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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Back Stage Pass @ Marina Civic Center
08/07/2015 to 09/25/2015

Enter through the backstage door of the Marina Civic Center to experience an up close and personal music event on stage with the musicians.  The event begins at 6:30pm Friday nights in August and September.  


Costs is $5 for single seat (call to reserve or also cash only at the door) and $50 for reserved tables (table for 4 and drink tickets).  Cash bar with beer, wine and other refreshments available.  No outside drink, food or coolers permitted.  


This annual fundraiser for the Bay Arts Alliance and its Arts & Education program benefits the arts in Bay County.  Lineup includes:


Aug 14 - Don Shoaf Trio One

Aug 21 - Reasonable Doubt

Aug 28 - Turtlefoot

Sep 4 - True Soul

Sep 11 - Jeff Carter Group

Sep 18 - Massalina Cargo

Sep 25 - Ghetto Palace


Call for reservations. 


Location: Marina Civic Center, south end of Harrison Avenue (downtown mari

Contact Number: 850-7634696


Front Porch Concert Series
08/12/2015 to 10/15/2015

06:30 pm - 09:00 pm

The Front Porch Concert Series will take place on the 3rd Thursday of each month, from May through October.


Admission to this concert series is FREE!  Concert begins at 6:30pm.  Bring your family and friends, a blanket or folding chair, and be ready for an evening of great music! 


Summer line up includes:  


- August 12 Lucky Mud (folk)

- September 17 Melissa Bowman (acoustic)

- October 15 James Johnson


Location: McKenzie Park - Dowtown Panama City

Contact Number: 850-785-2554


Second Chance of Northwest Florida's Charity Golf Tournament i
08/19/2015 to 09/17/2015

The Second Chance of Northwest Florida's Charity Golf Tournament is Friday, September 18th at the Hombre Golf Club. 


Funds raised benefit adults with brain injuries.


Sign-up by calling 769-7779 today!


More information:


Location: Hombre Golf Club

Contact Number: (850) 769-7779


!st Annual Advocates for Children Golf Tournament/I Am For The C
08/27/2015 to 10/16/2015

12:30 pm - 01:00 am

This event will be held at 12:30, October 16 at Holiday Golf Club in Panama City Beach.


Entry Fee is $100 per person with prizes for first, second and third place teams, a Par 3 $10,000 Hole in One Challenge, and a Par 3 Win-A-Car Hole in One Challenge. Lunch and Dinner are provided.


All proceeds benefit children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect. Funds help provide assistance with many tpes of needs such as camps, graduation expenses, musical intstruments, etc. For registration, visit:


Location: Holiday Golf Club - Panama City Beach

Contact Number: 850-747-5180



Coats for Kids 2015
09/02/2015 to 10/16/2015

01:00 am - 01:00 am

This year the annual Coats for Kids drive starts early so that we can provide sweaters, jackets and coats for more kids in the Bay County Community.


The Bay County Chamber of  Commerce is just one of many places you can drop of your donations for this most worthy cause.


For other locations call Manuel & Thompson (785-5555).


Location: Chamber Lobby, 235 West 5th Street, Panama City

Contact Number: (850) 785-5555 Manuel & Thompson


Donate Blood, Save Lives Labor Day Weekend
09/04/2015 to 09/07/2015

Give when it matters and save lives by donating blood at any OneBlood Donor Center over the Labor Day Weekend (Sept. 4-7) and receive two FREE movie tickets or FREE $10 Walmart Gift Card or a commemorative 'Born To Give' t-shirt along with a $10 eGift card, plus a wellness check-up of blood pressure, pulse, temperature and iron count, including a cholesterol screening.  


CLICK on the ATTACHMENT for movie theater locations and Walmart locations.


CLICK HERE to go to website and find other locations.


Location: See Above

Contact Number: 1-888-936-6283



Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam 2015
09/04/2015 to 09/06/2015


September 4th-6th, the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam featuring some of the top country acts in country music today.  This event, in just 3 short years, has become one of the top recognized country festivals in America.  


Performing Friday night September 4th will be Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes, Sam Hunt, Ronnie Milsaps, Darryl Worley, Nick Sturms and Preston Summerville.  


Saturday September 5th will feature Miranda Lambert, Dwight Yoakam, Scotty McCreery, Kellie Pickler, Kristian Bush, The Swon Brothers, and Them Dirty Roses.  


