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Wrap up the year with the best softball, New Year’s celebrations and family vacation destination!

Held at the beautiful, Frank Brown Park from December 27, 2021-January 1, 2022, this 5-game guarantee tournament is packed for fun for teams from 12u up to 18u!

When teams are not battling it out on the field, families are invited to join the SoftballFest crew to ring in the New Year at the Panama City Beach Pier for the annual Beach Ball Drop Party on December 31!

Event Schedule

Event Details

  • December 27, 2021-January 1, 2022 at Frank Brown Park
  • 5 game guaranteed
  • Ages 12U-18U
  • Beach Ball Drop party, a family and kid friendly New Year’s Eve annual tradition on the pier
  • Championship Rings and Other Awards
  • Some of the world’s most beautiful beaches

About the Beach Ball Drop Party

Exciting party
Panama City Beach

At 8:00 p.m. visitors young and old will want to make their way down S Pier Park Drive. “Ten…Nine…Eight…” When the crowd finishes their countdown, it’s time for the city’s first Beach Ball Drop of the evening, with 10,000 inflated beach balls descending from above, floating down on the festival goers below, followed by the first round of fireworks over Panama City Beach!

As the clock ticks closer toward midnight Celebration Tower becomes the epicenter of the festivities. Opened in 2016, Panama City Beach’s tower is ten feet taller than the pole on One Times Square in Manhattan (and much closer to white sand beaches and the region’s best sport fishing, too!). Atop Celebration Tower sits what is surely one of the world’s largest beach balls—nearly ten feet in diameter!—and the key to the most unique New Year’s tradition anywhere along Florida’s coast. The giant beach ball descends further down Celebration Tower with each tick of the clock until it reaches the bottom, signaling the New Year. It’s also the cue for a second round of fireworks, launched from the end of Russell-Fields Pier, to begin igniting in the sky over Panama City Beach, home of “The World’s Most Beautiful Beaches.”

Frank Brown Park

Softball diamond at night

Frank Brown Park, the premiere facility for Panama City Beach sports, encompasses over 200 acres and offers something for everyone:

  • 9 full-size softball diamonds
  • 8 batting cages
  • Scenic boardwalk
  • Lounging pavilions
  • Lighted fields
  • Scoreboards on each field
  • Concession areas onsite
Map of the venue

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