Pier Park Mardi Gras Schedule for This Weekend

by February 7, 2013 • 3 comments

Get your bead bags ready and make sure you’re at Pier Park this weekend for the annual Mardi Gras at the Beach celebration in Panama City Beach.  Every year the parade route is filled with  themed floats, thousands of spectators and flying beads.

Here is the event schedule.

Friday

12 p.m. – Festival village opens
1 p.m. – Krewe of Dominique Youx Royalty Tent and float tours start
2 p.m. – Live entertainment begins
6:45 p.m. – Children’s Parade on Pier Park Drive
7 p.m. – Second Line Parade with Dixieland Jazz Band on Pier Park Drive
7:45 p.m. – Float christening
8 p.m. – Children’s pirate costume contest and pet costume contest
8:15 p.m. – Fireworks at City Pier
8:30 p.m. – Entertainment on Main Stage

Saturday

10 a.m. – Festival village opens
12 p.m. – Children’s activities and contests at BookIT.com Beach
1 p.m. – Live entertainment begins
3 p.m. – Gumbo cook-off begins
4:30 – Adult pirate and wench costume contest
6 p.m. – Main parade begins with 70-plus units
8:15 p.m. – Fireworks at City Pier
8:30 p.m. – Entertainment on Main Stage

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