Closing out the festival on Sunday September 6th will be Keith Urban, Martina McBride, Gary Allan, Tyler Farr, Kirstie Lovelady, Jack Ingram and the Pepsi Southern Original Winner.  


CLICK HERE for Tickets and information 


Location: See above

Contact Number: (334) 464-3030


Panama Jack Outdoor Bike/Boat Show
09/04/2015 to 09/06/2015

01:00 am - 01:00 am

Harley-Davidson of Panama City Beach and Legendary Marine are bringing you the Panama Jack Outdoor Bike & Boat Show September 4-6 at the Harley-Davidson location at Panama City Beach (PCB).


This 3-day event features lots of outdoor activities, fish fry, cold beer, music, entertainment and much more.


CLICK on the attachment for details.  Or call Marta Rose or contact for more information. 


Location: Harley Davidson PCB, 14700 PCB Parkway, PCB

Contact Number: 850-230-6485



Friday Fest in Downtown Panama City

05:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join thousands of your friends and local citizens of the community as they enjoy the street festival in downtown Panama City on Friday, September 4th.  Food, fund, vendors, crafts, games, kids, pets and refreshments are abound in the streets of Panama City.


This festival is sponsored by the Panama City Downtown Improvement Board; call for vendor information or more information. 


Location: 200-600 Blocks of Harrison Avenue, Panama City

Contact Number: 850-785-2554 Downtown Improvement Board


License FREE Saltwater Fishing

First Saturday in September (9/5) is a license free SALTWATER recreational fishing day.  Call FWC for more information. 


Location: Statewide throughout Florida

Contact Number: 850-288-4676 FWC


Glenwood BBQ Cook-off and Red Velvet Cake Contest

10:00 am - 04:00 pm

BBQ Competitors, and Red Velvet Cake Competitors vie for the Best BBQ and Red Velvet Honors...Vendors, Non-Profits,, Entertainment...keep you going while you wait on the announcement who are the Best!


The Glenwood BBQ Cook-off and Red Velvet Cake Contest In its 10th year open its gates at 10am til 4pm!


Location: A.D. Harris Learning Village

Contact Number: 8502153869



Panama City Centre for the Arts Opening
09/06/2015 to 09/08/2015

01:00 am - 01:00 am

The old Visual Arts Center is now the Panama City Centre for the Arts and will have a 'soft' opening on September 6-8 (Sun-Tue), followed by a gala, grand opening in October.


Call for more information. 


Location: 19 East Fourth Street, Panama City

Contact Number: (850) 769-1217 Jennifer Jones


Chamber Closed for Labor Day Holiday

The Bay County Chamber of Commerce will be closed on Monday, September 7th, to observe the Labor Day Holiday.


We will re-open on Tuesday, September 8th, at 8:00am. 


Location: 235 West 5th Streeet, Panama City

Contact Number: 850-215-3758 Carol Roberts, President


Volunteers for Covenant Hospice Mask Gala


Covenant Hospice Seeks Volunteers for the 14th Annual Mask and Masterpiece Gala (April 23, 2016)


The Mask & Masterpiece Gala Committee is currently seeking volunteers to help plan, prepare and present the event. Volunteers are needed to help with soliciting artists, sponsors and auction donors as well as helping with the planning and decorating for the event.


The next volunteer meeting will be held at noon on Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 in the Covenant Hospice Conference Room, located at 107 W. 19th Street.  Lunch will be provided.


To learn more about the Mask & Masterpiece Gala, please visit or call 850-785-3040


Location: Covenant Hospice, 107 West 19th St., Panama City

Contact Number: 850-785-3040


Ripley's Educator Appreciation Days
09/08/2015 to 10/18/2015

01:00 am - 01:00 am

Ripley's honoring educators with FREE admission during Educator Appreciation Days Sept. 8 through Oct. 18.


Teachers, administrators, counselors and support staff are eligible for FREE admission during these dates when they bring a current pay stub and photo ID with them (up to 3 guests who come with an educator can get HALF OFF admission).  


Odditorium open 9am-8pm Sun - Thu and 9am-10pm  Fri and Sat.  


For more information call.


