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Thousands pack Pensacola Beach for Memorial Day Weekend

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. -- Thousands of people are packing Pensacola Beach this weekend.

Memorial Day weekend on Pensacola Beach has been a destination for travelers for nearly three decades now.

Event organizer Johnny Chisolm says the yearly celebration pumps millions of dollars into the local economy.

"Every hotel, every restaurant, every condo, they're sold out. All the restaurants are doing great," said Chisolm.

Nearly 50,000 people are expected to hit the beach this weekend.