Celebrate spring with a visit to the University of West Florida campus during the 15th Annual Festival on the Green on Friday and Saturday, March 27 & 28, 2015. Come be a part of Pensacola's rich history and diverse culture by experiencing a fine arts show, hand-made crafts, music, live performances, a book sale, food and Saturday's children's craft festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The closest parking for arts, crafts, music and entertainment is in Lots H or K, if full, try G, I, J or L. For athletic events or pool, park in Lots J, A, or E. For tennis matches, park in Lots I, J, K and L.
At University of West Florida from Mar 27 15 10:00 to Mar 28 15 18:00 Hosted by University of West FloridaArt Shows And Exhibitions
The Downtown Improvement Board (DIB) is proud to offer Gulf Coast residents an exciting and unique celebration to ring in the new year.
Ring in the new year in Downtown Pensacola with The Pensacola Pelican Drop™, a free event unique to the Gulf Coast. Festivities kick off at 5 p.m. on New Year's Eve and continue until 12:30 a.m.
Throughout the evening the giant Pelican (14 feet tall, with a 20-foot wingspan) is perched above the celebration on a 100-foot platform at the intersection of Palafox and Government Streets. Although Palafox and Government Street will be closed to traffic, area restaurants will be open and additional vendors will be providing refreshments (no alcohol sales). Live performances on three outdoor stages provide ongoing entertainment throughout the evening. The popular kids' area will be expanded this year and will feature the special kids' countdown at 8 p.m. with confetti and the "bubble stomp." At the stroke of midnight, the whole city celebrates as the Pelican descends amidst fireworks and more confetti.
Palafox Place will close down for a massive party. Street closures begin on the morning of December 31st and continue until 1 am.
There is plenty of handicap and regular parking in the Jefferson garage as well as the local parking lots downtown.
ARRIVE EARLY FOR THE BEST VIEW OF THE PELICAN DROP
Folks begin arriving as early as 5pm on December 31 for the family friendly events. Some of the prime viewing spots will be filled by mid-evening.
FOOD AND BEVERAGES
The local bars and restaurants will be open to buy food and drinks as well as food vendors on the streets. No coolers please.
Only service animals allowed.
CONSIDER THE WEATHER
The weather in Pensacola on New Year's Eve can vary widely. If it's going to rain or be bitterly cold, you might want to consider dressing for the weather, with extra layers to add as it gets later and colder. Remember for the Ball Drop in New York City the average temperature is 28 low and 42 high compared to Pensacola’s temperature of 45 low to 63 high.
At Downtown Pensacola from Dec 31 14 17:00 to Jan 01 15 00:30 Hosted by The Downtown Improvement Board (DIB)Community Events
Lighting of the Menorah on the HarborWalk Village main stage. Free admission and fun for the entire family. Enjoy scrumptious donuts, delicious hot latkes, Chanukah music, kids activities and much more!
For more information: 850.424.3304 or visit ChabadEmeraldCoast.org
At Harborwalk Village from Dec 21 14 16:00 to Dec 21 14 19:00 Hosted by Chabad of the Emerald CoastReligous & Spiritual
Join Santa and the entire Pensacola Ice Flyer Team for a Christmas Party. Players will be available for autographs and photos; and Santa will take last minute Christmas wishes and photos.
Bring a toy donation for toys for tots to receive 30% off admission.
Check out the Gulfarium's Lil' Flyers Club www.PensacolaIceFlyers.com.
At Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park from Dec 21 14 11:00 to Dec 21 14 14:00 Hosted by Gulfarium Marine Adventure ParkCommunity Events
Stroll through the charming brick walkways of Downtown Pensacola to experience an eclectic array of music, art and cuisine. Explore galleries and businesses featuring the works of dozens of local artists. Soak up the sounds of local musicians and the aromas of local cuisine as the energy of the evening carries you from venue to venue. Gallery Night is a free event and many businesses provide light refreshments.
2014 Gallery Night Schedule
At Downtown Pensacola from Dec 19 14 17:00 to Dec 19 14 22:00 Hosted by City of PenscolaArt Shows And Exhibitions
At Downtown Pensacola from Nov 21 14 17:00 to Nov 21 14 22:00 Hosted by City of PenscolaArt Shows And Exhibitions