Embrace the vibrant atmosphere at the annual Panama City Beach Mardi Gras and Music Festival on January 26-27, 2024, held at Pier Park. This two-day Mardi Gras celebration is located just steps away from the sugar-soft sands and turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico. 

This family-friendly, free event includes the Krewe of Dominique Youx's Mardi Gras at the Beach Parade, live music performances, a costume contest, a 5K run, arts and crafts, and a spectacular fireworks display. Don't miss Catie Offerman as she opens for the headline act, Mark Wills, performing at the Celebration Tower stage in Pier Park, alongside other notable acts such as Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band, Lost Bayou Ramblers and Curley Taylor and The Zydeco Trouble.

Explore the diverse itinerary of the 2024 Panama City Beach Mardi Gras and Music Festival, offering an array of activities and entertainment for all attendees.


Friday, February 3

  • 3:45 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    
  • 7:15 p.m.             Fireworks           

Saturday, February 4

  • 8:00 a.m.             Mardi Gras 5k/Fun Run 
  • 12:00 p.m.           Kids Fun Zone/Festival Village 
  • 12:00 p.m.           Food Trucks and Music in Aaron Bessant Park  
  • 12:00 p.m.           OPENER: Catie Offerman   
  • 1:30 p.m.             HEADLINER: Mark Wills      
  • 3:00 p.m.             LIVE Music: Lost Bayou Ramblers             
  • 4:15 p.m.             Krewe of Dominique Youx Mardi Gras at the Beach Main Parade   
  • 6:00 p.m.             LIVE MUSIC: Curley Taylor and The Zydeco Trouble 
  • 7:15 p.m.             Fireworks

This event is free and open to the public.