FREE Things To Do In Pensacola With Kids In September

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Kids are expensive and so is life. An outing for a family of four can cost upwards of $100 plus. I don’t know about you but I don’t have that type of money to entertain my kids all the time. That’s why every month, Pint-Sized Pensacola will have a list of activities through out the city that are FREE and family friendly. YAY! September’s list is full of library fun, festivals, STEM activities and community events everyone will love.

Free Library Events in Pensacola

Nonies Ark Animal Encounter

September 14th from 10:30-11:30 am at the Molino Branch Library and 1:30-2:30 pm at the Century Library. Hands on adventure featuring small exotic pets. Recommended for ages 4-23 but all ages welcome.

Tryon Tuesdays

Tuesdays at 4pm. 

9/17 – Family Movie Night – Pokemon Detective Pikachu 

9/24- Pensacola Opera presents The Enchanted Forest. A choose your own adventure opera.

Flag Fun with LEGO

September 19th from 6-7pm. Learn about the flags around the world and built them with Lego at the Century Branch Library.

Fairy Gardens

September 21st from 2-3pm. Release your inner fairy and create a home for your fairy friends. Recommended ages 4-13.

Superhero STEAM

September 25th from 3-7pm. Be your own superhero and have fun with superhero themed STEAM activities at the Milton Library – 5541 Alabama St., Milton.


Free Festivals in Pensacola

Harlry Davidson Fall Event

September 12th from 6-9pm, September 13th from 10am-9pm, September 14th from 9am-9pm and September 15th from 11am-5pm. Four days of motorcycles, live music, food, kids activities and more. Harley Davidson Pensacola – 6385 Pensacola Blvd.

Rincon Latino Fiesta

September 21st from 11am-8pm. Food trucks, pinatas, Zumba, face painting, DN and more. Chile Lindo – 6201 Tippin Ave. Free admission, there may be a charge for food / activities.

Kitty Hark Kites Fly Into Fall Kite Festival

September 21st and 22nd from 10am-4pm. Kite shows, stunt kite flying, kite lessons, activities and more on the Boardwalk in Ft. Walton Beach – 1450 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Ft. Walton Beach.

Pensacola Seafood Festival

September 27th from 11am-11pm, September 28th from 10am-11pm and September 29th from 11am-5pm. Live music, children’s activities, craft vendors, food and more. Free admission – food and activities may cost extra. Downtown Pensacola.


Free Movies In Pensacola

Flicks on the Field: The Lego Movie

September 20th from 7-9:30pm. Bring your own chair / blanket or listen to the movie on your car radio. Concessions will be available for an additional fee. Pensacola Greyhound Park – 951 Dog Track Road.

Hill-Kelly Movies in the Park: A Dog’s Way Home

September 20th from 7:50-10:50pm. Bring your blankets, lawn chair and picnic for movies on the lawn at Community Maritime Park. Concessions will be available.


Free Concerts in Pensacola

Bands on the Beach

September 17th and September 24th at 7pm. Free concert series at Casino Beach Boardwalk on Pensacola Beach.

  • 9/17 — Twang Gang
  • 9/24 – Mass Kunfuzion


Free Community Events In Pensacola

5210 Day Of Play

September 14th from 10am-2pm. Exciting day of games, sports and more for the whole family at Community Maritime Park.

5th Annual Community Gathering

September 14th from 10am-2pm. Live music by the Southern Revival Band, bounce houses . and more free fun. Lunch plates will be available for $6 per plate. Barrineau Park Community Center – 6055 Barrineau Park School Rd. , Molino, Fl 32577

Bike Pensacola September Slow Ride

September 14th from 5-6:30 pm. Ride about six miles (1 hour 10 minutes) through Downtown Pensacola. Children 10 – 16 must be accompanied by an adult and no children under 10 can be on their own bikes. All children under 16 must wear a helmet. No dogs/pets. Bicycles and tricycles only with no training wheels.

Touch a Truck

September 19th from 5-7pm. Check out the vehicles that keep us safe like the Gulf Breeze Police and Fire Dept and the Pensacola Lifeguards at Chick Fil A in Gulf Breeze – 310 Gulf Breeze Hwy.

International Park (Ing) Day

September 20th from 5-9pm.  Vote for your favorite parklets as community organizations turn parking sspots into mini parks during Gallery Night in Downtown Pensacola.

Gallery Night

September 20th from 5-9pm. A monthly celebration of Pensacola’s art and cultural scene in Downtown Pensacola.

Opera After Dark

September 20th from 8-10pm. Free outdoor concert like no other during Gallery Night at the UWF Historic Trust Plaza.

World Beach Clean Up Day

September 21st from 9-11am. Help clean up Pensacola Beach!

4th Annual Health and Wellness Expo

September 21st from 10am-2pm. Free health information, screenings, giveaways and more at Cordova Mall.

Seastars Awareness Day

September 21st from 10am-12pm. Face painting, fire trucks, games, sensory exploration and more. Pearl Nelson Center – 916 E. Fairfield Dr.

Smithsonian Museum Day at the Emerald Coast Science Center

September 21st from 10am-4pm. Explore the museum all day and from 10:30am-1pm you can create your own musical instruments and other fun musical activities. 31 Memorial Pkwy, Fort Walton Beach. Get tickets 

Family and Friends Day

September 21st from 4-9pm. Music, food, bike wash games and more at New Breed Cycles.

Fall in Love Mega Adoption Event

September 28th from 10am-4pm. 20 different rescue groups will be on hand for find homes for a variety of four legged friends. Plus there will be a kids area, vendors, food trucks and more. Pensacola Fair Grounds.

Carnival for a Cure

September 19th from 11am-5pm. Games, entertainment and more at Community Maritime Park. Admission is free, games and food may have an additional fee.

Did we miss a free event happening in September in Pensacola? Let us know in the comments.  Check out our 40 FREE things to do in Pensacola With Kids for a list of free activities all year round. 

About Cara 148 Articles
Cara was born in Florida but raised in New Orleans. After living in New Orleans for over 30 years, the beach called her back home. She now lives in Pensacola, FL in her almost beach house. Cara is the mom 2 kids and 3 dogs. Cara loves all things Disney, the British Royal Family and photography. When she's not working or driving her dancer to 50000 dance classes a week she can be found at the beach!

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