Our advice? Let us advise.

Our advice? Let us advise.

Are you confident in your event execution capabilities but don’t know how to get to a good spot with the pre-event details such as permitting, vendor relations, sponsorship asset creation and other endless items on your task list? Cox Events Group not only offers full event production services, but event production advisement, too. With advisement comes our valuable local and state-wide list of honest and reputable production partners. Whether you need stage and sound, restroom trailers, street closures or crowd control barricade, digital photo booths and other brandable data collection assets, virtual reality activations, photography and videography, security, garbage collection and disposal…the list is endless and we guarantee we know and work closely with the professionals you need to get the job done and done well. These are partners we have worked with in the past and we proudly refer them to other production groups, competitors and events whenever we get the chance. Need help with your event flow vision? Yeah, we do that, too. In the last ten years, we’ve produced and partnered on over 300 events, bringing in more than 10 million patrons combined across a decade’s time. We know how to lay it out, whether it’s in a traditional venue, a city park, an airport hangar or a field in the middle of nowhere. We know where to place beer and food to maximize sales opportunities, which sponsor(s) to put front and center, how to coordinate ques with no overlap and of course, hiding those ugly portalets and power sources from plain view while not completely hiding them so your patrons still know where to go...

Sitting on Deck

Coming up these next few weeks we have an amazing schedule of events for the awesome people of Central Florida. On May 20th, 98.9 WMMO will be hosting its next Downtown Concert Series in Downtown Orlando featuring George Thorogood & The Destroyers. Bud Light is sponsoring the event providing refreshing beverages for your enjoyment; as well as the Downtown Development Board and MetroPCS. You definitely will not want to miss this one so make sure to save the date and come out for some hard-hitting classic rock! Next on the list we are having our 16th Annual Saltwater Classic presented by McDonalds. This is an event where you get to fish for free and fun, and maybe win some money! This event is sponsored by Academy Sports and Carl Black Chevrolet of Orlando. A portion of proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida, so you can feel even better about joining us for the fun. We’re giving away $20,000 in guaranteed prize money so if you are someone who is one with the sea or just enjoy a casual day out boating and fishing with your buddies, make sure to join us for a day in the sun! Finally to top things off, we’ll be producing the 40th Annual City of Orlando’s Fireworks at the Fountain on July 4th celebrating America’s birthday at Lake Eola Park in Downtown Orlando! The festivities will begin at 4pm and include a spectacular fireworks display for a night filled with food, drinks and live music. With over 100,000 attendees coming out to this annual Orlando (and...
This Weekend

This Weekend

The Orlando Whiskey Festival is celebrating its 3rd annual event at Mercedes-Benz of Orlando in Maitland this Saturday, May 13th. The event will feature fine single malts, blended Scotches and, of course, whiskeys of all types including Bourbon, rye and many, many other blends and flavors. This unique event will allow you to taste over 100 different types of whiskeys from different parts of the world with an indoor tasting area and an outside lounge setting with live on-site entertainment and cigar rolling for the ultimate whiskey experience. For those of you who are not into whiskey, don’t worry as we have various craft beers and wine in plentiful supply. You will also get to enjoy a Gourmet menu selection from some of Orlando’s most popular restaurants throughout the event. The annual Whiskey Festival also includes the Ultimate Whiskey Dinner Experience held a day before the event on Friday, May 12th at DoveCote in Downtown Orlando. All proceeds after event expense from this event supports The Lovely Project, a non-profit organization here in Orlando that empowers young women from all walks of life by providing them with the education, peer-mentorship and tools needed to lead a purposeful, productive life. Tickets and info on the event can be found at www.orlandowhiskeyfestival.com. Come join us for a great time supporting an amazing cause!   By Carlos...
Spring Fiesta in the Park

Spring Fiesta in the Park

The weekend before last thousands of people headed to Lake Eola in Downtown Orlando to enjoy the 28th Annual Spring Fiesta in the Park, a two-day family-friendly event held on Saturday, April 1st and Sunday, April 2nd. This free community event was a welcome opportunity for more than 200 artists and crafters who came from all over the country to display and sell their original work. Vendors were lined in tented booths along the streets and around the park. Some of the work featured at Fiesta included beautiful handmade jewelry, paintings, crafts, glass art home décor and much more. Patrons enjoyed live music along with a wide variety of food stalls and lots of family and kid-friendly activities while strolling through the park. A huge kid’s play area with bounce houses, games, train rides around the lake and face painting were some of the fun-filled activities that made for a perfect outdoor weekend for the family. Spring Fiesta in the Park also had a special place for your four-legged friends to enjoy and relax. Several pet adoption booths were present at the event’s Pet Fiesta area, with additional rescue groups placed at several locations all around the park. A big thank you to our 11-time presenting sponsor Southern Ford Dealers, the City of Orlando, Central Florida Expressway Authority and Tobacco Free Florida for sponsoring this year’s Spring Fiesta in the Park! Be on the lookout for a fully revamped Fiesta in the Park web site with more information for the general public and a new and simple artist, crafter and food vendor registration process coming soon to www.fiestainthepark.com.  ...

Internship by Preeti Rana

Coming from a TV Production background and completely different part of the world culturally and physically in India, I had no idea where to start after pursuing my specialization in Corporate Communications from the University of Central Florida. While searching for jobs in several media companies within Orlando, I came across Cox Media Group. The more I read about their work, the more I felt connected and yearned to work there. From my past work experience, I have realized that one of the best ways to get your foot inside a big organization like this is through its internship program. I still remember my interview day with Dan and Natasha for their Social Media Intern position and getting the ‘good news’ call from Natasha on my way back home after my interview. It was everything I could have asked for that day. I joined Cox Events Group (a Cox Media Group subsidiary in Orlando and known as CEG around the office) as an intern and started in January. Sadly though, my happy journey hit a speed bump after a few weeks when my work permit expired. With the ongoing political environment and the discussion around immigration laws, negative thoughts crashed into my head. The constant fear of losing this internship which I merely had just begun was my biggest worry. You can make a living from any job but having peace of mind is priceless. Cox Events Group was supportive throughout this process and worked with me patiently until I got my work permit renewed. Now that I’ve started my training once again, my mind is filled with the...