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Area Events

FEBRUARY 2014  
   
February 4 Gulf Coast Sportsman Seminar Series - Surf Fishing
  6pm - 8pm, Legendary Marine, Destin
   
February 13 "Fishing Local Waters"
  Class presented by Ron Barwick, Half Hitch expert
  9 am - 12 pm, Frank Brown Park classroom at the Aquatic Center, Panama City Beach
  Reservations required. Call 850-872-3823 to register.
   
February 13-17 Miami International Boat Show Miami
   
February 19 Emerald Coast Saltwater Seminar Series - Sheepshead
  6 pm, Northlight Marina, Niceville
   
February 21-22 St. Andrews Mardi Gras Festival Panama City
   
February 22  MarineMax Seminar Series: 10th Annual with NOAA & U.S.C.G Power Squadron - Weather, GPS, and Navigation 
  9 am - 11:30 am, MarineMax, Panama City Beach
   
February 28 Mardi Gras at the Beach
  Through March 1, Panama City Beach
   
MARCH 2014  
   
March 1 Panhandle Inshore Fishing Club's PC East Bay/Reds (spots/Slots)
  Tournament, Ft. Walton Beach
 
  U.S.C.G Auxillary "Boating Safety Course / Class  Registration Fee Required
  8:30 am - 4:30 pm  MarineMax, Panama City Beach 
 
March - April 30 Destin Cobia Tournament
  HarborWalk Marina, Destin
   
March 1 - May 18 Okaloosa Island Pier & Pier Tournaments Inc. Spring Fishing Tournament
  Contact Lionell P. at 850-225-3022, Okaloosa Island
 
March 4  Gulf Coast Sportsman Seminar Series - Cobia
  6 pm - 8 pm, Legendary Marine, Destin
   
March 7 MarineMax "Friday Fest" Kickoff Getaway 
  MarineMax, Panama City Beach
 
March 8 MarineMax Seminar Series: Fishing for Cobia 
  9:00 am - 11:30 am, MarineMaxPanama City Beach
 
March 9 Emerald Coast Redfish Club Redfish Tournament Panama City
   
March 13 Spring Nature Programs - The Snakes of Florida
  Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, Eastpoint
 
March 19 THIS EVENT CANCELLED Emerald Coast Saltwater Seminar Series Cobia
  6 pm, Northlight Marina, Niceville
   
March 21 Captain's meeting for Cobia World Championship
  Treasure Island Marina, Panama City Beach
 
March 22 "WOW" (Women on WaterClass) 10 am - 2 pm Registration Fee Required
  MarineMax, Panama City Beach
   
March 22 - May 4 Harbor Docks Cobia World Championship Fishing Tournament - Destin
 
March 27 Spring Nature Programs - Wildflowers at the Reserve
  Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, Eastpoint, FL
   
March 27 - 30  The Wharf Boat and Yacht Show Orange Beach, Alabama
   
March 28 Outcast Cobia Classic Pensacola
 
March 29 MarineMax Annual Boating DEMO Day - Demo top models in the industry
  MarineMax, Panama City Beach
   
Mar. 29 12th Annual Mask Parade and Gala Benefit for Covenant Hospice
 

Nanisa Anderson (850) 785-3040, Panama City Beach

   
APRIL 2014  
 
April 1 Gulf Coast Sportsman Seminar Series - King Mackeral
  6pm - 8pm, Legendary Marine, Destin
   
April 3 Spring Nature Programs - Beach Nesting Shorebirds
  Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, Eastpoint
   
April 3  Hog's Breath Cobia Shoot Out Captain's Meeting 6:30pm
April 4-5 Hog's Breath Cobia Shoot Out Destin
   
April 3 Mexico Beach Ling Ding Tournament Captain's Meeting 
April 4-6, 11-13, 18 & 20 Mexico Beach Ling Ding Tournament
 
April 5 Boating Safety Class (8:30am - 4:30pm) taught by the USCG Auxiliary. 
  Registration required with $35.00 course fee for first family member and $25 each for additional family members. Call Cassie to register at 850-708-1317 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  MarineMax, Panama City Beach
   
