The Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) are co-owning and hosting the 2013 Panama City Beach Seafood and Music Festival. The festival will celebrate seafood, fishing, culinary arts, music, entertainment, arts and culture in Panama City Beach. Entertainment includes:
Thursday, October 17, 2013
UNwineD, a premier wine, craft beer, and gourmet coastal fare experience, at Aaron Bessant Park from 5:00-8:00. PM. Attendees will have the opportunity to stroll through Aaron Bessant Park and savor the flavors of fine craft beer, award-winning wine, and cuisine prepared by locally celebrated chefs. Every guest will receive a complimentary UNwineD wine glass or beer stein. Live musical entertainment will enhance the elegant atmosphere of the evening.
Friday, October 18, 2013
Better Than Ezra
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Andy Velo Band
Ed Roland & The Sweet Tea Project
Columbus Day weekend will bring a wave of mischief and fun-filled adventures to Panama City Beach with The Fun Never Sets Pirates of the High Seas Fest. Taking place Columbus Day weekend throughout PCB, the festival will include an ensemble of parades, sword-swinging showdowns and dueling fireworks display.
Thunder Beach,”The Most Biker Friendly FREE Rally in the United States! Bikers, vendors and exhibitors from around the country descend on Panama City Beach, Florida for Bike Week, to share stories, see great bands and live entertainment, find the hottest custom motorcycles and motorcycle accessories available, and to experience a scenic ride on The World’s Most Beautiful Beaches!
Thunder Beach has been famous for a lot of things, but the FREE Rally wide entertainment is one of the things we find attendees talking about the most. With eight Official Thunder Beach Venues spread out across the entire expanse of Panama City Beach, Florida and each one offering its own brand of unique activities ALL DAY LONG, You won’t want to miss the US RIDER NEWS’ Best of the Beach Bike Show, The Miss Thunder Beach Contests, Stunt Shows at Frank Brown Park and so much more all weekend long! You can see why so many people love our Rally! The coming year is no exception as bands from around the southeast and other places descend on The Beach Lover’s Beach to rock the Thunder Beach Rally!
Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam, a three-day celebration of sun, fun and country music, will debut its festival on the Gulf Coast shores of Panama City Beach, Florida from Thursday, September 26 to Saturday, September 28, 2013. The first artists to join the concert lineup at this year’s festival include 2013 Academy of Country Music Award nominees Toby Keith, Brantley Gilbert and the Eli Young Band. Also appearing onstage will be leading country artists Trace Adkins, Kip Moore, The Charlie Daniels Band, Pepsi’s X Factor Winner Tate Stevens, Darryl Worley, Blackberry Smoke and Pepsi’s Southern Original Winner.
Comprised of six stages, Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam will provide the best of today’s country music for an audience of more than 15,000 people on the coast. During the day, three beachfront stages will be hosted by Edgewater Golf & Beach Resort, The Boardwalk Beach Resort and Seahaven Beach Resorts. Festival-goers will watch their favorite performers as they stand on the white “sugar sand” beach and dip their toes in the water. As the sun begins to set, patrons will ride free shuttles to the headline stage at Frank Brown Park. Once Toby Keith, Brantley Gilbert, and Trace Adkins close out their respective nights, the fun will continue at Club La Vela. Lodging packages, which include tickets to the three-day event, are on sale now and can be found at www.gulfcoastjam.com. For more information about Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam’s lineup, VIP & General Admission Tickets, lodging partners, directions, partnership opportunities, parking, and vendors, please visit www.gulfcoastjam.com.
Schooners, The Last Local Beach Club, will host the 24th Annual Lobster Festival & Tournament again this year: the biggest 4-Day lobster festival in Florida. With huge Local Lobsters on the weigh-in scales, fresh lobster prepared every mouth-watering way you can imagine, and the 14th Annual Schooners Sand Sculpting Contest, it is a HUGE event that draws thousands of divers and lobster fans from all over the Southeast. Lobster Tournament divers will be competing in a variety of categories including Spiny Lobster, Shovelnose Lobster and Big 6. It will be held September 19, 20, 21, 22 & 23, 2013.
Saturday and Sunday markets on both sides of the Grand Lagoon Bridge at Capt Anderson’s Restaurant and Pirate’s Cove Marina. Saturdays 8am to 1pm, Sundays 11am to 4pm. RAIN or SHINE! Walk, boat, bike or ride to your favorite local Makers, Bakers and Growers at PCB’s year-round farmers’ market. Ferry service by Paradise Adventures.
Sterling Resorts’ Laketown Wharf property has been honored with TripAdvisor’s 2013 Certificate of Excellence. This esteemed award recognizes hospitality superiority and is bestowed to TripAdvisor establishments that consistently receive outstanding customer reviews.
“We owe this award to our amazing staff,” notes General Manager, Gene Murphy. “I’m incredibly proud of the unified effort by all to serve our guests at the highest level – I believe it’s what sets us apart. It’s amazing to be recognized for our hard work and commitment.”
To qualify for the Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four out of five or higher as reviewed by TripAdvisor travelers within the previous 12 months. Among the more than 2.5 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions listed on the website, only 10 percent receive this elite distinction.
Managed by Sterling Resorts, the landmark Laketown Wharf is located in the heart of Panama City Beach just steps from the sand. Laketown’s spacious, one- to three-bedroom units are chock-full of amenities and feature full kitchens, flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, washer/dryer and private balconies overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Five sprawling resort pools and a children’s aquatic playground make a splash with families. Other onsite amenities include the state-of-the-art fitness center and 52,000-square-foot boardwalk surrounding an immense freshwater lake with theatrical fountain displays nightly. For reservations please visit www.LaketownWharf.com or call 855-238-6946.
If you don’t have a vacation planned for July 4th, we’ve got the perfect one ready for you! We have great summer rates, our beautiful condominiums and the beach and pool to cool off in. On top of all that, there are several great Fourth of July events in Panama City Beach to make 2013 your most memorable summer yet.
On July 4th, Pier Park is hosting the Star Spangled Spectacular, the biggest fireworks display on the Gulf Coast. There will be a veteran’s celebration, live music from the POPS Orchestra and a spectacular fireworks display. The event is family friendly, free and open to the public.
Downtown Panama City is also hosting a July 4th celebration with live music, vendors, food and fireworks. This event takes place in historic downtown along the marina.
New this year, Pirates Cove Marina is hosting a July 4th Fireworks Sail. You can experience the local fireworks show from a Caribbean Catamaran cruising along the coast.
To plan your summer vacation with Laketown Wharf call us at 866-695-8734! We’ll be more than happy to answer any questions or concerns.
Guests are welcome to bring any beverage of their choice, chairs, blankets & coolers. For details 850-234-7819. Concerts held on Village Green from 7-9pm at Carillon Beach.
Artist: Todd Sparks & Shrimp Boat Cowboys
On Friday May 24, 2013 Hess Entertainment is proud to welcome the legendary ZZ TOP to Panama City Beach! Performing live in the brand new outdoor amphitheater at Aaron Bessant Park, “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas” brings over 40 years of rock and roll to the Beach!
With Special Guests The Ben Miller Band and The Kevin Jacobs Band!
Tickets are on sale now: www.hessentertainment.net