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Pensacola kicks off 2017 seafood festival season Sept. 29-Oct. 1

Pensacola Seafood Festival – Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 2017

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PENSACOLA — The 2017 Pensacola Seafood Festival will be held Friday, Sept. 29 through Sunday, Oct. 1 in historic Seville Square in downtown Pensacola.

Fresh local seafood from the Gulf of Mexico will be served tapas-style by 18 food vendors stationed around Seville Square downtown.

Featured local catches include local snapper, seafood gumbo, oyster croquettes, soft shell crab, coconut shrimp, Caribbean crab cakes, bang bang shrimp and more.

With nearly 200 arts and crafts vendors, the Pensacola Seafood Festival is also one of the largest arts and crafts fairs in Northwest Florida.

Admission and entertainment are free

Live musical performances by local and regional acts will be held throughout the festival in Fountain Park, adjacent to Seville Square.

The Pensacola Seafood Festival offers cooking demonstrations, a 5K run/walk, a cost-friendly children’s area, and other activities located in Bartram Park.

2017 Entertainment Schedule 

Friday, September 29
Festival Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
5 p.m. — Troy Carwright
7:30 p.m. — Trea Landon
9 p.m. — Brooke Eden
Saturday, September 30
Festival Hours: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
5 p.m. — Blues Old Stand
7:30 p.m. — Jordan Davis
9 p.m — The London Souls
Sunday, October 1
Festival Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
1:30 p.m. — Tyler Livingston and The Absolutes
3:30 p.m. — Leah Seawright

Chef Demonstrations at the Fiesta Seafood Grille


5:30 pm – Kitchen at Wind Creek


12 pm – Broussard’s Bayou Catering

1 pm – V. Paul’s Italian Ristorante

2 pm – The Fish House

3 pm – Sam’s Seafood

4 pm – Jaco’s Bayfront Bar and Grill

5 pm – Kitchen at Wind Creek


12 pm – Classic City Catering

1 pm – Pensacola Cooks Kitchen

2 pm – Culinary Productions

3 pm – Skopelos at New World

Directions: Take I-110 south to Gregory Street exit to Alcaniz Street.  Turn left onto Alcaniz Street and follow to Government Street to the Seville Square area or 311 East Government Street, Pensacola, FL.
Parking: Festival parking is available throughout the downtown area on a first-come, first serve basis.  Handicap parking will be available with permit in the Port of Pensacola’s Barracks Street Lot.

Make A Reservation

Book a room: Hotels in Pensacola

Book a campsite: Campgrounds near Pensacola

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