CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks For Celebrating The 4th Of July 2020 .. #4thofJuly #Fireworks #Grilling

Here are CitySurfing Orlando's picks for where to celebrate Fourth of July in Central Florida

In a normal year, there are many ways to celebrate the 4th of July here in Orlando and Central Florida, from theme park events to city-sponsored events, and everything in between.

But 2020 is proving to be anything but normal, and due to COVID-19 safety precautions many of our regular patriotic picks simply aren’t happening.

You don’t have to put off celebrating July 4th completely, though. I have scoured press releases and the internet, and here are our picks for celebrating this year’s holiday:

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CitySurfing Orlando’s List of Orlando and Central Florida Closures, Postponements, and Cancellations Due to Coronavirus (Continuously Updated) || #LastUpdated March 29 @ 1am ||

CitySurfing Orlando's List of Orlando and Central Florida Closures, Postponements, and Cancellations Due to #Coronavirus Continuously Updated

Due to the Coronavirus, there have been a lot of Orlando and Central Florida Closures, Postponements, and Cancellations. I’ve been posting some to our social media, but decided to create this reference page that will list every one of those changes, as we discover them.

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The Morse Museum in Winter Park to Host Spring Exhibition on American Portraiture and Free Music Fridays .. @MorseMuseum

c. 1916 daffodils window by Tiffany Studios courtesy The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park has announced a new Spring exhibition of American portraiture and a series of free Friday nights with live music.

The museum, home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of works by American artist and designer Louis Comfort Tiffany, is normally worth a visit on its own, but these upcoming events…and free admission nights…make it a can’t miss night out.

The complete listing of the Morse’s spring events is as follows:

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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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The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art Offering Free Admission Sept 17-22, 2019 .. @MorseMuseum

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park has announced it will provide free admission during the last week of summer, from Tuesday, September 17, through Sunday, September 22.

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Tibby’s New Orleans Kitchen Launches Summer in the Bayou Limited Menu @EatatTibbys

Tibby's New Orleans Kitchen is serving up a new seasonal Summer in the Bayou menu

Tibby’s New Orleans Kitchen is serving up a new seasonal Summer in the Bayou menu, delivering the authentic Cajun flavor and old-fashioned Creole cooking beloved in the bayou and beyond.

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Weekend of the Arts Festival Returns to Winter Park Feb 15-18, 2019 #WPInspires

Discover arts and culture in Winter Park at the city’s Weekend of the Arts in Feb.

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:

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Out and About: A Sneak Preview of the Visit Orlando Magical Dining Menu at Bulla Gastrobar

Read the CitySurfing Orlando review of the 2018 Visit Orlando Magical Dining menu at Bulla Gastrobar in Winter Park by Anna-Marie Walsh.

Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month presented by American Express is kicking off the celebration with a preview week beginning August 24th and continuing through September 30th.

Now in it’s 13th year, Magical Dining shows off the city’s amazing culinary scene with over 100 restaurants participating with special three-course menus, all for the fixed price of $35. There are dishes to please every palate and every diet including gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan.

I had an opportunity to preview the menu from Bulla Gastrobar in Winter Park. Bulla features Spanish and Portuguese cuisine, and the Magical Dining menu did not disappoint.

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59th Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival Returns March 16-18, 2018

Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

One of Central Florida’s best free art events is the annual Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival, and you’ll have a chance to enjoy it when it returns March 16-18, 2018.

The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is one of the nation’s most prestigious outdoor art festivals. Each year more than 350,000 visitors enjoy the show.

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Rollins College Offers Free Mister Rogers Self-Guided Walking Tour Through March 20 #MisterRogers50 #RollinsAlumni

This month marks the 50th Anniversary of the debut of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, and Rollins College in Winter Park is honoring its famous alumnus with a self-guided walking tour.

This month marks the 50th Anniversary of the debut of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, and Rollins College in Winter Park is honoring its famous alumnus with a self-guided walking tour.

Now through March 20, the tour will showcase Mister Rogers’ memorabilia on display at the Rollins College campus.

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Orlando Area Dining News Roundup February 16, 2018: The Glass Knife, MidiCi, Pammie’s Sammies, and More

The Glass Knife in Winter Park is adding two Flatbreads to their menu. The Mediterranean Flatbread (pictured above) features sweet fig butter, goat cheese, Neuske’s bacon and caramelized onions topped with arugula, Gruyere cheese and is finished with a lemon white balsamic drizzle and lemon crème fraiche.

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: several new soon-to-be open restaurants, new menus and a special dinner. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

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Orlando Area Dining News Roundup February 9, 2018: Pizza Ponte, Lucky’s Market, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, and More

Pizza Ponte in Disney Springs

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: several soon-to-be open restaurants, a few closings, and free pizza. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

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Get Free Pizza at Pizza Ponte in Disney Springs on National Pizza Day, February 9. Guests can receive a free Sicilian square slice of 4 Cheese or Pepperoni pizza when they purchase a cold beverage from 11am to 2pm.

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Out and About: The Glass Knife Debuts in Winter Park

Recalling the vintage pastry shops of the mid-1900s, The Glass Knife opens this weekend in Winter Park.

Recalling the vintage pastry shops of the mid-1900s, The Glass Knife opens this weekend in Winter Park.

The name comes from owner Steve Brown’s mother and her collection of vintage 1920’s era glass cake knives, many of which are on display inlaid in the communal wood table that occupies the center of the eatery.

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Spoleto in Winter Park Hosts Pasta Fest June 3-4 with Free Pasta and More

Spoleto in Winter Park Hosts Pasta Fest

Spoleto in Winter Park launches inaugural Pasta Fest with at two-day culinary celebration for all the weekend of June 3-4, 2017.

The event will kick-off Saturday with samplings of Spoleto’s menu, including complimentary build-your-own pasta bowls, and a sneak peek of new menu offerings before they launch throughout the day. There will also be live music and happy hour specials.

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Orlando Dining News Round-Up May 21, 2017: Portobello, The Halal Guys, Tijuana Flats

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: new menus, new openings, and several closings. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

Portobello Italian Trattoria has closed at Disney Springs, and is currently undergoing renovations

After seven years, Portobello Italian Trattoria has closed at Disney Springs, and is currently undergoing renovations. James Beard award-winner and Top Chef Master, Tony Mantuano, is leading the development of the restaurant, which will still offer Italian cuisine. The revamped eatery, still operated by Levy Restaurants, is set to reopen Fall 2017.

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