Your April on I-Drive Awaits

Thursday, March 29, 2018
We are anticipating an amazing April on I-Drive!
During the month of April two of our most popular festivals will be coming to an end, so if you haven’t already had a chance to be a part of the festivities, you still have time!
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This year’s Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras will be ending on April 7th. Grab your family and friends and come enjoy this authentic New Orleans celebration where you will be dazzled by outrageous street performers, colorful costumes and countless beads. While you’re there be sure to indulge in some mouthwatering Cajun food and of course get your groove on to some authentic New Orleans music.
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Another festival that will be closing-up shop for this year is SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Festival. Take your taste buds on a trip around the world as you stroll through this festival and sample dishes from around the world that were crafted using organic ingredients, cage-free eggs, regional produce and sustainable seafood. With over 70 beers and 50 wines to choose from, and live performances running through the last day of the festival which has been extended to April 29th - delicious food, top beverage choices, and live music will prove to create the perfect mix. The remaining performances that will be taking place at this festival before its final day include: El Gran Combo on April 1, Yandel on April 7, Jerry Rivera on April 8 and N'Klabe on April 15 (Remaining weekend concerts to be announced. Make sure to check the event listing for updates).
Just a taste
If you have ever been to ICON Park, you know that this dining and entertainment complex, covering 18 acres of land, is full of experiences; from attractions, a museum, a plethora of full service restaurants and two nightclubs to video arcade games and nightly live entertainment! Taste at ICON Park took place on April 8th, 2018 and benefited the Florida Hospital Esophageal Cancer Program. Esophageal cancer is one of the fastest growing cancers in the United States and the work of Florida Hospital Cancer Institute continues to help in both the treatment and prevention of this diagnosis.
Contribute to a great cause, while seizing the opportunity to try samplings of food from a unique line-up of restaurants and enjoy some great entertainment.
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But a trip to ICON Park just would not be complete without a ride on the iconic The Wheel at ICON Park! If you’re a Florida resident, take advantage of specials and to book your ticket, see here
The Dark Side of Comic Con
Spooky Empire will be running from April 6th to April 8th at Wyndham Orlando Resort I-Drive and features everything Spooky! This horror and pop culture convention will be hosting a film festival, costume contest, tattoo festival, Q&As and Panels, a clown crossing, cosplay competitions, pool parties, toga parties, celebrity appearances, autograph meet and greet sessions, numerous live performances, and of course after-hours events and parties. If you want to be a part of the dark side of comic-con, the Spooky Empire event will prove to be a weekend of Spooktacular fun!
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2 words – “I Do”
On Sunday, April 15th, get prepared to make some serious headway on your wedding plans at the Florida Wedding Expo! At the Rosen Plaza Hotel on International Drive, from 1pm to 5pm, enjoy over 100 exhibits with everything that you need for your wedding!
Not only will the area’s most popular wedding vendors be present, so you can compare all of them and choose the very best for your wedding – but there will also be plenty of chances for brides to win! With over 100 giveaways, 15 grand prizes, 5 honeymoons and free wedding services! Get there early because the first 500 general admission brides receive $1,000 in Wedding Expo Dollars to spend with participating vendors and a $200.00 gift card for Symbolize It. This is easily wedding planning’s biggest day and is Florida’s best bridal show, so come out and make your Sunday afternoon a productive and fun one!
For the love of Pie!
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On April 6th and 7th the APC National Pie Championships will be taking place at Rosen Centre Hotel on International Drive. From the U.S to Canada, amateur pie makers, professional bakers and chefs, and commercial pie company’s have come to compete at the NPC since 1995. The American Pie Council has created a standard of quality in the world of pie making on all levels and will be judging pies from numerous contestants during this event. Visit the 2018 Pie Learning Center and grab a slice of life – this event will be a sweet one.
April is going to be an active month for I-Drive! Check out all the exciting upcoming events on our website so you don’t miss any of the action.