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Year round fun on the beach!

 The beach is the setting for a calendar of events full of diverse and inviting things to do: from the Pensacola Beach Air Show, to Bands On The Beach live concerts every Tuesday night at the Gulfside Pavilion, to stargazing on clear nights, to signature sporting events and festivals like the Crawfish Festival, Taste of the Beach and Art & Wine Festival. There’s always something going on, so check out our full calendar of events below.

JANUARY

POLAR BEAR PLUNGE Photo #1

POLAR BEAR PLUNGE  

New Year’s Day, January 1, 2020 at 2 p.m. Brave the cold and start the New Year with a dip in the Sound.

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SNOWBIRDS BEACH BASH  

January 23, 2020 from 9-11am Join us at Our Lady of Assumption Church on Pensacola Beach for a fun winter event. Enjoy a light breakfast, BINGO, Elvis Tribute performance, and the Pensacola Beach Elementary School Soundpipers Chorus.

FEBRUARY

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DOUBLE BRIDGE RUN

Saturday, Feb.1st, 2020. Pensacola Sports Association presents the Double Bridge run. Run over both bridges or just one all the way to beach.

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KREWE OF WRECKS MARDI GRAS PARADE

February 23, 2020 at 2pm Line up down Via de Luna and get ready to catch those beads!

MARCH

GO IRISH ON THE ISLAND

GO IRISH ON THE ISLAND!  

March 17, 2019 St. Paddy’s Day Pub Crawl 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Make your way through dozens of beach bars, restaurants and hotels serving up Irish drink specials, music and mischief.

APRIL

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BANDS ON THE BEACH

2020 TBA – Pensacola Beach’s popular outdoor summer concert series, Bands on the Beach, features a lineup of performers sure to please every musical taste. Located in the beautiful Gulfside Pavilion overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, the series features regional artists performing a wide variety of music. Bring your lawn chair and join us every summer for hot music, smooth grooves and a whole lot of good times. Bands on the Beach takes place every Tuesday night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Complete Bands & Dates listing

PENSACOLA BEACH CRAWFISH FESTIVAL

PENSACOLA BEACH CRAWFISH FESTIVAL  

April 17-19, 2020 Mudbugs take over the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk for the annual Pensacola Beach Crawfish Festival, hosted by Bamboo Willies.

STARGAZING NIGHTS

STARGAZING NIGHTS 

2020 TBA – Held on the first quarter moon weekend, beginning at sunset at the Gulfside Pavilion.

JULY

FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS

FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS  

July 4,  Sound side  8:30 p.m. Celebrate your independence with fireworks on the sound side of the Island.

PENSACOLA BEACH AIR SHOW

PENSACOLA BEACH AIR SHOW

July 11, 2020 It’s all eyes to the skies as the U.S. Navy’s flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, civilian and other military aircraft perform acrobatics over the Gulf of Mexico. The Pensacola Beach Air Show presented by the Santa Rosa Island Authority. Complete Air Show details

AUGUST

SEA TURTLE BABY SHOWER

SEA TURTLE BABY SHOWER  

2020 TBA – Landshark Landing (165 Fort Pickens Road, Pensacola Beach, on the Margaritaville Beach Hotel property). A family friendly afternoon of games, activities, entertainment to educate and celebrate Sea Turtles. Take the Sea Turtle Friendly Oath, Meet Meg the Mermaid. Touch a real turtle shell. Lots of giveaways. Event is free to public.

SEPTEMBER

VETTES AT THE BEACH CAR SHOW

VETTES AT THE BEACH CAR SHOW 

September 19, 2020 Corvette show with vettes of all ages to admire at Casino Beach parking lot.

OCTOBER

TASTE OF THE BEACH

TASTE OF THE BEACH 

October 10, 2020 Pensacola Beach’s biggest culinary event now takes place in October! It starts with a VIP dinner on Friday night followed by cooking demonstrations, cooking challenges, and food tastings from beach restaurants.

SANTA ROSA ISLAND TRIATHLON

SANTA ROSA ISLAND TRIATHLON

October 3, 2020 This sprint distance triathlon features a flat and fast course: a 600 yard swim along the pristine shores of the Gulf of Mexico, followed by an out-and-back bike course that traverses along the shores of the Pensacola Beach, and, lastly, a 5K run takes you through an idyllic beach neighborhood. Then spend the rest of your afternoon enjoying the beautiful Pensacola Beach.

SEA TURTLE TRIATHLON

SEA TURTLE TRIATHLON 

October 4, 2020 Held at Park East, this event features a full triathlon experience for children from seven to 15 years old.

BEACH-O-WEEN

BEACH-O-WEEN  

October 23, 2020 Bring the family out to the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk to enjoy a free night of fun! Bounce houses, games, face painting, candy, food, and more.

NOVEMBER

ART & WINE FEST

ART & WINE FEST 

2020 TBA – A weekend of art and wine on Pensacola Beach Boardwalk. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

VETERAN’S DAY PARADE

VETERAN’S DAY PARADE 

November 11, 2019 A salute to our nation’s veterans

DECEMBER

SEASON YOUR HOLIDAYS

Looking for a unique winter wonderland this holiday season without the frigid temperatures? Pensacola Beach, with its sugary-white sand, offers guests a guaranteed white Christmas and is jam-packed with “island style” holiday activities guaranteed to get even the worst Scrooges in the spirit. This annual holiday event is presented by the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce. For more information, click here.

SEASON YOUR HOLIDAYS #1

LIGHTED BOAT PARADE 

December 7, 2019 6:30 p.m. 4 p.m. Pre-show party for kids. Lighted Boat Parade from Sabine Marina to the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk – View parade procession in Little Sabine at 6:30 pm. View from Quietwater Beach area at 7:30 p.m. Look for Santa on the lead boat! Fireworks with Santa- Soundside- 8 p.m.

SEASON YOUR HOLIDAYS #2

SURFING SANTA BEACH PARADE  

December 8, 2019 2 p.m.- 3 p.m. Thousands of children, parents and other spectators make their way to Pensacola Beach on Sunday to see Santa Claus making his way down Via De Luna Drive atop a Pensacola Beach fire truck at the annual Surfing Santa Beach Parade. Starting at 2 p.m. from Avenida 10, the parade will make its way down Via De Luna toward Casino Beach and end at the Gulfside Pavilion.

SEASON YOUR HOLIDAYS #3

NEW YEAR’S EVE FIREWORKS  

December 31, 2019 Midnight Keep your eyes focused on the Pensacola Beach skies this New Year’s Eve for a free firework displays along the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk. At midnight a dazzling light display, provided by the beach chamber, will take place overlooking the Santa Rosa Sound from the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk.

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NEW YEAR’S DAY POLAR BEAR PLUNGE  

January 1, 2020 2 p.m. Need an exhilarating rush to help kick off your new year? Head to Pensacola Beach and plunge headfirst into the Santa Rosa Sound at the annual Polar Bear Plunge. Hosted by the Paradise Bar & Grill, hundreds of dippers and spectators – many dressed in costume – flock to the beach to participate in this long-established tradition.