Winter Springs, FL: CULTURAL ACTIVITIES
In October, the Winter Springs Festival of the Arts is becoming an annual event that attracts fine art lovers to the area. The festival acts as a venue and competition for artists from all over Florida representing a variety of mediums including painting, sculpting, fine crafts, music and dance.
Greater Orlando cultural activities include Broadway theater productions, the Orlando Ballet, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and a vast selection of area museums. Both the Orlando Museum of Art and the Orlando Science Center are accredited by the American Association of Museums in response to their commitment to educational and cultural programs.
The Orlando Ballet and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra produce traditional programs as well as programs geared for families with young children. Numerous Broadway shows are presented at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center each year. Theater groups bring the allure of Broadway to downtown Orlando with productions from Cats to The Color Purple.
Orlando hosts an abundance of street fairs and festivals throughout the year. For theater, music and dance lovers, the Orlando International Fringe Festival celebrates performers and their crafts during the twelve days leading up to Memorial Day. The Florida Film Festival comes to town in the spring and residents can enjoy the food, music and wine at the Orlando Food and Wine Festival in the fall.