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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: TBD
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: TBD
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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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.

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.

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Headliners at the 2017 Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam in Panama City Beach Florida

Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam

Headliners for the 2017 show, scheduled for Labor Day Weekend, September 1, 2, and 3, include Jason Aldean, Little Big Town, and Luke Bryan.

Kids Water Zone at Splash Resort in Panama City Beach Florida

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Kids Water Zone at SPLASH! in Panama City Beach. Other amenities at this family friendly resort include a “dive-in” movie theater, a game arcade with a mini bowling alley, a Lazy River, a poolside bar and grill, a fitness center, unlimited DVD rentals, and more. Outside the resort, restaurants, shops, and popular Pier Park are just a short drive away.