What’s Happening in Central Florida

As many of you know, we strive to be your source, not only for your real estate needs, but for living in and around Orlando. With that said, spring is (almost) in the air, and there are lots of exciting events coming up in the next few months. Here’s a look at what’s coming up in Central Florida:

Osceola County Fair
February 8-February 17

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Osceola County Fair is one of the leading County Fairs in the State of Florida and largest annual event in Osceola County! Over 88,000 people attend our Fair last year!  This affordable 10-day event showcases our County’s agriculture through 4-H and FFA programs.  During the fair visitors can enjoy great food, a variety of shows, entertainment and youth/commercial exhibits, along with exciting midway rides provided by Strates Shows.  Located in Kissimmee, Osceola County Fair and Kissimmee Valley Livestock Show is just a short trip away from many area attractions!

View the website for details and pricing!

Bands Brew & BBQ
February 9-March 17

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SeaWorld partners with favorite local restaurants to bring sizzling BBQ and an array of thirst-quenching beer in an amazing atmosphere. And of course, incredible concerts with top artists in classic rock and country music. Bands, Brew & BBQ is included with park admission.

 

Enjoy Bands, Brew & BBQ February 9th – March 17th, 2013.
Saturday, February 9              Chris Young with Jerrod Niemann
Sunday, February 10              Merle Haggard
Saturday, February 16            The Beach Boys
Sunday, February 17              Styx
Saturday, February 23            Big & Rich
Sunday, February 24              Third Eye Blind
Saturday, March 2                  Daryl Hall & John Oates
Sunday, March 3                    Darius Rucker
Saturday, March 9                  Michael McDonald
Sunday, March 10                  Josh Turner
Saturday, March 16                Rodney Atkins with Uncle Kracker
Sunday, March 17                  Sheryl Crow

View the website for details and pricing!

The 11th Annual Orlando Folk Festival
February 9-February 10

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The Mennello Museum of American Art is proud to host the upcoming 11th annual Orlando Folk Festival, held the second weekend in February. The festival has now grown into three days of activities in the museum and on the shores of scenic Lake Formosa in Loch Haven Park. Friday is Education Day with activities planned just for kids. Saturday and Sunday feature folk and Americana music all day on the main stage, dance, storytelling, traditional craft demonstrations and plenty of food and art vendors. This family friendly event is free to the public and is attended by approximately 5,000 visitors each year.

View the website for details and pricing!

130th Silver Spurs Rodeo
February 15–February 17

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Don’t miss this action packed event! You’ll be on the edge of your seat for the bull riding, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, and barrel racing at the Silver Spurs Arena. Don’t forget about the fun you’ll have watching the rodeo clowns as they please the crowd!

View the website fordetails and pricing!

Posh Pooch Festival at Celebration
February 16, 2013

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Get ready for a howling good time with the return of Posh Pooch to Celebration! Join us in Downtown Celebration for a whole day of barking good fun. This classic event is being brought back better than ever with a fresh lineup of vendors, activities, demonstrations, food, performances and fun to enjoy with the entire family (especially four-legged friends).

Don’t have a dog? Looking for a friend for your dog? No worries! There will be several canine rescue groups in attendance that will have dogs in need of a loving home.

Several new activities and contests have been added to this year’s event schedule. Don’t miss out on a special Bark of Life walk to benefit the American Cancer Society at 9 a.m. Be prepared for a paw-sitively great time!

View the website for details!

The Downtown Food & Wine Fest
February 23-February 24

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The Downtown Food & Wine Fest will be a “Treat for all the Senses” for two days on Saturday, February 23rd  from 12p.m.- 9p.m. and Sunday, February 24th  from 12p.m.-7p.m.   It will take place in Downtown Orlando around Lake Eola, on Robinson Street.

The festival will feature:

View the website for details and pricing!

The Daytona 500
February 24, 2013

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It’s called “The Great American Race” but it’s the race the entire world bears witness to. Because no race has the guaranteed power to elevate careers and change lives, generation after generation, like the DAYTONA 500 does.

It doesn’t matter if it’s from the driver’s seat or a grandstand seat – being a part of the DAYTONA 500 is the thrill of a lifetime.

View the website for details and pricing!

The Florida Strawberry Festival
February 28–March 10

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Fun for folks of all ages! Enjoy an exciting headline entertainment line-up, competitive contests, youth events, free on-grounds entertainment, thrilling rides, and of course delicious strawberries. The 78th Annual Florida Strawberry Festival will be better than ever; so get out and celebrate with some delicious strawberry shortcake and a day of fun and laughter with your family and friends.

View the website for details and pricing!

The Central Florida Fair
February 28–March 10

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Get ready for 11 magical days of family, food and fun! With over 100 thrill rides, 8,000 FREE parking spaces, delicious fair food and a ton of FREE entertainment; The Central Florida Fair has something for everyone! It’s so affordable you can keep on coming back for more!!!

View the website for details and pricing!

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