TOMORROW   2 - 8 pm


Casino Beach

on Pensacola Beach
20 Casino Beach Blvd
850-324-0316 phone

​FREE !!!

Honoring GOD, FAMILY, and MILITARY. This is the goal of their Family Beach Fest and they truly hope you can be a part of it!!

MONDAY   12 pm - 8:30 pm



Pensacola Bay Brewery
225 East Zaragoza Street

850-434-3353 phone

Website  Visits    97,882

TOMORROW   9 am - 2 pm

201 East Zarragoza Street

Pensacola Historical Village, Museum of Commerce

& Old Seville Square
850-284-7468 phone
Admission: FREE

Closer Look

TONIGHT   6:30 pm


Blue Wahoos Stadium

305 West Main Street

​850-934-8444 phone

SUNDAY   1 pm


​Veteran's Memorial Park and

The Wall South

200 South 10th Avenue
850-434-6119 phone

                Located  @  18 East Garden Street             

459 years and counting


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"The City of Five Flags"

Here's why. Five governments have flown flags here during our history: Spain, France, Great Britain, the Confederate States of America, and our National Flag.

Other commonly known nicknames are: 

"The World's Whitest Beaches," "Cradle of Naval Aviation" (Home of the Legendary Blue Angels), "The Western Gate to the Sunshine State," "America's FIRST Settlement" (it really is),

"The Emerald Coast," "The Red Snapper Capital of the World," "The City of Champions" (many Olympic & sports stars are from Pensacola) & "The UP Side of Florida." 


Our Founder


​​​,​,  The Pensacola Archaeology Lab, Mr. John Appleyard, Cmdr. Leo F. Murphy U.S.N. (Retired),,,, Anthropology and Archaeology,,
The Pensacola Historical Society,,,,,,,,,,  Mr. John Worth,,,  Mr. Richard Brown,, Mr. Nik Schuck, ​,, Mr. 
William Lees,,,,, Mr. Mike Lutzenberger,,, Mrs. Lauren Lentile UWF,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Mr. Len Mosey,
Grumman History Center, Blue Angels Alumni Association, Mr. Tom Kaminski, Lieutenant Bryan Buchanon U.S.N.,,
Lt. Morgan Smith, PH2 David Loveall, Mr. Alan Brown,,, Mr. Paul Freeman, Mr. John Voss, Mr. Scott Murdock,
Cryptologic Technician Maintenance 1st Class Wesley Goodman, Mr. Will Noble,, Mr. Mark Hilton, Mr. Charles Cottrell, Mrs. Victoria Wilcox,, Mr. Drew Buchanan, Mr. Derek Cosson, ​Mr. Tom Garner, Dr. Judy Bense,, Mrs. Sandy Brown,,

Pensacola Weather

Pensacola’s Veterans Memorial Park will host its annual Memorial Day observance on Sunday at 1 pm. The guest speaker will be the Mayor of Pensacola, Ashton Hayward. During the ceremony the Foundation will unveil its newest memorial honoring our nation’s sacrifices to the ongoing Global War on Terror. This memorial includes an artifact from the World Trade Center attack in New York on September 11th, 2001. Local artist and the creator of the memorial Randy New will attend.

The Foundation will also recognize several local students for their artwork themed

“Memorial Day: a special time to remember those who gave their lives in service to their country.”

FRIDAY   High 85°   Real Feel 97°   Low 72°   Rain 60%

Clouds & sun becoming mostly cloudy with showers & thunderstorms.

Wind  SSE  5 - 10 mph

PENSACOLA IS INBLOOM with pop-up shops, makers, shakers & bakers - There's never been a better way to support small home-grown business than to come out and enjoy our May Florida. Market 'InBloom' is Pensacola's unique indoor/outdoor boutique shopping experience in the historic village of downtown Pensacola, inside the magical Museum of Commerce and out on the historic lawn behind Tivoli Gift House and Pink Market Boutique. Browse Freshly curated selected high quality "unique" vendors in amongst Pensacola’s Southern historic backdrop, from handmade goodies, vintage finds, and more. shop, sip, browse, make new friends, greet old friends, paint, play lawn games and relax to the tune of live music. Feel free to bring along a chair or picnic blanket!

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Pensacola Christian Surfers is hosting the second annual Family Beach Fest this Memorial Day Weekend on Pensacola Beach! Led by Ben Martin, Director of the Pensacola Christian Surfers, the bands KUTLESS, FELLING GIANTS from Colorado, and JON FOREMAN from SWITCHFOOT are joining together this Memorial Day Weekend to bring to the public an afternoon of live music and celebration! Admission to Family Beach Fest is completely FREE, and Christian Surfers is raising $150,000 to cover the costs and every donation makes a difference! Complete with music from Momentum Church and the Bridge Worship Team, Pastor Tim Payne, State Representative Mike Hill, Evangelist Adam Field, Pastor Mike Doyle from New York City, and Jimmy Kaiser, Director of Christian Surfers United States, this hangout on Pensacola's white sandy beaches is going to be a day you won’t want to miss!

Veterans support group, Guns to Hammers (GTH), in collaboration with Pensacola Bay Brewery, announces its Cross Country Road Trip Tour 2018 Memorial Day “stop” event. Commencing at 2 pm on Monday, Memorial Day, GTH and Pensacola Bay’s master brewer Mark Robertson invite Escambia and Santa Rosa county residents and visitors to join in honoring the service and sacrifice of America’s Warriors. From casual strollers to motorcycle enthusiasts, ALL will be welcome to meet the GTH Road Trip Tour riders, and to learn about this growing national network of construction professionals whose mission is to help disabled Veterans gain greater independence

america’s 1st Settlement,  One Nation under  GOD ,  in  GOD  we trust.

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​​​​​​​​​​​Take a tour in Downtown Pensacola, on Pensacola Beach,

a Pub Tour ​or take the GHOSTS, MURDERS & MAYHEM Tour.

The Ghost Tours are done ALL YEAR. Why?...

Check out the website for ALL the info.

SEGWAY TOURS - 1 hour  $45  (Locals/Students/Military $40)   2 hours  $65 (Locals/Students/Military: $60

 This includes the first few minutes for instruction and YES, IT IS VERY SIMPLE TO LEARN!    

 If you choose 2 hrs., it is still the lowest price in the entire southeast for Segway rides! 


BICYCLE TOURS     2 hour Bicycle Historical tours Adults: $45  (Locals/Students/Military: $40) 

BIKE RENTALS - $10.00 for a day, $50.00 for a full week. 


PUB TOURS (or Pub Crawl, must be 21 & up)  $15 a person - Walking... not driving, riding or stumbling.  


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