Friends of Downtown Pensacola will help Pensacola’s Foo Foo Festival pop the cork on its annual 12-day cultural celebration November 3 with the unveiling of 4,000 colorful bubbles hovering over the city’s historic center.

Dubbed “Bubble Alley,” the aerial display is composed of 18-inch diameter, multi-colored vinyl balloons suspended from wire grids over one block of Intendencia Street between Jefferson and Tarragona Streets.

The project is the brainchild of Friends of Downtown, a group of volunteer business owners that for the past six years has created Foo Foo Festival events that include the highly successful and colorful installations of Umbrella Sky, Fire and Rain and Son et Lumière.

Bubble Alley, Walker notes, is free to the public and accessible day and night during the festival.

“The public is encouraged to walk, take a bicycle or scooter between Bubble Alley and other Foo Foo Festival events such as the Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival, Jazz for Justice and the Vandals to Vanguards Pop Art Exhibit,” says Walker.

Once the reusable bubbles are taken down at the end of November, they will be offered to other groups that wish to recreate the display in other settings.