Upcoming Events in Panama City Beach: Mardi Gras, Food Trucks, Classic Cars and more!

  • 07 Jan 2020

Panama City Beach Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival

February 15-16, 2020

Head to Aaron Bessant Park on Valentine’s Day weekend for the annual Panama City Beach Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival! Enjoy a wide selection of food from wood-fired pizza and prime rib to sushi and barbeque, as you grab a cold beer from one of 20 participating craft breweries. Ticket options include 1-day and 2-day general admission, VIP Package and Beer Lovers Package. To book your tickets to the festival, visit here. The Food Truck Festival is a family and dog-friendly event!


PCB Mardi Gras & Music Festival

February 21-22, 2020

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The legendary Krewe of Dominique Youx’s Mardi Gras Parade has become one of Panama City Beach’s most beloved traditions. Visitors and locals alike gather at Pier Park on the weekend before Fat Tuesday for parades, live concerts, a kids costume contest, Mardi Gras 5K, fireworks and more! A Kids Fun Zone will also be set up near the Grand Theater.


February 21, 2020

6:00 PM- Kids Parade

6:30 PM – Kids Costume Contest

7:00 PM – Second Line Crawl Parade

7:30 PM- Dukes of Dixieland concert 

8:30 PM – Fireworks

February 22, 2020

8:00 AM – Mardi Gras 5K/Fun Run at Frank Brown Park

12:00 PM – Victor Wainwright & The Train concert

1:30 PM – Blood, Sweat & Tears concert

3:00 PM – Heat & the Zydeco Gents concert

4:15 PM – Krewe of Dominique Youx Mardi Gras Main Parade

5:45 PM – Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band concert

7:00 PM – Fireworks


Emerald Coast Cruizin’ Car Show

March 4-7, 2020

Emerald Coast Cruizin’ Car Show is a biannual event held in Aaron Bessant Park in Pier Park. Spend your days listening to live music, attending celebrity meet and greets, browsing vendors and viewing the impressive variety of classic cars. Schedule of events and tickets will be released soon, so keep checking back!



March 20-21, 2020

Mark your calendars for UNwineD, one of the city’s most unique events, on March 20th and 21st! Only 250 tickets are sold to Friday night’s kickoff party hosted by Southern Living.

The party will feature custom drinks, tastings by Kelsey Barnard Clark (“Top Chef” winner) and live music. The Grand Afternoon Tasting on Saturday features booths with wine, beer and other specialty drink tastings, as well as food cooked by the best chefs in the Northwest Florida region. You will also be able to shop at the boutique booths set up on Art and Vendor Row during the event. 

 6-time Grammy nominated Death Cab for Cutie and indie rock band Joywave will perform at the Saturday night at the amphitheatre in Aaron Bessant Park. Concert goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets, as seating is not provided on the grassy lawn.

Tickets are available for the Southern Living Preview Party on Friday night, Grand Afternoon Tasting on Saturday Afternoon and the concerts on Saturday evening here.