April 2021 Calendar

Check out some fun events happening around Central Florida this April!
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SPECIAL EVENTS

SEAWORLD SEVEN SEAS FOOD FESTIVAL

Through May 9: Sip and sample your way around the world of international coastal cuisine paired with wines and craft beers and enjoy live performances from top country, rock and soul artists as well as tribute bands. 11 a.m. until park closes. seaworld.com

SPRING IT ON

Through May 16: Welcome springtime at Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center with an interactive show that brings classic fairy tales to life, ride the rapids in the new Crystal River Rapids action river at Cypress Springs Water Park, have breakfast with Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny and more. 407-586-000. 6000 W. Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee. marriott.com

TASTE OF EPCOT INTERNATIONAL FLOWER & GARDEN FESTIVAL

Through July 5: Take in enchanting topiaries and gather gardening tips while sampling seasonal foods from the outdoor kitchens throughout the World Showcase. Enjoy live music while picking up outdoor-living advice that you can use at home. Included with regular admission. disneyworld.disney.go.com

THE OFFICE! A MURDER MYSTERY PARODY

Through April 11: The World’s Best Boss and other characters from TV’s “The Office” lead intrepid audiences through a murder mystery in an interactive parody walking tour through Thornton Park to unmask the Scranton Strangler. Times vary. Presented by The Abbey, 100 S. Eola Drive, Orlando. 407-704-6103. abbeyorlando.com, theofficemusicalparody.com/immersive

FIESTA IN THE PARK

April 3-4: This pet-friendly festival brings more than 200 artists and crafters to Lake Eola Park for two days of arts, entertainment, food and beverages. Proceeds benefit the upkeep of the park and amphitheater. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
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WALL CRAWL

Through June 27: Have some fun with your family and friends every Sunday with The Picture of Health, AdventHealth’s interactive experience where you can use an on-site photographer (or your own camera or phone) to capture yourself in a variety of indoor photo environments. wallcrawl.com/adventhealth

CELEBRATION EXOTIC CAR FESTIVAL

April 9-13: North America’s largest collection of exotic cars, race cars and iconic Hollywood movie cars are on display in downtown Celebration. Also this year: Track days at Daytona International Speedway, where you can drive your exotic car, and a private, VIP party at Disney Hollywood Studios. celebrationexoticcars.com

FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL

April 9-22: Now in its 30th year, this Oscar-qualifying festival features more than 180 films premiering the best in current, independent and international cinema, plus events where film lovers can mingle with filmmakers and celebrities. Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland. floridafilmfestival.com

TOM AND DAN’S LAND CRUISE

April 17: Who needs a cruise ship to cruise? Join cruise industry professionals, an illusionist, a juggler, the sweet Caribbean sounds of Ravon “Steely” Rhoden’s steel drums and reggae/rockers Kash’d Out as they throw a giant cruise party on land. Frontyard Festival at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando. 844-513-2014. drphillipscenter.org

DR. CHARLES WHITE SPEAKER SERIES

April 19: Recording engineer Nagaris Johnson, recording arts department chair at the MediaTech Institute in Dallas, is this month’s speaker in the virtual series founded by the Creative Arts Department Anti-Racism Committee for Equity as part of its mission to advance inclusion of all ethnicities. The program is presented by Stetson University. To register and receive Zoom links, email creativearts@stetson.edu

APOPKA ART AND FOLIAGE FESTIVAL

April 24-25: Browse the works of juried artisans and crafters as well as the greenery of the top foliage growers in Central Florida. Presented by GFWC Apopka Women’s Club and the City of Apopka. Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kit Land Nelson Park, 35 S. Park Ave., Apopka. apopkaartandfoliagefestival.org

CENTRAL FLORIDA EARTH DAY & IT’S JUST YOGA FESTIVAL

April 25: Vegetarians of Central Florida hosts the largest and longest-running Earth Day festival in Central Florida. The festival is partnering with the yoga festival this year, with both events running simultaneously. Enjoy educational exhibits, speakers, live music and family activities. This is a free, vegan, dog-friendly and smoke- and alcohol-free event. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lake Eola Park, Orlando. cfearthday.org

Categories: Arts and Events