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Real. Fun. Fourth. includes two nights of fireworks

Post Date:06/17/2020 8:00 AM

Skywheel fireworks pier park (1)From the Tourist Development Council: 

Visit Panama City Beach is pleased to announce the return of its annual Real. Fun. Fourth. celebration – a red, white and blue extravaganza with two nights of breathtaking firework displays on July 3rd and July 4th.  Known as the largest Fourth of July fireworks show on the Gulf Coast and held on Panama City Beach’s 27 miles of award-winning beaches and emerald-green waters, this All-American event invites visitors of all ages to celebrate Independence Day on its beautiful shores.

“Panama City Beach’s Real. Fun. Fourth. sets the standard for July 4th celebrations on the Gulf Coast with identical, synchronized fireworks shows being fired from the City and County piers,” says Visit Panama City Beach President and CEO Dan Rowe. “Partnering with the City of Panama City Beach, Pier Park and Bay County, we are thrilled to continue this tradition again this year.”

Social distancing protocols will continue to be enforced, including maintaining group size to under 50 individuals and having a six-foot separation between groups. For more information regarding protections, visit

Please see below for details regarding Panama City Beach’s “Light Up the Gulf” and “Star Spangled Spectacular” celebrations:

Light Up the Gulf: July 3 at 8 p.m.
Freedom Rocks: Grand Lagoon

Panama City Beach will “Light Up the Gulf” on July 3rd at 8 p.m. for the beach’s largest, private fireworks. The magic happens after dark behind the Boardwalk Beach Resort condominium, with the 13th Annual Beach Bash including free live entertainment, contests and kid’s activities.

Location: Boardwalk Beach Resort Hotel & Convention Center (9600 S. Thomas Dr.)

For more information, visit

Star Spangled Spectacular: July 4 at 9 p.m.

The City of Panama City Beach will host the largest fireworks display on the Gulf Coast on July 4th at 9 p.m. The show will feature dueling fireworks from the City (Russell-Fields) and County (M.B. Miller) Piers. Guests are invited to set up their beach chairs and encouraged to arrive early to get the best views.

Locations: Russell-Fields City Pier (16101 Front Beach Rd.)

M.B. Miller County Pier (12213 Front Beach Rd.)

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