The 11th annual Gulf Coast Charity Horse Show and Music Festival returns to Panama City Beach April 22-25th at Frank Brown Park. If you read the title and thought “why go to the beach for horses?” you may not realize what you’d be missing. This isn’t your typical equestrian event. The Horse Show is an entertainment extravaganza complete with good music, clowns, door prizes, children’s amusement rides, artwork and outstanding food – it may be the perfect reason to take the kids to Frank Brown and have a ball.
General admission is $12.00 and children under 6 get in free.
Here’s what to expect:
“The entertainment for 2009 is “LEGENDS OF THE BEACH” (Formerly The Embers) Friday and Saturday after the show, “ENTICE”, from Nashville, TN Thursday after the show, and “THE RHYTHM ALLSTARS”(with 3 songs topping the charts in Europe) Wednesday after the show, and the “Ivey Brothers” and “Royce Reagan”, will be back by popular demand before the show. Specialty Acts are the “Wild Thang” which is monkeys riding the Border Collies herding sheep, and Blake Goode roman riding a pair of Brahma Bulls weighing in at over 2000 lbs a piece… jumping through a ring of fire!”
Did you know?:
The Horse Show is responsible for over $675,000.00 going to area charitable and civic organizations and parks since its inception in 1999. The major beneficiaries have been, Anchorage Children’s Home, Hospice of The Emerald Coast, Gulf Coast Community College, Chipola College, Habitat for Humanity, Teen Challenge of Bonifay and Frank Brown Park as well as the Optimist and Kiwanis of Panama City Beach to name a few.
In 2006 the Gulf Coast Charity Celebration partnered with Anchorage Children’s Home to be its largest fundraiser of the year. The Gulf Coast Charity Celebration, Inc. and Anchorage Children’s Home, with the help of sponsors will benefit the numerous abused, abandoned and neglected children of Northwest Florida. Since the Gulf Coast Charity Horse Show & Musical Festival’s inception its proceeds have provided education to area residents, helped families of and the terminally ill, abused, neglected and abandoned children and troubled teens and more.Print Story