Every festival we know about happening in Orlando spring 2019

Our guide to the best reasons to leave the house between now and May 26

Every festival we know about happening in Orlando spring 2019
Cover design by Melissa McHenry

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Friday, April 5

Chairs 4 Charity Celebration and live auction of art made from upcycled furniture. Includes a red carpet reception, food stations, a DJ, a cash bar, a silent auction and mingling with Central Florida artists. 6-11 pm; Hilton Orlando North, 350 S. North Lake Blvd., Altamonte Springs; $100; 407-875-2040; mustardseedfla.org.

Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Orlando Benefit Dinner Benefit gala with former Congresswoman Pat Schroeder as a featured speaker. 6-10 pm; The Alfond Inn, 300 E. New England Ave., Winter Park; $175; 941-365-3913 ext. 3619; myplannedparenthood.org/events.

April 5-14

UCF Celebrates the Arts Annual showcase featuring performing and visual arts. Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave.; TBD; 844-513-2014; arts.cah.ucf.edu.

Saturday, April 6

Cattle Baron's Ball Western-style charitable gala in support of the American Cancer Society. 6-11 pm; Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, 9939 Universal Blvd.; TBD; 407-996-9939; cattlebaronsballorlando.com.

Central Florida Top Brewer Beer Festival Thirty-three breweries compete to brew the best beer with mystery ingredients. 1-5 pm; Lake Concord Park, 127 Quail Pond Circle, Casselberry; $30.

FL ANTIFEST IV Music festival celebrating Florida's experimental music scene. 6 pm; Grumpy's Underground Lounge, 1018 N. Mills Ave.; free; 407-237-9180; facebook.com/grumpysunderground.

Orlando Carnival Kickoff Block Party 10 pm-2:30 am; Bloodhound Brew Pub & Eatery, 5801 Conroy Windermere Road; $15; 407-490-2862; bloodhoundbrew.com.

Retro Modern Home Tour Self-guided tour of stunning mid-century modern homes in Audubon Park, Beeman Park and Winter Park. Noon-7 pm; Audubon Park Garden District, East Winter Park Road and Corrine Drive; $20-$35; audubonparkgardens.com.

April 6-7

Hollerbach's Springfest A spring version of Oktoberfest complete with sausages, pretzels, beer and people dancing to polka music in lederhosen and dirndls. 2 pm Saturday, noon Sunday; Hollerbach's Willow Tree Cafe, 205 E. First St., Sanford; free.

Spring Fever in the Garden Flower and garden festival with live entertainment, food vendors and thousands of plants for sale. 9 am-5 pm; Winter Garden - Plant Street, Plant Street and State Road 429, Winter Garden; free; wearewg.com.

Spring Fiesta in the Park Arts, crafts and food vendors at Lake Eola. 10 am-5 pm; Lake Eola Park, Eola Drive, North Eola Drive and East Robinson Street; free; fiestainthepark.com.

Vintage Garden Show Displays of vintage and antique garden decor, plants and herbs. 9 am-5 pm; Renninger's Antique Center, 20651 U.S. Highway 441, Mount Dora; free; 352-383-8393; renningers.net.

Sunday, April 7

Ice Cream Social Enjoy an assortment of ice cream served by celebrity servers and provided by Kelly's Homemade Ice Cream. Other treats include Jeremiah's Italian Ice, Peak Season Pops, the Father's Table Cheesecake, popcorn, and Publix cake. 1 pm; Blue Jacket Park, 2501 General Rees Ave.; free; 407-206-0957; rmhccf.org.

Thursday, April 11

Taste of College Park The best food and wine in College Park, plus silent and live auctions for local charities. 6-9 pm; Dubsdread Country Club, 549 W. Par St.; $75; 407-650-0100.

April 11-13

APC National Pie Championships Pies from across the country go crust-to-crust for the national title. 5:30-7 pm; Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive; free; piecouncil.org.

Friday, April 12

Orange Blossom Jubilee Celebrating Winter Park Day Nursery's 80th year of providing affordable preschool education to the community's children, this benefit event features silent and live auctions, a buffet dinner, live art demonstrations and entertainment. 6:30-10 pm; Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave.; $100; 407-647-0505; winterparkdaynursery.org.

April 12-21

Florida Film Festival Oscar-qualifying film festival featuring more than 180 independent and international films. Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland; $12-$675; 407-629-0054; floridafilmfestival.com.

Saturday, April 13

Brewmaster's Invitational Beer Festival Craft beer samples from more than 50 breweries, plus local artists and live music. 3-7 pm; Port Canaveral, 625 Cargo Road, Cape Canaveral; $30-$60; 321-459-2200; brewmastersinvitational.com.

Brews Around the Zoo Adults-only night featuring food samples, live music, beer samplings and special encounters with the animals. 6-10 pm; Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 3755 N. U.S. Highway 17-92, Sanford; $50-$70; 407-323-4450; centralfloridazoo.org.

Illuminate: A Symphony Under the Stars An 80-piece symphony orchestra plays under a sky filled with glowing, floating lanterns. Food trucks, a kids' glow-in-the-dark dance party, raffles and prizes are also available. 6-10 pm; Lake Catherine Blueberries, 5849 Lake Catherine Road, Groveland; $15-$40; 352-551-4110; cfldreamplex.com/illuminate.

Mount Dora Earth Day Celebration Celebrate the Earth with live music, exhibits, craft and plant vendors, yoga, educational workshops and much more. 9 am-3 pm; Donnelly Park, N. Baker Street and E. Fifth Avenue, Mount Dora; free; 352-217-8390; mountdoraenvironment.org.

Spring Jazz 'n Blues Concert Outdoor concert featuring multiple jazz artists. 7-10 pm; Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave.; $15-$20; 407-246-2620; leugardens.org.

WJRR's Earthday Birthday Concert featuring Godsmack, Three Days Grace, Pop Evil and more. 11 am-11 pm; Central Florida Fairgrounds, 4603 W. Colonial Drive; $65-$175; 407-295-3247; wjrr.iheart.com.

Sunday, April 14

Opera on Eola Outdoor opera and classical music festival with vendor tables, live art and food trucks. Noon-4 pm; Walt Disney Amphitheater, Lake Eola Park, Rosalind Avenue and Washington Street; free; 407-246-2827; operadelsol.org.


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