Romantic Events Near You

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Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching, and whether you live here in Panama City or are merely visiting, you’re going to want to plan a night out. Here are some of the best, most romantic events happening Valentine’s Day in the Panama City area.

Valentine’s Dinner & Dance at Boardwalk Beach Resort

Join the party at the Boardwalk Beach Resort as couples gather for a night of dining, dancing, and romance. There will be a buffet dinner included and champagne and chocolates at every table. Doors will open at 4pm and dinner will be served at 5pm. DJ Jim Lawson will be providing the music.

Valentine’s Day Cruises at Capt Anderson’s Marina

Enjoy the scenery of the beautiful St. Andrews Bay while viewing wild bottlenose dolphins and sea birds. There are three sailings to choose from:

  • 10:30am to 12pm
  • 1:30pm to 3pm
  • 4pm to 5:30pm

It’s $20 per adult ticket, $18 for seniors and military, and $15 for kids.

Head to 5550 North Lagoon Drive in Panama City Beach. Call 850-234-5940 to reserve your spot today.

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Stop by RV Connections Super Center to tour any RV or travel trailer in the inventory or to schedule maintenance service before your next big trip.

January Events

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Check out what Panama City has in store this January for RVers.

Snowbird Dance

If you’re down in Panama City to escape the cold of the north, head down to the Boardwalk Beach Resort Hotel & Convention Center on January 8 or 22 to have a fun afternoon of dancing. Find out why all the other snowbirds flock to these themed dances. DJ Jim Lawson will set the atmosphere for you and your guests. Tickets can be purchased for just $3 at the door.

The dance is at 9600 S. Thomas Dr., Panama City, Florida and starts at 3:00pm.

Winter Resident Appreciation Day

If you’re in town spending the season in Panama City, there’s another event that has your name on it. This free event, located at the Lyndell Center at 423 Lyndell Lane, Panama City, Florida, takes place January 13 from 8-10 am.

Affectionately known as Donut Days, the annual appreciation day allows you to make new friends or even reconnect with old acquaintances as you enjoy free coffee and donuts. It’s a good way to meet fellow winter residents and to get information from visitor information specialists on seasonal events and activities taking place in Panama City in the near future.

Visit RV Connections

If you’re visiting Panama City and staying for the winter in your RV, be sure to stop by RV Connections at some point to make sure that your rig is in good shape and prepped to make the journey home when the time comes. We can also help you with parts and accessories if you need them.

October Events in Florida Panhandle

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The Florida Panhandle is busy in October, so fire up your RV and plan on attending some of these great events this month.

Pirates of the High Seas Fest – October 7-9 in Panama City Beach

Set sail for the long Columbus Day weekend by celebrating a different kind of marauding sea adventurers oh, yes, ahoy mates! With three days of fun lined up, families will be busy as they seek for treasure on a scavenger hunt, prepare for pirate invasions, take photos during the kids parade and ooh and ahh during the fireworks show.

Alligator Warrior Festival – Oct 14-16 in Lake City

Fun fact: Lake City was known as Alligator, Fla., in the early 1800s and its most famous resident was the Seminole commander, Alligator Warrior. In addition to celebrating the Native American people who made Florida their original home, this annual fest includes a reenactment of the 1836 battle of San Felasco Hammock, plus music, dancing, living-history camps, traders, craftsmen and food vendors.

Bellamy Bridge Ghost Walks – Oct 28-29 at Bellamy Bridge Heritage Trail

The restless spirit of Elizabeth Jane Croom Bellamy, who died in 1837, which accounts for numerous eyewitness tales of strange manifestations near the site of the Bellamy Bridge and proximity to Halloween, make late October’s annual Ghost Walks a spooky slam dunk. There are also the legends about a murdered moonshine runner and a headless driver that keep the spiritual lore alive. Reservations for the walks should be available starting in late September.

Visit RV Connections in Panama City

No matter where your travels take you in October, RV Connections is standing by to help make those travels go smoothly. Whether you need a new motorhome or service to your existing rig, RV Connections can help.

September Events Around Panama City

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September is still sunny in Florida, so there’s no reason to slow down your fun! And Florida is teeming with fun things to do in September, so you’ll have no excuse to put your RV away just yet.

Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam – September 2-4

Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam, a three-day celebration of sun, fun and country music, will host its 4th annual festival on the shores of Panama City Beach from Friday, September 2 to Sunday, September 4, 2016.

Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam will provide the best of today’s country music for an audience of more than 15,000 people on the coast. Festival-goers will watch their favorite performers as they stand on the white “sugar sand” beach and dip their toes in the water. With lodging packages, patrons can ride free shuttles to the stage at Frank Brown Park.

