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January 13, 2015 - March 10, 2015
Tuesday City Trolley Tour
Trolley departs 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
All aboard the Snowbird Express for a narrated tour of historic downtown Pensacola. Tuesdays and Thursdays only. Reservations are required, as seating is limited.
January 15, 2015 - March 12, 2015
Thursday City Trolley Tour
Trolley departs 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
All aboard the Snowbird Express for a narrated tour of historic downtown Pensacola. Tuesdays and Thursdays only. Reservations are required, as seating is limited.
February 24, 2015 - March 06, 2015
Opening reception 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
A collaborative exhibit of masks made by Escambia County Schools art students.
March 05, 2015 - March 08, 2015
"Night Watch"
Evenings 7:30 p.m. | Sunday Matinee 2:30 p.m.
Synopsis: In an upscale apartment in New York City, heiress Elaine Wheeler suspects that everyone she knows is plotting against her: the butcher who delivers her meats, her housekeeper, the neighborhood police officer, her personal nurse, various neighbors, and of course her husband John. She is a chronic insomniac and sees things take place outside her window that, when investigated, do not appear to have happened. Every character in this thriller is under suspicion and until the end of the play, the audience cannot be certain of what is real - and what is created by Elaine's paranoia.
Smokin' In The Square BBQ Cookoff
March 06, 2015 - March 07, 2015
Smokin' In The Square BBQ Cookoff
Friday, noon - 9 p.m.| Saturday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Professional barbecue teams from around the U.S. will gather to compete at the first barbecue contest locally to be sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society (KSBS). Professional teams will be competing for prize money and points. Local barbecue enthusiasts also will be competing for prize money and bragging rights in the Backyard competition. Great family fun, entertainment, and food. Proceeds go to local charities.
March 07, 2015 - March 08, 2015
Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Rain or shine.
Meet Their Majesties, see fabulous characters and experience a historically good time. Armored combat, the thunderous clash of jousters, the swirl of a dancer's costume and sample the wares of merchants from afar.
Forestry Conclave & Lumberjack Festival
March 07, 2015
Forestry Conclave & Lumberjack Festival
8 a.m. - 4.p.m.
Get your jeans and flannel shirts ready! Bluegrass music, nature & wildlife exhibits, firefighting equipment demonstrations, food and childrens activities. Learn about the environmental degree programs offered by Pensacola State and the University of Florida at the Milton campus. Forestry competitions include knife throwing, axe throwing, log roll, bow sawing, cross cut, pulpwood toss and more. Free Tree Seedlings All Day
Admission: FREE Admission!
March 11, 2015
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
This Kentucky Derby themed luncheon hosted by Cat Pack Morning Shows Brent Lane, features a runway fashion show, silent auction, derby hat contest and prize drawings. The derby theme plays throughout the event where women show off their finest hat and gentleman throw on their best bowtie. The focus continues to be on Pensacolas businesses and bright artistic community in an effort to invigorate the local economy. The Art of Fashions Spring Preview runway show will feature the latest looks from Chicos of Pensacola, Lee Tracy, Intracoastal Outfitters, The Bridal Loft, Don Alans and Randalls Formal Wear.
March 14, 2015
McGuire's 5K Prediction Run
9 a.m.
The 38th Annual McGuires St. Patricks Day 5k Run starts and finishes at McGuires Irish Pub in the beautiful downtown Pensacola! Event begins at 9 a.m. Each Runner/Walker predicts how long it will take them to complete the course, the finishers that come closest to their prediction wins. Awards are also given for speed winners in several male, female and team categories.
March 14, 2015 - March 15, 2015
Riverwalk Arts Festival
Saturday 10 a.m . 6 p.m. | Sunday 10 a.m. 5 p.m.
FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! Jam packed with visual and performing arts, childrens activities, live entertainment and great food!
Admission: FREE
March 15, 2015
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Atlanta actor, Brad Sherrill, will present the theatrical production of "Exodus" including original 2013 videography from Mount Sinai, the Nile River, the pyramids, Mount Nebo and many other locations. The presentation is free and open to the public.
March 20, 2015 - March 21, 2015
BeulahFest - CANCELLED
4 p.m. 11 p.m Friday | 10 a.m. 11 p.m. Saturday
Performers to be announced at a later date.
