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Jingle Bell Express

Destination Panama City 101 West Beach Drive, Panama City, FL, United States

All aboard the Jingle Bell Express! This magical holiday experience connects Downtown Panama City & St. Andrews for riders to enjoy all of the Christmas wonder to be found in the historic neighborhoods. The enchantment and glow of the season can be felt with twinkling light displays, horse drawn carriages, Christmas parades, local shops filled […]


37th Annual Boat Parade of Lights

Boat Parade of Lights: A Spectacular Holiday Tradition Returns The holiday season has officially set sail in Panama City, Florida and Destination Panama City is thrilled to announce the return of the much-anticipated Boat Parade of Lights! Teaming up with the St. Andrews Bay Yacht Club, Hotel Indigo, Harrison’s Restaurant, and the City of Panama […]

Free for spectators

Krewe of St. Andrews Mardi Gras

Historic St. Andrews Beck Ave, Panama City, FL, United States

The St. Andrews Mardi Gras, the official Mardi Gras parade and festival of Panama City, Florida. Celebrating their 26th Anniversary in 2023, it's the most popular and largest Mardi Gras celebration in Bay County. Come see over 14 Krewes and over 30 brightly colored floats. As festive music is played along the route, tens of thousands of beads and […]


Flluxe Arts Festival

Panama City Center for the Arts 19 E 4th Street, Panama City, Florida, United States

Flluxe Arts Festival combines music, street chalk installations, artisanal vendors, local food, and more. Join in the celebration of the arts and watch as the streets come alive!


St. Paddy’s Day Festival

House of Henry 461 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Florida

St. Paddy's Day Festival at the House of Henry Get ready for Harrison to be shut down, shenanigans of all kinds, live music, vendors, an outdoor kitchen, and more! This will be the biggest party Downtown Panama City has ever seen!


Star Wars Day – May the 4th Be With You

Panama City Center for the Arts 19 E 4th Street, Panama City, Florida, United States

Celebrate Star Wars Day, May the 4th, in Historic Downtown Panama City from 5-8 p.m at the Panama City Center for the Arts. • This is a family-friendly event• Storm Trooper Meet & Greet• Immersive Star Wars soundscape• Star Wars character scavenger hunt• Fun activities for kids• Charity Raffle for cool prizes• And a lot […]