Mexico Beach Pickleball

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Enjoy a fun round of pickleball with Sugar Sands Pickle Ball Group. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. All 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, including times of play, click here. Weather conditions subject to change play times.


Farmers & Craft Market

2nd & 4th Saturday

Come spend the morning at the Mexico Beach Farmers & Craft Market. The market will take place every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at Parker Park, located at 2500 Highway 98, in beautiful Mexico Beach. Vendors will include produce, fresh jellies, one of-a-kind crafts and much more. Enjoy the day shopping from booth to booth while supporting local vendors.  Each market there is sure to be new vendors, so be sure to come every time. Market hours will be 8am until 12pm.

If you’d like to be a vendor sign up now! Click here for more information and an official vendor application. Space is limited, so don’t wait. Please review all regulations. This market is put on by the Special Events for Mexico Beach, INC. All proceeds will go towards the July 4th Best Blast on the Beach Firework Show. All times listed in Central Time.

Questions, contact Sarah Gramlick by email here.


Mexico Beach Annual Photography Contest

April 1st - July 31st

Get ready to print those pictures and try your hand at our annual photography contest. The Mexico Beach 22nd Annual Photography Contest will open for submission on April 1st and go 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.

Official entry form with contest details, please click here

 


Mexico Beach Photography Contest 2019, Fishing and Boating Third Place

License-free Saltwater Fishing Day

June 4th & 5th

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. The saltwater waiver applies to any recreational harvest requiring a saltwater fishing license (e.g., crabbinglobsteringscalloping, etc.) as well as fishing from shore or a boat.  A snook or spiny lobster permit are also not required on these days.

For more information visit Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation by  clicking here.


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Mexico Beach Mobile Library

June 16th

Come check out a book, or two, or three from the Mobile Library! The Mobile Library will be setup at the Mexico Beach Welcome Center, located at 102 Canal Parkway, from 12:30pm till 2:00pm 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.


Gollywhopper Classic

June 18th

First fishing tournament of the year! The annual Gollywhopper Classic is set for June 17-18, 2022. Both Captain’s Party and Weigh-In will take place at the Mexico Beach Boat Ramp Park, located at 109 44th Street. This year’s categories are Red Snapper, Grouper, and King Mackerel. There will also be a youth division (14 & under).  Get ready to fuel up, head out, and win your chance at some great cash prizes. Captain’s Party will be held on Friday, June 17th, at 5:00pm. Weigh-In will take place on Saturday, June 18th, from 3:30pm till 5:30pm. There will be live music and food both nights. This is one tournament you’ll want to enter.

For official rules and how to enter, click here.


Sandy Shoes 5k Fun Run

July 4th

The Mexico Beach Sandy Shoes 5K Fun Run is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and get you prepared for a great 4th of July. All ages are invited to participate in this family, fun race. A very easy course that will allow any stage of runner to enjoy. Runners will start and end at the same location with water stations along the road to route runners through the course. Spirited volunteers and onlookers will be cheering on each racer as they cross the finish line. This is a non-chipped, non-official timed race. All runners will be responsible for capturing his/her own time. A race clock will be provided, displayed, and visible to all runners as they cross the finish line. Race will start at 7:00am on July 4th at Under the Palms Park. Registration fee includes race bib and t-shirt. Don’t wait as registration will close on June 24th. There will be no day of race registration.  To register, 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. A fun-filled day with events for the entire family. Start the day off by participating in our annual Sandy Shoes 5K Fun Run. Then enjoy the down time till our Best Blast on the Beach Firework Show. 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. 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.


MBARA Kingfish Tournament

July 30th

New dates, new rules, same great tournament! The Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association is proud to announce the date for the 26th Annual MBARA Kingfish Tournament. On Saturday, July 30th, 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. Standby and watch for many exciting new changes coming for the tournament. Make plans to enter today!

For tournament registration and rules, please click here.


License-free Saltwater Fishing Day

September 3rd

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. The saltwater waiver applies to any recreational harvest requiring a saltwater fishing license (e.g., crabbinglobsteringscalloping, etc.) as well as fishing from shore or a boat.  A snook or spiny lobster permit are also not required on these days.

For more information visit Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation by  clicking here.


Mexico Beach Photography Contest 2019, Fishing and Boating First Place Winner

License-free Saltwater Fishing Day

November 26th

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. The saltwater waiver applies to any recreational harvest requiring a saltwater fishing license (e.g., crabbinglobsteringscalloping, etc.) as well as fishing from shore or a boat.  A snook or spiny lobster permit are also not required on these days.

For more information visit Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation by  clicking here.


Mexico Beach Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

December 4th

It’s Christmas time here at the beach! Mexico Beach will be turned into a magical holiday paradise with the help from some dedicated elfs. The annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on Sunday, December 4th at 6:00pm. This year’s celebration will also include the annual Golf Cart Parade that will venture throughout town and arrive at the tree lighting with a special visitor.

The festivities will begin with a warm holiday welcome and music performances. Then there will be 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.