Author Archives: Erin Baker

2017 Disney on Ice in Orlando on September 8th through September 10th presents Dare to Dream!

Disney on Ice is returning to Orlando at the Amway Center on Friday, September 8th through Sunday, September 10th, 2017 with their show “Dare to Dream”. Dare to Dream Moana is the star of Dare to Dream! and will be sure to skate to … Continue reading

Posted in Family | Tagged , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 2017 Disney on Ice in Orlando on September 8th through September 10th presents Dare to Dream!

2017 Tax Free Holiday in Orlando for Back to School Shopping August 4th-7th

Back-to-School shopping kicks into full gear at the beginning of August with the annual tax free holiday across Florida (click here for a complete list of tax-free items).  The tax exemption period that runs from Friday, August 4th, 2017 to Sunday, … Continue reading

Posted in Family | Tagged , , |Comments Off on 2017 Tax Free Holiday in Orlando for Back to School Shopping August 4th-7th

2017 Downtown Orlando 4th of July Fireworks at the Fountain

A 2009 lightning strike left the iconic Lake Eola Fountain debilitated, but it was returned to its former glory and better during the 2011 Fireworks at the Fountain celebration as the City of Orlando debuted the renovated fountain for the … Continue reading

Posted in Events | Tagged , , , , , , |Comments Off on 2017 Downtown Orlando 4th of July Fireworks at the Fountain

2017 Watermelon 4th of July 5k at Park Avenue in Winter Park on July 4th

Track Shack, one of the largest race and retail running operations in Central Florida, is hosting the 2017 Watermelon 5k. The patriotic event is held each year early on the morning of July 4th on Park Avenue in Winter Park. Watermelon 5k on … Continue reading

Posted in Recreation | Tagged , , , , , |Comments Off on 2017 Watermelon 4th of July 5k at Park Avenue in Winter Park on July 4th

Fun Fair offers Family Activities in Downtown Orlando on November 5th, 2016

The Weekday School of Orlando is hosting its annual Fun Fair on Saturday, November 5th, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM in downtown Orlando. Downtown Orlando Fun Fair Designed to appeal to preschool-aged children, the fair features a bounce house, clowns, a … Continue reading

Posted in Family | Tagged , , , , , |Comments Off on Fun Fair offers Family Activities in Downtown Orlando on November 5th, 2016

2016 Winter Park Easter Egg Hunt features over 10,000 Easter Eggs and the Easter Bunny on March 26th

The 62nd annual Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the city of Winter Park is set for Saturday, March 26th. Children up to 10-years-old are invited to line-up at 9:30 am at Central Park. Promptly at 10:00 am the Easter Bunny … Continue reading

Posted in Family | Tagged , , , , |Comments Off on 2016 Winter Park Easter Egg Hunt features over 10,000 Easter Eggs and the Easter Bunny on March 26th

2016 St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Downtown Orlando featuring the Celt, Wall Street Plaza, Church Street, and Lizzy McCormack’s

Celebrations and drink specials begin early for the true Irishman on St. Patrick’s Day in Downtown Orlando, on March 17, 2016. Church Street and Wall Street Two of the biggest venues in Downtown Orlando, Church Street Entertainment and Wall Street Plaza (see … Continue reading

Posted in Restaurants | Tagged , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 2016 St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Downtown Orlando featuring the Celt, Wall Street Plaza, Church Street, and Lizzy McCormack’s

Free Santa Photo and Crafts at Bass Pro Shops in Orlando This Christmas in 2015

A trip to Bass Pro Shops gets you a free 4″ x 6″ photo with Santa and a holiday craft. Bass Pro Santa Claus Free photos with Santa Claus are available 7 days a week at different times throughout the … Continue reading

Posted in Family | Tagged , , , , , |Comments Off on Free Santa Photo and Crafts at Bass Pro Shops in Orlando This Christmas in 2015

Christmas Eve Services at First Presbyterian Church of Orlando 2015 in Downtown Orlando

First Presbyterian Church of Orlando will be celebrating Christmas with five Christmas Eve services on Thursday, December 24th, 2015, to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. 3:00pm | Lessons & Carols Worship with Candle lighting – in the Sanctuary, led by … Continue reading

Posted in Worship | Tagged , , , , , , |Comments Off on Christmas Eve Services at First Presbyterian Church of Orlando 2015 in Downtown Orlando

2015 Baldwin Park Winter Spark Christmas Parade at Night on December 12th

Baldwin Park is hosting it’s annual evening Christmas parade on Saturday, December 12th, 2015 at 6 PM.  Line the streets of the community’s downtown for the parade and stay for Santa’s arrival with musical performances. Baldwin Park Winter Spark Parade … Continue reading

Posted in Family | Tagged , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 2015 Baldwin Park Winter Spark Christmas Parade at Night on December 12th

Free Nutcracker Performance by the Russian Ballet of Orlando at Lake Eola on December 19th, 2015

The Russian Ballet of Orlando will be returning to Lake Eola in 2015 to present their free performance of the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, at the Lake Eola Disney Amphitheater in Downtown Orlando. Russian Ballet Nutcracker The two hour performance will begin at … Continue reading

Posted in Family | Tagged , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Free Nutcracker Performance by the Russian Ballet of Orlando at Lake Eola on December 19th, 2015

2015 Holiday at Heritage Square Christmas Event at the Orange County History Center on December 12th

This year’s Holiday at Heritage Square Christmas Event is slated for Saturday, December 12th, 2015, to light Heritage Square at the Orange County History Center, the historic park in the heart of downtown Orlando. Holiday at Heritage Square Entertainment begins at 2 … Continue reading

