Lindsay Lohan, Hayden Panettiere and Diddy descend on Florida for football festivities
PEOPLE presents the ultimate preview of the biggest bashes before Sunday’s match between the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers:
Rihanna, Fall Out Boy and Iglesias rock out at the Pepsi Smash Super Bowl concert Thursday and Friday night at the Ford Amphitheatre. New dad of twin girls Jerry O’Connell hosts the kickoff spectacle.
The parties start Friday night at ESPN Magazine‘s Annual Next Party where Lohan, Good Charlotte’s Joel and Benji Madden and Paul Walker will be dancing and mingling under a chic one-of-a-kind quad-saddle tent on a converted parking lot at South Morgan St. Lohan’s gal pal Samantha Ronson is working the turntables with Wyclef Jean performing.
Across town, Maxim will be hosting a star-studded bash with newlywed Fergie, Dane Cook and Diddy, while DJ AM and DJ Vice spin music at the hip Ritz Ybor venue.
Nick Lachey and NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson will host their own kick off party for their annual Super Skins Celebrity Golf Tournament at the Hula Club with Lachey’s girlfriend Vanessa Manillo and Joey Fatone expected to attend.
Other bashes include the 6th annual Leather and Laces party hosted by Jenny McCarthy, Carmen Electra and Kim Kardashian at Jackson’s , while Entourage star Kevin Dillion and Khloe Kardashian host a soiree at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
Also the annual NFL Players party at the A La Carte Event Pavilion is expected to be a hot ticket party with NFL greats past and present attending.
DIRECTV’s 3rd Annual Celebrity Beach Bowl happens Saturday at Progress Energy Park. The flag football match will include Blake Lively, Penn Badgley, Dillon and Christian Slater against Eli Manning and other sports icons. LL Cool J will be performing.
Also on Saturday, The NBC Universal Pre-Super Bowl party will host Panettiere, Rainn Wilson, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Fallon, Kyle Chandler, Zachary Levi at the Portofino Bay Hotel in Orlando.
The parties continue late into Saturday night with Kevin Costner hosting the third annual Saturday Night Spectacular and performing with his band Modern West at The T Pepin Hospitality Centre.