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Waylon Thibodeaux with Jo-El Sonnier @ Aaron Bessant Park

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What: Waylon Thibodeaux with Jo-El Sonnier @ Aaron Bessant Park
When: Saturday, February 6, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm

Waylon Thibodeaux with Jo-El Sonnier performs at Aaron Bessant Park at Pier Park during the Mardi Gras & Music Festival on Feb. 6 from 12-1:15pm...  Sammy Kershaw up next at 1:45-3pm...
See the event schedule for the two day mardi gras event at Pier Park below...

Combine the excitement of an authentic Mardi Gras celebration with the spectacular views of the Gulf, and you're in for a real treat at the Panama City Beach Mardi Gras and Music Festival, Feb. 5-6 at Pier Park. In conjunction with the Krewe of Dominique Youx's great Mardi Gras at the Beach parade, the two day festival is always held the weekend before Fat Tuesday and features entertainment for the whole family. 

Visit for details. 

2016 Schedule of Events


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)


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) 


Pier Park is Panama City Beach’s premier open-air shopping destination with more than 125 retail and dining choices. This one-of-a-kind beachfront family-friendly attraction with resort style, island-inspired architecture features a variety of popular stores. Shoppers enjoy numerous eateries and entertainment options like newly opened Dave & Buster’s, The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House and The Grand IMAX Theatre.

Pier Park is located at 600 Pier Park Drive in Panama City Beach. For more information please visit Find Pier Park on Facebook at, Twitter @PierPark and Instagram @PierPark.

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