Florida is a unique place to live, work and play for many reasons! Whether in Central Florida or on the coasts - there's always something to do in your community.
Here, you'll find a list of our favorite things to do year-round, in Central Florida, Brevard County, Southeast Florida, and Southwest Florida. Whether you're on the Space Coast, in the Orlando area, enjoying the unique offerings of Miami or are visiting the shores of Fort Myers - there's something for everyone!
Please call to confirm all events before heading out.
South Florida Area
Event: Free Canes baseball Fan Fest Game
When & Time: February 11th 4pm
Where: Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field
Enjoy: Locker room tours (during autograph session) running the bases after the game
Event Page: @miamihurricanes
Event: Florida Renaissance Festival
When & Time: February 11th 10am
Where: Quiet Waters Park 401 S Powerline Rd Deerfield Beach, FL
Where: Mizner Park Amphitheater 590 Plaza Real Boca Raton, FL 33432
Enjoy: Enjoy A Session at the Mizner Amphitheater with your favorite local brew or exotic wine. Guests will enjoy beer, wine and spirit samples for the session paired with live entertainment, food and interactive games.
When & Time: February 2nd & 4th Times varie see event link
Where: Savor Cinema, 503 SE 6th St, Fort Lauderdale
Enjoy: Step into the Savor Cinema for a chilling cocktail experience in the dead of night. The Pirates and Rum Experience is an interactive show, where the dead tell their tales based on the real-life murders and legends of the Pirates of the South Seas. Prepare ye livers, as you will be served four different rum cocktails throughout the experience.
Enjoy: Come join us on the first Sundays of each month starting in February thru April for Campfires in the Park! Bring your best and most creative roast-ables! There will be three (3) 45 minutes sessions available each Sunday and the cost is $10 per person.
Event Link: For more information, call 954.452.2501.
Event: 36th Annual Boca Raton Museum Art Festival in Mizner Park
When & Time: February 4th & 5th 9am-4pm
Where: Mizner Park
Enjoy: Approximately 170 artists and artisans from across the country are selected to showcase their fine artworks in various mediums, including ceramics, wood, fiber, glass, drawing, painting, mixed media, jewelry, photography, and sculpture.
When & Time: Nightly 6-10PM (Thursday - Sunday) Starting 1/26 Where: The Museum of Discovery & Science (401 SW 2 St.) and Esplanade Park (400 SW 2 St.) Enjoy: The Broward County Cultural Division and Mad Arts bring back the award-winning IGNITE Broward festival of art, light and sound to South Florida in January. Showcasing 11 spectacular light-based installations by eight artists, IGNITE 2023 promises even more immersive and interactive art experiences, bringing today's most innovative talent and cutting-edge technology to audiences in Broward.
When & Time: Jan 25th- March 26th 3pm-10pm/ noon-10pm
Where: The LOOP in Las Olas Oceanside Park
Enjoy: Test your swing among 18 interactive holes
themed around Disney and Pixar's most iconic stories and characters including Toy Story; The Incredibles; Monsters, Inc.Finding Nemo; Coco; A Bug's Life; Wall-E and Inside Out. Event Page:https://www.pixarputt.com/
Event: Downtown Doral Premier Day
When & Time: January 21st 11am-4pm
Where: 8551 NW 53rd St. Doral, FL
Enjoy: 5 New Restaurants and Businesses will be offering good food, great prizes and giveaways for Premier Day. Fun activities for the whole family like face painting, balloon animals, and a magic show-and sweet giveaways!
Event: Jurassic World live tour
When &Time: January 13th-22nd 2023, times vary
Where: Amway Center
Enjoy: Jurassic World live is a live and
entertainment experience for the whole family complete with life-size dinosaurs, heroes and villains.
Event: Barry Manilow When & Time: Jan. 13th 7 p.m.
Where: FLA Live Arena, Sunrise
Ticket info: $14.75+ at Ticketmaster.com. The beloved pop singer retired from traditional touring a few years ago but will open a seven-date mini tour of the Southeast in Sunrise
Event: The Mavericks
When & Time: Jan. 14th, 8 p.m.
Where: The Parker, Fort Lauderdale;
Ticket Info:$45+ at ParkerPlayhouse.com. Led by Raul Malo’s resplendent vocals, the indie-country experimentalists, whose eclectic 2020 album “En Español” was one of their best, are still among the most entertaining live bands to rise from the South Florida music scene
Event: Free entry into National Parks When: January 16th Where: Visit @evergladesnps for a list of parks Enjoy: At @evergladesnps kids can have a great time exploring trails in search of wildlife like alligators and birds. You can ride their bikes or take a narrated tram, and climb up to the 65-foot-tall observation tower that offers a panoramic view of the sawgrass swamp! Event page: https://www.nps.gov/ever/index.htm
Event: Las Olas Art Fair Part I
When & Time: January 7th & 8th, 2023 10:00am to 5:00pm
Where:620 E Las Olas Blvd in Fort Lauderdale, FL Enjoy: This season, the iconic artistic event known as The Las Olas Art Fair Part I returns with more than 200 local and national artists in a stunning showcase of art across all mediums. The free, outdoor pet-friendly event features a fully vetted, juried selection of fine art. Considered an annual tradition in South Florida
Enjoy: Sixteen performances by world-renowned Jazz greats and local Jazz favorites will occur at venues throughout Miami Beach. From an exclusive night with Grammy-nominated legendary Jazz pianist Monty Alexander to Mambo Night in Miami Beach featuring the Big 3 Palladium Orchestra’s first-ever appearance in Miami.
