Are you signed up for our e-newsletter? Sign up here

visitpensacola logo left image left image

Here's what you'll find in this edition:

May 2011 E-Newsletter from Visit Pensacola

Countdown to Summer

Warm water splashing, Blue Angels flying, fresh seafood cooking, live music playing, fireworks sparkling – these are the makings of summer vacation memories in the Pensacola Bay Area. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, visitors find plenty to do in the Pensacola Bay Area, whether it’s delighting in the clear emerald waters, building sugar-white sand castles or participating in one of the many special events.

Connect with us

pensacola facebook pensacola twitter pensacola blog Goes Mobile

Visit Pensacola has launched a mobile Web site. Visitors can access from their smart phone for travel trips, deals, special events, nightlife, videos and more.

visitpensacola mobile

Gone Fishin'

fishing in pensacola, fl

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have announced two free weekends in June for saltwater fishing. Visitors and locals will not need a fishing license June 4-5, the opening weekend for red snapper season, or on June 18-19, Father's Day weekend.

Summer Savings


Top 10 Reasons to Love Summer in Pensacola

  1. Watching the fireworks on the Fourth of July
  2. Participating in park ranger programs at Johnson Beach
  3. Going to the Bushwacker Festival in August
  4. Celebrating the city's heritage at Fiesta Days
  5. Building sandcastles
  6. Watching the amazing Blue Angels at the Pensacola Beach Air Show
  7. Snorkeling the new reef at Park East
  8. Hosting a big shrimp boil
  9. Fishing from the Pensacola Beach
    Pier or Fishing Bridge
  10. Taking a boat ride to look
    for dolphins

What's Cookin?

distinctive kitchensThis summer, children can explore their passion for food with a variety of unique, hands-on cooking classes offered by Kaleidoscope Associates at Distinctive Kitchens in downtown Pensacola. Young, aspiring cooks can meet local chefs, discover their hidden talents, unlock the mysteries of food science and even prepare and sample dishes from Spain, France and England. Join in on all the fun, and let's get cooking.

Those Summer Ni-ights…

olde seville squareThere's something nostalgic about a family picnic on a summer evening while a local band plays. The Pensacola Bay Area hosts free outdoor concerts five nights a week. Pack a simple supper, lawn chair or blanket and bring your family together.

  • Bands on the Beach – Tuesdays
  • Sunsets at Plaza de Luna - Thursdays
  • Evenings in Olde Seville – Thursdays
  • Sounds of Summer – Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays

Summer Recipe from Chef Chris Kelly

chris kelly recipe crab cheesecakeChef Chris Kelly at Marcus Pointe Golf Club's MP Grille shares a recipe for a delicious summer meal. Wow your guests with savory lump blue crab cheesecake with bourbon bacon wilted spinach salad, smoked apple chutney and candied bacon.