Grand Fiesta Parade floats; The Flight Festival takes off

Seven Days Out is your guide to entertainment events, concerts, festivals and activities in Escambia and Santa Rosa County.

MONDAY

Coastal County Brewing Memorial Day Backyard BBQ

Noon Monday, May 30. Coastal County Brewing, 3041 E. Olive Road. Enjoy games, smash burgers, hot dogs and treats from Uncle Tom’s Hot Boiled Peanuts and Bondi Bowls. Joey Collins will host the Beer Garden Stage starting at 2 p.m. More info: coastalcountybrewing.com.

Remembrance Day Concert

6 p.m. on Monday, May 30. Community Maritime Park Hunter Amphitheater, 301 W. Main St. This annual Pensacola Memorial Day concert is back for the first time since the pandemic and is packed with great music and a special guest conductor, Pensacola resident and Pearl Harbor survivor, Frank Emond. At 104, Emond will once again break his own record which he set in 2019 when he led the Pensacola Civic Band and was named the oldest bandleader with Guinness World Records. Participants should bring chairs or blankets to sit outside. Free. More information: pensacolaremembers.org or 850-484.1847.

Crowds listen to the Pensacola Civic Band at a previous Memorial Day concert at Community Maritime Park.

TUESDAY

Groups on the beach

7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31. Gulfside Pavilion at Casino Beach, Pensacola Beach. Pensacola Beach’s popular outdoor summer concert series featuring artists for every musical taste. With a lineup of regional artists, Bands on the Beach offers an eclectic musical experience all summer long. This week features On the Rox. Spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Free. More information: 850-932-2257 or visit pensacolabeach.com.

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Tuesday night jazz

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 31. Seville neighborhood, 130 E. Government St. Enjoy jazz with Melodious Allen and The Funk Heads at Lili Marlene’s. More information: 850-434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.

WEDNESDAY

Pensacola Jazz Jam

6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 1. At Little Madness Brewing Company & Pizza Kitchen, 9838 N. Davis Highway. Led by professional musicians, Jazz Jams are strictly fun, opportunities to play jazz with other musicians. Drummers, please bring your own drumsticks/brooms. Singers, please bring your own microphone. The venue offers specialty pizzas, beer, wine, canned cocktails, and indoor and outdoor seating. Cost: Donations. More information: jazzpensacola.com, 850-433-8382.

Escambia County Commissioner Robert Bender walks up to Don Tristan de Luna LXX (West Caldwell) during the Emmanuel Sheppard and Condon Feast Day celebration at the Seville neighborhood last year.

Celebration of feast days

7:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 1. Seville Neighborhood, 130 E. Government St. Join the city’s surrender to Phineas Phoggs as local dignitaries such as the Mayor, Fire Chief, Supervisor of Elections, Escambia County Sheriff, and Air Force Base Naval Commander Pensacola returns the city of Pensacola and its citizens to DeLuna and its Queen for Fiesta Season. More info: www.fiestapensacola.org.

THURSDAY

Christopher’s concerts

6:00 p.m. Thursday, June 2. St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 3200 N. 12th Ave. Christopher’s Concerts, free live music shows featuring some of the area’s best local bands. Participants are encouraged to bring their own food and drink. This week features John Hart. Free. More information: 850-433-0074.

FRIDAY

Bands on the Blackwater

7 p.m. on Friday, June 3. Jernigan’s Landing on the Blackwater River in downtown Milton. Bands on the Blackwater is a series of free outdoor concerts held on Friday evenings. The series offers a variety of music ranging from local favorites to national touring bands. Bluegrass, country, blues and rock and roll will be there. This week features Sons of Bocephus. More info: 850-564-1647 or facebook.com/BandsOnTheBlackwater.

A previous Grand Fiesta parade roamed the streets of downtown Pensacola.  This year's parade begins on Friday.

