Mar 132014
 

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.

 

Mar 042014
 

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.

 

Mar 022014
 

Winter Park Farmers MarketCentral 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.

Dec 172013
 

The Christmas countdown is on, but there are still a few cheap and free holiday movie options in Orlando. Pack a blanket and bring the entire family for a cozy Christmas experience.

Altamonte Springs at Cranes Roost
December 19: Christmas with the Kranks
When: Thursdays December 19 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs

Baldwin Park
December 20: The Polar Express
When: December 20, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Village Green Center
Orlando, FL 32814

Light Up UCF
Enjoy holiday classics on a giant screen at Light Up UCF on select nights at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. now through January 5, 2014. Check the Light Up UCF website for scheduled show dates. During the annual holiday event, UCF transforms into a winter fun zone with free light shows, free outdoor holiday movies, rides and attractions including ice-skating, an ice slide and photos with Santa.

December 18, 2013: A Christmas Story

December 20, 2013: Elf

December 21, 2013: Home Alone

December 26, 2013: A Christmas Carol

December 28, 2013: Miracle on 34th Street

January 2, 2014: Jack Frost

January 3, 2014: Home Alone 2

 

Jul 092013
 

The SmurfsThe second Friday of the month, Mount Dora welcomes everyone to the park for a free movie. Pack a blanket and bring the kids for a free family-friendly film. ‘The Smurfs’ is showing on July 12 at 8 p.m. at Donnelly Park on the corner of 5th Avenue and Donnelly Street. When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world into New York City.

Jul 022013
 

Red, white, blue and free! Fireworks shows will burst all around Central Florida to celebrate the 4th of July. Experience magnificent fireworks displays in Orlando without spending a penny. We’ve rounded up seven places for you to watch fireworks this Independence Day.

Jun 282013
 

Red, white, blue and free! Fireworks shows will burst all around Central Florida to celebrate the 4th of July. Experience magnificent fireworks displays in Orlando without spending a penny. We’ve rounded up seven places for you to watch fireworks this Independence Day.

Jun 272013
 

Mount DoraTake a step back in time for a traditional 4th of July celebration in Mount Dora. Visit the quaint downtown area for a parade, live music and fireworks show. Bring chairs or a blanket and cash for the old-fashioned priced concessions. The parade begins at 10 a.m., music at 6 p.m. and fireworks at dusk.

Jun 272013
 

OviedoEnjoy live entertainment, a free concert, food, carnival games, vendors and a fireworks display at the Oviedo Independence Day Celebration. Go to the Oviedo Mall for this family-friendly 4th of July event from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is free. An inflatable games wristband can be purchased for $5 before the event or $7 the day of.

If you’d like to be part of MIX 105.1’s human replica of the American flag (pictured), registration starts at 5:30 p.m. near Chamberlin’s and participants will be given a red, white or blue shirt courtesy of Popular Community Bank.

Jun 272013
 

Celebration Town CenterCelebration Town Center’s 4th of July event joins forces with MegaCon to bring the first ever “A Sci-Fi 4th of July” to Central Florida. The event will feature a movie themed costume contest, a synchronized fireworks spectacular set to a Sci-Fi themed soundtrack, live music and inflatable games for kids and teens. Parking and admission are free. The event starts at 5 p.m. and the fireworks show is at 9:30 p.m.