Under orders from King Phillip II of Spain over 450 years ago, conquistador Don Tristan DeLuna sailed into the beautiful waters surrounding what is now Pensacola, Florida. He claimed the land he found in the name of Spain, and Pensacola became the first European settlement in the United States.
The DeLuna Landing Ceremony is a lighthearted reenactment of what might have happened when Don Tristan DeLuna landed. The ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 3 p.m. at the Quietwater Beach Amphitheater located at 400 Quietwater Beach Road (Portofino Boardwalk) on Pensacola Beach. Stay tuned for more information regarding next year's DeLuna Landing Ceremony!