THE ULTIMATE STOMPFEST19 WEEKEND GUIDE

Updated: Oct 19, 2019

How to make the most of your STOMPFEST weekend

WHAT EXACTLY IS STOMPFEST?

What began in 2018 as a one-time event to kickoff Foo Foo Fest weekend has transformed into a "festival within a festival", which will welcome thousands of guests to Pensacola to kickoff Foo Foo Fest Weekend. The goal of the weekend is to immerse the Gulf Coast in contemporary African-American art, dancing, and stepping blended with a mix of social activities, live performances, and cultural activities all weekend long!


Weekend attendees are invited to engage in panel discussions, shopping, mixers, parties, and of course, STOMPFEST! With a jam-packed weekend like STOMPFEST, it’s important to navigate it like a pro to get the most out of your experience. Below is everything you need to know to plan an unforgettable STOMPFEST weekend! THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!


PREPARING FOR STOMPFEST

STOMPFEST takes place during the First Weekend of November in Pensacola, FL. For three days, the city is will be filled with eager attendees creating their own STOMPFEST experiences. With different activities, parties, and live events, STOMPFEST WEEKEND is a "create your own experience" style weekend.


The StompFest epicenter will be located at the Pensacola Bay Center on November 2, 2019 with engaging, artistic, and explorative events beginning at 4:00pm. The same location will transform into a cosmic universe and the FEST will begin promptly at 7:30pm. Grab your seats, you won't want to miss one moment. Additional events, shopping opportunities, and cultural immersion can be experienced throughout the city beginning with the Mixer held at Casks and Flights!


WHAT ARE THE BEST LODGING OPTIONS FOR STOMPFEST WEEKEND?

Hotels and bed & breakfasts located in the Pensacola Downtown area make commuting to and from STOMPFEST activities most convenient. Lodging accommodations outside of downtown Pensacola allow guests the opportunity to explore the beautiful fall weather and sandy beaches 

Review our directory of lodging accommodations curated by Foo Foo Fest here.


Events Before STOMPFEST

There’s plenty to do leading up to STOMPFEST including the opening activities of Foo Foo Fest, along with the Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival plus collegiate inspired events from our partners at Juice Squad Ent. Browse our custom-curated event-by-event breakdown below for more ideas and inspiration. 

WELCOME MXER: A Taste of Urban Downtown Pensacola!

The Welcome MXer is designed to be a live fun weekend starter especially tailored for young professionals! Rising star Faithe Franklin will curate the night with Goo-Goo Style crowd favorites with her live band and eclectic sound!

Event Details:

When: Friday, November 1, 2019

Time: 8PM-12AM

Where: Casks and Flights

Cost: SOLD OUT



Juice Squad Presents: VIBES

Road Trippers looking for a COLLEGIATE experience to kickoff STOMPFESST weekend should plan to stop by VIBES!

Event Details:

When: Friday, November 1, 2019

Time: 10PM-3AM

Where: 104 W. Gonzalez St.

Cost: $10

Ticket Link










STOMPFEST Saturday will be actioned packed with something for everyone to enjoy! Saturday Festivities will begin with powerhouse BrunchEffect Team's "Different World"!


The Brunch Effect Presents: It's a Different World!

Come join us as we merge the phenom that is The Brunch Effect with the ’90s. 90’s attire is strongly suggested, but not required. It’s not just a party...It’s an EXPERIENCE! This is the PERFECT "pre-game" to STOMPFEST!

Event Details:

When: Saturday, November 2, 2019

Time: 11AM-3PM

Where: The Palafox House

Cost: Free with Eventbrite Ticket

Ticket Link





STOMPFEST Tickets + Admission

The daytime experience at STOMPFEST is free with the purchase of ANY admission ticket. There is no additional admission price to enter or participate in any of the activities held BEFORE STOMPFEST. The purchase of a STOMPFEST ticket grants access to Infused, SHOPPE, and LIVE performances for that evening. Purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended as tickets are expected to sell out. Early bird tickets are on sale now.

Be prepared to bring some extra cash for our POPUP SHOP! Look for the following vendors:

  • HBCU Culture

  • NERDY

  • DUNGEON FORWARD

  • PAPARAZZI JEWELRY

  • TRAP SNACKZ

  • QUEEN SHEEMEE BOUTIQUE

  • THE ALEXANDER BRAND

  • WAIST ME KNOT

  • AND MORE!

SHOPPE EXPERIENCE + PANEL DISCUSSION

When: Saturday, November 2, 2019

Time: 4PM-6PM

Where: Pensacola Bay Center

Cost: Free with STOMPFEST event ticket

STOMPFEST 19

When: Saturday, November 2, 2019

Time: 7:30PM

Where: Pensacola Bay Center

Cost: Various



What should I wear to STOMPFEST?

There’s a photo op around every corner at STOMPFEST. From elaborate signage, interactive activations and a host of HBCU alumni and greeks, make sure you’re Instagram-ready at any given moment. Please use the official hashtag #STOMPFEST19 when posting on your personal page. Be sure to tag us at @STOMPFEST850. The beautiful fall weather is the perfect opportunity for colorful custom shirts, bold fringe tops, and cute shoes. Aim for cute comfort because STOMPFEST will have you out of your seat! If you are looking for custom apparel visit our official vendors below:


HBCU Culture Shop | NERDY | Dungeon Forward


IF YOU ARE STILL IN THE MOOD TO PARTY AFTER STOMPFEST, THERE WILL BE SEVERAL AFTER PARTIES AROUND THE CITY FROM JUICESQUAD (COLLEGE AGE) AND B.I. ENTERTAINMENT (25 AND UP).

THE WEEKEND GRAND FINALE!!!!!

STOMPFEST WEEKEND SAILS AWAY IN STYLE!!!



All set for Sail. A cash bar with refreshments catered by our personal chef “The Pensacola Caboose”, as Dj @nikkosuavaye creates a great sense of nostalgia! while sailing the shoreline amongst the ocean background, and a beautiful blue sky that will give you memories to last a lifetime! MainSource Marketing brings you breathtaking views and fresh air from downtown Pensacola to Pensacola Beach to elevate your dining and boating adventure. Conclude your weekend with #PoloClassic attire and an elite vibe “On a Boat”!

"ON A BOAT"

When: Sunday, November 3, 2019

Time: 3PM-7PM

Where: 750 Commendencia Street

Cost: $25 (EARLY BIRD)

TICKET LINK


Tick tock. The clock is ticking. Grab your outfits, grab your friends, it's almost StompFest Weekend!


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