Under the Big Top
Celebrate 130 years of Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars with performances this weekend at Frank Brown Park. The special shows reprise legendary circus acts along with cirque nouveau artists. See Mexico's Angels in the Air, circus daredevils in the ThunderDome, the Clow Crew, elephants, acrobats, tigers, and The Human Cannonball fired at every show.
The eighth annual Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach - the world's first projection art festival on Scenic Highway 30A - will take place over three summer evenings beginning Thursday, June 4, through Saturday, June 6. Tickets for Digital Graffiti, named one of the must-not miss "52 Amazing Weekends" by Florida Travel and Life magazine, will go on sale in March at DigitalGraffiti.com.
Daughtry is coming to the Marina Civic Center on Nov. 15. A tailgate party in the parking lot will precede the 8 p.m. show. The founder of Daughtry, Chris Daughtry, was a finalist in the fifth season of "American Idol" in 2006 and has become the third most successful "American Idol" contestant in terms of record sales. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 26, from Hess Entertainment.
The comedian/actor will come to the Panama City Marina Civic Center stage on Dec. 12. Get tickets.
Award of Excellence
Fish Out of Water, a Florida Trend Golden Spoon Award winning-restaurant at WaterColor Inn and Resort, has received the 2014 Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine. On Aug. 19 in celebration of receiving the award, Fish Out of Water is offering a complimentary glass of select wine with each entree purchased when guests mention the award.
Certified for Good Works
Amavida Coffee & Tea has been recognized as a "B Corporation," for its high standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. Fewer than 1,000 companies in 32 countries have achieved the ranking. Specializing in organic and fair trade coffee, the company has an import and roasting operation in Panama City Beach and cafes in Panama City, Rosemary Beach and Seaside.
'Great Russian Nutcracker'
Tickets are on sale for Moscow Ballet's "Great Russian Nutcracker" returning to the Panama City Marina Civic Center at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 26.
USA TODAY lists Panama City Beach as one of the best places to watch the sun set over the Gulf of Mexico.
Best Beach on Earth?
The readers of Travel+Leisure magazine voted Seaside one of the best beaches on the planet, ranking the original "new urbanist" community on Scenic 30A as No. 1 for families.