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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.

October - 2020

Palafox Market

When: Every Saturday between Oct 1 - 31, 2020
Where: Martin Luther King Plaza, N. Pensacola, FL 32502
You will find a little bit of everything here: fresh produce, local meat, poultry, cheese, live plants, flowers and more.
More Info: palafoxmarket.com

Beach-O-Ween

When: Oct 23, 2020
Pensacola Beach Boardwalk will have a family fun evening with bounce houses, face painting, food candy and more.

November - 2020

Palafox Market

When: Every Saturday between Nov 1 - 30, 2020
Where: Martin Luther King Plaza, N. Pensacola, FL 32502
You will find a little bit of everything here: fresh produce, local meat, poultry, cheese, live plants, flowers and more.
More Info: palafoxmarket.com

Art & Wine Fest

When: Nov 1, 2020
Where: Pensacola Beach Boardwalk
Enjoy beautiful Art & Wine on the Boardwalk.

Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival

Where: Various venues in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Perdido Key, and Pensacola. Festival dates are November 5-15. 2020
Featuring more than 200 nationally acclaimed songwriters from all over the world performing their songs and telling the stories behind them.
More Info: www.frankbrownsongwriters.com

Veteran's Day Parade

When: Nov 11, 2020
Saluting our nation's veterans.

December - 2020

Palafox Market

When: Every Saturday between Dec 1 - 31, 2020
Where: Martin Luther King Plaza, N. Pensacola, FL 32502
You will find a little bit of everything here: fresh produce, local meat, poultry, cheese, live plants, flowers and more.
More Info: palafoxmarket.com

Lighted Boat Parade

When: Dec 5, 2020 6:30 PM
Parade will start at Sabine Harbor to the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk with Santa leading the procession. Fireworks with Santa 8pm.
More Info: visitpensacolabeach.com

Surfing Santa Beach Parade

When: Dec 6, 2020
Watch as Santa makes his way down Via De Luna Drive on top of a Pensacola fire truck.
More Info: visitpensacolabeach.com

New Year's Eve Fireworks

When: Dec 31, 2020
Free fireworks display along Pensacola Beach Boardwalk overlooking Santa Rosa Sound at midnight.

April - 2021

Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast's Greatest Beach Party

When: Everyday between April 24 - 25, 2021
Where: Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar 17401 Perdido Key Drive Pensacola, FL 32507

July - 2021

Blue Angels Pensacola Beach Air Show

When: July 9, 2021
Where: Park East on Pensacola Beach
Watch the Blue Angels, the Navy's flight demonstration team perform aerial acrobatics.
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