High Seas Pirate Festival Invades PCB

by October 4, 2011 • 6 comments

October 7th and 8th Pirates of the High Seas Fest invade Panama City Beach for a weekend of family fun and entertainment.  The weekends schedule is below.  All events will be held at Pier Park, unless otherwise mentioned.  Several events will involve the Krewe of Dominique Youx, the proud sponsors of Mardi Gras at the Beach in Panama City.

Friday October 7th, 2011

6:00 pm– Adult Pirate and Wench Costume Contest

6:00 pm– Pet Costume Contest

7:00 pm– Second Line Parade led by Krewe of Dominique Youx (Mardi Gras style parade celebrating piracy this weekend)

8:00 pm– Tervis Family Beach Ball Drop (More than 7,000 beach balls will fall onto Pier Park Drive)

Saturday October 8th, 2011

8:00 am– Run for the Treasure (pirate-themed fun run savenger hunt, 5K, and Half Marathon at Aaron Bessant Park)

12:00 pm– Children’s Costume Contest, Treasure Hunt on Bookit.com Beach, and Face Painting

2:00 pm– Lookout for Pirates on the Gulf of Mexico (The Midnight Princess and Sea Dragon battle on the waters)

3:00 pm– Pirates Raid Panama City Beach Pier to Capture the Keys to the City (pirates will invade the City Pier and have a children’s pirate parade, wear a costume and join in!)

5:00 pm– Main Pirate Parade (Krewe of Dominique Youx pirates join the costume contest winners and street performers)

6:15 pm– Pirate Movie Screening and Balloon Making

9:00 pm– Dueling Fireworks Show (Fireworks Battle between the two piers as a pirate ship arrives off shore)

Have an amazing weekend of piracy in Panama City Beach!  Don’t forget your pirate and wench costumes!


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1 Lyle Frederick October 5, 2011 at 8:08 am

I appreciate this site for letting us know what all is happening. I still can’t believe that they have such great events that are free to the public. It just reminds me how fortunate I am to live in such a great place. Can’t wait till this weekend.


2 JULIO October 5, 2011 at 10:43 am

I agree! 🙂


3 Cathy October 5, 2011 at 10:02 am

I have missed this again by 3 weeks! 🙁
Wish it could be held in September but, I understand everything can’t.
Hope everyone who gets to attend has a fantastic time!



4 Lisa October 5, 2011 at 11:08 am

Avast, ahoy and Arrrrrrr!! Where’s the rum?


5 Alicia October 8, 2011 at 9:45 pm

This is the best thing ever. We are staying in PCB the 8th-13th and we got to enjoy this event tonight. We hope this happens every year for we will be back for this. Kudos to all involved, even our 26th month old granddaughter loved it.


6 Jeanne October 14, 2011 at 9:34 am

We used to go to Key West for Fantasy Fest. This festival was way better, more family-friendly, better crowd control. The Saturday night band was just awesome.