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The fact that the sun shines most days means that the fun never stops in Panama City Beach. In fact, the city hosts special events just about every month of the year.

One of the newest and most exciting brings country music’s brightest stars to Frank Brown Park. Held in early September, the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam attracts thousands of visitors to performances by Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Toby Keith, Trace Adkins, Brantley Gilbert, the Charlie Daniels Band, Darryl Worley, and more.

Another popular musical event attracts scores of jazz lovers to Pier Park every spring. Held in April, the Seabreeze Jazz Festival regularly hosts Grammy Award-winning artists such as George Benson, David Sanborn, Al Jarreau, and Norman Brown.

Hundreds of visitors return to Panama City Beach every November for the Florida Ironman Triathlon, which has been held in the city since 1999. Athletes come from all over the country to compete in this grueling swimming, biking, and running event.

Another popular event Panama City has hosted for many years is the Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally. Held every spring and fall, the rally, which offers live entertainment, parades, contests, and more, is one of the biggest free biker gatherings in the country.

These are just a few of the activities Panama City hosts regularly. Check out our calendar of events for an up-to-date list of what’s going on while you’re in town.

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Featured Events in Panama City Beach

Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam in Panama City Beach Florida

Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam

When: Everyday between Sept 1 - 3, 2017
Where: 16200 Panama City Beach Pkwy Panama City Beach, FL 32413
A three-day Country music festival. Details coming soon.
More Info: www.gulfcoastjam.com

Seabreeze Jazz Festival in Panama City Beach Florida

Seabreeze Jazz Festival

When: Everyday between April 19 - 23, 2017
Where: Pier Park 600 Pier Park Drive Panama City Beach, FL 32413
The Ultimate Weekend of Smooth Jazz" with the best in top smooth jazz entertainment.
More Info: beachguide.com/blog/northwest-florida/seabreeze-jazz-festival-pcb

19th Annual Thunder Beach Spring Rally in Panama City Beach Florida

19th Annual Thunder Beach Spring Rally

When: Everyday between May 3 - 7, 2017
Bikers from around the country can enjoy scenic rides along the Emerald Coast, live entertainment and local cuisine.
More Info: beachguide.com/blog/northwest-florida/thunder-beach-motorcycle-rally


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February - 2017

Americana Music

When: Every Saturday,Sunday between Feb 1 - 28, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Camp Helen State Park 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway Panama City Beach, FL 32413
A series of five indoor concerts featuring American roots musicians wi.ll be performing on various Saturdays

Mardi Gras and Music Festival

When: Every Friday,Saturday between Feb 24 - 25, 2017
Where: Pier Park 600 Pier Park Drive Panama City Beach, FL 32413
Experience family-friendly Mardi Gras fun on the beautiful white sand beaches of Florida’s Gulf Coast!

March - 2017

Americana Music

When: Every Saturday,Sunday between Mar 1 - 4, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Camp Helen State Park 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway Panama City Beach, FL 32413
A series of five indoor concerts featuring American roots musicians wi.ll be performing on various Saturdays

Emerald Coast Boat & Lifestyle Show

When: Everyday between Mar 3 - 5, 2017
Where: Aaron Bessant Park, Panama City Beach
This boat show will feature fishing, cycling, kayaking, personal watercraft and seminars to go along with your interests.
More Info: gulfboatshow.com

Panama City Friday Fest

When: Every Friday between Mar 3 - 28, 2017 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: Harrison Avenue
First Friday of the Month, a street festival with show cars, vendors, and live bands filling up four blocks of Harrison Avenue.

Beach Bash Music Fest

When: Every Tuesday between Mar 7 - 21, 2017
Where: Sharkey's Beach Club 15201 Front Beach Road Panama City Beach, FL 32413
More Info: beachbashmusicfest.com

Emerald Coast CruiZin'

When: Everyday between Mar 8 - 11, 2017
Enjoy live classic rock and thousands of classic cars, hot rods, and custom cars and trucks at the Emerald Coast CruiZin’ spring show. More than 125 top automotive vendors will be on hand, and there will be a huge swap meet and auto car corral. Arts, crafts, and kids’ activities will appeal to guests of all ages!

