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With our laid-back vibe, friendly disposition and penchant for hospitality, we’re always in the mood for a good time! From Mardi Gras and Oktoberfest, to music festivals, sport fishing tournaments and sailing regattas, there is no shortage of events to participate in. Our philosophy is “the more the merrier”, so please come join us and celebrate like a local in our paradise on the bay.

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May 2020

Sock Burning & Blessing of the Fleet

May 27, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Historic St. Andrews Marina, 3151 W 10th St
Panama City, FL 32401 United States
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Sock Burning & Blessing of the Fleet is the day all locals look forward to! We say farewell to the chilly weather and burn our socks to symbolize the start of the warmer seasons and the blessing of safe travels for all the maritime vessels in the St. Andrews Bay.

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September 2020

OktoberFest at Downtown Panama City

September 25, 2020 - September 26, 2020
OktoberFest at Downtown Panama City, 413 Harrison Ave.
Panama City, FL 32401 United States
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Make plans to put on your lederhosen, grab a proper hat, and join us for Oktoberfest! This event is free to the public but there is a VIP package for sale. The event features authentic German food vendors, stein hoisting contests with prizes, kids pumpkin decorating, bavarian and domestic beer tents, live music, artisan and craft vendors, kids fun zone and more! Have fun and Prost!

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November 2020

Public Eye Soar 2020

November 6, 2020 - November 7, 2020
Public Eye Soar, 320 Luverne Ave
Panama City, FL 32401 United States
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For two nights each November, the unique street-scape of Historic Downtown Panama City comes alive with light, sound, art and fun. Experience the  Public Eye SOAR - featuring imagery from all corners of the globe.  Local and International projection art  •  Live performance  •  Interactive Activities • Short Films  •  Animation  • Photography  • Doodlers  • World's Largest Pinball Machine •   Sand Art Since 2014 we have featured the work of hundreds of artists from 40+ countries.  This event…

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February 2021

Krewe of St. Andrews Mardi Gras

February 5 - February 6
Historic St. Andrews, Beck Ave
Panama City, FL 32401 United States
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Laissez les bons temps rouler! Krewe of St. Andrews Mardi Gras offers two days of parades, music, festivals, and family fun! The perfect reason to visit Panama City.

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July 2021

July 4th – Salute to Freedom Parade & Festival

July 4 @ 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Salute to Freedom, 101 West Beach Drive
Panama City, FL 32401 United States
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Downtown Panama City comes together once again to celebrate the birth of our Great Nation on Sunday, July 4th! This free family-friendly event is open to the public and includes:   5:00pm - Kick off our Salute to Freedom Festival with a delightful downtown Panama City parade! The parade route starts at 8th Street heading south on Harrison Avenue, right (west) on 4th St., ending at Oak Ave. Vendors and food trucks will greet you along West Government Street with…

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August 2021

Play Music on the Porch Day

August 28
Historic St. Andrews, Beck Ave
Panama City, FL 32401 United States
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3rd annual St Andrews Play Music on the Porch Day! Times and sponsors TBA. Click ‘going’ to save the date, Saturday, August 28, 2021

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September 2021

Art Break Day

September 3 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Historic St. Andrews, Beck Ave
Panama City, FL 32401 United States
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Around the globe, on the first Friday of September, people everywhere ditch work, skip school, and abandon chores. It’s Art Break Day! Grab your favorite creative thing to do and come do it in St Andrews. 12-6pm.

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2021 Oktoberfest Craft Beer Tasting

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Destination Panama City, 101 West Beach Drive
Panama City, FL 32401 United States
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$40

Prost! Raise a glass to Destination Panama City's 1st Annual Oktoberfest Craft Beer Tasting, kicking off the 33rd Annual Panama City Oktoberfest weekend! Live music by Dion Jones & the Neon Tears will fill the air on the #LovePC lawn while guests peruse beer tasting, food, and vendor booths outside the brand new Destination Panama City Visitor's Center. Ticketholders will receive a commemorative Oktoberfest tasting glass and access to seasonal and craft beer tasting. Purchase your tickets through Eventbrite, here. All attendees over…

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Oktoberfest at Downtown Panama City

September 25
OktoberFest at Downtown Panama City, 413 Harrison Ave.
Panama City, FL 32401 United States
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Dust off your lederhosen and get ready for Historic Downtown Panama City’s 33rd Annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 25th, from 3-10PM between the 300 and 400 blocks of downtown Harrison Avenue.   This free event offers a day filled with fun for the whole family! Craft booths, face painting and inflatable rides will entertain the young and young at heart. Live music, seasonal and craft beer tents, and food booths with authentic German cuisine will line the streets alongside Historic…

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October 2021

Jazz by the Bay

October 1 - October 2
Oaks by the Bay, 2715 W 10th Street
Panama City, FL 32401 United States
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The Gulf Jazz Society’s 20th annual jazz festival will take place Friday, Oct 1stand Saturday, Oct 2nd 2021 at Oaks-by-the-Bay park in historic St. Andrews.  As always, this family-friendly music festival is free to the public.  Just remember to bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating.  This year’s festival features more top-rated jazz groups offering distinctive styles of jazz: Dixieland, straight ahead, big band, vocal, bebop, blues-infused, and Latin. More information will be provided as we approach the festival weekend.  Do…

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Downtown After Dark featuring JJ Grey and Mofro

October 16 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Destination Panama City, 101 West Beach Drive
Panama City, FL 32401 United States
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Destination Panama City is pleased to announce “Downtown After Dark,” an outdoor, family-friendly event featuring popular soul-rock musician JJ Grey and his band, Mofro, at 5:00 p.m. CST on Saturday, October 16 at the Destination Panama City Visitor’s Center on the #LovePC lawn. Local favorite Tyler James Arnold and The Voodoo Jelly will be the opening act. VIP tickets are available beginning July 9, 2021. Free General Admission tickets will also be available to the public on the same ticket portal.…

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