Where: Loews Royal Pacific Resort Universal Orlando 6300 Hollywood Way Orlando
Enjoy: This weekly dinner show features a tropical all-you-can-eat buffet (complete with pit-roasted pig) and live music. Captivating hula and fire dancers make you feel as if you're at a true island party. Who knows, you might even get the chance to show off your own hula skills.
Event Page: shorturl.at/xOPT3
Event: Winter Garden Heritage & Music Festival
When & Time: February 11th 11AM – 10PM
Where: Historic Downtown
Enjoy: This Winter Garden Heritage & Music Festival is a FREE event for all ages and is brought to you by the City of Winter Garden along with the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation and other generous partners and sponsors. The event will take place rain or shine on Feb. 11.
Enjoy: Enjoy an outdoor movie in Orlando’s most beautiful garden. Pack a dinner picnic basket and seating, alcohol is permitted. This movie is not rated, children under 13 years of age require accompanying parent or adult guardian, weather permitting.
Enjoy: Drawn to Life invites you into an astounding world where the art of Walt Disney Animation is experienced like never before. Gather your whole family for an unforgettable leap into this amazing new show—a live acrobatic journey where the stage is transformed into a giant animation table. The show is absolutely alive with all the high-flying, mind-blowing exuberance that Cirque du Soleil is famous for.
When & Time: Every Saturday morning, from 8:00am – 1:00pm
Where:Winter Park's scenic Central Park just off of Park Avenue
Enjoy: Its new outdoor location is in Central Park West Meadow, located at the corner of New York Avenue & Morse Boulevard. Browse fine produce, plants, baked goods and so much more as the community gathers together each Saturday.
Enjoy:f you like the show “Whose Line is it Anyway”, you’ll like our show. In fact, SAK was a starting place for the careers of Wayne Brady as well as writers, actors and producers for “Mad TV”, “Saturday Night Live”, and sitcoms such as “Scrubs”, “The Office” and “30 Rock”. Check out our beautiful 250-seat venue, grab beer or wine from our concession lobby, and see the next generation of national comedic talent
Enjoy: FREE family festival with international food and drinks held in the heart of downtown Orlando. Live music and games throughout the event. Come enjoy over 50 local vendors and businesses to start.
Where: The Crystal River Mall, 1801 US-19, Crystal River, FL 34428
Enjoy: Located in the "Manatee Capital of the World", The Florida Manatee Festival is an annual event held every January in beautiful downtown Crystal River. Our festival boasts two days of live entertainment, discounted opportunities for guided manatee boat tours and kayak tours in Kings Bay, children's activities, delicious food, and hundreds of vendors selling their wares!
Where: Ace Cafe Orlando 100 W Livingston St, Orlando, FL
Enjoy: #TFVM "The Florida Vintage Market" is a unique outdoor shopping experience in the heart of downtown Orlando with over 60 local vendors where you will find a curated variety of vintage clothing, sustainable fashion, street wear, custom clothing, sneakers, makers, artists, food and drinks from Ace Cafe, and so much more!
Event: Asian Lantern Festival: Into the Wild presented by Publix
When & Time: January 6th-15th 2023, 66:00 pm10:00pm Where:Central Florida Zoo 3755 West Seminole Blvd
Enjoy: Experience the zoo like never before. The Asian Lantern Festival at the Central Florida Zoo, sponsored by Publix features dozens of larger-than-life hand-crafted lanterns that are lit by thousands of LED lights, resulting in a gorgeous display of color, light, and sound that celebrates traditional Asian lantern festival
Where: Alaska Farms and Co 9650 Berry Dease Road Orlando, FL 32825
Enjoy: Class Entails: Introduction, Stretches, 30 Minutes Of Goat Yoga, Feeding/ Photoshoot Time, And A Chance Play With The Goats Once Yoga Is Done! After, We allow Guests To Meet The Horses On Site At Alaska Farms!
Surfing Santas – December 24th, 2022 – In front of Coconuts, on Cocoa Beach.
Christmas Nights and Lights at Dezerland Park is the largest drive-thru immersive light show in Orlando. The show stretches about a mile and a half and takes about 20 to 30 minutes to go through. Those who attend can listen to the synchronized light show on the radio in their car. Where: 5250 International Dr, Orlando When: Now through Jan. 1; open daily from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
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