Gulf Coast / Panama City / Lynn Haven / 30A Area 4th of July Events

Posted by Beaches360 Administrator on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 at 12:24pm

Panama City, FL

July 4, 2014


Come celebrate Independence Day at the Panama City Marina with great live music, lots of food, and plenty of vendors.  Home Depot will also have a kids workshop for the young ones to build something of their own.  The night will end with a spectacular fireworks show at 9pm that will be simulcast with Magic Broadcasting stations!

Festival times are 2pm-10pm

Fireworks are at 9pm


2pm-3:30pm: Sonic Boom
4Pm-5:30pm: Tony Vegas 
6Pm-8:30pm: Barbed Wire Creek

For more information call or visit

Location: Downtown Panama City Marina, south end Harrison Ave

Contact Number: 850-785-2555

Lynn Haven, FL

July 4, 2014

Salute the Stars and Stripes Spectular

7:00 AM - Lion's Club-Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser (825 Ohio Avenue)

8:00 AM - Flag Raising Ceremony (825 Ohio Avenue)

8:15 AM - Youth Bike Parade Registration (12 & Under) (Parking lot - 630 Ohio Avenue) 

                 Decorate your bike in Red, White and Blue

9:00 AM - Main 4th of July Parade / Bike Parade  - 5th Street

9:00 AM - Activities Begin / Fishing Rodeo Registration - Sharon Sheffield Park - 900 Block of Ohio Avenue

(10th Street end of Pond) Arts & Crafts Vendors, Food & Entertainment for Kids, Inflatables, pony rides and more

10:30 AM - Horshoe Tournament Registration (Horse shoe pit area)

                  Fishing Rodeo Begins

10:45 AM - Welcome by Mayor Kelly followed by live entertainment until 3:00 PM

11:00 AM - Horshoe Tournament Begins

                  Watermelon eating contest registration

11:30 AM - Demonstration by World Yoshukai Karate

1:00 PM -   Watermelon eating contest

3:00 PM -   Activities in Sharon Sheffield Park

AL Kinsaul Park (1200 W. 5th Street)

5:00 PM - Beauties on the Bay Show & Shine ar Show

5:30 PM - Vendors and Activities Open

6:00 PM - Concert Begins - True Soul

8:00 PM - Car Show Trophies Awarded 8:45 PM

9:00 PM - Concert Ends - Fireworks Begin

 Panama City Beach, FL  

Star Spangled Spectacular - Panama City Beach

The Color Run

July 4, 2014

July 4, 2014

Get ready to have FUN, with the "Happiest 5K on the Planet!" The Color Run will take place in Pier Park as part of July 4th's Star Spangled Spectacular!

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July 4, 2014
Following The Color Run, the Star Spangled Spectacular kicks off at Aaron Bessant Park's Veteran's Memorial Park at 9 a.m. with a salute to those who have served. Adjacent to Aaron Bessant Park, Pier Park is presenting aneighborhood-style block party from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., where families can enjoy children's activities plus tasty food and drinks from street vendors and local shops. A patriotic musical performance by The Air National Guard Band of the South begins at 7 p.m. in Aaron Bessant Park's outdoor amphitheater - bring picnic blankets and the whole family to enjoy this free show. The band will play up to and during the largest fireworks display along the Gulf Coast at 9 p.m., as simultaneous fireworks shows erupt from the nearby City Pier and the County Pier 3 miles east.
July 4, 2014

Fourth of July Freedom Festival - Panama City Beach 

July 4, 2014
Please join us for some Independence Day fun this Fourth of July! All-American Cookout, live entertainment by Rebel Crossing, beautiful Harley girls will register you to win a $500 Summer Shopping Spree. RIDERS: You are invited join the Freedom Ride Benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project (no charge) from Harley-Davidson to the Lighthouse Amphitheater in Destin. The ride lines up at 5 PM and leaves Harley-Davidson of Panama City Beach at 5:30 PM.

30A / South Walton 

Independence Day Along Scenic 30A

Happy Birthday America and Have a Happy Day on 30A


1. Wake up at 5:30am to brave the fierce battle for the best spot on Grayton Beach.

2. After helping my dad set up, we go on a short run down each road in Grayton to scope out the other decorated cars, to see if we have a chance at being honored as the best float (unfortunately, this has never happened).

3. Arriving back from our run, we frantically wake up the lazy members of the Taylor family, explaining that we have exactly 30 minutes to make the best float in Grayton Beach.

4. Throwing on our best red, white, and blue bathing suits, we grab duct tape and the box of 4th of July decorations and get to work, while dad is yelling not to rip the paint off of the jeep (this happens every year).

 5. The Grayton parade starts around 8:30am, with plenty of candy-throwing and children waving from the sides of the road.

6. The parade ends around 9:15 am at Grayton Coast Properties, my aunt, Kitty Taylor’s business. They serve watermelon and popsicles for everyone that shows. When all of the watermelon is gone, we all agree to go home, pack our coolers, and “meet ‘ya at the beach.”

As much as I’m sure that all of you enjoyed my account of July 4th, you’re probably reading this to weigh out your own options and to create new 30A traditions for your family.

In addition to Grayton Beach, here are the Independence Day events that are being planned in each of our other South Walton communities:


7:30 am – Bike Decorating Competition

8:30 am – Bike Parade

9:00 am – Old Fashion Family Field Day (Western Green)

10:00 am – Once Upon A Thyme (South Barrett Square)

6:30 pm – Sound of the Village Grass Band (Western Green)

8:45 pm – Star-Spangled Fireworks


6:00-9:00 pm – Free Concert Featuring the Atlanta Allstars Band

9:00 pm – Fireworks


8:30 am – Old Fashioned 4th of July Parade
Bring your bikes, golf carts, etc. and participate, or just bring the kids to enjoy popsicles and watermelon at Grayton Coast Properties. When the watermelon is gone, there will be free hot dogs for everyone in front of Grant Blackwell’s house on your way to the beach.


8:00 am – Annual Parade Down 30A (starting at the Plaza in Seagrove, ending in Seaside where the floats are judged)
Please note that a portion of 30A will be closed for a few hours to accommodate the parade.

7:15 pm – Stars and Stripes (Live patriotic pops performace from the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra)

9:00 pm – Fireworks over the Gulf


JULY 3RD: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm — Free Easy on 30A Benefit Concert


10:00 am – Bike Decorating (at the south end of Cerulean Park)

10:30 am – Bike Parade through the streets of WaterColor, ending at Marina Park

10:30 am – 2:00 pm – Carnival at Marina Park including water slides, dunk tank, face-painting, hot dogs, ice cream and DJ

7:00 pm – Picnic on the Beach (behind WaterColor Inn — advanced reservation required)

9:00 pm – Fireworks over the Gulf


6:00 pm – 9:30 pm – Fireworks & Dinner Cruise aboard The Solaris

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Live Music Featuring Coconut Radio

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Kids Activities including crafts, face-painting, and balloon sculpting


JULY 5TH: Legendary Junior Marvin of Bob Marley and the Wailers with Boukou Groove. Click here for ticket info.

* Credit Jessie Taylor for the 30A information from website


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