March 21, 2015
Gulf Breeze Rotary Gumbo Cook-Off
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
More than 20 chefs both professional and amateur will serve up their special gumbo recipes and vie for Best Gumbo and Peoples Choice awards. For $10 advance tickets or $12 at the gate you can sample all the recipes and vote for your favorite. Children under the age of 8 can attend for free when accompanied by paying adults. The event includes live music, a silent auction, burgers, beer, and sodas.
March 23, 2015 - March 25, 2015
John Michael Talbot in concert
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Christian music legend, best-selling author and host of The Church Channel's popular TV show "All Things Are Possible". All are welcome and no one will be turned away for lack of funds. A suggested Love Offering is $15/person/night.
March 28, 2015 - March 29, 2015
Gulf Breeze Celebrates the Arts 2015
Sat. 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. | Sun. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Celebrate the Arts is a juried, fine arts and crafts festival that brings quality national, regional and local artists to Gulf Breeze, Florida. The two-day fine arts & fine crafts festival is a family event. More than 140 artists from across the US and beyond will be selected by a jury of fine artist professionals. Artwork categories include ceramics & pottery, oils & acrylics, glass, sculpture, watercolor, wood, fiber & leather, jewelry, mixed media, graphics, photography and other. Cash awards of $7,000 will be awarded to the winning artists. We will also have a childrens entertainment and student artwork area, GBAI Member Art Show/Sale, a wide variety of festival food vendors, plus music and entertainment.
March 28, 2015
Run, Walk, or Roll for Mobility 5K/ 1
8:00 a.m. untill...
The route is an out and back course that has some beautiful beach views.
April 04, 2015
Dorothy Swanson Memorial Motorcycle Rally for Relay
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Food, fun and Festivities for the whole family. Prizes for registered motorcycles and riders. $25.00 registration includes T-Shirt or $10.00 for a t-shirt.
April 11, 2015
16th Annual Kids Fishing Clinic
9:00 a.m. until 12:00 Noon
*All Children between ages 4 and 14 are welcome (must be accompanied by an adult). *Participants who complete Saturday's clinic will receive a free t-shirt, rod and reel, tackle box and bucket, while supplies last. *There is no charge for the event and food and drinks will be available for attendees. *The children will visit stations and learn how to tie knots, cast a rod & reel, handle fish, and how not to pollute the water. The older kids will also get the opportunity to learn some tips on fly fishing and cast net throwing. *After going to each station the children will get their rods and reels and go fishing. Bait will be provided.
April 30, 2015
Mint Jubilee Party
6 - 9 p.m.
Come join the Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council and its supporters at the beautiful Barkley House in historic downtown Pensacola for the Mint Jubilee, a party celebrating citizen diplomacy & the volunteers who make it possible! Ladies, wear your hats! Gentlemen, wear your bowties! There will be prizes, music and a pre-derby dinner.
Admission: $45 to $75
May 14, 2015 - July 30, 2015
Evenings in Olde Seville Square
6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
May 16, 2015
Grillin' in the Breeze Cook-Off
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Bring the whole family to enjoy a wide selection of grilled tastings, live music and a family fun area. If you would like to be a part of the cooking fun, register a team and show off your culinary skills.
June 19, 2015 - June 20, 2015
We love getting the kids involved in Fishing the Tradition, too. Our Junior Angler tournament is a great opportunity for the kids to enhance their angling skills and have a great time with their peers and families.
June 24, 2015 - June 28, 2015
For those who have not fished the Pensacola International Billfish tournament hosted by the PBGFC you are in for a treat. Our Tournament is during the hottest Billfish action of the season and we pride ourselves in a pure sportfishing community.
Pensacola Fishing Rodeo
June 27, 2015 - June 28, 2015
Pensacola Fishing Rodeo
Come see the best fishermen in the area catch some of the largest king mackerel and cobia in the gulf. This is one of the largest two-day boat events in the Gulf of Mexico with more than 1,000 anglers. Take-off and weigh-in will be at Flounder's Chowder House on Pensacola Beach.
Sertoma's Independence Day Celebration
July 04, 2015
Sertoma's Independence Day Celebration
Events begin 11 a.m.; Fireworks 9 p.m.
