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The Best Events & Things To Do in Orlando this Weekend July 28 - 30

Welcome to another weekend of things to do here in Orlando, as always, we've selected the best events that are taking place throughout the weekend. Enjoy!


The Best Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend

The Best Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend!



MULTI-DAY EVENTS



The EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival
July 27 - November 18, 2023

The EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival will begin dishing up delights at Walt Disney World Resort starting July 27 and continuing through November 18, 2023.


Get ready to sip and savor at more than 25 Global Marketplaces throughout EPCOT, including returning favorites such as The Fry Basket, Flavors from Fire, Canada, India and Spain. Several new Global Marketplaces will open later during the festival as summer turns to fall.


The festival will also welcome back the popular Eat to the Beat Concert Series presented by Florida Blue Medicare at America Gardens Theatre.


And don’t forget to commemorate your EPCOT visit by bringing festival magic home with official event merchandise including apparel, home décor, trading pins and more.


Flavors of Florida at Disney Springs

Flavors of Florida at Disney Springs
Now - Sunday, August 13, 2023

Foodies can enjoy a choice of mouthwatering and fresh flavors inspired by the Sunshine State during Flavors of Florida at over 30 locations in Disney Springs, all featuring a variety of dishes and sips you simply must try.


You can embrace summer and delight in homegrown flavors from Florida, like the Lime Garage Burger from D-Luxe Burger or the Gambas Gabardina from Jaleo by José Andrés. And who can miss the Florida Shrimp Tacos available at Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar? From the sweet to the savory, and everything in between, there are plenty of items you’ll want to come back for again and again.


Interested in seeing first-hand demonstrations from renowned chefs and restaurant owners? You’re in luck because this year Disney Springs is featuring a new culinary series! .


SeaWorld Orlando Summer Spectacular

SeaWorld Orlando Summer Spectacular
Now - Monday, September 4, 2023

When the sun goes down, the night comes to life at SeaWorld’s Summer Spectacular! Stay late all summer to immerse yourself in exotic worlds of light and music and experience your favorite SeaWorld attractions in a whole new way.


Dance the night away with world-class DJs for a family-friendly party beneath the waves. Then end the night with Ignite, a fireworks spectacular that brings the brilliance of the sea to the sky above. Put a charge in your summer at SeaWorld’s vibrant Summer Spectacular.


CCraft Beer Festival at SeaWorld Orlandoraft Beer Festival at SeaWorld Orlando

Craft Beer Festival at SeaWorld Orlando
July 28 - September 3, 2023

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday until September 3, 2023


SeaWorld is serving up an incredible party for craft beer lovers. SeaWorld’s Craft Beer Festival features more than 100 crafts brews, wines, seltzers, and cocktails.


Sample an unbeatable mix of domestic and local Florida favorites. Plus savor more than 15 food items expertly paired to match your preferred brew. And to top it all off, festive entertainment will keep the party going all day long.



Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Summer Nights
Now - Sunday, August 6, 2023

As the sun goes down, the party heats up at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay during Summer Nights. Explore the park after dark with extended park hours every night. Dance the night away at themed party zones throughout the park, take on Florida’s top thrill rides in the dark and enjoy electrifying entertainment throughout the night.


On select nights, the park lights up with a dazzling display of colors and sound. From jaw-dropping colors to intricate patterns, the Summer Nights Fireworks Spectacular will leave guests in awe.


Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Bier Fest

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Bier Fest
Now - September 4, 2023

Park guests can toast delicious brews and soar on epic thrill rides at Busch Gardens’ beer-inspired food festival.


A slice of Bavaria returns to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay as the park celebrates its fan-favorite Bier Fest event, Friday – Sunday from July 21 through Sept. 4, including Labor Day. This popular event, now in its sixth consecutive year, allows guests to sip, sample and savor classic German flavors while enjoying tunes from rising local artists.

Bier Fest is included with park admission. Food & Beverage available at an additional cost.



Summer Fun at LEGOLAND Florida
Now - August 6, 2023

LEGOLAND Florida Resort has a brand new summer show, Go Xtreme!


