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  • SeaWorld Orlando's first family launch coaster, Penguin Trek officially opens on July 7!

    SeaWorld Orlando guests will soon be able to enjoy the theme parks latest attraction, Penguin Trek, a 43mph, 3,020-foot family launch coaster that traverses both indoors and outside! Just in time for the official start of summer, SeaWorld Orlando has revealed that its latest attraction, Penguin Trek, a family launch coaster will open to park guests on July 7. Described by SeaWorld Orlando as the coolest research mission you’ve ever joined! "Prepare for Penguin Trek, an unforgettable family launch coaster adventure through the breathtaking vastness of Antarctica. Board your snowmobile and race along with your expedition team at up to 43 miles per hour, navigating twists and turns and narrowly escaping the crumbling hazards of an icy cavern." Uniquely, Penguin Trek "Penguin Trek" at SeaWorld Orlando will feature a snowmobile styled ride car on an indoor and outdoor tack that will conclude in SeaWorld's Penguin Habitat. This new indoor/outdoor family ride is the most immersive addition to the Coaster Capital of Orlando, and with a height requirement of just 42”, it’s the perfect ride for families to share. Featuring two exhilarating launches and a maze of twists and turns, this unforgettable coaster moves at speeds of up to 43 mph across a 3,020-foot track that traverses both indoors and outside. Penguin Trek will be the eighth coaster to join SeaWorld Orlando's ever-expanding ride portfolio. The new coaster is set within the new Antarctica Realm, which opened to the public on May 25. At Antartica Realm, g uests can enjoy the new "South Pole Sips" bar, enjoy fresh food at the reopened Expedition Café with diverse menu options, and get up-close with penguins at their habitat. Jon Peterson, President of SeaWorld Orlando is excited for the ride to open, “Penguin Trek offers a unique blend of thrills and education, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the wonders of Antarctica while highlighting our dedication to wildlife preservation and family-friendly fun,” What sets this experience apart as truly extraordinary is its unparalleled finale: as the coaster comes to a halt, guests find themselves not in a simulated penguin colony, but in the very heart of SeaWorld Orlando's own penguin habitat. Become a Pass Member to be among the first to ride Penguin Trek... SeaWorld Orlando Annual Pass Members will be among the first to experience the brand new Penguin Trek, with special ride times starting July 2, and if you are not a pass member, SeaWorld Orlando is promoting a 4th of July Sale that ends on June 23, offering up to 55% off Tickets, Fun Cards and Annual Passes. A SeaWorld Annual Pass not only allows you early access to Penguin Trek, you get unlimited access to the theme park for 12 months. In addition to enjoying the rides, shows, and entertainment, annual pass holders can enjoy a variety of seasonal events. These events include SeaWorld Orlando’s Viva La Musica and Bands, Brew & BBQ, and more. Pass Members also enjoy added benefits like FREE parking, FREE guest tickets, access to exclusive Pass Member Lounge, invites to special VIP events, savings on merchandise and much more. Purchase tickets, Fun Cards and Annual Passes at seaworld.com/orlando . Gotta Go Orlando offers the best and most up to date coverage of events & things to do in Orlando, and throughout Central Florida. You can rely on us for the latest entertainment news, concerts, theater, nightlife, food & drink. theme parks, attractions, events, culture, and more. Never miss any Orlando news! Sign up to the Gotta Go Orlando  Newsletter , and join us on   X , Facebook , Instagram , and   YouTube . Got a story to tell Orlando? Contact us now . To advertise with us, click here , and to  list your upcoming event with us,  submit it  here .

