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  • Whiskey In The Cloud returns for another round of popular Whiskey & Craft Spirits Festival in St Cloud

    Who's ready for Another Round of Whiskey In The Cloud? Raise a glass to this celebration of spirits, a fusion of culture, entertainment, and community spirit. Whiskey In The Cloud is Osceola County's top-tier celebration of Whiskey and Craft Spirits, taking place this year on Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 6 - 9.30 pm. Whiskey In the Cloud is a premier craft spirits festival with over 30 craft spirit exhibitors, nine bars and restaurants, 20 shops and boutiques, live entertainment, and an exclusive VIP experience. Set in the charm of downtown St. Cloud from 10th Street to 12th Street, the festival not only offers guests an unparalleled tasting experience with unlimited samples of premium spirits but also serves as a platform for education, networking, and entertainment. What sets Whiskey in the Cloud apart is its commitment to giving back, supporting the Education Foundation for Osceola County, contributing to the local community and fostering educational initiatives. Whiskey In the Cloud transforms the town into a hub of spirits enthusiasts. Guests can savor a diverse array of liquor, and enjoy live entertainment all evening, together with food from many popular local food trucks, together with local bars and restaurants. Food trucks taking part include Los Pinches Tacos, Spud Studs, and Simmer Down. Local restaurants and bars offering food include Breeze, Old Fashioned Cigars, 10th Street Market, Phyre, Loading Gastro Pub, Chimento’s, Garage Bar, The Dog House and Island Cloud Grill. This year's entertainment: 5 pm - Kenyon Laughrey Trio 6 pm - Dramatically Distilled Opening Toast 6 pm - Tommy Townsend 6:30 pm - Benefactor and Sponsor Welcome 6:45 pm - Dramatically Distilled Skit 7 pm - Steven Caldwell & the Neon Drifters An over 21, ticketed, tasting and education event, Whiskey In The Cloud attracts a family friendly, community-oriented crowd with the festival takes place on the bricked streets, in the heart of historic downtown, St. Cloud. For more information and to purchase tickets click here. To keep up to date with the very latest happenings in Orlando, sign up to the Gotta Go Orlando Newsletter, and follow us on our social accounts to find the best events: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Discover the best of Orlando with our daily updated news, featuring the Best Things To Do: Entertainment News, Live Music & Concerts News, Events & Festival News, Theater & The Visual Arts News, Bar, Club & Nightlife News, and Food & Drink News. For the latest events in Orlando, check out our events guides: Events & Things To Do In Orlando This Month, Events & Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend, and FREE Events & Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend. To feature your business with Gotta Go Orlando learn more about advertising with us, and to or list your events with us, submit your Orlando events here.

  • Kacey Musgraves announces Deeper Well World Tour including stops in Orlando and Tampa with Lord Huron & Nickel Creek

    Kacey Musgraves has announced a huge tour in support of her new album, Deeper Well. The trek begins with spring dates in Europe and the United Kingdom, before heading back across the Atlantic for dates across North America from September into December. Kacey Musgraves has announced her long awaited return to the stage with her Deeper Well World Tour promoted by AEG Presents. The headline world tour kicks off this spring in Dublin on April 28, with stops in Europe and the UK, followed by the North American leg commencing on September 4 in State College, PA.  The tour marks the artist‘s most extensive live tour of her career, playing major cities across the U.S. including three dates in Florida. November 29: Amalie Arena, Tampa November 30: Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood December 2: Kia Center, Orlando Musgraves will be supported by Lord Huron & Nickel Creek when she takes to the stage in Florida. American Express Card Members can purchase tickets for the Deeper Well World Tour in select markets before the general public. Early access for the North American and UK dates begins Tuesday, March 5 at 10 am local time through Thursday, March 7 at 10 pm. Tickets go on sale to the general public at kaceymusgraves.com/tour on Friday, March 8 at 10 am.. Along with the tour announcement, Musgraves has also unveiled the evocative new track, “Too Good to be True,” which showcases the artist’s luminous vocals set against a sparse, crystalline arrangement and an aching vulnerability when she sings: “please don’t make me regret opening up that part of myself that I’ve been scared to give again For the latest concert announcements, presale codes and more, be sure to check out our latest live music and concert news, and for all the latest entertainment news click here. To keep up to date with the very latest happenings in Orlando, sign up to the Gotta Go Orlando Newsletter, and don't forget to follow us on social media for everything Orlando : Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. If it's happening in Orlando you Gotta Go Orlando! Discover the best of Central Florida and beyond with our Daily Orlando News. For the latest events and things to do in Orlando, check out: Events & Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend, and FREE Events & Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend. To feature your business with Gotta Go Orlando learn more about advertising with us, and to or list your events with us, submit your Orlando events here.

  • Sprinkles in Disney Springs is celebrating St Patrick's Day, Women's History Month and Easter with limited-time cupcakes

    Sprinkles at Disney Springs is know for delicious freshly baked cupcakes, and you’ll find new and seasonal cupcakes each month, all offering a delicious twist on American Classics. This month Sprinkles at Disney Springs is celebrating multiple occasions with cupcakes for St Patrick's Day, Women's History Month and Easter!! Plus, right now you can get your hands on the fan favorite cookie cupcake! Check out the limited time cupcakes this March: Cookie Cupcake Baking 2/19-3/10 Cookie cupcake is back! Your favorite cookie is now a cupcake. Chocolate chip studded yellow cake is lined with a cookie crust, topped with brown sugar frosting and dusted with cookie crumbles. It's impossible to have just one. Barbie Pink Velvet Baking 3/4-3/24 Sprinkles is celebrating Barbie's enduring legacy of inspiring joy and creativity with an exclusive, limited-edition, Barbie Pink Velvet Cupcake! We've transformed our iconic red velvet into a stunning pink, added a luscious white chocolate ganache core, and crowned it with pink cream cheese frosting and an iconic Barbie decoration. Don't miss out on this tribute to an American icon. Female Quotient Women's History Month Baking 3/8-3/24 Join Sprinkles this Women's History Month in a special collaboration with Female Quotient to celebrate and empower women. Launching on International Women’s Day, the’ve developed a limited-edition Red Velvet cupcake with rose gold sprinkles and an inspiring 'Equality is Sweet' decoration to symbolize our shared commitment to gender equality. Our commitment extends beyond cupcakes. Sprinkles is proud to support and donate to mentorship nonprofit Step Up and the vital work they do equipping young women to pursue their dreams of success. Irish Coffee Baking 3/11 - 3/17 Just in time for St. Paddy's Day, Sprinkles is bringing back their Irish Coffee cupcake! Chocolate coffee cake filled with marshmallow, topped with Irish whiskey green vanilla buttercream frosting and finished with a clover decoration. This cupcake is an instant. crowd. pleaser, and the perfect addition to all St. Paddy’s Day celebrations! Easter Fancy Sprinkle Baking 3/25-3/31 The Easter Fancy Sprinkle is a must have at all celebrations this Spring. This hoppy twist on the classic Red Velvet cupcake is red velvet cake topped with cream cheese frosting and finished with exclusive Easter sprinkles by Fancy Sprinkles. Chocolate Bunny Baking 3/18-3/31 Sprinkles has brought back Chocolate Bunny - their take on the classic Easter treat! A dream for chocolate lovers that starts with dark chocolate cake filled with chocolate ganache, topped with chocolate cream cheese frosting and finished with a ladle of decadent chocolate ganache. Order today for your Easter celebrations! Visit Sprinkles at Disney Springs - the one stop shopping, dining, and entertainment destination at Walt Disney World. What better way to further enjoy the Happiest Place on Earth! Sprinkles Disney Springs is located near the Disney Springs Walking Bridge. Sprinkles cupcakes are freshly baked in small batches throughout the day, Sprinkles' treats are handcrafted from only the finest ingredients. The diverse menu boasts cupcakes, mini cupcakes, layer cakes, cookies, and brownies, including specialty options like gluten-friendly, vegan, and sugar-free twists on their iconic red velvet. Plus, don't forget the Cupcake ATM located near the shop’s entrance, the pink cupcake and cookie dispensing machine operates 24/7, ready to dispense delicious cupcakes anytime! For more details check out Sprinkles website. For the latest Orlando food and drink news, click here. To keep up to date with the very latest happenings in Orlando, sign up to the Gotta Go Orlando Newsletter, and don't forget to follow us on social media for everything Orlando: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. If it's happening in Orlando you Gotta Go Orlando! Discover the latest updates from Central Florida and beyond with our Daily Orlando News. For the latest events and things to do in Orlando, check out: Events & Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend, and FREE Events & Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend. To feature your business with Gotta Go Orlando learn more about advertising with us, and to or list your events with us, submit your Orlando events here.

