September 29, 2017

Pirates of the High Seas Fest

Pirates of the High Seas Fest
Pirates of the High Seas Fest

Over Columbus Day weekend, Panama City Beach is hosting their annual festival: the Pirates of the High Seas Fest!

The event is open to the public with events all weekend long. Start your weekend off with several parades and raise a glass to end the weekend at one of the fireworks shows on Sunday evening. Kids and adults alike can participate in a pirate-themed treasure hunt, a magic show, and plenty of live music shows throughout the weekend.

Events on Friday and Saturday will take place in Pier Park. Sunday’s closing events will be held in Grand Lagoon on the east end of the beach near some of our favorite seafood restaurants.

See the full schedule below:

Schedule courtesy of

Friday, Oct. 6

5:00PM – Festival Village & Little Pirates Fun Zone Open (Dave & Buster’s Parking Area)
5:30PM – Children’s Parade (Begins and ends at The Back Porch)
6:15PM – Opening Ceremonies and Treasure Drop (Center Stage)
6:30PM – Second Line Parade (South to North, ends at Celebration Stage)
7:00PM – Live Music: Fais Do-Do Cajun Dance Music (Celebration Stage)
8:30PM – Fireworks (Russell-Fields Pier)

Saturday, Oct. 7

6:30AM – Pirates of the High Seas Fest 5k Run/Walk (Frank Brown Park)
12:00PM – Festival Village and Little Pirates Fun Zone Open (David and Buster’s Parking Area)
12:00PM – Live Music: Ukulele Orchestra of St. Andrews (Celebration Stage)
1:30PM – Commodore Mayhem Magic Show (Celebration Stage)
2:30PM – Pirate Invasion (Pier Stage)
3:30PM – Live Music: Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers (Celebration Stage)
5:00PM – Main Parade (Powell Adams Road/Pier Park Route)
7:00PM – Live Music: Landsharks (Celebration Stage)
8:30PM – Fireworks (Russell-Fields Pier)

Sunday, Oct. 8

12:00PM – Festival Village Opens (Captain Anderson’s Marina Parking Area)
12:00PM – Kids Fishing Clinic (Marina Dock)
12:00PM – Live Music: Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers (Main Stage)
1:15PM – Storytelling: The Legend of Dominique Youx (Main Stage)
2:00PM – Pirate Battle-Flotilla Drives out the Pirates (Grand Lagoon/Marinas)
3:15PM – Treasure Hunt Announcement (Main Stage)
3:15PM – Commodore Mayhem Magic Show (Captain Anderson’s Stage)
5:00PM – Pirate Pet Parade (Captain Anderson’s Stage)
6:00PM – Heat and the Zydeco Gents
7:15PM – Fireworks (Grand Lagoon)

The festival takes place from Oct. 6-8 and admission is free.

If you attend the event over Columbus Day, send us some pictures of your fun! We’d love to share them with our upcoming guests!

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