Panama City Beach Gears Up for a Fun-Filled Fall

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            PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., June 19, 2017 –  Fall is festival time in Panama City Beach as the destination prepares to host an array of concerts and events for all ages. Kicking off in September, this beachside community has plenty of fun planned for the fall calendar, from the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam during Labor Day weekend to the annual Ironman Florida in November.

“Fall is always a favorite time of year for our visitors and locals in Panama City Beach,” says Visit Panama City Beach President and CEO Dan Rowe. “Thanks to cooler temperatures and yet plenty of sunshine as well as an incredible event lineup, there’s no better time for the family to visit.”

Below is an overview of the 2017 fall events to be held in Panama City Beach:

Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam, Sept. 1-3, 2017

What’s become one of the best county music concerts in America, Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam brings today’s biggest country music acts to the beach. Festival-goers will get a chance to see many of the popular names in country music as they take the stage at Frank Brown Park. Headliners include Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Little Big Town just to name a few. For more information, visit

9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, Sept. 9, 2017

Through firefighter and community participation, this annual tradition symbolically recreates the heroic journey of the FDNY firefighters who gave their lives on September 11, 2001. Each participant climbs the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center. This event benefits the FDNY CSU. For more information, visit

Lobster Festival and Tournament, Sept. 11-17, 2017

Schooners sets the stage for the largest lobster festival in Florida as the 28th Annual Lobster Festival & Tournament gives divers a chance to compete and attendees a chance to enjoy dozens of amazing lobster dishes. Tournament participants compete in a variety of categories including Spiny lobster, Shovelnose lobster and Big 6. Weigh-ins begin on Saturday and end Sunday with grand prizes and a Lobster Feast. The popular Sand Sculpting Contest is now in its 18th year, and takes place on the beach behind Schooners. For more information, visit

Pirate of the High Seas Festival, Oct. 6-8, 2017
Columbus Day weekend will bring a wave of fun-filled adventures to Panama City Beach with the Pirates of the High Seas Fest. Taking place throughout the coastal community, the festival will include an ensemble of parades and sword-swinging showdowns, culminating with a fireworks display and pirates reenacting the invasion. For more information, visit

Thunder Beach Autumn Rally, Oct. 25 – 29, 2017

The 17th Annual Thunder Beach Autumn Rally will bring together bikes, vendors and exhibitors from across the country for one of the state’s premier motorcycle rallies. The rally will offer miles of beautiful beachside riding along the Gulf of Mexico and a roster of great entertainment options. For more information, visit

Ironman Florida, Nov. 4, 2017

What began as a challenge between groups of Navy SEALS has become one of the most recognized endurance events in the world. The Ironman consists of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run, with the Florida edition of the challenge serving as one of the most popular races on the circuit. For more information, visit

Emerald Coast Cruizin’, Nov. 8-11, 2017

The annual event at Aaron Bessant Park is perfect for families and attracts thousands of classic cars, hot rods, custom cars and trucks. Live music will also be provided during the event. For more information, visit

Beach Home for the Holidays, Thanksgiving Weekend

For the third year, Panama City Beach is giving visitors an opportunity to establish a new, fun family tradition over Thanksgiving – Gathering for a beach vacation where everyone can enjoy relaxation and fun, from traditional dinner and shopping activities, to free concerts and holiday displays. To see the schedule and musical lineup when it’s announced:

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About Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach is situated on 27 miles of sugar-white sand beaches bordering clear, emerald-green waters where the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrew Bay converge.  With 320 days of sunshine annually and attractions such as St. Andrews State Park and Pier Park, the region has long been favored by travelers seeking an affordable beach vacation with year-round offerings for families, couples, groups and adventure-seekers.  These include championship golf courses, spas, sporting events, award-winning dining and diverse recreational activities. In addition, Panama City Beach’s Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport offers non-stop flights on Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines. For more information, call 850-233-5070 or visit the official website of the Panama City Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau at  Live HD video of the world-famous beach is now available at Stay connected with Panama City Beach on Twitter (@Visit_PCB) and Facebook (

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