2017 Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival Rolls into Raglan Road at Disney Springs Mar 16-19

Mighty St. Patrick's Festival at Raglan Road at Disney Springs

More than just a day of fun, Raglan Road‘s annual Mighty Festival returns to Disney Springs the weekend of March 16 through 19, 2017. Celebrating everything Irish, the festival will have live music, Irish dancers, and traditional food and drink to enjoy.

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Foodstock Takes Over Orlando March 1-4, 2017

Foodstock Takes Over Orlando March 1-4, 2017

Foodstock Orlando is a new multi-day series of food events, live music, and more, and it takes place this week, March 1-4, 2017.

Each day has an event in a different location in Orlando, and each event will feature a separate line-up of food, beverage, and entertainment.

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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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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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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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CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks For Celebrating Halloween 2016 In Central Florida

CitySurfing Orlando's Picks for Celebration Halloween in Central Florida

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:

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ARTlando 2016 Returns to Orlando for Free Show Oct 1

ARTlando - free Orlando Arts festival

ARTlando, an annual free one-day art festival, returns to take over Loch Haven Park on Saturday, October 1, 2016.

The day, which starts at 11am, features an art walk and competition, and interactive exhibits, with the Orlando Museum of Art as a base.

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Special Olympics Florida Hosts Golf Championship at Walt Disney World Sept 9-10

Special Olympics Florida 2016 State Summer Games Come to ESPN Wide World of Sports

This weekend, Special Olympics Florida will host its State Golf Championship at Walt Disney World famed courses.

The tournament will take place at Disney’s Palm, Magnolia, and Oak Trail Golf Courses on September 9 and 10. All events are open to the public and free to attend.

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Brad Paisley to Perform Free Orlando Show for Camping World Kickoff Weekend

Brad Paisley brings his annual Country Nation College Tour presented by Frontier Communications to Orlando

Country superstar Brad Paisley brings his annual Country Nation College Tour presented by Frontier Communications to Orlando with a free outdoor show on Sunday, September 4th.

The show will take place on the grounds of City Hall in downtown Orlando. It is part of the inaugural Camping World Kickoff Weekend, featuring Ole Miss vs. Florida State in a game that kicks off the college football season.

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Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hosts Sandtastic Weekends Aug 26-28 & Sept 2-4

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort to Host Sandtastic Weekends

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin will host Sandtastic Weekends for an end of the summer blow-out August 26-28 and September 2-4.

Open to both resort guests and the public, the event will feature activities for all ages, with the highlight being 100 tons of intricately sculpted sand art designed by award-winning world-class sculptors from Team Sandtastic and constructed right on the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort’s private beach.

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Meet Fantasy Author Emilyann Girdner at Barnes & Noble Altamonte Springs Aug 6

Meet Fantasy Author Emilyann Girdner at Barnes & Noble Altamonte Springs Mall Aug 6

Local Fantasy author Emilyann Girdner will be holding a book signing and writing workshop on August 6 at the Barnes & Noble at the Altamonte Springs Mall.

The event starts at 1pm, and at 2pm, Girdner will lead a story development workshop created by Adaptive Studios. She will guide those interested in how to learn to write a log line, create a spark page, and re-imagine popular characters.

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Creative City Project 2016 Returns to Downtown Orlando October 15

Creative City Project Orlando

Creative City Project returns to bring downtown Orlando alive with free art and music Saturday, October 15, 2016.

Among the groups participating in the various stages, which will run along Orange Ave from Robinson south to Central, are La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil, Orlando Ballet, Central Florida Community Arts Orchestra, Orlando City Soccer Club, the Downtown Arts District, and so much more.

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WMMO Downtown Concert Series feat. Vince Neil in Free Show May 21

WMMO has announced the next show in their popular Downtown Concert Series will be Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe on Saturday, May 21.

Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe plays WMMO Downtown Concert Series

Neil is the voice behind legendary Mötley Crüe hits like “Dr. Feelgood,” “Kickstart My Heart,” and “Home Sweet Home.” The band may have finished their farewell tour, but Neil has decided to keep performing live.

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Pink Talking Fish and The Heavy Pets Play Free at Plaza Live! Orlando on May 19

Pink Talking Fish will be playing Plaza Live! Orlando on May 19

Pink Talking Fish will be playing a FREE show at Plaza Live! Orlando on May 19, with South Florida’s The Heavy Pets opening.

Pink Talking Fish is a hybrid tribute fusion act that takes the music from Pink Floyd, The Talking Heads and Phish, and fuses it together.

For instance, the band, featuring Eric Gould on bass, Richard James on keyboards, Zack Burwick on drums and Dave Brunyak on guitar, will take Phish’s “Sand” and meld it into the groove of The Talking Head’s “Slippery People”. If you’re a fan of these three bands, you might want to check them out.

For more information on Pink Talking Fish, visit pinktalkingfish.com.

Opening the show will be The Heavy Pets, which features the talents of Jeff Lloyd (guitar/vocals), Mike Garulli (guitar/harmonica/vocals), Jim Wuest (keys/vocals), Jamie Newitt (drums/vocals), and Tony D’Amato (bass).

They’ve been embraced by the jam music scene for their blend of rhythm & blues, jazz, funk, disco and reggae with rock & roll, and have been called “a living, breathing force of nature” by Relix Magazine.

For more information on The Heavy Pets, visit TheHeavyPets.com.

Tickets to the Orlando show are FREE for general admission floor and $25 reserved balcony, and are available at plazaliveorlando.com.

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