Go Xtreme has families on edge of their seats at LEGO City Stage, with this all-new show features thrilling, hilarious and EXTREME stunts from world-class performers.


Action-packed stunts include BMX riders, scooter drivers, a Cyr wheel artist, inline skater and a world-record holding pogo athlete, who’s sure to deliver more than a few laughs.


PLUS, The Rhythm Bricks, a roaming percussion group offer an interactive instrument experience throughout the park this summer.


Summer of More with Pirates and Princess Fun at Gaylord Palms Resort

Gaylord Palms Resort Summer Of More
Now - September 4, 2023

Gaylord Palms Resort is inviting guests to a Summer of More with their regal court an band of spirited buccaneers for plenty of pirate and princess fun.


Guests will find a treasure trove of shows and activities, hands-on experiences, fun-in-the- sun at Cypress Springs Water Park and pirate- and princess-themed décor across the 64-acre resort.

During the event, families can create treasures in a craft clubhouse, look for jewels in a puzzle- filled escape room, stroll through remnants of a pirate galleon, embark on a plundering scavenger hunt, see a family films at the resort’s water park, and more.


54 at Renaissance Theater

54 at The Ren
Every Friday & Saturday - August 26, 2023

54 is the newest high-concept entertainment experience from Renaissance Theatre Company.


Guests are encouraged to dress in theme and step into a re-imagination of the iconic nightclub from the 1970s.


The live sound of modern disco fills the air. A colorful dance floor is open (when a cast of professional dancers isn't performing). High-end cocktails and mocktails are on-the-ready.


Later, audiences can continue the party with 54 After-Hours, an elevated themed nightclub experience, also featuring nightly entertainment and a more classical 70s disco soundscape.



Duel of Fools at SAK Comedy Lab
Weekly, Every Friday, and Saturday

This is SAK’s signature improv show! Two teams of professional improvisers compete for your laughs with audience judges selected at the start of the show. The actors make up songs, scenes and characters right in front of your eyes with the help of the audience’s suggestions and participation. Appropriate for all ages. 7 pm.


King Of The Hill at SAK Comedy Lab
Weekly, Every Friday, and Saturday

In this knockdown, drag-out comedy battle, a cast of our professional performers pair up in teams of two and use audience suggestions to create scenes, songs and characters on the spot. After each round, the audience decides which team wins and which team loses. The winning team stays for the next round while the losers form new teams to dethrone the Kings. By the end there can only be one King of the Hill! 9 pm.


Dreamgirls at Garden Theater Winter Garden Florida

Dreamgirls at Garden Theater
Now - Saturday, August 6, 2023

Meet the Dreams: Effie, Lorrell, and Deena, three young and talented African-American singers in the revolutionary 1960s. Dreamgirls will take you on a journey as the three friends embark on a musical roller coaster through the ruthless world of show business. Their relationships will be put to the test by fame, fortune, and romance as the young women discover that their dreams come at a cost.


Featuring iconic songs including “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going,” “Family,” and “I Am Changing,” Dreamgirls explores themes of ambition, hope, and betrayal to a soundtrack of gospel, R&B, pop, disco, and more. Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Garden Theater, Winter Garden. Get your tickets now.


Xanadu at Osceola Center for the Arts

Xanadu
Now - August 6, 2023

Xanadu at Osceola Center for the Arts. A struggling artist is searching for inspiration when a beautiful Greek muse descends from Mount Olympus and encourages him to build the world’s greatest creation — a roller disco!



The ATA National Championships at USTA National Campus
Now - Sunday, July 30, 2023

The ATA National Championships is an annual historic tennis tournament that brings hundreds of players of all ages, backgrounds, and ethnicities to compete on a national stage.


The Championships has 5 Major Events over 7 days: Junior L5 Singles and Doubles tournament, Junior 10 U circuit, Adult Age Group Tournament, Men's /Women’s Open, and Adult NTRP.


The ATA Championships draw players from all over North America and the Caribbean.


 Obstacle Sports Expo at Orange County Convention Center.

