Family & Community Calendar for the Orlando
and Orange County FL Region

Looking for quality wholesome activities and family events in your community? Check this page for ideas!

Most of us who have lived in a tourist destination know the "biggie attractions" but don't necessarily want to compete with the crowds to partake of them. On this page you will find more locally oriented activities that are focused on the needs and interests of the members of the local community.

Events and activities are listed in three sections of this page:

Send Us Your Event Notices!

We will list your event here if it is local for the Orlando and Orange County FL Region, encourages safe, wholesome activity for individuals or families, and helps our community members live spirited, full lives free of the influence of substances like alcohol or drugs. Email your notice information to events@sunrisedetoxorlando.com for consideration. Please include a name and telephone number with all submissions. We reserves the right to select which entries get published to this curated listing.

 

Current and Upcoming near the Orlando and Orange County FL Area

Join us for fun family events in the Orlando, FL area!

We hope you'll come out and engage with your community

Community Involvement is the key to avoiding isolation, and isolation is an enabler of substance abuse and addiction.

With this Community Calendar page, we hope to help support those in need of community, including those in recovery, by encouraging involvement in wholesome family and community events in and around the Orlando and Orange County FL Region.

Trick or Treat Safe Zone

October 28, 2017: Young ghouls and goblins enjoy trick or treating throughout the History Center and Orlando Public Library! There will be creepy crafts, candy and book giveaways, shaved ice treats and a scavenger hunt! 10am-3pm. 65 E. Central Blvd., Orlando. Visit their website for more information.

Orlando Greek Festival

November 3, 2017: Fun for the whole family! Come out and enjoy authentic Greek foods, dancing, live music, church tours, iconography presentations, and much, much more! Nov 3rd 4-11pm, Nov 4th 11-11pm, Nov 5th 11-6pm. Admission $3, children 12 and under are free. Active military free wtih ID. Bring a canned food item to donate and get $1 off! Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1217 Trinity Woods Ln., Maitland. Visit their website for more information.

Breakfast with Santa

December 9, 2017: Join Santa for a wonderful breakfast at the Longwood Community Building! Enjoy a great breakfast while watching a classic Holiday Movie, take pictures with Santa, kids activities and more! Tickets are $2.00 for children and $4.00 for adult. RSVP: Limited tickets at door. Located at 200 W. Warren Ave., Longwood.


Seasonal or Anytime Activities near Orlando and Orange County FL

First Friday Festival & Art Stroll

Over 70 local Artisans will display their art in the heart of downtown Baldwin Park from 5:30-9:30pm. This free sidewalk festival is family & pet friendly. First Friday of the month until 12/1/2017. Located on New Broad St., Orlando, FL. Visit their website for more information.

All-American Muscle Car Cruise at Old Town

Rev up your engines and join the excitement every Friday starting at 4pm! Old Town Kissimmee's All-American Car Cruise featuring show quality American made muscle cars! From 1964 to now, plus American Classics 1988 and older will be featured. The cars start arriving at 4pm. At 7pm a live rock & roll band takes the stage and the Cruise starts rolling at 8:30pm! 4-10pm. 5770 W. Irlo Bronson Mem'l Hwy, Kissimmee. Visit their website for more information.

Disney's Boardwalk

Daily: Turn-of-the-century boardwalks from Coney Island and Atlantic City will dazzle you! The timeless charm of this quarter-mile promenade is filled with excellent dining, unique shops & exciting nightlife. Stroll along the water's edge, play midway games & discover evening street performers. 6:30am-2am. 2101 Epcot Resorts Blvd., Orlando. Visit their website for more information.

Orlando Farmers Market

You'll find The Orlando Farmer's Market is much more than just your average farmers market. Find seasonal fresh produce, a wide variety of indoor and outdoor plants, artwork, handmade craft items like jewelry, pottery, and soap. We are dog friendly, so bring your pets and enjoy a perfect family afternoon!
Every Sunday, 10am to 4pm
Lake Eola Park, Downtown Orlando
Free Admission
For more information, visit their website.

