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December 04, 2015
Winter Gala Dinner
6:30 - 10:00 p.m.
This annual event is a fantastic way to kick off the December holiday party scene. Included in the $20 ticket price is a traditional gourmet buffet feast complete with wine. You can partake in a Holiday Decor and Gift Auction (auctioneer: Michelle Caldwell) offering bargains and unique finds. Big screen showings of Retro television holiday musical numbers will play throughout the evening and conclude with a gathering around the piano for holiday caroling (choral leader: Waylon Bailey). Have your "Naughty or Nice" picture taken with Hunky Santa and Sexy Ms. Claus for only $5. Holiday attire suggested, but not required.
December 05, 2015
Santa Pub Crawl
3:00 p.m. - late
What says Christmas like hundreds of Santas on the street? ORileys Irish Pub is organizing downtowns 3rd Santa Pub Crawl! Dress up as the jolly old gift-giver and visit some of the best bars downtown Pensacola, along with hundreds of other new friends. Santa costumes are MANDATORY! Santa suits can be purchased at party city. This is a high quality suit that should just last until last call. But of course, for the more devious, we encourage you to be CREATIVE and come up with your own Santa costume! In the holiday spirit ORileys Irish Pub will be raffling off sweet prizes at the end of the crawl!! We will also have free t-shirts and swag.There is no fee to register but a money donation or toy for TOY 4 TOTS. Everyone must be 21 to receive a wrist band. Please bring ID!
December 05, 2015
4th Annual NWFL Podiatry Association Diabetes Car Show
8 AM-1 PM
This year, the car show will be located at the beautiful Crowne Plaza in the heart of downtown Pensacola. Join us for a day full of fun, friendship, and exciting prizes. This is projected to be our biggest show yet; you don't want to miss it!
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.
December 18, 2015 - December 20, 2015
Emmanuel - God with Us
7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
A live action drama that tells about the birth, the life, and the sacrifice of Jesus from the point of view of a humble inn keeper. Features live music by the musicians and choir of FPC - Music CDs available for $15 December 18, 19, 20 - 7:30p nightly Tickets on sale now! $5 each Limited availability due to seating restrictions (Groups of 10 or more call for reserved seating)
January 08, 2016
Pensacola's 12th Night - Mardi Gras Kick Off
5 p.m.
The Historic streets of Downtown will host Pensacola Mardi Gras Kick Off Celebration! FREE to everyone! Come join us and Celebrate the 2016 Mardi Gras Season along with the Krewes; their King and Queens for the upcoming season, King Cake*, and the town crier.
January 23, 2016
Annual Cordova Mall Ball
8 p.m. to midnight
Celebrate Mardi Gras in style each year at the Mall Ball at Cordova Mall! Put on your best Mardi Gras gown, get decked out in your tux or best suit and come down to the first and the best Mardi Gras party in town. Guests must be 21 or older to attend. IDs will be checked at the door. Bars close at 11:30 p.m. (No denim apparel, please.) Due to its high popularity, only 2,500 tickets are available. Tickets are non-refundable.
Annual Krewe of Lafitte Mardi Gras Parade
February 05, 2016
Annual Krewe of Lafitte Mardi Gras Parade
8 p.m.
The only illuminated nighttime parade in Pensacola! The crowd can expect to be entertained with marching bands, lighted floats and great throws as the Krewe of Lafitte kicks off Pensacola Mardi Gras celebrations.
Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras Parade
February 06, 2016
Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras Parade
2 p.m.
One of the country's original celebration sites, Pensacola hosts this family-oriented Mardi Gras parade in the historical downtown area. Crowds catch beads, doubloons and moonpies galore as they are thrown from floats!
February 09, 2016
Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Street Party
All welcome to have the last hurrah before Lent, Procession officially begins when Palafox and Government Streets will host the biggest Mardi Gras Street Party this side of Bourbon Street. No charge to join the fun!
February 13, 2016
Pensacola Double Bridge Run
7 a.m. Race; 8:30 a.m. Walk
The Pensacola Double Bridge Run 15K carries runners over two bridges, across Pensacola Bay and Santa Rosa Sound. It will run from downtown Pensacola with a tour that includes the historic district, and picturesque Bayfront Parkway, a run through Gulf Breeze, and onto Pensacola Beach. The 5K invites both runners and walkers to travel from Gulf Breeze to beautiful Pensacola Beach on Santa Rosa Island and the Gulf Islands Seashore.
February 19, 2016 - February 21, 2016
Pensacon 2016
Friday 1:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Saturday & Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Pensacola Short Film Festival; Costume Contest; Special guests including August Richards; Peter Wacks; Kevin Anderson; Simon Besley; Hythrall; Nicole Marie Jean and many more. Please visit the website for a complete listing.
March 05, 2016
Bayou Hills Run
7:30 p.m.
Great views, challenging courses, and a family-friendly atmosphere. Fun-seeking families and serious runners alike take to the streets of East Hill in Pensacola for the Bayou Hills Run. This event includes a 10k, 5k and One Mile Kids Run
March 12, 2016 - March 13, 2016
Gulf Breeze Celebrates the Arts 2016
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.
Smokin' In The Square BBQ Cookoff
March 18, 2016 - March 19, 2016
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.
May 13, 2016
8:00 p.m.
This is a city wide event open to the public and is a joint partnership between Mystic Mafia and Daisy Dukes! VIP packages.
Annual Bill Hargreaves Fishing Rodeo
June 16, 2016 - June 19, 2016
Annual Bill Hargreaves Fishing Rodeo
Tournament, sponsored by numerous community leaders and businesses, hands out cash prizes for 27 different categories of fish in the Open Division and 31 categories in the Junior Division.
Pensacola International Billfish Tournament
June 29, 2016 - July 02, 2016
Pensacola International Billfish Tournament
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.
Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival
November 04, 2016 - November 06, 2016
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
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