Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities: Held in the last week of January in Eatonville, six miles north of Orlando, this African-American festival celebrates the life of the 20th century writer, folklorist and anthropologist.
In his new home in Tangerine County, all kinds of bizarre events unfold: from a sinkhole that swallows his school to daily lightning strikes. Instead, diners have their pick of international menus, from Chinese dim sum to Polynesian cuisine, and everything in between.
This debut album captures their bluesy, Southern rock soul. A Land Remembered, Patrick Smith A historical fiction novel that follows three generations of Florida natives as they work to build their fortunes, A Land Remembered covers a century of Orlando history.
March Central Florida Fair: Celebrating the livestock and horticulture industries for over years, expect carnival rides, exhibits, live music, food stalls and more. Sisters Starring Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, this double-act comedy follows two adult sisters — a goody two-shoes and a troublemaker — as they return to their childhood home in Orlando to throw one last party. Tropical Heat, John Lutz This gripping detective story follows an Orlando cop-turned-private investigator through plot twists and turns.
Never Back Down follows Jake Tyler as he tries to fit into his new Orlando high school — and gets in more than a few scrapes in the process.
Films, 2 of 3 Accordion content 1. The Mascot Games: Every year, the Amway Center in downtown Orlando hosts more than 30 professional sports team mascots who compete in a variety of anu1 games and stunts. Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, Cory Doctorow In this comic — and seriously bizarre — sci-fiwe see a very distorted version of Walt Disney World through the eyes of main character Jules. Prepare yourself for a surprising finish.
Fo JazzFest Kissimmee: Lakefront Park in Kissimmee is the venue for this two-day festival featuring performances by amateur and professional musicians, along with art exhibitions and local food and drink.
Did you know? The Orlando suburb of Dr. Yourself or Someone Like You, Matchbox Twenty One of the most celebrated alternative rock bands of the mids, Matchbox Twenty found fast fame with this debut album, which went 12x Platinum.
Walt Disney: An American Original, Bob Thomas A fascinating look at the man behind the Disney phenomenon, from his early start in animation to his global success. Orlando has more than authher, most of which are the result of sinkholes that form in the earth when the underlying limestone dissolves.
Books, 1 of 3 Accordion content 1. May Orlando International Fringe Festival: This day arts festival is the longest running fringe event in the United States, offering an affordable, accessible and diverse line-up of performances.
Its namesake, Philip Phillips, owned thousands of acres of orange, grapefruit, and tangerine groves in the midth century. The Best of Mandy Moore, Mandy Moore Including her most famous hits from her first four releases, this compilation album celebrates the Orlando pop chanteuse. Expect German food, German oompah music, and multiple jugs of German beer. Music, 3 of 3 Accordion content autjer.
Silence in the Snow, Trivium Not everything is sunshine and light in Orlando — just ask heavy metal rockers Trivium, who have been active in the city since February Orlanndo Spurs Rodeo: Held in Kissimmee, the largest rodeo east of the Mississippi attracts cowboys from across the professional circuit. Sounds Like Summer Concert Series: This annual live concert series takes place at Epcot theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort and features some of the greatest tribute bands on the olando.