St. Johns River Festival of the Arts at Historic Downtown Sanford [Free]

St. Johns River Festival of the Arts at Historic Downtown Sanford

Over 150 acclaimed local, regional and national fine-art and fine-craft artists will gather for this annual outdoor festival, offering their various creations for sale.

Plus, as guests stroll the streets, they’ll also have opportunities to view live “Art-In-Action” demonstrations, try gourmet eats from the Culinary Arts Food Court, and enjoy live music.

Admission is free.

Orlando Navy Week [Online] [Free]

Orlando Navy Week

 

The Navy Week program has served as the Navy’s principal outreach effort into areas of the nation without a significant Navy presence, with over 250 Navy Weeks held in 80 different U.S. cities.

Due to the Pandemic, the Orlando Navy week will be held virtually with a variety of online events available to watch for free, designed to give Americans an opportunity to learn about their Navy, its people, and its importance to national security.

For more information, including the full calendar of events and links to watch, visit the link below, or READ OUR PREVIEW.

Osceola Arts Presents ‘The New Urban Contemporary’ Art Exhibit April 9-May 23, 2021 .. @Osceola_Arts #ArtExhibit #OrlandoArts #Kissimmee

Osceola Arts Presents The New Urban Contemporary' Art Exhibit

 

Osceola Arts will present the art exhibit “The New Urban Contemporary” April 9-May 23, 2021.

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The New Urban Contemporary Art Exhibit at Osceola Arts, Kissimmee [Free]

Osceola Arts Presents The New Urban Contemporary' Art Exhibit

 

With this exhibit, Florida urban street art aficionado, collector, and exhibition curator, Juan Santos “Nano” of Public Art Nation has put together a collection of works with the goal of raising awareness of the young talent that is flourishing in Central Florida.

Exhibiting artists include Genevieve DeMarco, Jamile B. Johnson, Johan Barrios, Sapphire Servellon, Naderson St. Pierre, Noirson and Raggid Art, Inkusual Studios, CStanley Creative, Ermes Art, German Lemus, Leo Monzoy, Dionaly Rock, and BOZKO.

The exhibit is free, and pandemic safety protocols will be in effect. Hours are 10am to 5pm daily.

RAM NCFR Cattle Drive at Downtown Kissimmee [Free]

 RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo

The annual free RAM NCFR Cattle Drive route will begin at 1 Courthouse Square at 3pm, travel down Broadway, and end at Sproule Avenue. Sit anywhere along the route and watch the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo cowboys bring in the cattle.

Celebrate with the cowboys at the Cattle Drive After Party near Broadway Pizza Bar at the corner of Broadway and Sproule Avenue till 6pm.

Full details at the link below.

‘Woman In Motion’ at Dr. Phillips Center, Orlando [Free]

Free screening of 'Woman In Motion' at Dr. Phillips Center

The evening will celebrate the nationwide release of the film “Woman In Motion: Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek and the Remaking of NASA,” and include appearances by former Senator and astronaut Bill Nelson, former astronaut and NASA Deputy Administrator Frederick Gregory, Nicole Stott — the first astronaut to live Tweet from space – and other special guests.

Tickets are free to view the film, but those interested should visit the link below to RSVP. Attendees will be assigned to a socially distanced box for up to five people.

The evening is sponsored by Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Walt Disney World, elspaces, TyFy Studios, Mox? Integrated Marketing, Orlando Pride, Orlando Film Commission, CREW, Mitsubishi Power, HDR and Siemens.

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Free screening of ‘Woman In Motion’ at Dr. Phillips Center Mar 11, 2021 .. #WomanInMotion @DrPhillipsCenter

Free screening of 'Woman In Motion' at Dr. Phillips Center

Last month I told you about the film “Woman In Motion: Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek and the Remaking of NASA,” directed by local filmmaker, Todd Thompson, and if you didn’t get a chance to see its limited theater engagement, there will be a free showing this week on Thursday.

The screening will be held on Thursday, March 11 at 7pm at the Dr. Phillips Center’s Frontyard Festival™.

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Orlando Science Center Unveils New Tiny Green Home at Loch Haven Park .. @CityBeautiful @OrlandoScience @OUCreliableone #TinyGreenHome

The Tiny Green Home is a partnership between OUC, the City of Orlando and Orlando Science Center.

This weekend, Orlando Science Center is unveiling a Tiny Green Home during Otronicon, Feb 12-15.

The Tiny Green Home, a partnership between OUC, the City of Orlando and Orlando Science Center, is an educational resource showcasing the benefits of energy and water conservation, renewable energy, sustainability rebates, vehicle electrification, composting, growing your own food and sustainability programs from the trio.

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CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks For New Year’s Eve 2020 .. #NYE #VisitOrlando

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

We’re almost there…the end of 2020…and I know we all want to blow the doors off kicking this year gone this New Year’s Eve. But we’re also still in the pandemic, so we have to be careful about crowds and make sure we wear our masks.

If you choose to celebrate this New Year’s Eve outside of your house, do it safely, and perhaps at one of these picks which are either outdoors, limited capacity dinners and events, or take home dinner packages (prices do not include tax or gratuities):

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Out and About: Dr. Phillips Center Frontyard Festival Local Offerings .. @DrPhillipsCtr #FrontyardFestival #OrlandoArts #LocalMusic #Fitness

Frontyard Festival at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

A few days ago, I brought you all the news about the first month of headlining concerts coming to the Frontyard Festival at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

While the line-up has some amazing shows that will be of interest to just about every musical taste, the festival will be offering so much more to Orlando and Central Florida.

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CitySurfing Orlando’s Guide to 2020 Holiday Events in Central Florida .. #LoveOrlando #OrlandoHolidays

CitySurfing Orlando's Guide to 2020 Holiday Events in Central Florida

The winter holiday season in Orlando is usually full of festivals and events celebrating Christmas and other holidays, but with the pandemic, the 2020 holiday season looks very different.

But there are still plenty of events to enjoy, and I’ve picked out the best ones (and the ones adhering to safety guidelines of masks and social distancing).

From ongoing events to limited time events, here are my picks for holiday events to enjoy this season:

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FusionFest Returns to Downtown Orlando Nov 28-29, 2020 .. #FusionFest #FusionFestOrlando

Orlando's FusionFest

Celebrate the people and the many cultures that make Central Florida awesome when FusionFest returns to downtown Orlando the weekend of November 28-29, 2020.

The free two-day festival, brings together people from more than 110 different cultures to experience music, dance, food, visual arts, spoken word and interactive activities, and features over 1,000 local artists, who will perform and showcase their work on the stage and gallery at FusionFest.

What you can experience:

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CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks For Celebrating Halloween 2020 In Central Florida .. #OrlandoHalloween #LoveOrlando

CitySurfing Orlando's Picks for Celebration Halloween in Central Florida

The pandemic has certainly put a hold on many holiday events this year, including Halloween, but while we need to wear masks and social distance, there are still some fun events happening so you can get your trick or treat on.

From family-orientated scares to adults-only thrills, here are our picks for 2020 Halloween events happening in Central Florida:

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