PENSACOLA’S FOO FOO FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES VENDOR APPLICATIONS, GRANT STRUCTURES, AND COVID-SAFE PLANS FOR 2021
Seventh Annual Cultural Celebration Set to Return November 4-15, 2021
ORGANIZATIONS INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR A FOO FOO FESTIVAL GRANT, CLICK HERE TO VISIT ACEPensacola.org.
Pensacola’s Foo Foo Festival officially announced its plans for its seventh annual events, taking place November 4-15, 2021. Via a virtual kickoff, the Foo Foo Festival committee shared this year’s grant application process, funding structure, and COVID-safe procedures that will be implemented into this year’s festival. While the Foo Foo Festival’s plans for its 2020 events were canceled out of an abundance of caution to ensure the health and safety of the Pensacola community and attendees, the highly-anticipated festival will return in November 2021 better than ever before.
In 2021, the Pensacola Foo Foo Festival will once again fund top-scoring grant applicants, with the number of grants to be awarded contingent upon the number of submissions. This year the Foo Foo Festival will provide up to $315,000 in grant funding, and grant applicants can apply for up to $100,000 in grant funding. For those local non-profits interested in applying for a Foo Foo Festival grant, visit ACEPensacola.org.
For those local non-profit organizations that apply and do not receive a grant but would still like to participate or those local for-profit businesses such as hoteliers, restaurants, bars, etc who are interested in participating by hosting events during the 12-day period and benefitting from marketing efforts, we encourage you to apply as a Friend of Foo. To learn more and apply for this year’s Friend of Foo program, visit FooFooFest.com. Please note that there is a submission and approval process for the Friend of Foo program.
ORGANIZATIONS INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR A FOO FOO FESTIVAL GRANT, CLICK HERE TO VISIT ACEPensacola.org.
Foo Foo Fest Application Timeline:
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 and to showing support for the Pensacola community during these challenging times.
Visit the Foo Foo Fest news page, for more information on the 2021 Pensacola Foo Foo Festival.
ABOUT FOO FOO FESTIVAL
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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.
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.
Boutique Hotel: As one of Pensacola’s most unique properties the Lee House Boutique Hotel is proud to offer visitors for the 2016 Foo Foo Festival a special “Foo Foo” rate of $150 per night + tax for any available suite throughout the festival. When booking, please reference promo code “Foo Foo” to receive this special rate.
Welcome to Lee House, a boutique hotel and events venue located in the heart of the Historic District of downtown Pensacola, Florida. At Lee House, elegance, relaxation, hospitality, and history are of the essence, and our guests, are welcomed with warm colors, intimate living spaces, historical artifacts from days gone by, and nine beautifully and uniquely appointed guest suites. The wide porches of Lee House overlook the glistening waters of the Pensacola Bay as well as Pensacola’s charming Seville Square and Fountain Park, all beckoning you to sit and stay a while. 400 Bayfront Parkway Pensacola, Fla., 32502, (850) 912-8770
The oversized suites at the TownePlace Suites by Marriott Pensacola provide separate living and sleeping areas, plus fully equipped kitchens. In the rooms and throughout the hotel, guests have free access to wireless Internet. The beach is just a 10-minute drive from the TownePlace Suites by Marriott Pensacola, but on property a large outdoor pool, with plenty of lounge chairs, is a comfortable place to relax. Guests routinely compliment the accommodating staff and amenities.
Our Hampton Inn & Suites Pensacola I-10 North at University Town Plaza hotel boasts an ideal location in the charming coastal village and thriving resort of Pensacola, Florida. Minutes from our hotel in Pensacola, Florida, you can explore the Gulf Islands National Seashore, Pensacola Beach, and over fifty miles of pristine white shores. Water ski, Jet Ski, swim, surf or treat the family to an amazing dolphin cruise. Visit the National Museum of Naval Aviation, one of the best air and space museums in the world and enjoy close proximity to University of West Florida and the Pensacola Navy Base. Enjoy a warm welcome and friendly service at our hotel in Pensacola, Florida and start your day right with Hampton’s free hot breakfast and famous waffles. Catch up with work in our free business center or host a meeting or gathering for up to 30 people in our meeting space. Work out in our fitness center, enjoy a refreshing swim in our outdoor pool or visit the beautiful sandy shores of Pensacola Beach. Retire to a comfy guest room featuring an HDTV and free WiFi and get some rest on a clean and fresh Hampton bed®.
