Category: Events

Play Music on the Porch Day

“What if for one day everything stopped…and we all just listened to the music?” Brian Mallman, founder of Play Music on the Porch Day.

This is a real event and it grows every single year. On the last Saturday in August, hundreds of cities around the world will be filled with the sounds of music.  Panama City is proud to be a part of the world community of music.

The streets of Historic St. Andrews and Downtown Panama City are coming alive this Saturday, August 29th! Play Music on the Porch Day is an international movement that occurs on the last Saturday in August annually, and our two historic districts are pleased to be participating for the second year in a row. With over 50 locations partaking, you can enjoy a variety of music from our talented local musicians. 

Downtown Panama City will have live music from 11 am-2 pm, and St. Andrews will have live music from 3-6 pm, so there is plenty of time for you to experience both neighborhoods! Remember to tip the talent and support our bayside community. 

We ask that attendees follow the CDC Recommended Social Distancing Guidelines, with face coverings and a 6ft distance from performers. 

For more local information and schedules check out our events page; for more information on the worldwide event look here.


Love Really is a Four Legged Word in Panama City, Florida

Are you looking to have a doggone great time with your furry friends? Panama City, Florida is a super place to start. From parades to 5Ks, pups in Panama City have access to a variety of activities and amenities. There is even an annual dog Mayor election event that raises money for area shelters and veterinarian services.  Continue reading “Love Really is a Four Legged Word in Panama City, Florida”

Haunted Walking Tour in Downtown Panama City

PANAMA CITY, Florida (October 9, 2019) – On October 18 & 19, Bay Arts Alliance will be hosting a Haunted Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Panama City featuring stories of murders and hauntings throughout downtown.

“Being in the Center for the Arts, right in the heart of downtown historic Panama City, we are so excited to be hosting this event. Surprisingly enough, we’ve learned things about this area that we didn’t know,” said Jayson Kretzer, Executive Director of Bay Arts Alliance.

“For instance, the unsolved murder of Joseph Mullins, and how his car was found down by the Post Office covered in blood. And The Light Room’s old life as a haunted antiques shop. Even the extent of the hauntings in the Martin Theatre is surprising. I think residents young and old will learn something new and get a kick out of the tour.” Continue reading “Haunted Walking Tour in Downtown Panama City”

…And a Hopeful New Year

During this holiday season members of our community came together for healing and camaraderie. The spirit of the season was alive and well in Panama City and could be seen in full display at the numerous events that happened despite Hurricane Michael trying to be the Grinch who steals our cheer. Continue reading “…And a Hopeful New Year”

Operation Santa Boat

On December 19th, 2018 a nautical sleigh pulled into the C.S.S. Yacht Basin in St. Andrews carrying gifts for the children affected by Hurricane Michael. Operation Santa Boat saw the delivery of over 1,500 presents to Panama City for residents to pick up from Panama City’s Salvage Santa at the First Baptist Church located at 640 Grace Avenue. Continue reading “Operation Santa Boat”