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pensacola seafood festival

PENSACOLA — The 2020 Pensacola Seafood Festival, originally scheduled for September 25-27, has been postponed to November 6-8 due to the coronavirus.

“Some festival changes include a modified layout to accommodate increased spacing between vendors, more sanitizing stations throughout the parks, and a smaller entertainment stage featuring local bands,” organizers said in a statement. “Additionally, we are establishing protocol for increased, routine cleaning and disinfection of all dining areas and beverage booths.”

“At this time, even with the outdoor nature of this event, we will be recommending the wearing of masks and social distancing whenever possible.”

The festival, which is held in downtown Pensacola’s historic Seville Square, normally kicks off the seafood festival season in Florida and features fresh local seafood from the Gulf of Mexico served by participating restaurants.

2019 Pensacola Seafood Festival Poster
“Seafood on the Square” by Jaime Shevat

Featured local catches include Shrimp, Crawfish, Scallops, Crab, Grouper, Alligator, Calamari, Gumbo, Lobster Rolls, Crawfish Mac’n’Cheese, Grits a YaYa, Seafood Skewers, Kabobs, Crab Cakes, Jambalaya, Etoufee, Coconut Shrimp, Seafood Baskets, Paella, Conch Fritters.


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

More than 170 arts and crafts vendors are scheduled to display their work, making the Pensacola Seafood Festival one of the largest arts and crafts fairs in Northwest Florida.

Admission and entertainment are free

Entertainment Schedule

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

The 2020 entertainment lineup has not yet been announced.


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Seafood Grill Schedule

2019 Schedule — Chefs from the following restaurants shared recipes in the festivals outdoor demo kitchen last year.


5:30 pm — The Wine Bar


12 noon — Constant Tea and Coffee

1 pm — South Market

2 pm — Big Top Brewery

3 pm — IQ Eatery

4 pm — Boneheads Fire Grilled


12 noon — Culinary Productions

1 pm — Alcaniz Kitchen and Tap

2 pm — Classic City Cooking

3 pm — Sabai Thai

Getting There

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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. A free trolley will be available from downtown parking lots.
Hours: Friday, 11 am to 11 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 11 pm; Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm.
Pets? Not permitted on festival grounds.
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One Comment

  1. Hi Martie, writes about these festivals, but we are not sponsors nor do we have anything to do with their organization. I suggest you contact the organizers directly through their web site: