Lots in store in the month of May that encourages everyone to get out to enjoy the sea, sand, surf and sky. 


Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally 
Various Venues | Panama City Beach 
May 1-5, 2024
Known as “The Most Biker Friendly FREE Rally in the United States” Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally is held twice yearly in Panama City Beach during the Spring and Fall. This full-throttle event will be packed with hundreds of national vendors, renowned bike shows, live music and entertainment, great food, and beautiful riding along the scenic Emerald Coast. Rally hotspots are spread across several venues. Visit the Thunder Beach official WEBSITE for the schedule, list of venues, and more information.
Symphony in the Park
City Hall | Panama City 
May 2, 2024 12:12
Enjoy this last melodious after at the Panama City City Hall before the curtain closes for the season of this free concert series. The Panama City Symphony Orchestra will take a well-deserved break before returning in the fall to serenade the public. Swing by during your lunch break and spend 30 minutes with them. Light snacks and refreshments provided. Sponsored and hosted by Panama City’s Quality of Life Department. 
Guided Nature Hike
Camp Helen State Park | Panama City Beach
May 2, 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.
Spring Concert Series
Sharon Sheffield Park | Lynn Haven 
Fridays, May 3 2024, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Swing by Sharon Sheffield Park on the first two Fridays this May for the last sessions of this year's City of Lynn Haven’s free Spring Concert Series. Chris Godber & Friends will be performing on 3rd May and the Will Thompson Band will perform on the 10th. There will be food trucks onsite. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, and your appetite! 
Gulf Coast Salute Air Show
Russell-Fields City Pier | Panama City Beach
May 4-5, 2024, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Get ready to witness the skies come alive in Panama City Beach as Coca Coca and the City of PCB presents the inaugural Gulf Coast Salute. There will be civilian and military demonstrations including the US Air Force Thunderbirds. Whether you're an aviation enthusiast, a thrill seeker, or simply looking for a memorable way to spend the weekend with your loved ones, the Gulf Coast Salute Airshow promises fun, excitement and entertainment like no other. Practice Day will be on Friday, May 3rd while show days are Saturday and Sunday. Parking will be at Aaron Bessant Park. For more information and the map, visit the official Visit Panama City Beach Gulf Coast Airshow web PAGE
History Tour 
Camp Helen State Park | Panama City Beach
May 4, 2024, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Go beyond your park visit and discover the past and present on a ranger guided history walking tour of the grounds at Camp Helen. Learn about the rich history of Camp Helen’s Historic District, which is a Nationally Registered Historic Place, from the Hicks family building all the way to when Avondale Textile Mill utilized the property for their employee summer retreat . This free tour will begin promptly at 10 am from the Visitor Center. For more information, visit their website HERE
ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival
Grand Boulevard Town Center | Miramar Beach
May 4-5, 2024, 10 a.m to 7 p.m. (till 5 p.m. on Sunday)
Celebrating its 36th year, the ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival provides an opportunity to view and purchase original art from over 100 artists from around the country. Produced by Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County, it is a juried show that includes artists in the categories of Ceramics, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media, Oils & Acrylics, Original Digial Art, Photography, Sculpture, Wood and Works on Paper (Watercolor, Printmaking, Pastels, Pencils, Ink). ArtsQuest awards $10,000 in cash prizes. The festival is open the public and a $5 admission donation is requested. For more information, visit the festival page HERE

Tourism Appreciation Day
Destination Panama City Visitor Center | Panama City
May 6, 2024, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm 

Destination Panama City celebrates Tourism Appreciation Week...and lunch is on them! As a gesture to thank every tourism ambassador for making the community a vibrant and welcoming destination for travelers they are inviting everyone to the Destination Panama City beach to enjoy some of the best bayside views in Panama City with live music. You will have your choice of delicious lunch provided by local food trucks. The event is FREE and open to the public. Sign in when you arrive to receive your free food truck lunch ticket. More HERE.
Tourism Appreciation Day
M.B. Miller Park County Pier | Panama City Beach
May 8, 2024, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Panama City Beach owes a lot to tourism and for this year’s Tourism Appreciation Week in Florida, the city will be hosting a Real. Fun. Celebration. The FREE event is open to locals, visitors and everyone who works so hard to promote this great destination. The celebration will include food, ice cream, live music, games, and more! 
Annual Great Futures Golf Tournament
Bay Point Golf Club | Panama City Beach
May 10, 2024, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Golf for a cause at the 5th Annual Great Futures Golf Tourmament benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bay County. This annual golf tournament fundraiser takes place on one of Bay County’s beautiful golf courses - the Bay Point Golf Club. All funds raised will directly benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs' annual programming. For more information about this event, email [email protected].
IRONMAN 70.3 Gulf Coast
Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort | Panama City Beach
May 11, 2024
Full of thrill and adventure, Visit PCB IRONMAN 70.3 Gulf Coast sets the stage for those chasing their first IRONMAN finish line or those more experienced looking for a personal record. This course combines a 1.2 mile buoyant saltwater swim in the Gulf of Mexico, a non-technical 56-mile bike ride through the FL pines, and a fast spectator filled 13.1 mile run course along the coast to give you an exciting early-season race. The race kicks off at 5.30 a.m. More HERE
Florida Jeep Jam 
Aaron Bessant Park | Panama City Beach
May 13-18, 2024, Various Times

Experience a Jeep owners dream vacation with more than 2,000 Jeeps and be part of the Jeep invasion of  PCB. Join the Jeep parade, challenge your Jeep on the Obstacle course, explore the natural habitats of N Florida during a Dunes Day Off Road Excursion, check out the latest Jeep accessories from top vendors, cruise the sandy beaches during the Topless for Turtles Jeep Beach Krawl, and enjoy many other Jeep events featured during this annual Jeep Week celebration including a cornhole tournament and audio competition. For the full schedule, to register or for more information visit their official site HERE
Annual Duck Race
Laketown Wharf | Panama City Beach
May 14, 2024, 5:30 p.m.
Beach Care Services is a local charity that raises funds through events to help people who live or work on Panama City Beach with a helping hand when they may be going through a tough time in their life. Hundreds of rubber duckies will compete to the best little rubber duo of the year. Or, sign up to ride one of the large inflatable duckies as a team. The event brings together hundreds of businesses, first responders, local celebrities and duck racing enthusiasts for one splash of a good time. There will also be music, food, drinks and a silent auction at the event To participate or sponsor visit their page HERE
17th Annual Digital Graffiti Festival 
Alys Beach
May 17-18, 2024, 
This dynamic event celebrates the convergence of projection art and architecture, where international artists exhibit their original digital creations on the pristine white walls of Alys Beach. The town becomes a mesmerizing canvas of motion, color and light, offering a truly unique experience for attendees. Digital Graffiti attracts talents from across the globe, inviting artists to explore the captivating interplay between their artwork, the community and the architectural backdrop, resulting in spontaneous and enchanting moments for all. More information and tickets HERE
Gulf Coast Jam
Frank Brown Park | Panama City Beach
May 30-31, 2024
The annual Gulf Coast Jam returns to Frank Brown Park in Panama City Beach from May 30th to June 2nd! Enjoy some of the most exciting acts in country and southern rock music today at this four-day country music festival. Headliners this year include Morgan Wallen, Cody Johnson, Jelly Roll and Parker McCollum. For the full lineup, schedule and more information, visit the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam official website HERE


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