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6/13/2018PANAMA CITY BEACH SPORTS PARK & STADIUM COMPLEX BREAKS GROUND

L-R: Panama City Beach City Councilman Phil Chester, Bay County Commissioner and TDC member Philip “Griff” Griffitts , President and CEO of The St. Joe Company Jorge Gonzalez, Amy Seal, TDC Board Member Gary Walsingham, Panama City Beach Mayor Mike Thomas, TDC Board Member Clair Pease and Visit Panama City Beach President and CEO Dan Rowe PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., June 13, 2018 – Today the official groundbreaking took place of the $37 million Panama City Beach Sports Complex, which is slated to open its first phase in May 2019. A ceremony

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6/6/2018Panama City Beach Reports Boost in Tourism Up 15% for March-April

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. June 6, 2018– Visit Panama City Beach and the Bay County Tourist Development Council announce collections for the month of March and April 2018 were up a combined 15%. Collection for April 2018 were up 4.9% percent compared to April 2017, and the destination is currently up 9.9 percent for the fiscal year, which began October 2017. “With a sold out Seabreeze Jazz Festival marking its 20 th year in Panama City Beach, our destination welcomed music lovers from near and far for a world-class lineup of talent taking the

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6/1/2018Panama City Beach Announces New Developments On The Horizon For Summer 2018

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., June XX, 2018 – At the end of a record-breaking spring, Visit Panama City Beach is looking ahead to summer with plans for new developments that will continue to enhance the destination. From a 200-foot observation wheel in Pier Park to a world-class Sports Park, Panama City Beach plans to add to its growing reputation as the ultimate year-round destination for families with a collection of exciting new ventures. “We’re thrilled for all of the development coming to our destination this summer and beyond,” shares Visit

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5/4/2018Panama City Beach Reports Destination Up 25.1% for March 2018

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. May 4, 2018– Visit Panama City Beach and the Bay County Tourist Development Council announce collections for the month of March 2018 were up 25.1 percent compared to March 2017, and the destination is currently up 11.6 percent for the fiscal year, which began October 2017. “Panama City Beach is known as a year-round destination and this Spring was no different,” states Visit Panama City Beach President and CEO Dan Rowe. “Our March results are attributed to our strong dynamic segmentation and our unbeatable line up of

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4/16/2018Panama City Beach Celebrates Tourism Appreciation Day

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., April 16, 2018 – Whether sinking your toes in the sugar- white sand beaches, enjoying family-fun activities, dining, shopping or exploring the beauty of the great outdoors, Panama City Beach offers endless opportunities for every type of vacationer. As May 9 marks “Tourism Appreciation Day”, Visit Panama City Beach invites locals and visitors alike to celebrate what makes this beach one of the best in the country! “Panama City Beach has seen record tourism numbers in recent years with interest from travelers rapidly

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4/14/2018Panama City Beach Announces Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam Headliners

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., April XX, 2018 – Country music fans from across the country will head to the beach this Labor Day Weekend, as Panama City Beach hosts its sixth annual Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam from August 31 through September 2. Visitors will enjoy one of the top country music festivals as they split time playing along the sugar white sand beaches and catching this year’s headliners take the stage including Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett “Every year the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam is one of the most highly-anticipated events

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4/1/2018Panama City Beach Reports Destination Up 9.6% for February 2018

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. April XX, 2018– Visit Panama City Beach and the Bay County Tourist Development Council announce collections for the month of February 2018 were up 9.6 percent compared to February 2017, and the destination is currently up 6 percent for the fiscal year, which began October 2017. “2018 continues to bring with it countless reasons for friends and families to visit Panama City Beach,” states Visit Panama City Beach President and CEO Dan Rowe. “Panama City Beach’s February results reflect the entire tourism community’s

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3/6/2018PANAMA CITY BEACH SPORTS PARK & STADIUM COMPLEX AT BREAKFAST POINT RECEIVES FINAL APPROVAL

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., March 06, 2018 – The Bay County Commission gave a unanimous approval for the construction of the first phase of the Panama City Beach Sports Park & Stadium Complex. The flexible, multipurpose design consists of thirteen fields: eight rectangular fields for soccer, lacrosse, rugby, football and flag football, as well as five collegiate-sized baseball and softball fields. The first phase of the project builds on the variety of tournaments that Panama City Beach will be able to host and enhances the destination’s appeal as

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3/1/2018Panama City Beach Hosts 20th Annual Seabreeze Smooth Jazz Festival

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., April XX, 2018 – Noted as a “Top 10 Jazz Festival in the USA” by JazzIZ Magazine and recently named “Best Jazz Festival” by the Oasis Smooth Jazz Awards, the Seabreeze Jazz Festival in Panama City Beach welcomes top national smooth jazz artists for a weekend of fun, sun, great beaches and good times. Taking place April 18-22 at the Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater at Pier Park, the Seabreeze Jazz Festival attracts jazz from across the USA, Canada and Europe for a performance-packed five days. “The Seabreeze Jazz Festival

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3/1/2018Panama City Beach Gears Up for Exciting Spring Calendar

-Season highlights include UNwineD and inaugural SandJam Music Festival- PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., March XX, 2018 – Springtime offers great beach weather, plentiful sunshine and an exciting calendar of events in Panama City Beach . Kicking off the season with the award-winning UNwineD festival, spring offers an action-packed lineup of festivals and events for visitors to get out and explore the destination beyond its sugar white sand beaches. One the most highly-anticipated events of the year, the inaugural SandJam Music Fest will welcome guests

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