Pirate Festival, Camp Helen Fall Festival Canceled

Panama City Beach, Fla. - Two local events set for this weekend were canceled Friday because of Tropical Storm Nate. A third event, Oktoberfest in Panama City, was postponed. 

The Fall Festival at Camp Helen State Park set for Saturday is canceled. Also, the Panama City Beach Tourism Development Council canceled the Saturday events for the Pirates of the High Seas Festival. Events will go on as planned Friday night.   

"Due to potential impacts of Tropical Storm Nate, it is with an abundance of caution that we have decided to cancel Saturday and Sunday’s activities at Pirates of the High Seas fest. Friday’s activities will continue as planned," officials wrote in a news release. "The safety of our visitors, local residents and employees is our top priority and we look forward to welcoming back the Pirates of the High Seas fest next year. Even though a direct hit from this weather system is unlikely, we will be prepared for any possible effects and closely track all further developments."

And, Panama City's Oktoberfest was postponed to October 21. 

News 13 will keep you updated with any more cancellations as they become available. 



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