UNwineD 2017

When: Everyday between Mar 24 - 25, 2017
Where: Aaron Bessant Park
Join Garden & Gun and Visit Panama City Beach for a southern garden party featuring craft beer, spirits, wine tastings, music and a taste of Panama City Beach provided by local restaurants.

April - 2017

Panama City Friday Fest

When: Every Friday between April 1 - 28, 2017 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: Harrison Avenue
First Friday of the Month, a street festival with show cars, vendors, and live bands filling up four blocks of Harrison Avenue.

4TH Annual Fishale Beer Festival

When: April 1, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Fishale Taphouse & Grill 7715 Front Beach Road Panama City Beach, FL
Over 200 craft beers, meads, ciders and more will go to benefit our local 501c3, Toys for Kids Foundation.
More Info: pcbbeerfestival.com

Panama City Blessing of the Fleet and Fish Fry

When: April 9, 2017 11:00 AM
Where: St. Andrews Marina 3151 W 10th St, Panama City, FL
A traditional maritime event to commemorate those who were lost at Sea asking God's Blessing for those who make their living from the Sea.
More Info: bayartsevents.com

Seabreeze Jazz Festival

When: Everyday between April 19 - 23, 2017
Where: Pier Park 600 Pier Park Drive Panama City Beach, FL 32413
The Ultimate Weekend of Smooth Jazz" with the best in top smooth jazz entertainment.
More Info: beachguide.com/blog/northwest-florida/seabreeze-jazz-festival-pcb

Justin Bieber

When: April 21, 2017
Where: Figali Convention Center Panama City Beach
A Canadian singer and songwriter.

Gulf Coast Salute Air Show and Open House

When: Everyday between April 22 - 23, 2017
Where: Tyndall Air Force Base, Panama City

7th Annual Beaches Bugs & Buses

When: Everyday between April 27 - 29, 2017
Where: Spinnaker Beach Club, 8795 Thomas Dr., Panama City, FL 32408
More Info: beachesbugsbuses.com

Pepsi Spring Jam

When: Everyday between April 28 - 29, 2017
Where: Aaron Bessant Park at Pier Park 600 S Pier Park Drive Panama City Beach, FL 32413
Grammy award winning singers featuring Sheryl Crow and Darius Rucker.
More Info: springjampcb.com

May - 2017

Panama City Friday Fest

When: Every Friday between May 1 - 28, 2017 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: Harrison Avenue
First Friday of the Month, a street festival with show cars, vendors, and live bands filling up four blocks of Harrison Avenue.

The Boneyard at Bike Week 2017

When: Everyday between May 3 - 7, 2017
Where: The BONEYARD at Seahaven Commons 15139 Front Beach Road Panama City Beach, FL
Live music with national major recording artists along with cold beer, vendors and great food all week long.

19th Annual Thunder Beach Spring Rally

When: Everyday between May 3 - 7, 2017
Bikers from around the country can enjoy scenic rides along the Emerald Coast, live entertainment and local cuisine.
More Info: beachguide.com/blog/northwest-florida/thunder-beach-motorcycle-rally

Gulf Coast Ironman

When: May 13, 2017
1.2 mile swim, bike 56 miles and 13.1 mile run that ends at Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort.

Ironman 70.3 Gulf Coast

When: May 13, 2017
More Info: ironman.com/gulfcoast70.3

June - 2017

Panama City Friday Fest

When: Every Friday between June 1 - 28, 2017 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: Harrison Avenue
First Friday of the Month, a street festival with show cars, vendors, and live bands filling up four blocks of Harrison Avenue.

July - 2017

Panama City Friday Fest

When: Every Friday between July 1 - 28, 2017 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: Harrison Avenue
First Friday of the Month, a street festival with show cars, vendors, and live bands filling up four blocks of Harrison Avenue.

