Bay County Chamber of Commerce

235 West 5th Street

Panama City, FL 32401


Phone: 850.785.5206

Fax: 850.763.6229






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St. Andrews Waterfront Market
01/08/2014 to 12/31/2014

08:00 am - 01:00 pm

8am to 1pm beside the Shrimp Boat Restaurant.- Come shop, walk and spend your Saturday morning at the market.


Plenty of vendors, live music and Kids Craft table; also St. Andrews Ferry is running and a shuttle bus will transport you back and forth from the Marina Pavillion to the Smith Yacht Basin..


Call for more information.


Location: St. Andrews Marina at Smith Yacht Basin, Beck Ave., PC

Contact Number: 850-872-7208


Grand Lagoon Waterfront Farmers' Market
01/08/2014 to 12/31/2014

08:00 am - 02:00 pm

Walk bike or ride to your favorite local makers, bakers and growers at the Beach's year-round farmers' market.


Largest open-air market in the Panhandle with live music and family fun, rain or shine.


For more information call or visit


Location: behind Capt. Anderson's Restaurant off Thomas Drive, PCB

Contact Number: 850-763-7359


Concert Series at Camp Helen on PCB
01/25/2014 to 05/03/2014

06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

Indoor concert series featuring American Roots musicians and sponsored by FL Dept. of Environmental Protection and Friends of Camp Helen State Park.


In the historic log cabin style lodge on Lake Powell at Camp Helen State Park (west end of the beach) these musicians come to perform.


Free admission into the park - refreshments available - donations are requested for the concerts. Proceeds go to Friends of Camp Helen State Park to be used to benefit the park's resource management projects and interpretive programs.


Schedule of Musician Performances:



February 28 - Achilles Wheel (rock band from Northern California)


March 8 - Dana Cooper (50 years of experience performing on such venues as Austin City Limits and Mountain Stage)


March 28 - Alicia McGovern (singer/songwriter and 2012 winner of Kerrville Folk Festival)


May 3 - Carly Bak.(singer/songwriter folks blues and rock)


Details:  call or email



Location: Camp Helen State Park, 23937 PCB Pkway, PCB

Contact Number: 850-233-5059


Panama City Bop & Shag Club Mondays
01/27/2014 to 05/31/2014

06:30 pm - 09:00 pm

Every Monday night join the Bop & Shag Club -  Public is invited - the fun begins at 6:30pm and first-time visitors are admitted FREE.


Admission includes FREE dance lessons from 7-7:30pm.


The Club enjoys doing all types of dances including the Shag, Swing, Cha-Cha, Waltz, Tango, Rumba, Two Step, line dances and others.  No smoking and no alcohol.


For more information call or contact



Location: Grand Square Hall, 1105 Bob Little Rd, Panama City

Contact Number: 850-532-2781 or 850-319-3745 Don Hundley


Lynn Haven Farmers Market
01/30/2014 to 12/31/2014

04:00 pm - 08:00 pm

The Lynn Haven Farmers Market is in Sheffield Park off Ohio Ave (State Hwy 77).


For more information call or visit



Location: Sharon Sheffield Park, Ninth St. & Ohio Ave., LH

Contact Number: 850-265-2961


Friday Fest Downtown
02/07/2014 to 11/07/2014

06:00 pm - 10:00 pm

FRIDAY FEST  is the 1st Friday of each month beginning in February and continuing through November, from 5:30 until 10:00pm -- a fun block party for all to enjoy.  This year McKenzie Park will be an added part of the festival and Buffalo Rock/Pepsi and Bud Lite will sponsor the event.


Live Music begins at 6:00pm, five stages will be set up, one each at the intersection of Harrison and 6th Street, Harrison and 5th Street, Harrison and 4th Street, in front of Trigo's on Harrison and in McKenzie Park. 


The JULY EVENT will be on July 11th as there will be a July 4th celebration the previous week. 


The Panama City Downtown Improvement Board sponsors this event; please call if you have questions.


Come party in the street with your friends, family and neighbors!


Location: Downtown Panama City (200-600 blocks of Harrison Ave)

Contact Number: 850-785-2554


Alzheimer's Education/Support Group Meeting
02/20/2014 to 12/18/2014

05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

Bay County Alzheimer's Alliance, Inc. invites you to attend their Alzheimer's Education and Support Group Meetings held the 3rd Thursday of each month.


The meetings are 5:30pm to 7:00pm and due to limited seating, RSVP's are required.  Locations and meeting night programs will vary.


FEBRUARY's meeting will feature Guest Speaker Angela Warren, Elder Law Attorney and refreshments will be provided by BrightStar.  Please call 850-276-9905 by February 20th to RSVP for this meeting.  Location is  The Learning Center at Gulf Coast Medical Diagnostic Center, 2024 State Avenue (the turn BEFORE the medical building and the hospital).


For more information about the Alzheimer's Education and Support Group Meetings, call 850-785-0809 or 850-522-1919.


HOME INSTEAD CARE promotes this support group and senior services within Bay County.  If you have a SENIOR VOLUNTEER you would like to nominate for a SALUTE TO SENIOR SERVICE AWARD, Home Instead, Inc. will make a $500 donation to each state winner's charity of choice; a $5,000 donation will be made to the US and Canadian national winner's charity of choice.  Call 850-522-1919 to nominate your senior volunteer. 


Location: See above

Contact Number: (850) 784-0809


CEO Peer2Peer Groups
03/04/2014 to 12/31/2014

01:00 am - 01:00 am

CEO Peer2Peer Groups A program of The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship and facilitated by the Business Innovation Center at FSU Panama City.


This opportunity is provided at no cost. Groups are put together with 8-12 CEO’s in non-competing industries and meet monthly to discuss best business practices, resolve business challenges, improve communication and build long term relationships


If interested in having an unofficial board of advisors visit the website to apply or for more information call the BIC (850) 890-2808


Location: FSU Panama City

Contact Number: 850-890-2808


Innovations 4Entrpreneurs by Comcast
03/05/2014 to 04/30/2014

09:00 am

Comcast Business and Inc. Magazine have launched “Innovations 4 Entrepreneurs,” a national competition that will award more than $600,000 in cash and services to aspiring entrepreneurs in Florida who are leveraging technology to enhance customer and employee experiences.


