Market Fest at Laketown Wharf Starts June 1!



A new family-friendly event in Panama City Beach!

Market Fest at Laketown Wharf Resort is a family-friendly activity that combines a fun, entertaining atmosphere with unique, local items for sale like those seen in a farmers market or arts and crafts festival. The event is open to the public and will include more than 40 vendors offering farm fresh produce, arts and crafts, jewelry, hot and cold food items, activities for children and various retail items.

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When

Market Fest will be held from June 1 until September 7, 2015. It will take place every Monday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. on the boardwalk behind Laketown Wharf Resort, 9902 Thomas Drive on Panama City Beach.

What

Traditional farmers market items such as local farm fresh produce, eggs, grass fed beef, all natural chicken and pork products, fresh local seafood, local honey, jams, preserves and pickled and canned veggies will be available. There will also be a large variety of all natural and homemade items such as prepared ready to eat gourmet foods, artisan breads, hot sauces, BBQ sauce, cooking marinades, salsas, guacamole, shrimp and tuna dips, handmade tortilla chips and various sweets including cakes, cookies, candies, pies, sweet breads, whoopie pies, all natural snow cones and so much more. A diverse selection of ready to eat food items will be offered during each Market Fest while activities such as face painting, along with age appropriate arts and crafts, will keep the younger guests entertained. Market Fest will also include crafts, leather and pearl jewelry and art by local artists and craftsmen for sale.

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For more information, please visit the Market Fest Facebook page.


Congrats to All Gulf Coast Triathlon Finishers at Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort!



The 33rd Annual Gulf Coast Triathlon made Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort its new home this year on May 9, and we at Resort Collection were excited to host these amazing athletes from all over the world as they ran, swam, and biked their way across Panama City Beach.

The course began and ended at Edgewater with a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike ride, and a 13.1-mile run for a total 70.3-mile race. There was also a sprint course. Over 430 entrants took on the challenge of the Gulf Coast Tri, with Mr. Tony White from Nashville clocking in first overall with a time of 4:08:33. The female overall winner was Lori Williamson from Birmingham, AL, crossing the finish line in 4:41:19. The local winner, David Shearon of Panama City Beach, has finished as the top dog in town for the 11th time in 12 years. Congratulations to all the competitors!

We look forward to the 34th Annual Gulf Coast Triathlon and hope to host this great athletic event again!

Visit GulfCoastTriathlon.com to learn more or register for 2016.

See more photos on our Facebook Page!

Photos by Natasha Jasperson

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The Tennessee Titans Cheerleaders Take Over Edgewater!



NFL Cheerleading Squad to visit

Panama City Beach May 17–21

This May, the Cheerleaders for the Tennessee Titans NFL team will be staying as guests at Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort as they are in town to shoot their 2015-2016 calendar photos on beautiful Panama City Beach!

Exclusive to Edgewater Resort Guests

Resort Collection is now offering special discounted rates for the week of the Titans Cheerleaders’ visit. Guests at Edgewater will have the opportunity to join the cheerleaders for a free 8:00 a.m. beach workout on Tuesday, May 19 and a meet and greet at 11:30 a.m. at Ocean’s Bar and Grill on the Edgewater Lagoon Pool Deck, as well as a final meet and greet on the pool deck at 7:00 p.m. on May 20.

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The cheerleaders will also participate in fund-raisers and events throughout the city during their stay, including raising money for the annual 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb, a workout on the beach, public meet and greets, and meet and greets with cheer and dance teams from area schools.

Public Meet and Greets

After their arrival on May 17, the cheerleaders will enjoy dinner hosted by Resort Collection at Firefly Restaurant in the Shoppes at Edgewater. On Monday, May 18, there will be an opportunity for the public to take pictures with the cheerleaders at Hombre Golf Club beginning at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, the cheerleaders will serve as hostesses at Firefly Restaurant from 6:30 until 8:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to make reservations if they would like to come out and enjoy the delicious steaks, fresh seafood, top-notch sushi, and elegant ambience there.

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Public Car Wash Fund-Raiser

Don’t miss the opportunity to support Panama City Beach first responders at the car wash on Wednesday, May 20 beginning at 11:00 a.m. with the Titans and cheerleading and dance squads from area schools. All proceeds from the car wash will benefit the 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb, an annual event that pays tribute to first responders around the country by donating to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and local memorial activities.

The 2015 Panama City Beach 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb will be held at Laketown Wharf Resort this September, and the Titans Cheerleaders will also visit Laketown Wharf for an evening photo shoot on May 19.

Please note that all events and times are subject to change.


Smooth Jazz is Coming to Panama City Beach



Named “Top 10 Jazz Festival in the USA” by JazzIZ Magazine and recently nominated as “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. The event now attracts over 20,000 fans from the USA, Canada, and Europe for the ultimate performance-packed weekend of jazz.

Come join us at the Seabreeze Jazz Festival on April 22-26 at Aaron Bessant Park to enjoy some smooth jazz!

To purchase tickets and get more information, please visit www.seabreezejazzfestival.com.


Grand Opening Celebration of Hombre’s Newly Renovated Clubhouse



A wonderful evening was had by all at the After Hours Mixer hosted by the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce at Hombre Golf Club’s newly renovated clubhouse! Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while networking and being the first to enjoy the clubhouse updates.

As Resort Collection’s signature, twenty-seven-hole championship golf course in Panama City Beach, Hombre Golf Club’s improvements include new office space, an expanded retail section in the pro shop, fully renovated dining and bar areas, newly designed men’s and women’s locker rooms, and the installment of a custom art piece in the clubhouse entry featuring pro golfer Ben Hogan.

In addition to beautiful aesthetic improvements, the renovations will create opportunities to host more tournaments, as well as accommodating larger tournaments, bringing players to the Panama City Beach area from across the country.

Scroll through the images below to get a glimpse of Hombre’s new look, and then book your tee time today!

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