PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., January 31, 2019 – Combining the excitement of an authentic Mardi Gras celebration with spectacular views of white sandy beaches and emerald water, the Panama City Beach Mardi Gras & Music Festival returns March 1-2, 2019. The two-day, fun-filled event includes parades, costume contests, fireworks and thrilling live music, occurring at Pier Park and the Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater. Live entertainment at this year’s free, family-style festival features musical performances by co-headliners Lonestar and Chicks with Hits.

            “Mardi Gras is always one of the most festive and fun weekends of the year in Panama City Beach,” shares President and CEO of Visit Panama City Beach Dan Rowe. “With a Grammy-nominated lineup of musicians including Lonestar performing this year, this event is the perfect opportunity to invite families back to the beach and make new memories.”

            Below is a schedule of events for the Panama City Beach Mardi Gras & Music Festival. Click here for more information and to view a video of last year’s festival: .

Friday, March 1

  • 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. Float Tours
  • 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. Kids’ Fun Zone / Festival Village
  • 6:00 p.m. Kids’ Parade
  • 6:30 p.m. Opening Remarks and Kids’ Costume Contest
  • 7:00 p.m. Second Line Crawl Parade
  • 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Live Entertainment featuring Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band  
  • 8:30 p.m. Fireworks

Saturday, March 2

  • 8:00 a.m. Mardi Gras 5K
  • 12:00 p.m. Kids’ Fun Zone / Festival Village
  • 12:00 – 1:15 p.m. Live Entertainment featuring Chicks with Hits (Terri Clark, Pam Tillis & Suzy Bogguss)
  • 1:30 – 2:45 p.m. Live Entertainment featuring headliner Lonestar
  • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Live Entertainment featuring Victor Wainwright & the Train
  • 4:15 – 5:45 p.m. Krewe of Dominique Youx Mardi Gras at the Beach Main Parade
  • 5:45 – 6:45 p.m. Live Entertainment featuring Waylon Thibodeaux
  • 7:00 p.m. Fireworks