Annual Events

This page lists family-friendly events in the Orlando, Florida area. Note: Details of these events can change from year to year, so please check our calendar of events for specific dates and updated information.
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"Ye Olde Hometown" Christmas Parade

Hosted by the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, the Annual Winter Park “Ye Olde Hometown” Christmas Parade is Central Florida’s longest running Christm ...

Season: Winter
December
Area: Northeast (Winter Park/Maitland/UCF/Waterford Lakes/ Christmas)
N. Park Ave. and W. Morse Blvd., Winter Park, FL, 32789
11/09-12/22/17 Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

When Mickey celebrates the season, Magic Kingdom park lights up with excitement for Guests of all ages. Cinderella Castle shimmers. Joyful music fills ...

select nights 11/9-12/22/17
Hours: 7:00pm-12:00am
prices vary, see the website for details
Area: Southwest (Gotha/Windermere/Dr. Phillips/Lake Buena Vista/theme park area)
Art Under the Stars, Rotary Club of Maitland Art Festival

A boutique art festival surrounding Lake Lily Park in Maitland with only 135 artists competing for awards. Art Under the Stars, The Rotary Club of Ma ...

Season: Fall
November
Area: Northeast (Winter Park/Maitland/UCF/Waterford Lakes/ Christmas)
641 Maitland Ave. S., Maitland, FL, 32751
Bluegrass and Craft Festival

Entrance is free, Bring a lawn chair to sit in and enjoy the music, bands in the past have been: Moonlite Express, County Line, Seminole Ridge and New ...

Season: Spring
Day: Sunday, Saturday
Area: Northeast (Winter Park/Maitland/UCF/Waterford Lakes/ Christmas)
1300 N. Fort Christmas Rd., Christmas, FL, 32709
Celebration Rotary Club Annual Pancake Run

Start the day with a run through the beautiful, flat, tree-lined streets of Celebration, Florida, the town built by Disney. 5K and 10K charity chip ti ...

Season: Fall
Area: Northern Osceola (Kissimmee/St. Cloud/Celebration)
595 Celebration Pl., Kissimmee, FL, 34747
Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Marvel at dozens of lavish holiday displays that include more than 2 million twinkling lights and acres of larger-than-life decorations. Enjoy heartwa ...

Season: Winter
Area: Southwest (Gotha/Windermere/Dr. Phillips/Lake Buena Vista/theme park area)
6000 W. Osceola Pkwy., Kissimmee, FL, 34746
Christmas at the Casa

Come celebrate the Holidays with Casa Feliz! As in years past, guests can have photos taken with Santa, enjoy hot cocoa and cookies, admire the beaut ...

Season: Winter
Area: Northeast (Winter Park/Maitland/UCF/Waterford Lakes/ Christmas)
656 N Park Ave., Winter Park, FL, 32789
Christmas in the Park

The City of Winter Park and The Morse Museum present the annual lighting of century-old Tiffany windows in Central Park with a free outdoor concert of ...

Season: Winter
Area: Northeast (Winter Park/Maitland/UCF/Waterford Lakes/ Christmas)
Park Ave. and Morse Blvd., Winter Park, FL, 32789
City of Ocoee Haunted House

The City of Ocoee will unmask its 8th Annual Haunted House. This year’s theme for the haunted house is “Abandoned Circus Fun House”. We will have a h ...

Season: Fall
Area: Northwest (Apopka/Ocoee/Winter Garden)
951 Ocoee Apopka Rd., Ocoee, FL, 34761
CityArts Dia de los Muertos and Monster Factory Exhibit

Join us on opening night for the Annual Dia de los Muertos and Monster Factory fun-charged block party and exhibit featuring: - Live Music (Hispa ...

Season: Fall
Area: Downtown Orlando
29 S. Orange Ave., Orlando, FL, 32801
Epcot Food and Wine Festival

Taste Your Way Around The World: Embark on a culinary adventure of culture and cuisine with the finest wine and beverage offerings at the Epcot Food ...

Season: Fall
See the website for current ticket prices.
Area: Southwest (Gotha/Windermere/Dr. Phillips/Lake Buena Vista/theme park area)
200 Epcot Center Dr., Orlando, FL, 32821
Fairy Tale Tea Party

You are cordially invited to Maitland Public Library Annual Fairy Tale Tea Party! All pirates, princesses, knights of the realm, and other fairy tal ...

