Bay County Chamber of Commerce

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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Community calendar postings limited to Bay County Chamber of Commerce business and non-profit members and fliers may be posted with the listing. Future member non-profits are limited to postings only, no flier.


Local Farmers Markets
03/18/2016 to 12/31/2016

Bay County Farmers Market - Central Panhandle/Bay County Fairgrounds (8am-2pm Monday through Saturday)

2230 East 15th Street, Panama City   (850-769-2645)


St. Andrews Waterfront Farmers Market @ Smith Yacht Basin (8am-1pm Saturdays)

1201 Beck Avenue, Panama City   (850-872-7208)


Grand Lagoon Waterfront Farmers Market @ Capt. Anderson's parking lot off Thoimas Drive (9am-2pm Saturdays and Saundays)

5551 N. Lagoon Drive, Panama City Beach   (850-763-7359)


Panama City Beach Artists, Musicians & Farmers Market @ Shoppes at Edgewater (Fridays 11am-7pm and Saturdays 8am-2pm)   

R Jackson Blvd. & Front Beach Road at Panama City Beach (850-774-5367)


Lynn Haven Farmers Market at Sharon Sheffield Park (10am-Dusk Tuesdays)

901 Ohio Avenue (Hwy 77), Lynn Haven  (850-271-5547)


Seahaven Beach Market  (Thursdays and Fridays from 9am-2pm Year-round)

15328 Front Beach Road - diagonally across from Sharky's restaurant (850) 867-0316 


Location: See above

Contact Number: See above


FRIDAY FEST in downtown Panama City
05/06/2016 to 11/04/2016

“Friday Fest” is held the first Friday of each month from March through November ...


and offers unique retail booths, great food, extended store hours, classic car displays, children’s activities, and best of all, family-friendly live bands that will have the entire family grooving to the beat on the street.


The hub of activity takes place in the 200, 300, 400 and 500 blocks of Harrison Avenue. All areas will be closed to vehicular traffic.  FOUR stages will be set up, one at the intersection of Harrison and 6th Street, Harrison and 5th Street, Harrison and 4th, and in front of Trigo.



For more information please call or go to


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

Contact Number: 850-785-2554


Front Porch Concert Series @ McKenzie Park
05/19/2016 to 10/20/2016

06:30 pm - 09:00 pm

The Panama City Downtown Improvement Board again hosts Front Porch Concert Series beginning this Thursday (5/19) in McKenzie Park on Luverne Avenue (directly behind the fountain on Harrison Ave) from 6:30-9:00pm.  


Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy relaxing in the park listening to LIVE music.  


This FREE event is the 3rd Thursday of each month beginning in May and continuing through October.  CLICK ON ATTACHMENT to get details on bands and musicians.  Call for more information.


Location: McKenzie Park (behind fountain on Harrison Ave) downtown

Contact Number: 850-785-2554



2016 Hogs & Grogs Downtown
06/09/2016 to 09/08/2016

The 2nd Thursday of every month from 6-9pm (April-September) join your motorcycle friends and come downtown for some ice cold 'grog' and hanging out with other bike enthusiasts during the Hogs & Grogs event.   


Details:  Call Panama City Downtown Improvement Board.


Location: Downtown on Harrison Ave, Panama City

Contact Number: 850-785-2554


Bay Line Railroad and International Paper Company Exhibit
08/02/2016 to 08/31/2016

10:00 am - 01:00 pm



August 2, 2016

Historical Society of Bay County Museum

Come enjoy relics, paintings and pictures of these two companies so vital to the establishment and survival of Panama City.  See the electric model train operating, the motor inspection car and the model engine.  Actual maps, tools, and tickets are on display.  See products and memorabilia from International Paper Company and more pictures of activities over the last seventy years than you can imagine!

The exhibit is one that youngsters of all ages will especially enjoy so before school begins bring your children and grandchildren to see our local history.


Tuesday – Thursday - Saturday

10 am to 1 pm

223 W. 6th  Street

Panama City, Fl.


Location: 223 W. 6th Street

Contact Number: (850) 832-0840


Back Stage Pass @ Marina Civic Center
08/05/2016 to 09/23/2016

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 general admission and $50 for reserved tables (table for 4).  