Individual winners will have the opportunity to win $25,000 in cash, Comcast Business Internet and TV services for two years and much more. From the 32 regional winners, six will be named grand prize winners.


Entrepreneurs are encouraged to visit the website to submit their application and essay and review the full program details. 


Entries are due by April 30, 2014. Regional winners will be notified the week of May 19, 2014.


Location: Florida

Contact Number: See above


BCAS Animal Adoption
03/07/2014 to 12/05/2014

10:00 am - 03:00 pm

Bay County Animal Services will hold its monthly pet adoption event in conjunction with the Panama City Woman's Club beginning Friday, March 7, at the Bay County Government Center.  


Dogs and cats will be on site and available for Deoption at $25 each (cash, credit cards and personal checks accepted).  Florida law requires animals adopted from a shelter MUST be spayed/neutered.  Details on this will be available on site.


Call for more information 


Location: Government Center, West 11th Street (behind Library), Panama Cit

Contact Number: 850-248-8170


BIC Third Thursday Meet and Greet
03/13/2014 to 12/11/2014

09:30 am - 11:00 am

Business Innovation Center's Morning Meet and Greet -  Join us for coffee, bring your questions, and find opportunities for advancing your dream.   

Each THIRD Thursday,  entrepreneurs will get together to gain insight into the everyday needs of a start-up.  

Where: Business Innovation Center, Office Building, Room 105

When: Second Thursday, 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.  


Location: BIC on FSU-PC campus, Office Bldg, Rm 105, off Collegiate Drive

Contact Number: 850-770-2451


Crossing Boundaries Greek Exhibit @ GCSC
03/28/2014 to 04/17/2014

Crossing Boundaries is a new exhibit of prints, drawing and sculpture made by American artists working at the SkopArt Foundation on Skopelos, Greece.  


The exhibit opens with a reception on Friday (Mar. 28) from 5-7pm.  The works will be on display in the Amelica Center Main Gallery (Room 112) through April 17.  Gallery hours are Mon-Thurs from 10am to 4pm.  


Admission is FREE.  


For more information call Gallery Director Pavel Amromin or contact


Location: GCSC Amelia Center Main Gallery, West Hwy 98, Panama City

Contact Number: 850-769-1551 ext. 4874


Harley-Davidson April Events
04/01/2014 to 04/30/2014

 There's a lot happening at Harley-Davidson in the month leading up to Thunder Beach.


CLICK on the attachment for the events.


Those in PINK are closed H.O.G. Chapter rides.


All other events are open to the public



Call for more information.



Location: Various

Contact Number: (850) 334-0055



Vintage Market (downtown APR to NOV)
04/04/2014 to 11/08/2014

FREE and OPEN to the public - 1st Friday and Saturday of each month beginning in April and continuing through November.


Friday:  4:00 to 10:00 pm       Saturday     7:30 am to 3:00 pm


Vintage Market is open and FREE to the public.  The Panama City Downtown Improvement Board sponsors this event.


Call for more information.


Location: Downtown Historic District of Panama City

Contact Number: 850-785-2554


Dance Life Studio April Classes Begin
04/04/2014 to 04/18/2014

Sign up now!!  New dance classes starting in April.


4-week classes, 10-week classes and progressive classes begin in April.


Click on attachment for details and costs.  Call for more information. 


Location: Dance Life Studio, 415 Harrison Ave, Panama City

Contact Number: 850-215-4453



04/05/2014 to 11/29/2014


Beginning in 2014, FWC will continue to offer 8 license-free fishing days to the public each year as shown below:


Saltwater License-Free Days


First Saturday and Sunday in June (6/7 and 8, 2014)

First Saturday in September (9/6/2014)

Saturday following Thanksgiving Day (11/29/2014)


Freshwater License-Free Days


First Saturday and Sunday in April (4/5 and 6/2014)

Second Saturday and Sunday in June (6/14 and 15/2014)



Location: Various

Contact Number: 850-265-3676


Hogs & Grogs on Harrison
04/10/2014 to 09/11/2014

06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Hogs and Grogs is a time to ride your bike (hog) and come enjoy some grog and fellowship with other motorcycle enthusiasts in downtown Panama City. 



For more information call the Panama City Downtown Improvement Board. 


Location: Downtown Panama City, Harrison Avenue

Contact Number: 850-785-2554


Bob Evans Supports American Cancer Society
04/14/2014 to 04/18/2014

07:00 am - 09:00 pm

Bob Evans is supporting the American Cancer Society by donating 15% of sales the week of April 14-18 from 7am to 9pm whether you dine in or carry out at Bob Evans East 23rd Street restaurant location.


Present the attached flyer (click on attachment) or mention the attached flyer at the time of purchase to participate. 


Location: Bob Evans Restaurant, East 23rd St (in strip center at Mall near

Contact Number: (850) 914-8527



GFWC Woman's Club Health Expo

09:00 am - 12:00 pm

GFWC  Woman's Club of Panama City is holding a Health Expo on Wednesday, April 16, from 9am to Noon at the clubhouse.  There will be representatives from many health care organizations present and they will be offering FREE health screenings and information on resources available in our community.  


Door prizes will be given away throughout the morning.  


The Expo is FREE and open to the public.  


For more information call Debbi Geiger.


Location: GFWC Woman's Clubhouse, 350 North Cove Blvd., Panama City

Contact Number: 850-624-5750


All Systems Go Book Release Celebration
04/16/2014 to 04/21/2014

02:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Book release celebration for Zenovia Andrews new book All Systems Go. Fun, food and networking opportunity.


Location: MaxOUT Studios 404 S Tyndall Parkway Suite A

Contact Number: 850-215-4850



Drive-in Movie Bike Night

Don't miss the very first Drive-In Movie Bike Night at Harley-Davidson this Thursday night featuring the movie "Wild Hogs" outside at the Harley Stage.  


Ride your bike or come in your car ... bring a blanket, lawn chair and picnic basket.  Hooters will be selling hot wings and Harley will be serving up sodas and popcorn.  


Come early and shop at Harley from 6-7 pm and receive 10% off anything in the store (excluding bikes).  


