Event grants

Visit Pensacola is now accepting grant applications for events between Oct. 1, 2022, and Sept. 30, 2023.  The grant deadline is June 1, at 5 p.m. Grant workshops will be hosted at the below dates and times in the Bowden Building located at 120 Church Street. All grant applicants are required to attend one of the workshops.



Grant Changes






April 8, 3 p.m.

April 11, 12 p.m.

April 20, 3 p.m.

April 25, 12 p.m.

The Visit Pensacola Grant Committee will meet to review and score applications on June 14 at 3 p.m. at the UWF Historic Trust Bowden Building, 1st Floor. Applicants are encouraged to attend to present to the committee. Following, the Visit Pensacola Board of Directors will vote to approve grants on June 22 at the monthly board meeting.


Developed in 2015, the Visit Pensacola grant program was established to aid organizations that coordinate events or visitor experiences with a demonstrated history of visitor impact or significant potential to draw visitors to the area. The Visit Pensacola event grant program’s main purpose is to attract visitors overnight while engaging the local community with more experiences. To date, the program has awarded over $1.6 million to numerous events and organizations within Escambia County.


Mini-grants are available year-round for anyone seeking funds less than $4,999.99. For more information on grant guidelines, scoring and the application process, please contact Nicole Stacey at nstacey@visitpensacola.com. Visit Pensacola also provides free marketing support through the calendar of events on its website. Events in Escambia County are encouraged to upload information to visitpensacola.com/events/submit-your-event/.