Winter Park Farmer's Market

The Winter Park Farmer's Market is held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday. Local vendors and farmers sell their homemade and homegrown specialties, including fruits, vegetables, organic produce, baked goods and more.
Every Saturday from 7:00am - 1:00pm
Winter Park Farmer's Market, 200 West New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789
Cost: FREE.

LEGO Imagination Center at downtown Disney Marketplace

LEGO Imagination Center at downtown Disney Marketplace is 4,400-square feet of fun. Guarded by friendly dinosaurs and a huge sea serpent made of LEGO bricks, this play area lets kids explore their creativity by building with colorful bricks, and it's all free.
Open Daily
LEGO Imagination Center, Disney Marketplace, 1486 Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32830
Cost: FREE. For more information visit their Website


Hot Dogs, Cool Cats Adopt-a-thon

Coming up : Saturday, June 17, from 10 am- 6 pm at the Orange County Animal Services facility, 2769 Conroy Road in Orlando.

Come just for the fun of visiting with dog and cat lovers, our community animal caregivers, and of course adorable pets looking for new homes. Of course you can find out about bringing one home yourself! There will be reduced adoption fees for both dogs and cats, and all adopters will receive a special goodie bag. Learn more on their website or Facebook page.

ArtsTown Market

August 20, 2017: Bring the entire family and come enjoy the outdoors, live music, gourmet food trucks & the work of dozens of visual artists!ArtsTown Market showcases paintings, sculpture, photography, jewelry and handcrafted items. In front of CityArts Factory Studios at 29 S. Orange Ave, downtown Orlando. 11m-6pm

Brazilian Day Festival

September 17, 2017: Watch live Brazilian folk dances, Brazilian pop music & dance on stage! This cultural heritage festival will showcase delicious Brazilian food, live music, dance, arts & crafts and children's activites. noon-7:30pm. Lake Eola Park at NW 195 N Rosalind Ave., Orlando.

30th Annual Orlando Carnival 2017

Carnival is a family-friendly festival filled with pageantry and a weekend of parties will celebrate the culture of the Caribbean. Festival goers are in for a great treat as we open the Carnival to the public by having a Big Free Carnival Celebration with music, arts and crafts vendors and more.
Sunday, May 28th, Noon to 11pm
McCraken Field at Camping World Stadium
Free Admission
For more information, visit their website.

Family Funday

Every second Sunday of the month is Free Family Funday at the Mennello Museum of American Art!

Join us at the museum for a miniature fine art project and then take a Tenacious Tour of the exhibits! Each Free Family Funday has a different theme based on the current exhibition in the museum. The museum galleries stay open until 4:30 p.m. for all guests.
Sunday, June 11th
Mennello Museum of American Art
Free Admission
For more information, visit their website.

Father's Day at Leu Gardens

Enjoy this special day with your dayd by takinag a stroll in Orlando’s most beautiful garden. FREE Admission for Dads, Sunday, June 18, 2017. Stroll the winding pathways and explore all the amazing gardens throughout the 50-acres. Stop by the historic Leu House to take a tour of the home and learn about the families that once lived here.
Sunday, June 18th
Harry P. Leu Gardens, Orlando, FL
Admission: $10, Kids 5-17: $3, Dads: Free
For more information, visit their website.

24th Annual Mascot Games

Twenty-four of the best and most popular mascots from across North America will join Orlando Magic’s STUFF, the event’s host mascot and recently honored as one of the best mascots in sports, for the annual competition. Mascots from MLB, NFL, MLS, NBA, NHL, and NCAA will be divided into four teams as they compete against each other in wild and zany games to determine the true champions of the Mascot world.

All proceeds from the Mascot Games Presented by Wawa benefit New Hope for Kids, which provides support to children and families grieving the death of a loved one, and grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses in Central Florida.
Friday, June 23rd - Saturday, June 24th
Amway Center, Orlando, FL
Admission: $12
For more information, visit their website.

