The Great Duck Derby is back at Mead Garden! The Duck Derby is a wonderful opportunity to discover or rediscover Winter Park's hidden treasure. Enjoy the duck races and a host of fun family activities. See and experience what makes Mead one of the most beloved spots in Winter Park for kids and families, from its running creek and wildlife critters to the beautiful camellia and butterfly gardens. Adopt a racing duck for only $5. It’s from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mead Garden at 1300 S. Denning Drive.
Run through nature at the Wekiwa Springs 5K and 10K this weekend. It’s the only race run entirely off road within a state park and there will be cash prizes for the fastest overall times in the 10K. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Races start at 8:30 a.m. To register online go to active.com
The Peanut Butter Matinee at the Enzian this week features “My Dog Skip” at noon. Visit enzian.org for more information.
It’s the sixth annual Fiddler’s Green 5K! Get ready for an outdoor race through Winter Park’s historic Mead Garden starting at 7:30 a.m. on March 1. It’s at 1300 S. Denning Drive in Winter Park. From there, the runners are invited back for a beer and some fun at Fiddler’s Green Irish Pub. Fiddler’s 5K is not a chipped race. The Fiddler’s 5K is stroller friendly. Proceeds from the event will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Winter Park-Maitland and Conductive Education Center of Orlando. Visit fiddsgives.org for more information.
The 35th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Winter Park will march down Park Avenue starting at 2 p.m. on March 2. It’s a few weeks early, but kicks off two weeks of Irish festivities.
Get ready. Get set. And… go to IHOP restaurants on National Pancake Day, March 4, to enjoy a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes — and help raise money for charity! IHOP restaurants will again serve up free short stacks of its famous buttermilk pancakes on National Pancake Day on Tuesday, March 4. IHOP hopes to raise more than $3 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Shriners Hospitals for Children and other local charities this year. It runs from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. at your local IHOP, with voluntary donations to Children’s Miracle Network encouraged.