Nov. 3, 4, & 5, 2023
Pensacola, Florida


Nov. 3, 4, & 5, 2023

Location: Seville Square, Pensacola, Florida

Hours: 9am - 5pm on Friday and Saturday, 9am – 4pm on Sunday
Children’s Festival: Saturday & Sunday 10am – 4pm.

Admission to the festival is free. Pets are not allowed at the Festival. More Details...

The Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival is one of the best-regarded, most popular arts festivals in the United States. The three-day, juried art show draws more than 200 of the nation's best painters, potters, sculptors, jewelers, graphic artists, craftsmen and other artists.

Sunshine Artist magazine ranks the Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival as the 9th top art festival in the nation in 2022 based on artists evaluations.

Live musicians hit the right notes from the Main Stage with sounds ranging from bluegrass to Cajun and blues to jazz and classical.

Performing companies, dance schools, community groups, and area folk groups have their time to shine.

Heritage Arts demonstrate traditional arts, crafts and trades, including woodcarving, engraving, spinning, weaving and other skills in the Heritage Arts Area.

Children become artists at the Children's Arts Festival with numerous hands-on art activities. All children's art activities are free, fun, and geared toward children toddler age and older. The Student Art Show showcases the talents of both private and public school students of Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. Over 2,000 pieces of art from elementary, middle and high school students will be on display.

From traditional treats at the Heritage Festival to local favorites and regional festival fare, there are delicious dining and drink choices for every taste at the Festival!

We're looking for International Artists

Are you an artist working outside the U.S,? Each year, the Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival invites an international artist to visit Pensacola, Florida, and exhibit at the festival. We cover most expenses. This program is a wonderful opportunity for an artist to visit Florida, explore our beautiful beaches, and share customs from their country. It’s also an opportunity to show your work to thousands of people (and potential buyers) from the United States.





2023 Emerging Artists Applications Open »

Applications are open for the GGAF Emerging Artists program. This program seeks artists who have limited experience participating in arts festivals to give them guidance in what is involved in being in an arts festival. One artist will be chosen to participate in this year’s festival. GGAF will waive fees for the chosen artist and will provide a mentor to help guide them through the process. Details…

2023 Art Show Applications Now Open »

Art show artist applications are open now. The deadline is May 31. Cash prizes totaling $25,000 will be awarded.

Applications are online now. Apply through

Mick Whitcomb wins 2022 Best of Show »

Mick Whitcomb wins 2022 Best of Show. See the complete list of Art Show winners.


The Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival would not be possible without our volunteers and generous sponsors!