2016 Lineup:

Friday, September 2: Brad Paisley, Brett Eldredge, Granger Smith, A Thousand Horses, Mark Chesnutt, Dylan Scott, GalFridau Band

Saturday, September 3: Jake Owen, The Band Perry, Sara Evans, Charles Esten, Darryl Worley, Craig Campbell, Chris Cavanaugh

Sunday, September 4: Eric Church, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tyler Farr, Neal McCoy, Colt Ford, Kirstie Lovelady, Them Dirty Roses

2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – September 17

Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions! When you participate in Walk, your fundraising dollars fuel our mission, and your participation in the event helps to change the level of Alzheimer’s awareness in your community.

Visit RV Connections in Panama City

If you’re in Florida this September, there’s no reason to stop having fun. Stop by RV Connections for RV sales, service, and accessories if you need anything RV related to keep your rig rolling. If you’re ready to start your RV adventures today, RV Connections can help you find the RV of your dreams.

August Events You Don’t Want to Miss in Panama City!

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Summer is the best time to be in Panama City, and August is the perfect time to take advantage before the season comes to a close. The city and its beaches are still booming with must-visit outdoor events, and the following are just a few you don’t want to miss this month.

Back to School Beach Bash

You don’t have to dread the back-to-school season when you’re at Panama City Beach. The Back to School Beach Bash will take place on Aug. 6, at Pier Park. The celebration will take place from 2 p.m., to 5 p.m., and will include crafts for the kids, food sampling from the park’s numerous tenants, a fashion show (featuring back to school fashion) and tons of other family-friendly events. There’s no more exciting way to handle the stresses of the back-to-school season.

St. Andrews Waterfront Farmers’ Market

Reserve your Saturdays throughout August for the St. Andrews Waterfront Farmers’ Market at Smith Yacht Basin. The market takes place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and features locally made and farmed items from vegetables to hand-made soaps and countless other crafts. There’s no better way to explore the city’s waterfront area and historic St. Andrews before the busy summer season comes to a close.

Summer Concert Series

The summer concert series comes to a close on Aug. 11, and the final events are always some of the best. The free concerts at Aaron Bessant Park will take place on Aug. 4, and Aug. 11, and begin at 7 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnics to enjoy the summer music. The Dead 27’s, known locally for their coastal rock music, will play on Aug. 4, and the southern rock band Georgia Clay will close out the series on Aug. 11.

Keep Summer Going

Summer doesn’t have to end just because September is nearing. Enjoy summer year-round in luxurious, four-seasons RV from right here at RV Connections in Panama City.

The Best Summer Family Activities in Panama City!

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Panama City is the perfect place for your family summer getaway. The city and its nearby areas are overflowing with zoos, aquariums, museums, arcades, water parks and everything your family needs to have an unforgettable getaway near the beach. The following are three family activities that you won’t want to miss in Panama City this summer.

Gulf World Marine Park

Head down to Panama City Beach and explore Gulf World Marine Park. This aquarium-like marine park offers an aquarium-like setting with even more fun to be had. Visitors can swim with the dolphins, feed the stingrays at Stingray Bay, watch sharks and turtles dine, enjoy an underwater scuba demonstration and so much more. Gulf World is open from 9:30 a.m., to 5:30 p.m., for the summer season.

Gator Beach

Gator Beach is worth the 1-hour-long drive north along the coast from Panama City. This free alligator exhibit was created in May of 2002 to house roughly 80 live alligators. It’s the only free alligator exhibit in the area, and is one of the best places to feed the alligators, get a photo taken with a live alligator and enjoy a number of live gator shows. Gator Beach is located at Fudpucker’s Beachside Bar and Grill in Destin, which is a great place to grab a meal before or after your visit.

Zoo World 

Panama City Beach’s Zoo World offers a one-of-a-kind zoo experience right here at the beach. Visitors can feed giraffes, alligators and get up-close-and-personal with lemurs. The zoo also features more than 200 animals, including tigers, peacocks, iguanas, parrots, a red tail boa, giraffes, monkeys and so many more. Admission is just $16.95 for adults, and the park is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.

Don’t forget to stop and see us at RV Connections in Panama City when you’re traveling throughout the area this summer. We have all of the RV accessories you need to make this season the best one yet.

May Events You Don’t Want to Miss in Panama City

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It feels like summer here in Panama City, and the outdoor events happening across the city and beaches make the season even more exciting. Fire up your RV and cruise down to Panama City for these must-visit events this May.

18th Annual Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally

Load your toy hauler with your motorcycle and cruise down to Panama City Beach for the 18th Annual Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally. This exciting event began on April 27, and will continue through May 1, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The rally will feature hundreds of vendors and exhibitors as well as free live entertainment, a bike parade, poker runs, bikini pageants, stunt shows, tattoo contests and so much more. If you’re looking for non-stop fun on the first day of May, Panama City Beach is the place to be.

The EVP Volleyball Memorial Day Slam

Head down to Russell-Fields Pier on May 28 and 29, for the annual EVP Volleyball Memorial Day Slam. The event will feature volleyball stars competing for top honors, while visitors have a chance to interact with pros, athletes and sponsors. There’s no more exciting way to spend a day on the beach than at the action-packed EVP Volleyball Memorial Day Slam.

