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RV and Tent Camping in the Greater Pensacola Area
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Events
August 09, 2014 - September 08, 2014
TREASURED ARTWORKS FROM VICKI BAROCOS PRIVATE COLLECTION
Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Sat. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The art is an eclectic collection of paintings and sculpture collected by Ms. Baroco. Art in the collection runs the gamut from a Greek Icon to an African mask of beads and cowrie shells from the Kuba tribe of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Outsider Art of Toby Hollinghead, a whimsical driftwood sculpture by Chris Cumbie and works of art by well-known local artists will also be included in the exhibit. Of the 45 works on display, more than half are of various other mediums from well-known local artists.
September 06, 2014
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.
September 18, 2014 - September 21, 2014
"Hee Haw Live!"
7:30 p.m. | Sunday 2:30 p.m.
A Redneck Comedy Musical Variety Show
September 19, 2014 - September 21, 2014
Angel's Garden New Beginnings 17th Annual Art Show
Friday 4 - 7 p.m. | Sat. & Sun 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Featuring many local artists with pottery, watercolors, jewelry, stained glass and much more. Including local musicians, food and children's activities.
Admission: Free to public
Greek Festival
October 10, 2014 - October 12, 2014
Greek Festival
Friday 11 a.m. -10 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sunday 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 11, 2014
Pensacola Mud Run
7:30 a.m.
The 2nd Annual Pensacola Mud Run will combine the excitement of running a race, the challenge of crawling, climbing, swinging, lifting, toting, sliding, and scaling obstacles, with the fun of playing in the mud; costumes, a family fun festival with kids' activities, music, food It is an event you won't want to miss.
October 18, 2014
Reptiday Pensacola Reptile & Exotic Animal Expo
10 a.m. - 5 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.
October 25, 2014
Barktoberfest
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Enjoy a day of play with your dog.
Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival
November 07, 2014 - November 09, 2014
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 08, 2014
25th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The day features over 150 arts, crafts & other vendors, food, homemade baked goods, and live music. Free admission. Free parking. Door prizes.
November 09, 2014
10th 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, 2014 - November 22, 2014
Mahabhuta Yoga Festival
Fri. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. | Sat. 8 a.m.-11 p.m. | Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Mahabhuta Yoga Festivals mission is to celebrate yoga, music, art and the environment; elevate consciousness, unify local communities, create abundance through mutual support, education and conscious consumerism, and inspire you to be Great! This is an event highlighting the talents of regional yoga teachers, artists, healers, and musicians from New Orleans, Louisiana to Seaside, Florida.
November 22, 2014
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 03, 2014 - December 07, 2014
Annual Snowball Derby
Auto racing fans will delight in the action at Five Flags Speedway.
December 06, 2014
Handel's "Messiah"
7:30 p.m.
Conducted by Xiaolun Chen, Choral Society Artistic Director, with the Choral Society Orchestra Guest soloists: Carla Connors, soprano; Monika Cosson, alto; Thomas Rowell, tenor; Patrick Jacobs, bass-baritone
December 13, 2014
Cox 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 03, 2015
Pensacola Beach Half Marathon, 5K and 10K Run
8 a.m.
The PBR will start with a completely separate 1/2 marathon, at 7:30 a.m. For those of you that like to wait till race morning, or actually on the course, to decide your distance, fear not! The 5K and 10K are still a pick-your-distance run starts at 8:00 a.m. You all start together and pick which turn around you want to take.
Pensacola Double Bridge Run
February 07, 2015
Pensacola Double Bridge Run
7 a.m. Race; 8 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!
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!
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.
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 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.
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
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