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Find It All at Foo Foo Fest

Foo Foo Festival will take place November 4 - 15, 2021.


Experience the best of Pensacola arts, food and fun each November. 

The application portal for the 2021 Foo Foo Festival grants opened, February 5, 2021. Click here to access the portal. 

Foo Foo Festival

Looking for a festival that covers everything from graffiti to opera?

The Foo Foo Festival is an eclectic mixture of art and cultural events ranging in tastes, with everything from Blue Angels air shows and songwriters' music festivals to ballet, opera, high art and even the Big Green Egg Cook-off.

A “Foo Foo” is, by definition, an impromptu musical band known to come together on late 19th-century sailing vessels, consisting of members of the ship’s crew. So, quite literally, the gathering of Pensacola’s arts and entertainment organizations each fall is our very own “Foo Foo.”

The festival includes a changing calendar of events each year, but is traditionally anchored around the Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival, the Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival, and the Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show. Previous years have included more than 20 different events presented by local arts organizations and special performances in town just to join the Foo Foo!

While many events on the Foo Foo Fest calendar are free, some events do require a ticket. More information about each event can be found through the Foo Foo Festival website as the festival dates draw near each year.


COVID Statement: The health and safety of the Pensacola Foo Foo Fest's attendees, staff, vendors, and participants are of the utmost importance to the Foo Foo Fest team. As Foo Foo Fest organizers work to finalize the plans and event layout for this November's festivities, the team is taking all precautions possible to ensure that the health of its festival-goers will be kept top of mind, including the institution of COVID-safe protocols and enhancement of outdoor spaces to allow for social distancing. The Foo Foo Fest team will continue to monitor developments surrounding COVID-19 leading up to November's events. It will fully cooperate with any instructions heeded for Escambia County by local and state officials and the CDC. 

Foo Foo Fest looks forward to the opportunity to welcome new and returning festival attendees to its seventh annual beloved arts & culture event November 4-15 and to showing support for the Pensacola community during these challenging times.