What to do this week in Pensacola: Interstate Fair, Gallery Night

Seven days out is your guide to entertainment events, concerts, festivals and activities in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.


Holland Farms Pumpkin Patch and Maze

8 a.m. Sunday to Saturday until November 5. Holland Farms, 2055 Homer Holland Road, Milton. Enjoy a hay ride around the farm and pumpkin patch to pick a pumpkin of your choice. New activities this year include a 3/4 mile train ride around the farm and a new tube slide. Other activities include a corn box, horse and regular swings, spider web, pirate ship, zip lines, sandpit, and an 8-acre corn maze with a children’s maze. More information: hollandfarmsonline.com.

Jazz Pensacola presents Jazz Gumbo

5:30 p.m., doors; 6.30 p.m., show; Monday October 17. Seville Neighborhood, 130 E. Government St. Saxophonist Lukas Ali Hein formed Sabroso in 2021 with the aim of spicing up the Emerald Coast’s Caribbean and South American music offering. Transplanted from the West Coast to the Pensacola area, Hein became a sought-after musician. $10 for members and guests of Jazz Pensacola; $12 for non-members; free for students and the military upon presentation of an ID. Become a member of the event and enter for free. More information: 850-433-8382.

chicago the musical

7:30 p.m. Monday, October 17. Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox St. There’s never been a better time to experience Chicago, Broadway’s dazzling smash. This triumphant hit musical has received six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy, thousands of standing ovations and is now the longest running American musical in Broadway history. Tickets start at $54. More information: 850-595-3880 or pensacolasaenger.com.

Monday night blues

7 p.m., Monday, October 17. Seville Neighborhood, 130 E. Government St. The Seville Neighborhood and Blues Society of Northwest Florida bring the “blues” back to the Seville neighborhood entertainment district. The event features live blues music and “BBQ and Bud” food and drink specials. More information: 850-434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.


Groups on the beach

7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18. Gulfside Pavilion at Casino Beach, Pensacola Beach. Pensacola Beach’s popular outdoor summer concert series featuring artists for every musical taste. With a lineup of regional artists, Bands on the Beach offers an eclectic musical experience all summer long. This week features Dr. Breeze. Spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Free. More information: 850-932-2257 or visit pensacolabeach.com.


GWAR will perform in concert on Tuesday at Vinyl Music Hall.

7 p.m., doors; 8 p.m., show; Tuesday, October 18. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox St. Legendary rock band GWAR will perform in concert. Nekrogoblikon and Crobot will open the ball. $30. For all ages. More info and ticket purchase: vinylmusichall.com.

New Year’s Day

7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18. The Handlebar, 319 N. Tarragona St. After building a reputation strictly through promotion on the social networking website MySpace, Anaheim, CA, News Years Day released their self-titled debut EP in 2006 and their first full album – long album, “My Dear”, in 2007. LYLVC will open the show. $15 in advance; $18 at the door. More info: thehandlebar850.com.

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Tuesday night jazz

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 18. Seville neighborhood, 130 E. Government St. Enjoy jazz with Melodious Allen and The Funk Heads at Lili Marlene’s. More information: 850-434-6211 or sevillequarter.com.


The Wailers

The Wailers will perform at Vinyl Music Hall on Wednesday.

7 p.m., show; 8 p.m., doors; Wednesday October 19. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox St. The Wailers play a special set with incredible cuts from Bob Marley’s formidable catalog as well as a series of their classic greatest hits. The group gives participants a chance to be part of the legacy. Aston Barrett Jr., himself king of reggae as the son of the irrepressible “Familyman”, carries the Wailers’ flame in a show not to be missed. $30. For all ages. More info and ticket purchase: vinylmusichall.com.

The killer queen

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 19. Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox St. Formed in June 1993, Killer Queen quickly became incredibly popular in their native England, earning them a residency at the Strand Theater in London, winning the ‘Worldwide Best Tribute Band’ award at a an awards ceremony in Leicester Square and stadium performances, including being selected to represent Queen in a re-enacted Live Aid tribute concert hosted by Sir Bob Geldof. Tickets start at $49.75. More information: 850-595-3880 or pensacolasaenger.com.


88th Annual Pensacola Interstate Fair October

The 88th annual Pensacola Interstate Fair October kicks off Thursday.

