Panama City, Florida is pleased to announce the return of the annual PC Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 28, 2019. After taking a year off in 2018 to recover from damages caused by Hurricane Michael, the 31st Annual PC Oktoberfest is back and will be better than ever!

This event is free to the public with a ticketed VIP option available and will feature live music from the hit North Florida band Krankenhaus. Attendees can also enjoy artisan booths, craft beer tastings and food and beverage vendors serving both authentic German cuisine and other culinary options. Samuel Adams will be sponsoring a stein-hoisting competition during the event for adults 21+, and kids are invited to partake in a mini-pumpkin decorating content.

“Our community has been working to rebuild since Hurricane Michael badly damaged our community and this is the perfect celebratory occasion to welcome visitors back to Panama City,” says Jennifer Vigil, Destination Panama City president and CEO. “This family-friendly event provides locals and visitors alike the opportunity to experience a sample of the culture that makes Panama City so special.”

Hosted by Destination Panama City and the City of Panama City, Oktoberfest honors the city’s diverse food and beverage scene, appreciation for the arts and thriving live-music culture. VIP ticket holders will receive a glass stein, one pretzel voucher, a meal voucher, seating area inside of the German beer tent and a commemorative t-shirt.

Purchase your PC Oktoberfest VIP tickets here.

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Embraced by beautiful St. Andrews Bay, Northwest Florida’s Panama City offers ideal conditions for world-class sailing, year-round in-shore and off-shore fishing and a myriad of water sports. Nearby Shell Island, an uninhabited barrier island with beautiful white sand beaches, features dolphin excursions. Off the water, visitors delight in the sunny destination’s eclectic historic neighborhoods offering a thriving visual and performing arts scene, diverse shopping, a range of dining options and the Panama City Oyster Trail. To contact Destination Panama City directly call 850-215-1700. Please visit, and follow on Facebook and Instagram. Join the conversation at #PContheBay.