Lineup includes:


Aug  5 - Hornstew

Aug  12 - Southern Sunday

Aug   19 - Konkrete Soul

Aug  26 - Go Big or Go Home

Sep   2 - Turtlefoot

Sep  9 - Jam Therapy

Sep  16 - Ghetto Palace

Sep  23 - Jeff Carter  

Call for reservations. 


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

Contact Number: 850-7634696


Backstage Pass @ Marina Civic Center
08/05/2016 to 09/23/2016

Bay Arts Alliance presents Backstage Pass live at the Marina Civic Center on Friday evenings beginning August 5 and continuing through September 23.  


Reserved Tables are on sale now for $50; tickets at the door are $5.  Tables include admission for 4 guests, reserved table seating near stage and 8 drink tickets.   CLICK HERE to go to website for tickets and more information.


This indoor concert series features local bands live from various genres including rock, blues, jazz and pop.  Performers include:

August 5, Hornstew – sponsored by Downtown Dance
August 12, Southern Sunday – sponsored by Trustmark
August 19, Konkrete Soul – sponsored by Hancock Bank
August 26, Go Big Or Go Home – sponsored by Hodges Welding & Fabrication
September 2, Turtlefoot – sponsored by SwiftCreek
September 9, Jam Therapy – sponsored by Innovations Federal Credit Union
September 16, Ghetto Palace – sponsored by Southern Supply
September 23, Jeff Carter Band – sponsored by Roberts and Roberts Construction


Location: south end of Harrison Ave at downtown marina Panama City

Contact Number: 850-763-4696


Florida Zika Virus Hotline for Residents & Visitors
08/10/2016 to 09/30/2016

PUBLIC NOTICE from Florida Department of Health in Bay County Public Information Officer:

On Feb. 12, Governor Scott directed the State Surgeon General to activate a Zika Virus Information Hotline for current Florida residents and visitors, as well as anyone planning on traveling to Florida in the near future. The hotline, managed by the Department of Health, has assisted 2,624 callers since it launched. The number for the Zika Virus Information Hotline is 1-855-622-6735.


Location: FL Zika Virus Hotline

Contact Number: 1-855-622-6735


An Evening of Magic with Matthew Holtzclaw
08/26/2016 to 08/27/2016


One of New York City’s most in-demand entertainers and consultants, Matthew Holtzclaw has been recognized as one of the top performers and technicians in the world of magic and special effects. He recently appeared on “Penn & Teller: Fool Us!” on the CW Network. He is an alumnus of Gulf Coast State College.


Performances are of a MATURE NATURE and begin at 7:30pm in the Amelia Center Theatre Lab at GCSC.  CLICK HERE for TICKETS.











Location: Amelia Center Theatre Lab, GCSC, W. Hwy 98, Panama City

Contact Number: See above


Women of Distinction Awards Gala

Girl Scouts Council of the Florida Panhandle again presents the Women of Distinction Awards Gala on Saturday, August 27 at Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort on Panama City Beach.  


Social hour begins at 6:00pm with dinner at 7:00pm.  


The program honors women who truly stand out for their commitment to the community.  


Tickets are $75 and various sponsorship levels are available.  Please contact Irene Fields for details.


Location: Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort, R. Jackson Blvd., Panama City B

Contact Number: 850-873-3999 or


Golf FORE Education @ Panama Country Club


The Bay Education Foundation, the 501(c)(3) non-profit direct support foundation for Bay District Schools, will be hosting their 7th annual shotgun start Golf FORE Education Golf Tournament on August 27, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. at the Panama Country Club in Lynn Haven, FL.


All proceeds from the tournament are invested in the Foundation's Take Stock In Children scholarship program, which prepares via mentoring financially at risk students for college/technical schools and offers a prepaid college/technical school scholarship as a motivational tool.  


For details or to register CLICK HERE to go to Foundation website.


For more information, please contact Janet Kessler.


Location: Panama Country Club, 100 Country Club Dr., Lynn Haven

Contact Number: 850-767-4111 or


2016 Coats for Kids Collection Drive
09/01/2016 to 10/28/2016

2016 Coats for Kids Collection Drive sponsored by Manuel & Thompson Law Firm is here!  Beginning September 12 through October 28th you can drop off your gently used coats, sweaters and jakets at the Bay County Chamber of Commerce office or any other designated drop-off point in Panama City.  Let's try to break last year's record of 1300 coats distributed prior to the winter holidays!  For more drop-off locations or information please call. 


