Panama City Beach Events

Plan Your Visited to UNwineD Panama City Beach

Wine being poured into glasses at UNwineD Panama City Beach.

While Panama City Beach might be known for its world-class beaches and energetic nightlife, it’s also home to an incredible food scene. From exceptional seafood restaurants to indulgent bakeries, you never have to worry about going hungry. A fun and memorable way to discover not only some of the talented chefs that call this area home but also brewers and distillers is at UNwineD in Panama City Beach. To help you have the best experience possible, the Sail Away Vacation Rentals team has compiled a cheat sheet of all the festival’s most important information.

A Glimpse at the Panama City Beach Event

UNwineD is held at Aaron Bessant Park in early April. If you plan on sitting, you will need to bring your own lawn chairs or blankets. We recommend purchasing your tickets online as soon as possible.

The two-day festival runs between Friday and Saturday, with the Southern Living Kickoff Party, a 21-and-up event, getting things going. The exclusive gathering includes custom cocktails, live music, and more. A limited number of tickets are available, and admission to the rest of the weekend’s events is included. 

The party continues on Saturday with the Grand Afternoon Tasting. Spend the day making your way from booth to booth as you try craft spirits, beer, and wine from around the world. The event also features dishes from leading Northwest Florida area chefs. Stop by a wine seminar or learn something new at a cooking demo. There is also Art & Vendor Row, an area filled with booths from local shops and boutiques.

The Perfect Home Base | Panama City Beach Rentals

The balcony of a Panama City Beach rental to relax on when visiting UNwineD.

UNwineD is one of the most popular events in Panama City Beach. This is why it’s important not to wait until the last minute to reserve your home or condo Sail Away Vacation Rentals. After a day of sampling incredible food and drinks, there’s nothing better than relaxing in your peaceful vacation rental.

Our collection of Panama City Beach rentals has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for the privacy that comes with a vacation home or the exceptional amenities that come with staying at a resort complex, we have what you’re looking for. Create a list of must-haves to help narrow down your choices. If you need any help deciding which PCB rental fits your needs or wants best, call 850-338-7925. We can also answer any questions you may have about current special offers or promotions.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Panama City Beach

A couple with champagne and a sparkler on New Year's Eve in Panama City Beach.

The end of the year is rapidly approaching. Do you know how you’re going to celebrate? If you’re still figuring out your New Year’s Eve plans, say goodbye to the year with sand and surf on a Panama City Beach vacation. The Florida town is a popular vacation destination any time of year, including the final few days of the year. Treat yourself to a luxurious escape by reserving your PCB rental from Sail Away Vacation Rentals. Keep reading to learn more about unforgettable ways to celebrate. Whether celebrating at one of the numerous events taking place or enjoying a more laid-back countdown, there’s no shortage of ways to ring in the new year.

Where to Watch the Ball Drop

One of the most popular events on Dec. 31 is the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop at Pier Park. Visitors and locals start filling the streets around 5:30 p.m., with celebrations going late into the night. The annual event has two separate ball drops. One takes place at 8 p.m., making it an excellent option for celebrating with younger children. The Beach Ball will be lowered again at midnight. 

There are also two fireworks displays, one after each ball drop. In addition to these quintessential NYE sights, several bands are performing throughout the celebration.  

Other Ways to Ring In the New Year

Kick off your New Year’s Eve festivities with a lively 5K run/walk. Taking palace at Frank Brown Park, things kick off at 8 a.m. You still have plenty of time to sign up, but prices increase closer to race day.

For more fun, check to see what parties and events are taking place at local bars and clubs.

Have Fun in Your Panama City Beach Rental

A Panama City Beach vacation rental to relax in after New Year's Eve celebrations.

If a quiet night in is more your speed, don’t worry. There are plenty of ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in your Panama City Beach rental from Sail Away Vacation Rentals. If you’re on a romantic trip for two, enjoy a candlelight dinner before curling up with glasses of champagne and planning out your goals for the next year. For families staying with us, pop the grape juice and create your own ball drop of colorful balloons.

Don’t wait to reserve your perfect Panama City Beach vacation rental. Our inventory includes homes and condos located throughout town, including some of the resort communities. Start planning your final getaway of the year by browsing our accommodations today. For help or to learn more about ways to save, call 850-338-7925.

Say Cheers at Panama City Beach Oktoberfest

A group enjoying Oktoberfest in Panama City Beach.

When you think of fall, certain events, like Halloween and Thanksgiving, come to mind. However, there are countless other incredible things to experience when planning a fall getaway to Panama City Beach. If you’re trying to figure out when to book your stay with Sail Away Vacation Rentals, consider having your escape coincide with Oktoberfest in Panama City Beach. 

What to Know about the Annual Panama City Beach Event

Taking place around mid-October, Panama City Beach Oktoberfest is a weekend-long festival filled with endless fun that takes place at Aaron Bessant Park. There are a few different ticket options available, including VIP packages. Kids 12 and under get in for free. Purchasing a general admission gives you access to all the memorable things to do and see. 

The schedule of events is jampacked with things the whole family will enjoy. Kick things off on Friday with Tapping of the Kegs before settling in to listen to live music. Other popular events include:

  • Several stein hosting contests a day
  • Endless live music all three days
  • Face painting and bounce houses
  • Tug of war and alp horn-blowing contests
  • Best dressed competitions

Check the website for the most up-to-date information.

What Can Fill Your Glass?

One of the cornerstones of any Oktoberfest celebration is the beer. There will be several different breweries pouring up crisp, refreshing brews. Some of the highlights include Props Craft Brewery, Proof Brewing Co, Breckenridge Brewery, Goose Island, and Samuel Adams.

Reserve Your PCB Festival Home Base

The backyard pool area of a Panama City Beach rental to relax in after spending time at Oktoberfest.

After a long day spent exploring the sights and sounds of Oktoberfest, there’s nothing better than escaping the crowds back at your Panama City Beach vacation rental. Booking through Sail Away Vacation Rentals means you have a home or condo with everything you need for a quiet night in.

Make a delicious home-cooked meal in your fully-equipped kitchen before settling in for a movie or game night. For a luxurious stay, reserve one of our Panama City beach rentals with either private or public pool and hot tub access. With rentals throughout PCB in some of the best resort communities, we have the perfect home away from home for you. To learn more about our properties or ways to save, call 850-338-7925

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