Category: Activities

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!

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!

PCB Celebrates July 4 with the Star Spangled Spectacular!

World-famous Panama City Beach is as American as hotdogs and apple pie—or perhaps key lime pie in our little slice of paradise. Ranking high among locals and visitors alike is a great party, and boy does Pier Park know how to throw a spectacular one for the Fourth of July!

Thursday, July 3 – Free Jazz Concert

Kick off your holiday weekend on Thursday, July 3, and enjoy a free concert with the Air National Guard Band of the South from 7:00–9:00 pm at Pier Park’s Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater. The entire family—even your furry, four-legged ones (on leashes)—are invited to enjoy a night of dazzling live jazz under the stars! Pack your lawn chairs, picnic baskets, and coolers, and get the party started!

Friday, July 4 – Star-Spangled Spectacular Celebration

The next morning, Pier Park kicks off America’s best birthday bash with all sorts of family fun events that continue through the spectacular 4th of July fireworks display that night. Below are the highlights:

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8:00 am: The Color Run 5K – Known as the Happiest 5K on the planet, this unique paint race at Pier Park celebrates health, happiness, and individuality and features various color stations throughout the race. Start off wearing white and by the end of the race, you’ll be head-to-toe covered in happy rainbow colors. The start line is its own pre-race party with music, dancing, warm-up stretching, and giveaways! Entry-fees: Individuals $40; 4-member team $35 per person. For more information visit

11:00 am–5:00 pm: Block Party at Pier Park – Join the neighborhood-style street party for children’s activities, tasty food and drinks from sidewalk vendors and local shops, plus plenty of great shopping. There’s even a wing eating contest sponsored by Buffalo Wild Wings! Admission is free.

7:00–9:00 pm: Free Patriotic Music Concert – The Air National Guard Band of the South returns to Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater for a patriotic musical tribute. Lawn chairs, picnic baskets, coolers, and leashed pets are welcome.

9:00 pm: Spectacular Fireworks Finale – The band continues performing during the largest fireworks display along the Gulf Coast, as well as simultaneous fireworks shows erupting from the nearby City Pier and the County Pier three miles east.

For more information about Pier Park’s Fourth of July events, call Pier Park at (850) 236-9974 or check out

Panama City Beach 5K Cool Summer Race Series begins June 11 at Pier Park

WHAT: Panama City Beach 5K Cool Summer Race Series. All runners and walkers welcome! Registration fee is $25 cash, $30 debit/credit. Preregistration is available on or

WHERE: Aaron Bessant Park, adjacent to Pier Park outdoor shopping center. 600 Pier Park Dr., Panama City Beach, FL 32413

WHEN: Wednesdays at 8:00 a.m. from June 11–August 13, 2014 (excludes July 2). Race-Day registration is available beginning at 6:30 a.m.

The inaugural Panama City Beach Cool Summer Series is set on a thrilling 5K course that weaves through beautiful Pier Park, nestled on the Gulf of Mexico. The Cool Summer Series is a celebration of all things summer—fun in the sun, good friends, family and a little friendly competition! This 5K is a run/walk course open to locals and visitors with a start/finish at Aaron Bessant Park. T-shirts, finisher medals and swag bags will be given. The Cool Summer Series will benefit Beach Care Services and the George A. Butchikas Foundation for Autism.

Visit for registration and more information. See you there!


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