Top 10 things to do in Orlando in April 2012

Posted by Unlock Orlando April 3, 2012

If you’re wondering what big time events are going on in the Orlando area throughout April 2012, then look no further. We’ve got the top 10 events you will want to check out during the month to make sure you get your fill of entertainment and things to do in the Orlando area. We’ve got events for everyone.

Leu Gardens Jazz Stroll
Leu Gardens Jazz Stroll features some of the best blues and jazz bands in the area playing both classic and innovative music on Saturday April 14th from 7pm-10pm.
1920 North Forest Avenue
Orlando, FL 32803

Hannibal Square Heritage Center Folk Art and Craft Festival
The Hannibal Square Heritage Center Folk Art and Craft Festival will display art from local artists including the well-known Florida Highwaymen Painters, along with clay art and fine crafts from Florida artists. There will also be a FREE children’s folk art painting workshop. The event takes place from 10am to 4pm on April 21st, 2012 at the Crealde School of Art.
600 St. Andrews Blvd.
Winter Park, FL

Orlando Sidewalk Art Stroll
Orlando Sidewalk Art Stroll April 6th from 6pm-pm at Ivanhoe Village. Check out local artists and local art shops.
1800 block of N. Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL

Celebration Art Festival
The Celebration Art Festival will feature food, folks, and fun along with works by over 100 artists from all over the country including many Florida based artists on Saturday and Sunday April 21st and 22nd, 2012. There will also be live music along with lot of stores and restaurants in the Celebration Town Center to enjoy.
Located on Market Street in Celebration
For more information check out or call 561-746-6615

Florida Film Festival
Florida Film Festival takes place at the Enzian Theater from April 13th- 22nd, 2012. The Film Festival shows over 160 foreign and independent films with over 100 filmmakers visiting as well. Check out their website for more information on dates, admissions, and packages.
1300 South Orlando Avenue Maitland, FL 32751

Maitland Spring Festival of the Arts
The Maitland Spring Festival of the Arts, also known informally as the Maitland Art Festival takes place on Friday April 13th from 6pm-9pm, Saturday April 14th, from 9am-5pm, and Sunday April 15th, from 10am-4pm. Admission is FREE! Park where you can do it legally or venture into the paid parking lots that will charge you under $5.
Lake Lily Park
840 Lake Lily Drive
Maitland, FL 32751

Winter Park Paint Out
For something a little different you can check out the Winter Park Paint Out event at the Albin Polasek Museum Sculpture Garden and different areas in Winter Park. You will be able to check out the paintings and works by local artists as they are being painted. The works go on display almost as soon as they are dry and completed. The hours are from 10am-6pm April 23-27, 2012 and 10am-noon April 28th. Also on the 28th there will be a Paint Out Garden Party where you will be able to meet the artists from 6pm-9pm. The event is FREE.
Albin Polasek Museum
633 Osceola Avenue,
Winter Park, FL

Sanford Art Walk
The Sanford Art Walk is a great opportunity to get on Friday night and enjoy art, food, and some light nightlife. Local galleries will open their doors and display tons of art created by local artists. The event takes place on April 27, 2012 from 6pm-9pm.
The Sanford Art Walk takes place between 1st street, Magnolia Avenue, and Sanford Avenue.
Check out their website for more information

Orlando City Soccer Club

Check out some games at the Orlando City Soccer Club on April 15th, 2012 where they will take on the Wilmington Hammerheads at 6pm and on April 28th, 2012 where they will play the Richmond Kickers at 7:30pm. Tickets range from $15 to $25 and the games take place at the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium.
1610 West Church Street,
Orlando, FL

Orlando Predators Arena Football
For another sporting event that you might not have thought of, check out the Orlando Predators Arena Football. April games take place on April 20, 2012 against the Georgia Force and another game on April 28th, 2012 against the Philadelphia Soul. Games start at 7:30pm and ticket prices range from $10 to $250 at the Amway Center.
400 West Church Street
Orlando, FL
407-648-4444 or 1-800-745-3000

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