Panama City Beach Events & Attractions

A trip to Panama City Beach offers plenty of opportunities to have some serious fun. Of course, water plays a leading role in local activities, with snorkeling, swimming, boating, fishing, windsurfing, parasailing, and jet-skiing all popular pastimes. Splash around at the popular Ship Wreck Island Water Park. Cruising to Shell Island on a glass-bottom boat, riding an airboat through the back waters and marshlands for glimpses of gators, and diving around the Gulf’s many wrecks and reefs are all fun things to do in Panama City Beach. Away from the water, visitors can bike, camp, and hike in St. Andrews State Recreational Park, play a round of golf or two of miniature golf, race around some of the most creatively build go cart tracks, or just visit the zoo. Spend endless hours window shopping, go fishing from the pier, ride the new SkyWheel, watch IMAX movies at the Grand Movie Theater, play laser tag, loose yourself in the mirror maze, sing along with the dueling pianos, or eat at any of the 25 fine restaurants all located at Pier Park outdoors shopping mall.

Up Coming Events in Panama City Beach, FL.

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Bethlehem Christmas Village

When: 12/10/2020 - 12/12/2020 (Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm)

Where: Capt. Anderson's Marina - 5550 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City, FL 32408

A waterside recreation of an ancient village is under construction in the parking lot of Capt. Anderson’s Marina, where the 9th Annual Bethlehem Christmas Village will soon light up the evenings.

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Humane Society Holiday Barkazaar

When: 12/12/2020 (Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm)

Where: The Humane Society of Bay County - 1600 Bay Ave, Panama City, FL 32405

Celebrate the Holidays with The Humane Society at our Holiday Barkazaar. Holiday shopping, low cost pet services & more! We will have 10×10 vendor spots available for $10.

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The Hope Project – Hope Cowboy Christmas

When: 12/12/2020 (Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm)

Where: HOPE Riding Center - 10835 E Highway 20, Youngstown, FL 32466

Christmas fun, horses, toys & great food from Texas Roadhouse! All Veterans, First Responders and their families are invited to come out and enjoy! Please RSVP via Facebook.

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New Year’s Eve Beach Ball Drop

When: 12/31/2020

Where: Pier Park - 600 Pier Park Drive Panama City Beach, FL 32413

This event will be virtual this year. More info to come later.

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Mardi Gras Parade & Festival

When: Everyday between Feb 5 - 7, 2021

Where: Pier Park - 600 Pier Park Drive Panama City Beach, FL 32413

The St. Andrews Mardi Gras is the official Mardi Gras parade and festival of Panama City, Florida.

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PCB Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival

When: Everyday between Feb 13 - 14, 2021

Where: Aaron Bessant Park - 500 W Park Dr, Panama City, FL 32413

A weekend of Florida's most popular food trucks, craft beer, lawn games and plenty of music.

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MARCH - 2021


Emerald Coast Cruzin' Car Show

When: Everyday between Mar 10 - 13, 2021

Where: Aaron Bessant Park - 500 W Park Dr, Panama City, FL 32413

They're fast, they're furious, and they're getting revved up for you and your friends. Emerald Coast Cruizin' features a center stage to host live music and show awards.

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Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam

When: 3/26/21 - 3/28/2021

Where: 16200 Panama City Beach Pkwy Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Rescheduled from 2020–Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam will bring the best of today’s country music to the beach. Festival-goers will get a chance to see the biggest names in country music as they take to the stage on the beach, with previous artists including Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Kid Rock and Eric Church, just to name a few. As the sun begins to set, patrons can ride free shuttles to the headline stage at Frank Brown Park.

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APRIL - 2021


23rd Annual Spring Thunder Beach Rally

When: Everyday between April 28 - May 2, 2021

Where: Aaron Bessant Park - 500 W Park Dr, Panama City, FL 32413

Bikers from around the country can enjoy scenic rides along the Emerald Coast, live entertainment, and local cuisine.


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



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.



The Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally rolls in Panama City Beach, FL, every spring and fall. Accommodations fill up fast during this huge event. October 24 - 28, 2018 & May 1 - 5, 2019



Panama City Beach air fills with the smooth sounds of Jazz every evening. Book in advance accommodations fill up fast during this very popular event. April 24 - 28, 2019