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You don’t usually have to look too far to find fun things to do around Central Florida, and we’ve got you covered by selecting the best of the best each week.
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The Mount Dora Arts Festival is celebrating its 45th year of bringing fine arts to Central Florida Feb. 1 and 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. More than 285 of the nation’s leading artists in 14 different mediums will fill historic downtown Mount Dora as they compete in a juried art show ideal for art enthusiasts, casual festival-goers and families.
In addition to the rows of fine art, including oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, clay, sculpture and photography, the festival features local and regional musical entertainment at a main stage in Donnelly Park several times a day.
The Orlando Brew Festival will take place at the Orlando Science Center for a one of a kind experience -- a night at the museum! The event will feature dozens of local and domestic breweries, sampling their spring seasonal beers. General admission will be 8pm to 11pm and VIP admission will be 7pm to 11pm. Tickets start at $50, and will not be sold at the door.
Keep in mind that all attendees must be 21, so no infants or babies allowed. Tickets are non refundable.
The Zora Neale Hurston Festival of Arts and Humanities is celebrating its 31st year in Historic Eatonville, Florida, with a nine-day celebration of music, literature, fashion, economic development and the arts. The festival is named for Zora Neale Hurston, the African American author, anthropologist and filmmaker who spent her formative years in Eatonville. Those years later served as inspiration for her work, the most famous of which was the novel “Their Eyes Were Watching God.”
Activities include Education Day, Line Dancing in the Zora Neale Hurston Square (adjacent to the Eatonville Public Library), Center Stage performances, Gospel Hour and Southern Soul Concert featuring many gospel artists.
Attendees can also visit food vendors in the International Food Court, the African Trade Expo, the ZORA! STEM Activity Hub and the Afrofuturism Pavilion with a modern twist on merchandising and edutainment.
You can find out more about the Outdoor Festival of the Arts and purchase tickets in advance here.
3 More Fun Things:
- Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando Resort
- Celebrate Elmo's Birthday at SeaWorld Orlando
- Epcot International Festival of the Arts
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