Weekend Happenings Mar 9-11

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


Art & Music in the Park – Casselberry – 6 p.m.

Artwork and live music in the park between Casselberry City Hall and Lake Concord just east of U.S. Highway 17-92. Food trucks and other vendors on site as well. For more info: 407-262-7700 Ext. 1507.

Legacy Whiskey Dinner Experience – Bulla Gastrobar – 6:30 p.m.

As part of the Orlando Whiskey Festival (see below), start the weekend off with a 3-course dinner featuring six limited release whiskeys. For tickets and more info: whiskeynbizz.com/orlando-whiskey-festival


Taste of Oviedo – Oviedo Mall – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This 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 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Experience these city-sponsored activities that promote safety awareness in Bill Breeze Park. Dozens of vendors, free food, games and educational activities are available. Free. For more info: ocoee.org

Secrets to Spring Style – The Florida Mall – 1-4 p.m.

InStyle magazine and local fashion expert, Melanie Pace, speak at Dillard's about Spring's top trends while showcasing how to put together key looks and host an exclusive audience Q&A session. Attendees will enjoy refreshments, a complimentary makeup station and hair braiding bar, plus enter to win giveaways and be the first to try on Vionic's new stylish spring shoes (with a hidden secret). Open to the public with RSVP to rsvp@bigpicpr.com

Taste of Mount Dora Mardi Gras Party & Casino Night – Sunset Park – 6 to 10 p.m.

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

Orlando Whiskey Festival – Maitland – 7 p.m.

This yearly event showcases a selection of fine malt, blended Scotch, American Whiskeys, beer, and wine. Held at Mercedes-Benz of Orlando, there will also be an outside lounge area with live entertainment and cigar vendors. For tickets and more info: whiskeynbizz.com/orlando-whiskey-festival


It's Just Yoga Health & Fitness Festival – Lake Eola – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

It’s Just Yoga festivals are for yogis of all experience levels, ages, shapes and sizes. Come out and take a class or shop the marketplace. All classes are donation based and benefit New Hope for Kids. For more info: facebook.com/events

Symphony Storytime Series – The Plaza Live – 11 a.m.

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will bring The Runaway Bunny to life through live music, narration and a film by MicheLee Puppets. Perfect for children ages three to seven. Tickets just $10 per concert. For tickets and more info: orlandophil.org

Sunday in the Park – College Park – noon to 5 p.m.

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

Wekiva Paint Out – Longwood – Through March 18

It's the first day for this premier plein air art event, with artists painting in the open surroundings of Wekiva Island. All proceeds benefit the Wekiva Wilderness Trust and Keep Seminole Beautiful. for more info: wekivapaintout.com

Multi-Day Events:

From the New World – Calvary Orlando – Fri & Sat

One of the most powerful and recognizable of all symphonies, Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 in E Minor — From the New World – will be performed by the CFCArts Symphony Orchestra Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. For tickets and more info: cfcarts.com/newworld

Spring Plant Sale – Leu Gardens – Sat & Sun 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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 Improv Fest – Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts – Fri to Sun

AdLib Theatre presents the inaugural festival with teams and performers coming from all over the country for a weekend of fun, community, and improv. For tickets and more info: adlibcomedy.com/central-fl-improv-fest

Rockin' Robinson Music Fest – The Milk District – Sat & Sun

Presented by SweetWater Brewing Company, for the first time ever E. Robisnon St.will be shut down for the sake of Rock n' Roll with 4 stages for 18 bands. Live music, drinks, food trucks, artisan street vendors, and shopping throughout all of the businesses along the street. All ages are allowed on the street, 21+ in the bars, 12 and under are free. For tickets and more info: facebook.com/events

Florida Strawberry Festival – Plant City – Fri to Sun

It’s not all about the strawberry shortcake; there’s a youth livestock show, rides, exhibits of commerce and live entertainment featuring Jerry Lee Lewis, Reba McEntire, Trace Adkins and many others. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. For more info: flstrawberryfestival.com

Central Florida Fair – Central Florida Fairgrounds – Fri to Sun

Rides, midway games, livestock and culinary competitions make for a traditional, family favorite event. Schedule extends over three weekends March 1-18; closed Mondays and Tuesdays. For more info: centralfloridafair.com

For a full lineup of the happenings around town this month check out On the Town, 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.

Want to see your event listed in the Weekend Happenings? Contact Rita at rita.sotolongo@orlandomagazine.com with your press release or event information.

Categories: Events