Season: Fall
Free
Area: Northeast (Winter Park/Maitland/UCF/Waterford Lakes/ Christmas)
501 S. Maitland Avenue, Maitland, FL, 32751
Fiesta in the Park

Featuring more than 300 artist and crafter booths, great food, and a huge children's play area.

Season: Fall
Area: Downtown Orlando
195 N. Rosalind Ave., Orlando, FL, 32801
Florida Citrus Parade

The Florida Citrus Parade has grown to become one of the largest sports affiliated parades in the nation, an annual tradition that occurs each year be ...

Season: Winter
Area: Downtown Orlando
Orange Ave. and Robinson St., Orlando, FL, 32801
Florida Film Academy 24 Hour Halloween Film Challenge

Students will work together to make their very own Halloween film. Price includes overnight accommodation and food.

Season: Fall
October
Grades: Middle School, High School
Age: 12-18
Area: Northwest (Apopka/Ocoee/Winter Garden)
270 W. Plant St., Winter Garden, FL, 34787
Fossil Fair

There will be fossils, minerals, rocks, minerals, artifacts, books, supplies, children's dig pit, silent auctions, and educational exhibits.

Season: Fall
Area: Northwest (Apopka/Ocoee/Winter Garden)
4603 W. Colonial Dr., Orlando, FL, 32803
Garden Theatre: In His Name

Presented by the Centre for Dance and The Performing Arts A Winter Garden tradition, celebrate the story of Christmas through the beautiful express ...

Season: Winter
Area: Northwest (Apopka/Ocoee/Winter Garden)
160 West Plant Street, Winter Garden, FL, 34787
Halloween Howl Rollins College

Halloween Howl is an annual event in October that brings over 1,500 members of the Central Florida community to campus for a Halloween celebration. Th ...

Season: Fall
Area: Northeast (Winter Park/Maitland/UCF/Waterford Lakes/ Christmas)
1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park, FL, 32789
Halloween Hustle 5K

The Halloween Hustle 5k race to end childhood hunger is the Junior League of Greater Orlando’s premier fundraising event. This Halloween themed event ...

Season: Fall
Area: Northeast (Winter Park/Maitland/UCF/Waterford Lakes/ Christmas)
New Broad St., Orlando, FL, 32814
Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Presented by Winter Park Towers and hosted by the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce. Kick off the holidays in historic downtown Winter Park where Park A ...

Season: Winter
Free
Area: Northeast (Winter Park/Maitland/UCF/Waterford Lakes/ Christmas)
Park Ave. and Morse Blvd., Winter Park, FL, 32789
Kissimmee Fall Festival

The day's festivities include family fun for all ages, including music, interactive games, face painting, costume contests, raffles, arts and crafts, ...

Season: Fall
Area: Northern Osceola (Kissimmee/St. Cloud/Celebration)
201 Lakeview Drive, Kissimmee, FL, 34741
Lake Eola Fireworks

Thousands of Central Florida residents and visitors gather at Lake Eola Park for the annual Fireworks at the Fountain. Festivities include activities ...

Season: Summer
July 4
Area: Southwest (Gotha/Windermere/Dr. Phillips/Lake Buena Vista/theme park area)
512 E. Washington St., Orlando, FL, 32801
Lake Eola Tree Lighting

Join the mayor to kick off the holiday season during the annual Tree Lighting Celebration at the Walt Disney Amphitheater at Lake Eola Park. The light ...

Season: Winter
Area: Downtown Orlando
512 E. Washington St., Orlando, FL, 32801
Light Up Winter Garden

Join us in welcoming the season with this annual event. Live entertainment, vendors, shopping and children’s activities. Street lighting ceremony will ...

Season: Winter
Area: Northwest (Apopka/Ocoee/Winter Garden)
Plant St., Winter Garden, FL, 34787
Magnolia Park's Afternoon with Santa

Activities include: visit with Santa, face painting, holiday craft, cookie decorating, games, and a moonwalk. Prizes and refreshments available whi ...

Season: Winter
Age: For Children 12 and Under
Area: Northwest (Apopka/Ocoee/Winter Garden)
2929 S. Binion Rd., Apopka, FL, 32703