There are a lot of activities happening this weekend. One of the must see events is the Panama City Beach Seafood Wine & Music Festival.
Friday October 9 – 4pm-11pm
FAMILY FUN DAYS 11A-3PM SAT & SUN
including: GYMNASTICS SHOWS, FAMILY YOGA, HANDS ON
ART, FREE BOUNCER VILLAGE by Beach Bouncers, BALLOON ART,
FAMILY ACTIVITIES, CLOWNS, STILT WALKERS & MORE
GRAND WINE TASTINGS EACH DAY
WINE & BEER AVAILABLE ALL DAY & NIGHT
CELEBRITY CHEF EXHIBITIONS 3P-6P SAT & SUN
WATCH LOCAL CHEFS PREPARE THEIR SIGNATURE DISHES IN
THE EXHIBITION KITCHEN BUILT ON-SITE – FREE RECIPE CARDS
EVEN MORE ART, CRAFT & ANTIQUE VENDORS in 2009
EXPLORE THE MANY WONDERFUL ITEMS FOR SALE AND MAYBE
EVEN GET SOME OF YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING DONE EARLY!
EMERALD COAST CRUIZIN CAR SHOW
DON’T MISS THESE BEAUTIFUL CARS
AREA’S BEST RESTAURANTS
featuring seafood & other festival favorites
NON-STOP LIVE MUSIC FROM OPEN-CLOSE
INCLUDING: JAZZ, ROCK, COUNTRY, REGGAE & MORE
Saturday October 10 – 11a-11pm
Sunday October 11 – 11am-11pm
*TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE
The idea is simple – a celebration of the wonderful array of local area seafood prepared by local chefs merged with local and area wines, entertainment and vendors with a special focus on families. The Panama City Beach Seafood, Wine & Music Festival is designed to reflect a true taste of the coast, a true toast to the coast and some of the world’s best entertainment.
SEAFOOD, CELEBRITY CHEF EXHIBITIONS & more:
Local and area celebrity chef’s from some of the legendary Panama City Beach restaurants including Breakers, Saltwater Grill, Firefly, Hammerhead Fred’s, Boatyard, and more will perform special exhibitions over the 3 day event.
GRAND WINE TASTINGS Daily:
The festival offers three full-bodied days of wining, dining and socializing amid several local, domestic and international wines. We are proud to announce Florida’s own Republic National as our exclusive wine partner. They will host rare wine auctions, present celebrity winemakers, top vineyards, wine tastings each day and more. Beginners will have an opportunity to sample the wines, learning about the make-up and the regions they come from while wine experts will have an opportunity to sample some of the rarer wines they might not otherwise get a chance to try. Wine Tastings are Included with General Admission & VIP tickets, for adults 21+. Beer and wine will be available for sale from gates open to gates close.
MUSIC & other Entertainment:
From the beginning of the festival on Friday to the very end on Sunday, the music and entertainment will never end. 2009’s festival headliner entertainment is bigger and better than ever: Young & Classic Country Friday Oct 9th with Florida’s own country legend JOHN ANDERSON with special guest ACM New Country Artist of the Year JULIANNE HOUGH in support of her self-titled country album, see one of the top rock bands of all time STYX will perform Saturday Oct 10th, and Celebrating 40 Years of Rock Sunday Oct 11th with GRAND FUNK RAILROAD The American Band! Other performers for the 2009 festival will be announced soon. CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR ADVANCE DISCOUNT TICKETS NOW!
FAMILY FUN DAYS:
Saturday and Sunday there will be a special focus on family activities and events from 11am-3pm both days – 2008’s festival included a “KIDS LUNCH WITH SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS” & special KIDS CONCERT’S, Gallagher’s Gymnastics Team, Creole For Kids with Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience, Steve’s Kazoo Crew Band, A Bouncer Village will feature over a dozen giant bouncy experiences, there will also be face painting, special appearances by your favorite cartoon characters, plus other activities designed especially for the family and children. 2008 was the first year for the special family budget friendly daytime only ticket – and it is available again for the 2009 festival.
EMERALD COAST CRUIZIN “SNEAK PEAK” CAR SHOW:
Saturday and Sunday there will be a special “Emerald Coast Cruizin Sneak Peak Car Show” included with your general admission & VIP ticket
ARTS, CRAFTS, ANTIQUES & MORE: Even more shopping choices in 2009
The Panama City Beach Seafood & Wine Festival will feature select arts & crafts vendors, retail vendors, antique dealers, and various community/charity vendors. Specialty jewelry, wood crafts, wine racks, pottery sales & demonstrations, glass art & demonstrations, stained glass, ceramics, quilts, folk art, and more.