September 2023 Events on the Coast


Enjoy the last days of summer and say hello to fall on the Emerald Coast with these events. 


Labor Day Weekend Kick Off Party
Point South Marina | Panama City Beach
September 1, 2023, 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Kick off the long weekend with a Labor Day party at the Point South Marina in Bay Point. Enjoy live music from Grateful Dan and grub from Patches on the Go. Celebrate while raising funds for a good cause. Fundraiser proceeds will go to the Florida Panhandle Golf Therapy Alliance, an organization that helps veterans, first responders, and children with PTSD and/or disabilities. The Ship Store will also be giving 25% off storewide. Find out more HERE



Art Break Day 
St Andrews | Panama City
September 1, 2023, 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Take an art break in St Andrews. Bring your favorite creative thing to do and do it anywhere in St Andrews. There will be art experiences for kids and adults throughout the event, thanks to generous sponsor St. Joe Community Foundation and participating merchants. Rain or shine, inside and out. More about the event HERE



Notes of Fall Concert Series - Sons of Saints 
SweetBay | Panama City
September 8, 2023, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
SweetBay is launching its fall concert series with Son of Saints. Don’t miss this fun evening of live music and food trucks amongst friends. Grab a chair and a cooler and come on out. The event is open to the public. Public parking is available in the University Academy parking lot and on-street parking. Read about the event HERE



Krewe of St Andrews Fall Festival 
1227 Beck Ave | Panama City
September 8-9, 2023, 5:00-10:00 p.m. (8th); 11:00-7:00 p.m. (9th)
Join the Krewe of St Andrews for the waterfront Fall Festival with live music, food trucks, a full bar, activities for kids, and much more! Bring your lawn chairs to this free family-friendly two-day festival. More details about the event can be found HERE



Fall Concert Series
Sharon Sheffield Park | Lynn Haven
Every Thursday from September 21, 2023, 6:00-8:00 p.m. 
This six-week long free concert series brings families and friends together for a good time with live music and delicious treats offered by local food trucks. Each week will feature different performers and food trucks. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs…and a healthy appetite! For the lineup click HERE



Fall Festival & Market 
Aaron Bessant Park | Panama City Beach
September 23, 2023, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  
Bring the whole family for this free event hosted by the City of Panama City Beach Parks & Recreation Department to usher in the start of fall on the coast. Enjoy fall crafts, fun, music, food and handmade items. The first 300 visitors will get a complimentary tote bag upon arrival. More information about the event can be found HERE



2nd Annual Conch Shell Festival 
Little Village | Panama City
September 23, 2023, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  
Swing by Little Village for a day of conch shell festivities including conch shell blowing lessons, kids arts and crafts, the Cap’n Scuba Memorial Conch Shell Blowing Contest and the crowning of the Queen of Conch! There will be live music at noon and 6:00 p.m. with Tyler James & The Momeux and The Gr8ful Dads taking the stage. For additional details or to participate in the contests, find out more HERE.


Walk Like MADD/MADD Dash Panama City 5K & Food Truck Festival 
Gulf Coast State College | Panama City
September 23, 2023, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  
Join Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Panama City for their signature fundraising event - the Walk Like MADD/MADD Dash - to raise awareness and funds for their services and programs to eliminate driving impaired. The 2nd Annual #TessStrong food truck fest at Carl Gray Park will immediately follow the 5K. Admission to the food truck fest is free. Registration for the 5K run or walk can be done online HERE.



2023 Oktoberfest Craft Beer Tasting
Destination Panama City | Panama City
September 29, 2023, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  
Destination Panama City’s 3rd Annual Oktoberfest Craft Beer Tasting event kicks of Oktoberfest celebrations! There will be live music from BB and the Polkahaus on the lawn, and visitors can enjoy unlimited access to craft beers, ciders, and meads outside the Visitor’s Center. Sample one-off, rare, seasonal craft beer not found anywhere else in the area and pair your favorites with a tasty meal from one of the on-site food trucks (food is not included in the ticket price). Tickets for the tasting event can be purchased HERE for $50. Prost!



2023 Oktoberfest 
Historic Downtown | Panama City
September 30, 2023, 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  
Dust off your lederhosen and join Historic Downtown Panama City’s 35th Annual Oktoberfest celebrations! Enjoy plenty of beer, live music, food trucks, shopping and more at this family-friendly festival. Showcase your talent in the costume contests, or test your strength and endurance in the stein-hoisting contests! Visit Destination Panama City’s event page HERE for more information.


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