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6 Pensacola Fall Festivals

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Pensacola is a popular summer spot with sparkling waters, white sandy beaches, and endless outdoor activities. While the summer must end, the city does not go to sleep in the off-season. Fall is a great time to visit Pensacola due to the comfortable weather, less crowded beaches, and festivals. Festivals are one of the best ways to experience the area, culture, and events. From beer tasting and food to music and family fun, Pensacola shows its artistic and entertainment side in the off-season. 

1. Emerald Coast Beer Festival

September 9, 2022

Raise your glasses because the Emerald Coast Beer Festival is celebrating its 26th year at Seville Quarter in Pensacola! The Emerald Coast Beer Festival is the longest-running beer festival on the Gulf Coast and introduces a variety of craft beers in a unique "street party" environment. With over 50 microbreweries present, the event gives attendees the perfect excuse to taste more than 200 tasty brews. After the event ends, the party continues at Seville Quarter downtown. Check with the festival for updates regarding tickets and VIP admission. 

Emerald Coast Beer Festival

Photo from Emerald Coast Beer Festival.com 


2. Pensacola Seafood Festival 

September 23-25, 2022

Bring your appetites because the Pensacola Seafood Festival is back! The Seafood Festival is a prime event in downtown Pensacola, showcasing our freshly caught Gulf Coast cuisine. Various vendors and cooking demonstrations show off how the locals enjoy seafood. Get excited! The Seafood Festival is another family-friendly event offering kids' activities like arts and crafts, games, and face painting. This free event also offers live music at night.

3. Pensacola Beach Songwriters' Festival 

October 6-9, 2022

Get ready to jam out on the Gulf Coast for the 2022 Pensacola Beach Songwriter's Festival. With over a decade of celebrating original music, the Pensacola Beach Songwriters' Festival will return to the city this year. More than 15 businesses on the beach are participating, and some of the venues for the festival include Bamboo Willie's, Flounder's Chowder House, Casino Beach Bar, and more. While enjoying the music, you can grab a bite or a drink at one of the venues and relax on the beach.

4. Pensacola Interstate Fair 

October 20-30, 2022

There's nothing quite like bright and colorful lights Illuminating the town, roaring laughter, excitement, and the tempting smell of funnel cakes and deep-fried anything. Children and adults alike fall for the magic of the fair season. For over 80 years, the Pensacola Interstate Fair has become a tradition that brings fun to the whole family. As one of the top 50 fairs in the country, the Pensacola Interstate Fair boasts over 60 rides, performances by top-name entertainers, agricultural and educational exhibits, and food galore. Fairs are a great way to enjoy the fall season, so be sure to mark your calendars and make memories with the whole family at the Pensacola Interstate Fair.  

Pensacola Interstate Fair

Photo from Pensacola Interstate Fair Facebook Page

5. Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival 

November 4-6, 2022

Pensacola's premier arts scene is a highlight of the Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival. The event takes place in Pensacola's downtown historic district, and admission to the festival is free. This event celebrates all forms of art so that you can enjoy live music from Cajun Blues to jazz and performances from local arts groups. Some groups performing will be Pensacola Little Theatre, Pensacola Opera, and local high school and college groups. Many downtown restaurants, bars, and breweries are conveniently within walking distance of the festival. There are also planned activities for children so that all ages can enjoy the culture and arts at the Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival.   

6. Blue Angels Homecoming Show 

November 11-12, 2022

The Blue Angels are Pensacola's pride, and their annual homecoming show lives up to their stellar reputation. The airshow is an excellent opportunity to bring the family together, appreciate the Navy's influence on Pensacola, and enjoy the incredible flight show. General admission is free with the option of "bring your own seating," and guests may purchase reserved seats if desired. Check their site for updates on the show and other news.  

U.S. Navy Blue Angels



Published by Emily Seay
Tuesday, August 9, 2022

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