November Events Calendar

If October wasn't busy enough, November events will fill your weekends.

This month always feels short to me. I guess it's because of Thanksgiving, but there are also a lot of other things happening to occupy your mind. First off, don't forget Daylight Savings Time ends on November 1st (Spring forward Fall back) so be sure and turn your clock back. You don't want to show at work or school too early. Veteran's Day is the 11th, so while you're honoring our vets, don't forget about their families because it's also Military Family Appreciation Month. 

November is also National Native American Heritage Month and there are several of our local clans and tribes hosting gatherings. If you've never attended a pow wow you should go. It's an amazing experience. 

It's Aviation History Month (thanks Orville and Wilbur) so a trip to the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola would be an appropriate outing. It's also National Model Railroad Month so if trains are your thing, check out the West Florida Railroad Museum in Milton.

November 20th is National Peanut Butter Fudge Day! No particular significance, I just like peanut butter fudge.

So jump in and enjoy this November events calendar and if you know of an event that's not on the list, please let us know about it by posting in the comments section below. 

Note: All times listed on the Northwest Florida November Events Calendar are U.S. Central Time Zone unless otherwise indicated.

Northwest Florida November Events

31st Annual Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival

Date: November 5-15, 2015
Hours: Varied
Where: Multiple Venues around Pensacola and Perdido Key
Cost: Most venues are free
More Information: Call (850) 492-7664 or visit Songwriters Festival

Over 200 singer/songwriters perform during this 11 day festival of concerts featuring Grammy Award winning artists and the up and coming stars of tomorrow. The festival is held in various locations in Pensacola and Perdido Key, and in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, Alabama. Most performances take place in small, intimate venues and include two to four writers sharing the stage singing songs and sharing the stories behind the writing. 

52nd Annual Florida Seafood Festival

Date: November 6 & 7, 2015
Hours: Friday 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Where: Battery Park, downtown Apalachicola
Cost: Friday, Free Admission; Saturday $5.00 adults, kids Under 12 Free
More Information: Call 850-653-4720 or toll free 888-653-8011, or visit Florida Seafood Festival 

Florida's oldest maritime event, this two-day festival draws thousands of seafood lovers each year to participate in Oyster Eating and Oyster Shucking contests, Blue Crab Races, a parade, the 5k Redfish Run, and the Blessing of the Fleet. There'll be arts and crafts vendors and maritime exhibits all under the ancient oaks of Battery Park overlooking the Apalachicola Bay.

Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival

Date: November 6-8, 2015
Hours: Friday & Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Children’s Festival Hours Saturday & Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Seville Square, Pensacola
Cost: Free
More Information: Visit Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival

This three-day, juried art show draws more than 200 of the nation’s best painters, potters, sculptors, jewelers, graphic artists, craftsmen and other artists. See live music, dance and theater performances on several stages and watch heritage crafter demonstrate traditional arts. The Children’s Arts Festival features numerous free, hands-on artistic opportunities for kids. Food and beverages are available from a variety of vendors, including some of Pensacola’s best-known restaurants and chefs.

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28th Annual Thunderbird Intertribal Powwow

Date: November 6-8, 2015
Hours: Friday, Children’s Day 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Pow wow Grand Entry 7:00 p.m.; Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Sunday  10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Niceville Mullet Festival Grounds, Corner of Highway 85N & College Boulevard, Niceville
Cost: Adults $5, Children age 12 and younger $3, Children’s Day $3 
More Information: Call Kirby Locklear (850) 863-5311 or Glenn Farmer (850) 678-7714 or visit Thunderbird PowWow

Immerse yourself in the Native American culture with craft makers, singers, dancers, flute players, storytellers, and exhibits in the 3-day pow wow in Niceville. The Grand Entry each night introduces performers for intertribal dancing. There will be craft competitions, dance competitions, special performances, a Grand Entry and Opening Ceremonies and intertribal dance exhibitions. Sunday church Service at 10:00 a.m.

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Veteran’s Day Powwow

Date: November 13-15, 2015
Hours: Daily
Where: North Bay Creek Indian Village, 1560 Lonnie Road directly off of Hwy 77, Chipley
Cost: Free
More Information: Call (850) 638-6013 or visit Washington County

The North Bay Clan of Lower Creek Muskogee Tribe sponsors this intertribal event that includes drumming, intertribal & exhibition dancing, arts & crafts, food and more. Primitive camping is available.

14th Annual Festival of Nations

Date: November 14, 2015
Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Downtown Panama City
Cost: Free
More Information: Call 850-785-2554 or visit Panama City 

Experience the diversity of cultures in downtown Panama City. Browse the vendors' booths, listen to live music, and enjoy the foods and crafts of many cultures.

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38th Annual Christmas Creations Arts and Crafts Show

Date: November 20 & 21, 2015
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Wright Place (Next to First United Methodist Church), 80 E. Wright St., Pensacola
Cost: Free
More Information: Call Tricia Thomas (850) 476-8857 or visit Christmas Creations

Mark your calendar for the weekend before Thanksgiving for some awesome arts and crafts shopping. Sponsored by the United Methodist Women of First United Methodist Church, this show includes over 60 artisans and crafters showcasing and selling their creations. It also includes the popular "Gingerbread Sweet Shop" in which yummy homemade holiday goodies are sold. Lunch is also available for purchase so you'll have plenty of time to browse and shop.

25th Annual Creek Indian Celebration Days

Date: November 21 & 22, 2015
Hours: Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Florida Town Park, 3900 Florida Town Road, Pace
Cost: Free
More Information: Call (850) 516-6960 or visit Visit Pensacola

This annual two day event of intertribal dancing, drumming, displays and teaching of Native American heritage and customs features great food (try the Indian fry bread) and Native American vendors with authentic crafts.

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