City of Lynn Haven Celebrates Black History Month with Vibrant Events

Community Event


The City of Lynn Haven is proud to announce a series of events in honor of Black History Month, embracing the 2024 theme: “African Americans and the Arts.” These events aim to celebrate the rich cultural contributions of the African American community.
The city is kicking off the month with a display of light pole banners to highlight prominent local and national African American leaders who influenced our nation and community. The banners will be displayed during February throughout Sharon Sheffield Park.
We invite the community to join us on Friday, February 2nd, at 5:30 PM for a captivating outdoor screening of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” under the stars at Sharon Sheffield Park. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy complimentary popcorn and drinks, while supplies last.
Immerse yourself in the creativity of local black artists at our Art Showcase Night on February 13th from 5:00 – 7:00 PM in the Lynn Haven City Hall Chambers. Renowned motivational speaker and Panama City native, Willie Spears will share insights into the history of Hawk Massalina at 5:30 PM. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore collections of diverse and talented artists, who contribute to the vibrant tapestry of our community.
Be sure to come out for a closing reception to Black History Month on February 27th, where artwork from local students will be displayed throughout the City Hall Chambers. The students’ work will reflect the 2024 theme. The artwork will be available on display from February 23rd -27th. The closing reception will begin at 3:45 PM and the awards will be presented at 4:30 PM.
These events promise to be a celebration of diversity, culture, and the impact of African Americans and the Arts. The City of Lynn Haven invites everyone to participate in these meaningful occasions throughout February, City Manager Vickie Gainer states, “We are proud to continue this tradition for its sixth year. We are excited to host the many Black History Month events for the public to
enjoy all month long. These events are a time for our community to come together and recognize artistic talent that African Americans have contributed to our area and beyond.”

For any questions on the upcoming Black History Month events please contact the Marketing & Communications Department at [email protected], or visit
Ebonee Burrell, Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (850) 774-8620
Blair Jennings, Marketing and Communications Manager
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (850) 265 – 2121 Ext. 2141