If you’re thinking about buying a home for sale in Orlando or you’re already living here, you probably already know that this city and the surrounding communities are packed with great events for all ages.
January 2019 is no exception. Check out this list of five must-see events in and around Orlando during January to plan out your month!
5 Must-See Events in (and Near) Orlando During January 2019
- Walt Disney World Marathon and Walt Disney World Half Marathon
- Key Lime Pie Festival
- Central Florida Scottish Highland Games
- Blue Spring Manatee Festival
Walt Disney World Marathon and Walt Disney World Half Marathon
January 9 through January 13
The Walt Disney World Marathon and Walt Disney World Half Marathon are two separate events that draw crowds of thousands. The annual event sends runners through the Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot. The whole weekend, focused on fitness and fun, also features Disney’s Health and Fitness Expo in Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex.
More information: http://www.rundisney.com/
January 18 to January 21
Techies already have Otronicon on their calendars – do you? This amazing technology event covers all kinds of future scenarios that put on display how we’ll live, work and play in the future, and you can explore it all through simulation and video games. Most of the tech on display is made right in Orlando. Jump into a cutting-edge medical simulator (no pun intended), a larger-than-life video game experience or a military simulation game, or attend workshops to learn about recent breakthroughs and where technology is headed. The event takes place at the Orlando Science Center.
More information: http://www.otronicon.org/
Key Lime Pie Festival
Have you ever seen the world’s largest key lime pie? You will if you show up at the Florida Key Lime Pie Festival on Merritt Island. This is the eighth consecutive year for this delectable festival, and this year, you’ll see live music, grab snacks from dozens of food trucks, and have the opportunity to join a key lime pie eating contest. The event is being held at Brevard Veterans Memorial Center on Merritt Island.
More information: http://www.facebook.com/FloridaKeyLimePieFestival/
Central Florida Scottish Highland Games
January 19 and January 20
Do you have a little Scottish heritage? Whether or not your ancestors hail from that part of the world, the Central Florida Scottish Highland Games are a must-see. This fun event takes traditional Scottish sporting events to the next level – and you can explore history, culture and more to learn about the way things work halfway across the globe. You’ll see drum and bagpipe competitions, plenty of highland dancing, archery competitions and sheepdog demonstrations – and you’ll even hear Scottish singers. The event is being held at Central Winds Park in Winter Springs.
More information: http://www.flascot.com/
Blue Spring Manatee Festival
January 26 and January 27
Every year, the Blue Spring Manatee Festival attracts people from all over the state. This two-day event features manatee viewing, presentations by the Central Florida Zoo (including animal ambassadors), lots of arts and crafts, and plenty of kids’ entertainment. The Jeff Howell Band is performing on Sunday at Valentine Park in Orange City, where the whole event takes place.
More information: http://www.themanateefestival.com/
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