Happy weekend, Central Florida! We’re here to help you plan your weekend for Friday, March 6 through Sunday, March 8. This weekend we’re highlighting events in Baldwin Park, Sanford and more! If you want to see what else is happening in our area, check out our events calendar page.
1. Thank God it’s Friday. Seriously. Thank. God.
Welcome to the first Friday of March 2020! We’re glad you’re here. To celebrate this day, Baldwin Park hosts its First Friday Festival. From 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., you and yours can stroll through downtown Baldwin Park and check out the 70+ artisans. It’s a free event, unless you shop. This monthly celebration is both pet and family-friendly. Click here for additional information.
2. “Live music is better” -- Neil Young
Saturday is all about the live music in Sanford. The Sanford Music Festival starts at noon at the West End Trading Co. in historic downtown Sanford. If you buy the tickets online, they are $10. If you buy them at the door, they are $15. We counted more than 30 bands and musicians planning to perform, as listed on the event’s website. Click here for more information.
3. Get your motor running 🎶 Head out on the highway 🏍️ Looking for adventure 🌴 In whatever comes our way
You’re cruising on I-4 or I-95 this weekend and suddenly find yourself swarmed by bikers. That’s right. Daytona Bike Week is back. It’s the 79th year for the event, and it boasts being the “world’s largest motorcycle event.” It lasts for 10 days and there are a lot of events planned. Click here for a total rundown.
Traffic is going to be intense. Daytona Beach police ask that everyone obey the laws of the land. Click here to track traffic conditions live.
4. Pick a stretch goal
Central Florida’s brewery scene is renowned among beer lovers. But what about yoga lovers?
This weekend, you can combine your lager and lotus at the Crooked Can in Winter Garden. It has a class every Saturday at 10 a.m. for $10.
And if you aren’t into the combination of exercise and beer... no worries. Click here to check out the interactive map of ALL of the breweries around us.
5. How do you fix a broken strawberry? With a strawberry patch.
Last week, we told you about the Florida Strawberry Festival. The 11-day agricultural event is in Plant City. It started on Feb. 27 and ends March 8, which means this is YOUR LAST CHANCE TO GET THERE and enjoy the fresh strawberries and the world-famous strawberry shortcake. There is also a carnival, live music, youth livestock shows and rides. Gate admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12. Children under 5 get in for free with a paid adult admission. Click here for details.
6. You will be more tired Sunday because of Saturday night.
This weekend is the weekend all adulting people dread.. the spring forward weekend. That’s right; we will lose an hour of sleep Saturday into Sunday. But at least it won’t get dark at 5:30 p.m. now. Silver lining, people.
6. “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” -- Walt Disney
This weekend, you can spring forward and hop aboard a magical train ride with Central Florida’s most famous couple, Mickey & Minnie Mouse. The first major Walt Disney World attraction featuring the icons, called Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, officially opened inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios on Wednesday.
Channel 9 got a sneak peek at the ride, which you can see here:
If you need a guide to help plan your trip to Disney’s newest attraction, read our list of things to know by clicking here.
7. Lakeside yoga? Yes, please.
As if a visit to Lake Eola Park wasn’t peaceful enough.
Now, you can find your zen at the It’s Just Yoga Festival, which is billed as Central Florida’s largest moment of meditation.
The cost of admission is “free to those with smiling faces and open hearts.”