Red Snapper Season

The Red Snappers have docked in the Grand Lagoon! So get on the water, & experience what so many of our local businesses have to offer. This is one of our most exciting times of the year, and seeing what the anglers bring in to shore is a sight to see! Visit Panama City Beach, FL!

Have fun with Aquatic AdventuresCapt Anderson’s Marina, Capt. Bob Zales ChartersCapt. Mike ChartersDiver’s DenFriends Of Shell Island, Hook’em Up ChartersJubilee Deep Sea FishingLegendary Marine, MarineMax, Osprey Charters, Paradise AdventuresPanama City DivingPirates Cove/Lighthouse Marina, Sea Dragon Pirate CruiseSea Screamer, Shell Island Shuttle, & Treasure Island Marina!

Gear up at Buster’s Beer & Bait, and Half Hitch Tackle!

Dine and watch the show at Capt. Anderson’s Restaurant, Dockside Seafood & Oyster House, or The Grand Marlin of Panama City Beach.

Have fun and be safe!

Mural Paint Day at the Zoo

The St. Joe foundation has provided funding for ZooWorld to add some new murals and they’d like YOU to get involved! No painting experience needed, no tools required, just stop in and help us as we paint ZooWorld’s new murals!

Join your friends at Zooworld, event details can be found here, follow along!

Mural painting will be outside of the zoo and does not require admission. To enter the zoo admission will be required.

June 11th – Marine Max & Friends of Shell Island host a “Dayaway”

Get ready for this incredible adventure with your Friends of Shell Island and MarineMax June 11th from 12-4.

Good food, live music, ice cream by boat, friends, family, and the many water activities at your finger tips! Many boats will be visiting Shell Island and taking part in various water games, activities and enjoy the grill, in appreciation of our many customers and MarineMax family!!

Due to weather conditions, the “Dayaway” has been rescheduled to June 11th!

How to join the fun? Call your favorite MarineMax Team Member to RSVP (850) 708-1317 or Request a ride on one of our new boats, or follow this link here!

Marine Max & Friends of Shell Island

View the flyer at this link Marine-Max-Dayaway-Flyer-2017-Large (1) here.

Grand Lagoon Grand Slam

The Grand Lagoon Grand Slam offshore tournament invokes memories in the tradition of billfish tournaments hosted in Visit Panama City Beach in years past. Catering to today’s angler on modern, high-performance outboard powered fishing boats targeting gamefish and billfish with cash awards and bonus points awarded for Tuna, Wahoo and Dolphin, the tournament offers anglers the opportunity to compete for optional cash jackpots for Blue Marlin of greater than 106” in length and video-certified billfish catch and release.
Hosted at the popular Lighthouse Marina on Grand Lagoon adjacent to The Grand Marlin of Panama City Beach restaurant, the Grand Slam has all the ingredients of highly successful Sport-fishing tournaments, quick and easy access to the Gulf, long fishing hours, exciting weigh-ins with live entertainment and large enthusiastic crowds of fishing enthusiasts from throughout the area.
Style. Glamour. Excitement. There’s simply nothing like an offshore billfish tournament.Grand Slam

Grand Lagoon, Spring Bike Week 2017

See what’s happening in the Grand Lagoon during the Spring BIKE WEEK 2017! Follow the links!

May 3rd – 7th at Participating Locations:
Ms. Newbys
Busters Beer & Bait
Pineapple Willy’s
Fog Horns
Dat Cajun Place
Patches Pub
The Wicked Wheel
Chubby’s Grill & Bar

Last minute lodging, we’ve got you covered!
Sheraton Bay Point Resort
La Quinta
Venture Out Beach Rentals
Hampton Inn
Campers Inn

Travel safely friends!

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The Corner Store’s, Mother’s Day Event

Join the ladies at The Corner Store for their Mother’s Day Event. Saturday, May 6th, from 11am – 3pm.

Jewelry specials, sales throughout the store, giveaways, and gift bags will be available while supplies last.

May 5th – 13th, they will honor all in store deals & specials.

Be sure to like and share the event to be eligible for the FREE giveaway!

Red Snapper & Bottom Fishing Seminar

Saturday, 5/13/2017 from 9am-11am.

Join the Half Hitch & MarineMax crew at the Red Snapper & Bottom Fishing event. They bring to you instructions on techniques, methodology, tackle, & everything else in between!

Each participant will be given a free instruction sheet, plus a coupon for the Panama City Beach, Half Hitch location.

To register, visit the MarineMax Events Facebook Page, contact Caleb Peavler at 850-708-1317, or email at

The seminar is hosted by MarineMax in Panama City Beach. Follow along as they have many upcoming events!

