Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival
Known as one of the largest juried art shows in the Southeast, every year, this esteemed festival hosts more than 200 of the nation's most talented painters, potters, sculptors, jewelers, graphic artists, craftsmen and other artists in beautiful Seville Square in downtown Pensacola. For nearly a decade, the Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival has been included in Sunshine Artist Magazine’s list of top 100 arts festivals in the country, and this year, the festival was named one of the “Top 100 Events in North America” by the American Bus Association. The Festival always starts the first Friday in November. We invite you to experience it for yourself this year, November 4 - 6, 2016.
In addition to art, the weekend-long festival will feature fresh cuisine from local vendors, hands-on activities for kids in Bartram Park, historic crafts at the Heritage Arts area and three stages with live music. The main stage schedule includes a variety of musicians and bands, such as Holly Shelton, Delta Reign and the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra.
Festival hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Children's festival hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission to the festival is free. For more information, visit the festival website.
Seville Square, Downtown Pensacola
Make It a Weekend!
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