Weekend Events for September 16, 2010

by September 16, 2010 • 6 comments

Each week we have some of the greatest events in Panama City Beach listed right here.  This is a new series that will be published on Thursday morning each week telling you all the fun things that will be happening over the weekend.

Liza’s Winemaker Dinner

Come on down and enjoy a sunny, delicious weekend on the World’s Most Beautiful Beach! Start the party early at Liza’s Kitchen on Thomas Drive with a Winemaker Dinner. At 6:00 p. m.  award-winning sommelier Daniel Gehrs will present the wine, followed by five courses.  $62 per person includes food, wine, tax and gratuity! Call 850-233-9000

Lobster Fest!

And get ready for the the biggest 3 – Day Lobster Festival in Florida. It’s the 21st Annual Lobster Festival & Tournament.  Divers will compete for Spiny Lobster, Shovelnose Lobster and Big 6.  Saturday on the beach at Schooners see the 12th Annual Schooners Sand Sculpting Contest. The fun begins on September 16th and lasts through Sunday the 19th with final weigh-ins, grand prizes, and the unforgettable Lobster Feast!

Breakfast with the birds.

Saturday morning bird lovers can sneak away for the Audubon “Breakfast with the Birds.” September 18th, at 8:00 a. m. join the Bay County Audubon Society for a beginner bird walk. Experienced birders lead groups around St Andrews Bay to check out our resident birds and maybe even some migrants. Light refreshments served; meet at Asbell Park on Beach Drive, at Lake Caroline.

5K, 10K 1 Mile Fun Run at Aaron Bessant Park

If walking is just too slow, hit the 2010 Gulf Coast SunRun Half Marathon, 5K, 10K & 1 Mile Fun Run at Aaron Bessant Park -adjacent to Pier Park. Officially timed, (Half pending certification) with T-shirts, awards. Registration for all races except Half at 6:30 a. m. on Saturday morning, or go to active.com. Half begins at 7:30, 5K at 7:45. All proceeds benefit Gulf Coast Athletics.

New Library Grand Opening

Writers and storytellers head to the new Panama City Beach Public Library as they host an early  bird Memoir workshop Saturday morning at 7:30. This kicks off the Grand Opening of the new facility on 12500 Hutchinson Beach Blvd. There’ll be tours, flower workshops, and writing workshops and an exhibit detailing the history of Panama City Beach. Free food and fun for the whole family.

They’re Playing Our Song

‘They’re Playing Our Song’ at the Martin Theatre in Downtown Panama City. The  Neil Simon musical comedy features tunes by Marvin Hamlisch and Carol Bayer Sager. Showtimes are  
September 17 & 18 at 7:30PM; September 19, 2010 at 2PM; September 23, 24 & 25, at 7:30 PM 
Martin Theatre, 409 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Fl

Neil Young IN CONCERT at The Marina Civic Center

And here’s a great  reason to stay over: you may never see Neil Young in such an intimate venue – Monday September 20, 2010, at  8:00 PM  he’s at our own Marina Civic Center. Neil Young, backed by Tyson Foods, is doing the show to benefit areas affected by April’s oil explosion.  The concert aids the Bay Area Food Bank, serving Central Gulf Coast communities. Also at the show limited – edition Neil Young t-shirts, available only at the concerts, will generate funds for the food bank. Bring a non-perishable food item as well.

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1 Rob N September 16, 2010 at 9:00 am

How about a date on the wine dinner?


2 Linda Shaughnessy September 20, 2010 at 8:23 am

I hate it took an oilspill to do it but I’m so grateful for the shift from the likes of MTV,BET,Snoop Dog to something more family & a DIFFERENT image for our area & not just promoting the beaches either,we have so much more to offer;fresh & salt water activities,Blue Springs,Wakulla Springs,Florida Caverns,etc,loving the country music flavor too,bet those people from Nashville are loving our beaches as well as the rural communities


3 Jeannie Weller Cooper September 20, 2010 at 1:10 pm

Thank you for taking the time to comment! so glad you are enjoying what Panama City Beach has to offer during this fine fall season. Please check back with us; we’ll let you know other events taking place here. Have a great week!


4 leanna September 21, 2010 at 10:59 am

hey i love snoop dog!


5 Jeannie Weller Cooper September 21, 2010 at 5:38 pm

Good news for everyone- On Panama City Beach, if you wait long enough, whatever you like will probably roll through!