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Salute to Freedom

July 4 @ 2:00 pm 10:00 pm

Destination Panama City is excited to announce the details for Salute to Freedom! Monday, July 4th will be an incredible day of music, patriotism and fun to celebrate the birth of our Great Nation!

This free (limited VIP tickets available for purchase) family-friendly event is open to the public and includes:

2:00pm – Our Salute to Freedom Festival kicks off with vendors, food trucks, a DJ, bounce house, water activities, and lawn games at the Destination Panama City Visitor’s Center Bayside Stage at 101 W. Beach Drive. There is something for everyone!

3:00pm – Flip Flop Republic takes the stage as you continue to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of freedom, with plenty to eat and plenty to peruse.

5:00pm – A delightful downtown Panama City parade will start at 8th Street heading south on Harrison Avenue, right (west) on 4th St., and ending at Oak Ave. The fun continues at the Destination Panama City Visitor’s Center Bayside Stage where Sons of Saints will be jammin’ with all your high energy favorites.

7:30pm – Headliner, Dozzi, a dynamic trio of Australian sisters, is unlike any other girl group on the country music scene. Having performed in Nashville at popular venues such as Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row and Blake Shelton’s Ole Red, the two-time People’s Choice Award winners are sure to light up the stage as we wait for fireworks to light up the sky.

9:30pm – Settle in on your picnic blanket or chairs on the Visitors Center #LovePC Lawn for the best view in town during our spectacular fireworks display sprawling across the beautiful St. Andrews Bay.

Where to Park:
Public Parking lots are located:
  • South of McKenzie Park
  • Rear of Martin theater
  • Plentiful Street Parking
  • Handicap Parking is available at first come first serve at each of these lots
What to Bring:
  • Chairs
  • Blankets
  • Sunscreen
  • ID – Anyone planning to consume alcohol must show identification and wear the official event wristband indicating 21 and over.
Not Ok:
  • Outside food or beverage
  • Coolers
  • Fireworks
  • Pets (It’s too hot and our furry friends don’t enjoy fireworks).


Vendor Area Application

Parade Application

Thank you to Rally by the Beach for sponsoring Salute to Freedom! We couldn’t have done it without the support of our community. 


July 4
2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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Salute to Freedom

101 West Beach Drive
Panama City, FL 32401 United States
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