  • Live Music & Nightlife in Orlando this Weekend March 1 - 3, 2024

    Welcome to our weekend guide to the best live music, entertainment and nightlife in Orlando! After dark the city comes alive with live music, DJs, comedy, theater, burlesque and more! The Best Live Music, Entertainment & Nightlife In Orlando It's the weekend in Orlando, and the music is up, and the drinks are flowing, it's time to discover the best nightlife, entertainment and live music throughout the city this weekend. Orlando nightlife proves that some of the best things to do in the city happens after dark. Orlando has an eclectic music scene, with a whole world of music being performed by local upcoming artists, the latest touring bands, and international DJs. On any given night you can tune into musical styles from rock, country, jazz and easy listening to indie, techno, hip-hop, reggae, punk and so many more. Plus every weekend there is comedy shows, live theater, burlesque shows, and so much more! If it's happening in Orlando we've got you covered! For the most up to date entertainment news in Orlando you gotta check out the latest Orlando Entertainment News. For the latest concert news click here, and for all the latest bar, club, and nightlife happenings in Orlando, click here. This Weekend's Nightlife, Live Music & Entertainment Friday, March 1, 2024 Saturday, March 2, 2024 Sunday, March 3, 2024 Before attending events, please contact the venue to confirm that the event is taking place as changes, and cancellations can occur. To list your upcoming concerts and events, and feature your venue with Gotta Go Orlando, learn more about advertising with us and submit your Orlando concerts and events FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2024 All Shook Up February 16 - March 10 The Gardens Theater presents All Shook Up. It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing young man who shakes up everything and everyone he meets. While the mayor of the town has imposed a law that prohibits loud music, public necking, and tight pants, the townspeople begin to step out of their humdrum lives to dare to experience something more. A jukebox musical loosely based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and other works, this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy will have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel.” Ren Theater presents Milk February 22 - March 10 A new (wild) play. Sorry, grandma. For Enrique - sorry, Ricky - everything is perfect about Dairy Frontier, the giant dairy corporation he works for that controls every aspect of his life. Only now he's being told that if he wants to be promoted to Executive Manager, he's going to have to jump through some pretty crazy hoops (we'd tell you more about that but we're trying to avoid spoilers). Egged on by his capitalistic and blood-lusting boyfriend, Ricky struggles to kill off his past while remaining loyal to the company he loves in this dark, campy comedy. Get details here. Orlando Shakes presents Venus in Fur February 7 - March 3 Sexy. Provocative. Hilarious. Hailed as “seriously smart and very funny” by The New York Times, Venus in Fur is a laugh-out-loud study of the politics of sex and power that’s guaranteed to charm and mesmerize. When Vanda arrives several hours late to her audition for a play based on a nineteenth-century erotic novel, the director is less than impressed. But Vanda’s masterful performance flips the script, and the audition turns into a tango for dominance between actress and director. Get more details and tickets here. Moulin Rouge! The Musical February 20 - March 3 Pop the champagne, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is coming to Dr Phillips Center. Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. FIND ME: A Modern Rock Opera February 23 - March 3 Live at Orlando Fringe ArtSpace, a neurodiversity-affirming story of two strangers learning to connect using more than words. The live band acts as narrator with a 1970’s rock flare. Alone in her apartment, Allie is eagerly awaiting a guest she’s never met. When she finally arrives, Allie is stunned that the person she’s been expecting is nothing like Allie imagined. Together, two strangers learn to connect through more than words. With a live band acting as narrator, inner voice, spirit guide & kid’s TV show…yes, you read that last part right; FIND ME explores our most vulnerable relationship, the one we have with ourselves. Chris Porter March 1 - 2 Your favorite finalist from season 4 of NBC’S LAST COMIC STANDING, Chris Porter will be performing live at Funny Bone! Lauren Daigle March 1 See Lauren Daigle live at Amalie Arena, Tampa. Get tickets now. Pardi Gras at The Pointe March 1 Forget bedtime stories, y'all – Pointe Orlando's throwing a Pardi Gras bash that'll rewrite the definition of "playtime for adults!" Mark your calendars because this ain't your kid's finger-painting fiesta. We're talkin' beads flyin' faster than confetti on Bourbon Street, live music hotter than a Tabasco habanero, and a DJ droppin' beats to make your inner flamingo strut its stuff. The Nook presents Movie Trash - Jade, Directors Cut on VHS March 1 The Nook presents Movie Trash - Jade, Directors Cut on VHS. Bring a chair if you have one (they have seating, but it is limited). As with all Movie Trash at The Nook screenings, it is free and open to the public. However, if you’d like to throw Orlando Pop-Up Movie Services a few bucks in the tip jar, that would be amazing. OMG! It's 90s Throwback Trivia with Curtis Earth March 1 OMG! Hard Rock is throwing it back to the 90’s for a FREE night of Curtis Earth Trivia that is sure to be PHAT. Roll with your homies to play for a chance at fly prizes and evening to get jiggy with! United We Dance March 1 Immerse yourself in the Ultimate EDM Rave Party – featuring a high-octane blend of EDM hits, euphoric melodies, and heavy bass drops. 18+ Expect to hear The Beacham's signature United sound, cultivated by our in-house DJs/Producers, as they spin original edits & remixes of the biggest past and present EDM tracks infused with lyrics of your favorite radio hits. Trap Karaoke March 1 Trap Karaoke comes to Hard Rock Live Orlando. Get your tickets now! The Nocturnal Nemesis Tour w/ Trash Panda, Frog Mallet, Demonfuck, and Playground Drug Dealer March 1 The Nocturnal Nemesis Tour w/ Trash Panda, Frog Mallet, Demonfuck, and Playground Drug Dealer are coming to the Conduit. Get your tickets now! "Blame It On The Boogie" A Disco Dance Party March 1 "Blame It On The Boogie" A Disco Dance Party presented by Le Petite Fete. Doors at 8 pm. 21. $15 tickets. Live at Will's Pub. Ekkstacy March 1 Ekkstacy comes to The Social. Get your tickets now! 12+ Ari Hoenig Trio With Brad Miller and Nick Hetko March 1 Ari Hoenig Trio With Brad Miller and Nick Hetko perform live at Timucua Arts Foundation. Dirt Monkey March 1 Dirt Monkey comes to Celine Orlando. Get your tickets now! 18+ Dadi Freyr March 1 Dadi Freyr is coming to The Plaza Live. Get your tickets now! Cumbiatron: The Cumbia Rave (21+) March 1 Cumbiatron: The Cumbia Rave (21+) comes to House of Blues Orlando. Get your tickets now! RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 16 Viewing Party February 16 Join Southern Nights every Fridays for their RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 16 Viewing Party! Cara Cavalli Andrews and Tashae Royale Sherrington are your hosts! Wall Street Plaza Block Party Every Friday and Saturday Every Friday and Saturday night Wall St. Plaza takes over 2 city streets and throws the ultimate Block Party! Under the night sky and market lights you'll find 7 venues, outdoor bars, patio seating, Palm trees, DJ's, bands and more. This is the place to be in Downtown Orlando every weekend. The Block Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday Multiple venues, one big party! The Block located at N. Orange Ave in Downtown Orlando is home to The Patio, AERO, 64 North, Inside, The Corner, The Social, and The Beacham. Enjoy Downtown Orlando's ONLY entertainment complex. 7 venues, 6 dancefloors, 40+ bartenders, on 2 levels. Models & Bottles at Tier Every Friday The Tier Nightclub located at 20 E Central Blvd, Orlando offers a high-energy atmosphere, and infusing entertainment alongside its resident and guest DJs. TIER offers VIP tables, private skyboxes, five full-service bars and a lavish main dance floor to dance the night away! Fridays are for the ladies. Check out Orlando's hottest Friday night at Tier, Models & Bottles features Hip Hop, Open Format, and Top 40. ​ Blue Martini at The Pointe Orlando Every Night The nightlife at Blue Martini is unsurpassed. They feature the best in Live Entertainment nightly featuring local bands and DJ’s. Blue Martini Pointe Orlando offers 3 different and unique bar experiences. Go casual on the patio, be in the action at stage bar, enjoy the energy on the dance floor or go exclusive in the VIP lounge. Tropical Fridays at Cuba Libre at The Pointe Orlando Every Friday Tropical Fridays at Cuba Libre at I-Drive's Pointe Orlando! Live band, amazing Cuban food and decor, dj and dancing! Ole Red's Honky-Tonk Nights at ICON Park Every Friday and Saturday Strap on those boots and grab your cowboy hat for one of the most boot scootin’ nights of your life at Ole Red’s live music honky-tonk dance party every Friday and Saturday nights starting at 9 pm. Every weekend Ole Red at ICON Park on I-Drive turns up the live music for dancing and plenty of signature drinks to put a boogie in your step. Tin Roof Orlando at ICON Park Every Night Tin Roof Orlando is live music joint at ICON Park on I-Drive featuring live music nightly, with great food, and drinks specials.vTin Roof features two sides of entertainment, the original side and the Green Room, each with their own stage, bar, patio and more! Performances here include live music featuring “the famous, the should have been famous, and everyone in between.”. Fire Fridays at Rum Jungle Every Friday Rum Jungle is a stylish, spacious dance club and cocktail lounge on International Drive with DJs playing soca, dancehall, reggae and hip-hop. Friday night is Fire Fridays, the biggest Caribbean party in Orlando! Fired Up Friday at ICEBAR Orlando Every Friday ICEBAR Orlando on International Drive is an experience like no other! Featuring the Largest Permanent Ice Bar in the World, the Fire Lounge where you can enjoy odelicious Signature Cocktails & Food ,and the Polar Patio perfect for enjoying the Florida weather. Every Friday is Fired Up Friday with DJ and drinks specials all night until 2 am. I Love Friday at Mangos Every Friday Drink, Dance and Celebrate with the best party in Orlando at Mangos on I-Drive! Friday nights is I Love Friday Party Night, the ultimate party experience with 4 live DJs spinning the hottest beats. Winter Garden Friday on the Plaza Every Friday Come enjoy live music every Friday night on the Plaza, at Downtown Winter Garden, Centennial Plaza Gazebo. Dockside Dueling Pianos Every Friday Enjoy nonstop live piano music every Friday night at The Wharf at Sunset Walk with late-night food and drink menu. Nightlife at Universal CityWalk Every Night You'll find some of Orlando's hottest nightlife featuring the best in live entertainment. There's live music every night at CityWalk, from rock to jazz to reggae to salsa. Red Coconut Club The Red Coconut Club is a nightclub and ultra-lounge. The couldn't-be-hipper décor is a little bit 1950s Vegas, a little bit Cuban, and a little bit Polynesian-tiki retro with vintage couches and bongo-shaped bar stools. Dance to your favorite Top 40, ‘80s, Dance and Latin Music seven nights a week. Bob Marley - A Tribute to Freedom Share in a one-of-a-kind celebration of music and culture as Bob Marley–A Tribute to Freedom takes you on a musical journey through the life of the King of Reggae. Bob Marley’s songs of faith, hope, rebellion, and determination have brought inspiration and joy to audiences everywhere. Pat O'Briens It's Mardi Gras 365 days a year at this authentic reproduction of New Orleans' favorite watering hole. Pat O'Brien's is home to dueling pianos, and in Pat O's Piano Bar you can sing along with two piano players performing nightly. CityWalk's Rising Star For everyone with dreams of taking the stage and belting out a song as the lead singer of a band, get ready for your moment in the spotlight. CityWalk's Rising Star is not your typical karaoke club. When you grab the mic here, you’re performing with a live band complete with real backup singers. Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville The music, lyrics and laid-back island attitude of Jimmy Buffett come to life at this popular landmark restaurant. Live bands take to the restaurant’s stage to perform every evening. Nightlife at Disney Springs Every Night Once the sun sets, there’s a whole world of grown-up fun to be found at Disney Springs, including DJs, Live Music, Street Performers and more. Waterside Stage Enjoy special events and live performances at this open-air venue along Lake Buena Vista each night. Musicians often include a rotating lineup of regional and local faves. Waterview Park Enjoy live music and weekend DJ dance parties at this scenic mini-amphitheater overlooking Lake Buena Vista. This cozy spot hosts a singer-songwriter or band every single night. The Edison Swing by this industrial gothic-themed hotspot for classic American cuisine, signature cocktails and live entertainment. Standout features include 7 distinct dining and bar areas, waterfront balcony views, steampunk-inspired décor and a steady lineup of unique acts. House of Blues Restaurant & Bar Feast on American cuisine with a New Orleans twist at this lively, folk art-filled eatery and watering hole. With TWO stages playing LIVE Music NIGHTLY, you CAN'T miss the fun! Catch a local band ROCKING OUT The Front Porch Stage in The Courtyard OR enjoy a solo Acoustic Act playing inside on the Restaurant Stage. Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant Discover the life and soul of the Emerald Isle with award-winning cuisine, live Irish music and dance at this beautiful pub! Catch talented singer-songwriters and energetic bands belting out Irish tunes, popular ballads and pub classics on multiple stages. Plus, behold mesmerizing performances from Irish dancers. Paradiso 37, Taste of the Americas Radiating Latin flair, this restaurant-meets-bar is a fun spot to go when you’re seeking an upbeat atmosphere, live music and the option to dine al fresco—clinching a table on the spacious terrace is a must during sunset hour. P37’s other standout features include an illuminated tequila bar boasting more than 50 brands, an array of hard-to-pass-up desserts and a bustling late-night scene powered by dancing and infectious live entertainment. STK Steakhouse Take one step inside and you’ll quickly sense that STK Steakhouse hums on a different level than your average American chophouse. The 2-story restaurant features sleek ambient lighting, a DJ in the main dining room, an indoor fire pit lounge and a stunning rooftop terrace. Stargazers Live Entertainment Kick back, people watch and enjoy performances by singer-songwriters at Planet Hollywood’s street-level patio lounge. SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2024 All Shook Up February 16 - March 10 The Gardens Theater presents All Shook Up. It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing young man who shakes up everything and everyone he meets. While the mayor of the town has imposed a law that prohibits loud music, public necking, and tight pants, the townspeople begin to step out of their humdrum lives to dare to experience something more. A jukebox musical loosely based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and other works, this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy will have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel.” Ren Theater presents Milk February 22 - March 10 A new (wild) play. Sorry, grandma. For Enrique - sorry, Ricky - everything is perfect about Dairy Frontier, the giant dairy corporation he works for that controls every aspect of his life. Only now he's being told that if he wants to be promoted to Executive Manager, he's going to have to jump through some pretty crazy hoops (we'd tell you more about that but we're trying to avoid spoilers). Egged on by his capitalistic and blood-lusting boyfriend, Ricky struggles to kill off his past while remaining loyal to the company he loves in this dark, campy comedy. Get details here. Orlando Shakes presents Venus in Fur February 7 - March 3 Sexy. Provocative. Hilarious. Hailed as “seriously smart and very funny” by The New York Times, Venus in Fur is a laugh-out-loud study of the politics of sex and power that’s guaranteed to charm and mesmerize. When Vanda arrives several hours late to her audition for a play based on a nineteenth-century erotic novel, the director is less than impressed. But Vanda’s masterful performance flips the script, and the audition turns into a tango for dominance between actress and director. Get more details and tickets here. Moulin Rouge! The Musical February 20 - March 3 Pop the champagne, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is coming to Dr Phillips Center. Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. FIND ME: A Modern Rock Opera February 23 - March 3 Live at Orlando Fringe ArtSpace, a neurodiversity-affirming story of two strangers learning to connect using more than words. The live band acts as narrator with a 1970’s rock flare. Alone in her apartment, Allie is eagerly awaiting a guest she’s never met. When she finally arrives, Allie is stunned that the person she’s been expecting is nothing like Allie imagined. Together, two strangers learn to connect through more than words. With a live band acting as narrator, inner voice, spirit guide & kid’s TV show…yes, you read that last part right; FIND ME explores our most vulnerable relationship, the one we have with ourselves. Chris Porter March 1 - 2 Your favorite finalist from season 4 of NBC’S LAST COMIC STANDING, Chris Porter will be performing live at Funny Bone! Alkaline Trio March 2 Catch Alkaline Trio live at House of Blues Orlando, March 2, Tickets. Whiskey In The Cloud Festival March 2 Whiskey In the Cloud is a premier craft spirits festival with over 100 spirits expressions, live entertainment, and an exclusive VIP experience. Set in the charm of downtown St. Cloud, Whiskey In the Cloud transforms the town into a hub of spirits enthusiasts. The Decibel Tour: Hulder, Devil Master, Worm & Necrofier March 2 Decibel Magazine brings The Decibel Tour to The Abbey, featuring Hulder, Devil Master, Worm and Necrofier! Vision Video, Tears of the Dying & Super Passive March 2 Vision Video, Tears of the Dying, and Super Passive are coming to the Conduit. Get your tickets now! MadSoul Festival March 2 Music, advocacy, art, food, a lot of fun, and most importantly, community. This year, the festival is located at Loch Haven Park, surrounded by some amazing local theaters and museums. MadSoul is open to all ages with music for everyone! peekabo: Eyes Wide Open Tour March 2 peekabo: Eyes Wide Open Tour comes to The Vanguard in downtown Orlando. Get your tickets now! 18+ Gamebred Bare Knuckle MMA March 2 Get ready, Orlando! Gamebred Bare Knuckle MMA comes to Kia Center on March 2. Laurie Berkner March 2 Laurie Berkner is coming to The Plaza Live. Get your tickets now! Horse Head, fish narc, Zubin March 2 Endoxa Booking presents: Horse Head, fish narc, Zubin on March 2nd, 2024 @ 8PM, 18+, $25/$30. Live at Will's Pub. Devlin-Perla: 50th Anniversary of Steve Grossman’s 'Some Shapes to Come' March 2 Youthful exuberance in Ryan Devlin, this 26 year old rising star of jazz saxophone, meet the weight of history in Gene Perla, who has played with Grossman, Coltrane, Simone, and more. The magic lies in combining the two. In this case, the forces align to pay homage to the seminal Steve Grossman album: Some Shapes to Come. Live at Timucua Arts. Wall Street Plaza Block Party Every Friday and Saturday Every Friday and Saturday night Wall St. Plaza takes over 2 city streets and throws the ultimate Block Party! Under the night sky and market lights you'll find 7 venues, outdoor bars, patio seating, Palm trees, DJ's, bands and more. This is the place to be in Downtown Orlando every weekend. The Block Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday Multiple venues, one big party! The Block located at N. Orange Ave in Downtown Orlando is home to The Patio, AERO, 64 North, Inside, The Corner, The Social, and The Beacham. Enjoy Downtown Orlando's ONLY entertainment complex. 