Press Releases

Oktoberfest in Downtown Panama City

Panama City, FL – September 21, 2020 – Destination Panama City announced today that Oktoberfest 2020 will go on.  “This event has been a staple in downtown Panama City for decades”, says President & CEO Jennifer Vigil,  “it’s a tradition the community wants to continue, and we’re doing our best to make that happen.”  Like […]

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Panama City’s new Visitors Guide helps travelers navigate the local experience

Panama City, FL  – July 30, 2020 – The new Panama City Visitor’s Guide is now available online, and features unique travel ideas for exploring the local culture of Panama City. The 46-page magazine provides potential visitors with information and inspiration designed to make their next Panama City vacation a trip to remember. “Panama City […]

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Panama City Announces July 4th Salute to Freedom Fireworks Displays

Panama City, FL – June 10, 2020 – “This is a year unlike any other”, says Jennifer Vigil, President of Destination Panama City.  Earlier in the year, the City of Panama City signed a 3-year contract with Destination Panama City to facilitate the city’s annual signature events, Salute to Freedom and Oktoberfest.  Planning was already well […]

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Panama City Boat Launch to Reopen for Memorial Day Weekend

Panama City, FL – May 21, 2019 – Destination Panama City, along with city leaders, is pleased to announce the reopening of the public boat launch at the Panama City Marina. Please join Mayor Greg Brudnicki, commissioners and other special guests at the Marina for a ribbon cutting and ceremonial first boat launch to mark […]

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Hurricane Wrecked Ship Becomes Artificial Reef in Panama City

Panama City, FL – May 9, 2019 – A new artificial reef, consisting of a 157-foot former luxury cruise liner destroyed in Hurricane Michael, is now accessible to fishermen and divers in Panama City. The El Dorado was wrecked in the category 5 storm that hit the Florida panhandle in October 2018. Since then, the […]

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Panama City to Embrace Public Art through New Mural Program

Panama City, FL – March 19, 2019 – Panama City, Florida, which has long been a haven for artists and creative thinkers, has approved a measure to allow public murals to be created around the city. Through the efforts of the official marketing organization for the city of Panama City, Destination Panama City, a mural […]

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Panama City Awarded Grant to Support Post-Hurricane Campaign

Panama City, FL – January 31, 2019 – Destination Panama City, the official marketing organization for the City of Panama City, has been awarded a $250,000 grant by Visit Florida. This grant was awarded to assist in the Postcards from Panama City campaign. The campaign, launched in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, will send updates […]

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Panama City Courthouse Added to US Civil Rights Trail

Panama City, FL – January 21, 2019 – Today Panama City’s Bay County Courthouse was announced as one of the first landmarks in Florida to be added to the US Civil Rights Trail. The Bay County Courthouse was home to the court case Gideon v. Wainwright, which resulted in an expansion of civil rights in […]

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Panama City Art Scene Flourishing: Mecca for Artists and Art Lovers

Panama City, Fla. – Panama City is on the cusp of becoming an artist’s and art lover’s mecca since establishing itself as a diverse and dynamic destination for both the performing and visual arts. With the creative energy of a progressive city, Panama City is home to a host of cultural facilities, an eclectic mix […]

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Panama City to Celebrate the Season Despite Hurricane Michael Damage

Panama City, Fla – November 30, 2018 – A number of holiday celebrations and annual festivals are still on in Panama City, Florida, despite the area receiving significant damage during Hurricane Michael. From Christmas to Mardi Gras, Panama City revels in these celebrations and will continue to keep the spirit of the holidays alive. “The […]

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Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez with Panama City

St. Andrews Mardi Gras 2019 rolls on in the Aftermath of Hurricane Michael Panama City, Fla. – November 29, 2018 – Panama City has announced that St. Andrews Mardi Gras 2019 will go on, despite damage from Hurricane Michael. This annual two-day parade and festival is scheduled for February 22 nd and 23 rd in […]

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Panama City Sends Postcards to Visitors, Reminder that City will Rebuild

Panama City, FL – November 20, 2018 – While Panama City continues to rebuild from the destruction of Hurricane Michael, the city has not forgotten about its faithful visitors from around the world. Destination Panama City, the official marketing organization for the city, is offering to send a “Postcard from Panama City” to serve as […]

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Historic Panama City Neighborhoods Receive Grants to Fund New App Tours

Panama City, FL – September 26, 2018 – Two of Panama City’s historic neighborhoods have been awarded grants from the Florida Humanities Council, to be featured on the Florida Stories Walking Tour app. Florida Stories supports the creation of cultural, historical and architectural walking tours for communities across the state of Florida. In Panama City, […]

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Panama City’s Year-Round Attractions Make it an Ideal Last-Minute Getaway Destination

Panama City, FL – August 7, 2018 –The sunny destination of Panama City, Florida is known for world-class sailing conditions, artistically-rich neighborhoods and delicious seafood. All three of these attractions can be experienced year-round, making Panama City the perfect last-minute getaway destination. “Any time of year is a good time to visit Panama City,” says […]

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