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Sea No Limits Fishing Clinic – October 14, 2023

Posted on: September 29th, 2023 by Sara Akerman


On October 14th, the Gulf Breeze Masonic Lodge in partnership with the City of Pensacola will host the 11th Annual “Sea No Limits Fishing Clinic” exclusively for Special Needs Citizens at the Vince J. Whibbs Sr. Community Maritime Park Amphitheater behind Blue Wahoos Stadium from 8 AM to Noon. This free event is exclusively for citizens with physical or intellectual impairments that require adult supervision and includes a free rod& reel, T-shirt, grilled lunch and much more! Advance registration is required and space is limited so to register, volunteer or donate go online now to

The Wingman Foundation Memorial 5K & Kids Fun Run – Saturday, Sept. 30th

Posted on: September 27th, 2023 by Mel McCrae

Run to remember and honor our brave fallen Naval and Marine Corps air warriors and support the Gold Star families they’ve left behind Saturday, September 30th at 7:30am in Seville Quarter.

The Wingman Foundation (TWF) is an all-volunteer supported non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization that provides support to Gold Star families, injured aircrew and their families, and squadrons following Naval and Marine Corps aviation mishaps.  TWF was founded by three Active Duty Marine Corps aviators in late 2014.  Following an aviation mishap, the government’s ability to provide assistance is finite and may not encompass all of the needs the family and squadron has in the aftermath of such a tragic event. TWF endeavors to fill that gap and lessen the burden on our Gold Star families and injured aircrew and their families both immediately following, and sometimes long after a mishap occurs. This memorial run will be in honor and remembrance of our brave fallen Naval and Marine Corps air warriors and will bring Gold Star families together for the event.  It is a very special event and is also intended to help create awareness within the local Veterans and Naval and Marine Corps aviation community of TWF’s mission and the support we can provide to families and squadrons when tragedy occurs.

Contact Name Phone: (407) 214-5565
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Veterans Memorial Park – Mac McAnally Event – November 11

Posted on: September 24th, 2023 by brent
veteransA Celebration of Service Through Music, Art, & Laughter
This evening event will include the Presentation of Colors by the USMC Color Guard, dinner, a silent and live auction, then capping off a fantastic evening with a celebrity concert by Mac McAnally.
The evening will be MC’d by our very own Cat Country radio celebrity Brent Lane, CMA 2022 – Personality of the Year awardee! So join 300 of your friends and stand by to be Entertained!
Dinner selections include a choice of Sliced Smoked Beef Brisket, Chicken with Lemon & Herbs, Crab & Shrimp Stuffed Salmon complimented with Roasted Red & Sweet Potatoes, and a Vegetable Medley.
Cocktail Attire Suggested – Coat Required

Pensacola Beach Song Writers Festival – Oct 3 – 8

Posted on: September 22nd, 2023 by brent

Hear the Stories Behind the Songs at the 2023 Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival in OctoberPensacola Beach Song

Pensacola Beach, FL (September XX, 2023) – Get ready to experience the magic of original music, performed by the very artists who crafted it, during the 2023 Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival from October 3-8.

This year’s festival is set to welcome over 100 talented songwriters from across the nation and a few from around the world to 19 fantastic beachside venues around Pensacola and Pensacola Beach.


With more than a decade under its belt, the Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival has become a beloved annual tradition, growing in size and excellence with each passing year. Over six unforgettable days, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with these creators, hear the stories behind their songs, and bask in the splendid weather on picturesque Pensacola Beach.


“The diversity of songwriters this year mirrors the uniqueness of our pristine beach,” remarked Reneda Cross Pasquale, festival director. “We’re also proud to shine a spotlight on our local singer-songwriters. The Pensacola area’s wealth of talent is a hidden gem!”


On Friday night, Oct. 6, the Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival proudly presents the Concert of Light: A Night with the Veterans at Pensacola Beach Church. Tickets are $30 each, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the R&DA Military Assistance Program and The Captain Joseph House Foundation.


In addition, this year’s stellar headliners include:


• Keifer and Shawna Thompson, the American country music husband and wife duo behind Thompson Square, who exploded out of Nashville with their music hit, “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not.”

• Acclaimed singer-songwriter Jamie O’Neal, sharing insights into her hit single, “There Is No Arizona,” amongst many others.

• Country music artist Andy Griggs, who captivated audiences with his classic hit, “You Won’t Ever Be Lonely,” will talk about his songwriting process.


Explore the full lineup of participating songwriters here and check out the complete daily schedule, special event venues, and ticket details here.


In addition to being a musical extravaganza, the annual festival also doubles as an educational opportunity.


“Our festival has its roots in music education,” Cross emphasized. “Each year, we partner with three local schools to empower children with the creative, confidence-boosting, and discipline-nurturing effects of music.”


Native American songwriter, record producer, and recording artist Sean Gasaway, the Education Coordinator for the Mississippi Songwriters Alliance, as well as songwriters involved in the Nashville Country Music Hall of Fame’s ‘Words and Music’ program, will lead workshops at Pensacola Beach Elementary School, Gulf Breeze Middle School, and Dixon School of Arts and Science.