Location: Ripley's Believe It or Not, 9907 Front Beach Rd. , PCB

Contact Number: (850) 230-6113


Income Tax Course offered by H&R Block
09/09/2015 to 11/17/2015

Learn from the BEST! H&R Block is offering the Income Tax Preparation Course in Panama City September 9 through November 17, 2015


Class options are as follows:


Monday and Wednesday, 9 AM to 12 Noon or 6 PM to 9 PM. OR Tuesday and Thursday, 9 AM to 12 Noon or 6 PM to 9 PM.


Instruction is a total of 50 hours. Then be sure to speak with us about employment opportunities.


Location: H&R Block Office, 658 W. 23rd St

Contact Number: 850-522-0197



United Way Kickoff

2015 United Way Community Campaign Kick off Breakfast sponsored by Publix and Harley-Davidson of Panama City Beach and catered by Golden Corral will take place Thursday, September 10, at the Holley Academic Center at FSU PC.


Please RSVP no later than 9/9/2015 by contacting or by calling.


Location: FSU PC, Holley Academic Center, 4750 Collegiate Dr, PC

Contact Number: 850-215-6753


Warrior Beach Retreat BBQ Fundraiser III

10:30 am - 01:00 pm

Emerald Coast Behavioral Hospital is raising funds through a barbecue luncheon on Friday, Sept. 11 at the hospital location 1940 Harrison Avenue.


For $8/meal (or 2 meals for $15) you get 1/4 BBQ chicken, mac n' cheese, baked beans and dessert and 100% of the funds raised go directly to host our wounded warriors on PC.  Drive through to pick up, eat with us or delivery offered for orders of 10+ meals.


Call Teresa Mashburn or CLICK on attachment for more details. 


Location: Emerald Coast Behavioral Hospital, 1940 Harrison Ave PC

Contact Number: 850-532-6457



Wounded Warrior Beach Retreat in PCB
09/12/2015 to 09/19/2015

The next Wounded Warrior Beach Retreat in Panama City Beach will be September 12 - 19, 2015.


Ocean Villa Condos will be hosting the warriors.  


The welcome ceremony will be Thursday, September 17, at 7:00pm at Hiland Park Baptist Church.  The speaker is Bob Williamson.  It is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.


Come join the crowds lining the parade route with flags, especially the Hathaway Bridge, to honor our wounded service veterans.


Click on the attachment to see the parade route.


CLICK HERE to go to the website for details, maps and other information. 


Location: Hiland Park Baptist Church, 2611 N. Hwy. 231, Panama City

Contact Number: (850) 625-0736



Mystic Festival @ Capstone House

01:00 am - 01:00 am

One-day festival of vendors, Psychic Readers, Crystals, Stone Jewelry, food and much more.  Adults $5 donation at door; children under 14 FREE


Location: 1713 Beck Ave (north of Hwy 98) Panama City

Contact Number: 850 747 9224


Free Fishing Seminar @ Marine Max

09:00 am - 11:00 am

Learn the techniques, methodology and proper tackle for catching these powerful game fish with resident instructor Tom Putnam in preparation for Treasure Island Marina's Annual King Mackerel Tournament held Sept. 19. 


CLICK HERE to visit the website for more information.


Location: 3605 Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach

Contact Number: 850-708-1317 ext. 12901


Compassionate Chef's Culinary Extravaganza

06:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Come and enjoy the savory signature samples of entrees, appetizers & desserts from the finest restaurants in the area.


All proceed go to Children's Home Society of Florida. 


Come tantalize your taste buds, browse the silent auction and dance the night away!  


CLICK HERE to purchase tickets or for more information, please contact Lisa Kern at 850.747.5411 ext 1520.


Location: Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort, R. Jackson Blvd, PCB

Contact Number: 850-747-5411 ext. 1520



Schooners Lobster Fest and Tournament
09/14/2015 to 09/19/2015


 Schooners Beach Club hosts the 26th annual Lobster Festival & Tournament.  The event is the biggest 7-day lobster festival in Florida.  Music, food, good times and the 16th annual Sand Sculpting Contest take place during the event. 


CLICK HERE for more information on their website


Location: 5121 Gulf Dr. Panama City Beach

Contact Number: (850) 235-3555


Bay County TPO Public Workshop

The Bay County Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) is seeking public input to help the TPO determine future transportation priorities in the next 25 years.


