Visit PCB publishes Panama City Beach’s 2022 schedule of events

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PANAMA CITY BEACH – A “busy calendar of award-winning events” is just around the corner for Panama City Beach.

With less than a month into the New Years Eve, Visit Panama City Beach has released its 2022 event lineup that features more than 20 attractions for residents and tourists alike.

“We are delighted with the events scheduling for 2022,” Lacee Rudd, spokesperson for Visit PCB wrote in an email. “Our events make Panama City Beach a year-round destination and we look forward to welcoming locals and visitors back to the destination.

“Due to COVID-19, many partners have had to make the difficult decision to postpone or cancel (over the past two years),” Rudd added. “Looking forward to 2022, many of these events are coming back bigger and better than ever.”

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According to information provided by the group, events planned for next year in Panama City Beach include:

1. Food Trucks of America Food Truck Festival February 5-6.

Food Trucks of America will host its 4th Annual Panama City Beach Food Truck Festival at Aaron Bessant Park. A total of 30 food trucks will serve everything from barbecue and pizza to prime rib, Korean cuisine and mac and cheese. For more information, visit www.visitpanamacitybeach.com/events/food-drink-festivals/food-truck-craft-beer-festival /.

2. PCB Mardi Gras and Music Festival from February 11 to 12.

Organized at Aaron Bessant Park in collaboration with the great Mardi Gras of the Krewe of Domonique Youx at the Beach Parade, this annual festival offers entertainment for the whole family. For more information, visit www.visitpanamacitybeach.com/mardi-gras/.

3. Panama City Beach Scottish Festival on March 5th.

The 29th annual Panama City Beach Scottish Festival will be held at Frank Brown Park. It will feature Scottish sporting competitions, Scottish and Irish musical performances, a British automobile club show, children’s activities and Scottish and Irish food and drink. For more information, visit www.pcbeachscotfestival.com.

4. Emerald Coast Cruzin ‘March 9-12 and November 9-12.

The biannual auto show takes place at Aaron Bessant Park and features thousands of hot rods and classic cars. Events include an exchange meeting, parade, cruises and a block party. For more information, visit www.emeraldcoastcruizin.com.

The Gulf Coast Jam ended its run at Frank Brown Park with six acts performed on Sunday, June 6, 2021.

The Gulf Coast Jam ended its run at Frank Brown Park with six acts performed on Sunday, June 6, 2021.

5. UNwine from March 18th to 19th.

This event will return to Aaron Bessant Park for the sixth year and will feature craft beers, spirits and wines from around the world, culinary creations from the region’s top chefs and a southern garden party presented by Southern Living. The event begins with the Friday night launch party and continues through Saturday with the great afternoon tasting, a live concert and a picnic in the park. For more information, visit www.visitpanamacitybeach.com/unwined.

6. Cajun Festival from April 18 to 24.

This Cajun beach party features daytime bands, Cajun music, and Cajun food. For more information, visit Schooners.com.

7. ParrotHead Rendesvous: 2022 Stories We Could Tell – Take two April 21-24.

At this event, guests can bring their own cooler, rent a tent pitch, and listen to Trop Rock music. There will be performances by single musicians and duets throughout this day, as well as nightly jam sessions on Friday and Saturday. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/PHRendezvous.

8. Seabreeze Jazz Festival from April 20 to 24.

The 23rd annual Seabreeze Jazz Festival will be held in Aaron Bessant Park and will feature internationally renowned artists, as well as local artists. For more information visit www.seabreezejazzfestival.com.

9. Thunder Beach Spring Motorcycle Rally, April 27 to May 1, October 19 to 23.

Thunder Beach Spring and Fall Free Motorcycle Rallies will feature 200 vendors and exhibitors, a bike parade, beauty pageants, poker races, live music, motorcycle stunt shows , tattoo contests and bicycle shows. The event will take place at multiple locations throughout the Panama City Beach area. For more information, visit www.thunderbeachproductions.com.

Custom motorcycles will cover the grounds of Frank Brown Park on Thursday.  Thousands of bikers head to Panama City Beach October 20-24 for the Thunder Beach Fall Rally.

Custom motorcycles will cover the grounds of Frank Brown Park on Thursday. Thousands of bikers head to Panama City Beach October 20-24 for the Thunder Beach Fall Rally.

