PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB)–Up until 2.5 years ago, skateboarding was illegal in Downtown Panama City. Now, skaters have a brand new skate spot. The new spot is 4,400 square feet and it’s located on the corner of Jenks Avenue and West 6th Street. It offers a quarter pipe and multiple banks that will allow riders to move around the park without pushing. There’s also stairs and rails.
PANAMA CITY Fla. (WMBB) — The Bay Arts Alliance was looking forward to having an arts festival this past March, but when COVID-19 took precedence, they starting asking local artists for their help elsewhere. But they have found a way to make the downtown area come back to life. Before Hurricane Michael, downtown Panama City was known as the arts district.
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB)– Saturday, area residents gathered at Mckenzie Park for the second annual Survivor’s Jam. The event is meant to bring the community out to celebrate the strength and resilience the community possessed to rebuild after Hurricane Michael.
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB)– Saturday, local high school marching bands had the chance to perform despite their annual marching band assessments being canceled due to the pandemic.
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB)– One property damaged after Hurricane Michael was the Bay County Chamber of Commerce. The chamber held a ribbon-cutting Thursday with Panama City Mayor Greg Brudnicki in attendance, followed by food and a tour of all the new improvements.
ST. ANDREWS Fla. (WMBB) — Uncle Ernie’s Bayfront Grill has been closed for two years after being destroyed by Hurricane Michael, but today is a good day as the restaurant held their grand re-opening exactly two years after the storm. Loyal customers from near and far packed into the restaurant to enjoy some of their favorite dishes and beautiful views.
PANAMA CITY — Visitors who flutter by the historic St. Andrews area soon may encounter a trail of fragrant, colorful butterfly gardens – as well as others strolling and exploring nature with magnifying glasses, clipboards and mini-activities.
The National Premier Soccer League has announced that Florida Roots Futbol Club has joined the league as an expansion team. The Panama City, Fla. club will begin competition in the South Region in 2021.
PANAMA CITY — Bayou Joe’s Marina Grill reopened Oct. 3 for the second time since Hurricane Michael hit Oct. 10, 2018.
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG) – Just in time for Halloween, the Panama City Center for the Arts is offering a new haunted immersive walkthrough art exhibit. The Haunted Higby opened on Tuesday. The Haunted Higby follows the story of a young couple lost in the Ravenwood Forest and parted forever by the evil Raven queen. The exhibit is family friendly, free, and will open all month long.
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB)– Although Florida Roots Futbol Club has only been around for three years, the club is already offering athletes a chance to be a part of a semi-professional team. The team is joining the National Premier Soccer League in 2021.
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — These days, most people get their coffee from a K-Cup or a drive-though, but one barista is bringing it to you from a bicycle cart.
Daniel Pratt, owner of Panama City Coffee Co., said his cold brew is much more than just a good cup of joe — it’s a creative process. One that he’s hoping will grow in the years to come.
PANAMA CITY — Ladies and gents clad in traditional dirndl and lederhosen were as much a draw this Oktoberfest in Panama City as any other year. And the prost went to the thousands of families that patronized businesses downtown on the first weekend free of state-mandated pandemic restrictions.
PANAMA CITY — The Barragans opened their first area Los Rancheros in 1999 on 23rd Street in Panama City, but the original location was destroyed during Hurricane Michael. After purchasing property just down the street, they built the newest restaurant from the ground up and reopened at the beginning of September.
BAY COUNTY Fla (WMBB) — After Hurricane Michael destroyed the former Destination Panama City Visitors Center, they planned to rebuild, and plans moved forward Wednesday. The groundbreaking was held Wednesday as they held their groundbreaking on 101 West Beach Dr in Panama City, where the new building will be located. The team wanted to build something both locals and tourists can enjoy.