To celebrate 80 years of fun in the Florida sun, Panama City Beach will host an 80th birthday party commemorating Panama City Beach officially opening for business on May 2, 1936.  The free event is open to the public at M.B. Miller Pier, so we invite you to come enjoy live music, beach games, a photo booth and a dance floor evoking memories of Panama City Beach’s famous “Hangout” beachside pavilion. Food and drinks will be served from May 2, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a commemorative birthday cake cut and served at 1 p.m.

A little bit of history on Panama City Beach turning 80: May 2, 1936 - Gideon Thomas saw the beauty of Panama City Beach and was able to establish a community based on tourism, rather than agriculture.  Eighty years later, tourism contributes $1.5 billion in direct spending in Panama City Beach's economy and the area is thriving, thanks to its 'world class' beaches, fun filled attractions and year round events that welcome guests from all over!

Happy Birthday, Panama City Beach!