Location: Bay County Chamber of Commerce, 235 West 5th St, Panama City

Contact Number: 850-785-5555 Beki Crogan


2016 Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam
09/02/2016 to 09/04/2016


A Country Music Festival in Panama City Beach, Florida – September 2-4, 2016 – three days and three nights of sensational Country on the Coast.


Brett Eldredge will open up for Brad Paisley on Friday, September 2. The Band Perry is scheduled to open up for Jake Owen on Saturday night. The festival closes with Lynyrd Skynyrd opening for Eric Church as the grand finale on Sunday night!


Also in the amazing lineup for year four of this festival is: Granger Smith ft. Earl Dibbles Jr. , Sara Evans, Tyler Farr, A Thousand Horses, Charles Esten of the ABC TV show Nashville, Neal McCoy, Mark Chesnutt, Darryl Worley, Colt Ford, Dylan Scott, Craig Campbell, Kirstie Lovelady, GalFriday Band, Chris Cavanaugh, and the Pepsi Southern Original Winner. 


Gates to the festival open at 2pm and artists begin playing at 2:30!   CLICK HERE to go to website for more details and tickets/packages.


You can shuttle over to Frank Brown Park from many of our Preferred Lodging Partner properties and JAM out to the star studded headline stage late into the night. Then you can enjoy the late night venues the beach has to offer or catch some shut-eye in your beachfront condo or hotel! Wake up to the sound of waves crashing on the beach and do it all over again…and then again.


Location: Panama City Beach

Contact Number: 415-581-3236




12:00 pm - 06:00 pm



Location: One Heart Yoga Studio 2993 W.10th St, St. Andrews - Panama City

Contact Number: 850-832-3202



Community of Glenwood BBQ Cookoff and Red Velvet Cake Contest

Vendors and contestants needed


Location: A.D. Harris Learning Village

Contact Number: (850) 215-3869 (Downtown North CRA)



Public Auction @ Bargain Center in Lynn Haven

09:00 am

The Panama City Rescue Mission announces Public Auction Saturday, Sept. 3, at The Bargain Center, 2701 Hwy 77, Lynn Haven, FL 32405.


REGISTRATION STARTS AT 9 a.m. (It is free to register).    AUCTION STARTS AT 10 a.m.


Items will include commercial restaurant equipment, commercial shelving, home goods, light bulbs, desks, furniture and tons of other items. This is an auction you do not want to miss!


Not only will you get great deals, your generosity will help advance the overall mission of Panama City Rescue Mission. Proceeds raised from this auction will benefit the many-faith based shelter and recovery programs provided to men, women, and children in our community by the Panama City Rescue Mission, people loving God and serving others. Please be advised that any excess funds received from this or any other campaign fundraiser may be used to fulfill the needs of the day-to-day operations of the PCRM/Bethel Village.


Visit ID#42719,, and Panama City Craigslist for more information about items and to see new pictures as they are added.


Location: The Bargain Center, 2701 Hwy 77, Lynn Haven, FL 32405

Contact Number: 850-215-7131


Labor Day Holiday - Offices and Schools Closed

Bay County Government offices, Bay District Schools and the Bay County Chamber of Commerce will be closed on Monday, September 5, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. 


Location: See above

Contact Number: See above


Live United 2016 Campaigin Kickoff

United Way's 2016 Community Campaign Kickoff Breakfast catered by Golden Corral and sponsored by Publix will be held at 7:45am on  Friday, September 9.  To RSVP no later than September 8, call or email


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

Contact Number: 850-785-7521 ext. 6 or


IAC Skeet Tournament

01:00 am - 01:00 am



During the month of September, the Bay County Chamber of Commerce will have a skeet tournament as one of many events of Industry Appreciation Celebration activities.  


For more information call Elizabeth Smith.


Location: TBA

Contact Number: 850-215-3761 or



02:00 pm - 04:00 pm



The ALICE project is a grassroots movement stimulating a fresh, nonpartisan national dialogue about how to reverse the trend and improve conditions for the growing population of families living paycheck to paycheck.


