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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: TBD
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: TBD
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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February - 2018

Palafox Market

When: Every Saturday between Feb 1 - 28, 2018 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: MLK, Jr. Plaza along Palafox Street between Wright and Garden Streets
Each Saturday the market brings a new bounty of fresh produce, flowers, plants, antiques and delicious treats.

Breakfast and a Movie

When: Everyday between Feb 6 - 27, 2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Nat'l Museum of Naval Aviation, 1750 Radford Blvd., Pensacola, FL 32508
Enjoy Chick-fil-A breakfast followed by a movie in the recently renovated Giant Screen Digital Theater.

March - 2018

Palafox Market

When: Every Saturday between Mar 1 - 31, 2018 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: MLK, Jr. Plaza along Palafox Street between Wright and Garden Streets
Each Saturday the market brings a new bounty of fresh produce, flowers, plants, antiques and delicious treats.

April - 2018

Palafox Market

When: Every Saturday between April 1 - 30, 2018 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: MLK, Jr. Plaza along Palafox Street between Wright and Garden Streets
Each Saturday the market brings a new bounty of fresh produce, flowers, plants, antiques and delicious treats.

Bands on the Beach

When: Every Tuesday between April 3 - 30, 2018 7:00 PM
Where: Gulfside Pavilion
Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the great music. Check website for band listings.
More Info: visitpensacolabeach.com/whats-happening-bands-on-beach

May - 2018

Palafox Market

When: Every Saturday between May 1 - 26, 2018 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: MLK, Jr. Plaza along Palafox Street between Wright and Garden Streets
Each Saturday the market brings a new bounty of fresh produce, flowers, plants, antiques and delicious treats.

Bands on the Beach

When: Every Tuesday between May 1 - 31, 2018 7:00 PM
Where: Gulfside Pavilion
Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the great music. Check website for band listings.
More Info: visitpensacolabeach.com/whats-happening-bands-on-beach

June - 2018

Bands on the Beach

When: Every Tuesday between June 1 - 30, 2018 7:00 PM
Where: Gulfside Pavilion
Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the great music. Check website for band listings.
More Info: visitpensacolabeach.com/whats-happening-bands-on-beach

July - 2018

Bands on the Beach

When: Every Tuesday between July 1 - 31, 2018 7:00 PM
Where: Gulfside Pavilion
Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the great music. Check website for band listings.
More Info: visitpensacolabeach.com/whats-happening-bands-on-beach

August - 2018

Bands on the Beach

When: Every Tuesday between Aug 1 - 31, 2018 7:00 PM
Where: Gulfside Pavilion
Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the great music. Check website for band listings.
More Info: visitpensacolabeach.com/whats-happening-bands-on-beach

September - 2018

Bands on the Beach

When: Every Tuesday between Sept 1 - 30, 2018 7:00 PM
Where: Gulfside Pavilion
Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the great music. Check website for band listings.
More Info: visitpensacolabeach.com/whats-happening-bands-on-beach

October - 2018

Bands on the Beach

When: Every Tuesday between Oct 1 - 30, 2018 7:00 PM
Where: Gulfside Pavilion
Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the great music. Check website for band listings.
More Info: visitpensacolabeach.com/whats-happening-bands-on-beach
On the beach in Gulf Shores at the annual Flora Bama Mullet Toss

Flora Bama Mullet Toss

If you think a mullet is just a bad haircut, you probably haven’t heard about the Flora-Bama Lounge’s Annual Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast’s Greatest Beach Party. Learn more!

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