St. Andrews Waterfront Market

Stock up on the week’s produce while giving back to area farmers by shopping at the St. Andrews Waterfront Market each weekend in May. The market takes place every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Smith’s Yacht Basin. It’s the perfect place to shop, walk and enjoy a day outside in the Florida sun. The event features plenty of crafts, music, produce, specialty foods and more, so don’t forget your wallet at home.

Shop for Your Dream RV

Find your dream RV for your upcoming summer adventures right here at RV Connections in Panama City. We’re your one-stop shop for top-quality new and used RVs, and our unbelievably low spring prices can’t be beat.

Enjoying Spring in Panama City

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There’s no better place to spend your spring than in Panama City. The weather is mild, the water is warm and outdoor events are happening across the city and beaches to create non-stop fun for visitors. Set your sights on these awesome Panama City activities this spring to start the new RV season off right.

The Furry Friends 5K

Stay healthy this spring break season and bring your pup along too. Head to Gayle’s Trails at 16200 Panama City Beach Parkway on April 2, to take part in a 5K run with your friends, family and well-behaved pets. The price is $25 to participate or $100 for a group of five. Your participation fee will be used to support the Humane Society’s mission of finding homeless animals their forever homes.

Panama City Beach SpringJam

Get your tickets now for the 2016 SpringJam at Aaron Bessant Park in Panama City Beach. The weekend-long festival will take place from April 7 through April 9, from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Big-name artists are on schedule for the event, including Rascal Flatts, Chris Young and Thomas Rhett.

The Grand Lagoon Waterfront Market

The Grand Lagoon Waterfront Market will take place every Saturday and Sunday in April, so there’s no excuse for it to be missed. Head down to Captain Anderson’s Marina in Panama City Beach between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., to shop for products and produce from a huge selection of local makers, bakers and growers. The event features delicious eats, live music and tons of shopping fun, so take the chance to give back to the community you love by shopping at this bustling weekend market.

Find Your Dream RV

There’s no better way to start the spring and summer RV seasons than with a new or used RV from RV Connections in Panama City. Stop in and see us to find out about our unbeatable spring specials.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations Around Florida

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St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and Florida is heating up with some of the best St. Patty’s Day celebrations in the country. Fire up your RV and cruise to these coastal Florida towns and cities for unbeatable St. Patrick’s Day parades, live entertainment and so much more.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival — Delray Beach

Don’t miss the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival in Delray Beach on March 11 and 12. Since 1968, the Delray Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade has reigned as Florida’s must-visit parade, and you can see it for yourself on the morning of March 12. The festivities will take place from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., on Friday, March 11, and again from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Saturday, March 12.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival — Hollywood

Cruise over to Hollywood, Fla., for the annual Hollywood St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival on Sunday, March 13. The festivities, including the must-visit parade, live entertainment, games, crafts, Irish eats and so much more, will take place from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Be in place for the parade to start at 1 p.m.

6th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade — St. Augustine

Head over to beautiful St. Augustine for the 6th annual edition of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, at Francis Field. Find a place to sit along the bayfront to watch the spectacular floats, drummers, marching bands, carriages, community groups, military groups and other parade participants cruise by. This free St. Patrick’s Day celebration is one you won’t want to miss.

Celebrate With Us

Panama City is also bustling with St. Patty’s day events this time of year. Don’t forget to stop and see us, and our huge selection of discounted new and used RVs, at RV Connections when you’re exploring our coastal city this spring.

February Events You Don’t Want to Miss in Panama City

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Panama City is one of the best places to be in February. Visitors can trade shoveling snow for having their toes in the sand. Panama City is also bustling with activities when many other parts of the country are in hibernation. The following are a few of the must-visit events happening this month.

“Is He Dead?” at Kaleidoscope Theatre

Laugh until your stomach hurts at the hilarious play “Is He Dead?” at Kaleidoscope Theatre. The production, originally written by Mark Twain, will run from Jan. 22 through Feb. 7. Visit the Kaleidoscope Theatre’s website for more information and to purchase your tickets ahead of time.

2016 Mardi Gras at Pier Park

Can’t make it to New Orleans for Mardi Gras? Panama City offers the next best thing. The authentic celebration takes place at Panama City Beach’s Pier Park, where you’ll enjoy views of the turquoise sea, white sand and plenty of festive party-goers. The festival, packed with live entertainment, music, vendors and more, will take place on Feb. 5 and 6, and is one of the city’s most anticipated annual events.

Strides for Scholars 5K

Keep your beach body in the winter months by participating in some of the Panama City area’s many charitable running events. The Strides for Scholars 5K is a family-friendly run/walk raising money for scholarships for low income students in the Bay District. Attendees will receive a free t-shirt and goodie bag for registering before Feb. 15; however, the race will take place on Feb. 27.

Find Your Dream RV

Start the spring RV season early with a top-quality new or used RV from RV Connections, right here in Panama City. And if you’re already in the RV of your dreams, don’t forget to stop and see us for all of your beach-friendly RV parts, accessories and camping supplies.