Call for more information


Location: Harley-Davidson,14700 PCB Parkway, PCB

Contact Number: (850) 334-0055



2014 Passion Play @ Marina Civic Center
04/17/2014 to 04/19/2014

An event for the entire family.


FREE and open to the public.


For more information call or visit the website.


Location: South end of Harrison Ave (downtown marina) PC

Contact Number: 850-785-8596



Blood Donations For The Holiday
04/17/2014 to 04/21/2014

01:00 am - 01:00 am


All OneBlood Donor Centers will be hosting special holiday blood drives from Thursday, April 17 through Monday, April 21, 2014 at the donor center locations only.  


All donors will receive a ‘Keep Calm & Donate Blood’ T-shirt, a $10 eGift card, and a wellness checkup of blood pressure, temperature and iron count, including a cholesterol screening.  


For the location and hours of all Panama City OneBlood Donor Centers please visit our website  or call 850-473-3853 during business hours.


Generally healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood.


Location: One Blood, Panama City

Contact Number: 850-473-3853


Schools Closed

Holiday for the children; teachers are working. 


Location: Bay District Schools

Contact Number: 850-767-4100


Millville's Movies in the Park

Millville's Movies in the Park presents HOP on April 18 (Friday) beginning around dusk (7pm).


Pre-show activities, concessions will be available -- bring your own chairs and blankets.  Easter surprises for the kids.


Admission:  Adults = $1;  Children 12 and under/FREE


Call for more information 



Location: Millville Waterfront Park, 3rd St. and Maple Ave. Millville

Contact Number: 872-3010 or cell 896-8297



Celebrate Easter with Games and Dance

Why should kids have all the fun?  Join us for an evening of fun, games and lots of dancing on Friday, April 18th, at 8:00pm.


Tasty treats and eats and beverages - bring a themed dish to earn 1 point.


Click on attachment for details or call. 


Location: Dance Life Studio, 415 Harrison Ave, Panama City

Contact Number: 850-215-4453



GCSC Registration for 2014 Summer/Fall Classes

2014 Registration for GCSC Summer/Fall Classes begins April 18.


Click on the attachment for the location, classes, and other details.  


Advisors and admissions experts are ready to help in the Center for Advising and Success on campus or online at the GCSC website.  Anyone can apply to the College and enroll at any time, 24/7, on the web at the College's website here.


Call for questions and more information.


Location: See attachment

Contact Number: 850-769-1551 ext. 3892



Salsa Revel
04/18/2014 to 04/19/2014

07:00 pm - 01:00 am

7 p.m. Friday, April 18, to 1 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at FSU Panama City Holley Lecture Hall.


The Tallahassee Salsa Dancers with Studio D will teach basic and advanced techniques in Latin dancing with three hours of dance workshops and three hours of social dancing.


Workshops include Latin Dance Basics: Salsa On2, Bachata, ChaCha from 7-8 p.m., Advanced ChaCha or Advances Bachata from 8-9 p.m., and Advanced Salsa On2: Mambo from 9-10 p.m. Social dancing will be from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.


All events are free for FSU Panama City students. Faculty, staff and Gulf Coast student admission is $15 for all workshops and social dancing. General public admission is $25.


Details: Christen Gandy, 319-8072 or


Location: FSU Panama City Holley Lecture Hall

Contact Number: 319-8072


Easter Egg Hunt in St. Andrews

At 10:00am sharp in the Oaks by the Bay Park (at the end of Beck Avenue at 10th Street) there will be an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19.  


Four areas separated by age group (Toddlers  -  3-4 years  -  5-6 years  -  7-9 years) will have an Easter egg  hunt with a 'Golden Egg' special prize in each area.  


Take a picture with the Easter Bunny.  Face painting and balloon animals will also be available.  


After the Hunt, walk the Bunny Trail up Beck Avenue to the Farmer's Market.  Merchants will have eggs for the children along the way.  Join the Easter Bonnet Parade at the Market.  


Sponsored by the Krewe of St. Andrews, the St. Andrews CRA and Bob Evans Restaurant. 


Location: Oaks by the Bay Park, Beck Ave, St. Andrews

Contact Number: 850-814-7404


Pier Park Easter Egg Scramble

Saturday, April 19, at noon children will have an 'egg'cellent time as they scramble for more than 7,000 Easter eggs filled with sweet treats and fun surprises, enjoy arts and crafts and more!  


Children ages 10 and under are invited to participate.  Registration is not required and as always, the scramble is free.    


Call for more information.


Location: Pier Park near Dillard's, btwn Chico's and Lane Bryant, PCB

Contact Number: 850-230-5200


PCB Easter Egg Hunt

Come to Frank Brown Park Saturday morning, April 19, at 10:00am for the Panama City Beach Easter Egg Hunt in the North Complex on fields 5-9.


Children 10 and under are invited to join the Easter Burry and the City of PCB Parks and Recreation Dept. to hunt for 10,000 eggs.  Photos with the Easter Bunny sponsored by the Beach Bay Optimist Club. 


Location: Frank Brown Park, Hwy 98 (east of Hwy 79), PCB

Contact Number: 850-233-5045


5K Rabbit Race & Half Mile Bunny Hop

The Junior League of Panama City is hosting their 5th annual 5K Rabbit Race and Half Mile Bunny Hop on the Saturday before Easter, April 19, at HG Harders Park, with registration beginning at 7:00am through 8:30am, the 5K Race starting at 9:00am and the Bunny HOp at 10:00am, with awards at 11:00am.


Cost is:  5K Race -  $20 before April 17th or $25 after that date and on race day 

Bunny Hop - $10 before April 17th or $15 after that date and on race day


April 18 - 11:00am to 1:00pm and 4:00pm to 6:00pm - Packet pick-up will be April 18 at Junior League Office (309 W. 5th St., Ste B & C Panama City)


For more information, CLICK on attachment, call or visit the web site



Location: Harders Park, 7900 John Pitts Road, PC 32404

Contact Number: 850-832-0406



Earth Day Celebration

10:00 am - 04:00 pm

Friends of St. Andrew Bay/Best Inc. present the 10th annual Earth Day Celebration sponsored by Goodwill.


