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Things To Do on International Drive Orlando June 2023

Welcome to summer here in Orlando, and as the temperatures soar, I-Drive heats up with a non stop choice of things to do and special events you gotta check out!


Thing's To Do On International Drive Orlando

There is always so much to see and do on International Drive, with Orlando's I-Drive home to theme parks, all in-one entertainment centres, attractions, dining, shopping, hotels and more.


Get ready for an unforgettable summer adventure, and whether you looking for fun things to do with all the family or a night out to remember, there truly is something for everyone here on I-Drive this summer, with exciting new experiences, special events and more happening throughout the long hot summer days and sizzling nights. Enjoy!



Things To Do On International Drive This Summer


Universal Orlando Resort


Minion Land Universal Studios Florida

Universal Orlando are currently working on multiple new attractions, plus a brand new Theme Park - Epic Universe which is due to open in Summer 2025.


Minion Land

For summer this year, the huge news at Universal Orlando is a brand new land is opening this summer and its going to be bananas!!


While we don't yet have an official opening date, Universal say the land will open this summer, so be sure to check back for the exact opening date!


Minion Land will invite guests to step inside the world of the Minions, with unique dining experiences like Minion Cafe, Bake My Day and Pop-a-Nana, plus Minion Land will also be home to new Villain-Con Minion Blast Attraction and More...


Minion Land on Illumination Ave. is an immersive new area created in partnership between Universal’s award-winning creative team and the acclaimed filmmakers from Illumination.


The new land expands upon the wildly popular Despicable Me Minion Mayhem attraction and will debut a new collection of experiences for guests of all ages inspired by the beloved Minions franchise.


As soon as guests enter the land, they’ll be greeted by a fun, photo-worthy “Minion Land” marquee featuring 22 Minions before embarking on the mischief that awaits along Illumination Ave.


Universal Orlando Resort brand new Minion Land

From blasting their way to supervillain stardom in Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast to savoring tasty dishes at the Minion Cafe to snacking on banana-flavored popcorn at Pop-a-Nana and meeting fan-favorite characters along the way, here are details about the exciting new experiences that await in Minion Land:


Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast

Guests can put their villainous skills to the test in Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast – an all-new attraction where guests compete against each other in a fully interactive gaming experience that’s so much fun, it’s a crime. Afterward, guests exit through Evil Stuff, an all-new retail location where they can stock up on Villain-Con and Minions merchandise. More details about Villain-Con Minion Blast will be revealed soon.


Minion Land Universal Studios Florida

Illumination’s Minion Cafe

It’s Minions in the kitchen, mischief in the dining room, and tons of tasty food at the new Illumination’s Minion Cafe – the marquee dining location within Minion Land. This immersive new eatery offers something for every palate in a highly-entertaining dining experience that features three themed areas designed after beloved Minions Kevin, Stuart, Bob and Otto: the Kitchen – where guests will get a glimpse of the equipment and gear the Minions have used to whip up the cafe’s menu; the Breakroom – where guests can dine in the Minions’ break space that includes everything from “Office Safety Tips” to a vending machine stocked with mischievous items; and the Dining Room – a vibrant space adorned with colorful artwork courtesy of the Minions and more. Guests can also enjoy their meal on an outdoor patio that overlooks the fun of Minion Land.


Minion Land Universal Studios Florida

BAKE MY DAY

Topped with a massive pink cupcake that’s visible from anywhere in the land, Bake My Day is a whimsical retail location and bakery featuring a selection of Minion-themed sweet treats, including cupcakes, macarons, s’mores and more, along with exclusive Minion-inspired merchandise like apparel, plush, drinkware, accessories, keychains and more.


Minion Land Universal Studios Florida

Pop-A-Nnana

Banana-flavored popcorn, anyone? This walkup location features sweet and savory popcorn inspired by the Minions’ love for bananas. Here, guests may also find an assortment of cute popcorn buckets, including the Minion Selfie bucket.


Freeze Ray Pops

Guests can cool off with a visit to Freeze Ray Pops, featuring a variety of colorful popsicles inspired by Gru, the Minions and Vector – along with beverages.


