UPDATE: Scroll to the bottom to see this years attendance numbers!
With all the craziness going on in the world, we finally got out to visit Panama City for Florida Jeep Jam! In the past it’s always been a challenge to make it there due to other events we had scheduled. Even though everything was cancelled left and right, this event stuck and we headed out, excited… eager for some normalcy.
Along the way we stopped at shops to visit some of MetalCloak’s Authorized Installers and to check on them to get their take on our current state of affairs in the country. Shops across everywhere are super busy with projects and builds from customers eager to finally get their rigs finished. The one thing that we did encountered is that getting parts for those projects is challenging. Shipping is slow and back logged as manufacturers scramble to keep up with demands.
From state to state and city to city, the vibe and virus precautions were different. From things being closed or how we checked into a hotel, everything was different. When we arrived in Florida we felt some normalcy, like nothing had ever happened. With the exception of a few people here and there with masks on, beach time was in full swing!
Oh how I missed everyone!!! I know everyone was anxious to get out of “quarantine” and that is an understatement. I have never seen so many people packing in restaurants and the beach. Families seem to be taking their vacations all at once, hungry for social interactions.
This years Jeep Jam took place june 17- 20th at the Frank Brown Park. Florida Jeep Jam features a ton of Jeep activities combined with family fun hosted on “The World’s Most Beautiful Beaches”, helping to make it easy to see why so many Jeep families keep choosing Florida Jeep Jam as their favorite Jeep only event! May was the perfect time to enjoy the favorite Jeep beach destination vacation. Gather up everyone from your Jeep club and start making plans for celebrating Extreme Terrain’s “National Jeep Go Topless Day” in Panama City Beach during a fun extended weekend full of Jeep lovers from all over.
Not only do they host the best Jeep beach vacation in the Southeast, but registered Jeeps also help fund many worthy charities. Florida Jeep Jam 2020 included over $20,000 in charitable donations! This year they will be officially recognizing National Law Enforcement Week and US Armed Forces Weekend, and plan on topping last year’s totals for charitable donations.
This year was the 5th Year Anniversary of the event and keeps growing! Florida Jeep Jam has quickly earned the title of the “Fastest Growing Jeep Event in the Southeast”. Now is the time to start making plans to join Jeep owners from around the country for the Jeep invasion of Panama City Beach, Florida.
Florida Jeep Jam 2021 is scheduled to take place from May 12 – 15, 2021. Jeep activities start Tuesday and increase daily, leading up to the Kick-Off Party on Thursday Night and a long weekend full of awesome Jeep activities.
- Off-Road Trail Excursions: Wednesday – Saturday *
- Jeep Obstacle Course: Thursday – Saturday
- Jeep Vendor Village: Friday – Saturday
- Poker Run: Thursday
- Kick-Off Party: Thursday
- Day at the Beach Party
- Topless for Turtles Jeep Beach Krawl: Friday morning (helping protect & preserve Florida’s Habitat)
- Live Music at On-Site 4×4 Bar & Grill: Thursday – Saturday
- Jeep Wash: Friday – Saturday
- Scavenger Hunt: Tuesday – Saturday
- Outdoor Movie Night: Friday
- Jeep Show & Shine : Display on Friday & Judging on Saturday
- Celebrate National Go Topless Day: Saturday
Start planning for next year’s Jeep Jam now!
UPDATE! We just received this year’s attendance statistics!
Registered Jeeps in attendance 1466 (up 19% over 2019)
Average People per Jeep 4.2
Vendor/Show Jeeps 112
Volunteer/Staff Jeeps 110
Turtle Crawl on the beach 750/750
Spectator Day Parking 200 (approx. 2 days combined)
Poker Run Jeeps 205
Total People in Vendor Village Approx. 7500 for both days