Featured Park Events

Cool things to do

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Get out and play! Spring registration is open or scheduled for various sports; check the web pages: Athletics for Adults and Athletics for Youth.

List of Park Events:

  • Jan. 25 (Saturday) – Tibet-Butler Preserve's EcoSaturdays: Animal Tracks, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., cost: free event.

  • Jan. 25 (Saturday) – Ride on over to Fort Christmas Historical Park for the Cowboy and Cowgirl Reunion on Saturday, January 25, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.! Cowboys and cowgirls should bring old stories, jokes, pictures and memorabilia to share; guests will learn pioneer history from long-time residents of east Orange County! Bring a covered dish and dessert to share for an old-fashioned picnic; paper goods and iced tea will be provided. Cost: free event. For information call 407-254-9310 or parks@ocfl.net.

  • Feb. 1 (Saturday) – Fort Christmas Historical Park’s Agricultural Fest, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., featuring Barbeque Chicken and Rib Cook Off for 4-H and FFA chapters. Cattle Battle exhibition of steer and Heifers, with cash prizes and showmanship buckles; Peewee ages 4–7 and vintage showmanship classes offered (entry fee required). Chicken Pickin' youth poultry show competition (entry fee required). Cost: free event. .

  • Feb. 5-6 (Wednesday & Thursday) – Fort Christmas Historical Park’s Florida Living History Festival, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., cost: $8 per person (cash or check only). Teachers should call 407-254-9312 to schedule for a specific date; walk-ins are welcome! Experience the 1400s – 1800s: Colonial Spanish - English camp, pirate camp, musket drills, Timucuan Indians, Florida cow hunters, early skills demonstrations, Union and Confederate Civil War soldiers, Seminole War era, 1837 fort and soldiers, cannon firing, blacksmithing, gaming area and buy goods at the Trading Post. For a small fee, learn Native American skills! .

  • March 7 (Saturday) – Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings invites you, your family and friends to attend Mayor’s Jazz in the Park, a free evening of entertainment at Cypress Grove Park, 290 Holden Avenue, Orlando,, 3 - 6 p.m. (entertainment TBD). Bring chairs, blankets and a picnic, or purchase from food trucks. A Kid Zone will be available with inflatables, as well as a huge inflatable slide for all ages! This is a free event, open to the public. Community and service organizations that volunteer their time to make Orange County a better place to live will be recognized by Mayor Demings at this event; email parks@ocfl.net to participate. .

  • March 28 (Saturday) – Fort Christmas Historical Park’s Bluegrass Festival, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., cost: free; bring chairs, blankets and a picnic or purchase from food trucks. Join in the fun Hog Calling and Spouse Calling contests by registering at the event! .