7 venues, 6 dancefloors, 40+ bartenders, on 2 levels. Status at Tier Every Saturday The Tier Nightclub located at 20 E Central Blvd, Orlando offers a high-energy atmosphere, and infusing entertainment alongside its resident and guest DJs. TIER offers VIP tables, private skyboxes, five full-service bars and a lavish main dance floor to dance the night away! Status Saturday is one of Orlando's longest-running Saturday nights. Dress to impress at Status, featuring DJ Jay Slides - Hip Hop, Top 40, Open Format ​ Blue Martini at The Pointe Orlando Every Night The nightlife at Blue Martini is unsurpassed. They feature the best in Live Entertainment nightly featuring local bands and DJ’s. Blue Martini Pointe Orlando offers 3 different and unique bar experiences. Go casual on the patio, be in the action at stage bar, enjoy the energy on the dance floor or go exclusive in the VIP lounge. Bailamos Saturdays at Cuba Libre at The Pointe Orlando Every Saturday On Saturday nights at Cuba Libre at I-Drive's Pointe Orlando it's the numero uno Latin mix party in Central Florida, Bailamos Saturdays feature club hits, salsa, merengue, bachata, and reggaeton. Weekends of Live Music at The Pub at The Pointe Orlando Every Saturday and Sunday The Pub Orlando at The Pointe Orlando offers free live music every Saturday and Sunday from 5 pm - 12 am . Caliente Saturday at Mangos Every Saturday Drink, Dance and Celebrate with the best party in Orlando at Mangos on I-Drive! Every Saturday enjoy Caliente Saturday, immerse yourself in the vibrant Latin beats, indulge in delicious cocktails, and dance the night away in the heart of Orlando's hottest party scene with 4 live DJs spinning the hottest beats. Ole Red's Honky-Tonk Nights at ICON Park Every Friday and Saturday Strap on those boots and grab your cowboy hat for one of the most boot scootin’ nights of your life at Ole Red’s live music honky-tonk dance party every Friday and Saturday nights starting at 9 pm. Every weekend Ole Red at ICON Park on I-Drive turns up the live music for dancing and plenty of signature drinks to put a boogie in your step. Tin Roof Orlando at ICON Park Every Night Tin Roof Orlando is live music joint at ICON Park on I-Drive featuring live music nightly, with great food, and drinks specials.vTin Roof features two sides of entertainment, the original side and the Green Room, each with their own stage, bar, patio and more! Performances here include live music featuring “the famous, the should have been famous, and everyone in between.” Island Jam Saturdays At Rum Jungle Every Saturday Rum Jungle is a stylish, spacious dance club and cocktail lounge on International Drive with DJs playing soca, dancehall, reggae and hip-hop. Saturday night is Island Jam Saturdays. IceBreaker Saturday at ICEBAR Orlando Every Saturday ICEBAR Orlando on International Drive is an experience like no other! Featuring the Largest Permanent Ice Bar in the World, the Fire Lounge where you can enjoy odelicious Signature Cocktails & Food ,and the Polar Patio perfect for enjoying the Florida weather. Every Saturday is IceBreaker Saturday with DJ, thumping times and drinks specials until 2 am. Howl at the Moon Orlando Every Night Howl At The Moon on International Drive is a singing, clapping, stomping, dance on the piano, Rock 'n' Roll dueling piano show! It's part concert, part piano show, and all centered around audience interaction and two baby grand pianos. Nightlife at Universal CityWalk Every Night You'll find some of Orlando's hottest nightlife featuring the best in live entertainment. There's live music every night at CityWalk, from rock to jazz to reggae to salsa. Live Acoustic Music at Hard Rock Live Every Saturday and Sunday Enjoy live music on the Rock Bar Patio Friday & Saturday nights from 7 pm - 10 pm at Hard Rock Live Orlando. Red Coconut Club The Red Coconut Club is a nightclub and ultra-lounge. The couldn't-be-hipper décor is a little bit 1950s Vegas, a little bit Cuban, and a little bit Polynesian-tiki retro with vintage couches and bongo-shaped bar stools. Dance to your favorite Top 40, ‘80s, Dance and Latin Music seven nights a week. Bob Marley - A Tribute to Freedom Share in a one-of-a-kind celebration of music and culture as Bob Marley–A Tribute to Freedom takes you on a musical journey through the life of the King of Reggae. Bob Marley’s songs of faith, hope, rebellion, and determination have brought inspiration and joy to audiences everywhere. Pat O'Briens It's Mardi Gras 365 days a year at this authentic reproduction of New Orleans' favorite watering hole. Pat O'Brien's is home to dueling pianos, and in Pat O's Piano Bar you can sing along with two piano players performing nightly. CityWalk's Rising Star For everyone with dreams of taking the stage and belting out a song as the lead singer of a band, get ready for your moment in the spotlight. CityWalk's Rising Star is not your typical karaoke club. When you grab the mic here, you’re performing with a live band complete with real backup singers. Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville The music, lyrics and laid-back island attitude of Jimmy Buffett come to life at this popular landmark restaurant. Live bands take to the restaurant’s stage to perform every evening. Nightlife at Disney Springs Every Night Once the sun sets, there’s a whole world of grown-up fun to be found at Disney Springs, including DJs, Live Music, Street Performers and more. Waterside Stage Enjoy special events and live performances at this open-air venue along Lake Buena Vista each night. Musicians often include a rotating lineup of regional and local faves. Waterview Park Enjoy live music and weekend DJ dance parties at this scenic mini-amphitheater overlooking Lake Buena Vista. This cozy spot hosts a singer-songwriter or band every single night. The Edison Swing by this industrial gothic-themed hotspot for classic American cuisine, signature cocktails and live entertainment. Standout features include 7 distinct dining and bar areas, waterfront balcony views, steampunk-inspired décor and a steady lineup of unique acts. House of Blues Restaurant & Bar Feast on American cuisine with a New Orleans twist at this lively, folk art-filled eatery and watering hole. With TWO stages playing LIVE Music NIGHTLY, you CAN'T miss the fun! Catch a local band ROCKING OUT The Front Porch Stage in The Courtyard OR enjoy a solo Acoustic Act playing inside on the Restaurant Stage. Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant Discover the life and soul of the Emerald Isle with award-winning cuisine, live Irish music and dance at this beautiful pub! Catch talented singer-songwriters and energetic bands belting out Irish tunes, popular ballads and pub classics on multiple stages. Plus, behold mesmerizing performances from Irish dancers. Paradiso 37, Taste of the Americas Radiating Latin flair, this restaurant-meets-bar is a fun spot to go when you’re seeking an upbeat atmosphere, live music and the option to dine al fresco—clinching a table on the spacious terrace is a must during sunset hour. P37’s other standout features include an illuminated tequila bar boasting more than 50 brands, an array of hard-to-pass-up desserts and a bustling late-night scene powered by dancing and infectious live entertainment. STK Steakhouse Take one step inside and you’ll quickly sense that STK Steakhouse hums on a different level than your average American chophouse. The 2-story restaurant features sleek ambient lighting, a DJ in the main dining room, an indoor fire pit lounge and a stunning rooftop terrace. Stargazers Live Entertainment Kick back, people watch and enjoy performances by singer-songwriters at Planet Hollywood’s street-level patio lounge. SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2024 All Shook Up February 16 - March 10 The Gardens Theater presents All Shook Up. It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing young man who shakes up everything and everyone he meets. While the mayor of the town has imposed a law that prohibits loud music, public necking, and tight pants, the townspeople begin to step out of their humdrum lives to dare to experience something more. A jukebox musical loosely based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and other works, this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy will have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel.” Ren Theater presents Milk February 22 - March 10 A new (wild) play. Sorry, grandma. For Enrique - sorry, Ricky - everything is perfect about Dairy Frontier, the giant dairy corporation he works for that controls every aspect of his life. Only now he's being told that if he wants to be promoted to Executive Manager, he's going to have to jump through some pretty crazy hoops (we'd tell you more about that but we're trying to avoid spoilers). Egged on by his capitalistic and blood-lusting boyfriend, Ricky struggles to kill off his past while remaining loyal to the company he loves in this dark, campy comedy. Get details here. Orlando Shakes presents Venus in Fur February 7 - March 3 Sexy. Provocative. Hilarious. Hailed as “seriously smart and very funny” by The New York Times, Venus in Fur is a laugh-out-loud study of the politics of sex and power that’s guaranteed to charm and mesmerize. When Vanda arrives several hours late to her audition for a play based on a nineteenth-century erotic novel, the director is less than impressed. But Vanda’s masterful performance flips the script, and the audition turns into a tango for dominance between actress and director. Get more details and tickets here. Moulin Rouge! The Musical February 20 - March 3 Pop the champagne, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is coming to Dr Phillips Center. Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. FIND ME: A Modern Rock Opera February 23 - March 3 Live at Orlando Fringe ArtSpace, a neurodiversity-affirming story of two strangers learning to connect using more than words. The live band acts as narrator with a 1970’s rock flare. Alone in her apartment, Allie is eagerly awaiting a guest she’s never met. When she finally arrives, Allie is stunned that the person she’s been expecting is nothing like Allie imagined. Together, two strangers learn to connect through more than words. With a live band acting as narrator, inner voice, spirit guide & kid’s TV show…yes, you read that last part right; FIND ME explores our most vulnerable relationship, the one we have with ourselves. Torrei Hart March 3 Torrei Lorin Hart, multi-talented Comedian, Actress, TV Personality & Influencer, has been working in the industry for over a decade and is no stranger to hard work and the hustle of showbiz, see her live at Funny Bone! Sailor Moon Burlesque March 3 Catch The Speakeasy Sirens perform live at The Woodshed Orlando in Sailor Moon. Orlando's only nerdlesque troupe, producing new shows every 2 weeks to parodize and share the excitement for pop culture and more! Enjoy one night full of magical girls and glitz as they transform right in front of your very eyes! Life and Music of George Michael March 3 Life and Music of George Michael comes to The Plaza Live. Get your tickets now! Dirtwire March 3 AEG Presents DIRTWIRE at The Abbey with special guest Entangled Mind! Joe's NYC Bar March 3 Joe's NYC Bar – an interactive, immersive experience set in a bar in Brooklyn, New York with live music. 1 pm, Will's Pub Psycho Frame Balmora Beast Plague memento. Jezter March 3 Montgomery Drive and The Coop Present Psycho Frame Balmora Beast Plague Memento. Jezte , Will's Pub JAYO at Lil' Indies Every Sunday Catch the free show with Jason Yoho and Friends every Sunday at Lil' Indies. Lazy Sunday at Aero Every Sunday A rooftop day party each and every Sunday at Aero.  Free entry all day, 21+. Hookah, Food, Games. JAYO at Lil' Indies Every Sunday Catch the free show with Jason Yoho and Friends every Sunday at Lil' Indies. The Block Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday Multiple venues, one big party! The Block located at N. Orange Ave in Downtown Orlando is home to The Patio, AERO, 64 North, Inside, The Corner, The Social, and The Beacham. Enjoy Downtown Orlando's ONLY entertainment complex. 7 venues, 6 dancefloors, 40+ bartenders, on 2 levels. Top Tier Sundays at Tier Every Sunday The Tier Nightclub located at 20 E Central Blvd, Orlando offers a high-energy atmosphere, and infusing entertainment alongside its resident and guest DJs. TIER offers VIP tables, private skyboxes, five full-service bars and a lavish main dance floor to dance the night away! Top Tier Sundays is the place to be every Sunday. Music by Maddieice, DJ DK, and Consistency. Blue Martini at The Pointe Orlando Every Night The nightlife at Blue Martini is unsurpassed. They feature the best in Live Entertainment nightly featuring local bands and DJ’s. Blue Martini Pointe Orlando offers 3 different and unique bar experiences. Go casual on the patio, be in the action at stage bar, enjoy the energy on the dance floor or go exclusive in the VIP lounge. Tin Roof Orlando at ICON Park Every Night Tin Roof Orlando is live music joint at ICON Park on I-Drive featuring live music nightly, with great food, and drinks specials.vTin Roof features two sides of entertainment, the original side and the Green Room, each with their own stage, bar, patio and more! Performances here include live music featuring “the famous, the should have been famous, and everyone in between.” Howl at the Moon Every Night Howl At The Moon on International Drive is a singing, clapping, stomping, dance on the piano, Rock 'n' Roll dueling piano show! It's part concert, part piano show, and all centered around audience interaction and two baby grand pianos. Bob Ross + Metal: Drink and Draw Night Every Sunday Pepare to be consumed by the flames of hell at The Falcon Bar on E Washington St, as they unleash the most brutal musical onslaught known to humankind! They'll be playing the sickest metal genres, including black, death, tech, thrash, sludge, doom, progressive, and classics that will make your head bang and your blood boil. And if that's not enough to satisfy your metal cravings, theya lso bring you the ultimate master of darkness – Bob Rosson the tube! As you immerse yourself in metal, you can unleash your inner demons and create your own happy little treesmasterpiece with our complimentary paint supplies. Nightlife at Universal CityWalk Every Night You'll find some of Orlando's hottest nightlife featuring the best in live entertainment. There's live music every night at CityWalk, from rock to jazz to reggae to salsa. Live Acoustic Music at Hard Rock Live Every Saturday and Sunday Enjoy live music on the Rock Bar Patio Friday & Saturday nights from 7 pm - 10 pm at Hard Rock Live Orlando. Red Coconut Club The Red Coconut Club is a nightclub and ultra-lounge. The couldn't-be-hipper décor is a little bit 1950s Vegas, a little bit Cuban, and a little bit Polynesian-tiki retro with vintage couches and bongo-shaped bar stools. Dance to your favorite Top 40, ‘80s, Dance and Latin Music seven nights a week. Bob Marley - A Tribute to Freedom Share in a one-of-a-kind celebration of music and culture as Bob Marley–A Tribute to Freedom takes you on a musical journey through the life of the King of Reggae. Bob Marley’s songs of faith, hope, rebellion, and determination have brought inspiration and joy to audiences everywhere. Pat O'Briens It's Mardi Gras 365 days a year at this authentic reproduction of New Orleans' favorite watering hole. Pat O'Brien's is home to dueling pianos, and in Pat O's Piano Bar you can sing along with two piano players performing nightly. CityWalk's Rising Star For everyone with dreams of taking the stage and belting out a song as the lead singer of a band, get ready for your moment in the spotlight. CityWalk's Rising Star is not your typical karaoke club. When you grab the mic here, you’re performing with a live band complete with real backup singers. Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville The music, lyrics and laid-back island attitude of Jimmy Buffett come to life at this popular landmark restaurant. Live bands take to the restaurant’s stage to perform every evening. Nightlife at Disney Springs Every Night Once the sun sets, there’s a whole world of grown-up fun to be found at Disney Springs, including DJs, Live Music, Street Performers and more. Waterside Stage Enjoy special events and live performances at this open-air venue along Lake Buena Vista each night. Musicians often include a rotating lineup of regional and local faves. Waterview Park Enjoy live music and weekend DJ dance parties at this scenic mini-amphitheater overlooking Lake Buena Vista. This cozy spot hosts a singer-songwriter or band every single night. The Edison Swing by this industrial gothic-themed hotspot for classic American cuisine, signature cocktails and live entertainment. Standout features include 7 distinct dining and bar areas, waterfront balcony views, steampunk-inspired décor and a steady lineup of unique acts. House of Blues Restaurant & Bar Feast on American cuisine with a New Orleans twist at this lively, folk art-filled eatery and watering hole. With TWO stages playing LIVE Music NIGHTLY, you CAN'T miss the fun! Catch a local band ROCKING OUT The Front Porch Stage in The Courtyard OR enjoy a solo Acoustic Act playing inside on the Restaurant Stage. Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant Discover the life and soul of the Emerald Isle with award-winning cuisine, live Irish music and dance at this beautiful pub! Catch talented singer-songwriters and energetic bands belting out Irish tunes, popular ballads and pub classics on multiple stages. Plus, behold mesmerizing performances from Irish dancers. Paradiso 37, Taste of the Americas Radiating Latin flair, this restaurant-meets-bar is a fun spot to go when you’re seeking an upbeat atmosphere, live music and the option to dine al fresco—clinching a table on the spacious terrace is a must during sunset hour. P37’s other standout features include an illuminated tequila bar boasting more than 50 brands, an array of hard-to-pass-up desserts and a bustling late-night scene powered by dancing and infectious live entertainment. STK Steakhouse Take one step inside and you’ll quickly sense that STK Steakhouse hums on a different level than your average American chophouse. The 2-story restaurant features sleek ambient lighting, a DJ in the main dining room, an indoor fire pit lounge and a stunning rooftop terrace. Stargazers Live Entertainment Kick back, people watch and enjoy performances by singer-songwriters at Planet Hollywood’s street-level patio lounge. Whatever you decide to do this weekend in Orlando, have a great time, and remember to keep up with the latest news on events, and things to do in Central Florida by signing up for the Gotta Go Orlando Newsletter and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. To list your events and feature your business on Gotta Go Orlando, learn more about advertising with us and submit your Orlando events here. To list your events and feature your business on Gotta Go Orlando, learn more about advertising with us and submit your Orlando events here. To keep up to date with the very latest happenings in Orlando, sign up to the Gotta Go Orlando Newsletter, and don't forget to follow us on social media for everything Orlando : Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. If it's happening in Orlando you Gotta Go Orlando! Discover the best of Central Florida and beyond with our Daily Orlando News. For the latest events and things to do in Orlando, check out: Events & Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend, and FREE Events & Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend. To feature your business with Gotta Go Orlando learn more about advertising with us, and to or list your events with us, submit your Orlando events here.

