Otronicon Takes Over Orlando Science Center Jan 12-15, 2018

Otronicon Returns to Orlando Science Center

For the 13th consecutive year, Otronicon returns to the Orlando Science Center January 12-15, letting guests have hands-on experience with the latest in technology.

Otronicon connects 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.

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The Orlando Fringe Winter Mini-Fest Returns January 3-7, 2018 #OrlandoFringe

Orlando Fringe Winter Mini-Fest

The Orlando Fringe Winter Mini-Fest, a 5-day version of the original Orlando Fringe, returns to Loch Haven Park January 3-7, 2018

This fest will feature a hand-picked selection of award-winning or fan favorites from past Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival and new works hand-selected from other Fringe Festivals around the world.

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‘The Drive Home III: Driving The Future’ 10-Day Vintage Vehicle Rally Stops at Ace Cafe Orlando Jan. 4-5

Ace Cafe Orlando

Ace Cafe Orlando kicks off 2018 with a weekend pit stop by “The Drive Home III: Driving The Future” vintage vehicle road tour the weekend of January 4-5.

On display will be seven striking vintage vehicles in the TDH III caravan, including a ’72 Chevy El Camino, ’69 Chevy Camaro, ’62 International Travelette, ’59 Plymouth Fury, ’59 Cadillac Coupe DeVille, ’55 Chrysler C-300 as well as a special edition Triumph Thruxton motorcycle on loan from Ace Cafe Orlando and a 2018 GMC Terrain Support Vehicle provided by GM.

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CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks for Celebrating New Year’s Eve 2017 in Orlando and Central Florida

CitySurfing Orlando's Picks for Celebrating New Year's Eve in Orlando

Looking for a place to celebrate the end of 2017 and the arrival of the new year? Then check out this list of options to ring in 2018 here in Orlando.

From the theme parks to massive parties to low key celebrations to family events, here are our picks for celebrating New Year’s Eve in the Orlando area:

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Former Vice President Joe Biden Brings His American Promise Tour To Dr Phillips Center Jan 29, 2018

Former Vice President Joe Biden Brings His American Promise Tour To Dr Phillips Center Jan 29, 2018

Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will welcome former Vice President Joe Biden as he brings his American Promise Tour to Orlando on January 29, 2018.

Biden has always believed that when given a chance, ordinary people can do extraordinary things. As a scrappy kid from Scranton who rose to the Office of Vice President, he is no exception.

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Skydiving Santas Return to Cocoa Beach Pier December 16, 2017

Skydiving Santas Return to Cocoa Beach Pier

Santa will be landing without the assistance of his sleigh on Saturday, Dec. 16, when the Skydiving Santas return to the Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier for another ultimate fantasy skydive demo.

The skydivers will showcase a variety of skydiving skills including accuracy landings, high speed landings, wing suit jumpers and more.

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MetroWest Hosts Free WinterFest Dec 9, 2017

MetroWest Hosts Free WinterFest Dec 9, 2017

The MetroWest Master Association (MWMA), managed by FirstService Residential, is hosting their 6th Annual WinterFest on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 4 to 8pm at the MetroWest Golf Club in Orlando.

This free, family event will feature a showing of “Shrek the Halls,” along with a Shrek slide, donkey rides, an ice skating rink, and more. Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be available for photo ops.

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Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Orlando Hosts Marilyn Monroe Look-Alike Contest Dec 9, 2017

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Orlando currently has an iconic Marilyn Monroe dress on display

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando currently has an iconic Marilyn Monroe dress on display and will host a look-alike contest to celebrate on December 9, 2017.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! purchased the gown Marilyn Monroe wore to serenade President John F Kennedy at his birthday celebration in 1962 – they paid $4.8 million – the most anyone has for a dress being sold at auction.

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Orlando Shakespeare Theater Hosts An Evening with Anna Deavere Smith Dec 10, 2017

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Hosts An Evening with Anna Deavere Smith

Orlando Shakespeare Theater will host an evening with actress Anna Deavere Smith, best known for roles on the TV series The West Wing and Nurse Jackie, on Dec 10, 2017.

Through a short performance and interview, audiences will hear about the process of combining a passion for social causes with documentary style theater making.

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Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes Coming to Amway Center in Orlando Jan 12-15, 2018

Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes Coming to Amway Center in Orlando Jan 12-15, 2018

Join the legendary battle to defend the universe from evil as Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes comes to the Amway Center in Orlando January 12-15, 2018 for seven performances.

The Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy and Spider-Man join forces with Doctor Strange, master of the mystic arts, in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Loki’s hands in this all-new, spectacular arena stunt show.

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Central Florida International Auto Show Rolls Into Orlando November 23-26, 2017

Central Florida International Auto Show

If you love cars and trucks, the Central Florida International Auto Show returns to the Orange County Convention Center November 23-26, 2017.

The show will feature literally hundreds of the latest model cars, trucks, crossovers, SUVs, alternative fuel vehicles, hybrids and exotics from both domestic and import manufacturers.

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The Status of CitySurfingOrlando.com

CitySurfing Orlando is having site issues...stay tuned as we are working on them.

Hello readers!

Yesterday we experienced a database corruption on the site which took it down for a few hours. We got the site back up, but the last two months of data – stories, calendar additions, etc – are gone.

As such, we will be spending the next few days re-adding pertinent stories. So if you see them show up in your social media feeds and think, “Hey, I already saw this!” – that’s why. Not every story will make it but a good portion of them will.

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Go DIY at Maker Faire Orlando Oct 21-22, 2017

Maker Faire Orlando

Florida’s largest Maker event, Maker Faire Orlando, returns to the Central Florida Fairgrounds the weekend of Oct 21-22 with a ton of fun DIY activities.

Maker Faire Orlando is a non-profit, community-organized, family-friendly celebration featuring local do-it-yourself science, art, rockets, robots, crafts, technology, music, hands-on-activities, and more.

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