What a fabulous weekend we have in store for us in Central Florida! Spring Break is starting (or continues) for many school districts, Bike Week is wrapping up and the Orlando theme parks are as inviting as ever. It is a great time to visit the attractions or participate in one of the many other fun things to do.
Theme Park Garden Festival
The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival will continue. On the weekends there are more presentations and activities. Be sure to read more about this year’s festival in my previous post.
If you want to catch some professional baseball, check out the Atlanta Braves. Their Spring Training facilities are located at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. It is an affordable way for the entire family to watch their favorite players. This weekend, the Braves take on the Rays on Friday at 1:05pm, and the Cardinals on Saturday at 1:05pm.
If you like sports, we can always count on the Orlando Magic to feed our professional basketball fever. This weekend the Magic take on the Washington Wizards at the Amway Center in downtown Orlando at 7:00pm. Tickets start as low as $15. This venue is spectacular, so be sure to see a game when you are able to.
If you are vacationing in Central Florida through next week, you shouldn’t miss the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. This is one of the most spectacular golf tournaments of the PGA Tour. Some of the best players will be competing. Prices start at $47 for a daily adult ticket and $15 for ages 13 to 17. The money raised at this tournament helps the kids at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. For information and tickets, go to www.arnoldpalmerinvitational.com or call 407-876-2888.
Who doesn’t enjoy an air show? This weekend, March 14-16 the Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum & TICO AirShow will take place in Titusville, Florida. For those of you visiting the Orlando theme parks, Titusville is about an hour drive east, just north of Cocoa Beach. It is an easy drive and well worth it to see this special event. This annual air show highlights military aviation and features some of the most famous trainer, transport, fighter and bomber aircraft that flew in combat around the world.
St. Patrick’s Day Festival
For Spring Breakers that are 18 and older (preferrably 21 and over), this weekend marks the beginning of the Mighty Festival. This festival takes place at Raglan Road Irish Pub and spans over 4 days leading up to St. Patrick’s Day. All weekend long, Irish music will be featured on multiple stages. Plenty of beer choices and a menu that isn’t too shabby either. Check them out at www.raglanroad.com.
Orlando Dinner Show
After a day of baseball, airplanes, Irish music or any of the other numerous fun things to do this weekend, head to Capone’s Dinner & Show in Kissimmee, Florida. This dinner show is great for the entire family. With loads of action, singing, dancing and mobster attitude, your gang will feast at the buffet and enjoy every minute of it. Be sure to use the half off coupon on the web site.
It’s a great time to be in Central Florida – enjoy!