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Public Festivities

4 Jul - Independence Day
11 Nov - Veterans Day
seconday Mon in Oct - Columbus Day
first Mon in Sep - Labor Day
third Mon in Jan - Martin Luther King Jr Day
fourth Thu in Nov - Thanksgiving
1 Jan - New Year's Day
25 Dec - Christmas Day
third Mon in Feb - Presidents' Day
last Mon in May - Memorial Day
Apr/Mar - Easter

Annual Events

January

Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede: Celebrate Christmas at Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Dinner Show. (November - January)

Spectacle of Lights. Light display spread throughout the Disney-MGM Studios, consisting of three million holiday lights including the Osborne family's display. For information call (407) 824-2222.

February

Mardi Grass 2005 at Universal Studios: Mardi Gras spectacular celebration in Universal Studios Florida® bigger and better than ever! Enjoy live music, spectacular parades with floats from New Orleans!

Spring Training Houston Astros - Watch the professional baseball players in practice. Located in Osceola County Stadium, near Kissimmee. For more information contact (407) 933-5400.


March

SeaWorld's Bud & BBQ Fest. SeaWorld Orlando is firing up the grill and turning up the music for two weekends of mouthwatering fun during this fourth-annual Bud & BBQ Fest. March 20-21 and 27-28, 2004

Disney's Easter Parade. Easter celebration week. View the spectacular Easter Parade floats, live performances, and Disney characters only at Disney's Magic Kingdom Park. For more information call (407) 824-2222.

April

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. April 15 - June 5. From breathtaking flowers to whimsical topiaries, your senses will come alive as you take in the cornucopia of colors and scintillating scents of these spectacular blossoms. View the extraordinary garden displays representing the international themes of Epcot's World Showcase Disney's style. For more information contact (407) 824-2222.

Orlando Home and Garden Show - Central Florida area homeowners can find millions of decorating ideas, building and remodeling solutions, and landscaping tips at the all-new, expanded Central Florida Home & Garden Show, set for Friday, April 2 through Sunday, April 4 at the Orange County Convention Center’s new North Building on International Drive.

Fiesta Medina. Orlando's biggest Latin American heritage celebration! Approximately 12,000 and 15,000 people attend the festival featuring national and international entertainers, music, arts, crafts, authentic Latin food, and a children's carnival, a spectacular event. For more information call (321) 281-2085.

Spring Fiesta in the Park. Regional arts and crafts, live entertainment and more. Located at Lake Eola, Rosalind Avenue (between Central Boulevard and Robinson Street, downtown Orlando. For more information call (407) 246-2827.

JazzFest Kissimmee. This two day event features professional jazz musicians, art displays, food and spectacular entertainment located in Kissimmee's Lakefront Park near downtown Kissimmee. For more information call (407) 846-0699.

May

Disney MGM Studios presents Star Wars Weekends
Weekends in May - June, 2005. Disney MGM Studios will feature the characters and celebrities who made the "Star Wars" films legendary!

Sea World - Viva la Musica Spectacular Celebration: A Celebration of Hispanic Music, Food & Culture Cost is included in park admission ticket. For more information call 407-363-2259

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. April 15 - June 5, 2005. From breathtaking flowers to whimsical topiaries, your senses will come alive as you take in the cornucopia of colors and scintillating scents of these spectacular blossoms. View the extraordinary garden displays representing the international themes of Epcot's World Showcase Disney's style. For more information contact (407) 824-2222.

Fiesta Caliente: A celebration of Latin Culture, Food and Music at CityWalk featuring the Hottest Names in Reggaeton, Salsa and Merengue

June

Wet 'n Wild - Night of San Juan Celebration - Bring the entire family to celebrate for the 5th year “THE NIGHT OF SAN JUAN” at Wet ’n Wild! The party heats up at 12 noon and the park will remain open for extended hours until 1:00am.

