Jeep Jam makes it’s return for the 9th year

PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL. (WMBB) – Rain made the set-up for Jeep Jam 2024 a little more difficult on Monday.

Workers set up part of the obstacle courses, but vendors are waiting for drier and calmer weather.

Jeep Jam has made its return to Panama City Beach, this year at Aaron Bessant Park.

Since its inception in 2015, the event has attracted thousands of jeep owners from all across the U.S.

“It’s for all Jeep lovers,” said Visit PCB Communications and Social Media Manager Sydney Clifton.

The event kicked off Monday night with the jeep parade in St. Andrews.

Most of the events begin Tuesday and run through Sunday.

“There’s going to be lots of excursions and obstacle courses for everyone that loves jeeps to come out and spend the entire week in Panama City Beach,” Clifton said.

Organizers have been working on this event since late last year.

Similar to previous years they are expecting thousands to show up.

To accommodate all those people there will be over a hundred vendors.

“Anything for the off-road enthusiast, whether it’s jeeps and any other type of vehicle vendors will be there offering all sorts of specials and show specials at discounts or promotions,” said Jeep Jam 2024 Host and M.C. Tom Lorenz.

Those who registered their jeep will have unlimited access to obstacle courses, a poker run, and a drive-in movie night.

“If you don’t have a jeep and you just want to join the event, you could just get a day pass or a weekend pass and just enjoy all the events along with us here,” Lorenz said.

Despite off-and-on rain in the forecast for the week, jeep jam host and M.C. Tom Lorenz says it won’t pose any obstacles for jeep owners.

“Well, fortunately, jeepers, the weather doesn’t bother them too much. So this is a great group of people that will come down regardless of what the weather is doing,” Lorenz said.

And one lucky Jeepster could win a 2017 Jeep JK Unlimited with over $20,000 in add-ons.

It’s $25 per ticket, the drawing will be held on Saturday, May 18 at 5 p.m.

Even the volunteers are excited.

“Usually when they get a concert going, it’s nighttime and they have all the people, you know, driving around on a track out there it’s awesome. You know, usually by then, like most of our work is done. So we just sit out, watch the concert, watch people drive around. It’s a it’s a great time,” said Jeep Jam 2024 volunteer Andrew Stafford.

To register your jeep and view the schedule of events click here.

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