Hotel and Venue

Host Hotel

Laketown Wharf Resort
9902 S. Thomas Drive
Panama City Beach FL
(850) 563-3000

For the best Panama City Beach resort accommodations and value, Laketown Wharf is your gateway to fun. Laketown Wharf is resides between an expansive private lake and the Gulf of Mexico right in the heart of Panama City Beach’s best dining, shopping, and entertainment opportunities. Whether you’re booking a family vacation or a relaxing coastal retreat, Laketown Wharf has all the amenities and activities suited to fit your needs.

Event Venue

Helen Blackburn Auditorium
550 Alf Colman Road
Panama City Beach, FL 32408

The fully equipped 1000-seat theatre has great lighting, sound and acoustics—and is the largest stage in the area. It is the perfect venue for this type of entertainment and competition. Parking for this facilities is available in the direct surrounding parking lots.

Directions to Event

Directions From I-10 (toward Panama City):

Take exit 120 for FL-77 toward Panama City/Chipley.

Continue on FL-77 S. Take State Hwy 388 to Alf Coleman Rd in Bay County.

Turn left onto FL-77 S (signs for Panama City).

Turn right onto State Hwy 388.

Turn left onto FL-79 S.

Slight left onto Bay Pkwy.

Continue onto Pier Park Dr.

Turn left onto US-98 E/Back Beach Rd/Panama City Beach Pkwy.

Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Alf Coleman Rd.

Arrive at Arnold High School (Helen Blackburn Auditorium).

Send Message


Please be sure to mail all entry forms and fees to:


NPC RipTide Classic
103 Rose Coral Drive
Panama City Beach, FL 32408
Attn: RipTide Classic Registration

*** PLEASE NOTE: Make all checks payable to “RipTide Classic"

For further information including athlete questions, ticket sales, venue location, sponsorship and booth opportunities, please send a message or call:

Mike McKinney (Primary Contact)
850.527.4479

Vic Sellers (Optional Contact)
850.541.2511