Visit Pensacola Announces 2018-19 Grant Recipients


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Nicole Stacey
Visit Pensacola
(850) 434-2142

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Pensacola, Fla. – Visit Pensacola is pleased to announce its 2018-19 grant recipients. Twice a year, Visit Pensacola allocates funds from its annual budget to a grant program for local groups and organizations that coordinate events or visitor experiences with a demonstrated history of visitor impact or significant potential to draw visitors to the area.

The Visit Pensacola grant program’s main purpose is to attract visitors while engaging the local community with more experiences. Visit Pensacola grant funds are intended to supplement the sponsoring organization's budget and not be the sole source of funding and are provided as reimbursement for approved expenses.

“The Visit Pensacola grant program offers an incredible opportunity for our community,” Visit Pensacola President Steve Hayes said. “Events that otherwise might not happen we’re able to have a hand in, providing year-round experiences and events for residents and visitors to enjoy.”

Grant recipients include:


October – December 2018

ITen Wired Summit: Oct. 1-2

Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival: Oct. 3-7

Peat & Pearls: Oct. 4-7

Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival:

Nov. 8-18

Pensacola Interstate Fair: Oct. 18-28

Reclaiming Our Youth Dance Showcase: Nov. 10-11

WinterFest: Nov.– Dec.

First City Lights: Nov. – Jan.


January – March 2019

Pensacola Mardi Gras: Jan – March

Roy Jones 50th Birthday Celebration: Jan. 26-27

BarleyBrine: Jan. 24-26

Pensacon: Feb. 22-24

Ciclovia: March 23

Reclaiming Our Youth Spring Break: March 22-23

Hoe Cake Throwdown: March 1-3


Beginning in January, Visit Pensacola will again accept applications for events taking place from April 1 – September 30, 2019. For those interested in applying, visit For more information on upcoming events in the Pensacola Bay Area, visit


About Visit Pensacola

Visit Pensacola is the destination management organization for Escambia County which includes Pensacola, Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key. With over 450 years of rich history and 18 miles of sugar-white sand beaches bordered by the emerald-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, visitors from all over the world are lured to our pristine shores every year. Visit Pensacola supports the community vision of tourism by serving as the central body responsible for building tourism as an economic engine for our community through leadership, connection, collaboration and communication.