April 5 "Demo Day" - Come experience the difference in Premium Boats at MarineMax
  (Appointment times required: 10am to 3pm) Call Cassie to register at 850-708-1317 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  MarineMax, Panama City Beach
   
April 5 "Mercury Exhibition Truck Tour" - Experience hands-on the amazing 
  technology of AXIUS & ZEUS Propulsions with Joystick Docking and Skyhook, as well as the Verado Outboard Joystick Docking and Skyhook.
  MarineMax, Panama City Beach
   
April 5  Panhandle Inshore Fishing Club's Navarre/2X (Red/Trout) Tournament
 
April 8-9 Come meet the Penn and Spiderwire Team!
  New products, demonstrations, door prizes, and more!
  Half Hitch at 621 Harbor Blvd, Destin
   
April 10 Spring Nature Programs - Coastal Waterbirds
  Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, Eastpoint
   
April 11-12 Come meet the Penn and Spiderwire Team!
  New products, demonstrations, door prizes, and more!
  Half Hitch at 2206 Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach
   
April 12 Coach Post 5k/10k Run Panama City Beach
   
April 12 MarineMax Seminar Series: Learning to Catch Redfish, Trout, & Sheepshead
  9 am - 11:30 am, MarineMax, Panama City Beach
   
April 12

Annual Treasure Island Marina Nautical Flea Market & U.S.C.G Auxillary Display, Coastie, & Free Boat Safety Inspections

  7:30 am - 3 pm, Treasure Island Marina, Panama City Beach
   
April 16 Emerald Coast Saltwater Seminar Series - Surf Fishing/Pompano
  6 pm, Northlight Marina, Niceville
   
April 16 Spring Nature Programs - Migratory Songbirds of St. George Island
  Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, Eastpoint, FL
   
April 16  Outcast Cobia Invitational Captain's Meeting 
April 17-19 Outcast Cobia Invitational - Destin
   
April 18-19 ROYALL RUMBLE Cobia Tournament sponsored by Skeeter Performance Fishing Boats and the Addictive Fishing TV show
  Contact 850-337-8300, Legendary Marine, Destin
   
April 18-20 MarineMax 20 Getaway: Apalachicola Antique and Classic Boat Show
  MarineMax, Panama City Beach
   
April 24 Spring Nature Programs - Critters of the Oyster Reef
  Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, Eastpoint
   
April 25-27 Red Stripe Final Fling, Destin
   
  Gulf Coast Charity Horse Show Panama City Beach
   
April 25-26 Liberty Co. Senior Citizen Fishing Tounament
  Contact: Don Minchew (850) 814-3180, Wewahitchka
 
April 26 BCARA Cobia Classic Tournament, Lighthouse Marina, Panama City Beach
  Registration and Captain's Meeting, Pirate's Cove, Runaway Bay pool deck, Friday, April 25, 5-7pm
  Bay County Artificial Reef Association, 850-234-2621
   
April 27 Emerald Coast Redfish Club Redfish Tournament Louisiana
   
April 30- May 4 Thunder Beach Spring Rally  
  (Through May 4, 2014) Panama City Beach
   
MAY 2014  
   
May 1-11 America's Plein Air Paint-Out
  Apalachicola, Cape San Blas, Mexico Beach, and Port St. Joe
 
May 3 U.S.C.G Auxillary "Boating Safety Course /Class Registration Fee Required
  8:30 am - 4:30 pm, MarineMax, Panama City Beach
   
May 3 Panhandle Inshore Fishing Club's Niceville/Reds Tournament
 
May 6 Gulf Coast Sportsman Seminar Series - Snapper Fishing
  6 pm - 8 pm, Legendary Marine, Destin
   
May 8 Spring Nature Programs - Our Amazing Bats
  Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, Eastpoint
 
May 10 MarineMax Seminar Series: Red Snapper and Bottom Fishing
  9 am - 11:30 am, MarineMax, Panama City Beach
   
