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Salute to Freedom: Celebrate 4th of July in Panama City, Florida


Celebrate 4th of July in Panama City, Florida!

Destination Panama City is celebrating Independence Day with the Salute to Freedom 4th of July Festival in Downtown Panama City! An event you don’t want to miss, this festival is perfect for families, friends, and anyone looking to enjoy a fun-filled day.

Live music will have you dancing, delicious food trucks will satisfy your cravings, and there’ll be enough kid-friendly activities to keep the little firecrackers entertained all night long. And when the sun set, make sure to stay and see the spectacular fireworks over the bay.

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VIP Experience

The event is FREE to the public, but if you want to enjoy a private experience (and an air-conditioned one!), you can upgrade with VIP tickets. Enjoy the a complimentary catered hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, a second-floor viewing deck for the best seats to watch the live music and fireworks, plus air-conditioned comfort and private restrooms!

Want the best seat in the house? There are a limited number of VIP tickets available, click below to get yours!

FREE Kids Activities – Face Painting, Touch Tanks, Sand Sculptures and More!

There’s an awesome lineup of FREE activities for the kids at Salute to Freedom! Here’s what you can look forward to:

  • Stilt Walkers twisting up colorful balloon creations – a guaranteed crowd-pleaser!
  • A 360° Photo Booth to capture the day’s memories with a fun, immersive photo experience.
  • Spin Art to create dazzling masterpieces!
  • Knot Tying demonstrations with the Boy Scouts!
  • A marine animal touch tank with Emerald Coast Forgotten Adventures!
  • Face painting fun!
  • Americana hand print painting crafts to take home!
  • Sandcastle building on the waterfront, plus photo ops with a patriotic sand sculpture!
  • Patriotic photo ops with Lady Liberty on stilts
  • Funk Salt Soul murals on display, plus the newest pillar murals at the Destination Panama City Visitors Center!
  • Show your love for Panama City with the iconic LovePC signs!

The Salute to Freedom kid-zone celebrating 4th of July in Panama City is a paradise for kids, ensuring that they have an unforgettable day filled with laughter, imagination, and endless fun.

Music, Food, and Fun with Unique Vendors and Delicious Cuisine

With over 30 vendors, and live music performances by Last Left, Sons of Saints and the Chandler Flint, 4th of July in Panama City is sure to go off with a bang! From shopping to activities, and everything in between, there will be enough to fill the whole day. here will be mouthwatering food options to satisfy every craving, from classic American favorites to international delights, as well as ice-cold treats to keep you refreshed, and more!

Fireworks Over the Bay

Watching the fireworks over the bay on 4th of July in Panama City is an unforgettable experience that fills the night sky with bursts of color and magic. Gather your friends and family and set up a cozy blanket along the bay to enjoy a Panama City Signature Sunset while you wait for the spectacle to begin. At precisely 9 pm, the sky comes alive with a symphony of dazzling fireworks that light up the darkness and reflect on the calm waters below. For those seeking an elevated experience, VIP tickets offer access to a private deck where the panoramic views of the bay and fireworks are simply breathtaking. Whether you choose to nestle on a blanket or luxuriate on the exclusive deck, watching the fireworks over the bay on 4th of July in Panama City is a true celebration of joy, community, and the beauty of a summer night.

Find More Events in Panama City

Stay connected and find all of the exciting events happening in Panama City, Florida! This vibrant city offers a diverse range of activities, from art and music festivals to the grandest parades in Bay County. Whether you’re an art enthusiast, a music lover, or simply enjoy immersing yourself in the local culture, there’s something for everyone. Every week, you can discover an array of events such as live music performances, comedy shows that will have you laughing out loud, trivia nights to test your knowledge, and even beer tastings for the craft beer aficionados. To keep up with the bustling event scene in Panama City, be sure to visit our events page. We update it daily to provide you with the most current information on all the exciting happenings in the city. So grab your calendar and head over to the events page to discover the vibrant and diverse events scene in Panama City, Florida!