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Wine Down and Paint Party
Date: 11/24/2014
Time: 6:30 - 8:30PM
-All Supplies & 1st Beverage Included!
-No Painting Experience Needed!
-Limited Spots Available
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: Call or email Special Events @ 850-238-3506 or

Location: Dave and Buster's

Thanksgiving Day at Margaritaville
Date: 11/27/2014
Come spend Thanksgiving Day with your Margaritaville Family! The menu will feature turkey, Yukon gold mashed potatoes with gravy, traditional bread stuffing, honey garlic green beans, and cranberry sauce of course! Each meal also included a slice of pumpkin pie to satisfy your sweet tooth. Adults can enjoy the dinner for just $18.95, and children 12 years old and younger for only $9.95! We will have our regular menu available as well, and margaritas of course! Visit our Facebook page ( for more information, or call (850) 235-7870.

Location: Margaritaville

Shop Small Business Saturday
Date: 11/29/2014
Help make a lasting impact in the place you call home on Small Business Saturday®. Founded by American Express in 2010, it’s a day to celebrate the local businesses that help make your neighborhood great — and anyone can join in, from business owners to shoppers to government officials. This year, Small Business Saturday is Nov 29. No matter who you are, be a part of it.

Location: Any Small Business!

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 the event schedule, got to For more information, please call or visit

Contact Number: (850) 481-1093
Location: Rescue Mission/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

5K Reindeer Race & 1-Mile Santa Shuffle
Date: 12/13/2014
Time: Registration starts at 6:00AM. 10K & 5K Race starts at 8:00AM. 1/2 mile Santa Shuffle starts at 10:00AM
Hosted by the Junior League of Panama City. Register on or visit for more information.

Location: St. Andrews State Park

28th Annual Boat Parade of Lights
Date: 12/13/2014
Time: 4:00PM
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 foot inflatable screen.

Location: Panama City Marina (Start); St. Andrews Marina (Finish)

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! Dont 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 Parks 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

Arts Alive Auditions
Date: 01/09/2015 - 01/10/2015
The Bay Education Foundation, Inc., will be holding auditions on January 9 & 10, 2015, for its annual Arts Alive event showcasing the best of Bay District Schools. Auditions are open to students and employees of Bay District Schools, but all prospective performers MUST apply to audition. Go to for applications and information.

Location: Gulf Coast State College Amelia Center

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

17th Annual Thunder Beach Spring Rally
Date: 04/29/2015 - 05/03/2015
For more information please visit

Location: Panama City Beach

15th Annual Thunder Beach Autumn Rally
Date: 10/21/2015 - 10/25/2015
For more information please visit

Location: Panama City Beach


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