The spring season provides another opportunity for families to come enjoy the beach, bringing a wave of events, entertainment and excitement for our visitors. In addition to our 27 miles of sugar white sand and emerald green water, our jam-packed events schedule is sure to please every member on your next vacation.
Combine the excitement of authentic Mardi Gras celebration with the spectacular views of our emerald green water and sugar white sand, and you're in for a real treat at the Panama City Beach Mardi Gras and Music Festival. In conjunction with the Krewe of Dominique Youx's great Mardi Gras at the Beach parade, the festival is always held the weekend before Fat Tuesday and features entertainment for the whole family.
If you are interested in spending your spring weekend tasting local cuisine and the area’s finest beer, wine and spirits, be sure to check out the third annual UNwineD Food and Wine Festival, Presented by “Southern Living” magazine, this award-winning event features culinary creations by the region’s leading chefs and live musical entertainment featuring Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile and national recording duo, JOHNNYSWIM.
One of our newest events starting last spring is Sand Jam. The second annual adult-alternative rock music festival will set their stages on the beautiful sands of Panama City Beach, providing the most beautiful backdrop for this spring's biggest music festival. Headlining performances include: Kings of Leon, Third Eye Blind and Young the Giant.
These newer events are joined by the classics that celebrated two decades of entertainment in Panama City Beach in 2018:
Seabreeze Jazz Festival
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 Motorcycle Rally, “The Most Biker Friendly FREE Rally in the United States! Bikers, vendors and exhibitors from around the country descend on Panama City Beach, Florida for Bike Week, to share stories, see great bands and live entertainment, find the hottest custom motorcycles and motorcycle accessories available, and to experience a scenic ride on The World's Most Beautiful Beaches!
Don’t forget to check out these other events that are always a favorite each year to both locals and visitors!