Best Free Thing to Do: Palafox Market

Posted: Jan 16, 2018 11:51 pm Updated: Oct 17, 2023 10:26 am

Each Saturday rain or shine, Palafox Market brings a new bounty of fresh produce, delicious treats, flowers, plants, antiques and hand-crafted goods from local small businesses to downtown Pensacola. The fresh-air market, which began as a small, seasonal farmers' market, now fills block after block along Palafox Street. 

Scattered among the produce tents you'll find talented local artisans and an eclectic mix of works, from fine art, jewelry and pottery to scented candles, soaps and other hand-made natural products. All items at Palafox Market originate directly from the onsite vendors who grow, make, or create the fruits, vegetables, herbs, and art for sale.

Now in its 10th year, Palafox Market was voted “Best Outdoor Market/Farmers Market,” “Best Place to Buy Local Produce” and “Best Free Thing to Do" by Pensacola voters. You can find it at Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza along Palafox Street between Wright and Garden streets every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.