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Winter Residents

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!

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!

This season's Winter Resident Appreciation Day will be:

  • Friday, January 18, 2019 (tickets for Homecoming available)
  • Friday, February 8, 2019 (tickets for Senior Prom available) 
  • Friday, February 22, 2019 (tickets for Grand Finale available)

Winter Resident Appreciation Days will be held at the Lyndell Center at the Panama City Beach Senior Center.

Homecoming Dance and Social

Reconnect with your Panama City Beach family at the annual Homecoming Dance and Social. Our Winter Residents love to dance and have fun, so we make sure they have plenty of opportunities!

This year's Homecoming Dance and Social will be at Laketown Wharf on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 4-9pm.

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. This year's theme is Viva Las Vegas!

This year's Senior Prom will be at Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort on Wednesday, February 13, 2018 from 4-9pm.

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.

The 2016 Panama City Beach Winter Resident Grand Finale will be at Laketown Wharf on Wednesday, February 26, 2018 from 4-9pm.

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.

October20
Bay Point Plein Air Art Festival
Welcome to our first Plein Air Art Festival here at Sheraton Bay Point Resort. We're so excited to be partnering with the Beach Art Group to benefit The Sunshine Art Center. What is "Plein Air Art" you ask? It's simply the practice of...
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October20
Charity Haunted House Hosted by Massage Envy in Pier Park
Join us at Massage Envy in Pier Park for Panama City Beach's PREMIER Charity Haunted House Event this October. Experience the thrills and scares of classic horror films like The Shining, The Exorcist, Nightmare on Elm Street, and many more!...
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October01
Gulf World Celebrates Halloween
Gulf World is celebrating Halloween! Enter our ghostly and ghoulish marine world…You don’t want to miss the Halloween shows. The dolphins are experiencing a bunch of hocus pocus, the birds are going through a series of feathered and...
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October19
ISA Slowpitch
ISA was found in 1984 in Shelbyville, Tennessee, by Larry Nash. It is one of the four major governing bodies of amateur softball in America, along with ASA, NSA and USSSA. ISA is a fast growing association that offers tournaments and...
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October20
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks raise awareness and funds to save lives from breast cancer. Each event is a noncompetitive 3 to 5 mile walk that brings people together to make a difference for everyone...
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All Day Thursday Enjoy Pint Day!
Join the crew every Thursday from open to close for Pint Day at The Wicked Wheel! Get a free souvenir pint glass with every draft beer purchase (limit 2 per customer). **Not valid with any other specials** Be sure to follow us on social...
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Two Hour Boat Rental for up to 6 Guests
Cruise in style and explore St.Andrews Bay and Shell Island BaySide .Enjoy Dolphin Watching from your boat. Our rentals are a great way to get your group on the water and two hours is perfect if you only want a little bit of sun! Mention...
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Two Hour Sport Boat Rental for Two!
This rental is the alternative to renting a Jet Ski for two. Our 2019 E_16 Element SportBoat is a quick and agile boat that is fun to drive with all the excitement of a Jet Ski but the safety and comfort features of a boat! Mention this ad...
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Weekly Rates
Weekly rates are back just in time for the off Season: 1 Bedrooms - $600 2 Bedrooms - $700 3 Bedrooms - $800 Quantities limited so hurry before they are gone. Available starting November 2018 thru February 2019.
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