Community Event Calendar
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Freedom Rocks! Fireworks
Location: Grand Lagoon
Time: Firework show starts at 9:00PM
Come early and dine at any Freedom Rocks participating waterfront restaurants, rock a spot with the glorious sun-set washed colors of our skies from a view on the Grand Lagoon bridge or bring your chair/blanket to the green grassy lawn at Treasure Island Marina. Come early and shop, dine, and have incomparable FUN at participating establishments!
Salute to Freedom
Location: Downtown Panama City Marina
Time: 3:00 – 9:00PM
Independence Day this year will be one-of-a-kind! Local musicians will perform throughout the day and the official Dave Matthews Tribute Band will be taking the stage in the evening. The day will be filled with community events, food, fun, and fireworks! And this year we are going old school, with a Hot Dog Eating Contest, WaterBallon Toss, 3-Point Basketball Challenge, a Children’s Floss Dance Contest, and a Celebrity Dunk Tank! Bring your lawn chairs and come early to Panama City Marina. Fireworks show at 9:00PM and it will be spectacular!
Stars, Stripes, and Strong 4th of July Spectacular
Location: City of Lynn Haven
Contact Number: 850-265-2121
Lynn Haven, Florida – Hurricane Michael is not putting a damper of one of Lynn Haven’s most beloved events- the 4th of July celebration. This annual celebration is filled with a series of free family fun events throughout the City. The theme this year is “Stars, Stripes and Strong.” The day kicks off with Prayer at 8:30 a.m. and then the 4th of July Parade.
This year the Commission chose two Grand Marshals for the Stars, Stripes, and Strong Parade: Hilary Keeley and Leon Miller. Ms. Keeley was instrumental getting in the first truck load of food and supplies to the City right after Hurricane Michael and planned the Hometown Thanksgiving Event. Mr. Leon Miller is a long time resident of the City is a cornerstone for the City of Lynn Haven.
After the parade, participants can head to Sharon Sheffield Park where dozens of vendors and free family activities take place. Last year’s favorite, the watermelon eating contest back! Last year over 50 contestants participated in this fun-eating contest.
The City will end the night at A. L. Kinsaul Park where there will be live music by one of Lynn Haven’s favorites True Soul and great food from local vendors. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs to enjoy the festivities. The finale will end with a bigger and better fireworks show display starting at 9:00 pm.
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Mayor Margo Anderson stated, “This 4th of July will be the best once we have had yet. Despite all that we are still dealing with, we all need time to come together and celebrate. We look forward to seeing everyone in their best starts and stripes as we remain strong here in Lynn Haven”
Local schools, groups and businesses are invited to participate. Parade spots are still available. To participate please complete a Parade Form which can be found via the City of Lynn Haven website. All forms and information can be submitted via email to [email protected] or in person Monday through Friday at the Customer Service Center located at 817 Ohio Ave. For more information on the City of Lynn Haven’s July 4th Celebration contact Kathryn Gay or Evgeniya Stetsenko at 850-265-2121 or [email protected]
Pineapple Willy’s Presents I Love This Beach Community Beach CleanupDates: 2019-07-06 - 2019-07-27
Location: Pineapple Willy's
Every Saturday in July, we will have a beach cleanup at Pineapple Willy’s from 9:00 – 10:00 am to help benefit local non-profit organizations. For each person that shows up, we will donate $10 to that week’s organization. Raffle prizes will be given away every Saturday! There will be a contest at each cleanup for the weirdest item found on the beach for 2 free passes to Ripley’s Believe it or Not. Each week’s winners will be included as a finalist in a contest voted on by Pineapple Willy’s Facebook page followers for the Grand Prize of a Weekend Getaway to Panama City Beach.
July 6 – Paws n’ Claws
July 13 – Anchorage Children’s Home
July 20 – Keep PCB Beautiful
July 27 – Gulf Coast Children’s Advocacy Center
Movies & More Camp Helen State Park
Location: Camp Helen State Park (Recreation Hall)
Contact Number: 8508665974
TIME: 6:00 p.m.
Evening starts with an interpretive program by Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, followed by an old-fashioned campfire cookout of hot dogs and s’mores and concludes with the movie Moana (Rated PG). A parent or guardian must accompany all children.
Steps to Starting a Business
Location: Florida SBDC/Panama City, Carr, Riggs and Ingram CPAs (14101 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Ste. 200)
Contact Number: (850) 474-2528
Time: 5:30 – 7:30PM
Take the first steps in starting your small business! Attendees will learn the essentials for getting started in business including: idea evaluation, legal business structures, regulations & licensing, taxation, finding capital and more. Pre-registration required at sbdc.uwf.edu or for more information, please call or email [email protected]
Summer Nights at SweetBay
Location: SweetBay Academy Square
Time: 6:30 – 8:30PM
Join us for our annual summer concert series in the Founder’s Pavilion at SweetBay Academy Square. Featuring Will Thompson Music.
Buster’s Beer & Bait and Buster’s Hangar 67 Anniversary Party
Location: Panama City Beach
Time: 9 PM – 12 AM
Scream Machine performing 80’s Rock & Van Halen Tribute in Buster’s Hangar 67.
These guys are amazing. They rocked the Hangar in 2017 and we’re proud to have them back for our 7th Year Anniversary Party of Buster’s Beer & Bait and 2nd Year Anniversary Party of Buster’s Hangar 67.
Scream Machine will be in full 80’s Hair Band dress. $100 cash prize for best 80’s Costume.
Tickets on sale now on the Facebook Event Page.
Don’t miss this show! Get your tickets before they’re gone.
Gulf Coast Boating & Fishing Seminar Series
Location: Marine Panama City Beach, 4009 Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, FL
Contact Number: (850) 337-8300
Legendary Marine Panama City Beach
In 2019, on the third Tuesday of each month, from 6 – 8 pm, join us to learn from the professionals in a fun & educational seminar on top sportsman seasonal topics!
5:30pm – Enjoy complimentary food and drinks.
July 16-Topic: Tarpon
Event Time: 6 – 8pm
It’s A CashMob!
Location: Behind the St Andrews Publishing Museum
Contact Number: (850) 630-0051
Join us in the second of 12 CashMob Pay It Forward Fun-tastic Events!!
When you arrive look for the group of Awesome locals gathered – we will have a CashMob banner. The event starts at 11:00 am.