Panama City Beach’s world-famous sugar white sand stretches along the Gulf of Mexico for 27 miles, but is just one of the many reasons visitors flock to this sunny Florida vacation destination. With natural beauty and endless opportunities for recreation, accolades roll in like waves on the beach, with TripAdvisor most recently listing Panama City Beach as the top five beach on their list of the “Top 25 Beaches in the U.S.” Panama City Beach was especially noted as the being a great beach to visit any time of the year.

“We’re thrilled that our beaches continue to garner national attention and that the TripAdvisor community has once again placed us among the very top beaches in the world,” shares Visit Panama City Beach President and CEO Dan Rowe. “These user-generated reviews and ratings speak to the fact that Panama City Beach has truly become a year-round destination.”

With 100 public beach access points, two beachfront state parks, city parks, and county parks spanning the 27 miles of beaches, Panama City Beach offers something for every beach lover. Whether it’s exploring the barrier island known as Shell Island or spending the day at one of the popular state parks, what remains the same is the famous white sand sparkling in the sun.

Looking to combine a fun event with a beach vacation this March? Below is a list of some highlighted events coming to Panama City Beach in March:

Emerald Coast Boat & Lifestyle Show, March 3-5

This Aaron Bessant Park-based show will feature boat displays from all major manufacturers and top dealers representing the latest boats, high-tech engines, electronics and marine accessories as well as everything for the active, outdoor and beach lifestyle. Tickets are $10 for adults and admission is free for children 12 and under. Two-day passes are $15. For more information, visit

Panama City Scottish Festival & Northwest Florida Renaissance Faire, March 4

Panama City Scottish Festival and Northwest Florida Renaissance Faire have merged and will be held on March 4 at Frank Brown Park. There will be a celebration of Scottish and Celtic culture, followed by medieval-themed events and performers, for a full day of family fun. More information on the event may be found here:

Emerald Coast Cruizin’, March 8-11

Emerald Coast Cruizin’, the successful vintage and show-car expo held in the fall, has now added a new spring show. Thousands of classic cars, hot rods, custom cars, and trucks will make their way to beautiful Panama City Beach for this year’s spring event held at Aaron Bessant Park next to Pier Park. For more information, visit

UNwineD, March 24-25

A Southern garden party at Aaron Bessant Park & Amphitheater presented by Visit Panama City Beach and Garden & Gun magazine, UNwineD will feature fine wine, craft beer, and spirits from around the world, plus locally-sourced culinary creations. Garden & Gun Kickoff Party will feature a distinguished chef and talented mixologist on Friday, then Saturday a Grand Tasting event from 1-4:30 p.m. provides samples of craft beverages and local tastes before Grammy-nominated American folk-rock band The Avett Brothers perform from 5-7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. Tickets and info: