Let's have some beach fun!

The Mexico Beach area is all about family, nature and fun. Check back often to learn about the exciting and laid back activities

PSJ Annual Chili Cookoff 

January 28 from 12-4. 

Free to participate! Located at the Haughty Heron in PSJ 


Mexico Beach Gumbo Cookoff 

Saturday, February 18th 

 Come on out and enjoy some great gumbo and meet some new friends and old ones.There will be tons of great gumbo and Brunswick stew for eating. This event is free to enter and the only cost is for food and beverages. Tickets will be available for purchase to sample one, two, or as many as you like gumbos or stews. There will be beverages available as well as hot dogs and sausage dogs.

Forgotten Coast En Plein Air

March 17th - 26th at locations all across the Forgotten Coast 

Now in its 18th year, the Forgotten Coast is excited to welcome internationally acclaimed artists here to capture the natural beauty, character and local culture through the Plein air tradition.  The Annual Plein Air Paint-Out all along Florida’s Forgotten Coast will kick-off in March.  Nationally acclaimed artists will gather along the region to capture what some believe to be the last vestige of authentic “Old Florida.” From the western end of Mexico Beach to the east side of Alligator Point, artists can be seen painting alongside the roads overlooking the Gulf, as well as in out-of-the-way settings.  Artists from across the States, as well as international locations, capture images of nature, flora and fauna, and local color in the Plein Air tradition.

This event is comprised of daily artist demonstrations, workshops, and sales of locally created art. For more information on exhibits, receptions and a complete schedule of events, please click here.

Interested in Art, Hobbies or Education?

The Joe Center for the Arts is your place for year-round activities. Check out their website for weekly happenings - from learning to hula dance, to fine art lectures and much more.  Visit the Joe Center for the Arts website to learn more. 

Pickle Ball in Mexico Beach

Do you love pickle ball or just want to learn to play?   Come out to Municipal Playground in Mexico Beach (next to City Hall) Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00am -11:00am central time! (Weather Permitting)

For more information on pickle ball meet-ups and playing, check out the Facebook Group, Sugar Sands Pickle Ball.

March 4-5, 2023   Breeze by the Bay 5k and 10k run

Junior Service League of Port St. Joe, invites you to walk/run either a 5k or 10k along beautiful Windmark Beach in Port St. Joe located about 15 minutes from Mexico Beach. Included in your run fee is a t-shirt! This is a fundraiser for the Junior Service League of Port St. Joe which provides services to the women and children of Gulf County. The race will begin at 9a located at 101 Goodmorning Street, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. The race will wind down the paved path along the beach throughout the Windmark community.

Packet pickup will be on March 4th from 5p-7p and March 5th from 8a-8:45a at The Mill Mercantile & Social located in Windmark. Same-day registrations will be available from 8a-8:30. The Mill will have live music on March 4th starting at 7p. 

Mexico Beach Farmer's Market

Enjoy the best of fresh, local produce, top-quality meats, and lots of fun jewelry and housewares. The Mexico Beach Farmer's Market is held from March - October in Parker Park, which is located between 22nd and 23rd Streets - that's next to Summerhouse and across the street from the Vue. The Mexico Beach Farmer's Market is held on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays from 9:00 - 1:00 pm from the spring through late fall. 

Salt Air Farmer's Market in Port St. Joe 

Located on Reid Avenue in Port St. Joe.  Shop local farmers and artisans. Let your family enjoy art pieces and the amazing flavors of fresh veggies, sweet Tupelo Honey and vine-ripened fruit. Open 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. from April - November 


St. Joe Bay State Buffer Preserve Tram Tour - Third Thursday

Sea Turtle Nesting Season in Mexico Beach 

May 1 - October 1 

Help keep our sea turtle mommas and babies safe and thriving. Lights out, remove all your belongings from the beach, cover any holes before you leave the beach for the day, don't approach or harass a nesting mama or her nest. Each year we have between 150-200 loggerhead and green turtle nests along our beaches. Help keep our sea turtles thriving and enjoy the wonder of learning more about these special creatures. Go visit the Forgotten Coast Sea Turtle Center open Sunday - Thursday from 12:00 - 4:00 pm


Bayou Bash 2023

May 6-7, 2022  (awaiting confirmation of the 2023 dates) 

Sponsored by the Swivel Sisters Women’s Fishing Club of Port St Joe, FL

2023 Tupelo Honey Festival

May 20, 2023
Time: 09:00 CST 
Price: FREE

Join us under the great mossy oaks of Lake Alice, people come from all over the world to Wewahitchka, Florida to taste and take home the country's finest Tupelo Honey. Food, fun, music...it's all here, along with loads of small-town charm. 


Forgotten Coast Sea Turtle Festival 

Sunday, July 3 in Port St. Joe. Music, entertainment all for a good cause!  

Hosted by the Florida Coastal Conservancy.  


July 4th, 2023   - Fireworks at Mexico Beach 

Be safe and come out and enjoy the best fireworks display anywhere.

July 29, 2023

Mexico Beach Kingfish Tournament 

Sponsored by Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association (MBARA) 

July 30 at the Mexico Beach Boat Ramp. Special divisions for professionals and amateur fishermen and women, plus a kid's division. New rules to encourage boaters of all experience levels!  Even if you don't want to fish, you can come out for two days of fun, great food and more door prizes than you can imagine. Everyone's a winner at the Mexico Beach Kingfish Tournament. 

To register or for more information:  www.mbara.org


August 16 - September 24 

Scallop Season in Mexico Beach and Gulf County 

There's nothing like hunting for scallops and coming home to cook those babies in sweet butter and garlic. Make your plans early as boats and vacation rentals fill up. Bring your whole family and catch your family in this easy snorkeling and boating experience. 

September 24, 2022

Portoberfest - It's Octoberfest in Port St. Joe

Time: 12:00 - 4:00 pm 
Price: FREE
WHERE: City Commons, Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL
This is a FREE EVENT brought to you by the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce 
We look forward to seeing you there!

October 7-8, 2023 

Forgotten Music Festival 

Time: 5:00 pm Friday and then throughout the weekend. 

Come on out to the 5th Annual Forgotten Music Festival in Port St. Joe, Florida showcasing a variety of outstanding music from amazing artists! For tickets, artist line-up, visit www.forgottenmusicfestival.com


October 20-23 2022

Blast on the Bay - Songwriters Festival

A premier songwriters festival spanning with over 40 hit songwriters singing and telling their story in 10 venues along the coast from Mexico Beach to Indian Pass. Event times and venues coming soon! For more information and event updates, visit https://www.facebook.com/blastonthebay