Festivals in Deltona


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  • Big Bang Bazaar
    On August 9, dozens of independent artisans will converge on the Maitland Civic Center for the Big Bang Bazaar. The one-day festival looks to feature a wide array of items that ranges from soy candles and handmade jewelry to more unexpected gifts, such as beaded X-Files posters. There will be some packaged foods for sale as well, including cake balls and homemade pickles, which are much more enjoyable than pickle-made homes.
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    2771 East Canal Road
    Deltona, FL US
  • CONjure Florida
    Fans of sci-fi, fantasy, and superhero shows, movies, and comics gather to celebrate their shared interests at CONjure. For three days, costumed guests mingle with new friends and old pals, shop for paintings and drawings from professional artists, and play tabletop, board, and console games for hours on end. Panel discussions and seminars from experts such as Space Ghost: Coast to Coast's George Lowe and The Legend of Neil director and writer Sandeep Parikh inform visitors of new trends in costuming, special effects, and media. Attendees can also compare their posters and life-size cardboard cutouts to the real-life forms of stars such as Mark Sheppard from Firefly and Supernatural, Kelly Hu from Arrow and X-Men 2, and Joel Hodgson from Mystery Science Theater 3000.
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    4250 Alafaya Trail, Suite 212-187
    Oviedo, FL US
  • Global Peace Film Festival
    The Global Peace Film Festival celebrates and furthers messages of peace and environmentalism with 40 films screened at venues across Orlando. Documentaries, narrative full lengths, and short films from around the globe spare cinephiles from direct sunlight while filmmakers, special guests, and local activists educate attendees about the power of the medium in special panel discussions. The peace it champions as a whole goes beyond anti-war, often touching on a more personal well-being that's reflected in the lives of individuals and communities.
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    850 West Morse Boulevard
    Winter Park, FL US
  • Jax Area USO Chili Cook Off
    At the Jax Area USO Chili Cook Off, a Chili Appreciation Society International?sanctioned event, cooks compete to attend the International Chili Cook Off in November in Terlingua, Texas. Competitors come from around the country?and even Canada?to challenge each others' chili-cooking prowess and see who can breathe the biggest flames. Attendees can grab a tasting kit, which allows them to sample as many of the chilis as they can until the chili runs out. They also can vote for their favorite chili in the People's Choice Award competition, though panels of judges determine who goes on to the Terlingua cookoff. The judges also adjudicate showmanship and traditional and non-traditional salsas, which attendees can sample for free.
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    2042 Park Avenue
    Orange Park, FL US
  • Challenge Nation
    Challenge Nation pioneered the urban-adventure race with a race season that includes visits to more than 35 cities across the country. Each scavenger hunt is personalized to the hosting city, exploring its many diverse neighborhoods with a series of clues that would test even the most skilled children's-book detective. The teams?composed of at least two people?vie for a $300 first-place prize. The Amazing Race?style competition rewards quick wits and wise planning over physical fitness, so the best way to prepare is by doing logic puzzles while eating Funyuns and lounging in a La-Z-Boy. The top 25 teams qualify, the top five receiving free entry, to compete in the national championship, which rewards winning teams with a $5,000 cash prize.
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    25 Wall Street
    Orlando, FL US
  • Orlando Film Festival
    Dedicated to exposing local audiences to diverse stories told by artists from around the globe, the Orlando Film Festival attracts film-industry insiders, actors, and audiences for five packed days of movie-centric events. Filmmakers attend many of the festival's screenings to give audience members new perspectives on features or to challenge them to a round of "Trivial Pursuit: Stanley Kubrick Edition." Complimentary drinks and appetizers fuel the energy reserves of VIP-pass holders throughout the festival, but attendees can also find food and drink specials at nearby restaurants and bars.
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    155 S Orange Ave.
    Orlando, FL US
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