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Kindness is not an act, it is a lifestyle. Teach Your Family to Help Make A Difference in the Orlando Community

Part of educating our families is teaching them to be good, kind members of their community, to contribute their time and talents to the community that in turn serves and protects them. The best lessons are taught by example. There are several charitable groups in every community that welcome volunteers. By donating your time and talents and bringing your children along to do the same, you are helping them become better citizens and more compassionate people. The Second Harvest Food Bank is an excellent place to start. Volunteers are the heart of the FoodBank. They organize food drives, sort donations, fill agency orders and help with office work and mailings. Some volunteers contribute their professional or trade skills. They provide a pleasant and friendly working environment and the chance to make a difference in the lives of the people they serve. Visit their Website to learn how to volunteer or call them at 407-295-1066.

Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld Orlando

Seven Seas will feature favorites from Bands & BBQ and Viva la Musica, with new savory and sweet treats inspired by street food from Asia, the Caribbean, South America and the Mediterranean, this expanded festival will bring new culinary offerings to guests throughout the park.
February 11 through May 13, 2017
SeaWorld® Orlando, Address: 7007 SeaWorld Drive, Orlando, FL 32821
For more information, please visit their website.

The Arnold Palmer Invitational Golf Tournament

Come take part in one of the premier golf tournaments and fund raisers in Florida! There will be a number of events throughout the week in addition to the tournament. See website below for more details.
March 13 - 19, 2017
Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge, 9000 Bay Hill Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819
For more information, please visit their website.

Orlando Jazz Festival at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

The Orlando Jazz Festival offers two days of back-to-back Jazz Virtuosos on the landscaped Seneff Arts Plaza of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in scenic downtown Orlando Florida!
March 10 & 11, 2017. See website for showtimes
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 South Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801
For more information, please visit their website.

2017 Central Florida Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat racing was born out of a myth and legend that originated more than 2,000 years ago in Southern China. The festival will include two days of activities surrounding the dragon boat race held at Wooton Park. Enjoy the opening ceremonies the evening before the boat race, including live performances, demonstrations and team introductions.
March 11, 2017 Time TBA. Please check their website below.
Wooton Park, 100 E Ruby St, Tavares, FL 32778
OTHER EVENT DETAILS
For more information, please visit their website.

Florida Strawberry Festival

Each spring, the Florida Strawberry Festival® rolls out the red carpet to welcome visitors from throughout the Sunshine State and the world. Guests come from near and far to enjoy exhibits of agriculture, commerce, industry, livestock, fine arts, horticulture, and crafts. The fabric of American life is woven into the Festival through social events, contests, youth developmental programs, top-name entertainment, and parades with glorious floats and high-stepping marching bands.
March 2 - 12, 2017 - See website for event times.
Florida Strawberry Festival Grounds, 303 N Lemon Street, Plant City, Florida 33563
For more information, please visit their website.

Universal Orlando Mardi Gras 2017

Let the good times roll at Universal Orlando's annual Mardi Gras celebration. Interact with Mardi Gras characters and hear live music from bands, enjoy delicious authentic Cajun cuisine, and on 12 select nights, watch some of the biggest names in music take the stage for live concerts.
February 4th - March 24th, 2017. Park times vary.
Universal Studio Florida, 6000 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819
Mardi Gras festivities and concerts are included with paid admission to Universal Studios Florida, or a Universal Orlando Annual Pass.
For more information, please visit their website.

Annual Bach Festival in Winter Park

Year after year, this festival brings world-class talent to the Rollins College campus in Winter Park. Festival highlights include performances featuring the works of J.S. Bach and other great composers by the highly acclaimed Bach Festival Choir and Orchestra.
February 17th through March 5th, 2017. Visit website below for times.
Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789
For more information, please visit their website.

9th Annual Orlando Home & Garden Show

: One of the largest consumer home and garden shows in Central Florida features local, regional and national experts in remodeling, building, decorating and landscaping, instructional how-to seminars, giveaways and exhibits with the industry's hottest home and garden products.
February 17th through February 19th, 2017 - Friday: Noon to 7:00 pm, Saturday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm, Sunday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Orange County Convention Center - North Hall A at 9400 Universal Blvd, Orlando, Florida 32819
For more information, please visit their website.

