Panama City Beach – Ready for a fun weekend in PCB? Come on down to the Seafood, Wine & Music Festival. There are tons of events in this festival, something for everyone. The idea is simple, a celebration of the wonderful array of local area seafood prepared by local chefs merged with local and area wines, entertainment and vendors with a special focus on families. The Panama City Beach Seafood, Wine & Music Festival is designed to reflect a true taste of the coast, a true toast to the coast and some of the world’s best entertainment.
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The Festival times are:
Friday October 9 – 4pm-11pm
Saturday October 10 – 11a-11pm
Sunday October 11 – 11am-11pm
SEAFOOD, CELEBRITY CHEF EXHIBITIONS & more:
Local and area celebrity chef’s from some of the legendary Panama City Beach restaurants including Breakers, Saltwater Grill, Firefly, Hammerhead Fred’s, Boatyard, and more will perform special exhibitions over the 3 day event.
GRAND WINE TASTINGS Daily:
The festival offers three full-bodied days of wining, dining and socializing amid several local, domestic and international wines. We are proud to announce Florida’s own Republic National as our exclusive wine partner. They will host rare wine auctions, present celebrity winemakers, top vineyards, wine tastings each day and more. Beginners will have an opportunity to sample the wines, learning about the make-up and the regions they come from while wine experts will have an opportunity to sample some of the rarer wines they might not otherwise get a chance to try. Wine Tastings are Included with General Admission & VIP tickets, for adults 21+. Beer and wine will be available for sale from gates open to gates close.
MUSIC & other Entertainment:
From the beginning of the festival on Friday to the very end on Sunday, the music and entertainment will never end. 2009’s festival headliner entertainment is bigger and better than ever: Young & Classic Country Friday Oct 9th with Florida’s own country legend JOHN ANDERSON with special guest ACM New Country Artist of the Year JULIANNE HOUGH in support of her self-titled country album, see one of the top rock bands of all time STYX will perform Saturday Oct 10th, and Celebrating 40 Years of Rock Sunday Oct 11th with GRAND FUNK RAILROAD The American Band! Other performers for the 2009 festival will be announced soon.
FAMILY FUN DAYS:
Saturday and Sunday there will be a special focus on family activities and events from 11am-3pm both days – 2008’s festival included a “KIDS LUNCH WITH SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS” & special KIDS CONCERT’S, Gallagher’s Gymnastics Team, Creole For Kids with Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience, Steve’s Kazoo Crew Band, A Bouncer Village will feature over a dozen giant bouncy experiences, there will also be face painting, special appearances by your favorite cartoon characters, plus other activities designed especially for the family and children. 2008 was the first year for the special family budget friendly daytime only ticket – and it is available again for the 2009 festival.
EMERALD COAST CRUIZIN “SNEAK PEAK” CAR SHOW:
Saturday and Sunday there will be a special “Emerald Coast Cruizin Sneak Peak Car Show” included with your general admission & VIP ticket
ARTS, CRAFTS, ANTIQUES & MORE: Even more shopping choices in 2009
The Panama City Beach Seafood & Wine Festival will feature select arts & crafts vendors, retail vendors, antique dealers, and various community/charity vendors. Specialty jewelry, wood crafts, wine racks, pottery sales & demonstrations, glass art & demonstrations, stained glass, ceramics, quilts, folk art, and more.
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Frank Brown Park – on Hwy 98 (Back Beach Rd) across from Pier Park
On sale now. Save time (avoid the lines) and save money when you buy online in advance. Full price gate admission will go into effect @4pm Friday October 9, 2009. For Seafood, Wine & Music Festival tickets https://t2.clicknprint.com/tix/SilverStream/Pages/pgIndex.html?siteID=2238
Bring a lawn chair or a blanket as festival area is grass field.
Parking available at the Frank Brown Festival site directly north of Pier Park. Parking is $5 per car, per day. Special VIP Parking is included with VIP tickets.
PLEASE, NO COOLERS ALLOWED. Water, soft drinks, juice, beer & wine are available for sale. Please note a cash bar will be available inside the venue along with a variety of food vendors.
NO UMBRELLAS ALLOWED. Please wear a hat and bring sunscreen. Shade is available under various entertainment and food tents throughout the festival grounds.
No smoking will be allowed under the tented areas. Smoking is allowed in designated areas only – these areas will be well marked. Please be considerate of your non-smoking colleagues.
CD Sales and Merchandise
Each national headliner entertainers cds will be on sale the night they perform in the Merchandise Tent near the stage. Festival shirts, and other festival items will be available in the marketplace area.
Food Vendors / Beer & Wine Sales
A variety of food vendors will be located the the Food Court area. Beer, wine & soda will also be available at designated beverage tents only.
Arts & Crafts Vendors
A wide variety of vendors will be on site for shopping all weekend.
Available on site