Panama City Beach 80th Birthday Celebration

To celebrate 80 years of fun in the Florida sun, Panama City Beach will host an 80th birthday party commemorating Panama City Beach officially opening for business on May 2, 1936.  

Join us for the Celebration on Monday, May 2 from 10am - 3pm

The free event is open to the public at M.B. Miller Pier, so we invite you to come enjoy live music, beach games, a photo booth and a dance floor evoking memories of Panama City Beach’s famous “Hangout” beachside pavilion. Food and drinks will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a commemorative birthday cake cut and served at 1 p.m.

Panama City Beach Florida through the years

On May 2, 1936, Gideon Thomas saw the beauty of Panama City Beach and had the foresight to establish a community based on tourism, rather than agriculture. Eighty years later, tourism contributes $1.5 Billion in direct spending to Panama City Beach’s economy, and the destination is thriving thanks to its world-class beaches, fun-filled attractions and year-round events that welcome guests from near and far.

Panama City Beach's 80 Birthday Celebration is sponsored by:

Panama City Beach Florida Ameris Bank Panama City Beach Florida Century 21 Ryan Realty Logo Panama City Beach Florida Counts-Oakes Resort Properties Panama City Beach Florida Chamber of Commerce