Star Spangled Spectacular

When: July 4, 2017 9:00 PM
Where: Pier Park 600 Pier Park Dr Panama City Beach, FL
There will be dueling fireworks from the City (Russell-Fields) and County (MBMiller)Piers. Best viewing will be on the beach.

Salute to Freedom

When: July 4, 2017
Where: Downtown Panama City Marina
Come celebrate Independence Day at the Panama City Marina with great live music, lots of food, and plenty of vendors.

Summer Concert Series

When: Every Thursday between July 6 - 30, 2017 19:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Aaron Bessant Amphitheater. 600 Pier Park Drive Panama City Beach, FL 32413
A series of concerts throughout the summer. Bring your chairs, coolers, and dogs for this free event.
More Info: panama-city-beach-fla.com

August - 2017

Panama City Friday Fest

When: Every Friday between Aug 1 - 28, 2017 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: Harrison Avenue
First Friday of the Month, a street festival with show cars, vendors, and live bands filling up four blocks of Harrison Avenue.

Summer Concert Series

When: Every Thursday between Aug 1 - 10, 2017 19:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Aaron Bessant Amphitheater. 600 Pier Park Drive Panama City Beach, FL 32413
A series of concerts throughout the summer. Bring your chairs, coolers, and dogs for this free event.
More Info: panama-city-beach-fla.com

September - 2017

Panama City Friday Fest

When: Every Friday between Sept 1 - 28, 2017 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: Harrison Avenue
First Friday of the Month, a street festival with show cars, vendors, and live bands filling up four blocks of Harrison Avenue.

Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam

When: Everyday between Sept 1 - 3, 2017
Where: 16200 Panama City Beach Pkwy Panama City Beach, FL 32413
A three-day Country music festival. Details coming soon.
More Info: www.gulfcoastjam.com

Lobster Festival

When: Everyday between Sept 11 - 17, 2017 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Where: Schooners Last Local Beach Club 5121 Gulf Dr. Panama City Beach, FL
Lobster prepared every mouth-watering way at the largest Lobster festival.

October - 2017

Panama City Friday Fest

When: Every Friday between Oct 1 - 28, 2017 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: Harrison Avenue
First Friday of the Month, a street festival with show cars, vendors, and live bands filling up four blocks of Harrison Avenue.

17th Annual Thunder Beach Autumn Rally

When: Everyday between Oct 25 - 29, 2017
Where: Panama City Beach
Bikers from around the country can enjoy scenic rides along the Emerald Coast, live entertainment and local cuisine.
More Info: beachguide.com/blog/northwest-florida/thunder-beach-motorcycle-rally

November - 2017

Panama City Friday Fest

When: Every Friday between Nov 1 - 3, 2017 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: Harrison Avenue
First Friday of the Month, a street festival with show cars, vendors, and live bands filling up four blocks of Harrison Avenue.

Emerald Coast CruiZin'

When: Everyday between Nov 8 - 11, 2017

December - 2017

Panama City Beach Marathon

When: Dec 2, 2017
Where: Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville 16230 Front Beach Rd Panama City Beach, FL 32413
This marathon, half-marathon, 5K or Kid’s Fun Run will be running alongside the beautiful beaches. A qualifying event for the Boston Marathon.
boy surfing the waves in Panama City Beach Florida

Panama City Beach Weather

A subtropical climate with over 300 days of sunshine a year makes a getaway to Panama City Beach a year-round event.

Aerial of Shell Island in Panama City Beach Florida

Things To Do in PCB

From excursions to Shell Island to dolphin shows to deep sea fishing and more, there is always plenty to do in Panama City Beach, besides relaxing and enjoying the world-famous white sand beaches.

Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally in Panama City Beach FL

Biannual Thunder Beach Rally

The Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally rolls in Panama City Beach, FL, every spring and fall. Accommodations fill up fast during this huge event.