Pensacola Seafood Festival

Fall is such an amazing time to be on the Emerald Coast, especially lounging on the beach at the legendary Sea Oats Motel in sunny Destin Florida. Aside from the spectacular white sand beaches being relatively uncrowded, and the fantastic autumn weather with mild temperatures, low humidity and crystal clear blue skies, there’s also a plethora of fantastic outdoor festivities to look forward to!

For visitors to the Panhandle this week, why not enjoy the awesome Pensacola Seafood Festival!

Savor delicious, locally caught gulf seafood and enjoy the historic surroundings of downtown Pensacola during the 38th annual Pensacola Seafood Festival, produced by Fiesta of Five Flags and presented by Florida Blue.

The Pensacola Seafood Festival is one of the largest arts and crafts fairs in Northwest Florida with more than 150 artisans and craftsmen who travel from around the country to participate. Local restaurants renowned for their recipes, and many native chefs come out to make this one tasty event!

The FREE three day festival will take place September 25-27 in downtown Pensacola’s Seville Square, Fountain Park and Bartram Park, about a 30-40 minute drive from the motel, but definitely worth the trip. During the fall months, traffic is very light, and the route is a great opportunity to enjoy all the splendid coastal views along highway 98.

Bring the entire family for a weekend filled with a variety of foods, arts and crafts, and live entertainment.

Festival Hours:

Friday, September 25: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday, September 26: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday, September 27: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Take I-110 south to Gregory Street exit to Alcaniz Street. Turn left onto Alcaniz Street and follow to Government Street to the Seville Square area or 311 East Government Street, Pensacola, FL.

For more ideas, make your next reservation at the beautiful Sea Oats Motel, which specializes in affordable beachfront luxury, right on the beach in sunny Destin, Florida, to relax and unwind.

Ideal for the more laid back traveler, the Sea Oats Motel is perfectly situated on Old Highway 98, away from the crowds, yet only a moment away from all the outstanding shopping, dining, and attractions that make our home so amazing. Each of our suites are designed to be your home away from home while visiting our beautiful beaches. Fine furnishings, spacious living areas, sumptuous beds dressed in fresh linens, and large, modern bathrooms will ease your mind and your body.

Not only is the Sea Oats Motel conveniently located just steps from the beach or all the great dining, shopping and entertainment the city offers, but our amenities and service are so outstanding that you may never want to leave. Your family will love lounging around our beautiful, heated pools, surrounded by lush tropical foliage and fragrant blooms, all overlooking endless stretches of private beaches.

Our beach services are sure to delight everyone as we arrange time for your family to enjoy our jet skis, paddle boards and parasailing or simply set up some beach chairs with umbrellas and a good book recommendation. At the Sea Oats Motel in sunny Destin Florida, there’s always something fun to do.