Obstacle Sports Expo
Now - Sunday, July 30, 2023

The Ultimate Ninja Athlete Association (UNAA) presents the Obstacle Sports Expo at Orange County Convention Center.


5 days with 5 competition events. Come and see some of the best ninja obstacle athletes from across the world, compete for the World Championships!



Little Radical Theatrics presents Matilda the Musical!
Thursday, July 27 - Sunday, July 30, 2023

Little Radical Theatrics presents the much loved Matilda the Musical! at the famed Lowndes Shakespeare Center, from July 27 - July 30, 2023.


Featuring a cast of 56 actors, ages 5 to 65+ from all over Central Florida, including three families performing together, one of which is Karina LeBaron of the LeBaron Family Singers who went viral on YouTube for their performance of “One Day More” in their living room!


To purchase tickets please visit https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/6036755



Caladium Festival
Friday July 28 - Saturday July 29, 2023

Jump in the car and head to downtown Lake Placid's Stuart Park on Friday & Saturday July 28-29, 2023 for the FREE Annual Caladium Festival. Enjoy caladiums, craft vendors, food vendors and a daily entertainment line-up!



Ms. Pat at Orlando Improv Comedy Club
Friday, July 28 - Saturday, July 29, 2023

The Orlando Improv Comedy Club located at Pointe Orlando, is one of the premier live stand-up comedy clubs in Orlando. The Improv welcomes the biggest names in comedy to their stage as well as supporting our local talent here in Central Florida!



Lake Eustis Summer Showdown

Lake Eustis Summer Showdown
Saturday July 29 - Sunday, July 30, 2023

Get ready for 50+ boats racing on Lake Eustis on Saturday and Sundau, with the City of Eustis Back to School Bash on Saturday, July 29. There will be vendors, food trucks, bounce houses, and more for all to enjoy.


Plus, from 12 pm until 3 pm, the City will be distributing 100 backpacks per hour to local school-aged residents. One backpack will be given to each child present, while supplies last.


The Eustis Aquatic Center will be open on Saturday, July 29 from 12 pm - 4 pm. and admission is free for the day. Swimsuits are required to enjoy both the pool and splash pad.


Local band TC and Sass will bring their high-energy music to the bandshell to cap off Saturday’s celebration from 6 pm - 9 pm.


More information on this and other upcoming events can be found at www.eustis.org.


 

FRIDAY, JULY 28, 2023


Art After Dark at Lake Nona

Art After Dark at Lake Nona
Weekly, Every Friday

Every Friday night, Art After Dark takes over Lake Nona Town Center from 6 pm.


Enjoy a stroll through our Town Center as you explore hand crafted artisan products, and tasty cuisine. Be sure to grab a glass a wine, stay a while to enjoy the art displayed on the six story art installation, The Beacon.


Sunset Walk’s Fired-up Fridays

Sunset Walk Fired-up Fridays

Weekly, Every Friday

Friday nights, the Promenade at Sunset Walk presents Fired-Up Fridays, a free Car & Truck Show event with all makes, models, and years welcome of show car quality.


Featuring music by DJ Scotty B and Company, plus the very best regional live bands.


Winter Garden Friday on the Plaza

Winter Garden Friday on the Plaza
Weekly, Every Friday

Come enjoy live music every Friday night on the Plaza, at Downtown Winter Garden, Centennial Plaza Gazebo.


Friday Muscle Car Show & Cruise Old Town Kissimmee

Friday Muscle Car Show & Cruise
Weekly, Every Friday

Join the heart pounding excitement of high-performance engines and true horse power for our Muscle Car Show every Friday night at Old Town in Kissimmee. The Friday Muscle Car Show will begin at 3:00pm and the qualifications are show-quality muscle and factory-performance cars from 1964 and newer and classics from 1985 and older. Cars will cruise at 8:30pm and all cars registered can participate.


Museum Of Illusions ICON Park Orlando

Date Night At Museum Of Illusions
Friday, July, 28, 2023

Check out this awesome new, magical date night idea from Museum of Illusions at ICON Park!


