I’m talking about Nov. 6-8, when two awesome events share the weekend, making this prime time for visitors who want to see the Gulf Coast at its finest.
There’s no reason you can’t enjoy both – The Blue Angels Homecoming Show and the Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival.
Start planning now so you get your fill of each. (Here’s a tip from a local: For the art show, go early or go late in the day to avoid the crowds that throng Seville Square and nearby parks.)
The Navy’s daredevil pilots will close the season with high energy shows Nov. 6-7 at their home base, Pensacola Naval Air Station. In addition to the Blues, you also can enjoy the National Naval Aviation Museum, the Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum, historic Fort Barrancas and more. And it comes as the nation honors our military with Veterans Day Nov. 11.
As for the art show, there are many reasons why it’s one of the most popular in the Southeast. Great music and plenty of children’s activities add to the show, which draws 200-plus painters, potters, sculptors, jewelers and other artists. It’s all in downtown Pensacola, where you can enjoy a great lineup of restaurants, museums and bars, too.
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Mark O’Brien landed in the Pensacola Bay Area decades ago by way of Boston, and soon blended right in with the locals (if you listen carefully you might even catch a hint of southern drawl every once in a while). A seasoned historian and talented wordsmith, Mark wrote the book Pensacola On My Mind in 1987, and today writes an eclectic mix of family and business histories, blogs and other tomes. He loves traveling, driving his new convertible with the top down, catching up with old friends and—most of all—his family (most especially the grand kids).