BINGO

January 7, 2018 to March 25, 2018, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Free Bingo!  Yes, you read it right…free bingo every Sunday night from 6pm-8pm CT at The Fish House Restaurant, 3006 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach.  Prizes every game!  Limited seating – 1st come-1st serve.  Food and beverages are available for purchase.  Donations accepted for the Port St. Joe Humane Society.

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Paint~Wine~Party!

February 19, 2018, 4:00 p.m.

It’s Paint~Wine~Party time with Art by Jen!  Come join the fun at the Driftwood Inn on Monday, February 19, at 4pm CST.  We’ll be painting Sunset Pier on canvas.  No painting experience required, all supplies are included and take your masterpiece home the same day.  Bring your own wine or drink.  Limited space so sign up now!  Cost is $35 per person.  Pay online at fb.me/wineandart or stop by the Driftwood Inn to sign up.  For more information, call Shawna at 850-227-4295 or Jen at 850-381-1411.

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Reefs for Military Benefit

February 25, 2018, 2:00pm to 10:00pm

The 2nd Annual Reef Benefit honoring all military and veterans in association with MBARA will be held February 25th from 2pm-10pm at Rustic Sands Campground.  Enjoy a variety of music headliners.  Join us for a fun day with a low country boil ($10 per plate), raffles, t-shirts and more!  Please come and support our military!  Option to purchase a share of the reef to honor a military member or veteran.  Funds raised will purchase artificial reefs to deploy off of Crooked Island in memory of our military an veterans.  For more information contact Terry at (724) 846.9613, Cheryl at (850) 819.5677 or Sandi at (229) 425.1702.

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Mexico Beach Snowbird Appreciation Luncheon

March 01, 2018, 11:30am

We invite all our Snowbirds to attend the annual Mexico Beach Snowbird Appreciation Luncheon to be held on Thursday, March 1, 2018, at 11:30am CT at the El Governor Motel poolside.  Come celebrate your winter trip to Mexico Beach and have a chance to say “see you next year” to your old and new friends made while visiting us.  Enjoy live music, fantastic door prizes, great food and desserts.  And it’s all FREE!!  This event is sponsored by the Mexico Beach Community Development Center and Mexico Beach rental companies.  Thank you for making Mexico Beach your winter vacation destination!

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Mexico Beach Farmers’ & Craft Market

March 10, 2018

The Mexico Beach Farmers’ & Craft Market will take place on March 10th at Parker Park on Hwy 98 in Mexico Beach.  The market will be open to the public from 9:00am to 1:00pm CST.  With plenty of produce, crafts, photography, jewelry and much more, the day can be spent going from booth to booth.  The market is a great place to pick up some unique Christmas presents!  For interested vendors, please click here for complete rules and requirements.  For those interested in reserving a space, please click here.  We hope you and your family will come spend the morning shopping local produce, crafts and much more.  This event is being put on by the Special Events for Mexico Beach as a fundraiser for the July 4th firework show.

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Thursdays at the Theatre presents Go Big or Go Home

March 15, 2018

The Port Theatre Art & Culture Center presents “Go Big or Go Home” with Full Band at the Port Theatre on Thursday, March 15th!  VIP reception is 6:00pm – 7:00pm with the performance starting at 7:00pm ET.  Tickets will be on sale at the Gulf Chamber of Commerce and online.  To purchase tickets online please click here.

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Gloria Sanchez

Mexico Beach 18th Annual Photography Contest

April 1, 2018 to July 31, 2018

The Mexico Beach 18th Annual Photography Contest starts April 1st until July 31st.  We welcome all photographs taken in Mexico Beach past or present.  All photographs will be submitted for judging after July 31st and the winners will be contacted and announced on the Mexico Beach website, social media and in the e-newsletter.  Winning photographs will be displayed in the Mexico Beach Welcome Center after judging.

Categories are Around Mexico Beach, Sunrises & Sunsets, The Beach, Fishing & Boating, People and Flora & Animal Life.  We hope you will capture Mexico Beach through your “eyes” and enter our photography contest.  Please click here for an entry form.

 

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2017 Mexico Beach Vow Renewal, Sunset Park, Florida

An Unforgettable Wedding Vow Renewal

April 14, 2018, 4:00pm

Join us at the Sunset Park beaches on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at 4:00pm CT as we celebrate generations of love with a special shared vow renewal ceremony.  We cordially invite all married couples to be part of this special complimentary vow renewal and reception!  To register for this free event, click here.

Open for all to attend and experience the event of the year!

