30A event schedule along with events featured for Panama City Beach, Destin and Ft. Walton Beach, Florida. The Panhandle of Florida not only boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world but also plays host to a vast array of events that Panhandle Getaways would like our guests to enjoy during their beach vacation to the 30A area, Panama City Beach, Destin & Ft. Walton Beach, Florida. Panhandle Getaways wants our guests to enjoy all of the fabulous events and activities the area has to offer.

Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic

Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic

When: June 20, 2018

Where: Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort

Details: This annual event offers something for everyone. Most importantly, for the angling teams, there’s the deep blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, red-hot billfish action, and cool green cash.

While on-shore, both the teams and their families can enjoy the wide variety of recreational activities offered at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and The Village of Baytowne Wharf. The spectacular night time weigh-ins are held at the Baytowne Marina at Sandestin and are open to the public.

Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam, Panama City Beach Events

Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam

When: August 31 - Sept. 2, 2018

Where: Frank Brown Park | 16200 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Details: Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam, a three-day celebration of sun, fun and country music, will host its 5th annual festival on the Gulf Coast shores of Panama City Beach, Florida, from Friday, August 31 - Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018.

Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam will provide the best of today's country music for an audience of more than 15,000 people on the coast. Festival-goers will stand on the white sugar sand beach and dip their toes in the water during the day and watch their favorite performers at night. As the sun begins to set, patrons will ride free shuttles to the stage at Frank Brown Park.

Schooners Lobster Fest, Panama City Beach Events

Schooners Lobster Festival & Tournament

When: September 17th - 23rd, 2018

Where: Schooners | 5121 Gulf Dr, Panama City, FL 32408

Details: Schooners, The Last Local Beach Club, will host the 29th Annual Lobster Festival & Tournament September 17-23, 2018 (tentative). The Schooners Lobster Festival & Tournament is recognized as the largest seven day lobster festival and tournament in the Southeast. With huge Local Lobsters on the weigh-in scales, fresh lobster prepared every mouth-watering way you can imagine, and the 18th Annual Schooners Sand Sculpting Contest, it is a HUGE event that draws thousands of divers and lobster fans from all over the Southeast. Lobster Tournament divers will be competing in a variety of categories including Spiny Lobster, Shovelnose Lobster and Big 6.

Sea Turtle Nesting Season

Please Respect Our Beaches When enjoying the beautiful beaches of the Emerald Coast.


Sand dunes are the first line of defense against storms and act as a buffer to protect homes and natural habitats. Dunes also reduce disorientation of turtles by providing a vegetative light buffer between development and the nesting beach. You can help by using dune walkovers and designated beach access points to cross the dunes.


  • Shield interior lighting and turn off exterior lights at night
  • Use turtle safe flashlights on the beach at night
  • Remove all beach equipment every evening
  • Don't touch turtles, nests, or hatchlings
  • Don't dig trenches for hatchlings