Many travelers think of Disney World when they think of events in Orlando, Florida. Certainly, Disney World offers great events along with its daily attractions and should never be overlooked as a destination for travelers. However, there are many other events in Orlando each season designed to attract visitors to the area.
Each year the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre hosts the Fresh Music Festival. The event is a showcase for the performers who haven’t made the transition to the success of sold out concerts and recording contracts. The event gives people a chance to sample a range of music that they may not hear from other sources.
A number of venues offer concerts and shows in a variety of genres during the year. For example, Hard Rock Live Orlando has a full schedule of rock, country and comedy performances. Check the local media for the best opportunities to enjoy a music event in Orlando.
Universal Orland Resort offers Music USA Festivals throughout the year. These events allow students and other amateur performers to learn from professionals resulting in a professional recording as well as a chance to compete against others.
The Orlando Museum of Art offers a number of art shows, lectures and displays throughout the year. The events run the gamut from specialty glass sculpture and art to conventional paintings. The museum specializes in contemporary art as well as more modern pieces.
Orlando is the home of the National Basketball Association franchise known as the Magic. The team plays home games at the Amway Center throughout the regular season. Orlando is also home a number of college teams bringing a full schedule of high quality sports events to the city every year.
Events at Disney World
Spring time at Disney World means baseball. The resort is the spring training headquarters of the Atlanta Braves of the National League. Combine time in the Magic Kingdom with a hot dog enjoyed watching a ball game for the perfect day.
It’s easier to keep in shape when you are having fun. What better place to have fun than Disney World? In a rather unique event, Disney world combines a half marathon that covers a course through the park with a number of other events. They even offer “Mickey’s Jingle Jungle 5K” race for the younger athlete.
Disney World features a number of other events throughout the year ranging from Disney’s Yuletide Fantasy and the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. Many of the events center around the normal operations of the park and include an opportunity to see behind the scenes of the operation.