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Baybreeze Concert Series
Date: 09/18/2014
Time: 6:30 - 9:00PM
Admission is free to all concerts and activities, from a bounce house for children to wine samples by Seabreeze Winery for adults. Lawn chairs and coolers are welcome.

Location: Downtown Panama City Marina

24th Annual Lobster Festival & Tournament
Date: 09/18/2014 - 09/24/2014
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. Proceeds benefit the Florida Aquatic Marine Institute and the Toys For Kids Foundation. For more information, please visit:

Location: Schooner's

Warrior Beach Retreat Parade
Date: 09/18/2014
Time: 4:00PM
Show your support for our warriors and their spouse or caregiver and line the parade route. For more information and maps, please visit:

Location: Panama City Beach/Panama City

2014 HealthSouth/Second Chance Golf Tournament
Date: 09/19/2014
Lunch at 11:00AM; Shotgun start at 12 noon
Visit to register or for more information. Benefits Second Chance of NW Florida, serving the needs of adults with Brain injuries and their families.

Contact Number: (850) 914-8632
Location: Hombre Golf Course

2014 Fall Bridal Fair
Date: 09/21/2014
Time: 1:00 - 3:30PM
Join us for this year's Bridal Fair to visit with companys that can help you plan all the details for your upcoming wedding, bridal shower, bachelor party, anniversaries and more! Free to the public. Prizes and giveaways too!

Contact Number: (850) 624-4150
Location: LaQuinta Inn & Suites (Across from the Navy Base)

7th Annual Homeless Veterans Stand Down
Date: 09/25/2014
Time: 9:00AM - 2:00PM
FREE services for Veterans in need:
Employment Services, Medical Assistance, Housing Referrals, Social Services, VA Benefits, Barber Services, Toiletries and a hot lunch served.

Contact Number: (850) 872-4340
Location: First Baptist Church Family Life Center

30th Annual Oktoberfest
Date: 09/26/2014 - 09/27/2014
Time: 4:00PM–10:00PM on Sep. 26 and 11:00AM-10:00PM Sep 27
Oktoberfest will once again be held on Harrison Avenue with over 40 unique retail booths, great Bavarian food, a beer tasting in the beer garden, extended store hours, Panama City Dog Fanciers “Doggy Wet T-Shirt Contest”, children’s activities, and best of all, family-friendly live bands and of course great Bavarian music.

Location: Downtown Panama City

Panama City Walk to Remember
Date: 09/27/2014
Time: 9:00AM
A remembrance ceremony, short symbolic walk, children’s activities and bubble release dedicated to the babies that have left us too soon through miscarriage, stillbirth, newborn death, infant death and SIDS. Call 872-4130 (102) for more information or visit our website

Location: Oaks by the Bay in St Andrews

14th Annual Thunder Beach Autumn Rally
Date: 10/01/2014 - 10/05/2014
For more information please visit

Location: Panama City Beach

Pier Fishing Challenge
Date: 10/01/2014 - 10/31/2014
To showcase the world-class fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, Panama City Beach is luring avid anglers with weekend-long pier fishing tournaments this fall. Through the month of October, the City Pier vs. County Pier Challenge guarantees a prize purse totaling $7,500. Extending more than 1,500 feet into the Gulf of Mexico, the M.B. Miller Pier (County Pier) and the Russell-Fields Pier (City Pier) are two of the longest on the Gulf Coast and are prime fishing spots for anglers of all ages. There is no fee to enter the contest – anyone fishing from the pier is automatically entered into the tournament.

Location: Panama City Beach

Friday Fest
Date: 10/03/2014
Time: 6:00PM – 10:00PM
Friday Fest is Bay County's largest street festival with over 200 show cars, over 50 vendors, and live bands filling up six blocks of Harrison Avenue each month. Local shops and restaurants stay open late and the festivities run until 10 pm, providing a great opportunity to shop, eat, and have a great time. Whether you are a regular, or you've never been... grab a friend, grab your family and join us at Friday Fest!

Location: Downtown Panama City

2014 Pirates of the High Seas Festival
Date: 10/10/2014 - 10/12/2014
The FREE festival will capture the imagination of all ages and activities include parades, treasure hunts, invasions, sword-fights, fireworks and culminates with a Block Party and music festival! Check out the event video on Youtube:

Location: Aaron Bessant Park/Pier Park

Baybreeze Concert Series
Date: 10/16/2014
Time: 6:30 - 9:00PM
Admission is free to all concerts and activities, from a bounce house for children to wine samples by Seabreeze Winery for adults. Lawn chairs and coolers are welcome.

Location: Downtown Panama City Marina

2014 Panama City Beach Seafood & Music Festival
Date: 10/17/2014 - 10/19/2014
Presented by the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association to celebrate seafood, fishing, culinary arts, music, entertainment and culture in Panama City Beach, Florida. More information available on

Location: Aaron Bessant Park/Capt. Andersons Marina

Bras Across Bay 5K
Date: 10/18/2014
Run or Walk! You can make a difference and help us raise money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Visit to register or get more information.

