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Natural Awakenings Northwest Florida

Art is King at Gulfcoast Festival

The Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., November 2 and 3 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., November 4, in downtown Pensacola’s historic Seville Square, with a juried art show featuring more than 200 of the nation’s best painters, potters, sculptors, jewelers, graphic artists and craftsmen.

The festival features great music on the main stage, with dance and more on the Parrish Performing Arts Stage. The Children's Stage hosts local performing arts, dance and music groups and authentic craftspeople in the Heritage Arts area.

The Children’s Arts Festival, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, provides free, hands-on artistic opportunities for kids. A Student Art Show showcases the talents of school students in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. Some of Pensacola’s best-known restaurants will be serving local favorite concessions, along with dozens of booths with traditional festival fare.


Admission is free. For more information, visit

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