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Kick Off the New Year with Fun · January Events in Bay County

PCB Mardi Gras & Music Festival | Image Courtesy of Visit Panama City Beach

January is the perfect time to get out and experience new things along the coast! From a crawfish boil to a 5K race to a Mardi Gras celebration, there’s a wide variety of events designed for all ages to enjoy the beauty and community of Bay County. Scroll below for more information on our featured January events!


2024 Crawfish Kickoff Party
Lone Star Boil House & Sports Bar | Panama City
January 6th, 2024

The best bugs in Bay County are back! This season will be even bigger and better than last year. Head to Lone Star Boil House & Sports Bar for live music all day, beer specials, vendors set up, and so much more. They will be boiling 1,000lbs of Crawfish for the kickoff party so there will be enough to last all day long!

Martin Luther King Jr. Festival
Sharon Sheffield Park | Lynn Haven
January 15th, 2024

The City of Lynn Haven will host the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Festival on Monday, January 15, 2024, at Sharon Sheffield Park from 10AM to 4PM. This family-friendly festival will feature live entertainment, food, arts & crafts, and guest speakers to help us honor and remember the late Martin Luther King Jr.

Cruise In Car and Truck Show
Amazing Grace Lutheran Church | Panama City
January 20th, 2024

The 3rd Annual Car Show at Amazing Grace Church is set for January 20th, 2024 from 9AM to 2PM. Come by to see the cars, stay to enjoy music and food. Spectator admission is free. Vehicle Registration is 9AM to 12PM, open show/no classes. Rain or Shine. $15 per car. There will be a People’s Choice Awards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place.

8th Annual Polar Plunge
Salty Goat Saloon | Panama City Beach
January 20th, 2024

Freeze for a reason on Saturday January 20th! Registration starts at 11AM and we’ll take the plunge in the gulf at 1PM! After the plunge, come warm up with a beverage and enter to win raffle prizes from local businesses. All proceeds from the plunge and raffles will go to Leukemia Research Foundation in honor of Salty Goat founder, Gary Gault and all who face this terrible disease. Even if you don’t want to plunge, please come support this awesome event that means so much to the Salty Goat!

2024 Torch Run
4750 Collegiate Dr | Panama City
January 20th, 2024

Florida State University Panama City is hosting the Annual 5K Torch Run from 9AM to 12PM, starting and ending at the Holley Academic Center. The Torch Run, an FSU Panama City tradition since 1989, will for the third year be a timed 5K run winding through Carl Gray Park and the campuses of FSU PC and Gulf Coast State College (GCSC). Students, alumni, the community, and visitors of all ages are invited to run or walk. Strollers and pets are welcome.

PCB Mardi Gras & Music Festival
Pier Park | Panama City Beach
January 26th – 27th, 2024

Combine the excitement of an authentic Mardi Gras celebration with the spectacular views of our emerald-green water and sugar-white sand, and you’re in for a real treat at the Panama City Beach Mardi Gras and Music Festival on January 26-27, 2024. In conjunction with the Krewe of Dominique Youx’s great Mardi Gras at the Beach parade, the festival features entertainment for the whole family.

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