Who Says There’s Nothing To Do In Orlando – Orlando Farmer’s Market

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The Orlando Farmer’s Market, located at East Central Street & North Eola Drive at the icon Lake Eola Park, every Sunday is not your typical farmer’s market.  Not only do they have local vendors selling their delectable fruits and vegetable, they also have live entertainment from 12-4P, jewelry, clothing and a beer and wine garden!  You can bring your whole family, even the furr-baby, out with you and make a full day of it!

For more information and a list of vendors click here.

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Go Local Wednesday – Camping World Stadium

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Camping World Stadium, the old Citrus Bowl, went through a very extensive renovation last year and came out all shiny and new.  My husband recently went to the newly renovated stadium for an Orlando City Soccer game.  He and his friend were thoroughly impressed with the improvements!  They said the seats were great, and it felt easier to maneuver around.  They walked around to check out the various vendors and got a chance to see the game from lots of different angles.

What’s better?  With the NFL getting ready to start back up, the new Camping World Stadium will be hosting some preseason games like the Miami Dolphins vs Atlanta Falcons and the much anticipated All Star Game in January 2017.

If you haven’t made it out to the Camping World Stadium I’m sure there is an event coming up that might interest you!  Check out the full lineup here.

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Who Says There’s Nothing To Do In Orlando – Whiskey Business

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Looking for something to do tonight?  Orlando Weekly wants to take your taste buds on an exploration of wheat and rye at a exciting event – Whiskey Business!  As a huge fan of whiskey, specifically Gentleman Jack, I was so excited to see this event.  The event promises to help you discover scotch, bourbons and whiskeys from around the world.  Stretch your whiskey pallet and join the team at Orlando Weekly for a fantastic event at the Cheyenne Saloon on Church street.  Tickets start at $35!

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Go Local Wednesday – RuSteak College Park

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I love eating good food!  And I love College Park in Downtown Orlando!  So I was excited to finally get to try RuSteak last week with some out of town friends.  We went later on a Thursday night.  The patio was pretty full so we sat inside.  It was quiet, tranquil and simple.  It instantly made me feel comfortable.  They had a very nice selection of beers, both domestic and imports, so my husband and our friends each got flights.  We ordered the shrimp fritters as an appetizer and we were not disappointed!  The sauce they come with is delicious!  The guys had the RuSteak Burgers and the ladies had the Cider Jam Chicken.  The burger were really delicious!  They were large and cooked to perfection, with an over easy egg on top.  It looked like an adventure on the plate.  The Cider Jam Chicken was equally wonderful!  The risotto was perfectly prepared and filled with seasonal veggies.  The Cider Jam is my new jam!  It was so delicious!  We finished our meal with the Blueberry Cheesecake.  Yummy!

Overall it was a fantastic meal and a great experience.  Our out of town friends were thoroughly impressed, which is always good in my book!  I hope you’ll go try it if you haven’t already.

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Who Says There’s Nothing To Do In Orlando – Orlando Tattoo Festival

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Got Ink?  The ultimate rebellion?  The one thing you’ll never be able to show your mom?  Your personal expression?  Maybe, maybe not.  For me, it’s a form of art that is both beautiful and mystifying.  Each image I have on my body has a special meaning to me and the story of my life.

If you’ve ever thought about getting a tattoo, this event might be just what you need to help make the decision.  This weekend the Florida Hotel & Conference Center will host 100+ Industry Renowned and Celebrity Tattoo Artists, Live Tattooing & Piercing, a Fine Art Gallery, Live Music & Entertainment, Tattoo Cinema, Art Fusion, Contests & Awards, the Miss Orlando Tattoo Pageant, a Kids Area, Unique Vendors, Special Guests and much, much more!

Festival hours are from 5pm to 11pm on Friday, 12noon to 11pm on Saturday and 12noon to 6pm on Sunday. Individual tickets as well as three day weekend passes can be purchased either in advance via Eventbrite or at the Florida Hotel & Conference Center box office at any time throughout the duration of the event. Single Day Admission is $25.00 per day, per person while Weekend Passes are $50.00 per person for all three days.

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Go Local Wednesday – World of Beer Downtown Orlando

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Micro-brews, local ales, or foreign flavors.  There are so many ways to enjoy beers currently!  What better way to try them all then at a World of Beer?  The World of Beer Downtown Orlando is a great place to take your stout tour.  With their large outdoor patio looking out over Lake Eola in uber cool Thornton Park and fantastic menu, I know you’ll be in for a treat.  I would highly recommend the German Pretzel with beer cheese to start!  My husband enjoyed beers from The Funky Buddha brewery and local flavors from the Crooked Can.

Great location, great food and great brews.  You can’t go wrong at World of Beer!

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Who Says There’s Nothing To Do In Orlando – Bastille Weekend

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This year Audubon Park will host a full weekend to celebrate Bastille Day!  With activities throughout the weekend ranging from the 5th Annual Wine & Cheese tasting on Saturday to the new Bubbles Bash on Sunday, it looks like the Audubon Park Garden District is pulling out all the stops!

Last year I gave you some history, but for those who may have forgotten, here’s a recap.  Bastille Day is a French national holiday.  Commonly know as Le quatorze juillet, it commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution on July 14, 1789, which began with the storming of the Bastille.  Each year since 1880, the French Military marches for a morning parade.  This is the oldest and largest military parade in Europe.  From the photos, it looks like quite the spectacle.  Thousands of uniformed military men and women, 300 vehicles, 240 horses marching through the streets and 80 planes and helicopters (according to Wikipedia).  They all pass the President of the French Republic, his government and foreign ambassadors in great ceremony through Champs Elysees.

For more information on this year’s events, click here.

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