Big party parade

7 p.m. on Friday, June 3. Downtown Pensacola. Come catch beads, hear the sounds of local high school marching bands and watch beautiful floats parade through downtown. Bring the whole family to one of Pensacola’s favorite Fiesta events. In addition to the dozens of local krewes parading, special appearances will be made by a masked DeLuna LXXII, her queen and their court. More info: www.fiestapensacola.org.

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Brit Floyd – World Tour 2022

7:30 p.m. Friday, June 3. Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox St. Brit Floyd, ‘The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show’ returns to the stage to present their brand new production. Including highlights from “The Wall”, “The Dark Side of the Moon”, “Wish You Were Here”, “Animals” and “The Division Bell”. Featuring a 23-minute note-for-note performance of the iconic song ‘Echoes’, written 50 years ago, and Pink Floyd’s groundbreaking 1971 album ‘Meddle’. Tickets start at $50. More information: 850-595-3880 or pensacolasaenger.com.

SATURDAY

Children walk across the Cabot Bridge at the National Naval Aviation Museum.

Flight Festival

9 a.m. Saturday, June 4. National Naval Aviation Museum, 1750 Radford Blvd. Honor the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Midway with a day-long family festival featuring performances by the Blue Anchor Belles, children’s crafts, story time, treasure hunts, battle flight stations from Midway, $5 movies, a “Flight Adventure Deck” experience, food truck vendors, National Flight Academy tours, raffles and giveaways from the gift shop. Public access to NAS Pensacola will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday only, through the West Gate at 1878 S. Blue Angel Parkway. More info: NavalAviationMuseum.org.

sea ​​turtle baby shower

9 a.m. Saturday, June 4. Gulfside Pavilion, Pensacola Beach. Join the Pensacola Beach Advocates, Island Times, Santa Rosa Island Authority, and Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce for their annual sea turtle baby shower. Learn about sea turtle nesting habits, things to do’s and don’ts and how to help sea turtles nest as they return home to area beaches this nesting season. Attendees can watch Dan the Sand Man create a sand sculpture, hear a story from Mendy the Mermaid, participate in the Trash Dash or collect sea grass with the Panhandle Manatees. Boogie Inc. will also be entertaining. More info: 661 496-4573 or [email protected]

Dozens of boats and hundreds of people join a previous Fiesta Boat Parade.  This year's events will begin on Saturday.

Parade of Party Boats

12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4. Pensacola Bay. Join organizers as DeLuna’s yard, crew and parade of ships set sail on Pensacola Bay. To watch the colorful cruise from land, the best views will be from the Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Resource Center or Plaza de Luna in downtown Pensacola. More info: www.fiestapensacola.org.

Casino Royale: A Vegas Show Experience

6:00 p.m. Saturday, June 4. Court of De Luna Event Space, 116 E. Gonzalez St. Upon entering Casino Royale, you will be greeted by beautiful Showgirls, Las Vegas vibes and decor, and an open bar to start your evening at this event inspired by Vegas. Be mesmerized all evening with exquisite circus acts, aerial performers, fire performers, contortionists, pole dancers and exotic beauty in every facet of the venue. Everyone can experience the energy and excitement of a Las Vegas casino with blackjack, roulette and Texas Hold ‘Em tables, to bring a unique casino feel. Tickets range from $35 to $800. For ages 21 and over. More information: 850-418-8023.

O’Riley’s Summer Brewfest

6 p.m. Saturday, June 4. O’Riley’s Irish Pub Downtown, 321 S. Palafox St. Sample some of the best craft beers available including Bold Rock Watermelon, Goose 312 Lemonade Shandy, Goose Tropical Beer Hug, Back 40 Rolling in the Haze, Blue Point Imperial Sunshine, Elysian Dank Dust and Funky Buddha Mango Guava Seltzer. $20 in advance. More info: www.orileyspub.com.

SUNDAY

Five Flags Dance Academy Recital

2 p.m. on Sunday, June 5. Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox St. The Five Flags Dance Academy holds its 32nd annual recital, Fire and Ice. Tickets start at $28. More information: 850-595-3880 or pensacolasaenger.com.

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