Illumination Theater

Guests can meet, greet and interact with beloved characters like the Minions, Gru, Margo, Edith and Agnes, plus new additions from the hit film “Sing” – Rosita, Gunter and Johnny – at an outdoor Illumination Theater facade.


Guests can also discover murals, photo ops and more throughout Minion Land that celebrate additional characters from popular Illumination films.


For more information about Universal Orlando Resort, visit www.universalorlando.com.


Universal Orlando to celebrate 30th Anniversary of Jurassic Park with limited time experiences

Also at Universal Studios Florida, Universal is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Jurassic Park as Universal Orlando celebrate Jurassic June!


Universal Orlando to celebrate 30th Anniversary of Jurassic Park with limited time experiences

Jurassic Park Tribute Store

A new Jurassic Park Tribute Store: Jurassic Park takes over this summer in the Tribute Store at Universal Studios Florida. The immersive retail location will invite guests to explore the history of the blockbuster movie as they venture through a series of themed rooms that highlight everything from pre-production elements like storyboards and blueprints to photo ops that recreate memorable scenes from the iconic film.


Guests can also shop exclusive 30th anniversary merchandise including apparel, hats, key chains, plush, collectibles, and more.


Universal Orlando is also celebrating with Jurassic-Themed Menu Items!


From June 1, Guests visiting Thunder Falls at Islands of Adventure can sink their teeth into a new Coconut Cajeta Churro (a caramel-infused churro drizzled with coconut flakes and caramel sauce) and Prehistoric Raptor Wings (chargrilled chicken wings marinated with olive and spices then tossed in a sweet chili sauce and served with cilantro lime rice, black beans, and a plantain chip). Guests can also enjoy an exclusive Jurassic Park 30th Anniversary Fanta flavor – the “Wild Refresherrrr.”


A Jurassic Park celebration would not be complete without actually watching the film on the big screen, and Universal Orlando will be offering Jurassic Park Film Screenings at Universal Cinemark in CityWalk!


Guests can catch screenings of the original Jurassic Park on June 9, 10, and 11 at Universal Cinemark.


The activities at Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood are just part of a collection of exciting experiences taking place during #JurassicJune and beyond to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Jurassic Park.


Fans can look forward to new broadcast, digital and game content, as well as exclusive merchandise across a variety of categories at retailers around the world, a re-release of the film, retail promotions, anniversary celebration events, and more to celebrate the awe-inspiring film.


Universal Orlando to celebrate 30th Anniversary of Jurassic Park with limited time experiences


SeaWorld Orlando


SeaWorld Orlando Summer Spectacular

Get ready for a spectacular summer at SeaWorld Orlando this year, as the resort prepares to celebrate all summer long with fun days amped up with gnarly entertainment, thrilling rides and breathtaking presentations, and when the sun goes down, enjoy fiery nights featuring new shows, entertainment and a brilliant fireworks spectacular.


The summer events at SeaWorld Orlando run through September 4, 2023, just in time for Halloween to take over the park!


SeaWorld Orlando Pipeline: The Surf Coaster

Pipeline: The Surf Coaster

First up is Pipeline: The Surf Coaster, new this summer, feel the awesome power of the ocean in a whole new way on Pipeline, the first-of-its-kind surf coaster. Experience the rush of launching 110 feet up at 60 mph and feeling every bank and curve as though you’re really riding the waves, thanks to innovative dynamic seats that gives you unparalleled freedom of movement.


Experience the ultimate thrill with the addition of this seventh coaster to the Coaster Capital of Orlando.


Club Sea Glow SeaWorld Orlando Summer Spectacular

Summer Spectacular

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.


Club Sea Glow SeaWorld Orlando Summer Spectacular

Club Sea Glow

The party amps up in the evening at Bayside Stadium, where a DJ will be mixing dance music all evening leading up to the start of our nighttime fireworks show.


Enjoy plenty of space to spread out and dance while enjoying the entertainment. That includes dancers and high-energy atmospheric acts to get the party going!


