Pirates of the High Seas Fest 

Columbus Day weekend will bring waves of fun-filled adventures to Panama City Beach with the annual Pirates of the High Seas Fest. Setting sail October 9-11, 2020, this year's FREE festival is sure to take pirate fun to a whole new level. Get ready to enjoy live music, pirate parades, pirate costumes, an 8,000 beach ball drop from the sky, fireworks and more!

2019 Schedule of events:


Friday, October 11 (Pier Park)

5:00pm  Festival Village & Little Pirates Fun Zone Open (Grand Theatere Plaza) 

5:30pm  Kids Parade (Begins/Ends at The Back Porch)

6:15pm  Opening Ceremonies & Treasure Drop (Center Stage)

6:30pm  Pirate Crawl/ Second Line Parade (South to North, ends at Celebration Stage)

8:00pm  Live Music: Top Rock Junkies (Celebration Stage)

9:15pm  Fireworks (Russell-Fields City Pier)


Saturday, October 12 (Pier Park) 

8:00am     Pirates of the High Seas Fest 5k Run/Walk (Frank Brown Park)

12:00pm   Festival Village & Little Pirates Fun Zone Open (Grand Theatre Plaza) 

12:00pm   Live Music: Tusk, the Music of Fleetwood Mac (Celebration Stage)

1:30pm     Commodore Mayhem Magic Show (Celebration Stage)

2:30pm     Pirate Invasion (Pier Stage)

3:30pm     Live Music: Tom Mason & the Blue Buccaneers (Celebration Stage)

5:00pm     Main Parade (Pier Park Route)

7:00pm     Live Music: Caribbean Chillers (Celebration Stage)

8:30pm     Fireworks (Russell-Fields City Pier)


Sunday, October 13 (Grand Lagoon) 

12:00pm   Festival Village Opens (Capt. Anderson's Marina Parking Area, 5550 N. Lagoon Drive)

12:00pm   Kids Fishing Clinic (Marina Dock) 

12:00pm   Live Music: Tom Mason & the Blue Buccaneers (Main Stage) 

1:15pm     Storytelling: The Legend of Dominique Youx (Main Stage)

2:00pm     Pirate Battle-Flotilla Drives out the Pirates (Grand Lagoon/Marinas) 

3:15pm     Treasure Hunt Announcement (Main Stage)

3:15pm     Commodore Mayhem Magic Show (Capt. Anderson's Stage) 

5:00pm     Pirate Pet Parade (Capt. Anderson's Stage)

6:00pm     Live Music

7:15pm     Fireworks (Grand Lagoon)


Map of Pier Park

Pirates Fest map 2019

Map of Grand Lagoon

map of grand lagoon

5551 North Lagoon Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408

Please park at the Capt. Anderson's Marina to enjoy the Pirates Fest activities on Sunday

Pirates fest