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Visit Pensacola


Visit Pensacola serves as the destination marketing organization for Pensacola, Pensacola Beach, and Perdido Key. Staff assists planners with meeting preparation and encourages business travelers and visitors alike to visit the city's historic, cultural and recreational sites. The bureau's strategic advertising and sales campaign serves to promote the area as a year-round destination for leisure and business travel, which in turn has a significant effect on the long-term development of the Pensacola Bay Area community. Through advertising placed and promotions initiated through Visit Pensacola, toll-free lines and the website invite callers to request a complimentary packet of information about the area. Inquiries are tracked to aid with planning future advertising and marketing strategies. Visit Pensacola is located in Wayside Park, and is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon.-Fri.; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat.; and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun.Ê

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Meeting Rooms
grand ballroom
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 5000
  • February 24, 2017
Begins Spring & Garden Streets

The only illuminated nighttime parade in Pensacola! The crowd can expect to be entertained with marching bands, lighted floats and great throws as the Krewe of Lafitte kicks off Pensacola Mardi Gras celebrations. Read More...

  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday until October 9, 2016
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

Like a visit to Greece -- the Pensacola Greek Festival offers a rich, multi-sensory experience of Greek hospitality and culture. Savory cuisine, soulful music, lively dancing, and educational tours transform the church grounds into a three day ÒglendiÓ (celebration). Admission is free. Read More...

  • November 19, 2016 - November 20, 2016
Florida Town Park

26th annual two day event of intertribal dancing, displays and teaching of heritage and customs, great foods and large groups of Native American vendors with authentic crafts. Come be a part of this Pow Wow. (Directions: Turn south at Walgreens in Pace, follow Floridatown Rd; approximately 1-1/2 miles to the banks… Read More...

  • January 6, 2017
Downtown Pensacola

The Historic streets of Downtown will host Pensacola Mardi Gras Kick Off Celebration! FREE to everyone! Come join us and Celebrate the 2017 Mardi Gras Season along with the Krewes; their King and Queens for the upcoming season, King Cake*, and the town crier. Read More...

  • October 1, 2016 - October 2, 2016
Gabbert Farm

Peanuts; Live entertainment, arts, crafts, antiques, pony rides, games, hay rides; train rides; bungee jump; rock climing; and much more. Large display of antique tractors & farm related equipment will be on display. Gabbert Farm is 4.5 miles south of Jay, off Highway 89. Read More...

  • February 28, 2017
Downtown Pensacola

All welcome to have the last hurrah before Lent, Procession officially begins when Palafox and Government Streets will host the biggest Mardi Gras Street Party this side of Bourbon Street. No charge to join the fun! Read More...

  • September 10, 2016
Bayou Texar/Bayview Park

Led by the rhythmic beat of a drum, teams of 20 synchronized paddlers, one drummer and one steersperson race 300 meters up the river in 40-foot canoes rigged with decorative Chinese dragon heads and tails. Each race will be about 12 minutes apart with a break for lunch. Read More...

  • October 7, 2016 - October 9, 2016
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church

International food - Polish, Filipino, Italian, American, Cajun, plus BBQ, Cajun, Fish and more! 5K Run/Walk, Live Entertainment all weekend feat Chloe Channell! ..also Raffle, Games, Vendors, Car & Indian Motorcycle Exhibit, Arts & Crafts! Fun for the whole family! Read More...

  • March 4, 2017
Bayview Park

The Bayou Hills Run, presented by Creative Learning Academy is a family-friendly 10K-5K and Kids 1 Mile Run in Bayview Park. The Bayou Hills Run is one of the area's only 10K and is a wonderful challenge through the hills of East Hill in Pensacola. Read More...

  • October 8, 2016

Break out your lederhosen for the Flora-Bama’s Oktoberfest, because it's time to welcome the fall at our third annual Oktoberfest! Brats, sauerkraut, and a variety of German beer flow during this festival. German style musical acts perform while party goers chicken… Read More...

  • September 3, 2016
Plaza Ferdinand

Reenactment of Jacksonian era soldiers, fifers and drummers performing a Colors Ceremony in period 1821 uniforms, offering military salutes, manual of arms, fife and drum music and, the lowering of a replica 23-star flag that first flew over the Plaza. The ceremony commemorates Pensacola's 195th birthday &… Read More...