Panama City Beach Events
Home > Panama City Beach Vacation Rentals > Panama City Beach Area Events

Panama City Beach Area Events

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.

Shawdow Bar

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


Shawdow Bar

March - 2017

Grand Lagoon Waterfront Farmers Market

When: Everyday between Mar 1 - 31, 2017 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: 5551 Thomas Dr Panama City, FL 32408
It has a cool set up and there's lots of vendors but it's more random stuff than fruits and veggies. The Mexican vendors have great empanadas.

Final Friday Gather, Greet, Go, Bike Night

When: Mar 31, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Harley Davidson of Panama City Beach 14700 Panama City Beach Parkway Panama City Beach, FL
Live music by Tex and South Forty, with beer, food and the Harley Girls.

April - 2017

Grand Lagoon Waterfront Farmers Market

When: Everyday between April 1 - 30, 2017 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: 5551 Thomas Dr Panama City, FL 32408
It has a cool set up and there's lots of vendors but it's more random stuff than fruits and veggies. The Mexican vendors have great empanadas.

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.

Plein Air Tuesday

When: Every Tuesday between April 1 - 28, 2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Different locations.
Beginners to experienced learning from each other as we paint outdoors.
More Info: facebook.com/BeachArtGroup

Gulf Coast Ladies Motorcycle Rally

When: Everyday between April 1 - 2, 2017 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Harley Davidson of Panama City Beach 14700 Panama City Beach Parkway Panama City Beach, FL
More Info: pcbharley.com

Bay Heart Ball

When: April 1, 2017 6:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Where: Sheraton Bay Point Resort 4114 Jan Cooley Drive Panama City, FL
An elegant celebration of life, with proceeds benefiting the American Heart Association to fund the life saving mission of fighting heart disease and stroke.
More Info: bayartsevents.com/event/bay-heart-ball

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny & Easter Egg Hunt

When: April 1, 2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Dave & Buster's 15701 LC Hilton Drive Pier Park Panama City Beach, FL
More Info: dnb.ticketbud.com/breakfast

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

The Walking Dead Season 7 Finale Party

When: April 2, 2017 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: Dave & Buster's 15701 LC Hilton Drive Pier Park Panama City Beach, FL
Come dressed as your favorite character and enjoy the Finale. There will be prizes and lots of trivia during this fun evening.
More Info: dnb.ticketbud.com/walkers

4th Annual Coach Post 5k/10k

When: April 8, 2017 6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: St. Andrews State Park 4607 State Park Ln. Panama City Beach, FL
The annual Coach Post 5K/10K Fun Run - a family friendly road race which is fast and flat at St. Andrews State Park!

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

Easter Egg Hunt

When: April 15, 2017 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Frank Brown Park 16200 Panama City Beach Pkwy Panama City Beach, FL
Children 10 years and younger are invited to hunt among the 10,000 hidden eggs.
More Info: panamacitybeachparksandrecreation.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

Grand Lagoon Waterfront Farmers Market

When: Everyday between May 1 - 31, 2017 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: 5551 Thomas Dr Panama City, FL 32408
It has a cool set up and there's lots of vendors but it's more random stuff than fruits and veggies. The Mexican vendors have great empanadas.

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.

Plein Air Tuesday

When: Every Tuesday between May 1 - 28, 2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Different locations.
Beginners to experienced learning from each other as we paint outdoors.
More Info: facebook.com/BeachArtGroup

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

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.

Ironman 70.3 Gulf Coast

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

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.

June - 2017

Grand Lagoon Waterfront Farmers Market

When: Everyday between June 1 - 30, 2017 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: 5551 Thomas Dr Panama City, FL 32408
It has a cool set up and there's lots of vendors but it's more random stuff than fruits and veggies. The Mexican vendors have great empanadas.

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.

Plein Air Tuesday

When: Every Tuesday between June 1 - 17, 2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Different locations.
Beginners to experienced learning from each other as we paint outdoors.
More Info: facebook.com/BeachArtGroup

July - 2017

Grand Lagoon Waterfront Farmers Market

When: Everyday between July 1 - 31, 2017 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: 5551 Thomas Dr Panama City, FL 32408
It has a cool set up and there's lots of vendors but it's more random stuff than fruits and veggies. The Mexican vendors have great empanadas.

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

Grand Lagoon Waterfront Farmers Market

When: Everyday between Aug 1 - 31, 2017 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: 5551 Thomas Dr Panama City, FL 32408
It has a cool set up and there's lots of vendors but it's more random stuff than fruits and veggies. The Mexican vendors have great empanadas.

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

Grand Lagoon Waterfront Farmers Market

When: Everyday between Sept 1 - 30, 2017 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: 5551 Thomas Dr Panama City, FL 32408
It has a cool set up and there's lots of vendors but it's more random stuff than fruits and veggies. The Mexican vendors have great empanadas.

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

Grand Lagoon Waterfront Farmers Market

When: Everyday between Oct 1 - 31, 2017 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: 5551 Thomas Dr Panama City, FL 32408
It has a cool set up and there's lots of vendors but it's more random stuff than fruits and veggies. The Mexican vendors have great empanadas.

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

Grand Lagoon Waterfront Farmers Market

When: Everyday between Nov 1 - 30, 2017 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: 5551 Thomas Dr Panama City, FL 32408
It has a cool set up and there's lots of vendors but it's more random stuff than fruits and veggies. The Mexican vendors have great empanadas.

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

Grand Lagoon Waterfront Farmers Market

When: Everyday between Dec 1 - 30, 2017 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: 5551 Thomas Dr Panama City, FL 32408
It has a cool set up and there's lots of vendors but it's more random stuff than fruits and veggies. The Mexican vendors have great empanadas.

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.

Tips to Buying Travel Insurance

Buying Travel Insurance

What would happen to your beach vacation investment in the event of a tropical storm, an illness or some other unforeseen event?

Seabreeze Jazz Festival in Panama City Beach

Seabreeze Jazz Festival

The five-day festival, scheduled for April 19 - 23 at Pier Park Amphitheater, has been named one of the Top 10 Jazz Festivals in the United States by JazzIZ Magazine.

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.