Tuesday, September 15, at 4:30pm the workshop will be held at the First Baptist Church of Lynn Haven Fellowship Hall in Lynn Haven.


Call for more information. 


Location: First Baptist Church (Lynn Haven) 1005 Ohio Ave (Hwy 77)

Contact Number: (850) 332-7976


GRAND OPENING @ History Museum

01:00 am - 01:00 am

Come join the Bay County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors at the Historical Society of Bay County's grand opening of the History Museum at 223 West 6th Street on Tuesday, September 15, at 2:00pm.


CLICK ON ATTACHMENT for invitation/details. 


For more information contact or call. 


Location: Bay County Historical Society Museum, 223 West 6th Street, Panam

Contact Number: 850-215-3791 Tamara Barnes



Profit Engineering Lunch & Learn

11:00 am - 01:00 pm

Our Profit Engineers will examine your business strategies and goals to ensure profits are achieved.  


This informational  session will provide business owners and managers with strategies they can immediately apply in their own business (Lunch will be provided.)


CLICK on attachment for details.


To register CLICK HERE or call.


Location: The Egg and I, 1114 Thomas Drive, PCB

Contact Number: 850-441-3147



Suicide Prevention Conference

01:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Life Management Center will hold our 6th Annual Suicide Prevention Conference on Sept. 15, 2015.


Registration is $25 per person and free for students.


The conference will feature Dr. Sofia Castro, the Suicide Prevention Specialist for the Statewide Office of Suicide Prevention. Dr. Castro will speak about her involvement with suicide prevention including:

• Florida's Statewide Plan for Suicide Prevention 

• Suicide Prevention Coordinating Council and its efforts

• The Florida LINC Project


The conference will also include a community needs assessment, conducted by the SPARE Suicide Prevention Coalition, as well as other information about preventing suicides.


For more information or to register, visit


Location: Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32

Contact Number: 850-522-4485, x1107



Bay County TPO Public Workshop

The Bay County Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) is seeking public input to help the TPO determine future transportation priorities in the next 25 years.


Thursday, September 17, at 4:30pm at A.D. Harris Learning Village Cafeteria, 819 East 11th Street, Panama City.


Call for more information. 


Location: A.D. Harris Learning Village, 819 East 11th St., Panama City

Contact Number: (850) 332-7976


Golf Tournament

11:00 am - 01:00 pm

Second Chance of NWFL. a non -profit organization serving the needs of adults with brain Injury and their families, in partnership with Health South of the Emerald Coast is sponsoring our 4th annual Golf Tournament open to amateur golfers.


Registration starts at 11:00am and the tournament begins with shotgun start at noon.


Sponsorship opportunities and individual golfers are needed.


Tournament will be a four-man , best-ball/scramble format. Handicaps and scores will be used in conjunction with a computer program to determine scores.


Fees include lunch, gift bag, team awards and hole prizes will be awarded. Help make a difference in the lives of traumatic brain injury survivors.


Location: Hombre Golf Club on Panama City Beach

Contact Number: 850 769 7779



Masquerade Gala for Animal Lovers

2nd annual Masquerade Gala on Sept. 19 at 7:00pm is set to a Brazilian theme and menu and filled with animal lovers showing their bright colors -- from red and orange to yellow and green.  


Attire is semi-formal with masquerade mask (black tie optional) and benefits local animal welfare organizations of Bay County.


Sponsor packages are available and individual tickets can be acquired by CLICKING HERE to go to website.


Location: Boardwalk Beach Resort, 9600 S. Thoimas Dr., PCB

Contact Number: See above


1st Annual Commodore Athletics Golf Tournament

07:00 am - 01:00 am

Net proceeds to benefit Gulf Coast State College Commodore Athletics


Log onto to register  --   First Place = $400  -  Second Place = $300  -  Third Place = $200


Tee Sponsorship available contact Teresa Beaver Athletic Marketing Rep.


Location: Holiday Golf Club Panama City Beach Parkway

Contact Number: Teresa 769-1551 EXT 2813



International Coastal Clean -Up Day

09:00 am - 11:00 am

Beach clean-up on Saturday September 19th from 9am-11 am at the Russell Fields city pier across from Pier Park.


We will be part of the International Coastal Clean-up held around the world all working together to keep our oceans clean and wildlife safe.


