In 1559... After surviving a treacherous journey across ferocious seas, Spanish conquistador Don Tristan De Luna made landfall on what we know as Pensacola Beach, FL. Upon landing, De Luna and his crew threw a party. It was (literally) the beach party to end all beach parties since the settlement was blown away by a hurricane a few months later.
In 2010... America’s original beach party was officially revived with the launch of DeLuna Fest. For three-days, music fans can dance on the sugar white sands of Pensacola Beach, revel in a diverse mix of live beach-friendly bands and musicians, and admire Florida’s breathtaking sunsets. DeLuna Fest celebrates Pensacola’s rich heritage and raises a toast to America’s original settlement.