"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

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WEDNESDAY   High 100°   Real Feel 109°   Low 75°

VERY HOT and HUMID!!! Mostly clear all day.

Wind   WSW  5 - 10 mph

​​​​​​​​​​​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?...

Check out the website for ALL the info.



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Help them mend their fences at monthly Bathe-Ins! The Pensacola Humane Society continues its 2019 Doggie Bathe-In season and

proceeds will fund repairs to the adoption center’s fencing. In addition to providing a service to pet owners, the Bathe-Ins are an

important fundraising activity for the Humane Society, providing a substantial portion of the shelter’s revenue. The events are run by

shelter staff and volunteers. New volunteers and experienced groomers are always needed.

Those interested in helping should contact the volunteer coordinator at volunteer@pensacolahumane.org.

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Innerlight Surf Shop is donating a brand new surfboard ($529 value) to give away to one lucky attendee DURING THE CONCERT at The Pensacola Saenger Theatre featuring Switchfoot’s Jon Foreman. The winner will be selected at random via seat number! Concert tickets are available at  TicketMaster via http://bit.ly/JFFBF1FB . See you there.



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In 1936, archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to

find the Ark of the Covenant before Adolf Hitler's Nazis can obtain its awesome powers.

Director: Steven Spielberg
Writers: Lawrence Kasdan (screenplay by), George Lucas (story by)
Stars: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman

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