Paint~Wine~Party!August 22, 2017, 4:00 p.m.
The Driftwood Inn is having a paint party by Art with Jen! Come join the fun on Wednesday, August 22nd, at 4pm CT. We’ll be painting Rustic Sign Post 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.
21st Annual MBARA Kingfish TournamentAugust 25, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Come participate or cheer on the participants at the 21st 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 25th, from 5pm-9pm CST at Veterans Memorial Park in St. Joe Beach. Fishing in the tournament is Saturday, August 26th, with weigh-in from 1pm-5pm CST at the Mexico Beach Marina.
For more information, please click here.
License-Free Saltwater Fishing DaySeptember 2, 2017
Grab your poles on Saturday, September 2nd, 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.
Mexico Beach Music in the ParkSeptember 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Mexico Beach Music in the Park is gearing up for 2017! 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 Mexico Beach Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a cookout in conjunction with the concert each week and will offer hot dogs, burgers, drinks and more as a fundraiser. 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. Below is this year’s lineup so make plans to visit Mexico Beach.
September 7th- Baby Gray
September 14th- Flabbergasted
September 21st- Heat & the Zydeco Gents
September 28th- The Currys
Fall Beach Blast Triathlon and DuathlonSeptember 9, 2017
The Fall Beach Blast Triathlon and Duathlon is set for Saturday, September 9th, 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 Veterans Memorial Park in St. Joe Beach – between Mexico Beach and Port St. Joe on Hwy 98. All 4 races start from the same spot on the beautiful local 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.
Mexico Beach September Farmer’s & Craft MarketSeptember 9, 2017
Spend the day going from booth to booth at the Mexico Beach Farmer’s & Craft Market. The market will take place at Parker Park in beautiful Mexico Beach located on Hwy 98 and will be open to the public from 9:00am to 1:00pm CT. There will be plenty of produce, crafts, photography, jewelry and much more. For those interested in reserving a space, please click here. For vendor rules and requirements, please click here. We hope you and your family will come spend the morning shopping for 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.
Mexico Beach/Beacon Hill/St. Joe Beach Coastal CleanupSeptember 16, 2017
The 2017 International Coastal Cleanup is asking for volunteers to help with beach cleanup on Mexico Beach, Beacon Hill and St. Joe Beach. This event will be held Saturday, September 16th, from 8:30-10amCT/9:30-11amET.
Meet on the beach at access on Hwy 98 and SR 386 (across from Lookout Lounge) to check-in and for instructions. Trash bags will be supplied. At the end of the cleanup, turn in your completed tally sheet to receive a ticket for prize drawings while enjoying a cold drink and refreshments. Thank you for helping to keep our beaches beautiful!
For more information or questions, email Melina Elum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Florida Scallop & Music FestivalOctober 6, 2017 to October 7, 2017
Make plans for the 21st Annual Florida Scallop & Music Festival to be held Friday, October 6th and Saturday, October 7th, 2017 on the shores of St. Joseph Bay in historic Port St. Joe, Florida. In addition to top notch entertainment, this year’s event will include a 5k race, Scallop Cook-Off, educational exhibits, the popular Kids Zone, and more than 50 great vendors featuring food, art & crafts, and more! The event will take place at George Core Park on beautiful St. Joseph Bay, near the Cape San Blas Lighthouse in downtown Port St. Joe.
General admission to the festival is $5.00 on Friday and Saturday up until 5:00 pm ET. Admission is complimentary for ages 6 years and younger, and active duty military personnel with a valid I.D. Parking is free.
Vendor space and volunteer opportunists are still available. For more information, please click here.
18th Annual Mexico Beach Art & Wine FestivalOctober 14, 2017, 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
The 18th Annual Art & Wine Festival will be held on October 14, 2017 at the Driftwood Inn in Mexico Beach. The doors open at 2pm and the event ends at 7pm. Entrance fee – TBD. Come enjoy live music while perusing artists displays. Stick around for a chance to get one of a kind pieces of artwork from both the silent and live auction.
This event is put on by the Special Events for Mexico Beach. All proceeds will go towards the July 4th firework show and events.
For artists wishing to showcase their work, a complete application form will be available soon. Space is limited to only thirty artists.
Blast on the Bay Songwriters’ Festival 2017October 19, 2017 to October 22, 2017
Florida’s Gulf Coast ~ Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe and Indian Pass ~ will play host to a group of talented musicians and songwriters direct from the streets of Nashville. Many songwriters from past events will be returning for another great weekend of music and storytelling, in addition, guests can count on several new faces at this years “Blast.”
All of the artists really enjoy playing at the nearly dozen venues over the long weekend, from the VIP sponsor/artist welcome reception on the beach Thursday night to the grand finale on Sunday afternoon at the world Famous Indian Pass Raw Bar. It is a weekend not to be missed. This annual event continues to deliver on the promise of an incredible time for anyone who appreciates great music. If you spend one weekend a year in the area, make it October 19-22, 2017 at the 9th annual Blast on the Bay Songwriters’ Festival. Please click here for more information or email email@example.com.
License-Free Saltwater Fishing DayNovember 25, 2017
Grab your poles on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 25th, 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.
Mexico Beach Christmas Tree Lighting CeremonyDecember 3, 2017, 6:00pm
It’s Christmastime at the Beach! The Mexico Beach Community Development Council and the City of Mexico Beach invite you to participate in the lighting of the Christmas Tree at Sunset Park on Sunday, December 3rd, starting at 6:00pm CT. Come ring in the holiday season with caroling, lighting of the Christmas tree and the arrival of Santa on the Mexico Beach Fire Truck. Enjoy complimentary refreshments while your child visits with Santa.
Don’t forget to bring your camera so you can take your child’s picture with Santa!
Please bring an unwrapped toy that will be given to children in need in our area.
New Year’s Eve Celebrate TwiceDecember 31, 2017 to January 01, 2018
Celebrate the New Year twice in one night! Mexico Beach welcomes patrons to stay at the beach this New Year’s Eve and ring in 2018 twice. Complimentary shuttles will transport New Year’s Eve patrons to area hot spots from Mexico Beach to Port St. Joe and places in between so you can enjoy being at the beach and celebrate the New Year. Start in Port St. Joe, Eastern Time, to begin the celebrating then hop on a shuttle and come back to Mexico Beach, Central Time, where you can do it all over again. Fireworks will be shot off twice as well. Port St. Joe will have a firework show at 10pm ET and Mexico Beach will have a firework show at Midnight CT. Make plans to celebrate New Year’s Eve…TWICE at the beach!