The ZORA! 2013 Outdoor Festival of the Arts kicked off Friday morning with beautiful weather and a lively crowd. Sunny skies and afternoon weather in the upper 60s made it comfortable in short sleeves for everyone.
 
Spectators cheered and danced to several musical and dance performers, strolled through the sweet-selling smoke of the food stands and packed the art booths looking at the vendor’s offerings.
 
A particularly vocal crowd cheered during a ZUMBA dance contest and performance, with hundreds packing the area in front of the stage. There was barely room to walk in much of the vendor tent area as thousands strolled to look at the art and other merchandise.
 
Many more events are planned for Saturday and Sunday, so hurry out to Eatonville for the fun.

Stephen M. Dowell can be reached by email at smdowell@tribune.com Follow the Orlando Sentinel photo staff on Twitter at OSPhoto. Like us on Facebook: Orlando Sentinel Photography.