For the 26th year, area Sertoma organizations are once again coordinating and hosting the largest Fireworks display on the Gulf Coast over Pensacola Bay. There will be activities throughout the day, from 11:00 am until 6:30 pm, in Seville Square to include a FREE Childrens Area with inflatables and pony rides, Arts and Crafts vendors, Food vendors, and live entertainment on the gazebo stage beginning at 11:00 am, with a Hot Dog Eating Contest at noon! Starting at 4:00, there will be live music on the Bayfront Stage, featuring regional bands. The festivities will culminate with the fireworks show over Pensacola Bay, synchronized with music broadcast on Cat Country FM 98.7.
Admission: Free
August 07, 2015 - August 09, 2015
Our Ladies Billfish Tournament is another great example of the Pensacola Big Game Fishing Clubs efforts to enhance our members experience in recreational and sports fishing tournaments. Open to the ladies and featuring a great variety of prizes.
September 12, 2015
Pensacola Dragon Boat Festival
For those unfamiliar with the sport, dragon boating simply put, is a boat of 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steers person paddling to cross the finish faster than their competition. Its a team sport in its purest form that encompasses the elements of power, speed, synchronization and endurance.
Greek Festival
October 09, 2015 - October 11, 2015
Greek Festival
Fri. & Sat. - 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. | Sun. Noon - 6 p.m.
Like a visit to Greece -- the Pensacola Greek Festival offers a rich, multi-sensory experience of Greek hospitality and culture. Savory cuisine, soulful music, lively dancing, and educational tours transform the church grounds into a three day glendi (celebration). Admission is free.
Admission: FREE
Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival
November 06, 2015 - November 08, 2015
Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival
Festival hours are Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The three-day, juried art show draws more than 200 of the nations best painters, potters, sculptors, jewelers, graphic artists, craftsmen and other artists. The event features live musicians in Fountain Park with sounds ranging from Zydeco, bluegrass, jazz and blues to classical. Local dance schools and groups perform daily. The Children's Arts Festival is next door in Bartram Park, featuring numerous hands-on artistic opportunities provided free of charge. The Childrens Festival is open Friday for children with special needs from selected schools and is open to everyone on Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
11th Annual Pensacola Marathon
November 08, 2015
11th Annual Pensacola Marathon
6:30 a.m.
The race begins and ends at Veteran's Memorial Park on the bayfront then winds its way along a 13.1 mile circuit of the city for the half marathoners and a full 26.2 loop for the full marathon. The course features running through historic neighborhoods, the downtown district, bands, and cheering Pensacolians. The finish line is next to the only replica of the National Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Pensacola Marathon is also a Boston Qualifier for you still needing to qualify.
November 20, 2015 - November 22, 2015
Mahabhuta Yoga Festival
Fri. Noon - 11 p.m. | Sat. 9 a.m. - 11 p.m. | Sun. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
There will be yoga workshops and educational seminars on wellness over the weekend with the Sheep room suitable for 300 people and the Wood" room suitable for 75 people. In addition, there will be Circus Arts, Hoop performances, a marionette show, henna artists, organic & vibrant food, numerous artists and yoga-inspired vendors The talented Sean Johnson & the Wild Lotus Band will offer Kirtan on Friday evening and on Saturday evening will be announced soon to perform on location at Sanders Beach Community Center.
November 21, 2015
Creek Indian Celebration Days
Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Sunday Noon - 5 p.m.
An annual two day event of intertribal dancing, displays and teaching of heritage and customs, great foods and large groups of Native American vendors with authentic crafts. Come be a part of this Pow Wow. (Directions: Turn south at Walgreens in Pace, follow Floridatown Rd; approximately 1-1/2 miles to the banks of Pensacola Bay; park is on the left.)
December 12, 2015
33rd Annual Pensacola Christmas Parade
5:15 p.m.
The Christmas Parade includes local bands from every high school in Escambia County, groups from around the region, and as far away as Houston and New Orleans. The Cox Pensacola Christmas Parade profits go to local high school band booster organizations to assist in the purchasing of uniforms and equipment and funding of travel expenses. Preceding the parade is the popular 1.2 miles Christmas Parade Dash, sponsored by the Pensacola Runners Association. With nearly 400 participants each year, the Dash uses the Cox Pensacola Christmas parade route just prior to the start of the parade. The race begins at 5:00 pm and is a maze through the downtown area lined with thousands of people cheering. The course ends at Plaza Ferdinand where a large candy cane is handed to each finisher. For more information on the Christmas Parade Dash, please visit www.pensacolarunners.com.
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