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Annual Pensacola Kid’s Fishing Clinic – Saturday, April 27th

Posted on: April 18th, 2024 by Mel McCrae

This free is presented by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission  and Pensacola Recreational Fisherman’s Association is Saturday, April 27th at Vince Whibbs Sr. Maritime Park (Wahoos Ballpark) Registration begins at 8:30am and will conclude when 250 participants are reached.

This is a catch-and-release event. Participants must be accompanied by an adult. Free Fishing Combos to be given to participants ages 5-15 upon completion of the clinic while supplies last, compliments of their sponsors. 

To Sponsor, Volunteer or for more information please contact Scot Mason at 850-516-0515 or or

Pensacola Navy Days Gala – Naval Aviation Museum – May 17

Posted on: April 16th, 2024 by brent

Gala with Harry


United Way of West Florida Gala – May 4th

Posted on: April 12th, 2024 by brent

uwwf galaSince 1924, United Way of West Florida has fought for the health, education, and financial stability of every citizen in our community. We do this by working collaboratively with hundreds of companies, thousands of community members, local governments, and local nonprofit agencies. Working together is the best way to improve lives and build a stronger community and we hope to do that on May 4th, 2024, at the Glitz & Gallop Gala, our 100th Anniversary Celebration.

Join us and help celebrate our 100 years in the making as we watch the 150th Kentucky Derby. The event will be held on Saturday, May 4th, 2024, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This event is a fundraiser for United Way of West Florida. Funds raised at this event will help go back to our community through our Community Investment process. To learn more, please visit our website at

Gala tickets are $100 per person, which includes 2 drink tickets and 10 betting tickets to be used at our Parade of Prizes table and to bet on horse races. The Gala features heavy hors d’oeuvres and live music from the String Farm Band.   

Prizes will be awarded for the Best-In-Show fashion show contest and the Winner’s Circle racehorse winners. Horses can be purchased for $50, and additional betting tickets are available at $1 per ticket. Bourbon Pull station tickets are available for $25 and are limited to the number of bottles donated. 50/50 tickets are available at the event for $1.

The event will be held at the new venue on Pensacola State College – bldg. 27. Parking is at the north end of the building near the Pensacola State College Book Store. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. 

This event is brought to you by our 100th Anniversary Sponsor, Florida Power and Light, and sponsored by, HCA Florida West Hospital, Kia Autosport of Pensacola, Navy Federal Credit Union, The City of Pensacola, Pensacola Energy, Clark Partington Attorneys at Law, Gulf Winds Credit Union, Pensacola State College, Patrice Whitten, as well as our Media Sponsors, Pensacola News Journal, Cat Country 98.7, and News Radio 92.3.

For more about our 100th Anniversary, please visit

Dixon Dub 2024 – Saturday, May 4th

Posted on: April 8th, 2024 by Mel McCrae
Dixon Dub is a lip-sync battle benefiting Dixon School of Arts & Sciences, a 501(c)3 school that uses the arts to inspire learning.
Dixon School of Arts & Sciences is proud to announce that Dixon Dub, a high-energy lip sync battle, is returning to Pensacola on May 4th!
This exciting event will feature teams competing in a lip-syncing battle to raise funds for Dixon School of Arts & Sciences —a 501(c)3 nonprofit school dedicated to nurturing scholars by integrating the arts into its core S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) curriculum.
Please join us for an evening of entertainment, music, laughter, food and fun in celebration of the arts … and in support of a school that uses the arts to inspire and empower young students for the betterment of our community.
Innisfree Hotels has generously donated the use of the Hilton Pensacola Beach ballroom, food and beverages and other supplies for this incredible event, so 100% of the ticket money and corporate sponsorships will be used to support the school and its young students!
Email The winner of Dixon Dub will receive a HILTON PARTY WEEKEND, including two nights in TWO 3-bedroom suites at the Hilton Pensacola Beach , a full day’s usage of poolside cabana + a complimentary $500 food and beverage tab!
*Blackout dates apply to holiday weekends and the week between Christmas and New Year’s.
-Team registration fee is $100
-Teams must have at least 2 people and a max of 8
-Must be 15 years or older to participate
-No song duplicates—first come, first served (so choose early!)
-Family-friendly music and costumes, please. No cursing or overt sexuality.

Hogfest 2024 – April 27

Posted on: April 3rd, 2024 by brent

HogfestThe 22nd Annual HOGFEST date is APRIL 27, 2024 and are on sale now!!!
If you have been before, congratulations and we are looking forward to seeing you again this year.

What is HOGFEST?
Simply put, HOGFEST is a PARTY!
A PARTY that raises piles of money that will benefit Pathways for Change, ReadyKids and other local Pensacola Charities.

