Special events bring a community together. Many are fully funded by the Parks & Recreation Department such as the annual Veterans Day Celebration, Russell Athletic Bowl Parade of Bands, Santa Visits Winter Park, Easter Egg Hunt and more. There are also city events that are funded by other departments or outside organizations but are held in city parks. These events are staffed and equipped by the Parks and Recreation Department and include the Winter in the Park Holiday ice skating rink, Dinner on the Avenue, annual Tree Lighting, Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival, Winter Park Autumn Art Festival, road races and a multitude of holiday events. It is the Parks and Recreation staff that has the training and equipment necessary to support the events that make Winter Park special.

Contact Johnny Miller at 407-599-3463 for information about special events.