New Year, New Events

  • 03 Jan 2019

PCB Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival

February 16-17, 2019

Foodies will love the 2nd Annual PCB Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival at Aaron Bessant Park! The family-friendly festival is a stop on the nationwide Food Trucks Festivals of America tour. The two-day festival has a variety of ticket packages including VIP tickets specifically for beer enthusiasts. Children under 12 and first responders receive free admission (first responders must show valid ID). General 2-day admission starts at $7 and 1-day admission is currently being sold online for only $5 (must be purchased before February 16th). Bring your lawn chairs and your dogs and come enjoy a wide selection of delicious treats!

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PCB Mardi Gras & Music Festival

March 1-2, 2019

Every year, Pier Park turns into a Mardi Gras celebration on the weekend prior to Fat Tuesday and 2019 is no exception! Live music, activities for the whole family and the Krewe of Dominique Youx’s Mardi Gras At The Beach parade! The full weekend schedule will be released soon, so keep checking back!


Emerald Coast Cruizin’ Car Show

March 6-9, 2019

If you are an owner of a classic car and are interested in participating, make sure to register your vehicle on Emerald Coast Cruizin’s website. Just a classic car appreciator? Admission tickets will be sold at the gate for $15 (children under 12 years old will receive free admission). After you check out the cars, stroll through the vendor market and listen to live music. During the 4-day show, Dennis Gage will be filming his TV series My Classic Car. John Schneider (Dukes of Hazzard) and Lee Vervoot (Walking Dead) will also be special guests of this year’s event.

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Panama City Beach Scottish Festival

March 9, 2019

The 27th PCB Scottish Festival at Frank Brown Park is filled with culture, entertainment and athletic tournaments! This year’s Master of Ceremonies will be Bob Valentine, a Scottish comedian. Clan Wallace (2019’s Honored Clan) will be joined by eight other Scottish clans for the festivities.

MacGilliossa, a high-energy band that fuses traditional rock and contemporary Celtic music, will be rocking the main stage. The BlarneyGirls, which is comprised of vocalist Liz Robbins, fiddlist Reva Paget and guitar/bass/ bouzouki player Michael Robbins, will also headline the event with their combination of traditional and original compositions.

Spend the day browsing the merchandise vendors such as The Celtic Exchange and McTavish The Haggis, eating a mix of sweet and savory treats from a wide variety of food vendors and watching the Scottish Games. The Open Stone Throw, The Scottish Heavy Hammer and The Sheaf Toss are just a sample of the events for this year’s festival.

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Emerald Coast Boat and Lifestyle Show

March 15-17, 2019

Enjoy the hands-on experience of browsing more than $30 million dollars worth of marine inventory at the Emerald Coast Boat and Lifestyle Show. In addition to boats, there will be a wide array of paddleboards, kayaks, automobiles, bicycles and more! Half Hitch Tackle will also be hosting “Get Out There” fishing seminars during all three days of the show, including Tarpon Fishing and Kayak Fishing.


Adults: $10

Children (12 and under): Free

Military: $8

3-Day Pass: $20


March 22-23, 2019

UNwineD begins with a Friday Night Kickoff Party, an exclusive event (only 300 tickets available) hosted by Southern Living Magazine. On Saturday, stroll through the booths to taste the world’s best craft beer, wine and spirits and try samplings from the top chefs in the South. The Florida Festivals and Events Association named UNwineD the Most Innovative Project of The Year in 2017.