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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Dr Phillips Charities Present Free Outdoor Family Concert with Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Feb 10, 2018

Dr. Phillips Charities presents Paddington Bear's First Concert, a free outdoor family event with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and the City of Winter Park on Saturday, February 10 in Central Park.

Dr. Phillips Charities presents Paddington Bear’s First Concert, a free outdoor family event with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and the City of Winter Park on Saturday, February 10 in Central Park.

Paddington Bear, found at Paddington Station by Mr. and Mrs. Brown, is a polite bear who loves to explore and learn. One day, while visiting his friend Mr. Gruber, he reveals he’s never attended a live orchestra concert.

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

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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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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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Clearwater Marine Aquarium Host Florida Birds of Prey Weekend Jan 13-15, 2018

Clearwater Marine Aquarium Host Florida Birds of Prey Weekend Jan 13-15, 2018

This weekend, Clearwater Marine Aquarium is hosting a special Florida Birds of Prey event, Saturday, January 13 through Monday, January 15, 2018.

This unique opportunity will feature a special live exhibit of rescued Florida raptors. Boyd Hill Nature Park, The Narrows at George C. McGough Nature Park, Owl’s Nest, Wild Raptor Sanctuary at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, Tampa Bay Raptor Rescue and Clearwater Audubon Society will be joining the event to exhibit their rescued birds of prey.

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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 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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Orlando Science Center Opens Registration For Winter Break Camps

Orlando Science Center

Registration is now open for Winter Break Camps at the Orlando Science Center, giving kids a fun way to spend their time off from school.

There are two sets of camp dates to choose from, and these full day school break camps are offered for elementary students when Orange County Public Schools or Seminole County Public Schools are out of session.

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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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Out and About: Christmas Bricktacular Returns to LEGOland Florida!

Christmas Bricktacular Returns to LEGOland Florida. Photo by Kirk Garreans for CitySurfing Orlando.

We were invited to attend LEGOland Florida Resort’s “Christmas Bricktacular” on its opening day, and we were excited to experience the event. Opening days are always a challenge as not everything is completely ready, and that was the case here. But that’s okay as the employees were fabulous in getting things done and making sure everyone had a great time.

In fact, the staff was great and very friendly all throughout the park. In Fun Town, they had the store fronts and trees around the carousel decorated for Christmas. It was truly lovely.

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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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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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