Every year nearly 1.4 million attendees visit the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando off of International Drive. Between its’ two buildings, the total square footage is 7 million. That includes 2.1 million square feet of exhibition space, making the OCCC the second largest convention center in the United States.
The OCCC hosts more than 230 events annually, including regional, national, and international conventions, as well as meetings and trade shows. Below are some popular events being held at the OCCC that you’ll want to check out while here in Orlando.
A Few Favorite Events Happening from February 2018- May 2018
- Florida State Junior Thespian Festival 2018 Thursday, February 1 – Saturday, February 3
Experienced middle school troupe directors from across Florida showcased their full-length fall productions to a panel of Florida State Thespian judges in hopes of performing their show at the Florida State Junior Thespian Festival.
Now you can check out the winning mainstage play being put on by some of the best middle school students cast and crew. Performing in a professional theater venue not only gives the students an experience they’ll never forget but helps to set goals for the growth of theater programs in the future.
- 10th Annual Orlando Home and Garden Show Friday, February 9 – Sunday, February 11
Get help with your home and garden projects by having access to thousands of square feet of exhibits. You’ll find the latest in products and services for everything you need for landscaping and gardening, home improvement, and interior design and style.
Some additional features include a new product zone where you can try out the latest products to help make everyday tasks easier around the house. In the kid zone, local businesses are supplying a variety of activities to help keep the kids occupied. There will also be a pet zone where you can adopt a pet on-site, as well as watch a Birds of Prey show.
- Orlando Home Show 2018 Saturday, March 10 – Sunday, March 11
This event is perfect for any homeowners planning for the year ahead. The Orlando Home Show features experts in building, remodeling, decorating, and landscaping. You will get to meet potential contractors face-to-face, which allows you to gain professional and reliable knowledge for upcoming home improvement projects.
You will also find wall-to-wall displays and exhibits that will help give you the inspiration you need to make your dream home a reality. In addition to the exhibits, there will be instructional how-to seminars and giveaways.
- Europa Games & Get Fit Expo Saturday, April 14 – Sunday, April 15
Over 250,000 people attend the Europa Games Expo each year. 15,000 athletes compete in a variety of sporting events, and over 400 vendors sample and sell products such as activewear, vitamins and supplements, health foods, sporting equipment, anti-aging products, and more.
This event is perfect for people who want to learn more about living a healthier lifestyle.
- MegaCon Thursday, May 24 – Sunday, May 27
As the Southeast’s biggest convention, MegaCon Orlando attracts over 100,000 fans each year. Celebrate all things pop culture including comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming during this four day event.
You will have the chance to get autographs and take pictures with your favorite guests as well as learn about your favorite movies and TV shows. Watch professional comic artists battle in sketch duals, learn from “how to” workshops, take photos with popular costumed characters, and buy unique gifts.
Book Your Stay with Us
Located on the world-famous International Drive, the Rosen Inn International is in the heart of Orlando’s attraction areas. We are just 1.6 miles away from the Orange County Convention Center, making travel to your event a breeze. In addition to our hotel being near the OCCC, we are just a short walking distance to many world famous shops, stores, restaurants, and attractions. To book your stay, call us at 407-996-1600 or reserve your room on our website.