Over 50,000 people are expected to attend the Mardi Gras parade and festival held in historic St. Andrews.This is one of the most popular and largest Mardi Gras celebration in Bay County. The parade travels from 15th street to 11th street where more than 30 beautifully decorated floats will be on display. This is an entertaining event for the entire family filled with festive music, food and souvenirs! The festivities begin on Friday, January 29th at 4pm. The party gets kicked off with the Kids & Pet Parade at 4pm, the Masker Parade will follow, Cajun Cook- Off is at 7pm and Kelley Hundley & the Healers at 7pm. The event will wind down at 10pm. Saturday starts off at 11am, the main parade is at 2pm, Jeff Carter Band starts at 7pm. This is an awesome experience and a "must attend" event according to the locals. Come out and bring the whole family and you are sure to make memories that will last a life time at the Mardi Gras Festival in Historic St. Andrews in Panama City, FL.