Entries tagged with “lake eola”.


As we enter the new year, the countdown begins to some of Florida’s most exciting events. Of course there are many more throughout the state, but here are just a few of my recommendations for fun and exciting things to do in the first few months of 2011!!

  • Daytona 500 – February 20

February 20th is the date for the 53rd running of the “Great American Race”, but the action starts on January 20-22 with the Preseason Thunder Fan Fest, and continues right up to the big race with many other exciting races and events!! Daytona International Speedway is the venue!!

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  • Downtown Art & Living Expo, Orlando – February 19,20

If NASCAR is not your thing, check out the Art & Living Expo at beautiful Lake Eola in Downtown Orlando for great music, art and food!!IMG_2688

  • Bike Week, Daytona Beach – March 4-13

Daytona Beach and sites throughout Volusia County will be buzzing with the sights and sounds of the World Famous Rally!! Main St. in Daytona Beach and Daytona International Speedway are two of the major sites for all the great action!!IMG_9136 - Copy

  • Pelican Island Wildlife Festival, Sebastian – March 19

Indian River County is the location for the celebration of America’s very first National Wildlife Refuge. 2011 marks the 108th anniversary of President Theodore Roosevelt’s designation of Pelican Island as a federal bird reservation, which eventually became a National Wildlife Refuge!!

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  • MLB Spring Training, Throughout Florida – Mid February thru March

See major league stars up close as another great season gets under way with Grapefruit League action in cities and towns throughout Florida!! Catch Jeter, A-Rod, Albert Pujols, Joey Votto and many others as they prepare for the 2011 Major League season!!IMG_7421a

  • Easter Surf Fest, Cocoa Beach – April 22,23,24

The Cocoa Beach Pier and Shepard Park are the venues for some of the best surfing on the East Coast!! Come out catch some rays, eat some great food, and watch all the surfing action!!

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Periodically I will be listing some upcoming dates for major Florida events that should be experienced. Here are a few of the major fall events coming up in the next couple of months. The weather should be perfect so make sure you check them out!!IMG_5961

Biketoberfest (Daytona Beach) Oct. 14-17, 2010

The abbreviated October version of spring’s massive Bike Week event. Biketoberfest runs 4 days and draws thousands of bikes and bikers, as well as fun seekers and people watchers. One of my favorite events of the year!!

Fantasy Fest (Key West) Oct. 22-31, 2010

This Halloween celebration draws as many as 100,000 partiers to Key West for parades, parties, body painting, costume contests and so much more. Held the last week in October, don’t miss the party!!

Fiesta in the Park (Orlando) Nov. 6-7, 2010

Beautiful Lake Eola Park in Downtown Orlando is the location for this festival featuring music, arts & crafts, and lots of great food. The famous landmark Lake Eola Fountain is back on after a lightning strike in August of 2009 knocked it out of commission.