Win The Chance To Be The First To Flip The Lights On The New Pensacola Beach Sign

September 22, 2019


Escambia County will pick one lucky resident to flip the switch and turn on the lights for the first time on the new Pensacola Beach sailfish sign.

The new sign was installed last week, and the switch will flipped during a ceremony on Tuesday.

Enter your name here for a chance to flip the switch. The contest closes at 11:59 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23 and a winner will be randomly selected from the drawing and notified Monday afternoon. Contestants may only enter the contest once, must be an Escambia County resident and must be able to attend the sign lighting ceremony Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 10 a.m., at the base of the new sign in Gulf Breeze.

The new sign was designed to look exactly like the old sign, and it features energy efficient LED lights. While in Santa Rosa County, the sign is owned by Escambia County.


40 Responses to “Win The Chance To Be The First To Flip The Lights On The New Pensacola Beach Sign”

  1. Michael L. Hoffman on September 23rd, 2019 2:30 pm

    I’ve driven by the old sign so many times after having wild beer bashes on the beach, I’d love to flip the switch on the new one. Might even be sober for that great honor!

  2. Luis Santos on September 23rd, 2019 12:50 pm

    Bet it won’t have the ‘Worlds Whitest Beaches” sign on the new one.

  3. Zachary J Hicks on September 22nd, 2019 11:27 pm

    Dude, LED light show sign me up!

  4. Melvin holland on September 22nd, 2019 10:01 pm

    I’ve been in pensacola for 62 years I’ve seen it grow at first hand enjoyed going to the beach back when there were only a handful of people. Then to the chicken box drive in later and on to the ranch drive inn . good luck to everyone.

  5. Chester W Renner on September 22nd, 2019 3:52 pm

    I’m a newer resident to Pensacola, having moved here as year and a half ago. I would enjoy the opportunity to participate in this community event, and thus really feel a part of Escambia C inounty.

  6. Dolores McHenry on September 22nd, 2019 3:19 pm

    There has always been so much excitement associated with the fish. I’ve lived here since 1963 and I have always look for the fish when it’s lit it is absolutely gorgeous! All that come love the Pensacola Beach fish. I have it in a painting ,shirt and Christmas ornament.

  7. Erica foster on September 22nd, 2019 3:13 pm

    I moved here 2 years ago and have been in love with this city and it’s beach from the second I arrived. I recently had my first child here 1 year ago, and I couldn’t imagine her being born anywhere else! I would be so thrilled if she could switch the sign on!!

  8. mat on September 22nd, 2019 12:40 pm

    Why do you need to be an Escambia County resident when the sign is in Santa Rosa County? Just curious.

  9. Joe K on September 22nd, 2019 12:36 pm

    The sign was lit up last night so why do they say the winner will light it up for the first time?

  10. Myranda pegues on September 22nd, 2019 12:20 pm

    As a child this was a sign that I understood We were getting closer to the beach! Lived in Guntersville Al. Beautiful

  11. Caitlin Albertson on September 22nd, 2019 12:14 pm

    I was born here and moved to Oklahoma. Moved back to wonderful Pensacola to restart my life healthy and clean. This would be a awesome start to my new journey in life.

  12. Richard L Perry on September 22nd, 2019 11:52 am

    I have lived here all my life. Born and raised in Pensacola. Graduated from Washington in 1977. Former president of IBEW local 676 here in Pensacola. Grew up on Pensacola Beach camping fishing and surfing there. Would be a thrill to flip the switch.

  13. Daisy Walker on September 22nd, 2019 11:52 am

    I live 2 miles from the sign which is Santa Rosa county. I’m hoping we can enter as well. I’m going to miss the old sign. It’s such a part of history.

  14. Warren Wright on September 22nd, 2019 11:47 am

    Thank you for allowing ME to flip that switch!

  15. Michael Mihlo on September 22nd, 2019 11:46 am

    The new sign looks great. Would love to be the first to flip the switch to light it up.