Harry Potter and the Sorcer's Stone in Concert with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra

Members of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in Concert as part of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series. The concert will feature the live symphony orchestra performing, to picture, every note from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. For the first time ever, audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a 40-foot screen while hearing the live orchestra perform John Williams' unforgettable score.
February 18th, 2017 at 7:30 pm and February 19th, 2017 at 1:00 pm and 6:30 pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 South Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801
Tickets start at $45.00
For more information, please visit their website.

Indie Folkfest 2017 at The Mennello Museum of American Art

Description: The Indie-Folkfest showcases national and regional art, music and culinary talent.
February 11th, 2017 from noon to 5:00 pm
The Mennello Museum, 900 East Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32803
This free event is both family and pet-friendly.
For more information, please visit their website.

Mount Dora 42nd Arts Festival

Celebrating its 42nd anniversary, the festival displays works of more than 300 juried artists mixed with live entertainment, children's activities and food at this popular festival in the charming hillside town of Mount Dora. Artists compete for awards in painting, printmaking, photography, jewelry, sculpture and numerous other categories. What better way to celebrate one of the top Downtowns in the country than by walking America’s favorite home-town! Filled with fine-art from national artists, along a magnificent lake view! Discover terrific entertainment, food, superb shopping and of course, The Premier Arts Festival in Central Florida!
February 4th and 5th, 2017 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Mount Dora Center for the Arts, 138 East Fifth Avenue, Mount Dora, FL 32757
Admission is free!
For more information, please visit their website.

Harry Potter Celebration at Universal Orlando!

Step inside a world where magic is real. Within Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ theme park you can visit the iconic Hogwarts™ castle and explore Hogsmeade™ village. And, at Universal Studios Florida™ theme park, you can enter Diagon Alley™ to enjoy unforgettable thrills, magical experiences, and more. Get ready to explore more of Harry Potter’s world than ever before!
Friday, Jan. 27th to Sunday, Jan. 29th, 2017 starting at 10:00 am
Universal Orlando Resort, 6000 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL
Admission is $155 adult and $150 per child. Visit their website.

Model Railroad Open House in Orlando

See 21 scale miles of track, steam and diesel locomotives, detailed and lighted cities, industrial complexes, mountains, a riverfront with ships, industrial docks and loading/ unloading facilities.
Saturday and Sunday, January 14th and 15th, 2017 Opening at 10:00 am
Central Florida Railroad Modelers Clubhouse, 2500 Silver Star Road, Suite 1700, Orlando, FL
For more information please visit their website.

Otronicon at Orlando Science Center

Get your TRON on with the most interactive technology expo in Central Florida! It's Social. It's Science. It's 21+. Featuring guest speaker Charlie Blackwell-Thompson from NASA and more!
Friday, January 13th, 2017 through Monday, January 16th, 2017 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Orlando Science Center, 777 East Princeton Street, Orlando, Fl 32803
Ticket prices are $19.95 adults, $17.95 students and seniors, $13.95 for ages 3-11, free for ages 2 and under. For tickets and additional information, please visit their website.

 

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2016

Join Mickey at this festive winter celebration for live entertainment, spectacular fireworks and an oh-so-jolly holiday parade. 
November 07th thru December 22nd 
Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort, Address: 1180 Seven Seas Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
For more information, please visit their website.

SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration

Celebrate the season during "Christmas at SeaWorld." This holiday event features festive decorations, snowfalls at The Waterfront and live holiday music from classical musicians and carolers.
November 19, 2016 - December 31, 2016 
SeaWorld Adventure Park, 7007 SeaWorld Drive, Orlando, FL 32821
For more information, please visit their website.

City of Maitland - Farmers' Market

Eat healthy in the holiday season! Plants, produce and food.
Sunday, November 27th from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
701 Lake Lily Drive, Maitland, FL 32751
For more information, please visit their website.

Craft Bazaar With A Cause at St. Stephen Catholic Community

Handmade items include holiday décor, stocking stuffers, knits, doll clothes, garden shop, origami, pet boutique and much more. All proceeds support those in need in the local community.
Saturday, November 19th from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm
St. Stephen Catholic Community, 575 Tuskawilla Road, Winter Springs, FL
Free admission
For more information, please visit their website.

