PCB Mardi Gras and Music Festival
February 5-7, 2021
The St. Andrews Mardi Gras, the official Mardi Gras parade and festival of Panama City, Florida. Celebrating our 23rd Anniversary in 2020, it's the most popular and largest Mardi Gras celebration in Bay County. Come see over 14 Krewes and over 30 brightly colored floats. As festive music is played along the route, tens of thousands of beads and doubloons will be tossed the crowd of over 50,000 people! It's the perfect excuse to visit Panama City, Florida. The 2-day parade and festival in historic St Andrews is filled with food, fun and music. VIP Tickets are available while supplies last.
Seabreeze Jazz Festival
April 21-25, 2021
Named a "Top 10 Jazz Festival in the USA" by JazzIZ Magazine and recently nominated as "Best Jazz Festival" at the Oasis Smooth Jazz Awards, the Seabreeze Jazz Festival in Panama City Beach combines the top national smooth jazz artists with a full weekend of fun, sun, great beaches, and good times - all on the west end of Panama City Beach. The event now attracts over 20,000 fans from the USA, Canada, and Europe for the ultimate performance-packed weekend of jazz.
Thunder Beach Spring Motorcycle Rally
April 28 - May 2, 2021
Each of Thunder Beach’s® Official Venues across Panama City Beach offers riders a different environment with unique amenities. Every Venue has a variety of vendors offering a wide array of products and services of interest to any motorcycle enthusiast. Each venue offers FREE PARKING and there is never a gate charge to access any of our venues – holding true to our moniker that
Thunder Beach® is “The Most Biker Friendly Rally in the U.S.”
Take a demo ride (when offered), outfit your bike or your wardrobe, have a great seafood dinner overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, or enjoy the live entertainment you’ll find at Thunder Beach® venues, as well as many sponsored restaurants and clubs.
At each venue you’ll find one or more Official Thunder® Beach Merchandise Stores offering a wide array of ladies’ and mens’ apparel to fit every taste. There is also an abundance of other items from drink koozies to pins and patches and much more. You can pick up an Official Rally Guide, which includes a map of the area pinpointing all of our Venues, Sponsors and local points of interest on Panama City Beach, Florida.
IRONMAN 70.3 Gulf Coast
May 15, 2021
Athletes looking for a flat and fast early season race that will ease you towards a PR can look no further than Visit Panama City Beach IRONMAN 70.3 Gulf Coast. You will be in awe of the "World's Most Beautiful Beaches" as you swim, bike and run your way through Panama City Beach. Bring your friends and family to this spectator-friendly course and make your trip into the perfect race-cation!
Gulf Coast Jam
June 4-6, 2021
It’s almost Labor Day weekend again, which means it’s time for country music on the coast. Join us for the seventh annual Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam at Frank Brown Park in Panama City Beach, Florida! From September 4-6, you can enjoy the most exciting acts in country and southern rock music today.
Situated on the Emerald Coast, Panama City Beach offers the ideal festival location. In the morning, live it up at the beach, enjoying sublimely soft sand, crystal clear waters and the best in outdoor recreation. Spend the afternoon jamming your heart out to the best country music. Dance away the cool nights with sounds as fresh as a sweet Gulf breeze.
Sandjam Music Festival
October 1-3, 2021
The third annual adult-alternative rock music festival will set their stages on the beautiful sugar white sands of Panama City Beach at the M.B. Miller County Pier, providing the most beautiful backdrop for this spring's biggest festival. Come for the music, stay for the beaches and make long lasting memories at SandJam presented by Pepsi.
Panama City Beach Octoberfest
It’s that time of year! It’s time for great beer and brats in Panama City Beach!
This October, at Aaron Bessant Park in Pier Park, PCB Oktoberfest is on for three days of German beer, food, music, as well as activities for kids and families.
The event will feature a massive 150'x50' tent decorated like the authentic Oktoberfest tent in Munich, Germany, as well as two outdoor beer gardens and a VIP section under the tent.
Get ready for great German food! Pair your beer with brats, either famous or smoked, meterwurst, or hot dogs (with or without sauerkraut).
Plus, nothing is better with your new and old favorite beer than giant pretzels with beer-infused cheese. Come out for good eats including other traditional Oktoberfest fare.
Schooners Lobster Festival and Tournament
October 18-24, 2021
Lobster lovers, behold the biggest lobster tournament and festival in the area! This week-long celebration will bring live music, contests and lots of Florida lobster! With huge Local Lobsters on the weigh-in scales, fresh lobster prepared every mouth-watering way you can imagine, and the 20th Annual Schooners Sand Sculpting Contest, it is a HUGE event that draws thousands of divers and lobster fans from all over the Southeast. Lobster Tournament divers will be competing in a variety of categories including Spiny Lobster, Shovelnose Lobster and Big 6.
November 6, 2021
Race day in Panama City Beach is like no other you’ve experienced before. Surrounded by the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, IRONMAN Florida is the perfect fusion of speed, history, and leisure. Make it your vacation destination as you and your family dip your toes in the sand at some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Make it your personal best on this iconic flat, fast course. Make it your race-cation. Make it your first IRONMAN. Make it yours.
Emerald Coast Cruizin' Car Show
They're fast, they're furious, and they're getting revved up for you and your friends. Make your way to Aaron Bessant Park and our classic car show in Panama City Beach, FL, to see some awesome hot rods. Aaron Bessant Park is located at 500 West Park Drive. We are just across from Frank Brown Park in Pier Park, just one block away from the beach! This event is positioned on 17 acres of luscious green grass, with sidewalks, shade trees, park benches, and clean air-conditioned restrooms. Emerald Coast Cruizin' features a center stage to host live music and show awards. Ladies, Pier Park offers over 125 stores for fabulous shopping right next door! You will not want to miss this event! Make plans now for Emerald Coast Cruizin'!
Beach Home for the Holidays
Create new holiday traditions this year in Panama City Beach! Thanksgiving Thursday may be the time for turkey, but that weekend, Santa Claus is coming to town! Beach Home for the Holidays waves goodbye to fall and sets the stage for the most magical month of the year. Aaron Bessant Park serves as the site of carol-themed concerts, S'mores, an appearance by Santa and activities for the kids.
Pier Park New Years Eve Beach Ball Drop and Fireworks Show
December 31, 2021
Visitors are invited to ring in the New Year in Panama City Beach with the first “Visit Panama City Beach New Year’s Eve Fireworks” celebration on December 31, 2020.
This breathtaking fireworks display will feature not one, but three different fireworks shows and can be viewed in-person on the destination’s 27 miles of award-winning beaches. The fireworks will begin simultaneously at midnight. and will be set off from Schooner’s, the Russell-Fields City Pier, and the M.B. Miller County Pier.