Dune Buggy Track Bound to Succeed

Panama Dunes – Dune Buddy Adventure Park is about ready to open. When we checked in with them a few weeks ago, we didn’t have much more information other than they were coming, that it was sure to be a blast and that they were not open yet. Now, we know approximate pricing, age limit for driving, a little more about the dune buggies and about when they are going to open.

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REMINDER – Three Day Christian Music Festival on the Beach

The Panama City Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau, a REAL.FUN.BEACH. destination offering something for everyone, has announced REAL.FUN.MUSIC., a three-day contemporary Christian music festival featuring Point of Grace, Chris Tomlin, Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant.  Part of Panama City Beach’s SUMMER OF FUN campaign, REAL.FUN.MUSIC. will take place Friday, Aug. 20 – Sunday, Aug. 22 on the beach across from Pier Park at the City Pier,* and is free for all visitors and residents.

“We are so pleased to offer a weekend that is inspirational and uplifting,” states Dan Rowe, president and CEO of Panama City Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau.  “Our gorgeous sugar-white sand beaches and crystal-clear emerald green waters set the stage for three nights of praise, worship and reflection.”

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Gulf World Marine Park De-Oiling Success

Gulf World Marine Park has had great success in de-oiling sea turtles and leading the way for them to return to their natural habitat over the last couple months.  The only de-oiling facility for sea turtles in Northwest Florida, they’ve seen hundreds of turtles come through their program since the Gulf oil spill crisis, but have seen it slow down considerably over the last couple weeks.  Right now, they have around 60 turtles that are preparing to be released back into the wild.  They just did a huge release yesterday of 23 turtles.

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Pier Park Beach is Almost Complete

A few weeks back, dirt began to be moved and sand was brought in for something all new to Pier Park in Panama City Beach.  Just across the street from the new Miracle Strip @ Pier Park, in the long-vacant and undeveloped lot, they’ve moved in 3,600 tons of crystal white sand that rivals the perfect sand we walk on, on our beaches every day.  What is the meaning of this, you may be asking yourself.  I’ll tell you.

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Panama City Beach Dining Review – Fatty Patty’s Cakes & Café

Every once in a while, I stumble upon a restaurant or eatery of some description that impresses me so much I feel compelled to share. This time, it’s Fatty Patty’s Cakes & Café, located on the west end of Panama City Beach Parkway close to the Wild Heron. Fatty Patty’s is half bakery, half café, and though some may be familiar with the name synonymous with wedding cakes, not everyone knows that this is actually a really cool little place to eat, too. Continue reading “Panama City Beach Dining Review – Fatty Patty’s Cakes & Café”

New City Park on the Beach in the Works

At a recent Panama City Beach City Council meeting, it was decided to move forward with figuring out how to obtain some Gulf-front property and build a city owned and maintained park.  This a much wanted city amenity and the city of Panama City Beach wants to take advantage of a down real estate market to snatch up some land at a good deal, if they can secure a grant to do so.

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Obama Family Vacations in Panama City Beach

This past weekend was probably one of the biggest weekends Panama City Beach has ever seen.  I speak not in magnitude of tourist dollars being spent, but in global fame enjoying the same amenities that hundreds of thousands enjoy every year.  Regardless of opinion of the visitors, Panama City Beach is definitely on the map now.  Panama City Beach was THE Presidential buzz last weekend.

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Pier Park Concert Series – Heartbeat City Plays Tonight!

Tonight is the last performance from the Pier Park summer concert series for 2010!  To end this season with a bang, local band Heartbeat City will perform their upbeat 80’s pop style sounds – and will no doubt have the whole place up and dancing as they did recently at Friday Fest in downtown Panama City! According to the band themselves, there will be  some exciting surprises in store for tonight’s concert, so be sure to bring your blanket or lawn chair, and grab a spot close to the stage!

Farewell Pier Park summer concert series 2010 – we look forward to next year and a whole new season of fantastic live music under the stars!

NOAA Opens More Waters for Fishing

From the NOAA site:

A National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) official announced at a Panama City Beach press conference today the reopening of 5,144 square miles in the Gulf to finfish fishing.

NOAA Administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco visited Capt. Anderson’s Marina to inform commercial and recreational fishermen that the federal waters from Pensacola to Cape San Blas and south into the open Gulf are open, as no oil has been observed in those waters since July 3.

Fish caught in the area, she said, have shown no signs of contamination but would be further tested.
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Are You Ready For Football? TDC To Host "World's Greatest Pre-Season Tailgate

It’s that time of year again when you can break out that old jersey, dust off the pigskin and get ready for football. To get you amped up for the season, The Panama City Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau will host the “World’s Greatest Pre-season Tailgate”.

From Thursday, August 26 – Saturday, August 28, the REAL.FUN.BEACH. destination has partnered with ISP Sports Network (America’s Home for College Sports) to host the first annual World’s Greatest Pre-Season Tailgate event. Alumni, students, coaches, players, cheerleaders, mascots and sports fans from nine universities among other colleges will convene in Panama City Beach to show their school pride with a series of activities that include a celebrity golf tournament, charter fishing trips, full day of tailgating with BBQ contest, parade, pep rallies and musical performances by country music sensations Sara Evans and John Rich. Continue reading “Are You Ready For Football? TDC To Host "World's Greatest Pre-Season Tailgate”