Central Florida is a vacationers paradise! Disney and Universal and hundreds of other attractions in the area keep the visitors and locals entertained. But there are also numerous recreational activities in the area where nature and wildlife are plentiful. Central Florida has numerous lakes, springs and parks and is not only a great place to visit, but a great place to live and work!

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Disney's Blizzard Beach is a water theme park located at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida. The wintery scene is an exciting contrast to the heated water areas and water slides amidst the ski resort look.

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon is a water theme park located at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista in Orlando, Florida. It is one of two operating water parks at the resort and features a Surf Pool and the largest wave pool in North America. 

The exciting new Universal’s Volcano Bay™ water park is opening early Summer 2017 featuring an all new concept in water parks with a gigantic volcano as it's central theme. The Krakatau™, the mighty Fire and Water Volcano towers 200 feet above the tropical landscape, streaming waterfalls during the day and fiery lava effects at night.

Wet 'n Wild opened in 1977, and is considered to be the first major standalone water park. After 40 years of being one of the top water parks, the park closed on December 31, 2016. Universal Studios purchased the park with plans to renovate. Universal will be opening Volcano Bay Water park nearby and has not revealed the future for the Wet 'n Wild land. 

May 6-7, 2017

Location: Downtown Sanford, Florida

A Fine Arts & Fine Crafts event with live artist demonstrations, workshops, gourmet foods and acoustic performers line the brick streets in beautiful downtown Sanford. 

April 29, 2017

Location: Avon Park, Florida

Everyone is Welcome! Come out and enjoy live entertainment, vendors, raffles, kids zone and Blueberries! 

May 27, 2017

Location: Oviedo Mall in Oveido, Florida

This BBQ blowout features BBQ teams serving their best plus a kids competition, live music and entertainment. 

March 01 - May 29, 2017

A beautiful time of year to visit Epcot during this springtime event that includes brilliant blooms, wildlife habitats and walkways, delicious food in the outdoor kitchens featuring small plates and non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks, interactive playgrounds and entertainment. 

April 21-30, 2017

The Florida Film Festival, with over 25 years of annual festivals, is an Oscar®-qualifying festival, premiering the best in current, independent, and international cinema. Mingle with filmmakers and celebrities throughout this 10 day event.

Florida Polytechnic University was established in 2012 in Lakeland as a university of engineering and technology dedicated to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

 

May 25-28, 2017

Location: Orange County Convention Center in Orlando

MegaCon is the Southeast's premier Comic Book, Anime, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, & Pop Culture event! If you are a fan of just about anything in todays pop culture, this is the event to be at with 4 days of your favorite movies and TV show celebrity panels, workshops, comic artists and more. 

May 13-14, 2017

Location: Lake Morton in downtown Lakeland, Florida

One of Florida's largest and premier outdoor art festivals featuring over 150 artists, a hands-on Children's art tent, live entertainment and lots of food and drink vendors. 

April 29-30, 2017

Location: Elizabeth Evans Park, Mount Dora, Florida

Promoting blueberries in Florida, Mount Dora, the City of Festivals, is hosting a weekend of fun and activities. 

June 2-3, 2017

Location: Osceola Heritage Park/Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, Florida

The largest rodeo east of the Mississippi and an event for the whole family.

April 13-16, 2017

Orange County Convention Center

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The ultimate fan experience for Star Wars fans is in Orlando April 13-16, 2017. With four days of celebrity guests, panels, autographs, exclusive merchandise, exhibits and fans dressed up in every costume imaginable, this is the celebration to experience if you are a Star Wars fan. 

UCF was founded in 1963, and has grown to be one of the largest universities in the nation. With over 64,000 students and offering more than 200 degree programs in 13 colleges, and locations throughout Central Florida (Altamonte Springs, Cocoa, Daytona Beach, Leesburg, Ocala, Palm Bay, Sanford/Lake Mary, South Lake, Valencia East, Valencia Osceola, Valencia West), plus online programs, UCF offers something for everyone. 

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