Pirates of the High Seas Fest

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.

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

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)

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.

Fall Fishing Challenge

Fall Fishing Challenge

October 04 – November 3, 2013

Each weekend beginning at 5 a.m. Friday morning through Sunday at 5 p.m. anglers can compete in the challenge which includes 4 species: King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Flounder & Pompano.

A winner at each pier will be awarded in each fish category every weekend. A total of $1,200 in prizes will be awarded each weekend. A $250 prize will be awarded to the overall winner who catches
the heaviest fish between the two piers in each of the four categories during the 2013 Fishing Challenge. Winners of the Children’s Division who catch the largest fish each weekend will receive a $50 prize. Children’s Division is open to kids 12 years of age and under. Children must hook the fish and actively participate in reeling in the fish. Children’s winner will be the heaviest overall fish between all categories.

Weigh-ins will take place at each pier with the weekend winners announced on Sunday at 5 p.m. No tournament entry fee, but must pay pier fishing fee.

M.B. Miller County Pier 850-236-3035
12213 Front Beach Rd.

Russell-Fields City Pier 850-233-5080
16101 Front Beach Rd.

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