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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.

July - 2015

Grand Lagoon Waterfront Market

When: Jan 31 - Sept 1, 2015 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Captain Anderson's Marina 5550 North Lagoon Drive Panama City Beach, Florida 32408
The market is open on Saturdays & Sundays from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Phone: 850-763-7359

Market Fest at Laketown Wharf Resort

When: June 1 - Sept 7, 2015 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Laketown Wharf 9902 S. Thomas Dr., Panama City Beach, FL 32408
Come see more than 40 vendors offering farm fresh produce, arts and crafts, jewelry, hot and cold food items, and activities for children. Recurring Mondays & Fridays

Kayak Fishing Seminars and Demos

When: June 13 - Sept 12, 2015
Where: Half Hitch 2206 Thomas Drive, Panama City, FL 32408
Recurring monthly on the 2nd Saturday Times: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm Admission: FREE
Phone: 850-797-9632

Plein Air Tuesday

When: June 16 - Aug 25, 2015 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Join us every Tuesday Morning at a different location. Beginners to experienced learning from each other as we paint outdoors.
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Cruis'in on Sunday Afternoon

When: June 21 - Aug 23, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: The Barn 10025 Hutchison Boulevard, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
Free event with live band! HotRods, classic cars, motorcycles, jeeps, or strollers. Ice cold beer and rocking' country band from Willy's Live for you and your friends to enjoy on Sunday afternoons.

Americana Cafe Sundays

When: June 21 - Aug 23, 2015 3:00 PM
Where: Roberts Hall 831 Florida Avenue, Lynn Haven, FL 32466
Americana Musicians perform weekly at the Legendary Roberts Hall in Lynn Haven, Florida. Concerts start at 4pm and are preceded by an open mic at 3pm. It features the best acoustic/lyric based music in this area.
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Movies & More at Camp Helen State Park

When: July 29, 2015 5:30 PM
A Park Ranger with start off the evening with an interpretative program followed by cooking hot dogs and s'mores around a camp fire and a movie in the recreation hall.
Phone: 850-233-5059

Summer Concert Series

When: July 30, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Aaron Bessant Park 600 Pier Park Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32413
July 30: The Springs - Country Bring lawn chairs Free event

September - 2015

Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam

When: Sept 4 - 6, 2015
Where: Frank Brown Park 16200 Panama City Beach Pkwy. Panama City Beach, FL 32413
Get ready to kick up some white sand in those cowboy boots at the 2015 Gulf Coast Jam concert in Panama City Beach. An impressive lineup awaits with some of country’s finest headliners all performing at various venues and beachfront stages near the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Chasin' the Sun Music Festival featuring Alan Jackson at Pier Park

When: Sept 25 - 26, 2015
Where: Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater 500 Pier Park Drive Panama City Beach, FL 32413
Chasin' The Sun Festival is returning to Panama City Beach Sept. 25-26, 2015 featuring country music legend Alan Jackson.

Chasin the Sun Music Festival

When: Sept 25 - 26, 2015
Where: Panama City Beach's Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater.
Alan Jackson, Country Music Superstar will be bringing his 25th Anniversary Keepin' it Country Tour

October - 2015

Pirates of the High Seas

When: Oct 8 - 10, 2015
Where: 600 Pier Park Drive Panama City, FL 32413
Columbus Day weekend the pirates are coming. Bring the whole family to experience all the fun, including a scavenger hunt, pirate invasions, a kids parade and main parade, live music, fireworks and so much more!

2015 Thunder Beach Autumn Rally

When: Oct 21 - 25, 2015
Where: 600 Pier Park Drive Panama City Beach, FL 32413
Thunder Beach has been famous for a lot of things, but the FREE Rally wide entertainment is one of the things we find attendees talking about the most. With eight Official Thunder Beach Venues spread out across the entire expanse of Panama City Beach, Florida and each one offering its own brand of unique activities ALL DAY LONG, You won't want to miss the US RIDER NEWS' Best of the Beach Bike Show, The Miss Thunder Beach Contests, Stunt Shows at Frank Brown Park and so much more all weekend long!

Headliners at the 2015 Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam

Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam

This annual show in Panama City Beach, Florida, attracts more than 15,000 fans. Headliners this year include Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, and Lady Antebellum.