Couples are invited to take part in “Enchanting Illusions: A Night of Wonder at Museum of Illusions Orlando” where they can immerse themselves in a world of optical illusions, mind-bending exhibits, and interactive fun, as they embark on a magical journey of discovery and wonder.


Experience a Five-Star Hotel, Michelin Award-Winning Food, and Celebrity DJ Jon Gosselin in Kissimmee

Dining Experience with DJ Jon Gosselin
Friday, July 28, 2023

RealIty star and famed DJ Jon Gosselin is going to be playing the soundtrack to your summer at an exclusive dining experience and music showcase at the Five-Star ette hotel in Kissimmee.


On Friday, July 28 get ready to experience a Five-star Hotel, Michelin Award-Winning Food, and a Celebrity DJ. This exclusive event takes place at LIPA Rooftop Restaurant at the luxury five-star ette hotel in Kissimmee.


To book your spot at this exclusive event contact: reservations@liparooftop.com, or call 407-288-1908.


Christmas in July at Embassy Suites Orlando Downtown

Christmas in July at Embassy Suites Orlando Downtown
Friday, July 28, 2023

Join Embassy Suites Orlando Downtown for a fun and festive celebration of Christmas in the month of July! Get ready to experience the holiday spirit in the summer season.

At Christmas in July, you can expect a delightful evening filled with the greatest Xmas band of all time! Bad Santa and the Angry Elves, delicious food, and much more. The event will take place at a charming location of the San Juan Ballroom at the Embassy Suites Downtown Orlando.

Dress up in your favorite summer Christmas attire and let the holiday cheer warm your heart in the middle of summer!


4B with special guest JSTJR comes to The Vanguard in downtown Orlando.

4B wsg JSTJR
Friday, July 28, 2023

4B with special guest JSTJR comes to The Vanguard in downtown Orlando. Get your tickets now! 18+



CNCO: ULTIMA CITA Farewell Tour
Friday, July 28, 2023

CNCO comes to House of Blues Orlando. Get your tickets now!



NF: HOPE Tour
Friday, July 28, 2023

Platinum-certified Michigan rapper NF will bring his “HOPE Tour” to Addition Financial Arena on Friday, July 28th at 8:00pm. Get tickets now.



Round Eye, No Fraud, Caffiends, Tight Genes & Deficit of Dreams
Friday, July 28, 2023

Round eye, No Fraud, Caffiends, Tight Genes & Deficit of Dreams live at Will's Pub at 8pm. Get tickets now. $12



SHECAGO The Dragsical
Friday, July 28, 2023

Drag, a crime? Not in this city. Join Orlando superstars Mr Ms Adrien, Myki Meeks, Angelica Sanchez, Ivy Les Vixens and more in SHECAGO, a drag burlesque tribute to the iconic musical! Get tickets now. 18+


Sunset at the Zoo returns to Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Sunset At The Zoo
Friday, July 28, 2023

Sunset at the Zoo returns to Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens with lots of fun until the sun goes down, including music, inflatable games and of course the chance to see some favorite animals after the heat of the day.


This Friday's event celebrates Black & African American culture and heritage.


Orlando Tech and Black Health Commission will be in attendance, plus Food Trucks, Brothers-N-Arms BBQ, and Fully Loaded & Ice Cream Sammies.


There will be live reggae provided by Cacique, leader of Shamanic Rootz, plus DJ Darren spinning your favorite tunes. Plus, enjoy themed crafts and family activities recognizing the achievements of Black professionals.


Parking Lot Party

Parking Lot Party
Friday July 28, 2023

Head to Infusion Tea for Cholo Dogs, Royal T Tapas, Red Panda Noodle, Cloud 9, Chill in Tacos, Treats by Journey, the Pass, Deans Oyster Bar and More.


 

SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2023


Disney Springs Kids Club

Disney Springs Kids Club
Weekly, Every Saturday

Dance, play and be entertained at engaging shows for kids of all ages at the Disney Springs Kids Club, taking place every Saturday. Free Entertainment and Free Parking.


