Weekend Happenings Apr 13-15

Our top picks for what's happening in and around Orlando this weekend.


Folk Festival – Casselberry – 6 to 9 p.m.

Art & Music in the Park expands with a folk twist. Forlorn Strangers headlines the live music performances with food trucks, local artisans and other vendors on site. 6 p.m. Free. For more info: 407-262-7700, ext. 1507

A Gift For Teaching's Back-to-School Blast  – Rosen Shingle Creek – 7 to 11

A Gift For Teaching is celebrating their twentieth birthday and you’re invited. Guests should be ready to travel back in time to 1998, the year the organization was founded. Come as you are now, or come decked out ‘90s-style. The event includes food and music with appearances from DJ D-Strong, SWITCH, and ‘90s boyband royalty, Chris Kirkpatrick of ‘N SYNC. For more info: agiftforteaching.org

Bachata Downtown – The Balcony Orlando – 8 to 11:00 p.m.

Dance the night away with an instructor-led class while taking in beautiful views of downtown Orlando and a breath of fresh air. For more info: facebook.com/events


The Color Run Hero Tour – Kissimmee – 9 a.m.

This year’s run is filled with superhero-inspired features as runners get doused in color at every kilometer. The event benefits Second Harvest Food Bank. For more info: ohpark.com

Orlando Art for Healing Festival – Maitland – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This free event at Lake Lily features jewelry and artworks by local and national artists, plus a healing garden and more. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. For more info: 407-739-7835

Delandapalooza Music Festival – DeLand – 1 p.m.

A 12-hour festival of original music and art, with acts performing on stages throughout DeLand’s historic downtown. Rock, folk, blues, jazz, country, metal and more, plus more than 40 art displays and various vendors. For more info: ssa.cc/delandapalooza.html

Cattle Baron's Ball – Rosen Shingle Creek – 6 to 11 p.m.

The American Cancer Society's 2018 Orlando Cattle Baron's Ball, presented by Harvill’s Produce, brings together cowboys and cowgirls for an evening of western-themed fun, and raises funds to help the Society finish the fight against cancer. For tickets and more info: acsfdo.ejoinme.org

Boots & Blues Concert – Leu Gardens – 7 p.m.

Enjoy some music under the stars with Jamie Davis Band, Mud Rooster Blues, and Beemo. Pack a picnic dinner and bring chairs or blankets. For more info: leugardens.org


Florida Wedding Expo – Rosen Plaza Hotel – 1 to 5 p.m.

Meet some of the Central Florida’s most popular wedding vendors while sampling hors d’oeuvres, entrees, cocktails, cakes and desserts, plus a “Style Down the Aisle” fashion show, on-the-spot beauty treatments and more. For more info: floridaweddingexpo.com

Mozart & Dvorak – Kissimmee – 5 to 7 p.m.

Presented by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra as part of the Celebration Foundation's concert series, hear the music of these two classical composers performed live. For tickets and more info: eventbrite.com

Multi-Day Events:

Florida Film Festival – Enzian Theater – Fri to Sun

It's the concluding weekend for this Oscar-qualifying festival with over 180 films premiering the best in current, independent and international cinema, plus first-class events where film lovers can mingle with filmmakers and celebrities. For more info: floridafilmfestival.com

Celebration Exotic Car Festival – Daytona and Celebration – Fri to Sun

North America’s largest collection of exotic cars, race cars and iconic Hollywood movie cars, on display. Following two exhilarating track days and racing at the Daytona International Speedway, the event moves to Celebration, Florida. For more info: celebrationexoticcars.com

Florida Storytelling Festival – Mount Dora – Fri to Sun

Storytelling “concerts,” workshops and competitions, a Swapping Grounds, a Youthful Voices & Family Fun Tent, a story store and a story cruise on Lake Dora. For more info: flstory.com

Blues at the Winery – Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards – Sat & Sun

Some of Central Florida’s best blues artists perform on an outdoor stage. Sip wine or beer, tour the winery and enjoy the music. Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For more info: lakeridgewinery.com

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