The Great Orlando Mixer; March: An enormous 1920s cocktail party takes over the Cheyenne Saloon (128 West Church Street), with period costumes, entertainment, and expert mixologists shaking and stirring up drinks. Tickets sell out so book in advance.
Florida Film Festival; April: This renowned film fest offers a look at yet-to-be-released films, and features talks and appearances from well-known actors and directors.
Epcot International Food and Wine Festival; September-November: A sprawling food market springs up at the Epcot Center’s World Showcase Saloon, with vendors offering a range of international cuisine. Cooking demos and live music concerts bulk out the schedule.
Star Wars Celebration; April 13-16: Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope, the four-day-convention comes to the Orange County Convention Center (9899 International Drive) for the second time since is began in 1999.