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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: TBD
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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October - 2017

Grand Lagoon Waterfront Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday,Sunday between Oct 1 - 31, 2017 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: 5551 Thomas Drive Panama City, FL 32408
Named one of the “Top 10 Things To Do at PCB” by The New York Times, Grand Lagoon Waterfront Farmers Market is open every weekend year-round. The market, located at Captain Anderson’s on Thomas Drive, offers seasonal produce, baked goods, arts and crafts, live music, and fun family activities. Pets are welcome, too!

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.

Bloody Mary & Music Festival

When: Oct 21, 2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Schooners Last Local Beach Club 5121 Gulf Drive Panama City Beach, FL
Sample and vote for the best BLOODY MARY from over 25 vendors! Full bar and food also available!

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

Brew N' Boo Halloween Beer Festival

When: Oct 29, 2017 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Pier Park 600 Pier Park Drive Panama City Beach, FL 32413
Sample dozens of beers from local and national breweries while enjoying live music.

November - 2017

Grand Lagoon Waterfront Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday,Sunday between Nov 1 - 30, 2017 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: 5551 Thomas Drive Panama City, FL 32408
Named one of the “Top 10 Things To Do at PCB” by The New York Times, Grand Lagoon Waterfront Farmers Market is open every weekend year-round. The market, located at Captain Anderson’s on Thomas Drive, offers seasonal produce, baked goods, arts and crafts, live music, and fun family activities. Pets are welcome, too!

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.

Ironman Florida

When: Nov 4, 2017
IRONMAN Florida is a well known race, having been on the IRONMAN circuit for over 10 years. Utilizing the stunning beaches of Panama City Beach, Ford IRONMAN Florida offers a great opportunity for athletes to get "their feet wet" in IRONMAN events.
Phone: 303-444-4316

Emerald Coast Cruizin'

When: Everyday between Nov 8 - 11, 2017

Chili Vibrations

When: Everyday between Nov 17 - 18, 2017
Where: Spinnaker Beach Club and Paradise Grill 8795 Thomas Drive Panama City Beach, FL 32408
Fourth Annual Chili Vibrations World Music Festival and Chili Cookoff

Beach Home For The Holidays

When: Everyday between Nov 24 - 26, 2017
Where: Aaron Bessant Park
Aaron Bessant Park serves as the site of carol-themed concerts, s'mores, an appearance by Santa and activities for the kids. The main event is the annual Christmas tree lighting, illuminating the spirit of the season!

December - 2017

Grand Lagoon Waterfront Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday,Sunday between Dec 1 - 30, 2017 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: 5551 Thomas Drive Panama City, FL 32408
Named one of the “Top 10 Things To Do at PCB” by The New York Times, Grand Lagoon Waterfront Farmers Market is open every weekend year-round. The market, located at Captain Anderson’s on Thomas Drive, offers seasonal produce, baked goods, arts and crafts, live music, and fun family activities. Pets are welcome, too!

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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