The Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce that a Mardi Gras-themed Lighted Boat Parade is set for Saturday, Feb. 6, at 6 p.m. and will headline the Chamber’s INDULGE Week on the island, February 1-7.
Pensacola Beach and neighboring business communities have seen a sharp decline in visitor traffic over the past several months due to the unexpected closure of the Pensacola Bay Bridge. With more people patronizing the restaurants, retail stores, attractions, and lodging located on and around the island during the first week of February, the Chamber hopes to boost the business community.
“We are asking locals and visitors alike to come out to the beach to “INDULGE” a little and go shop, eat, drink, play, and explore our beautiful island’s many attractions and businesses,” said Pensacola Beach Chamber Executive Director Patty Spradling.
In addition, on Saturday, Feb. 6, the Chamber will host a Mardi Gras-themed lighted boat parade starting at 6 p.m. from Sabine Marina in Little Sabine Bay. The parade will wind its way around the Santa Rosa Sound to the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk and then circle back. Spectators can safely watch the parade from Little Sabine, the beach boardwalk, and anywhere off the Santa Rosa Sound.
TO PARTICIPATE IN INDULGE WEEK:
The Beach Chamber is giving away free PREMIER event cards to anyone who drops by the visitor information center the week of February 1-7. These cards offer special discounts and incentives throughout the week at participating restaurants, shops, bars, attractions and services on the island.
How It Works:
- Participants can pick up the Premier event card at the Pensacola Beach Chamber Visitor Information Center during normal business hours.
- The event card is good for the entire family.
- The event card is valid for the entire week of the event. (Feb. 1-7, 2021)
- Visitors simply show the card at participating businesses to redeem discount/incentive.
- Visitors may use their card unlimited times throughout the week.
The Pensacola Beach Chamber Visitor Information Center is open Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MARDI GRAS LIGHTED BOAT PARADE:
The deadline to register your boat will be Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 5:30 p.m. at the mandatory boat captains’ meeting at The Sandshaker Lounge on Pensacola Beach. The entry fee is $35 per boat.
For more information, go to www.pensacolabeachchamber.com or contact Patty Spradling at 850-932-1500.