The Pensacola area has plenty of culture -- art to open your eyes,
dance to keep you on your toes, and history to entertain and educate
Quayside , the South's largest art cooperative, is
around the corner from the Pensacola Museum of Art.
Quayside offers talented homegrown artists while the museum - which used to be a
police station - exhibits nationally known artists. In addition, both the
University of West Florida and Pensacola Junior College have
You can hear all sorts of sounds - symphony, jazz, country,
big band as well as opera from Pensacola's professional
opera company. Theatrical and dance companies perform throughout the
Professional touring companies stage shows at the Saenger Theatre,
a lovingly restored 1926 theatre. Nearby, the Pensacola Little
Theatre holds forth in a stylish 474-seat theater in the Pensacola Cultural
Center, home to numerous arts groups. Dance, choral and symphony groups use both
theaters for a variety of cultural and artistic shows.
insights into other eras. The Civil War Soldiers Museum
features a fascinating look at medicine during the War Between the States. The
T.T. Wentworth Jr. Florida State Museum displays artifacts of the Pensacola
area. And the Colonial Archaeological Trail steps through forts that once
Great festivals and events are held virtually every
weekend, celebrating everything from seafood, sausage and barbecue to art, music
- Mardi Gras events of all types
rock each year.
- The Emerald Coast Classic in March
is PGA Golf at its best!
- Numerous events at Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key add to the
fun in the sun, with everything from mullet-tossing to wine-tasting.
- SpringFest in May is a three-day festival full of music and
- Fiesta of Five Flags
in June celebrates Pensacola's heritage.
- Annual Fourth of July musical celebrations and fireworks
- The Navy's Blue Angels soar through
the skies in July and November.
Seafood Festival kicks off the fall season.
- Pensacola Interstate Fair in October
has big-name entertainers, food, games and 60 rides on the midway.
- Great Gulf coast Arts Festival in November attracts artists and
art-lovers from around the nation while the Frank Brown International
Songwriters Festival brings dozens of tunesmiths to town.
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