Pensacola Beach’s biggest culinary event happens in late September, and you’re invited! The 11th Annual Taste of the Beach will start with a special VIP dinner on Friday, September 7th. The day long festival will be on Saturday, September 15 with cook offs, cooking demonstrations, a chef challenge, sample tastings and live concerts along the sugar-white sands and emerald green waters of Pensacola Beach. Entry is free for Saturday’s day-long festival, with more than a dozen beach restaurants showcasing their signature dishes for $5 each. The festival will also put on chef cooking competitions, a team cook-off, live entertainment and kid-friendly activities. You’ll have so much fun you’ll want to stay the whole day. Taste of the Beach is a primary off-season festival bringing thousands of locals and visitors to Pensacola Beach and was recently named one of the top 20 events in the Southeast for September by the Southeast Tourism Society.