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. Since that time, we have been under the rule of five different governments: Spanish, French, British, Southern, and American. 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.