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Local Pulse’s Weekend Top 10

Weekend Top 10 for Friday, April 21 - Sunday, April 23, 2023. Published every Thursday, the Weekend Top 10 is a list of ten events happening in or near Pensacola during the coming weekend.

Local Pulse’s Weekend Top 10

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  1. Gallery Night “Dancin’ in the Streets,” Friday, April 21 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Gallery Night Pensacola is a big ole street party on Palafox in downtown Pensacola! Gallery Night Pensacola is a nonprofit organization with a dedicated goal of inspiring culture, engagement, and the practice of arts of all types in an entertaining event for all ages and walks of life. This monthly event features artists, food trucks, performers, live music, and much more.
  2. Pensacola Beach Crawfish Festival Friday-Sunday, April 21-23 –  Head over to Bamboo Willie’s Beachside Bar for a weekend of delicious crawfish, live music, and local art. This annual event is a favorite among locals and visitors alike, so don’t miss out on the fun. The fun starts at 1 p.m. on Friday and continues through Sunday.
  3. Record Store Day Saturday, April 22 – A Day celebrating Independent Record Stores all over the world, with special releases and merchandise. Visit Revolver Records to participate in Pensacola’s Record Store Day.
  4. Season Finale of Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, Dvořák : Symphony No. 7, Saturday, April 22 at The Saenger Theatre- One of the most sought-after young composers in the country, Quinn Mason, will join the symphony from the stage to discuss his own work, Inner City Rhapsody, along with the composers and pieces that have inspired him, including Dvořák’s intensely expressive Seventh Symphony along with Barber’s First Essay and Brahms’ Tragic Overture.
  5. 33rd Annual Earth Day Pensacola FestivalApril 22nd, 2023 at Bayview Park near East Hill. This annual community event is free and features local artists and vendors who specialize in sustainability, eco-tourism, and technology. There will be live music and local, plant-based food options. 
  6. Opening of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Ballet Pensacola – Friday, April 21 at Pensacola Little Theatre. Take a trip to an enchanted forest, where mortal and magical beings deliver loads of laughs while looking for love! Artistic Director Darren McIntyre presents Williams Shakespeare’s tale of premarital mix-ups in a playful ballet that’s perfect for all ages! More dates and times on the Ballet Pensacola site.
  7. Pensacola Blue Wahoos v.Birmingham Barons, Thursday – Sunday, April 20-23 – at Blue Wahoos Stadium. Fireworks Saturday night. The Pensacola Blue Wahoos is a Double-A Affiliate of the Major League Baseball team the Miami Marlins. Previously published: The Importance of Baseball.
  8. Fee Free Day at Gulf Islands National Seashore Saturday, April to kick off the first day of National Park Week –
  9. The Arc Gateway’s Over the Edge Event, Saturday, April 22 – watch Local Pulse Community Voice Tonya Zimmern and many others rappel over the side and 11 stories down at the Studer Community Institute building in downtown Pensacola. Food trucks and children’s activity areas are a part of the event.
  10. Rosie O’Grady’s Dueling Piano Show, Thursday – Sunday, April 20-22 at 7 p.m. at Rosie O’Grady’s in Seville Quarter – this high energy fun piano show is adults only entertainment that is super fun to celebrate a night out or a special occasion. Best enjoyed with a group!