  16. Warren Wright on September 22nd, 2019 11:46 am

    My family and I have been coming to Pensacola Beach for the last 35 years to watch your famous blue Angel show in July. This has become a family tradition and we do it every single year. We love the neon sign and do believe the new LED sign is going to be awesome along with the new bridge addition you have just completed. One day we would love to retire and live on Pensacola Beach.

  17. Matt Deavenport on September 22nd, 2019 11:27 am

    I would love to flip the switch on the sign. I have lived in Pensacola for over 40 years. It would be an honor.

  18. Tammie Harper on September 22nd, 2019 11:23 am

    A beautiful part of pensacola history

  19. Adam knichel on September 22nd, 2019 11:20 am

    Been a part of this wonderful community for the last 2 years couldn’t see myself living anywhere else would love the chance to be able to do this

  20. Cathy Haight on September 22nd, 2019 10:51 am

    Remember the Fiesta of Five Flags Treasure Hunts

  21. Theresa Gagnon Perry on September 22nd, 2019 10:47 am

    Am a 2nd time transplant; served here in the Navy and fell in love. Now semi/retired and living my dream. My love of genealogy and my native born husband keep me here. Would love to light the sign, representing the new mixed with native life here.

  22. Linda keathley on September 22nd, 2019 10:42 am

    Beautiful sign

  23. DeWayne Wheeler on September 22nd, 2019 10:35 am

    Lights on

  24. Charles Bonds on September 22nd, 2019 10:09 am

    I am not a native. I have been vacationing in Pensacola since 1971. Moved here permanently in 1993 and live full time on the. We love the new sign and hope that it will be a beacon to all that come. “Thousands live where millions wish they could”.
    To quote Mayor Vince Wibbs.

  25. Mary Croghan on September 22nd, 2019 9:59 am

    I been going to Pensacola Beach my hole life there working people to meet and greet.this would be something up be able to show my kids so when the get older there have something to remember Pensacola Beach .

  26. Julia Gillan on September 22nd, 2019 9:41 am

    The sign is in Santa Rosa and we aren’t eligible!!!

  27. Aaron k ledig on September 22nd, 2019 9:37 am

    This would be so awesome to experience with my children. We love Pensacola and are grateful to be a local here.

  28. Melaine La Belle on September 22nd, 2019 9:36 am

    I would like the chance to be part of Pensacola Beaches history.

  29. Kathleen zielinski on September 22nd, 2019 9:31 am

    This would be amazing…

  30. Deanna Zupko on September 22nd, 2019 9:05 am

    I have been born and raised here all my life. All 46 years of it. I love the Pensacola Beach sign.

  31. Deanna Zupko on September 22nd, 2019 9:03 am

    I have been born and raised here all my life. All 46 years of it. I live the Pensacola Beach sign.

  32. Jana Alarid on September 22nd, 2019 8:55 am

    Thank you

  33. Theresa Gardner on September 22nd, 2019 8:55 am

    It looks great!

  34. Jana Alarid on September 22nd, 2019 8:54 am

    I have moved to Pensacola in 1998 from the Czech Republic. I have become a US citizen in 2005. Pensacola beach has always been a very big part of what i really like about this area. I have brought many guests and tourists here and they all love it and keep coming back. It would be my honor to light up the sign!

  35. Malinda Mazzagotte on September 22nd, 2019 8:50 am

    Pensacola native always loved this icon sign.

  36. tg on September 22nd, 2019 8:23 am

    I bet the old sign would bring enough at auction to pay for new sign.

  37. Maria Eanes on September 22nd, 2019 8:18 am

    Would love to be part of this!! The one who turns on the light would be awesome!!!

  38. Jacki Hawes on September 22nd, 2019 7:32 am

    Can’t wait to see the new sign! My 3rd one since I’ve lived here!

  39. Lonnie Farmer on September 22nd, 2019 6:19 am

    I love the old sign lite up so I’m sure everyone will love the new sign even more.

  40. David on September 22nd, 2019 4:29 am

    Some people dont have a life…and never will
    On his headstone “he flipped the switch” and everyone was amazed.

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