The Foo Foo festival is upon us!
Foo Foo Fest is a 12-day celebration of culturally creative events, events and moments under one banner, drawing visitors to Pensacola. From November 4 to 15. Foo Foo Fest is a lot of fun, with high caliber artistic and cultural events, delivered with a healthy dose of Southern sophistication.
Here is an overview of the biggest events.
Gulf Coast Quilt Trail
When: November 4 to 15
The Gulf Coast Quilt Trail, in partnership with the Pensacola Quilters Guild, creates a folk art scavenger hunt. The Gulf Coast Quilt Trail plans to introduce over 20 new quilt blocks to Escambia County, providing a detailed informative map to explore all of the facilities. Each installation varies in size from two square feet up to eight square feet. Attendees will also be able to watch a live Quilt Block painting demonstration by Louisiana artist Kim Zabbia during the Greater Gulfcoast Arts Festival, or paint their own Quilt Blocks for their home or business as part of a series of painting events.
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Digital projection of the Friends of the city center Sound and Light
When: November 4-7, Artel Gallery, 223 Palafox Place
Friends of Downtown will present “Sound and Light,” a form of nighttime entertainment typically presented in outdoor venues of historical significance. A digital cartographic projection of the Old County Courthouse will allow visitors to witness a spectacular interactive mashup of technology and history, where scenes, people and images from 200 years ago come to life.
Blue Angels 75th Anniversary Reunion Air Show
When: November 5 and 6, Pensacola beach
Helping kick off the opening weekend of the Foo Foo Festival, the beloved Pensacola Blue Angels will celebrate their 75th anniversary with a season-closing air show, departing from NAS Pensacola and flying over Pensacola Beach and the Strait of Santa Rosa.
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Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival
When: November 5-7, Seville Square, 311 E. Government St.
The Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival is one of America’s most beloved and popular art festivals. destination every year. Live musicians hit all the right notes on the main stage with sounds ranging from bluegrass to Cajun, jazz to classical and more. Artisans demonstrate traditional arts, crafts and crafts including blacksmithing, engraving, spinning, weaving and other skills in the Heritage Arts Area. Kids also become artists at the Children’s Arts Festival, with free entertainment geared towards children of toddlers and older children.
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Pensacola MESS room events
When: November 6, 11 and 13-14, downtown Pensacola
The mission of Pensacola MESS Hall is to inspire curiosity, experimentation and creative problem-solving through the exploration of mathematics, engineering, science and more, while aspiring to attract and build community of critical and creative thinkers of all ages inspired by and understand the fundamentals of science. The Pensacola MESS Hall will feature a pop-up game garden and other game-themed programs throughout the festival dates, engaging passers-by and participants in gambling, physics, math and more. .
Pensacola Opera Veterans Day Salute
When: November 11, Hunter Amphitheater, Community Maritime Park, 301 W. Main St.
On Veterans Day, the Pensacola Opera House will host a free concert in honor of the veterans of the community of Pensacola. Performed in the Hunter Amphitheater, the Veteran’s Day Salute will feature four vocal soloists and the Pensacola Symphony performing patriotic selections with members of the Pensacola Children’s Chorus, the Pensacola Opera Chorus, the Choral Society of Pensacola and music students from the University of West Florida. The Veterans Day salute will serve as an extension of commemorations that will take place earlier today at Veterans Memorial Park at 11 a.m.
STAMPED Film Festival
When: November 12-14, Pensacola Cultural Center, 400 S. Jefferson St.
STAMPED Film Festival is dedicated to providing a vibrant cultural experience in Pensacola using the unique expression of films with a particular focus on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community to foster awareness, inclusion and diversity. The vibrant three-day film series will run from November 11 to 13, 2021 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and conclude Saturday with a family showcase filled with food, games, activities and movies from noon to 9 p.m.
Jazz for justice
When: November 14, Seville district, 311 E. Government St.
In its fifth year with the Pensacola Foo Foo Festival, Jazz for Justice plans to expand its cultural and musical offering by bringing together renowned musicians and local artists for a unique jazz and blues festival in the central Seville neighborhood. town of Pensacola. Jazz for Justice is a premier annual jazz event benefiting North Florida Legal Services, a non-profit organization that serves low-income individuals and families across Florida by providing free civil legal aid. to eligible customers. This year will include items such as photo booths and cartoonists to celebrate Pensacola’s artistic community in addition to great jazz music.
A celebration of art: an immersive 3D projection experience
When: November 11-14, Pensacola Little Theater (400 S. Jefferson St.) and Pensacola Museum of Art (407 S. Jefferson St.)
Pensacola Little Theater plans to make the biggest, safest and most dramatic statement at Foo Foo Festival 2021 with a series of outdoor and COVID-friendly screenings. In partnership with the Pensacola Museum of Art and Ballet Pensacola, the Pensacola Little Theater will impress tourists and locals alike with a dual-problem screening that will bounce between the Pensacola Museum of Art and the Pensacola Little Theater to give audiences twice the fun. artistic money – with shows, music, cocktails and more to bring culture to life in downtown Pensacola.
A full list of events, including musical performances, pageants, art shows and a winter brewery party, is available on the Foo Foo website at www.foofoofest.com.