Tomorrow is Third Thursday, get out and see what Downtown Orlando has to offer!  With it being a mix of art, food, technology talk and networking you are bound to find something to pique your interest.

Gallery Hop: Hosted by the Downtown Arts District features numerous galleries and non-traditional art venues that spotlight the best of established and emerging Orlando-based artists in tandem with nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. When and Where: 6-9pm at various locations, see map

Taste of Church Street: This culinary experience offers food and beverage specials, local art and entertainment in the heart of the Church Street District. When and Where: 5-10pm at Church St. District

Tech Meetup: The Orlando Tech Meetup offers tech enthusiasts and entrepreneurs the chance to socialize and hear five different technology groups present live product demos. Where: 7-9pm at Effin Amazing

Networking: Hosted by the Downtown Orlando Partnership, these professional networking events allow attendees to experience one of downtown’s fine establishments while making great local business connections. When and Where: 5:30-7pm at Extract Juice Bar

It’s April and you know that means?  It means it is time for Orlando’s Spring Fiesta in the Park!  This weekend join in and be one of the 150,000 people that are estimated to be in attendance! Spend the weekend walking around Lake Eola, shopping some truly unique art and crafts and eating and drinking from some amazing food vendors!

The Fall and Spring Fiesta in the Park have become some of Downtown Orlando’s most popular events, held annually, they attract attendees and vendors from all over the United States.  And it is easy to see why, you mix great art and crafts with food and some of the best weather you can ask for and you are bound to be a success!  This is a family and pet friendly event, there is something for everyone so wear comfortable shoes, bring a picnic blanket and stay a while!

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Please come join us Sunday, April 19th  for ‘The Private Gardens of Historic Orlando featuring Lake Eola Heights’ tour. The event is held by Lake Eola Heights Garden Committee and features a number of local sponsors, including us, the ThinkLiveBe Property Team!   We are so pleased to be a sponsor and cannot wait to spend the day strolling through the gardens of one of Downtown Orlando’s most historic neighborhoods.  This is a self guided tour where you are invited into the gardens of a number of residences and you’ll have an opportunity to speak with the garden care takers and in some gardens you will even be serenaded by local musicians as you take in these lovely surroundings.  We cannot think of a more special way to spend the day!

Tickets are available at Handy Pantry Grocery, aka ‘Garden Central’.  They are $15 in advance or $20 on the day of.   You can also purchase them online, here.

The tour starts at ‘Garden Central’ at noon and goes until 5pm, but remember it is self guided.  There will be complimentary Gem Cars available to take you to and from the homes.

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.

I love little neighborhood cafés and restaurants that are nestled between residential homes. We are lucky have a few of them to choose from in Downtown Orlando neighborhoods,  and one of my favorites is 903 Mills Market.  It may not really be a hidden gem because it is so well known and so popular and for good reason! The menu is awesome, the staff is great but the ambience is what really makes it special.  It is super chill, relaxed and easy going, most of the seating is outside but they have a few tables inside as well.  During the day you can relax under the shade of the umbrellas and at night under the string lights and night sky.  It is located on the corner of Gore and South Mills, just a few steps from Lake Davis.  A great place to have a bite and a drink and then meander around the lake and catch a beautiful view of Downtown Orlando skyline!

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Whether you are a local business owner or a local resident who likes to stay involved you should definitely come to the Mills 50 Business After Hours next Wednesday, March 25th.  The Business After Hours will be held at Bart. on Mills Ave from 5:30 – 7pm.  It’s a casual atmosphere and all are welcome,  go hang, drink a beer, play some classic arcade games and get to know your neighbors and local business owners!  If you are a Mills 50 member it is free, for non-members it is $5.  Please RSVP to director@mills50.org

Where: Bart.

When: Wednesday March 25th @ 5:30pm

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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Looking to buy or sell in the Downtown Orlando area, give us call or visit us on the web.  (407) 494-2820

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