Category Archives: Events

The best local events around Orlando including many annual and holiday events.

2016 Orlando Greek Fest celebrates Greek Culture, Food, and Music on November 4th, 5th, and 6th in Maitland

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Growing up on the west coast of Florida throughout most of my childhood before I moved to Orlando to attend UCF in 1994, the neighborhood that I lived in was zoned for Tarpon Springs High School in which I spent … Continue reading

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2016 Fall Fiesta in the Park Arts and Crafts Festival at Lake Eola on November 5th and 6th in Downtown Orlando

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The Fall Fiesta in the Park will bring over 400 arts and crafts vendors to Downtown Orlando on Saturday, November 5th and Sunday, November 6th, 2016 from 10 AM-5 PM at Lake Eola. New for 2016, the festival has a 10am … Continue reading

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Best Orlando 4th of July Fireworks Shows and Events Guide 2016

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The Orlando area has at least 17 Independence Day 4th of July Fireworks Shows taking place in 2016 between the cities that make up Metro-Orlando and the fireworks shows happening at the theme parks. This is our guide to Orlando’s Best 4th … Continue reading

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2016 Downtown Orlando 4th of July Fireworks at the Fountain

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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

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2016 Winter Park 4th of July Celebration in Central Park featuring the Bach Festival Brass Band and Choir and Carriage Rides

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For spending the day together during the 4th of July in Orlando, there is no better place to be than in Winter Park. From horse-drawn wagon rides and classical string arrangements and choirs to free Tiffany Glass showings at the … Continue reading

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2016 Sanford 4th of July Fireworks Celebrates America with Star Spangled Sanford

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Outside of the theme parks, the two biggest firework shows in Orlando are in Downtown Orlando and the historic city of Sanford, Florida. On July 4, 2016, the city of Sanford will light the sky up with fireworks from just … Continue reading

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Independence Day Fireworks and Events in Orlando on July 3rd, 2016

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Who says that you have to celebrate America’s Independence Day on July 4th in Orlando when there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate Independence Day the day before on July 3rd? Maybe one day of celebration is not enough and … Continue reading

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2016 Red Hot and Boom xl 106.7 4th of July Orlando Firework Show in Altamonte Springs on July 3rd

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Red Hot and Boom is Orlando’s Best Firework Show outside of the theme parks that is held in the city of Altamonte Springs each year on July 3rd, the day just before the 4th of July. The 2016 Red Hot … Continue reading

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Free 4th of July Fireworks Shows in Orlando Outside of the Theme Parks Featuring Celebration, Kissimmee, St Cloud, and Haines City in 2016

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If you are staying in the Disney World or International Drive area of Orlando on the 4th of July but are looking for a free fireworks show to attend outside of the theme parks, your best options are going to … Continue reading

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2016 Spring Fiesta in the Park Art Festival at Lake Eola in Downtown Orlando on April 2nd and 3rd

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Downtown Orlando’s premier bi-annual arts and crafts festival will take place along the streets surrounding Orlando’s Lake Eola Park on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 from 10 AM-5 PM and on Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 from 10 PM-5 PM. Spring Fiesta … Continue reading

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2016 Taste of Winter Park on April 20th features the Best of Winter Park Restaurants

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Some of the best restaurants in the Orlando area will be showcasing their best dishes during the 31st Annual Taste of Winter Park on Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 from 5 PM – 8 PM. Taste of Winter Park 2016 The … Continue reading

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2016 Taste of College Park Food and Wine Festival on April 21st

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The Taste of College Park Food and Wine Festival will be held on Thursday, April 21st, 2016 from 6PM – 9PM and will feature some of the best restaurants in the city of Orlando including James Beard Award nominee Kevin … Continue reading

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2016 Osceola County Fair in Kissimmee brings Rides and Entertainment February 12th through 21st

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The Osceola County Fair in Kissimmee will take place Friday, February 12th through Sunday, February 21st, 2016 at Osceola Heritage Park. Osceola County Fair The Osceola County Fair is the county’s largest annual event with over 99,000 people attending the fair each … Continue reading

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2016 Silver Spurs Rodeo in Kissimmee on February 19th, 20th, and 21st

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The Silver Spurs Rodeo has been a tradition in Kissimmee since 1944. The rodeo takes place Friday through Sunday, February 19th, 20th, and 21st, 2016. Silver Spurs Rodeo The rodeo takes place at the Silver Spurs Arena at Osceola Heritage … Continue reading

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2016 Winter Park Art Festival on March 18th, 19th, and 20th in the Spring is the Best Annual Art Festival in Orlando

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Orlando is very fortunate to have several premium art festivals throughout the year to attend and browse great art with the Festival of the Masters at Downtown Disney and the Fiesta in the Park Festival at Lake Eola in Downtown … Continue reading

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2016 Apopka Fair Brings Carnival Rides, Classic Car Shows, and Midway Games to Orlando on March 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th

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With the Florida Strawberry Festival going on in Plant City and the Central Florida Fair taking place in Orlando this week, the Apopka Fair completes the hat trick of having three carnivals and fairs taking place in Central Florida at … Continue reading

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2016 Orlando Chili Cookoff at Festival Park on February 6th

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Orlando’s largest chili festival will take place at a new location at Festival Park for the Orlando Chili Cookoff on Saturday, February 6th, 2016 from 12 pm – 6:00 pm. Orlando Chili Cookoff The Orlando Chili Cookoff is a very well organized … Continue reading

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2016 Daytona 500 Race on February 21st at the Daytona International Speedway

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The Great American Race, the Daytona 500, will take place at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach on Sunday, February 21st, 2016 at 1PM. Daytona 500 About an hours drive from the city of Orlando, the Daytona 500 is the … Continue reading

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