Happy 10th Birthday to CitySurfing Orlando!! .. #Orlando #CentralFlorida #TenYears

Lake Eola at Night

Hello everyone! Today is a big day for CitySurfing Orlando, as it was TEN years ago today that I opened this blog dedicated to covering Orlando and surrounding Central Florida!

From theme parks to local dining to amazing events, I’ve had the pleasure to discover so many of the wonderful things that make this truly the City Beautiful.

I want to thank each and every one of you who have visited this site over the last decade! Every visit, every social media click and share, every comment…you’ve helped shape this site and let me know what you want to know more about in our city and its nearby neighbors.

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Orange County Florida Launches New “Safer, Stronger, Together” Campaign for Businesses & Residents to Combat COVID-19 Spread .. #DoYourPartORL #VisitOrlando @OrangeCoFL

Safer, Stronger, Together - Orange County

At yesterday’s annual State of the County address, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings announced a new campaign the county has launched, called “Safer, Stronger, Together.

The campaign seeks to further encourage business and resident participation in COVID-19 safety guidelines, and invites consumers to positively support businesses that adhere to strong, visible safe measures.

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#Free 2019 Central Florida #Holiday Events for You and Your Family to Enjoy

CSO Central Florida Holiday Events

It may not be snowing, but Central Florida loves a good holiday party. But I also know funds are tight this time of year, with everyone shopping to complete their Christmas lists.

So I scoured the web and found every FREE Central Florida holiday event I could find. That’s right…every event listed has no admission charge.

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Out and About: Magical Dining at The H Cuisine in Dr. Phillips

Visit Orlando Magical Dining  at The H Cuisine in Dr. Phillips.

Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining for 2019 is in full swing, and we were invited to try the Magical Dining menu at The H Cuisine in Dr. Phillips.

This new addition to the famous restaurant row is located in the Marketplace at Dr. Phillips, and features a diverse Mediterranean menu, along with charcoal-oven cooked and charcoal-grilled dishes from its open-fire kitchen.

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Wizard World to Bring Their Comic Con Experience to Orlando in 2016

Up til now, MegaCon has been the premiere fan convention in Orlando, but now word comes that Wizard World will bring their Comic Con experience to the city in August 2016.

Wizard World Comic Con Orlando

Wizard World Comic Con Orlando will run August 5 through 7 at the Orange County Convention Center.

Wizard World is known for contracting celebrity guests to appear at more than one convention so they get a lot of big names in the fandom genres, and has a pretty good reputation for being fan friendly and well-run. I personally haven’t attended one, but I will definitely check out this one in Orlando.

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Tour through History on June 9 with Leonardo Da Vinci and Titanic Attractions

On Tuesday, June 9, the Leonardo Da Vinci and Titanic attractions in Orlando will band together for a day of fun history.

Leonardo da Vinci: Man-Inventor-Artist-Genius ... inventions

Start your journey at 10am by learning about Da Vinci and his creative inventions and art, then embark on an ill-fated cruise aboard the legendary ship Titanic. Special program activities will help bring the stories to life with hands-on learning and fun.

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Lakeridge Winery Hosts Wine and Chocolate Festival in December 2012

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The weekend of December 8 and 9, 2012, Lakeridge Winerywill be holding their Wine and Chocolate Festival.

In addition to celebrating the pairing of wine with chocolate, the weekend will groove to the sounds of live music on the outdoor stage. The Ladyz & The Boyz, Robert Harris, and The Nightly Blues Band will perform on Saturday; BlueStone, Marc Clermont, and Beautiful Bobby Blackmon & the B3 Blues Band will perform on Sunday.

There will be food and drink (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) for purchase. You can also do the vineyard tour.

Event hours are 10am-5pm on December 8 , and 11am-5pm on December 9. A $2.00 donation per person will be accepted at the gate to help benefit the American Heart Association.

Lakeridge Winery is located at 19239 US 27 North in Clermont, FL. Phone is 800-768-9463.

[Image courtesy Lakeridge Winery]

Lakeridge Winery to Host Vintage Venture Event in October

The weekend of October 6 and 7, 2012, Lakeridge Winery will be holding their Vintage Venture event.

Vintage cars will be on display all weekend, accompanied by the sounds of classic 50’s and 60’s music. Performers are Marc Clermont and Johnny DeRose on Saturday, and The Ladyz and the Boyz and Johnny DeRose on Sunday.

There will be food and drink (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) for purchase. You can also do the vineyard tour.

Event hours are 10am-5pm on August 18, and 11am-5pm on August 19. A $2.00 donation per person will be accepted at the gate to help benefit The Mustard Seed of Central Florida.

Lakeridge Winery is located at 19239 US 27 North in Clermont, FL. Phone is 800-768-9463.
[Image courtesy Lakeridge Winery]

Lakeridge Winery to Host Jazz at the Winery Event in September

The weekend of September 15 and 16, 2012, Lakeridge Winery will be holding their Jazz at the Winery event.

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As the name implies, the weekend will groove to the sounds of live jazz, performed by Airtight and Tory Wynter on Saturday, and The Dave Capp Project and The Robert Harris Group on Sunday.

There will be food and drink (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) for purchase. You can also do the vineyard tour.

Event hours are 10am-5pm on September 15, and 11am-5pm on September 16.

A $2.00 donation per person will be accepted at the gate to help benefit a local charity.

Lakeridge Winery is located at 19239 US 27 North in Clermont, FL. Phone is 800-768-9463.

[Image courtesy Lakeridge Winery]

18th Annual Harvest Grape Stomp at Lakeridge Winery August 18 & 19

Lakeridge Winery is one of the hidden gems in the Orlando area. People can visit and take tours of the vineyard, as well as sample their wines.

Lakeridge Winery Grape Stomp
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This weekend, is one of the best reasons to visit the winery. It’s time for the annual Harvest Grape Stomp festival.

There will be grape stomping competitions – yes, in the barrels – with prizes for the best efforts. Kids of all ages have fun doing this.

There will also be live music both days. On Saturday, enjoy The Groovemasters and Robert Harris (both solo and with group). Sunday gets bluesy with The Nightly Blues Band and Beautiful Bobby Blackmon & the B3 Blues Band.

There will be food and drink (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) for purchase. You can also do the vineyard tour.

Event hours are 10am-5pm on August 18, and 11am-5pm on August 19. Cost is $2 per person and all ages are welcome.

Lakeridge Wineryis located at 19239 US 27 North in Clermont, FL.  Phone is 800-768-9463.

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