Your Ultimate Guide to Summer Events in Panama City Beach!

The “Summer of Fun” is in full swing in Panama City Beach and this season-long, city-wide beach party is only getting started! There’s never been as much happening in Panama City Beach, so be sure to take advantage of all the exciting benefit concerts, street festivals, outdoor movies, fireworks and more!

Groovin’ on the Green Summer Concert Series – Every Monday thru September 5th 2010

Bring a blanket or lawn chair and kick back on the village green in beautiful Carillon Beach. This free concert series starts at 7pm and features a different genre of music each week. Guests are welcome to bring beverages and coolers. Call (850) 235 3454 for more details.

Pier Park Summer Concert Series – Every Thursday thru August 13th 2010

Grab your beach chairs, blankets and small coolers and head out to the Pier Park Amphitheater for another popular summer concert series. Concerts in the Park start at 7 pm and feature a weekly line-up of musical stylings that include jazz, reggae, country, bluegrass and rock and roll. This event is free, and open to both residents and visitors. Call (850) 233 5161 for more details.

Screen on the Green Outdoor Movie Night – Every Tuesday thru September 7th 2010

A weekly outdoor film series at Aaron Bessant Park showcasing family-friendly movies on a 23′ inflatable screen. Bring blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy the movie in an open-air setting under the stars.  Popcorn and soda will be available for purchase. Movies start just after dusk. Go to for more details.

Beachfest Block Party – July 17th 2010

Happening at Pier Park from 4pm, the Beachfest Block Party will offer festivities such as live music, children’s entertainer Cowboy Dan, face painting, balloon art, sand sculpture workshop in Pier Park’s new giant sandbox, and a doggie swimsuit contest on the doggie beach across the street from Pier Park. The night will end with a 10,000 beach ball drop and spectacular fireworks over the Gulf at 9pm! Call (850) 236 9974 for more details.

Afterburn Beach Party and Sunset Celebration – Every Sunday thru August 1st 2010

For those in the party mood Panama City Beach really is the place to be this summer! Head to Spinnaker Beach Club every Sunday from 2pm to sunset for an old-fashioned, family-friendly beach party. There will be a DJ playing reggae music and opportunities to try paddle boarding, jet-skiing, parasailing and skim boarding, plus lots of food and drink specials. The event wraps up with a beach blanket sunset celebration. Call (850) 234 7892 for more details.

Bon Temps Roulez Pirate Festival – July 23rd and 24th 2010

Panama City Beach will “Let the Good Times Roll” this summer, bringing a New Orleans flair to the world’s most beautiful beaches. There will be concerts, a festive pirate parade with fabulous floats, masked performers, colorful costumes, and a street party beginning at 9 p.m. on Saturday. Check back with for more details!

Festival of the Beach – July 25th 2010

Festival of the Beach is Spinnaker Beach Club’s Afterburn Beach Party and Sunset Celebration, but with live music from Bellamy Brothers, Tobacco Road, Boyd & Wood, American Honey, Phar Fletcher, Citizen Icon, Nothing Short of Pure and more. This event is to raise awareness and aid in coastal clean-up. Call (850) 234 7892 for more details.

Bellies for the Beach – July 31st and August 21st 2010

BY THE SEA RESORTS has teamed with local belly dancing troupe Gypsy Parvana for two benefit performances that will take place on BY THE SEA RESORTS gulf-front green. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and coolers, and enjoy a visual spectacle of sword dances, veil dances, fire dances and more. This unique event starts at 6:30pm and a $5 donation to the National Wildlife Federation’s Gulf Oil Spill Restoration Fund is encouraged but not required. Call (888) 627 0625 for more details.

Schooner’s Lobsterfest – September 16th thru 19th 2010

This year Schooner’s will host its 21st annual Lobster Festival and Tournament! There will be lobsters weighed in and prepared in every way imaginable (and available to sample!), plus the 12th annual Schooners sand sculpting contest, where visitors can marvel at the collection of breathtaking sculptures and sandcastles. This is a Panama City Beach favorite, and a must-not-miss event! Call (850) 235 3555 for more details.

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