Summer in Orlando and the rest of Central Florida means one thing for savvy Florida residents – get inside and beat the heat.
But plenty of that make a trip out there into the summer sun worth your while. Just bring lots of water!
Big Central Florida Events
The following are just a few of the festivals happening around the area. You’ll also want to check with all the major theme parks, a few of which are also listed below.
SeaWorld’s Electric Ocean
A new summer event at SeaWorld, the Electric Ocean includes fireworks, a show featuring glowing sea creatures and a DJ spinning fun music. Admission is included in park ticket. The event runs from mid-June until Aug. 5, every night.
Florida Big Buck Expo
Gear up for hunting season with this expo aimed at those who enjoy hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities. Vendors will attend the event to offer the latest in hunting gear, seminars on the latest hunting information, shooting ranges and other events. The event is planned for July 7-9 at the Lakeland Center.
Walt Disney World
As always, Disney World has many new attractions for the summer. They include Pandora – World of Avatar, The Music of Pixar LIVE and the new Happily Ever After Fireworks show. Runs all summer at Walt Disney World, more information can be seen here.
Wizard World Comic Con
Break out the costumes and get ready to enjoy the annual celebration of all things pop culture and comics. The event will feature panel discussions, a chance to dress up as your favorite character and numerous booths with comics, original artwork and other memorabilia for sale. Celebrities in attendance will include Jewel Staite (“Firefly,” “Warehouse 13”) and Nichelle Nichols (the original “Star Trek” series). The event is scheduled for Aug. 11-13 at the Orange County Convention Center.
Mount Dora Seafood Fest
This third annual seafood fest at Mount Dora draws visitors from all over the state to eat fresh oysters, shrimp, fish, lobster – you name it, it’s there. The event, held at the Elizabeth Evans Park in downtown Mount Dora, features tons of vendors selling all kinds of great food and other items. Also enjoy live music throughout the festival. The event is scheduled for Aug 26 and 27.
Vans Warped Tour
The Warped Tour rolls on in 2017, and it still rocks. Dozens of bands will take stages around the Citrus Bowl, providing music for just about every taste. Many, many bands will play the Orlando show. A complete list can be found here. The shows also will have booths for a variety of non-profit groups, including Unite The United, which seeks to get musicians and their fans to volunteer in their communities. The show is scheduled for June 30 at the Citrus Bowl.
That’s just a taste of the summer fun to be found in Central Florida in 2017. And if you are more inclined to throw a party of your own, be sure to check out the many party rentals offered here at Fun Crew USA. Have a safe and fun summer!