Join the Pirates of the High Seas Fest October 9–11!

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2015 Pirates of the High Seas Fest

October 9–11

A fun time for the whole family! If you’re Goin’ to the Beach this Columbus Day Weekend, why not have a swashbucklin’ good time? The annual Pirates of the High Seas Fest promises to be fun for the whole family, with treasure hunts, parades, music, and more. The main events take place at Pier Park outdoor shopping center, and the marinas at Grand Lagoon—all just steps or a short drive from Resort Collection’s 10 unique beach properties.
Visit Panama City Beach presents the festival each year along with the Krewe of Dominique Youx. Don’t forget to stick around for the awesome fireworks displays each night! See full schedule below.
Pirate garb and swag are encouraged, so break out the bandanas, eyepatches, and shoulder parrots. And don’t forget your trusty sword or musket (toys only, please), because you never know when some rival buccaneers might invade the town!
 

2015 Festival Schedule

 
Friday, October 9
At Pier Park:
4:00pm – Little Pirates’ Fun Zone
5:00pm – Kids’ Costume Contest sponsored by Dave & Busters
5:30pm – Kids’ Parade & Opening Ceremony: The Legend of D. Youx presented by Emerald Gulf Coast Theatre
6:15pm – Treasure Drop
6:30pm – Live Music by Trop Rock Junkies
7:30pm – Second Line Parade
8:00pm – Live Music by Trop Rock Junkies
8:30pm – Fireworks
 
Saturday, October 10
At St. Andrews State Park:
7:00am – Run for the Treasure 5k – Register Here
At Pier Park:
10:00am – Little Pirates’ Fun Zone
Noon – Live Music by Todd Sparks Band
1:30pm – Live Music by Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers
2:30pm – Pirates of Dominique Youx defend PCB at the Invasion of Panama City Beach
3:00pm – Adult Pirate Costume Contest
3:45pm – Live Music by Heat and the Zydeco Gents
5:30pm – Main Parade
7:00pm – Live Music by Caribbean Chillers
8:30pm – Fireworks
 
Sunday, October 11
At Grand Lagoon:
1:00pm – Vendor Village/ Boat Show/ Kids Fishing Tournament (Capt. Anderson’s Marina)
2:00pm – Live Entertainment by Big Money (Capt. Anderson’s Marina)
4:00pm – Fishing Tournament Weigh-In (Grand Lagoon Marinas)
5:30pm – Pirate Floatilla to drive pirates out of Grand Lagoon
7:15pm – Fireworks