08 3 / 2014
2014 CAA Basketball Championship
Come check out the 2014 Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Basketball Championship, a 4-day event, in Baltimore, March 7th-March 10th. The games will be held at the Baltimore Arena in the Inner Harbor. You can see some of your favorite collegiate teams in action, including UNCW, Hofstra, Northeastern, Delaware, Drexel, JMU, Towson, Charleston, and William & Mary. The champion will receive an automatic bid to the 2014 NCAA Tournament. While you’re making your CAA Championship game plans, be sure to reserve your guaranteed parking now, as parking will be limited and hard to find with heavy traffic.
The CAA Championship Schedule:
Friday, March 7
Game 1: #9 UNCW vs #8 Hofstra - 7:00pm
Saturday, March 8
Game 2: Winner Game 1 vs #1 Delaware - 12:00pm
Game 3: #5 Northeastern vs # Drexel - 2:30pm
Game 4: #7 JMU vs #2 Towson - 6:00pm
Game 5: #6 Charleston vs #3 William & Mary - 8:30pm
Sunday, March 9
Game 6: Winner Game 2 vs Winner Game 3 - 2:30pm
Game 7: Winner Game 4 vs Winner Game 5 - 5:00pm
Monday, March 10
Game 8: Winner Game 6 vs Winner Game 7 - 7:00pm
04 3 / 2014
Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con 2014
We are very excited to announce our partnership with the Wizard World Comic Con at Sacramento. Held at the Sacramento Convention Center on 3/7/2014 - 3/9/2014, the Comic Con will bring tens of thousands of fans to celebrate the best in pop culture.
The Wizard World Comic Con is packing is some of the most exciting programming for the Sacramento Comic Con. Most programming is free with the admission wristband. On March 7th and 8th, don’t miss out on the Wizard World Film Festival starting at 5 PM. Enjoy the exciting independent film, exclusive photo ops as well as the award ceremony for the latest in independent film.
On Saturday, visit your childhood hero, Jason David Frank, the original Green Power Ranger. There will be a special audience Q&A session on Saturday! James Masters, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, will also hold a one-on-one session at 4 PM. Another can’t-miss programming is the one-on-one with William Shatner. Other featured guests include Comic Book legend Stan Lee, Chris Hemsworth, and Normdan Reedus from the “Walking Dead”. Click here to check programming schedule as well as details on special guests
Tips for a successful Sacramento Comic Con:
- Buy your ticket in advance as the line to buy tickets at the door will be incredibly long and you may miss out on pre-order discounts or incentives
- Your admission is good for the whole day! You can exit and re-enter
- All tickets are non-refundable but someone else may use the ticket if you wish
- Each adult ticket comes with two free children’s tickets for children 10 and under
Official Parking for Wizard World Comic Con
To relieve parking and traffic congestion around the Sacramento Convention Center, the Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento has partnered with Parking Panda to provide parking reservations for attendees. Space is extremely limited and locations are selling out already so be sure to purchase your official parking reservation now! Single Day passes and Multi-day passes are available to make your parking experience as easy and seamless as possible.
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27 2 / 2014
Philadelphia Flower Show
The Philadelphia Horticultural Society will be hosting the Philadelphia Flower Show at the convention center beginning Saturday, March 1st. The annual event is the oldest and largest flower show, world wide. Doors will open to non-PHS members 3/1 and the show will run through 3/9. That is plenty of time for you to get to the convention center and see the most beautiful collection of flowers, in one space, all year long.
The Philadelphia Horticultural Society has provided a list of helpful suggestions for event attendees and we wanted to share them with you, as well, so you can prepare for your visit:
Dress for the occasion.
There’s a lot to see, so comfortable shoes are a must. Dress in layers as it can get chilly on the Show floor.
Jot down the name of plants you like or the contact information of exhibitors, or snap a photo of your favorite exhibits.
If you are a PHS member, bring your Membership ID, which entitles you to discounts at the Flower Show Store and other retail locations.
Plan the day.
Check the schedule of events on the Flower Show App, website, or upon arrival at the Convention Center. There are lectures, demonstrations, culinary displays, book signings, and more that you don’t want to miss.
Make a shopping list.
The Flower Show is a shopper’s paradise. Think ahead to spring and what you might want for the months ahead. Throwing a party? Planning a garden bed? Considering a new hobby? Redecorating a room? Chances are the things you need can be found on the Show floor.
The other important part of the show to plan for is your parking for the event. There is plenty of parking available right around the Philadelphia Convention Center. Make your 100% guaranteed parking reservation, now, and have one less thing to worry about when you arrive.
