What’s Happening in Pensacola: October 15-22


Photo courtesy of Southern Anthology

Melanie Cook, Staff Writer

Now that October is in full swing, get ready for all your favorite fall activities. With concerts, the fair, pumpkin patches and corn mazes reopened, it’s easy to stay busy and have fun while you do it.

Oct. 15 – Gallery Night

Gallery Night will be returning to Palafox Street this Friday at 5 p.m. between Garden and Main. With this being the first in-person Gallery Night since 2020, it is sure to be an unforgettable evening. There will be live music, local artists with work on display and for sale, good food and the type of energy that can only be felt at Gallery Night. With the theme this month being “Gallery Fright Night”, costumes are highly encouraged.

One of the live performances at Gallery Night every month is Classic June, a local classic rock cover band that has been performing in and around Pensacola for five years. Jesse Bumann, the guitarist and vocalist for Classic June, said that their favorite song to perform is “Whipping Post” by the Allman Brothers. These gentlemen are definitely worth coming to see in front of O’Riley’s Irish Pub in downtown Pensacola from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Oct. 15 – Haunted Tour
For anyone interested in the scary or the paranormal, there will be an After Dark Ghost Tour Investigation and Haunted Tour at St. Johns Cemetery this Friday at 7 p.m. St. Johns Cemetery is Pensacola’s historical cemetery, and is said to be the most haunted in Florida. Even for those not interested in the paranormal, it is an interesting way to learn more about historic Pensacola. This tour is similar to those offered in other cities like New Orleans. Tickets must be bought in advance.

Fridays and Saturday in October – Hadji Haunted House

The Hadji Shrine Center and Pensacola Breast Cancer Association will be bringing back the Hadji Haunted House every Friday and Saturday night for the rest of October. With new additions to the Hell House and over 12,000 feet of hellish scares, this year will be more horrifying than the last. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Pensacola Breast Cancer Association. Tickets can be purchased here

Pensacola Interstate Fair – Oct. 21-31

The Pensacola Interstate Fair will be opening its gates for the first time this year on Oct. 21 with “Dollar Day” where admission and rides are only $1 each. The entertainment lineup for Oct. 21 includes Cat Country’s “Big Lip Sync Final Battle,” the agricultural barn, reptile handling, acrobat and aerial dance shows, a comedy sea lion show, art shows, a classic car show and vendors.

Different artists will perform each day at the Pensacola Interstate Fair, so there is something for everyone. Additionally, different deals and discounts will be offered every day. For more information, click here

There are plenty of other events in and around Pensacola over the next week, but these are the big ones. Now is a good time to relax, get your mind off of midterms, spend some time with your friends and have a good time.