Frequently Asked Questions

What is Fiesta?

The Fiesta of Five Flags is an annual celebration of the founding of Pensacola. This 10-day event is one of the oldest and largest festivals in the state of Florida. With events designed to appeal to all ages and interests, Fiesta has always been a significant celebration for Pensacola.

How can I volunteer at Fiesta events?

You can volunteer for Fiesta activities and events by joining Fiesta Forces, our volunteer organization that facilitates the success of each and every Fiesta event through their support.

When is the Mardi Gras parade?

The Pensacola Mardi Gras parade is coordinated by Pensacola Mardi Gras, Inc. Please visit the official Pensacola Mardi Gras Web site for more information.

When is the Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival?

The arts festival is coordinated by the Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival. Please visit their official website for more information.

How are posters selected for the Crawfish and Seafood Festivals?

Each year, submissions are requested.

When is the Pensacola Seafood Festival?

Historically, the Pensacola Seafood Festival is the last weekend of September of each year. Click here for more information.

When is the Pensacola Crawfish Festival?

Historically, the Pensacola Crawfish Festival is the first weekend in May of each year. Click here for more information.

How can I be a vendor at the Seafood or Crawfish Festival?

All vendors (Arts & Crafts, Food, etc.) must submit an application. For more information and to download an application, please visit the Pensacola Seafood Festival and the Pensacola Crawfish Festival.

When is the Seafood Festival 5K Run/Walk?

The Pensacola Seafood Festival 5K walk/Run is coordinated by the Pensacola Runners Association and held annually the last Saturday during the Pensacola Seafood Festival. Click here for more information.

How can I become a Fiesta sponsor? What if I don't have a business?

Fiesta of Five Flags has different levels of sponsorships available for both businesses and individuals. Please visit our Sponsorships page for more information, or call the Fiesta office at 850-433-6512.

What events does Fiesta coordinate?

Our Calendar of Events has a complete listing of Fiesta events.