Families have typically planned their beach vacations from Memorial Day to mid-August, taking advantage of the kids’ time off school. But times are a changing. In-the-know travelers are discovering what we at Resort Collection have kept secret for a long while: Fall is an awesome time to be Goin’ to the Beach! The hot scorching weather has blissfully cooled down. Our beaches are uncrowded and the turquoise water is still warm and crystal clear. Plus, there seems to be a special event just about every weekend!

The evenings are the coolest, especially with this year’s line-up of jammin’ concerts and festivals scheduled from Labor Day Weekend through October. Below are a few of this fall’s highlights so be sure and save the dates so you don’t miss one minute of the fun!

Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam, Aug. 29-31, 2014 (Labor Day Weekend)

This year’s exciting headliners are: Carrie Underwood on 8/29; Dierks Bentley on 8/30 & Blake Shelton on 8/31. Daytime concerts are also held at various beach stage locations. For more information, visit

Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally, Oct. 1-5, 2014

Known as “The Most Biker Friendly FREE Rally in the U.S. Featuring scenic rides along the Emerald Coast, live music and local cuisine. For more information, visit

Pirates of the High Seas Festival, Oct. 10-11, 2014 (Columbus Day Weekend)

Parades and sword-swinging showdowns with a dueling fireworks display reenacting The Battle of the Seven Seas. More details at

Seafood and Music Festival, Oct. 17-19, 2014

The Panama City Beach Seafood and Music Festival celebrates seafood, fishing, culinary arts, music, entertainment, arts and culture. Headliners announced soon at

Take advantage of Resort Collection’s great shoulder season rates and take a fall break Panama City’s world-famous beaches. For resort rates and availability, visit