To celebrate the diversity of both Orlando’s local community and visitors from across the globe, local groups and theme parks honor multiple cultures with events, festivals, concerts, parades, museums, galleries and more. Explore and celebrate different corners of the world with these 10 events occurring throughout 2020 – without ever leaving Orlando.
Escape to Scotland for the day at the 2020 Central Florida Scottish Highland Games. Visitors can experience traditional Scottish Highlands athletics, dance, art, music, culture, food and history. The event takes place 30 minutes away from downtown Orlando in Winter Springs.
Admission: Prices vary
ZORA! Festival is a multi-day, multi-disciplinary, intergenerational event composed of public talks, museum exhibitions, theatrical productions, arts education programming and a three-day Outdoor Festival of the Arts. This celebration of African American culture is inspired by Zora Neale Hurston, the dominant female voice of the Harlem Renaissance Era and American author most known for her novel “Their Eyes were watching God." The event takes place primarily in Eatonville, Florida (10 miles north of Orlando).
Admission: Festival admission free, performance prices vary
Feb. 7 - May 9
This festival gives guests the opportunity to savor over 180 options, from international cuisines to domestic and imported craft beers and unique wines. The festival also features multiple culinary markets like Caribbean offerings and delectable sweets as well as a diverse lineup of live musical performances presenting rock, Latin, Christian, country and more.
Admission: Free with regular admission to the park
The Lunar Year is the most celebrated in East Asia, yet the Central Florida Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival invites everyone to join the fun. Located in downtown Orlando, the festival features Asian entertainment like dragon dancing, taiko drummers, martial arts, cultural dances, Asian food and more.
- Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant St. Patrick’s Day Festival
Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant hosts its annual, all-ages Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival which showcases three days and nights of live Irish music. The festival features live entertainment, Authentic Irish Grub and Ragland Road Irish Dancers.
Admission: Prices vary (First come first serve)
This event was established to promote the Puerto Rican community, culture and heritage in the state of Florida. The parade begins in downtown Orlando and ends at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts with live music, food, art and vendors.
Admission: Prices vary
Held every fall at Walt Disney World Resort’s Epcot, the festival is a celebration of global cuisines and music, featuring a wide diversity of wine, beer, food and entertainment from around the world.
Admission: Included in regular admission to the park, food and beverages are an additional cost.
This event offers guests the opportunity to explore and experience the wonders of Asian culture through performances, crafts and exhibitions. The event takes place in Turkey Lake at Bill Frederick Park, minutes from some of Orlando’s largest attractions.
This vibrant one-day event celebrating the Hispanic community features over 40 artists, vendors with authentic food and drinks throughout 10 city blocks of downtown Orlando.
Admission: $10. Kids enter for free
This two-day event in downtown Orlando is one of the city’s most unique cultural celebrations, representing 160 different heritages and featuring dishes from around the world, interactive experiences and contests celebrating fashion, music, dance, short films and more.
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