Foo Foo Festival 2015

Happy New Year!



Pensacola’s 12-Day Coastal Celebration Set to Return November 4-15, 2021

The New Year brings a new Foo Foo Festival! Mark your calendars for Foo Foo Festival’s virtual kickoff announcement, taking place on Friday, January 29, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. CT, to hear the news for this year’s plans and grant applications. The 7th Annual Foo Foo Festival will take place November 4-15, 2021 with 12 days of fun-filled celebrations.

The Foo Foo Festival team is excited to share the news around this year’s events, which will be held with COVID-Safe measures in mind. While Foo’s plans for its 2020 events were canceled out of an abundance of safety to ensure the health of the Pensacola community and attendees, the highly-anticipated festival will return in November 2021 better than ever before. Pensacola is celebrated for its unique culture, and the ability to celebrate the arts organizations, nonprofits, and local businesses that thrive within this beloved coastal destination is important now more than ever.

The invitation to join this year’s kickoff meeting is open to all nonprofits, prior participants, local-to-Pensacola community groups, local and regional arts organizations, businesses, hoteliers, and musicians that are interested in learning how to participate in Foo Foo Festival as a grant recipient and “Friend of Foo Foo Fest.” To access the kickoff meeting, please use the Zoom meeting link provided below.





Register in advance for the Zoom Meeting here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErcOihrj0tGdOleAw_rmuCrmKPyY6PGBMb


This meeting has proven to be very informative and beneficial to those that are interested in potentially submitting for a Foo Foo Festival grant, becoming a Friend of Foo, or finding out how your business or venture can benefit from the festival and its marketing and advertising.

For questions, please email Nicole Stacey, Foo Foo Festival Curator at Curator@AcePensacola.org


The health and safety of the Pensacola Foo Foo Fest’s attendees, staff, vendors, and participants are of the utmost importance to the Foo Foo Fest team. As Foo Foo Fest organizers work to finalize the plans and event layout for this November’s festivities, the team is taking all precautions possible to ensure that the health of its festival-goers will be kept top of mind, including the institution of COVID-safe protocols and enhancement of outdoor spaces to allow for social distancing. The Foo Foo Fest team will continue to monitor developments surrounding COVID-19 leading up to November’s events and will fully cooperate with any instructions heeded for Escambia County by local and state officials and the CDC.

Foo Foo Fest looks forward to the opportunity to welcome new and returning festival attendees to its seventh annual beloved arts & culture event November 4-15, 2021, and to showing support for the Pensacola community during these challenging times.  


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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