Just in time for holiday shopping, Lake Eola Park
in downtown Orlando sets the scene for the Fall Fiesta in the Park on Nov. 5-6. The juried event, one of Orlando's community favorites, showcases the work of more than 600 artisans in various media including painting, sculpture, ceramics, glassware, jewelry, photography, wood and clothing on Nov. 5-6. In other words, here is "one-stop shopping" for all those on your Christmas lists. But even if you are just an art lover just browsing, there are incentives: live entertainment adds excitement to the fiesta and an array of foods is available for purchase. Admission is free. Event hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Lake Eola Park is at 195 North Rosalind Avenue. For information, log on to www.visitorlando.com or call 407-246-2121.
The second annual Keys-wide EcoWeek 2011 is geared toward celebrating healthy living, a healthy planet and peaceful and sustainable communities on Oct. 31-Nov. 6. Among the events is the Green Isle Music Festival with Sarah Packiam as headliner and environmental-based companies' booths in Founders Park on Islamorada
on Nov. 5. For details, visit www.ecoweekfloridakeys.com.
Picnics and pops are the order of the day at Bok Tower
Gardens in Lake Wales
during Sunset & Symphony with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and the Singing Tower carillon on Nov. 5. Event hours are from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is $25 for adults, $10 for children ages 5-12 (children under 5 years of age are free). For details, visit www.boktowergardens.org or call 863-676-1408.
The 10th Annual Winter Park Concours d'Elegance
displays more than 120 rare automobiles on Park Avenue on Nov. 5-6. A highlight of the event will be the Tour d'Elegance, an exotic car parade. Admission is free. For details, visit www.winterparkconcours.com.
High-speed boats compete during the 31st Annual Key West World Championship Powerboat races on Nov. 6-13. The event has been described at the Indianapolis 500
of powerboat racing. Among the highlights is a powerboat parade at 4 p.m. on Nov. 6. For information, visit www.superboat.com.