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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.

July - 2021

Palafox Market

When: Every Saturday between July 1 - 31, 2021
Where: Palafox Street 50 N Palafox St Pensacola, FL 32502
Everything you would expect to find at a fresh local market & more
More Info: palafoxmarket.com

Bands on the Beach

When: Every Tuesday between July 1 - 31, 2021
Where: Gulfside Pavilion at Casino Beach 20 Casino Beach Blvd. Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
This outdoor summer concert series features a variety of performers. Check website for details
More Info: visitpensacola.com

Pensacola Blue Wahoos

When: Everyday between July 1 - 30, 2021
Where: Blue Wahoos Stadium
More Info: www.milb.com/pensacola/schedule/2021-05

August - 2021

Palafox Market

When: Every Saturday between Aug 1 - 31, 2021
Where: Palafox Street 50 N Palafox St Pensacola, FL 32502
Everything you would expect to find at a fresh local market & more
More Info: palafoxmarket.com

Bands on the Beach

When: Every Tuesday between Aug 1 - 31, 2021
Where: Gulfside Pavilion at Casino Beach 20 Casino Beach Blvd. Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
This outdoor summer concert series features a variety of performers. Check website for details
More Info: visitpensacola.com

Pensacola Blue Wahoos

When: Everyday between Aug 1 - 30, 2021
Where: Blue Wahoos Stadium
More Info: www.milb.com/pensacola/schedule/2021-05

September - 2021

Palafox Market

When: Every Saturday between Sept 1 - 30, 2021
Where: Palafox Street 50 N Palafox St Pensacola, FL 32502
Everything you would expect to find at a fresh local market & more
More Info: palafoxmarket.com

Bands on the Beach

When: Every Tuesday between Sept 1 - 30, 2021
Where: Gulfside Pavilion at Casino Beach 20 Casino Beach Blvd. Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
This outdoor summer concert series features a variety of performers. Check website for details
More Info: visitpensacola.com

Pensacola Blue Wahoos

When: Everyday between Sept 1 - 19, 2021
Where: Blue Wahoos Stadium
More Info: www.milb.com/pensacola/schedule/2021-05

Pensacola Jazzfest

When: Everyday between Sept 4 - 5, 2021 12:30 PM
Where: Community Maritime Park on the Water
More Info: jazzpensacola.com

Gulf Coast Summer Fest Jazz Edition

When: Everyday between Sept 4 - 5, 2021
Where: Pensacola Community Maritime Park
Listen to 2 days of smooth jazz on the water from Maritime Park celebrating the 5th Anniversary.
More Info: www.gulfcoastsummerfestjazzedition.com

Gulf Coast Summer Fest Jazz Edition

When: Everyday between Sept 4 - 5, 2021 1:30 PM
Where: Vince J. Whibbs Sr. Maritime Park
Bring your lawn chairs, coolers & umbrellas and enjoy 8 hours of none stop jazz.

Pensacola Seafood Festival

When: Everyday between Sept 24 - 26, 2021
Details upcoming
More Info: pensacolaseafoodfestival.com

October - 2021

Palafox Market

When: Every Saturday between Oct 1 - 31, 2021
Where: Palafox Street 50 N Palafox St Pensacola, FL 32502
Everything you would expect to find at a fresh local market & more
More Info: palafoxmarket.com

Bands on the Beach

When: Every Tuesday between Oct 1 - 26, 2021
Where: Gulfside Pavilion at Casino Beach 20 Casino Beach Blvd. Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
This outdoor summer concert series features a variety of performers. Check website for details
More Info: visitpensacola.com

Smokin' in the Square

When: Oct 8, 2021
Where: Seville Square
The 12th Annual Charity BBQ Cookoff. Competition will include different categories.

November - 2021

Palafox Market

When: Every Saturday between Nov 1 - 30, 2021
Where: Palafox Street 50 N Palafox St Pensacola, FL 32502
Everything you would expect to find at a fresh local market & more
More Info: palafoxmarket.com

December - 2021

Palafox Market

When: Every Saturday between Dec 1 - 18, 2021
Where: Palafox Street 50 N Palafox St Pensacola, FL 32502
Everything you would expect to find at a fresh local market & more
More Info: palafoxmarket.com
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