20 2 / 2014
Mardi Gras 2014
The Big Easy will come alive with more than 50 Mardi Gras parades all over the city from Feb. 15th to March 4th, Fat Tuesday. Visitors can expect an exciting array of shows and events including a U.S. Navy warship, the USS Manhan, a 505-foot long Arleigh Burke-class destroyer. USS Manhan will arrive on Feb. 28 and depart March 5th. If you are planning on attending one of many parades and events, don’t forget to deck out in the official Mardi Gras colors: purple (justice), gold (power), and green (faith).
The two super parades will be held the weekend before Fat Tuesday. The Endymion and Bacchus parades will feature a combined total of more than 70 floats, 60 marching bands, and 200,000 beads! For more information on the Mardi Gras Parade Schedule, click here.
Parking for Mardi Gras
Visitors can expect heavy traffic and crowds leading up to Fat Tuesday in the French Quarter area. To avoid driving in circles for those rare open parking spots, reserve your space ahead of time with Parking Panda. There are lots just steps away from Canal Street in the French Quarter as well as in less-congested nearby neighborhoods such as the Central Business District. Parking spots are extremely limited so reserve today!
14 2 / 2014
Baltimore Restaurant Week
Baltimore Restaurant Week returns starting 2/16 and will go through 2/23. Restaurants around town restaurants will offer three-course fixed-price dinner options between $20-$30. Some will have two-course brunch and lunch options available for $15. Click here to check out which of your favorite restaurants (or the ones you’ve been dying to try) are participating.
Restaurant Week is only here 2 times each year, once in the winter and once in the summer. Make sure you don’t miss a chance for awesome deals and delicious meals. Just make sure to bring your appetite!
Don’t forget the other important reservation…your guaranteed parking reservation. While you’re firming up plans for a delicious night, be sure to make your reservation for parking now and check that off your list of things to plan for ahead of time!
Enjoy the best Baltimore has to offer at an unbelievable price!
13 2 / 2014
Fall in Love with Parking Panda
To show our appreciation for our customers, both old and new, we are happy to announce our Valentine’s Day Promotion! From February 14th-16th, take 14% off your guaranteed parking reservation in over 40 cities.
Click here to reserve parking now and don’t forget to check out some of our most popular cities:
06 2 / 2014
2014 Motor Trend International Auto Show - Baltimore
The Motor Trend International Auto Show returns to Baltimore, this weekend only. The show will begin Thursday, 2/6 and run through Sunday, 2/9 at the Baltimore Convention Center.
Over the course of the weekend there will be plenty of awesome things to see and do. Each day some of your favorite car makers will showcase different vehicles for visitors to check out. Fans can look forward to getting the first glimpse of future models as different makers will display 2015 models and cars in pre-production. A wide range of cars will be in presence from luxury and exotic cars presented by duPont Registry Live to customized and antique vehicles. Don’t forget Hank the Ford Robot will be at the show entertaining the crowds! For a family-centered outing, attend the show on Family Day on Sunday where kids can meet Spider-Man and Iron Man.
Visit the Motor Trend International Auto Show site for additional ticket and show information. Make sure to purchase your guaranteed parking for the show now while the best locations and rates are still available!
04 2 / 2014
Berklee Performance Center in February
Located in the Boston’s historic Back Bay, the Berklee Performance Center is gearing up for a busy month with performances ranging from original jazz compositions to Grammy Award-winning gospel and Broadway tunes. Continue reading to learn more about the prestigious concert hall and the upcoming BPC events.
Berklee Performance Center
Free events in February include performances by Inna Dudukina and the Argentine duo, Tomas Latorre and Jacinta Clusellas. On February 4th, the jazz singer, Inna Dudukina, will perform the music of Burt Bacharach, Carl Fisher, among others, and feature Middle Eastern instruments and sounds. On February 11th, the composers from Argentina will perform original compositions in the style of Argentine folk, South American fusion, and jazz.
You won’t want to miss the Newport Jazz Festival on February 13th. Tickets range from $44-$60. Headliners include Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, and more. The 60th year of the Newport Jazz Festival is sure to be a hit!
BCP will be the home of the Northeast Quarterfinal of the International Championship of Collegiate A Capella on February 15th. Student a cappella groups from Boston University, Wheaton College, Harvard University, and more will gather to see who will advance in this international tournament of student a cappella singing. Advanced ticket sales are available here.
Parking Panda at the BPC
With over 200 events each year, the BCP is centrally located in the Back Bay neighborhood within walking distance of Fenway Park and the Prudential Center. It is the home of Singers Showcase and the International Folk Festival among other large festivals and events. The theatre seats 1,215 and serves as a cultural and historical point of interest, hosting internationally-acclaimed musical and cultural icons each year.
