Pirates of the High Seas Fest at Pier Park
Columbus Day weekend will bring waves of fun-filled adventures to Panama City Beach with the annual Pirates of the High Seas Fest. Setting sail October 5-7, 2018, this year's FREE festival is sure to take pirate fun to a whole new level.
This event draws visitors and residents alike to shiver their timbers with fun in all things pirate with a treasure hunt, parades, live music and fireworks! Treasure Hunt: Gather together your mateys for a treasure hunt around the Grand Lagoon. Navigate to participating businesses on the treasure map and get your required stamps the week before the event and enter for a chance to win in the raffle drawing on Sunday.
Friday: Bring the kids to enjoy activities, the Festival Village, the Little Pirates Fun Zone and the Children’s Parade. The festivities continue the Opening Ceremonies, Treasure Drop and then the Second Line Parade. Per tradition--join in behind the revelers and musicians. Fireworks burst in the air in the evening to close the day’s events at Pier Park.
Saturday: Return on Saturday for live music and more pirates. The Pirate Invasion is a grand theatrical performance and is followed by the main parade. Cap off the Pier Park events with the aerial fireworks show in the evening on the pier.
Sunday: Head over to the Grand Lagoon on Sunday for the final day of the Pirates of the High Seas fest. Activities and entertainment include musical performances, storytelling and a magic show. The signature spectacle is the Pirate Battle out on in the Grand Lagoon and Marinas, where you can watch the Flotilla drive out the Pirates. Plus, don’t forget to bring your jaunty animal sidekicks for the Pirate Pet Parade. Stick around into the evening for the final night of fireworks over the Grand Lagoon.
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, eateries and entertainment options. Pier Park is located at 600 Pier Park Drive in Panama City Beach.
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