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Fresh From Florida and Other Things to do in Orlando this Weekend

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This weekend in Orlando is sure to be FRESH with all our fun and exciting events happening! Enjoy a “Fresh From Florida” cooking class, multiple food truck fiestas, interesting wine and champagnes, and delicious, fresh acai bowls. 

Check out our latest weekend guide with all things Orlando! We’re here to enjoy the beautiful weather with many things happening outdoors, socially distant events and celebrations this weekend.

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Dinner with "Fresh From Florida"

We are so lucky to be in Florida this time of year and Publix Aprons Cooking School in Winter Park Village wants to celebrate with a “Fresh From Florida” dinner this weekend! Discover how to shop, prepare, serve, and store all the amazing things grown and harvested locally in Florida.

In this demonstration style cooking class, you’ll enjoy Florida pink shrimp ceviche, roasted Florida corn and tomato salad, Florida beef tenderloin with roasted vegetables, and end the night with a Florida strawberry pop pastry and Florida wine! Be sure to reserve your spot for this delicious event in Orlando this weekend!

Event Details
🗓 FEB 19 | 6:30PM–9:30PM
📍 Publix Aprons Cooking School, Winter Park Village

7th Annual Sanford Mardi Gras Street Party

Who needs to travel to New Orleans when you can celebrate Mardi Gras right here in Orlando? Join us at the 7th Annual Sanford Mardi Gras Street Party in Historic Downtown Sanford this weekend! Grab your beads and hit the streets for this annual parade and sashay down Sanford Ave.

With food trucks, live music, and tons of craft beer and cocktails, you’ll want to head up to Sanford early to secure your spot in the Famous ‘L between Celery City Craft and West End Trading Co. The gathering starts at 3:30 and picks up at 4, with proceeds benefitting Meals on Wheels, Etc.

Event Details
🗓 FEB 20 | 4PM–9PM
📍 Historic Downtown Sanford

The Wine Tour at The Grove Orlando

Get ready to try interesting wines and champagnes this weekend in Orlando at The Wine Tour at The Grove Shopping Center in Windermere, Florida! During this progressive wine tasting event, you’ll sample up to 15 wines, from the 50 featured wine host locations around the complex.

Wine tasting passports start at $25 and include 15 tasting tickets, a keepsake wine glass, and a listing of wines served at each host location. The Grove Orlando is making sure to follow all CDC guidelines, so you can feel safe while sipping wine this weekend at the Wine-Dermere Wine tour!

Event Details
🗓 FEB 20 | 1PM–5PM
📍 The Grove Shopping Center, Windermere

After partying all day at the Mardi Gras Party, satisfy your hunger at the Sanford Food Truck Fiesta in Historic Downtown Sanford this weekend! This pet friendly event includes amazing food from 20+ local Orlando food trucks, craft beer and cocktails, live music, and plenty of outdoor seating.

Tacos, Cuban food, Amish pretzels, Brazilian BBQ, Donuts, Alaskan ice and more! The food truck lineup at this event will take your tastebuds on a world tour. Bring the whole family to enjoy this monthly event just north of Orlando this weekend.

Event Details
🗓 FEB 20 | 5PM–9PM
📍 Historic Downtown Sanford

Vegan Brews & BBQ

Calling all Orlando vegans and plant lovers alike, celebrate Vegan Brews and BBQ this weekend at Orlando Brewing! Southern Fried Vegan is bringing their special brand of soul food with southern staples and sandwich specials. 

Menu highlights include fried Chickun, BBQ Mac and Cheeze, Jambalaya, Beer Cheeze battered Beyond burgers, and Totchos! Wash down your delicious vegan eats with a cold beer from Orlando’s only certified organic microbrewery with 35 home brews on tap.

Event Details
🗓 FEB 21| 3PM–7PM
📍 Orlando Brewing

Local Business Spotlight

If you haven’t been to Purple Ocean Super Food Bar yet, you’re missing out on some of the most delicious Acai bowls Orlando has to offer! Purple Ocean brings the Caribbean feel of Puerto Rico to Orlando, as well as healthy options for the organic, raw, and vegan community in Central Florida.

With fresh fruit options like banana, strawberry, coconut, kiwi, blueberry, and pineapple all topped with honey or agave, its a fast organic meal for all to enjoy. Check out their website or Instagram to see when this delicious food truck is at an Orlando spot near you this weekend!

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Kimberly Gooch

Kimberly Gooch

Hi I'm Kim! I am a Florida native from Clearwater Florida, and now currently living in Orlando. I've been in Orlando for the last 6 years and love to explore everything the city has to offer. I travel a lot on the weekends visiting new cities, and in my spare time I enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, and discovering new things to do.

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