Calendar of Events

Mexico Beach Calendar


February 26, 2017, 2:00pm to 10:00pm

Reef For Military Benefit

The 1st Annual Reef Benefit honoring all military and veterans in association with MBARA will be held February 26th from 2pm-10pm at Rustic Sands Campground.  Enjoy a variety of music headliners.  Join us for a fun day of food and raffles!  $10 BBQ Plate and tiki bar will be open.  Please come and support our military!  For more information contact Terry at (724) 846.9613, Carol at (850) 381.7407, Cheryl at (850) 819.5677 or Sandi at (229) 425.1702.

March 02, 2017, 11:30am

Annual Snowbird Appreciation Luncheon 

We invite all our Snowbirds to attend the annual Mexico Beach Snowbird Appreciation Luncheon to be held on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at 11:30am CT at the El Governor Motel poolside.  Come celebrate your winter trip to Mexico Beach and have a chance to say “see you next year” to your old and new friends made while visiting us.  Enjoy live music, fantastic door prizes, great food and desserts.  And it’s all FREE!!  This event is sponsored by the Mexico Beach Community Development Center and Mexico Beach rental companies. 



March Farmers’ & Craft Market

March 11, 2017

Spend the day going from booth to booth at the Mexico Beach Farmers’ & Craft Market.  The market will take place at Parker Park in beautiful Mexico Beach located on Hwy 98 and will be open to the public from 9:00am to 1:00pm CT. There will be plenty of produce, crafts, photography, jewelry and much more. For those interested in reserving a space, please click here.  For vendor rules and requirements, please click here.  We hope you and your family will come spend the morning shopping for 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.


April 08, 2017, 4:00pm

 Unforgettable Wedding Vow Renewal

Enjoy a very special day to recall all the reasons you said "I do!"  Join us at the Sunset Park beaches on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 4:00pm CT as we celebrate generations of love with a special shared vow renewal ceremony.  We cordially invite all married couples to be part of this special complimentary vow renewal and reception!  To register for this event, please click here. Open for all to attend and experience the event of the year!


Gulf Coast Salute Air Show

April 22, 2017 to April 23, 2017

Tyndall Air Force Base will be opening their gates to the public to host the Gulf Coast Salute Air Show on April 22nd-23rd.  The F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team and the Air Force Thunderbirds will be featured shows at this FREE event.


Spring Beach Blast Triathlon And Duathlon

April 29, 2017

The Spring Beach Blast Triathlon and Duathlon is set for Saturday, April 29, 2017.  The race offers both a Sprint and Olympic distance run in either a Triathlon or Duathlon style race. For race information please click here.

Forgotten Coast Plein Air Invitational – America’s Paint-Out

May 4, 2017 to May 15, 2017

May 4-15, 2017 marks the 12th Annual America’s Great Plein Air Paint-Out all along Florida’s Forgotten Coast.  Nationally known artists gather to capture what some believe to be the last vestige of authentic “Old Florida.”  From the western end of Mexico Beach to the east side of Alligator Point, artists can be seen painting alongside the roads overlooking the Gulf, as well as in out-of-the-way settings.  Artists from across the States, as well as international locations, capture images of nature, flora and fauna, and local color in the Plein Air tradition.

This event is comprised of daily artist demonstrations, workshops, and sales of locally created art as well as special receptions and a gala to close out the festival. Artist works are available for sale. 

July 4, 2017

Best Blast on the Beach 

Come enjoy Mexico Beach’s Annual Best Blast on the Beach Fourth of July celebration!  Kick off July 4th with the Sandy Shoes 5K!  This annual event will take place at Under the Palms Park on 7th Street in Mexico Beach at 7:00am CT.  This very easy course will allow any stage of runner to enjoy.  Afterward, bring your beach toys, cooler, towels and sunscreen and have a blast playing on the beach.  Then sit back at dark, relax and enjoy the fireworks shot off the Mexico Beach City Pier at 8:30pm CT.


Bay Scallop Season

July 25, 2017 to September 10, 2017

Grab your snorkel, mask, fins and a mesh bag and go scalloping!  Take the family and have fun snorkeling around and looking for the blue “eyes”  around the outer edge of the scallop’s shell.  When you spot one, it’s really exciting!  Just reach down and scoop it up.  You can scallop for fun and return your catch to repopulate the area or keep your catch for a delicious dinner.  The recreational bay scallop season includes all waters in Gulf County’s St. Joseph Bay and those west of St. Vincent Island in Franklin County through the Mexico Beach Canal in Bay Canal.


21st Annual MBARA Kingfish Tournament

August 25, 2017 to August 26, 2017

Come participate or cheer on the participants at the 21st Annual MBARA Kingfish Tournament which is a charitable event to build artificial reefs.  Kicking off the event is the Captain’s Party on Friday, August 25th.  Fishing in the tournament is Saturday, August 26th.


Blast On The Bay Songwriters’ Festival 2017

October 19, 2017 to October 22, 2017

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 19-22, 2017 at the 9th annual Blast on the Bay Songwriters’ Festival.