Lion Tamer Dive Tournament

Make plans to attend the 6th annual Lion Tamer Dive Tournament and Family Fun Day located at Capt. Anderson’s Marina and hosted with Diver’s Den and Panama City Diving.

The removal and awareness are key factors to this event. These fish reproduce rapidly and their diet consists of juvenile grouper, snapper, lobster and shrimp. Patrick Green at Panama City Diving said,”The mixed blessing with these invasive Lionfish is that they have venomous spines protecting its delicious meat. We expect to bring thousands of these guys to the dock in this years tournament, which should be fun for the brave contestants and the spectators too!”

Join us, and follow along! Last year they were able to remove over 700 Lionfish from our local waters. They aim for even more this year!

Freedom Rocks! July 3 at Grand Lagoon

Be sure to follow along for the 2018, 4th of July Freedom Rocks Event!


Real Fun 4th Schedule of Events
2nd – Light Up The Bay – Sheraton Bay Point Resort at 8:30pm
3rd – Freedom Rocks – Grand Lagoon at 9pm
Simulcast Music Available on 103.5 app +
4th – Star Spangled Spectacular
M.B. Miller County Pier + Russell Fields City Pier
Simulcast Music Available on 103.5 app +

Visit Panama City Beach in the Grand Lagoon for a Real Fun 4th by enjoying a beautiful evening of fireworks and freedom. Freedom Rocks! This event occurs a day early, on Monday, July 3rd. Come early and dine in Grand Lagoon and rock a spot with a gorgeous view on the Grand Lagoon Bridge. The fireworks blast off over the lagoon at 9pm, and it’s quite a sight! Make this Grand Lagoon signature event a part of your annual summer tradition. Grand Lagoon participating members are all set to help you Shop•Play•Dine•Stay with lodging specials, live music, holiday sales, food and beverage specials, and military appreciation discounts.

Paradise Adventure
Offering three opportunities this year to see an awesome Fireworks Show on board Paradise Adventures. Thursday June 29 is the Navy Base Fireworks Sail 7 – 10 pm Monday, July 3 will be the Freedom Rocks Grand Lagoon Show from 6:30 -9:30 pm, Tuesday July 4th if sea conditions allow we will go see the Pier Park Fireworks show from the Gulf of Mexico. Depending on Gulf, locations will vary.

Capt. Anderson’s Marina
Cruise the Grand Lagoon with the crew at Capt Anderson’s. Bring the family for a 1 1/2 hour tour overlooking the beautiful Grand Lagoon, or 2 hours tour overlooking St. Andrews Bay. Prices vary, reserve early at 850-234-3435.

Lighthouse Marina and Pirates Cove Marina
Do you need to launch your boat? All weekend long, & on the 4th of July from 7am to 6pm these guys have got you covered. Give them a call and let them know your coming at (850) 234-3939.

MarineMax Panama City Beach & Treasure Island Marina
Get ready for a fabulous day of family, friends & freedom. MarineMax Panama City Beach invites you to our “Salute to Freedom” Raft Up, July 4th! The fireworks are so much better to watch from your boat. Pack your cooler with your favorite snacks and join us for a fun day on the water! We will be launching from Treasure Island Marina. RSVP today!

Pineapple Willys
July 3rdDon’t miss this Nashville style country acoustic group with sounds that come from deep down in the honky tonks of Texas all the way to the country roots of the Appalachians.
July 4th – Don’t miss “Motown: The Tribute!” performed by The True Soul Band. True Soul was the band behind the hit show “Prince Tribute” at Pineapple Willy’s Live in 2016. With a sold out show almost every night performing the Prince Tribute, True Soul has become a familiar name at Pineapple Willy’s Live and in the surrounding area.

Sheraton Bay Point
Independence Day Weekend at the Sheraton will be Friday – Tuesday. They have many events planned Live Music, Night Golf, Dive in Movies at the pool, and a fun contest. At the is a must! Shop, Play and Stay!

The Corner Store and The Shadow Box are offering 10-50% off various items during the 4th of July weekend! Shop in the Grand Lagoon!

For more information, click on the links to follow our Grand Lagoon Partners.

Tribute to Prince at Pineapple Willy’s

Join us as we celebrate a Tribute to Prince performed by The True Soul Band. This will be the only Prince Tribute show in 2017 at Pineapple Willy’s Live, so make sure you don’t miss it!

$10 Cover at the door – seating is on a first come, first serve basis. No advanced tickets will be sold.

Apr 21
8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Pineapple Willy’s
9875 S Thomas Dr.
Panama City Beach, FL 32408