Posts tagged ‘Downtown Winter Park’

Spring Pops 2016

34The City of Winter Park will proudly host the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra as they present Spring Pops in charming Central Park in downtown Winter Park.

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy an evening of heart-warming music under the stars. This wonderful performance is made possible by a generous grant from the Charlotte Julia Hollander Trust. The event is free and open to the public.

The Orlando Philharmonic is Central Florida’s resident professional orchestra, comprised of accomplished musicians recruited from around the world. Whether you’re moved by the drama of opera, the colossal sound of a Romantic symphony, or the high energy of a rock & roll tribute, the Philharmonic has something for you. Join us for one of over 125 events this season, and discover the music that speaks to you.

Date :
Sunday, March 13, 2016 | 6 to 8 p.m

Location event :

Central Park
Park Avenue & Morse Boulevard
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States

Contact :
Website :

Traffic Delay Notice – Construction On Lakemont Avenue


For Immediate Release:

Media Contact: Craig M. O’Neil   407-599-3506 or cell 321-303-2653


WINTER PARK, Fla., an internationally recognized ICMA Excellence Award winner with accredited fire, police and parks & recreation agencies (June 21, 2013) – On Monday, July 8, the City of Winter Park will begin a sewer rehab project at the intersection of Lakemont and Mizell avenues near Winter Park Memorial Hospital, A Florida Hospital. The intersection will be closed and signs will indicate detour routes. This project is scheduled to be complete by Monday, July 22, weather permitting.

Vehicles and pedestrians can expect traffic delays and side-street road closures during the course of the project as shown on the attached map. Please allow extra time while traveling in this area or take an alternate route to avoid delays. Trash pick-up and mail service is expected to continue on normal schedule throughout the project.

The city continually strives to minimize inconvenience to local residents and through traffic during construction. We appreciate your patience and cooperation during this important project. For additional information, please contact the City of Winter Park Public Works Department at 407-599-3233.

18th Annual Olde Fashioned 4th of July Celebration


Media Contact: Craig M. O’Neil   407-599-3506 or cell 321-303-2653


WINTER PARK, Fla., an internationally recognized ICMA Excellence Award winner with accredited fire, police and parks & recreation agencies (June 25, 2013) –

The City of Winter Park will present their 18th annual Olde Fashioned 4th of July Celebration on Thursday, July 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Central Park. Mayor Ken Bradley will lead a special presentation at 9:15 a.m. from the main stage. Wear your red, white and blue, bring a blanket or beach chair, and gather with family and friends to enjoy this Winter Park tradition.

The annual celebration will feature live patriotic music performed by the Bach Festival Brass Band and Bach Festival Choir, horse-drawn wagon rides, Orlando Cloggers, Rockin’ Roadster Road Show and much more! Children’s activities will include the annual bicycle parade at 9 a.m. (lineup begins at 8:30 a.m.) from City Hall to Central Park, as well as fun games and inflatables. Free hot dogs, watermelon and water will available for all to enjoy, while supplies last. Families and friends are also invited to stroll along Park Avenue and Hannibal Square to shop and dine at the wide selection of shops and eateries.

In addition, The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art will present their Independence Day Open House. The museum, which is home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of work by American artist Louis Comfort Tiffany, will provide FREE admission to its galleries from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Please note that City Hall will be closed on Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. City offices will re-open at 8 a.m. on Friday, July 5. The City of Winter Park wishes everyone a safe and happy Independence Day.

For more information regarding the 18th annual Olde Fashioned 4th of July Celebration, please call 407-599-3463.

For information regarding additional events in the City of Winter Park, please visit the city’s official website at

Fun, Games & Activities 8:30 am Bicycle Parade

9 am Parade down Park Avenue

Games & Inflatables

Horse-drawn Wagon Rides 


Great Live Entertainment Bach Festival Brass Band

Bach Festival Chorus

Orlando Cloggers

Rockin’ Roadster Show


Don’t Forget to Visit The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art Open House


Support Our Local Merchants    Shop along the Avenue & grab some lunch at one of our great restaurants

Free Hot Dogs, Watermelon & Water
(while supplies last)

Remember to support the event vendors – When you grab a hot dog, buy some chips & a soda.

