Due to COVID-19, the Thunder Beach Fall Rally has been cancelled. City managers have denied the permit for the event.
What happens in the fall in Panama City Beach? Thunder Beach, that’s what! Listen to the beautiful sound of engines revving with tires rolling at Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally from October 21st to October 25th, 2020. They’ll be invading the beautiful white sand beaches throughout Thunder Beach Bike Week!
Get in on the Thunder Beach Fall Rally 2020 taking place in mid-October. Known as the “Most Biker Friendly Free Rally in the United States,” it brings biker enthusiasts from all over during the crisp, clear fall season to this beautiful, breathtaking peninsula! It’s easy to see why when you ride along the spectacular coastline with a vivid view from your bike of emerald and turquoise waters mixed with the sugar sands at one of the most pleasant times of year. Join bikers, vendors and exhibitors from around the country to share stories, listen to great bands and experience exciting, live entertainment. Thunder Beach offers great roads to ride, the beautiful beaches, multiple destinations and many exciting attractions. You can even re-connect with friends from other states and at a time that’s traditionally not as crowded.
This year’s Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally, features more than 200 vendors and exhibitors, a bike parade, beauty pageants, poker runs, live music, motorcycle stunt shows, tattoo contests, bike shows with category judging and much more.
- “Best of Thunder Beach Custom Bike Show” by Southern Biker Magazine
- American Bagger’s “Baddest Bagger Show”
- Custom Dynamics “Thunder Beach LED Bike Show.”
And don’t forget to register to win a 2018 H-D FLHRSX Road King Special to be given away by Harley-Davidson of Panama City Beach.
You can experience bike week happenings at multiple venues throughout the area and will be in good company with approximately 60,000 biking enthusiasts at the beach! And, of course, there are custom bikes everywhere—rat bikes, space-ship type bikes, and favorites – the “Old School Cool” bikes! Both Harley Davidson and Indian/Polaris usually have some great demo rides.
Concert and Entertainment Venues
Multiple acts are included in the music lineup this year and concerts will take place at official Thunder Beach® venues and vendor villages:
- Frank Brown Park (9 a.m.-6 p.m. Thurs.-Sat.; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sun.)
- The CrossRoads (9 a.m.-7 p.m. Thurs.-Sat.; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sun.)
- The CrossRoads Saloon (11 a.m.-11 p.m. Wed.-Sun.)
- Harley-Davidson of Panama City Beach (9 a.m.-8 p .m. Friday – Saturday; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sun.)
- Thunder Beach Saloon @ Frank Brown Park (9 a.m.-6 p.m. Thurs.-Sat.; 9 a.m. -1 p.m. Sun.)
- Thunder Beach Main Stage at Frank Brown Park (5-11 p.m. Thurs.-Sat.).
Official “partner” venues include:
- Hammerhead Fred’s (9 a.m.-11 p.m. Thurs.-Sat.; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sun.)
- Sharky’s Beach Club (9 a.m.-11 p.m. Thurs.-Sat;. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sun.).
Official sponsors offering live entertainment include:
- AJ’s of Grayton Beach
- Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort
- Donavan’s Reef
- Salty Hobo.
All Thunder Beach® official venues have no admission charges and plenty of free parking. Hours indicate when vendors are operational, but restaurants/bars may be open later.
See concert schedule for Frank Brown Park Main Stage and The Crossroads here.
Frank Brown Park
16200 Panama City Beach Parkway (U.S. Hwy. 98), Panama City Beach, FL 32413
Frank Brown Park “Bikes Only” venue is Thunder Beach’s largest and is a virtual biker shopping paradise! This is where you’ll find the most expansive layout of exhibits, bike builders, official Thunder Beach® merchandise and vendors including:
- Avon Grips
- Iron Braid
- Race Pro
- RC Components
- Renegade Wheels
- HHI (Hawg Halters Inc)
- V8 Choppers
- Wide Open Customs
- Cycle Solutions
- Custom Dynamics
- Ultimate Seats
- Tennessee Leather
- Chaps & Bags
- Geico Motorcycle Insurance
- Jennifer’s Web
- F4 Custom Windshields
- Chubby Cups
- Leon Leather
- Randy’s Cycle Shack
- 48 Customs
- and many more!
Stop by the expanded Thunder Beach® Saloon for a cold-one and enjoy live music daily. Located under the large tent in the middle of the venue, you’ll find a place to sit while you eat and find all your favorite libations. Also, be sure to see Tim Dyson’s Freestyle Moto-X stunt shows three times daily!
The free Concert Series is held at the Frank Brown Park Main Stage – Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings (7-11 p.m.).
15238 Front Beach Rd., Panama City Beach, FL 32413
You’ll find a new venue, “The CrossRoads at Thunder Beach,” formerly known as The Boneyard, located directly across Front Beach Road from Sharky’s Beachfront Restaurant and Tiki Bar. The CrossRoads will have a diverse Vendor Village and a large hospitality tent with a performance stage and live entertainment throughout the day and evening, Thursday through Saturday. There will be a full bar, a variety of food vendors and plenty of covered seating. The Best of Thunder Beach Custom Bike Show will be located at The Crossroads, as well as the tattoo contest. Thunder Beach Merchandise will be on sale, with a good selection of vintage apparel.
The CrossRoads’ hours of operation during the rally will be Thursday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The CrossRoads Saloon will be open 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., Wed. – Sat.
Other East Coast Motorcycle Rallies
Visit the Myrtle Beach Bike Week May 10th through May 19th.
Visit the Myrtle Beach Fall Rally September 30th through October 6th.
Visit the Thunder Beach Spring Rally Rally April 29th through May 3rd.
Condo Rentals Near Thunder Beach Bike Rally
When you’re not revving and riding or checking out the thousands of other bikes at multiple venues, Condo-World offers locations along Panama City Beach that put you close to the rally’s largest events and entertainment.
Coast into Calypso Resort, a gulf front location with captivating views of the Gulf of Mexico’s emerald waters and white sand beaches. After the roar and fanfare, quiet down in your private oasis at Condo-World’s Calypso Resort with a spacious one-bedroom, one-bedroom with bunk area, two-bedroom, two -bedroom with bunk area, and three-bedroom and, oh, a spacious private balcony where you have the best seats to watch the sunset.
When it’s time to leave the crowd, enjoy all that Panama City has to offer in accommodations with luxury, elegance and beauty. At 22 stories high, Aqua Beach Resort offers stunning million-dollar, panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico. Experience sugar-white sand beaches with gorgeous emerald-green waters and also a birds-eye view of the natural beauty of the Panama City Beach area. With premium designed and appointed one-, two-, and three-bedroom condos with terraces, Aqua Resort is the perfect upscale property for your stay at Thunder Beach!