Orange County Government, Florida

Festivals

Accidental Music Festival

New classical, jazz, experimental, improvised and electronic music concerts, along with discussions with guest composers about contemporary music and some open rehearsals.

Contact: (727) 575-5900

Apopka Art
& Foliage Festival

Get there early to join 35-thousand visitors at Kit Land Nelson Park for a weekend of enjoyment. Over 150 local juried arts and fine crafts from Florida and beyond. The plant and foliage vendors combined with the entertainment makes this festival an inviting springtime event.

Contact: (407) 423-7269

Apopka Arts & Jazz Festival

Our kids have talent. Enjoy the sound of music at our local schools.

Contact: (352) 494-0104

Arab Festival

Music, dancing, food and culture from the countries of the Arab world.

Contact: (321) 345-3378

Bach Festival

77 years later this historic festival is better than ever featuring everything Bach with events throughout the year in Winter Park.

Contact: (407) 295-3247 Location: 1000 Holt Avenue 2763, Orlando, Florida 32889.

Blues B-Que

Come enjoy the mesmerizing, exciting, dance your socks off outdoor annual event, as the audience delves into the annual Blues music performances. Experience the blues environment as the smoke from Bar-B-Que vendors waft by.

Contact: (407) 628-0333

Bruhaha Film Program

Two fun filled days of student made films at Orlando’s Enzian Theater.

Contact: (407) 629-1088 ext. 301

Caribbean American Heritage Month Festival

The islands of the Caribbean come to Orlando’s Lake Eola with visual arts,music, art, and food.

Contact: (407) 810-6435

Central Florida Fair

Eleven days of stomach dropping thrills, delicious fair food, free entertainment, and midway action.

Contact: (407) 295-3247

Central Florida Film Festival

Shorts, documentaries and features and plenty of popcorn in Ocoee.

Contact:See website for details.

Central Florida
Jewish Film Festival

Enjoy this festival of the cinematic celebration of Jewish life, culture, and history at the Enzian Theater in downtown Orlando.

Contact: (407) 629-0054

College Park Jazz Festival

Come early because seating is first come first served at one of Central Florida's most popular social events of the year.

Contact: (407) 579-8228

ELLA - A Musical Celebration
of the Florida Female Artist

See how women performances of rock and pop music make an interesting topic for conversation.

Contact: ellamusicfest.vendor@gmail.com.

Fall FIESTA in the Park

Come early because seating is first come first served at one of Central Florida's most popular social events of the year, featuring family friendly arts and crafts of over 200 artists and craftsman.

Contact: (407) 695-8366

Festival Calle Orange

Come celebrate the culture at this huge Hispanic themed outdoor party that simultaneously fills 5 stages with music, enjoy the aromas of the ethnic foods, and vendors fills about ten city blocks.

Contact: (407) 381-5310

Festival of Chocolate

Forget M & M’s. This is the ultimate all chocolate shopping, interactive, and educational event

Contact: See website for details

Festival of the Masters

Fine art, music, and shopping held in Downtown Disney.

Contact: Mary.Haupt@Disney.com.

Fiesta Medina

Latin food, vendors, and music held at Orlando’s Festival Park.

Contact: (407) 381-5310

Florida Film Festival

Ten days of film, food, and fun in downtown Orlando.

Contact: See website for details.

Fort Christmas Bluegrass &
Craft Festival

Bluegrass music and craft festival in the rural setting of Fort Christmas Historical Park.

Contact: (407) 254-9310

Freak Show Horror
Film Festival

They know how to make your scream with non-stop horror from the world’s best independent filmmakers at Orlando’s Enzian Theater.

Contact: See website for details.

Funk Fest

Funk Fest(r) celebrates the rich cultural heritage of "old school" music and has grown into a true celebration of human expression.

Funk Festival

Nonstop good time with various rhythm and blues artists. Mission is to of this non-profit organization is provide the African-American community access to entertainment that promotes positive social expression.

Contact: info@funkfestconcerts.com.

Global Peace Film Festival

Harness the power of film to promote world peace! The festival's activities inspire, and motivate people to make changes for the improvement of life on earth. Orlando’s festival event collaborates with similar festivals and filmmakers around the world.

