January Happenings on International Drive

Friday, January 5, 2024
It’s that time where we say “bye, bye, bye” to the enchanted Christmas cheer around I-Drive and "hello" to 2024! International Drive Orlando is known for its exhilarating theme parks, vibrant atmosphere, and extensive entertainment options, and with cooler January temperatures it is the perfect recipe to explore I-Drive! As we step into January 2024, take a look at some exciting events and activities happening along this iconic stretch.  

Can't Miss Shows and Expos

69th Annual F.U.N Convention: January 4th- 7th
Florida United Numismatists, Inc., is hosting the 69th Annual F.U.N. Convention at the Orange County Convention Center for a truly F.U.N. and free event January 4th- 7th! This event will feature over 600 dealer booths, 14 educational programs, kids booths, and so much more! Ready to have some F.U.N.?
15th Annual Home and Garden Show: January 5th- 7th
The 15th Annual Home and Garden Show is back this weekend at the Orange County Convention Center! The Orlando Home and Garden Show is here to help you turn your home improvement and outdoor projects from fantasy to a reality! It’s a popular event that brings together homeowners, gardening enthusiasts, and professionals in the home improvement industry. It serves as a comprehensive platform for attendees to explore the latest trends, innovations, and products related to home improvement, gardening, landscaping, and interior design. With thousands of square feet of exhibits you'll find the latest in products and services for everything from builders, contractors, materials, decks, pools, spas, entertainment systems, storage, plants, landscape displays/materials, kitchenware, and much more. Get all the details here.
Florida Wedding Expo: January 14th
Say “yes” to the dress and to the expo! Find everything for your perfect wedding at the annual Florida Wedding Expo located in the Orange County Convention Center on Sunday, January 14th. Find everything for your perfect (white) wedding at Central Florida’s most renowned wedding expo, an extravaganza that has been captivating hearts for over two decades! Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door. This is not just an event; it’s a journey into the world of limitless possibilities to make your dream wedding a reality. Bring your other half and make a day out of it!

Dry January at JoJo’s ShakeBAR

Monday, January 8th from 6-8pm, get ready for an interactive and fun-filled evening at JoJo’s ShakeBAR, where their talented bartenders will teach you how to create two of their delicious zero-proof cocktails! Embrace the spirit of weekday celebration with friends, but without the spirits! Join JoJo’s Mocktail Mixology Class for an unforgettable mocktail experience that proves you don't need alcohol to shake things up! Cheers to a month of delicious, guilt-free indulgence. Tickets are $25 per person, and enjoy small bites and dinner classics during your visit with 20% off your bill! Get the event details and purchase your tickets today!

Say "Aloha" to the Hula Bowl

Kick into full Aloha spirit at the 78th annual Hula Bowl Fan Fest located at the Pointe Orlando on Friday, January 12th! The Hula Bowl returns to Orlando as the nation's premier college football all-star game where NFL, XFL, USFL, and CFL teams will be represented by top scout players. From 2024 all-star appearances, to fan-inspired eats and cocktails, there’s something for all ages to enjoy! Previous Hula Bowl players include Heisman Trophy winners Ricky Williams, Eric Crouch, Jim Plunkett, Tony Dorsett, Mike Garrett, Johnny Rogers, and Billy Sims. Bring your A-game and we’ll see you there.

A Weekend Just for Kids

During Just for Kids Weekend at SeaWorld Orlando happening January 27th and 28th, enjoy hands-on activities, dance parties, photo opportunities with characters and much more throughout this family-friendly celebration. Included with park admission, this weekend will be filled with events for all (young) ages! 

FamilyFest at Dezerland

This year's annual FamilyFest Orlando takes place on Saturday, January 27th indoors at Dezerland Park, Orlando's largest indoor attraction boasting 800,000 sqft of indoor family fun. This year families can expect samples of attractions and various vendors, meet & greets, and much more! Additionally, with the purchase of a ticket you can enjoy $80 in BOGOs to some of Dezerland's most popular attractions!
Some of the FREE kids activities included with the purchase of an adult ticket include: princess transformations, spinning wheel giveaways, plinko game with toys, cornhole, bouncy balls, and so much more! Kids are free for general admission, and VIP tickets are available for purchase. Get your tickets today and enjoy a day of family fun at Dezerland! 

Celebrate with Elmo and Friends

Celebrate Elmo's Birthday with meet-and-greets, an interactive DJ dance party, and even more surprises January 29th through February 4th at SeaWorld Orlando! Throughout the week, you can dance the day away during DJ Dance parties, create a birthday surprise for Elmo at the coloring station, and help find Elmo's goldfish Dorothy who is hiding throughout Sesame Street Land™. Don't forget to bring your camera- your furry friends will be out and about during the festivities. Admission is included with your SeaWorld Orlando ticket. Get all the details here
As the first month of the new year unfolds, there are many events happening on I-Drive to keep the fun times rolling. From weekends filled with live entertainment at one-of-a-kind restaurants to specific events at our well-known attractions, visit our events calendar to find an entire list of all events happening on I-Drive!