Celebrate life and culture in Oakland at the annual Oakland Heritage Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, in downtown Oakland and at Speer Park. The event celebrates the town’s history, nature, wellness and the arts with a family-friendly day of live music, food trucks, fine arts and crafts, vendors, interactive children’s activities, and more.
Westly’s annual virtual 5K begins at the Healthy West Orange Arts & Heritage Center at the Town of Oakland, with check-in at 8:30 a.m., warmups at 9:15 and race kickoff at 9:30. To register, visit bit.ly/3HsjhFt.
At Speer Park, enjoy country music by Sean Holcomb and folk music by Nicole Equreme; food trucks selling meals, sweets and drinks; a Historic Florida area featuring animal ambassadors and a silent auction; a presentation featuring snakes and exotic reptiles; and more than 100 arts and crafts vendors
At the heritage center, listen to the Orlando Youth Chamber Ensemble perform on the porch; participate in a History Harvest by taking historic items relating to Oakland to be donated or loaned to or scanned at the center; and check out the art and history exhibition that celebrates black heritage in Florida and Oakland.
The event is presented by Orlando Health in partnership with Healthy West Orange and the Oakland Nature Preserve.