Don’t worry, be hoppy with these fun events this March in Panama City Beach and beyond.


Sealights Festival  
Seascape Resort | Miramar Beach 
March 1-31, 2024 (Thurs-Sun), 5:00-10:00 p.m.  
The Sealight Festival is making its Florida debut following three consecutive years of sell-out runs in New York City, Atlanta, and Washington DC where it welcomed more than 500,000 guests. This unique outdoor luminescent night walk brings the culture and craftsmanship of traditional Chinese lantern festivals to the Emerald Coast. Visitors of all ages will love exploring the luminous landscape inspired by Chinese mythology, astrology and folklore. Tickets cost $25.99 (adults 13-64); $17.99 (children 4-12); $20.99 (family bundle, military and over 64) and available for purchase HERE. Parking on-site is $6. 
Flluxe Arts Festival  
Center for the Arts | Panama City 
March 1-2, 2024, 12:00-5:00 p.m.  
This festival combines music, street chalk installations, artisanal vendors, local food and more. Join in the celebration of the arts and watch as the streets come alive! This event is family-friendly and free to the public. For the full schedule visit the official website HERE
Emerald Coast Boat & Lifestyle Show 
Aaron Bessant Park | Panama City Beach
March 1-3, 2024, 10 a.m. to Sunset 
This land-based show will feature boat displays from all major manufacturers and the top dealers representing the latest in boats, high-tech engines, electronics and marine accessories. You’ll find boats ranging from entry level bow riders and center consoles all the way up to the next generation 42’ center consoles with quad outboards that have become so popular and everything in-between. But making it much more than a boat show, it features everything for the kind of active, outdoor beach living so popular along the Emerald Coast. From stand up paddleboards and fishing kayaks to outdoor kitchens, diving, active wear, electric street legal carts, beach cruising bicycles. More than $40 million of marine inventory will be on display at the best prices imaginable. Pre Purchase tickets start from $10 ($15 at the gate). Military appreciation day on Sunday where active and retired service members enter free with valid ID. Kids under 12 are free. 3 day passes are also available. Purchase your tickets or find out more HERE
Panama City Beach Scottish Festival 
Frank Brown Park | Panama City Beach
March 2, 2024, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Celtic Heritage Alliance presents the largest and longest running Scottish Festival in Northwest Florida honoring the culture of ancestors by bringing the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of Scotland to the Panhandle.  This year’s festival includes the award-winning band Celtica Nova and the American Celtic Folk Sound of Celtic Conundrum. There will be Highland dancers, axe throwing, kids’ games, Celtic-inspired food and merchandise, whisky tasting, and the ever-popular Highland Athletic competition. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children (6-15). Discounted tickets are available online until March 1. Military, first responders, teachers, senior citizens and medical professionals will receive special pricing. Parking is free. HERE
Americana Music at the Lodge 
Camp Helen State Park | Panama City Beach
March 2, 2024, 6:00 p.m.
Don’t miss the last concert of the Americana Music at the Lodge series at Camp Helen State Park with Wyatt Espalin. Doors open at 6 and music begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $15 and includes a general admission seat, complimentary food and beverages. Purchase tickets HERE. For more information call 850-223-5059 or email [email protected].
Symphony in the City 
City Hall | Panama City
March 7, 2024, 12:12 p.m. 
Enjoy symphonic music up close at this free concert series which takes place on the first Thursday of each month. Swing by during your lunch break and spend 30 minutes with Sergey and different Panama City Orchestra musicians each month. Sponsored and hosted by Panama City’s Quality of Life Department. 
Ranger Guided Nature Hike
Camp Helen State Park  | Panama City Beach
March 7, 2024, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Go beyond your park visit and join Park Ranger staff for a nature hike on Camp Helen’s user-friendly trail system. Learn about the park’s flora and fauna and the larger ecosystem of the Florida Panhandle. This hike is great for all experience levels and requires moderate endurance. Park Ranger guided hikes take place every first Thursday of each month. Free with paid park entry of $4 per vehicle. More information HERE.
Emerald Coast Cruizin’ Spring Car Show
Aaron Bessant Park | Panama City Beach 
March 7-9, 2024
Car enthusiasts of all ages are welcome to check out Aaron Bessant Park which will be transformed into a giant outdoor showroom for thousands of hot rods, classic cars, and speedsters for this three-day event! Check out dozens of rows of iconic vehicles while keeping your ears alert for cash and swag giveaways. Collectors and enthusiasts drive home a vintage vehicle if they prevail at the live auction There will be live music, food trucks, celebrity meet and greets, vendors and presentations. Visit the event website HERE for more information and tickets.
Gulf Coast Conservation Trailfest 15K and 50K
Conservation Park | Panama City Beach
March 16, 2024, 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This is a flat, fast, easy trail with a 15K or 50K option. The Park, established in cooperation with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, encompasses over 2,900 acres with 24+ miles of trails and over a mile of boardwalks that lead through cypress domes. Sign up HERE.  