The 2023 event donated over $50,000 that was split between Pathways for Change & ECARE. ​(now ReadyKids)
Where else can you spend $100 and have all of the following included:

    •  Admits 2 adults. – 18 to enter, 21 to drink
    • A chance to win a current year Harley Davidson motorcycle  valued at over $20,000! or if you don’t ride, you can win $10,000 cash.
    • Bottomless beer and wine garden! Soft drinks and water will also be provided.
    • Tasty food from many local restaurants serving their signature dishes!
    • Live music for your dancing and listening enjoyment!
    • Bid on Live and Silent auctions to win valuable items!
    • 50/50 ticket drawing to win cash!
  • Plenty of adult fellowshipping and much more !​ 
  • Use the form on this page to request tickets or contact your favorite Sertoman for tickets and to answer any questions.
    If you haven’t been to
    Pensacola HOGFEST, 
    PUT IT ON YOUR BUCKET LIST and get your tickets soon because it will sell out …………AGAIN !!

Pensacola Crawfish Festival – April 26th, 27th & 28th

Posted on: April 3rd, 2024 by brent

Crawfish FestLOCATION:

Seville Square & Fountain Park

Admissions Gates located on Government St. (across from Hub Stacey’s) &
Zaragoza St. (across from Pensacola Bay Brewery)



This festival features thousands of pounds of boiled crawfish, fresh from Louisiana, brought to you by Pensacola locals, Cordova Crawfish Company. Cajun fare features include: boudin, jambalaya, etouffee, fresh and fried seafood, gumbo, and much more!

Crawfish not your thing? Traditional festival options are also available, such as: chicken baskets, bloomin’ onions, hot dogs, po’boys and more. Save room for dessert too, because we have the best fried Oreos, ice cream and funnel cakes east of Cajun Country! Grab some grub and your dancin’ shoes and head to the Main Music Stage in Fountain Park sponsored by The First Bank.


Friday: 11AM-11PM

Saturday: 10AM-11PM

Sunday: 11AM-5PM


ADULTS: $5 per day

KIDS, Ages 6-12: $2 per day

KIDS, 5 and under: FREE

Admission Gates located on Government Street (across from Hub Stacey’s) and Zaragoza Street (across from Pensacola Bay Brewery)



  • 2:00PM-3:00PM FESTIVAL KICK-OFF! – 9th Avenue Brass Band

  • 3:30PM – 5:30PM – Swampland Revival

  • 6:00PM-8:00PM – Greg Martinez & The Delta Kings

8:30PM-10:30PM – Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers


  • 12:00PM-2:00PM – TBD

  • 2:30PM-4:30PM – Boukou Groove

  • 5:30PM-7:30PM – Curley Taylor

  • 8:00PM-10:00PM – Flow Tribe

Plus, live Second Line brass band entertainment all day by 9th Avenue Brass Band!


  • 12:00PM-2:00PM – Babineaux Sisters Band

  • 2:30PM-5:00PM – Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band

Pensacola Navy Days – May 17, 18, and 19

Posted on: April 1st, 2024 by brent

Pensacola Navy Days



Dierks Bentley at the Wharf – June 28

Posted on: February 26th, 2024 by brent


Dierks Bentley is coming to the Wharf on Friday, June 28th with Chase Rice and Tyler Braden.

Tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster



Valerie’s House – No Child Will Grieve Alone

Posted on: February 7th, 2024 by brent


The mission of Valerie’s House is to help children and families work through the loss of a loved one together and go on to live fulfilling lives.

What is Valerie’s House?  It’s a special place that helps children and families work through the loss of a loved one together.  The mission of valerie’s house is to ensure no child will have to grieve alone. 

This year’s class of leadership pensacola has adopted valerie’s house for special project to enhance the home’s grounds to make it more accommodating for kids and families.


For more on Valerie’s House Go Here


Impact 100 Pensacola Bay Area

Posted on: December 31st, 2023 by brent

Who is IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area?

IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area, Inc. (IMPACT) is an organization of women committed to improving their community by providing substantial grants to nonprofit organizations in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

Started in 2003 by four local women, IMPACT has become the largest IMPACT group in the world. The idea behind IMPACT involves recruiting at least 100 women to donate $1,000 each and pooling those resources into one big grant for a qualifying nonprofit. In the 17 years since the Pensacola chapter began, this organization of philanthropic women has donated more than $12 million to charities throughout the Escambia/Santa Rosa area. IMPACT has funded 120 grants totaling $12,830,000 since 2004.

IMPACT has no paid employees or staff, so one hundred percent of each member’s annual contribution of $1,000 is pooled and awarded to nonprofit organizations in increments of at least $100,000 grants.

Click Here to find out more about joining