GFWC Panama City

Spring Festival - 40th Anniversary!

The first Spring Festival of the Arts was held on March 29, 1968 at McKenzie Park for one day only and raised $450. The original focus of the festival was to introduce art to the children in our community. It has now grown into a 3-day event and raised over $23,000 in the year 2006.

Spring Festival is held the first weekend of May each year. An early shopping opportunity is held Friday night and includes a silent auction. Then Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm there is shopping, entertainment, and free art activities for children. P.C. Juniors host more than 100 artists as well as numerous food vendors. We also have a signature T-shirt designed each year by a local artist, and these are sold to the public. The weekend is full of entertainment present on the gazebo stage ranging from dance troupes to college bands.

P.C. Juniors also host the Children's Art Experience located under a large tent at the front of the park. It has FREE art projects for children to make, enjoy and take home. The Children's Art Market is also located under this tent. The Market is full of art donated by the artists. All items are priced at $5 or less. The children are allowed to shop (without parents) with a P.C. Junior to purchase a gift for themselves or possibly a parent since Mother's Day is soon to come.

P.C. Juniors donate all proceeds from the Spring Festival of the Arts to local charities and community projects. It is our only fundraiser and we have come to thoroughly enjoy working hand in hand with everyone for the past 39 years. If you are ever in our area the first weekend in May, we invite you to come and experience THE SPRING FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS.

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