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Events in Panama City, Florida

Blast on the Bay Songwriter's Festival - The coastal town of Port St. Joe Florida plays host to musicians and songwriters direct from the streets of Nashville. Come hear the songs as the writers intended! All shows will be free of charge, and everyone is encouraged to come out and enjoy.

Carillon Beach's Groovin' on the Green - Carillon Beach's "Groovin' on the Green," presented by the Carillon Beach Institute, is a free summer concert series that takes place every Monday from June til September that features musical stylings including bluegrass, Top 40's, Beach, Reggae, Country, Blues and Jazz.

Emerald Coast Cruizin - Panama City Beach shifts family fun into overdrive with the Emerald Coast Cruizin' classic auto show. Thousands of classic cars and hot rods glitter in the sun as proud owners show off their "labors of love" during this one-of-a-kind event. A "must" for auto-lovers and their families, Emerald Coast Cruizin' offers a full lineup of activities for participants and spectators alike.

Friday Fest - Downtown Panama City comes alive with music, food, and fun on the first Friday of the month, starting in March and running through November. This event has become a local Panama City tradition. Local shops and restaurants stay open late and the festivities run until 10 pm, providing a great opportunity to shop, eat and have a great time.

Haunted Trail and Pumpkin Patch - In October, the Science and Discovery Center hosts its annual Haunted Trail and Pumpkin Patch. This fun, family-oriented event gives every family member, regardless of age, a great way to celebrate the season, from the Pumpkin Patch and the Peek-A-Boo Trail for the youngest ones, to the Creepy Cabins and the Haunted Trail for the older ones.

Ironman Triathlon - If you're in the mood for something extreme, don't miss the most extreme event of all- the Iron Man Triathlon on Panama City Beach. Hundreds of the world's fittest people will be on the Beach to compete in this grueling endurance test. It starts with a nice 2.4 mile swim, is followed by an incredible 112 mile- 8 hour bike route, and finishes with a full 26.2 mile marathon- 7 full hours are allotted for this challenging run!

Panama City Beach Seafood, Wine and Music Festival - The premiere event of Panama City Beach is complete with expanded free wine tastings with wines from all over the world, Celebrity Chef Exhibitions from some of the area's top chefs, mouthwatering food from the area's best restaurants, over 75 retail, antique and art vendors, the Emerald Coast Cruizin' sneak peek car show, green amusements for the family and awesome entertainment from the best area entertainers plus national headliners each evening.

Peir Park Summer Concert Series - Pier Park holds its Summer Concert Series at Aaron Bessant Park. Every Thursday from 7-9pm families gather with their beach towels, lounge chairs, and coolers to chill out while enjoying the weekly line-up that features bands ranging in style from bluegrass to reggae.

Run for the Redfish - Run For the Redfish is a 1/2 marathon, 5k and kids 1 mile fun run benefiting the Coastal Conservation Associates of Northwest Florida. The run starts and ends in the beautiful Pier Park. Everyone's invited to come and enjoy the festivities. So bring your running shoes, it's going to be a blast!

Schooners' Annual Lobsterfest - Schooners hosts the Annual Lobster Festival & Tournament: the biggest 3-Day Lobster Festival in Florida. With huge Local Lobsters on the weigh-in scales, fresh lobster prepared every mouth-watering way you can imagine, and the Schooners Sand Sculpting Contest, it is a huge event that draws thousands of divers and lobster fans from all over the Southeast.

Taste of the Beach - Wine enthusiasts and aficionados, gourmets and gourmands, philanthropists and successful friends will combine talents and passions to create an unparalleled 4 day gala at the "Taste of the Beach” Wine. Dine. Donate. This 4-day extravaganza will be held in the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast, also referred to as the Beach.

Thunder Beach Autumn Rally - Come Enjoy 27 Miles of Sugar White Sand Along "The World's Most Beautiful Beaches!" If you ride this is one of the must-do events...if you don't, it's a great place to get you started! The fun is centered around 3 Biker Villages with free live entertainment by both National and Regional Acts, everything from rock 'n roll to the blues!