The New Year will bring many new resolutions, including the desire to experience a slew of activities. Plan ahead and see what’s happening in 2020 throughout Orlando North.
Central Florida Scottish Highland Games
This event kicks off the year in Winter Springs, FL at Central Winds Park. Experience the rich history of Scotland as Scottish clans and societies participate in athletic events, highland dancing and piping. Food and merchandise vendors will be on-site. The event will take place on Saturday, January 18 from 8:00 am – 9:00 pm and Sunday, January 19 from 8:45 am – 5:00 pm. For more information, please CLICK HERE.
Sacred Sisterhood Overnight Retreat
For a weekend filled with self-care and sisterhood, the Letchworth Residence in Lake Mary is hosting a Sacred Sisterhood Overnight Retreat. Located in a beautiful private home on 2 acres of the serene sanctuary, attendees will connect with nature and each other through meditation and healing techniques. This is the perfect opportunity to fill your cup, heal your heart, replenish your spirit and connect with other like-minded women. The retreat will begin Saturday, January 25 at 10:00 am and will conclude Sunday, January 26 at 2:00 pm. For tickets to the event, click here.
Love Your Shorts Film Festival
An annual festival in Sanford that showcases short films from Florida, the United States and around the world. During the festival, attendees can view films of up to 30 mins duration in a variety of categories. The February festival is a platform where film fans and filmmakers participate, collaborate and socialize. The festival will be held at the historic 1923 Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center from Feb. 13-16 For more information, please email: contact@LoveYourShorts.com
Sanford Jazz Ensemble’s Black History Concert
This musical event is put together by a diverse group of community volunteers who are dedicated to the preservation of the Big Band Jazz tradition. The band’s extensive repertoire covers a wide range of material from the classic swing era to the contemporary jazz styles of today. The concert will take place at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center on Feb. 23 from 3-6 pm.
Uptown Art Expo
On February 29th – March 1st, head over to Altamonte Springs to experience the Uptown Art Expo. Legendary musician, John Waite will be performing his catalog of hits from his 40- year career as a solo artist and offering a VIP/Meet & Greet package on Saturday, Feb 29th. Art Show hours are Saturday from 10 am – 7:30 pm and Sunday 10 am-5 pm. For more information and to view the Artist Application, CLICK HERE.
Lake Mary-Heathrow Festival of the Arts
The 33rd Annual Lake Mary-Heathrow Festival of the Arts will take place on March 7-8 at Oval Park in Lake Mary. Visitors from Florida, the U.S. and around the globe flock to this yearly event to view fine art and craft exhibits, enjoy live entertainment, and savor appetizing treats from local food trucks. The festivities will also include a children’s creative village and a VIP tent. A definite add to your list while you read on to see what’s happening in 2020 throughout Orlando North. For more information and to view the Artist Application, CLICK HERE.
Mardi Gras Music Festival
Dress up your furry friends and bring them out to the Mardi Gras Music Festival in Casselberry. The event will kick off at 5 pm on March 9 with the Mardi Paw Dog Parade sponsored by Casselberry Friends of the Park. The Muttley Krewe of Hounds will be on full display during the parade with their Mardi Gras regalia. Registration and check-ins are at 4:00 pm near the Art House and the cost is $5 per pet entry. Proceeds benefit Pawmosa Dog Park. For more information, CLICK HERE.
Taste of Oviedo
The 26th Annual Taste of Oviedo presented by Air Flow Designs Heating & Air Conditioning will take place at Oviedo Mall on Saturday, March 28 from 10 am – 6 pm and feature food and beverages from local eateries, stage performances, and other family-friendly performances and activities. For more information, CLICK HERE.
Casselberry Folk Festival
The 3rd Annual Casselberry Folk Festival will be held on April 15 from 5 pm-9 pm at Lake Concord Park behind Casselberry City Hall. The event will feature the work of Central Florida’s best contemporary and folk artists. Local artisans, product vendors, and food merchants will also be at the event. For more information, CLICK HERE.
Go Party Wine Festival
This fun event will take place on April 25 at Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs. Guests will enjoy an assortment of wines for sampling, live entertainment and more. For more information, CLICK HERE.
Earth Fest 2020
Earth Fest is Central Florida’s second-largest environmentally friendly festival. It will be held on Saturday, April 25 from 10 am-3 pm. Attendees will enjoy free tree giveaways, workshops, earth-friendly booths, kids activities, and live music provided by local musicians. The event will bring awareness about protecting the environment, creating clean energy and reducing the carbon footprint. For more information, visit the website.