There is always something fun going on in Orlando, and the winter months are no exception. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite family friendly arts and entertainment events that are coming up, so save the date.
Epcot International Festival of the Arts
Starting on Jan. 17 and running through Feb. 24, the Epcot International Festival of the Arts is quickly becoming a fan favorite event for both art and theme park enthusiasts. Attendees can immerse themselves in many forms of art as they participate in interactive workshops, explore the work of featured artists, take a bite out of some of the many culinary arts offerings and sing along to the tunes of Disney musicals at the Disney on Broadway Concert Series. From photo-ops in life-sized versions of acclaimed pieces of art to participating in the beloved Animation Academy, there is something to do for all ages.
Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions
From Jan. 16 to Jan. 19, sports and entertainment stars will join LPGA Tour champions at Tranquilo Golf Course at Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club Orlando for the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions. As the LPGA golfers compete for $1.2 million in official prize money, with celebrities playing for their own $500,000 purse, fans can join in on all the fun of cheering on their favorite player and taking selfies along the course.
Jack Hanna Weekend
SeaWorld Orlando will once again welcome “Jungle Jack” Hanna to the park for a weekend of animal shows, autograph signings and meet-and-greets on Jan. 25 and Jan. 26. Each day of this special event, Hanna will host two live shows at the Nautilus Theater, where he will share animal facts, travel tales from his adventures around the world and his experiences with promoting conservation of some of the world’s most endangered species.
At the sixth annual Indie-Folkfest, Artist of the Year Boy Kong will join local and regional artists for a day of art, live music, craft beer, cocktails, hyper-local vendors and more. This family friendly and pet-friendly festival will be held on Feb. 15 in The Mennello Museum of American Art’s outdoor sculpture garden. Each year, the museum’s city-appointed board of trustees presents Indie-Folkfest as a gift to the community in an effort to promote local art. It is free and open to the public.
Orlando Ballet’s “Cinderella”
On Valentine’s weekend, from Feb. 14 to Feb. 16, the Orlando Ballet will present the timeless love story of Cinderella and Prince Charming at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The production features all of the famous main characters, including the stepsisters and lovable Fairy Godmother, along with choreography by Victoria Morgan and live music by Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.