140th Silver Spurs Rodeo Returns To Kissimmee Feb 16-18 #silverspursrodeo

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 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.

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Disney’s The Lion King Roars into Orlando at the Dr Phillips Center February 14 – March 11, 2018

Disney's The Lion King Roars into Orlando at the Dr Phillips Center

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.

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Free Orlando Wetlands Festival Returns to Fort Christmas Historical Park Feb 17 2018

Free Orlando Wetlands Festival Returns to Fort Christmas Historical Park

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.

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The Florida State Fair Comes to Tampa Feb 8-19 + Win Tickets!

The Florida State Fair Comes to Tampa Feb 8-19 + Win Tickets

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.

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‘A Celebration of Harry Potter’ Returns to Universal Orlando January 26-28, 2018

A Celebration of Harry Potter Returns to Universal Orlando January 26-28, 2018

“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).

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Meet Monster Jam Drivers And Their Monster Trucks On January 18 Around Orlando

Monster Mutt Rottweiler

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:

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Supernatural Convention Comes to Orlando for First Time Jan 19-21, 2018

Supernatural Convention Comes to Orlando for First Time Jan 19-21, 2018

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.

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Out and About: Otronicon 2018 at the Orlando Science Center Proves STEM is Fun

Otronicon 2018 at the Orlando Science Center Proves STEM is Fun

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!

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT® Returns to Amway Center with Action-Packed Card February 24, 2018

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC®) returns to Orlando's Amway Center on Saturday, February 24, 2018, for UFC FIGHT NIGHT®.

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:

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Out and About: Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes at the Amway Center is Fun For the Whole Family

Out and About: Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes is Fun For the Whole Family

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!

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UCF School of Performing Arts Releases List of Jan-April 2018 Events #artsatUCF

UCF School of Performing Arts

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

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Writer’s Block Bookstore Hosts a Night with Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child Jan 18 2018

Writer's Block Bookstore Hosts a Night with Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child Jan 18 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.

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Monster Jam Returns to Orlando January 20, 2018

Grave Digger at Monster Jam in Tampa Jan 16 2016 by Kirk Garreans

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.)

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Orlando Science Center to Host Otronicon Edition of Science Night Live

Science Night Live! at Orlando Science Center

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.

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