Panama City Beach Announces Return of UNwineD Culinary Event
Posted on: January 13, 2020
Panama City Beach is excited to announce the return of UNwineD, a premier two-day culinary festival held in Aaron Bessant Park, presented in partnership with Southern Living. Taking place March 20-21, the fifth annual event will feature craft beer, wine and spirits from around the world in addition to mouth-watering creations from some of the areaâ€™s leading chefs and live entertainment. This yearâ€™s headliner, American alternative rock band Death Cab for Cutie, will take the stage following opening entertainment from Joywave during Saturdayâ€™s concert in the park.
â€śWe are thrilled to once again partner with Southern Living for this one-of-kind event,â€ť said Visit Panama City Beach President and CEO Dan Rowe. â€śWith Death Cab for Cutie joining the lineup, all new cuisine and beverages and a brand-new art show juried by Beach Arts Group of Panama City Beach, this yearâ€™s UNwineD festival is sure to be the must-visit, regional event of the spring season.â€ť
The weekendâ€™s festivities kick off on Friday at 6:00 p.m. with an elegant garden party presented by Southern Living. This exclusive, VIP event includes delicious bites from â€śTop Chefâ€ť winner and â€śGulf Southernerâ€ť Kelsey Barnard Clark, custom cocktails, live music and more. Priced at $175 per person, only a limited number of tickets are available. VIP tickets also include entry into Saturdayâ€™s events. Ticket holders must be 21 and over.
The Grand Afternoon Tasting takes place on Saturday from 1:00-4:30 p.m., offering guests the opportunity to savor craft beer, spirits and wine paired with delectable cuisine, sure to satisfy all palettes. Visitors can also browse local shops and boutiques at the Art and Vendor Row or stop by the Southern Living tent filled with home dĂ©cor, cookbooks and more. Following the Grand Afternoon Tasting, guests are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets for a concert in the park from 5:00-7:30 p.m., with live entertainment by Grammy nominated headliner Death Cab for Cutie and opening act Joywave.
Tickets to Saturdayâ€™s UNwineD Grand Afternoon Tasting, including admission to the concert, are $75 per person. Concert-only tickets are also available for purchase at $20 per person. For more information about UNwineD and to purchase tickets, please visit www.visitpanamacitybeach.com/unwined.