Holiday Wreath Display and Silent Auction at Harry P Leu Gardens

Amazing holiday wreaths designed by local artists, crafters, interior designers and horticulturalists displayed in the Garden House Welcome Center. Each wreath is one-of-a-kind from traditional to whimsical, best of all you can bid on your favorite wreath to take home.
Monday, Nov 14th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Harry P Leu Gardens, 1920 N Forest Ave, Orlando, FL 32803
For more information, please visit their website.

The 10th Annual Neanderthal Ball at the Orlando Science Center

Guests will enjoy the Science Center like they never have before as they experience a night of dancing with their fellow cavemen. Though one does not need to dress like a caveman to enjoy the Neanderthal Ball. While themed dress is acceptable, our designated dress code is cocktail attire with an optional pop of print, so go wild with the cheetah and leopard patterns, or not.
Nov. 5th from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Orlando Science Center, 777 E. Princeton Street, Orlando, Florida 32803
For more information, please visit their website.

Real Music Concert Series at Busch Gardens Tampa

Move and groove to incredible live music spanning from the 1950s to today. Show tickets are required.
Monday thru Saturday, 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm through March 4, 2016
3000 East Busch Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33612
Cost: Admission is free with park admission. For more information visit their Website

Walk to Cure Arthritis - Orlando

The Arthritis Foundation’s Walk to Cure Arthritis is an annual event that supports their mission to conquer the disease by spreading awareness and raising money for scientific discovery aimed at finding a cure. Whether you are close to the disease or simply looking for an inspiring charity event, Walk to Cure Arthritis is a great way to experience the power of standing together and giving back to the community. The event features a three-mile and one-mile course, with arthritis information and activities for the entire family. Pet owners are encouraged to bring their dogs.
Saturday, May 14, 2016 starting at 8:00 am
Lake Eola – (Panera Corner) 195 North Rosalind Avenue, Orlando 32801
Cost: FREE. For more information visit their Website

May the 4th Be With You Celebration

Celebrate all things Star Wars with a screening of Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Orlando Public Library 101 East Central Boulevard Orlando Florida
Cost: FREE. For more information visit their Website

Smokin' Blues Boats, Bikes, & BBQ

This is going to be an awesome day! CHILDREN’S CARNIVAL - ALL DAY, YOUTH STAGE, LAW ENFORCEMENT MOTORCYCLE COMPETITION, CARDBOARD BOAT RACE AT THE BEACH, YOUTH STAGE - ATA MASS DEFENSE, DANCE CENTRAL’S BALLROOM DANCE TEAM, JOANNE’S DANCE, BBQ PEOPLES CHOICE COMPETITION... AND MORE
Saturday, Apr. 30, 2016 starting at 10:00 a.m.
St. Cloud Main Street
Cost: FREE. For more information visit their Website

Kissimmee's Happy Days Arcade Easter Egg Hunt

Come out and Hunt Glowing Easter Eggs, filled with tokens, prizes, points, or candy at Happy Days Arcade, located in Old Town. What could be a more fun way for the family to spend a spring evening? There will be contests, games, token specials, challenges and more!! Come join neighbors for a fun evening!
Sunday, March 27, 2016 from 7:00pm until 10:00pm
Happy Days Arcade, 5770 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy., Kissimmee, FL 34746
Cost: FREE. For more information visit their Website

Fairwinds Broadway in Orlando presents Stomp!

A unique combination of percussion, movement and visual comedy, STOMP has created its own inimitable, contemporary form of rhythmic expression: both household and industrial objects find new life as musical instruments in the hands of an idiosyncratic band of body percussionists. It is a journey through sound, a celebration of the everyday and a comic interplay of characters wordlessly communicating through dance and drum. 
Wednesday, March 23rd and Thursday, March 24th, 2016 at 8:00pm
In the Walt Disney Theater at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S Magnolia Ave., Orlando, FL 32801
Cost: Tickets start at $33.75/person. For more information visit their Website

Osceola Council on Aging's March for Meals 5K in Downtown Celebration, FL

The Osceola Council on Aging “Meals on Wheels” program will participate and host the national 2016 March for Meals campaign. The March for Meals 5K event will take place on Saturday, March 12, 2016 and will include a 5K (3.1 mile) run and walk, a free Kid’s Run, silent auction, and more. Plus, if you bring non-perishable food items, you will be entered into a prize drawing! 
7:00am till noon, Saturday, March 12, 2016
Lakeside Park, 631 Sycamore St., Celebration, FL 34747
Cost: Participant fee $25 before 3/1 & $30 starting 3/2. For more information visit their Website

Bike Week Orlando!