10. Visit Panama City Beach 70.3 Gulf Coast on May 7th and visit Panama City Beach IRONMAN Florida on November 5th.

IRONMAN is a statement of excellence, passion and commitment which is a true test of mental and physical strength. Panama City Beach turned out to have some of the best combinations for this competition. For more information, visit http://www.ironman.com.

11. Grand Lagoon Taco’s & Tequila Fest on May 7th.

Enjoy creative tacos and tequila cocktails prepared by local bars and restaurants, all competing for the best taco and / or the best tequila cocktail at Hammerhead Fred’s. For more information, visit grandlagoon.com.

12. Florida Jeep Jam May 12-15.

Thousands of Jeep owners and enthusiasts will gather in Panama City Beach for the 7th annual Jeep Beach Jam at Frank Brown Park. This four-day event will feature concerts, scavenger hunts, off-road tours and bonfires. For more information visit www.floridajeepjam.com.

13. Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam June 3-5.

Held at Frank Brown Park, Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam will bring the best of today’s country music to the beach. Previous artists include Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Kid Rock, and Eric Church. For more information, visit www.visitpanamacitybeach.com/events.

14. Summer concert series every Tuesday from June to August.

Enjoy a free concert every Tuesday at the amphitheater in Aaron Bessant Park. For more information, visit PanamaCityBeach.com.

15. Real.Fun.Fourth July 2-4.

This all-American weekend allows friends and family to don their red, white and blue gear and gather on the sand to enjoy an electrifying fireworks display. Events organized at various locations in the city. For more information, visit www.visitpanamacitybeach.com/events.

16. PCB fishing rodeo from September 23 to October 9.

Hosted by Captain Anderson’s Marina, the event includes competitions in categories such as charter boats, pleasure boats, kayaks and paddleboards. The prizes are awarded by species ranging from king mackerel to red grouper, amberjack and many more. For more information, visit pcbeachfishingrodeo.com.

17. SandJam Music Festival from September 30th to October 2nd.

Music lovers of all ages are invited to create lasting memories at the SandJam Music Festival, presented by Pepsi. For more information and this year’s full lineup, visit www.visitpanamacitybeach.com/events.

18. Pirates of the High Seas Fest October 3-9.

Taking place in the Grand Lagoon and Pier Park, the festival features parades, a pirate invasion, a scavenger hunt and more. There will also be several online activities, including a virtual treasure hunt, downloadable thematic crafts, and a digital pirate costume contest. For more information, visit www.visitpanamacitybeach.com/piratesofthehighseas/.

19. Schooner lobster festival and tournament from October 10 to 14.

During this week-long celebration held at the Schooners Last Local Beach Club, attendees can expect live music, contests and lobster. For more information, visit www.schooners.com/events/lobsterfestival.htm.

20. Panama City Beach Oktoberfest October 14-16.

Authentic German beer and kids are the star of the show, while this year’s festivities will include host stein competitions, live music and plenty of activities for the kids. For more information, visit www.pcboktoberfest.com.

21. Grand Lagoon Bloody Mary & Music Festival from November 4th to 5th.

The 6th Annual Grand Lagoon Bloody Mary & Music Festival will be held at the Sheraton Panama City Beach Golf and Spa Resort. Several bars and restaurants will compete for the title of “Best Bloody Mary of the Grand Lagoon”. For more information, visit https://grandlagoon.com/events/bloody-mary-music-festival/.

22. Beach Home for vacations from November 25 to 26.

Family, locals and visitors can spend Thanksgiving weekend with free holiday concerts at the Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater, free seasonal themed events, a meet and greet with Santa Claus and a tree Christmas lights illuminated. For more information, visit www.visitpanamacitybeach.com/event.

23. Panama City Beach Marathon and 5K on December 4th

Organized by the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce, the 5km, 26.2 mile race brings many visitors to the destination year after year. For more information, visit www.halfmarathons.net.

24. New Years Eve Beach Ball on Dev. 31.

The 15th annual New Year’s Eve celebration will feature live music, entertainment, two beach ball drops, fireworks and 10,000 inflatable beach balls falling from the sky through the streets of Pier Park. For more information, visit www.visitpanamacitybeach.com/events.

“I’m really excited to see all of these happenings,” said PCB City Councilor Geoff McConnell. “We seem to have booked most of our weekends throughout our great season, so we are looking forward to having lots of visitors here and helping to generate some income.”

This article originally appeared on The News Herald: Visit Panama City Beach Unveils 24 Events for 2022


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