January 2023 Events on the Coast

Craig Duran


Start the Year on the Right Foot

Kick off 2023 with this list of fun activities and events happening in Panama City Beach and the surrounding areas.
Featured Holiday Events and Activities
Michael R. J. Roth Concert
Bay County Public Library | Panama City Beach
January 12th, 2023, 6:00 p.m.
The Bay County Public Library welcomes a performance headlined by National Award-Winning songwriter Michael R. J. Roth. Presented by the Friends of Bay County Public Libraries, this event requires no reservations and is free to the public.
Highlighted as “The One to Watch” by the Nashville Songwriters Association, Roth’s original acoustic songs have “the kind of sound that make Nashville writers salivate.” Michael R. J. Roth is a three-time lyric winner of The Great American Song Contest, a lyric winner of the NSAI Song Contest, the Dallas Songwriters Association, the Austin Songwriters Group, and the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest. ” His song “Gone Gone Gone” written with Eric Ramsey was a Grand Prize Winner (second place) in the 2021 Dallas Songwriters Association Song Contest.
The 2023 Grand Slam Future Prospects Winter Games
Publix Sports Park | Panama City Beach
January 13th-15th, 2023
Grand Slam Sports Tournaments presents the 2023 Grand Slam Future Prospect Winter Games over two days at the Publix Sports Park. Former Atlanta Braves Ryan Klesko and Damian Moss will be in attendance on Friday night and Saturday morning of the event to provide instruction and sign autographs.
30A Songwriters Festival
30A, Various Venues
January 13th-16th, 2023
Produced by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County and Russell Carter Artist Management, the 30A Songwriters Festival is in its 14th year of celebrating “hooks, lines and singers” in South Walton over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. Over 175+ artists perform over the four day weekend in 30+ venues, all located along the 30A resort corridor on the Gulf of Mexico in Northwest Florida. This year's headliners include Lyle Lovett, the Gin Blossoms, Rickie Lee Jones, Steve Earle, Yola and Morgan Wade.
Dinner at the Park
Pier Park | Panama City Beach
January 21st, 2023, 3:00-8:00 p.m.
Come down and join Angry Tuna Seafood Company as they host their inaugural “Dinner at the Park“ event. 10% of proceeds will go towards benefitting the fundraising efforts of the Man In The Sea Museum – the sole military diving museum of Bay County. Full menu and bar will be provided, see below for tickets information.
Todd Herendeen Tribute to the Legends of Rock & Country
Todd Herendeen Theater | Panama City Beach
January 21st, 2023, 5:30 p.m.
One man- many voices! Come see national recording artist Todd Herendeen pay tribute to the sounds of Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Elvis and many more. Doors open at 5:30 pm, dinner starts at 6 pm, and the show begins at 7 pm. Book online through the link below.
Salty Goat 7th Annual Polar Plunge
Salty Goat Saloon | Panama City Beach
January 21st, 2023, 11:00 a.m.
The Salty Goat Saloon is holding its 7th Annual Polar (Goat) Plunge. The registration fee is $20 and each participant will receive 3 free raffle tickets and domestic draft beer. All proceeds from the plunge will be donated to Leukemia Research Foundation in honor of Gary Gault. Registration begins at 11 am with the plunge at 1 pm. Raffles and fun to follow the plunge!
Family Fun Field Day
Oakland Terrace Park | Panama City
January 21st, 2023, 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Come with your families and enjoy a day filled with fun activities and friendly competitions, organized by Panama City Quality of Life. The free event features kickball, sack races, tug of war, egg and spoon relay races, three-legged races and more. There will be a DJ and food trucks. Please RSVP to this event to participate.
Drive Up Movie Night @ PC Marina
Marina Civic Center | Panama City
January 27th, 2023, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Load up the family and friends for a free movie night to watch Top Gun Maverick at the PC Marina Civic Center. Food trucks will be available but you can bring your own snacks. The movie starts at 7 p.m., parking opens at 6 p.m. This movie will feature the all-new Cineway App for audio which allows the movie to be heard in both English and Spanish. Downloading this free app is required; QR code and additional details in the link.
Pink Walk & 5K
Village of Baytowne Wharf | Sandestin
January 28th, 2023 8.30 a.m.
The Bay County Public Library welcomes a performance headlined by National Award-Winning songwriter Michael R. J. Roth. Presented by the Friends of Bay County Public Libraries, this event requires no reservations and is free to the public.


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