Bay County

Bay County is located in the panhandle in Northwest Florida bordering the Gulf of Mexico. Bay county is ideal for the outdoor enthusiast with 27 miles of white sandy beaches, lakes, rivers, the St. Andrews State Park. Water sports and activities abound with both freshwater and saltwater fishing, boating, swimming and more. Golfing is also a favorite activity with the almost perfect weather year round! 

Bay County was establish in 1913 and from portions of Washington, Calhoun and Walton Counties and was named in reference to the area which bordered St. Andrews Bay. 

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The teachers of Bay County are wholly committed to educational excellence and setting goals that meet student needs. The students in this district have an edge in the classroom due to innovative programs meant to bolster the learning experience, which include various multimedia instructional tools and connections to global resources and devices that provide immediate student assessment as instruction is delivered. Students also benefit from local partnerships with businesses and community centers that provide a legion of mentors and volunteers to serve as supporters of academic success.

September 22 - 23, 2018

Location: Marina Civic Center, Panama City, Florida

Panama City Creative Con fosters career development for aspiring artists and creatives to encourage people to pursue their passions and develop the valuable tools they already have in their love for the creative realms. 

August 31 - September 2, 2018

Location: Panama City Beach, Florida

Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam is on Panama City Beach, one of Florida’s most beautiful beach locations, featuring 3 days of Country music and festivities.

October 6-8, 2017

Location: Panama City Beach

Columbus Day weekend will bring waves of fun-filled adventures to Panama City Beach with the annual Pirates of the High Seas Fest. Family activities include a scavenger hunt, pirate invasions, a kids parade and main parade, live music, fireworks and so much more! 

April 26 - 28, 2018

Location: Panama City Beach, Florida

This festival brings together amazing popular artists from the adult-alternative rock genre. It is located right on the beautiful white sandy beaches of Panama City Beach, so you can enjoy the ocean while you enjoy the music.

April 18 - 22, 2018

Location: Pier Park, Panama City Beach, Florida

Celebrating it's 19th year with Kenny G and top jazz musicians as well as rising stars. This is one of the top Jazz Festivals in the U.S. and features 5 days of jazz along the beautiful white sandy beaches of Panama Beach. 

Shipwreck island in Panama City Beach features millions of gallons of water tipping, raging, zooming, splashing, and meandering, with slides, kiddy area, wavepool, lazy river and more. 

October 24 - 28, 2018

Location: Panama City Beach, Florida

This is one of the biggest and best gatherings of bikers in North Florida. 


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The Kaleidoscope Theatre is a small community theatre in Lynn Haven, Florida. It has been putting on shows for more than 40 years.

The Lynn Haven Library is a library located in Lynn Haven, Florida. Library cards are available for free to residents of Lynn Haven and for a small fee for people living outside of Lynn Haven.

Marina Civic Center is a large waterfront theater in downtown Panama City. It first opened in 1958 and was renovated in 1994.

The Martin Theatre first opened in Panama City 1936 as the "Ritz". The name was changed in the 1950s, and renovations in 1990 restored it to the fully functional theatre it is today. Catch many musical and theatrical performances here throughout the years.

The Northwest Regional Library System serves Bay, Gulf, and Liberty counties in the Florida Panhandle. Bay County libraries are located in Panama City, Panama City Beach, Parker, and Springfield; Gulf County libraries are located in Port St Joe and Wewahitchja; and Liberty County libraries are located in Bristol and Hosford. The headquarters and largest library in the system is the Bay County Public Library in Panama City.

Port Panama City located on the Gulf Coast in Northwest Florida handles over a million tons of cargo per year and provides essential support service for major manufacturing companies in the area.