Central Florida is a target destination for families year round – but mostly during the summer months. When visitors do make it to the great city of Orlando, what better way can you spend quality time together than heading out to great events. Orlando has several of them – great for family bonding and entertainment for all. If you’re planning a trip to Orlando between May and August, take a look at some of these great summer events to squeeze into you vacation calendar. 

Viva La Musica at SeaWorld Orlando
April 13 – May 4
Celebrate food and the thriving sounds of Latin culture featuring live concerts by Latin musical artists. All concerts are free with admission. Offering Latin cuisine prepared by SeaWorld Orlando’s  Executive Chef, Héctor Colón, Lechón, arroz con gandules y pasteles, arroz con pollo, habichuelas rojas y maduros, mofongo con carne frita, alcapurrias and bacalaítos are just some of the items available during Viva la Música.

23rd Annual Harvest Festival
June 21 – June 23
Lakeridge Winery
Lakeridge Winery’s flagship festival features the ever-popular annual stomping of the grapes and live music. More than 80 local artists and crafters will display their artwork. Lakeridge wine, beer, soft drinks and a variety of food is available for purchase, along with complimentary winery tours and tasting. Call 1-800-768-WINE for more information.

2013 Red Hot & Boom!
July 3
Cranes Roost Lake
Beautiful Cranes Roost Park lights up with an immensely popular festival and fireworks display that includes live music from nationally and international known entertainers, as well as an awesome fireworks and food/beverage booths at the Red Hot & Boom! Independence Day Celebration.  Admission to 2013 Red Hot & Boom! is free and performances run from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. The fireworks display takes place at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Photo Credit: Orlando Sentinel