Mardi Gras at the Beach

It's all set to start and there is no turning back from here. Mardi Gras fun is hitting Panama City, starting February 21st..  Festivities will fill downtown Panama City all the way to Pier Park, located on Emerald Coast’s matchless jewel, Panama City Beach. Come prepared for a whale of a time as this year’s anticipated invasion of the privateers, pirates and a host of the Krewe of Dominique Youx  are sure to make several grand appearances all across Florida’s favorite Spring Break destination.

You can expect to see downtown Panama City overflowing with music, activities and fabulous dining opportunities. Keep your schedules open because this is just the beginning of the different festivities which begin on the first Friday of this month and run through November. This is where Panama City really excels as the whole town comes alive and begins to shine, showing off its unmatched hospitality. Most of the local shops and restaurants keep their doors wide open and the good food and the festivities flowing until 10 pm or longer, providing a great opportunity to get caught up in the spirit of Spring Break Mardi Gras Panama City style! There be the usual historic fun as locals, enthusiastic repeat buccaneers and newbies come together for a great time. It doesn’t matter if you’re a regular or not, this is without a doubt the kickoff event of the year for Panama City. So grab your family and friends and we’ll see you there for Friday Fest!  Six blocks of overflowing fun on Harrison Ave between 6th St & Beach Drive, Downtown Panama City.

But that’s not all, for those wanting a full taste of what Panama City is about, you cannot afford to miss Panama City Beach’s Mardi Gras fun as it engulfs Pier Park for two complete days of celebration. This year’s festival includes the annual parade as the Krewe of Dominique Youx leads off the celebration of the season guaranteeing this to be one of the most extraordinary Mardi Gras events around!

As always the annual Mardi Gras celebrations will be filled with festive music and great Cajun food from scrumptious gumbo to low country boils. In the midst of several live bands there will literally be dancing in the streets as renegade buccaneers celebrate with landlubbers alike. There’ll be an endless treasure of booty and doubloons to share as the seasonal Krewe bling is tossed and shared with costumed participants of all ages. This is a chance for the commoners to actually mingle with royalty of the likes of the Krewe of St Andrew’s Kings and Queens in their royal apparel providing memorable photo opportunities.

The local merchants have dug up all their treasures and will be ready to negotiate a fine sale on beads, trinkets, hats, t-shirts, and other necessities for  Panama City Beach’s Mardi Gras event Pier Park style!