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. April 15 - June 5, 2005. From breathtaking flowers to whimsical topiaries, your senses will come alive as you take in the cornucopia of colors and scintillating scents of these spectacular blossoms. View the extraordinary garden displays representing the international themes of Epcot's World Showcase Disney's style. For more information contact (407) 824-2222.

Disney MGM Studios presents Star Wars Weekends
Weekends in May - June, 2005. Disney MGM Studios will feature the characters and celebrities who made the "Star Wars" films legendary!

July

First Fridays at the Mall at Millenia - Featuring Latin, Pop, Jazz bands every first Friday of the month. The series run from 5:00pm - 8:00pm at the Mall at Millenia. Admission is free. For more information call (407) 363-3555

Lake Eola Fireworks at the Fountain.
4th of July. Have fun with games, entertainment, food, fireworks and more. Located in Lake Eola Park from 4:00pm - 10:00pm. Admission is FREE. For more information call (407) 246-2827.

Kissimmee 4th of July Celebration. Celebrate the spectacular fireworks display at the Kissimmee Lakefront. Great variety of entertainment and activities for the whole family! For more information call (407) 933-8638.

August

MGM Studios ESPN The Weekend - Be part of this one-of-a-kind ESPN event featuring unique entertainment and interactive experiences for sports fans and sports families.

Rock the Block! - Enjoy live local music and beer tubs. At the Wall Street Plaza - Downtown Orlando. from 5:00pm - 2:00am. For more information call (407) 619-6616.

September

Sea World - Viva la Musica Spectacular Celebration: A Celebration of Hispanic Music, Food & Culture Cost is included in park admission ticket. For more information call 407-363-2259

Night of Joy - Enjoy live spectacular concerts by some of Christian Music's most praiseworthy performers. At Disney's Magic Kingdom Park For information call (407) 824-2222.

October

Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights. Orlando's best Halloween event! For information call (407) 847-4052.

SHAMU'S HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR
SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular with friendly pirates and trick-or-treat for troves of treasures, participate in ghostly activities and enjoy Halloween-themed entertainment.

International Food and Wine Festival. Travel around Epcot® World Showcase Lagoon and sample the exquisite variety of cuisines of more than 25 international marketplaces representing over 30 countries and regions.For information call (407) 824-4321.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween. Guests are invited to trick-or-treat throughout the Magic Kingdom Park from 7 p.m. to midnight each evening and see "Mickey's Boo-to-You Halloween Parade". A great kids Halloween Event! For more information call (407) 824-4321.

November

Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede: Celebrate Christmas at Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Dinner Show. (November - January)

International Food and Wine Festival. Travel around Epcot® World Showcase Lagoon and sample the exquisite variety of cuisines of more than 25 international marketplaces representing over 30 countries and regions. An event not to be missed. For information call (407) 824-4321.

ABC Super Soap Weekend. Watch your favorite super stars from ABC Daytime dramas. Featuring more than 30 well known stars at the Disney-MGM Studios. For information call (407) 824-4321.

Holidays Around The World - November 26 - December 30, 2004 Enjoy the holiday celebrations, customs and characters from different countries and cultures all around the world. At Disney's Epcot Center it only happens here at Disney - For more information call (407) 824-2222

December

Holidays Around The World - Enjoy the holiday celebrations, customs and characters from different countries and cultures all around the world.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
Join the celebration with Mickey and his friends and make your holiday the merriest with Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Christmas at Sea World
Create yuletide memories and celebrate the season during "Christmas at SeaWorld." This holiday event features festive decorations, snowfalls at the Waterfront, and live holiday music from classical musicians and carolers.

Pleasure Island New Year's Eve - December 31, 2004 - January 1, 2006 - Dance the night away at the most spectacular New Year's Eve street party around. Location: Downtown Disney. For more information call (407) 824-2222.

New Year's Eve Party. December 31. Visit Universal Studios and enjoy spectacular food, champagne, live entertainment, party favors, and much more. Greet 2006 Florida Style!

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