  • Lucky You! Check out the St. Patrick's Day eats and treats coming to Walt Disney World

    The Walt Disney World St. Patrick's Day Foodie Guide is here and sure to shamrock your world! Luck is in the air because St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and you know what that means – treats! The holiday may be on March 17, but starting as early as the beginning of the month the culinary teams at Walt Disney World Resort are taking you on a flavorful trip over the rainbow with plenty of delights you are definitely going to want to try. Disney Resort Hotels Disney’s Beach Club Resort Beaches & Cream Soda Shop (Available March 1 through 17) Mickey Shamrock Milkshake: Mint milkshake with chocolate drizzle, shamrock sprinkles, and a specialty vanilla cupcake (Non-alcoholic beverage) Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Gasparilla Island Grill (Available March 1 through 31; mobile order available) Irish Cream Cheesecake: Bailey’s Irish Cream cheesecake with Chantilly cream and gold ‘coins’ (New) Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Roaring Fork (Available March 1 through 17; mobile order available) The Nugget: Vanilla bean mousse, stout cake, and a salted caramel ganache center Available at Various Locations at Disney Resort Hotels Pot O’ Gold Mousse: Irish stout cake, Irish cream mousse, and a candy rainbow (Available March 1 through 17 at the following): Beach Club Marketplace at Disney’s Beach Club Resort Lucky (Plant-based) Clover Cupcake: Chocolate cupcake with a golden vanilla buttercream swirl and shamrock sprinkles (Plant-based) (Available March 1 through 31 at the following): World Premiere Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort Disney Springs Amorette’s Patisserie (Available March 1 through 17; mobile order available) End of the Rainbow Crème Brûlée: Chocolate and coffee crème brûlée with Bailey’s Irish Cream whipped cream (New) City Works Eatery & Pour House (Available March 13 through 17) Shepherd’s Pie Flatbread: Stewed seasoned beef, roasted garlic purée, peas, mozzarella, mashed potatoes, and green onion Pastrami Reuben: House-made pastrami, Swiss cheese, Russian dressing, and bacon-braised sauerkraut on marble rye Irish Mac N’ Cheese: Caramelized cabbage, beer-braised onions, bacon lardons, shredded corned beef, beer cheese sauce, smoked cheddar, garlic herb crumble, and cavatappi Jameson Honey Mule: Jameson, lemon juice, honey syrup, orange bitters, and ginger beer Lucky Grasshopper: Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur, crème de menthe, heavy cream, and lucky marshmallow Dark Side of The Moon: Blue Moon Belgian White and Guinness Snakebite: Angry Orchard Crisp Apple and Guinness Voodoo: Rubaeus and Guinness Lucky You! Check out the St. Patrick's Day eats and treats coming to Walt Disney World D-Luxe Burger (Available March 1 through 18; mobile order available) St Patrick’s Day Shake: Vanilla gelato blended with dark caramel sauce, Irish cream syrup, and toasted marshmallow syrup topped with whipped cream, caramel, and green sprinkles (Non-alcoholic beverage) The Ganachery St. Patty’s Mickey Chocolate Piñata: Dark chocolate piñata filled with chocolate treats (Available March 1 through 17) Irish Cream Ganache Square: Bailey’s Irish Cream ganache enrobed in milk chocolate (Available March 1 through 31) Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop (Currently available) Mint Bliss Hot Fudge Sundae: Mint chocolate chip and chocolate ice cream layered with handmade dark chocolate hot fudge and topped with whipped cream and a dark chocolate mint square Swirls on the Water (Available March 1 through April 30) St. Patrick’s Day Cone: Pistachio and chocolate soft-serve swirled in a black vanilla cone with shamrock sprinkles and a chocolate Mickey garnish (New) Chocolate and Coffee Float: Pistachio soft-serve, chocolate soft-serve, Joffrey’s Coffee Cold Brew, and shamrock sprinkles (New) (Non-alcoholic beverage) Cold Brew-Pistachio-Mocha Float: Pistachio and chocolate soft-serve swirled together with Joffrey’s Coffee Cold Brew and Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur (New) Vivoli il Gelato (Available March 1 through April 30) Seasonal Shake: Mint chocolate chip and pistachio gelato with whipped cream and chocolate shavings Guinness Tiramisu: Mascarpone cream with layers of Guinness-soaked lady fingers (New) For all the very latest news from Walt Disney World, click here. To keep up to date with the very latest happenings in Orlando, sign up to the Gotta Go Orlando Newsletter, and don't forget to follow us on social media for everything Orlando : Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. If it's happening in Orlando you Gotta Go Orlando! Discover the best of Central Florida and beyond with our Daily Orlando News. For the latest events and things to do in Orlando, check out: Events & Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend, and FREE Events & Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend. To feature your business with Gotta Go Orlando learn more about advertising with us, and to or list your events with us, submit your Orlando events here.

