What’s Happening In Pensacola: October 3-9


Pamela Holt, Staff Writer

Pensacola Dragon Boat Festival – Oct. 8
On Oct. 8, over 40 teams, supported by thousands of spectators, will be competing for bragging rights in the 8th Annual Pensacola Dragon Boat Festival. The races are set to take place on Bayou Texar, just off Bayview Park near Downtown Pensacola. For more information, call (850)-572-5849.

Race for Inclusion – Oct. 8
On Saturday, Oct. 8, from at 8 til 12 p.m., at Bayview Park, 2001 E. Lloyd Street, come participate in or watch a 5K fun run/walk created as as a part of Special Olympics Florida’s Race for Inclusion, which aims to raise funds for Special Olympics Florida athletes. For more information call (904)-655-6577.

First City’s Pumpkin Patch – Oct. 8

The 16th Annual Pumpkin Patch will open on October 8 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. This year’s Pumpkin Patch will be at Blue Wahoos Stadium, located at 351 W. Cedar Street, Pensacola. Handmade pumpkins come in all shapes, colors and sizes. Come and purchase one-of-a-kind pieces guaranteed to be picked quickly. Prices for pumpkins start at $20. Blue Wahoos concessions and bar will be open during the event. The ECUA water truck will also be present to provide free water to guests. For more information, call (850)-429-1222 or visit First City’s website at firstcityart.org.

Lobsterfest at Coastal County Brewing Company – Oct. 9
From 1 to 8 p.m., grab yourself a beer and some grub, then find a seat in the Beer Garden located at 3041 E. Olive Road, Pensacola. Starting at 2 p.m., enjoy an afternoon of live music with Joey Collins. When it comes to food truck foodies, these guys are the best of the best, so don’t miss your chance to give ’em a go with an opportunity to catch them here in the Coastal County Beer Garden. For more information, visit coastalcountybrewing.com.