In Pensacola, every day is a celebration.
Our history, our talented arts community, our amazing seafood, our white beaches and glorious wilderness – there’s always something to get excited about, take in, and enjoy.
But sometimes we like to crank it up a notch – shine the spotlight and bring the community together to revel in the things that make us special.
The Fiesta of Five Flags makes our diverse heritage come to life. The Seafood Festival cooks up the bounty of our abundant local fishing industry. The Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival and our year-round Gallery Nights bring art, dance and music to the parks, streets and galleries of historic downtown. Mardi Gras takes the party from the balconies of Palafox Street to the edge of the Gulf with parades and parties for all ages.
Throughout the year you can find bands playing through a waterfront sunset, fun for children and families, and breezes carrying the succulent smell of shrimp, barbecue, crawfish.
Our festivals and events showcase not only the best of what we do, but also the best of who we are.
Join us and become a part of the celebration and our community. We’re happy to have you!
Gallery Night in Downtown Pensacola
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The Pensacola Crawfish Festival presented by Coastal Bank and Trust – A taste of Louisiana comes to downtown Pensacola with a wide variety of Cajun fare such as crawfish po-boys, crawfish pies, and over 16,000 pounds of boiled crawfish. Enjoy live music throughout the event, held on the beautiful downtown waterfront in Bartram Park. Join us May 1- 3. www.fiestaoffiveflags.org.
Fiesta of Five Flags – Parades, treasure hunts, a sand sculpture contest and more are part of this annual event celebrating Pensacola’s history. For a full schedule of events for the whole family to enjoy together visit www.fiestaoffiveflags.org.
Evenings in Olde Seville Square – Music fills the air throughout the summer as local and regional musicians take the stage in the gazebo of Seville Square Park in downtown Pensacola. Pack a picnic, bring a couple chairs, and relax under the live oaks for an evening of festive entertainment. Join us each Thurs., 6:30 to 9 p.m., May 14 - July 30 at Seville Square Park, Alcaniz & Government Streets, Pensacola. www.eveningsinoldesevillesquare.com.
Evenings in Olde Seville Square – Music fills the air throughout the summer as local and regional musicians take the stage in the gazebo of Seville Square Park in downtown Pensacola. Pack a picnic, bring a couple chairs, and relax under the live oaks for an evening of festive entertainment. Join us each Thurs., 6:30 to 9 p.m., May 14 - July 30 at Seville Square Park, Alcaniz & Government Streets, Pensacola.EveningsInOldeSevilleSquare.com .
Gallery Night – Stroll through the charming brick walkways of Downtown Pensacola after hours. Explore our downtown galleries, soak up the sounds of local musicians and try signature local cuisine. Gallery Night is a free event. - June 19, 5 to 9 p.m. Streets are closed until midnight. www.DowntownPensacola.com.
Bands on the Beach - 7 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday night through October, Gulfside Pavilion, 735 Pensacola Beach Blvd., Pensacola Beach. Bring your lawn chair and join us for live music and amazing sunsets. www.visitpensacolabeach.com
Evenings in Olde Seville Square – Every Tuesday, 7 to 9 p.m. Bring your chairs, blanket and a picnic dinner to this outdoor showcase of local, live music. www.eveningsinoldesevillesquare.com
Bushwacker Festival and 5K. July 30 – Aug. 1. This festival is centered around Pensacola’s favorite adult beverage: the milk chocolaty bushwacker. Enjoy a fun run and a celebration on the boardwalk.