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25 Fun, Free Things to do in Pensacola

Some of the best things in life are free, and this is certainly true in the Pensacola Bay Area.

Sure, we have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Our legendary sugar-white sand and turquoise water were discovered in 1559 by Don Tristan de Luna, and Pensacola has been loved by explorers ever since. But what many don’t know is that there is a world of fun, free things to do in Pensacola after you visit our award-winning beaches.

From Perdido Key to downtown Pensacola to Pensacola Beach, you’ll find unforgettable things to do that are free year-round. Get to know our history, culture and wildlife and have some family fun with our list of 25 of Pensacola’s best free concerts, events, activities and more.

 

  1. Visit the National Naval Aviation Museum, which is one of the world's largest aviation museums.
  2. Explore the Florida Great Birding and Wildlife Trail
  3. Stroll through Palafox Market on Saturday mornings for local products, art and music
  4. Browse works from more than 200 local artists at Quayside Art
  5. Enjoy coastal breezes at Innerarity Point Park
  6. Learn about sea life and coastal ecology along the Footprints in the Sand Pensacola Beach Eco-Trail
  7. Attend a Blue Angels practice air show and autograph signing at the National Naval Aviation Museum
  8. Kick back and enjoy a fabulous Gulf Coast sunset
  9. Go on a free historic walking tour of Historic Downtown Pensacola with Emerald Coast Tours
  10. Explore nature and take a hike at the Edward Ball Nature Trail on the University of West Florida campus
  11. On Tuesday evenings from May through September, catch free concerts at Pensacola Beach's Gulfside Pavilion
  12. Visit the nation's only full-name permanent replica of Washington D.C.'s Veteran's Memorial
  13. If your timing's right, you can actually participate in a dig at the Pensacola Colonial Archaelogical Trail
  14. Explore natural bluffs at Bay Bluff Park located along Scenic Highway
  15. Enjoy green space at one of our downtown parks
  16. Stroll down Palafox and through our Historic District to find a wealth of shops, galleries and restaurants
  17. Take the kids for some playground fun
  18. Get ready for selfies and hit the Pensacola Photo Trail
  19. Explore the area's rich heritage by seeing the African-American Heritage Trail
  20. Take a bike ride in downtown Pensacola.
  21. Art, seafood, jazz, songwriters, crawfish, bushwackers, Greek heritage - join the festivities!
  22. Get a glimpse of the past at St. Michael's Cemetery, a burial ground since the late 18th century
  23. Take selfies with pelican statues
  24. Enjoy this downtown Pensacola street party
  25. Cool down in the splash pad at Plaza DeLuna
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25 Fun, Free Things to do in Pensacola

Some of the best things in life are free, and this is certainly true in the Pensacola Bay Area.

Sure, we have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Our legendary sugar-white sand and turquoise water were discovered in 1559 by Don Tristan de Luna, and Pensacola has been loved by explorers ever since. But what many don’t know is that there is a world of fun, free things to do in Pensacola after you visit our award-winning beaches.

From Perdido Key to downtown Pensacola to Pensacola Beach, you’ll find unforgettable things to do that are free year-round. Get to know our history, culture and wildlife and have some family fun with our list of 25 of Pensacola’s best free concerts, events, activities and more.

 

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