Ignite Fireworks SeaWorld Orlando Summer Spectacular

Ignite Fireworks

Surf the wave to a whole new level with Ignite, a fireworks and fountains spectacular that brings the brilliant colors of the sea to the skies above the park.


The fireworks can be seen from all around SeaWorld’s large central lake, including from Bayside Stadium, The Waterfront, and the Orca Encounter Pathway.


For more details on SeaWorld Orlando's spectacular Sumer events: SeaWorld Orlando



Aquatica Orlando


Tamariki Twirl at Aquatica Orlando

Turi’s Kid Cove

The ALL-NEW Turi’s Kid Cove is now open at Aquatica Orlando!


Grab your best buddies and get ready to splish, splash, spray, and play in this ALL-NEW water adventure attraction filled with watering palms, tipping buckets, spraying jets, water bobbles, and more. Plus, your kids can grab a tube and glide into fun on the ALL-NEW Tamariki Twirl, a kid-sized wave slide designed just for them!


Fun Fact: The ALL-NEW Tamariki Twirl is a smaller version of the water parks big kids slide, KareKare Curl!


Other new attraction in the ALL-NEW Turi’s Kid Cove includes the slides, Zippity Zappity, Slider Rider, Racer Chaser, and Slippity Dippity.


For more info on Aquatica Orlando check out the official website.



Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets


Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets is gearing up for National Outlet Shopping Day!

Shopping is always fun on I-Drive and on Saturday, June 10, and Sunday, June 11, 2023, discovering the perfect summer apparel and accessories, as Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets celebrate National Outlet Shopping Day with up to a huge 65 percent savings on top luxury, designer, houseware brands and more.

Don't miss this highly anticipated event, with hundreds of fantastic finds on the most sought-after brands, limited-time giveaways, and unique center-wide experiences “celebrating the deal.” The biggest outlet savings event of the year comes at the opportune time as consumers are looking to stretch their dollar farther.


At Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets, the center and its retailers will host amazing on-site and in-store activations to entertain shoppers all weekend long. Visit Prada, MCM, Tumi and Longchamp for luxury in-store experiences and stop by Under Armour, Columbia Sportswear and Haagen-Daz for exclusive offers and fun activities.


On-site entertainment will include Live DJ, GIF Camera, Digital Tattoos, A Complimentary Build Your Own Floral Bouquet Truck, Family Yard Games and a Free Tote Bag


MORE INFO: For updates on participating retailers and National Outlet Shopping Day deals, visit the Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets News & Events page.


Visit Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets at 8200 Vineland Ave, Orlando, FL 32821.



Orlando International Premium Outlets


Orlando International Premium Outlets unveils exciting plans for National Outlet Shopping Day

Orlando International Premium Outlets at 4951 International Drive are gearing up for National Outlet Shopping Day too, and with up to 65 percent savings on top luxury, designer, and houseware brands you really gotta go!


With hundreds of one-of-a-kind retail finds from the most sought-after brands, limited-time giveaways, and unique center-wide experiences, this will be the biggest outlet savings event of the year.


The celebration will be happening all weekend on Saturday, June 10, and Sunday, June 11, 2023, retailers will have several on-site and in-store activations.


Retailers will have several on-site and in-store activations. Visit Lonely Dog Immersive Experience, Under Armour and Columbia Sportswear for exclusive offers and fun family activities.


Plus, Free Tote Bag! You heard that right, your free tote, coming right up. Visit Orlando International Premium Outlets to get yours, June 10 & 11.


On-site entertainment will include a Live DJ, Selfie Booth, Face Painting, 360 Camera, Air Busch Tattoos, Family Yard Games and more.


Orlando International Premium Outlets unveils exciting plans for National Outlet Shopping Day

Discover Orlando International Premium Outlets at 4951 International Drive, Orlando FL, 32819

For updates on participating retailers and National Outlet Shopping Day deals, visit the Orlando International Premium Outlets News & Events page.



