Catch some beads and some waves in Panama City Beach for the annual Panama City Beach Mardi Gras and Music Festival, taking place February 3-4, 2023 at Pier Park. Situated just steps away from the sugar-white sand beaches and emerald-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, this authentic two-day Mardi Gras celebration is a treat that the entire family can enjoy.

This free event will feature the Krewe of Dominique Youx’s Mardi Gras at the Beach Parade, live music, a costume contest, fireworks, a 5K run, arts and crafts, fireworks and more. Enjoy this year’s music headliner, Sawyer Brown as they perform at Celebration Tower stage in Pier Park, as well as other notable acts like Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band, and The Frontmen.

The 2023 Panama City Beach Mardi Gras and Music Festival will feature the following itinerary.

Friday, February 3

  • 4:00 p.m.             Float Tours         
  • 4:00 p.m.             Kids Fun Zone/ Festival Village   
  • 5:00 p.m.             Opening Ceremonies & Kids Parade         
  • 5:30 p.m.             Second Line Parade
  • 6:00 p.m.             LIVE MUSIC: Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band    
  • 7:00 p.m.             Fireworks           

Saturday, February 4

  • 8:00 a.m.             Mardi Gras 5k/Fun Run 
  • 12:00 p.m.           Kids Fun Zone/Festival Village    
  • 1:30 p.m.             LIVE MUSIC: The Frontmen     
  • 3:00 p.m.             HEADLINER: Sawyer Brown                    
  • 4:15 p.m.             Krewe of Dominique Youx Mardi Gras at the Beach Main Parade   
  • 7:00 p.m.             Fireworks

This event is free and open to the public.