Weekend Events- Bay County in Full Swing

by February 28, 2011 • 8 comments

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Wow. A little sunshine and the whole town sets their activity volume to Eleven.

Due to the sheer volume of events, we listed a variety of options starting from Friday, March 4 through Tuesday, March 8.

Things To Do

Friday Fest in Downtown Panama City

Friday, March 4 (6pm-10pm)

Downtown Panama City comes alive with Music, Food, and Fun on the first Friday of the month, starting in March and running through November. Local shops and restaurants stay open late and the festivities run until 10 pm, providing a great opportunity to shop, eat and have a great time. Whether you are a regular, or you’ve never been, this is your chance to grab a friend, your family or some random stranger and join us for Friday Fest! Downtown Panama City, Six blocks of Harrison Ave between 6th St & Beach Drive.

Martin Theatre Show

Saturday, March 5

Hotel California “A Salute to the Eagles” was founded with the intent of filling the void left by the demise of The Eagles in 1982. By blending their extraordinary vocal and musical talents, Hotel California, faithfully and accurately reproduces the sound of the Eagles studio recordings while recreating a classic sound which undeniably transcends the boundaries of Rock, R&B, and Country while delivering a modern, action packed performance that brings this timeless music into the new millennium. (850) 763-8080. 409 Harrison Avenue.

Panama City Beach Mardi Gras in Pier Park!)

Fri & Sat, March 4-5: Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez!” (Let the good times roll)

This family-friendly festival is a terrific alternative for travelers hoping to experience the culture and celebration of Mardi Gras, while enjoying a seaside vacation at one of the hottest beach destinations around. The spirited season of carnival takes over Pier Park this weekend, morphing into one of the hottest, local destinations to celebrate the the renowned festivities of Bourbon Street. Panama City Beach’s Pier Park open-air lifestyle comes alive with two days of fabulous floats, masked performers, colorful costumes, a signature parade, street party, and plenty of mouthwatering Low Country cuisine.

St. Andrews Waterfront Market

Saturday, March 05– (8:30am-12pm)

Fresh Produce and Seafood! Held every Saturday in good weather at the St. Andrews Marina. Arts, crafts, fresh produce and seafood coupled with a fabulous waterfront view!

8th Annual Gulf Coast Home and Garden Expo

Friday-Sunday, March 4-6 (Fri, 12pm-6pm. Sat, 10am-6pm. Sun, 12pm-4pm)

General admission is $6, and $5 for seniors and military. Kids Free

Panama City Square- The Gulf Coast Home and Garden Expo is the place to be! People of the panhandle know this is the place to see the latest trends in the industry. Whether you are building, remodeling, decorating, landscaping or are looking for professionals with answers and ideas, you will want to be there. There is something for everyone, including innovative seminars, children’s activities, free gifts and prizes to delight the entire family! Proceeds support the local American Red Cross. 535 W. 23rd Street, Panama City.

Gulf World Marine Park

Saturday, March 5,The Return” Featuring A Sgt. Pepper Show

The captivating, fun, exciting spirit that came to be known as “Beatlemania” is alive again in the Return-the world’s most authentic and entertaining Beatles tribute band. These four lads, all in their early to mid-twenties, have carefully and skillfully recreated the Beatles experience by not only performing all the great songs of the original four, but also by sporting the same suits, boots, mop-tops, musical instruments, and gear. The Return make it possible for music fans from every generation to experience the same thrilling rush felt by fans who were fortunate enough to attend an actual Beatles concert in the early sixties.

Travis Tritt at Marina Civic Center

Saturday, Mar 05– (7:30pm)

Travis Tritt was one of the leading new country singers of the early ’90s, holding his own against Garth Brooks, Clint Black, and Alan Jackson. He was the only one not to wear a hat and the only one to dip into bluesy Southern rock. Consequently, he developed a gutsy, outlaw image that distinguished him from the pack. Throughout the early ’90s, he had a string of platinum albums and Top Ten singles, including three number one hits. Tickets on sale now! $37.50- $27.50

Lil Scrappy, Free Poolside Concert hosted by Club Le Vela.

Monday, Mar 07, (1pm)

Darryl Kevin Richardson II (born January 19, 1984) better known by his stage name Lil Scrappy, is an American rapper. Richards was discovered by producer and performer Lil Jon while performing at a bar, when a fight broke out during his set in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. Along with label-mates Trillville, Lil Scrappy was one of the first signings to Lil Jon’s BME Recordings. Lil Scrappy built a strong reputation and eager following throughout the South East through various mix-tapes and his 2003 song “Head Bussa”, which was used as the theme for the 2004 Atlanta Braves. Must be 18 to enter show.

LMFAO at Club Le Vela

Tuesday, Mar 08– (7pm)

An electro-rap duo from Los Angeles, CA, LMFAO made their major-label debut in 2008. Comprised of producers, DJs, and clothing designers Sky Blu and Redfoo, LMFAO worked the club circuit for years before making their major-label debut in 2008 with the single “I’m in Miami Bitch,” a song inspired by their first experience at the Winter Music Conference. In the wake of the single’s release on Interscope Records, LMFAO toured the American club circuit and prepared their full-length album debut, Party Rock, which was released in July 2009. All Ages Show! Advance tickets $25.

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1 Cathy March 1, 2011 at 2:39 pm

WOW….. All of this sounds great!
I will be there in June, hope some great things are happening then!



2 Leslie March 2, 2011 at 9:59 am

Friday Fest and Mardi Gras are always fun! Someone posted yesterday that the Tyndall Air Show is Saturday, too! So much going on this weekend…gotta love PCB and Bay County 🙂


3 leanna March 2, 2011 at 1:09 pm

i think the tyndal air show is the 26th of march


4 jlo March 2, 2011 at 3:07 pm

anything going on for st pat’s?


5 Leslie March 4, 2011 at 4:01 pm

Leanna, yes Tyndall Air Show is both Sat. and Sun.


6 Mike March 5, 2011 at 2:22 pm

LaVela ever bring in any popular or new artists? Same retreads every year. Not Winning.


7 Frank March 24, 2011 at 10:35 am

Bay County is great during Spring/Summer! Always so much going on, and then if you add Destin & Walton county to the mix, there’s always something to do!


8 Krewe Of Massalina December 26, 2011 at 3:39 am

Panama City Mardi Gras 2012.
Friday February 3, 2012 – Saturday February 4, 2012from 3:00pm – 11:00pm.
McKenzie Park
144 Harrison Avenue.
Panama City, Florida 32401 Get Directions.
As mardi gras approaches, the phrase on everyone’s lips is: let the good times roll!

Well, in the heart of historic Downtown Panama City, festivities are warming up.

On February 3rd and 4th, Krewe of Massalina mardi gras parade and festival will kick off.

On its opening day, events will be held from 3 to 10 pm.

The following day, the main parade will be held at 3 pm.

More than fifty vendors will be set up.

And if you’re looking for great N’Orleans style rhythms, 2 stages with local and out of state musicians will be filling the air with music.

The Krewe of Massalina mardi gras parade and festival will be free of charge.
Website: http://www.kreweofmassalina.com/
Phone 850-913-8383