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Thursdays at the Theatre presents Anna Wilson and Monty Powell

April 26, 2018

The Port Theatre Art & Culture Center presents Anna Wilson, jazz singer, and her husband Nashville Songwriter Monty Powell performing at the Port Theatre on Thursday, April 26th!  Anna Wilson is a singer/songwriter of genres of jazz and country.  She and her husband, Monty Powell, have worked as songwriters.  She has had cuts on albums by Billy Ray Cyrus, Lee Ann Womack and Reba McEntire and performed jazzy duets with the likes of Connie Smith, Keith Urban and Kenny Rogers.  VIP reception is 6:00pm – 7:00pm with the performance starting at 7:00pm ET.  Tickets will be on sale at the Gulf Chamber of Commerce and online.  To purchase tickets online please click here.

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Spring Beach Blast Triathlon and Duathlon

April 28, 2018

The Spring Beach Blast Triathlon and Duathlon is set for Saturday, April 28, 2018.  The race offers both a Sprint and Olympic distance run in either a Triathlon or Duathlon style race.  Athletes can pick the best race and distance that meets their needs.  Packet pick-up will be located under the tiki hut at the El Governor Motel on Hwy 98 in Mexico Beach.  Olympic distance races start 7:00 am and sprint distance races start at 7:30 am.  All races start from the same spot on the beautiful beaches in Mexico Beach and the bike and run venture through both Mexico Beach and St. Joe Beach.  If you would like to volunteer at this event, please call the Mexico Beach Welcome Center at 850-648-8196.  Come join this athletic event and spend the weekend in Mexico Beach.  For race information please click here.

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Forgotten Coast Plein Air Invitational – America’s Paint-Out

May 4, 2018 to May 13, 2018

May 4th-13th marks the 13th Annual America’s Great Plein Air Paint-Out all along Florida’s Forgotten Coast.  Nationally known artists gather to capture what some believe to be the last vestige of authentic “Old Florida.”  From the western end of Mexico Beach to the east side of Alligator Point, artists can be seen painting alongside the roads overlooking the Gulf, as well as in out-of-the-way settings.  Artists from across the States, as well as international locations, capture images of nature, flora and fauna, and local color in the Plein Air tradition.

This event is comprised of daily artist demonstrations, workshops, and sales of locally created art.  For more information on exhibits, receptions and a complete schedule of events, please click here.

 

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Mexico Beach SUP Classic

May 19, 2018

Enjoy paddle boarding?  Want to have fun and meet great people?  We have an open water event for you!  Saturday, May 19th, 2018, is the Mexico Beach SUP Classic held at the El Governor Motel on Hwy 98 in Mexico Beach.

 If you decide to spend the night Friday, May 18, 2018, before the race at El Governor Motel,  some fun events are scheduled:  Paddle boarding group lesson for first-timers; SUP for Kids – the pros from Bare Foot Kayaking will have a demo clinic for kids to try paddle boarding; Sunset SUP Yoga – join us or just enjoy from the beach. All levels welcome.  Pre-race packet pick up and pre-race dinner by the pool sponsored by El Governor Motel.  Socialize and relax so can bring your A game Saturday morning.

Saturday, May 19th, check-in and packet pick-up starts at 6:30 am. Please check in at least 30 min prior the start of your category.

All safety precautions will be taken and safety rules enforced.  Water safety personnel will be available to all participants.

Please be sure you are physically fit and able to complete the desired distance.

Bring family and friends, invite everyone you know and join us for the world record attempt after the race!  To register, please click here.

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License-Free Saltwater Fishing Days

June 2 and 3, 2018

Grab your poles June 2nd and June 3rd and enjoy these two license-free saltwater fishing days.  This is an excellent opportunity for parents who don’t have licenses to take youth fishing, or avid anglers to introduce a friend to fishing without having to purchase a license.  On these days, the fishing license requirement is waived for all recreational anglers (residents and non-residents).

For more information, please click here.

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Mexico Beach Offshore Classic

July 27, 2018 to July 28, 2018

The 14th Annual Mexico Beach Offshore Classic is set for July 27th-28th!  This two-day pelagic fishing tournament will give out cash prizes.  Three fishing categories give anglers the best opportunity to catch the big one in Kingfish, Dolphin and Wahoo.  Captain’s party will kickoff this event on Thursday, July 26th, at the El Governor Motel.  Fishing starts bright and early on Friday, July 27th, and Saturday, July 28th.  Weigh-in for both days will take place at the Mexico Beach Marina.  The last day will also include awards ceremony.  Come participate or watch the weigh-in at this exciting fishing weekend event in Mexico Beach.

For more information, or rules, click here.

