2019 Panama City Beach Events This Fall & Winter
Panama City Beach Oktoberfest October 4-6 Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater
Get ready for great German food! Pair your beer with brats, either famous or smoked, meterwurst, or hot dogs (with or without sauerkraut). The event will feature a massive 150’x50′ tent decorated like the authentic Oktoberfest tent in Munich, Germany, as well as two outdoor beer gardens and a VIP section under the tent.
Pirates of the High Seas Festival October 11-13 Pier Park and Grand Lagoon
Columbus Day weekend will bring waves of fun-filled adventures to Panama City Beach with the annual Pirates of the High Seas Fest. This year’s FREE festival is sure to take pirate fun to a whole new level. Get ready to enjoy live music, pirate parades, pirate costumes, an 8,000 beach ball drop from the sky, fireworks and more!
Lobster Festival & Tournament October 14-20 Schooners Last Local Beach Club
Lobster lovers behold the biggest lobster tournament and festival in the area! This week-long celebration will bring live music, contests and lots of Florida lobster. With huge Local Lobsters on the weigh-in scales, fresh lobster prepared every mouth-watering way you can imagine, and the 19th Annual Schooners Sand Sculpting Contest, it is a HUGE event that draws thousands of divers and lobster fans from all over the Southeast.
Thunder Beach® Autumn Motorcycle Rally October 23-27 Frank Brown Park, Harley-Davidson of PCB, CrossRoads, Sharky’s Beach Club, Hammerhead Fred’s
Each of Thunder Beach’s® Official Venues across Panama City Beach offers riders a different environment with unique amenities. Take a demo ride (when offered), outfit your bike or your wardrobe, have a great seafood dinner overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, or enjoy the live entertainment you’ll find at Thunder Beach® venues, as well as many sponsored restaurants and clubs. At each venue you’ll find one or more Official Thunder® Beach Merchandise Stores offering a wide array of ladies’ and men’s apparel to fit every taste.
Emerald Coast Cruizin’ Car Show
November 6-9 Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater
Aaron Bessant Park becomes a giant outdoor showroom for thousands of hot rods, classic cars and speedsters for this three-day event! While your family weaves through dozens of rows of iconic vehicles, keep your ears alert for cash and swag giveaways. Collectors and enthusiasts drive home a vintage vehicle if they prevail in the frantic bidding at a live auction. Visitors won’t want to miss out on the numerous live bands, meet and greets and presentation shows!
Beach Home for the Holidays Thanksgiving Weekend: November 29-30 Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater
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. This year the event is headlined by Scotty McCreery on Friday and the Panama City POPS Orchestra on Saturday. Fireworks will be the encore each night behind the 36-foot Christmas tree.
Panama City Beach Marathon December 7 Pier Park
Run through paradise alongside our award-winning beaches in the Marathon, Half-Marathon, 5K or Kid’s Fun Run. The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the Panama City Beach Marathon.
New Year’s Eve Beach Ball Drop December 31 Pier Park
Come to Panama City Beach on December 31st to enjoy not one but two great opportunities to welcome in the New Year. The streets of Pier Park are closed off to traffic as thousands of revelers enjoy free live music, entertainment, fireworks, and good cheer. On the way to midnight, bands perform for the gathering crowd, anticipating the countdown to 2020 when a huge, glowing beach ball is lowered to signal the start of the New Year, and another great fireworks display.