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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 - 2021

Palafox Market

When: Every Saturday between May 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

Blue Angels Pensacola Practice

When: Everyday between May 1 - 19, 2021 10:30 AM
Where: Pensacola Beach
Watch the Blue Angels practice from the beautiful waters of the Intercoastal as they wrap up their season.
More Info: visitpensacola.com

Bands on the Beach

When: Every Tuesday between May 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 May 4 - 30, 2021
Where: Blue Wahoos Stadium
More Info: www.milb.com/pensacola/schedule/2021-05

Pensacola Jazzfest

When: Everyday between May 15 - 16, 2021
Where: Seville Square in historic Pensacola
Celebrating America's jazz. Free event
More Info: jazzpensacola.com

Pensacon 2021

When: Everyday between May 21 - 23, 2021
Where: Pensacola Bay Center and other venues
Pensacon is the premier comic book and pop culture convention.
More Info: pensacon.com/info

Pensacola Grand Carnivale Parade

When: May 29, 2021
Where: Pensacola Mardi Gras 124 E. Wright Street Pensacola, FL 32502
Come watch the annual Parade in downtown Pensacola.
More Info: visitpensacola.com

June - 2021

Palafox Market

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

71st Fiesta Celebration

When: Everyday between June 2 - 12, 2021
Where: Downtown Pensacola
A 10-day heritage celebration, one of the oldest and largest heritage festivals in the State of Florida. It includes downtown parades, a boat parade, a reenactment of Luna’s landing and other family events.

Grand Fiesta Parade

When: June 4, 2021
Where: Downtown Pensacola
Come watch the beautiful floats, listen to local high school marching bands and catch some beads as they pass through the streets.
Phone: 850-433-6512

Pensacola Mardi Gras

When: Everyday between June 4 - 6, 2021
Where: Downtown Pensacola
Event has been postponed until May 2021. Check website for details.
More Info: pensacolamardigras.com

Bud Light Fishing Rodeo

When: Everyday between June 18 - 21, 2021

Bud Light Fishing Rodeo

When: Everyday between June 18 - 21, 2021
Where: Flounder's Chowder House 800 Quietwater Beach Road Pensacola, FL 32561
Check out the website for details.
More Info: visitpensacola.com

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

Pensacola International Billfish Tournament

When: Everyday between July 1 - 4, 2021
Where: Palafox Pier & Yacht Harbor 997 S Palafox St #5977 Pensacola, FL 32502 PBGFC Phone : 850.453.4638 Palafox Phone : 850.432.9620
Pensacola Big Game Fishing Club will host its 50th Annual Pensacola International Billfish Tournament
More Info: https://www.pbgfc.com/pensacola-international-billfish

Pensacola Beach 4th of July Fireworks

When: July 4, 2021
Details upcoming

July 4th Fireworks

When: July 4, 2021 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: Pensacola Beach Boardwalk 400 Quietwater Beach Road Gulf Breeze, FL 32561
Watch the stunning display of fireworks along the Boardwalk and Santa Rosa Sound.

Pensacola Beach Airshow

When: Everyday between July 7 - 11, 2021
Pensacola Beach
More Info: visitpensacola.com

Blue Angels Pensacola Beach Air Show

When: July 10, 2021
Where: Pensacola Beach Pensacola, FL
More Info: https://www.blueangels.navy.mil/show/

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

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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