Panama City Beach Real.Fun.Fourth All-American Festivities

It’s never too early to look ahead to exciting summer festivities on the Gulf Coast. In 2018, Panama City Beach hosts a red, white and blue extravaganza with a full week of Fourth of July events. With its 27 miles of award-winning beaches, emerald water and All-American atmosphere, Panama City Beach invites all ages to celebrate America’s independence on its sugar-white shores and enjoy events for the whole family. Read more about the Panama City Beach Real.Fun.Fourth week.

“The Fourth is a great time to make new memories on the beach with friends and family,” says Dan Rowe, Visit Panama City Beach President and CEO. “Have an action-packed week of fun activities, including the largest fireworks display on the Gulf Coast.”

Panama City Beach Real.Fun.Fourth: A Week of All-American Festivities city 2018

Offering five nights of fireworks, Panama City Beach presents visitors with spectacular views to experience its magical displays from a variety of different locations — ranging from resorts to waterfront restaurants. Below is a list of special events, contests and activities sure to keep guests entertained throughout the holiday week:

Light up the Bay Fireworks and Events: July 1

Visitors can head to Sheraton Bay Point Resort for a day of fun activities ranging from an aerialist show to a ukulele orchestra performance. Guests can compete in sandcastle competitions, dive in for a movie by the pool, or play a round of golf. To top it all off, a fireworks show will take place on July 1 with stunning views from the resort’s private beach.

Freedom Rocks! Fireworks: July 3

Stop by Grand Lagoon for a beautiful day of shopping, live music and dining at Freedom Rocks before grabbing a prime spot for the fireworks show. Firework lovers shouldn’t miss the display above the Grand Lagoon Bridge, best enjoyed with chairs and blankets on the grassy lawn at Treasure Island Marina. The show will begin at 9 p.m. A choreographed music simulcast will be available on the Kick’n 103.5 app and online at

Veterans Memorial Ceremony: July 4

The City of Panama Beach and Aaron Bessant Park will host a Veterans Memorial Ceremony on July 4 to honor those who have served in the armed forces. Families, friends and loved ones are invited to come together to salute our county’s heroes on the most patriotic day during a special ceremony.

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Star Spangled Spectacular: July 4

The City of Panama City Beach hosts the largest fireworks display on the Gulf Coast on July 4 at 9 p.m. The show features dueling fireworks from the City (Russell-Fields) and County (M.B. Miller) Piers. Guests are invited to set up their beach chairs and encouraged to arrive early to get the best views.  The synchronized simulcast will also be available on the Kick’n 103.5 app.

Summer Concert Series: Real.Fun.Fourth. Celebration: July 5

As a part of Panama City Beach’s Summer Concert Series, a free concert will be held on July 5 at Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater. Guests are invited to bring their lawn chairs and blankets, and enjoy country tunes from Tobacco Road followed by a fireworks display. Coolers, food and pets are welcome.

Beach Bash and Light Up the Gulf Fireworks Show: July 6

The 12th annual Beach Bash at Boardwalk Beach Resort ranks as a favorite for all ages. Throughout the holiday week, families can soak up the sunshine, savor delicious seafood, and jam to live music before Light Up the Gulf, Panama City Beach’s largest private fireworks show taking place on July 6. Fireworks are scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m.

About Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach is situated on 27 miles of white-sand beaches bordering clear, emerald-green waters where the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrews 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. Stay connected with Panama City Beach on Twitter (@Visit_PCB), Instagram (@Visit_PCB) and Facebook (@VisitPanamaCityBeach).

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