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IMMERSE 2021 in Orlando

Central Florida’s signature arts event “IMMERSE 2021“, returns for its 9th year to Downtown Orlando the weekend of October 15-17, 2021.

Presented by Orlando Health/Orlando Regional Medical Center, this year’s event showcases hundreds of artists and live performances in the streets and public spaces of Downtown Orlando, offering 10 city blocks of unexpected creative encounters, epic performances and interactive art.

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Featured highlights of the weekend include:

JOYBOX, from Orlando Health, a large-scale, interactive art exhibition designed around everything happy. It includes art installations inspired by the catchy, familiar phrases of happiness, like the “Don’t Worry. Be Happy” room, “Step into the light,” which features a giant 8′ circular light sculpture in a large room, and visitors can message life’s blessings into the Blessing Counter in the “Count Your Blessings” room, and large LED scrollers will display their blessings on the walls.

X-Factory, presented by Stax. These immersive photo environments are built inside a shipping container structure and encourage everyone to embrace their X-Factor.

EA SPORTS Zone, featuring Orlando City Soccer and Orlando Magic, is a high-energy activation that celebrates EA SPORTS move to Downtown Orlando. Here, Orlando City will bring the fancy footwork of a soccer ball juggling team, and the Orlando Magic’s dynamic entertainment, Magic Beatz and The 407, will wow audiences throughout the night. The EA SPORTS Zone will also feature a mural painted by kicking and throwing paint covered balls at the walls.

Dare to Dream, is a high-energy acrobatic performance featuring trampoline and silks performers, and live musicians on a large scaffolding structure right in the middle of Orange Avenue.

Celebration of Diversity, in partnership with the Holocaust Memorial Center, features musician and activist Daryl Davis and dozens of local musicians.

Plus, Orlando Ballet, Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Central Florida Community Arts, and many more will perform.

New for 2021, is a third day, called “COLOR DAY“, which invites attendees to become the canvas and get colorful. The experience features colored powder fights, bright eruptions of foam, live performances and tons of bubbles.

Bubbles! I love the bubbles!

IMMERSE 2021 is put on in partnership with Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs, City of Orlando and Downtown Development Board.

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There are several admission levels for IMMERSE 2021, including free admission, which includes street installations and stage viewing areas from the Free Admission Areas.

To get closer to the stages, you can purchase a General Admission ticket for Friday and Saturday for $10 (+ service fee). You can get the General Admission ticket plus access to JOYBOX for $22 (+ service fee), or go for the General Admission ticket, plus JOYBOX, plus COLOR DAY on Sunday for $42 (+ service fee). JOYBOX is also available separately for $12 (+ service fee).

If you truly want to make it a weekend to remember, get the VIP Experience for $100 (+ service fee), which includes admission to IMMERSE, JOYBOX, and COLOR DAY, plus All-access to IMMERSE premium VIP lounge areas at stages, curated event route provided, exclusive bar access and 2 drink tickets.

For more information, or to get tickets, visit

Here is the map and schedule for the weekend:

About Michelle Snow

Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, and has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida. She lives in Orlando near Disney, and hears Magic Kingdom fireworks every night.
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