Style Events, News & Gossip From Around the City

The first quarter of 2016 is officially over and that’s no April Fool’s joke! The year is swiftly passing by so make sure you’re staying up to date on the most happening events in Orlando by sticking with Style Magazines. This month we’ll be summing up an assortment of thrilling activities that took place in the City Beautiful all March long. Here are the highlights, just in case you missed it!

Central Florida’s fun and unique storytelling series is back! On March 2nd, Orlando Story Club  picked up right where they left off with a fantastic evening of entertainment where the audience creates the show. Located at The Abbey, attendees were invited to throw their name in a hat and then ten participants were chosen to tell a five minute story that connected to the theme prompt of “our bodies.” All the stories were told without notes, which led to unpredictable, outrageous and sometimes poignant results. Judges were randomly selected from the audience and special story prizes were awarded to participants at the end of the evening. All proceeds raised from the event went to support The Assistance Fund. This month’s event is themed “Surprise!” and takes place on April 6th. Swing by The Abbey and don’t miss out on the storytelling fun!

Spring is in full bloom at the 2016 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival! On March 2nd, Epcot was transformed into a floral paradise where guests could enjoy the glow of enchanting topiaries and savor seasonal foods at Outdoor Kitchens around World Showcase. In-between strolling through creative gardens and reconnecting with nature, guests also had the chance to revisit their love of classic hits with the 2016 Garden Rocks Concert Series at the America Gardens Theatre. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, guests grooved to live throwback beats all while taking in the gorgeous waterfront view at the spacious outdoor venue. Don’t forget to plan your own trip to one of Orlando’s favorite events! The Flower & Garden Festival continues through May 30th.

More than 100,000 Harley-Davidson enthusiasts from across the globe turned out for Bike Week Orlando 2016! The annual event was held from March 5th-13th and headquartered at the Orlando Harley-Davidson Historic Factory Dealership, a detailed re-creation of the 1910 factory and the 1903 “shack” in which the Harley legend was born. Visitors to the pirate themed event were treated to a variety of exciting festivities including a Pirate Party, fantastic live music by Whitey Morgan and the 78’s and not-to-be-missed shows such as jaw-dropping bike tricks by Busted Knuckles Stunt Tour. Various vendors were also set up all week long to provide visitors with all kinds of biker apparel, merchandise and more.

Orlando was looking a little green last month, but there were smiles all around as the city celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with Wall Street Plaza’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Block Party. On Saturday March 12th, eager party-goers were able to prepare for the big day with the popular St. Practice Day Party. Then on Thursday March 17th, it was time for the main event and Wall Street Plaza was sure not to disappoint! Downtown Orlando’s popular destination was a sea of green as thousands showed up to shake their shamrocks and drink colossal amounts of beer. Even a few leprechauns were spotted joining in on the fun! Both events were a massive hit with unbeatable drink specials, rocking live music, Irish themed food and beverages and plenty of St. Patrick’s Day shenanigans.

Lakeridge Winery is known for throwing unforgettable festivals with one of their signature events being the Annual Wine & Seafood Festival, which marks the beginning of springtime for the entire community. From March 18th-20th, the beloved event returned to Clermont for its 8th year. As always, the warmer weather brought all ages out as guests enjoyed fantastic live music and exciting entertainment throughout the entire weekend. Visitors also browsed the artwork of local artists and crafters while enjoying Lakeridge wine, beer, soft drinks, a variety of tasty seafood specialties and complimentary Winery tours. A $2 Donation at the door went to benefit The Autism Society of Greater Orlando.