Guest speaker: Lars Gilberts, Statewide ALICE Director United Way of Broward County


Where: FSU Holley Academic Center, Panama City


When: Friday, September 9th Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm


Please RSVP to: Seating is limited but guests are welcome.


Location: FSU Holley Academic Center

Contact Number: 8502156753



Panama City Beach 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb

The Panama City Beach 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb Fundraiser started back in 2011 as a special way to remember the 10th Anniversary of the tragic events that happened on September 11 2001 and to pay tribute to the lives that were lost on that day (Firefighters, EMS, Law Enforcement, Military, and civilians). One hundred and ten flights of stairs (the height of the World Trade Center Towers) are climbed in their honor. All monies raised goes towards the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and local memorial activities. The event is open to anyone that wants to climb: Fire, EMS, Law Enforcement, Military, and civilian, and takes place rain or shine.


Event details: on-site registration via debit/credit card, Challenge Coin for sale, the ability to climb in honor of a Firefighter, EMS, or Law Enforcement personnel, one set fee (no additional processing fee), and the ability to have individual sponsorship (where you have family and friends donate extra money to help sponsor your climb)


A special award will be given to the person who raises the most extra donations. Door prizes will be drawn during the climb and the winners will be listed on the prize board. The door prizes will be set up on levels of donations raised. 1) Entry fee only, 2) Entry fee plus up to $100, 3) Entry fee plus up to $250, and 4) Entry fee plus anything over $250. Pictures will be taken after each participant finishes the climb. A quick lunch (grilled hot dogs) will be provided after the climb and hopefully a celebration dinner to follow.


Participants are encouraged to register online as soon as possible. The online registration will remain live until Monday September 5th. After this date, you must register in person the day of the event. To register and for more information, please visit:


Event Itinerary:


August 26th, 6-8:30 p.m.: Mandatory volunteer meeting at location to be determined (look for signs to find meeting spot), Get your volunteer t-shirt and task assignments


September 9th, 6-9 p.m.: Late on-site registration and check in, Get your memorial name tag, t-shirt, complete registration paperwork, turn in sponsorship forms, purchase merchandise, and get in position for climb


September 10th, 8-9:30 a.m. Late on-site registration and check in, Get your memorial name tag, t-shirt, complete registration paperwork, turn in sponsorship forms, purchase merchandise, and get in position for climb


September 10, 9 a.m.: Home Depot Kids Workshop opens


September 10, 10 a.m. Blessing of the Helmets and Badges Ceremony and Prayer


September 10, 10:30 a.m.: Climb starts (2 different stairwells this year, one for those climbing up and down and one for those climbing up all 5 times)




Location: Laketown Wharf Condos (9902 S. Thomas Drive Panama City Beach, F

Contact Number: (850) 819-1156 (Captain Terry Parris)


10th Annual Duck Race Benefitting Beach Care Services

05:30 pm - 08:30 pm

10th Annual Duck Race raises money for Beach Care Services in memory of Marc Nolen.  This year's event is at Laketown Wharf and is hosted by them along with Resort Collection, Beachy Beach Real Estate, Diamond Title, Tipton Marler Garner and Chastain, Arthur Rutenberg and Centennial Bank.  CLICK ON THE ATTACHMENT for details and more information. 


Location: Laketown Wharf, 9902 So. Thomas Drive, PCB

Contact Number: 850-832-0221 or 850-233-4351



Bay County College Fair

06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

50 colleges and universities will be represented at Bay County's College Fair at Gulf Coast State College in the ATC Building on Thursday, September 15 from 6:00-8:00pm.  Call for more information 


Location: Gulf Coast State College, ATC Bldg, West Hwy 98 Panama City

Contact Number: 850-769-1551


Golf Tournament Second Chance of NWFL

5th Annual Golf Tournament benefitting Second Chance of NW FL at Hombre, Golf Course.


Registration 11:00 am with shot gun start at Noon Lunch, cash awards. silent auction and much more.


CLICK ON ATTACHMENT for more information about sponsorships and tournament on September 16, 2016


Location: Hombre

Contact Number: Sherl Morden



09/16/2016 to 09/18/2016

Whether you're an aspiring instructor or simply want to deepen your practice and knowledge of yoga, Caroline and Ally invite you to participate in one of the most respected Yoga Training programs in the nation.