Gloves, trash bags, pickers, and water will be supplied, join us and keep our Gulf clean and safe for wildlife!! Thank You,


Location: Russell Fields City Pier - Across from Pier Park

Contact Number: PCB Parks & recreation Dept (850) 233-5045



Bowl for Kids' Sake

10:00 am - 02:00 pm

Bowl for Kids' Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida's largest annual fundraising campaign. It is not about the bowling, it is about taking part in a fun activity to help local kids! 


To participate, just register your team of 4 to 6 people online at You'll be able to set up a fundraising website allowing you to easily email friends and family for donations! 


Between now and Sept. 19, use the site to raise funds and then come celebrate your results by bowling with us at either 10 am or 12:30 pm (you choose!)


Each team is asked to raise a minimum of $100 per team member. On average, it costs $1,000 to make and support a Big/Little match for one year! The event goal is to raise enough to match 25 children with a mentor this year, or $25,000.


Location: Rock'It Lanes, Panama City Beach

Contact Number: 850-253-7627


8th Annual Homesless Veterans Stand Down

09:00 am - 02:00 pm



Help to connect our veterans with the services they need and the people who can help them.  More info forthcoming. 


Location: First Baptist Church Family Life Center, West 6th St, PC

Contact Number: (850) 872-4340


Chasin the Sun Music Festival
09/25/2015 to 09/26/2015

Two days of sun, sand and music are what make the Chasin’ the Sun Music Festival a can’t-miss concert! Keep having fun, and keep Chasin’ the Sun!     Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy the experience of the Chasin the Sun Music Festival!!


The line-up for the weekend includes headliner Alan Jackson along with: 

THE LANDSHARKS:  This tropical beach party band has opened and played with Jimmy Buffett, the Beach Boys Band, Patti LaBelle, the Super Bowl, and more! A "Landshark" is anyone who is ready to have a good time!

PABLO CRUISE: Live in Panama City Beach at Chasin' the Sun Music Festival on Sept. 25.

THE TAMS:  The Tams are known around the world; being named "Beach Band of the Decade" and with this mix of smooth beach music and R&B sound, they have scored gold records and a platinum single.  

ALAN JACKSON: Country music superstar Alan Jackson is headlining Panama City Beach's 2nd Annual Chasin' the Sun Music Festival, bringing his 25th Anniversary Keepin' it Country Tour to the sugar white sand and emerald green waters Sept. 26, 2015. 




Location: Aaron Bessant Park @ Pier Park, PCB Pkway, PCB

Contact Number: 850-233-5070


Bay Co. Great Cardboard Boat Regatta

The haddai Shriners of Bay County's 2nd annual Great Cardboard Boat Regatta will be held on Saturday, September 26, in Porter Park in Lynn Haven.  Enter your cardboard vessel and have the time of your life.


For more information contact Jim Pappas or contact 


Location: Porter Park in Lynn Haven

Contact Number: 850-257-5941



2nd Annual Zombie Run~Running Scared 5K for Zombie Apocalypse

08:00 am - 03:00 pm

Running Scared is a 5K course that ventures into the zombie infested woods and trails of Harder’s Park, where previous haunts have been encountered during the annual Haunted Hayrides.


Runners and walkers will undertake these rabid woods with 3 life flags hanging from their waste band and one goal: to reach the end of the obstacle and zombie filled course with at least one flag remaining. This is not a hard core mud run. However, runners will face obstacles and other challenges as they flee the attacking zombies while attempting to successfully cross the finish line to then join the living.


Benefiting the Gulf Coast Children's Advocacy Center.


Register here now!


Location: Harders Park, Panama City

Contact Number: Whitney Sewell 850-872-7760



Mad Science Day - A Military Appreciation Event Sponsored by Boo

10:00 am - 03:00 pm

Join us for a fun filled day of Mad Science!


Military Appreciation Day Sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton. September 26th 10am-3pm.


Experiments, Crafts, Bouncy House, Star lab, Scavenger Hunt, Reptile Encounters and more! Free Science Glasses for the first 250 children!


Free admission for military families. $5 all others, Under 2 free.


