Mexico Beach Pickleball

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Enjoy a fun round of pickleball with Sugar Sands Pickle Ball group. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am till noon, residents and visitors are invited to join in a round or two. The Sugar Sands Pickle Ball group meets at the pickleball court beside City Hall, located at 201 Paradise Path. No fees nor experience required. For more information, click here.


Mexico Beach Mobile Library

March 18th

Come check out a book, or two, or three from the Mobile Library! The Mobile Library will be setup beachfront on 8th Street, old Toucan’s parking lot, from 12:30pm till 3:00pm and is open to the public. The Mobile Library will be stocked with books for all ages (print and audiobooks) and DVD movies.  Library patrons will be able to register for a library card, and borrow and return items. So, if you don’t have a library card, don’t let that stop you.  Patrons who place requests for items at other libraries can pick up those items from the Mobile Library, so patrons are not limited to the titles on the vehicle. With a nice selection of books, there will be something for everyone to read. Reading is a wonderful activity you can enjoy while at the beach, so be sure to stop and enjoy the benefits of bringing the library to you.

For more information about the Mobile Library, click here.


Forgotten Coast en Plein Air

March 19th - 28th

Now in its 16th year, the Forgotten Coast is excited to welcome internationally acclaimed artists here to capture the natural beauty, character and local culture through the plein air tradition.  The Annual Plein Air Paint-Out all along Florida’s Forgotten Coast will kick-off in March.  Nationally acclaimed artists will gather along the region 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.

 


Mexico Beach Annual Photography Contest

April 1st to July 31st

Get ready to print those pictures and try your hand at our annual photography contest. The Mexico Beach 21st Annual Photography Contest opens for submission starting 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 pages 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.  For an official entry form with contest details please click here..

 


Mexico Beach fishing tournament Gollywhopper Classic 2017

GollyWhopper Classic

June 2021

First fishing tournament of the summer! The GollyWhopper Classic official date is to be determined, but we know it will be in June, 2021.  Both Captain’s Party and Weigh-In will take place at the Mexico Beach Boat Ramp, located at 109 44th Street. This year’s categories will include Red Snapper, Grouper, and King Mackerel. There will also be a youth division  (14 & under).  More information coming, so please check back!


License-free Fishing Day

June 5th & 6th

Ready to fish without having to purchase a license? The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission offering license-free fishing days for those wanting to test the waters. This is an excellent opportunity for those who don’t yet have a fishing license to experience fishing, take youth fishing, or for avid anglers to introduce a friend to fishing without having to purchase a State of Florida issued fishing license. On the listed days, the fishing license requirement is waived for all recreational anglers, including both State of Florida residents and non-residents.

For more information, please click here.


fireworks in Mexico Beach Florida for New Year's and Fourth of July

Best Blast on the Beach

July 4th

Come celebrate the 4th of July in Mexico Beach with our Best Blast on the Beach. We are sure everyone will be amazed by our grand fireworks display. This show can be seen throughout the entire city and it will be one show you will not want to miss. Make your plans now to come enjoy the show. If you’re looking for a place to stay, be sure to check out our lodging partners, by clicking here.

Launching at 8:30pm our Best Blast on the Beach firework show will be a must see for you and the entire family. For those who will be enjoying the show on the beach, please be mindful of our “Leave No Trace” ordinance that states all personal belonging must be taken off the beach when you leave for the day. We appreciate everyone doing their part in keep our sandy shores pristine and enjoyable.


Bay Scallop Season

August 16th - September 24th

Ready to explore for scallops? The 2021 season opens August 16 and ends September 24 for scalloping in St. Joseph Bay. This season opening is from the Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County through the westernmost point of St. Vincent Island in Franklin County. The daily limit per person: 2 gallons of whole bay scallops in shell or 1 pint of bay scallop meat. The daily limit per vessel: Maximum of 10 gallons of whole bay scallops in shell or 1/2 gallon bay scallop meat (1/2 gallon= 4 pints). Recreational harvesters need a Florida saltwater fishing license to harvest bay scallops unless they are either exempt from needing a license or have a no-cost shoreline fishing license and are wading from shore to collect scallops (i.e. feet do not leave bottom to swim, snorkel, or SCUBA and harvesters do not use a vessel to reach or return from the harvest location). To learn more about these requirements and updates from FWC please, click here. 


MBARA Kingfish Tournament

August 28th

MBARA Annual Kingfish Tournament

The Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association is proud to announce the date for the 25th Annual MBARA Kingfish Tournament. On Saturday, August 28, anglers will hit the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico in search of the prize kingfish. This year’s Captain’s Party and Weigh-In will take place at the Mexico Beach Boat Ramp. This charitable fundraiser assists in the development and deployment of artificial reefs into the Gulf of Mexico. All proceeds will be used to create more wonderful marine habitats and improve the fishery for everyone to enjoy. Make plans to enter today!

For tournament registration and rules, please click here.


License-free Fishing Day

September 4th

Ready to fish without having to purchase a license? The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission offering license-free fishing days for those wanting to test the waters. This is an excellent opportunity for those who don’t yet have a fishing license to experience fishing, take youth fishing, or for avid anglers to introduce a friend to fishing without having to purchase a State of Florida issued fishing license. On the listed days, the fishing license requirement is waived for all recreational anglers, including both State of Florida residents and non-residents.

For more information, please click here.


License-free Fishing Day

November 27th

Ready to fish without having to purchase a license? The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission offering license-free fishing days for those wanting to test the waters. This is an excellent opportunity for those who don’t yet have a fishing license to experience fishing, take youth fishing, or for avid anglers to introduce a friend to fishing without having to purchase a State of Florida issued fishing license. On the listed days, the fishing license requirement is waived for all recreational anglers, including both State of Florida residents and non-residents.

For more information, please click here.