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What to Do in April in Bay County · Featured Events

Photo by I Am Jim Clark courtesy of Seabreeze Jazz Festival

April is a special time to experience all that Bay County offers from beautiful weather to family-friendly events including a 1500’s replica ship visiting the marina, visits with the Easter Bunny, a race to support the local high school band, and the world renowned Seabreeze Jazz Festival. Scroll below for more details on our featured events!


Nao Trinidad Visits Panama City
St. Andrews Marina | Panama City
April 5th, 2023

The Nao Trinidad replica ship will be sailing into Panama City’s waters this April! Come to know the replica of the flagship Nao of the Magella-Elcano expedition, which between 1519-1522 starred the first circumnavigation around the world. Tickets range from $5 to $35 with ages 5 and under admitted free!

Beach Bunny Bonanza & Art Hop
Pier Park | Panama City Beach
April 8th, 2023

Beach bunnies are taking over Pier Park on Saturday, April 8 during the Beach Bunny Bonanza & Art Hop! Join us at the Grand IMAX and the Celebration Tower roundabout from noon to 2 p.m. for FREE family Easter fun including photos with the Easter Bunny, easter egg hunt, face painting, interactive chalk art, and much more.

Blue Thunder 5K Run/Walk
J.R. Arnold High School | Panama City Beach
April 15th, 2023

A fun-filled community race/walk to support the Blue Thunder Band at J.R. Arnold High School in Panama City Beach. The race starts at the Marlin in front of the school with all participants who register by 4/8 getting a medal and the first 50 receiving a free t-shirt. Registration is $30 in advance or $40 on race day.

Spring Fling at Panama City Beach Aquatic Center
Panama City Beach Aquatic Center | Panama City Beach
April 15th – 16th, 2023

Panama City Beach Aquatic Center presents: SPRING FLING 2023! Both days the Aquatic Center will open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the NEW Kid’s Splash Pool, shallow water recreational swimming, lawn games, and The Salty Pelican open for your enjoyment! Admission is $6 per person, raffle ticket included.

Seabreeze Jazz Festival
Aaron Bessant Park | Panama City Beach
April 19th – 23rd, 2023

Named a “Top 10 Jazz Festival in the USA” by JazzIZ Magazine and recently nominated as “Best Jazz Festival” at the Oasis Smooth Jazz Awards, the Seabreeze Jazz Festival in Panama City Beach combines the top national smooth jazz artists with a full weekend of fun, sun, great beaches, and good times.

Family Fun Day at Daffin Park
Daffin Park | Panama City
April 22nd, 2023

Come with your families and enjoy a day filled with fun activities and friendly competitions! Family Fun Day at Daffin Park will feature free, family-friendly activities including Bounce Houses, Sack Races, Tug of War, Egg & Spoon Relay Race, Relay Races, Balloon Race, 3-Legged Race, and FOOD TRUCKS!

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