Posted in Family | Tagged , , , , , , |Comments Off on 2015 Holiday at Heritage Square Christmas Event at the Orange County History Center on December 12th

2015 Celebrity Mascot Games June 19th and 20th

The annual Celebrity Mascot Games hits Orlando on Friday, June 19th, 2015 at 12:30 pm and Saturday, June 20th, 2015 at 2:00 pm at the Amway Center in downtown Orlando. Celebrity Mascot Games More than 30 mascots will compete in physical duels, strength competitions and … Continue reading

Posted in Family | Tagged , , , , , , |Comments Off on 2015 Celebrity Mascot Games June 19th and 20th

$1 Movie Deals in Orlando at Regal Cinemas June 2nd – August 5th, 2015

Regal Entertainment Group is offering $1 tickets for all ages to select G or PG-rated movies during the summer. The 9-week promotion is valid on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10am at six Central Florida theaters. Some theaters around Orlando start … Continue reading

Posted in Family | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

2015 Earthday Birthday Orlando Concert by WJRR is Orlando’s Heavy Metal Concert Festival on April 25th

WJRR hosts the 22nd annual Earthday Birthday concert on Saturday, April 25th, 2015 at the Central Florida Fairgrounds. Earthday Birthday 2015 Earthday Birthday is Orlando’s biggest rock and roll and heavy metal outdoor event that is held each year around the Earth … Continue reading

Posted in Events | Tagged , , , , |Comments Off on 2015 Earthday Birthday Orlando Concert by WJRR is Orlando’s Heavy Metal Concert Festival on April 25th

2015 Easter Bunny Arrives at Mall at Millenia for Bunny Brunch on March 14th

Spring officially arrives at the Mall at Millenia on Saturday, March 14th, 2015 with the first spotting of the Easter Bunny.  From 9:00 am until 11:00 am in the Orangerie Cafés (located on the second floor of the mall between Panera and … Continue reading

Posted in Family | Tagged , , , , , |Comments Off on 2015 Easter Bunny Arrives at Mall at Millenia for Bunny Brunch on March 14th

2014 Christmas in the Park by Morse Museum in Winter Park’s Central Park

The 36th annual Christmas in the Park celebration in Winter Park, Florida begins at 6:15 pm on Thursday, December 4th, 2014 when the Morse Museum presents nine illuminated Tiffany windows in Central Park. Christmas in the Park To help usher in the … Continue reading

Posted in Events | Tagged , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 2014 Christmas in the Park by Morse Museum in Winter Park’s Central Park

Concerns with “Teaching to the Test” in Orlando

I attended a meeting at our elementary school this week that provided explanations of the state-mandated tests mentioned in this article on the Washington Post detailing the lament of a Florida school teacher with the amount of testing going on … Continue reading

Posted in Life | Tagged , |Comments Off on Concerns with “Teaching to the Test” in Orlando

Rollins College Alfond Inn Boutique Hotel featuring Hamilton’s Kitchen Restaurant in Winter Park

Rollins College debuted its 112-room boutique Alfond Inn hotel in Winter Park to a select few the week before it officially opened on Sunday, August 18th, 2013. Here is the inside look at the hotel including the rooms, artwork, and … Continue reading

Posted in Places | Tagged , |Comments Off on Rollins College Alfond Inn Boutique Hotel featuring Hamilton’s Kitchen Restaurant in Winter Park

Star Wars Galactic Encounter Day at Orange County Regional History Center on September 14-15th, 2013

Star Wars fans can watch the 501st Legion of Stormtroopers march into Heritage Square at the Orange County Regional History Center during Galactic Encounter Day at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 14th and Sunday, September 15th, 2013. Star Wars Galactic … Continue reading

Posted in Events | Tagged , |Comments Off on Star Wars Galactic Encounter Day at Orange County Regional History Center on September 14-15th, 2013

2013 Winter Park Autumn Art Festival Scheduled for October 12th & 13th

The 40th Winter Park Autumn Art Festival will once again fill Park Avenue with beautiful paintings, ceramics, crafts, drawings & graphics, fiber creations, sculptures, jewelry and photographs, all created exclusively by Florida artists. The event will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 12th and 13th, … Continue reading

Posted in Events | Tagged , , , , |Comments Off on 2013 Winter Park Autumn Art Festival Scheduled for October 12th & 13th

2013 Target Family Theatre Festival at Loch Haven Park on July 19th through August 4th

The Target Family Theatre Festival returns to Loch Haven Park and The Orlando Repertory Theatre in Orlando for its seventh annual celebration. Festival shows run from Friday, July 19th, 2013 through Sunday, August 4th, 2013 with many performances taking place during the festivals Party in the Park … Continue reading

Posted in News |Comments Off on 2013 Target Family Theatre Festival at Loch Haven Park on July 19th through August 4th

2013 Orlando Water Park Passes to Beat the Summer Heat including Typhoon Lagoon, Blizzard Beach, Aquatica, and Wet n Wild

There is no way around it – Orlando is hot during the summer! To survive the season, water is a must for summer plans. Each of the big three amusement parks in Orlando have water parks that are a great … Continue reading

Posted in Attractions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 2013 Orlando Water Park Passes to Beat the Summer Heat including Typhoon Lagoon, Blizzard Beach, Aquatica, and Wet n Wild

2013 Taste in Mount Dora on April 28th

Some of the tastiest restaurants and caterers in Lake County unite for the 11th Annual Taste in Mount Dora on Sunday, April 28th, 2013 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.  Guest will be able to enjoy an array of Italian, Cuban, Thai … Continue reading

Posted in Events | Tagged , , , |Comments Off on 2013 Taste in Mount Dora on April 28th