8 Orlando area events in 2021 your small business should take advantage of

In this 5-minute read:

  • 8 2021 events in Orlando, FL that your business needs to know about
  • Which events may be moved online or canceled due to COVID-19

Attending local events can have a significant impact on your business, from increasing brand awareness in your community, to networking with other business owners and leaders, to improving sales. Business events and fun community events alike have the capacity to further your growth. 

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Check out these Orlando area events that your small business should to add to your calendar. 

PLEASE NOTE: We have made every attempt to be accurate in our information but as you can imagine during the COVID-19 pandemic, everything is still in flux. Please consult the websites for the individual events and confirm the status of the events you wish to attend.

Annual Central Florida Fair

When: March 4-14, 2021

Attend the Annual Central Florida Fair with your team to help increase brand awareness in your community. Set a date in your calendar to start looking into becoming a vendor for next year’s fair. 

Both product- and service-based businesses alike can benefit from becoming exhibitors at the fair. Sell your goods or bring awareness to your services as fair-goers cool off in the exhibition halls. 

Learn more about becoming a vendor at centralfloridafair.com.

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Small Business Expo

When: December 9, 2021

The Small Business Expo is one of the nation’s largest business conferences. This conference is held in several major cities across the U.S. for business owners and entrepreneurs to connect with one another and learn from the keynote speakers. 

Industry experts will guide you and your team through workshops, you’ll have the opportunity to see what other local businesses can offer, and you can market your own business. 

This event is free to attend or you can pay to sign up as an exhibitor at the conference. Learn more at thesmallbusinessexpo.com.

Fun Family Festival Easter Weekend

When: TBD

Fun Family Festivals’ 2020 events were canceled. Dates for 2021 are still to be determined. For updates, check out their website or email info@funfamilyfestivals.com.

Fun Family Festivals generally hosts a weekend of fun during Easter at Orlando Executive Airport. The event will feature tethered hot air balloon flights, carnival rides, vendors, a petting zoo, food and drinks, and more. 

Admission to the event is free and attendees just pay for rides, food, and drinks. 

Your business can become a vendor or sponsor of the event and gain more local awareness with families in the Orlando area. You can also create offers during the event to invite new customers to your business before, during, and after their time at the festival. 

Learn more at funfamilyfestivals.com.

Future Festival

When: No Date Yet

The 2020 event for Future Festival was moved to a free online event. While there are no dates scheduled as of yet for 2021, you can view last year’s event at futurefestival.com.

Future Festival is the largest innovation conference that you won’t want to miss out on. Thought leaders from major brands like Nike, Samsung, Starbucks, Google, Redbull, and Lego are ready to take you to the future of tech and innovation with your business. 

Meet and greet with 3,000 other top-tier innovators, attend actionable workshops, participate in one-on-one advisory sessions, go on “trend safaris,” demo new technology, and attend the Future Party. 

Buy your tickets now at futurefestival.com.

KidCon

When: Canceled Indefinitely

All 2020 KidCon events were canceled and refunded. As of now, there are no plans to run events in 2021, but you can stay up to date by checking back with their website or sending an email to info@parentandco.com.

This family-friendly event encourages everyone from ages 3 to over 100 to attend the conference. Every year KidCon has new toys, games, and fun to be had. Parents can shop and gain helpful tips, children can play and learn, and everyone can benefit from the event. 

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Businesses can get involved by becoming sponsors of the event and getting their name out in front of parents in the central Florida area. You can also take advantage of the crowds that will gather for this day-long event and offer sweet deals to draw people in during their breaks before, during, and after the event. 

Learn more about sponsoring at kidcon.com.

Spooktacular

When: TBD

As of now, there are no current dates set for Spooktacular at Avalon Park. However, there are several food truck nights throughout the year that you can get involved with. Contact info@avalonparkgroup.com for more information or check back at avalonpark.com/spooktacular for Spooktacular updates.

Attend Spooktacular the weekend before Halloween. People come from all over Orlando to attend this spooky night of fun at Downtown Avalon Park. 

Attractions include live performances, food trucks, bounce houses, vendors, and more. People of all ages can enjoy the event. 

Become a vendor or sponsor of the event to increase your company’s awareness in the community or simply take the night off and attend it with your team to boost morale and foster team bonding.  

Contact info@avalonparkgroup.com to learn more about how your business can get involved. 

Electronic Daisy Carnival (EDC)

When: November 12-14, 2021

EDC at Tinker Field is an annual music festival that brings thousands of people from all over. This 3-day event incorporates music, travel, acrobatics, pyrotechnics, and more to create an experience you’ll never forget. 

Become a sponsor or vendor at the event to get more awareness for your brand. Can’t attend? Then take advantage of the thousands of people new customers that will be flooding central Florida for three days. Offer deals for carnival attendees or themed discounts surrounding the event to draw people in. 

Learn more about the carnival at electricdaisycarnival.com.

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