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.


Sandestin Beer Fest

11th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival

When: October 12-13, 2018

Where: The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin | 9300 Emerald Coast Parkway West Miramar Bch, FL 32550

Details: Known as the “Best Beer Fest on the Emerald Coast,” this popular event features more than 40 on-site craft brewers, nearly 200 domestic and international craft beers, seminars, samplings and live music. Beer novices to beer lovers will be able to sample delicious options, including specialty, seasonal and not-yet-released beers.

Pirates of the High Seas Fest, Panama City Beach, Florida 2018

Pirates of the High Seas Fest

When: October 5-7, 2018

Where: Aaron Bessant Park - Pier Park | 600 Pier Park Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Details: Columbus Day weekend will bring waves of fun-filled adventures to Panama City Beach with the annual Pirates of the High Seas Fest. Setting sail October 5-7, 2018, this year's FREE festival is sure to take pirate fun to a whole new level. Get ready to enjoy live music, pirate parades, pirate costumes, an 8,000 beach ball drop from the sky, fireworks and more!

Panama City Beach Oktoberfest 2018

Panama City Beach Oktoberfest

When: October 12-14, 2018

Where: Aaron Bessant Park - Pier Park | 600 Pier Park Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Details: It's that time of year! It's time for great beer and brats in Panama City Beach! This October 12-14th at Aaron Bessant Park in Pier Park, PCB Oktoberfest is on for two days of German and locally brewed beer, food, music, as well as activities for kids and families.

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