Bet you thought we were talking about bicycles, right?! Wrong! More than 100,000 Harley-Davidson enthusiasts from across the globe turn out for this annual event, headquartered at the Orlando Harley-Davidson Historic Factory Dealership, a detailed re-creation of the 1910 factory and the 1903 “shack” in which the Harley legend was born. Festivities include live music, games and shows. LIVE FREE! RIDE LOUD! 
All day, every day from Friday, March 4th through Sunday, March 13th, 2016
Orlando Harley-Davidson, 3770 37th Street, Orlando, FL 32805
Cost: FREE. For more information visit their Website

Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City FL

Celebrate the fabric of American life through ethnic traditions, social events, competitive contests, youth developmental programs and top-name entertainment. Enjoy exhibits of agriculture, commerce, industry, livestock, fine arts, horticulture and crafts. And of course, there were be a variety of desserts and dishes featuring strawberries to choose from! 
10:00am to 10:00pm, Thursday, March 3 through Sunday, March 13, 2016
303 N. Lemon St., Plant City, FL 33563
Cost: Discount gate admission tickets are available at Publix Super Market stores located throughout West Central Florida. Discount Gate Admission Price: Adults (ages 13+): $8.00, Children (ages 6-12): $4.00, Children (ages 5 and under): FREE. For more information visit their Website

The Bach Festival Society of Winter Park Presents "St. Matthew Passion"

Just 22 minutes north of Orlando you will find the Bach Festival in Winter Park. This is a perfect opportunity to introduce your family to classical music, if you have not already done so. Regarded as one of the quintessential masterpieces of classical sacred music, Bach’s revered account of Christ’s Passion from the Gospel of Matthew is detailed through sublimely beautiful music that is eloquent and profoundly moving, both in its humanity and spirituality.
Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 3:00pm
1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789
Cost: Tickets range from $25 - $60/per person. For more information visit their Website

"Kinky Boots" at the Dr. Phillips Center in Orlando

You might want to make a day of it in downtown Orlando. Just across from Lake Lucern and the historic Dr. Phillips House, you will find the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Now playing is "Kinky Boots", a fun performance with songs by Grammy and Tony-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan.
Various Times from Tuesday, February 23 through Sunday, February 28, 2016
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S Magnolia Ave., Orlando, FL 32801
Cost: Tickets start at $33.75/person. For more information visit their Website

135th Silver Spurs Rodeo of Champions at Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee

Most out-of-towners think of Kissimmee as a gateway to Disney World and Epcot Center. It has a LOT more to offer, especially if you are into rodeos and horses. Come join the fun for the whole weekend at the largest rodeo east of the Mississippi River at the Silver Spurs Arena!
Friday, February 19th through Sunday, February 21st, 2016
Osceola Hertiage Park/Silver Spurs Arena at 1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimmee, FL 34744
Cost:$20.00/person, Children $12.00, Kids 5 and under FREE. For more information visit their Website

Antiques Vintage & Garden Show at the Orlando Museum of Art

The Antiques Vintage & Garden Show has been presented by the Orlando Museum of Art’s COUNCIL OF 101 since 1983 and features highly respected dealers offering an array of fine quality antique furniture, paintings, silver, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, rugs and vintage decorative objects from around the world. This three-day event also includes inspiration from garden and floral designers as well as an opening evening Preview Party, Guest Speaker & Book Signing, Appraisals Days, Mystery Home Tour, Tea Room and daily show features. 
Friday & Saturday, February 19 and 20, 2016 from 10:00am - 5:00pm and Sunday, February 21, 2016 from 11:00am - 4:00pm
Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 North Mills Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803
Cost:$10.00/person. For more information visit their Website

