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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 - 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

OAR Festival

When: Oct 23, 2021
Where: Bayview Community Center 2001 E. Lloyd Street Pensacola, FL 32503
A festival to showcase paddling and outdoor experiences in the area. Free admission
Phone: 850-436-5692
More Info: oarfest.com

Pensacola Rose Society Show and Sale

When: Oct 23, 2021
Where: Pensacola Garden Center 1850 N. 9th Avenue Pensacola, FL 32503
Free event and open to the public. Rose bushes will be available for sale.
More Info: pensacolarosesociety.org/events

Trunk-or-Treat & Dog Adoption

When: Oct 23, 2021
Where: Anderson Subaru 7050 Pensacola Blvd. Pensacola, FL 32505
Drop in to see the precious babies dressed up and available for adoption. There will be plenty of activities for the children.
Phone: 850-696-1241

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

2021 Blue Angels Homecoming Show

When: Everyday between Nov 3 - 6, 2021
Where: Casino Beach 20 Casino Beach Blvd. Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
Check the website for specific times.
Phone: 850-434-1234
More Info: visitpensacola.com/events

37th Annual Frank Brown Int'l Songwriters' Festival

When: Everyday between Nov 4 - 14, 2021
Where: Multiple venues at different times
This 11-day festival will feature over 200 nationally acclaimed songwriters who will share their stories behind the lyrics of the songs.
Phone: 850-492-7664
More Info: frankbrownsongwriters.com

BrunchFest

When: Nov 7, 2021
Where: Seville Quarter 130 East Government Street Pensacola, FL 32502
Competing teams will provide samples for the Best Brunch in Town. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast.
More Info: eventbrite.com/e/brunchfest-tickets

Mahabhuta Yoga Vegfest

When: Everyday between Nov 12 - 14, 2021
Where: Bayview Community Center 2001 E. Lloyd Street Pensacola, FL 32503
More Info: mahabhutayogafestival.com

Perdido Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair

When: Nov 13, 2021
Where: Innerarity Point Park 5828Cruzat Rd. Pensacola, FL 32507
Plenty of holiday shopping and a holiday Flick on the Field.
Phone: 850-492-4660

Art & Wine Festival

When: Nov 14, 2021
Where: Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce 7 Casino Beach Boardwalk Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
Details upcoming
Phone: 850-932-1500

Creek Indian Fest

When: Everyday between Nov 20 - 21, 2021
Where: Santa Rosa County Creek Indian Tribal Grounds 4750 Williard Norris Road Milton, FL 32570
Celebrate Native American Traditions with family-friendly activities.
More Info: santarosacreektribe.org

Gulf Coast Blues Fest

When: Every Friday,Saturday,Sunday between Nov 26 - 28, 2021
Where: Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds 6655 Mobile Highway Pensacola, FL 32526
Friday & Saturday Night Blues Southern Soul concert with a Sunday Evening Blues Bus Casino trip.
Phone: 850-503-5766
More Info: gulfcoastbluesfest.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

May - 2022

Memorial Weekend Pensacola

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