  • Cheap Things To Do with Kids in Orlando this Weekend March 1 - 3, 2024

    Keeping the kids amused in Orlando can be expensive, but relax, because not everything is gonna break the bank! Here at Gotta Go Orlando we bring you the best free and cheap events and things to do with the kids in Orlando. Free & Cheap Things To Do With The Kids There's tons of family-friendly events and things to do in Orlando that won't break the bank, and every weekend we select the best free and cheap things to do with the kids. Whatever the family decide to do this weekend in Orlando, have a great time, and remember to to keep up with the latest news on events, and things to do in Central Florida by signing up for the Gotta Go Orlando Newsletter and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Weekend FREE Events and Things To Do in Orlando Friday, March 1, 2024 Saturday, March 2, 2024 Sunday, March 3, 2024 Before attending events, please contact the event organizer to confirm that the event is taking place as changes, and cancellations can occur. To list your events and feature your business on Gotta Go Orlando, learn more about advertising with us and submit your Orlando events here. FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2024 Central Florida Fair February 29 - March 10 The Central Florida Fair is returning for its 112th year to the Central Florida Fairgrounds on West Colonial Dr. Enjoy the midway featuring rides, games, and food, along with live entertainment, animals, livestock exhibitions and competitive exhibits, and so much more, including the much loved racing pigs of course!! Florida Strawberry Festival February 29 - March 10 Located between Tampa and Lakeland, the Florida Strawberry Festival is a uniquely Florida Festival that features tons of fresh strawberries, buckets of yummy cream, together with a star studded line up of entertainment, wild rides, agriculture, arts, crafts, exhibitors, vendors, and more, with something for the whole family throughout the eleven day celebration. Sumter County Fair March 1 - 9 The Sumter County Fair in Bushnell is an action-packed event including a carnival midway featuring rides for all ages as well as midway games and delicious food. There is a wide variety of entertainment, including strolling entertainers and concerts. There are also a variety of competitions and exhibitions. This is a must-attend event of spring! Winter Springs Movie in the Park March 1 Bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket and enjoy a family movie in the park! This month's movie is The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023) Rated PG. Enjoy tasty food and dessert options from local food trucks. Admission is FREE! Location: Torcaso Park Spring Pops with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra March 1 It’s a night at the opera! The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra invite you to an evening of music at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church featuring overtures and arias from classic operas with vocalists from Opera Orlando’s Studio Artist Program. This indoor event is free and open to the public. City of Maitland’s Get Downtown Street Party March 1 Maitland's big Getdown Downtown street party will feature fun for all ages from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 1, on Independence Lane. Orlando-based band The Rundown will perform with a high energy mix of classic rock music from the 80s and 90s. Bring your own chairs for seating in front of the stage. Enjoy great food, vendors and kids fun with inflatables and games. Admission is free. Orlando Solar Bears vs. Jacksonville Icemen March 1 Watch the Orlando Solar Bears go head to head with the Jacksonville Icemen at the Kia Center. Orlando Valkyries vs. Grand Rapids Rise March 1 The Pro Volleyball Federation's Orlando Valkyries take on the Grand Rapids Rise. Get your tickets now! Orlando Ballet Neon Club March 1 For more than 35 years, the city of Orlando has hosted Neon Club. Orlando Ballet is proud to continue the tradition! Participants and their families, friends, and/or caregivers are welcome to join us each month for an evening of dancing, socializing, food, and fun. Friday Muscle Car Show & Cruise Every Friday Join the heart pounding excitement of high-performance engines and true horse power for our Muscle Car Show every Friday night at Old Town in Kissimmee. The Friday Muscle Car Show will begin at 3:00pm and the qualifications are show-quality muscle and factory-performance cars from 1964 and newer and classics from 1985 and older. Cars will cruise at 8:30pm and all cars registered can participate. SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2024 Bank of America's Museums on Us Weekend March 2 - 3 During the first full weekend of every month, Bank of America and Merrill Bank offer cardholders free general admission on both Saturday and Sunday to more than 225 cultural institutions in dozens of cities across the US. Click here for details. Valid cardholders can access free admission the first full weekend every month to the following museums: Orlando Science Center: 407-514-2000, 777 E. Princeton St. Orlando, FL 32803 History Center: 407-836-8500, 65 E. Central Blvd. Orlando, FL 32801 Polasek Museum & Garden: 407-647-6294, 633 Osceola Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789 Orlando Museum of Art: 407-896-4231, 2416 North Mills Ave. Orlando, FL 32803 Mennello Museum of Art: 407-246-4278, 900 E. Princeton St. Orlando, FL 32803 Museum of Arts & Sciences: 386-255-0285, 352 S. Nova Rd. Daytona Beach, FL 32114 Florida Aquarium: 813-273-4000, 701 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602 Fun Spot's HUGE Mardi Gras Event February 17 - March 30 Fun Spot is all jazzed up for a spectacular Mardi Gras celebration in Orlando and Kissimmee! Experience the spirit of New Orleans right here in Florida as you indulge in mouth-watering Mardi Gras flavors. Snap your best moments at our themed Foto Spots, and don't miss the Children’s Parade taking place every Saturday in Orlando & Kissimmee at 4 pm. Don’t miss all the fun, food and festivity. Yo, Ho, Ho! Let’s Go! March 2 – 24 Theatre for the Very Young continues at Orlando Family Stage with Yo, Ho, Ho! Let’s Go!, written by Jennifer Adams-Carrasquillo, a 30-minute adventure with a pirate on the high seas following a treasure map. Parrots, crabs, mermaids, and more join the fun! Theatre for the Very Young at Orlando Family Stage is created specifically for 1 to 5-year-olds and is an interactive, multi-sensory, developmentally accessible experience that encourages caregiver interaction and creative play. Fun Box at The Florida Mall Saturday - Sunday, February 10 - March 17 If you are looking for something fun to do this weekend, check out FUNBOX at The Florida Mall. FUNBOX is 25,000 square feet of inflatable fun containing 10 play zones and an obstacle course. The play area was designed for kids, but of course it's tons of fun for adults too, with lots of photos ops! Central Florida Fair February 29 - March 10 The Central Florida Fair is returning for its 112th year to the Central Florida Fairgrounds on West Colonial Dr. Enjoy the midway featuring rides, games, and food, along with live entertainment, animals, livestock exhibitions and competitive exhibits, and so much more, including the much loved racing pigs of course!! Florida Strawberry Festival February 29 - March 10 Located between Tampa and Lakeland, the Florida Strawberry Festival is a uniquely Florida Festival that features tons of fresh strawberries, buckets of yummy cream, together with a star studded line up of entertainment, wild rides, agriculture, arts, crafts, exhibitors, vendors, and more, with something for the whole family throughout the eleven day celebration. Sumter County Fair March 1 - 9 The Sumter County Fair in Bushnell is an action-packed event including a carnival midway featuring rides for all ages as well as midway games and delicious food. There is a wide variety of entertainment, including strolling entertainers and concerts. Lake Mary-Heathrow Festival of the Arts March 2 - 3 The Lake Mary Heathrow Festival of the Arts returns March 2 & 3, 2024 to celebrate their 37th anniversary at Colonial TownPark. Visitors from Florida, the U.S. and around the globe will come to this festival to view fine art, craft exhibits, enjoy live entertainment, children's art exhibit, the Children's Creative Village sponsored by Disney as well as to savor appetizing treats from our big array of restaurants and other food purveyors. Community Appreciation Day March 2 Join Sheriff Marcos R. Lopez and Osceola County Sheriff's Office at the Community Appreciation Day. It's a free event with food, fun family activities and live entertainment. Celebration's Spring Porch & Yard Sale March 2 Treasure hunters rejoice! It's the Spring Porch & Yard Sale, with goods available throughout the community and at Lakeside Park located at 631 Sycamore Street. Get ready for Celebration's semi-annual Porch & Yard Sale! Hidden Treasures from residents' homes will be on sale throughout the community on Saturday, March 2, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Items for sale include antiques & collectibles, baby & children Items, clothing, electronics, furniture, tools and more! Please use caution and patience when traveling in the community 12th Annual Mayor's Jazz in the Park March 2 Mayor’s Jazz in the Park, 12-6 p.m. at Cypress Grove Park, 290 Holden Ave., Orlando. This is a FREE event (no tickets or reservations required) emceed by jazz personality Yvonne Loggins Coleman, with support provided by WUCF 89.9 FM. Guests should bring lawn chairs and picnics, or purchase from food trucks Winter Park St Patrick's Day Parade 2024 March 2 The Winter Park St Patrick's Day Parade 2024 is the only St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Central Florida, so wear some green and gather your family and friends to enjoy the annual Irish festivities. The parade will begin at the Winter Park Country Club and proceed south down Park Avenue to Lyman Avenue. More than 75 units will participate. Horizon West Fest March 2 Horizon West Fest is an annual celebration of our amazing community. A day of family fun awaits you as residents, businesses and organizations join together to showcase all things Horizon West. Enjoy Music, Stage Performances, Local Eats, Kids Games & Activities, a Scavenger Hunt and Loads of Microlocal Vendors. City of Orlando's Commissioner Gray's Spring Festival March 2 Join District 1 Commissioner Jim Gray, the Orlando Police Department and the Orlando Fire Department for a family fun event at Commissioner Gray's District 1 Spring Festival! Enjoy hayrides, face painting, bounce houses and games along with free hot dogs and hamburgers! Second Harvest Food Bank will be accepting canned good donations. Spring Pops at the Apopka Amphitheater March 2 This event is free and open to the public. Bring a blanket and pack a picnic for Spring Pops featuring a musical program that has become a family tradition in Central Florida. The concert begins at 7 pm. City of Maitland’s Fire Department Open House March 2 The Maitland Fire-Rescue Department will host an open house with lots of fun activities for the family from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Fire Station 45. There will be music, food, give-awys, fire tips, displays, trucks, health screenings, and more! MadSoul Festival March 2 Music, advocacy, art, food, a lot of fun, and most importantly, community. This year, the festival is located at Loch Haven Park, surrounded by some amazing local theaters and museums. MadSoul is open to all ages with music for everyone! Disney Springs Kids Club Every Saturday Dance, play and be entertained at engaging shows for kids of all ages at the Disney Springs Kids Club, taking place every Saturday. Free Entertainment and Free Parking. Saturday Nite Classic Car Show & Cruise Every Saturday Join Old Town in Kissimmee every Saturday and take a trip down memory lane. The Old Town Classic Car Show has been a local tradition for over 30 years, it is one of the premier weekly car shows in Central Florida. The Saturday Classic Car Show begins at 1:00pm and welcomes show-quality 1985 and older hot rods, street rods, and antiques. Cars will cruise at 8:30pm. The event is free for participants and free for the public to attend. Live Music on the Lawn in Lake Nona Every Saturday Live on the Lawn is your Saturday oasis to relax and recharge while listening to live music and playing lawn games with family and friends. Join Lake Nona from 11 am – 3 pm every Saturday! Show Car Saturday Nights at Promenade at Sunset Walk Every Saturday The Promenade at Sunset Walk is home to Show Car Saturday Nights. All makes and models are welcome and displayed along Margaritaville Boulevard. Car enthusiasts will enjoy the music of DJ Scotty B while admiring an amazing collection of classic to modern automobiles, with live bands performing on the Promenade Plaza Stage nightly. SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2024 Bank of America's Museums on Us Weekend March 2 - 3 During the first full weekend of every month, Bank of America and Merrill Bank offer cardholders free general admission on both Saturday and Sunday to more than 225 cultural institutions in dozens of cities across the US. Click here for details. Valid cardholders can access free admission the first full weekend every month to the following museums: Orlando Science Center: 407-514-2000, 777 E. Princeton St. Orlando, FL 32803 History Center: 407-836-8500, 65 E. Central Blvd. Orlando, FL 32801 Polasek Museum & Garden: 407-647-6294, 633 Osceola Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789 Orlando Museum of Art: 407-896-4231, 2416 North Mills Ave. Orlando, FL 32803 Mennello Museum of Art: 407-246-4278, 900 E. Princeton St. Orlando, FL 32803 Museum of Arts & Sciences: 386-255-0285, 352 S. Nova Rd. Daytona Beach, FL 32114 Florida Aquarium: 813-273-4000, 701 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602 Fun Spot's HUGE Mardi Gras Event February 17 - March 30 Fun Spot is all jazzed up for a spectacular Mardi Gras celebration in Orlando and Kissimmee! Experience the spirit of New Orleans right here in Florida as you indulge in mouth-watering Mardi Gras flavors. Snap your best moments at our themed Foto Spots, and don't miss the Children’s Parade taking place every Saturday in Orlando & Kissimmee at 4 pm. Don’t miss all the fun, food and festivity. Yo, Ho, Ho! Let’s Go! March 2 – 24 Theatre for the Very Young continues at Orlando Family Stage with Yo, Ho, Ho! Let’s Go!, written by Jennifer Adams-Carrasquillo, a 30-minute adventure with a pirate on the high seas following a treasure map. Parrots, crabs, mermaids, and more join the fun! Theatre for the Very Young at Orlando Family Stage is created specifically for 1 to 5-year-olds and is an interactive, multi-sensory, developmentally accessible experience that encourages caregiver interaction and creative play. Fun Box at The Florida Mall Saturday - Sunday, February 10 - March 17 If you are looking for something fun to do this weekend, check out FUNBOX at The Florida Mall. FUNBOX is 25,000 square feet of inflatable fun containing 10 play zones and an obstacle course. The play area was designed for kids, but of course it's tons of fun for adults too, with lots of photos ops! Central Florida Fair February 29 - March 10 The Central Florida Fair is returning for its 112th year to the Central Florida Fairgrounds on West Colonial Dr. Enjoy the midway featuring rides, games, and food, along with live entertainment, animals, livestock exhibitions and competitive exhibits, and so much more, including the much loved racing pigs of course!! Florida Strawberry Festival February 29 - March 10 Located between Tampa and Lakeland, the Florida Strawberry Festival is a uniquely Florida Festival that features tons of fresh strawberries, buckets of yummy cream, together with a star studded line up of entertainment, wild rides, agriculture, arts, crafts, exhibitors, vendors, and more, with something for the whole family throughout the eleven day celebration. Sumter County Fair March 1 - 9 The Sumter County Fair in Bushnell is an action-packed event including a carnival midway featuring rides for all ages as well as midway games and delicious food. There is a wide variety of entertainment, including strolling entertainers and concerts. There are also a variety of competitions and exhibitions. This is a must-attend event of spring! Lake Mary-Heathrow Festival of the Arts March 2 - 3 The Lake Mary Heathrow Festival of the Arts returns March 2 & 3, 2024 to celebrate their 37th anniversary at Colonial TownPark. Visitors from Florida, the U.S. and around the globe will come to this festival to view fine art, craft exhibits, enjoy live entertainment, children's art exhibit, the Children's Creative Village sponsored by Disney as well as to savor appetizing treats from our big array of restaurants and other food purveyors. Orlando Magic vs. Detroit Pistons March 3 The NBA's Orlando Magic go head-to-head with the Detroit Pistons. Get your tickets now. Orlando Valkyries vs. Columbus Fury March 3 The Pro Volleyball Federation's Orlando Valkyries take on the Columbus Fury. Get your tickets now! Spring Pops in Winter Park March 3 The City of Winter Park and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra invite you to relax in beautiful Central Park and enjoy the annual Spring Pops concert. This event is free and open to the public. Bring a blanket and pack a picnic for a musical program that has become a family tradition in Central Florida. To list your events and feature your business on Gotta Go Orlando, learn more about advertising with us and submit your Orlando events here. Cheap & Free