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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

Pensacola Crawfish Festival in Pensacola Beach Florida

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

Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival in Pensacola Beach Florida

Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival

When: TBD
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.
850.492.0611
More Info: www.frankbrownsongwriters.com


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December - 2016

Polar Express Pajama Party

When: Everyday between Dec 1 - 18, 2016 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: National Museum of Naval Aviation, 1750 Radford Blvd., Pensacola, FL 32508, West Gate entrance off Blue Angel Parkway
The first-ever Polar Express Pajama Party every Saturday and Sunday through the holiday season. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas for the magical journey to the North Pole.

Surfing Santa Beach Parade

When: Dec 4, 2016 2:00 PM
Where: Via De Luna Drive, Pensacola Beach, FL
Santa Claus will be arriving on a firetruck making his way down Via De Luna Drive. Parade starts from Avenida 10 toward Casino Beach.

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
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

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.

July - 2017

Blue Angels Air Show

When: July 8, 2017

September - 2017

40th Annual Pensacola Seafood Festival

When: Everyday between Sept 29 - 30, 2017

40th Annual Pensacola Seafood Festival

When: Everyday between Sept 29 - 30, 2017

October - 2017

40th Annual Pensacola Seafood Festival

When: Oct 1, 2017

40th Annual Pensacola Seafood Festival

When: Oct 1, 2017

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