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Orlando Activities for April 2009

• Through April 05, 2009: Florida Film Festival
Preview the best in cutting-edge current cinema at this 10 day event held in Central Florida. Accredited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the festival welcomes more than 25,000 guests each year and host more than 100 visiting directors, producers, and award-winning talent.
More info: 407-644-5625
Admission charge

• April 02, 2009: 1st Thursday’s
Themed happy hour on the first Thursday of each month at the Orlando Museum of Art from 6pm – 9pm.
More info: 407-896-4231 x 260.
Admission charge.

• April 03, 2009: Date Night at Leu Gardens
Bring a picnic basket and a blanket to enjoy a movie under the stars at beautiful Leu Gardens.
More info: 407-246-2620
Admission charge: $7 for adults, $2 for children

• April 03, 2009: Friday Night Live
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

• April 04, 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

• April 04 – 05, 2008: Celebration Spring Art Festival
Celebration Town Center from 10am – 5pm. The creations of more than 120 fine artists will be on display. There will be paintings, sculptures, jewelry and more for sale as well as entertainment, kids crafts and more for the whole family. More info: 407-566-1200
Free admission

• April 04 – 05, 2008: Sail Boat Regatta
The Mount Dora Yacht Club’s annual Sailing Regatta on Lake Dora.
More info: 352-383-3188
Free admission

• April 09, 2009: Movie in the Park
Enjoy a family movie on the second Thursday of the month at City Hall in Lake Mary.
More info: 407-585-1400
Free admission

• April 09, 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

• April 09, 2009: Alive After Five
The second Thursday of each month in downtown Sanford, enjoy themed entertainment and activities.
More info: 407-302-2586
Admission charge

• April 10, 2009: Movie in the Park
On the second Friday of the month, the city of Sanford presents a free outdoor movie at Donnelly Park on the corner of Donnelly Street & 5th Avenue.
More info: 352-735-7183
Free admission

• April 10, 2009: The Mount Dora Art Stroll
A festive evening of art, music and hors d’oeuvres designed to showcase regional art at several walkable venues through out Downtown Mount Dora.
More info: 352-383-2165.
Free admission.

• April 10, 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. Tonight’s performance: Beautiful Music Muse Trio (violin, cello, and flute)
More info: 407-645-5311
Free admission

• April 10, 2009: Friday Night Live
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

• April 10 – 12, 2009: Ron Jon Surf Festival
At this annual Cocoa Beach event, watch championship surfers from ages 12 to 80 compete.
More info: 321-783-7549
Free admission

• April 11, 2009: Annual Hibiscus Show & Sale
Leu Gardens is open to the public as they present their annual hibiscus sale starting at 9:00am. Hibiscus show starts at 1:00pm.
More info: 407-246-2620
Free admission to the gardens during the sale

• April 13 – 19, 2009: Ginn Open
The only full-field LPGA Tour event in the state will be held at the Legacy designed by Arnold Palmer and the Independence by Tom Watson.
More info: 407-662-1700
Admission charge

• April 16 – 26, 2009: Central Florida Fair
Held at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando. Enjoy rides, arts and crafts, food, music and much more.
More info: 407-295-3247
Admission charge varies by day

• April 17, 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

• April 17, 2009: Movie in the Park
Free family movies on the third Friday of each month at Candyland Park in Longwood. Bring the family and a blanket or chairs for the 7:00pm showing of this month’s movie.
More info: 407-260-3484
Free admission

• April 17, 2009: Friday Night Live
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

• April 18 – 19, 2009: Celebration Exotic Car Festival
For three days, the Ferrari Club of America will host a collection of exotic cars. The show will be held at the Celebration waterfront.
More info: 407-566-2200
Free admission

• April 18, 2009: Rose Show
Leu Gardens is open to the public as they present their annual rose show from 1:00pm – 5:00pm. Public may enter blooms for judging starting at 6:00 am till 10:00 am.
More info: 407-246-2620
Free admission to the gardens during the sale

• April 20, 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

• April 24, 2009: Friday Night Live
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

• April 25, 2009: Dark Sky Festival
This outdoor festival at Harmony in St. Cloud from 7 – 11pm will include stargazing through telescopes with knowledgeable guides to explain what guests are seeing, informative speakers, live entertainment and a kid zone with hands on interactive exhibits.
More info: 407-957-0207
Free admission.

• April 25 – 26, 2009: Blues at the Winery
Event held at Lakeridge Winery features live music, food and wine.
More info: 1-800-768-9463
Admission charge: $2.00

• April 25 – 26, 2009: The Great American Pie Festival
Celebration Town Center Saturday 11:00am – 7:00pm & Sunday 12:00pm – 5:00pm Enjoy a weekend all about pies. The will be plenty of entertainment, children’s pie making sponsored by Crisco and cooking Demonstrations. Make sure not to miss the Never-Ending Pie Buffet, featuring award winning pies, ice cream, toppings and beverages.
Free admission

• April 30, 2009: Velvet Sessions
Rock & Roll Happy Hour held the last Thursday of the month at the Hard Rock Hotel, Universal Orlando.
Admission charge varies according to the month’s theme.