Holiday Greetings &

Merry Christmas!

The holiday season is here, and Mexico Beach is getting into a festive Christmas spirit. Our annual Christmas Tree Lighting took place on Sunday, December 3, at Parker Park. It was a winter wonderland full of lights, cookies, and merry smiles. Thanks to some wonderful elves, the event was spectacular— Santa even made his appearance to meet with all the children (and some adults). This year’s tree lighter was longtime resident Ms. Carol Dow. Many might remember Carol from her days as one of the proprietors of the Fish House Restaurant. She is also actively involved in the community and volunteers for the Gumbo Cook-Off, Samaritan’s Purse, First Baptist Church’s Operation Shoe Box, and many more events in and around our little town. We were delighted to honor Ms. Carol for her spirit and involvement. We hope you’ll be able to visit the beach this holiday season!

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Summer might be over, and Fall is in the air, but the good times at the beach haven’t ended. The water is sparkling, the beach is enchanting, and there is a lot of enjoyment still to be had.


The weather is starting to “cool” off here in Mexico Beach. The beach is exceptionally breathtaking this time of year, thanks to the beautiful sunsets that paint our sky. The orange, pink, and purple colors are something to be enjoyed by everyone.

Music in the Park Is Back!

It’s September at the beach, and that means the musical melodies from some of our favorite local bands are, too. Residents and visitors are treated to weekly concerts at Parker Park on Thursdays in September.

A Reel Good Time!

The MBARA hosted the 27th Kingfish Tournament this past month, and it was a huge success! A record-setting 121 boats entered the tournament, with prizes paying out over $30,000.


Wow! We love that our residents and visitors show their patriotic support and spirit during the holiday season. We had a wonderful day celebrating our Nation’s birthday.

Summer Has Arrived!

Our beautiful beaches and breathtaking sunsets are amazing this time of year. Summer has officially kicked off, and we welcome all those who are—or will be—enjoying our beaches.


This past month, we were fortunate to have the return of our Unforgettable Vow Renewal Ceremony. In its fifth year, the event celebrated love and marriage on our beautiful beaches.


Living at the beach, we see sunsets every clear night, and they are breathtaking. Every now and then, there’s a special sunset that is spectacular.


Spring is in the air, and you can feel it on our beaches! On February 18, the Special Events for Mexico Beach hosted the 23rd annual Gumbo Cook-Off.


Summer is getting closer, and we are ready! We kick off the year with the return of a crowd favorite, the world-famous Gumbo Cook-off, on February 18.

WELCOME, 2023!

It’s that time again, and we’re looking forward to a wonderful beach year in 2023. A lot of rebuilding took place in 2022, and we were delighted to welcome the return of several local businesses.