  • SeaWorld Orlando announces Penguin Trek, a new family double launch coaster opening Spring 2024

    SeaWorld Orlando announces "Penguin Trek" - a 43mph, 3,020-foot "ultimate family launch coaster" that features "a unique snowmobile styled ride car" and "traverses both indoors and outside." SeaWorld Orlando have finally revealed their already under construction new coaster which is set to open next year! "Penguin Trek" at SeaWorld Orlando will be a unique family friendly coaster experience with riders aboard a snowmobile styled ride car on an indoor and outdoor tack that will conclude in SeaWorld's Penguin Habitat. Described by SeaWorld as the ultimate family launch coaster experience, "Penguin Trek" features a unique snowmobile styled ride car where once aboard, riders will embark on an exhilarating journey through the breathtaking vastness of Antarctica as they join a penguin research mission unlike any other. Featuring two exhilarating launches and a maze of twists and turns, this unforgettable coaster moves at speeds of up to 43 mph across a 3,020-foot track that traverses both indoors and outside. Yet, what sets this experience apart as truly extraordinary is its unparalleled finale: as the coaster comes to a halt, guests find themselves not in a simulated penguin colony, but in the very heart of SeaWorld Orlando's own penguin habitat. An experience for the whole family, the ride accommodates rider heights from 42-inches to 77-inches. A unique and immersive blend of coaster thrills and authentic animal interaction offers the whole family the spirit of adventure and exploration, while further connecting SeaWorld's mission and commitment to animal care, education, and research. Coming in Spring 2024, "Penguin Trek" is the eagerly awaited eighth coaster to join SeaWorld Orlando's ever-expanding ride portfolio. For the latest news and information from throughout Central Florida, here at Gotta Go Orlando we keep you informed throughout the day, every day. You can also keep up to date with us on X , Facebook , Instagram , and TikTok . Plus, subscribe to the Gotta Go Orlando YouTube Channel , for the best of Orlando.

  • TRACK COMPLETED on Penguin Trek, SeaWorld Orlando's New Family Coaster, opening this Spring!

    Construction of SeaWorld Orlando's latest attraction, Penguin Trek has reached an important milestone as the 43mph, 3,020-foot "ultimate family launch coaster" nears completion ahead of opening this Spring! Penguin Trek is the latest roller coaster coming to SeaWorld Orlando in Spring 2024, and as construction continues, the park has revealed that they have reached an important milestone in the project, with the track now 100% complete Penguin Trek manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard, is a family launch coaster, capable of speeds up to 43mph, with features including a snowmobile styled ride car and track that will traverses both indoors and outside. This new indoor/outdoor family ride is the mo Penguin Trek at SeaWorld Orlando will be a unique family friendly coaster experience with riders aboard a snowmobile styled ride car on an indoor and outdoor tack that will conclude in SeaWorld's Penguin Habitat. Guests riding Penguin Trek will race along at up to 43 miles per hour, navigating twists and turns and narrowly escaping the crumbling hazards of an icy cavern. This new indoor/outdoor family ride is the most immersive addition to the Coaster Capital of Orlando, and with a height requirement of just 42”, it’s the perfect journey for families to share. Back in November, SeaWorld Orlando alongside the ride manufactures, Bolliger & Mabillard shared 2024 attraction details in a press conference with industry leaders on the show floor at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Coming in Spring 2024, "Penguin Trek" is the eagerly awaited eighth coaster to join SeaWorld Orlando's ever-expanding ride portfolio. To keep up to date with the very latest happenings in Orlando, sign up to the  Gotta Go Orlando Newsletter , and follow us on our social accounts to find the best events:  Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , and  YouTube . Discover the best of Orlando with our daily updated news, featuring  the Best Things To Do: Entertainment News , Live Music & Concerts News ,  Events & Festival News , Theater & The Visual Arts News , Bar, Club & Nightlife News , and   Food & Drink News . For the latest events in Orlando, check out our events guides: Events & Things To Do In Orlando   This Month , Events & Things To Do In Orlando   This Weekend , and FREE Events & Things To Do In Orlando   This Weekend . For the very latest Orlando Theme Park News click here , and for the latest Attractions News   click here . Plus, check out o ur daily updated guides to Central Florida'sTheme Parks: Walt Disney World , Universal Orlando Resort , SeaWorld Orlando , LEGOLAND Florida , and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay . To feature your business with Gotta Go Orlando  learn more about advertising with us , and to or list your events with us,   submit your Orlando events here .

