Historic Seville Square Welcomes Arts Lovers Once More

Date Posted: Aug 25, 2015

PENSACOLA, Fla., August 25, 2015 – Home of the one of the greatest arts festivals in the U.S., Seville Square has been a part of the Pensacola community since the British laid claim to it in the 1760s.

It sits at the site of a former Spanish town and was later transformed into a public plaza by later Spanish rulers in the early 1800s.  

Over the years, the town and the square fell into disrepair until the end of the 1950s. It was then that the community came together to restore the history of the town. Thus the Pensacola Heritage Foundation was created and in 1966, Pensacola began hosting “An Evening in Old Seville Square.”

The town was once again filled with music, arts, and games. It now borders various historic buildings including the Old Christ Church and the Dorr House.

Come out and enjoy the Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival under the oaks at the 2015 Foo Foo Fest from November 6-8. For more information, click here.  

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