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Events
August 29, 2015 - August 30, 2015
BON FEST 2015
12 p.m.- 4 p.m.
....Authentic Japanese Food, Dancing, Fun & Activities For All Ages! Matsuriza Taiko Drummers From EPCOT CENTER will be performing at this years event. FREE ADMISSION
September 11, 2015 - October 01, 2015
Rafi Solo Art Show YOU ARE HERE: The Strange Curiosity of RIGHT NOW
Rafi is a mixed media painter whose works include a variety of subjects in several styles. Rafis most recent body of work reflects his fascination with the human figure and individual emotional impressionistic portraits. Special pieces for this collection will debut at this show including sculpture and installation. Opening Reception on September 11th from 6PM-10PM.
September 12, 2015
Pensacola Dragon Boat Festival
Festival begins 8:00 a.m. | Races begin 9:00 a.m. | Closing ceremonies 5:00 p.m.
Led by the rhythmic beat of a drum, teams of 20 synchronized paddlers, one drummer and one steersperson race 300 meters up the river in 40-foot canoes rigged with decorative Chinese dragon heads and tails. Each race will be about 12 minutes apart with a break for lunch. During the day, DJ Gus will play music keep everyone up to date on race stats. Coastal Fire will provide live entertainment throughout the day. Also, a childrens festival and vendor fair will be going on throughout the entire day!
September 17, 2015 - September 19, 2015
"By These Hands" Public Workshop
Variable times
Thurs. Sept. 17. 6 p.m. refreshments | 6:30 p.m. Dr. Dennis Montagna. West Florida Public Library Main Branch, 239 N Spring Street. Fri. Sept. 18, 9:00-11:00 am: Cemetery Resource Protection Training, reservations required | 11:30-1:00: BYO Brown Bag Lunch: Discussion of the Colored Citizen Newspaper. Multi-Cultural Center, 117 E. Government Street. NO CHARGE. 2:00-4:00 pm: Historic Masonry Specialists in Action. Montgomery-John the Baptist Cemetery, 8th Avenue & Cross Street. NO CHARGE. 5:00-9:00 pm: Gallery Night at Artel. Sat. Sept. 19, John the Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 101 N. 10th Ave. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. please visit website for full list of events.
Admission: FREE
September 20, 2015
Sacred Music Concert
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
The new season with a free concert of sacred music by operatic baritone Charles Johnson. Accompanied by keyboardist Dale Niehaus, Johnson presents powerful renditions of Scripture combined with unforgettable music through the sponsorship of Music Serving the Word Ministries. The program will include classics from the sacred music repertoire, including O Divine Redeemer by Charles Gounod and The Holy City by Stephen Adams; as well as gospel songs such as It is well with my soul and Precious Lord, take my hand."
September 21, 2015
SipSavorTalk
Are you ready for some foosball? (Uh, we dont know if the other phrase-question was trademarked!) Either way, get ready for some tasty football food and beverage! Thats right, were welcoming fall with a tasty cool beverage and some of the amazing flavors of the Popcorn King and our guest chef, Greg King. Think all popcorn is created equal? Then you havent tasted the kings corn, especially paired with a tasty adult beverage. So, bring it on, Autumn, were popping it like its hot!
September 24, 2015 - September 27, 2015
Dont Touch That Dial!
Evenings 7:30 p.m. | Sunday Matinee 2:30 p.m.
A true VARIETY SHOW with singers, dancers, LIVE BAND & comedy skits. Every Act, song and skit in this show will be based on a TV show or have a TV show theme song - plus commercials!
October 03, 2015 - October 04, 2015
26th Annual Peanut Festival
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Peanuts; Live entertainment, arts, crafts, antiques, pony rides, games, hay rides; train rides; bungee jump; rock climing; and much more. Large display of antique tractors & farm related equipment will be on display. Gabbert Farm is 4.5 miles south of Jay, off Highway 89.
Admission: Free admission & parking
October 07, 2015 - October 10, 2015
LGBT Film Festival
LGBT Film Festival highlights the artistic contributions of LGBT films and fimmakers.
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
October 10, 2015
Dogs on Deployment 1ST Annual Poker Run-Pensacola Chapter
9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Dogs on Deployment is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit providing a central network for military members to find volunteers willing to board their pets while they are deployed or have other service commitments, making them unable to temporarily care for their pets. No pet should ever be surrendered to a shelter due to a military commitment. DoD exists to help military members keep their pets by alleviating the need for pet relinquishment from military members due to the hardships of deployments.
October 10, 2015
Rat Race 5K Run/Walk
8:30 a.m.
Thought the only way you could be part of the Rat Pack Reunion was to dance the night away? Think again How about a 5K? Get out your sneakers (skinny ties still welcome) and head over to William Bartram Memorial Park to participate. Well celebrate afterwards with music and beverages at The Fish House
October 24, 2015
Pensacola Mud Run
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The 3rd Annual Pensacola Mud Run is a 5 mile/ 20 obstacle course with a 1 mile/ 5 obstacle Kid Run situated on 150 acres north of Pensacola. This is a family-friendly fun run with 20 challenging obstacles. Runners can all expect to slip, slide, climb, jump, slog, and swing their way to a fun finish where food, refreshments, and showers are waiting. The morning will start with our timed Competitive Heat, followed by numerous Non-Competitive Heats throughout the day, and lastly ending with the Kids Run. We will have timers running, but runners will be responsible for their own time tracking. The object is to have fun and complete the run, not to finish first.
Foo Foo Festival
November 05, 2015 - November 16, 2015
Foo Foo Festival
Event times vary
It's a well kept secret that fall is one of the best times during the year to visit a coastal southern town, and Foo Foo Fest is set just right when a breeze is in the air. Currently there are more than 20 different events ranging from air shows to a Headless Horseman Ballet, with opera and art mixed in between. Please visit the website for a complete listing of events.
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
November 06, 2015 - November 16, 2015
Pop-up Hot Shop: Glass Blowing on the Move
First City Art Center is hosting Pensacolas first portable glass art blowing experience. The Pop-Up Hot shop will travel the streets of downtown Pensacola creating beautiful pieces of glass art in front of live audiences, moving to a new location daily.
Admission: Free
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 14, 2015
Clean Energy Fest
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bringing together visionary artists, the Clean Energy Fest is celebrating the future of clean energy through live music, food, art competitions and much more. A juried art competition, The Future of Energy asked artists of all ages to showcase an energy future (wind, solar, people power, etc.) in all genres of art and design. Artwork for this innovative exhibition will be judged by artists and designers from the Gulf Coast professional art community, university faculty and clean energy initiative leaders. The popular regional folk duo, Sassafras, and other local music groups will perform throughout the day. There will also be fun activities for children and clean energy displays showcasing the present and future potential for our Clean Energy Future.
November 14, 2015
26th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival and Car Show
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The day features over 150 arts, crafts & other vendors, food, homemade baked goods, children's activities, and live music. Free admission. Free parking. Door prizes.
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.)
November 21, 2015 - November 22, 2015
Pensacola Model Train Show
Saturday: 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Sunday: 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M
We will be featuring layouts and displays featuring all popular modeling scales including Z, N, HO, O, and G scales! Members of PMRC will also be offering clinics covering popular model railroading topics and techniques. We will also be giving away door prizes throughout the day. Be sure to check out our vendors from all over the southeast! Come on out and see our displays and layouts and learn more about the world's greatest hobby! Adult admission is $5.00 per person. Children under age 10 get in free with an adult admission!
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.
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.
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 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.
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