Saturday Nite Classic Car Show & Cruise

Saturday Nite Classic Car Show & Cruise
Weekly, Every Saturday

Join Old Town in Kissimmee every Saturday and take a trip down memory lane. The Old Town Classic Car Show has been a local tradition for over 30 years, it is one of the premier weekly car shows in Central Florida. The Saturday Classic Car Show begins at 1:00pm and welcomes show-quality 1985 and older hot rods, street rods, and antiques. Cars will cruise at 8:30pm. The event is free for participants and free for the public to attend.


Live Music on the Lawn in Lake Nona

Live Music on the Lawn in Lake Nona

Weekly, Every Saturday

Live on the Lawn is your Saturday oasis to relax and recharge while listening to live music and playing lawn games with family and friends. Join Lake Nona from 11 am – 3 pm every Saturday!


Show Car Saturday Nights at Promenade at Sunset Walk

Show Car Saturday Nights at Promenade at Sunset Walk
Weekly, Every Saturday

The Promenade at Sunset Walk is home to Show Car Saturday Nights. All makes and models are welcome and displayed along Margaritaville Boulevard.

Car enthusiasts will enjoy the music of DJ Scotty B while admiring an amazing collection of classic to modern automobiles, with live bands performing on the Promenade Plaza Stage nightly.


Hometown Furniture & Decor Market Christmas in July Orlando

Christmas in July Indoor Pop-Up Market
Saturday, July 29, 2023

Come meet 10 resident artisans at Hometown Furniture & Decor Market, 4270 Aloma Ave. Suite 182, Winter Park, for their first indoor pop-up market July 29 from 2 - 8pm, shop early release Christmas decor, gifts, and get your personalized gifts pre-ordered before the holiday rush.


Enjoy a refreshing beverage while you shop, including a great selection of Foxtail coffee drinks, homemade lemonade, unique beer, wine and sangria by the glass. Pizza, sandwiches and fresh baked artisan bread will be available a la carte by C-M Bakari.



Jackson Browne
Saturday, July 29, 2023

Jackson Browne has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music and has defined a genre of songwriting charged with honesty, emotion and personal politics. Catch his performance at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts - Walt Disney Theater.


Toys"R"Us reveals Geoffrey's Tour Across America is coming to The Florida Mall!

Geoffrey's Tour Across America
Saturday, July 29, 2023

Geoffrey the Giraffe arrives at The Florida Mall on Saturday, July 29, the first 50 kids to visit the Geoffrey Mobile will receive a free Geoffrey plush. All attendees will receive a paper crown, a toy tambourine and will join Geoffrey the Giraffe in his "Parade of Play'' march into the Toys"R"Us at Macy's store.


The fun will continue in-store with play stations and family friendly activities including Pokémon Trade & Play activity packs, Discovery Excavation Kits, Block building, Bluey printable for coloring, a Meet & Greet with Geoffrey and more!


Giveaways from top toy brands including L.O.L. Surprise!™, Bluey, Monster Jam®, Kinetic Sand™, among others while supplies last.


The Vanguardians: House Edition

The Vanguardians: House Edition
Saturday, July 29, 2023

The Vanguardians come to The Vanguard in downtown Orlando. Get your tickets now! 18+


Lauren Spencer Smith: Mirror Tour
Saturday, July 29, 2023

Lauren Spencer Smith comes to House of Blues Orlando. Get your tickets now!



Gouge Away, Slow Fire Pistol, PeZ
Saturday, July 29, 2023

Live at Will's Pub, Gouge Away, Slow Fire Pistol, and PeZ on Saturday, July 29, get your tickets now. Ages: 18+



Between The Buried & Me: The Parallax II Tour
Saturday, July 29, 2023

Between The Buried & Me comes to The Beacham. Get your tickets now! 12+



Orlando Area Sunday Farmers Markets

Orlando Area Saturday Farmers Markets
Weekly, Every Saturday

The Winter Garden Farmers Market is your hometown market open every Saturday from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm. in beautiful Historic Winter Garden.


