Obviously Mardi Gras is an exciting occasion in Bay County. In addition to the Mardi Gras celebrations this weekend in St. Andrews there will also be a Mardi Gras on the beach the following weekend at Pier Park. Make sure you don't miss the festivities at either locations. 

When we bring Mardi Gras to the beach, you'll get to enjoy all the fun of parades, floats, and Mardi Gras festivities in a family-friendly environment. Come find out why our version of this tradition is becoming a national favorite - food, fun, and fireworks, meet parades and pirates in Panama City Beach.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5

4:00-6:00pm Float Tours (LC Hilton West)

4:00-7:30pm Kids' Fun one (outside Grand Theater)

4:00-7:30pm Festival Village (LC Hilton East)

5:00-5:15pm Opening Remarks (South Stage)

Kids' Costume Contest (South Stage)

5:20-6:00pm Kids' Parade (South Stage)

6:00-7:00pm Live Entertainment: Buckwheat Zydeco (Circle Stage)

7:00-7:30pm Second Line PArade (Pier Park Drive)

7:30pm Fireworks (City Pier)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6

7:00-10:00am Mardi Gras 5k (Frank Brown Park)

11:00-5:00pm Kids' Fun Zone (outside Grand Theater)

11:00-7:00pm Festival Village (LC Hilton East)

12:00-1:15pm Live Entertainment: Waylon Thibodeaux with Jo-El Sonnier (Aaron Bessant Park)

1:45-3:00pm Live Entertainment: Sammy Kershaw (Aaron Bessant Park)

3:00-4:00pm Live Entertainment: Vince Vance & the Valiants with Al "Carnival Time" Johnson (Circle Stage)

4:00-4:15pm Adult Costume Contest (Circle Stage)

4:15-5:15pm Live Entertainment Victor Wainwright & the Wild Roots (Circle Stage)

5:15-6:45pm Krewe of Dominique Youx Mardi Gras at the Beach Parade

7:00pm Fireworks (City Pier)