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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

Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival in Pensacola Beach Florida

Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival

When: Everyday between Nov 9 - 19, 2017 12:00 PM - 0:00 AM
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.
More Info: www.frankbrownsongwriters.com

40th Annual Pensacola Seafood Festival in Pensacola Beach Florida

40th Annual Pensacola Seafood Festival

When: TBD
The annual Pensacola Seafood Festival takes over Seville Square, Fountain Park and waterfront Bartram Park in Historic Downtown Pensacola each fall, attracting more than 100,000 attendees during the three-day event that takes place the last weekend in September.
More Info: www.visitpensacola.com/events/signature-events/pensacola-seafood-festival/

2017 Blue Angels Homecoming Show in Pensacola Beach Florida

2017 Blue Angels Homecoming Show

When: Everyday between Nov 10 - 11, 2017
Enjoy the high-flying performers spectacular air show on Friday and Saturday with a special night time show on Friday commencing with a large fireworks display.


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October - 2017

Blue Angels Practice

When: Everyday between Oct 1 - 28, 2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: National Museum pf Naval Aviation, 1750 Radord Blvd., Pensacola, FL 32508
The Blue Angels will be practicing over the museum most Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings and last about 55 minutes. Check website for exact dates and times.
More Info: navalaviationmuseum.org/attractions/blue-angels

Palafox Market

When: Every Saturday between Oct 1 - 31, 2017 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Downtown Improvement Board, Martin Luther King Plaza, Pensacola, FL
Pick up fresh produce directly from onsite vendors who grow, make or create art. There will be live plants, baked goods, fine art, antiques and more..
More Info: palafoxmarket.com

College Night - Thursdays

When: Every Thursday between Oct 1 - 31, 2017 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Where: Phineas Phogg's, Seville Q

November - 2017

Blue Angels Practice

When: Everyday between Nov 1 - 21, 2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: National Museum pf Naval Aviation, 1750 Radord Blvd., Pensacola, FL 32508
The Blue Angels will be practicing over the museum most Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings and last about 55 minutes. Check website for exact dates and times.
More Info: navalaviationmuseum.org/attractions/blue-angels

Palafox Market

When: Every Saturday between Nov 1 - 30, 2017 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Downtown Improvement Board, Martin Luther King Plaza, Pensacola, FL
Pick up fresh produce directly from onsite vendors who grow, make or create art. There will be live plants, baked goods, fine art, antiques and more..
More Info: palafoxmarket.com

College Night - Thursdays

When: Every Thursday between Nov 1 - 30, 2017 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Where: Phineas Phogg's, Seville Q

Cubed Gulf Coast

When: Everyday between Nov 2 - 13, 2017
Downtown Pensacola will host Cubed Gulf Coast, a 12 day public art installation and live mural painting performance by 16 artists. Dates for the event, which will take place on Palafox Street at Martin Luther King Plaza, are November 3 -5.
Phone: 850-434-9095

Pensacola Buskers Festival

When: Everyday between Nov 3 - 5, 2017
Where: Intendencia Street, Pensacola, FL 32502
Area buskers along with travelers will perform along Intendencia Street with musicians, magicians, providing a free family event.

Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival

When: Everyday between Nov 3 - 5, 2017
Where: Downtown Pensacola's Historic Seville Square
A juried art show with more than 200 artists invited to exhibit their work.
More Info: www.ggaf.org

Umbrella Sky Project

When: Everyday between Nov 3 - 12, 2017
Where: Intendencia St. Pensacola, FL, 32502
Downtown Pensacola will be transformed into a a sea of colorful umbrellas for three months. This art project is part of Pensacola's annual Foo Foo Festival.
More Info: facebook.com/events/252992621873262/

Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival

When: Everyday between Nov 9 - 19, 2017 12:00 PM - 0:00 AM
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.
More Info: www.frankbrownsongwriters.com

2017 Blue Angels Homecoming Show

When: Everyday between Nov 10 - 11, 2017
Enjoy the high-flying performers spectacular air show on Friday and Saturday with a special night time show on Friday commencing with a large fireworks display.

Pensacola Marathon

When: Nov 12, 2017 6:30 AM
Where: Admiral Mason Park in Downtown Pensacola, near the intersection of 10th Avenue and Colfax St.
The starting time for the half marathon and the full marathon start will be at the same time.
More Info: pensacolasports.org/pensacolamarathon

Flora-Bama Thanksgiving Potluck

When: Nov 23, 2017 1:00 PM
Where: Flora-Bama, 17401 Perdido Key Drive, Pensacola, FL 32507
Bring a covered dish and enjoy all the turkey and ham and leave the clean-up to us.
Phone: 850.492.0611

December - 2017

Palafox Market

When: Every Saturday between Dec 1 - 30, 2017 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Downtown Improvement Board, Martin Luther King Plaza, Pensacola, FL
Pick up fresh produce directly from onsite vendors who grow, make or create art. There will be live plants, baked goods, fine art, antiques and more..
More Info: palafoxmarket.com

College Night - Thursdays

When: Every Thursday between Dec 1 - 28, 2017 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Where: Phineas Phogg's, Seville Q

Flora-Bama Santa Drop

When: Dec 9, 2017
Where: Flora-Bama, 17401 Perdido Key Drive, Pensacola, FL 32507
Santa will drop from an airplane and land safely on the sandy beaches behind Flora-Bama! Food, treats, pictures with Santa and lots of fun activities for the kids.
Phone: 850.492.0611

Make It To The Line

When: Dec 9, 2017
Where: Flora-Bama
Take off those extra holiday pounds by joining our 4-mile run/walk and 1-mile fun run.
Phone: 850.492.0611

Flora-Bama Christmas Potluck

When: Dec 25, 2017 1:00 PM
Where: Flora-Bama
The turkey and ham will be prepared and ready to go by Flora-Bama with live music. Patrons are encourage to bring a covered dish to share.
Phone: 850.492.0611

New Year's Eve Bash

When: Dec 31, 2017
Live music on all three stages until the party stops. Food, party favors, and champagne flow all night helping to bring in the New Year.

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Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival

Frank Brown Songwriters' Festival

The Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival (FBISF) opens November 9 for nearly two weeks of great music, written and performed by some of the most talented songwriters in the world.

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