There are many Pensacola events that do not involve the beach. Vacationers can enjoy numerous festivals in Pensacola throughout the year. The Mardi Gras originated in Mobile and is a great family oriented festival with something for everyone. The Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire brings the Middle Ages to life with medieval musicians, performers and arts and craft vendors. The Annual Pensacola Seafood Festival provides delicious samplings of many dishes, live entertainment, and arts and crafts vendors. Pensacola’s Greek Festival highlights foods, dances, and music of Greek culture.
Pensacola Music Festivals include a variety of cultural choices. For jazz lovers, the Pensacola JazzFext join local and national artists for great music perform in Seville Square. The Goombay Gulf Coast provides samples of reggae, calypso and steel drum bands for lots of Caribbean music. For the songwriter, there is the Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival that brings Nashville artists to Pensacola.