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Autumn is Awesome in Pensacola Beach

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Let’s be honest, there’s really no bad time to visit the Gulf Coast. With plentiful sunshine, temperate waters and fun attractions far and wide, we’ll welcome you with Southern hospitality any time of year.

But, come closer. Here’s a little secret – summertime may be our season, but fall can be an even better time to pack your bags for Pensacola Beach.

For starters, you’ll beat the heat. Around October, temperatures begin to fall and the humidity we’re known for gives way to cool ocean breezes … not to mention those stellar Autumn sunsets. All you need is a light jacket and a loved one. You’ll be walking along the seashore hand-in-hand with your toes in the sand in no time.

(Can you see it now?)

The inviting weather isn’t the only reason to book your trip in the fall. You’ll also enjoy off-season rates, and that’s something to celebrate. Speaking of celebrating, it’s what we do best this season.

Here are some of the fun fall festivals you can enjoy during your visit:

ONGOING

Bands on the Beach This may be the best time of year to hit our free Gulfside concert series.

Gallery Night Take a stroll through Historic Downtown for art, music and food.

Ice Hockey The Pensacola Ice Flyers entertain throughout the fall at Pensacola Bay Center.

SEPTEMBER

Taste of the Beach Sample foods from local restaurants at beautiful Casino Beach.

Pensacola Seafood Festival Try fresh Gulf seafood any way you like it, with music and craft vendors, too.

OCTOBER

Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival Listen to some acoustic jams with the Gulf of Mexico as a backdrop.

Pensacola Greek Festival Opa! There’s baklava, moussaka, spanikopita and more! Dance your heart out.

Pensacola Mud Run Get down and dirty for a good cause.

Haunted Lighthouse Tour Spooky, spooky. Climb our historic lighthouse – but beware!

Pensacola Beach Art & Wine Festival – Art. Wine. Beach. Need we say more?

Downtown Trick or Treat – Don your costume and pop in and out of downtown boutiques and eateries.

Pensacola Interstate Fair Because there’s really nothing better than a ferris wheel and a turkey leg.

NOVEMBER

Blue Angels Homecoming Show Look to the skies for our World Famous Blue Angels.

Pensacola Foo Foo Festival This 12-day newcomer celebrates all things culture and creativity.

Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival Ranked No. 29 by Sunshine Artist, it’s a great start on holiday shopping.

Pensacola Marathon I mean, if you have to run 26.2 miles, you might as well do it on a beautiful beach.

Pensacola Veterans Day Parade & Observance Honor our veterans at Wall South on Pensacola Bay.

Pensacola Craft Beer Festival If you’re a beer lover, this one’s for you. Cheers.

Snowball Derby Preview at Five Flags Speedway Do you have the need … the need for speed?

Pensacola Beach Turkey Trot 5K Run Get some exercise before your big Thanksgiving feast.

Downtown Pensacola Elf Parade  Brings the kids … Santa Claus is coming to town!

Pensacola Winterfest Because Floridians like to pretend we actually experience Winter.

Have fun!