Pier Park has done an amazing job of putting together a great party for everyone in Panama City and Panama City Beach to enjoy. I was talking to Berna-Liza, Sales and Marketing Manager for Margaritaville and remarked that this is the first time Panama City Beach (as long as I’ve been here) has done something like this that the whole community can come together and celebrate this once-a-year holiday.
There will be something for everyone. If you are a drinker, there will be tons of places to party, if you are a family person, there will be bouncy houses and open areas to play, if you are a loner, there will be tons of people there to keep you company. I love it, I can’t hardly think about sleeping tonight.
The family time, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, will play host to stilt walkers, face painters and live music playing on the main boardwalk area AND in the open area in front of Bootleg BBQ and Starbucks. Then, at 9 pm, the countdown party will begin with more live music and prizes given away from the stage in front of the beach ball every 20 minutes.
The beach ball is an illuminated 8 foot ball with the Pier Park logo on it that will be suspended 120 feet in the air. As midnight approaches, it will be lowered by a winch, ringing in the new year. At the exact moment the ball hits the ground, fireworks will shoot off on the beach just next to the pier that is currently under construction.
I’ll be there, along with a buddy of mine, Lou Columbus, shooting video, taking pictures and having a grand ‘ol time.
See you at Pier Park!