 For more information, please call 407-599-3463.

Unity Heritage Festival ~January 20th ~ Event in Winter Park, FL

Celebrate The City of Winter Park’s 125th Anniversary!

Come to the 11th annual Unity Heritage Festival

The Event begins Sunday, January 20th, 2013. 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM

We’ll be at Shady Park at Hannibal Square (corner of Pennsylvania and New England avenues)
And best of all, the event is FREE!

The wonderful community of Winter Park will come together for the 11th annual Unity Heritage Festival on Sunday and Monday. This celebration will promote family history and raise money for the Educational Fulfillment Fund for local economically disadvantaged youth. The festival will have fun for the whole family. Including children’s games, food and retail vendors, entertainment by various gospel artists, and then there will be a presentation of the annual Heritage Award.

Do not miss out on this great event. It is a festival the entire family can enjoy!

For more information, go to: or Contact: 407-599-3275

Celebrate the Holidays in Winter Park this Weekend

Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

WINTER PARK FLKick off the holidays at the 23rd annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony in Central Park in downtown Winter Park.  Bring the entire family to this free event for an evening of holiday cheer as Park Avenue is transformed into a Winter Wonderland.

Enjoy performances by:

  • St. Margaret Mary Catholic School Choir
  • New Warner Chapel
  • Colby Center for Dance and Performing Arts
  • Park Maitland “Singing Eagles” Glee Club
  • Orlando Harmony

The tree lighting will be broadcast live on WFTV – Channel 9 with anchor Bob Opsahl. Afterwards, families can enjoy refreshments provided by local businesses, plus face painting, caricatures and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Date: Friday, November 30
Time: 5 p.m.
Place: Central Park


Leadership Winter Park Pancake Breakfast

Presented by Fannie Hillman + Associates & Vanson Constructors

The Leadership Winter Park Pancake Breakfast has become a holiday tradition.  Help us turn pancake batter into a stack of dough! Proceeds from the breakfast benefit six Winter Park area elementary schools to assist teachers with the purchase of necessary school supplies.

Come early, enjoy a delicious breakfast and get a great seat for the Winter Park “Ye Olde Hometown” Christmas Parade.

Date: Saturday, December 1
Time: 7-10:30 a.m.
Place: Central Park stage

Cost: $6 Adults / $4 Children, includes pancakes, sausage and refreshments.

Order tickets in advance here or purchase at the event.


Winter Park “Ye Olde” Hometown Christmas Parade
Presented by Bright House Networks
Supported by Main Street Children’s Dentistry, Rollins College & Towncare Dental

The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the annual Winter Park “Ye Olde Hometown” Christmas Parade.  The event has been held on the first Saturday in December for 60 years, making it the longest-running holiday parade in Central Florida.

In 2012, the parade will be under the direction of honorary grand marshal, U.S. Congressman John Mica, and will travel down Park Avenue, starting at Cole Avenue and proceed south to Comstock Avenue.  More than 100 units will participate including marching bands, local police and fire departments, scouting groups, local dignitaries and, of course, Santa Claus.

37th Annual Winter Park Autumn Art Festival

Autum Art Festival Winter ParkJoin us for the 37th Annual Winter Park Autumn Art Festival!
Date: October 9-10, 2010 (Sat & Sun)
Time: 9am – 5pm
Location: Central Park (along beautiful Park Avenue)
Festival Website:

Over 150 Central Florida artists display their work at this weekend festival in downtown Winter Park, which includes entertainment, food, and children’s hands-on art workshops. Co-sponsored by the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, the City of Winter Park and Crealdé School of Art. Admission is free!