Monday, June 1, 2015

Fiesta On The Boat Parade

Every town has its thing - that defining characteristic or attraction that sets it apart from other cities!  Nashville has the music.  New Orleans has the French Quarter and Mardi Gras.  Asheville has the mountains and the Biltmore House.  Of course, there is so much more to each of these cities, but it got me to thinking about what we have in my hometown.  Everyone knows we have beautiful beaches and the Gulf of Mexico, but we also have this little festival called the Fiesta of Five Flags!

Fiesta is a bunch of events at the start of the summer all to celebrate Pensacola's heritage.  This past weekend was the annual boat parade from the Pensacola Yacht Club to the boardwalk on Pensacola Beach.  It's a really unique event.  It's basically one big day-long party, and it is so much fun!  This year we were on an amazing boat with a great group of people.  I hope the pictures convey just a little bit of the fun we had!



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Boats in the Parade
Pulling out into Pensacola Bay


It's always a dance party

Party princesses

De Luna LXV, permission to come aboard granted!

Such a fun group

Is it the Derby or is it the Boat Parade

Spanish tall ship the Juan Sebastian de Elcano docked at the Port of Pensacola

The five flags that have flown over our fair city: Spanish, British, French, Confederate and American

All the decorated boats

Like I said, it's a great party

My Aide de Camp

Living on the water has its privileges 


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9 comments:

  1. Boats, sunshine and water - what is not to love about this!! Looks like a really fun time! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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    1. Biana, you have no idea how much fun it truly is, and you're right, it's hard to go wrong with boats, sunshine and water! Cheer, E

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  2. These pictures make me so happy to look at!! What a fun looking time!!

    Shauna

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    1. Thanks, Shauna! It was so much fun! Cheers, E

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  3. These pictures make me so happy to look at!! What a fun looking time!!

    Shauna

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  4. Seriously it was the most gorgeous weekend out down here in Florida! Your pictures definitely show that!

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    1. The weekend was beautiful, but we're back to summer showers this week! Thanks for stopping by! Cheers, E

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  5. What a gorgeous place! Looks like such a fun time!
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    1. Thanks, Darcy! It's one of my favorite days of the year! Cheers, E

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