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January Events in Orlando, Florida

January 2009

A look at what’s going on in Orlando during January. The holidays are over and we are starting a new year. Cool, comfortable temperatures of January make for wonderful weekends outdoors including the popular Manatee Festival at Blue Springs.

FESTIVALS AND EVENTS CALENDAR

Through – January 4, 2009: ICE!
A holiday extravaganza held annually at the Gaylord Palm. Bundle up and preview beautiful ice sculptures.
More info: 407-896-4231 x 254
Admission charge

January 03, 2009: Jazzed in Sanford
Monthly Jazz Concert series held the first Saturday of the month in Magnolia Square, downtown Sanford from 4 – 7pm.
More info: 407-688-5004
Free admission

January 08, 2009: Popcorn Flicks in the Park
Each month the Enzian Theater features free movies on the second Thursday of the month at Central Park.
More info: 407-629-1088
Free admission

January 08, 2009: Movie in the Park
Enjoy a family movie on the second Tuesday of the month at City Hall in Lake Mary.
More info: 407-585-1400
Free admission

January 8, 2009: Alive After Five
The second Thursday of each month, enjoy themed entertainment and activities.
More info: 407-302-2586
Admission charge

January 09, 2009: Music in the Galleries
In addition to free admission to the Morse Museum of American Art every Friday evening from 4 – 8pm from the beginning of November till the end of April, each month the museum will also feature live music in the galleries.
More info: 407-645-5311
Free admission

January 09, 2009: Friday Night Live Unplugged
Friday nights at Uptown Altamonte, from 7 – 9 pm enjoy outdoor entertainment in a beautiful setting. Local artists perform Jazz, Pop, Big Band and Contemporary music weekly.
More info: 407-571-8180
Free admission

January 15, 2009: Streetmosphere
Enjoy the Russian born members ov CirqueMosphere as they perform feats of Mime, magic, juggling and balancing at Uptown Altamonte. Two shows start at 7:30 pm and 8:30 pm.
More info: 407-571-8180
Free admission

January 15 – 19, 2009: Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey
The circus is coming to town at the Amway Arena. Ninety minute show includes Asian elephants, double-decker trapeze and more.
More info: 407-849-2000
Admission charge

January 16, 2009: Friday Night Live Unplugged
Friday nights at Uptown Altamonte, from 7 – 9 pm enjoy outdoor entertainment in a beautiful setting. Local artists perform Jazz, Pop, Big Band and Contemporary music weekly.
More info: 407-571-8180
Free admission

January 16, 2009: Cinema in the Park
Family movies on the third Friday of each month at Centennial Park in Sanford. Bring the family and a blanket or chairs for the 7:00pm showing of this month’s movie.
More info: 407-688-5004
Free admission

• January 16 – 18, 2009: Extravaganza at Renninger’s
Three times a year during the 3rd weekends of November, January and February, thousands of antiques will be on display at Renninger’s Florida Twin Markets in Mount Dora. Purchase a daily or 3 day pass.
More info: 352-383-8393 or 1-800-522-3555
Admission charge

• January 16 – 18, 2009: Suburban Orlando Home Show
American Consumer Shows presents their annual expo at Osceola Heritage Park.
Admission charge

• January 16 – 20, 2009: Otronicon
Hands on gaming festival held annually at the Orlando Science Center. This 10 day event is sponsored by Full Sail University. Check the schedule for classes & workshops, competition and complete schedule.
Admission charge

• January 17, 2009: Kissimmee Sunshine Regional Chili Cook-Off
International Chili Society sanctioned chili cook-off. Sample some of the best chili in the area or enjoy the beer garden while listening to live music.
Free admission

• January 17 – 18, 2009: Camellia Show
Enjoy a free weekend to peruse Leu Gardens while learning about the beautiful camellias that are in bloom. Camellia Plant sale from 9am – 5pm each day.
Free admission

• Celebrate Martin Luther King Day – events Jan. 15 – 19
Orlando – Jan. 17, 2009 – Martin Luther King Parade begins at 10 am. Battle of the Bands & Concert begins at 2pm at Lake Eola.
Sanford – Jan. 17, 2009 – Martin Luther King Rally-in-the-Park. Community function with live entertainment, food and games starting at Fort Mellon Park in Sanford starts at noon. Shady Park at Hannibal Square from 10 am till 5:30 pm.
Sanford – Jan. 19, 2009 – Martin Luther King Parade begins at 10 am on 13th Street to Holly Ave, to 9th Street then to Coastline Park.
Winter Park – Jan. 19, 2009 – Shady Park at Hannibal Square from 10 am till 5:30 pm.
Bok Tower Gardens – Jan. 15, 2009 – Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Concerts. Music of hope, inspiration and peace to honor Dr. King.

Through January 20, 2009: Otronicon
Hands on gaming festival held annually at the Orlando Science Center. This 10 day event is sponsored by Full Sail University. Check the schedule for classes & workshops, competition and complete schedule.
Admission charge

January 19, 2009: Storytelling at Leu Gardens
Stories at 3 times for different aged children on the third Monday of the month.
More info: 407-246-2620
Free admission

• January 20 – 25, 2009: ZORA! Festival
A street festival with folk arts, music, dance, visual arts, ethnic cuisine celebrating the famed author Zora Neale Hurston from Eatonville, FL. This year the event spans 2 weeks with jazz performances, educational topics and motivational speakers.
More info: 407-647-3307
Many events offer free admission

• January 22 – 25, 2009: Yeehaw Junction Bluegrass Festival and Fiddle Championship
One of the largest gatherings of bluegrass bands and performers. The festival will also offer food, workshops and fiddle contests.
Admission charge

• January 23, 2009: Friday Night Live Unplugged
Friday nights at Uptown Altamonte, from 7 – 9 pm enjoy outdoor entertainment in a beautiful setting. Local artists perform Jazz, Pop, Big Band and Contemporary music weekly.
More info: 407-571-8180
Free admission

• January 24 – 29, 2009: Blue Spring Manatee Festival
Celebrate the West Indian Manatee with food, games, arts & crafts. Learn more about the Manatee at Blue Springs104.
More info: 386-775-9224
Admission charge

• January 30, 2009: Friday Night Live Unplugged
Friday nights at Uptown Altamonte, from 7 – 9 pm enjoy outdoor entertainment in a beautiful setting. Local artists perform Jazz, Pop, Big Band and Contemporary music weekly.
More info: 407-571-8180
Free admission

• January 31, 2009: Bok Towers 80th Anniversary Dedication Day Celebration123
Celebrate the anniversary of the 1929 dedication of the singing tower and Olmsted gardens. Events throughout the day.
Free admission

Information courtesy of About.com

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