If you’re planning a trip to Florida this year with the kids, then one of our favourite places is Panama City Beach, where family-friendly activities run all year round and large, white sand beaches and calm waters are perfect for families with pre-school children.


13-14 FEBRUARY 2015

Panama City Beach Mardi Gras & Music Festival

This two-day Mardi Gras Festival is packed with live music, traditional float tours and tasty Cajun cuisine. 

More info: visitpanamacitybeach.com

 

22-16 APRIL 2015

Seabreeze Jazz Festival

The Seabreeze Jazz Festival combines the top national smooth jazz artists with a full weekend of fun in the sun and on great beaches, all on the west end of Panama City Beach.  The event now attracts over 20,000 fans from the USA, Canada, and Europe - a fabulous weekend of jazz for music-loving families and teenagers.  

More info: seabreezejazzfestival.com

 

SUMMER 2015

FREE Summer Concert Series at the Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater 

Every Thursday at 7pm, take the kids to a concert at the amphitheater and enjoy an evening of music - you can even take your coolers and your own food along.

 

4-6 SEPTEMBER 2015

Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam

During Labor Day weekend, the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam brings country music to the beach. As the sun begins to set, patrons can ride free shuttles to the headline stage at Frank Brown Park.  

More info: gulfcoastjam.com

 

14-20 SEPTEMBER 2015

Lobster Festival and Tournament

Schooners Last Local Beach Club hosts the largest lobster festival in Florida, giving divers a chance to compete and visitors the chance to eat amazing lobster dishes - the best time to get your children eating fish. The popular Sand Sculpting Contest takes place on the beach behind Schooners.

More info: schooners.com 

 

8-10 OCTOBER 2015

Pirates of the High Seas Festival

Columbus Day weekend sees Panama City Beach host the Pirates of the High Seas Fest. Taking place throughout Panama City Beach, the festival will include things like parades and sword-swinging showdowns, as well as an exciting fireworks display reenacting The Battle of the Seven Seas. 

More info: visitpanamacitybeach.com

 

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