February 2023 Events on the Coast

Craig Duran


Let the Good Times Roll!

Celebrate Mardi Gras at family fun events with beads and bling Panama City Beach and the surrounding areas.

Featured Events and Activities

Symphony in the City
City Hall | Panama City
February 2nd, 2023, 12:12 p.m. 
Enjoy beautiful music from the Panama City Symphony Orchestra at this month's "Symphony in the City" performance. Performing musicians include Sergey Bogza, PSCO Music Director - Piano; Steve Gilmore - Bass; Mike Levine - Piano; Victor Payano - Saxophone. "Symphony in the City" is a free event organized by Panama City Quality of Life and takes place the first Thursday of each month at the Rotunda at Panama City's City Hall.
PCB Mardi Gras & Music Festival
Pier Park | Panama City Beach
February 3rd-4th, 2023
Combine the excitement of an authentic Mardi Gras celebration with the spectacular views of the emerald green water and sugar-white sand of Panama City Beach. Kicking off at 4 p.m. on February 3, 2023, Panama City Beach's Mardi Gras & Music Festival features entertainment for the whole family over two days. Organized in conjunction with the Krewe of Dominique Youx, the event includes parades, costume contests, fireworks, live music featuring headliner Sawyer Brown...and more! Mark your calendars! Click on the link below for the parade route and full schedule.
Art of the Possible Gallery Walk & Art Festival
Downtown | Panama City
February 4th, 2023, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Eight downtown galleries have partnered with Pyramid, Inc., an art-focused, nonprofit that supports the creativity of adults with disabilities, and the City of Panama City to host the Art of the Possible Gallery Walk & Art Festival. This fundraising event celebrates and showcases local artists, with each gallery highlighting the artwork and/or performances by community artists with disabilities throughout the day. During the event, participants can purchase a passport for $10 at Pyramid and visit the participating galleries and businesses to receive a stamp from 8 locations, in order to enter into a drawing for dozens of prizes from local shops and restaurants. Completed passports must be presented to Pyramid by 2:30 p.m. the day of the event for verification and entry into the drawing. Proceeds from the event will benefit Pyramid.
St. Andrew's Mardi Gras
St. Andrew's | Panama City
February 10th-12th, 2023
The St. Andrew's Mardi Gras, the official Mardi Gras parade and festival of Panama City, Florida, is the most popular and largest Mardi Gras celebration in Bay County. With over 14 Krewes and 30 brightly colored floats, this 2-day parade and festival in historic St. Andrew's is filled with food, fun, and music. Tens of thousands of beads and doubloons will be tossed to the crowd of over 50,000 people along the route! VIP tickets are available while supplies last. The party kicks off with the kids' parade at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 10th, while the main parade begins at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 11th. Full schedule is in the link below.
Camellia Festival
Eden Gardens State Park | Santa Rosa
February 11th, 2023, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Friends of Eden Gardens present their annual Camellia Festival with 500 varieties of camellias in bloom on the grounds of the beautiful Eden Gardens State Park. Heritage presenters will be stationed throughout the park to demonstrate skills such as blacksmithing and weaving. Master gardeners will be available in the pavilion to share about the process of air layering camellias. There will be live music playing on the bayou stage and food vendors near the pavilion. Camellias will also be on sale from 10 a.m. until they sell out. The program is free with paid park entry of $2 per person.
Medal Madness Mardi Gras 5K & 10K
Recreational Complex | Callaway
February 11th, 2023, 8:00 a.m.
If you want to take a break from king cake and reveling, join the Medal Madness Mardi Gras 5K and 10K races. Every finisher will select one of the medal madness finisher medals. Participants who finish first will have the first pick of the finisher medals. Registration fees for the 5K and 10K runs are $27 and $36 respectively. All runners must register at RunSignup at Medal Madness as there will be no on-site registration. Registration ends on 11 February at 8:00 a.m. prior to the race. Contact Marcus Moore at [email protected], 770-315-0902, for more information or sign up at the link below.
34th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival
Baytowne Wharf | Miramar Beach
February 25th, 2023, 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Spend the day sampling a variety of gumbo at The Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival with many Gulf Coast restaurants featuring their top secret recipes! Which do you prefer - dark or light roux? Chicken and sausage, or seafood? Savor them all, then vote for your favorite to win the "People's Choice Award." Local celebrity judges will name the "Area's Best," and award the most creative set-up as "Best Display." Enjoy live Zydeco music and family entertainment. Back this year is the "Best Bloody Mary's at the Beach" contest, sponsored by 30A Distilling Co! Taste Bloody Marys from some of the finest bars and restaurants on the coast and help your favorite win the title with your vote. This event benefits Sandestin Foundation for Kids and Fisher House of the Emerald Coast. Visit the link below for tickets and event details.
Cirque Under the Stars Presents Masters of Mayhem
Aaron Bessant Amphitheatre | Panama City Beach
February 25th, 2023, 5:30-9:00 p.m.
The Santa Rosa Beach Aerial Arts presents "Masters of Mayhem," a thrilling family friendly cirque event with amazing aerial acrobatic performances, cirque performers and fire acts. Created locally by Santa Rosa Beach Aerial Arts the show features local performers and businesses from throughout the Panhandle and more. There will be two times to choose from, 5:30-6:45 p.m. or 8:00-9:15 p.m. Tickets for adults are $30 and kids are $20. Food vendors will be on site. Visit the website below for more information.


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