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RV and Tent Camping in the Greater Pensacola Area
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Events
January 09, 2015
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 2015 Mardi Gras Season along with the Krewes; their King and Queens for the upcoming season, King Cake*, and the town crier.
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.
January 24, 2015
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.
February 07, 2015
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.
Annual Krewe of Lafitte Mardi Gras Parade
February 13, 2015
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 14, 2015
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 14, 2015
The Southern Gentlemen - An evening of jazz
Doors open 7:00, Show starts 8:00 p.m.
Advanced tickets: $30; Door admission: $40; V.I.P. tickets: $50.
Krewe of Wrecks Mardi Gras Parade
February 15, 2015
Krewe of Wrecks Mardi Gras Parade
2 p.m. Rain or Shine
Mardi Gras parade with an island atmosphere! The Krewe of Wrecks Parade will have the best floats throwing beads, candy and doubloons. No one leaves the island beadless! After parade parties are everywhere and the biggest is on the boardwalk, at the shell, where the paraders wait for the results of the judges and trophies to be awarded. Of couse the music is playing and partiers are dancing!
February 17, 2015
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!
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 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 20, 2015 - March 21, 2015
BeulahFest
4 p.m. 11 p.m Friday | 10 a.m. 11 p.m. Saturday
Performers to be announced at a later date.
Festival on the Green
March 27, 2015 - March 28, 2015
Festival on the Green
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Celebrate spring with a visit to the University of West Florida campus during the 15th Annual Festival on the Green. Come be a part of Pensacola's rich history and diverse culture by experiencing a fine arts show, hand-made crafts, music, live performances, a book sale, food and Saturday's children's craft festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Admission: FREE
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. It is a two-day family event free to the public with over 150 artists. Proceeds from the festival provide student art scholarships and donations to local school art programs.
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
PENSACOLA JUNIOR ANGLER TOURNAMENT
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.
PENSACOLA INTERNATIONAL BILLFISH TOURNAMENT
June 24, 2015 - June 28, 2015
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.
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
PENSACOLA LADIES BILLFISH TOURNAMENT
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.
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
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.)
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