Panama City Beach July 4th Celebration Locations

July 4th is this Wednesday and in celebration of our country’s independence, there are a variety of fireworks displays to enjoy along the beaches of Panama City Beach.  Every year we’ve watched our local celebration grow as Pier Park has opened and more and more people flock to our beaches to commemorate the independence of our country.  And beginning last year, the Panama City Beach Convention and Visitor’s Bureau responded to the public’s request and sponsored fireworks displays at three different areas along our beaches: Russell Fields Pier (at Pier Park), M.B. Miller Pier (County Pier) and Grand Lagoon.

Fireworks Display Locations and Event Schedule

This year, the fireworks display will be at three different locations, simultaneously.

Along with the fireworks display, there is always a huge celebration at Pier Park.


9:00 a.m. Veterans Celebration at the Veteran’s Memorial Park (adjacent to Aaron Bessant Park) Chairs will be provided for Vets and Families for the Morning Service.

7:30 p.m. POPS Performance in Aaron Bessant Park  — Bring your chairs, blankets and all the children.

9:00 p.m. Three Fireworks Shows all along the Gulf.  — City Pier, County Pier and Grand Lagoon.

History of Independence Day

Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the national day of the United States.

More information in Independence Day.

Weekly Fishing Report by Sunjammers

We used to have this featured from time to time and have had numerous requests to have it back.  So, here we go!

This week’s fishing report, brought to us by Sunjammers, reports that Panama City Beach fishing is great inshore.  West Bay is very productive with redfish being sight-fished on the flats and very good sized trout being caught. Pier fishing is extremely slow but should pick up rapidly with the rising water temperatures.

As usual, visit the Sunjammers Facebook page for daily fishing forecast and up to the minute reports.

Pier Park Pier – Bait, Tackle Shop and Cafe Coming this Summer

Last summer our white sand beaches were blessed with a new pier.  The Russell Fields Pier was returned to us after a few years of damaged use.  The pier was open just in time for the Fourth of July celebrations, but it wasn’t done.  There was still something missing.

The arrival experience was still broken.  We had a beautiful pier, but in order to get to it, we had to walk around a chain link fence and crushed rock paths.  Well folks, that was all temporary AND necessary for us to enjoy the finished product that will open at the beginning of summer this year.

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Beach Chamber’s Green Leadership Committee To Hold Beach Clean-Up Day

The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce “Green Committee” is organizing a Beach Clean-Up event on Wednesday, August 12th at 6:00 pm at the Russell Fields City Pier area of Panama City Beach. Your participation in the event – or support with getting the word out – is greatly appreciated. “Please help keep our beaches beautiful!” pleads Green Leadership Chairperson Pam George, Marketing Director of Gulf World Marine Park. “By picking up a piece of trash every day you really CAN make a difference.”

Please consider joining in the effort along with your co-workers, family, friends and children:

When: Wednesday, August 12th, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Russell Fields Pier area of Panama City Beach
*Parking will be available behind Ron Jon’s Surf Shop.

Trash Bags will be provided. For more information call the Beach Chamber at (850) 235-1159.

Panama City Beach LIVE – What's happing now


Following this post, I’ll be updating with short quick blog posts of what is happening as I happen across it TODAY.  For all intents and purposes, call it a write-a-thon.  This is actually a model the staff here is experimenting with for an event that we’re planning in the next month or two for SeePCB.  If it works, maybe it will be a regular thing.

The idea is to have an experience, then write about it, posting it as soon after the event as possible.  With the goal being to give you information as it happens, right now, we’re not sure if it will end up being too much work to be feasible (i.e. the process may take too long).  But, I’m going to try it.  That’s right, I started a sentence with a But – sorry english teachers.  But that’s hip now!

So, keep your follow on, and be sure to keep an eye out for posts from Jason Koertge – LIVE