Sports continue to roll in high gear leading into June. Five events concluded the month of May on June 1. Those events featured the sports of cheerleading, bodybuilding, girl’s fastpitch softball, paintball, aquatics, and junior beach volleyball.
Running enthusiasts will want to check out the new Panama City Beach 5K Cool Summer Series runs every Wednesday from June 11th through August 13th. Start time is 8am at Aaron Bessant Park. www.raceconsultants.com June 28th will feature the Anchors Away 6K at the Conservation Park. Saturday morning July 4th at Aaron Bessant Park and Pier Park the Color Run will take place. Of all color runs that exist, the Color Run is considered the leader.
Soccer fans: The season has begun for our Panama City Beach Pirates PDL soccer team. Last year the team made the playoffs and this year looks to be another year of soccer fun. Home games are played at Gavlak Stadium on the campus of Arnold High School. Home games this month include June 7th against SW Florida Adrenaline, June 13 against Ocala Stampede, June 21st against IMG Academy Bradenton, June 27th against Floridians F.C. and June 29th against Ocala Stampede. Game time is 7:15pm. The UK Soccer Classic takes place at Frank Brown Park June 23-27.
Adult and juniors volleyball hits the beach with the USAV Jr. Beach Volleyball tournament at the City Pier June 7th followed by the Panama City Beach Volleyball “Panama Jack Slam” June 21st.
Other scheduled events for Frank Brown Park in June will be the USSSA adult softball “Softball on the Beach” June 7-8, the Grand Slam Sports baseball “Battle at the Beach” June 12-15, the Grand Slam “World Series of Baseball-Session I” June 17-21, the Grand Slam “World Series of Baseball-Session II” June 23-29 and the Grand Slam “World Series of Baseball-Session III” June 30-July 5.
A reminder that on June 7th & 8th those two days will be license free saltwater fishing days.
“Music is the universal language of mankind”-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. As we head into the summer months, and beyond, there will be plenty of music and entertainment to experience in Panama City Beach.
Starting off the summer music season is the ever popular Groovin’ on the Green at Carillon Beach. The concerts are held on Monday’s from June 2nd through August 25th with special shows on Friday July 4th and Sunday August 31st. The concerts are sponsored by The Carillon Beach Institute and showtime is 7pm-9pm. www.carillon-beach.com
The City of Panama City Beach’s Summer Concert Series at the Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater begins Thursday June 12th and runs every Thursday night through August 14th. These are free events with showtime at 7pm-9pm. Every year this series has grown in attendance often times reaching 4,000-5,000 in attendance. www.panamacitybeachparksandrecreation.com
The weekend of June 7th will feature the inaugural “Panama City Beach Beer Festival” at Fishale Taphouse & Grill. The festival will feature over 150 craft beers from around the country and world. All proceeds benefit Toys for Kids. www.pcbbeerfestival.com
Look forward to more exciting events coming up in the near future including the Star Spangled Spectacular July 3-5, The Great American Blues Festival & BBQ Challenge August 16-17, the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam August 29-31, the Chasin’ the Sun Music Festival (Trop-rock) September 12-14, Pirates of the High Seas Festival, October 10-12, and many more.