1) PIRATES OF THE HIGH SEAS FEST – 10/11-10/13
Columbus Day weekend, Oct. 11-13, enjoy a treasure trove of free, fun-filled pirate-themed adventures taking place throughout Grand Lagoon and in Pier Park. The festival includes parades, sword-fights, a huge pirate invasion, a treasure drop, scavenger hunts, and even a fireworks display. For more information, visit VisitPanamaCityBeach.com.
2) SCHOONERS LOBSTER FESTIVAL & TOURNAMENT – 10/14-10/20
Calling all lobster lovers! Oct. 14-20 will welcome the biggest lobster tournament and festival in the area. Attendees can expect live music, family-friendly contests and lots of delicious Florida Lobster prepared in a variety of ways. Taking place at Schooners Last Local Beach Club, this event is a must for seafood-foodies of all ages. Visit Schooners.com for more details!
3) BLOODY MARY & MUSIC FESTIVAL – 10/19
The 4th Annual Bloody Mary & Music Festival on Oct. 19, will feature an abundance of local businesses competing to determine who makes the best Bloody Mary in Panama City Beach. The winner will be crowned the “Big Tomato” and will be awarded the four-foot, tomato-topped trophy to keep until next year’s event. Event-goers get to sample all of the margaritas and lite bites. Visit GrandLagoon.com to learn more!
4) THUNDER BEACH AUTUMN RALLY – 10/24-10/27
Oct. 24-27, the Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally will be rolling in to Panama City Beach. Bike enthusiasts from around the country enjoy scenic rides along the Gulf coast, lots of live entertainment and festivities abound. Best part is, admission to the events are always free. For full details, visit ThunderBeachProductions.com.
5) IRONMAN FLORIDA- 11/2
The IRONMAN Florida edition will be hitting the waves and roads on Nov. 2, and serves as one of the most popular races on the IRONMAN circuit. The 2019 IRONMAN Florida will offer 40 qualifying slots to the 2020 Vega IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i. For race details, visit Ironman.com.
6) EMERALD COAST CRUIZIN’ – 11/6-11/9
The semi-annual car show will cruise into Aaron Bessant Park in Panama City Beach on Nov. 6-9, featuring thousands of vintage hot rods and classic cars. Festival events include swap meets, parades, a block party, car auction, giveaways, live music, special celebrity guest appearances, and more. For information, visit EmeraldCoastCruizin.com.
7) PIER PARK SEAFOOD FESTIVAL – 11/9
Come join us at Pier Park for our annual Seafood Fest! Guests can sample a variety of shrimp and oyster dishes from Pier Park restaurants while enjoying live music. The event takes place on Pier Park Drive. For more details visit Simon.com.
8) BEACH HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS – 11/29-11/30
After Thanksgiving, it’s time to start celebrating the most wonderful time of the year in Panama City Beach. A great holiday tradition for the entire family, visitors can kick off the Christmas season with free holiday concerts at Aaron Bessant Park, winter-themed events like hot chocolate and S’mores, meet-and-greets with Santa, a spectacular Christmas tree-lighting celebration and more merry fun! For info, head to VisitPanamaCityBeach.com.