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Pensacola Event: Crawfish Festival – May 4-6 Bartram Park

This weekend at Bartram Park in Pensacola is the Annual Pensacola Crawfish Festival brought to us by Fiesta of Five Flags.

According to sources, ‘There will be a wide range of Cajun fare such as crawfish poboys, crawfish pies, and of course 16,000 pounds of boiled crawfish, as well as other traditional fare like hot dogs and hamburgers’ This is one of the largest Crawfish Boils in the state.

Daily admission to the 2012 Pensacola Crawfish Festival is $5 for adults, with free admission to children 12 and under. A weekend pass for Friday, Saturday and Sunday is available for $10 – Active Duty Military can get in free all day on Friday.

Friday, May 4: Noon – 11 p.m. Saturday, May 5: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday, May 6: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

There will be Cajun music artists featured all weekend (schedule from fiestaoffiveflags.com):

Friday, May 4

3 p.m. – Practical Factors
6 p.m. – Wes Loper
8:30 p.m. – Dwayne Dopsie

Saturday, May 5
10 a.m. – Season Ammons
12:15 p.m. – Wes Baylis and Richochet Creek
2:15 p.m. – Bayou Boys
4:15 p.m. – Announcement of DeLuna Treasure Hunt Winner
4:30 p.m. – Adam Holt
6:30 p.m. – Hadley Castille and the Sharecroppers Band
9 p.m. – Honey Island Swamp Band

Sunday, May 4
11 a.m. – Ryan Balthrop and Brooks Hubbert
12:30 p.m. Hadley Castille and the Sharecroppers Band
3 p.m. Wayne Toups

Featured this year will be the famous “NASCRAW” crawfish races as well as the 7th annual Cat Country 98.7 Crawfish Eating Contest

On Saturday May 5th at 7:30 am is the Fiesta 5k and 10k Run/Walk sponsored by the Pensacola Runners Association. Runners will receive free admission to the Pensacola Crawfish Festival on Saturday




Pensacola – Blue Angels practice sessions: look to the sky

Everyone in Pensacola knows the Blue Angels [http://www.blueangels.navy.mil/]. Based out of our very own NAS Pensacola, the Blues perform across the country, but their off-time and training sessions take place right here at home. The Blue Angels have been around since the late 1940s, originally known as the Navy Flight Exhibition Team. Their nickname came from a nightclub in New York, and they are typically referred to by that title, though they are now officially the United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron.

While the Blue Angels have official shows [http://www.blueangels.navy.mil/show/] only a few times a year, we here in Pensacola can catch them in their routine training sessions much more frequently. The National Aviation Museum site keeps track of planned training sessions on its website [http://www.navalaviationmuseum.org/PlanYourVisit/Activities-(1)/BlueAngelsPractices.aspx], and admission to these “practice shows” is free and open to the public. Even if you can’t make it to the museum, just about anyone who lives close enough to the base can see and hear the Blues jets as they make passes over and around the city.


See the Eagle Sydney at Port of Pensacola

On Monday, the Eagle Sydney, an oil tanker and the largest commercial ship ever to dock in Pensacola, arrived in port. Measuring 750 by 142 feet, and weighing over 56 thousand tons, the Eagle Sydney is a truly gigantic ship, dwarfing even the aircraft carriers Oriskany (weighing just over 30 thousand tons) and Lexington (at 48 thousand tons). The purpose of this visit is simply maintenance, but the size of the ship means that a crew of 70 or more will be needed for this job. Furthermore, the company that owns the Eagle Sydney,  has many ships like it operating throughout the Gulf, and city officials hope to form a contract that would make Pensacola the official maintenance stop for such ships.









The Eagle Sydney is currently moored at Commendencia Slip, and can be freely viewed close-up from Plaza de Luna.





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