Orlando Events Calendar


First in the list is the annual Orlando Downtown Art and Living

Expo at Lake Eola Park. This event, which has been introduced in 2005, is dubbed as an "exciting week of Art, Music and Fun."


With an average of 10,000 visitors hoarding the event, it is a contest exhibition of 100 of the best and most exciting art pieces from Orlando Downtown artists and craftsmen which include paintings, photography, sculpture, mosaics, glass, fine crafts, jewelry and pottery, wherein the winner will take home a cash prize. Jiving with the colorful display of works is a stage where performances from acoustic musicians and dancers give more life to the celebration. Enjoy the celebration with the greatest foods. The 2009 Orlando Downtown Art and Living Expo will be held on February 21 to 22, 2009. A monthly event in Winter Park is Popcorn Flicks, an exhibition of a series of classic films shown in the park.

orlando events calendar - festivals in orlando

This project was pushed through with Winter Park's collaboration with Enzian Theater. Every second Thursday of the month, families and friends are invited to go visit Central Park before sundown and spend the night away watching free oldies but goodies movies. For a more cozy viewing pleasure, it's advisable to bring a blanket and/or chairs, as well as snacks. However, in case of rains, the scheduled films will be moved to a more appropriate date. For June 2008, the films that are going to be screened are The Never Ending Story, Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Goonies and The Color Purple.

Another featured annual event is set at the same location that was just mentioned above. The Winter Park Sidewalk Festival is considered as one of the nation's most prestigious art festivals and a favorite Central Florida event among locals. This three-day festival happening every March attracts 250 and more local and national talents and an estimated 350,000 visitors. The festival is a showcase of art in varied forms: paintings, ceramics, photography, glass and jewelry where in they compete for the best work on respective categories. There are also posters and T-shirts that are being sold during the festival, while the best of show is purchased by the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival and will be donated to the City of Winter Park. Aside from the overdosing display of arts, visitors of the event are encouraged to a little shopping in the unique stores and local business in the area which are open during the event. In addition, take spoil of your appetite and venture among the popular restaurants on Park Avenue.

Music lovers will definitely fall in love with Kissimmee on its first quarter as it offers free concerts in the Lakefront Park. This three-month concert series is a themed fusion of music, art, literature and food, representing the cultural diversity of the city. The typical theme for the following months is as follows: Kissimmee Sunshine Regional Chili Cook-Off (January), Kissimmee Festival of Rhythm and Blues (February) and Caribbean Fusion (March).