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11/14/2018Panama City Beach Invites Families to 11th Annual New Year’s Eve Beach Ball Drop

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., November 12, 2018 – Panama City Beach will host a variety of events for all ages throughout November and December as part of Beach Home for the Holidays, including its 11 th Annual New Year’s Eve Beach Ball Drop . Tens of thousands of visitors are estimated to head to Panama City Beach for the December 31 event, which features a countdown, fireworks, and 10,000 inflatable beach balls being released from nets stretched over the streets of Pier Park. The 8 p.m. Beach Ball Drop gives young revelers the chance to experience

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11/14/2018Panama City Beach Welcomes Families to the Beach for the Fourth Annual Beach Home for the Holidays

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., November 14, 2018 – This Thanksgiving weekend, Panama City Beach is giving thanks for the incredible support it received in the wake of Hurricane Michael and is welcoming friends and families back to the beach for its fourth annual Beach Home for the Holidays . Free for all ages, Beach Home for the Holidays is hosted by Visit Panama City Beach at Aaron Bessant Park , offering family-friendly holiday fun with carol-themed concerts, s’mores, an appearance by Santa, live entertainment, fireworks, food trucks, shopping and

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10/4/2018Visit Panama City Beach Takes Home Multiple Awards at FFEA 2018 SUNsational Awards

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - October 4, 2018- Visit Panama City Beach recently took home multiple wins at the Florida Festivals and Events Association ’s (FFEA) 2018 SUNsational Awards. Visit Panama City Beach won first place PR/Media campaign, first place Promotional Poster and third place Outdoor Signage, all for its Beach Home for the Holidays campaign. In addition, Visit Panama City Beach’s Sports and Special Events Operations Manager Patrick Stewart was honored by the organization as an Emerging Leader. The SUNsational Awards program

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10/1/2018Panama City Beach Tourism Surges 25.4 Percent for August

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla (October 1, 2018)– Visit Panama City Beach and the Bay County Tourist Development Council announce collections for the month of August 2018 were up 25.4 percent compared to August 2017, and the destination is currently up 10.2 percent for the fiscal year, which began October 2017. Through 11 months, Visit Panama City Beach’s 2018 collections have already surpassed its total collections for 2017. “With many preschools in our target markets still out of session in August, we have used that month for the last two years to

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9/17/2018Fall is Festival Time in Panama City Beach

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., September XX, 2018 – Fall in Panama City Beach brings with it great beach weather, comfortable temperatures and an exciting array of concerts and special events for all ages. Known for its 27 miles of white sand beaches and brilliant turquoise water, this Northwest Florida destination stays active throughout the season with a full calendar of events for locals and visitors alike. Kicking off with the largest lobster festival in Florida and continuing through the holiday season with Beach Home for the Holidays, fall

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9/14/2018Pirates of the High Seas Fest Sets Sail for Panama City Beach this Columbus Day Weekend

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., September XX, 2018 – Panama City Beach invites families of all ages to join in the celebrations of the 2018 Pirates of the High Seas Fest this Columbus Day weekend. From Friday, October 5 through Sunday, October 7, the eighth annual festival will bring swashbuckling adventures to the destination, including a scavenger hunt, pirate parades including a pirate pet parade, a magic show, storytelling, live music, fireworks and more. Kids won’t want to miss Friday night’s Treasure Drop that includes over 8,000 gold and jewel

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9/4/2018Panama City Beach Reports Boost in Tourism Up 6.5 Percent for July

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla (September 4, 2018)– Visit Panama City Beach and the Bay County Tourist Development Council announce collections for the month of July 2018 were up 6.5 percent compared to July 2017, and the destination is currently up 8.5 percent for the fiscal year, which began October 2017. “With kids out of school, families chose to escape to Panama City Beach for a summer getaway, many for their annual tradition and some for the very first time,” shared Visit Panama City Beach President and CEO Dan Rowe. “With plenty of sunshine,

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8/8/2018SINK YOUR TEETH INTO PANAMA CITY BEACH 10 Instagrammable Eats for Your PCB Bucket-List

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., August 8, 2018 – Home to 27 miles of sugar-white sand beaches and emerald-green waters, the beautiful scenery of Panama City Beach isn’t the only reason the destination is Instagram-worthy. Food lovers shouldn’t miss some of Panama City Beach’s most Instagram-worthy eats spanning the gamut from sweet to savory to everything in between. See below for 10 of our favorites and don’t forget to tag @Visit_PCB in all your tasty travel posts on Facebook , Instagram and Twitter . Sweet Crepes at Gypsea Crepes: A go-to spot for

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8/7/2018Panama City Beach Reports Boost in Tourism Up 10.4% for June

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla (August 7, 2018)– Visit Panama City Beach and the Bay County Tourist Development Council announce collections for the month of June 2018 were up 10.4 percent compared to June 2017, and the destination is currently up 8.5 percent for the fiscal year, which began October 2017. “With our beautiful beaches, great weather and a wide variety of attractions and entertainment, our destination welcomed thousands of families for a kick-start to summer vacation in Panama City Beach,” shared Visit Panama City Beach President and CEO

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7/18/2018JAYNA LEACH OF VISIT PANAMA CITY BEACH TO RECEIVE PINNACLE AWARD FROM 850 BUSINESS MAGAZINE

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., July 18, 2018 – Visit Panama City Beach ’s Vice President of Marketing Jayna Leach has been named a 2018 Pinnacle Award winner. Presented by 850 Business Magazine , the Pinnacle Awards shine the spotlight on female business leaders who hold themselves to high standards and contribute to the betterment of the community. Leach was one of 10 winners selected from the 18-county region of Northwest Florida and will be honored at a luncheon on August 22 at Florida State University Panama City. “It’s such an honor to

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