ZooBoo at ZooWorld is designed to provide a safe environment for Trick-or-Treating and includes a costume contest for all ages. For the safety of the animals, many will be put up for the night, however there will still be some on display.
Kids crafts, costume contest, and more at Pier Park!
Sterling Resorts’ Laketown Wharf is the place to be for candy, games, prizes and even a scavenger hunt on Halloween. All ghosts and goblins are invited to come dressed in their costumes to participate in the fun from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Laketown Wharf’s Boardwalk.
For reservations and more information about Halloween on the Boardwalk or Laketown Wharf, please visit www.LaketownWharf.com or call 855-238-6946.
Laketown Wharf is home to the 2013 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb Fundraiser, which has become a favorite annual event in Panama City Beach. Panama City Beach Fire Rescue is hosting the event in memory of firefighters and first responders who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. The public is invited to attend this event on Saturday, September 7. The climb consists of 110 flights of stairs (22 story building: 3 times up and 2 times down or you can climb up all 5 times) to duplicate the 110 stories of the World Trade Center Towers that the Emergency Responders had to climb that day. The climb begins at 8 a.m. and there will be a lunch/reception awards ceremony immediately following.
We’re offering a special for those who would like to participate in the climb and stay at Laketown Wharf! You can stay in one of our beautiful condos with rates starting at $79 a night.
Bridging the gulf between rock ‘n roll and classical music, the Panama City POPS Orchestra performs Windborne’s Music of The Eagles at Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater in beautiful Panama City Beach, Fla. on Saturday, September 14, 2013. The concert will kick off at 7:30 p.m. and is free to the public.
The performance is a perfect chance for concert-goers to experience their favorite Eagles’ songs backed by a full orchestra at Panama City Beach’s spectacular Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater.
Comprised of 65 musicians, The Panama City POPS Orchestra is well known for its dynamic performances of classical and current music. Backing rock musicians performing the music of the Eagles, the orchestra will be led by guest conductor Brent Havens and feature vocalists including Panama City Beach local Terry Brock (also a former vocalist for the rock band Kansas), Glenn Delaune (38 Special, Foghat, Kansas) and John Hines (The Hines Brother’s Band).
Locals and visitors are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to enjoy an unforgettable evening of music under the stars. Chairs will be available for rent if you prefer. Coolers are not permitted, food and drink vendors will be on site.
Upgrade your experience at the V.I.P. tent! V.I.P. tickets include food and 2 premium beer or wine beverages. Tickets can be purchased on an individual basis or by tables. For more information, click here.
It was no secret to us that Panama City is one of the best beaches in the world! Now everyone else is aware now that Panama City Beach has been listed as on of the top beaches in the country. Valerie Garman with The News Herald wrote about the great honor:
By Valerie Garman / The News Herald
Published: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 17:46 PM.
PANAMA CITY BEACH — Bay County’s 27 miles of beaches are among the best in the world, according to a top beaches list released by CNN.
Panama City Beach landed at number 51 in the countdown of the top 100 beaches in the world, coming in as the highest ranked beach in the continental U.S. and the only beach in Florida to make the list.
“It just reinforces the position that Panama City Beach is truly a world-class beach destination,” said Dan Rowe, director of the Bay County Tourist Development Council. “Our beaches stack up with any beach on the planet, and it’s not just us saying that.”
Published on the CNN website last month, the list highlighted Panama City Beach’s blinding white sand, emerald waters, and the “retro charm” of places like Goofy Golf, a miniature golf institution on the beach since 1959.
CNN staff also highlighted the destination’s notoriety as spring break capital of the world, and pegged it as a place for “hard-core people watching” and “maybe a drink or two.”
Rowe said part of Panama City Beach’s successes as a tourist destination come from its broad appeal.
“We appeal to a wide variety of audiences,” Rowe said. “Everyone who comes here comes because it’s a real beach and they’re coming to have a lot of fun.”
The destination has also made an appearance on several other top lists from various travel media outlets.
In the last year, PCB has earned a spot on Yahoo Travel’s Top 10 Affordable Escapes for Winter, USA Today’s list of 20 Amazing American Beaches, Reader’s Digest’s Top 10 Places in the World to Swim and travel website 10 Best’s list of 10 Best U.S. Beaches.
Rowe said earning a spot on these lists gives the area more exposure and helps increase visitation.
“Through time, we have been consistently ranked as one of the best beaches anywhere,” he said. “It reintroduces us to people across the country. We want that consist message to get out there and encourage people who have never been here to come.”
Rowe said the TDC will also continue to tell the destination’s story through an aggressive marketing campaign.
“Our brand is ‘Real. Fun. Beach’, and we combine that whole package together,” Rowe said. “This is not prefabricated, it’s not homogenized. This is just a great beach town that is a lot of fun.”
The Junior League of Panama City is looking forward to hosting our 25th annual Holly Fair November 8-10, 2013 at the Boardwalk Beach Resort.
Holly Fair is more than just a unique shopping experience, it is a holiday tradition! It paves the way for continued community growth and improvement as it helps fund the community projects of the Junior League of Panama City. Holly Fair is plans are underway and promises to be a shopping experience like no other. Come enjoy boutique like shopping with over 60 premiere merchants offering apparel, jewelry, children’s items, home goods and original holiday items. Experience a wide variety of entertainment, great food, music, auctions and much more!
Holiday Shopping – $5 General Admission
Friday, November 8th from 10:00am-6:00pm
Saturday, November 9th from 9:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, November 10th from 10:00am-4:00pm
Preview Party – $50 Admission – Thursday, November 7th from 6:00pm-10:00pm
Join us for an elegant evening of culinary delights, fabulous entertainment, silent and live auctions, and exclusive holiday shopping.
Champagne Brunch – $20 Admission – Friday, November 8th from 8:00am – 10:00am
Join us for brunch, two hours of private shopping, and holiday entertainment.
Girls’ Night Out – $10 Admission – Saturday, November 9th from 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Gather your girlfriends and join us for a night of culinary delights, fabulous cocktails, live music and discounted shopping.
Location: Boardwalk Beach Resort, 9500 Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
Proceeds: 100% of the net proceeds raised by The Junior League of Panama City through Holly Fair will support league programs and community projects, such as After School Assistance Program, Child Service Center, Girls on the Run, VOICES, Elderly Outreach, and many more.
Emerald Coast Cruizin – The South’s Best Blast from the Past family fun event. Thousands of classic cars, hot rods, custom cars and trucks make way to beautiful Panama City Beach. This year’s event will be held at Aaron Bessant Park next to Pier Park.
Panama City Beach’s breath taking emerald green coastline and the famous Miracle Strip gleams with chrome, hot colors, and the deep rumble of power. There will be over 125 + top name automotive vendors on hand, as well as a huge swap meet and car corral. Oh we also include a ladies section with great crafts, jewelry, and so much more.
$40.00 Vehicle Pre-Registration before October 15
$50.00 Vehicle Registration after October 15 and during the event
$10.00 Spectator Admission children 12 and under free