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Bay Scallop Season

August 17, 2018 to September 30, 2018

The 2018 season will be open August 17 to September 30, 2018. This season opening includes all state waters (shore to 9 nautical miles) from the Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County through the westernmost point of St. Vincent Island in Franklin County. All other regulations apply, including a daily bag limit of 2 gallons of whole bay scallops in shell or 1 pint of bay scallop meat per person, with a maximum of 10 gallons of whole bay scallops in shell or 1/2 gallon bay scallop meat per vessel.

 

Updates and more information on scalloping areas can be found at MyFWC.com.

 

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22nd Annual MBARA Kingfish Tournament

August 24, 2018 to August 25, 2018

Come participate or cheer on the participants at the 22nd Annual MBARA Kingfish Tournament which is a charitable event to build artificial reefs.  Kicking off the event is the Captain’s Party on Friday, August 24th, held at Beacon Hill Park.  Fishing in the tournament is Saturday, August 25th, from 5:00am to 5:00pm and fish will be weighed at the Mexico Beach Marina.  The tournament is a family event and gives family and friends a chance to come and have fellowship with one another while at the same time supporting a worthwhile cause to build marine habitat in the Gulf of Mexico.

For more information, please click here.

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License-Free Saltwater Fishing Day

September 1, 2018

Grab your poles on Saturday, September 1st,  and enjoy this license-free saltwater fishing day.  This is an excellent opportunity for parents who don’t have licenses to take youth fishing, or avid anglers to introduce a friend to fishing without having to purchase a license.  On this day, the fishing license requirement is waived for all recreational anglers (residents and non-residents).

For more information, click here.

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Mexico Beach Music in the Park

September 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2018 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Mexico Beach is gearing up for some toe-tapping, hand clapping fun with Music in the Park!  Every Thursday during the month of September you and the family are invited to unwind, relax and enjoy great music and beautiful sunsets at Parker Park, just along Hwy 98.  Be sure to grab a chair, a blanket, a cooler and whatever else you might need to setup your spot on the grass.  Come have a good time listening to talented musicians from all over our region play some of their very own hits and crowd favorites.   The concerts are put on by the Mexico Beach Community Development Council and are free to the public.  All concert times begin at 5pm and run until 7pm CT.  Below is this year’s lineup so make plans to visit Mexico Beach.

September 6th – TBD

September 13th – TBD

September 20th – TBD

September 27th – TBD

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Fall Beach Blast Triathlon and Duathlon

September 8, 2018

The Fall Beach Blast Triathlon and Duathlon is set for Saturday, September 8th, offering choices of Sprint or Olympic distance and Triathlon or Duathlon.  Pick your race and distance!  The races take place on the beautiful Gulf Coast and its magical beaches.  Location of the packet pick-up and race is El Governor Motel on Hwy 98.  All 4 races start from the same spot on the beach in Mexico Beach.  Olympic races start at 7:00 am and sprint distance races start at 7:30 am.  All races run on Central Time!  For more information or to register, please click here.

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Mexico Beach SUP Classic

September 22, 2018

​Love to Paddle Board?  The Mexico Beach SUP Classic is the place to paddle!  On Saturday, September 22, 2018, paddle boarders will gather to participate in this open water event.  Check-in/ packet pick up/ body marking – starts at 6:30 am. Please check in at least 30 min prior the start of your category.

The night before the race, September 21st, at El Governor Motel there will be some fun events:  Paddle boarding group lesson for first-timers;  SUP for Kids – the pros from Bare Foot Kayaking will have a demo clinic for kids to try paddle boarding and Sunset SUP Yoga – join us or just enjoy from the beach. All levels welcome. Pre-race packet pick up and pre-race dinner by the pool sponsored by El Governor Motel. Enjoy good food while you socialize and relax so can bring your a game Saturday morning.

All safety precautions will be taken and safety rules enforced.  Water safety personnel will be available to all participants.

Please be sure you are physically fit and able to complete the desired distance.

Bring family and friends, invite everyone you know and join us for the world record attempt after the race!  To register for this event, please click here.

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Forgotten Music Festival

November 2, 2018 to November 3, 2018

The 1st annual Forgotten Music Festival in beautiful Mexico Beach, Florida is a 2 day music event on the tip of the Forgotten Coast and will be held at the El Governor Motel, on the beachfront.  From the pristine beaches to the distinguished musicians, this will be an experience not to be forgotten.  For more information and musical lineup, please click here.

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License-Free Saltwater Fishing Day

November 24, 2018

Grab your poles on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 24th,  and enjoy this license-free saltwater fishing day.  This is an excellent opportunity for parents who don’t have licenses to take youth fishing, or avid anglers to introduce a friend to fishing without having to purchase a license.  On this day, the fishing license requirement is waived for all recreational anglers (residents and non-residents).

For more information, click here.

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