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Fiesta Boat Parade & Deluna Landing Ceremony

May 30, 2020
  • Location: Pensacola Bay, Boats depart from mouth of Bayou Chico
  • Pensacola, FL 32502
  • (850) 434-6211 phone
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Admission: Free & open to the public



Under orders from King Phillip II of Spain over 450 years ago, conquistador Don Tristan DeLuna sailed into the beautiful waters surrounding what is now Pensacola, Florida. He claimed the land he found in the name of Spain, and Pensacola became the first European settlement in the United States. The DeLuna Landing Ceremony is a lighthearted reenactment of what might have happened when Don Tristan DeLuna landed in 1559. 


The ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at the Quietwater Beach Amphitheater (400 Quietwater Beach Road – under the Shell) on Pensacola Beach.  Stay tuned for more information regarding next year's DeLuna Landing Ceremony!