Orlando Carnival 

The Original Orlando Carnival Association will host the 30th annual Orlando Carnival. The Carnival will be held Downtown Orlando on May 28th starting at noon.

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.

This event is being organized by GGR Marketing & Public Relations on behalf of The Original Orlando Carnival Association, a nonprofit group with a mission to support Caribbean Arts & Culture.

More info visit: www.orlandocarnivaldowntown.com

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Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival 


Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival from March 4th until April 30th.

From family-friendly animal encounters and crafts to festival games and live entertainment, the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival is filled with exciting experiences around the park that pair perfectly with your culinary adventures.

Live music from:

  • Daughtry
  • Andy Grammer
  • Goo Goo Dolls
  • Kool & the Gang
  • Young the Giant
  • Jason Isbell & John Hiatt Trio
  • Craig Wayne Boyd & Adam Wakefield
  • El Gran Combo
  • DNCE
  • Walk Off The Earth
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd

Plus more visit: seaworldparks.com

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Wine & Seafood Festival 

The 9th Annual Wine & Seafood Festival returns to Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards on March 24th to March 26th.

This signature event marks the beginning of springtime and the warmer weather brings people out to enjoy live outside music and entertainment throughout the entire weekend. Local Artists and crafters are invited to display their work. Lakeridge wine, beer, soft drinks and a variety of tasty seafood specialties will be available for purchase, along with complimentary winery tours and tastings.

More info at: www.lakeridgewinery.com

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Old Florida Outdoor Festival 

The Old Florida Outdoor Festival is back February 10th-11th in Apopka.

Apopka’s Old Florida Outdoor Festival is back with a blast in 2017 with concerts, fireworks, the Florida State Barbecue Championship, a steak grilling competition, a car show, a new, expanded kids play area and much more.

  • Live Music – David Nail, Rodney Atkins, Alex Hayes and Jill’s Cashbox.
  • Car Show – See some of Central Florida’s coolest classic cars and trucks plus a DJ.
  • Sonny’s BBQ Blast – Some of the country’s best bbq teams compete for cash and prizes in the FBA Florida State Barbecue Championship.
  • Steak Off – Come see top cooks and local challengers compete for the best grilled steak on Friday night.
  • Kids Area – Presented by the Florida Hospital this years festival expands with a kids area featuring inflatable attractions, rides, petting zoo and more.

More info visit: www.oldfloridaoutdoorfestival.com

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Foodstock Orlando

Foodstock Orlando is a multi-day food and music festival produced by the Grand Tour Foundation with the support of the Orlando Community on March 1st-4th.

 The Orlando celebration is a combination of local food vendors, Florida agriculture expositions, along with live music and entertainment for the fundraising benefit of hospitality and tourism education scholarships and grants.

Foodstock will be built around National Restaurant Association’s Florida ProStart Competition weekend on International Drive in Orlando, Florida and will provide a variety of activities and interests for a vast majority of attendees from local residents to tourists.

  • March 1st – Taste of Foodstock on Church St. in Downtown Orlando.
  • March 2nd – Foodstock Fiesta at I-Drive 360.
  • March 3rd – Taste of Foodstock at Pointe Orlando.
  • March 4th – Foodstock Food and Music Festival at Tinker Field.

More info visit: foodstockorlando.com

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Daytona 500



NASCAR kicks off it’s season at where it all began in Daytona Beach at the “World Center of Racing” Daytona International Speedway on February 26th.

Last year was a sell out crowd that witnessed the closest finish in the Daytona 500 history. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stars will race around the 2.5 mile track and see who will be crowned the 59th Annual Daytona 500 Champion.

Plus a pre-race concert, fanzone, meet and greets, FREE Wi-Fi, multi-platinum recording artist, actress Jordin Sparks to sing National Anthem and more.

More info visit: www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com

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Seafood and Music Festival



The Cocoa Beach Seafood and Music Festival takes place February 24-26th on the Cocoa Beach Causeway.

Featuring a wide selection of fantastic seafood, top flight entertainment, premier arts & crafts chow a kids activities zone and numerous other special events. Fresh seafood from local vendors and all around the US. There will also be two stages with live music, beer and wine available for purchase.

More info at: portcanaveralseafoodandmusicfestival.com

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