Five of the Biggest Festivals and Events to Attend Each Year in Panama City Beach


  • Spring Break

Spring Break is the largest student event of the year, as over 1.5 million students from across the U.S. travel to various destinations, the most popular being Panama City Beach, Florida. Known as the “Spring Break Capital of the World”, Panama City Beach has annual attendance numbers exceeding half a million students, making it the most attended Spring Break destination in the world. Check out the official website for Spring Break right here at

  • Thunder Beach Bike Rally

Thunder Beach is a biannual motorcycle rally in Panama City Beach, Florida that first began in 1999. Events each year occur the first weekends in May and October and spreads across seven venues in the Beach area.  Come see more than 200 Vendors and Exhibitors, Bike Parade, Poker Runs, Miss Thunder Beach Pageant, US Rider News Best Of-The-Beach Bike Show and plenty of chrome!

  • Spring Weekend

Spring Weekend has evolved from a weekend getaway with friends to an extreme entertainment opportunity, and it just keeps getting bigger and better and has quickly become the nation\’s largest collegiate music festival! This one weekend only event on the white sandy beaches of Panama City Beach includes the cutting edge production of an unparalleled music festival starring multiple headline DJs. This is a must-experience, one-of-a-kind event that is guaranteed to create those feel-good memories! Gather a group of friends and get ready for an incredible experience and the best weekend of the year.

  • Seabreeze Jazz Festival

The end of April each year belongs to The Seabreeze Jazz Festival in Panama City Beach. This five day event has grown to become one of the fastest growing Smooth Jazz Festivals in the nation, attracting eager Contemporary Jazz enthusiasts from not only the southeast, but all over the U.S.A, Canada, and Europe. What began in 1998 at Seaside as a weekend of music for a few hundred fans has grown to attract close to 25,000 thanks to its new home at Pier Park’s Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater.

  • Summer Concert Series

Bring your cooler, your chairs and your friends for an evening of music under the stars at the Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater at Pier Park. For two months during the summer (mid June to mid August), Thursday night is concert night. Come see a different band/performer each week and dance the night away. Concerts begin at 7PM.


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