Category: Activities

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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Spring Break Guide 2014

It’s been a long, cold couple of months since the holidays and we know you can’t wait to cut loose and have some serious fun at “Spring Break Party Central,” AKA world famous Panama City Beach! Once you arrive in town, the most difficult part of your trip is likely to be deciding what to do, where to go, and who has the coolest parties. There’s literally a gazillion choices of fun things to do—riding wave runners, hitting the beach, checking out the newest “hot spots” or just hanging out with your friends.

Here are some of our Spring Break 2014 Top Picks!

2014 Spring Break 5K Race Series

Spring Break 5K Series: March 5, 12, 19, & 26 and April 2 at noon at Frank Brown Park – Kick start your day with a breath of fresh air and a little friendly competition among like-minded outdoor enthusiasts.  Visitors and walkers welcome to join in on the fun. Day of race registration starts at 10:30am at Frank Brown Park (located north of Back Beach Rd), $20 per person. T-shirts and prizes awarded. Call 850.890.4775 or visit to register or for more details.

Rainy Day Fun – We understand it’s all about catching the rays and enjoying our  sugar-white beaches, but let’s face it, “rain happens.” Don’t let our tropical weather put a damper on your trip, because PCB has plenty to do even when the weather doesn’t cooperate.

Foam Music Fest: March 5, 12, 19, & 26 from 12-5 pm at Club La Vela – The country’s largest night club with 48 bars, 11 themed rooms and capacity up to 6,000, hosts Panama City Beach’s only daytime foam party held every Hump Day in March. Cover includes: free party cup, beer, jungle juice and pizza.  Admission: $25 advance.  For more info., visit


Spring Break at Summit Beach Resort

Pier Park: Shopping, Dining & Entertainment, Open daily – Shopaholics can engage in some killer retail therapy with 100+ national stores and local merchants from which to choose, such as: Ron Jon’s Surf Shop, Paradise Found and Runway Collection.

And if you’re looking for quick, inexpensive grub or something a little nicer, Pier Park’s snacks and eatery options run the gamut as do their bars and nightclubs.  Look for Dave & Buster’s to be opening soon! For a list of all Pier Park merchants, visit

Movie lovers, you’ll also in the right spot to check out The Grand 16’s latest blockbuster flicks and ask about their new Reel Rewards card program. Receive great perks and your first popcorn and soda are on the house! For more info and show times, call 888.943.4567 or visit

Stay connected and share with your friends the latest Spring Break updates and happenings by visiting Panama City Beach’s official Spring Break website,, and

No matter where you decide to go or what you end up doing, we want you to have much deserved spring break! Remember to play it safe and party responsibly—so that you can come see us again next year, or even sooner!