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Victoria Day

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Victoria Day, also known as May Two-Four, May Long and May Long Weekend, is a Canadian holiday on the Monday preceding May 25. In some cities, fireworks displays or parades are held to mark Victoria Day.

For many people, the long Victoria Day weekend marks the end of the winter and the unofficial start of the spring or summer season.  After this weekend, gardeners can be reasonably sure that there will be no more frost until the autumn so they can sow or plant out delicate crops and plants. For the same reason, people with recreational homes in colder parts of the country often go to them to open them up for the summer. In addition, many amusement parks and outdoor attractions open for their summer season this weekend.

Queen Victoria was born on May 24, 1819. Following the death of three uncles and her father, she became Queen of the United Kingdom on June 20, 1837 and reigned until her death on January 22, 1901. During Victoria’s life, the British Empire expanded considerably. However, her powers as Queen of the United Kingdom were reduced as the House of Commons became more important and powerful in British politics.

Date :
Monday May 23, 2016

Location event :
Celebration, FL

Memorial Day Flag Ceremony

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This memorable occasion, held at the Veterans Memorial at Founders Park, recognizes the men and women who serve in our U.S. military services and honors those whose memories are in our thoughts. The Celebration Veterans Group proudly displays each military service’s flag. Boy Scout Troop 125 serves as color guard and performs the annual replacement of the U.S. ceremonial flag. The Celebration Community Chorus performs appropriate musical selections.

The Memorial Day Flag Ceremony will take place at Founders Park on Saturday, May 28  beginning at 10 a.m. This heartwarming event honors a military family who has lost a loved one.

This event is put-on in conjunction with the: Celebration Veterans Group, Celebration Community Chorus, Boy Scout Troop 125, Cub Scout Troop 125, Girl Scouts, and the Garden Club of Celebration.

Date :
Saturday, May 28, 2016, 10 a.m

Location event :
Founders Park

Mother’s day – May 8

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A popular day for gifts of flowers and greeting cards.

Many Canadians celebrate Mother’s Day by showing their appreciation for mothers or mother figures. The Mother’s Day date in Canada is on the second Sunday of May each year.

What Do People Do?

Many people in Canada express their gratitude towards mothers and mother figures on Mother’s Day. It is the time for people to thank mothers and mother figures who took the time care for them and help them through life’s challenges.

Carnations are a popular Mother’s Day symbol in both Canada and the United States. Some people may choose to wear a carnation as a brooch on Mother’s Day. However, other flowers are also given to mothers or mother figures to symbolize one’s love and appreciation for them.

Date :
May 8, 2016 | all day

Location event :
Celebration, FL

May food truck Friday

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Our May Food Truck Friday will be on the 13th. Make plans to join us from 5 – 9 p.m. at Town Hall.

Attendees can enjoy the sights and sounds of DJ Joe Magic, not to mention the culinary delights of many of central Florida’s most popular food trucks. Scheduled lineup includes:

900 Degreez (menu consisting of artisan pizzas, garlic knots, Italian breads, baguettes and other baked goods)
Aji Food Truck
Bad As’s Sandwiches
Chicken Waffle Grill
Curbside Chef
Jamaica Jamaica
Monsta Lobsta
Rubios Baja Grill
Soul Bowl Eatery
Sweet City Gelato
Sweet By Holly
Tastebuds
Tuk Tuk Truck

Date :
May 13th, 2016 | 5 p.m

Location event :
Town Hall

Contact :
851 Celebration Avenue
Celebration, FL 34747
Phone: 407.566.1200
Email: town.hall@celebrationtownhall.com

Concert in the Park

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Grab your lawn chairs and blankets, and pack your coolers, as The Celebration Foundation and CROA host the Spring Concert in the Park Series at Lakeside Park. The Spring Series is open to Celebration residents only. There is no fee for admission.

A great community deserves great music. The goal of the Concert Series Committee is to bring the finest music organizations to Celebration. This volunteer driven endeavor is supported by ticket sales and sponsorship. The Series aims to expose youth in the area to the beauty and skill of high quality classical music performances and typically offers four to five concerts beginning in December.

Each year the Celebration Foundation invites local organizations such as The Orlando Philharmonic, Brass Band of Central Florida, and the ever popular Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra to play in downtown Celebration at Community Presbyterian Church. Additionally, the Concert Committee brings in nationally or internationally acclaimed performances. Highlights have included the Vienna Boys Choir, Notre Dame Glee Club and Brooklyn Rider.

Date :
Wednesday May 4, 2016 @ 6 p.m

Location event :
Lakeside Park
631 Celebration Avenue
Celebration, FL 34747

Contact :
Phone number: 407-566-1234
Website: http://www.TheCelebrationFoundation.org

Art & Wine Stroll – April 2016

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Live music, free event!

The streets of Downtown Celebration will transformation into 40+ art galleries on one special night when the Celebration Art & Wine Stroll returns for it’s second year.