Come to McKenzie Park in downtown Panama City from 10:00am to 4:00pm to enjoy all-day entertainment and arts and crafts. 


Location: McKenzie Park, Lucerne Ave, downtown Panama City

Contact Number: See above


Bay County Genealogical Society

01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Matthew Shack will be speaking on "Black Seminloes". Meeting is free and open to the public.


Location: Bay County Public Library

Contact Number:


Boys & Girls Clubs 5th Annual 2nd Chance Prom

06:00 pm - 11:00 pm

5TH ANNUAL~ Boys & Girls Clubs of Bay County’s SECOND CHANCE PROM~ “Masquerade" If you didn’t get to go to your high school prom, if you didn’t like your date, if you didn’t have a date, if you didn’t like what you had to wear , maybe you just don’t remember it or maybe you just had a ton of fun and want to do it again…. this is your chance for a do-over! 


Saturday, April 19, 2014: 6:30pm Reception, 7:00pm Prom.


The evening will include LIVE BAND- Black Jacket from Tallahassee, Dinner, Dancing, Silent Auction, Casino Games, Prom Pictures, the SECOND CHANCE PROM King and Queen Coronation Ceremony, and MORE.


Please spread the word…. Tickets available through the Boys & Girls Club's Administrative Office. 


Call 850-763-2076. Tables of 8 $500 ~ 1/2 Tables of 4 $275 ~ Individual Tickets $70~ Each table receives 4 bottles of wine ~ Seating is Limited! This Event will sell out. Don't miss your chance for fun!


Location: Boardwalk Beach Resort 9450 S. Thomas Drive, PCB, Fl.

Contact Number: 850-763-2076



Bunny Hop @ Capstone House

06:30 pm - 09:00 pm

Celebrate the season with a bit of fund and style.  The festivities will include a contest for the good, old fashioned tradition of homemade bonnets for the ladies and rabbit ears for the gentlemen.  You must craft and wear your stylish creations to this event.


There will be a 50-50 drawing. Donation at the door.


A main meat dish will be provided.  Covered dish and BYOFB (Bring Your Own Favorite Beverage).


Call for more information. 


Location: Capstone House, 1713 Beck Ave. Panama City

Contact Number: 850-747-9224


Easter Sunday Brunch @ Kingfish Bay Point

11:00 am - 02:00 pm

Easter Sunday Brunch will be offered at Kingfish Restaurant at the Bay Point Wyndham on Panama City Beach.  


Cost is $29.95 per person; $10 for Kids 12 and under.  RESERVATIONS REQUIRED; please call.  


Click Attachment to see menu.


Location: Bay Point Wyndham, Panama City Beach

Contact Number: 850-236-6075



Super Tuesday Municipal Elections



Municipal elections in Callaway, Mexico Beach and Panama City Beach.  


Call for more information. 


Location: Various Polling Locations or Supervisor of Elections Office

Contact Number: 850-248-8601


Wounded Warrior Beach Retreat Spring Event
04/22/2014 to 04/29/2014

Come show your support for our wounded warriors as they come to Panama City and Panama City Beach for some well-deserved 'R and R' at the world's most beautiful beaches.


Line the route from the Laketown Wharf resort on Panama City Beach (where they will be staying) beginning at 4:15pm on Thursday, April 24th,  to the First Baptish Church in Panama City.  The Opening Ceremony will take place at 5:45PM at First Baptist Church.  Click HERE to see the actual parade route.


For more information call. 


Location: First Baptist Church, Grace Ave, Panama City (downtown)

Contact Number: 850-625-0736


Senior Day at Gulf Coast State College

Join us for Senior Day with student activities, prizes, campus tours, career testing and information and financial aid sessions.


There will also be a session for parents on affordability and the transition to college. Student lunch will be provided.


Seniors who attend Arnold, Bay, Bozeman, Mosley, Rosenwald or Rutherford can register for the event with their guidance office. Seniors from other schools and parents can visit the official website to register for Senior Day.   Deadlines is April 14.


For more information call Wendy Garrett or contact


Location: Gulf Coast State College, Hwy 98 (east end Hathaway Bridge)

Contact Number: 850-747-3200


Gulf Coast State College Senior Day

08:00 am - 01:30 pm

Want to learn more about what makes Gulf Coast State College a smart choice? Join us for Senior Day on April 22 for student activities, prizes, campus tours, career testing and information & financial aid sessions. There will also be a session for parents on affordability and the transition to college. Student lunch will be provided. Seniors who attend Arnold, Bay, Bozeman, Mosley, Rosenwald or Rutherford can register for the event with their guidance office. Seniors from other schools and parents can visit to register for Senior Day. Registration deadline is April 14. Check in will be at the ATC (Advanced Technology Center) from 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. with the program beginning at 9:00 a.m. Senior Day activities will be concluded around 1:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Wendi Garrett at (850) 747-3200 or


Location: Gulf Coast State College

Contact Number: 747-3200



Seabreeze Jazz Festival
04/23/2014 to 04/27/2014

Named 'Top 10 Jazz Festival in the USA' by Jazzlz Magazine and recently nominated at 'Best Jazz Festival' at the Oasis Smooth Jazz Awards, the Seabreeze Jazz Festival combines the top national smooth jazz artists with a full weekend of fun, sun, great beaches, and good times - all on the west end of Panama City Beach.


For more information visit the festival website.


Location: west side of Pier Park, Panama City Beach

Contact Number: 850-233-5070 or 1-800-722-3224


Wine and Carnaval

Don't 'wine' - we can teach you to dance!  Celebrate with us at 7:30pm as Carnaval comes to an end with an evening of


Great Wine - Great Music - Great Dancing


Click on attachment for details or call. 


Location: Dance Life Studio, 415 Harrison Ave, Panama City

Contact Number: 850-215-4453



Wall of Remembrance @ Oaks by the Bay
04/24/2014 to 04/27/2014

The Global War on Terror Wall of Remembrance was designed, built and funded by U.S. Marine David Brown and Founder Richard (JR) Nichols in 2011 for the 10-year remembrance of 9/11.  One side features the names of all of those lost in the 9/11 attacks and those who have perished fighting against terrorism.


