138th Silver Spurs Rodeo Returns To Kissimmee Feb 17-19

Silver Spurs Rodeo at Silver Spurs Arena

Silver Spurs Rodeo is a family tradition in Kissimmee, and it returns to the Silver Spurs Arena for its 138th edition the weekend of Feb 17-19, 2017.

Silver Spurs Rodeo is the largest rodeo east of the Mississippi, and is the work of the Silver Spurs Riding Club, an all-volunteer organization started in 1941 by Osceola County ranchers. They began the rodeo in 1944, selling war bonds as admission to raise funds for our military.

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Osceola County Fair Returns to Kissimmee Feb 10-19, 2017

Osceola County Fair at night - photo by Carol Garreans

Fun for the whole family, the annual Osceola County Fair returns to Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, February 10-19, 2017.

Enjoy a midway featuring rides, games, and food, along with the Eudora Farms Petting Zoo, live music and entertainment, animals, and so much more.

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4th Annual A Celebration of Harry Potter Comes to Universal Orlando Jan 27-29

4th Annual A Celebration of Harry Potter Comes to Universal Orlando Jan 27-29

This weekend, Jan 27-29, muggles from around the world will come together to celebrate at the 4th annual A Celebration of Harry Potter, hosted by Universal Orlando and Warner Bros.

Author J.K. Rowling has inspired many with her tales of the Wizarding World, and this three-day event will give fans the opportunity to immerse themselves in that world at Universal Orlando.

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Meet Monster Jam Drivers and Their Monster Trucks on January 19 For Free

Monster Mutt Rottweiler

Monster Jam 2017 is coming to Camping World Stadium here in Orlando on January 21, but this Thursday, January 19, you can meet some of the drivers and their monster trucks for free.

Seven of the show’s biggest stars and their trucks will be at various locations in Central Florida during the afternoon.

Here’s where you can find them:

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Play at Otronicon’s Science Night Live at the Orlando Science Center Jan 14

Science Night Live! at Orlando Science Center

Otronicon is normally a family friendly event, but Saturday night, January 14, sees the return of the popular adults-only Science Night Live at the Orlando Science Center.

Interact with some of the latest and greatest technology while learning more about STEM careers and the innovations being made right here in Orlando. At Otronicon, play and interact with the best in gaming, simulation and digital technology.

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Otronicon Returns to Orlando Science Center Jan 13-16 2017

Otronicon Returns to Orlando Science Center

For the 12th consecutive year, Otronicon returns to the Orlando Science Center January 13-16, letting guests have hands-on experience with the latest in technology.

Otronicon will connect visitors with the creative professionals and technology that are turning Central Florida into a hub for innovation. Attendees can fly a real-world military simulator, operate a surgical robot or get a preview of tomorrow’s technology.

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Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College to Host #SpaceWeek2017

The Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College is proud to present Space Week 2017, a celebration of all things astronomy, January 6-14.

The Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College is proud to present Space Week 2017, a celebration of all things astronomy, January 6-14.

The week-long celebration will showcase the planetarium’s capabilities and the far-reaching impacts of space exploration to the local community via lectures and demonstrations, as well as laser light shows, culminating in the Winter Sky Festival at the end of the event.

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Orlando Performer Joins Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s Circus XTREME as First-Ever Female Ringmaster

Kristen Michelle Wilson joins Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Circus XTREME as its first-ever female ringmaster

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Circus XTREME will feature its first-ever female ringmaster when it comes to the Amway Center January 12-16…and she’s from Orlando.

A professional singer with a background in theater, Kristen Michelle Wilson will make her debut with the hometown Orlando shows, then continue on the national tour, including Amalie Arena in Tampa from January 25-29. She will be the 39th ringmaster in Ringling Bros. history.

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2017 Florida Strawberry Festival Announces Headliner Entertainment

2017 Florida Strawberry Festival Information

The Florida Strawberry Festival returns March 2-12, 2017, and after the strawberries, the concerts are a huge draw for attendees.

For those of you who like to plan ahead, the festival has announced its headliner line-up for 2017, and these are concerts you can enjoy (each act is a separate show).

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AKC Canine Extravaganza Brings Everything Dog to Orlando Dec 17-18, 2016

AKC Canine Extravaganza Brings Everything Dog to Orlando Dec 17-18, 2016

Canine Extravaganza, presented by the American Kennel Club and Royal Canin, returns to Orange County Convention Center in Orlando the weekend of December 17th and 18th.

This two-day event, the nation’s largest celebration of dogs, allows attendees to meet and play with over 150 dog breeds at AKC Meet the Breeds. This interactive, educational showcase helps individuals learn which breeds are best for their lifestyle, straight from the experts themselves.

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Light Up UCF Returns For 2016 Holiday Season Nov 18 – Jan 7

Light Up UCF, one of Orlando’s best annual holiday traditions, takes place at the CFE Arena at UCF

Light Up UCF, one of Orlando’s best annual holiday traditions, starts up this Friday, November 18, 2016, and runs through January 7, 2017.

During the event, the area in and around the CFE Arena at the University of Central Florida is transformed into a winter wonderland with lights, holiday music and rides.

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WWE Hosts Free #Wrestlemania Ticket Party at Dr Phillips Center Nov 17

The WWE is holding a Wrestlemania On-Sale Party November 17

As I mentioned yesterday, Wrestlemania 33 tickets go on sale this Friday, November 18. How would you like to get them a day early?

The WWE is holding a Wrestlemania On-Sale Party the evening of Thursday, November 17, and attendees can purchase tickets for the April 2017 event during the party.

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Spooky Empire Will Bring the Best in Horror and More to Orlando Dec 2-4

Spooky Empire Will Bring the Best in Horror and More to Orlando Dec 2-4

Spooky Empire is kicking off next month by bringing in celebrities from the worlds of horror, music, and wrestling to Orlando the weekend of December 2-4, 2016.

The event was originally scheduled to take place in October, but Hurricane Matthew changed that plan.

Spooky Empire regrouped, and now are ready to put on an incredible show at the Orange County Convention Center, with many of the same guests who were scheduled for the original event, along with new ones.

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WrestleMania 33 Tickets on Sale to Public November 18

WrestleMania 33  comes to Orlando in 2017

Get ready to rumble! Wrestlemania 33 is coming to Orlando’s Camping World Stadium in 2017, and tickets will go on sale Friday, November 18, at 10am.

WWE’s WrestleMania is more than just a one day event; it is a week-long celebration. In addition to WrestleMania 33, other events include:

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Bring Circus XTREME to Central Florida Jan 2017

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Bring Circus XTREME to Central Florida Jan 2017

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey kick off 2017 with January Circus XTREME shows in Orlando and Tampa.

Circus Xtreme will be at the Amway Center in Orlando January 12 through 16, for 8 shows. It will then visit Amalie Arena in Tampa January 25 through 29, for another 8 performances.

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