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.


Stronger than the Storm

October 10th

The wonderful volunteers are bringing Stronger Than The Storm back for the 3rd year. This year’s event will take place at Killer Seafood, located at 820 Highway 98, from 11am till 9pm. A fun filled family day is planned with live music, food, and activities for the children. This will be a free event and there will be food and commemorative t-shirts available for purchase. Proceeds from the event will go towards community projects in Mexico Beach. For more information, including musical talent lineup, 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.


Mexico Beach Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

December 5th

It’s Christmas time here at the beach! Mexico Beach will once again trade the palm trees for a giant Christmas tree and transform the blank canvas into a magical holiday paradise. The annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on Sunday, December 5th at 6:00pm CT at the Mexico Beach Shopping Center, in front of Mango Marley’s.

The festivities will begin with a warm holiday welcome and then the introduction of this year’s tree lighters, who will light our tree.  After the lighting of the tree, the wait will be on for that special someone to make his grand appearance, Santa!

The Mexico Beach Fire Department will once again be collecting new unwrapped toys that they will disburse around the community to those in need.  Those who would like to donate, please bring an unwrapped gift to the ceremony. We hope you and your family will join us as we bring the warmth and sprit of the season to Mexico Beach.