Area Information and Upcoming Events
There is something for everyone here in Panama City Beach. Explore a multitude of attractions, world class shopping, fabulous local dining options, nearby golfing, watersports and beach activities. Check our events calendar for upcoming concerts, festivals and special events. See why Coral Reef is everyone’s favorite family vacation destination!
- Captain Anderson’s (Named among America’s top 50 Restaurants) Website
- Schooners Last Local Beach Club Website
- J. Michaels Dockside Bar and Grill Website
- Uncle Ernie’s in St. Andrew’s Bay Website
- Firefly Website
- Liza’s Kitchen Website
- Andy’s Flour Power Website
- Pineapple Willys Website
- Saltwater Grill Website
- Margaritaville in Pier Park Website
- Moe’s Barbeque Website
- Chicken Salad Chick in Pier Park Website
- The Back Porch Seafood in Pier Park Website
- Dee’s Hangout Website
- Diego’s Burrito Factory Website
- Captain’s Table in St. Andrew’s Bay Website
- Dolce Italiano Website
- Pier Park
- St. Andrews State Park
- Gulf World Marine Park
- Shipwreck Island Water Park
- Zoo World
- Race City
- XD Dark Ride Experience (In Pier Park)
- Dave & Buster’s
- Miniature Golf
- The Grand Movie Theatre and IMAX Website
- Helicopter tours
- Frank Brown Recreation Park
Watersports and Adventures
- Dolphin Encounters
- Boating excursions
- Pirate Cruises
- Jet skiing and Parasailing
- Chartered Fishing trips
- Shell Island
Golfing and Tennis
- Sheraton Bay Point Resort Golf and Tennis
- Hombre Golf Club
- Signal Hill Golf Club
- Holiday Golf Club (Offering a Championship course and Par 3 course)
Grand Lagoon Waterfront Farmers Market
- Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
- Capt. Anderson’s Marina
- 5550 North Lagoon Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
- Times: From: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
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.
Friday night will bring an evening full of Christmas cheer featuring the Panama City POPS Orchestra and the lighting of the 100-foot Christmas tree. The festivities will continue Saturday with long-running country music favorites Restless Heart as they perform their holiday themed Seasons of Harmony show.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2017
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017
|3:30PM – Campfires, S’mores & Santa’s Village||3:30PM – Campfires, S’mores & Santa’s Village|
|5:00PM – Holiday Entertainment:
Harmony Shores Chorus
|5:00PM – Holiday Entertainments:
|6:00PM – Panama City POPS Orchestra
Christmas Tree Lighting
|6:00PM – Restless Heart
Seasons of Harmony
NEW YEAR’S EVE BEACH BALL DROP
Say goodbye to 2017 and hello to 2018 with a great family-friendly celebration at the New Year’s Eve Beach Ball Drop in Panama City Beach on December 31. The streets of Pier Park are closed off to traffic as thousands of revelers enjoy free live music, entertainment, and good cheer.
For young revelers, there’s even an 8 p.m. countdown, with over 10,000 inflated beach balls dropped from nets stretched over the street, followed by fireworks.
On the way to midnight, bands perform for the gathering crowd, anticipating the countdown to 2017 when a huge, glowing beach ball is lowered to signal the start of the New Year, and another great fireworks display. Time Square has nothing on this Panama City Beach NYE party!
NEW YEAR’S EVE 2017 SCHEDULE
|5:30pm||LIVE MUSIC: Barry Fish Band|
|8:00pm||Kids’ Beach Ball Drop: 10,000 Beach Balls drop down from nets above Pier Park Drive
|Midnight||Beach Ball Drop from the brand new Celebration Tower
Winter visitors looking for great weather and a lot of FUN make their home in Panama City Beach when temperatures farther north make dreams of the beach dance in their heads! Sometimes called “snowbirds,” guests travel from all over to make their winter “nests” by the white sands of Panama City Beach, where social events, educational classes, arts & crafts, and parties keep everyone focused on fun in the sun. And don’t forget about the special deals and discounts!
Friendly staff at Visit Panama City Beach are here to help you find events, attractions and deals during your stay in Panama City Beach. There are so many things to do in Panama City Beach that you’ll forget all about the cold weather back home!
Here are just a few:
WINTER RESIDENT APPRECIATION DAYS
Visit Panama City Beach is celebrating Winter Guests this season. Winter residents are treated to complimentary coffee, donuts and giveaways. Come celebrate with us!
This season’s Winter Resident Appreciation Day will be:
- Thursday, January 18, 2018
- Thursday, February 8, 2018
- Thursday, February 22, 2018
Winter Resident Appreciation Days will be held at the Lyndell Center at the Panama City Beach Senior Center.
HOMECOMING DANCE AND SOCIAL
Reconnect with your Panama City Beach family at the annual Homecoming Dance and Social. Our Winter Residents love to dance and have fun, so we make sure they have plenty of opportunities!
This year’s Homecoming Dance and Social will be at Laketown Wharf on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 4-9pm.
WINTER RESIDENT SENIOR PROM
This annual event is one of the biggest winter resident events of the year, and you don’t want to miss it! This is the event during which the winter resident prom king and queen are announced.
This year’s Senior Prom will be at Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 from 4-9pm.
WINTER RESIDENT GRAND FINALE
The Winter Residence Grand Finale is a farewell/appreciation event to all of our Winter Residents for choosing Panama City Beach as your home away from home. This will wrap up all the Winter Resident activities with a bang and entertainment you will never forget.
The 2016 Panama City Beach Winter Resident Grand Finale will be at Sheraton Bay Point on Monday, February 26, 2018 from 4-9pm.
MYSTERY GOLF CHALLENGES
The Mystery Golf Challenges give our avid winter golfers another reason to hit the links (as if they needed one). It’s a chance to win prizes, chime in on what they’d like to do or see at local golf courses, and just enjoy the excitement of a little bit of mystery around the next dogleg!
There is plenty more to do in Panama City Beach this winter, be sure to check out our event calendar for all events.
PANAMA CITY BEACH MARDI GRAS AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
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.
Join us for all the FUN of Panama City Beach Mardi Gras and Music Festival on February 9-10, 2018.