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Panama City Beach Mardi Gras and Music Festival

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What: Panama City Beach Mardi Gras and Music Festival
When: Friday, February 9, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Pier Park & Aaron Bessant Park

Panama City Beach Mardi Gras and Music Festival is a two day festival and parade that takes place Feb 9th & 10th. Join the Krewe of Dominique Youx in the heart of Pier Park as they celebrate the most fabulous Mardi Gras events around! Festivities include live concerts, Fat Tuesday Street Fair, Kidz Zone, float tours, costume contests, parades, a 5K run, and more. This free event is kid friendly and open to the public. Come out and enjoy the weekend with some New Orleans flair on the Emerald Coast.

Event Schedule

4:00 - 6:30pm -- Float Tours @ LC Hilton W Pier Park Drive
4:00 - 7:30pm -- Kids' Fun Zone / Festival Village @ Celebration Stage 
5:00pm -- Opening Remarks @ Pier Park Drive
5:00pm -- Kids' Costume Contest  @ Celebration Stage
5:20pm -- Kids' Parade @ Pier Park Drive
5:45 - 6:15pm -- Second Line Parade @ Pier Park Drive
6:30pm - 7:30pm --   LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band @ Celebration Stage
7:30pm -- Fireworks @ City Pier 

8:00am -- Mardi Gras 5k @ Frank Brown Park
12pm -- Kids Fun Zone / Festival Village @ Celebration Stage
12:00pm - 1:15pm -- LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band @ Aaron Bessant Park
1:30pm - 2:45pm -- HEADLINER: Aaron Neville @ Aaron bessant Park
3:00pm - 4:00pm -- LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: Waylon Thibodeaux "Louisiana Rocking Fiddler" @ Celebration Stage
4:15pm - 5:45pm -- Krewe of Dominique Youx Mardi Gras at the Beach Main Parade @ Pier Park Drive
5:45pm -- LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: Vince Vance & the Valiants @ Celebration Stage
7:00pm -- Fireworks @ City Pier

Mardi Gras 5K @ Frank Brown Park: Registration & Info

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 and The Grand IMAX Theatre. Pier Park is also host to many exciting local food and cultural events throughout the year.

Pier Park is located at 600 Pier Park Drive in Panama City Beach. For more information please call (850) 236-9979
or visit Find Pier Park on Facebook at, Twitter @PierPark and Instagram @PierPark.

Learn more: SoWal Shopping & Dining Destinations - Pier Park


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