Training will take place Friday, September 16, 2016, from 5:30pm-9:00pm, Saturday and Sunday, September 17-18,2016, from 9:30am-6:00pm. Call 850-630-3365 for more information or to pre register.


Location: 2993 W. 10th St. Panama City, FL 32401

Contact Number: 850-630-3365



IAC - Employment Law Town Hall

08:00 am - 12:00 pm

 As part of Industry Appreciation celebration during the month of September, the Bay County Chamber of Commerce and Harrison Sale McCloy Attorneys at Law are proud to bring this town hall session to Chamber members and future members.  Sponsored by Gulf Power Company.


Registration: 8:15 a.m. • Town Hall: 8:30am until Noon


Lynn Haven City Commission Chamber(825 Ohio Avenue - Located next to City Hall)


MUST PRE-REGISTER:  $99 for Chamber Members; $109 for Future Members - CLICK ON ATTACHMENT for information and registration


Contact Elizabeth for more information. 


Location: Next door to City hall, 825 Ohio Avenue, Lynn Haven

Contact Number: 850-215-3761 or



Run with Purpose 3rd Annual Run for Recovery

Join us to support those recovering from alcohol and substance abuse -Run/Walk on Saturday, September 17, sponsored by Faith A The Beach.


 Registration fee is $35 ($40 day of registration).   CLICK ON ATTACHMENT for more information.


 TO REGISTER and/or get MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE to go to website. 


Location: Gayle's Trails at Frank Brown Park, Panama City Beach

Contact Number: See above



3rd Annual BeachFAB 5K Run/Walk

Faith At The Beach presents the 3rd Annual BeachFAB 5K Run/Walk. This event will take place at Frank Brown Park in beautiful Panama City Beach. The event will take place on September 17th, 2016 and all proceeds will go towards helping those who need help in recovering from alcohol or substance addiction.


Event details and schedule 


Individual 5K - timed Race
Early bird pricing: $25.00/person through July 31
August 1st rates will increase to $35.00/person
Early registration ends September 16, 2016

Prices increase by $5 on the day of registration


Starts at 8:00AM – paved course

Registration is from 7:00AM – 7:45AM  


1 Mile Fun Run/Walk – limited participants $20.00/person

Prices increase by $5 on the day of registration


For more information, visit

Register at

Sponsorship packages are available. Visit for more information.


All proceeds will go towards helping those who need help in recovering from drug or substance addiction. At Faith On The Beach, their mission is to promote life long sobriety from the disease of addiction through acknowledgement that faith is just one the many keys to one’s success. Founded in January of 2012. What started out as a blog to share with others the struggle of addiction, life, and recovery has blossomed into a non profit ministry of helping those who want to help themselves face the disease of addiction. 


Location: Gayle's Trails at Frank Brown Park

Contact Number:



2016 Walk to End Alzheimer's

08:00 am - 11:00 am

Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. 


This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions! When you participate in Walk, your fundraising dollars fuel our mission, and your participation in the event helps to change the level of Alzheimer’s awareness in your community. The Alzheimer’s Association provides free, easy-to-use tools and staff support to help participants reach their fundraising goal. While there is no fee to register, we encourage participants to fundraise in order to contribute to the cause and raise awareness.


Take the first step by finding a Walk near you. Once you register, you will have access to a wide range of tools and support through your customized Participant Center. Join us and be inspired by all the footsteps that fall into place behind yours. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s!


Location: SweetBay, 3204 Heartleaf Ave. East, Panama City

Contact Number: 850-225-0680



Bay District Schools Closed

Planning Day for Teachers - schools closed. 


Location: Bay District Schools

Contact Number: 850-767-4100


City of Callaway Community Health Fair

09:00 am - 12:00 pm

The City of Callaway and Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center have partnered to present a Community Health Fair open to the Public, Employees and their families.


Location: Callaway Arts & Conference Center 500 Callaway Park Way Callaway

Contact Number: 8502156654



Industry Appreciation Celebration Awards



For the month of September, the Bay County Chamber of Commerce will have an awards ceremony of Industry Appreciation Celebration recipients.  