A motorcycle escort will bring this monument to Oaks by the Bay Park in St. Andrews from the Harley Davidson store at the beach beginning at 10:00am Thursday, April 24.


The wall will be on display at the park through Sunday, April 27th, at 2:00pm.


For more information please call or visit the website.


Location: Oaks by the Bay Park, end of Beck Avenue (St Andrews) Panama Cit

Contact Number: 850-866-1042


Excellence in Business & Leadership Conference

01:00 am - 01:00 am

Lifeguard Ambulance Service is a presenting sponsor at this leadership conference in Pensacola.S


peakers for conference include such leaders as CEO of Gulf Power and FL Supreme Court Justice.

General Conference Admission: $50.00, includes full conference experience and beachfront networking lunch

Executive Conference Admission: $75.00, includes reserved seating, full conference experience, admission to the exclusive LEADER ROUND TABLE (LRT) lunch

For more information visit the website and like the Facebook page: 2014 Excellence in Business and Leadership Conference.


Location: See above

Contact Number: See above



Affordable Care Act Symposium
04/24/2014 to 04/25/2014

08:30 am - 09:00 pm

Gulf Coast State College's Corporate College presents a two-day symposium "Surviving and Thriving through Healthcare Reform" on Thursday/Friday, April 24 and 25 at Wyndham Bay Point Resort.


This symposium features top industry speakers, networking lunch and reception and breakout sessions.


One-time fee for both days - BEFORE April 1st cost is $59/person; AFTER April 1st cost is $79/person


Sponsors include:  The Bays Medical Society  -  The Clemons Company  -  Landrum Human Resources  -  Healthstat  -  90works  -  AARP  -  Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center  -  The Covenant Services Group  -  Bay County Chamber of Commerce  -  PanCare of Florida  -  Florida Department of Health in Bay County  -  Community Health Task Force  -  Bay Medical Center/Sacred Heart Health System  -  Florida Medical Association  - Florida KidCare  -  Healthy Start  -  Florida Covering Kids & Families


Information/Registration:  call or visit GCSC Corporate College website


Location: Wyndham Bay Point Resort, PCB

Contact Number: 850-872-3823



The Power of Planning

12:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Join us on Thursday, April 24, at noon in the boardroom of the Bay County Chamber of Commerce for lunch and 'The Power of Planning'.


OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - CLICK on attachment


As lunch will be served and seating is limited, RSVP's are REQUIRED.  Call or contact



Location: Bay County Chamber of Commerce, 235 West 5th St., PC

Contact Number: 850-874-1011



Veterans Benefit Seminar @ Sterling House

03:00 pm - 07:00 pm

A Veterans Benefit Seminar will be held at Sterling House on Thursday, April 24, from 3-7pm.  


Admission is complimentary.  Call for more information.


Location: Sterling House, 2575 Harrison Ave, Panama City

Contact Number: 850-872-8484


GCSC Concert Chorale & Singing Commodores


The Gulf Coast State College Concert Chorale & Singing Commodores will present their spring concert on Friday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Amelia G. Tapper Center for the Arts.  


The concert features a wide variety of music, including selections from Mozart’s Requiem Mass and Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, to popular selections from Queen and Ain’t Misbehavin.  These two ensembles are conducted by Assistant Professor Carissa Hosea, and Associate Professor Scott Kirkman.


For more information:  Call the GCSC Division of Visual & Performing Arts or email


Location: Amelia G. Tapper Center for the Arts, GCSC, Hwy 98, Panama City

Contact Number: 850-769-1551 ext. 3886


Golf Tourney for Bay High Foundation

The Bay High Foundation will host 4th Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, April 25, at Bay Point Golf Course on Panama City Beach.


Noon - registration and lunch     Tournament starts at 1:00pm     4-person scramble


Entry Fee = $75 per player and includes deli lunch, golf cart and prizes


For more information call Greg Wilson (850-258-1892) or Tammy Turnmeyer (850-630-9623). 


Location: Bay Point Golf Course at PCB

Contact Number: 850-258-1892 or 850-630-9623


Honoring America's Airmen Golf Tourney

11:00 am - 06:30 pm

The St Joe Company is hosting a golf tournament and cocktail party to benefit Tyndall's Airmen. 


Proceeds will go to the Tyndall Airman, Family, and Community Partnership and the Wounded Warrior Beach Retreat. Come out and enjoy a round of golf at one of the area's premire courses and support the partnership between the military and our local community. 


Contact Major Derek Molloy at (850) 420-5237 for additional details on how you can contribute to this worthwhile event.


Location: Shark's Tooth Golf Club

Contact Number: (850) 420-5237



RABBIT HOLE at Kaleidoscope Theatre
04/25/2014 to 05/05/2014

07:30 pm - 09:30 pm

Kaleidoscope Theater, located at 207 E. 24th St., in Lynn Haven, presents RABBIT HOLE, the third and final production of this year’s Shadow Season.


The play centers around a young couple, Becca and Howard Corbet, who have everything a young family could want until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down, leaving them drifting perilously apart. Directed by Jason Blanks, this drama runs for two weekends beginning April 25 through May 4, 2014.


Friday and Saturday night performances start at 7:30 pm, with Sunday matinees beginning at 2 pm.


Adults: $16; Sen/Mil: $15; Students: $8 when pre-reserved by calling 265-3226; door prices $1.00 higher.


For additional information on this and upcoming productions, go to Kaleidoscope Theater’s website at or their Facebook Page. Recommended for Mature Audiences and contains strong disturbing scenes and language.


Location: Kaleidoscope Theater, 207 E. 24th St., Lynn Haven, FL 32444

Contact Number: 850-265-3226



Health and Spiritual Awareness Festival

Your favorite vendors, psychic readers and energy workers will be present.


Doors open at 10:00am.  A $5 donation at the door is appreciated.  Parking is free.


Call for more information. 


Location: Capstone House, 1713 Beck Ave., Panama City

Contact Number: 850-747-9224


Harley-Davidson Ride for the Ark

Harley Davidson 'Ride for The Ark' benefitting the Ark in PCB.  


CLICK on attachment for more details or call for more information.