Things To Do With Kids Anytime! It might surprise you to know but there really is so many amazing Free or Cheap Things To Do in Orlando with the kids that won't cost the world, and will allow you to keep yourself on budget and still enjoy so many fantastic and memorable experiences as a family. Visit Orlando's beautiful Parks, Gardens, and Nature Trails Orlando is blessed with an abundance of parks, gardens, and the chance to escape the tourists and enjoy the great outdoors where you'll get the chance to become one with nature. The kids will love running around the parks, with many including splash pads, playgrounds, and more, or visit a nature trail and the entire family can delight in seeing a ton of birds and animals including a few gators, then everyone can get on their bikes and enjoy Orlando's bike trail, now... get outside and have fun! Lake Eola Park Lake Eola Park is a must visit, located in the heart of Downtown Orlando, with a sidewalk that circles the lake 0.9 miles in length, making it easy for visitors to keep track of their walking or running Relax amid beautiful flower beds and a spectacular view of Orlando’s skyline and the gorgeous Lake Eola, enjoy the swans and other birds inhabiting the park, or you can check out a free concert, movie or a play in the Walt Disney Amphitheater. Harry P Leu Gardens Explore an amazing botanical oasis nearly 50-acres minutes from Downtown Orlando. Harry P Leu Gardens features landscaped grounds and lakes, with walking trails all shaded by 200-year-old oaks and forests of camellias. Free entry days at Leu Gardens are offered on select Mondays throughout the year, check the website for details. The UCF Arboretum The Arboretum of the University of Central Florida is located on the main campus of the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida, United States. Covering 80 acres, it contains more than 600 species of plants, including more than 100 bromeliads, in cultivated gardens. Lake Lotus Park Lake Lotus Park is the City of Altamonte Springs’ nature preserve. The total area is approximately 150 acres, including 120 acres of woods and wetlands. The park is a diverse, natural habitat that provides limitless natural encounters with flora and fauna. Oakland Nature Preserve West of Orlando, just 30 minutes from the attractions and nestled between Winter Garden and Clermont in the beautiful Town of Oakland, lies a "hidden gem." Oakland Nature Preserve is a150-acre preserve offering environmental education and ecotourism activities for visitors of all ages. Mead Botanical Garden With 47 acres to explore in Winter Park, your senses will come alive with the sights, sounds, and scents of the garden. Mead Botanical Garden offers hiking trails, creek, boardwalk, tall pine trees, greenhouse, butterfly garden, and pond that’s home to turtles, fish and wading birds. Kraft Azalea Garden This 5.22-acre public garden is located on the shore of Lake Maitland and is open year round from 8 a.m. until dusk. Kraft Azalea Garden is a beautiful park is shaded by enormous cypress trees that add to the old Florida charm of the 13-acre property Orlando Urban Trail The Orlando Urban Trail is located near Downtown Orlando and is considered the spine of Orlando’s trail network. The trail is approximately three miles long and runs from Lake Highland through Loch Haven Park, to Mead Garden in Winter Park. Highlights include connections to six lakes, Orlando Cultural Park, and the Gaston Edwards Trail. West Orange Trail The West Orange Trail is a 22-mile long multi-use rail trail. The paved trail passes through downtown Oakland, Winter Garden, and Apopka with most of its length built on old railroad alignments. Lake Nona Sculpture Garden The Lake Nona Sculpture Garden is a 50,000 square-foot outdoor space designed for the exploration and discovery of a distinguished selection of sculptures from one of the world’s largest private art collections, The Lewis Collection. Orlando Wetlands Park The Orlando Wetlands Park is a man-made wetland designed to provide advanced treatment for reclaimed water from the City of Orlando and other local cities. The Park is 1650 acres in size and located in Christmas, Florida. Visitors can visit the Park seven days a week, between sunrise and sunset, to enjoy primitive and passive activities including, Photography, Wildlife Viewing, Hiking, Biking, Horseback Riding, and Guided Tours Cranes Roost Park Cranes Roost Park is at the heart of Uptown Altamonte surrounding Cranes Roost Lake. The lake is encircled by one mile of continuous walkway with benches and covered seating areas. Within the 45-acre park is a European-style plaza including a choreographed fountain show, a 62-foot picturesque tower and the Eddie Rose Amphitheater which features stadium-style seating and a one-of-a-kind floating stage. The Seminole Wekiva Trail The nearly 14 mile Seminole Wekiva Trail is a paved recreational trail that has been designated as one of Seminole County's Showcase Trails because of its length, beauty, and accommodation of many users. The section of the trail that runs west of the I-4 trail overpass to the County line at the Wekiva River is also a designated part of the Florida National Scenic Trail. Dr. P. Phillips Community Park Dr. P. Phillips Community Park provides a range of amenities for the whole family to enjoy, including playgrounds, splash pad, plus sports fields, picnic areas & a dog run Wekiva Island Central Florida’s favorite watering hole Wekiva Island. Located just north of Orlando, Wekiva Island offers visitors the chance to experience the incredible natural springs in Florida. Explore the pristine Wekiva River and its fascinating Florida wildlife with more than 2,000 square feet of Island fun. Educate and Entertain the Kids at the same time Orlando has a long list of museums that the entire family will find fascinating, museums are a cheap day out, with many offering free admission, while others offer designated free admission days Rollins Museum of Art The Rollins Museum of Art features rotating exhibitions, ongoing programs, and an extensive permanent collection that spans centuries, from examples of ancient art and artifacts to contemporary art. Open to the public free year-round, its holdings include the only European Old Master paintings in the Orlando area, a sizeable American art collection, and a forward-thinking contemporary collection. Mennello Museum Paintings of American Impressionism and Realism from the Mennello Museum collection alongside important works from prestigious Florida museums. Every second Sunday of the month, Mennello Museum offers free admission to the galleries during Free Family Funday. CityArts Funky gallery collective with monthly, varied exhibitions from local & international artists. CityArts in downtown Orlando is th Downtown Arts District's flagship venue containing six galleries, presentation and events spaces, as well as home to Curate Cafe. Orange County Regional History Center The Orange County Regional History Center housed in a historic courthouse in the heart of downtown Orlando, offers four floors of exhibits exploring 12,000 years of Central Florida’s rich heritage. Enjoy free entry the 3rd Thursday of the month, 6 pm to 9 pm. The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art The Morse Museum in Winter Park is home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of dazzling works by Louis Comfort Tiffany. A visit is complimentary during Friday Nights at the Morse scheduled November through April from 4 pm to 8 pm. The museum is also free on Independence Day, Easter weekend, Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival weekend, and Christmas Eve. Art & History Museums of Maitland You can enjoy free admission on the last Wednesday of every month to the current exhibition of the Maitland Art Center Gallery. Open House At The Casa Casa Feliz, or "Happy House," is the signature work of noted architect James Gamble Rogers II. The Andalusian-style masonry farmhouse has significantly influenced the architectural and cultural aspects of the community and served as a gathering spot for cultural discussion and education. Enjoy an open house on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to noon The Alfond Inn Art Tours Meet in The Alfond Inn lobby for a free tour with a Rollins Museum of Art staff member every first Wednesday of the month, which lasts about 60 minutes. Artlando Grab a map from the DT Orlando Information Center and go on a self-guided tour of downtown Orlando's streets to discover the contemporary sculptures which are Art Orlando. Not only will you get to know Downtown as you walk around, you’ll be seriously impressed by these stunning works of art. Mess around at Dinky Dock Spend a day at the beach in Winter Park. Dinky Dock is a 1.56-acre year-round park and offers a fishing pier and boat ram. Yes there is a beach and swimming is permitted, the kids are gonna love it here! Take the kids to a Free Ski Show The Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team perform free ski shows throughout the year in Winter Haven, the show is held on the 3rd Saturday of every month on Lake River in Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Winter Haven. From the pyramid to one ski, to even barefoot, the Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team pulls out all the tricks on Lake Silver. A world famous show that started at the old Cypress Gardens theme park in 1943 and continues on in Winter Haven to this day. Play some Put Put You can't visit Orlando and not play some put put! It's the law, well not really but still! Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf, located next to Icon Park is a great choice, featuring over-the-top pirate ships and three different courses. Enjoy the thrills of a Huge Amusement Park Fun Spot America has two locations, Orlando and Kissimmee, both parks offer different levels of thrills for all ages. At the Orlando park enjoy unique multi-level racing go-kart tracks, roller coasters, kiddie rides and thrill rides. Home to White Lightning, the only wooden coaster in Orlando, and one of the tallest SkyCoasters in the world, standing at 250 ft Beat the heat at the state of the art Splash Pad in Orlando, and enjoy Gator Spot, a 15,000 square foot oasis at the Orlando park. See over 100 gators as well as exotic reptiles and birds. At Fun Spot America Kissimmee enjoy wheel-gripping fun on two gigantic, multi-level go-kart tracks! Buckle up for twists, turns and hair-raising fun as you ride upside-down on Mine Blower - Florida’s only wooden rollercoaster with a 360-degree inversion! Extreme fun awaits as you soar from 300 feet on the world’s tallest Sky Coaster! With over 20 rides to choose from on every level of thrill, everyone in the family will find their fun! An iconic, family-owned theme park, Fun Spot America promises you will always experience the best guest service anywhere. And because they always practice the Golden Rule, when you’re at Fun Spot America, you’re family! Parking is FREE at Fun Spot America as well as FREE admission. Pay for a day pass in advance or by the ride at the park. Splash into lots of fun at a Water Park Island H2O Water Park is Orlando's most immersive and technologically advanced water park is located at Margaritaville Resort Orlando! The water park offers over 20 experiences, including several exhilarating drop slides, a lazy river, a wave pool, and a children’s area to ensure fun for the whole family. This water park is the first of its kind and themed completely around social media. Streaming and posting your experience is all a part of the fun – simply sync up your wristband with our app and make some waves! Cool off on International Drive Escape for the day to CoCo Key Water Resort on International Drive, where kids can play on the slides and rides and parents can relax under the Florida sunshine. Designed with families in mind, the water park offers a 54,000 sq. ft water park containing 14 slides and rides and a 6,500 sq. ft arcade. Take the kids for a spin in a giant Ferris Wheel Not your average Ferris wheel, The Wheel at ICON Park is a stunning 400 foot tall Observation wheel gives you a view of Orlando like no other. From the top of this spectacular Observation wheel the entire family can take in the sights throughout Orlando. Get up close to hundreds of Gators Come on out and enjoy all the alligator awesomeness of a day at Gatorland, “The Alligator Capital of the World!” There isn’t a better place to see alligators and crocodiles of all sizes, from babies, also known as grunts, to the 14-foot monsters that call our Breeding Marsh home. We even have the largest collection of extremely rare white leucistic alligators. But, Gatorland is more than just a gator park! Enjoy the free-flight aviary, petting zoo, one-of-a-kind animal shows, and more. Let's all go to the Zoo The entire family will love seeing more than 500 animals, including rare and endangered species at Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, as well as 23 acres of lush natural beauty. Go up, up and away on a Ballon Ride Soar sky-high during an 8-minute tethered adventure in the world’s largest hand-painted helium balloon at Disney Springs. Aerophile Balloon Rides will give you a birds eye view of Walt Disney World! Cool Off In An Orlando Splash Pad When it comes to the hottest months of the year, you just gotta cool off, and one of the best free things to do in Orlando during the sizzling hot days of summer is to cool off in a splash pad! Many parks in the area have free splash pads, which are an awesome place to have lots of fun. Downey Park Splash Pad in East Orlando is a beautiful park that includes a splash playground, and an inclusive playground for kids with special abilities, Fort Mellon Splash Pad in Sanford is located at First Mellon Park and features a splash pad for anyone to come and cool off, and also has a a playground fit for all ages. The City of Oviedo Splash Zone in Oviedo is located at the Oviedo Aquatic Center and features a huge outdoor splash zone. There is two spas pads in Winter Springs, The Splash Playgrounds are open each year from April through October and are located at Torcaso and Trotwood Parks. In Orlando's Bithlo Community Park the kids will love Bithlo Splash Pad, and in Capehart Park, Orlando there is a splash pad, and a tot lot playground. Another Orlando splash pad is located at Dr. P. Phillips Community Park, Orlando, while over in Kissimmee the kids will love the El Yunque Splash Pad featuring over 30 splash pad elements from bubblers to a 250-gallon dump bucket. The Kids will love a Huge Arcade! They say it’s not about winning or losing. But those people obviously haven't been to Dave & Buster’s. Because with hundreds of games to play, everyone leaves feeling like a champion. There is arcade games, tabletop, air hockey, ping pong, billiards and more! Visit a Chocolate Kingdom Chocolate Kingdom, the Factory Adventure Tour, is an interactive journey that uncovers how chocolate transforms from the bean into the creamy, dreamy chocolate bar. Your Personal Chocolate Tour Guide joins forces with a handsome Prince and his Dragon sidekick to take guests through a Cacao Tree Greenhouse, a one-of-a-kind Chocolate Museum, a Mystical River of Chocolate and a Bean-to-the-Bar Factory utilizing old world machinery. Too Warm? Head for the Ice! ​It might surprise you to know that right here in the heat and humidity of Central Florida, you can enjoy daily public skating sessions at the Ice Factory, the kids will love it and yes, it's really cool! The Ice Factory is conveniently located just off of the Florida Turnpike exit 244 in Kissimmeel! Jump around all day! Jump Start features 20,000 square feet of fun, adventure and excitement with Dodge Ball, Super Slam, Trampoline Courts, and more. Located at Dezerland Action Park, enjoy unlimited fun, all day at Jump Start. The kids will love you forever! Monkey around at Monkey Joe' An indoor play space where young ones find their happy space with unlimited play on inflatable-filled jumps, obstacle courses, arcade action and a snack shack. A fun, interactive experience for the whole family. Enjoy unlimited play, affordable pricing and more at Monkey Joe's within Pointe Orlando on I-Drive. Treat the Kids to Magic and Pizza! Enjoy Orlando’s longest-running dinner show! Guests can expect to be impressed by this interactive, entertaining, and hilariously funny dinner show. The Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner how is a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience with non-stop laughter and engaging audience participation. Don’t just watch the show – be a part of it! The dinner includes unlimited fresh, hand-tossed cheese and pepperoni pizza, salad, beer, wine, soda and dessert. Want more free or cheap things to do with the kids? Check out our guide to 75 Free things to do in Orlando! Or Our guide to tons of free things to do at Walt Disney World! To list your events and feature your business on Gotta Go Orlando, learn more about advertising with us and submit your Orlando events here. To keep up to date with the very latest happenings in Orlando, sign up to the Gotta Go Orlando Newsletter, and don't forget to follow us on social media for everything Orlando : Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. If it's happening in Orlando you Gotta Go Orlando! Discover the best of Central Florida and beyond with our Daily Orlando News. For the latest events and things to do in Orlando, check out: Events & Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend, and FREE Events & Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend. To feature your business with Gotta Go Orlando learn more about advertising with us, and to or list your events with us, submit your Orlando events here.

