With summer in full swing across the Gulf Coast of Florida, Panama City Beach is setting the stage for a Fourth of July extravaganza. With its award winning beaches, emerald water and All-American atmosphere, Panama City Beach is the perfect destination for visitors of all ages to celebrate America’s independence.
“The Fourth is a great time to visit Panama City Beach, and this year with the holiday falling on a Tuesday, we hope visitors can stay for the week,” says Visit Panama City Beach President and CEO Dan Rowe. “I can’t think of a better way to enjoy the holiday than with beachside fireworks, friends and family.”
Home to the largest display of fireworks on the Gulf Coast, Panama City Beach offers spectacular views for visitors to experience from a variety of different locations from resorts to waterfront restaurants. Below is a listing of special parades, contests and activities sure to keep visitors entertained from morning to fireworks:
Light up the Bay Fireworks & Events: July 1-4
Visitors can head to the newly-renovated Sheraton Bay Point Resort for a day of fun activities ranging from an aerialist show to a ukulele orchestra performance. Guests can compete in sandcastle competitions, dive in for a movie by the pool or play a round of golf. To top it all off, a fireworks show will take place on Sunday, July 2 with stunning views from Sheraton’s Bay’s private beach. For more information, visit www.sheratonbaypoint.com.
Beach Bash & Light Up the Gulf Fireworks Show: July 3
The 11th Annual Beach Bash at Boardwalk Beach Resort is a Fourth of July favorite for guests of all ages. Throughout the holiday weekend, families can soak in sunshine, savor delicious seafood and jam to live music before experiencing “Light Up the Gulf”, Panama City Beach’s largest private fireworks show. Fireworks are scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.boardwalkbeachresort.com.
Freedom Rocks! Fireworks: July 3
Guests can head to the Grand Lagoon for a beautiful day of shopping, live music and dining at Freedom Rocks! participating waterfront restaurants. Firework lovers shouldn’t miss the display above the Grand Lagoon Bridge, best enjoyed with chairs and blankets on the grassy lawn at Treasure Island Marina. Fireworks will begin at 9 p.m. A choreographed music simulcast will be available on the Kick’n 103.5 app and online at www.kickin1035.com. For more information, visit www.grandlagoon.com.
Star Spangled Spectacular: July 4
It doesn’t get better than the beach for a view of the fireworks, with Pier Park claiming fame to the largest fireworks display on the Gulf Coast. Guests should bring their beach chairs for the 9 p.m. show- which will feature dueling fireworks from the City (Russell-Fields) and County (M.B. Miller) Piers. The synchronized simulcast will also be available on the Kick’n 103.5 app. For more information, visit www.visitpanamacitybeach.com/event/star-spangled-spectacular.
About Panama City Beach
Panama City Beach is situated on 27 miles of sugar-white sand beaches bordering clear, emerald-green waters where the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrew Bay converge. With 320 days of sunshine annually and attractions such as St. Andrews State Park and Pier Park, the region has long been favored by travelers seeking an affordable beach vacation with year-round offerings for families, couples, groups and adventure-seekers. These include championship golf courses, spas, sporting events, award-winning dining and diverse recreational activities. In addition, Panama City Beach’s Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport offers non-stop flights on Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines. For more information, call 850-233-5070 or visit the official website of the Panama City Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau at www.visitpanamacitybeach.com. Live HD video of the world-famous beach is now available at www.visitpanamacitybeach.com/webcam/. Stay connected with Panama City Beach on Twitter and Instagram (@Visit_PCB), as well as Facebook (@VisitPanamaCityBeach).