The Largest Street Festival in Bay County

Posted by Beaches360 Administrator on Thursday, June 20th, 2013 at 10:34am.

Friday Fest is the largest street festival in the area held from March through November. As Panama City is awakened with plenty of music, food and fun, all local residents and visitors can enjoy Friday Fest on the first Friday of every month. Over 200 show cars, more than 50 vendors and plenty of live bands take over the six-block area of Harrison Avenue to provide all kinds of entertainment for everybody.

Friday Fest - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/18569670@N07/5706645813/


Many of the shops and restaurants found in the area will stay open until 10pm, allowing those in attendance to enjoy plenty of shopping and dining. It doesn't matter if you've ever been to the festival or not, this is a great time and one that serves over 10,000 people every month.

Bands play on five different stages and the upcoming bands include:

  • Legacy
  • The Jokers
  • George Allen
  • Marc Kaul
  • The Hurricanes
  • And Many More!

Restaurants participating in the festival include:

  • Tom's Hotdogs
  • Sugar Booger's
  • Tito's
  • The Place
  • The Cheese Barn
  • Maddie's La Casita
  • Willow's British Tea room
  • Millie's
  • Trigo's
  • Cassandra's Place
  • Corner Pocket
  • Ferrucci's Ristorante

Many of the area shops will also be participating, such as the Main Street Gallery of Art, Books by the Sea, Wino's, CG Electronics, Franci's, Accents, A&M Theatre and many others. The shops will stay open allowing festival goers to enjoy a great shopping experience throughout the night.

Whether you want to come out and see the awesome cars, enjoy the bands or you just want to be a part of this massive festival, it's sure to be a great time. The festival will start at 6pm and run until 10pm. It includes plenty of excellent food, fireworks and so much more. This is the place to be on the first Friday of every month and you still have five opportunities to enjoy the Friday Fest this year.

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