  • Enjoy a taste of St. Patrick's Day at SeaWorld Orlando with the sights, sounds and flavors of Ireland

    The luck of the Irish comes to Orlando as SeaWorld invites guests to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day during the Seven Seas Food Festival. SeaWorld Orlando invites guests to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day during the Seven Seas Food Festival with all the sights, sounds, and flavors of Ireland’s favorite tradition. The park will transform into the Emerald Isle March 7 – 10 and March 14 – 17, where guests will become immersed in lively entertainment and delectable Irish cuisine. Included with park admission, the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration features: Streets of Green: The Irish Market Plaza will come to life throughout day with incredible entertainers, amazing stilt walkers, and much more (Select times from 12:30 - 6 p.m.). Timeless Tunes: Guests will lose themselves in Irish melodies as traditional musicians bring their beautiful sounds to Orlando throughout the day (Select times from 12:30 - 6 p.m.). Tastes of Ireland: Take the Seven Seas Food Festival voyage to the Emerald Isle with limited time offerings including an authentic Shepard's Pie, and toast the day with a Shamrock Sour, the exclusive St. Patrick’s Day cocktail. (11:30 a.m. - park close) Iconic Bands: Round out a day filled with unforgettable memories during the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration weekends with The Righteous Brothers, The Goo Goo Dolls, Corey Kent, and Boyce Avenue! Best Way to Savor and Sip Guests will be able to discover endless combinations of food and drink offerings with a Seven Seas Food Festival Tasting Lanyard. Guests can embark on their culinary journey with a 10-sample lanyard at the price of $70 or take it up a notch with the fan favorite 15-sample lanyard for $85, for the best savings yet. SeaWorld Orlando Pass Members get VIP treatment and can purchase 18 samples for the price of 15! Best Way to Play One of the best ways for guests to experience SeaWorld Orlando’s Seven Seas Food Festival is with a SeaWorld Orlando Annual Pass. Right now, guests can purchase a SeaWorld Orlando Annual Pass for as low as $174 one-time payment or $14.50/month + tax with NO DOWN PAYMENT and get an Aquatica Annual Pass for FREE. Voted the #1 water park in the country by USA Today’s 10Best Reader’s Poll, Aquatica Orlando is home to some of the world’s most thrilling water rides, featuring 50 slides, rivers and lagoons, and 84,000 square feet of sparkling white, sandy beaches. With a 2024 Aquatica Annual Pass, guests will have the opportunity to be among the first to experience “Tassie’s Underwater Twist” before it opens to the public. This limited-time BOGO offer ends soon. Guests who purchase an Annual Pass right now will have the opportunity to attend the Seven Seas Food Festival and enjoy Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day Celebration and Cinco de Mayo. With an Annual Pass guests will also enjoy unlimited visits and special benefits like exclusive access to “Penguin Trek” through the “Passport to Chills” program, FREE parking, FREE guest tickets, access to special VIP events, savings on merchandise and more! Some restrictions and block out dates apply. Another way to enjoy all that SeaWorld Orlando has to offer is with a 2024 Fun Card, which offers park admission through December 31, 2024, for the unbeatable low price of $134.99, less than the price of a single day ticket. Fun Card guests will also have admission to SeaWorld Orlando for a full calendar year to experience thrilling rides, amazing animal encounters and energizing entertainment while also getting the opportunity to be part of all the seasonal events happening in 2024. Annual Passes and Fun Cards can be purchased at SeaWorldOrlando.com. As Orlando's largest theme park food festival, the Seven Seas Food Festival invites guests to embark on a global culinary journey, featuring over 200 delicious food and drink options inspired by cultures from around the world. This year the festival welcomes four ALL-NEW markets including the Indian Market, French Market, Vegetarian Market, and Half Pipe Pavilion! The Seven Seas Food Festival runs select dates from February 2 to May 19, offering guests the opportunity to savor flavors while enjoying award-winning attractions, captivating animal presentations and a diverse range of musical entertainment. For more information, visit us at SeaWorld.com. For all the very latest news from SeaWorld Orlando, click here. Plus, for the latest news from every Central Florida Theme Park, click here. To keep up to date with the very latest happenings in Orlando, sign up to the Gotta Go Orlando Newsletter, and don't forget to follow us on social media for everything Orlando : Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. If it's happening in Orlando you Gotta Go Orlando! Discover the best of Central Florida and beyond with our Daily Orlando News. The Best of Orlando: Theme Park News, Attractions News, Entertainment News, Live Music & Concerts News, Events & Festival News, Theater & The Visual Arts News, Bar, Club & Nightlife News, Shopping News, and Food & Drink News. For the latest events and things to do in Orlando, check out: Events & Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend, and FREE Events & Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend. To feature your business with Gotta Go Orlando learn more about advertising with us, and to or list your events with us, submit your Orlando events here.

  • Easter Day Buffet, Themed Escape Room, Pool Parties and more coming to Gaylord Palms Resort’s Spring Celebration

    Orlando's ever popular Gaylord Palms is hopping into Spring with the return of its annual Spring It On event, with the resort blooming with colorful spring time flowers, larger-than-life Easter eggs, visits from the Easter Bunny and more! Spring has sprung at Gaylord Palms here in Orlando as the 64-acre resort hotel prepares for its annual “Spring It On!” event from March 8 - March 31, 2024, featuring a jam-packed lineup of things to do for all the family! The seasonal celebration features a bountiful buffet, plenty of oversized, painted eggs, a brand-new light show inside the resort’s 4.5-acre garden atrium, a pirate-themed escape room experience, a new Adventure Kids-themed scavenger hunt, springtime animal encounters, pool parties and movies at Cypress Springs Water Park, and visits with everyone’s favorite holiday hare, the Easter Bunny. Here’s a look at the special events and activities in this year’s springtime spotlight: Bountiful Easter Buffet Dining Experience On Easter Sunday, March 31, Villa de Flora will host its annual Easter Buffet. The lavish buffet features more than 10 stations, featuring favorites including a chef-crafted action station with pasta and slow-braised short ribs, a children’s dining station, a carving board with herb-crusted leg of lamb and horseradish-crusted prime rib, jumbo shrimp cocktail and freshly shucked cold-water oysters, a delicious selection of house-made desserts, and more. Cost is $80 per adult, and $35 per children ages 4-12, plus tax and gratuity. To check availability and make reservations, guests can visit GaylordPalmsDining.com. New Light Show Inside the Atrium Beginning March 8, the resort’s animated light curtains will come to life in vibrant color on the atrium’s glass ceiling in a brand-new show, “Luminosity.” Backed by an original musical score, the show is a celebration of light featuring flashes of lightning, the soft glow of fireflies and moonlit gardens, soothing beach sunsets, sparkling fireworks, and more. The complimentary show can be viewed throughout the atrium, and by guests who book select atrium-view rooms. Egg-ceptional Egg Expedition Larger-than-life Easter eggs highlight the Eggspression Garden, a themed walk-through experience inside the atrium. Welcomed by a giant Easter egg archway, guests tour the trail that features plenty of springtime photo spots for that perfect picture to share with friends and family. A Spring Rainbow of Colorful Flowers Each year, Gaylord Palms’ horticulture team adorns the atrium with plenty of springtime flowers, like daffodils and tulips, providing a colorful backdrop for a relaxing stroll through the trails indoor ecosystem. Water Park Parties and Dive-In Movies As the season brings warmer weather to central Florida, the resort’s 3-acre Cypress Springs Water Park will celebrate with its “Sunshine Splash Bash.” On select days, a DJ will spin tunes and keep the party going with non-stop energy. In the evenings on select nights, the zero-entry pool at Cypress Springs also becomes the best seat in the house for “Dive-In Movies,” featuring family favorite films on the pool’s giant video wall. Meet The Easter Bunny As they prepare for the annual egg-hiding journey, Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny will visit for guest meet- and-greets along the Eggspression Garden Trail on March 23-24, and then again on March 30-31. Spring Into Relâche Spa To celebrate spring, Relâche Spa is offering an ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Rose Facial, a radiance-boosting facial that will leave skin feeling firm, hydrated, and rejuvenated. Find Hidden Treasure in a Pirate Escape Room Experience Ahoy! Guests are invited to set sail on a springtime adventure in the Pirate’s Treasure Escape Room. Captain Hornswaggle’s wife, Emerald, has recruited guests to her crew to pillage the Captain’s quarters and claim his most valuable treasure. A series of puzzles, games and riddles reveals the treasure’s secret location, challenging guests to solve them before the Captain returns and makes them walk the plank. New for 2024! Get Hopping with a New Adventure Kids Springtime Scavenger Hunt Young guests and families can embark on a springtime search in the new “Adventure Kids: The Hunt for Hidden Treasure” scavenger hunt. Adventure Kids Sophie and Mason provide clues to find gems hidden in the atrium. Families can work together and follow clues during the at-your-own-pace activity. Guests who complete the quest receive a surprise to help celebrate their puzzle-solving prowess. Meet Famous Florida Wildlife In the Everglades atrium, guests can meet some of Florida’s famous wildlife, like snakes and alligators, and learn how these amazing animals adapt to springtime weather while helping the state’s ecosystem. Search for AR Animals in Mobile Game Gaylord Palms Resort transforms into a virtual animal safari for families to discover and learn about endangered animals in Wildlife Rescue, a game played at the resort that tracks animals from around the globe. The adventure, which takes place in a free app on guests’ smartphones, brings each animal to life via augmented reality (AR) and allows guests to pose for a photo with their new wildlife discovery. Year-Round Family Fun During a season known for lots of sunshine, guests can highlight their springtime sojourn with family fun at Cypress Springs Water Park. The water park features waterslides for adults and children, a multi-level kids’ water playground, two swimming pools, surf simulator, hot tubs and action river attraction. Cypress Springs Water Park is an exclusive amenity for overnight guests of Gaylord Palms Resort. In case of spring showers, guests can find all sorts of fun activities throughout the indoor garden atrium. In addition to the special events, activities and décor during the spring celebration, guests can take a relaxing stroll through acres of plants, flowers, waterfalls, streams and Florida wildlife. Across the resort, guests find a world of cuisine in a variety of diverse restaurants, including gourmet steaks at Old Hickory Steakhouse, fresh, sustainable and local seafood at MOOR, innovative pub favorites at Wreckers Sports Bar, and Mediterranean-inspired dishes at Villa de Flora’s buffet. Packages and Tickets Two special room and ticket packages are available for the celebration: • The “Spring It On” Resort Credit Package includes room accommodations, nightly $50 in Resort Credit, and one Hidden Treasure Scavenger Hunt booklet • The Premium Spring It On Resort Credit Package includes room accommodations nightly $50 in Resort Credit, one Hidden Treasure Scavenger Hunt booklet and an atrium-view room with premium views of the Luminosity Light Show. For tickets, room packages or more information, visit GaylordPalmsGetaways.com. For the latest events and things to do in Orlando, click here. To keep up to date with the very latest happenings in Orlando, sign up to the Gotta Go Orlando Newsletter, and don't forget to follow us on social media for everything Orlando : Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. If it's happening in Orlando you Gotta Go Orlando! Discover the best of Central Florida and beyond with our Daily Orlando News. For the latest events and things to do in Orlando, check out: Events & Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend, and FREE Events & Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend. To feature your business with Gotta Go Orlando learn more about advertising with us, and to or list your events with us, submit your Orlando events here.

