Play it Safe at the Beach: Decoding the Flag System

We know you can’t wait to plunge in our beautiful Gulf waters, but before you do, be sure you’re familiar with our Beach Flag Alert System because on occasion the ocean isn’t safe to swim. When those times arise, we at Resort Collection want you and your loved ones to be safe, sound and informed!

In Panama City Beach color-coded beach flags are in place to keep the public aware of sea conditions at all times.  If you take the time now to learn these life saving tips, you could avoid a potentially tragic situation in the future.  After all, we want you to keep returning time and time again with nothing but wonderful memories of the World’s Most Beautiful Beaches!

Understanding Beach Flag Alerts:

  • Double Red Flag:               Dangerous water conditions (water closed to public)
  • Red Flag                            High Hazard (high surf and/or strong currents, such as riptides*)
  • Yellow Flag                       Medium Hazard (moderate surf and/or currents)
  • Green Flag:                         Low Hazard (calm conditions, exercise caution)
  • Purple Flag:                        Marine Pests Present (jellyfish, stingrays, dangerous fish)


Always remember, double red means STAY OUT OF THE WATER— you could be arrested for ignoring this warning!        

To download a PDF of the flag alert system and to sign up for text alert messages when the flags change,  log on to

We at Resort Collection want you to stay aware and have fun goin’ to the beach!



Families have typically planned their beach vacations from Memorial Day to mid-August, taking advantage of the kids’ time off school. But times are a changing. In-the-know travelers are discovering what we at Resort Collection have kept secret for a long while: Fall is an awesome time to be Goin’ to the Beach! The hot scorching weather has blissfully cooled down. Our beaches are uncrowded and the turquoise water is still warm and crystal clear. Plus, there seems to be a special event just about every weekend!

The evenings are the coolest, especially with this year’s line-up of jammin’ concerts and festivals scheduled from Labor Day Weekend through October. Below are a few of this fall’s highlights so be sure and save the dates so you don’t miss one minute of the fun!

Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam, Aug. 29-31, 2014 (Labor Day Weekend)

This year’s exciting headliners are: Carrie Underwood on 8/29; Dierks Bentley on 8/30 & Blake Shelton on 8/31. Daytime concerts are also held at various beach stage locations. For more information, visit

Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally, Oct. 1-5, 2014

Known as “The Most Biker Friendly FREE Rally in the U.S. Featuring scenic rides along the Emerald Coast, live music and local cuisine. For more information, visit

Pirates of the High Seas Festival, Oct. 10-11, 2014 (Columbus Day Weekend)

Parades and sword-swinging showdowns with a dueling fireworks display reenacting The Battle of the Seven Seas. More details at

Seafood and Music Festival, Oct. 17-19, 2014

The Panama City Beach Seafood and Music Festival celebrates seafood, fishing, culinary arts, music, entertainment, arts and culture. Headliners announced soon at

Take advantage of Resort Collection’s great shoulder season rates and take a fall break Panama City’s world-famous beaches. For resort rates and availability, visit

The Great American Blues Festival

The Great American Blues Festival was created to benefit 501c charities in Bay County aimed at helping our community and children. At the same time, we also strive to produce a quality festival that will bring people to our beach from all over the Southeastern United States. 


The Great American Blues Festival is taking place August 16-17, 2014 at Aaron Bessant Park (Pier Park) in Panama City Beach—home of the world’s most beautiful beaches!

Featuring some of the top Blues acts in the Nation, The Great American Blues Festival has set the bar high and throwing everything in to make a big impact in our community.

Get ready ‘Merica, it’s time for some Blues, Beer and Barbecue!


Selwyn Birchwood (1:00-2:15)

TC Carr (2:15-3:30)

Big LLou’s Bluesville Review (3:30-5:00)

The Betty Fox Band (5:00-6:00)

Jimmy Thackery (6:00-7:30)


Canned Head (1:00-2:15)

Honey Island Swamp Band (2:15-3:30)

Joe Louis Walker (3:30-4:45)

Homemade Jamz Band (4:45-6:00)

Royal Southern Brotherhood (6:00-7:30)


Come join us at the 9th Annual Girls, Inc. Princess Ball!

A Father Daughter Dance Benefiting Girls Inc. of Bay County


WHO: Princesses Up to Age 12 and their fathers

WHEN: August 23, 2014 from 4:00-7:00 pm

WHERE: Majestic Beach Resort Ballroom 

10901 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach

DRESS: Dressy, No Denim

RSVP: Required, Call (850) 747-3600

$10 Suggested Donation Benefiting Girls Inc. of Bay County

Come and join all the princesses and their dads for dancing, refreshments, and your very own tiara! All girls up to age 12 and their dads are welcome to come and make every girl feel like a princess. Join us on August 23, 2014 at the Majestic Beach Resort Ballroom located at 10901 Front Beach Road in Panama City Beach. Call (850) 747-3600 to RSVP. Hope to see you there and don’t forget your ball gowns!

Panama City Beach Seafood & Music Festival Returns Oct. 17 & 18

This fall, the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce, Panama City Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) invite locals and visitors alike to Aaron Bessant Park to enjoy big-name concerts and fresh Gulf seafood as the Panama City Beach Seafood and Music Festival makes its return.

The event, which will take place October 17 and 18, 2014, is headlined by Grammy Award–winning country music group The Band Perry on Saturday and classic favorites Blues Traveler, the Outlaws and Foghat on Friday evening. Other acts performing include the Dylan Altman Blues Band, Heritage, Little Honey, the Andy Velo Band, the Dave Pahanish Band, the Adam Craig Band and Josh Thompson.


Tickets are on sale now at and include one-day ($25) and weekend ($40) general admission passes, as well as VIP weekend passes ($150) and preferred seating passes ($65). Those wishing to get the best deal on VIP or preferred seating tickets should act quickly, as prices will increase as the festival draws nearer.

Come for the music, stay for the food! Florida’s Gulf Coast is known for having some of the best seafood, and many local restaurants and vendors will be participating in this year’s festival, bringing everything from fried shrimp to fish tacos, plus cold beverages and desserts to round out the experience.

Saturday morning will also feature a 5K run/walk benefiting local organizations. More details on this event are forthcoming.

For the schedule of events, more information and the most up-to-date news about the Panama City Beach Seafood and Music Festival, visit, like Panama City Beach Seafood & Music Festival on Facebook, or follow @seafoodfestpcb on Twitter.