Weekend Happenings Mar 17 to 19

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


St. Patrick's Day Block Party – Liam Fitzpatrick's – 10 am (Fri) to 2 am (Sat)

Celebrate St. Patty's Day with an all-day festival featuring DJ's, Irish Dancers, music, food and drink specials. Special shows by the Orlando Firefighter Pipes and Drums at 6 pm and 8 pm. For more info: liamfitzpatricks.com

Art Walk – Sanford – 6 to 9 pm

Explore galleries and art spaces in historic downtown Sanford. Discover this river town’s culture and nightlife, food and art along First Street between Magnolia and Sanford avenues. For more info: sanfordartwalk.comsanfordwelcomecenter.com

Le Salon 2017 Opening Reception – Snap! Space – 7 to 10 pm

It's Snap! Orlando’s yearly showcase of exhibited world-renowned and emerging artists, highlighting previous exhibits and introducing new works. To RSVP and for more info: snaporlando.com


Mayor Dyer's Neighborhood Summit – Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando – 7:30 am to 2:15 pm

Over 300 neighborhood and community leaders come together for Mayor Dyer’s 12th Annual Neighborhood and Community Summit for a day of learning, networking, and sharing. For more info: cityoforlando.net/summit

Pablo Picasso: The Diary of a Master – Barterbys Art Gallery – 7:30 to 10:30 pm

Celebrate the opening of the exhibit to run through May 5 featuring the entire 347 series of numerous signed etchings, aquatints, linocuts, and lithographs from Picasso's Verve suites. For more info: baterbys.com

Multi-Day Events:

Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival – Central Park – Fri & Sat 9 am to 6 pm, Sun 9 am to 5 pm

One of the biggest and best juried art shows in the Southeast; booths are spread throughout Central Park, along Park Avenue between New England and Garfield avenues in downtown Winter Park. Free. For more info: wpsaf.org

Jazz, Joel & John – CFCArts Blackbox Theater – Sat & Sun 8 pm

Over 150 musicians from 30 different US cities unite to perform an array of jazz, pop, and contemporary music of Billy Joel and Elton John. For tickets and more info: cfcarts.com/jazzjoeljohn

Runaway Country Music Fest – Osceola Heritage Park – Fri to Sun, Times Vary

Florida in spring never sounded as good as it does over three days of country music. For tickets and more info: festivalticketing.com

Mount Dora Spring Show – Downtown Mount Dora – Sat & Sun 9 am to 5 pm

More than 200 vendors display an eclectic mix of art,  collectibles and crafts on the downtown streets of Mount Dora. For more info:  visitmountdora.com

Mighty St. Patrick's Festival – Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant – Fri & Sat, 11 am to 2 am

If you’re a bit Irish or want to be, head for the Irish food, drink, music, dancing and bits of Blarney at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant at Disney Springs, Lake Buena Vista. For more info: raglanroad.com

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

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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