Spring Fever in the Garden 2024 – April 6 & 7

Spring Fever 2024

Saturday, April 6 │ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday, April 7 │ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Historic Downtown Winter Garden

Free Admission

Presented by the Bloom & Grow Garden Society and the City of Winter Garden, join us for the 22nd annual Spring Fever in the Garden festival. The Bloom and Grow Society is proud to have Healthy West Orange and Orlando Health as its 2024 co-presenting sponsors.

The annual ode to spring event is a favorite of locals and visitors alike with gardening vendors lining the downtown streets, in addition to entertainment for all ages. 

For the most up-to-date event schedule, map, and information, visit www.springfeverinthegarden.org.

The festival is a “Rain or Shine” event.  There are no rain dates or do over, and Spring Fever In the Garden will be up and running on the streets of historic downtown on both April 6 & 7.

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Chalkin’ It Up Sidewalk Art Contest
  • Live Entertainment
  • Kid Zone Area
  • Nature-related Arts and Crafts
  • Ask the Experts Booth
  • Avian Reconditioning Center Birds of Prey
  • Vendor Booths selling thousands of a wide array of flowers and foliage
  • And more!

CHALKIN’ IT UP SIDEWALK ART CONTEST

The annual chalk art contest is one of the most popular events of the festival! Contestants of all ages are each provided a 6’ x 6’ area in front of City Hall to bring to life with nature-related art. The contestants can start at daybreak and judging takes place at 4:00 pm. Stroll by and see their creativity in action. The amazing creations will remain for viewing throughout the weekend, weather permitting. 

The contest is free to enter, but preregistration is required, and space is limited. Prizes will be awarded in numerous categories. Contestants must bring their own chalk and supplies. The registration deadline is March 15, 2024, www.springfeverinthegarden.org/chalk. Participants who register before March 10 will receive a free “Chalkin’ It Up” t-shirt.

Saturday, April 6 │ Chalkin’ It Up Sidewalk Art Contest & Viewing / Judging at 4:00 pm
Sunday, April 7 │ Viewing, weather permitting
City Hall, 300 W. Plant Street

KID ZONE

Booths and activities geared to children with fun ways to learn about nature and the environment. There will be craft making, face painting, fairy hair, balloon animals, and more! 

LIVE MUSIC

Music will fill the festival air with an eclectic group of entertainers performing throughout the day.

ASK THE EXPERTS BOOTH

Seize the opportunity to get your questions answered by some of the best horticulturalists and nursery experts in Florida. 

AVIAN RECONDITIONING CENTER

See owls and raptors up close and learn about Florida’s magnificent birds of prey and their natural habitats. The Center specializes in raptor reconditioning and education.

The festival stands as the cornerstone of Bloom & Grow Society fundraising efforts. Proceeds go to supporting the Bloom and Grow Garden Society’s higher education scholarships and other local planting and educational initiatives.

PARKING (Always FREE!)

On-site Parking Locations (Free)

Parking is always free downtown, including at the following public parking areas:

  • Three-level public parking garage, 160 S. Boyd Street
  • 117-space public parking lot, 37 N. Boyd Street
  • Sam Williams Little League Complex, 415 S. Park Avenue
  • Select Side Street Parking, designated by signage

Please Note: Parking along West Plant Street from Dillard Street to Park Avenue, and a portion of the adjoining side streets, will not be available for parking due to the road closures.

Off-site Parking Locations (Free)

  • Dillard Elementary School, 311 N. Dillard Street – Parking Attendants, 10:00 am – 11:00 pm / Shuttle Service (Saturday, April 6: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm / Sunday, April 7: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm)
  • Corner of 9th Street and East Plant Street (across from Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant Street) – Parking Attendants, 10:00 am – 11:00 pm / Shuttle Service (Saturday, April 6: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm / Sunday, April 7: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm)
  • Veterans Memorial Park, 420 S. Park Avenue — Parking Attendants, 10:00 am – 11:00 pm / NO Shuttle Service

SHUTTLE SERVICE (Free)

Courtesy of the City of Winter Garden, a COMPLIMENTARY, a Shuttle Service will operate continuously on both event days: 

*Saturday, April 6, 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
*Sunday, April 7, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Off-site Shuttle Stops:

Dillard Elementary School, 311 N. Dillard Street
Southeast Corner of 9th Street and East Plant Street (across from Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant Street)

Festival Shuttle Stop:

Corner of Dillard Street & Plant Street

DOWTOWN ROAD CLOSURES FOR EVENT (Friday, April 5, at 2:00 pm – Sunday, April 7, at 8:00 pm)

Please note that West Plant Street from Dillard Street to Park Avenue will be closed from Friday, April 5, at 2:00 pm through Sunday, April 7, at approximately 8:00 pm. All connecting streets on both the north and south sides of Plant Street wide also be closed during this timeframe, which includes the following: Central Avenue, Highland Avenue, Lakeview Avenue, Boyd Street, Main Street, and Woodland Street.

 Spring Fever 2024 Logo 2


Please Note: The use of drones at City events is prohibited.

WARNING of Fraudulent Online Solicitation: Please note that the City of Winter Garden is NOT soliciting outside vendors for this event. If you receive correspondence by either a third-party company or the likeness of the City of Winter Garden via email or social media about vending at a city event, it is fraudulent solicitation and do NOT engage in providing information or any form of payment.