What a wonderful time to live, work and play in Orange County! As our cool winter nights transition into warm spring days, now is the perfect time to head outdoors with your loved ones and enjoy all the natural beauty our County has to offer. I encourage everyone to take advantage of our beautiful parks, trails and recreation centers located throughout our community. Whether you have recently moved to the area or have lived here for decades, there is always something new to discover when visiting one of our vibrant municipalities and neighborhoods. If music is what you enjoy, then plan on attending the 11th Annual Mayor’s Jazz in the Park event at Cypress Grove Park in Orlando.

This month, we also recognize the women trailblazers and business leaders who have made a difference around the globe and in our region during Women’s History Month. Join us for Orange County’s inaugural Women’s History Month Forum and experience an insightful discussion featuring stories of strength, struggle and success from women who have lived it.

Finally, I invite you to join the Orange County Veteran’s Advisory Council as we honor and pay tribute to our local Vietnam War veterans and their spouses for their service and valor during a special pinning ceremony on National Vietnam War Veterans Day.

I wish everyone the best,

Jerry L. Demings - Orange County Mayor


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The newly opened Office of Tenant Services is a one-stop shop and clearinghouse that addresses issues of landlord and tenant rights for citizens located within unincorporated Orange County. It focuses on outreach and education for both tenants and landlords by providing information related to renting within the County.

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Phone: 407-836-RENT or 407-836-7368


Fix it, Don’t Pitch it

March 4, 2023

Fix It, Don't Pitch It is a unique community event that encourages residents to extend the life of their belongings by having them fixed for free by handy volunteers. By doing so, participants consume fewer resources and help reduce landfill waste. Registration is free.

UF/IFAS Extension Garden Festival and Plant Sale

March 4, 2023

This year’s event will feature more than 40 plant, art and craft vendors. Plant and garden selections will include indoor and outdoor plants, fruit trees, Florida native plants, organic fertilizer, bonsai and micro irrigation systems. Plus, don’t miss food trucks and a kids’ zone featuring crafts and a treasure hunt.

11th Annual Mayor’s Jazz in the Park

March 4, 2023

Join us for a free afternoon of Jazz in the Park! Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic or visit local food trucks as you listen to jazz music at Cypress Grove Park in Orlando. Also during this event, community and service organizations that enhance quality of life in Orange County will be recognized by Mayor Demings.

Horizon West Fest

March 4, 2023

Horizon West Fest offers a day of free family-friendly fun for guests to experience and share the very best of Horizon West. Enjoy music, stage performances, local fare, kids’ games, rides and attractions, a scavenger hunt, local vendors and more.

Women’s History Month Breakfast

March 9, 2023

Mark your calendars for this year’s annual celebration of women making history as the Orange County Regional History Center honors architects Ida Annah Ryan and Isabel Roberts, who both made their mark in Central Florida in the 1920s with designs that included an innovative bandstand that stood as a centerpiece of Orlando’s Lake Eola Park from the 1920s into the 1950s.

Ocoee Music Festival 2023

March 10 & 11, 2023

The Ocoee Music Festival (formerly Ocoee Founders' Day Festival) is dedicated to celebrating Ocoee’s small-town traditions with music, community, small businesses and fun. Enjoy an array of festival food, carnival rides for the kids, a unique marketplace, car show, beer garden and epic musical performances.

National Vietnam War Veterans Day Ceremony

March 29, 2023

Join Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings to thank and honor all United States Armed Forces Vietnam-era Veterans with active-duty service between November 1, 1955 and May 15, 1975, regardless of location. All eligible veterans and surviving spouses will receive the Vietnam Veterans 50th Commemoration Pin.

Megacon Orlando

March 31 - April 2, 2023

Experience the ultimate playground for Comics, Sci-Fi, Horror, Anime and Gaming. Four BIG days of citywide events, family-friendly attractions and world-renowned celebrities await at the Orange County Convention Center. Spend the day with the entire family as you meet your favorite superheroes, princesses and voice actors.


Utilities Job Fair - March 8 - 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. - 8100 Presidents Drive

Are you ready for a new career? Don’t miss the Orange County Utilities Job Fair on Wednesday, March 8, 2023. Same-day offers will be made for qualified individuals, and eligible positions can receive a $1,000 sign-on bonus!

Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Time: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: 8100 Presidents Drive, Orlando, FL 32809

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Mayor Demings Women's History Month Forum - Stories of Strength Struggle and Success - March 30 2023 - RSVP required.

Join us for Mayor Demings’ inaugural Women’s History Month Forum! The forum will bring together Central Florida female leaders for an insightful discussion about their stories of strength, struggle and success. This half-day event will feature two panel discussions followed by a dynamic professional development workshop. Admission to the forum is free, but advanced registration is required.

Date: Thursday, March 30, 2023

Time: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Renaissance Senior Center


Facebook: Welcome to your house! The Mayor’s Open House and Job Fair allowed residents to see their government in action, meet with commissioners, learn about County services and have a little fun doing it.

Twitter: The Dover Shores Head Start class had a little fun celebrating the 100th day of school by dressing up as 100-year-old senior citizens.

Instagram: It’s time to celebrate! Recently, Orange County employees were honored for their hard work and many years of service during this month’s Employee Service Awards.

Check out these social media highlights, connect with Orange County Government and follow Mayor Demings on Facebook and Twitter.
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