Foo Foo Festival 2015


Pensacola’s 12-Day Coastal Cultural Celebration Will Resume November 4 – 15, 2021

Contact: For questions, please contact curator@acepensacola.org

IMPORTANT NOTE: This cancelation applies to primary Foo Foo Fest grant-funded events only. A number of events are added each year, and placed under our marketing umbrella as “Friends of Foo.” However, whether these events occur or not, is not under the purview of the Foo Foo Festival or Art, Culture, and Entertainment, Inc. Please check the websites and/or social media pages of your favorite Friends of Foo for updates on the status of their individual events moving forward.


The nonprofit organization, Art, Culture, and Entertainment, Inc. (ACE), announced on April 2, 2020, that the 7th Annual Foo Foo Festival slated for November 5-16, 2020 has been canceled due to the global novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The Foo Foo Festival will resume November 4-15, 2021 in Pensacola, Fla.

“Our board voted unanimously to suspend Foo Foo Festival this year in light of the pandemic,” said David Bear, trustee emeritus for Art, Culture, and Entertainment, Inc. “The timing for committing financially for 2020 is now and we felt it would be irresponsible to begin our process during this uncertain and precarious time. We look forward to getting back to business as usual next year.”

For more information and updates about the Pensacola Foo Foo Festival, visit www.FooFooFest.com or follow Foo Foo Festival on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For ongoing news and updates please visit ACEPensacola.org.

The Foo Foo Festival celebrates art, music, dance, theatre, cuisine and more with programming from grant recipients, throughout the city of Pensacola for nearly two weeks. Strategically positioned in and around some of Pensacola’s most popular events, the Foo Foo Fest encourages cultural tourists to make Pensacola an arts destination those two weeks. Foo Foo Festival’s impressive roster of events has become highly anticipated for its outstanding grant recipients who celebrate individual experiences specific to their craft and in 2019, the festival gave a total of $400,000 in grant funding to artists.

About Art, Culture, Entertainment, Inc. (ACE)

ACE is a nonprofit organization that receives Federal, State of Florida, Escambia County, City of Pensacola, corporate, foundation and personal funds. ACE disperses these funds through an equitable granting process to nonprofit arts, culture and entertainment organizations throughout Escambia County, Fla., and promotes Escambia County as an arts and cultural destination through the annual Foo Foo Festival and other marketing efforts. For more information about ACE, visit www.acepensacola.org.


Journalist & Author Talk: Eleanor Randolph

Nov. 9, 5:30 p.m. (Book signing begins at 4:00 p.m.)

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Tickets: FREE (Limited Seating)

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Event Info

Author Talk with Eleanor Randolph

Eleanor Randolph, a veteran journalist and author will return to Pensacola to share her experiences as a female journalist and details on her new book, “The Many Lives of Michael Bloomberg.” The author talk begins at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Pensacola Museum of Art, located at 407 S. Jefferson St. in downtown Pensacola. A book signing will begin promptly at 4:00 p.m., with books available for purchase at the museum.

Randolph began her career in journalism at the Pensacola News Journal in 1968. She has covered national politics, the media, and Russia for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times and other newspapers. She has been a member of the New York Times editorial staff since 1998. Her articles have appeared in magazines including Vogue, Esquire, and The New Republic.

Randolph’s new book, “The Many Lives of Michael Bloomberg” set for release on Sept. 10, is an account of the former New York City mayor’s life and the computer software system he invented, which provides financial data to bankers and investors as well as its impact on the financial universe. The book chronicles Bloomberg’s life from his modest Jewish working-class upbringing in Massachusetts to Wall Street to New York City mayor to present day, and how he now spends his money philanthropically and politically.

“As a member of the New York Times editorial board covering New York City, I began writing about Michael Bloomberg when he became mayor,” Randolph said in a statement through her publisher, Simon & Schuster. “Through his dozen years in this heady job, Bloomberg changed before my eyes from a feisty Wall Streeter to a powerful political force. There seemed to be a fascinating, complex character behind his starched and sometimes staid image, and I felt that nobody had really given him his due.”

Randolph also authored the book “Waking the Tempests: Ordinary Life in New Russia” after living in Russia from 1991-93.

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