The exciting attractions and gorgeous beaches of Panama City Beach, Florida, are enough to cause spontaneous vacation bookings during the summer (and year-round). Celebrating July 4th at Pier Park and Grand Lagoon is just another superb excuse to pack your bags and head down to the Florida Panhandle. Live music and concerts during the day and a night of family-friendly fun ending with grand fireworks display over the Gulf of Mexico two nights in a row? Yes, please!  
Fourth of July Fireworks Display in Panama City Beach

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  GRAND LAGOON Start the festivities a day early at The Grand Lagoon Freedom Rocks on Sunday, July 3, with a waterfront dinner at Buster’s Beer & Bait, Capt. Anderson’s Restaurant, Dockside Seafood &  Oyster House (and more) scoping out the scenic Gulf view and enjoy the orange and pink hues of Panama City Beach’s summer sunset. Walk around the shops and have some patriotic fun at participating Grand Lagoon establishments, then end your night with a glorious fireworks show.   Want to experience the sparklers up close? Take a ride on an area charter boat, as they will offer special discounts and activities. Fun for everyone, expect a wonder of a show as you sail across the horizon to catch a glimpse of the friendly bottlenose dolphins that inhabit the area while catching the sunset, followed by the fireworks on the Greater Grand Lagoon area. Get your tickets to set sail for this fun-filled event when you visit  
Pier Park Fireworks Display for Independence Day

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  PIER PARK Join in on the fun and visit the outdoor shopping and entertainment at Pier Park to get into the red, white, and blue spirit as their Fourth of July festivities never fail to impress year after year. The shopping center will be transformed as the main avenue is filled with vendors of all sorts.   Enjoy the company of friends and family while shopping, jamming out to live music put on by bands such as Herd of Turtles and Stillhouse, cheer on the adorable pups of the Patriotic Pet Parade, and weigh in on the Golf Cart Decorating contest! With so much to do, the annual Independence Day event is overflowing with excitement. End the celebration with a bang as you make your way to Aaron Bessant Park for more music and a spectacular fireworks display. Visit Pier Park’s Facebook page for updates and more details.   Music, food, and festive entertainment? We like to choose all of the above for what we love about an incredible 4th of July celebration! There’s no better place to say “Happy Birthday” to the USA than Panama City Beach, so head down to one (or both) of these spectacular events this weekend. We’ll meet you there, ‘cause we’re Goin’ to the Beach!