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Visitors to Pensacola will find some of the most beautiful beaches in the world here along Perdido Key to Pensacola Beach,where blue skies, emerald-green water and swaying sea oats provide the perfect backdrop for your Florida beach vacation.
RV and Tent Camping in the Greater Pensacola Area
RV and Tent Camping in the Greater Pensacola Area
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Girlfriend getaways in the Pensacola Bay Area
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Pensacola is home to many events and festivals. Why not plan your next Florida vacation around them. There's always something happening in our corner of Florida.
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Events
January 22, 2016 - February 24, 2016
Needle Art Show 2016
Monday thru Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Over 75 needle art pieces featuring stitches such as hardanger, needlepoint, counted cross stitch and pulled threads.
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.
February 25, 2016 - February 28, 2016
"The Gingerbread Lady"
Thursday ~ Saturday 7:30 p.m. | Sunday 2:30 p.m.
Written by Neil Simon Directed by Joe Perna
March 01, 2016
Marlowe Shepherd Public Performances
1-2PM - Music Box 3960 W Navy Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32507 5-7PM - Bad Ass Coffee 1014 Underwood Ave, Pensacola, FL 32504 7:30-9:30 - Picasso's 19 S. Palafox Place, Pensacola FL 32502
March 03, 2016 - March 06, 2016
"The Gingerbread Lady"
Thursday ~ Saturday 7:30 p.m. | Sunday 2:30 p.m.
Written by Neil Simon Directed by Joe Perna
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
McGuire's 5K Prediction Run
March 12, 2016
McGuire's 5K Prediction Run
9 a.m.
The 39th 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 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.
March 16, 2016
Celtic Spirit
5:30 p.m.
An evening with Danny O'Flagherty. This will be the Irish cultural event of the year. Danny O'Flaherty is a Native Irish speaker from Conemara, Ireland who emigrated to the United States in the 1970's. He has performed for heads of state such as President Ronald Reagan, President Herzog of Israel, and Pope John Paul II at the National Cathedral. He is the recipient of many awards and nominations and is dedicated to preserving Celtic Culture and pride in Celtic heritage. Danny is a singer, songwriter, storyteller, and musician who combines warmth and spirit to bring the long history of Irish and American folk music home to your heart.
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.
March 26, 2016
ReptiDay Pensacola Reptile & Exotic Animal Expo
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
ReptiDay Pensacola is a one-day reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise as well as live animal seminars and frequent free raffles for coveted prizes. Exciting, educational, family-oriented fun for everyone! Adults - $10, Children (5-12) - $5, Under 5 - Free Visit our website for special offers on Early Entry VIP tickets
May 13, 2016
2016 BALLER'S BALL
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.
May 21, 2016
2nd Annual Escambia Football Car Show
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free Public Parking - Free Public Admission Enjoy a full day of food, music, misc. vendors, & door prizes! Welcome All Years, Makes & Models $20 - Early Registration (per vehicle) $25- Day of Registration (per vehicle) Event Schedule 8am 11am: Registration & Vendor Set Up 11am 2pm: Judging 3pm: Awards Presentation - Best in Show & Top 25 Rain or Shine No Refunds
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.
Sertoma's Independence Day Celebration
July 04, 2016
Sertoma's Independence Day Celebration
Events begin 11 a.m. | Fireworks 9 p.m.
For the 27th year, area Sertoma organizations are coordinating and hosting the largest Fireworks display on the Gulf Coast over Pensacola Bay on Monday, July 4th, 2016, at 9:00 pm. There will be activities throughout the day, from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm, in Seville Square to include a FREE Childrens Area with inflatables, pony rides, rock climbing wall, meet and greet with characters, face painting, Lowes kids clinic and much more! There will also be a variety of Arts and Crafts vendors, Food vendors, and live entertainment on the gazebo stage beginning at 11:00 am. Of course, the 4th of July would not be complete without a Hot Dog Eating Contest! Be sure to sign up early as the contest begins promptly at noon! Starting at 4:30, there will be live music on the Bayfront Stage. The festivities will culminate with the fireworks show over Pensacola Bay, synchronized with music broadcast on Cat Country 98.7.
Admission: Free
Greek Festival
October 14, 2016 - October 16, 2016
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 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
November 19, 2016 - November 20, 2016
Creek Indian Celebration Days
Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Sunday Noon - 5 p.m.
26th 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.)
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