This was the 31st Annual Pensacola Crawfish Festival that took place at Bartram Park this past weekend, which was hosted by Fiesta Five Flags. During this event there was a plethora of eclectic artists that came out to perform each day of the event. The music ranged from jazz to country and if that wasn’t entertaining enough they had vendors with all sorts of goodies for people to see and buy. At this festival there was over 16,000 pounds of crawfish for people to demolish. There were all sorts of foods to enjoy such as chicken, hot dogs and such for people that were not seafood eaters, all for a price of course. In addition, there were activities for children and adults. Everyone had an opportunity to participate in the 5k run that took place on Saturday morning at 7:30 AM. For three wonderful days this event took place with food, fun, and festivities.
Across the street from Seville Park, Family Heritage Day also took place. They had music, fun and festivities for everyone to enjoy. For those who did not attend the Crawfish Festival there was something else to do downtown in Pensacola and there was no reason to be bored this past weekend. The weather was perfect and people started their days early to enjoy everything that was available to them.
As an observation, it was noticed that there was a small presence from the African American community. For future events, it would be wonderful to see a more diverse crowd participating in all the fun that Pensacola offers. There were comments by participants that this is our town and we all should take opportunity and take the time to plan to attend, mingle and have fun with our neighbors, family and friends.