Orlando Events - What's On When?
Although Orlando is renowned the world over for its fun filled theme parks, there’s much more to see and do. Explore the Sunshine State throughout and revel in some of the exciting opportunities that arise yearly, for a truly unique Orlando experience.
January - Tinkerbell Half Marathon Weekend
Earn your wings in this fun filled magical weekend event at the Disneyland® Resort. Enjoy this memory making experience with amazing runs, where you can earn your own wings in a storybook finish, amazing surprises and a night time pasta party. This is Disney magic at its finest.
February - Daytona 500
The most important and prestigious race in the NASCAR calendar takes place annually at the Daytona International Speedway. Featuring 43 stock cars over a 500 mile long race, the atmosphere present is unparalleled by any other racing event.
March - Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival
350,000 visitors view artwork from over 200 artists with clay, glass, leather, painting and sculpture among the media used.
April - Florida Film Festival
As one of the most respected and loved regional film events, the Florida Film Festival showcases the best in American independent and foreign films.
May - Orlando International Fringe Festival
This 14 day arts festival features an array of different performances as the world of theatre, dance, music and art collide. As the first American Fringe Festival it is now one of the largest in the United States. Enjoy yourself as you take in a variety of offbeat and often uncensored performances in this creative community that has won 18 consecutive ‘best festival’ awards
June - Annual Harvest Festival
This annual festival is fun for all the family as you partake in popular events like the stomping of the grapes, whilst listening to a variety of live music. Embrace the culture that surrounds you as various local artists and crafters display their work for all to see. With a variety of food and drinks on sale, you can also partake in a complimentary winery tour and tasting.
July - Fireworks at the Fountain
Celebrate the 4th of July in style at Orlando’s amazing fireworks display, located at the majestic fountain at Lake Eola Park. Filled with food, drink and music, this will be a must attend event
August - Anime Festival Orlando
Voted as one of the top ten things to do in Orlando, this three day spectacular is held at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. Celebrating everything anime, attendees can partake in Video game tournaments, dances, workshops, trivia contests, fan panels and panel discussions on anime and manga, or experience the artists alley and dealers room. This is a true spectacle for all, even if you don’t know much about anime.
September - Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween
This annual event is held during September and October at the Magic Kingdom® theme park. Experience the magic of Disney as the house of mouse unleashes a soirée of fun and exciting ghoulish events including a parade, trick or treating, fireworks, character meet and greets, stage shows and parties for the whole family to enjoy.
October - Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights
Prepare for the ultimate Halloween experience as you head to Universal Studios at night. Featuring the likes of Dracula and Frankenstein, you’ll experience an assortment of frightfully exciting and scary spectaculars including eight haunted houses, six scare zones and live shows filled with Universal Studios’ mutants, monsters and maniacs. It’ll be an all hallows eve you’ll never forget.
November - Central Florida International Auto Show
Created by Motor Trend Auto Shows LLC, this is the newest and one of the most exciting auto shows, created by the nation’s largest auto show production company. Featuring an array of wonderful, magnificent and prestigious vehicles, all you motoring fans can experience the buzz at the Orange County Convention Centre.
December - Repticon
One of the biggest and most prestigious shows in the industry and one of the most exhilarating in Orlando, this convention for reptile and amphibian lovers has been running for more than a decade. Featuring various animals, exhibits, seminars and much more, this is fun for the whole family.