Seafood Fan? This is Your Festival

The annual Pensacola Seafood Festival takes over Seville Square, Fountain Park and waterfront Bartram Park in Historic Downtown Pensacola each fall, attracting more than 100,000 attendees during the three-day event that takes place the last weekend in September.

From fried mullet – a local delicacy – to our world-famous shrimp and grits, Pensacola’s seafood is some of the best in the world. Not only is it fresh from the Gulf, but it also has the benefit of the area’s wide range of culinary influences, from traditional southern and Cajun to the area’s French and Spanish flavors to the international flair brought to the area by our globe-trotting military population. And we don’t mind mashing them up for the perfect, unexpected culture combination that leaves the mouth both speechless and watering.

At the festival, you’ll find local seafood favorites prepared in a variety of ways by our top restaurants, live cooking demonstrations, traditional festival fair from the nation’s top vendors, arts and crafts vendors and live music. See more…

September 30, 2017
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Pensacola Seafood Festival

Seafood Fan? This is Your Festival The annual Pensacola Seafood Festival takes over Seville Square, Fountain Park and waterfront Bartram Park in Historic Downtown Pensacola each fall, attracting more than 100,000 attendees during the three-day event that takes place the last weekend in September. From fried mullet – a local […]
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June 29, 2016
Dr. Toby S. Daly-Engel is doing research with the GulfSPAN(Gulf of Mexico States Shark Pupping and Nursery Area) survey in Santa Rosa Sound. (Michael Spooneybarger/ CREO)

UWF Professors Contribute to Study of Genetic Diversity Within Coral Reefs

By Richard Conn Pensacola – A recently published study shows that areas of coral reef undisturbed by human activity or climate change tend to contain the most genetic diversity, providing important insight into the best ways to monitor and preserve coral reef biodiversity. Drs. Toby Daly-Engel and Jeff Eble, assistant professors […]
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June 24, 2016
UWF graduate student Cody Nash takes a catfish fin sample which will be put in vials of nontoxic preservative and taken to the lab for genetic testing.

UWF Professor, Students Monitoring Shark Nursery Habitats

By Richard Conn Pensacola – A crew of University of West Florida graduate students cast and set a gill net off a fishing boat in Pensacola Bay, hoping to catch a shark. “We put it out there, and then we let it sit in the water for about 30 minutes, just to […]
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May 14, 2016
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Lionfish Removal & Awareness Day (LRAD)

May 14-15, 2016: 10am-5pm Plaza de Luna 900 S Palafox Street Pensacola, FL 32502 Celebrate the second annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day with us! We removed 2,975 lionfish at our first event in 2015. Thanks to all who participated! Let’s see how many MORE lionfish we can remove from Florida […]
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March 23, 2016
Students dissect lionfish to look for prey items during marine biology class at Gulf Breeze High School Monday February 29, 2016 in Gulf Breeze, Florida. (Michael Spooneybarger/ CREO)

UWF, Local Schools Team To Study Effects Of Lionfish

By Richard Conn | WUWF The highly invasive lionfish has been become a dominant predator since it was first documented in the Gulf off Pensacola in 2010. Armed with venomous spines, a voracious appetite and no natural predator, it’s common to find 50 to 60 lionfish on just one reef, […]
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March 23, 2016
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Researchers, Restaurateurs Tackle Lionfish Problem

By Mike Ensley | UWF Pensacola – While it may be beautiful in a home aquarium, the aggressive and fast-reproducing lionfish is wreaking havoc in the ocean ecosystem and endangering reef habitats. But there might be a way to keep the lionfish in check: by eating it. Researchers and restaurateurs in […]
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November 25, 2015
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Learn a Hobby at Free Women’s Fishing Clinic in Pensacola!

News Release By Amanda Nalley | Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Learn the skills to successfully cast your line into the sea by attending the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Women’s Fishing Clinic in Pensacola on Dec. 5. Participants will not only take home a lifelong hobby, they are apt to […]
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November 5, 2015
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Clean Energy Fest Releases Music Lineup

By Christian Wagley | 350 Pensacola PENSACOLA — Pensacola’s first-ever Clean Energy Fest brings an exciting music lineup to the heart of East Hill on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Local and regional music acts cover a range that includes folk, old time Bluegrass, electro hip-hop, and […]
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May 28, 2015
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Guy Harvey, Lionfish and Art

By Fred Garth It was billed as the perfect Guy Harvey storm. Dr. Harvey and his entourage landed in Pensacola, Florida for a weekend of non-stop media interviews, art shows, lionfish eating and even a baseball game with the home team wearing specially designed, super dope Guy Harvey jerseys. The […]
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March 13, 2015
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Lionfish Noise

By Fred Garth   If you’re sick and tired of hearing about the lionfish invasion, better grab some aspirin and earplugs because the noise is only gonna get louder. Think NASCAR races with jet engines. During the past few years, not only have the little spiked cretans breed like jack […]
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December 7, 2012
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Guy Harvey visits Bealls and NAS Pensacola ‘The Cradle of Naval Aviation’ – December 8, 2012

Guy Harvey Mural at Northwest USO Office, NAS Pensacola Marine artist and conservationist Guy Harvey will be visiting northwest Florida in support of America’s military on Saturday, Dec. 8. Dr. Harvey’s appearance follows a special promotion at a Bealls’ Pensacola store. Through this Saturday, Dec. 1, the Guy Harvey Ocean […]
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