Weekend Happenings Mar 10 to 12

Know what's happening in and around Orlando for the weekend.



Inaugural Orlando Jazz Festival happening at the Seneff Arts Plaza in front of the Dr. Phillips Center March 10 & 11.

Courtesy of OrlandoJazzFest.com

Friday:

2nd Friday Art Stroll – Mount Dora – 6 to 8 pm

An evening of art, music and hors d’oeuvres to showcase the work of regional artists. Free. For more info: mountdoracenterforthearts.org

Sing Along with The Muppet Movie – The Abbey Orlando – 7 pm

Sing Along with The Muppet Movie is a one-of-a-kind interactive experience that brings elements of the beloved 1979 movie to life via puppetry, kiting, and shadow acting. For more info: facebook.com/events/1856955121256944

Saturday:

Florida Sports Expo – Festival Park – 10 am to 6:30 pm

Grab the entire family for this expo with over 45 interactive exhibits, giving visitors the chance to come face to face with various organizations serving the Central Florida sports, activity, and health community. For more info: floridasportsexpo.com

Taste of Oviedo – Oviedo Mall – 10 am to 6 pm

This 23rd annual event features restaurants in the Oviedo area offering their best fare. Test your culinary skills in the Citrus & Celery Cook-off, while the kids enjoy rides and activities. For more info: tasteofoviedo.org

Spring Fling – Ocoee – 10 am to 3 pm

Experience these city-sponsored activities that promote a safety consciousness. Dozens of vendors, free food, games and educational activities are available. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. For more info: ocoee.org

Taste of Mount Dora Mardi Gras & Casino Night – Sunset Park – 6 to 11 pm

This culinary event, with food prepared by Mount Dora’s finest restaurants, includes a casino night, with blackjack, roulette and poker tables, plus a silent auction. For more info: mountdora.com

Sunday:

It's Just Yoga Festival – Lake Eola – 10 am to 5 pm

This non-ticketed festival is for yogis of all experience levels, ages, shapes, and sizes. If it’s your first time on the mat this will be the opportunity to learn something new or if you’re an experienced yogi you can go to new heights of yoga fun. All classes are donation based benefiting New Hope For Kids. For more info: itsjustyogafest.com

Sunday in the Park – College Park – noon to 5 pm

An old-fashioned neighborhood celebration in College Park, with a petting zoo, bounce houses, local performers, vendor booths, plus the “Best Brownies in College Park” contest. For more info: mycpna.org

Multi-Day Events:

Orlando Jazz Festival – Dr. Phillips Center – Fri 5 pm & Sat 1 pm

This inaugural festival swings for two days on Seneff Arts Plaza in front of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The musical lineup features the legendary David Sanborn as well as dozens of other jazz artists, from  Marc Antoine  to Kirk Whalum, with comedian Jay Anthony Brown as emcee. Rain or shine; bring blankets or low-backed chairs for sitting on the lawn. For more info: orlandojazzfest.orgdrphillipscenter.org

Spring Plant Sale – Leu Gardens – 9 am to 5 pm

More than 50 growers and vendors offer plants and outdoor accessories for sale to enhance your landscape and home. Experts on hand can help solve your landscape problems. Free. For more info: leugardens.org

Central Florida Fair – Central Florida Fairgrounds – Fri to Sat, times vary

Rides, midway games, livestock and culinary competitions make for a traditional, family-favorite event. Schedule extends over three weekends; closed Mondays and Tuesdays. For more info: centralfloridafair.com

Florida Strawberry Festival  – Plant City – Fir to Sun 10 am to 1:30 pm

It’s not all about the strawberry shortcake; there’s a midway, arts and crafts, a car show, and live entertainment featuring Willie Nelson, the Blues Brothers, the Oak Ridge Boys and many others. For more info: flstrawberryfestival.com 

For a full lineup of the happenings around town this month, check out our online calendar, pick up the magazine on newsstands, subscribe, or pick up your digital copy today. Prefer to get your news in smaller bites? Sign up to receive our e-newsletter, CityScene delivered straight to your inbox.

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