 

“The Celebration Art & Wine Stroll gives the artists a chance to connect with the community, each other and visitors while delving into what we love – be it painting, sculpting, drawing…  And instant feedback from onlookers is priceless.  I’m excited to be amongst my fellow artists in the stroll,” says Rob Kaz, one of the participating artists and Celebration resident.   “This is a wonderful and intimate event which is quickly becoming a favorite of the folks in Celebration.  Both artists and patrons alike give a big thumbs up.  The Stroll offers a fun evening out for families while art truly brings people together.  The affordably priced artwork is a bonus!” says Meryl Rachlin, President of Artists of Celebration and organizer of the Celebration Art & Wine Stroll.   The Artists of Celebration is a Celebration community group formed by artists and those with an appreciation for the arts.

The group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Community Center.

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Imperium Food and Wine will have wine, sangria and beer for sale. This is a free event, come one come all!

Date :
Saturday April 30th, 2016 @ 5-9 p.m

Location event:
Downtown Celebration

Contact :
For more info, contact: meryl@merylmurals.com
Phone: (321) 939-4121

Exotic Car Festival

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Join us in central Florida on April 14-17, 2016 for the 13th annual Celebration Exotic Car Festival children’s charity event!

This four-day event showcases North America’s largest collection of exotic cars, race cars, Hollywood movie cars, and iconic actors and celebrities, coming together to help children with life threatening medical conditions.

The Celebration Exotic Car Festival was founded in 2004. Organized by a dedicated team of volunteers, 100% of the net proceeds are donated after each event. Since its inception, the Celebration Exotic Car Festival has donated over $1 million to children’s charities including Make-a-Wish, Special Olympics and Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital. Over the years, the festival has grown to become one of the largest exotic car events in the world, attracting more than 250 of world’s rarest exotic cars, race cars, and Hollywood movie cars, and more than 40,000 spectators. In the past eleven years, hundreds of children in need have been helped directly through the efforts of this event.

This four-day event showcases North America’s largest collection of exotic cars, race cars, Hollywood movie cars, and iconic actors and celebrities, coming together to help children with life threatening medical conditions.

Following two exhilarating track days and racing at the world famous Daytona International Speedway, the event moves to Celebration. Join us Friday for an evening of fun and comedy at Hard Rock Live with Arsenio Hall and special guest Joe Piscopo. On Saturday morning, stroll through the world class exotic car concours set along the waterfront of Celebration. Following the concours, attend the exclusive wine pairing dinner and concert by Loverboy lead singer Mike Reno at the new Four Seasons Resort at Walt Disney World.
And Sunday morning, participate in the acclaimed road rally!”

Date :
April 14 – 17, 2016 (all day)

Location event:
Town Center

Contact :
For more info: http://www.celebrationexoticcars.com/

Relay for Life

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Celebration Relay brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, American_Cancer_Society_Relay_For_Life_Logoschools, faith-based groups and people from all walks of life to help further American Cancer Society‘s efforts to save lives. This 18-hour campout and fund-raising walk-a-thon is staged at Lakeside Park.
The walking course is around the beautiful lake and through Town Center. At Relay, we celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease.
Everyone can make a difference by joining the fight!

Date :
Friday, April 1, 2016, 6 p.m. – Saturday, April 2, 7 a.m

Location event:
Lakeside Park
631 Sycamore St, Celebration, FL

Contact :
Pavla Paul
E-mail: pavla.paul@cancer.org
Phone: (407) 581-2513

Easter Egg Hunt

27The Annual Great Egg Hunt will take place on Saturday, March 26 at Spring Park and Heritage Hall.

As always, this event is designed for children up to 10 years old and will be separated by age groups to provide the best and safest experience for all of the egg “hunters.”

Participants should bring their favorite basket for the egg collection and be ready to have a hoppin’ good time! 20,000 eggs will be available for the taking and a DJ will provide music and entertainment for everyone. There will also be a photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny, so don’t forget to bring your camera.

The Great Egg Hunt will be separated into four age groups:

 
9:00 a.m. • 0-23 mos. (playground area)
9:15 a.m. • 2-4 yrs.
9:30 a.m. • 5-7 yrs.
9:45 a.m. • 8-10 yrs.

 
*NOTE: This is a resident-only event, so you must have a valid CROA ID to enter.

Date :
Saturday, March 26, 2016

Location event :
Spring Park and Heritage Hall

Jaguar Car Show

25This year’s theme is “Preserving the Marque.” The event showcases Jaguar cars from the early 1950s to present – including race cars, convertibles, coupes and luxury sedans.

If you are interested in showing your Jaguar car for either display or judging (against factory specifications) call Joseph Tarnowski, Concours Registration Chairman at 407-290-5928 or Jay Hixson, Concours Chairman at 407-566-9438.

Date :
Saturday, March 19, 2016 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m

Location event :
Celebration Town Center

Contact :
Concours Registration Chairman at 407-290-5928 (Joseph Tarnowski)
or
Concours Chairman at 407-566-9438 (Jay Hixson)

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