Local Events

LOCAL EVENTS Mark Your Calendar

Known for having near perfect weather all year round, Orlando is abound with a variety of annual events. From concerts to film festivals, food and wine events, theme parades and popular holidays, check out what’s going on while you’re in town.

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Zora! Festival

Each year, Eatonville's most famous writer gets a festival in her honor, featuring live music, arts and educational activities.

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Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl

Every New Year's Day, The Citrus Bowl plays host to one of the NFL’s Bowl Championship Series games.

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Puppy Love

This annual tribute to man's best friends has treats, games, live music, and all the excitement your pup can handle.

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Lunar New Year Dragon Parade

Celebrating the Lunar New Year with food, festivities and of course, a traditional dragon parade, this family-friendly event takes places at the Fashion Square Mall.

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Epcot International Flower
and Garden Festival

Typically running from mid-March to early May, this popular festival features elaborate garden exhibits, food galore, and a fabulous free concert series.

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Great Orlando Mixer

The swingin’-est party in town, the Great Orlando Mixer features 1920s-themed music, costumes, and cocktails from the best mixologists in all of Orlando.

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Florida Film Festival

Fans of dramas, comedies, documentaries and shorts will equally enjoy this opportunity to take an intimate look at up-and-coming films and interact with well-known actors and directors.

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Florida Music Festival

This popular downtown music festival is geared toward singers, songwriters, and performers looking to break into the major-label music industry.

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Star Wars Weekends

Typically running Friday through Sunday from mid-May to mid-June, Star Wars fans from all across the galaxy gather to meet celebrities from their favorite shows.

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Orlando International
Fringe Theatre Festival

Thespians from all over the world descend on the Loch Haven theater complex for two weeks of live performances and festivities.

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Bite30

Bite30 is a monthlong celebration of the best cuisine Orlando has to offer, with special prix fixe menus at participating restaurants around town.

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Gay Days

Walt Disney World’s legendary Gay Days include organized group trips to adventure parks by day, and festive themed parties by night.

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Fireworks at the Fountain

Nothing exemplifies patriotism like the collective "oohs" and "ahhs" that echo Lake Eola during this annual 4th of July firework and light display.

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Best of Orlando

Orlando's most sought-after invitation includes free access to five exclusive venues with open bar, complimentary hors d'oeuvres, and the best DJ's in town.

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Orlando Nerd Fest

Video game composers and fans come together during Orlando’s largest music festival – featuring chiptune, nerdcore, steampunk, vgm, and geek rock.

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Orlando's Magical Dining Month

Over 100 of the area’s top restaurants feature three-course, prix fixe dinners for only $35, with $1 from each meal donated to a local charity.

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Artlando

Artlando consists of one magical day in the park that highlights all forms of art, from choirs to puppets to painting to dance, and everything in between.

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Come Out With Pride

Come Out With Pride is a week-long celebration of LGBT events, exclusive parties and a downtown Orlando Pride parade.

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Halloween Horror Nights

Taking place from mid-September through Halloween weekend, Universal Studios’ haunted houses and scare zones will thrill visitors from all around the world.

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Orlando Indie Comedy Fest

Catch some of the country's best underground comedians at intimate venues around town during the annual Orlando Indie Comedy Fest.

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EDC Orlando

The Electric Daisy Carnival takes over Orlando's Tinker Field with the best in electronic dance music, full-size carnival rides, live entertainment and festival art.

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Epcot International
Food and Wine Festival

Walt Disney World's annual food and wine lover's festival features culinary demonstrations, seminars, and guest speakers from ABC’s “The Chew.”

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Christmas in the Park

The Morse Museum decorates Central Park with stained glass windows and the Bach Festival Choir performs a special Christmas concert.

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Grandma Party

Live music from local bands and handmade artisanal crafts make this a popular stop for holiday shopping.

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