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:
Monster Jam rolled into Raymond James Stadium in Tampa this weekend on Saturday, and we had an opportunity to watch it.
I arrived with two of my close friends who have seen the show before, and my mother who knew nothing about Monster Jam. Read more
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.
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.
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.
Orlando kicks off 2017 in high gear as Monster Jam returns to Camping World Stadium on Saturday, January 21, with tickets starting at just $15.
Monster Jam trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. By generating 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. these trucks can fly up to 125 to 130 feet across the track, and up to 35 feet in the air.
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).
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.
Christmas at Gaylord Palms is in full swing for the 2016 holiday season, and the centerpiece of the celebration is ICE!, which this year tells the story of A Charlie Brown Christmas.
Carved out of more than 2 million pounds of ice by artisans flown in from China, the classic Christmas tale is told in life-sized full-color ice creations.
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.
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.
Earlier this week I got a sneak preview of this year’s Festival of the Trees, now in its thirtieth year, at the Orlando Museum of Art, and I was amazed at the creativity and beauty of the trees, each decorated by different individuals or groups.
I was also invited to be one of three judges who would decide which decorated trees would get “Most Original,” “Most Whimsical,” and “Best of Show.” And let me tell you, it was a really hard decision.
Festival of the Trees, now in its thirtieth year, returns to the Orlando Museum of Art from November 12-20, 2016.
During this annual event, the museum is transformed into a glittering wonderland filled with sparkling trees, vignettes and stunning holiday décor, suitable for visitors of all ages.
Halloween is one of the most popular holidays in Central Florida, so if you still haven’t made your plans for the upcoming Halloween weekend, there’s definitely no shortage of things to do.
From family-orientated scares to adults-only thrills, here are our picks for celebrating Halloween in Central Florida:
Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents Stuart Little, select dates from October 25 to November 16.
Based on the celebrated children’s book by E.B. White, Stuart Little is an extraordinary mouse born into an ordinary New York City human family.