The sun is shining, flowers are blooming, and Spring is in the air! Time to get the family out and have some fun! Here are some events to check out in the Greater Orlando area this month.
Dinosaur & Dragon Stroll March 5th & 6th.
Have a little one obsessed with large carnivorous lizards? Head over to Daytona for the Dinosaur & Dragon stroll happening March 5th & 6th only! This is a unique event that is both educational and fun! Purchase your ticket ahead of time here for various showtimes. LINK: Dino & Dragon Stroll Ticket Booth Veterans and children under 2 get in for free, all other ages are $26.99.
Storytime at Central Florida Zoo March 9th
This free event is hosted in Sanford at the Central Florida Zoo! Short and sweet from 10:00-10:30am before the sun is TOO hot, pre-school aged kids will enjoy storytime in the presence of animal friends at the zoo! Zoo admission is not included or required for this event, and kids 2 & under get in for free all year long! If the sun is strong, there is an awesome splash pad in the zoo (so back some extra clothes!) or if it’s raining, the event will be indoors! Find out more here: Storytime at the Zoo
Mall Scavenger Hunt March 14th
Did you know that the Kid’s Crew at the Oviedo Mall hosts scavenger hunts for kids once a month? They are sponsored by different partners who also provide a PRIZE to kids 12yrs & under who complete it! This month the hunt is on March 14th from anytime between 12-6pm and is for all kids under 12yrs! It is very toddler & stroller friendly; our daughter has participated since 18m old! This activity is FREE and you go at your own pace, which I appreciate. They make it easy to sign up & get the scavenger hunt print out right at the mall customer service. The entire hunt is indoors so rain or shine it’ll be a good time! Click here for more information: Mall Scavenger Hunt
St.Patty’s at the Park March 19th
This Free St.Patrick’s Day event is one you won’t want to miss! Hosted by Bangers and Mash at Oviedo on the Park you will enjoy dancing, live music, good food & entertainment for all ages! Bangers and Mash are partnering with the Byrne Brothers and Irish Step Dancers! The party is March 19th from 4-10pm. Time to get your green dancing shoes on! Find out more at OOTP St.Patty
4th St.Patty’s TRUCK pull March 19th
The Famous L Collective is hosting an event that gives you the opportunity to show off how big your muscles AND your heart are! Be the hero of your kid’s dreams and play Tug of War with a Fire Truck! You must form a team of 10 and enter the competition together for a total of $100 ($10 each) and ALL fees will be donated to the Special Needs Ability Program (SNAP). There will also be live music on stage, food trucks & craft vendors. The event is located in Sandford’s beautiful downtown with a variety of shops & restaurants to check out! Very stroller friendly. Email [email protected] to enter into the truck pull competition & learn more about this event here: Sanford Truck Pull
Kite Day March 19th
Let’s go fly a kite up to the highest height! March 19th from 10-2pm you and your littles can make & fly kites together at The Flagpole Lot in Avalon Park. There is a picnic area where you can enjoy homemade sandwiches or Chik-fil-a on a checkered blanket watching professional kite flyers work their magic. A quieter and more intimate way to spend the Saturday. Link: Kite Day
Honey Bee Spring Festival March 19th
What’s all that buzz? It’s the Black Hammock Spring Festival! Tons of kid friendly activities like decorating & planting spring flowers and decorating honey bee magnets! There will be food, drinks, plants & honey available for purchase from 11-3pm! There are so many wonderful benefits to honey; from honey tea, to honey facials- now’s your chance to stock up just in time for allergy season! It’ll be a fun event you won’t want to miss at the Bee Farm! (Unless you’re allergic- then maybe try the kite flying event 😅 ) Find out more here: Black Hammock Spring Festival
Mount Dora Spring Festival March 19th-20th
Crafts, flowers, baked goods, rustic decor, homemade jewelry- forget Spring cleaning, it’s time for a Spring Shopping Spree! Mount Dora is an adorable picturesque town but don’t ever underestimate their vendor markets! Over 250 handcrafters will set up shop for this weekend only, so don’t miss out! All ages will have a good time! www.MountDoraSpringFest.com or Mount Dora Spring Fest
28th Annual Taste of Oviedo March 26th
Hosted at the Oviedo Mall Parking Lot, this FREE event is all about food, and who doesn’t love to eat?! There are so many great family friendly restaurants in Oviedo, and here’s your chance to check them all out in one afternoon from 10am-6pm. There will also be a free kids play area sponsored by Oviedo City Church. Come on out & taste Oviedo! Find more info here: Taste of Oviedo