Check here for some of Panama City's upcoming and longstanding events and celebrations you might wish to make a part of your vacation!
Seabreeze Jazz Festival
Named a "Top 10 Jazz Festival in the USA" by JazzIZ Magazine and recently nominated as "Best Jazz Festival" at the Oasis Smooth Jazz Awards, the Seabreeze Jazz Festival in Panama City Beach combines the top national smooth jazz artists with a full weekend of fun, sun, great beaches, and good times - all on the west end of Panama City Beach. The event now attracts over 20,000 fans from the USA, Canada, and Europe for the ultimate performance-packed weekend of jazz.
Jeep Beach Jam
Calling all Jeep lovers! Come down to Panama City Beach for the annual Jeep Beach Jam happening May 15th - 20th! Come and see thousands of Jeeps and partake in bonfires, luaus, and the Low-Level Playground for Jeeps to test their skills! Be sure to check out the website for tickets and more details!
Thunder Beach Motorcyle Rallys
Thunder Beach host's it's Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally in both the Spring, May 2 - 6, 2018, and Autumn, October 25 - 29, 2017. Enjoy this FREE event across Panama City Beach Florida. Take part in the Bike Parade, Poker Runs, LED Bike Show and Miss Thunder Beach Pagent! Be sure to bring your bike and participate in these festivities! Check out the Thunder Beach Rally website for more details!
Summer Concert Series
Every Thursday evening during the summer, bring out your beach chairs and experience talented musical artists in Pier Park in Panama City Beach Florida. The Summer Concert Series genres vary from anything to rock, jazz, blues, country, or reggae! Perfect for winding down after a fun-filled day at the beach! Settle in and listen to great music with the Gulf breeze cools you down for the evening!
Real. Fun. Fourth.
What better way to celebrate Independence Day than enjoying fireworks on the beach? Panama City Beach celebrates the Fourth of July with the largest display on the Gulf Coast as fireworks are launched off along our beaches! Join us for some patriotic fun!
Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam
Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam is a three-day country music festival in Panama City Beach, Florida over Labor Day Weekend. Country music lovers from all over the United States for a fantastic weekend of great country music and an awesome beach vacation! Visit their website for more details, this coming year's lineup, and more!
Schooners, The Last Local Beach Club, will host the 28th Annual Lobster Festival & Tournament September 25th- October 1st, 2017: the biggest 7-Day lobster festival in Florida. With huge Local Lobsters on the weigh-in scales, fresh lobster prepared every mouth-watering way you can imagine, and the 18th Annual Schooners Sand Sculpting Contest, it is a HUGE event that draws thousands of divers and lobster fans from all over the Southeast. Lobster Tournament divers will be competing in a variety of categories including Spiny Lobster, Shovelnose Lobster and Big 6.
Pirates of the High Seas Fest
Ahoy! Come partake in the Pirates of the High Seas Festival in Grand Lagoon on Sunday, October 8th, and experience all the merriment we be havin’ ’round the sea. The Pirate Village at Capt. Anderson’s Marina host yonder boat show, kid activities, and vendor booths.
Get ready to celebrate the Craft beer tasting during the 30th Annual Oktoberfest Celebration downtown. This ticketed event happens on Saturday October 7th from 2:00 to 6:00 PM. VIP ticket holders receive exclusive entry to the VIP preview party on Friday night and exclusive entry to the VIP tent and early admittance on Saturday. Tickets go on Sale August 15th. Last year's Oktoberfest tasting sold out so get your tickets now.
Accomplice at the Kaleidoscope Theater
See Accomplice on the big stage at Kaleidoscope Theater! Show times start on Oct 13th. Accomplice is the winner of the Mystery Writers of America’s coveted “Edgar” award (the “Oscar” of crime and suspense) and written by Tony® award winner Rupert Holmes. The story begins in Dartmoor, England at the stylish weekend retreat of the affluent Derek and Janet Taylor, and both adultery and murder are in the air. But we will soon learn that all is never as it seems in this electrifying game of trickery and misdirection. Who is the hunter and who the hunted…and precisely who is the title character of Accomplice?
After the preformance enjoy wine and Hors d'ouevre Reception.
Swim, bike and run your way to victory. Ironman Triathlon, Nov 4th, is available for beginners, and ironman veterns. Swim 2.4-miles, bike 112 miles, and run 26.22 miles. Even if the race isn't for, watching from the sidelines is just as exciting. Come and cheer on the athletes as they race to see who will be the next Ironman. An Emerald Coast Christmas
Emerald Coast Cruzin'
Emerald Coast Cruizin - The South's Best Blast from the Past family fun event. Thousands of classic cars, hot rods, custom cars and trucks make way to beautiful Panama City Beach. This year's event will be held at Aaron Bessant Park next to Pier Park.
An Emerald Coast Christmas
is community undertaking to create a fun and memorable moment for the best community that there is: ours! It's a way to take a break from the hectic holiday place and join us for a couple hours of celebration. Come visit with neighbors, pick up some Christmas cheet, and carry it with you throughout the season! NYE Beach Ball Drop
Say goodbye to 2017 and hello to 2018 with a great family-friendly celebration at the New Year's Eve Beach Ball Drop
in Panama City Beach on December 31. The streets of Pier Park are closed off to traffic as thousands of revelers enjoy free live music, entertainment, and good cheer.
For young revelers, there's even an 8 p.m. countdown, with over 10,000 inflated beach balls dropped from nets stretched over the street, followed by fireworks. On the way to midnight, bands perform for the gathering crowd, anticipating the countdown to 2017 when a huge, glowing beach ball is lowered to signal the start of the New Year, and another great fireworks display. Time Square has nothing on this Panama City Beach NYE party!