October Music In The Park

October 4 - 25, 2018

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 Highway 98, and each one starts at 5:00pm and ends at 7:00pm.

October Lineup:

Charlie & Dana Black- Oct. 4th

Whip-O-Will Still- Oct. 11th

Flabbergasted- Oct. 18th

Baby Gray- Oct. 25th

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Mexico Beach Farmers’ & Craft Market

October 13 and October 14, 2018

The Mexico Beach Farmers’ & Craft Market will take place on Saturday and Sunday, October 13th and October 14th, 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 the morning browsing the booths with a variety of produce, crafts, photography, jewelry and much more. Interested vendors please contact John Gramlick at (850) 625-1307  for complete rules, requirements and an application form.  We hope you and your family will come spend the morning shopping 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.

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Blast on the Bay Songwriters’ Festival 2018

October 18, 2018 to October 21, 2018

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 18-21, 2018 at the 10th annual Blast on the Bay Songwriters’ Festival.  Please click here for more information or email info@blastonthebay.com.

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Forgotten Music Festival

November 2, 2018 to November 3, 2018

The inaugural Forgotten Music Festival is a two day music event that will be held beachfront of Sunset Park. The festival will feature 8 acts, 3 on Friday and 5 on Saturday, who will showcase a broad range of musical genres including Blues, Soul, Americana, Country, Rock, Folk and everything in between. From the pristine beaches to the distinguished musicians, this will be an experience not to be forgotten.

For more information, tickets and musical lineup, please click here.

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Mexico Beach Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run

November 22, 2018

Join in the fun on Thanksgiving morning for the annual Mexico Beach Turkey Trot!  Be ready to walk or run off your Thanksgiving feast beforehand. This morning 5k fun run is a great way to get the entire family ready for the day of feasting and fellowship. The race will be a non-official race with a race timing clock that will allow each runner to capture their race time. This is not a chipped timing event.

The race will start at Under the Palms Park, located on the corner of 7th Street and Maryland at 8:00 a.m. CST.  Race packet pick-up will be the day before the race, November 21st, from 9 a.m. till 4 p.m. at the Mexico Beach Welcome Center and on Race day, November 22nd, from 7:15 a.m. till  7:45 a.m at the park.  For more information contact the Mexico Beach Welcome Center at (850) 648-8196.

Registration now open! Click Here.

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License-Free Saltwater Fishing Day

November 24, 2018

Grab your poles on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 24th,  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.

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Mexico Beach Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

December 2, 2018, 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 2nd, starting at 6:00pm CT.  Come ring in the holiday season with caroling, lighting of the Christmas tree and a festive golf cart parade leading Santa’s arrival 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.  If you are interested in signing up for the golf cart parade, please click here.

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