Before I moved to Florida, everyone I knew asked me the same question over and over.
"Are you going to go to Disney all the time?"
No offense to Disney, but something about driving 2+ hours to Orlando and paying $100 to "go around the world" is a huge turnoff. To answer all my friends from back home, I've been to Epcot twice since I've moved to Florida - twice in 4 years.
When I first heard about the World of Nations Celebration, it was back when I was looking up events to add to the list for this blog. To be totally honest, it sounded super lame. I was picturing a really small event with overpriced food and nothing to see.
The World of Nations Celebration is an annual event in Metropolitan Park. It gives attendees a way to "experience the cuisine, artistry, and customs from lands near and far." Entry is just $5, which made it a really good event for families, and for people who hate spending money (me).
Each attendee got a brochure with information on the featured countries, plus a passport that could be stamped and entered into raffles.
I was pleasantly surprised with how much fun this event was. My friends and I walked around and checked out just about every country. The food was really inexpensive - I had pierogies, empanadas, sugar cane, and pita bread, all without spending more than $10. There were vendors set up, performances, and a lot of music to listen to while we walked around. My friends and I had a ton of fun, and we'll all be there next year for more!
I'm Jenn! I'm a baker, blogger, sorta-runner, and writer living in Jacksonville, Florida!