Central Florida Events
Experience an international food fest with cuisine and entertainment inspired by international Carnaval celebrations. Sample the flavors of Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, Germany, Spain and other regions including, of course, New Orleans. Plus enjoy spectacular floats on display, street entertainment, music, beads and more. All around Universal Studios Florida, you’ll find an assortment of regional Carnaval dishes and drinks available for purchase.
Celebrate Elmo’s Birthday on select dates, Jan. 30 – Feb. 3, with physically distant meet-and-greets, a family-friendly DJ, photo opportunities with your favorite furry friends, and even more surprises in select locations around Sesame Street Land at SeaWorld! This event is included with your park admission.
This spring make plans to visit Central Florida to catch some sun, fun, and seafood at Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards 13th Annual Wine and Seafood Festival. Here’s a breakdown of all the grub, sips, and songs that await when the festival returns on Friday, March 19, and runs through to Sunday, March 21, 2021.
Delicious Seafood and International Cuisine
Be sure to arrive with an empty stomach as you will need room for all the food selections available at the festival. Freshly caught and prepared seafood options include:
- Grilled Seafood: Bacon wrapped scallops, wild-caught salmon, shrimp skewers, and grouper
- Fried Seafood: Shrimp, fish, calamari, scallops
- Steamed Seafood: Crab legs, middle neck clams, mussels, lobster tails
In addition to seafood, food vendors will be on hand serving cuisine ranging from American, Greek, and Mexican to BBQ, wraps, and salads. There will also be snacks and desserts like Twistee Treat ice cream, kettle corn, and pretzels to enjoy while walking the vineyard grounds.
Wine and Alcohol Options
Guests age 21 and over are welcome to enjoy a nice glass of wine or a wide selection of import and domestic beers. Throughout the festival, Lakeridge will be selling their award-winning wines such as:
- Blanc Du Bois
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2014
- Pink Crescendo
- Pinot Grigio
Guests will also be able to enjoy up to eight different samples of Lakeridge wine during rotating winery tours every 15–20 minutes.
Indoor and Outdoor Entertainment
Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards is known for regularly hosting the best local musical acts at both its lively outdoor music stage and indoor wine and cheese bar. While performers for the 13th Annual Wine and Seafood Festival have yet to be determined, guests can expect to experience live music performances on the following dates and times.
- Outdoor Stage – Get your groove on outside in the fresh Central Florida air on:
- Friday, March 19, and Saturday, March 20, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Sunday, March 21, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Wine & Cheese Bar Stage – Located inside, the Wine & Cheese Bar is open and ready to serve live music, flavorful wine, and delicious cheeses on Friday, March 19 through Sunday, March 21, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Arts & Crafts and Fun & Games
In addition to the one-of-a-kind view of the vineyards and rolling hills of Clermont, Florida, outside of Orlando, there will also be plenty of unique framed and hand-crafted art on display at the festival. Fun and games will also be provided for you and your party within the winery’s large grassy areas. Bring chairs and blankets and come ready to soak up some fun.
Enjoy a Stay After Your Fun-Filled Day
If you plan on attending Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards’ 13th Annual Wine and Seafood Festival, then be sure to book a room at Rosen Inn Lake Buena Vista, formerly known as Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista. Located near all of Orlando’s most popular attractions, our resort offers convenience, cleanliness, and comfort at an affordable price. We have also installed new health and safety measures for the well-being of our guests and associates. New features include hand sanitizer dispensers and social distancing floor markers throughout the hotel, clear protective barriers at our front desk, more frequently cleaned common areas and touchpoints, and the use of hospital-grade disinfectants in all guestrooms. All details are provided on Rosen’s Total Commitment page.
If you’ve been itching to rock out at a live concert in Orlando, then circle Thursday, March 25, 2021 on your calendar. Energetic rock band Dance Gavin Dance is bringing their Afterburner Tour to one of the best music venues in all of Central Florida: the House of Blues Orlando at Disney Springs.
Meet the Band
Hailing from Sacramento, California, Dance Gavin Dance has been rocking venues all over the country since 2005. Consisting of vocalists Tilian Pearson and Jon Mess, lead guitarist Will Swan, bass guitarist Tim Feerick, and drummer Matthew Mingus, the progressive rock band released their first EP “Whatever I Say Is Royal Ocean” in 2006. The band has been producing exhilarating music ever since and is sure to bring their infectious energy and lively hits to the House of Blues stage for an unforgettable night.
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the show is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m., giving you plenty of time to grab dinner at the House of Blues’ restaurant and enjoy the venue’s daily happy hour from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The concert will also feature talented supporting acts Animals As Leaders, Royal Coda, Veil of Maya, and Wolf & Bear.
Prior to attending the event, the concert venue is asking guests to review the safety and security information and COVID-19 safety guidelines on the event’s page on the House of Blues website.
General admission tickets to see Dance Gavin Dance start at $38.50.
Rest Your Feet After a Night of Dancing
After burning up the dance floor at House of Blues Orlando, you’re going to want to retreat to a comfortable nearby bed. Fortunately, the Rosen Inn Lake Buena Vista, formerly known as the Clarion Inn at Lake Buena Vista, is right around the corner to provide you with relaxing comfort at an affordable price. As a Walt Disney World Good Neighbor Hotel, we’re the perfect location to stay while in Orlando enjoying any of Disney’s wonderful attractions, including the House of Blues at Disney Springs.
We’ve also implemented upgraded features to ensure the safety of our guests and staff. New enhancements include plexiglass barriers at our front desk, more frequently cleaned touchpoints, the use of EPA-approved, hospital-grade disinfectants in our guestrooms, and additional hand sanitizer stations throughout our common areas. We invite you to read the details of our new health and safety guidelines on our Rosen’s Total Commitment page.
Live music performances return to the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center– on the front yard! The verdant mall surrounded by high-rise buildings and city hall provides a stunning backdrop for a gorgeous night of quality outdoor entertainment. Performing artists who have or will soon grace the lawn during the Frontyard Festival include El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Wynton Marsalis, Step Afrika!, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, and Smith & Myers.
Dr. Phillips felt the time was right to reinvigorate the community and provide support for the entertainment industry in a safe manner that keeps its patrons and artists safe. From December 2020 to May 2021, you and your family or party of five can reserve a socially distant box from which to watch live music, dance, comedy, films, and unique cultural experiences. Food and drinks from your favorite local restaurants will be available for purchase.
Experience the action-packed world of Jason Bourne in an all-new stunt show – combining incredible stunts, cutting-edge technology, and practical effects. The Bourne Stuntacular, the most technologically-advanced stunt show yet, is now open at Universal Studios Florida.
Through the use of live performers, ground-breaking technology, extreme stunts, and captivating practical effects, your clients can now feel fully immersed in the world of Jason Bourne – blurring the lines between stage and cinema in a hybrid form of entertainment that has never been seen before.
Orlando City Soccer
Location: Orlando City Stadium
Address: 655 W Church St, Orlando, FL 32805