Orlando Weekend Happenings: Mar 11 to 13

Find the best events in and around Orlando for the weekend.


Cirque Italia – Kissimmee – 7:30 PM

Cirque Italia is the first traveling water circus in the US, completely animal free, and it opens here in Orlando tonight. For more info: cirqueitalia.com

Johnny Mac – Clermont Performing Arts Center – 8:00 PM

Johnny Mac headlines this live comedy performance with guest Danny Johnson and emcee Sean Hyatt. For more info: clermontperformingarts.com

Open Mic Night – Caribbean Hut Café – 8:00 PM

Live music, poetry, the spoken word, and comedy is performed by local artists. For more info: caribbeanhutflorida.com


Zimmerman Kiser Sutcliffe Winter Park Road Race – Park Ave. – 7:00 AM

The grand finale of the Track Shack Running Series offers several race lengths for every age and ability. For more info: trackshack.com

Taste of Oviedo – Oviedo Mall – 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

This 22nd 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

Taste of Mount Dora – Sunset Park – 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Culinary delights prepared by Mount Dora restaurants, plus Texas Hold ‘Em, blackjack and other games. For more info: mountdora.com

Unwrapped Live! – Dr. Phillips Center – 7:30 PM & 10:30 PM

This free music experience fuses R&B, Latin, soul, hip‐hop and jazz starring Sheila E., Mike Phillips, Roy Ayers, Karen Briggs and many more award‐winning artists will show in the Walt Disney Theater and be broadcast live on the Dr. Phillips Center lawn. For more info: drphillipscenter.org


Sunday in the Park – Dartmouth Park – 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

An old-fashioned neighborhood celebration, with petting zoo, bounce houses and other games. Local performers, vendors selling home décor to jewelry to children’s items, plus the “Best Brownies in College Park” contest. For more info: mycpna.org

Romero Guitar Quartet – Rollins College – 3:00 PM

The Bach Festival Society presents this live guitar performance at the Knowles Memorial Chapel. For more info: bachfestivalflorida.org

Multi Day Events:

Spring Plant Sale – Leu Gardens – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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

Mighty St. Patrick's Day Festival – Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant – Times Vary

If you’re a bit Irish or want to be for a day, head to Disney Springs for the Irish food, music, dancing, beer and bits of Blarney. For more info: raglanroad.com

Central Florida Fair – Central Florida Fairgrounds – Times Vary

It's the closing weekend for rides, games, livestock and culinary competitions make for a traditional, family-favorite event. For more info: centralfloridafair.com

Mardi Gras – Universal Studios – Times Vary

On select nights “The Big Easy” comes to Orlando, with Cajun and Creole cuisine, street performers, Zydeco music, and beads by the handful. For more info: universalorlando.com

Epcot's International Flower & Garden Festival – Walt Disney World – Times Vary

Take in enchanting topiaries and gather gardening tips while sampling seasonal foods from the Outdoor Kitchens at World Showcase. Pick up outdoor tips and techniques that you can use at home while enjoying live music. For more info: epcotinspring.com

Florida Strawberry Festival – Plant City – 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

It's the closing weekend fort this festival including arts and crafts, a car show, live entertainment, and of course some strawberry shortcake. For more info: flstrawberryfestival.com

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