In addition to school programs, the festival will be working on-site with Valerie’s House, Magdalene’s, and the P.A.C.E Center for Girls.


Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival is your chance to meet the writers and hear the stories behind the songs.

46th Annual Pensacola Seafood Festival – Friday, Sept. 29th – Sunday, Oct.1st

Posted on: September 22nd, 2023 by Mel McCrae
The Pensacola Seafood Festival is one of the largest arts and crafts fairs in northwest Florida, with more than 150 artisans and craftsmen, who travel from around the country to participate. These vendors are filling Seville Square to the brim with art, photography, gourmet items, children’s items, woodcraft, jewelry and so much more!
Each year, our festival features a plethora of seafood dishes and other delicious festival fare. Treat your taste buds to a variety of cuisine prepared by our local and visiting food vendors. In Fountain Park, we feature a Gulf to Table area where local restaurants prepare tapas sized portions of their signature recipes.Make sure to also visit the Fiesta Seafood Grille, sponsored by Pensacola Energy, where live cooking demonstrations by local celebrity chefs take place.
Bartram Park is the home for our weekend’s live entertainment. Our entertainment stage has featured some of your favorite hit artists, including: Parmalee, Smithfield, Drake White, Jordan Davis, Brothers Osbourne, The Molly Ringwalds and Grammy award winner, Chris Stapleton.
This annual festival is beloved by vendors, volunteers, locals and tourists! We look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, September 29 | 11AM-11PM

Saturday, September 30 | 10AM-11PM

Sunday, October 1 | 11AM-5PM




Past performers at our festival have gone on to become Grammy award-winning artists. Say you saw them when…


We bring you these acts free of charge, and we only ask that you not bring in coolers or pets.  


We are so excited to bring you an amazing lineup of artists for the 2023 festival. We encourage you to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets to enjoy this awesome entertainment

FIESTA FRIDAY HAPPY HOUR: On Friday, Sept. 29 from 2-5PM, all beer and wine will be $1 off and all liquor drinks will be $2 off at the SPORTS BARS only, located in Bartram Park by the Entertainment Stage



3:00PM – TBD



Dance Challenge – Pensacola Interstate Fair – October 19

Posted on: September 22nd, 2023 by brent

Dance and Cheer Teams compete for $1000 from the Shrimp Basket

Big Brothers Big Sisters of NWFL Fenner Ride – Saturday, Oct. 28th

Posted on: September 20th, 2023 by Mel McCrae

Calling all cyclists from near and far, the 2023 Fenner Ride Presented by Flora McConnell Hammond and Carolyn McConnell Reeder is almost here! Early Registration is now open and includes: event giveaways, fully supported rest stops, limited sag support, a post-ride
meal, great prize opportunities, and a t-shirt for all participants. Registration for the 18 & 42 mile routes are $45.00, the 62 & 100 mile routes are $50.00. All prices will increase by $5.00 after October 13th at 11:59 p.m., so don’t wait and register today!

What is Fenner Ride?
This bike ride takes cyclists from the historic city of Milton, all the way to the woodlands of the Blackwater Forest, and back again. Along the way, the winding course gives a unique chance to experience Northwest Florida’s native wildlife, natural environments, and beautiful scenery. A ride for all cycling levels, you choose 18, 42, 62, or 100 miles. All routes are the same peaceful nature experience and is part of the Beaches to Woodlands Tour that occurs in Santa Rosa County, Florida each year.

This cycling event is dedicated to the memory of Fenner McConnell and Matt Wantz. Both men were avid cyclists and former members of the West Florida Wheelmen. Dr. Fenner McConnell, a medical examiner for a four-county district in the Panhandle, was killed in 1998 by a hit-and-run driver as he rode his bicycle across the Bob Sikes Bridge, which connects Pensacola to Santa Rosa Island. Matt was tragically killed while working in a local bike shop. Dr. McConnell frequently wore bowties and they were his signature accessory. Participants of the Fenner Ride are welcome to don their favorite bowtie in memory of Dr.McConnell.

Sweet Season Farms – Sept 30 – Nov 5

Posted on: September 15th, 2023 by brent

Sweet Season Farms



Milton, FL – September 2023 – In celebration of the October release of Reba’s upcoming lifestyle book Not That Fancy: Simple Lessons on Living, Loving, Eating, and Dusting Off Your Boots and companion album Not That Fancy, Sweet Season Farms is preparing to open a country music corn maze honoring the long-time legend. The 8-acre maze is scheduled to open September 30th.

While navigating the maze, guests will look for clues and play an interactive game quizzing them on how much they know about the country music legend. Participants will enjoy photo opps, music and prizes along the way.

Sweet Season Farms is one of 40+ farms featuring Reba in their corn maze this year. Collectively, the farms—which are designed by The MAiZE Inc. in 24 states across the U.S.—will reach more than a million visitors during the fall season.

While l admit being in a corn maze is one of the more unique things I’ve ever been invited to be a part of, I couldn’t be more excited to be involved with some of the things that matter most to me – farming, family, and friends,” said McEntire. “Growing up on a ranch in Oklahoma, I know how important agriculture is and I love being involved with something that brings more people out to farms across the country for good wholesome fun!”

