As winter begins to thaw and spring approaches in the distance, there’s no shortage of things to do and see in this coastal paradise. From outdoor activities to cultural events and more, there’s something for everyone in Panama City Beach this month. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, be sure to check out some of the exciting happenings happening in and around the area. Pack your sunscreen and get ready for a month of fun in the sun!
FEATURED HOLIDAY EVENTS
Panama City Beach Mardi Gras & Music Festival
600 Pier Park Drive | Panama City Beach
February 3rd-4th, 2023
Mardi Gras! Come enjoy the fun and watch as Pier Park comes alive with colorful parades, vibrant costumes, and nonstop live music and celebrations. Friday features excitement from 4pm-7pm, while Saurday is an all-day event; with events from 8am-7pm. In conjunction with the Krewe of Dominique Youx’s great Mardi Gras at the Beach parade, the festival features entertainment for the whole family.
The Krewe of St. Andrews
St. Andrews | Panama City
February 10th-12th, 2023
Embrace the spirit of the season and make the most of this unforgettable celebration with the Official Mardi Gras Parade of Panama City. As the most popular and largest Mardi Gras celebration in Bay County, you’ll be taken on a journey through the history and customs of Mardi Gras. Every experience is a blast from the colorful parades to the lively street parties, to the delicious local food. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or new to the Mardi Gras scene, it’s the perfect excuse to visit Panama City.
Valentine’s Day Cruises
5550 North Lagoon Drive | Panama City Beach
February 14th, 2023
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate the occasion than by taking a romantic sunset dolphin cruise? Imagine cuddling up with your sweetheart as you take in the breathtaking views of the ocean and watch wild dolphins play in the waves. This Valentine’s Day, Capt. Anderson’s Marina has 3 different dolphin excursion times to select from. You will be able to watch these amazing creatures up close, in their natural environment. The expert guides on board will give you information about dolphin behavior, habitat and more. Ticket information is provided below.
Strides for Scholars Fun Run & 5K
11th & Balboa| Panama City
February 18th | 9am
Strides for Scholars Fun Run & 5K to benefit The Bay Education Foundation is a fantastic opportunity for the community to come together, get active, and support a great cause. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just looking for a fun and healthy way to spend a morning, this event is for you! The Bay Education Foundation is a non-profit organization that is committed to promoting and enhancing education in our community. The Fun Run and 5K will be held at 9AM on Saturday, February 18, with discounted registration ongoing through February 1st.
PCB Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
Aaron Bessant Park | Panama City Beach
February 18th-19th | 12pm – 5pm
The ultimate foodie’s paradise is coming to Aaron Bessant Park February 18th-19th. The PCB Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival is a great opportunity discover & indulge in delicious cuisine and refreshing craft beers, all while enjoying the beautiful coastal views of Panama City Beach. Florida’s most popular food trucks will dish out fan favorites while the season’s top craft beer from various local breweries will be available for sale. So, mark your calendars and plan on making it to this fun-filled day of great food, drinks, and entertainment.
Cirque Under the Stars presents “Masters of Mayhem”
600 Pier Park Drive | Panama City Beach
February 25th | 5:30pm-9pm
The circus is coming to town! Cirque under the Stars presents “Masters of Mayhem”: A Santa Rosa Beach Aerial Arts Production. Get ready for an evening of thrills and excitement as you witness acrobats soaring through the air, cirque performers and fire acts! Created locally by Santa Rosa Beach Aerial Arts, featuring local performers, this unique troupe travels throughout the Panhandle and the United States, each bringing their own unique skills and talents to the show. Whether you’re a first-time circus-goer or a seasoned veteran, Circus X is guaranteed to delight and amaze audiences of all ages. Don’t miss out on this incredible experience – grab your tickets today from the link below.