For more information call Elizabeth Smith.


Location: TBA

Contact Number: 850-215-3761 or


Healthy Start Walk to Remember Panama City

09:00 am - 12:00 pm

Healthy Start is hosting Walk to Remember on Saturday, September 24th at Oaks by the Bay in St Andrews at 9:00 AM.


Please join us for a remembrance ceremony, a short symbolic walk, children's activities and a bubble release honoring the lives of the babies that have left us too soon.


Location: Oaks by the Bay St Andrews

Contact Number: 850-872-4130 (102)



Pumpkin Sales
09/29/2016 to 10/31/2016

09:00 am - 05:00 pm

Selling pumpkins


Location: Camp Helen State Park

Contact Number: (850) 233-5059



Live United LIVE 2016 and Lip Sync Battle
09/30/2016 to 10/01/2016

01:00 am - 01:00 am

Live United LIVE 2016 Lip Sync Battle is a fun filled, music festival and Agency Awareness event.  Friday 4:30-9:00pm.  Saturday Noon - 9:00pm.  CLICK ON ATTACHMENT for more details.


Location: Harrison Avenue Downtown Panama City

Contact Number: 8502156753



Kid's Fall Bash

11:00 am - 01:30 pm

Parker United Methodist Church announces October 1, 2016 is the date of their “KID’S FALL BASH.” It will take place at 11am until 1:30pm at the church located at 908 South Tyndall Parkway.


This event is free and will include food, fun, games, prizes, inflatables and costumes are encouraged. For more information concerning this activity contact the Church office at 871-4747.


Location: Parker United Methodist Church 908 South Tyndall Parkway, Panama

Contact Number: 850-630-0519



Pirates of the High Seas Festival
10/07/2016 to 10/08/2016

Columbus Day weekend will bring waves of fun-filled adventures to Panama City Beach with the annual Pirates of the High Seas Fest.


Setting sail October 7-9, 2016, this year's FREE festival is sure to take pirate fun to a whole new level. 


Bring the whole family to experience all the FUN, including a scavenger hunt, pirate invasions, a kids parade and main parade, live music, fireworks and so much more! This is a weekend in Panama City Beach you won't want to miss, so plan your trip now. 


Location: to be announced

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


Fall Festival

12:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Fun, food, and games for the whole family!


Location: Camp Helen State Park

Contact Number: (850) 233-5059



FSU Panama City 2016 Annual Dinner

Florida State University Panama City’s Annual Dinner will be Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the Edgewater Beach Resort Conference Center.


Cocktail hour starts at 5:30 p.m. Dinner and entertainment from FSU’s AcaBelles will begin at 6:30 p.m.


Proceeds support FSU Panama City’s Campus Enrichment Fund.


For information or sponsorship pricing, email or call 850-770-2152.


Location: Edgewater Beach Resort Conference Center

Contact Number: 850-770-2152



Workers' Compensation & Occupational Healthcare Seminar

08:00 am - 04:30 pm

Bay County SHRM Presents the NW FL Executive Leadership Summit on Worker's Compensation & Occupational Healthcare continuing education seminar October 13, Thursday, at FSU Panama City Campus.  Cost for members = $99;  non-members pay $129.  For more information or to register CLICK HERE to go to website.


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

Contact Number: See above


Thunderbeach Fall Rally 2016
10/19/2016 to 10/23/2016




Location: Panama City Beach

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


St. Andrew Bay Center Presents THE BEACH PARTY

St. Andrew Bay Center presents The Beach Party with THE EMBERS featuring Craig Woolard on Saturday, October 22, at 7:00pm at the Bay Point Sheraton Hotel, off Jan CooleyDrive in Panama City Beach.  CLICK ON ATTACHMENT for more details and information.  For sponsorships or tickets call of CLICK HERE to visit the website.


Location: Bay Point Sheraton, 4114 Jan Cooley Dr, Panama City Beach

Contact Number: 850-265-2951



First Responder Appreciation Event



The Bay County Chamber of Commerce will hold a First Responder Appreciation event on this date.  Details forthcoming.  


For more information call Elizabeth Smith.