Contact: info@peacefilmfest.org.

Greek Fest

Enjoy plenty of Baklava and the best Greek band in the world held in Maitland.

Contact: (407) 331-4687

Hannibal Square Folk Art &
Craft Festival

Program of the Crealde School of Art. The festival features guest folk artists, local clay art, live music, free children’s folk art painting, and fine crafts. See the culture come alive in this historic Winter Park community.

Contact: (407) 539-2680

Juneteenth Music Festival &  Celebration

Celebrate the rich musical heritage of Orange County in a place where Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, and Ray Charles performed over many years. Held in downtown Orlando at the Wells’ Built Museum.

Contact: (407) 245-7535

Maitland Rotary Arts Festival

Take a nighttime stroll around Lake Lilly at the only night time art festival in Florida with 150 artists and 20-thousand dollars in awards.

Contact: (407) 263-5218

Maitland Spring Festival of the Arts

Experience the only night-time fine arts show in Florida.  Juried art coupled with subtle live entertainment from a symphonic orchestra and sparkling lights during the evening hours create magical experiences for artists and patrons alike.

Contact: (407) 644-0741

Manhattan Short Film Festival

Meet the next generation of filmmakers from around the world held at the Enzian Theater in downtown Orlando.

Contact: See website for details.

Nerdapalooza

Nerd rock, nerd-core hip hop, chip tunes, and video game music.

Contact: See website for details.

Orlando Carnival

Celebration of the costumes, dancing and music of the islands.

Contact: See website for details.

Orange You Glad Music Festival

Rock and popular bands performing at various locations.

Contact: See website for details.

Orlando 48-Hour Film Project

With just two days to produce an award winning film, are you up to the challenge? The clock starts ticking this August.

Contact: info@48hourfilm.com.

Orlando Cabaret Festival

Over 40 performances of jazz, pop, Broadway and comedy, featuring many of Central Florida's favorite artists along with artists from the New York Cabaret scene.

Contact: (407) 297-8988

Orlando Calling

Celebrating the rich and diverse music scene from across the United States.

Contact: See website for details.

Orlando Comedy Festival

Celebrating the rich and diverse comedy scene in Central Florida.

Contact: See website for details.

Orlando Film Festival

Don’t miss this festival of independent films.

Contact: See website for details.

Orlando Folk Festival

Folk music, dance, storytelling, folk art and traditional craft demonstrations at Lake Formosa in Loch Haven.

Contact: (407) 246-4278

Orlando Improv Festival

Unpredictable fun in Thornton Park near downtown Orlando.

Contact: (321) 274-1570

Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival

Theatre, music, dance, art and madness for all types and ages. This is the longest running Fringe festival in the US and is held at Loch Haven Park.

Contact: (407) 228-9900

Orlando Lindy Exchange (ORLX)

Be a part of a weekend-long of swing dancing! Live music DJ’s Events will be held at various dance venues within the Orlando area. With both who showcase their diverse swing music collections for hundreds of social dancers from across the country in afternoon, evening and late night dances.

Contact: See website for details.

Orlando Latin American Film &
Heritage Festival (Ola Fest)

Independent and new Latin American cinema.

Contact: See website for details.

Orlando Pottery and Ceramics Festival

From pottery plates, mugs, and piggy banks to abstract sculpture. Also enjoy live music and food vendors in Loch Haven park during the fall holiday season.

Contact: See website for details.

Orlando Puppet Festival

A weekend of entertainment presented by performing artists from around Central Florida hosted by Pinocchio's Marionette Theater in the Altamonte Mall.

Contact: See website for details.

Orlando Salsa Congress

July fourth holiday weekend activities; Salsa boot camp, workshops, pool parties, social dances, and live music nightly.

Contact: See website for details.

Orlando Turkish Festival

Music, dancing, food, and culture of the Turkish lifestyle.

Contact: (407) 601-7937

Otronicon

Annual 4-day event to celebrate interactive technology. Science, art, technology, careers and fun behind video games, simulation, and digital media held at the Orlando Science Center.

