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Panama City Beach Mardi Gras
Take everything that you would get at an authentic Mardi Gras celebration and add in the fact that is is just steps away from the beautiful beaches and emerald green waters and you have got the Panama City Beach Mardi Gras and Music Festival. In conjunction with the Krewe of Dominique Youx’s great Mardi Gras at the Beach parade, the festival is always held the weekend before Fat Tuesday and features entertainment for the whole family.
Families can expect a whole lot of fun, live music, and a very family friendly atmosphere. Kid’s will have their very own “Kids Zone” and it will feature fun activities for kids such as arts & crafts, caricatures, and face painting. Another popular activity is the exciting Costume Contest that is open for both kids and adults.
*Photos courtesy of Visit Panama City Beach.
Meet Me By the Bayou…or the BEACH!
Get ready to dance as there is live entertainment throughout the Panama City Beach Mardi Gras. Shake your tail feathers to some of the best Cajun and Creole music this side of Bourbon Street. The music starts early in the day and runs through the night. Past performers include Vince Vance & the Valiants, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and Aaron Neville.
The highlight of the Panama City Beach Mardi Gras is the Float Parade. Main Street of Pier Park becomes the parade route and floats from various Crewes and businesses ride from the beach towards center stage and toss beads and goodies to the thousands that line the streets. This is a family-friendly parade so make sure that you bring your little ones so they can catch some beads!
As soon as the main parade is over, its time to head down towards the beach to watch the fireworks display that takes place right off the City Pier. It’s a perfect end to a fun and entertaining weekend!
Panama City Beach Mardi Gras takes place the weekend before Fat Tuesday.
Don’t Miss the 2019 Mardi Gras Festival March 1-2, 2019
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