Location: TBA

Contact Number: 850-215-3761 or


Bowl for Kids' Sake

Come support the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Bay County by participating in the annual Bowl for Kids' Sake fundraiser on Saturday, October 29, at Rock ' It Lanes on R. Jackson Blvd. in Panama City Beach and help raise $25,000 so that Bay County LITTLES will be supported with services this year.  For more information CLICK HERE to visit the website or to register.


Location: Rock-It Lanes, R. Jackson Blvd., Panama City Beach

Contact Number: 850-763-5437


Blue Tea for Diabetes Awareness and Care

10:30 am - 01:00 pm

The Community Health Task Force’s (CHTF) Diabetes Advisory Council will hold the first Blue Tea for Diabetes Awareness and Care on Saturday, October 29, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Woman's Club of Panama City, 320 N. Cove Blvd. 


Teas have long been chosen as a social atmosphere where communities can come together to share stories and rally behind an important cause. The Blue Tea is a new event where we will gather to promote diabetes awareness and raise funds to provide diabetes education for those without insurance.


How does it work? We are looking for table hostesses or hosts who will commit to the following: • Sponsor the table with a gift of $150 • Name the table in memory of or honor of a loved one who has been affected by diabetes • Bring 7 guests to enjoy the tea (tables seat 8) • Decorate the table in your finest china, table cover, centerpieces and tea service (viewer’s choice contest) In addition to a delicious meal, inspiring stories of hope, and fellowship with friends, we will hold a fashion show competition to crown the first ever Blue Tea Queen and we will have a silent auction. So, in addition to the table host(ess) we are looking for sponsors.


Why is the Blue Tea Important? Diabetes affects everyone in our community. Approximately 59,000 Bay County residents are at risk for developing diabetes, but most do not even know it.


Please return the response page or give me a call if you plan to participate. Amanda Bawn, B.A. Chair, 2016 Blue Tea


P.S. The Community Health Task Force (CHTF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with all donations fully tax-deductible. We hope that we can count on your support to help us reduce our community's risk of diabetes and promote healthy lifestyles. 


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at 850-872-4455 x1290 or via email at


Location: Woman's Club of Panama City, 530 N. Cove Blvd

Contact Number: 850-872-4455 ex 1290



Career Connections



The Bay County Chamber of Commerce will hold its Career Connections event.   Details will follow.  


For more information call Elizabeth Smith.


Location: TBA

Contact Number: 850-215-3761 or


Junior League presents Holly Fair 2016
11/03/2016 to 11/06/2016

Holiday Shopping:
Friday, November 4 from 10:30am-6:00pm
Saturday, November 5 from 10:30am-6:00pm
Sunday, November 6 from 10:00am-4:00pm
$7 General Admission

Preview Party:
Thursday, November 3 from 6:00pm - 10:00pm
$50 Admission
Join us for an elegant evening of culinary delights, fabulous entertainment, silent and live auctions, and exclusive holiday shopping.

Champagne Brunch:
Friday, November 4 from 8:00am - 10:00am
$20 Admission
Join us for brunch, two hours of private shopping, and holiday entertainment.




Location: Sheraton Bay Point Resort

Contact Number: (850) 785-7870







Location: to be announced

Contact Number: 850-215-3761


Color Vibe Returns

01:00 am - 01:00 am

SAVE THE DATE!!!!     COLOR VIBE is returning to Bay County at the former Bay County-Panama City International Airport site.  The event will begin at 9:00am.  Register now to participate ( and scroll down to event on our home page). 


Location: 3173 Airport Dr in beautiful Panama City, FL

Contact Number: 8502153761 or


Career Connections @ GCSC



Career Connections sponsored by Bay County Chamber of Commerce.  More details forthcoming.


Location: Gulf Coast State College (more to follow)

Contact Number: 850-215-3761 or


Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

The biggest Christmas experience of the year, direct from Russia, is a Panama City tradition… the original Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker! “Knock Out!” Raves the New York Times.


Enchant the whole family with larger than life magical props, a 60 foot growing Christmas tree and spectacular Russian-made costumes and sets. A must-see event, witness the world’s best dancers on stage at the Marina Civic Center!


Get your tickets before they sell out at Groups of 10 or more get the best seats at the best prices by calling 1-800-320-1733 or emailing .


Location: Marina Civic Center

Contact Number: 800-320-1733





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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