July 2023 Events on the Coast

Craig Duran


Red, White & Blue-tiful Days on the Coast

Join the celebrations and events happening this July in Panama City Beach!


Bay Point Billfish Open
Bay Point Marina | Panama City Beach
July 1, 2023
After a ten year hiatus, the Bay Point Billfish Open returns to the all-new Point South Marina at Bay Point this year! Like other popular tournaments, the Bay Point Billfish Open will include pelagic species such as blue marlin, tuna, wahoo, dolphinfish, as well as catch and release for all the Gulf of Mexico Billfish species. The event will include live music concerts, an in and out of the water boat show, food, drinks and sportfishing. Cash prizes will be given to the top three places with teams fishing in five categories: blue marlin, tuna, wahoo, dolphinfish and catch and release.
Light Up the Bay Fireworks
Papa Joe's Bayside | Panama City
July 2, 2023, 8:30-9:30 p.m.
Bring the whole family out for a night of fun and fireworks over the long weekend. There will be food trucks and live music. Fireworks starts at 8.30 p.m.
Freedom Rocks! Fireworks
Grand Lagoon | Panama City Beach
July 3, 2023, 8:45 p.m.
The Grand Lagoon coalition is hosting the Freedom Rocks! fireworks display so come out early to dine at one of the participating waterfront restaurants, grab a spot above the Grand Lagoon Bridge, or bring your chair to the grassy lawn at Treasure Island Marina to join in the celebrations.
Light Up the Gulf Fireworks Show
Boardwalk Beach Resort | Panama City Beach
July 3, 2023, 8:30 p.m.
The beach's largest private firework show happens after dark behind the Boardwalk Beach Resort with free live entertainment, contests and kids activities.
Star Spangled Spectacular
M.B. Miller County Pier | Panama City Beach
July 4, 2023, 9:00 p.m.
Panama City Beach celebrates the 4th of July with the largest fireworks display on the Gulf Coast as fireworks as fired from the Russells-Fields City Pier and the M.B. Miller County Pier on Independence Day.
Salute to Freedom
Destination Panama City Visitors Center| Panama City
July 24, 2023, 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Celebrate our nation's independence with a family-friendly fun-filled event in Panama City, with entertaining activities for all ages. There will be a full kids' zone with bubbles, inflatables, games and face-painting, plenty of food trucks and shopping vendors, and live music performances by Last Left, Sons of Saints, and the Disciples of Music. And of course, a breathtaking fireworks display. The festival is free with limited VIP tickets for prime seating with the best views and food/drink (click on the link for more information).
Panama City Beach Summer Concert Series
Aaron Bessant Park | Panama City Beach
Every Thursday from July 6, 2023, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
It's time to get outside. The Summer Concert Series has become a popular summertime tradition in Panama City Beach. Enjoy a free concert in the park every Thursday at the Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets and listen to some great music. Food and pets are welcome. July performers include The Coppertones (New Grass), Anthony Peebles (Alternative), The Will Thompson Band (Variety), and Natalie Brady (Country).


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