UNwineD Panama City Beach
Out of an abundance of caution and due to growing concerns about the COVID-19 virus in relation to large gatherings, Panama City Beach has decided to postpone UNwineD 2020, with hopes of rescheduling this fall. The decision was made following Governor Ron DeSantis’ statements to limit large-scale events in the state of Florida as well as the cancellation of sponsors due to corporate mandates.
While the event is not taking place next week, Panama City Beach remains one of the premier destinations for spring and summer vacations. Community leaders encourage guests to continue with their plans to visit and take the same precautions while on vacation that they would at home.
“This was not an easy decision to make but the health and safety of our community, attendees, partners and volunteers are of the utmost importance,” says President and CEO of Visit Panama City Beach Dan Rowe. “Even though the event was postponed, we still urge guests to experience our 27 miles of expansive shoreline, watersports and array of activities in the coming weeks.”
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Original Article: AARON BESSANT PARK, MARCH 20-21, 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 area’s leading chefs and live entertainment. This year’s headliner, American alternative rock band Death Cab for Cutie, will take the stage following opening entertainment from Joywave during Saturday’s concert in the park.
“We are thrilled to once again partner with Southern Living for this one-of-kind event,” said Visit Panama City Beach President and CEO Dan Rowe. “With 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 year’s UNwineD festival is sure to be the must-visit, regional event of the spring season.”
The weekend’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 “Top Chef” winner and “Gulf Southerner” 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 Saturday’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 décor, 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 Saturday’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.