PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. — The city of Panama City Beach announced Pier Park Drive will be closed many times throughout Summer of 2019.
The Panama City Beach City Council recently approved the temporary closure of portions of roads in Pier Park on several upcoming Sunday afternoons during June and July.
The closures allow room for the traditional parade of athletes of the teams competing in tournaments at Frank Brown Park.
The Grand Slam Baseball World Series tournament opening ceremony parades are scheduled for June 23, June 30 and July 21.
The USFA Fastpitch World Series of Softball tournament opening ceremony parades are set for July 7 and July 14.
The parades kick off the start of the week-long baseball and softball tournaments where athletes from throughout the country travel to Panama City Beach to play.
The parades necessitate the closure of portions of Pier Park Drive, L.C. Hilton Drive, Sea Monkey Way, and the Longboard Way.
The closures are from 4-5:30 p.m. Traffic is rerouted during the parades.