Henry “Paints the Town Green” St Paddy’s 2-Day Bash
Harrison Ave | Panama City
March 16-17, 2024, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.  
Get ready for Harrison to be shut down, shenanigans of all kinds, delicious food, live music, vendors, plenty of green beer and more! Hosted by House of Henry, this two-day event is jam-packed with fun, laughter, and Irish cheer. Put on your lucky green attire and come party. VIP tickets are available from $90 which includes prime stage seating, a free event T-shirt, meal/drink tickets. For more information visit their website HERE. 
Dog Easter Egg Hunt
Dog Beach | Panama City Beach 
March 23, 2024, 10:00 a.m.

Fur friends can join in the fun at an egg hunt organized just for them. Join other pups at Dog Beach at Russell-Fields Pier as they hunt for treat or toy-filled Easter eggs. All dogs must be leashed and friendly to others in order to participate. Come dressed up and have a chance to win best dressed! 
PCB Heritage Club Cork Hunt 
Duplin Winery | Panama City Beach 
March 23, 2024, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Duplin Winery is bring a cork hunt adventure to the beach! Hang out on the patio, listen to live music, enjoy brunch and stand a chance to win wonderful prizes! Tickets are $40 and you must be a registered member of the Heritage Club to participate. For more information or to purchase tickets visit their website HERE
Easter Egg Hunt
A.L. Kinsaul Park | Lynn Haven
March 23, 2024, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Everyone is welcome to Lynn Haven’s annual easter egg hunt! The event will feature photos with the Easter bunny, food vendors, entertainment and other kid-friendly activities. More information HERE
Easter Egg Hunt
Frank Brown Park | Panama City Beach
March 30, 2024, 10:00 a.m. 
Bring the whole family out for a fun free Easter event. There will be fields dedicated to different age groups ranging from 0-10 years old. For more information visit the Panama City Beach Parks and Recreation’s Facebook page HERE.
Panama City Beach Easter Egg Hunt and Sail
4114 Jan Cooley Dr | Panama City
March 30, 2024, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
Looking for a fun and unique Easter egg hunt? Paradise Adventure is hosting a 3-hour event where you’ll sail to Shell Island where the Easter Bunny will hide hundreds of Easter eggs. Snorkeling gear will be provided for guests who want to explore underwater. For tickets or more information, visit their website HERE. 
Great 30A Easter Race
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park | South Walton
March 30, 2024, 7:00 a.m. 
Take part in the 2024 Great 30A Easter Race to support the Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. Runners will have three distinct courses to choose from: the Clean Feet 5K course, the Dirty Feet 10K course, and the Stinky Feet 10K course. Top three finishers from each age group will receive an award. All registered runners who cross the finish line will also receive a finisher’s award. Discounts are available for first responders and military as well as area/school running clubs. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is located on the west side of Scenic 30A in South Walton, offering a wide variety of natural resources including 3.2 miles of secluded white sand beaches with majestic dunes over 25 feet tall and three rare coastal dune lakes. Learn more and register HERE
Seaside Easter Celebration
Seaside Amphitheater | Seaside 
March 31, 2024, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Enjoy an Easter egg hunt and visit the Easter Bunny at Seaside where they are hosting their annual Easter Celebration with fun activities for guests of all ages. The event is free and open to all.


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