Events are aplenty in Central Florida, and there’s an array of activities to choose from for just about everyone’s taste. Orlandoans and visitors experience festivals, fundraisers, art exhibitions and sports year-round here in paradise. Denizens are out and about during the fall and springtime while northerners are bundled up during the winter months. Theme parks are also overflowing with tourists and citizens alike during the sizzling summer months.
Residents don’t have the opportunity of experiencing the changing of the seasons or brown, gold and red-colored leaves falling from the trees in their own backyards like in other parts of the nation, but hey make do with brewed apple cider and pumpkin and scarecrow decorations, which are another indication that fall is here. And you’ll find Orlandoans are out and about raising funds for a good cause during the Light the Night Walk or supporting artisans during the Fall Fiesta in the Park at Lake Eola Park.
Others are planning for the holidays during the Festival of Trees at the Orlando Museum of Art or food sampling during the Taste of Maitland at Lake Lily Park.
When the temperatures start warming up, theme parks and area attractions are blossoming with festivals galore during the springtime. The fetes feature beads, flower power, flicks, music and theatrical events. Pies and more pies are eaten during the Great American Pie Festival at Lakeside Park in Celebration, and Orlando rocks during the Florida Music Festival throughout downtown. Mark your calendar and experience what hot events Central Florida has to offer.
Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities
The festival celebrates the life and accomplishments of writer, folklorist and cultural anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston. Her early beginnings in Eatonville, Fla. inspired her to write about life without racism or segregation in an African-American community. The week-long event is held throughout downtown Eatonville and nearby areas and features speakers, exhibits, live entertainment, national a...