2017-04-01 / Calendar


April 1* April Fool’s Day | April 14* Good Friday April 16* Easter | April 22* Earth Day

2017 Pensacola JazzFest

Seville Square Park, Pensacola Saturday, April 1 at 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Pensacola JazzFest is a FREE alljazz festival held in historic Seville Square in downtown Pensacola. Jazz Pensacola produces the event with assistance from a variety of corporate sponsors, community organizations and donations. The two-day festival celebrates America’s unique musical art form — jazz. Great music, kids’ area, arts and crafts, and food and drinks!

A Bark to Remember

Community Maritime Park, Pensacola Saturday, April 1 at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Join Gulf Coast Health Care as we host a dog-friendly event to raise awareness for the local Alzheimer’s Association. A ‘BARK’ to Remember is a great event for anyone interested in helping to end this disease through the love of dogs. There will be dog contests, a variety of vendors, silent auction, entertainment, food and drink and much more! Admission is FREE.

UWF Department of Theatre Presents: Romeo and Juliet

Pensacola Saenger Theatre Friday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Romeo & Juliet | By William Shakespeare One of Shakespeare’s most wellknown and adapted works, UWF Department of Theatre’s production is presented in the traditional style. The Capulets and the Montagues are embroiled in a bloody, generations’ long feud. Amidst the hostilities, teenagers Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet manage to find love. With the help of Friar Laurence, the young starcrossed lovers concoct a plan to marry in secret and escape the city. Sadly,

their happiness is not meant to be as the play meets a tragic end in true Shakespearean fashion. ALL SEATS RESERVED.

Island Fights 40

Pensacola Bay Center Friday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Fight Card coming soon! Purchase tickets at Box Office, Ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000. Admission for tables of 10 people ranges from $600 to $800. For more information, contact Dean Toole at theislandfights@gmail.com. Individual tickets range from $24 to $76. Military discounts are available at Box Office. Ticket prices and fight card subject to change without notice. All tickets subject to applicable fees. Parking is $10 cash only, day of show.

Pensacola Justice Jog 5K & Street Party

Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, PLLC, Pensacola Saturday, April 15 at 8 a.m. to noon

2017 Downtown Pensacola 5K Justice Jog | 1 Mile Fun Run & Street Party. All proceeds from the Downtown Justice Jog will benefit Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz Justice Foundation scholarship fund for local high school seniors! The course is a 3.1 mile course and 1-mile fun run through historic downtown Pensacola. Come dressed as your favorite Super Hero! Following the race, they we will host a family-friendly street party! Join them for the free Budweiser Beer Garden, complimentary food tastings from local restaurants, a Kids Zone and so much more! With your paid registration you will receive a race packet including goodies from all of their sponsors and a limited edition dri-fit race shirt. Shirt sizes are limited so sign-up today! Admission: $25 for 5K, $15 for 1-Mile Fun Run.

Robotics Day

National Naval Aviation Museum, NAS Pensacola Saturday, April 15 at 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Come out for a day of FREE activities for the entire family! There will be screenings of ROBOT in the Giant Screen Theater 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. for the first 200 people per showing. Popcorn and beverage included. Hands-on science kit activities will be hosted by the MESS Hall. Robots on display will include: M2V2 humanoid robot, tBot, FastRunner, HexRunner, EllipticalRunner, Micro Air Vehicles and MinaV2 Exoskeleton. ROBOTS is a sneak peek into the future at what might be possible as scientists use innovative engineering and design to make cyber characters less “humanoid” and more just plain human. Robot “actor” RoboThespian will introduce you to CHIMP, ATLAS, PR-2, Herb the Butler, ICUB and others as he takes you on an amazing tour of what’s going on in robotics labs around the world. The 40-minute large-format film explores the latest in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning, humanoid cognition and human-robot interaction as well as exciting developments in cloud robotics. Narrated by Simon Pegg as ‘RoboThespian.’

Mamma Mia!, The Broadway Musical

Pensacola Saenger Theatre Wednesday, April 19 at 7:30

p.m. to 10 p.m.

Inspired by the storytelling magic of ABBA’s songs from “Dancing Queen” and “S.O.S.” to “Money, Money, Money” and “Take a Chance on Me,” Mamma Mia! is a celebration of mothers and daughters, old friends and new family found. ALL SEATS RESERVED.

Gallery Night Pensacola

Downtown Pensacola Friday, April 21 at 4 p.m.

Taking the “Arts to the Streets” where visitors can connect with the unique Culture of Pensacola. Palafox Street will be closed for traffic between Garden and Main Street. GALLERY NIGHT: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. | AFTER PARTY: 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Pensacola Beach Crawfish Festival

Bamboo Willie’s, Pensacola Beach Friday, April 21 – Sunday, April 23 at 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fri. | 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sat. | Noon to 6 p.m. Sun.

Mudbugs invade the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk again with the annual Pensacola Beach Crawfish Festival.

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