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Every festival we know about happening in Orlando spring 2019

Our guide to the best reasons to leave the house between now and May 26



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Saturday, March 16

Dama to the Death 2 Kendama tournament featuring tons of tricks, mini-games, pro players, vendors and a victorious bonfire. 2-8 pm; Dead Lizard Brewing Company, 4507 36th St.; free-$10; 706-829-9193.

Holi: Festival of Colors Learn about this festival and how it is celebrated in India and around the world. 2:30-3:30 pm; Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St., Winter Garden; free; 407-835-7323;

Jungle 51 House music, DJs and a laser light show. 2 pm; Central Florida Fairgrounds, 4603 W. Colonial Drive; $25-$70; 407-295-3247.

My-Con Anime and comics convention. 10 am-7 pm; Wyndham Orlando Resort, 8001 International Drive; $5; 407-460-2676;

Orlando Caribbean Festival Caribbean music, food and crafts, plus fair rides and live entertainment. 3-11 pm; Central Florida Fairgrounds, 4603 W. Colonial Drive; $50-$125; 407-295-3247.

Orlando Women's Fest Festival honoring women trailblazers in politics, business and social causes. All live bands, food trucks and vendors are women-owned. Noon-6 pm; Eagle Nest Park, 5165 Metrowest Blvd.; $10-$75.

St. Paddy's Day Truck Pull & Street FestivalTeams of 10 attempt to pull a fire truck, live music on several stages, food trucks, craft beer and more. 4 pm; Historic Downtown Sanford; contact for price.

St. Practice Day Pub Crawl A second opportunity to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, featuring bars in downtown Orlando. 8 pm; multiple locations; $10-$20.

Water Lantern Festival Enjoy food trucks, music and fun in a magical night as water lanterns light up the water for a beautiful and memorable evening. 5-10 pm; Orlando Watersports Complex, 8615 Florida Rock Road; $25;

March 16-17

Lake Mary St. Patrick's Block Party Tribute artists, beer, bag pipers and more. Liam Fitzpatrick's Restaurant & Irish Pub, 951 Market Promenade Ave., Lake Mary; free; 407-936-3782;

Mount Dora Spring Festival More than 200 artists, craft exhibitors and musicians fill the historic streets of downtown Mount Dora. 9 am-5 pm; Downtown Mount Dora, East Fifth Avenue and North Donnelly Street, Mount Dora; free; 352-217-8390;

Sunday, March 17

St. Patrick's Day at Lizzy's Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at downtown Orlando's favorite traditional Irish bar. 11 am; Lizzy McCormack's, 55 N. Orange Ave.; free; 407-426-8007;

St. Patrick's Day Party St. Patrick's Day block party with Guinness, Irish food and live music. 10 am; The Harp & Celt, 25 S. Magnolia Ave.; free; 407-481-2928;

St. Patrick's Day Celebration St. Patrick's Day party with music, drinks and food. 4-11 pm; B.B. King's Blues Club, Pointe Orlando, 9101 International Drive; various menu prices; 407-370-4550;

Wednesday, March 20

Winter Park Wine & Dine Unlimited tastings from more than 35 restaurants, plus craft beers, wine and live music. 6:30-9:30 pm; Winter Park Farmers Market, 200 W. New England Ave., Winter Park; $44-$74.

Thursday, March 21

Sunnyland Antique and Classic Boat Festival View more than 70 classic and antique boats. 8 am-10 pm; Wooten Park, U.S. 441 and St. Clair-Abrams Ave., Tavares; $10;

March 22-24

Country Thunder Country music festival featuring headliners Luke Bryan, Toby Keith and Luke Combs. Osceola Heritage Park, 1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimmee; $75-$250; 321-697-3333;

Spooky Empire Spring Edition A rock & roll, tattoo, horror and film festival rolled into one. Wyndham Orlando Resort, 8001 International Drive; $30-$70;

Wine & Seafood Festival Three days of seafood, live music and local artists. 10 am-5 pm; Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards, 19239 N. U.S. Highway 27, Clermont; $10; 800-768-9463.

Saturday, March 23

Florida Wildflower & Garden Festival A forum promoting environmentally friendly, sustainable gardening practices featuring speakers, demonstrations, and plant and gardening supplies. 9 am-3 pm; Downtown DeLand, Indiana Avenue and South Woodland Boulevard, DeLand; free;

Orlando Holi Festival Indian Holi celebration with live music, cultural dances, food and lots of colored powder. 11 am-7 pm; Bill Frederick Park, 3401 S. Hiawassee Road; free; 321-662-1887.

Pints N Paws Craft Beer Festival Interact with other pet lovers while enjoying unlimited beer sampling from over 100 breweries. 1-6 pm; Historic Downtown Sanford; $40-$65.

United We Brunch All-you-can-eat event featuring samples from Orlando's top brunch destinations. 11 am-3 pm; The Orchid Garden, 122 W. Church St.; $45-$80;

Uptown Art Expo Exhibitions from fine artists and chalk street artists, as well as live music, food and other vendors. 10 am-7:30 pm; Cranes Roost Park, 274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs; free; 407-571-8863;

March 23-24

Caribbean Food & Music Festival Featuring live performances by Jah Movement, LIPS International, and headliner Rupee. Fun Spot, 5700 Fun Spot Way; free;

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