Halloween Fest at The Market is a free, family-friendly event presented by The Historic St. Andrews Waterfront Partnership as a special market expansion on Oct. 26 from 9am to 1pm. There will be traditional children’s activities, including a Trick-or-Treat trail, face painting, Chalk on the Walk, pumpkin painting, and lots of other children’s Halloween crafts and activities. Also, you won’t want to miss the Witches of St. Andrews bike parade at 10am.

Join us for Dancing and Costume Contests on the front porch of The Shrimp Boat Restaurant:
Julie’s Dance Studio to lead Halloween/Thriller Dance at 10:30am
Children’s costume contest at 11:00am
Pet costume contest at 11:15am
Adult’s costume contest at 11:30am
Dance Life to lead more Halloween Dancing at noon

Join us for a “Spirit” haunt, St. Andrews style, at all your favorite St. Andrews bars and restaurants. Purchase our Book of Spells containing the “spirit” recipes offered at all the Haunt stops. Follow the recipes and you will no doubt have a Halloween to remember. Dress in costume for chances to win costume contests and door prizes while you enjoy fantastic deals available only to holders of the Book of Spells, which will go on sale for $10 each, Oct. 18, at the Panama City Publishing Museum, open Tuesday-Friday 1-5:30 and Saturdays 10am-3pm.

The fun begins with a Spirit Crawl/Halloween march down Bayview Avenue beginning at 6:30pm to kick off the night. So wear your best Halloween get-up and come join the party in St. Andrews. We’ll start gathering at 6pm in front of the Shrimp Boat Restaurant on Beck Ave. for fun and drinks to get things started before the Spirit Crawl that will end at Alice’s on Bayview with a costume contest.

Bars on the Bar Haunt route include:
Alice’s on Bayview
Barefoot on the Bay
Copper Tap Grille
Enzo’s Pizza and Grill
House of Bourbon
Little Village
Los Antojitos Mexican Restaurant
St. Andrews Slice House
The Salty Hobo
Salty Oak Brewing Co.
Shrimp Boat Restaurant

Guided Walking Tour

Historic St. Andrews

Enjoy a free, guided tour of Historic St. Andrews. Come to the Publishing Museum (1134 Beck Ave.) on Wednesday or Friday at 1:30pm. For a self-guided audio tour, click here.


Historic St. Andrews


Download this free app on your smart phone to take a self-guided walking tour to explore the rich heritage of Historic St. Andrews.

This app is part of a statewide digital network of walking tours created by the Florida Humanities Council Florida Stories program, sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Annual events in St. Andrews

  • January (first Saturday): Christmas Village take down in Oaks by the Bay Park
  • February (4th Saturday): Salty Dog Day
  • February: Mardi Gras (put on by Krewe of St. Andrews)
  • March 14: Pi Day, Publishing Museum sells slices of pie for $3.14 each, free coffee with each slice.
  • March: St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl, usually on Saturday closest to Mar. 17
  • March/April: Easter egg hunt in Oaks by the Bay Park (put on by Krewe of St. Andrews)
  • April: Blessing of the Fleet (put on by Second Chance) and Sock Burning (put on by Floriopolis)
  • April: Poem in Your Pocket Day
  • August (last Saturday): Play Music on the Porch
  • September (first Friday): Art Break Day (put on by Floriopolis)
  • September: Museum Day
  • October: Trick-or-Treat Trail
  • October: Spirits of St. Andrews Bar Haunt
  • November: NaNoWriMo
  • November (4th Saturday): Christmas Village set up in Oaks by the Bay Park
  • November: Small Business Saturday, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, extended hours at the Market
  • December (first Saturday): Christmas theme TBD by St. Andrews merchants, extended hours every Friday in December.

Dark Water: Art Works by Tesa Burch

The Panama City Publishing Co. Museum presents an exhibit of work by a local artist Tesa Burch entitled “Dark Water,” a series of letterpress plates printed at the Panama City Publishing Co. Museum, along with original works. An opening reception for the exhibit is scheduled 4-7 p.m., Sept. 7, at The Panama City Publishing Co. Museum with music provided by Freaky Teeth. The public is welcome.

About the Artist:

Burch was born Oct. 25, 1984 in Panama City, Fla., where she currently resides and works. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the University of West Florida in Pensacola, and her work explores formal abstraction and figure study. She works in a variety of media, including paint and found objects. Some of her most preferred collage media are taxidermy and vintage objects and fabrics. “I like to illustrate southern themes and romance, both their successes and failures,” she said. “My favorite color is shiny.”

Her painting and collage work explores themes of love, misunderstanding and angst. However, sometimes it is just an exploration of different and experimental media. She uses materials varying from the traditional to the rare and odd. Burch is a director at City Arts Cooperative, where her work is on display.

Burch has curated and exhibited in local arts exhibits, including TB/SB Peek Experience, Beach Goth Art Show, Maker’s Marks, I’m Not Going Anywhere, and Kiss Me. All of these shows were hosted in Downtown Panama City and included local artists and musicians. Burch is a 5th generation Bay County, Fla. resident, a First Family of Bay County Pioneer and graduate of the Bay High School.

“Dark Water: Art Works by Tesa Burch” will remain on display throughout September and October at The Panama City Publishing Co. Museum. The museum is open to the public, Tuesdays-Fridays from 1 to 5:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.

VISIT US at the Panama City Publishing Co. Museum:
1134 Beck Avenue
Panama City, Florida 32401