WHAT IS FIESTA?
The Fiesta organization was formed to celebrate the founding of Pensacola: America’s First Settlement.
In 1559, Spanish Conquistador, Don Tristan de Luna, established Pensacola as the first European settlement in the United States. Fiesta plans and produces over 20 events throughout the year with the help of a plethora of volunteers. These events are designed to appeal to all ages and interests, as well as promote tourism for the area. Fiesta has always been a significant celebration for the Pensacola Bay Area. A 10-day heritage celebration, held the first two weeks in June, is one of the oldest and largest heritage festivals in the State of Florida. Additionally, the Pensacola Crawfish Festival and Pensacola Seafood Festival celebrate the industries and resources we are proud to have in our city.
To celebrate our heritage, promote tourism and build pride in Pensacola through festive activities which enhance the quality of life in our community.
HOW WE ACHIEVE OUR MISSION
Fiesta Pensacola is fortunate to host a variety of events throughout the year.
These events include:
Pensacola Crawfish Festival
Fiesta Children's Treasure Hunt
Pensacola Seafood Festival
and many more!
We are proud to partner with other community organizations and their events.
These partners and events include:
University of West Florida Historic Trust
Tall Ships Pensacola
Cat Country Fan Jam
Food Truck Festival
Rock the Coast Tribute Music Festival
Downtown Improvement Board & The City of Pensacola
(New Year's Eve Fireworks)
Wreaths Across America
Leadership Pensacola - LeaP