Location: 14700 PCB Parkway, Panama City Beach

Contact Number: (850) 334-0055



21st Annual Kidfest @ Fairgrounds

10:00 am - 03:00 pm

Early Education & Care's 21st Annual Kidfest will be Saturday, April 26th, at the fairgrounds from 10am to 3pm.


Admission is FREE and open to the public.  Rain date will be Sunday, April 27th, noon to 5pm.


Call for more information or contact


For information about the event or to register for the KIDFEST VOCAL STAR visit the website.


Location: Central Panhandle Bay County Fairgrounds, Sherman Ave & Hwy 98

Contact Number: 850-872-7550 ext. 2282


28th Annual Soiree @ Palms Conference Ctr.

06:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join in the fun at 'The Costa Casino' soiree fundraiser for the Science and Discovery Center.  A 'costa' is the front (anterior) margin of a butterfly wing and the soiree is aptly named to celebrate the metamorphosis of our new outside spaces, the butterfly garden classroom.


Sponsorships are available -- Marketing benefits - donate to the Silent Auction and Showcase your business


Guests will experience the excitement of playing traditional casino games straight from Biloxi.  There will be fabulous prizes for the top casino winners, as well as drinks, hors d'oeuvres and the silent auction throughout the evening.


Call for more information 


Location: Palms Converence Center, 9201 Front Beach Rd., PCB

Contact Number: 850-769-6128


Spring Motorcycle Rally/Thunderbeach
04/30/2014 to 05/04/2014

The Thunderbeach Spring Motorcycle Rally is April 30 to May 4 (there is also a fall rally).


For more information call or visit the website.


Location: See above

Contact Number: 850-233-5070 or 1-800-722-3224


GCSC Concert Chorale & Singing Commodores

GCSC Concert Chorale & Singing Commodores will perform their spring concert on Friday, May 2, at 6:00pm at the St. Andrews Methodist Church in Panama City.


The Concert features a wide variety of music, including selections from Mozart's Requiem Mass and Puccini's Gianni Schicchi to popular selections from Queen and Ain't Misbehavin.  These two ensembles are conducted by Asst. Professor Carissa Hosea and Assoc. Professor Scott Kirkman.


For more information call or contact


Location: St. Andrews United Methodist Church, Panama City

Contact Number: 850-769-1551 ext. 3886


Business Startup Weekend
05/02/2014 to 05/04/2014

Launch a startup in 54 hours.  Get together with local developers, designers, marketers, product manageres, and aspiring entrepreneurs to pitch ideas, form teams, and actually launch a new business venture over the weekend!


No Talk, All Action - Startup Weekend powered by Google for Entrepreneurs.


Sponsored by SBDC Florida, Millaway Institute for Entrepreneurship, Business Innovation Center, Bay County and Panama City Beach Chambers of Commerce.


For more information visit the website or call.


Location: GCSC ATC Building, Panama City

Contact Number: 850-747-3204



45th Spring Festival of the Arts
05/02/2014 to 05/04/2014

01:00 pm - 01:00 pm

45th Spring Festival of the Arts - Admission is FREE and open to the public


May 2nd 5 pm – 9 pm  -  May 3rd 11 am – 6 pm  -  May 4th 11 am – 4 pm


The Spring Arts Festival, held in and around beautiful McKenzie Park, kicks off the season with Artists, musicians and entertainers coming together to raise money for the Visual Arts Center's Children's Educational Programs. Meet well-known local and regional artists and view the colorful paintings, photography, jewelry, sculpture competing for the highly coveted Juried Art Show Award. Enjoy shopping, exhibitions and the opportunity to purchase art in all price ranges! This year's festival will also feature a “Children's Choice Award.” Children attending the festival will be given one vote each to select their favorite entry. Their vote will also register them to win wonderful prizes provided by local area businesses and organizations. There will be a children’s play and art area, face painting, and food vendors. 


For more information call or contact or our website at


Location: Mackenzie Park in downtown Panama City

Contact Number: 850-769-4451 Amanda Barrow



20th Annual GCCPOA Charity Golf Tournament

Gulf Coast Chief Petty Officer's Association (GCCPOA) presents its annual charity golf tournament on Friday, May 9, at Bay Dunes Golf Club.


8:00 Shotgun Start (show up early).


$300/team - $200/hole sponsorships available - $450 hole sponsor with team.


Hole sponsorship deadline is April 26.


Details:  Gary Whites - 850-234-6236    Tommy Grant - 850-630-2457   Chuck Mayberry - 850-890-2290


GCCPOA is a nonprofit organization whose members consist of Active Duty and Retired Senior Enlisted Service Members of the U.S. Military with a combined effort of making contributions within the community that impact the lives of residents of Bay County, FL.  Proceeds benefit veterans residing at the Clifford Sims State Veterans Nursing Home, maintenance of GCCPOA Scholarship Fund with GCSC and other charity events within Bay County.


Location: Bay Dunes Golf Club, John Pitts Rd (off Star Ave), PC

Contact Number: See above


LeaderCast @ First United Methodist

First United Methodist Church presents LeaderCast Panama City 2014 event on May 9 (Friday).


Tickets are $49.99 - click on attachment for details


for more information or to attend call or visit the website


Location: 903 East 4th Street, Panama City

Contact Number: 850-763-6537



Golf Tournament for First United Methodist

First United Methodist Church will be sponsoring a Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 10.


This is a 4-person Select-Shot Scramble at Bay Point Meadow's Golf Course.  The tournament will benefit youth mission trips.


Sponsorships are available; prices and registration forms are included on the attachments - CLICK for more information.


Questions:  Call Carl Fountain 


Location: Bay Point Meadows Course, PCB

Contact Number: 850-763-6537 or 850-819-6190



4th Annual Taunton Family Festival

10:00 am - 04:00 pm

Lynn Haven Methodist Church and other supporters will hold the 4th annual major fundraiser Saturday, May 10, from 10am to 4pm.


This year the festival includes the volleyball tournament and the 'amazing race' which allows teams made of families and friends to compete by water sliding, swimming, climbing and paddling their way to the finish line.  There is also a 5K race and lots of activities such as putt-putt golf, basketball in the new gym, disc golf and live music.


Sponsorships are available. Click on the attachment for more information, registration forms and sponsorship information.


