Ahoy matey! A pirate invasion is on the horizon.

A staple event in the community of Panama City Beach, the Pirates of the High Seas Festival is set to bring another invasion to its shores this Columbus Day weekend. Taking place at Pier Park and Grand Lagoon from October 5 – October 7, 2018, the festival is a FREE family-friendly event brought to you by Visit Panama City Beach. Bring the whole family for a chance to listen to live music, participate in a pirate costume contest, watch the parade and pirate invasion, and end the night with a beach ball drop and fireworks!


Friday, October 5 Pier Park

5:00pm  Festival Village & Little Pirates Fun Zone Open (Grand Theatere Plaza) 6:00pm  Kids Parade (Begins/Ends at The Back Porch) 6:45pm  Opening Ceremonies & Treasure Drop (Center Stage) 7:15pm  Pirate Crawl/ Second Line Parade (South to North, ends at Celebration Stage) 8:00pm  Live Music: Victor Wainwright & The Train (Celebration Stage) 9:15pm  Fireworks (Russell-Fields City Pier)  

Saturday, October 6 Pier Park

8:00am     Pirates of the High Seas Fest 5k Run/Walk (Frank Brown Park) 12:00pm   Festival Village & Little Pirates Fun Zone Open (Grand Theatre Plaza) 1:30pm     Commodore Mayhem Magic Show (Celebration Stage) 2:30pm     Pirate Invasion (Pier Stage) 3:30pm     Live Music: Tom Mason & the Blue Buccaneers (Celebration Stage) 5:00pm     Main Parade (Pier Park Route) 7:00pm     Live Music: Landsharks (Celebration Stage) 8:30pm     Fireworks (Russell-Fields City Pier)  

Sunday, October 7 Grand Lagoon

12:00pm   Festival Village Opens (Capt. Anderson’s Marina Parking Area, 5550 N. Lagoon Drive) 12:00pm   Kids Fishing Clinic (Marina Dock) 12:00pm   Live Music: Tom Mason & 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 (Capt. Anderson’s Stage) 5:00pm     Pirate Pet Parade (Capt. Anderson’s Stage) 6:00pm     Live Music 7:15pm     Fireworks (Grand Lagoon)