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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.

May - 2022

Memorial Weekend Pensacola

When: Everyday between May 26 - 30, 2022
Details upcoming

June - 2022

Palafox Market

When: Every Saturday between June 1 - 28, 2022
Where: Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza on N. Palafox St. between Wright St. and Garden Street Pensacola, FL
Year round market for locally ground produce, honey, baked goods and more.

July - 2022

Palafox Market

When: Every Saturday between July 1 - 28, 2022
Where: Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza on N. Palafox St. between Wright St. and Garden Street Pensacola, FL
Year round market for locally ground produce, honey, baked goods and more.

Blue Angels Pensacola Air Show

When: July 6, 2022
Where: Park East on Pensacola Beach Pensacola, FL 32508
More Info: visitpensacolabeach.com

August - 2022

Palafox Market

When: Every Saturday between Aug 1 - 28, 2022
Where: Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza on N. Palafox St. between Wright St. and Garden Street Pensacola, FL
Year round market for locally ground produce, honey, baked goods and more.

September - 2022

Palafox Market

When: Every Saturday between Sept 1 - 28, 2022
Where: Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza on N. Palafox St. between Wright St. and Garden Street Pensacola, FL
Year round market for locally ground produce, honey, baked goods and more.

October - 2022

Palafox Market

When: Every Saturday between Oct 1 - 28, 2022
Where: Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza on N. Palafox St. between Wright St. and Garden Street Pensacola, FL
Year round market for locally ground produce, honey, baked goods and more.

November - 2022

Palafox Market

When: Every Saturday between Nov 1 - 12, 2022
Where: Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza on N. Palafox St. between Wright St. and Garden Street Pensacola, FL
Year round market for locally ground produce, honey, baked goods and more.

January - 2023

Polar Bear Dip

When: Jan 1, 2023
Where: Flora-Bama
Take a plunge into the Gulf of Mexico with a few thousand friends to start the new year off. There will be free New Year's lunch and a beer for those that fully submerge.
Call Now: 855-781-3406

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