Orange County

Officials say Electric Daisy Carnival on pace to be biggest event in Orlando this year

ORLANDO, Fla. — Thousands of people are attending the massive Electric Daisy Carnival near downtown Orlando this weekend.

Officials said 83,000 people attended the first night of the music and dance festival at Tinker Field on Friday.

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Officials said they are expecting nearly 100,000 people to attend Saturday, making this the biggest event in Orlando all year.

Organizers said they expect more than 280,000 people to attend over the weekend.

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Many of the people headed to the festival on Saturday told Channel 9 they are looking out for the safety of people.

“They’re not yelling, they’re not screaming,” said festivalgoer Sam Sextrl. “They’re just making sure everyone is OK.”

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ECD Orlando was last held in 2019, after calling off the event last year over COVID-19 concerns.

“I think it’s super-exciting, everybody is back together,” said festivalgoer Logan Rush.

EDC Orlando is not the only major event in Central Florida this weekend.

The Welcome to Rockville festival at the Daytona International Speedway is expected to draw 40,000 people.

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Law enforcement said they have plans in place to hand the crowds, but did not go into detail.

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