Dirtybird CampINN Music Festival


Dirtybird CampINN I-Drive Orlando

Dirtybird CampINN is the ultimate music festival experience merged with a full resort takeover, right here in Orlando, on I-Drive!!


Grab your bags and pack your best Dirtybird gear, as the third edition of Dirtybird CampINN, the ultimate music festival experience merged with a full resort takeover returns to Orlando!


Dirtybird CampINN is taking over the Wyndham Orlando Resort on I-Drive from June 8 - June 11 2023, and its not just live music, enjoy nonstop tomfoolery including a casino, bingo, drag shows, talent shows and twerk competitions, this is the celebration you don’t want to miss.


Come soak in the sun and splash into the weekend at Bird Bath stage, or if you want to feel the heat and let your groove flow at Lava Lab.


Take a cool down from the dance floor and enjoy some fun shows at Claude’s Cove!


Dirtybird CampINN I-Drive Orlando

Headliners for this years Dirtybird CampINN includeo an awesome mix of DJs and live performers including Alix Perez, Barclay Crenshaw, Blacklizt,, Green Velvet, Griz (DSJ Set), J. Worra, Kyle Watson, Liquid Stranger, Liquid Stranger, Of The Trees, Tina, VNSSA, and Walker & Royce.


Tickets and rooms, yes lovely, comfortable rooms, with amazing beds and clean facilities are available right now on the official website.



The Hampton Social


The Hampton Social International Drive Orlando

June is Rosé Month, and The Hampton Social are celebrating all month long with special cocktails and more to celebrate!


Enjoy mouthwatering coastal-cuisine, an exceptional selection of wine, and live entertainment in a totally-instagrammable setting that offers guests the perfect paradise to sit back, sip, and imbibe all the summertime feels.

To celebrate Rosé Month, they will be unveiling their very own exclusive private label H Rosé, an all new AI Rosé expert chat bot, and 3 brand new Rosé infused cocktails: The Rosépolitan, Rosé Royale, and Rosé Sangria!

Snap the perfect shots of your Orlando-vacay summer sipping and be among the first to experience these all-new offerings!

Plus, to celebrate National Rosé Day on June 10, the day will feature live music from a DJ, a photo booth, rosé-inspired decor, and half-off on all of their rosé inspired cocktails!



Main Event Entertainment


Main Event Entertainment at Pointe Orlando brings back its Summer Season Pass!

Main Event Entertainment at Pointe Orlando on international Drive is offering a Summer Season Pass so families can enjoy All You Can Play activities, discounts on food and beverage items, and Bonus Game Play, perfect for those stormy afternoons here in Central Florida!


For a limited time from May 22 through September 5, the Summer Season Pass includes activities like bowling, billiards, laser tag, and more for just one price of $59.99 per person - good for as many visits as you want, all summer long!


The Summer Season Passes are available online, through the Main Event app, or on-site at the Bowl Desk.


For more information and details on Main Event's Summer Season Pass, you can visit https://www.mainevent.com.



Hard Rock Live Orlando


 Hard Rock Live Orlando

Hard Rock Live Orlando at Universal CityWalk is going to have you rocking all summer long with a great line up of entertainment.


Orlando’s “Coliseum of Rock” is the destination for the hottest entertainment. Step through the grand entrance to enjoy a show at this amazing venue.

June 3, 2023

BAD FRIENDS WITH ANDREW SANTINO & BOBBY LEE

June 9, 2023

THE BRIAN MCKNIGHT 4

June 10, 2023

ZECA PAGODINHO: US TOUR 2023

June 16, 2023

MEN I TRUST

June 17, 2023

FEID: FERXXO NITRO JAM UNDERGROUND

June 23, 2023

DREAM THEATER WITH DEVIN TOWNSEND AND ANIMALS AS LEADERS

June 24, 2023

BEBE REXHA: BEST F'N NIGHT OF MY LIFE 2023 WITH ZOLITA

June 25, 2023

FLEET FOXES: SHORE TOUR 2023

June 30, 2023

PETER FRAMPTON: NEVER SAY NEVER TOUR


Improv Comedy Theater



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!


