Panama City Beach Events

Plan your Panama City Beach vacation to enjoy one of the many events that are hosted in the area. From live music festivals, classic car shows, and even a motorcycle rally along the Emerald Coast, there is something for everyone to enjoy!  

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New Year's Eve Beach Ball Drop

Date: December 31, 2021

Enjoy fun activities for the whole family with the New Year's Eve Beach Ball Drop in Panama City Beach. This event takes place at Pier Park and includes family activities starting at 5:30 pm followed by a kids' countdown and 10,000 beach ball drop at 8:00 pm, just in time for bed! Adults can stay after and enjoy live music all night until the giant LED beach ball drops on the 80-foot celebration tower at midnight. 


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Panama City Beach Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival 

Dates:  February 5 - 6, 2022 

Bring your appetite to the PCB Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival to enjoy a variety of cuisine and craft beers! Bring along some beach chairs or a blanket to set up a picnic to sit and relax or enjoy outdoor games like corn hole and giant Jenga. Little ones will delight at a bouncy house and face painting and the whole family can dance the day away with music from a DJ.  


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Seabreeze Jazz Festival 

Dates: April 20-24, 2022

The Seabreeze Jazz Festival is a weekend of live performances, beach relaxation, and more! Attracting top national jazz musicians and over 20,000 fans, this festival has become a staple for jazz music and fans. Enjoy events like dinner cruises, midnight jams, and after parties!  


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Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally 

Dates: April 27 - May 1, 2022 , October 19 - 22, 2022

Held twice annually in Panama City Beach, the Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally invites motorcyclists from all over the country come to enjoy live music, local dining, and of course stunning rides along Florida’s Emerald Coast!  The Fall Rally dates are being still planned for October 2022.


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Florida Jeep Jam 

Dates: May 10 - 14, 2022 

The Florida Jeep Jam is a one-of-a-kind festival bringing together thousands of jeep drivers to explore the beautiful beaches of Panama City Beach! Attend events like an off-road excursion, live music, a scavenger hunt, and more during this festival! Don’t forget to take off the top of your jeep so that you can soak up the Florida sunshine!  


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Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam 

Dates: June 3rd-5th, 2022 

A country music festival held in Panama City Beach, the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam is a weekend of live music and festival activities! While 2021 was canceled, we are all looking forward to the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam in 2022. the lineup usually features over 20 artists and will be announced by the Event Coordinators.


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Sandjam Music Festival 

Dates: September 30 - October 2, 2022

The Sandjam Music Festival is an annual rock music festival held in Panama City Beach that allows festival goers to enjoy the beach during the day before enjoying live music at night! The 2022 festival lineup has not yet been announced but with prior artists like Young the Giant, Kings of Leon, and Third Eye Blind, you’re sure to find a band that will have you dancing the night away!  


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Emerald Coast Cruizin’ Car Show 

Dates: November 2022 Dates TBA 

Hosted in Aaron Bessant Park, the Emerald Coast Cruizin’ Car Show is a classic-style car show. With 17-acres of space for the vehicles along with live music stages, this event is one that invites the whole family to admire the cars and enjoy a day outdoors in the Sunshine State!  


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