Tourism grants announced

Visit Pensacola is pleased to announce its 2020 grant recipients for events taking place between May 1, 2020 – Sept. 30, 2020. Twice a year, Visit Pensacola allocates funds from its annual budget to a grant program for local groups and organizations that coordinate events or visitor experiences with a demonstrated history of visitor impact or significant potential to draw visitors to the area.

“This year, we are pleased to award marketing dollars to seven events throughout the community,” Interim President/CEO, Jack Brown said. “These dollars support events and organizations, providing them with the tools to reach out-of-market audiences that they typically couldn’t. By focusing on the area’s quality of place, our community has the opportunity to show the world our destinations greatest assets.”

Grant recipients include:

Gallery Night
850 Music Festival
Jerod Taylors, What They Don’t Know
Gulf Coast Car, Bike & Music Festival
Pensacola LGBT Film Festival
Bethel AME Church – 155th Session FL Annual Conf.
Vettes on the Beach

In late summer, Visit Pensacola will again accept applications for events taking place from Oct. 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021. For anyone seeking funds less than $4,999.99, mini grants are available year-round. For those interested in applying, visit For more information on upcoming events in the Pensacola Bay Area, visit