Last updated on November 9th, 2020 at 01:25 pm
PENSACOLA — The 2020 Pensacola Seafood Festival was held in early November (Nov. 6-8) after being postponed from its normal September dates because of the coronavirus.
While we shouldn’t make assumptions, my bet is that it will return to the long traditional late September dates in 2021 — unless they found the November dates attracted more visitors. Stay tuned.
Everything depends, of course, on whether the coronavirus is under control by then.
Go here for a complete schedule of Seafood Festivals in Florida in 2021.
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.
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
2020 Entertainment Schedule
Live musical performances by local and regional acts will be held throughout the festival in Fountain Park, adjacent to Seville Square. Entertainment is free.
5:30PM – DLP
7:30PM – The Modern Eldorados
9:30PM – Pierce Penniless
1:30PM – Karli Ryan
5:30PM – Blackwater Brass
7:30PM – J & The Causeways
9:30PM – Ben Loftin & The Family
1:00PM – Isaac Eady
3:00PM – Flow Tribe
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-served basis. All downtown lots are owned by private businesses and will likely charge a parking fee. These fees are not associated or controlled by the Pensacola Seafood Festival or Fiesta Pensacola. Handicapped Parking will be available throughout the weekend on a first come first served basis, with pass, in the Bartram Park parking lot (211 Bayfront Pkwy)
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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