Summer is the best time to be in Panama City, and August is the perfect time to take advantage before the season comes to a close. The city and its beaches are still booming with must-visit outdoor events, and the following are just a few you don’t want to miss this month.
Back to School Beach Bash
You don’t have to dread the back-to-school season when you’re at Panama City Beach. The Back to School Beach Bash will take place on Aug. 6, at Pier Park. The celebration will take place from 2 p.m., to 5 p.m., and will include crafts for the kids, food sampling from the park’s numerous tenants, a fashion show (featuring back to school fashion) and tons of other family-friendly events. There’s no more exciting way to handle the stresses of the back-to-school season.
St. Andrews Waterfront Farmers’ Market
Reserve your Saturdays throughout August for the St. Andrews Waterfront Farmers’ Market at Smith Yacht Basin. The market takes place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and features locally made and farmed items from vegetables to hand-made soaps and countless other crafts. There’s no better way to explore the city’s waterfront area and historic St. Andrews before the busy summer season comes to a close.
Summer Concert Series
The summer concert series comes to a close on Aug. 11, and the final events are always some of the best. The free concerts at Aaron Bessant Park will take place on Aug. 4, and Aug. 11, and begin at 7 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnics to enjoy the summer music. The Dead 27’s, known locally for their coastal rock music, will play on Aug. 4, and the southern rock band Georgia Clay will close out the series on Aug. 11.
Keep Summer Going