Thursday to Sunday, October 20 to 30. Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds, 6655 Mobile Highway. The Pensacola Interstate Fair offers 11 days of rides, food, entertainment, music and games for families looking for exciting things to do on a budget. The fair also offers money-saving options with Dollar Day on opening day Thursday, Midnight Madness Friday specials, and Super Saver discount wristbands and half-price admission tickets. Plus, there will be special discounted admission days, free events and concerts so attendees can join in on all the magic and fun. Tickets and more information: pensacolafair.com/.


Gallery evening

5 p.m. on Friday, October 21. Downtown Pensacola. Gallery Night Pensacola is a non-profit organization whose goal is to inspire culture, engagement and the practice of arts of all types in an entertaining event for all ages and backgrounds. These monthly events focus on specific themes, showcase featured artists and recruit the best creators the region has to offer. This month’s theme is Fright Night. More info: gallerynightpensacola.org.

Blackwater Fall Concert Series Bands

7 p.m. on Friday, October 21. Jernigan’s Landing, 5154 Willing St., Milton. Come by boat or bring a lawn chair and join your friends and neighbors for the best live music from the Gulf Coast at Bands on the Blackwater’s award-winning, family-friendly concerts. The series offers a variety of music ranging from local favorites to national touring bands. This week features JoJo Pres. Free. More info: 850-983-5400 or facebook.com/BandsOnTheBlackwater.

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Free Gallery Night Show

7 p.m., doors; 7:30 p.m., show; Friday October 21. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox St. Enjoy a free nightly show with Panzacola, Joey Collins and Preston Noir. For all ages. There is an additional $5 for under 21s. More info: vinylmusichall.com.


boo at the zoo

Boo at the Zoo begins Saturday at the Gulf Breeze Zoo.

10 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays until October 30. Gulf Breeze Zoo, 5701 Gulf Breeze Parkway. Boo at the Zoo provides fearless daytime entertainment for children and their families. Join the zoo for Halloween fun with kid-friendly entertainment around every corner. Features a candy course with toys, treats, treasures, bouncy houses and face paint. More info: www.gbzoo.com.

harvest festival

10 a.m. Saturday, October 22. First City Art Center, 1060 N. Guillemard St. The Harvest Festival will incorporate the entire First City Art Center campus and showcase the range of mediums and talent its studios hold. Festivities will include an artists’ market, food trucks, giant pumpkin raffle, photo scavenger hunt, glass and ceramic demonstrations, and activities for children. More info: firstcityart.org/product/harvest-festival-2022/.

Slow Bike Ride in Pensacola

10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 22. From the Ground Up Community Garden, 501 N. Hayne St. The ride will take approximately one hour and 10 minutes at a leisurely pace. No one will be left behind. Children must be at least 10 years old to ride a bike and 10-16 year olds must be accompanied by an adult. No animals are allowed on the rides. Cyclists under 16 must wear a helmet by law; Ages 16 and up, helmets are recommended but not required by law. More information: 850-687-9968 or [email protected]

Second Birthday Batty Fang-Tastic Halloween

4 p.m. Saturday, October 22. Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge, 3051 Cloptons Circle, Navarre. Arrive in costume (or not) for an evening of trick-or-treating with Animal Ambassadors, a kid-friendly “owl-oween” haunted trail, pumpkin painting, cake walk and more. Food trucks will be on hand to offer treats. Learn about native wildlife and get treats at the same time. More information: facebook.com/emeraldcoastwildliferefuge or 850-684-1485.

Hell Burlesque

7 p.m., doors; 8 p.m., show; Saturday October 22. Vinyl Music Hall, 2 S. Palafox St. Enjoy the hottest burlesque show in town, Inferno Burlesque, with burlesque, variety and drag acts from around the country. Tickets start at $15. For ages 18 and up. More info and ticket purchase: vinylmusichall.com.


Frankie Avalon

Frankie Avalon.

3 p.m. Sunday, October 23. Saenger Theatre, 118 S. Palafox St. Stage and screen legend Frankie Avalon topped the music charts for years with dozens of popular songs in the 1950s and 60s, including the No. 1 hits “Venus “And Why.” Avalon’s string of million-selling gold singles and albums included 31 charted hits. In 1959 alone, he had six Top 40 hits and his music became one of the defining sounds of “pre-Beatles” rock and roll.Tickets start at $59.More information: 850-595-3880 or pensacolasaenger.com.

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