The hotly anticipated Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam coming to Panama City Beach in September finally announced the headliners! This great CMT Article sums up the exciting news.
“Carrie Underwood was in New Orleans over the weekend for some Mardi Gras festivities. Later this year, she’ll have the opportunity to put her toes in the water at Panama City Beach, Fla.
PCB has seemingly long belonged to Luke Bryan and his super-fun annual spring break antics, and Underwood will be heading to the white sands over Labor Day weekend. Dierks Bentley and Blake Shelton will join her as headliners at the second annual Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam.”
We are so excited to be a Preferred Lodging Sponsor for this great event. We are offering preferred lodging packages and are conveniently located to the events. Call (888) 974-8615 to book your Gulf Coast Jam package today.
The Panama City Beach Mardi Gras and Music Festival is a two day festival and parade as the Krewe of Dominique Youx celebrates the season. The festivities begin Friday in the heart of Pier Park for one of the most fabulous Mardi Gras events around!
Friday, February 28, starts with the Mardi Gras Kidz Zone, float tours, Fat Tuesday Street Fair, performance by Zydeco Zoo, float christening, and of course a 2nd line parade leading to the free concert featuring Dr. John & The Nite Trippers at Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater! The international music legend brings his New Orleans iconic show that has earned him 6 Grammy Awards and an induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to Panama City Beach. Don’t miss out on this concert as he performs the greats such as “Right Place Wrong Time”.
Saturday, March 1, includes the Mardi Gras Kidz Zone, Fat Tuesday Street Fair, kids & adult costume contest, Mardi Gras Kidz Parade, Mardi Gras Parade, and entertainment throughout the day. Entertainers are Tony Vegas, John Lisi & The Delta Funk, and headliner, The Wild Magnolias! Come out and enjoy the weekend with some New Orleans flair!
Friday, Feb. 28 – Schedule
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm Mardi Gras Kidz Zone
4:00 pm to 6:15 pm Float Tours & Royalty Tent
4:00 pm to 10:00 pm Fat Tuesday Street Fair
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm Zydeco Zoo (Pier Park Stage)
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm 2nd Line Parade leading to Amphitheater / Dr. John Concert with special guest Heat & The Zydeco Gents / KoDY New Float Christening
7:30 pm to 10:00 pm Entertainment (Dr. John) (Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater)
Saturday, Mar. 1 – Schedule
8:00 am to 10:00 am Mardi Gras 5K Run (Frank Brown Park)
10:00 am to 10:00 pm Fat Tuesday Street Fair
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Mardi Gras Kidz Zone
12:30 pm to 1:00 pm Mardi Gras Kidz Costume Contest
1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Mardi Gras Adult Costume Contest
2:00 pm to 3:15 pm Mardi Gras Kidz Parade – Towne Center
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm Tony Vegas Blues Review – Pier Park Stage
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm John Lisi & Delta Funk – Pier Park Stage
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Main Parade
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm The Wild Magnolias – Pier Park Stage
9:00 pm to 9:15 pm Fireworks
9:15 pm to 9:45 pm The Wild Magnolias Encore – Pier Park Stage
Miracle Strip @ Pier Park opened in 2009 on a little over an acre in Pier Park. It soon became a favorite a popular spot for tourists and locals. In April 2014, Miracle Strip @ Pier Park will be opening at their new location. Don’t worry though, they aren’t going too far. It will still be located in Pier Park, just a little further down the road. Mike from NewsPlusNotes spoke with Jenny and Teddy Meeks, owners of Miracle Strip @ Pier Park, regarding their exciting start to 2014.
Jenny said, “At this park we will be offering all of the things that we have been missing due to limitations and out-growing the property we were on for 5 years: great food, fun games, more thrilling rides, a water play area in which to cool down, and beautiful trees to give much needed shade.”
She added, “The park will have meandering walkways among beautiful landscaping and flowers, with touches of artwork and decoration here and there amidst the lights, smells, and sounds of a park from yesteryear.”
We can’t wait to see the new Miracle Strip @ Pier Park. Tourists will love the family friendly atmosphere and it is sure to be a favorite spot for many years to come. For more information regarding Miracle Strip @ Pier Park’s promising future, read the rest of the article here: A Detailed Look at the New Miracle Strip @ Pier Park – Opening April 2014
During the spring, cool mornings warm up into temperate days and it’s easy to relax and unwind. This spring break, you can have a ball at Laketown Wharf with our great rates! You can stay in the heart of the action at Laketown Wharf because we’re conveniently located to shopping, restaurants, and events. Call 877-250-7745 to find out more details about our spring break special.
Save the date for the Laketown Wharf Winter Resident Open House – Wednesday, Jan. 29th from 1pm-4pm! Experience an afternoon of food, fun and festivities at Laketown Wharf. The open house will feature exclusive monthly rates, property tours and prizes. After the Open House, join us for the 50s Sock Hop from 4pm-7pm featuring the popular DJ Jim Lawson!
Join us after the Winter Resident Open House for the 50s Sock Hop from 4pm-7pm featuring the popular DJ Jim Lawson! There will be lots of food, fun, and festivities.
Make New Year’s Eve a night to remember as you celebrate with Laketown Wharf and enjoy the annual Panama City Beach Ball Drop at Pier Park. Our New Year’s Eve Package includes accommodations starting at $99/night, complimentary bottle of champagne, 12pm late check out, and FREE shuttle service to Pier Park for the beach ball drop.
Live entertainment will be provided by The Barry Fish Band, known for their renditions of popular tunes from the ‘80s and ‘90s. Ahead of the family-friendly beach ball drop, Alex Angelo will entertain families with an interactive set and lead the crowd in the first countdown of the evening. At 8 p.m., local dignitaries will release 10,000 inflated beach balls along Pier Park’s beachfront boardwalk. This awe-inspiring activity, heralded as the nation’s only family beach ball drop, will be followed by a dazzling fireworks display.
At 8:30 p.m., the official Countdown Celebration will begin with live musical performances by Heritage, a popular local reggae-rock band that has been spreading love with original, one of kind songs since they began touring in 2009. At 10:15 p.m., The Rupert’s Orchestra, will take the stage where they’ll bring down the ‘pier’ performing a dynamic mix of current Top 40 hits, classic rock favorites and more.
Just before midnight, attendees will countdown to 2014 as an 800 pound LED lighted beach ball descends nearly 100 feet. This symbolic occasion will be followed by a stunning, second fireworks display.
If thoughts of a Florida getaway this winter are on your shopping list, look no further than Laketown Wharf’s exclusive, once-a-year Black Friday rates to enjoy a beach getaway in the new year. Book your reservations on Friday, November 29th right from the comfort of your home by computer or telephone.The 24-hour Black Friday Sale begins on Friday, Nov. 29 at 12:00 a.m./Central. Travelers have until midnight to book Laketown Wharf’s exclusive rates for stays through Dec. 31, 2014 in a one-bedroom condominium right on the Gulf of Mexico.
Laketown Wharf’s premier vacation resort units feature full kitchens, upscale amenities, private balconies, and spacious living and dining areas – perfect for growing families.
Visitors can reserve toll-free by calling 1-855-683-4099 until midnight on Black Friday, Nov. 29. This offer is available at select Sterling Resorts properties. Blackout dates are May 24 – August 16, 2013, some restrictions may apply and all reservations will be based on promotional availability.
ZooBoo at ZooWorld is designed to provide a safe environment for Trick-or-Treating and includes a costume contest for all ages. For the safety of the animals, many will be put up for the night, however there will still be some on display.
Kids crafts, costume contest, and more at Pier Park!