Who Says There’s Nothing to Do in Orlando?


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We’ve got your family fun Friday night plans! Lake Eola started offering a free movie night once a month in the park, appropriately named – Movieola. The film being featured tonight is The Lego Movie, and the film for August will be Monster’s University. The movie doesn’t start rolling until 8:30, but get there early to set up your blanket! There will be lawn games and food for purchase starting at 6:30pm. Thanks to the City of Orlando for providing a great fun and free event!

Bands. Food Trucks. Local Vendors. Local Fun! Southern Fried Sunday is going to be a really big, really fun event this weekend. It’s the 6th annual Benefit for The Mustard Seed of Central Florida which helps families in need that have suffered from disaster or personal tragedy by collecting donations of furniture and other housing items to help families rebuild.  The charge for the event is $10, with all proceeds going to The Mustard Seed of Central Florida.

The venues for the event include  Will’s Pub (Indoor & Outdoor Stage ), St. Matthew’s Tavern at the Orlando Beer Garden (Outdoor in the “Band Garden” until 9pm), and The Peacock Room (Indoor stage after 8pm).

Don’t miss this great event!

 

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Time to bust out the Berets and get out to Bastille Day! The Audubon Park Garden District will be holding the 6th annual event this Saturday from 6-10pm.

The event is free and includes a whole lotta french fun, such as:

Marie Antoinette signing autographs, plus a guillotine photo op

Mini French-themed art show

Baguette fencing courtesy of Olde Hearth Bread Company

A French-inspired open air market

..And much more!

 

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We just wanted to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday!

If you’re still looking for some 4th fun, check out our blog post from last week!

 

*Image from cityoforlando.net

*Image from cityoforlando.net

It’s that time of year again when we bust out the Popsicles and american flags! 4th of July is one of the funnest holidays and there’s a lot going on around town this year.

Lake Eola has it’s annual Fireworks at the Fountain event which is always sure to impress. The event starts at 4pm with performances throughout the night from Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. There will be food and beverage vendors as well as a childrens area. The firework display starts at 9:10pm, get there early to get a good spot!

Winter Park will be having their festive day time event the Olde Fashioned 4th of July Celebration. There will be live music by the Bach Festival Brass Band and the Bach festival Choir. Good news –  free hotdogs, water and watermelon while supplies last! There will also be horse-drawn wagon rides and childrens activities complete with inflatables!

Worried you won’t see enough fireworks on the 4th? Well you’re in luck! Baldwin park is having their 4th celebration on the 5th of July at Harbor Park. The Baldwin Park Rotary holds The Baldwin Park Independence Day Bash every year either before or after the actual holiday. The event is free to attend and will feature live music, a food & beer garden, and fireworks over Lake Baldwin after dark.

Have a happy and safe 4th, Orlando!

business after hours may 2013Exciting news, Orlando – You have a chance to check out the newest business in the district before it opens to the public! Mills Brewpub will be holding a special business after hours event for residents to come out, network and mingle while enjoying some offerings from the new brewpub. The event is free for members and $5 for non-members, and you can RSVP by emailing director@mills50.org

The Mills Brewpub is going to have it all – an extensive menu of pub fare, many draft and bottle options, cocktails, red and white wine, happy hour on weekdays, ladies nights on thursdays, and sunday fundays. You can check out their full menu here. You can also follow their Facebook page for updates.

See it all at the event on Monday, June 30th!

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Orlando’s top chef’s and restaurants are coming together to bring you Bite Night, an event that will give you the chance to sample all the best food from the best restaurants around town! Some of the big names here will be Cask & Larder, K Restaurant, The Rusty Spoon, Sweet!  and many more. The event will take place at Orchid Garden at Church Street (amazing venue) and will also have a drink selection.

This is a ticketed event with part of the proceeds going to The Edible Schoolyard Project which helps build awareness and bring edible education curriculum to K-12 students. There will also be a silent auction at the event with all of the proceeds going to the same cause.

Bite Night will be on Monday, June 30th at 7pm at Orchid Garden at Church Street. The event is 21+

*Image from facebook.com/OrlandoShuffle

*Image from facebook.com/OrlandoShuffle

Shuffleboard isn’t just for senior citizens anymore! That’s right, the sport of shuffleboard is making a comeback – and all Orlandoans can be a part of it. Every first Saturday of the month, the Beardall Courts hold the “Orlando Shuffle” and invite everyone to come out and play. You don’t have to be a pro, heck – you don’t even have to know much to get started! All levels and ages are welcome to attend, and for free. There are no concessions at the court, but attendees are allowed to bring coolers and snacks. Get out there and do something different!

The Orlando Shuffle – Saturday, June 7 – 7-9pm – Beardall Courts (800 Delaney Ave)

ES-What_s_LUCK_Black_Cat_Final_2014-04-20_at_1.18.21_PMPechaKucha? Seems like a mouth full doesn’t it?! It actually comes from a Japenese term for “chitchat”. PechaKucha night started in Tokyo as an event for people to network, share ideas and work, and to build community. The first PechaKucha night in Orlando started in 2010 and has quickly become a popular and fun event with some of Orlando’s most insteresting people sharing their stories. The format for the event is an hour of socializing and mingling, followed by presentations that feature 20 slides for 20 seconds each, followed by more mingling.

The next PechaKucha night in Orlando is June 13th at 7pm. The event is held at The Orange Studio. You can purchase tickets here, and if you are interested in presenting you can send an email to pknorlando@gmail.com.

Image from Audubon Park Garden District

 

The fourth annual Kid’s Fest will take place tomorrow in Audubon Park.  This mostly free kid friendly event near Downtown Orlando features a wide variety of activities for kids and families to enjoy.

Activities like family Zumba and yoga, painting, pizza making, music making, craft making, story-time, and my favorite cupcake and doughnut decorating will be available!  Other fun things in the district...bounce house and sidewalk chalk drawing!  There’s fun for all at the Kid’s Fest.  Stop by tomorrow April 26th from 12 pm – 4 pm.  It’s best to register in advance and you can do so here:  Kid’s Fest Audubon Park

P.S.  If you’re in the market for a house in the Downtown Orlando area, stop by and check out a few of our new listings this weekend as well.  We have two open houses scheduled for Sunday Apr. 27th from 2- 4pm!

 

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