Be a Part of History as the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) opens its gates.
For two days leading up to the inaugural flight, we invite you to take part in a series of unique, inclusive events designed to acknowledge the impact of the new airport on the future economic prosperity of northwest Florida, recognize key stakeholders’ vision and perseverance over the last decade, and, most importantly, highlight to the rest of the country that we now are more accessible for vacations and commerce.
|Friday, May 21||Green Tie Gala||Sponsors and Ticket Holders Only|
|Saturday, May 22||Community Grand Opening||Free, Open to the Public. Tickets Required|
|Sunday, May 23||First Day of Commercial Flight Service||For Those Who Have Purchased Air Travel Tickets|
Gates will open Early to Registered Media.
If you are covering the event for print or broadcast purposes, contact Lindsey at email@example.com for entrance information. Media persons must be registered for the early entry. Your media pass will allow entry to the Grand Opening.
Green Tie Gala Information
Beverage & wine armband advance purchase is available, Click Here. Chef Jim Shirley is making it easy for your to enjoy top shelf brands.
There is currently a wait list for tickets to the Green Tie Gala. Call Debi Burdeshaw for more information (850) 785-5206An elegant Green Tie Dinner Party celebrating the Grand Opening of Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport featuring dinner by award-winning Chef Jim Shirley. The evening’s menu highlights the ecological diversity and sustainable bounty of Northwest Florida, and features fresh Gulf seafood as well as vegetables grown on nearby farms such as Moonlight Micro-Farm and Dragonfly Farm, milk and cheese from Ocheesee Creamery, and free-range eggs and chicken from Twin Oaks Farm.
Should seafood or shellfish be an issue for you or you have other dietary concerns, please, advise Crystal at (850) 215-3755. We will make every effort to accommodate special requests.
**Current Sponsor Information: Event Details Click Here
Walbridge Aldinger Co.
Harrison, Sale, McCloy, Duncan & Jackson
Jones Lang LaSalle
Panama City Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau
William G. Harrison, Jr.
Bay County Chamber of Commerce
Bay County Economic Development Alliance
Beaches of South Walton Tourist Development Council
Bill Cramer Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC
Florida's Great Northwest
GAC Contractors, Inc.
The Glass Center, Inc,
Gulf Coast Workforce Board
Gulf Power Company
Infrastructure Management Group
Innovations Federal Credit Union
Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.
Lou Hammond & Associates
Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce
Ricondo & Associates, Inc.
Sheltair Panama City, LLC
Sterling Resorts/Laketown Wharf
The Glass Center
UDT Fabrication & Prototyping
Walton Area Chamber of Commerce
Community Grand Opening
Saturday, May 22
Bay County Chamber of Commerce – Downtown, 235 West 5th Street
Panama City Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau – 17001 Panama City Beach Parkway
Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce – 309 Richard Jackson Blvd.
Mexico Beach CDC – 102 Canal Parkway, Mexico Beach
Walton County Chamber of Commerce – 63 South Centre Trail, Santa Rosa Beach
Beaches of South Walton – 25777 Hwy 331 South
Click on printable PDF below for free parking pass for Saturday, May 22 - Place on auto dashboard while at event