Mexico Beach eNewsletter | September 2018
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Come Fall for Us!

Every night a great canvas is painted on our sky, and we want you to come see it! Our summer season has ended and it was wonderful. However, the fall is also a great time to enjoy our beautiful beaches. We have our concert series kicking off and the weather and waters are pristine. As we say in the South, “Y’all come visit!”

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And the winner is...


Last month we had a gift certificate from Beachwalk up for grabs, and the lucky winner is Lisa Gaines from Richmond Hill, Georgia. Congratulations, Lisa!



This month we are giving away a one-night stay at the Driftwood Inn (restrictions do apply). The Driftwood Inn has a Victorian style with a bed-and-breakfast charm and detailed amenities that will make you feel like it’s your home away from home. To put your name in the hat, send an e-mail to Melissa ([email protected]) and be sure to put your contact info in the e-mail.

Beach weddings are romantic, and they never go out of style. This month we are delighted to introduce three lovely couples who came to our beaches to celebrate their nuptials. For more information on weddings or vow renewal ceremonies on the beach, visit
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Justin and Meredith

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The first couple is Justin and Meredith from Forsyth, Georgia, who chose our beach for their destination wedding. The weather was beautiful and the beach was the perfect venue for this nice couple. Congratulations, Justin and Meredith!

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Vince and Jenny

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Next, we want to introduce Vince and Jenny from Cairo, Georgia. In the presence of family and friends, they exchanged lovely vows as the Gulf of Mexico served as the backdrop. Congratulations, Vince and Jenny!

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Eric and Misty

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Last, we want to introduce Eric and Misty, who joined us from Jackson, Georgia. Their wedding was celebrated on the beach with their families, and the weather was perfect. Congratulations, Eric and Misty!

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St. Joseph Bay Scallop Season

now until September 30
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The 2018 season is still under way and will be until the 30th of September. The harvest areas include all state waters (from the shore to nine 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 two gallons of whole bay scallops in shell or one pint of bay scallop meat per person, with a maximum of ten gallons of whole bay scallops in shell or a half gallon of bay scallop meat per vessel.
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Mexico Beach Music in
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September 13, 20, and 27
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Every Thursday evening 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 set up your spot on the grass. The concerts are put on by the Mexico Beach Community Development Council and are free to the public. All concerts begin at 5:00 p.m. and run until 7:00 p.m. (CDT).
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International Coastal Cleanup

September 15
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The 2018 International Coastal Cleanup for Mexico Beach/St. Joe Beach will take place on Saturday, September 15. Everyone is invited to come out and help keep our beaches pristine. Volunteers will meet on the beach, located at Hwy. 98 & SR 386 (across from Lookout Lounge), and they can select the area to clean. Bags and gloves will be provided. The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. (CDT). Please come support this great cause by giving back to our beaches and helping to keep them clean.
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October 4, 11, 18, and 25
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Come out and enjoy music all month long! Every Thursday night, a new band will be headlining this free, public event. This extension of the September Music in the Park is being hosted by the Special Events for Mexico Beach. With a great lineup, we are sure you’ll love spending a long weekend at the beach. All shows will be at Parker Park on Hwy. 98 in Mexico Beach beginning at 5:00 p.m. and run until 7:00 p.m. (CDT).
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Annual Mexico Beach Art & Wine Festival

October 13
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The 19th Annual Art and Wine Festival will take place on October 13 starting at 2 p.m. (CDT) on the grounds of the Driftwood Inn in Mexico Beach. Enjoy live music, beer and wine, and live and silent auctions while mingling with artists and browsing through their original creations. Admission is $20 at the door, which includes a commemorative wine glass, a complimentary glass of wine, and light hors d’oeuvres. This annual event is hosted by Special Events for Mexico Beach. All proceeds will go toward the July 4th fireworks show.
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Mexico Beach Farmer’s & Craft Market

October 13 & 14
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The Mexico Beach Farmer’s and Craft Market will take place on both Saturday and Sunday at Parker Park on Hwy. 98 in Mexico Beach. The market will be open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (CDT). Spend both mornings browsing the booths, where you’ll find a variety of produce, crafts, photography, jewelry, and much more.
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A friendly reminder:

Mexico Beach is a Leave No Trace community, and we appreciate your assistance in helping us keep our beaches clean. Any items left on the beach unattended from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. will be removed and disposed of by the City of Mexico Beach. Items include, but are not limited to, tents and tent frames, beach chairs, coolers, umbrellas, toys, etc. Also, please fill in any holes before you leave. Your assistance with these requests will keep our beaches beautiful and pristine. For full details on this ordinance or questions, click here or contact City Hall at (850) 648-5700.

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Cheesy Broiler Fish
This is an easy, quick, and tasty recipe for just about any fish! We publish it compliments of the Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association Seafood Cookbook (


2 fillets of fish
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
¼ cup mayonnaise
Salt and pepper to taste


Season fish fillets with salt and pepper. Mix mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, and lemon juice in a small bowl. Broil fish fillets for about 4 minutes. Remove from heat, turn fish over, and spread the mayonnaise mixture over the top. Broil again until bubbling and fish begins to flake. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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Bowlers Have a Sense of Humor

We’re sharing a few of the clever names that bowling teams have taken during the leagues.
We think you’ll get a good laugh!

Men’s Teams:
Pickup Artists
Bowl Movements
Delivery Men
Alley Cats
Sphere Chuckers

Women’s Teams:
Pin Ups
Lady Strikers
Split Ends
The Five Baggers
Strike Queens

Any Teams:
Bowl with the Punches
The Gutter Gang
Rolling Thunder
Gutterly Ridiculous
Not a Moment to Spare



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