Location: Science and Discovery Center of NW FL

Contact Number: 8507696128



Selling to the Government Seminar

08:00 am - 12:00 pm

True North and the Bay County Chamber of Commerce invite you to come and learn about opportunities and winning strategies to grow your business with contracts from the military, federal, state and local agencies.  Somewhere in the government your product or service is bought and used. This training session, presented by Eleanor Holland-Lynch, will highlight many of these opportunities and the path to win them!


The seminar is Tuesday, Sept. 29, from 8:00am until NOON at the Gulf Coast State College Advanced Technology Center, 3rd Floor on Collegiate Drive in Panama City.  Chamber members and future members are welcome.  



Presented by:

Eleanor Holland- Lynch currently serves as a Capture Specialist for True North Logistics. Previous to her position with True North Logistics, Eleanor served as the Director of the Office of Small Business Programs at Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC) since 2003. DSCC is DoD’s Supply Chain Manager for the consumable parts used on Land and Maritime Weapon Systems. This includes over 2 million items for vehicles, guns, ships, missiles and electronic spare parts. DSCC award contracts annually in excess of $3 billion with more than 60% going to small business.


Location: GCSC, ATC Bldg., Collegiate Dr., Paanama City

Contact Number: 850-215-3761 Elizabeth Smith



Panama City Music Association 2015-16 Season
10/01/2015 to 03/06/2016

Season subscriptions are available for the 74th Season of the Panama City Music Association with five incredible shows scheduled beginning in December, 2015 through March, 2016.  


Lineup includes:  


Thursday, Dec. 17th - King's Brass ensemble  

Saturday, Jan. 9th - Live From Nashville  

Sunday, Jan. 24 - Verdi's Aida  

Saturday, Feb. 27 - Chamber Orchestra Kremlin  

Sunday, Mar. 6th - Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat


 CLICK HERE to visit the website for more information about the 2015-16 season or call


Location: Marina Civic Center, south end of Harrison (at downtown marina)

Contact Number: (850) 236-1260


Jackson County Habitat for Humanity Annual Gala

The Annual Gala and Fund Raising Event for Jackson County's Habitat for Humanity will begin at 6:00pm on Friday, October 2, at the Agriculture Center in Marianna.


Cost is $60 for individuals and $100 for couples.  CLICK on attachment for details or call for more information.




Location: Agriculture Ctr, 3631 Hwy 90 West, Marianna

Contact Number: 850-718-8217



2015 Chili Vibrations World Music Festival
10/02/2015 to 10/04/2015

The 2nd annual festival is being held in Panama City Beach and should prove bigger and better than last year's inaugural.


The VIP party and pre-party is on October 2nd at Spinnaker with the band Yamadeo.  The festival is Saturday and Sunday, October 3rd and 4th, with an international competition during the day and live music from 11am to 10pm -- then starting all over again on Sunday at 11am.


CLICK HERE to visit the website and get more information or tickets.


Location: Aaron Bessant Park, Pier Park, PCB Parkway, PCB

Contact Number: See above


Run For More Lives

09:00 am - 11:00 am

5K, 10K, & 15K Run and 2K Run for Kids benefiting Breast Cancer Research Foundation.


Corporate discounts, awards and sponsorships available. Email for more information. 


Register at


Location: St. Joe Beach, FL

Contact Number: 850-914-2348


Pirates of the High Seas Fest at PCB
10/09/2015 to 10/11/2015


Come to Pier Park for the best ball drop this side of Port Royal on Friday, October 9 at 6:15pm


Sign up for the Run for the Treasure 5K and 10K Races and stretch your legs at St. Andrews Park on Saturday, October 10, at 7:00am 


Participate in pirate invasion and parade at the City Pier on Saturday, October 10, at 2:30pm 


Join the victory celebration at Grand Lagoon and celebrate the defeat of the bad pirates and the rescue of the Mayor on Sunday, October 11 


CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION and to plan your adventure.


Location: Grand Lagoon, St. Andrews State Park & Pier Park at Panama City

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


Gulf Power Symposium
10/11/2015 to 10/13/2015

Gulf Power presents its annual business symposium Sunday-Tuesday, October 11-13, 2015 at Sandestin resort.  Many interesting and exciting topics and speakers from the business world make this a MUST to attend. 



