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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, March 1, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Pier Park & Aaron Bessant Park

Join us for all the fun of Panama City Beach Mardi Gras and Music Festival on March 1-2, 2019. Combine the excitement of authentic Mardi Gras celebration with the spectacular views of our turquoise 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.

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

FRIDAY, March 1st
4:00 - 6:30pm -- Float Tours @ Sea Monkey Way
4:00 - 6:30pm -- Kids' Fun Zone / Festival Village @ Grand Promenade
6:00pm -- Kids' Parade @ Pier Park Drive
6:30pm -- Opening Remarks @ Celebration Stage
6:30pm -- Kids' Costume Contest  @ Celebration Stage
7:00pm -- Second Line Parade @ Pier Park Drive
7:30pm - 7830pm --   LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band @ Celebration Stage
8:30pm -- Fireworks @ City Pier 

SATURDAY, March 2nd
8:00am -- Mardi Gras 5k @ Frank Brown Park
12pm -- Kids Fun Zone / Festival Village @ Grand Promenade
12:00pm - 1:15pm -- LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: Chicks with Hits featuring Pam Tillis, Terri Clark & Suzy Bogguss @ Aaron Bessant Park
1:30pm - 2:45pm -- HEADLINER: Lonestar @ Aaron Bessant Park
3:00pm - 4:00pm -- LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: Victor Wainwright & the Train @ Celebration Stage
4:15pm - 5:45pm -- Krewe of Dominique Youx Mardi Gras at the Beach Main Parade @ Pier Park Drive
5:45pm -- LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: Waylon Thibodeaux @ 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 www.simon.com/mall/pier-park. Find Pier Park on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ShopPierPark, Twitter @PierPark and Instagram @PierPark.

Learn more: SoWal Shopping & Dining Destinations - Pier Park


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