Panama City Beach
Mark your calendars for March 1st in Panama City Beach for the Emerald Coast Boat and Lifestyle Show! Major manufacturers and top dealers will be there to represent the latest in boats, high-tech engines, electronics, and marine accessories. There is something for every kind of buyer! This event also features everything for outdoor lifestyles including stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, outdoor kitchens, diving gear, and more!
If land cruising is more your speed, make plans to attend the Emerald Coast Cruizin’ Car Show. A wide range of classic cars fill up Aaron Bessant Park from March 4th – 7th, just across from Frank Brown Park in Pier Park. There will even be live music, awards, entertainment, and more!
Late March kicks off cobia season in Destin, and you won’t want to miss out on the 2020 Cobia World Championships! As cobia begin migrating through our waters, Harbor Docks’ famous Cobia World Championship kicks off on March 27th at 6 PM with a BBQ Dinner on the Dock. Then, the next day, weigh-ins start every day until May 3rd from 4 – 8 PM. That’s plenty of time to scour our waters for cobia! 10% of the proceeds benefit Harbor Docks Charities 26th Annual Take-A-Kid Fishing Day and Destin Harvest!
Looking for a new cobia recipe? Check out our Blackened Cobia recipe on our blog!
Say “bienvenidos” to spring with the 7th Annual Tacos and Tequila Fest at the Seascape Towne Center from March 6th-8th. Sample over 40 different types of tequilas including blancos, resposados, anjieos, mezcals, and some pretty amazing margaritas. The main event takes place on Saturday with unlimited taco tastings along with tequilas and margaritas. There is even a specialty brunch on the 8th from 11-2 at Acme Oyster House which includes one margarita or Bloody Mary. Get your tickets here! Book your vacation at Ariel Dunes 1503, located in the Seascape Towne Center, to stay close to the event (and the beach!).
Run for a great cause and support local schools with the Seaside School Race Weekend. Seaside School’s mission is to sustain an educational community with an emphasis on academic excellence. Held on March 1st, the race kicks off with a half marathon at 7 AM followed by a 5K at 7:25. Finishers receive a gift from Vera Bradley, a race medal, and more! Stick around for the post-race party with awards, live music, entertainment, and more! It’s a weekend full of fun for all.
You love to vacation on 30A, but how familiar are you with the area? Learn more about the natural beauty of 30A with Topsail Talks: Beauty of Artificial Reefs. Nature lovers will love the educational talk about the beauty of artificial reefs in the Florida Panhandle, of which 30A is home to several. The talk takes place on March 20th at 10 AM at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, given by Dave Clausen, President of the Choctawhatchee Audubon Society. The Choctawhatchee Audubon Society seeks to promote the conservation and wise use of all natural resources with particular focus on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the Earth’s biological diversity. If you’re staying at Topsail Village on Scenic 30A in Santa Rosa Beach, then you’re in the perfect place!