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Look up! This weekend is the Pensacola Beach Air Show

It is almost here!

One of Pensacola’s favorite events is happening this weekend.

We are talking about the Pensacola Beach Air Show, of course!

Our U.S. Navy Blue Angels will take to the sky and fly over emerald waters for their practice demonstration beginning at 2 p.m. today, July 12. Tomorrow, July 13, is the Dress Rehearsal with civilian acts and the Blue Angels. The rehearsal begins at noon with the Blue Angels flying at 2 p.m.

The Pensacola Beach Air Show begins at noon on Saturday.

Pensacola Bay Cruises is offering a Blue Angels Special on ferry rides.  Adult tickets are $15 and child tickets are $10. You can book your tickets online through their website.

Blue Angels flying over Pensacola Beach

The Blues’ beloved C-130T called “Fat Albert” will make her return this year. Fan favorites Julian MacQueen, Kevin Coleman, Gary Ward, Skip Stewart and Redline will also be back.

For more information on the show go to

cover photo for the FY 2019 budget proposal

The fiscal year 2019 budget has been posted online 

City of Pensacola Chief Financial Officer Dick Barker will be giving a presentation on the Fiscal Year 2019 budget at the July 16 agenda conference following the monthly financial report.

You can view the entire proposed budget online by going to our website.

Pensacola Police K-9 to receive bullet proof vest

The Pensacola Police Department's K-9 Nashoba will be receiving a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation.

The non-profit organization, Vested Interest in K-9s Inc., is a charity located in Massachusetts whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests for dogs in law enforcement across the country.

The donation to provide on protective vest is $950. However, each vest is valued between $1,744 to $2,283. 

K-9 Nashoba's vest will be embroidered with the sentiment "In memory of K-9 Ty, California City Police Department."

The vest should arrive in eight to 10 weeks.

Radio station hosts school supply drive at Woodland Heights Resource Center

Music, food and a good cause—three greats things!

The new 107.3 The Beat made a stop at Woodland Heights Resource Center on Wednesday to collect school supplies, all while providing a good time.

It is part of their “Beat The Streets Pop Up Stop” school supply drive. The iHeartRADIO station asks listeners where they want to see a pop-up party. They tally up the votes and find a neutral location to host the school supply drive. They bring a live DJ, on-air personalities and food and drinks.

Find out more about the contest by going to their website

Radio DJ from 107.3 The Beat
Radio DJ playing game
Girls dancing

Fire Station 3 is starting to look like….. well, a fire station

Progress of construction at Fire Station 3 on Summit Boulevard

Have you driven along Summit Boulevard recently?

If so, you may have seen the construction of a new building right across the street from the Pensacola International Airport.

That is going to be the new Fire Station 3.

The first photo above was taken July 5. Below it is a rendering of the final design, so you can see work is coming along quite nicely.

The project is expected to be ready for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the beginning of next year. 

Blues on the Bay featuring the Reunion Band is this weekend

The Reunion Band takes the Hunter Amphitheater at Community Maritime Park on Sunday, July 15 at 6 p.m.

Their set list predominantly features rock oldies and R&B hits from the 60s, 70s & 80s.

Bring your lawn chairs and cooler and come and enjoy some music to wrap up the weekend.

The concert is presented by City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department, Blues Angel Music, Audi Pensacola, Soft Rock 94.1 and Jet 100.7.

concert series at Community Maritime Park

Last day to take survey on the Port of Pensacola is Saturday

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If you have not taken the online survey to give your thoughts on the Port of Pensacola's future, now is the time to do it. 

The online survey closes on July 14. 

The City of Pensacola has retained the maritime and community planning experts of Moffatt & Nichol to help with the visioning and strategy effort for the Port. The group wants feedback and input from the public. They will be providing their Final Vision Plan and Reinvestment Strategy to the city council on October 11. 

Along with the online survey, the group hosted an open house workshop last month. 

The next round of workshops have been scheduled for August 13, 14 and 15.

Visit to get times and locations for the meeting, as well as take the survey.

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