They’re coming to get you, Orlando.

This year marks the 6th annual Zombietoberfest, the coolest Zombie festival around and right here in our own backyard on the streets of APGD.  Are you excited?  Are you frightened?  Are you going?!

We can all agree that zombies are a nuisance, right? So do your part to stop the outbreak by joining the Zombie Outbreak Cure Scavenger Hunt from 2 to 6pm, grab some friends, meet at Blue Bird Bake Shop at 2pm and go catch yourself some zombies!  If you prefer to befriend some zombies over stopping them then be sure to head on over to Warrior One Power Yoga where all Zombies can enjoy free yoga at 5pm.   Then at 6 the streets come alive, or dead, however you want to look at it.  Either way, bring your appetite because food trucks will be there serving…BRAINS!  Brains for dinner, brains for lunch, brains for breakfast, brains for brunch…nah, we’re just kidding!  There will be food trucks but they won’t be serving brains, just their specialties, which are probably much tastier then brains anyway.   Costume contests, live music, a zombie crawl, movies, kids activities, the list goes on!  One of the most fun, family friendly Halloween events that you will find!  So fun, in fact, that the Orlando Weekly declares it as one of their Top 100 Things to Do in Orlando Before You Die.  You can find all the gory details here, here and here (for merch and tickets, where required).

Saturday, October 4th

2-6pm:  Zombie Outbreak Scavenger Hunt

5pm: Yoga for Zombies

6-10pm:  Zombietoberfest on the streets begins!

 

 

Looking to live among the dead? Check out these homes in Audubon Park and contact us today!

 

 

Burgers, delicious. Gardens, beautiful.  Doesn’t spending the evening sampling burgers prepared by local restaurants, eating various foods from a fry bar, and drinking complimentary beer all while listening to live music and meandering through beautiful Leu Gardens sound like the best time?  Why yes, yes it does.  And that is why Johnny’s Fillin’ Station is presenting the 1st Annual Burger Bash at Leu Gardens this Saturday, Sept 13th from 6pm-9pm.  Bring your appetite and be sure to sample each burger because participants are competing for a $3,000 prize and a people’s choice award!

General Admission tickets are $40.  VIP tickets are $100, and get you in at 5pm as well as a few other perks, more info can be found  here.

Looking for homes in the Audubon Park area?  Follow this link or contact us today!

Yoga is all the rage lately and we found our new favorite studio located conveniently in Audubon Park. Warrior Power Yoga is a quaint studio with a very inviting atmosphere and excellent instructors. The studio offers 40 different classes per week and offers a range of styles including hot power yoga, non-heated flow, yin yoga, power core and sculpt with weights. In addition to the regular schedule Warrior Power Yoga also offers yoga teacher training as well as specialty classes – we also heard that this summer they will be having Stand Up Paddleboard classes – fun!

You can check out the Warrior Power Yoga schedule here. The studio is located at 2822 Corrine Drive, Orlando FL 32803. There is parking in front and back, and you can also park across the street at the clinic after 5pm.

*BONUS – you know what’s right next to Warrior Power Yoga? The super delicious cafe Bikes Beans and Bordeaux as well as Orlando’s favorite beer parlour, Red Light Red Light.

Winning submission by Randall Smith for the Dumpster Art Project

Winning submission by Randall Smith for the Dumpster Art Project

You won’t actually have to dive into a dumpster, but head over to Will’s Pub on May 25th (6pm) for some live music, burgers, hotdogs, and vegan dogs at the Dumpster Dive Fundraiser. Admission is $8 and goes towards the Public Art Project by Mills 50 and the City of Orlando. The project is the transformation of 15 dumpsters in the district which will be painted by local artists. Support the cause to make our city beautiful!  And don’t forget you don’t have to work on Monday – it’s Memorial Day.
PS – What are you doing this Sunday the 18th ? We have an open house at 745 Hempstead Ave from 2-4PM, more information here!

 

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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Did you know that the downtown Orlando area has it’s very own 50 acre botanical heaven? You can’t tell from the road, but the Harry P. Leu Gardens is vast with many different gardens, trees and species of wildlife. Leu Gardens is also home to the historic Leu House which holds history dating back to the 1800’s (you can tour it!). Once a month the Gardens host a Date Night with a feature movie. Date nighters can bring their own chairs, blankets and picnic baskets (alcohol allowed). The admission for the event is $6 and includes access to the gardens (normally $10).

The next Date Night is Friday, May 2nd. The movie that will be screening is “A Street Car Named Desire”. The gardens open at 6 with the movie starting at 8:30. If you don’t want to bring your own dinner, Dixie Land Food Truck will be at the event serving up some noms’.

ImageAs you know, this Saturday is Small Business Saturday.  There are so many small business and shops in the Downtown Orlando and Winter Park area.  You can certainly do all of your holiday shopping through local shops!  If you don’t know where to start, check out the Orlando main street districts and other shopping districts below.  Your best bet is to attend the Audubon Park Wine Walk this Saturday.  Shop + Sip on Saturday throughout the eclectic local shops and businesses in the Audubon Park Main Street District from 2- 5 pm.  It’s $10 in advance and $15 that day.  Buy tickets and enjoying your shopping with a little wine!

Shopping Districts:

Thornton Park
Downtown South
Audubon Park
College Park
Mills 50 
Ivanhoe Village (Facebook page shows some deals local businesses are having)

Designers Row in Winter Park
Hannibal Square in Winter Park
Park Avenue Winter Park Shopping

Or looking for other events and fun activities around Orlando this weekend?  Check out The Orlandoan’s Holiday Weekend Guide

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