4 Fun Annual Spring Events in Panama City

The weather is getting warmer and you’re eager to plan your next vacation. It is time to get out there and see what is happening in Panama City and Panama City Beach this spring.

Your visit to Florida’s scenic panhandle might be filled with several lovely afternoons on the beach. But the city is bustling with events of all kinds, from kid-friendly western-themed events to motorcycle rallies.

It is quite the place to be. Read below for some of the most exciting things to do when visiting Panama City this year.

Panama City is bustling with annual spring events of all kinds, from kid-friendly western-themed events to motorcycle rallies.

Seabreeze Jazz Festival – Every April

The Seabreeze Jazz Festival at Aaron Bessant Park is a perfect example of the wide variety of events you can participate in while visiting Panama City Beach this spring. Sure, you can see the motorcycles or jeeps, but for many, it’s all about the smooth jazz of some iconic greats.

The Seabreeze Jazz Festival had its 21st anniversary in 2019 and is sure to bring out some crowd-pleasing jazz elites to celebrate each year thereafter.

You can see headliners, like the Commodores and Kool and the Gang, perform their pop perfections. Other headliners include Brian Culbertson, Boney James, and Gerald Albright. A full list of lesser-known but highly talented jazz artists include Rachelle Ferrell, Spyro Gyra, Peter White, Richard Elliot, and Ragan Whiteside.

You can purchase admission for a single day for about $90. Admission for the entire four-day event is about $250 per person. The event usually begins around April 18th and ends April 22nd.

It will begin at 2 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. It is expected to end around 11 p.m. You can park for free at Pier Park.

The event takes place at the Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater at Pier Park Dr. Panama City Beach, Florida. This is a classic jazz event. They just don’t make them like this anymore.

Kid’s Fishing Rodeo – Every April

This free event takes the fun of the rodeo to the water. It’s quite simple. Bring your kids out to the park to experience some fun old-school fishing.

All equipment will be provided to participants. The goal of the event is to promote local fishing as a hobby as well as teach sound and safe fishing practices. Kids will be educated on how to unhook a fish, what sizes to look for, and other fishing tips.

This event is entirely free and open to ages 16 and under. Lunch is provided for all.

The event begins in late April, usually around the 28th of the month from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. It takes place at the Frank Brown Park, located at 16200 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City Beach, FL. You can contact (850)-233-5045 for more details.

Thunder Beach Spring Rally – Every May

The Thunder Beach Spring Rally is a roaring good time. It’s all about the growl of the motors and the fun of the noise. The event features an array of rip-roaring events, revolving around the Thunder Beach Bike Show. Participants bring the best motorbikes and motorcycles out for display, fully tuned and primed with accessories.

The event features a bike parade, a tattoo contest, and a contest for Miss Thunder Beach. The Thunder Beach Spring Rally is a blast and usually runs during the first week in May. The event is located at 550 Pier Park Dr. Panama City Beach, Florida.

Jeep Beach Jam – Every May

Jeep enthusiasts all over the country have migrated to Panama City Beach for the annual Jeep Beach Jam. Frankly, it’s an easy sell. The event showcases collector jeeps for display and brand new models fully accessorized for your viewing pleasure.

The Jeep Beach Crawl is the most popular event. But don’t forget the intercoastal races, various rock and mound obstacles courses, and more. Visitors can even find some free music in the park and a slew of vendors will offer some of the finest Jeep merchandise.

The event usually begins around the middle of May, near the 15th to May 20th. The event, like many in Panama City Beach, is located at Frank Brown Park (16200 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City Beach, FL).

Registration is about $50, and it gives you access to every part of the event, including the Poker Run, parking, scavenger hunt, the drive-in movie, the welcome dinner at Bonfire Luau’s, cash raffle, surf school, and more.

More Spring Events in Panama City Beach

If you’re looking for even more events in Panama City Beach, no matter the season, you can always visit the official beach website of Panama City Beach. And if you’re looking for a place to stay, Dunes of Panama is known for family vacations.

We have beachfront condo rentals with two bedrooms and with three bedrooms. Choose your dates and book online. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.