When we go someplace for a holiday, or even just to get away from our current lives for a bit, we often want to join in with the festivities and become part of the larger community for a time. However, it can sometimes be tricky to navigate the multitude of calendars and websites dedicated to these kinds of events, and thus it can be difficult to determine just what you want to lose yourself in during your stay. For this reason, we have gone ahead and put together a list of the top winter Panama City beach events that can be found in Panama City Beach!
Panama City Beach Events by the Community
While we are going to talk about the big events put on by the city, let us start off discussing the smaller things going on which are hosted by the ambitious members of the community. For instance, you might like to head on over to the Angry Tuna Seafood Company and take part in their open mic night and let the audience see just what you can do, whether it be singing, playing guitar, reciting poetry, or being a mime. If you are feeling particularly hungry, head on over to Dat Cajun Place Café, where you’ll find a Low Country Boil taking place every two days. You’ll find shrimp cooked to perfection here, along with sweet and buttery corn alongside delicious potatoes. If you come on a Friday, make sure to head on inside and enjoy the live music often put on. If you’re looking for a fun way to explore the area, then go to Hook’d Pier Bar and take part in their daily epic beach scavenger hunt. If there are any car lovers amongst you, head on over to the Shrimp Boat Restaurant for their CAUSEway Car Show. Gaze in wonder at the classic cars and take part in the thrill of the silent auction and giveaways. Not only is it a fun time, but you can do so guilt free knowing that the profits go to The Optimists Club’s Childhood Cancer Program. If you find yourself the artistic type, you can always pick up a brush and head on over to the Sun Bear Gallery and Studio and take part in their daily Paint Parties.
Events by the City
Now that we have gotten a look at some of the smaller community events, we shall now look at the grand Panama City Beach things to do and events that all locals look forward to every year. For instance, there is the Beach Home for the Holidays on Thanksgiving Weekend at Aaron Bessant Park. Enjoy live music inspired by Christmas carolers, fireworks, gooey warm smores, and kids’ activities. However, make sure you don’t miss the headline act of Josh Turner performing many of his radio classics. Also make sure you check out the annual Bloody Mary and Music Festival at Sheraton Panama City Beach Golf and Spa Resort. Enjoy the flaring competition as each competitor tries their hand at making the best Bloody Marry on the beach. If you are eager for more cars, head on over to Aaron Bessant Park for the Emerald Cost Cruizin Car Show. Enjoy watching the array of stunning classic cars as their glossy coats glimmer in the winter sun. Revel in the live music and allow the suspense to rise as they name various award winners.
You can also embrace your sophisticated side for a night as you listen to the beautiful music of the Panama City Symphony Orchestra as they play a variety of different musical tunes. You’ll hear such works as the original composition entitled “The Beauty and the Beast” complete with narration. Continue to sway in time with the music as they switch to a mashup of different Broadway tunes before ending with the music of Billy Joel.
If you are looking for a unique and fun way to celebrate the new year, make sure you come to Panama Beach for their annual Beach Ball Drop on December 31st. You’ll find that Pier Park is shut down as the street fills with dancing bodies enjoying the celebration of a new year. You’ll find live music to dance to as the rhythms play upon your ears, fireworks at midnight to gaze at in wide eyed wonder as explosions rip through the night air, the thrill of exploring the dozens of venders as you examine all the wares on display. You can also enjoy fine food ranging from comfort foods to outdoor favorites, cool ice creams and drinks, and all in between at these Panama City Beach things to do.
As you can see, while the spring and summer might be an extremely exciting time to come and visit our shores, even in the winter there are plenty of events to attend to and enjoy as you embrace the chance to explore and take part in the community’s celebrations and pride. So, if you’d like to attend any of these, or are curious about what else might be going on, call Vacations Perfected at (844) 478-2972 or book your stay with us online today!