Along with getting lost in the maze, guests will have the opportunity to enter to win a grand prize trip to Nashville for a one-night-only special event, “Not That Fancy: An Evening with Reba & Friends” set for November 5 at Nashville’s iconic Ryman Auditorium. The prize will also include a two-night stay at a local hotel.

Additionally, one lucky winner from each farm will receive an autographed copy of Reba’s upcoming book Not That Fancy. Officially being released on Tuesday, October 10, the lifestyle book is a collection of funny, poignant, and deeply personal stories, photos, tips, and recipes straight from the “Fancy” singer herself. On October 6, Reba will also release a corresponding album Not That Fancy with stripped-down versions of some of her most iconic songs as well as a brand-new track.

“This is an exciting time to be working with Reba and we’re thrilled to honor her in our maze design this year,” said Trent Mathews, Owner, Sweet Season Farms. “Our farm and maze are all about providing wholesome family fun and lasting memories, and we know those things are just as important to her.”

Along with the corn maze, guests will also enjoy over 25 fun farm activities, including the Corn Popper, Cow Train, Beeline, and Junkyard obstacle course when they visit the farm. Sweet Season Farms will operate weekends from September 30th to November 5th. For more information, email info@sweetseasonfarms.comor visit



About Reba McEntire
Multi-media entertainment mogul Reba McEntire has become a household name through a successful career that includes music, television, film, theater, retail and hospitality. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Hollywood Bowl member has more than 50 award wins under her belt, earning honors from the ACM Awards, American Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards, CMA Awards, GRAMMY® Awards and GMA Dove Awards. Reba was also a 2018 Kennedy Center Honors recipient, in addition to multiple philanthropic and leadership honors. Reba has celebrated unprecedented success including 35 career No.1 singles and more than 58 million albums sold worldwide. Reba earned her 60th Top 10 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, extending her record for the most Top 10 hits among female artists. Reba’s Top 10 success spans five straight decades, landing her in the singular group with only George Jones, Willie Nelson, and Dolly Parton who have the same achievement. The Oklahoma native and Golden Globe® nominated actress has multiple movie credits to her name, a critically-acclaimed lead role on Broadway in Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun, and starred in the 6-season television sitcom Reba. Reba has also proven to be a savvy entrepreneur, with longstanding brand partnerships including her Dillard’s clothing line and western footwear collection REBA by Justin™. She has even added restauranteur to the list with Reba’s Place, a restaurant, bar, retail and entertainment venue in Atoka, Oklahoma. Reba is serving as a coach on Seasons 24 and 25 of NBC’s The Voice. For more information, visit


Taste of Gulf Breeze 2023 – Friday, October 6th

Posted on: September 13th, 2023 by Mel McCrae

Gulf Breeze Area Chamber Celebrates 10 Years of Taste this October

The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to host the tenth annual Taste of Gulf Breeze, a culinary festival celebrating the discovery of local restaurants, bars, and other businesses. This popular event will be held outdoors at the Gulf Breeze Community Center located at 800 Shoreline Drive on October 6, 2023 from 6pm to 9pm.

Locals’ favorite food and drink spots will compete for the coveted Golden Spatula Awards. Ticketholders will be able to sample from 60 vendors and food trucks and vote on their favorite dish of the evening! The chamber has chosen a panel of judges including community leaders and first responders to select the best appetizer, dessert, and beverage in the greater Gulf Breeze Area. The winning dishes and drinks will be awarded either Judge’s pick or People’s Choice.

While enjoying their samples, ticketholders will also enjoy music with a live DJ and a special flash-mob dance performance with First Dance Ballroom Studio. More information about this event and a full vendor lineup can be found on the chamber’s website. Those interested in attending are encouraged to purchase tickets early since attendance is limited.

Tickets start at $15 and may be purchased online at This event is 21+ only, valid ID required upon check in.

Dragon Boat Festival – Bay Front Park – Sept 30

Posted on: September 9th, 2023 by brent

dragon BoatThe 9TH Annual 2023 Pensacola Dragon Boat Festival is a festival

brought to you by your local Northeast Pensacola Sertoma Club, Inc.

On September 30TH, 2023, up to 30 teams, supported by thousands of spectators, will be competing for bragging rights in the 9TH Annual Pensacola Dragon Boat Festival. The races start at 8:00 AM on Bayou Texar, just off Bayview Park, near Downtown Pensacola

2000 E Lloyd St, Pensacola, FL 32503.


NE Pensacola SERTOMA was founded in 1988 for the purpose of contributing to the Greater Pensacola Community in as many ways as possible by raising money and supporting community organizations and charities.  SERTOMA is an organization of business and professional people knit together in bonds of personal friendship and united in the idea of service in their community.  SERTOMA is a 501(c)3 and 501(c)4 not-for-profit international organization.  Every year Sertoma clubs raise more than $20 million for local community service projects.  Through these projects, as well as grants and scholarships, Sertoma clubs return those funds to their respective communities – and they have loads of fun doing it while building life-long friendship.

GET MORE… Sign up a Team or become a Sponsor HERE