A 19th century term, a “foo foo,” is a spontaneous band of musicians, especially on a sailing vessel. Foo Foo Fest organizers wanted to emulate the spontaneity of such a performance, providing Pensacola with a flurry of high-quality art and culture events to liven up the shoulder season here in the Pensacola Bay Area. Plus, it’s a cute name!
This year, Foo Foo Fest celebrates its eighth fall season in beautiful Downtown Pensacola from November 3 to 14, highlighting the Pensacola’s amazing cultural diversity through a festival of musical performances, art shows, live entertainment, dazzling displays and so much more.
One of the highest-regarded arts festivals in the Southeast drawing more than 200 of the nation’s best painters, potters, sculptors, graphic artists and craftsmen year after year, the Greater Gulf Coast Arts Festival is celebrating its 50th anniversary in a big way this fall! In addition to three days of art, food and music November 4-6 in Downtown Pensacola’s Seville Square, don’t miss Béla Fleck’s My Bluegrass Heart, a special concert by the Grammy Award-winning banjo player at Pensacola's Community Maritime Park on Saturday, Nov. 5.
Get a crash course on Pensacola’s fine arts at the Schumann Symphony No. 3 Presented by the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Saenger Theatre. Then the following Saturday, Nov. 12, come right back for Forty Forward: Celebrating Four Decades of Opera in Pensacola with the Pensacola Opera performing alongside the Pensacola Symphony.