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2016 Orlando Chili Cookoff at Festival Park on February 6th

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

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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2016 Disney Princess Half Marathon at Walt Disney World on February 19th

While many men will be in Daytona Beach for the annual Daytona 500 NASCAR race, a half marathon for women-only will be taking place at Walt Disney World that happens every February each year. The Disney Princess Half Marathon is the … Continue reading

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2016 Mount Dora Antiques, Collectibles, and Crafts Show on March 19th and 20th

The Mount Dora Spring Antiques, Collectibles & Crafts Show will take place in downtown Mount Dora on Saturday, March 19th and Sunday, March 20th, 2016 from 9 AM to 5 PM. Mount Dora Spring Antiques, Collectibles & Crafts Show 2016 The Mount … Continue reading

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2016 Spring Training Orlando Guide featuring the Atlanta Braves at Disney World and the Houston Astros in Kissimmee

The month of February signals the season of Spring and the return of Major League Baseball for Orlando and Kissimmee when the Atlanta Braves head over to Disney World at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and the Houston Astros … Continue reading

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2016 Florida Strawberry Festival and Parade features Concerts, Rides, and Strawberries in March

There has been a lot of talk in recent years about sustainable farming and eating locally-grown produce of fruits and vegetables.  Since 1930, there hasn’t been a place where that has been so true than in Plant City and their … Continue reading

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2016 Winter Park 10k and 2 Mile Road Race on March 12th

The Winter Park Road Race 10k (6.2 miles) is the final event of the Track Shack Running Series that takes place in Winter Park each spring and will be held on Saturday, March 12th, 2016 at 7:30 AM with a … Continue reading

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2016 SeaWorld Wild Days in January featuring Jack Hanna on January 16th and 17th

The most famous zookeeper in the United States will be visiting SeaWorld on Saturday, January 16th and 17th, 2016 when Jack Hanna brings with him a host of exotic animals to the park to help educate children and families as part of … Continue reading

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2016 SeaWorld Praise Wave Music Festival in March

SeaWorld Orlando will be bringing back their Christian Music Festival during three weekends in March 2016 called the Praise Wave Music Festival. The annual festival was first held in 2015 andwill feature popular Christian artists similar to Rock the Universe at … Continue reading

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2016 Universal Studios Mardi Gras Brings the Big Easy of New Orleans to the city of Orlando

In New Orleans, the celebration of Mardi Gras is defined by the final three days prior to Ash Wednesday, when the lenten season begins leading up to Easter, but at Universal Studios Orlando, Mardi Gras is extended out beginning on every … Continue reading

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2016 Mount Dora Arts Festival to be held During the First Weekend of February on February 6th and 7th

About a 50 minute drive Northwest of Downtown Orlando sits a bedroom community by the name of Mount Dora that has one of the state of Florida’s largest art festivals during the first weekend of February each year. Mount Dora … Continue reading

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2016 Bach Festival in Winter Park in February

Now in it’s 81st year, the 2016 Annual Bach Festival in Winter Park will feature world class musical artists and scholars to celebrate the life and music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Many of the concert performances will take place at the beautiful … Continue reading

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2016 Zora Festival in the Historic Town of Eatonville January 23rd – 31st

The annual Zora Festival returns to the historic town of Eatonville in 2016 beginning on Saturday, January 23rd and continuing through Sunday, January 31st with the main festival days beginning on Friday, January 29th that continues through Sunday. Zora Festival The Zora … Continue reading

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2016 Celebration Marathon and Half Marathon on January 31st

The town of Celebration, Florida will be having their 3rd annual marathon and half marathon on Sunday, January 31st, 2016 at 7 am that is now sold out. Prior to this new annual event, the Walt Disney World Marathon was … Continue reading

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2015 Lady Track Shack 5k at Loch Haven Park on January 30th

The Lady Track Shack 5k is an annual 5k race that celebrates women’s health and fitness and takes runners around Loch Haven Park (previously held at Mead Garden). The race takes place on Saturday, January 30th, 2016, at 7:30 am. Lady … Continue reading

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2016 Monster Jam Monster Trucks at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando on January 23rd

The Monster Jam Monster Trucks Motorsport Event will be coming to the Citrus Bowl in Downtown Orlando on Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 at 7 PM. Monster Jam The Monster Jam is an event where big trucks with even larger wheels compete … Continue reading

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2016 Seasons 52 5.2k Race in Winter Park on Park Avenue on Saturday, January 23rd

On Saturday, January 23rd, 2016, the Seasons 52 Park Avenue 5.2k Race will be held in Winter Park, Florida along the shops, restaurants, and neighborhoods of Park Avenue. Presented by Florida Hospital and being an official Track Shack Event, the … Continue reading

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2016 Orlando Touch a Truck Introduces Construction Equipment and Vehicles to Kids on January 23rd

It is not hard to see that kids love everything about big trucks and construction equipment. You only need to look as far as some of the most popular children’s characters like Handy Manny, Bob the Builder, Thomas the Train, … Continue reading

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2016 The Color Run 5k Orlando on January 16th at the Central Florida Fairgrounds

So what do you get when you combine a 5k running race with a lot of colored powder flying at you along the route? You get a messy fun event to share with family and friends called The Color Run … Continue reading

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2016 Otronicon Video Game and Simulation Conference at the Orlando Science Center on January 15th-18th

Otronicon is Orlando’s biggest interactive technology and video gaming conference and event that takes place each January at the Orlando Science Center. With Orlando having one of the largest simulation industries in the world and being home to one of … Continue reading

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2016 Walt Disney World Marathon and Half Marathon Weekend on January 6th-10th

The Walt Disney World Marathon and Half Marathon are the premier running events in Orlando that take place around the first week of January each year at the Walt Disney World Resort and are always fully registered several months in … Continue reading

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2016 Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl featuring the Florida Gators versus the Michigan Wolverines on January 1st

Some of the best teams from the SEC and the Big Ten outside of the College Football Playoff six bowl games meet each year at the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl in Orlando. 2016 Matchup The match up for 2016 bowl game to be … Continue reading

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2015 New Years Eve Events in Downtown Orlando to ring in 2016 plus Disney World and Universal Studios Orlando

After the Halloween Parties in October, New Years Eve is the best time to check out Downtown Orlando. The city already comes alive each weekend as it is, but throw together the event of New Years Eve, and college students … Continue reading

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Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade at the Magic Kingdom in 2015

During Mickey’s Christmas Party special event in the months of November and December at the Magic Kingdom, a special Christmas parade is held twice a night during the event called Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade that combines a mix … Continue reading

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