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

 


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.


Bay Scallop Season

August 16th - September 24th

Ready to explore for scallops? The 2022 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. 


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.


Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run

November 24th

Come kick off Thanksgiving Day with a 5K Fun Run. The Mexico Beach Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run is a great way to prepared for all the Thanksgiving feast you’ll be enjoying later. All ages are invited to participate in this family, fun race. A very easy course that will allow any stage of runners, or walkers, to enjoy. Participants will start and end at the same location. Spirited volunteers and onlookers will be cheering on each participant as they cross the finish line. This is a non-chipped, non-official timed race. All participants 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 8:00am on November 25th at Under the Palms Park (corner of Seventh Street & Maryland Blvd.) Registration fee includes race bib and commemorative race t-shirt.  There will be no day of race registration.

Registration opening soon, please check back!


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.


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 elves. 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 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.