In and Around Orlando: April 2013 Family Activities

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We’ve put together a list of fun family activities to do in and around Orlando this April. If you’re heading to one of our lovely vacation homes during the month of April make sure to get the family together and explore a few of these festivals and events only a short drive away.

April 1-8  Star Wars – Where Science Meets Imagination Exhibit

Star Wars fans should visit this exhibition at the Orlando Science Centre before it ends. Developed in collaboration with Star Wars Director George Lucas this 10,000 ft exhibition explores the fantastical technologies in the films and the real science behind them. I wonder how close we are to seeing a Light Saber on sale at Walmart?

This event can be found at: Orlando Science Centre, 777 E Princeton Street, Orlando 32803


 April 5-14 Florida Film Festival

If you are a film buff, you might want to browse the selection of films in this year’s Florida Film Festival. Held at theaters in Maitland, Winter Garden and Winter Park the festival is in its  22nd year, this year’s Florida Film Festival challenges viewers to “open their eyes” with a selection of films that attempt to expand horizons. Sounds like a good time! Plus, the Festival website has all the details you need to plan your schedule!

This event can be found at: Various Locations

April 6, 13 & 20 Mardi Gras

Get ready to swing those hips to the salsa beat and celebrate Mardi Gras during your visit to Universal Studios. We recommend visiting on a Saturday evening so that you can enjoy the Mardi Gras parade.

Entry to the parade is included in your admission ticket price. Check the route and times on the Universal Studio website.

This event can be found at: Universal Studios Florida


April 10, 13 & 15 NBA Games

Basketball fans can enjoy some NBA excitement as the Orlando Magics have three games scheduled in April, with match-ups against the Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls. Click through to the team’s website to find out game and ticket details.

This event can be found at: Amway Centre, West Church Street, Orlando


April 13 & 14 Blues at the Winery

Enjoy sipping a glass of wine and listening to the Blues at Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards in Clermont. We think that this would be the perfect way to chill out after the excitement of the amusement parks. No ticket is required, just a $2 donation. There will be wine, beer, soft drinks and food available for purchase as well as vineyard tours and wine tastings.

This event can be found at:  Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards, 19239 US 27 North, Clermont, Florida 34715


April 27 & 28 Great American Pie Festival

Drive up to Celebration, FL this weekend and celebrate that great American tradition of the pie. There will be pie making, pie decorating and of course the All You Can Eat pie buffet. Check out the Great American Pie Festival website for more information.

This event can be found at: Lakeside Park, Celebration FL


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