The Winter Park Farmers’ Market is one of the best produce and plant markets in Central Florida which takes place every Saturday morning from 8 am - 1 pm in Central Park.


The Lake Mary Farmers Market features local vendors of produce, plants, baked goods, and arts and crafts. The market is open every Saturday, from 9 am - 1:30 pm at Lake Mary City Hall.


Visit every Saturday at the City of Longwood Farmers Market at Reiter Park from 9 am - 2 pm, with locally sourced seafood and produce to handmade crafts and more.


Join in every Saturday morning in Lake Nona, the Lake Nona Farmers Market takes place in the beautiful Town Center from 11 am - 3 pm, shop local with the freshest produce and more.


 

SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2023


Sip & Savor “The Great American Cookout!” is returning to ICON Park this summer

Sip & Savor, The Great American Cookout
Sunday, July 30, 2023

The ICONic Sip & Savor is back at ICON Park, and now, it’s “The Great American Cookout!”


The popular foodie event Sip & Savor is taking place on Sunday, July 30, from 12 - 6 pm.


Enjoy chef-inspired, gourmet versions of your summer favorites, sampling flights of wine, spirits and craft beers, live musical entertainment – and your own magnificent, 400-ft. view from atop The Wheel!


Big Time Rush Amway Orlando

Big Time Rush
Sunday, July 30, 2023

When Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos Pena Jr., and Logan Henderson take the stage, they become something much more immediate and intimate: four men with four voices, each with something to say, all committed to having a good time. Get tickets now.


A Night of Indie Rock: Featuring the 91's

A Night of Indie Rock: Featuring the 91's
Sunday, July 30, 2023

Indie Rock is in charge for one night only at The Abbey! If you’re a fan of pop punk, garage rock, indie rock, or pop rock, this is a night you won’t want to miss – gather your friends and get ready for a night of head-banging with four local bands including The 91’s.


Jazz Day At Boxi Park Lake Nona

Jazz Day At Boxi Park Lake Nona
Sunday, July 30, 2023

Enjoy the FREE Boxi Park Jazz Day Festival including Daphne Cooper (Neo-Soul), Cantiero (Latin Jazz), and Champagne Orchestra (Big Band Style Pop & Jazz)

DJ Mynd will be here all day keeping the Jazz Vibe Alive!


Pauly Shore at Orlando Improv Comedy Club

Pauly Shore at Orlando Improv Comedy Club
Sunday, July 30, 2023

The Orlando Improv Comedy Club located at Pointe Orlando, is one of the premier live stand-up comedy clubs in Orlando. The Improv welcomes the biggest names in comedy to their stage as well as supporting our local talent here in Central Florida!


Ren Fair at The Renaissance Theatre Company

Ren Fair at The Renaissance Theatre Company
Weekly, Every Sunday

Renaissance Fair at The Ren, is a unique outdoor and indoor event, featuring drag shows, live music, and more. Diverse and Queer-friendly, 18+.


Shops! Vendors, Artists, Crafts, Food Vendors/Trucks, Plants, Merchandise.


Orlando Farmers Market at Lake Eola Park

Orlando Area Sunday Farmers Markets
Weekly, Every Sunday

One of the most popular farmers markets in Central Florida, Orlando Farmer’s Market is located in the heart of Orlando at Lake Eola park, and takes place Sundays 10 am - 4 pm.


Every week at Celebration Farmers Market there are multiple vendors here selling everything from fresh food and produce, to local crafted jewelry, and much more, with a beautiful backdrop of Lakeside Park, this is a must go to farmers market on Sundays, 9 am - 2 pm.


The popular East Orlando Farmers Market offers hand selected produce, creative local small business owners, along with botanical varieties to chose from. Every Sunday 11 am - 4 pm.


Clermont Farmer's Market features over 60 vendors selling seafood, organic produce, and other household items, this popular market is the place to go on Sundays 9 am - 2 pm.


Mount Dora’s open-air Mount Dora Village Market in Sunset Park is open Sundays from 9 am – 2 pm offering fresh products from over 50 market vendors


 

Whatever You Decide To Do, Have A Great Weekend!


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