June 1, 2023

Akeem Woods

June 2 - 4, 2023

Godfrey

June 8, 2023

Sammy Obeid

June 9 - 10, 2023

Carlos Mencia

June 14, 2023

Craig Conant

June 15, 2023

Dewayne Williams

June 16 - 17, 2023

Finesse Mitchell

June 21, 2023

Dustin Nickerson

June 23 - 24, 2023

Ashley Gavin

June 27, 2023

AJ Wilkerson

June 28, 2023

Jeff Leeson

June 30, - July 2 2023

Michael Colyar


Anime Festival Orlando 2023



The Anime Festival Orlando 2023 is coming to the Wyndham on I-Drive from June 16 - June 18, 2023.


Central Florida's favorite local convention! Get up close to stars and play Live Role Play, Warriors of Orlandia!



Ole Red's Main Stage Series Featuring Frank Ray


Ole Red's Main Stage Series Featuring Frank Ray Orlando

Get tickets to kick off Orlando’s hottest new concert series at Ole Red Orlando located at ICON Park Orlando, with a next-level show on June 20 from “Country’d Look Good On You” singer Frank Ray! AND be entered into a sweepstakes to see Blake Shelton at his favorite bar (Ole Red, duh) later this year, right here in the Sunshine State.



Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant


Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant Orlando

Come join Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant for a night of flavor-filled dishes inspired by the Amalfi Coast.


The restaurant will be serving up a menu created by Chef Matt McMillin: The three-course meal with wine pairings will transport you right to Italy!

For more details check out Cooper's Hawk's website.


Father's Day On International Drive


Father's Day On International Drive

Looking for the ultimate way to celebrate the dad in your life? On I-Drive you’ll find plenty of Father’s day celebrations to choose from, so you’re sure to find the perfect event to show your dad how much you appreciate him.


Here are just a few, be sure to head to our Father's Day Guide to view a full-listing of Father’s Day events as we get closer to June 18.


Celebrate Father's Day at Hard Rock Cafe Orlando

Celebrate Father's Day at Hard Rock Cafe Orlando
June 16 - June 18, 2023

Make Dad's DAY with a trip to Hard Rock Cafe Orlando with a New York Strip steak, grilled and topped with mushrooms marinated in a smoked bacon and bourbon sauce, served with Yukon Gold potatoes and fresh vegetables available June 16th-June 18th only


Wash it down with our Smoked Old Fashioned featuring wood-smoked High West Whiskey, house-made brown sugar simple syrup, cherry bitters and a Filthy cherry!


Harry’s Poolside Bar and Grill at Rosen Centre Father's Day

Harry’s Poolside Bar and Grill at Rosen Centre
June 18, 2023

Treat dad to a unique spin on Father’s Day brunch. Thank him for his unending love and guidance while enjoying savory brisket, freshly grilled veggies, and Caribbean fare like mahi-mahi with tropical fruit, poolside!


He can wash it all down with a complimentary draft beer. Get all the details here.

Taverna Opa Orlando Father's Day

Taverna Opa Orlando
June 18, 29023

After a hard life spent taking good care of you and others, Dad deserves a special treat, and what’s better than a Greek feast served up by the top Greek restaurant in Orlando!? This dining experience is sure to have dad shouting OPA!


Dad eats lunch FREE with a family-style menu for 4 or more from 11am to 3pm


Belly dancing entertainment beginning at 6pm. Get all the details here.


Tapa Toro Orlando Father's Day

Tapa Toro Orlando
June 18, 2023

A Spanish feast and fiesta! Let’s face it, Dad has worked hard to help you get to where you are today. Celebrate by surprising your dad with an authentic Spanish meal from one of Orlando’s top dining spots for authentic Spanish Cuisine offering traditional and contemporary favorites! Then sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds of ICON Park as live Flamenco dancers make their way across the restaurant for a dining experience that dad is sure to remember for years to come! Get all the details here.


Keep checking back for all the latest from I-Drive!


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