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Mardi Gras & Music Festival @ Pier Park

What: Mardi Gras & Music Festival @ Pier Park

Combine the excitement of authentic Mardi Gras celebration with the spectacular views of our emerald green water and sugar white sand, and you're in for a real treat at the Panama City Beach Mardi Gras and Music Festival. In conjunction with the Krewe of Dominique Youx's great Mardi Gras at the Beach parade, the festival is always held the weekend before Fat Tuesday and features entertainment for the whole family.

2015 Schedule of Events


  • 4:00pm - 6:30pm       Float Tours (LC Hilton West)
  • 4:00pm - 8:00pm       Kids Fun Zone (near Grand Theater)
  • 4:00pm - 10:00pm     Festival Village (Pier Park)
  • 5:00pm                     Opening Remarks (Circle Stage)
  • 5:15pm                     Live Entertainment: TONY VEGAS (Circle Stage)
  • 6:30pm                     Second Ling Parade (Pier Park Drive)
  • 7:30pm                     Live Entertainment: VICTOR WAINRIGHT & WILDROOTS (Circle Stage)
  • 9:00pm                     Fireworks (City Pier)


  • 8:00am                     Mardi Gras 5k (Frank Brown Park)
  • 10:00am - 10:00pm   Festival Village (Pier Park)
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm     Kids Fun Zone (near Grand Theater)
  • 11:00am                   Kids Costume Contest (Circle Stage)
  • 12:00pm                   Kids Parade (Town Center)
  • 1:30pm                     ***Headline Entertainment: AARON NEVILLE*** (Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater)
  • 3:00pm                     Live Entertainment: HEAT & ZYDECO GENTS (Circle Stage)
  • 3:30pm                     Adult Costuime Contest (Circle Stage)
  • 4:00pm                     Live Entertainment: HEAT & ZYDECO GENTS (Circle Stage)
  • 5:00pm                     ***Mardi Gras Parade***
  • 7:00pm                     Live Entertainment: ZYDECOZOO (Circle Stage)
  • 8:30pm                     Fireworks (City Pier)
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