Celebrate the Year of the Horse with the annual Dragon Parade in Orlando. This year, it takes place on Sunday, February 9.
This Lunar New Year Festival features dragon and lion dances, martial arts, Japanese Taiko, acrobatic performances, cultural dances, arts and crafts, Asian food, and more.
The parade begins at 11am at the intersection of Hillcrest St and Hampton Ave, and ends at approximately 4pm at the intersection of Hillcrest St and Mills Ave (at Colonial Photo & Hobby’s parking lot).
This event is free to attend, but I recommend getting there early as over 6,000 people attended the parade last year.
For more information, or for a map of the parade route, visit centralfloridadragonparade.org.
Germans are known for Oktoberfest, but this month, the German American Society of Central Florida is celebrating Springfest, which is kind of like Oktoberfest in the spring.
There will be folk dance performances, stein holding contests, and of course, plenty of good German food and beer – lots of beer.
It takes place at the German American Society of Central Florida (381 Orange Lane in Casselberry) on April 27, 2013, starting at 2pm. Admission is a $5 donation to the organization (kids under 12 are free).
For more information on Springfest or the German American Society of Central Florida, visit gasocf.com.