Visit Pensacola Announces 2019 Grant Recipients


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Nicole Stacey
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Pensacola, Fla. (Tuesday, March 5, 2019) – Visit Pensacola is pleased to announce its 2018-19 grant recipients for events taking place between April 1 – Sept. 30, 2019. 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 offers an incredible opportunity for our community,” Visit Pensacola President Steve Hayes said. “The funding allocated supports local events and organizations, providing them with the tools to reach out-of-market audiences that they typically couldn’t. This allows travelers to experience Pensacola like a local at one of our many signature events.”


Grant recipients include:

Gallery Night 2019

Gallery Night Pensacola is all about taking art to the streets. Every third Friday of the month, downtown Pensacola comes to life with artists, music, and food to showcase the true culture of the community. 

Gulf Coast Blues Festival

Set to take place in May at the Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds, the Gulf Coast Blues Festival will be a family-friendly music festival complete with food and outdoor seating.

Stamped: LGBTQ Film Festival

The Stamped LGBTQ Film Festival highlights the artistic contributions both nationally and internationally of LGBTQ films and filmmakers. Set to take place in August of 2019, the festival aims to transcend stereotypes and open the door to a dialogue about the LGBTQ experience.

Don’t Stop the Musical Festival

Set to take place in May at the Maritime Park Amphitheater, Don’t Stop the Musical Festival is a family-friendly event featuring live music in an outdoor setting.

Vettes at the Beach

Set to take place in September on Pensacola Beach. The 17th Annual Vettes at the Beach which is sponsored by the Miracle Strip Corvette Club has become one of the largest Corvette Car Shows in the state of Florida.

In late spring, Visit Pensacola will again accept applications for events taking place from Oct. 1, 2019 – March 30, 2020. For anyone seeking funds less than $4,999.99, you can apply for a mini-grant year-round. 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.