Panama City Beach FL Seafood & Music Festival

A taste of the Gulf Coast…

The Seafood & Music festival will take place at the Aaron Bessant Park amphitheater October 17-20.

This is an excellent opportunity to get a taste of the beach and sample some of the local chef’s dishes, as well as arts and crafts vendors, fishing tournaments, and live music!

Admission to the concerts is completely FREE to the public.

Tickets to enter the festival grounds (which gives you access to the food and wine sampling) cost $20 per person for Friday and Saturday night, or a mighty $100 for VIP seating.

Local Seafood

seafood festival panama city beachA hand-picked selection of Panama City Beach restaurants and chefs will be preparing fresh seafood all four days of the festival. This is your chance to try all the different restaurants’ best dishes. If you find one you love, then take home some of your favorite recipes to try yourself! From grouper to pompano, shrimp to oysters, and even crab, you haven’t tasted seafood until you’ve eaten local.

Firefly will be at the festival offering up dishes including their classic She-Crab Soup with cream sherry, Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes with melon compote, Cracked Pepper Seared Ahi Tuna with fried leeks and pineapple soy reduction, and more.

Fishale Taphouse & Grill will be serving Triggerfish Tacos and Smoke Pecan Sausage Gumbo with dirty rice and toasted crostini, and Fried Banana Bread Pudding with fresh seasonal berries.

panama city beach seafoodHook’d Pier Bar & Grill: Fish or Shrimp Tacos with slaw and tortilla chips, Tuna Dip & Tortilla Chips, Gumbo served with rice, White Chocolate Key Lime Pie

Runaway Bay Caribbean Grill: Jerk Chicken Nachos, Shrimp & Grits, Shrimp Boil served with new potatoes, corn and andouille sausage, Blood Orange Crème Brulee.

Live Music

National acts will be taking the stage, performing family-friendly songs. Headline acts include Loverboy and Foreigner, in addition to the Abigail Rose Band, Better than Ezra, Collective Soul, Andy Velo band, Ed Roland & the Sweet Tea Project. Tickets are available right now from the official Seafood & Music Festival website.

Main Events

Sip & Savor Wine Dinner – A selection of small dishes paired with wines at Firefly. $150.

panama city beach wineUNwineD – Sample local food, wine and craft beer. Plus get your free glass! $50-$80.

Seafood & Music Festival – 4:00 – 11:00 Enjoy live music from the bands listed above. $Varies.

Buddy Walk – the World’s most widely recognized public awareness program for the Down syndrome community.

Waterfront Activities – Fun activities for the family including fishing, blue crab racing, and scavenger hunts.

Stay Smart

Location is Everything! And for the Seafood Festival why not stay Gulf Front, AND at one of the closest resort-hotels to Pier Park and Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater. Combined with our on-site restaurant, Deli, and Ice Cream Shop, the Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort offers the best deal and location to get the most out of your time on Panama City Beach and the 2013 Seafood & Music Festival.