiple times a days and for the survivors who have and will begin a journey of hope and restoration with Refuge for Women and the many other courageous women.

GRAND SLAM FUNDRAISER

When: Sept 16, 2017 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: Edgewater Beach Resort Conference Center
Enjoy a fun filled evening with Saxophone artist Chris Godbar and the voice of Todd Herendeen while dining on a delicious dinner. Then take part in a live auction, followed by dancing and entertainment.
Phone: 850-233-5065

40th Annual Pensacola Seafood Festival

When: Everyday between Sept 29 - 30, 2017
The annual Pensacola Seafood Festival takes over Seville Square, Fountain Park and waterfront Bartram Park in Historic Downtown Pensacola each fall, attracting more than 100,000 attendees during the three-day event that takes place the last weekend in September.
More Info: www.visitpensacola.com/events/signature-events/pensacola-seafood-festival/

October - 2017

Blue Angels Practice

When: Everyday between Oct 1 - 28, 2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: National Museum pf Naval Aviation, 1750 Radord Blvd., Pensacola, FL 32508
The Blue Angels will be practicing over the museum most Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings and last about 55 minutes. Check website for exact dates and times.
More Info: navalaviationmuseum.org/attractions/blue-angels

Blue Angels Practice

When: Every Tuesday,Wednesday between Oct 1 - 30, 2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: The outside viewing area for the Blue Angels practice is located on the Museum Flight Line north of the Museum
Most Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from March to November
More Info: navalaviationmuseum.org/attractions/blue-angels

Oktoberfest

When: Oct 7, 2017
Where: All three Flora-Bama locations
German style music will fill the air with Brats, sauerkraut and German beer to enjoy.
More Info: florabama.com

November - 2017

Blue Angels Practice

When: Everyday between Nov 1 - 21, 2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: National Museum pf Naval Aviation, 1750 Radord Blvd., Pensacola, FL 32508
The Blue Angels will be practicing over the museum most Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings and last about 55 minutes. Check website for exact dates and times.
More Info: navalaviationmuseum.org/attractions/blue-angels

Blue Angels Practice

When: Every Tuesday,Wednesday between Nov 1 - 21, 2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: The outside viewing area for the Blue Angels practice is located on the Museum Flight Line north of the Museum
Most Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from March to November
More Info: navalaviationmuseum.org/attractions/blue-angels

Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival

When: Everyday between Nov 3 - 5, 2017
Where: Downtown Pensacola's Historic Seville Square
A juried art show with more than 200 artists invited to exhibit their work.
More Info: www.ggaf.org

Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival

When: Everyday between Nov 9 - 19, 2017 12:00 PM - 0:00 AM
Where: Various venues in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Perdido Key and Pensacola.
Featuring more than 200 nationally acclaimed songwriters from all over the world performing their songs and learning their stories behind them.
More Info: www.frankbrownsongwriters.com

2017 Blue Angels Homecoming Show

When: Everyday between Nov 10 - 11, 2017
Enjoy the high-flying performers spectacular air show on Friday and Saturday with a special night time show on Friday commencing with a large fireworks display.

Pensacola Marathon

When: Nov 12, 2017 6:30 AM
Where: Admiral Mason Park in Downtown Pensacola, near the intersection of 10th Avenue and Colfax St.
The starting time for the half marathon and the full marathon start will be at the same time.
More Info: pensacolasports.org/pensacolamarathon

Flora-Bama Thanksgiving Potluck

When: Nov 23, 2017 1:00 PM
Where: Flora-Bama, 17401 Perdido Key Drive, Pensacola, FL 32507
Bring a covered dish and enjoy all the turkey and ham and leave the clean-up to us.
Phone: 850.492.0611

December - 2017

Flora-Bama Santa Drop

When: Dec 9, 2017
Where: Flora-Bama, 17401 Perdido Key Drive, Pensacola, FL 32507
Santa will drop from an airplane and land safely on the sandy beaches behind Flora-Bama! Food, treats, pictures with Santa and lots of fun activities for the kids.
Phone: 850.492.0611

Make It To The Line

When: Dec 9, 2017
Where: Flora-Bama
Take off those extra holiday pounds by joining our 4-mile run/walk and 1-mile fun run.
Phone: 850.492.0611

Flora-Bama Christmas Potluck

When: Dec 25, 2017 1:00 PM
Where: Flora-Bama
The turkey and ham will be prepared and ready to go by Flora-Bama with live music. Patrons are encourage to bring a covered dish to share.
Phone: 850.492.0611

New Year's Eve Bash

When: Dec 31, 2017
Live music on all three stages until the party stops. Food, party favors, and champagne flow all night helping to bring in the New Year.

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