Winter visitors looking for great weather and a lot of FUN make their home in Panama City Beach when temperatures farther north make dreams of the beach dance in their heads! Sometimes called "snowbirds," guests travel from all over to make their winter "nests" by the white sands of Panama City Beach, where social events, educational classes, arts & crafts, and parties keep everyone focused on fun in the sun. And don't forget about the special deals and discounts!
Each year, a Winter Resident King and Queen are chosen at the Prom. Please use the form below to vote for this year's winners.
Friendly staff at Visit Panama City Beach are here to help you find events, attractions and deals during your stay in Panama City Beach. There are so many things to do in Panama City Beach that you'll forget all about the cold weather back home!
Here are just a few:
Winter Resident Appreciation Days
Visit Panama City Beach is celebrating Winter Guests this season. Winter residents are treated to complimentary coffee, donuts and giveaways. Come celebrate with us at Panama City Beach's Visitor Information Center on: December 19, January 9, January 23 and February 6 (from 9am - 11am).
Homecoming Dance and Social
Reconnect with your Panama City Beach family at the annual Homecoming Dance and Social. This year's event will be on January 13 at Boardwalk Beach Resort. Our Winter Residents love to dance and have fun, so we make sure they have plenty of opportunities! Entertainment provided by Todd Allen Herendeen. There will be a Business Expo from 3:00pm-5:00pm, and dinner will be served at 5:00pm.
The Business Expo features local companies like Blue Heron Fine Gifts, Capt. Anderson's Marina, CiCi's Pizza, Margaritaville, Gulf World Marine Park, Pinnacle Port, Sterling Resorts and many more.
**Tickets on sale starting Jan. 5 at 8:00am at the Visitor Information Center**
Winter Resident Senior Prom
This annual event is one of the biggest winter resident events of the year, and you don't want to miss it! This is the event during which the winter resident prom king and queen are announced. Join us on February 10 at Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort.
Winter Resident Grand Finale
The Winter Residence Grand Finale is a farewell/appreciation event to all of our Winter Residents for choosing Panama City Beach as your home away from home. This will wrap up all the Winter Resident activities with a bang and entertainment you will never forget. This year's event will take place on February 24 at Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort. Click here for details and ticketing information on this event.
Mystery Golf Challenges
The Mystery Golf Challenges give our avid winter golfers another reason to hit the links (as if they needed one). It's a chance to win prizes, chime in on what they'd like to do or see at local golf courses, and just enjoy the excitement of a little bit of mystery around the next dogleg!
There is plenty more to do in Panama City Beach this winter, be sure to check out our event calendar for all events.