Chicago is Coming to Panama City Beach!



Hess Entertainment will present the band Chicago at the Marina Civic Center on Sunday, October 5, 2014. Doors open at 6:30, the show starts at 7:30 and there will be a tailgate party beforehand.  More details coming soon.

Tickets are on sale now at www.HessEntertainment.net.

Once this exclusive HE sale is complete, all remaining seats will be released for sale by the Marina Civic Center. Ticket prices will be $35- $55-$75- *$99 (*limited quantity available).

Proceeds from this concert will benefit the Bay County Thanksgiving Assistance Program.

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Save The Date For Puppypalooza!



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We are excited to announce the new upcoming event Puppypalooza at Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater in Panama City Beach on September 20 from 1:00 until 9:00 p.m. The event will benefit the Unconditional Love Program of Alaqua Animal Refuge!

Enjoy live music, food, beer, and retail booths, bouncy houses, kids games, a raffle, a dunk tank, a jail, K-9 unit demos, and so much more! Bring the whole family out—pets too!

Alaqua is currently seeking sponsors, vendors, and volunteers for the event!

Like the Puppypalooza Facebook page to follow us and see all of the exciting things the event will offer!

To learn more about the Unconditional Love Program, visit AlaquaAnimalRefuge.org/programs/Unconditional-Love.

Alaqua Animal Refuge is a no-kill animal refuge located in Northwest Florida. The refuge has placed over 10,000 animals of all kinds since its inception in 2007 and has grown to become a recognized leader in animal welfare and animal cruelty prevention.


Vote for Hombre Golf Club! Florida Golf Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards



Hombre Golf Club in Panama City Beach has been nominated in the Florida Golf Magazine readers’ choice survey for the top Northwest Florida golf course.

Click here to vote!

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Labor Day Weekend Activities at Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort



Join the fun!

This weekend come make a splash with some great activities for the whole family at Edgewater!

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Adventure Zone!

The following activities will take place on the Lagoon Pool Deck at Edgewater Beach & Gold Resort over Labor Day weekend:

1. The Splash Pad will be open from 9am-6pm and will be complementary to all guests staying at Edgewater!

2. The Ropes Course will be open Friday August 29th, Saturday August 30th, and Sunday August 31st from 2pm-6pm. Guests and owners of Resort Collection get free entry. Admission for guests not renting through Resort Collection is $5.00 per person daily for the ropes course!

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Live Music!

Jam this Labor Day Weekend with acoustic sessions from some of the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam “Southern Original” Battle of the Bands winners at the Lagoon Pool Deck at Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort!

Saturday August 30th 11:00am to 2:00pm

Sunday August 31st 11:00am to 2:00pm


Playing it Safe at the Beach: Riptides 101



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Riptides are the leading surf hazard for all beachgoers and can form along any coastline with breaking waves, even the Great Lakes. Even the strongest swimmer can get swept out to sea, especially when he or she doesn’t know what to do if the situation arises. Drownings from riptides typically occur when swimmers are unable to stay afloat and swim to shore due to any combination of fear, panic, exhaustion, or lack of swimming skills. We at Resort Collection want to raise your awareness and inform you on how to handle the situation if you or someone else happens to encounter a riptide during your stay. We urge you to take the time to familiarize yourself with these life saving tips whenever you’re Goin’ to the Beach!

Riptides Alert:

Riptides are commonly found near sandbars, jetties and piers, so keep an eye out. A common misconception is that rip currents pull you underwater—they actually pull you away from shore.

Rip Current Clues:

• a channel of churning, choppy water
• darker color surf, indicating deeper water
• murky brown water caused by sand stirred up on the bottom
• a line of foam, seaweed, or debris moving steadily seaward
• a break in the incoming wave pattern with waves breaking out to sea on both sides of rip current
• smaller unorganized waves, alongside more evenly breaking waves over a sand bar

How to Avoid & Survive Rip Currents:

1. Don’t panic and fight the current. Swim out of the current in a direction following the shoreline. When out of the current, swim towards shore.

2.   If you are unable to swim out of the rip current, float or calmly tread water. When out of the current, swim towards

3. If you are still unable to reach shore, draw attention to yourself:  face the shore, wave your arms, and yell for help.

What to Do If You See Someone Else Caught In a Rip Current

1. If available, notify a lifeguard or have someone call 911 with accurate landmark.

2. Do Not Enter the Water. Many people drown trying to save someone else from a riptide current.

3. Throw them a flotation device.

4. Try not to lose sight of the victim.

Of course, the best way to avoid a rip current is to know the surf conditions before entering the water and memorize the flag alert system.

To download a PDF of the flag alert system and to sign up for text alert messages when the flags change, log on visitpanamacitybeach.com/beaches/beach-warning-flags. Remember to always play it safe when you’re Goin’ to the Beach—and we hope to see you soon!