May 10 Gulf Coast Triathlon Panama City Beach
   
May 16 Gulf Coast Sportsman Seminar Series - Bay Fishing
  6 pm - 8 pm, Legendary Marine, Destin
 
May 16 Kids Fishing Clinic
  Contact:  Vern Hobes 850-261-3731, Gulf Breeze
   
May 16, 17, 18 Forgotten Coast Paddle Jam 2014
  Franklin County, Florida
   
May 17 24th Annual Tupelo Honey Festival
  Lake Alice Park, Wewahitchka
   
May 17 Nick's Redfish Round-Up
  (850) 835-2222, Freeport
   
May 18 Emerald Coast Redfish Club Redfish Tournament  Destin
   
May 21 Emerald Coast Saltwater Seminar Series  - Red Snapper
  6 pm, Northlight Marina, Niceville
   
May 22 Spring Nature Programs - Birds of the Panhandle
  Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, Eastpoint
   
May 24 "WOW" (Women on WaterClass) Registration Fee Required
  10 am - 2 pm, MarineMax, Panama City Beach
   
May 30-31 Choctawhatchee Catfish Round-Up
  Choctawhatchee River at Caryville Landing on Hwy 90, Caryville, FL
  Contact Steve Herrington at 850-624-9504, or Bobby Taunton 850-849-1621
   
JUNE 2014  
   
June 1- end of Fed Season Outcast Red Snapper Tournament Pensacola
   
June 2-8 Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic Biloxi, MS
   
June 6-8 Outcast Family Fishing Rodeo Pensacola
   
June 7-8 License Free Saltwater Fishing Days
   
June 7 U.S.C.G Auxillary "Boating Safety Course/Class Registration Fee Required
  8:30 am - 4:30 pm, MarineMax, Panama City Beach
   
June 7 Fishin' Chix's 8th Annual "Pink Rubber Boots" Ladies Fishing Rodeo
  Claudia (850) 916-4444, Gulf Breeze
   
June 14-16 Big Bend Saltwater Classic
  Matt Lambert (850) 491-7841, Mexico Beach
   
June 14 MarineMax Saltwater Seminar Series: Trolling for Wahoo, Dolphin and Tuna
  9 am - 11:30 am, MarineMaxPanama City Beach
   
June 14 Emerald Coast Redfish Club Redfish Tournament  Panama City
   
June 14 Kids Win Fishing Tournament  Port St. Joe 
   
June 18 Emerald Coast Saltwater Seminar Series - Inshore Slam
  6 pm, Northlight Marina, Niceville 
   
June 18 - 22  Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic
  Sandestin Resort, Destin
   
June 21-22 Pensacola Bud Light Fishing Rodeo Gulf Breeze
   
June 27-28 Gaskin Park Catfish Tournament
  Gaskin Park, Wewahitchka
   
June 28 Panhandle Inshore Fishing Club's Hogtown/Inshore Slam
   
JULY 2014  
   
July 2-6  43rd Annual International Billfish Tournament Pensacola
   
July 12 MarineMax  Seminar Series: Kayak Fishing & Scalloping
  9 am - 11:30 am, MarineMaxPanama City Beach
   
July 16 Emerald Coast Saltwater Seminar Series -Offshore: Amberjack, Grouper & Triggerfish
  6 pm, Northlight Marina, Niceville 
   
July 19 Emerald Coast Redfish Club Redfish Tournament  Destin
   
July 25-26 Mexico Beach Offshore Classic Mexico Beach
   
July 26 Panhandle Inshore Fishing Club's 2X (Reds/Trout)
  3:00 - 5:00 pm, Fort Walton Beach
   
July 26-27 Mexico Beach Marina's Offshore Classic Mexico Beach
   
AUGUST 2014  
   
August 2 U.S.C.G Auxillary "Boating Safety Course /Class Registration Fee Required
  8:30 am - 4:30 pm, MarineMax, Panama City Beach
   
