Weekend Events – 5K, Sportfishing, $1 Zoo trips, Fireworks, Compassionate Chefs

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by September 23, 2010 • 5 comments

Another perfect opportunity to spend time on Panama City Beach! It’s the first weeeknd of Fall, feels great, and there is so much to do, for any and all ages. Last weekend we had some great events that started with Liza’s winemaker dinner, celebrated on the beach for Lobster Fest and finished off the weekend with Neil Young.  This weekend we have some really great things happening on Panama City Beach including a great Sport fishing tournament, amazing deals at the Zoo and Fireworks off of Grand Lagoon.  Check after the break for the full run down.

5K Bridge Run/1 Mile Fun Walk

Saturday morning enjoy unparalleled views, keep fit and help a great cause-run or walk the Bridge to a Brighter Day 5K Bridge Run/1 Mile Fun Walk.  Packet pick-up and registration begins at 6:30 am at Carl Grey Park, at the eastern end of the Hathaway Bridge.  Proceeds benefit Second Chance of Northwest Florida, Inc., serving adults with brain injuries. First 200 participants will receive a runners sack. Breakfast, entertainment and vendors at the finish line. Call 850.914.8632 or email sharon.shepherd@healthsouth.com

Sportfish Classic Fishing Tournament

Bay Point Marina hosts the Panama City Beach Sportfish Classic Fishing Tournament. The Festival portion begins this Saturday at 3:00 p. m. There’ll be live music, awards; the weigh-in starts at 7:00 p. m.  For more information call Bay Point Marina at (850) 235-6911.

St. Andrews State Park International Coastal Clean-Up

Love the beach? Show the love on Saturday morning,join International Coastal Clean-Up- beach lovers all over the world, AND right here at St. Andrews State Park. The Friends of St. Andrews State Park are hosting a clean up you’ll get free admission to the park, early participants get t-shirts, and water will be provided. Bring work gloves, and a pick up stick if you have one. Begins at 9:00 a. m.

Zoo World Zoobilee

More fun celebrating nature- Don’t miss Zoobilee 2010 at Zoo World on Front Beach Road. Unbelievable-only ONE DOLLAR per visitor admission ( 2 and under are FREE!)  Gates open at 9:30 a.m.Saturday AND Sunday morning-see you, and a giraffe-lions-tigers-beautiful birds-allat Zoobilee! For more info, call ZooWorld at (850) 230-1243.


Speaking of celebrations- grab a lawn chair and see the spectacular “Fireworks Over The Grand Lagoon.” Beginning Saturday evening around 9:00 p. m.  You’ll have great views at the Boatyard, Capt. Andersons Marina, as well as any of the usual spots on the East End of the beach.

Compassionate Chefs For Kids

For a delicious time and a great cause, check out Compassionate Chefs For Kids. Put a little glam in your weekend at Bay Point Marriott Resort, and feel great about it! VIP Starts at 5:00 p. m. and ladies, you’ll love this:  Cocktail attire is recommended. Reservations are required, please call ahead first. This is a benefit for Childrenís Home Society of Florida.  Ticket prices are $35., general,and only $75. for VIP. Call now for Reservations, (850) 747-5411 ext: 1520

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1 Babs Simmons September 24, 2010 at 4:46 pm

thanks for keeping our community up to date on what’s happening. Love it!


2 Jeannie Weller Cooper September 24, 2010 at 5:13 pm

Thanks for checking in with us, Babs- if you participate in any of these events, let us know how they are!


3 bryan September 25, 2010 at 12:36 pm

Where is the best place to watch the fireworks? We have a toddler and don’t want to be around a bunch of people.


4 Joyce Hopkins September 28, 2010 at 7:31 am

Thanks! I wouldn’t have known about these events without PCBdaily, going to check some out.


5 Jeannie Weller Cooper September 28, 2010 at 10:22 am

Fantastic! Click back Thursday and Friday to see what’s new for this coming weekend! Jeannie