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Panama City Beach’s Real. Fun. Fourth. Celebration

by Katie Skrzek

Jun 23, 2022

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Panama City Beach, Florida, is the perfect destination for family travelers this Fourth of July. Real. Fun. Fourth. is a three-day celebration for the whole family, July 2–4. The event culminates in the largest Fourth of July fireworks display on the Gulf Coast.


Light Up the Bay

The weekend fireworks displays kick off at 8:30 p.m. on July 2 at Papa Joe’s Bayside. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, and stake out a prime spot. Enjoy live music and food trucks during the show.


Light Up the Gulf

Held at Boardwalk Beach Resort Hotel & Convention Center, the beach’s largest, private fireworks show takes place July 3 at 8:30 p.m. Take part in contests and kid’s activities at the event.



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Freedom Rocks

Enjoy dinner at a participating waterfront restaurant before making your way to the Grand Lagoon Bridge or the lawn at Treasure Island Marina to view fireworks. The event takes place July 3 at 8:45 p.m.


Star Spangled Spectacular

Real. Fun. Fourth. concludes with the grand fireworks show on July 4 at 9 p.m. The show features dueling fireworks displays from the city and county piers. Arrive early to find a spot with the best views.


“We look forward to hosting another incredible Real. Fun. Fourth. in partnership with the City of Panama City Beach, Pier Park and Bay County,” said Dan Rowe, president and CEO, Visit Panama City Beach. “This annual celebration brings together residents and visitors for an unforgettable Independence Day weekend with showstopping firework shows on our destination’s beautiful beaches.”


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