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UNwineD Presented by Publix Returns to Panama City Beach April 5-6


Featuring Southern Living’s Ivy Odom and Sommelier Michael Green

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., February 5, 2024 – Visit Panama City Beach is pleased to announce the return of the destination’s premier two-day culinary festival, UNwineD presented by Publix. Taking place April 5-6 at Aaron Bessant Park, the eighth annual event welcomes visitors and residents to take part in an unforgettable weekend showcasing craft beer, wine and spirits from around the world, plus culinary creations by some of the South’s leading chefs. This year’s event will feature Southern Living’s Senior Lifestyle Editor and notable culinary personality Ivy Odom as the guest chef and acclaimed wine expert Michael Green as the sommelier.

“We are thrilled to welcome visitors, as well as our local residents to Panama City Beach for the eighth annual UNwineD presented by Publix,” says Visit Panama City Beach President and CEO Dan Rowe. “With all-star tastemakers Ivy Odom and Michael Green joining this year’s Southern Living kickoff party and Grand Afternoon Tasting, we look forward to a memorable celebration spotlighting the spectacular cuisine, craft beer, wine and spirits from our region.”

The weekend’s festivities begin on Friday, April 5 at 6:00 p.m. with an exclusive kickoff party hosted by Southern Living and Visit Panama City Beach, featuring a southern menu curated by Ivy Odom paired with wines by Sommelier Michael Green. The one-of-a-kind night presents attendees with the opportunity to mix and mingle with the chef and sommelier while enjoying an evening of delectable cuisine and live music. Now available for purchase at a limited supply, tickets to the preview party are $195 per person and include early entry into Saturday’s event, plus a VIP gift bag with commemorative UNwineD glasses. Ticket holders for the Southern Living kickoff party must be 21 and older.

On Saturday, April 6, UNwineD officially gets underway with the Grand Afternoon Tasting, beginning at 1:00 p.m., with the option to purchase an early entry ticket for noon admission. Early entry tickets provide first access to all vendors and a chance to “Meet with Mimosas” with Chef Ivy Odom and Sommelier Michael Green. The Grand Afternoon Tasting invites guests to sip and savor an array of wine, craft beer and spirits in addition to delicious bites from the region’s top chefs while enjoying wine seminars, cooking demos and live musical performances from local artists. Throughout the afternoon, attendees can browse unique treasures and artwork from local shops and boutiques at the Art and Vendor Row, stop by the Visit Panama City Beach retail tent, sample mouthwatering bites and beverages from the Publix tent, and much more.

Tickets to the Grand Afternoon Tasting are $85 per person and ticket holders must be 21 and older. Kids 12 and under are permitted at no charge but must be accompanied by an adult. A portion of all ticket sales will benefit the Make-A-Wish, Heartland Animal Rescue and Beach Care Services charities.

For more information about UNwineD and to purchase tickets, please visit www.visitpanamacitybeach.com/unwined.

About Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach is situated on 27 miles of sugar-white sand beaches bordering clear, emerald-green waters where the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrew Bay converge. With 320 days of sunshine annually and attractions such as St. Andrews State Park and Pier Park, the region has long been favored by travelers seeking an affordable beach vacation with year-round offerings for families, couples, groups and adventure-seekers. These include championship golf courses, spas, sporting events, award-winning dining and diverse recreational activities. In addition, Panama City Beach’s Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport offers non-stop flights on Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines. For more information, call 850-233-5070 or visit the official website of the Panama City Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau at www.visitpanamacitybeach.com. Stay connected with Panama City Beach on Twitter (@Visit_PCB), Instagram (@Visit_PCB) and Facebook (@VisitPanamaCityBeach).

About Visit Panama City Beach

Visit Panama City Beach is the official destination marketing organization for Panama City Beach, Florida. The award-winning organization has earned industry accreditation (DMAP) from Destinations International, the world’s leading authority in destination marketing, and exists to drive economic opportunity, job creation, community sustainability and quality of life for its residents through marketing, promotion and stewardship of the destination’s Real.Fun.Beach. brand and attributes, tourism development, special event production, and managing beach re-nourishment and maintenance programs.



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