August 2-3 18th Annual Port St. Joe Scallop Festival Port St. Joe
   
August 9 MarineMax Seminar Series: Pier, Beach, & Surf Fishing
  9 am - 11:30 am, MarineMaxPanama City Beach
   
  Emerald Coast Redfish Club Redfish Tournament Panama City
   
August 23 MBARA Kingfish Tournament Mexico Beach
   
  "WOW" (Women on WaterClass) Registration Fee Required
  10 am - 2 pm, MarineMax, Panama City Beach
   
  Panhandle Inshore Fishing Club's Gulfbreeze 2X (Reds/Trout)
   
August 29-30 Project Graduation Fishing Tournament
  Contact: Don Minchew (850) 814-3180, Wewahitchka
   
August 30 MBARA Kingfish Tournament Mexico Beach
   
SEPTEMBER 2014  
   
September 6 License Free Saltwater Fishing Day
   
  U.S.C.G Auxillary "Boating Safety Course/Class Registration Fee Required
  8:30 am - 4:30 pm, MarineMax, Panama City Beach
   
September 13 MarineMax Seminar Series: Catching King Mackerel
  9 am - 11:30 am, MarineMaxPanama City Beach
   
  Emerald Coast Redfish Club Redfish Tournament Navarre 
   
September 18 18th Annual Scallop & Music Festival  Port St. Joe
   
September 18-21 Schooner's Lobster Festival & Tournament Panama City Beach
   
September 26-27 The Florida Catfish Classic
  Contact Don Minchew (850) 814-3180, Wewahitchka
   
September 27-28 Zoo World's Annual Zoobilee Panama City Beach
   
September 27 Treasure Island Marina 40th Annual King Mackerel Fishing Tournament
  Treasure Island Marina, Panama City Beach
   
  Panhandle Inshore Fishing Club's Pensacola/Inshore Slam
   
OCTOBER 2014  
   
October 1-31 Destin Fishing Rodeo Destin
   
October 1-5 Thunder Beach Autumn Rally Panama City Beach
   
October 4 U.S.C.G Auxillary "Boating Safety Course/Class Registration Fee Required
  8:30 am - 4:30 pm, MarineMax, Panama City Beach
  (LAST ONE OF THE SEASON)
   
  Emerald Coast Redfish Club Redfish Tournament  Panama City
   
October 10-11 Pirates of the High Seas Fest  Panama City
   
October 11 MarineMax Seminar Series: Flounder & Bay Fishing
  9 am - 11:30 am, MarineMax, Panama City Beach
   
October 18 Thunder Angels 9th Annual "Tickled Pink" Breast Cancer Awareness Poker RunPanama City Beach
   
October 25 Panhandle Inshore Fishing Club's PC North Bay/Reds Tournament Ft. Walton Beach
   
October 25 "WOW" (Women on WaterClass) 10 am - 2 pm Registration Fee Required
  10 am - 2 pm, MarineMax, Panama City Beach
  (LAST ONE OF THE SEASON)
   
October 31 Florida Seafood Festival Apalachicola
   
NOVEMBER 2014  
   
All Month Long Free Entry to St. Andrews State Park Panama City Beach
  (Mention Carpe Diem 365)
   
November 1 Ironman Florida Triathlon Panama City Beach
   
November 8 MarineMax Seminar Series: Hands on Rigging & Tackling Class
  9 am - 11:30 am, MarineMaxPanama City Beach
   
November 9 Panhandle Inshore Fishing Club's 2014 Championship Tournament/ Hat Pull Ft. Walton Beach
   
November 22  MarineMax  Seminar Series: GPS, Chart, Fishfinder, & Radar
  9 am - 11:30 am, MarineMax, Panama City Beach
   
November 29 License Free Saltwater Fishing Day
   
DECEMBER 2014  
   
December 13 MarineMax  Seminar Series: Winter Trout
  MarineMax, Panama City Beach
  (LAST ONE OF THE SEASON)
   

 

 

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