The city of Pensacola, county seat of Escambia County. The city is a seaport on the Pensacola Bay. Pensacola proclaims itself as hoe to the “World’s Whitest Beaches”.
Festivals and special events are held year-round:
May’s Crawfish Creole Festival commemorates the area’s Cajun influence with a large crawfish boil. Fiesta of Five Flags, held in June, celebrates the city’s Spanish heritage. The Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival is a three day juried art show which draws more than 200 of the nation’s best artists of all types. The Pensacola King Mackerel and Cobia Tournament, held in June, is one of the Gulf Coast’s largest fishing tournaments . Every September, the city hosts the Pensacola Seafood Festival, where delicious fruits of the sea and a variety of continuous local entertainment can be enjoyed over a three-day period.
Pensacola is home to two manor league professional sports teams:
The Pensacola Ice Pilots are a hockey team playing in the East Coast Hockey League. The Pensacola Pelican are an independent minor league baseball team.
The world-famous Blue Angels are based at NAS Pensacola. The blue angel team was formed in 1946, making it the second oldest formal flying aerobatic team in the world. The Blue Angels’ six demonstration pilots fly in more than 70 shows in 34 locations throughout the United States each year. An estimated 11 million spectators view the squadron air show each full year. They can be found performing their air show at Pensacola Beach in July and at their homecoming show usually in November of each year.
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