Central Florida Events
Free Classic Car Show Every Saturday in Old Town
March 31 - March 31, 2022
Love classic cars and free shows? Then cruise to Old Town in Kissimmee, Florida, to enjoy a unique stroll down memory lane. Every Saturday night since 1983, classic cars roll into Old Town and line the streets for this premier car show. This outdoor display is free and open to all. Car enthusiasts, young, old, and the curious have always found something to admire in the careful restorations these cars have undergone. Guests also enjoy the free, family-friendly entertainment provided by local musicians, carnival acts, and animal sideshows. Vintage, antique, and rare cars and trucks roll in early, so you have all evening and night to admire these automotive beauties. You are welcome to peek under the hoods or in the cabins, but don’t touch! These cars are there to show off and compete for a chance to win a drawing. Two winners are announced monthly. Each receives a grand prize of $1,000. If you’re in the neighborhood, then come check out Old Town’s Classic Car Show.
Immortalized by the Ultimate Parisian Bohemian Scenester
February 13 - May 23, 2021
Visit late 19th century Paris through the Belle Époque’s most famous scenester and master artist, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Experience the famed Parisian Bohemian world through this Post-Impressionist’s eyes in paintings, drawings, and famous lithographic posters that identified and mass-produced the bohemian nightlife, a la Moulin Rouge, all things cabaret, and risqué. Toulouse-Lautrec erased the line between fine and commercial art as he was commissioned to advertise his own favorite nightspots, cabarets, concert halls, and theaters, which some are still popular today. Step back into the Belle Époque and experience for yourself the height of bohemian glamour in the romantic city of lights, Paris, France. Visit the gallery which is 45 minutes south of Orlando at the Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida. This exhibition runs until May 23, 2021. Admission is free Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., but reservations are required.
Live Music in the Front Yard
December 1 - May 31, 2021
Live music performances return to the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center– on the front yard! The verdant mall surrounded by high-rise buildings and city hall provides a stunning backdrop for a gorgeous night of quality outdoor entertainment. Performing artists who have or will soon grace the lawn during the Frontyard Festival include El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Wynton Marsalis, Step Afrika!, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, and Smith & Myers.
Dr. Phillips felt the time was right to reinvigorate the community and provide support for the entertainment industry in a safe manner that keeps its patrons and artists safe. From December 2020 to May 2021, you and your family or party of five can reserve a socially distant box from which to watch live music, dance, comedy, films, and unique cultural experiences. Food and drinks from your favorite local restaurants will be available for purchase.
Holiday of a lifetime
This hotel is perfect for going anywhere in Florida, it is central to all the parks, malls, and being on International Drive it has all the restaurant and bars close at hand. The rooms are of a lovely size with fridge, microwave, coffee machine and safe. The beds were very comfortable and always clean and tidy. The room was spotless.
Once again staying at the Rosen
We have stayed at this hotel literally 15-20 different times from away back when it was the Rodeway and our last trip being in November 2019. It is a great hotel for couples, families, whatever. The staff are great, it is clean and any rooms we have stayed in lead onto an indoor corridor providing extra security. I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel and have booked my flights for returning to International Drive in November 2020 and will probably stay in the Rosen International.