Location: Downtown Panama City (300 East 4th Street)

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k
Date: 10/25/2014
Time: 7:00AM Registration, 8:00AM Walk begins
The Making Strides walk is part of the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer program. Money raised through these events funds breast cancer research, provides up-to date breast cancer information, ensures everyone has access to breast cancer screening and treatments- regardless of income; and provides services that improve the quality of life for patients and their families. For more information, please visit

Location: Aaron Bessant Park

Going for the Gold Gala Banquet
Date: 10/25/2014
Time: 7:00 - 11:00PM
Silent Auction, Door Prizes and a Drawing value up to $100,000. Hosted by the International Aquatic & Sports Foundation, Inc.

Contact Number: (850) 258-2461
Location: Majestic Beach Resort

Ironman Florida
Date: 11/01/2014
2.4 mile swim/112 mile bike/26.2 mile run
For more information or to register, please go to:

Location: Panama City Beach (Boardwalk Beach Resort)

Emerald Coast Cruizin' Car Show
Date: 11/03/2014 - 11/08/2014
The annual event at Aaron Bessant Park is perfect for families and attracts thousands of classic cars, hot rods, custom cars and trucks.

Location: Aaron Bessant Park

26th Annual Holly Fair
Date: 11/06/2014 - 11/09/2014
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! Visit

Location: Boardwalk Beach Resort Condo

CONDO CON: The Property Owner Conference & Expo
Date: 11/14/2014 - 11/15/2014
CONDO CON unites national industry speakers as well as more than fifty exhibitors eager to showcase the latest property improvement, protection and marketing products and services.

Location: Boardwalk Beach Resort Hotel & Convention Center
9600 South Thomas Drive

Festival of Nations
Date: 11/15/2014
Time: 10:00AM - 8:00PM
Come enjoy a celebration of the various cultures from around the world! This event is broken up into different "villages" that show case the dances, crafts, and foods from the different cultures. The villages include the Latin village, European Village, Middle Eastern Village, and Asian Village. This is an event the whole family can enjoy and possibly learn a new dance!

Contact Number: (850) 785-2554
Location: Downtown Panama City

4th Annual Winterfest
Date: 11/29/2014
Time: 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Festivities include craft vendors, food vendors, a chili cook-off between the Downtown restaurants, kids’ activities, and a live band. Be sure to bring your lawn chairs and blankets to watch college football on a 20’ inflatable screen. Winterfest is also the best viewing location for the Boat Parade of Lights which will pass around 5:40 at the Panama City Marina.

Location: Downtown Panama City Marina

2014 Festival of Trees
Date: 12/02/2014 - 12/05/2014
A Bay County Christmas tradition that gives families a fun and festive event to share the season’s beauty and meaning. Volunteers decorate and donate trees, wreaths and centerpieces for auction. This fundraiser benefits Bethel Village. For more information, please call or visit

Contact Number: (850) 481-1093
Location: Marina Civic Center

“A Dickens of a Christmas”
Date: 12/05/2014 - 12/19/2014
Time: 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Dates: 12/5, 12/12 and 12/19
Come Downtown for three festive nights of family fun to celebrate the Christmas season! The first three Fridays of December, everyone can enjoy horsedrawn carriage rides, free ice skating, carolers, concerts, extended shopping hours, kids activities and more! The kids activities will include a miniature horse and buggy ride, two train rides, and bounce houses!

Location: Downtown Panama City

6th Annual Run for the Redfish
Date: 12/06/2014
Includes a 1/2 Marathon, 5k, and a kids fun run. The run begins at Pier Park Drive and continues west down Front Beach Road /Hwy 98, looping back to end at Pier Park Drive with the after party at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville. All runners of the half marathon and 5k will receive a Run for the Redfish long sleeve t-shirt and swag bag. The Run for the Redfish has all the bells and whistles; certified course, professional timing, professional race day photographer to capture the moment, and a venue that is above all the rest. Please visit for more information.

Location: Start/Finish @ Pier Park

Biggest Loser RunWalk Half Marathon/5K
Date: 12/30/2014
This is a chance for new runners or walkers to enjoy a non-intimidating environment and celebrate their healthy lifestyle achievements. The course for The Biggest Loser RunWalk will end on the sandy beach. Each participant will enjoy a commemorative technical t-shirt, The Biggest Loser inaugural finisher's medal and live entertainment! Don’t forget to bring the kids for their very own Kids Fit One Mile Fun Run (ages 4-12) hosted by Kids Fit Foundation! For more information or to register visit or e-mail

Location: Pier Park

6th Annual New Year's Beach Ball Drop
Date: 12/31/2014
Time: 5:30PM - 1:00AM
Ring in the New Year in true Panama City Beach style during the 6th Annual Pier Park Beach Ball Drop! Thousands are expected to gather on the Emerald Coast to welcome 2014 with an evening of live entertainment, fireworks displays, giveaways and more. Attendees will enjoy two ball drops, including a Family Beach Ball Drop consisting of more than 10,000 inflatable beach balls released onto Pier Park’s boardwalk earlier in the evening, followed by the traditional midnight ball drop with an 800 pound lighted beach ball descending nearly 100 feet.

Location: Pier Park

Kewe of St. Andrews Mardi Gras Parade
Date: 02/07/2015
Time: 2:00PM
For more parade information and other events, please visit

Location: Downtown St. Andrews

Mardi Gras at The Beach Parade by Dominique Youx
Date: 02/13/2015 - 02/14/2015
Time: 5:30PM

Street Fair opens at 4:00PM on Friday and 10:00AM on Saturday. For more information, visit

Location: Pier Park


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