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4th of July Festivities at the Panama City Marina

 

Watch fireworks burst over the bay on July 4th at Salute to Freedom in Historic Downtown Panama City. The Panama City Marina makes the perfect setting for a dramatic display of colorful fireworks, with reflections casting over St. Andrews Bay. Festivities begin at 2:00 PM with vendors lining the marina. There will be live music on the green, featuring Will Thompson, winner of the Pepsi Southern Original, put on by Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam, as well as downtown's favorite, Anthony Peebles. Fireworks begin promptly at 9:00 PM. We recommend bringing your lawn chairs, along with your family and friends, for the best experience!



One Harrison Food + Wine Festival

   

We're excited to announce our headlining artist! You probably saw her on The Voice in 2016, but now you can see Sophia Urista LIVE in Panama City at One Harrison Food + Wine Festival as our headliner on Saturday, November 3, 2018! Set on the marina in charming Downtown Panama City, the festival will take place over two days, on November 2-3, offering a variety of flavors and experiences unique to Panama City's community. Interact and dine with an array of local chefs, culinary personalities, artisans, wine enthusiasts, craft beer and cocktail experts. Click here to get your tickets today!

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Stay Cool on the Waters

 

 

Sizzling hot summer days call for one thing...water! Nestled along St. Andrews Bay, you'll find plenty of it in Panama City. Get set to beat the heat on your summer vacation with these fun activities on the water that the whole family can enjoy!

Shell Island Cruises & Dolphin Swims
Schedule a guided tour to explore Shell Island, an uninhabited barrier island stretching for 7 miles between the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrews Bay. You're likely to catch a pod of dolphins playing in the water, and can even jump in to join the fun! Once on the island, there's endless amounts of fun to be had! Shelling, snorkeling, fishing, and maybe even a sea turtle sighting! Relax and enjoy the sunshine on your adventure!y summer treats in Panama City, Florida.

 

Jet Skis & Pontoon Boats
If you prefer to take the trip with just the family, you can rent a boat or jet skis for unguided excursions or partially guided tours. You can also hire a guide to go on a private charter fishing trip. Don't worry, you'll still have the opportunity to search for dolphins, and you can even drop anchor to snorkel secluded areas of Shell Island!

 
 

Kayak Fishing
Panama City boasts meandering creeks and bayous throughout, enticing fishermen to ditch the boat and explore the area by kayak and try their hand at kayak-fishing. All levels of expertise are welcome when it comes to kayak-fishing. Newcomers can hire a guide to accompany them on their voyage, and more experienced paddlers can either bring their kayaks to one of the many launch sites or they can embark on a guided charter with Sunjammers. We've put together a list of 10 easy-to-find public launch sites - all you need is a map and a wind forecast to start your maiden kayaking trip in Panama City! Click here to read the full list.

 
   
   
   
    Visit the Destination Panama City Visitors Center at 1000 Beck Avenue for free local information.

 
 

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