Visit the website for more information.


Location: Taunton Family Children's Home, 200 Taunton Family Rd, Wewahitch

Contact Number: See above



2014 Career Source Job Expo

09:00 am - 01:00 pm

CareerSource Gulf Coast invites you to participate in the 10th Annual Career Expo, sponsored by Bay County and Panama City Beach Chambers of Commerce.


This is an excellent opportunity to meet with jobseekers who have high level skills and are looking for specialized employment.  The expo is geared toward professional jobseekers.


Veterans preference will welcome military veteran jobseekers from 9-10am.


If you wish to participate, please CLICK on the attachment.


For more information call 


Location: Panama City Mall, Hwy 77, Panama City

Contact Number: 850-872-4340 ext. 177



Baybreeze Concert Series
05/15/2014 to 10/16/2014

06:30 pm - 09:00 pm

The summer concert series on the downtown Marina begins on the 3rd Thursday of the month, from May through October.


For more information call the Panama City Downtown Improvement Board. 


Location: Downtown Panama City Marina, south end Harrison Avenue

Contact Number: 850-785-2554


Women's Work-Life Symposium

07:30 am - 04:30 pm

Presented by Emerald Coast Hospice, the day will feature empowering speakers from across the country, addressing topics beneficial to help women maintain a healthy work-life balance.  


Attendees will enjoy a gourmet networking breakfast as well as a southern-style luncheon catered by new PCB restaurant, Bud & Alley's and a waterfront wine-tasting to conclude the day.  Each attendee will receive a coveted swag-bag full of fantastic goodies.  


Early bird registration is $75 for regular admission (through April 18th).  Click on attachment for registration form.


Location: FSU-PC Holley Academic Center, Collegiate Dr, Panama City

Contact Number: 850-235-2301



Summer Camp Kick Off Party

12:00 pm - 04:00 pm

415 Harrison Ave Panama City Florida Join us for our FREE Kick off Party and see what FUN Summer Camp will be this year!! 12-4. Every hour learn basics to a different style of dance.


Location: Dance Life Dance Studio

Contact Number: 850.215.4453



Memorial Day Observed

Government, schools and chamber closed for holiday. 


Location: See above

Contact Number: See above


Hurricane Preparedness Day

10:00 am - 02:00 pm

The American Red Cross and Bay County Emergency Management invite you to the Annual Hurricane Preparedness Day at Panama City Mall on Saturday, May 31 from 10AM to 2PM.  This corresponds to the beginning of hurricane season 2014 and is aimed at helping our community better prepare for disasters.


There will be exhibit booths, fire and law enforcement agencies, emergency response vehicles and personal preparedness strategies such as creating a preparedness plan and kit.


For those that would like to participate in the exhibits or booths, please CLICK ON THE ATTACHMENTS for more details and exhibitor registration forms.



Location: Panama City Mall, Hwy 77/MLK Blvd, Panama City

Contact Number: 850-763-6587



Project Graduation Ram Style
06/02/2014 to 06/03/2014

10:00 pm - 06:00 am

On June 2, 2014, Rutherford High School’s Class of 2014 will be walking the stage at Tommy Oliver to receive their diplomas.


Each year local businesses team up with our school to sponsor Project Graduation. Project Graduation is an all-night alcohol and drug free graduation celebration for our seniors. Students who attend enjoy games, fun, and music.


Please help us make this special night one they will always remember. You or your business may donate by contacting Beverly Barron at 850-767-4500 or by email 


You may also use our online school payment system at


Location: Rutherford High School

Contact Number: 850-767-4600



Tallahassee Latin Dance Festival
06/12/2014 to 06/16/2014

We are proud to invite you to Tallahassee Latin Dance Festival. This is a showcase for latin dance performances, workshops, and social dancing for the entire family.


The three day event will feature latin dance lessons, including casino, Kizomba, salsa, mambo, tango, bachata, and cha cha for beginners as well as intermediate and advanced workshops for the more seasoned dancers. Look out for Earl Bird ticket sales.


Confirmed Instructors/ Performers include Azúcar Dance Company - Tallahassee, Florida Corazón Dancers of Tallahassee- Tallahassee, Florida Tallahassee Salsa Dancers- Tallahassee, Florida Fausto and Isabel- New York, New York Edwin Rivera- Los Angeles, California Jefferson y Adrianita- Cali, Columbia Alejandro Rey- Los Angeles, California Amy Figueiras Dominguez-Orlando, Florida Proyecto Barrio-Atlanta, Georgia Fuego Y Hielo- Atlanta, Georgia Sonia Rivera- Tampa, Florida Elan and Jordynn- Miami, Florida Christian Sola- Orlando, Florida Karel Perez- Tampa, Florida Sean and Gabby- Jacksonville, Florida Agustina and Marco Molina- Gainesville, Florida Jorge Alberto and Christina Farrell- Tampa, Florida Ritmo Urbano- Tampa, Florida Frankie and Nesh- Orlando, Florida Liz Island Touch Florida- Miami, Florida Yadira Navarro- Potter, Atlanta, Georgia Jose Campaz- Cali, Columbia and many more Musical Masters DJ Jimmy Suave DJ Rudy Saez DJ Style DJ Jose Suavebeats Christian Sola


This event includes 2 days of workshops 3 parties (Salsa and bachata room) Dance contests (Cash prizes) Performance showcase Live Music with Jimmy Bosch Salsa Bootcamp for Beginners Salsa Immersion Program Jack and Jill with Artists Photography: The Ninja Photographer Daniel Tarrosa


Dance Life @ Studio 415 - Harrison Ave - Panama City 


Location: Hotel Duval 415 N Monroe Tallahassee Fl 32301

Contact Number: 850-339-8463



8th Annual Panhandle Women's Expo

10:00 am - 05:00 pm

A day just for Women! Join your local American Red Cross at the 8th Annual Panhandle Women’s Expo and enjoy a day designed to help you lead a healthy, happy lifestyle.


Health screenings, entertainment, displays, and demonstrations will be offered by local businesses with a focus on all things women. You also have a chance to win great prizes, including round-trip tickets from Southwest Airlines!


