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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), "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 Western Gate to the Sunshine State," & "The UP Side of Florida." 

Pensacola Weather

Come Celebrate the fun of Gallery Night with a Tailgating theme, Local and Regional

Artists and the Start of College Football. Wear your favorite team jersey in support or our Pigskin & Paint Gallery Night. Palafox

Street and Government Street will be closed for traffic between Garden and Main Street. So, FOOT TRAFFIC ONLY!

TOMORROW   10 am - 4 pm

FALL IN LOVE

MEGA ADOPTION EVENT

Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds
6655 Mobile Highway
850-780-3223 phone
Admission: FREE

Well, it cost $1.00 at the Toll Booth.

Come celebrate Pensacola's past, present, and future with organizations from across the community at Historic St. Michael’s Cemetery! This family-friendly event is free and open to the public. During the event the St. Michael's Cemetery Foundation of Pensacola, Inc. will be selling a limited number of Jamaican Crinum lily bulbs from plants in the cemetery to support preservation efforts. They will also have live music and Two Birds Street Food joining them this year!

TUESDAY   11 am

BLUE ANGELS PRACTICE

National Naval Aviation Museum

viewing area on the flight line
1750 Radford Blvd
850-452-3604 phone

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TUESDAY NIGHT    7 pm

TOUCH OF GRAY
Gulfside Pavilion

on Pensacola Beach
20 Casino Beach Blvd
850-932-2257 phone

FREE CONCERT

​ON THE BEACH

The group Touch of Gray has been playing classic rock in the Pensacola area for the last fifteen years. They are known for “Rock and Roll You Remember”. All four members are accomplished lifetime musicians that can capture the true essence of the songs they perform. A night with Touch of Gray is a night to reminisce, dance, and enjoy classic rock the way it should be played!

The Modern Eldorados live show is more than just a concert.

It Is a musical experience dripping with history and full of

excitement. With all the conviction of an old time gospel preacher,

Lyles delivers his unique brand of witty southern humor. When The Modern Eldorados take the stage,

get ready for wildly entertaining and authentic American honky tonk. The Modern Eldorados  tap deep

into the roots of traditional country, western swing and the rockabilly style.

TOMORROW   10 am - 2 pm

Historic St. Michael’s Cemetery CELEBRATION and CRINUM LILY SALE

St. Michael's Cemetery
207 East Main Street
850-240-6408 phone

Website  Visits    109,322

                Located  @  18 East Garden Street             


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

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

The Ghost Tours are done ALL YEAR. Why?...
GHOSTS DON'T JUST WAIT 'TIL HALLOWEEN !!!

Check out the website for ALL the info.

459 years and counting

 FUN STUFF  to

check off of your

THE UPSIDE OF FLORIDA

SEE OUR HISTORY  (more than reading) on the PAGE TABS below

1559  pensacola then ​& now  2018

Our Founder

DON TRISTAN de LUNA

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Credits and Search/Research Sites/Persons<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

america's first settlement

close details

​WEATHER (and a "once in a blue

moon" mechanical issue)
COULD CANCEL THEIR PRACTICE,
SO CLICK THE IMAGES ABOVE TO

FIND OUT A WHOLE BUNCH OF

IMPORTANT INFORMATION.

FRIDAY   High 89°   Real Feel 101°   Low 74°   Rain 40%

Partly sunny and HUMID. Spots of afternoon showers and thunderstorms.

 Wind  ESE 5 - 10 mph

Come Fall In Love at their mega pet adoption event at the Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds on Mobile Hwy. Let's get 100 or more animals new homes! OVER 20 RESCUE ORGANIZATIONS are bringing wonderful pets. All are looking for furever homes: cats, kittens, dogs, puppies, pigs, horses! There's something for everyone!

LAST TIME THEY GOT 75 ANIMALS ADOPTED! HELP THEM TOP THAT NUMBER!

The skill and courage required to perform

aerial maneuvers in tight formations at 400

to 700 mph, all while maintaining as little as

18 inches of separation, is awe-inspiring!

TODAY   5 pm - 12 am

GALLERY NIGHT

PALAFOX STREET

(between Garden & Main Sts.)

and

GOVERNMENT STREET

(between Palafox & Tarragona Sts.)

​IT'S FREE TO GO TO!!!

FOR the

SUNDAY   6 pm

Blues on the Bay Concert Series

​THE MODERN ELDORADOS

Community Maritime Park
301 West Main Street
850-436-5670 phone

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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! 

AND, HONESTLY, TWICE THE AMOUNT OF FUN ! ! !

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. 

THEY CAN DELIVER BIKES DOWNTOWN FOR FREE, $20.00 TO THE BEACH (for toll & gas). 

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

​​​visitpensacola.com,​ emeraldcoasttours.net,  The Pensacola Archaeology Lab, Mr. John Appleyard, Cmdr. Leo F. Murphy U.S.N. (Retired),
flpublicarchaeology.org, americanart.si.edu, en.wikipedia.org,  uwf.edu Anthropology and Archaeology,  absoluteastronomy.com,
The Pensacola Historical Society,  cityshowcase.com, trifter.com, myfloridahistory.blogspot.com,  pensapedia.com,  shorpy.com, frankhardymademyphotographstwo.com, Flickr.com/photos/debra32514, georgiabears.com, driveinmovie.com,  Mr. John Worth,  wikipedia.org,
downtownpensacola.com,  Mr. Richard Brown, devilliersmuseum.com, Mr. Nik Schuck, ​pensacolapolice.com,  archaeology.org, Mr. 
William Lees, patriotresource.com, cnic.navy.mil, familytreemaker.genealogy.com, beyreuth.net/Pensacola300, Mr. Mike Lutzenberger, wfrm.org, 5flagsspeedway.com, Mrs. Lauren Lentile UWF, pci-nsn.gov/westminster/tribal_history.html, floridamemory.com, historicpensacola.org, pnj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery, flheritage.com, noaa.gov, weather.com, accuweather.com, wunderground.com, pnj.com/history, fiestaoffiveflags.org, veteransmemorialparkpensacola.com,
Mr. Len Mosey,
Grumman History Center, Blue Angels Alumni Association, Mr. Tom Kaminski, Lieutenant Bryan Buchanon U.S.N., blueangels-usn.org,
Lt. Morgan Smith, PH2 David Loveall, Mr. Alan Brown, wreathsacrossamerica.org, pensacolasurf.com, Mr. Paul Freeman, Mr. John Voss, Mr. Scott Murdock,
Cryptologic Technician Maintenance 1st Class Wesley Goodman, Mr. Will Noble, lpca.us, Mr. Mark Hilton, Mr. Charles Cottrell, Mrs. Victoria Wilcox,
pulsegulfcoast.com/2015/americas-first-settlement-unearthed-in-pensacola, Mr. Drew Buchanan, Mr. Derek Cosson, ​Mr. Tom Garner, Dr. Judy Bense,
pensacolamuseum.org, Mrs. Sandy Brown, pensacolarunners.com, pulsegulfcoast.com