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Attractions and Things to Do in Pensacola, FL

Visit Pensacola, your pristine getaway to the blue skies and emerald waters of the Florida Panhandle. Our westernmost city is also our best, with countless attractions designed with your time in mind. Explore our dazzling beaches with crisp sand at your toes and refreshing waves within sight. Enjoy a day of adventure in our historic district, amusement parks, performing arts centers and more, all while unique seasonal celebrations and exquisite dining options are a step away. Come see why Pensacola will become your favorite place for fun in the sun.

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Celebrating for five days in February every year, Pensacola is the perfect place for your Mardi Gras season. Home to the 3rd biggest Mardi Gras celebration behind New Orleans and Mobile, Pensacola is a blast with parades and parties lining the street and waiting for you to join them.
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Wear all the green you got and hop on over to Pensacola this St. Patrick’s day, with parties and celebrations all over the city for people of all ages. Visit our renowned historic downtown district and participate in one of our many famous events, like McGuire’s St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run starting and ending at McGuire’s Irish Pub. Good luck!
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One of the biggest crawfish boils in Florida, the Crawfish Festival brings the Louisiana bayou to our local waterfront for an impeccable blend of Cajun inspired flavor and music. Located in Bartram Park of downtown Pensacola, the three-day festival is your ticket to a kickin’ time at the end of April.
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Home to one of Florida’s must-see veteran’s memorials, Pensacola honors our veteran’s with The Wall South, located in Veteran’s Memorial Park. Celebrate the beginning of summer by honoring local and national individuals the best way possible.
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Become a part of Pensacola’s rich and diverse history with the Fiesta of Five Flags, your gateway to ten days of celebrating the founding of Pensacola. Held the first 2 weeks of June each year, Fiesta is one of the oldest and biggest heritage festivals in Florida, with over 20 events produced year round for fun in the Panhandle for everyone.
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One of the most spectacular 4th of July celebrations in the country can be found in downtown Pensacola at Sertoma's 4th of July Celebration. You can also hit Pensacola Beach, to see fireworks exploding dramatically over the Gulf of Mexico. There's simply no better place to celebrate our independence than with spectacle of fireworks overhead, soft sand crunching beneath your feet, and impromptu parties up and down the beach!
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Hosting the largest fireworks display on the gulf Coast, Pensacola Bay celebrates our independence the right way with Sertoma’s 4th of July celebration. Synchronizing the firework’s explosions to the sound of a digitally recorded soundtrack, Sertoma’s will be the most sophisticated fireworks production to date. Bring your family to our arts and crafts vendors, inflatables and pony rides. Enjoy the wide array of food, live entertainment and music along the beach and within sight of an unforgettable nighttime show in the sky.
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Witness the heart-stopping twists and turns of the Blue Angels at the Pensacola Beach Air Show. Be on the scene when the Blue Angels dominate the sky the way they know best: breathtaking stunts and incredible aerial acrobatics over the Gulf of Mexico and an admiring crowd.
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Be drawn to the sea like the tide and come to downtown Pensacola’s renowned Seafood Festival. With a plethora of dishes from 18 vendors and over 180 arts and crafts vendors, our Seafood Festival is one of the biggest arts and crafts fairs in Northwest Florida. Enjoy historic Seville Square like never before with local and regional live musical performances, cooking demonstrations, a 5K run/walk and much more for a terrific time and endless entertainment.
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Considered one of the best and most popular arts festivals in the United States, the Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival is a step above the rest and arrives in Pensacola the first weekend of November. Drawing in more than 200 of the nation’s most prestigious and famous painters, potters, sculptors, jewelers, graphic artists and craftsmen, there is no greater hub for artists anywhere else. Don’t miss out on a festival ranked #33 in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine and one of the top 100 events in North America by the American Bus Association.

The historic streets of Downtown Pensacola are closed to host a New Year's celebration like no other. A giant illuminated Pelican will be perched above the celebration on a 100-foot platform, descending at the stroke of midnight, amidst a fireworks extravaganza show. A family oriented celebration with live entertainment, food, and a host of children's activities take over Downtown Pensacola.
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From food and art festivals, national holidays with local flair, to wonderful air shows of the highest caliber…there's certainly no shortage of fun events and attractions in Pensacola, Florida.

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