13th Annual Orlando Folk Festival

Bring the family and enjoy the annual festival dedicated to Music + Art + Picnic + Love in the lakeside Sculpture Garden of The Mennello Museum of American Art in Loch Haven Cultural Park. The Valentine's Day-themed family picnic features local music, original art vendors plus foodie-friendly goodies and craft beverages for sale. Bring your picnic blankets, make valentine cards, and enjoy an afternoon of music in the winter sunshine.
Saturday, February 13th, 2016, Noon-5:00pm
The Mennello Museum of American Art, 900 East Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32803
Cost: Admission is FREE. For more information visit their Website

2016 Lake Apopka Wildlife Festival & Birdapalooza

Join your friends, neighbors, and birding enthusiasts celebrating Birdapalooza and the habitat that supports hundreds of bird species! Birdapalooza is a celebration of the rich diversity of birds and other wildlife that make their home on the north shore of Lake Apopka, Florida's fourth-largest lake. Attractions for the day will include free birding/nature tours of the Lake Apopka North Shore area led by veteran guides, nature photography hike, live entertainment, vendors and exhibitors specializing in outdoor recreation, birding gear and old Florida crafts and products food trucks and other refreshments.
Saturday, February 4, 2016 from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Magnolia Park, 2929 S Binion Road, Apopka, FL 32703
Cost: Admission is FREE. For more information visit their Website

Orlando Science Center's Star Studded Evenings

Digital Adventure Theater films and the Crosby Observatory (weather-permitting) only. 
Every Friday and Saturday evening in January from 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Orlando Science Center, 777 E Princeton St., Orlando, FL 32803
Cost: Adult $19.95, Youth 3-11 $13.95, Senior 55 up $17.95, Student with ID $17.95, 2 & Under FREE, Florida Teachers: Free with valid school credentials. For more information visit their Website

The Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival

Did you know... The hair brush, lawn mower, cellphone, refrigerator, and — thank heavens — the air conditioner were all the fruits of African-American inventors’ creative laboring. The Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival is the ultimate regional destination leading up to the Martin Luther King Holiday Weekend. This ten-day celebration includes live entertainment, exciting cultural events, relevant health tutorials, business advising seminars, renowned speakers, food vendors, craft vendors, a music fest with national recording artists and more. Come take part in the amazing range of activities.
Thursday, Jan. 14 through Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. Calendar
Various location. See website below for details.
Cost: General Admission is free. For more information visit their Website

Central Florida Highland Games at Central Winds Park

Experience traditional highland athletics, dance, art, music, culture, food and a Gaelic spirit.
Saturday & Sunday, January 16th & 17th, 2016 from 8:00am - 9:00pm
Central Winds Park, 1000 Central Winds Dr, Winter Springs, FL 32708
Cost: Tickets start at $20.00/person. For more information visit their Website

Otronicon at Orlando Science Center

At Otronicon, guests walk on the cutting edge through state-of-the-art gaming and simulation technologies, including military and medical simulators not typically available to the public.
Friday, January 15th through Monday, January 18th, 2016
Orlando Science Center, 777 E. Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 3283
Cost: Tickets start at $16.95 presale for adults. For more information visit their Website

Alive After 5 Street Festival in Downtown Sanford

Come to the monthly street party and enjoy the live music, local artists, food and beverage sampling.
Thursday, January 14, 2016 from 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Historic Sanford Welcome Center, 230 East First Street, Sanford, FL 32771
Cost: $7 ticket includes food and beverage sampling. For more information visit their Website

DeLand Comic & Collectibles Show at Volusia County Faigrounds

125+ tables with a wide range of collectibles including comics, toys, trading cards, diecast, sci-fi, tv & movie memorabilia, autographs, NASCAR and more. Special guests also scheduled. Food available for purchase.
Sunday, January 10, 2016 from 10:00am - 5:00pm
Volusia County Faigrounds, 3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand, FL 32724
Cost: $5 admission with kids 12 and under free with paid adult. For more information visit their Website