Expectations Great for Annual Panama City Beach Seafood and Music Festival
at Aaron Bessant Park
Be sure to attend the Panama City Beach Seafood and Music Festival, from Thursday October 17, to Saturday, October 20th. The Panama Beach Chamber of Commerce, Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, and Panama City Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau present this festival, which is expected to draw a huge crowd. The festival celebrates the very best in seafood, fishing, culinary arts, and music. There are also arts and entertainment highlights, and information booths providing education about our local food industry. The festival has many local and regional sponsors, including civic organizations.
Local restaurants from the Gulf of Mexico will serve their finest for the festival, including the festival’s noted seafood dishes. Some participating restaurants include: Firefly, Fishale Taphouse & Grill, Hammerhead Fred’s, and many more. View the participating restaurants, and their menus, which feature creations such as crab claws, alligator, gumbo, and desserts such as white chocolate crème brulee.
There is also an impressive music lineup this year, including classic bands such as Foreigner, Loverboy, and upcoming artists such as Ed Roland and the Sweet Tea Project, Andy Velo Band, and Abigail Rose Band. Other favorites include Collective Soul and Better Than Ezra. The Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater is hosting all main stage performers, plus there will be a tent with VIP access and seating area for the concerts and certain events.
Price: There are different events during the festival with separate pricing, starting with Thursday’s kick off UNwineD, a premier wine, craft beer, and gourmet coastal fare experience. Check out the admission page for a run down on costs and a schedule to plan your weekend accordingly.
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