With events ranging from a Star Wars Day to a Jeep Jam, May is a fun time to be in Bay County exploring and celebrating an array of unique interests and cultures. Find your favorite roux at the Roux Doux Music Experience, celebrate the area’s biggest industry at Tourism Appreciation Day, or help send off the fishing fleet for a successful summer season at the Blessing of the Fleet. Scroll below for more info on our featured events!
Tourism Appreciation Day
MB Miller County Pier | Panama City Beach
May 3rd, 202
In support of all who work so hard to promote Panama City Beach and those who visit, Visit Panama City Beach is hosting a Real. Fun. Celebration. on Wednesday, May 3rd! Celebrate Tourism Appreciation Day at a FREE event featuring hamburgers & hot dogs, ice cream, live music, fireworks, and more!
Star Wars Day
128 Market Street | Panama City
May 4th, 2023
May the 4th brings a day of fun for Star Wars fans in Historic Panama City at the Panama City Center for the Arts. This family-friendly event will include a Storm Trooper Meet & Greet, an immersive Star Wars soundscape, a Star Wars character scavenger hunt, fun activities for kids, a charity raffle for cool prizes, and much more!
Roux Doux Music Experience
101 West Beach Dr | Panama City
May 13th, 2023
Come join us in beautiful Downtown Panama City, Florida on the edge of St. Andrews Bay for a full day celebrating the uniqueness of modern New Orleans. Featuring some of the best musicians, cuisine, and beverages the 504 has to offer. Headliners include Anders Osborne and J & the Causeways.
Florida Jeep Jam
Frank Brown Park | Panama City Beach
May 15th – 20th, 2023
Get ready for an exciting week as thousands of Jeep owners and hundreds of Jeep clubs gather in Panama City Beach for a dream vacation with an Obstacle Course, Dunes Day Off-Road Excursion, Topless for Turtles Jeep Beach Krawl, and many other fun-filled Jeep events!
2023 Blessing of The Fleet, Fish Fry & Burning of the Socks
Historic St. Andrews Marina | Panama City
May 20th, 2023
The 26th Annual BLESSING OF THE FLEET, Fish Fry & Burning of the Socks will be held at the St. Andrews Marina with a Fish Fry from 10AM – 3PM (while supplies last.) The processional of water vessels starts at noon followed by the Sock Burning. Proceeds benefit Second Chance of Northwest Florida.