Contact: Contact the Orlando Science Center (407) 514-2000 Toll Free: 1-888-OSC-4FUN.

Phagwah Holi Festival

Learn the culture of India through this popular spring festival known as Holi. Music, dancing, food, festival of colors is about meeting and making families and friends. Visitors come from around the world come to Orlando for this festival.

Contact: (407) 889-8872

Pine Castle Pioneer Days

A wholesome, old-fashion lifestyle experience full of family activities and entertainment.

Contact: See website for details.

Playfest! The Harriett Lake Festival of New Plays

Fast paced weekend packed for those who love theater. Activities, parties, plays, keynote speakers.

Contact: (407) 447-1700

Snap! Orlando

A project of the Lucie Foundation includes a 4-day photography celebration showcasing the work of renowned international and national photographers, as well as images from emerging local talent. The event and its programs are designed to inspire and galvanize a community of art enthusiasts, from novice to seasoned collector, around a shared passion for the photographic medium.

Contact: info@snaporlando.com See website for festival details.

South Asian Film Festival

The culture and heritage of South Asian as depicted in independent films and hosted by the Enzian Theater in downtown Orlando.

Contact: (407) 629-0054 or (407) 629-1088

Spring Fiesta in the Park

Spring is exciting! Families flock to visit beautiful Lake Eola to see over 200 artists display their work; wood, glass, jewelry, paintings, sculpture, food and entertainment to welcome the spring!

Contact: (407) 855-0606

Spring Jambando

Free jam band showcase with multiple stages, numerous bands, food trucks, games, arts & crafts and more.

Starlite Film Festival

What do you get for a hundred thousand dollars or less? Find out at the micro-budget film festival promoting the screening and development of feature length narrative films that are produced, shot, and completed for a total budget of less than $100,000! Come see the results at the Starlite Film at the Garden Theatre in Winter Garden.

Contact: starlite.filmfest@gardentheatre.org

Target Family Theatre Festival

Experience a ten-day celebration in beautiful Loch Haven Park at Orlando Repertory Theatre's (REP) three-theater complex. Performances from local, regional and national artists, plus hands-on art, a “Party in the Park” – a full day of free theatrical activities, crafting stations, performances, and classes and cultural experiences for all ages.

Contact: gcolumbus@orlandorep.com

Town of Oakland's Triple "A" Festival (African American Arts)

More than thirty youth, amateur and professional artists celebrate music and drama influenced by the African experience.

Contact: jpmcmullen@hapcopromo.org

UCF Latin American Cultural
Festival of Orlando

Cultural and educational events to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month sponsored by University of Central Florida (UCF).

Contact: (407) 823-1173

Valencia's Brazilian
Film Festival

Films and filmmakers at a one of a kind festival sponsored by Valencia Community College and the Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce.

Contact: (407) 582-2900

Winter Garden
Blues & BBQ Festival

BBQ and Blues entertainment in downtown Winter Garden.

Contact: (407) 656-4155

Winter Park Autumn
Arts Festival

Visit the community-oriented sidewalk of quality visual art, live entertainment, children's activities. This festival has the only juried fine art show featuring Florida artists exclusively. Experience beautiful Central Park located along historic Park Avenue in downtown Winter Park. Annual event. Second weekend in October.

Contact: (407) 644-8281

Winter Park Paint Out

A week of creating plein air art throughout the city of Winter Park by two dozen juried artists whom patrons can meet and interact with while they are working on their art or in the “wetroom” gallery where those just created works are for sale, or at various instructional demonstrations or the Garden party gala.

Contact: (407) 647-6294

Winter Park Sidewalk
Art Festival

Come be counted amongst 350,000 visitors of this festival. Don't miss one of the nation’s oldest, largest, and most prestigious juried outdoor art festivals.

Contact: (407) 644-8281

Zora Neale Hurston
Festival

Zora Neale Hurston; a novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist. This festival features concerts, seminars, visual arts and street fair in celebration of Zora Neale Hurston, showcasing the arts, and the creative contributions from the African diaspora era.

Contact: (407) 647-3307