The 10 best things to do this week in Bay County Florida: live music, games

Your guide to the top 10 Things to doplaces to go for entertainment events, concerts, festivals and activities in Bay County.

FRIDAY March 4

Start your weekend with a cold drink and live music from Pat & Jess

6-9 p.m., March 4, at Little Village & Finns, 2808 W. 12th St., St. Andrews. The show is free and suitable for families and pets. Grab a drink from the bar, shop at the boutique, or tuck into FINNS Island Style Grub tacos. For more information, call 850-215-8780.

Talent on display! See the Best of Bay Elementary School Students Art Exhibit

Harry Hammond

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on March 4, at Panama City Art Center, 19 E. Fourth Street, Panama City. The annual exhibit will feature the best art projects chosen by art teachers from Bay County schools. The café gallery will feature pieces by local art teachers Dana McBee, Harry Hammond and Siham Yassine, displayed alongside their students. Elementary Art will also be on view March 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Arts Center is free to the public. For more information, call 850-640-3670.

Take your kids for a night out at Little Mustard Seed

The Little Mustard Seed will host Kids Night Out on March 4.

6-8 p.m., March 4, at Little Mustard Seed, 437 Harrison Ave, Panama City. Kids Night Out is a fun experience in downtown Panama City for kids ages 5-12. The fun will include pizza, games, a craft project and an ice cream snack. Drop your child off at 5:45 p.m. and enjoy some time for yourself downtown. The cost is $25 per child. Text Rebecca to 850-496-0034 to register. For more information, call 850-818-0691.

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Get into the games at the Panama City Beach Scottish Festival & Highland Games

The Panama City Scottish Festival and Highland Games returns to Frank Brown Park on March 5.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 5, at Frank Brown Park, 16200 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach. This 29th annual one-day festival will feature Celtic and traditional music, bagpipes and drums, Scottish and Irish dancers, Scottish comedians, traditional food, a tea room, Ceilidh, Scottish sports competitions, children’s activities and Scottish and Irish food and drink. Feel free to bring your hats, sunglasses and folding chairs. Tickets range from $25 for adult general admission, $10 for children (6-14) to $50 for a family of four. Premium Scotch Whiskey Tasting $35, additional drink packages available. Children 5 and under are free. For more information visit:

Find a perfect gift at the Spring Fling Arts and Crafts Show and Sale

9 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 5, at the Frank Brown Park Recreation Center, 16200 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach. This annual arts and crafts show sponsored by the Women’s Civic Club of Panama City Beach will feature unique vendors selling jewelry, glass, woodwork, original artwork, soap, home decor , local honey, etc. A cafe will be open during show hours. Admission is $1; proceeds support local charities and service organizations. Free parking. For more information, visit:

Dress to Impress at the 20th Annual Covenant Care Masquerade Black & White Gala

Black and White Covenant Care Masquerade Gala from 6-10 p.m. March 5 at the Sheraton Panama City Beach Golf & Spa Resort

6-10 p.m. March 5 at the Sheraton Panama City Beach Golf & Spa Resort, 4114 Jan Cooley Drive, Panama City Beach. The Sheraton Panama City Beach Golf & Spa Resort will host the 20th Annual Covenant Care Masquerade Black & White Gala. The black and white themed party will include live performances from One Nation Party, a seated dinner, and live and silent auctions. The Masquerade Gala is the primary fundraiser for Covenant Care in Bay and Gulf Counties and helps support Covenant Care Foundation programs including My Wish, bereavement and child support services, and charitable care for patients and families. Tickets are $75 for general admission and $100 for VIP. Tickets can be purchased at: For more information, call Christie Saffold at 850-208-7122.

Visit local history at Camp Helen

The remains of the old Camp Helen fishing pier still stand and serve as a reminder of the park's rich history.

10-11 a.m., March 5, at Camp Helen State Park, 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway

Panama City Beach. Walk through history and time with a ranger on a historic tour of Camp Helen State Park. The park’s historic district is recognized on the National Historic Register and the property is located along the bluffs of Lake Powell, which has been inhabited for thousands of years by indigenous people. Rangers will talk about the Hicks family who originally developed the property, as well as Avondale Textile Mills, which ran a summer vacation destination for their employees and families for 40 years. Please wear appropriate clothing for walking and bring water, insect repellent and other necessary items. Meet at the Visitor Center to begin the tour. The historical tour is free with a park entrance fee of $4 per vehicle.


Kick off Spring Break with a live performance by Cooper Alan at the Beach Bash Music Fest

Cooper Alan will perform live March 9 at Harpoon Harry's.

12 p.m. to 5 p.m., March 9, at Harpoon Harry’s Beachfront Restaurant, 12627 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach. Tik Tok Music sensation Cooper Alan will be performing live. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased at For more information, call 850-234-6060.


Cruzin’ at PCB Emerald Coast Cruzin’ Car Show

Emerald Coast Cruizin' returns to Aaron Bessant Park at Pier Park in Panama City Beach for the spring show March 10-12.

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 10-12 at Aaron Bessant Park, 16200 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach. This bi-annual three-day car show will showcase thousands of hot rods and classic cars. Events include a swap meet, parade, cruiz-ins, block party and daily live entertainment. To see a full range of events and entertainment, visit: For more information, call 662-587-9572.

Relax to the sound of Dionzia Santiago and Lowell Hopper at the annual Friends of the Library celebration

Dionzia Santiago and Lowell Hopper will perform live on March 10 at the annual Friends of Bay County Library Membership Celebration at the Bay County Library.

6:00 p.m. March 10 at the Bay County Public Library, 898 West 11th Street, Panama City. The annual Friends of the Bay County Public Library member celebrations will include a short reunion followed by a live performance by talented local musicians, Dionzia Santiago and Lowell Hopper. Santiago has a powerful, earthy voice that bridges the gap between rhythm and blues and rock and roll. Hopper is a guitarist/multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer, best known for his soulful, funky, and bluesy guitar style. This family concert is free and open to the public. Anyone who joins or renews their Friends membership before March 10 will automatically be entered into a draw for a gift certificate to Ferrucci Ristorante or Los Antojitos. To join Friends of Bay County Public Library visit: www. For more information, call 850-522-2100.

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