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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.

November - 2016

Blue Angels Air Show

When: Everyday between Nov 11 - 12, 2016
Where: NAS Pensacola
The Blue Angels Homecoming show.

December - 2016

Lighted Boat Parade

When: Dec 3, 2016 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Little Sabine Bay to Pensacola Beach Boardwalk,

Surfing Santa Parade

When: Dec 4, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Via de Luna Drive
Santa will oversee decorated whimsical floats as they wind their way down the islands main street.

April - 2017

Pensacola Crawfish Festival

When: Everyday between April 28 - 30, 2017

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

Pen Air Grand Fiesta Parade

When: June 2, 2017

Centennial Imports Fiesta Boat Parade

When: June 3, 2017

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.
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Fiesta All Krewe Ball

When: June 8, 2017
Where: Hadji Shrine Temple
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Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show in Pensacola Beach on November 11 and 12 honors Veteran's Day and 70 years of the Blues.

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