Let the good times roll in Panama City Beach during the annual Panama City Beach Mardi Gras and Music Festival, which returns, February 11-12, 2022. Located just steps away from the destination’s famous sugar-white sand beaches and turquoise waters, this authentic two-day Mardi Gras festival features parades, costume contests, fireworks and thrilling live music. In conjunction with the Krewe of Dominique Youx's great Mardi Gras at the Beach parade, the festival features entertainment for the whole family.

“Our Mardi Gras and Music Festival is one of the most festive weekends of the year, and there is no better place to revel in the spectacular weekend than our Real.Fun.Beach,” shares President and CEO of Visit Panama City Beach Dan Rowe. “From parades to performances, beads to beaches, our celebration is a can’t miss event and the perfect place to bring the whole family to enjoy a real Mardi Gras experience.”

This free event includes the Krewe of Dominique Youx’s Mardi Gras at the Beach Parade, live music, a costume contest, fireworks, a 5K run, arts and crafts, caricatures, face painting and much more. Guests can enjoy this year’s music headliner, The Guess Who, perform at Aaron Bessant Park, as well as other notable acts like the Swingin’ Medallions, Heat & The Zydeco Gents, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band and Waylon Thibodeaux “Louisiana Rockin' Fiddler.”


The 2022 Panama City Mardi Gras and Music Festival will feature the below itinerary.

Friday, Feb. 11

  • 4:00-6:30 p.m. Float Tours       
  • 4:00 p.m.          Kids Fun Zone/ Festival Village   
  • 6:00 p.m.          Kids Parade       
  • 6:30 p.m.          Opening Ceremonies     
  • 6:30 p.m.          Kids Costume Contests  
  • 7:00 p.m.          Second Line Crawl Parade          
  • 7:30 p.m.          LIVE MUSIC: Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band            
  • 8:30 p.m.          Fireworks         

Saturday, Feb. 12

  • 8:00 a.m.          Mardi Gras 5K/Fun Run
  • 12:00 p.m.        Kids Fun Zone/Festival Village    
  • 12:00 p.m.        LIVE MUSIC: Swingin' Medallions
  • 1:30 p.m.          HEADLINER: The Guess Who      
  • 3:00 p.m.          LIVE MUSIC: Heat & the Zydeco Gents    
  • 4:15 p.m.          Krewe of Dominique Youx Mardi Gras at the Beach Main Parade
  • 5:45 p.m.          LIVE MUSIC: Waylon Thibodeaux "Louisiana Rockin' Fidler"
  • 7:00 p.m.          Fireworks

This event is free and open to the public. For scheduling and parking information and to view a map of the parade route, visit https://www.visitpanamacitybeach.com/mardi-gras/. Registration is open for the Regions Bank sponsored Mardi Gras 5K.

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About Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach is situated on 27 miles of sugar-white sand beaches bordering clear, emerald-green waters where the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrew Bay converge. With 320 days of sunshine annually and attractions such as St. Andrews State Park and Pier Park, the region has long been favored by travelers seeking an affordable beach vacation with year-round offerings for families, couples, groups and adventure-seekers. These include championship golf courses, spas, sporting events, award-winning dining and diverse recreational activities. In addition, Panama City Beach’s Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport offers non-stop flights on Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines. For more information, call 850-233-5070 or visit the official website of the Panama City Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau at www.visitpanamacitybeach.com. Stay connected with Panama City Beach on Twitter (@Visit_PCB), Instagram (@Visit_PCB) and Facebook (@VisitPanamaCityBeach).


About Visit Panama City Beach

Visit Panama City Beach is the official destination marketing organization for Panama City Beach, Florida. The award-winning organization has earned industry accreditation (DMAP) from Destinations International, the world’s leading authority in destination marketing, and exists to drive economic opportunity, job creation, community sustainability and quality of life for its residents through marketing, promotion and stewardship of the destination’s REAL.FUN.BEACH. brand and attributes, tourism development, special event production and managing beach re-nourishment and maintenance programs.