Seven days: Pensacola Beach Air Show a dream come blue; Fourth marks independence

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4th of July Celebration and Fireworks

4:30 p.m. Monday, July 4. Downtown Pensacola. The 2022 celebration is on but a bit different this year. While organizers will not have the full day event, they will start with live music and food trucks. Come with blankets and lawn chairs and get ready for a fantastic fireworks show over the bay beginning at 9 p.m. Bring a radio and tune to Cat Country 98.7 for the special 4th of July music to accompany the fireworks. The best viewing will be along Bayfront Parkway. More info:

Hometown Fourth of July Parade & Celebration

6 p.m. Monday, July 4. 8579 Gulf Blvd. Navarre Beach. Celebrate the Fourth of July on Navarre Beach with family fun and live entertainment leading up to the Navarre Beach fireworks display. The event will kick off with a non-motorized children’s parade, and at 7 p.m. the band Duchess will perform. Bring a blanket and chairs to enjoy the show. More info: 850-939-3267 or

Monday Night Blues

7 p.m. Monday, July 4. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. Seville Quarter and the Blues Society of Northwest Florida are bringing the “blues” back to the Seville Quarter Entertainment District. The event features live blues music and “BBQ and Bud” food and drink specials. More info: 850-434-6211 or

Symphony Sparks & Stars

Attendees watch a previous Symphony, Sparks & Stars fireworks show at Blue Wahoos Stadium in downtown Pensacola.

7:30 p.m. Monday, July 4. Hunter Amphitheater at Community Maritime Park, 301 W.  Main St. Bring chairs and blankets and enjoy this family-friendly Independence Day performance featuring patriotic favorites, an Armed Forces Salute, music from West Side Story and more. The festivities will begin with the United States Marine Corps presenting the colors followed by the National Anthem and a flyover. The conductors are Peter Rubardt & Brittan Braddock. The concert will wrap up just before Sertoma’s fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Free. More info:

Fireworks at the Beach

The view of the Pensacola Beach fireworks from Shoreline Park South in Gulf Breeze.

8:30 p.m. Monday, July 4. Pensacola Beach Boardwalk. Let Pensacola Beach get you into the patriotic spirit this Independence Day. With the sugar-white sands of Pensacola Beach under your feet, keep your eyes focused on the night skies this Fourth of July for a dazzling fireworks display along the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk and Santa Rosa Sound. More info:

Navarre Beach Fourth of July Fireworks Display

9 p.m. Monday, July 4. 8579 Gulf Blvd., Navarre Beach. Celebrate the Fourth of July on Navarre Beach. Fireworks display will be shot off from the end of the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier. Visit 850-981-8900 or


Jazz Concerts with Joe Occhipinti & Friends

1 p.m. the first and fourth Tuesday through July 26. West Florida Public Library, 239 N. Spring St. The West Florida Public Library is sponsoring a series of jazz concerts hosted by Joe Occhipinti, one of Jazz Pensacola’s founding members. Occhipinti and his friends will perform jazz standards as an educational outreach to highlight the Jazz Room on the second floor of the library. Free. More info:

Bands on the Beach

7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 5. Gulfside Pavilion at Casino Beach, Pensacola Beach. Pensacola Beach’s popular outdoor summer concert series with performers for every musical taste. Featuring a lineup of regional artists, Bands on the Beach delivers an eclectic musical experience throughout the entire summer. This week features Johnny Earthquake & the Moondogs. Spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Free. More info: 850-932-2257 or

Tuesday Night Jazz

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 5. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. Enjoy jazz with Melodious Allen and The Funk Heads in Lili Marlene’s. More info: 850-434-6211 or


The U.S. Navy Blue Angels Pensacola Beach Air Show

The diamond formation of the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels soars over Pensacola Beach during a past Red, White and Blues Pensacola Beach Air Show.

Wednesday through Saturday, July 6 through 9. Pensacola Beach. Red, White and Blues Week returns with the annual Pensacola Beach Air Show headlined by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. This year’s air show is presented by the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association. The show highlights the hometown hero Blue Angels — the U. S. Navy’s flight demonstration squadron stationed at Forrest Sherman Field aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. Circle and arrives will take place at 8 a.m. Wednesday, the dress rehearsal will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, a full dress rehearsal with civilian acts will take place at 11 a.m. Friday and the air show will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday. More info:

Jazz Pensacola’s Jazz Jam

6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 6. A Little Madness Brewing Company & Pizza Kitchen, 9838 N. Davis Highway. Led by professional musicians, Jazz Jams are strictly for fun, opportunities to play jazz with other musicians. Drummers, please bring your own sticks/brushes. Vocalists, please bring your own mic. July’s House Band: Roger Villines, trumpet; Isabelle Schrack, keys/vocals; Max Levesque, bass; Fred Domulot, drums. Cost: Donations. More info:, 850-433-8382.


Tunes by the Dunes Concert Series

7 p.m. Thursday, July 7. Navarre Beach Marine Park, 8705 Gulf Blvd., Navarre. Tunes by the Dunes is a free spring concert series held on Thursday evenings. Enjoy a relaxing evening for live local music and food vendors. Spectators are encouraged to bring their own beach blankets and lawn chairs. Hosted by the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. This week features the Jay Williams Band. Free. More info: 850-939-3267 or


Inferno Burlesque

7 p.m., doors; 8 p.m., show; Saturday, July 9. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox St. Inferno Burlesque is presenting the hottest burlesque show in town featuring burlesque, variety and drag acts from all over the nation. Tickets start at $15. For ages 18 and older. More info and ticket purchase:

IMPROVable Cause: Live!

Members of Improvable Cause perform a medley of Queen songs.

10:30 p.m. Saturday, July 9. Pensacola Little Theatre, 400 S. Jefferson St. Improvable Cause is Pensacola’s best professional improv comedy troupe. Their unscripted shows are sure to bust attendees at the seams with over-the-top, anything-goes hilarity. Everything is created in the moment with audience suggestions, so each show is different. More info:


Blues on the Bay

6 p.m. Sunday, July 10. Community Maritime Park Hunter Amphitheater, 301 W. Main St. This free concert series is one of the most popular events for locals and visitors to spend the final hours of their weekend enjoying great music with family and friends in a great atmosphere. Concert spectators are invited to bring coolers and lawn chairs. Guests of all ages are encouraged to enjoy the cool breeze of the bay while listening and dancing to some of the region’s best musical talent. This week features Classic June. More info: 850- 436-5670.

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