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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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March - 2017

23rd Annual Gulf Breeze Celebrates the Arts Festival 2017

When: Everyday between Mar 11 - 12, 2017
Where: Gulf Breeze High School 675 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, Gulf Breeze, 32561
Phone: 850.529.2051
More Info: www.gulfbreezearts.com/home

April - 2017

Pensacola Crawfish Festival

When: Everyday between April 28 - 30, 2017
Where: Bartram Park, downtown Pensacola
Friday, April 29th from Noon-11PM 16,000 pounds of boiled crawfish with Cajun dishes such as red beans and rice, boudin balls, seafood gumbo, etouffee, jambalaya, and Cajun pasta will also be available in addition to traditional festival fare. Saturday, April 30th from 10AM-11PM Sunday, May 1st from 11AM-5PM

Interstate Mullet Toss

When: Everyday between April 28 - 30, 2017
Where: Flora-Bama Perdido Key
More Info: www.visitpensacola.com/events/signature-events/mullet-toss/

May - 2017

Fiesta Children's Treasure Hunt

When: May 13, 2017
Where: Bayview Park in East Hill
An opportunity for children to learn about Pensacola's rich history through a treasure hunt.

June - 2017

Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon Fiesta Days Celebration

When: June 1, 2017 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: Seville Quarter

Fiesta of Five Flags

When: Everyday between June 1 - 14, 2017
One of the oldest and largest heritage festivals in the State of Florida celebrating the flags it lived under five flags: Spanish, French, British, Confederate, and United States of America. It includes several downtown parades, a boat parade, a reenactment of Luna’s landing and other family events.

Pen Air Grand Fiesta Parade

When: June 2, 2017
Where: The parade will begin at Garden and Spring Street and will travel east on Garden to Palafox Street.
Come catch some beads and enjoy watching beautiful floats parade through downtown Pensacola.

Centennial Imports Fiesta Boat Parade

When: June 3, 2017
Where: The mouth of the Bayou Chico Bridge and will make its way to the Quietwater Boardwalk on Pensacola Beach.
The Parade sets sail from the Pensacola Yacht Club at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 3 and will consist of over 25 marine vessels.

DeLuna Landing Ceremony

When: June 3, 2017
Where: 400 Quietwater Beach Road(Portofino Boardwalk) Pensacola Beach
The DeLuna Landing Ceremony is a lighthearted reenactment of what might have happened when Don Tristan DeLuna landed.
More Info: www.fiestaoffiveflags.org

Fiesta All Krewe Ball

When: June 8, 2017 7:00 PM
Where: Hadji Shrine Temple, 800 W 9 Mile Rd, Pensacola, FL 32534
All Krewes are invited and the festivities will include live music, Krewe skits/dances, and a presentation of Krewe royalty.

Flora-Bama Fishing Rodeo

When: Everyday between June 9 - 11, 2017
Where: Flora-Bama Yacht Club
The tournament will be held at the Flora-Bama Yacht Club across the street from the world famous Flora-Bama Lounge and Package Store. The FBFR is a 3-day Captain's Choice tournament with anglers competing for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in 38 categories including red snapper.
More Info: www.florabama.com/events/flora-bama-fishing-rodeo

July - 2017

Blue Angels Air Show

When: July 8, 2017
This must-see event features the world-famous Blue Angels performing over Pensacola Beach on Santa Rosa Island .

September - 2017

Miss Flora-Bama 2017 Bikini Contest Finale

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

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

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

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.

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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