Panama City Beach is one of the major tourist destinations in the Florida Panhandle. Annually, millions of tourists visit Panama City Beach to enjoy the beaches along the Gulf of Mexico as well as the area’s many other waterways and recreational opportunities.
Panama City Beach is home to dozens of special events ranging from Gulf Coast Jam in September to Home for the Holidays in November and numerous sports tournaments throughout the year. We are home to the annual Beach Ball Drop each New Year's Eve in Pier Park, a free Summer Concert series in Aaron Bessant Park and several fireworks displays around the 4th of July. The City has a growing and robust retail environment along the business corridor which is anchored by the shops in Pier Park and Pier Park North. Our major industry is tourism.