CHANGE OF DATE for Celebrate the Arts!

Mother Nature has spoken! Due to rainy weather predicted for tomorrow, Celebrate the Arts has been postponed until Saturday, April 4th. The silver lining of this rainy cloud is that we will now have more time to get even more prizes and art vendors so mark your calendars to attend. Spread the word, invite your friends and family and help us to make this a grand day for a great cause!


Amazing Raffle and Auction items!!! Celebrate The Arts

We have some super amazing prizes, raffle items and auction items at our Event this weekend. The tickets are only 10 dollars and you get 5 raffle tickets. But of course we will let you buy all you want…… so to tempt you here are some of our items. Come to Harley Davidson at 11 till 4:00 and enjoy a day of art and celebration. Proceeds go to Beach Care Services.

· Leather Jacket from Harley

· Kayak from Sunjammer Sports

· 4 Rounds of Golf at Hombre

· Shimmering Seas Jewelry

· Botox from Dr. Ward at Gulf Coast Dermatology ($500 value)

· Wine World Gift Basket

· Beachy Beach Basket (Beach Towels, wine, and other fun beach items) compliments Beachy Beach 30

· Cerulean Interiors Gift Basket

· Dinner for four cooked by Konrad!!!!!

· Dinner & Movie Package: Dinner for four at Panama Pizzaria + 4 Grand Theater movie tickets

· $600 Entertainment Package: 4 rounds of golf at Bay Point ($300 value); dinner at Runaway Bay ($100 value); Panhandle Helicopter ride ($200 value)

· Blue Heron Gift Basket

· Four (4) $25.00 certificates to Jasmine Thai

· Condo Vacation Stay from (2 BR, 3 nights, off-season: Sept-Feb, last week April and first 2 weeks of May). Condos listed at

· $30 Gift Certificate at Beef O’Brady’s

· Dusty’s Gift Certificate

· 4 tickets to Gulf World

· Outback Steak House Gift Card

And were just getting started!!!

Celebrate the Arts is Bigger and Better this Year!


Save the Date for Saturday, Jan 25th!

Celebrate the Arts Local Artists Market,  just got bigger and bolder thanks to Harley Davidson of Panama City Beach.

This year the event will also include a Celebrity Fashion Show and Live Auction, where local “celebrities” from Sheriff Frank McKeithen to Holly, Mandy and Miguel of Island 106 will not only be modeling the latest Harley fashions but will be auctioned off for a lunch date to benefit Beach Care Services.

In addition to the Fashion Show, with a $10 donation, participants can also enjoy a wine and cheese tasting.

The artists market portion of the event is free to the public, who can expect the same great wares from years before, with the addition of some new artists such as Roxanne Turnipseed who will be debuting her young girls’ bracelet line and Christon Anderson, whose works can be viewed from Main Street Gallery in Panama City to A.Wickey’s Gallery on 30A.

More About Celebrate the Arts

The event was born three years ago when business neighbors Karen Smith of Beachy Beach Real Estate and Roy Eure Jr., designer and owner of Cerulean Interiors fantasized about using art to help their community.  Eure, an artist himself, wanted to show his support for the local artist community and give them an opportunity to share their work while Smith saw an opportunity to fund raise for charity.  Artists would sell their wares and give a portion of the proceeds to Beach Care Services, a local charity that helps Panama City Beach locals in need.

This year’s event is expected to not only offer more, but more people will get an opportunity to take part due to Harley Davidson  providing the event location.   To stay tuned into the event, visit the Celebrate the Arts Facebook Page.

Information on how to pre-purchase Fashion Show and Wine Tasting tickets will be announced soon. Until then Save the Date for January 25th starting at 11 am.






Paving the Way for Harley Davidson on Panama City Beach

READ: Harley-Davidson Dealership Groundbreaking

You’ve driven past the sign probably a thousand times since it was posted; some of you passing with excitement, others with disdain. Either way, Harley Davidson Motor Cycles is coming to Panama City Beach. The acceleration lane headed West from the intersection of Panama City Beach Parkway and Gulf Blvd is almost complete and the crews have one more layer of asphalt to lay. After that, its vroom, vrooom!

Businesses like Harley Davidson moving into our area is always a good thing, a sign of the economic prosperity to be had on our wonderful beaches. However, we at have read the comments (see exhibit A) about Bike Week and although we are fans of the event, the chromed-out weekend remains one of PCB’s most polarizing topics. Some love it, some hate. Harley Davidson’s arrival onto our beach can only mean that the bike week has more staying power than many realize.

We expect construction to begin soon on the latest addition to the Harley Davidson family of Dealers.

This construction appears to be the first of the “Commercial Opportunities” that are offered by the St. Joe Company along Panama City Beach Parkway (or Back Beach Road, as some still call it). This and other land parcels are convenient to Frank Brown Park and Pier Park.

As growth continues on Panama City Beach… We’ll keep you posted!

Bike Week on Panama City Beach, Day 3

Me?  I’m great, other than my legs feel like they are about to fall off and I’m totally and completely wiped out.  But, I had fun.

What many may argue as the first day of Bike Week on Panama City Beach, today was awesome.  Technically the festivities started Wednesday.  Some of the venues were open, some bikers had come in town, but for the most part, many of us were worried about the turnout for this rally.  Things started picking up yesterday, but today, man o’ man, the bikers rolled in.

Talking around, the numbers still seemed down from this time last year, and I think most agree the current state of the economy and gas prices are to blame.  However, overall the vendors I talked to seem to be pretty pleased.

The Apollo Chopper guys were ecstatic having sold 6 bikes between today and yesterday.  Merchandise sales seemed to be going very well all around, and at 10 o’ clock tonight, Club La Vela and Ms. Newby’s seemed to be the only party in town.  People were almost fighting for a parking spot at La Vela, bikers and cars alike.

I rode all day, and went pretty much everywhere; so did everyone else.  There were bikers everywhere – from Back Beach Road, to Pier Park, all up and down Front Beach Road, at all the gas stations, condos, hotels.  They were packed in groups on the side of the road, talking, hanging out.

Tomorrow should be fun.

Bike Week is Here

Hoards of bikers arrived yesterday with many more to arrive today.  Most venues were not open last night, but Ms. Newby’s, as always, was slammed.  With all the venues to open today, Panama City Beach is expected to be slammed with bikers from around the southeast US and beyond.

I will be posting updates and pictures as the week rolls on, stay tuned for updates.