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News and updates about the Orlando Citrus Parade, an annual Central Florida mainstay known for its signature citrus floats.

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A Year To Remember for Florida Citrus Sports
The 2014-15 bowl season was the culmination of one of the most important and challenging years in the history of Florida Citrus Sports. Together as a staff and a team of community leaders and volunteers, we were tasked with operating our events – including three signature football games – in the midst of a near-complete reconstruction o...

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US Open Champion Justin Rose, Ron Dayne and George Rogers All Join Florida Citrus Parade Lineup

One week from today, a Central Florida tradition returns to Downtown Orlando when the Florida Citrus Parade winds down Orange Avenue and back up Rosalind Avenue on its way to Lake Eola Park. This year, a pair of Heisman winners join an Orlando resident and reigning champion golfer as the headline talent.

The parade steps off at 10:00 a.m. next Monday, December 30.

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Vonn Howard Named 2013 Volunteer Of The Year
Vonn Howard of Mercury Marine was named the 2013 Volunteer of the Year for his tremendous service with collegiate and high school bands across a number of Florida Citrus Sport events. The award was presented at the 2013 Member Celebration presented by BMO Harris Bank and Florida Hospital. A member since 2008, Howard serves on the Pageantry & ...

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Olympic Gold Medalist, ‘Bachelorette’ Stars Join Orlando Citrus Parade Lineup
Track star and Olympic gold medalist Justin Gatlin will serve as grand marshal for the 2012 Orlando Citrus Parade, while Trista and Ryan Sutter -- stars of the first season of “The Bachelorette” and the show’s biggest success story -- will host the syndicated national broadcast.  The 32nd Orlando Citrus Parade steps off in Do...

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Florida Citrus Sports Announces Partnership with Fresh From Florida
Florida Citrus Sports CEO Steve Hogan announced today that the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, through its Fresh From Florida marketing campaign, will partner with Florida Citrus Sports on the event formerly known as the Orlando Citrus Parade. The event’s new name will be the Fresh From Florida Parade. An annual holid...

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Daunte Culpepper And American Idol's "Big Mike" Join Orlando Citrus Parade
A pair of Knights will join the thousands of fans attending the Orlando Citrus Parade on December 30.  UCF and NFL star Daunte Culpepper will return to Orlando to serve as Grand Marshal of the 30th Anniversary of the parade while another UCF football alumnus, former American Idol finalist Michael Lynche, will be a part of the event's nati...

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Orlando Citrus Parade Drawing Contest Winners Announced
Ten-year-old Emily Martinez from Bear Lake Elementary in Altamonte Springs was awarded the top prize in the Orlando Citrus Parade Drawing Contest and will ride in the Dec. 30 parade as Honorary Grand Marshal. Her drawing will also be used on the cover of the parade’s program. Shenandoah Elementary school student Sydney Chamberlain, 9 years old, rec...

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Giuliana And Bill Rancic To Host Orlando Citrus Parade
Reality TV power couple Giuliana and Bill Rancic will host the nationally-syndicated broadcast of the Orlando Citrus Parade this winter.  The 30th Anniversary edition of the parade steps off in Downtown Orlando at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 30. Giuliana is the popular co-anchor of E! News alongside Ryan Seacrest and is the co-star of E!’s p...

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CVB Float Wins 2009 Elmer Cook Award; Spherion Float Wins Online Fan Vote
Two citrus floats from the 2009 Spherion Orlando Citrus Parade were honored by judges and fans following the event.   The float from the Orlando/Orange County Convention and Visitors Bureau float, featuring a citrus rendition of a jet airliner, was given the 2009 Elmer Cook award as the best in show by a panel of media and local VIPs. ...

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Ashley Memory Wins Citrus Sweets Dessert Challenge
The winner of the inaugural Citrus Sweets Dessert Challenge came all the way from Pittsboro, N.C., with her recipe: Crepes Suzette with Tangerines & Honey. Memory traveled down from North Carolina for the judging, which was held immediately prior to step-off of the Spherion Orlando Citrus Parade.  The winning recipe was chosen fro...

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