Foo Foo Fest is a 12-day celebration of culturally creative happenings, events and moments under one banner, attracting visitors to beautiful Pensacola, Fla. Foo Foo Fest is big fun, with events of high artistic and cultural caliber, delivered with a hefty dose of Southern sophistication.

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It's a well kept secret that fall is one of the best times of the year to visit a coastal southern town, and Foo Foo Fest is set right when a breeze is in the air. The festival takes place during 12 days in November, beginning on Thursday, Nov. 2nd and ending on Monday, Nov. 13th.

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Currently there are more than 20 events. We’re also adding new events every week, and accepting event submissions. For a complete listing of events, click here. To submit an event for consideration, click here.

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Some events are FREE, and some events do require a ticket. More information about each event can be found on the specific event's info page. If the event does require a ticket, info regarding price and where to obtain a ticket can be found on the event's specific page here.

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Foo Foo Fest is a 12-day celebration of culturally creative happenings, events and moments under one banner, attracting visitors to beautiful Pensacola, Fla. Foo Foo Fest is big fun, with events of high artistic and cultural caliber, delivered with a hefty dose of Southern sophistication.

The festival is 12 days long, beginning on Thursday, Nov. 2nd and ending on Monday, Nov. 13th, 2017.

The Foo Foo Fest is a combination of several eclectic events over a 12-day span. Each event differs greatly, but more information can be found here in the event info section.

Each event is different. Some events do require a ticket for entry, but several events are free to the public. Information about each event can be found here in the event info section. At the top of each individual event page, there is information regarding date, time, location and if a ticket is required.

Pensacola is home to several wonderful accommodations to take advantage of while you visit for the Foo Foo Fest. Click here to view several of our hotels and vacation rental company information.. Whether you're looking to stay in town or close to the beach, each listing displayed gives a photo, accommodation info and a link to the hotel or rental company website.

A “Foo Foo” is, by definition: An impromptu musical band known to come together on late 19th-century sailing vessels, consisting of members from the ship’s crew. So, quite literally, the gathering of Pensacola’s arts and entertainment organizations during this period of time is our very own “Foo Foo.”

Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Inc. (ACE) approached the county commission with the thought of securing grant monies, to be distributed among various arts/cultural organizations in the Pensacola area. The goal was to fill the period of time between some of Pensacola’s most popular cultural events—like the Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival, the Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival, the Blue Angels Homecoming Show at NAS Pensacola and the Pensacola Marathon—with fun events attractive to “cultural tourists.” Foo Foo Fest offers a unique slate of events during the month of November, or the middle of said off-season.

The larger, or “anchor” festivals and events such as the Blue Angels Homecoming Show, the Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival, the Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival and the Pensacola Marathon are all successful and attractive events in their own rights. ACE’s goal, by allocating grant money, was to challenge Pensacola’s other local groups and organizations to create unique events on their own to occur (primarily) in between the anchor weekend events. This creates a robust schedule of events on the days between the two weekends of Nov. 2nd - 13th, 2017.

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