CLICK HERE to visit website for more information or to REGISTER 


Location: Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, Destin, FL

Contact Number: See above


Gulf Coast Bluegrass & Folk Music Festival
10/16/2015 to 10/17/2015

06:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The Gulf Coast Bluegrass & Folk Music Festival is a 2 day event this year sponsored and hosted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bay County, Florida.


This is a fundraising event that will run from Friday October 16th at 6:00pm til Saturday October 17th at 10:30pm. It is being held in beautiful Under The Oaks Park on East Bay.


There are 11 bands to entertain you that play bluegrass, folk & Americana music. There will be food vendors, arts and craft vendors and the park has a beautiful play ground for the kids and there will be a train with free rides for the kids.


Tickets are $25.00 for both days and all proceeds go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bay County.


Location: Under The Oaks Park, Hwy 98/Tyndall Parkway, Parker, Flori

Contact Number: 850-763-2076 850-896-6800



Mastering Communication Lunch & Learn

11:00 am - 01:00 pm

Knowing how to communicate well is the secret to business success!


Learn tips and strategies to make you look and feel like a pro.  Ideal session for new hires, business owners, sales people and/or anyone wanting to brush up on their communication skills.  (Lunch will be provided.)


CLICK on attachment for details


To register CLICK HERE or call.


Location: The Egg and I, 1114 Thomas Dr., PCB

Contact Number: 850-441-3147



Walk to End Alzheimer's

The walk will take place at McKenzie Park in Panama City on Saturday, October 24 with registration beginning at 8:00am.  


The opening ceremony is at 9:00am and the walk will begin at 9:30am.  Start a team or join one!  


CLICK here to visit the website for more information and to register.



Location: McKenzie Park, Luverne Ave., Panama City

Contact Number: 800-272-3900


Daylight Savings Time Ends This Weekend
10/31/2015 to 11/01/2015

Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend.


So once you're finished trick or treating or attending that Halloween celebration, be sure to remember to set your clocks back (Fall back) one hour before you get in bed on SATURDAY night.


Location: See above

Contact Number: See above


Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

07:00 am - 12:00 pm

Registration 7am-9am; Walk 9am-12pm


Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting nearly 300 communities to finish the fight. Every breast cancer walk and event is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to honor those who have battled breast cancer, raise awareness about what we can do to reduce our breast cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with research, information and services, and access to mammograms for women who need them.


Call for more information. 


Location: Aaron Bessant Park, Pier Park, PCB Parkway, PCB

Contact Number: 850-785-9205 x3509


Winter Wonderland

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Winter Wonderland” is a unique holiday shopping experience in Lynn Haven, Florida.


Saturday, November 21 enjoy holiday festivities, food and shopping 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Sharon Sheffield Park.


We are now accepting vendors for this event. Please call Tracy Jones, Event Coordinator if you are interested in being a vendor.


Like items are limited and spaces may fill before the deadline Wednesday, November 4th, 2015.


If interested please download the vendor form at or for more information call Leisure Services 850-271-5547 during business hours 7:00 a.m. –5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.


Location: Sharon Sheffield Park

Contact Number: 850-271-5547


License Free Saltwater Fishing

License free SALTWATER recreational fishing day is November 28, Saturday after Thanksgiving.  Call FWC for more information. 


Location: Statewide throughout Florida

Contact Number: 850-488-4676 FWC


29th Christmas Boat Parade of Lights

04:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Panama City 29th Christmas Boat Parade of Lights Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 4 10 p.m.


Location: Panama City Marina & St. Andrews On land or on sea participants wanted! Decorated Christmas boats wanted!!!! Vendors galore!!! Yummy food & Santa too....


Go to : or Facebook: Panama City Boat Parade of Lights for more information.


Questions: Veronica Kemeny (850) 890-2047


Location: Panama City's Marina & St. Andrew

Contact Number: Veronica Kemeny (850) 890-2047


2016 Coach Post 5K/10K Fun Run

06:00 am - 11:00 am

3rd Annual Coach Post 5K/10K Fun Run hosted by Covenant Christian School. Run is located at the beautiful St. Andrews State Park.


Location: St. Andrews State Park, Panama City Beach, FL

Contact Number: 850-769-7448




The mission of the Bay County Chamber of Commerce is to create superior value for all chamber members large and small, cultivate economic and personal development, promote and protect a competitive system of business, be a community leader while embracing Bay County’s opportunities and challenges.


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