Who Says There’s Nothing to Do in Orlando?


What’s Up Downtown.  An opportunity for local residents, businesses, employees, educators and pretty much anyone else who wants to network and learn more about developments and initiatives taking place in Downtown Orlando.  It happens the first Thursday of every month and in the past there have been some really cool settings and awesome information shared.

Next Thursday, April 2nd,  What’s Up Downtown will be a 45 minute Historic Walking Tour around Downtown Orlando.  You’ll hear from multiple speakers, see character appearances and even be welcomed into the History Center for a complimentary visit!

The tour starts at 8:30am at the Downtown Orlando Information Center and will end at the 1927 Historic Orange County Courtroom which is located within the Orange County Regional History Center.

WP Art

This weekend is the 56th Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival.   It is one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most prestigious juried outdoor art festivals.  The very first festival was held on Park Avenue in 1960 by a handful of local art enthusiasts and featured 90 exhibiting artists.   Over the years the festival has grown so much and currently features 225 artists and is held on Park Avenue and in Central Park.

It is a great way to spend the weekend; Winter Park already has so much to offer, this just adds to it!  But let’s be honest,  Winter Park doesn’t really have the best parking availability on a non-festival weekend so you can only imagine what it will be like with an event that has over 350,000 attendees!  So this year SunRail has stepped in and is offering FREE service into Winter Park!  They have a set schedule for the festival here, take advantage, and make a day of it!

What:  Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

When:  March 20th and 21st from 9am-6pm and March 22nd from 9am-5pm

Where:  On Park Avenue between Canton and New England and in Central Park

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Tomorrow night is Virginia Drive Live in Ivanhoe Village.  Spend the evening strolling along Virginia Drive while shopping local vendors and dining from some of the best Orlando food trucks.  Do you prefer to drink while you stroll?  If you do you can purchase a $15 wrist band that will allow you to taste 10 different wines located along Virginia Drive.  If you prefer to sit and relax while you drink then you can stroll over to the beer garden and enjoy live entertainment and beer!

It starts at 6pm and goes until 10pm, so take your time, chat with the locals and enjoy this amazing weather!

What: Virginia Drive Live

When: Saturday March 14th between 6 and 10pm

On Virginia Drive between Orange Ave and Mills Ave.

The event is free but you can purchase your wrist bands here

I don’t know whether to be amazed or terrified.  THIS is happening, cats with acrobatic capabilities, cats in a band, cats holding Guinness Book of World Record titles, cats, cats and more cats.

People love cats, just like people love dogs. But I think cat love is a different kind of love, it’s deeper, and weirder and that’s okay because the weirder the better. Don’t you agree?  And it really doesn’t get much weirder then this.  One full hour of former orphan, rescues and stray cats performing for your pleasure.  This show is a must for any self proclaimed cat person. It’s been featured on all different media outlets from TV to popular blogs and commercials. There are some seriously famous cats out there and Tuna, one of the top performers, is one of them!  Follow her, and the other cats,  on twitter for a behind the scenes look at their performances.

Go get your weird on at The Venue and check out The Acro Cats now through March 15th.

Oh, and of course a portion of every show’s ticket sales go towards cat rescue!

Where: The Venue in Ivanhoe Village

When: Now through March 15th, dates and times, here

Tickets: $20, here

2015 Blues B-Q web

This weekend is the 9th Annual Blues B-Q in Downtown Orlando. It is a completely free, family friendly event with lots of live music and…you guessed it, BBQ!

It is held outside at the City Commons Plaza from 4-10pm on Saturday the 28th.   The R&B, Grammy Award winning, singer Betty Wright is performing as well as The Gerry Williams Band, The Silkee Smoove Band and CeCe Teneal.  BBQ is for purchase and your options include, Mister BBQ, Serena’s BBQ, Jay’s BBQ, Blaizin Bones BBQ, Carribean Sunshine Bakery and Johnny Henry’s BBQ.

You’ve got to love all of the free events that Downtown Orlando has to offer.  Just another reason to love where you live! 

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Downtown Food & Wine Fest is this weekend, two days of eating and drinking some of the best that Orlando has to offer!  But it isn’t just about food and wine, it’s about music, it’s about fun, it’s about an excuse to get out and enjoy this amazing weather!

There will be over 100 menu items from 30 of the area’s top restaurants and 10 wine stations serving over 50 wines.  And what is a festival without live entertainment?!  Saturday is the band Lifehouse and Sunday is Loverboy, along with plenty of other bands throughout the weekend. So bring your picnic blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy the show!

 

Downtown Food & Wine Fest

Lake Eola / Robinson St.

Saturday from 12-9pm

Sunday from 12-7pm

Tickets: $20 for 1 day general admission or $25 for 2 day general admission. (food/wine tickets are extra)

 

Everyone should love where they live. Do you?

 

Valentine’s weekend is here, by now most of you lovebirds have booked a table at your favorite restaurant, scheduled some spa treatments, booked a night at a hotel or have set whatever other romantic plans you had in mind…fancy stuff!  But for those of you who keep it low key, like I do, then I have the perfect way for you to spend your day.

We at the ThinkLiveBe Property Team are dog people, we all have dogs and love them to pieces.  Show your love for your pets by going to this year’s annual Paws in the Park at Lake Eola in Downtown Orlando.  There are lots of great activities planned for both pets and families, there will be pet training demonstrations by Animal Planet star Victoria Stilwell.  There will be dock diving competitions and a Canine Sports arena that will feature agility competitions. And if you don’t have a pet just yet this is a great opportunity to adopt one in need!

This event is all for a great cause, it is to help raise funds to support the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando.  Please take a minute to visit their website and read more about them, they are a really great agency and are entirely supported by donations from the local community. They are not funded by national organizations so any support you can give truly does make a difference.  You can donate as an individual, sponsor the event or even set up a team to raise funds, visit their fundraising page here. And there are some really cool fundraising incentives, the more you raise the more prizes you earn!

No one ever said that Valentine’s Day was only meant to be celebrated by humans, what about the pets that we love and that reciprocate that love back to us even more?

Paws in the Park

Saturday February 14ths from 9am-3pm

Lake Eola

Yet another reason to love where you live!

 

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