Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF, will perform Jack and the Beanstalk, a new family musical by Michael Andrew, at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center from April 4 – May 4, 2019.
From the urban jungle to the quaint countryside, Jack is well-known for his sense of adventure – or at least in his daydreams. When it’s up to our hero to rescue new friends, his bravery will be put to the test.
Since first announced, there’s been a bit of a line-up change in the schedule of headliners for the 2019 Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City.
Most of the headliners are country superstars, but there is a wide variety of musical genres represented, offering a bit of something for everyone.
Here is the updated headliner schedule:
The Florida Strawberry Festival returns to Plant City February 28 through March 10, 2019, featuring food, rides, and headliner entertainment.
As the name implies, the strawberry is the main attraction at this fair. There are so many ways to enjoy this sweet treat at the fest, but diehards say you must do at least one shortcake version.
There’s also plenty of new food dishes to try, such as:
MegaCon Orlando, the Southeast’s largest fan convention, returns to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando May 16-19, 2019, with a star-studded line-up of guests.
This four-day fest features celebrities from the worlds of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and comics. Fans can meet their favorites, get autographs and photos, view Q&A panels, and more.
Among the guests scheduled to appear are:
Celebrating 75 years of tradition and rodeo, the 142nd Silver Spurs Rodeo returns to the Silver Spurs Arena at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee the weekend of Feb 15-17, 2019.
One of my favorite Orlando Arts celebrations, the 5th annual Indie-Folkfest at the Mennello Museum of American Art, will take place on February 16, 2019.
The annual family-and pet-friendly event will showcase local, national and regional art, music and culinary talent, from noon to 5pm, and is FREE to attend.
Discover the arts and culture of Winter Park at the city’s second Weekend of the Arts, which runs Friday, February 15 through Monday, February 18.
The four-day weekend arts extravaganza will feature dozens events at museums, galleries, theaters, public venues and outdoor spaces.
Here are some of the highlights, many are free:
The 75th annual Osceola County Fair will open Friday, February 8th and run through February 17th, 2019. Held at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, the Fair will feature livestock shows & youth exhibits, live entertainment, carnival rides and more.
Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando will host the 25th Anniversary “Paws In The Park” at Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando on Saturday, February 9.
The event features a Barbeque Chicken and Rib Cook Off for 4-H and FFA chapters, Cattle Battle exhibition of steer and Heifers (entry fee required), and Chicken Pickin’ competition (entry fee required).
This event is FREE to attend.
The 2019 NFL Pro Bowl returns to Orlando this week, with a slew of fun fan events leading up to the game Saturday, January 27 at Camping World Stadium.
The fan fun kicks off January 23, at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World.
Celebrated author Zora Neale Hurston grew up in Eatonville, and the historic town — one of the first self-governing, all-black communities in the U.S. — will honor Hurston’s memory with annual Zora! Festival, also known as the Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities, from January 26 to February 3, 2019.
Monster Jam 2019 is coming to Camping World Stadium here in Orlando on January 19, but this Thursday, January 17, you can meet some of the drivers and their monster trucks for free.
Four 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:
Fun for the whole family, the Florida State Fair returns to Tampa from February 7-18, 2019, and we have a family 4-pack of tickets plus unlimited ride armbands to give away.
Covering fifteen acres at the fairgrounds, the Florida State Fair boasts the largest Midway in North America with over 100 different rides, so you’ll definitely be able to make the most of those armbands.
For the 14th consecutive year, Otronicon returns to the Orlando Science Center January 18-21, letting guests have hands-on experiences with the latest in technology.
Connect with industry leaders and learn about STEM careers; experience the future of games and design; see the latest in medical and military technologies, participate in hands-on workshops led by industry pros, and much more.