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Category - Special Events

Pier Park North, the 370,000-square-foot shopping center just to the north (appropriately enough) of Pier Park, across the Panama City Beach Parkway, is officially open for business. This weekend (3/7), Dick's Sporting Goods is celebrating their grand opening with guest star appearances, giveaways, and gift cards . It's the first store to...

Friday, February 21, 2014 5:38 PM by Visit Panama City Beach

New Orleans musical legend Dr. John and the Nite Trippers are headlining the FREE Panama City Beach Mardi Gras & Music Festival this year. Known around the world for hits like, "Right Place Wrong Time," Dr. John is a Mardi Gras master, and this year he'll be performing in Panama City Beach! Don't miss any of the music or fun - find the Mardi...

Thursday, January 16, 2014 3:54 PM by Visit Panama City Beach

January, 2014 -- The high temperatures in Panama City Beach in the coming days will generally be in the 60's, while in Chicago the high temperatures will range from the 20's to 30's. Yikes. It might seem like just good common sense to stay in Panama City Beach for the winter, but staff from the Panama City Beach TDC are actually "chilling" in...
Panama City Beach - Sterling Resorts joined with chefs from Hammerhead Fred's (and the returning Runaway Island Beach Bar & Grill), along with representatives from the Republic National Distributing Company (who brought along wine and beer for sampling) to host a free Winter Resident Chef Demonstration at Laketown Wharf. Event organizers say...

Thursday, January 9, 2014 2:00 PM by Visit Panama City Beach

Years ago, the winter season was a very sleepy time in Panama City Beach. While it is still true that traffic thins out nicely and the busy crowds of summer are long gone, these days there seem to be just as many fun activities for our winter residents as there are for visitors arriving in spring or summer! Starting off the year with events like...
The biggest inspiration of the Biggest Loser RunWalk Half-Marathon in Panama City Beach was seeing just how much FUN everyone seemed to be having! Sure, the rock concert at the start and finish - and a 4-piece band a few miles in, as well as music thumping motivational songs at several stations along the way, plus the cheering fans, plus the Mardi...

Thursday, December 12, 2013 11:53 AM by Visit Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach has become THE place to be for New Year's Eve, as music, fireworks, and two iconic countdowns on one special night have captured the imagination of tens of thousands of revelers, and the attention of national news media. So what's all the fuss about? Well, there are many different options, but they all let you start the New Year...

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 3:40 PM by Visit Panama City Beach

The Saturday after Thanksgiving has become what's known as "Small Business Saturday," and if you're lucky enough to be in Panama City Beach over the weekend (being "Thankful for the Beach") there are plenty of small, locally owned businesses open for shopping. Sure, the big businesses get all the attention during Black Friday, but if you're not...
Panama City Beach, November 22, 2013 - "Today we're going to see the beginning of the return of Miracle Strip Amusement Park," announced Panama City Beach Mayor Gayle Oberst at the groundbreaking ceremony for Miracle Strip Pier Park 's new, larger location adjacent to the current address of 400 Pier Park Dr. Teddy and Jenny Meeks began Miracle...
"I can't wait until our race in Panama City Beach," Jackie Evans told the crowd gathered at Anchorage Children's Home. And it's not just the beaches that are stoking their enthusiasm - While speaking to the children and employees gathered Wednesday (November 20, 2013), Jackie was sharing the secret behind the motivation for her continued healthy...