Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Four Events for Saturday

Spring is definitely the time to be in Central Florida.  Weekends are jam packed with all sorts of events and festivals.  Most are outside, giving you a great opportunity to enjoy the warm weather before it reaches the typically scorching summer temperatures.  Below are four events happening this weekend, three are free and one is $5 (but totally worth it).

But they represent only a tiny share of upcoming Central Florida events.  For even more goings-on, I recommend checking out Orlando Weekly's thorough calendar of events, TheDailyCity's calendar (located at the bottom right of their main page), and local calendars, such as Downtown Orlando's upcoming events and the City of Winter Park's calendar of events.

Taste of Oviedo
This weekend, Oviedo will be bustling with thousands of guests there to visit over 200 food vendors, local artists, live music, and children's activities.  Come between 9:00am and noon to witness the 17th Annual Citrus & Celery Cook-Off, celebrating creative dishes made with Oviedo's two original crops.  For parking, take advantage of the free shuttle from Oviedo High School.
Where  Oviedo Blvd., Oviedo
When  Saturday, April 16th from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Admission  FREE

2011 UCF Book Festival
Sponsored by the University of Central Florida and the Morgridge International Reading Center, the 2011 UCF Book Festival seeks to bring national and local authors closer to the Central Florida public.  Join them for book signings, appraisals, exhibits, and activities for kids.  For a complete list of events and authors, see their schedule.
Where  UCF Arena, Gemini Blvd. North, Orlando
When  Saturday, April 16th from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Admission  FREE

Hannibal Square Heritage Center Folk Art Festival
This is the second annual art fair by the Hannibal Square Heritage Center (in partnership with the non-profit Crealdé School of Art) in Winter Park's historic Hannibal Square neighborhood.  Come and see folk art, traditional crafts, live music, local soul food, and more.
Where  Heritage Center Gallery, 642 West New England Ave., Winter Park
When  Saturday, April 16th from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Admission  FREE

Spring Fest 2011
Sitting in a shady biergarten on a hot day, drinking cool draft beer and dining on an array of grilled goods.  What else could you ask for?  This biannual Fest (the other being their Oktoberfest) put on by the German-American Society of Central Florida also includes live music, traditional dancing, and of course desserts.  Casselberry is about a 20 minute's drive from Downtown, but definitely worth the trip.  One of my favorite annual events for sure.
Where  381 Orange Lane, Casselberry
When  Saturday, April 16th from 2:00pm to [you decide]
Admission  $5 (free under 12)

1 comment:

  1. Taste of Oviedo was fantastic! Keep up the great work Alex in Orlando.