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Julio Diaz

Julio Diaz

Julio Diaz is a freelance journalist with more than 20 years experience covering events, music, movies, food and pop culture, including more than 12 years as Entertainment Editor with the Pensacola News Journal. He is the host of Let’s Go, Pensacola, a weekly entertainment and events show on NewsRadio 92.3; the host of the Pensacola Movie Club; and the curator of the Merrill Movie Museum, one of the country’s most impressive collections of screen-used movie props and memorabilia. Those projects, as well as Pensacola's active nerd culture and hospitality scenes, have made Pensacola his home.

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Posted on Wednesday September 18, 2019
Julio Diaz

Hungry? Pensacola restaurants have a wide variety of vegan delights just waiting for you. Check out our vegan-dining blog and learn about Pensacola’s vegan establishments as well as favorite vegan dishes at some of Pensacola's best-known eateries. Read More...

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Posted on Thursday August 15, 2019
Julio Diaz

Festivals, food and fun are the hallmarks of fall in Pensacola. With a wide variety of things to do, where do you start? We’ve got your listings of can’t-miss things to do that will make your autumn visit one to remember. Read More...

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Posted on Thursday May 23, 2019
Julio Diaz

Pensacola has a lot more to offer than just lounging beachside with a cool drink and a hot book. Check out all of the great activities planned this summer that will be sure to make your season sizzle. Read More...

Mardi Gras Parade

Posted on Thursday January 10, 2019
Julio Diaz

Laissez les bon temps rouler! That’s French for “let the good times roll,” and that’s exactly what Pensacola is doing as Mardi Gras season returns! Learn more about the fun-filled celebrations as we present five fun facts about Mardi Gras in Pensacola. Read More...

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Posted on Wednesday April 04, 2018
Julio Diaz

This annual competition and bizarre festival is really just an excuse to throw an epic, weekend-long beach party that has become a highlight of the Pensacola calendar as it continues into its 34th year. Read More...

 
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