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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.
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The Inaugural Pensacola Women’s Half Marathon presented by Publix is a weekend-long event consisting of a half marathon, the Subway 5k, and the World of Beer Mile Dash. Our goal is to attract male and female runners of all skill levels, pulling from local runners as well as around the country, to participate in this weekend event that has something for everyone.
Other Pensacola Sports running events have drawn anywhere from 700-4,500 runners (Pensacola Marathon to Double Bridge Run). This event will truly embrace the culture of the running community, combining friendship, memories, and health to create an experience unlike any other!
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The Pensacola Women’s Half Marathon Weekend benefits the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research, a non-profit organization that empowers volunteers across the country to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research to find better treatments with fewer long-term side effects and, ultimately, cures. Rally is active in the Pensacola community and has a designated fund to assist local families whose children are fighting cancer.
Half Marathon registrants will receive the Daily Simplified Planner from Pensacola’s own Emily Ley as a special gift! Simplify your life with this stylish planner…and your training schedule for your next race!
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