UWF to host 13th annual Festival on the Green
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The 13th annual Festival on the Green, a well-known tradition at the University of West Florida, will return on Friday and Saturday, April 5-6 at the main campus in Pensacola. The free event usually draws crowds of more than 20,000 people of all ages as they celebrate Pensacola’s rich history and diverse culture.
The Green Trading Post, a venue for environmentally friendly products and demonstrations, will be one of the new features at this year’s festival. It will be available to festival-goers on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The festival will feature 20 different venues, including a Motorcycle Enthusiast Show; Time Portals to the Past and Future; an International Village; NCAA baseball, softball and tennis matches; a Children’s Village; a Medieval Village; a Student Life Expo; Festival Dining and more.
Michael Brant DeMaria, psychologist, poet, artist and musician, will be a featured guest at this year’s Festival on the Green. On April 5, DeMaria will present “The Art of Healing and the Healing of Art: Integrating Creativity in the Healing Process” to UWF students from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in Building 51, Room 152.
On April 6, the university will host a Peace and Healing Concert with DeMaria from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts Music Hall. The four-time Grammy nominee, award-winning composer and five-time No. 1 chart-topping recording artist is a multi-instrumentalist with six released solo albums to date. He is also a Sounds True recording artist, for whom he has crafted two albums specifically designed for emotional healing.
The concert is free, but tickets are required. A maximum of four General Admission tickets per person will be available at the University Commons Service Desk. For additional ticket information, contact the Service Desk at 850.474.2405.
All festival events and times are subject to change and rain plans. For a complete, updated schedule of events, visit uwf.edu/festival.
The artist whose work is displayed in the photo above is Nikki Neel, UWF Bachelor of Fine Arts candidate