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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.

February - 2021

Palafox Market

When: Every Saturday between Feb 1 - 28, 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

March - 2021

Palafox Market

When: Every Saturday between Mar 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

Ciclovia Open Streets

When: Everyday between Mar 5 - 8, 2021
Where: Downtown Pensacola
A portion of Pensacola streets are closed to motorized traffic so you can walk, run, bike or exercise that way you want to. 5 miles in the historic business district and along the Bayfront will be open.

The Sunbelt Conference Basketball Tournament

When: Everyday between Mar 5 - 8, 2021
Where: Check website for details
This Tournament marks the beginning of NCAA March Madness. The 12 men’s and women’s Sun Belt teams be competing locally.
More Info: www.sunbeltsports.org

McGuire's 5K Prediction Run

When: Everyday between Mar 13 - 8, 2021
Where: Starts and finishes at McGuire's Irish Pub in Downtown Pensacola.
44th Annual 5K race.
More Info: mcguireesirishpub.com

April - 2021

Palafox Market

When: Every Saturday between April 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

Mullet Man Triathlon

When: April 17, 2021
Where: Flora-Bama
This event is open to many categories.
More Info: www.florabama.com/mellet-triathlon

Pensacola Beach Firefighter Challenge

When: Everyday between April 23 - 24, 2021
Where: Pensacola Beach
This is the toughest firefighter challenge in the US! Register your team for skill, strength and stamina on Pensacola Beach. ..
More Info: pensacolasports.og

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

Pensacola Crawfish Festival

When: April 30, 2021
Where: Community Maritime Park Pensacola, FL 32502
Details upcoming

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

Pensacola Crawfish Festival

When: Everyday between May 1 - 2, 2021
Where: Community Maritime Park Pensacola, FL 32502
Details upcoming

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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