Your guide to the 10 best things to do, places to go for entertainment events, concerts, festivals and activities in Bay County.

FRIDAY November 19

A romantic date? Somethin’s Cookin ‘welcomes celebrity chef Paul Albrecht

6 p.m. Nov. 19 at Somethin’s Cookin ‘, 93 E. 11th St. Cost is $ 55 per person. Chef Paul Albrecht, one of the true greats of the food industry, is renowned for his fabulous presentations at his internationally renowned flagship restaurant in Atlanta; Panos & Paul. On this date night, he will create one of his favorite recipes from this great cuisine, which he reproduced in his Carillion Beach restaurant, Chef Paul’s. On the menu: Selection of artisan cheeses, Kir Royal champagne or mimosa, selection of appetizers, salad, scallops / short ribs, roasted seasonal vegetables, and a selection of Somethin’s Cookin ‘desserts.

At 2 p.m. on November 20, Hannelore Holland of Somethin’s Cookin will be giving a brunch class to the kids. She will teach her students how to make French toast and Christmas food that are easy to prepare ahead of time. The price is $ 30.

Saddle up at the Bay County Sheriff’s Office, 14th Annual Rodeo

The 14th Annual Bay County Sheriff's Office Rodeo will be held November 19-20 at the Fountain / Youngstown Ball Park.

7:00 p.m. Nov. 19-20 at Fountain / Youngstown Ball Park, located at 12421 W. State 20 in Youngstown. Doors open at 5 p.m. This event, presented by the BCSO Horse Search and Rescue Team, will include bareback riding, saddle riding, lasso jumping, steer wrestling, team lasso, calf lasso, bull riding and barrel racing. Tickets $ 10, children 4 and under free. For more information, call 850-747-4700.

Blues and rock with the Salt Rock Band at House of Bourbon

House of Bourbon inside the Shrimp Boat Restaurant will host the bluesy-rock group Salt Rock Band.

From 8 p.m. to midnight, November 19 and 20, at the House of Bourbon, 1201 Beck Avenue, Panama City, located inside the Shrimp Boat Restaurant. The band will play rock, blues, country, Motown, dance, originals and more. There is no cover charge to attend and if you dine at the Shrimp Boat you can receive a free pint at the House of Bourbon. For more information, call 850-785-8706.

Opa! : Delicacies on sale at the 45th Annual Greek Food Festival

The 45th annual Greek Cuisine Festival will take place this weekend.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, November 19 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, November 20 at St. John the Theologian Greek Orthodox Church, 136 W. Baldwin Road, Panama City. This event will feature a variety of Greek specialties including pastitsio, dolmades, spinach and cheese pies, gyroscopic sandwiches, Greek sweet bread, baklava, pastries and much more. Lunch will start at 10 a.m. For more information, call 850-769-3616.

The Emerald Coast Christmas Bazaar gets the second chance

The Emerald Coast Christmas Bazaar and Food Truck Festival, benefiting Second Chance, will be held November 19-20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and November 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Boardwalk Beach Resort Hotel & Convention Center, 9600 S. Thomas Drive to Panama City Beach.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on November 19 and 20 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 21 at the Boardwalk Beach Resort Hotel & Convention Center, 9600 S. Thomas Drive in Panama City Beach. This event will feature 140 vendors with trade goods, crafts with Santa Claus, art, beauty, home decor, boutiques, children’s goods, music with a DJ, food, drink and raffles. Three full days of fun vacation. Entrance fee: $ 5, free for children under 12. Profits will be donated to Second Chance of NW Florida Brain Injuries. For more information call 850-630-7085 or email: [email protected]

Panama City Beach Balloon Glow returns

Panama City Beach Balloon Glow 2021 will take place November 19-21 at Aaron Bessant Park in Panama City Beach.

5 pm to 9 pm November 19-21 at Aaron Besant Park, 500 W. Park Drive, Panama City Beach. This event will feature captive balloon rides, local food and retail vendors, bounce houses, and optional ticket upgrades for an elevated experience. The main event will be the hot air balloons that glow after dark. Picnic blankets and camping chairs are permitted.

Admission is $ 9.95 for adults (16 and over) and $ 2.95 (children 15 and under). Doors open at 5 p.m. customers are encouraged to arrive before 7:00 p.m. for road safety reasons.

Tickets must be used on the day specified during purchase. Other complementary experiences are available, such as the Tethered Flight Experience, the Private Pair Captive Flight Experience and the Balloon Pilot Experience. These tickets range from $ 25 to $ 250. Tickets are non-refundable and can be purchased at: For more information visit


Skate Pajama Party and PJ Contest

Skater's Choice is organizing a themed skate party.

5 to 9 p.m. on November 20 at Skater’s Choice, 5413 Hickory St., Panama City. At this event, you can wear your comfortable pajamas and participate in a pajama contest. Admission is $ 12 and skate rental $ 4. Wear appropriate pajamas and receive $ 1 off admission. For more information, call 850-763-8551 or visit:


In-session course: Beer tasting 102

Dan Magner pours two glasses of McKenzie Brothers sparkling water at the History Class Brewing Co.

3 p.m.-4 p.m. November 21 at History Class Brewing Company, 6 E. Fourth St., Panama City. This fun and educational beer tasting event is for those connoisseurs of craft beer who want to learn a little more about the beer made at this downtown brewery. You will taste four beers from the history class as Jessica walks you through the specific ingredients of each beer, how to spot subtle flavors, and other fun facts about beer making in the history class. After the tasting, you will receive a free pint of your favorite craft.

Tickets cost $ 25 and include a free pint of your favorite draft beer. The seats are limited. Tickets can be purchased at: For more information call 850-801-2337


Painting and casting Crown painting

Paint & Pours Wreath is slated for release November 23 at Barracuda Beach.

6-8 p.m. November 23 at Barracuda Beach, 6628 Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach. At this event, Sara Gramlich will provide step-by-step instructions for creating a crown masterpiece. All painting supplies are provided and beginner painters are always welcome. Special meals and drinks will be offered from the room.

Tickets cost $ 25 and can be purchased at: For more information, call 850-249-3343.


DJ in duel

Splash Bar presents a DJ duel event with DJ Krush vs DJ Scenario.

November 24, 8 p.m. to 4 a.m., at the Splash Bar, 6520 Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach. This legendary Thanksgiving Eve party will feature two of the area’s top DJs, DJ Krush vs DJ Scenario, taking on each other on the dance floor. Additional parking will be available next door in the Coral Reef Overflow Parking Lot. For more information, visit or 850-236-3450.