Courtyard by Marriott Pensacola Downtown (2019 Foo Foo Fest Rates: $149 King/$169 Dbl Queen) features 120 guest rooms and 1,000 square feet of meeting space. Amenities include Bistro restaurant serving a variety of menu options all day featuring Starbucks coffee, lobby bar, “Market” convenience shop, business library, high-speed internet access, expanded exercise facility, relaxing courtyard area, an outdoor pool and spa, and complimentary daily newspaper. **USE CODE FOO**
Paradise Inn is a quaint, classic style motel located on Pensacola Beach, a barrier island in northwest Florida. The waterfront motel sits on the Santa Rosa Sound side of the island. Just across the street are the emerald blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico and its world famous sugar white beaches.
This Magnuson Hotels affiliate is located near Pensacola State College, Pensacola Civic Center, Port of Pensacola, Naval Air Station Pensacola, National Museum of Naval Aviation, University of West Florida and the Gulf Islands National Seashore. The Super 6 Inn and Suites offers guests an outdoor pool, free high-speed wireless Internet access, guest laundry, fax/copy service, wakeup service, free parking with room for large vehicles and small pets are accepted with additional charges. Guest rooms offer cable TV with extra stations, free high speed wireless internet access, free local calls, air conditioning and electronic door locks. Iron/board may be available upon request. Requests are not guaranteed, and will be granted based on availability at check-in.
The Crowne Plaza Pensacola Grand Hotel is rich in history but offers fully modern hospitality and comfort. The L&N Railroad passenger depot, dating back to 1912, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and has been restored to become home to the Grand Hotel lobby and lounge areas. The property offers every amenity, from a lending library and heated outdoor swimming pool, to 1912, the on-site full-service restaurant. Guests are steps from downtown Pensacola, for dining and shopping, and just minutes from Pensacola beach and the airport.
Residence Inn by Marriott Pensacola Downtown (2019 Foo Foo Fest Rate: $169) is located along Pensacola Bay, minutes from the beach and city center. Studio and one-bedroom suites offer fully-equipped kitchens and multiple TV’s and telephones. Enjoy complimentary breakfast daily and dinner Monday-Thursday including wine and beer. The hotel features an indoor whirlpool, outdoor pool and sport court, exercise facility and guest laundry. **USE CODE FOO**
A great location to see all of your Pensacola-area attractions! Close to I-10 and adjacent to University Mall, Red Roof Pensacola is within 10 minutes of West Florida Regional Hospital, Pensacola Christian College, Sam’s Fun City, and the Pensacola Airport. We are close to downtown Pensacola and its beautiful beaches–enjoy jetskiing, parasailing, boat tours and terrific fishing! The University of West Florida, the Pensacola Museum of Art, the Pensacola Historical Museum, Historic Pensacola Village, the T. T. Wentworth Museum, Pensacola Fairgrounds, the Port of Pensacola, and Five Flags Speedway are all just 15-20 minutes away from Red Roof Pensacola. Enjoy the thrill of watching the famous Pensacola Blue Angels and visiting the Pensacola Naval Air Museum, just 1/2 hour away. The Pensacola Greyhound Track, Gulf Islands National Seashore, and Gulf Breeze Zoo are within a 50 minute drive–you’ll also find historic Fort Pickens, Adventures Unlimited, and beautiful Blackwater State Forest.
BED & BREAKFAST: Since 1997, locals and travelers from have come to enjoy the easy going elegance of the Pensacola Victorian, where they can choose from four beautifully furnished guest rooms, each with a private bath and a queen size bed. Our guests are served a complimentary, home-cooked breakfast as well as a variety of beverages and homemade treats. Come relax and enjoy the southern hospitality that is the Pensacola Victorian.
The Econo Lodge hotel in Pensacola, FL is in a great location for all of the attractions Pensacola has to offer. We are conveniently located off Interstates 10 and 110, just a few minutes from Pensacola Regional Airport, Cordova Mall, The University Of West Florida and Sacred Heart Hospital. We are just a short drive to the beautiful beaches of Pensacola, where you can enjoy water sports, fishing and boat tours. Our Hotel also provides easy access to the Pensacola Civic Center, Seville Quarter, Pensacola Maritime Park and Five Flags Speedway. No pets allowed. Pool currently is closed.