Silver Spurs Rodeo is a family tradition in Kissimmee, and it returns to the Silver Spurs Arena for its 140th edition the weekend of Feb 16-18, 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.
Broadway smash Disney’s The Lion King returns to Orlando for an extended run at the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts from February 14 through March 11, 2018.
Based on the hit Disney movie, this musical brings to life the entire Serengeti as never before with uniquely theatrical storytelling and stage choreography.
The Orlando Wetlands Festival returns February 17, 2018, to highlight the Orlando Wetlands Park, the City’s 1,650 acre water reclamation wetland.
Event co-sponsor, Orange Audubon Society, will lead guided bird-watching excursions. The Friends of the Orlando Wetlands will lead wetland exploration hikes and the Florida Native Plant Society will lead native plant identification hikes.
Fun for the whole family, the Florida State Fair returns to Tampa from February 8-19, 2018, and we have a family 4-pack of tickets to give away.
Covering fifteen acres at the fairgrounds, the Florida State Fair boasts the largest Midway in North America with 110 different rides.
February 2018 will be an exciting month for Central Florida foodies, with so many special dinners and food festivals happening all month long.
Here are some of the great food and drink events you might want to check out:
“A Celebration of Harry Potter” returns to Universal Orlando the weekend of January 26-28, 2018, with events and stars from the stories of J.K. Rowling.
For the first time in event history, Stanislav Yanevski (Viktor Krum) and Natalie Tena (Nymphadora Tonks) will attend and participate in festivities throughout the weekend, alongside returning fan-favorites James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley), and Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley).
Monster Jam 2018 is coming to Camping World Stadium here in Orlando on January 20, but this Thursday, January 18, 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:
If you’re a fan of the long-running television show Supernatural, you won’t want to miss the Supernatural Convention when it comes to Orlando for the first time the weekend of January 19-21, 2018.
Scheduled to appear are series stars Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins, Richard Speight Jr, Rob Bendict, Matt Cohen, Mark Pellegrino, Ruth Connell, Kim Rhodes, and many more.
One of my favorite annual events in Central Florida is Otronicon at the Orlando Science Center. I mean who wouldn’t love to explore four floors of STEM-inspired exhibits, simulators, and games?
This weekend I popped in to spend a few hours at Otronicon, and there was so much to do and see!
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC®) returns to Orlando’s Amway Center on Saturday, February 24, 2018, for UFC FIGHT NIGHT®.
Headlining will be a battle between two exciting middleweight contenders, as number one-ranked Yoel Romero clashes with number 10-ranked David Branch.
Also on the card:
My family and I are huge Marvel fans so we were excited to the the Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes at the Amway Center last night (Jan 12)! This show is loaded with action.
The show begins with Dr. Strange flying in and telling us about a powerful and magical wand; The Wand of Watoomb. In the wrong hands, it will destroy the universe!
The UCF School of Performing Arts has released its schedule of events for the current semester January through April 2018, and it’s filled with theatrical and musical productions.
The biggest event is the annual UCF Celebrates the Arts, a free week of performances held at Dr. Phillips Center in downtown Orlando. This year’s event will take place April 6-14, 2018
Writer’s Block Bookstore will host a reading and signing with international best-selling authors Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child at the JCC in Maitland on January 18, 2018.
The authors will be promoting their newest novel, City of Endless Night, which is released on January 16.
Orlando kicks off 2018 in high gear as Monster Jam returns to Camping World Stadium on Saturday, January 20, with tickets starting at just $15.
The event will feature 14 trucks and drivers vying to be the Orlando champion, including: Grave Digger®; Max-D; El Toro Loco®; Monster Mutt Dalmatian; Monster Energy Mutant; and many more. (Trucks/drivers subject to change without notice.)
Normally the Orlando Science Center is fun for all ages, but on select nights, it’s reserved strictly for adults 21+. That night is Science Night Live and it returns January 13, 2018.
The event features guest speaker HP Newquist giving a talk on Artificial Intelligence at 9pm and 10pm.
It’s also taking place during Otronicon, so you can enjoy an indie game developer showcase, a game jam, the Serious Games Showcase & Challenge, mature gaming competitions, table top gaming and a variety of virtual reality and simulation experiences.