Pirates of the High Seas Fest
October 11 – 13, 2013
Columbus Day weekend will bring a wave of mischief and fun-filled adventures to Panama City Beach with the Pirates of the High Seas Fest. The FREE festival will include an ensemble of parades, sword-swinging showdowns, beach ball drop and fireworks displays. You won’t want to miss performances by Teen Choice Breakout Group of the Year Emblem3 plus Timeflies and Alex Angelo on Sunday.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11
10:00 AM Girl’s Inc.’s “Run for the Treasure” packet pick up (at Aaron Bessant Park)
5:00 PM Pirates Village opens in Pier Park (Vendors)
5:00 PM Little Pirates Fun Zone opens in Pier Park (Kids Activities)
6:00 PM Opening Ceremonies Begin (Mayor Welcome & Proclamation, Scavenger Hunt Winner Announced, & Sunset Conch Sounding) at the Pier Park Stage6:15 PM Heat & the Zydeco Gents (Live Music at Pier Park Stage)
7:00 PM 2nd Line Parade down Pier Park Drive w/Village Brass Band
7:30 PM Heat & the Zydeco Gents (Live Music at Pier Park Stage)
8:15 PM Fireworks from City Pier
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12
7:00 AM Girl’s Inc “Run for the Treasure” Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and Fun Run (Aaron Bessant Park)
11:00 AM Pirates Village opens (Vendors)
11:00 AM Little Pirates Fun Zone opens (Kids Activities)
12:00 PM Tom Mason & The Blue Buccaneer Band (Live Music at Pier Park Stage)
2:00 PM Sea Battle as pirates battle off the beach (City Pier)
2:30 PM Pirate Invasion as pirates come ashore (City Pier & Pier Park Drive)
3:00 PM Tom Mason & The Blue Buccaneer Band (Live Music at Pier Park Stage)
3:30 PM Pirate & Wench (Adult) Costume Contest (Pier Park Stage)
3:45 PM Junior Pirate & Princess Costume Contest (Pier Park Stage)
4:45 PM Pirates of the High Seas main parade (Pier Park)
6:00 PM Heritage (Live Music at Pier Park Stage)
8:15 PM Fireworks (City Pier)
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13
1:30 PM Block Party with performances by Alex Angelo, Timeflies & 2013 Teen Choice Award Winner Emblem3 (Live Music at Pier Park Stage)
4:30 PM Beach Ball Drop as thousands of beach balls are dropped over the crowds in the street of Pier Park Drive, while Alex Angelo provides a countdown and music accompaniment.
Enter for a chance to win a meet and greet with one of the Block Party artists here!
*Schedule and times subject to change. For up-to-the-minute updates on the schedule during the event follow oursocial media outlets.
The festival is free and open to the public – no tickets required to enter.