In Pensacola, every day is a celebration.
Our history, our talented arts community, our amazing seafood, our white beaches and glorious wilderness – there’s always something to get excited about, take in, and enjoy.
But sometimes we like to crank it up a notch – shine the spotlight and bring the community together to revel in the things that make us special.
The Fiesta of Five Flags makes our diverse heritage come to life. The Seafood Festival cooks up the bounty of our abundant local fishing industry. The Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival and our year-round Gallery Nights bring art, dance and music to the parks, streets and galleries of historic downtown. Mardi Gras takes the party from the balconies of Palafox Street to the edge of the Gulf with parades and parties for all ages.
Throughout the year you can find bands playing through a waterfront sunset, fun for children and families, and breezes carrying the succulent smell of shrimp, barbecue, crawfish.
Our festivals and events showcase not only the best of what we do, but also the best of who we are.
Join us and become a part of the celebration and our community. We’re happy to have you!
Gallery Night in Downtown Pensacola
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The Pensacola Crawfish Festival presented by Coastal Bank and Trust – A taste of Louisiana comes to downtown Pensacola with a wide variety of Cajun fare including crawfish po-boys, crawfish pies, and over 16,000 pounds of boiled crawfish! Enjoy live music throughout the event, held on the beautiful downtown waterfront in Bartram Park. Join us April 29 – May 1. www.fiestaoffiveflags.org.
Fiesta of Five Flags – Parades, treasure hunts, a sand sculpture contest and more are part of this annual event celebrating Pensacola’s history. For a full schedule of events for the whole family to enjoy together visit www.fiestaoffiveflags.org.
Blue Angels Practice – You don’t have to wait for an airshow to see a thrilling, high-speed performance by the Blue Angels! The team practices in Pensacola from March to November. See them on May 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 and 31, with autograph sessions at the National Naval Aviation Museum on May 11 and 18. Practice begins at 11:30 a.m.The viewing area for the Blue Angels practice is behind the museum on NAS Pensacola. Open bleacher seating is available for 1,000 people. Concessions and merchandise are available. For more details and restrictions, visit www.navalaviationmuseum.org.
Blue Angels Practice – You don’t have to wait for an airshow to see a thrilling, high-speed performance by the Blue Angels! The team practices in Pensacola from March to November. See them on June 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29. Practice begins at 11:30 a.m.The viewing area for the Blue Angels practice is behind the museum on NAS Pensacola. Open bleacher seating is available for 1,000 people. Concessions and merchandise are available. For more details and restrictions, visit www.navalaviationmuseum.org.
Gallery Night – Stroll through the charming brick walkways of Downtown Pensacola after hours. Explore our downtown galleries, soak up the sounds of local musicians and try signature local cuisine. Gallery Night is a free event. - June 17, 5 to 9 p.m. Streets are closed until midnight. More Details.
Sertoma’s 4th of July Celebration in Seville Square - Enjoy an old-fashioned family celebration in Historic Downtown Pensacola leading up to fireworks over Pensacola Bay at 9 p.m. PensacolaFireworks.com.
Fourth of July Fireworks - Don't miss the annual Fourth of July fireworks spectacular on Pensacola Beach. The show begins Soundside at 8:30 p.m. VisitPensacolaBeach.com.
Bands on the Beach - 7 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday night through October, Gulfside Pavilion, 735 Pensacola Beach Blvd., Pensacola Beach. Bring your lawn chair and join us for live music and amazing sunsets. More Details
Pensacola Beach Air Show - U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron the Blue Angels will perform aerial acrobatics over the Gulf of Mexico during a weekend of high-flying fun. Enjoy amazing Blue Angels action beginning with Breakfast with the Blues on July 13 at 7 a.m. Enjoy breakfast at a beachfront restaurant and watch the Blues pilots prepare for Saturday's show. Head to the Beach July 15 for the Blue Angels Dress Rehearsal at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. It’s all leading up to the annual Blue Angels Air Show at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. on July 16. More Details.