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Easter Weekend Events and Tips

Tuesday April 15, 2014
Flowers at Epcot Flower & Gardent Festival

While it looks like the weather for Easter Sunday in Florida will be quite good with temperatures in the high 70s or low- to mid-80s, we all might need an umbrella on Friday and Saturday. North Florida is forecast for a 60 percent chance of rain on Friday, while the rest of the state will have a 40 percent chance on Friday and 30 percent on Saturday. If you haven't already made plans, you might want to consider these things to do when it rains in Florida.

Easter may not be the best time to visit Disney World to avoid crowds, but these April tips will help make your spring vacation more pleasant. The best chances for rain are Friday and Saturday, so follow these things to do when it rains at Disney World for a wet but wonderful time.

Easter weekend events:

  • The Ford Winter Estate is celebrating 50 Years of Mustang on Saturday, April 19, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The admission price of $20 also includes the audio tour of the homes, gardens, lab and museum at the Estate.
  • Dress up those little ones and take along a camera to capture some memorable photos at these popular Meet the Bunny Opportunities!
  • Ron Jon's 50th Easter Surfing Festival will take place in Shepard Park in Cocoa Beach from Friday, April 18 through Sunday, April 20. There will be a Sunrise Service on Sunday morning.
  • The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival continues in full bloom this weekend with workshops and Flower Power concerts featuring The Grass Roots appearing on stage Friday through Sunday -- April 18-20. All can be enjoyed for just the price of regular Epcot admission.
  • Enjoy Easter Egg Hunts at Green Meadows Farm in Kissimmee Thursday, April 17 through Sunday, April 20, 2014.
  • Catch some beads at Universal Orlando's Mardi Gras where Kool & the Gang will appear in concert Saturday evening.
  • Enjoy a spectacular Easter sunrise at Bok Tower Gardens and stay for the special afternoon Easter Carillon recitals.

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Buy SunFest 2014 Tickets Now

Sunday April 13, 2014

SunFest, Florida's largest waterfront music and art festival, will kick off April 30 and continue for five music-filled days. Of course, SunFest, held along the downtown West Palm Beach waterfront, is all about the music; and, the 2014 artist lineup seems poised to excite a wide range of fans — from rock to reggae and country to hip-hop. The family-friendly event also features a Youth Park open Friday through Sunday and a firework spectacular to close the event Sunday evening. If you are planning to attend, and if you want to save money, be sure to purchase your tickets online before April 26.

  • What: SunFest 2014
  • When: April 30 - May 4, 2014
  • Where: Downtown West Palm Beach

Photo © SunFest

LEGOLAND Florida Water Park Opens for Season

Friday April 11, 2014
LEGOLAND Florida Water Park

LEGOLAND Florida's Water Park will open for the season — Saturday, April 12. The water park is specifically designed for families with children ages 2-12 and features more than four-million LEGO bricks in an interactive water environment. It's water play for the entire family! The water park will be open daily from 10:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. daily with extended hours to 6:00 p.m. from June 28 through August 16 and will close for the season after September 28.

Admission to LEGOLAND Florida is required with an upgrade of $15 for admission to the water park. You can save $15 off regular LEGOLAND Florida admission by picking a date and purchasing your ticket online in advance.

Key West Songwriters' Festival

Monday April 7, 2014
GuitarMark your calendar and make your reservations! The 2014 Key West Songwriters' Festival will kick off Wednesday, May 7, and continue for five days and nights through Sunday, May 11. The festival features more than 100 top songwriters and revolves around more than 30 shows, staged at more than 25 of Key West's most popular drinking holes and hot spots, and introduces fans to the face, voices and stories behind the songs.

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