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Save the Date for These Exciting Events in Orlando

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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.

Indie-Folkfest 2020

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.

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Written by Lyndsay Fogarty

Lyndsay Fogarty has had many roles at Central Florida Lifestyle, working her way from intern to contributing writer to managing editor. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida’s Nicholson School of Communication where she earned her degree in journalism. Along the way, she has learned that teamwork and dedication to your craft will get you far, and a positive outlook on the present will get you even farther.

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