  • Thundering Spirit Family Pow Wow, 3 day festival celebrating Native American Culture returns to Mount Dora

    The Thundering Spirit Pow Wow returns to Mount Dora for three day celebration featuring  live music and entertainment, drumming, dancing, crafts, artisanal vendors, and food. A traditional Native American Festival is happening this weekend in Mount Dora, bring the entire family and experience Native American Culture with drumming, dancing, crafts, and food, everyone is very welcome. The Thundering Spirit Family Pow Wow is a three day festival celebrating the art and culture of the Native American Culture at Renninger's Twin Markets, 20651 New Highway 441, Mount Dora, 32757. Featured performers for this event include violinist and storyteller Arvel Bird, singer and storyteller Carl "Crystal" Woman. flutist Jack Holland, hoop dancer Lowery Begay, and Aztec dance group Tloke Nahuanke. Intricate and unique wares will be on offer from local artisans, including custom sashes, jewelry, musical instruments and clothing, together with a wide variety of food. Admission: Adults $10.00, 3-Day Pass $15.00 Children Under 12 FREE Active, Retired or Service Persons FREE To keep up to date with the very latest happenings in Orlando, sign up to the Gotta Go Orlando Newsletter, and don't forget to follow us on social media for everything Orlando: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. If it's happening in Orlando you Gotta Go Orlando! Discover the latest updates from Central Florida and beyond with our Daily Orlando News. For the latest events and things to do in Orlando, check out: Events & Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend, and FREE Events & Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend. To feature your business with Gotta Go Orlando learn more about advertising with us, and to or list your events with us, submit your Orlando events here.

  • Revamped Kangaroo Habitat, Kangaloom leaps back into action at at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay!

    Hoppy news, mates! Kangaloom has reopened at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, and the theme park can't wait for you to hop on by.! Get ready for a bouncing good time! Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has reopened its kangaroo habitat, Kangaloom. This interactive experience, home to a fascinating family of animal ambassadors, including 29 kangaroos, eight wallabies and one wallaroo, has undergone a complete transformation, and is now offering guests an even closer look at these amazing animals. The newly renovated habitat allows free access for all the macropods throughout the habitat with “kangaroo highways” opened to allow them to move between the spaces. The experience is available for guests five years of age and older. Guests under the age of five will be able to enjoy an unobstructed view of the habitat through the newly installed observation window. Learn More About Kangaroos with an Australia Insider Tour: With an Australia Insider Tour, guests can embark on a 30-minute insider's journey with expert Animal Care Specialists and learn all about three different species of kangaroos, wallabies and wallaroos. Guests can also interact with kangaroos and/or wallabies, as well as capturing unforgettable photo memories. Supporting Conservation: Since its inception in 2003, the Busch Gardens Conservation Fund has been a champion of worldwide wildlife protection. Through merchandise purchases, guests can directly contribute to this vital program, supporting critical initiatives such as rescue and rehabilitation, conservation education, habitat protection, and species research. Annual Passes and Fun Cards are the Best Way to Hop into Play  For a limited time, guests who purchase a Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Annual Pass have access to unbeatable benefits and receive a free upgrade to the next pass tier. For as low as a one-time payment of $174 or $14.50/month + tax with NO DOWN PAYMENT, guests can purchase a Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Annual Pass. Another great way to enjoy all that Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has to offer is with a 2024 Fun Card. Now for a limited time for as low as $99, guests can get park admission through Dec. 31, 2024 and receive an Adventure Island Fun Card FREE. Adventure Island, Tampa’s premier water park located across the street from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, opens for the season on March 2. To learn more and to purchase an Annual Pass or take advantage of the current Fun Card buy-one-get-one offer, guests can visit BuschGardensTampa.com. For all the very latest news from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, click here. To keep up to date with the very latest happenings in Orlando, sign up to the Gotta Go Orlando Newsletter, and don't forget to follow us on social media for everything Orlando : Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. If it's happening in Orlando you Gotta Go Orlando! Discover the best of Central Florida and beyond with our Daily Orlando News. For the latest events and things to do in Orlando, check out: Events & Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend, and FREE Events & Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend. To feature your business with Gotta Go Orlando learn more about advertising with us, and to or list your events with us, submit your Orlando events here.

  • Cigarettes After Sex announce new album 'X's' and huge global arena tour including stop in Orlando

    The El Paso band Cigarettes After Sex have announced their new album X’s and shared their new single, “Blue Tejano,” with a huge two year world tour to promote the new music. Cigarettes After Sex has announce their new LP, titled X’s (due 7/12), alongside a huge world tour, which features shows at some of the globe’s most iconic venues, including Madison Square Garden and London’s O2, with more Asia, South America and Middle East shows to be announced at a later date. The tour kicks off here in the U.S. this fall, and includes a stop at Orlando's Kia Center on Friday, September 13, 2024. You can see the band live on their world tour starting this Fall . Tickets will be available starting with an artistpresale beginning Tuesday, March 5 at 10am. Additional presales will run throughout the week ahead of the general onsale beginning Friday, March 8 at 10am local time at cigarettesaftersex.com. Filled with raw, imagistic, sometimes smutty vignettes set to entrancing, slowburn pop songs, bandleader Greg Gonzalez captures every emotion a romantic arc inspires. But where previous albums have drawn from an amalgam of relationships, for the most part, X’s centralizes on just one relationship that spanned four years. “The record feels brutal,” admits Gonzalez. “I could sit and talk about this loss to someone, but that wouldn’t scratch the surface. I have to really write about it, sing about it, have the music, and then I can start to analyze and learn from it. Or just relive it—in a good way. I don’t have that Eternal Sunshine-thing of wanting to forget.” While continuing to observe classic pop song structures, Gonzalez has moved away from the prior sonic touchstones of the ‘50s and ‘60s, finding himself now drawn to a ‘70s/’80s slow dance. While (in typical Cigarettes style) these changes may be subtle, the overall resulting energy is akin to disco ball-refracted tears on the dance floor. This week also marks the release of the record’s first single, “Tejano Blue”, a nod to the music of bandleader Greg Gonzalez’s Texas childhood, resulting in the most instantly memorable version (and liveliest tempo) yet of the band’s signature sensual, timeless, love songs. Gonzalez explains: “I grew up in El Paso & Tejano music is huge there. You could go to a lot of the bars in the city & hear artists like Selena, Los Ángeles Azules & La Mafia playing over the speakers. It was in the atmosphere around me back then, but I always rejected it & gravitated towards anything else I was attracted to really. “Years later when I was living in New York City I finally started listening to Selena’s ‘Como La Flor’ at the same time that I was also listening to a lot of Cocteau Twins. I had the idea then to try to combine both of their sounds somehow, which felt a bit strange, but also felt like it was coming from a genuine place of rediscovering & finally connecting with the music that I heard around me in my youth.” “Tejano Blue” is available today via All DSPs, and Cigarettes After Sex’s new LP, X’s, is out July 12th via Partisan Records. For the latest concert announcements, presale codes and more, be sure to check out our latest live music and concert news, and for all the latest entertainment news click here. To keep up to date with the very latest happenings in Orlando, sign up to the Gotta Go Orlando Newsletter, and don't forget to follow us on social media for everything Orlando : Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. If it's happening in Orlando you Gotta Go Orlando! Discover the best of Central Florida and beyond with our Daily Orlando News. For the latest events and things to do in Orlando, check out: Events & Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend, and FREE Events & Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend. To feature your business with Gotta Go Orlando learn more about advertising with us, and to or list your events with us, submit your Orlando events here.

  • It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood as Mister Rogers Walking Tour returns to Rollins College

    Explore the neighborhood that helped shape Mister Rogers on a walking tour of Rollins College. You’ll walk in Fred’s footsteps, experience exclusive art and memorabilia, and more. Fred Rogers was the host of the popular long-running public television children's show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Explore the neighborhood that shaped Mister Rogers on a self-guided walking tour of Rollins College, and find out how the college is keeping his legacy alive on campus. Along the way, you’ll experience 5 stops, featuring exclusive Mister Rogers memorabilia and artwork and get a feel for how Rollins is educating the next generation of global citizens and responsible leaders. In honor of Fred's birthday, the tour will be offered from March 1 - April 5, Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The five stops on the tour includes a rare collection of books, handwritten letters, photographs, a sweater knitted by Fred Rogers’ mother and worn on his show, and a pair of his famous sneakers. You can also view the "A Beautiful Day for a Neighbor” sculpture cCreated by renowned British Sculptor Paul Day, this 360-degree outdoor sculpture stands over 7 feet tall and weighs more than 3,000 pounds. Wehn you arrive at Rollins you can pick up a map for the tour at Olin Library (Stop 1 on the tour) or you can print a downloadable map. To enhance your tour experience, download the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Walking Audio Tour. Contact External Relations at 407-646-1520 or rmhopkins@rollins.edu for details. Everyone’s favorite neighbor, Fred Rogers, whose lessons of kindness, responsibility, and community over the past five decades continue to endure, was the host of the popular long-running public television children's show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. The show debuted in Pittsburgh in 1967 and was picked up by PBS the next year, becoming a staple of public TV stations around the United States. Rogers' mild manner, cardigan sweaters and soft speaking voice made him both widely beloved and widely parodied. Rogers ended production of the show in 2001, but reruns of the show continued to be aired on many PBS stations. He died in 2003 after a short battle with stomach cancer. For the latest events and things to do in Orlando, click here. To keep up to date with the very latest happenings in Orlando, sign up to the Gotta Go Orlando Newsletter, and don't forget to follow us on social media for everything Orlando : Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. If it's happening in Orlando you Gotta Go Orlando! Discover the best of Central Florida and beyond with our Daily Orlando News. For the latest events and things to do in Orlando, check out: Events & Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend, and FREE Events & Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend. To feature your business with Gotta Go Orlando learn more about advertising with us, and to or list your events with us, submit your Orlando events here.

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