Florida Strawberry Festival

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It’s baaaack… The Florida Strawberry Festival kicks off February 26th until March 8th in Plant City.

The festival will feature a Neighborhood village with cake decorating, baking, home decoration items, jewelry, scrapbooking and more. Plus check out the Belle City Midway with rides, games and attractions for the entire family.

There will also be live entertainment from very poplar artists including:

Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra, Bobby Vinton, Alabama, Mel Tillis, Scotty McCreery, MercyMe, Kevin Costner, Morden West, Brett Eldredge, Hunter Hayes, Sawyer Brown, Happy Together Tour, Ronnie Milsap, Sara Evans, Oak Ridge Boys, Boyz ll Men, Reba and much more.

The Florida Strawberry Festival has something for the whole family including some delicious Florida grown strawberries.

More info visit: www.flstrawberryfestival.com

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Mount Dora Arts Festival

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Enjoy endless rows of fine art, including oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, clay, sculpture and photography on February 7-8th. Plus the festival features local and regional musical entertainment at a main stage in Donnelly Park.

Mount Dora Arts Festival is a juried fine arts festival for art lovers, casual festival-goers and families, nothing compares to the Mount Dora Arts Festival.

Festival food will be provided in separate food courts and local downtown restaurants offer a wide variety of cuisine.

More info visit: mountdoracenterforthearts.org

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Special Olympics Florida Polar Plunge

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Join Special Olympics of Florida for the Polar Plunge 2015 at SeaWorld Orlando’s Aquatica on February 7th.

Polar Plunge is a fundraiser for Special Olympics, during which individuals and teams, alongside Special Olympics athletes, take the plunge into bodies of cold water. There are two ways for you and family and friends to participate. You can take the vital plunge and donate online or you could take the physical plunge.

Everyone who raises a minimum of $100 may take the physical plunge. As you raise more money, you will be eligible for cool prizes like tickets to SeaWorld, Aquatica and even Discover Cove.

As many of you know the water at the Aquatcia is heated but for the Polar Plunge it’s not. In addition to jumping into cold water for a good cause, a highlight of the annual event is the array of crazy costumes that Plungers are encouraged to wear in the name of fun. If that’s not motivation enough, 100% of proceeds support Special Olympics Florida.

More info or to register visit: specialolympicsflorida.org

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Florida Citrus Parade

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The Florida Citrus Parade has grown to become one of the largest sports affiliated parades in the nation, an annual tradition that occurs each year during Orlando Bowl Week on December 30th.

In addition to it’s signature floats made of citrus fruit. The parade features spirited high school marching bands from throughout the nation, participating bowl game college marching bands, specialty units and other exciting performances. Upwards of 3,000 participants take part in this spectacular event.

More info at: floridacitrusparade.com

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Holidays at Universal Orlando

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Celebrate the holidays at Universal Studios Resort in Orlando on December 6th until January 3rd at both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.

Universal Studios will feature the Macy’s Holiday Parade featuring balloons and floats from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in New York and live music from Mannheim Steamroller (on selected nights).

Grinchmas at islands of Adventure will transform Seuss Landing into a whimsical, wintery wonderland. Plus enjoy a character breakfast with the Grinch and Friends.

More info and to purchase tickets visit: www.universalorlando.com

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Light Up UCF

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It’s baaaack… Light up UCF “50 Nights of Music, Lights & Ice” on November 14th until January 4th presented by Carl Black of Orlando and CFE Federal Credit Union at CFE Arena.

Light Up UCF has become a holiday tradition, offering an 8,000 square foot outdoor ice skating rink, rides, and holiday attractions. And back again this year, it will be SNOWING every evening. Get ready to experience a Bigger, Brighter, and Brrr-ier Light Up UCF.

Also enjoy the fan favorite Ice Rink Pavilion, the CFE Federal Credit Union Ferris Wheel, Blizzard ride, the Arctic Glide Ice Slide presented by Race Trac and Santa’s Workshop presented by Coca-Cola, there are several free opportunities for families including the Holiday Film Festival shown on a giant two-story screen and the Holiday Light Show presented by Orlando Sanford International Airport with thousands of lights choreographed to seasonal musical selections and snow, spun by a live DJ.

For more info on Light Up UCF and to purchase tickets visit: www.lightupucf.com

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