Mark your calendar and join us from 10 am to 5pm on Saturday, June 21 at the Panama City Mall to enjoy a day all about women!


Contact Kelly Jo at 850-763-6587 or for sponsor and vendor opportunities


Location: Panama City Mall

Contact Number: 850.763.6587



4th of July Spectacular at the Beach

Families can enjoy a day filled with live entertainment, children's activities, tasty food and drinks, as well as a breathtaking fireworks display. 


Call for more information or visit the website.



Location: Pier Park, Hwy 98, Panama City Beach

Contact Number: 850-233-5070 or 1-800-722-3224


Boating and Outdoor Expo
07/18/2014 to 07/19/2014

Boating and Outdoor Expo at Bay Point Marina on Friday and Saturday.


Concerts with Daryle Singletary and Sara Evans.


CLICK on the attachment for more details.


Call or visit the official website for more information.


Location: Bay Point Marina, Panama City Beach

Contact Number: 850-872-7760



Legendary Marine Charity Poker Run

01:00 am - 01:00 am

Legendary Marine is sponsoring a Poker Run to benefit the Children's Advocacy Center on Saturday April 19.


A Poker Run is a boat rally that travels to different locations to qualify for playing cards.  Runs are controlled events that promote responsible boating by boat enthusiasts.  They are not a race.  Participants travel at their own speed.  There is no benefit to being "first" to any of the card stops.  A Poker Run is a fun filled event enjoyed by participants and spectators alike.  Poker Runs enhance communities by generating revenue for local businesses, providing a spectator event for tourists, and most importantly, donating proceeds to our chosen charity – the Gulf Coast Children’s Advocacy Center. 


CLICK ON THE ATTACHMENT for instructions, rules and details.  


Call for more information or visit the official website for registration materials.


Location: Various (see above)

Contact Number: 850-596-9637



Florida's Ocean Week
07/21/2014 to 07/27/2014

FL House of Representatives adopted House Resolution 9053, sponsored by State Rep. Jimmy Patronis (R-Panama City) recognizing week of July 21-27 as OCEAN WEEK in the State of Florida.


In 1963 the U.S. SeaLab program began at the Navy Mine Defense Laboratory in Panama City Beach, setting the stage for underwater exploration and development of undersea projects.


Ocean Week celebrates the anniversary of the historic SeaLab mission and the important role Bay County and Florida plays in the exploration of the world's oceans. 


Location: State of Florida

Contact Number: See above


Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam at PC Beach
08/29/2014 to 08/31/2014

Labor Day weekend the best of today's country comes to Panama City Beach including Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood and Dierks Bentley.


A 3-day weekend of great music and fun; stages on the beach and the headline stage at Frank Brown Park.


Call or visit the website.


Location: Frank Brown Park, Hwy 98, Panama City Beach

Contact Number: 850-233-5070 or 1-800-722-3224


Lobster Festival and Tournament
09/18/2014 to 09/21/2014

Schooners Last Local Beach Club sets the stage for the largest lobster festival in Florida as the 25th festival and tournament gives divers a chance to compete and attendees a chance to eat amazing lobster dishes.


All types of categories - Spiny lobster, Shovelnose and Big 6 - are included and weigh-ins begins on Saturday and end Sunday with grand prizes and a Lobster Feast.


Sand Sculpting Contest will take place again this year so come to the beach behind Schooners.


Call or visit the website.


Location: Schooners, 5121 Gulf Drive, Panama City Beach

Contact Number: 850-235-3555


30th Annual Oktoberfest
09/26/2014 to 09/27/2014

The 30th Annual Oktoberfest will be held on Friday and Saturday, September 26th and 27th.


Friday:  4:00pm to 10:00pm            Saturday:  11:00 am to 10:00 pm


For more information call Panama City Downtown Improvement Board. 


Location: Downtown Panama City, Harrison Avenue

Contact Number: 850-785-2554


Pier-to-Pier Fishing Challenge
10/01/2014 to 10/31/2014

Weekend-long pier fishing tournaments this fall with the City Pier versus the County Pier Challenge guaranteeing a prize purse of $7,500.


These piers are the two longest on the Gulf with prime fishing spots for anglers of all ages.  No fee to enter and anyone fishing from the pier is entered.


Call for more information. 


Location: County and City Piers, Panama City Beach

Contact Number: 850-233-5070 or 1-800-722-3224


Pirates of the High Seas Festival
10/10/2014 to 10/11/2014

Columbus Day weekend will bring a wave of fun-filled adventures to Panama City Beach with the Pirates of the High Seas festival taking place through the community with parades and sword-swinging showdowns, culminating with a dueling fireworks display re-enacting the Battle of the Seven Seas.


Call or visit the websitefor more information.


Location: Pier Park, Hwy 98, Panama City Beach

Contact Number: 850-233-5070 or 1-800-722-3224


Seafood and Music Festival @ PCB
10/17/2014 to 10/19/2014



Panama City Beach Seafood and Music Festival has lots of seafood, fishing, culinary arts, music, entertainment, arts and culture.


Call for more information.  More details as we near the date. 


Location: Aaron Bessant Park and Pier Park, Hwy 98, Panama City Beach

Contact Number: 850-233-5070 or 1-800-722-3224


Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

SAVE THE DATE!  The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will take place on Saturday, October 25, at Aaron Bessant Park with registration at 7:00am and the walk beginning at 8:00am.


The Pink Premier Sponsor for the 2014 Walk in Panama City is Women's Imaging Center at Bay Radiology.


To get more information and register your team visit the website.


Location: Aaron Bessant Park, Pier Park Drive, PCB

Contact Number: See above


ColorVibe 5K 2014



Location and details in planning stages.  Details forthcoming.



Location: To be announced

Contact Number: 850-215-3761


Festival of Nations

10:00 am - 08:00 pm

Share in a celebration of the many nationalities that live in the Bay County community.


For more information call Panama City Downtown Improvement Board. 


Location: Downtown Panama City

Contact Number: 850-785-2554


2014 Winterfest

04:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Come join in the fun and welcome the holiday season (and winter) at the downtown Panama City Marina.


For more information call Panama City Downtown Improvement Board. 


Location: Downtown Panama City Marina

Contact Number: 850-785-2554




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