Grand opening for the Pensacola Ferry Landing scheduled for April 13
You are invited to join us in the celebration of the grand opening of a new iconic addition to downtown Pensacola. On April 13, 2019, City of Pensacola and its partners will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Pensacola Ferry Landing beginning at 10:00 a.m. Refreshments and tours of the facility and boats will be offered following the ceremony.
Located at the head of Commendencia Slip between the Port of Pensacola and Plaza de Luna/Palafox Pier, the new $3.5 million dock and terminal building will serve as the homeport location for two vessels; the “Turtle Runner” and “Pelican Perch” are the National Park Service’s 150-passenger, catamaran-style boats.
The grand opening of the new landing comes in anticipation of Pensacola Bay Cruises beginning service for the recreational season. HMS Ferries, Inc. is the concessioner under contract with the National Park Service to operate the boats. Once in service, the boats will transport passengers between Quietwater Beach, Fort Pickens and downtown Pensacola.
ABOUT THE PROJECT:
The Downtown Ferry Landing project was funded through grants and the City’s Community Redevelopment Agency. Grant awards came from the Office of Federal Lands Highway’s Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) and the Florida Seaport Transportation Economic Development Fund. The dock was constructed by Bellingham Marine Contractors based in Jacksonville, Florida. Green-Simmons Company of Pensacola won the contract to build the terminal building.
The city has put in the new basketball goals in Operto park on 17th and Blount. A special shout out to City Parks and Rec and the public works department. The EHNA is paying to have the courts painted with lines and it should be done in the next month.
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Blues Angel Music Blues on the Bay 2019 Lineup
Pack your coolers, bring your lawn chairs and join us at the Hunter Amphitheater for the Blues Angel Music Blues on the Bay Concert Series. The City of Pensacola and Blues Angel Music have partnered to bring the Pensacola community another summer filled with great music. Enjoy a cool breeze off the bay while dancing and listening to some of the region’s best musical talent. Concerts begin at 6 p.m. and are free and open to the public.
2019 SERIES DATES
May 26 – Not Quite Fab
June 9 – Nobius/ Bring on the Benjamins
June 23 – The Astronauts
July 7 – The Truth feat. Cat Rhodes
July 21 – CrossTown
July 28 – Bay Bridge Band
August 11 – Cat Daddy Blues Band/ Adam Holt
August 18 – The Modern Eldorados
Blues Angel Music offers a free raffle for every concert and the concert’s finale will have a drawing for the Grand Raffle, with profits benefiting the Blues Angel Music Foundation to support music education opportunities in the community.
Congratulations to these Copper Star Award recipients. The Copper Star is Presented by the EHNA BoD’s to honor East Hill residents, businesses and institutions that enhance East Hill by maintaining the exterior of their building.