Parking Panda offers parking options starting just steps away from the Berklee Performance Center. Reservations are available by clicking here.
30 1 / 2014
Rock’n’Roll Marathon New Orleans
The 5th Annual Rock’N’Roll Marathon New Orleans returns this February. The marathon, half-marathon, and the 2-person relay kick off at 7 AM on February 2nd. As the official parking partner of Rock’n’Roll Marathon New Orleans, Parking Panda is proud to present more than 20 parking locations near the excitement of the start line!
Before the Race: For runners and spectators, stop by the Health and Fitness Expo on January 31st and February 1st to discover the newest technology in the world of running as well as free samples and gear from 60+ exhibitors. Keep in mind that this is the only time and location that runners can pick up their race number, gear bag, and t-shirt. The Expo will be held at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center (Hall J) from 1-7 PM on Friday and from 9-5 PM on Saturday.
Race Day: Every Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon is designed to showcase the beauty of each city. In New Orleans, the course will feature the historic French Quarter and the famous streetcar line to Audubon Park among others. The race course starts in the heart of Central Business District at below sea level and traverses through the French Quarter and finishes in City Park. Touted as one of the best race send-offs, spectators and live music will cheer on the race runners at the start line. The sounds accompanying the start-line won’t simmer as there will be live music from local bands at every mile. It may be best to arrive early as rolling street closures will be in effect as the race progresses throughout the day.
Inside City Park, athletes and visitors will be treated to a classic New Orleans party scene featuring local foods, drinks, and, of course, live music. Runners and spectators can look forward to Marc Broussard and Rebirth Brass Band to headline the post-race party.
For more information, read the Pre-Race Survival Guide here
Official Parking Panda Reservations
Official parking options are available just steps away from the Start Line starting at $13.00! Check out rest of the options here. Whether you are running the race or cheering on the runners and enjoying the scene, make sure to reserve official parking passes to ensure that you’re closest to the action as possible!
28 1 / 2014
Super Bowl XLVIII: Everything You Need to Prepare for Gameday!
It’s that time of year! Super Bowl XLVIII is on Sunday and Parking Panda wants to make sure you have the most up-to-date and important information regarding Gameday. Check out the Metlife Stadium Do’s and Don’ts, the current weather forecast, some fun facts about the teams and, of course, your parking options for the game.
The Stadium: Kickoff is at 6:25 p.m. (EST). MetLife Stadium will be opening the gates at 2 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday. Security will be on high alert and present at all entry points. No outside food or beverage will be allowed in but there will be options for food and beverage (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) available once in the stadium. Officially licensed Super Bowl XLVIII merchandise will also be available for purchase inside MetLife Stadium on Gameday. The NFL strongly encourages fans to not bring in bags of any type to the game, but the types that will be allowed in are bags that are clear, plastic, vinyl or PVC and are no bigger than 12” x 6” x 12” or a one-gallon clear plastic freezer bag, as well as, small clutch bags, 4.5” x 6.5” in addition to one of the clear plastic options (note, the stadium will not provide any plastic bags). No signs that can obstruct others’ view of the game will be allowed in the stadium. Because it will be cold, fans will be allowed one blanket. Make sure to prepare for cold conditions, wear layers, hats, scarves, gloves, and a heavy coat. Stay hydrated, take in food and drink responsibly. More information is provided here.
Weather: According to http://www.weather.com the current forecast for Sunday is a high of 37 degrees and a low of 24 degrees. It is slated to be one of the coldest Super Bowls in history. Again, stay warm, bundle up, you can always take the layers off if you’re too hot!
The Fun Stuff: This will be the second Super Bowl for the Seahawks and number seven for the Broncos. Denver is considered the home team and will be wearing orange (we’re a little biased but it’s our favorite color). The Halftime performer is Bruno Mars and will include an appearance by the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the National Anthem will be performed by opera singer Renee Fleming. Denver will be flying in its living mascot- a horse named Thunder and while we’re not sure if Taima the Hawk will lead the the Seahawks out of the tunnel for the game as he has all season, did you know that “Taima” actually means thunder? Great minds think alike!
Parking: Parking will be limited on Gameday and permits are required. Make sure to reserve all your Super Bowl parking (including for RVs) through Parking Panda in advance. Don’t be stuck driving around searching for lots that aren’t full!
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From all of us at Parking Panda, we can’t wait to see who is holding up the Vince Lombardi trophy on Sunday night!