Build family memories at LEOGLAND Florida for less. Florida Residents can enjoy a full year of fun at both LEGOLAND Florida and LEGOLAND Waterpark for just $129. This Florida Resident 2-Park Pass is a great deal with more than 50 rides, shows, attractions, water park access and entry to all the special events. The annual pass gives you free parking, discounts and doesn’t have any blackout dates.
If you are a Florida Resident, now is the time to visit Walt Disney World in Orlando. Florida Residents can save big with the 3-Day Discover Disney Ticket. For $129, you can enjoy 3 days at Walt Disney World theme parks through June 6, 2014. Some blockout dates apply. The best part is you can use the pass on non-consecutive days and can apply the cost to upgrade to an Annual Pass before expiration. The 3-Day Discover Disney Ticket gives you access to these Disney Theme Parks: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
When the weather is nice and the stars are out, there is nothing more romantic than snuggling up with your date at an outdoor movie. Date Night at Leu Gardens screens a film in its beautiful garden setting the first Friday of every month. The feature on May 2 is ‘A Streetcar Named Desire.’ Bring a picnic, a bottle of wine, chairs and blanket. The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for kids and Leu Members are free. Check the weather before you go. The gardens open at 6 p.m. and the movie starts at 8:30 p.m.
Harry P. Leu Gardens
1920 N. Forest Ave.
Orlando, FL 32803
Surfers of all ages and skills will flock to the beach for a little fun in the sun Easter weekend. The 50th Easter Surfing Festival at Cocoa Beach Pier is the second-longest running surfing event on the east coast. It’s scheduled for the entire weekend, April 18 – 20, 2013, and is free for the public, but bring cash for parking and food.
If you’re not hitting the waves, there will be a variety of activities for all ages. Learn to surf or skim board at onsite clinics, get a celebrity surfer’s autograph and listen to live music. To celebrate the season, there will be an Easter egg hunt for kids and a sunrise Easter service. This is a very popular event, so plan ahead and check out the event schedule before heading to the beach.
The forecast calls for marshmallows. That’s right—marshmallows! The City of Oviedo will drop thousands from the sky at the annual Marshmallow Drop on Saturday, April 19 at 10 a.m. It’s a sweet alternative to hunting for eggs this Easter. Kids collect the white puffs to redeem for candy. They can also meet the Easter bunny and play games. Tickets in advance are $1 and the day of the event costs $2.
Oviedo Sports Complex
1251 E. Broadway
Kissimmee Valley Farmer’s Market is the perfect spot for locals to pick up fresh Florida produce. The market is held on Tuesday nights from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., a convenient time for residents to drop by on their way home from work. It is located at the corner of Dakin Avenue and Broadway.
Start off your month on a healthy note by picking up fresh produce at the Oviedo Farmer’s Market. The market runs the first Saturday of every month from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. It launched in 2011 on the grounds of the Lawton House by the Oviedo Historical Society as a way to foster community and invite the public and residents to learn about its history. Tours of the Lawton House coincide with the market.
Did you know Sanford was once considered the celery capital of the world? That crop helped create a beautiful town with a great weekly farmers market. Plan a Saturday to experience the Sanford Farmers Market. Shop for local fruits, vegetables, homemade goods and listen to local musicians in the quaint downtown setting. For lunch, prost (cheers) with authentic German beer and bratwurst at Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Café. The market is open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at East 1st St. & Magnolia Avenue in downtown Sanford.
Visit Lake Lily for the Maitland Farmers Market where you can pick up healthy foods and handmade goods. Pick up a quick lunch from food trucks and enjoy a day along the lake. The market is open on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lake Lily on the intersection of Maitland Avenue and 17-92.
The College Park Sunday Brunch Market is a one-stop shop for piping hot meals, unique finds and farm fresh veggies. Food trucks make special appearances and local bakers sell irresistible cupcakes. Sip on mimosas while browsing vintage clothing, locally made fashion, housewares and accessories. The market is every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1600 Edgewater Drive in College Park.
Central Florida’s most popular produce and plant market, Winter Park Farmers Market, is held every Saturday morning at the historical old train depot. Enjoy a morning of shopping for fine produce, plants and baked goods. To make a day of it, stroll down Park Avenue to window shop or have a picnic in Central Park. The market is held on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 200 W. New England Avenue, Winter Park.
Orlando Farmers Market at Lake Eola Park is one of my favorite places to go on a beautiful Sunday. Stroll through displays of fresh produce, flowers, plants and handmade goods. After an afternoon of shopping, relax under the shade in the beer and wine garden. The market is dog friendly, so bring along your pet for a walk around Lake Eola. The market is set up on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Central Boulevard and N. Eola Drive.