  • Walt Disney World announces 2024 Fourth of July Fireworks and Entertainment

    Check out all the spectacular ways you can celebrate the 4th of July at Walt Disney World this year, including fireworks, entertainment and more. Orlando is bursting with exciting ways to make your Independence Day crackle, and this year at Walt Disney World Resort , guests can look forward to patriotism at its finest when the resort commemorates the 4th of July with fireworks, extended park hours, entertainment and more. Magic Kingdom Fireworks Over Magic Kingdom Park   “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” will light up the nighttime sky over Magic Kingdom Park with a booming nighttime spectacular.   A simultaneous fireworks display over nearby Seven Seas Lagoon creates an unforgettable experience for guests in the park and nearby Magic Kingdom Resort Area hotels. This special fireworks show will take place July 3 and July 4 at 9:20 p.m. Party at Magic Kingdom Park  At Magic Kingdom, you can dance the night away with DJs mixing tunes at a dance party in front of Cinderella Castle and throughout the park during extended park hours: July 3, 9 am -11 pm; July 4, 8 am - 11 pm. EPCOT Spaceship Earth at EPCOT Glitters in Red, White and Blue   In celebration of the holiday, the iconic   Spaceship Earth  at EPCOT will be illuminated in bright red, white and blue colors at night. You can bask in a patriotic glow that will reflect across World Celebration, which is part of the park’s recently completed multi-year transformation.  Heartbeat of Freedom following Luminous The Symphony of Us at EPCOT   Sensational patriotic fireworks display, “The Heartbeat of Freedom,” will follow the new nighttime EPCOT  fireworks show Luminous “The Symphony of Us.” Performances will take place July 4 at 9 pm. Voices of Liberty Harmonies at EPCOT While visiting EPCOT you’ll be treated to the sounds of Americana from the legendary a cappella vocal group Voices of Liberty . The renowned singers perform patriotic numbers throughout the day in the rotunda of The American Adventure.  Special Photo Ops with Patriotic Disney Pals  Get your cameras ready! Some of your favorite Disney pals – dressed for the occasion in their “Spirit of ’76” attire – will meet guests throughout the day at The American Adventure  in EPCOT.    Check out the Veterans Portraits in The American Adventure at EPCOT  Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors is a special exhibit from the George W. Bush Institute that debuted June 9 at EPCOT.   Reflecting President Bush’s personal commitment to military veterans and ongoing work of the Bush Institute’s Veteran and Military Families Program, this extraordinary art exhibit brings together more than 60 vibrant oil paintings by President Bush of service members and veterans who have served in military uniform with honor since 9/11 and whom the President has come to know personally since leaving office.  Food That’s Worth a Salute  For a limited time, Walt Disney World guests can dazzle their taste buds with all-new indulgences debuting this year across the resort and the return of fan-favorites such as the Barbeque Pulled Chicken Sandwich available at Regal Eagle Smokehouse in EPCOT.   Celebrate at Disney Resort Hotels  Select Disney Resort hotels get into the red, white and blue spirit with classic summertime fun, from surprise character appearances, campfires, sing-alongs and marshmallow roasts to Movies Under the Stars and children’s activities. Or just enjoy an afternoon poolside or a leisurely boating excursion on sparkling lakes and waterways.  Guests staying in Disney Resort hotels on the shores of Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake can cap off their day viewing the nightly Electrical Water Pageant .    This cavalcade of sea creatures in lights includes a patriotic grand finale featuring the American flag and stars all in sparkling lights. More information about special activities is available in each resort’s daily schedule.  Gotta Go Orlando is committed to offering locals and visitors the best coverage of things to do in Orlando, and Central Florida, including the latest entertainment news, live music, theater, nightlife, food & drink. theme parks, attractions, events, culture, and more. For the latest entertainment news and things to do in Orlando, and throughout Central Florida, join us on   X , Facebook , Instagram , and   YouTube . Never miss any Orlando news! Sign up to the Gotta Go Orlando  Newsletter . Got a story to tell? Contact us here . To advertise with us, click here , and to  list your upcoming event with us,  submit it  here .

  • Free & Cheap Things To Do in Orlando This Weekend, June 21 - 23

    There is so much to do in Orlando that won't break the bank, and every weekend there is an amazing choice of free and cheap things to do. Free And Cheap Things To Do This Weekend In Orlando! Whether your a local or a visitor to the city, Orlando offers an almost endless choice of things to do, and best of all there is tons of amazing events and things to do that are either free or cheap! From free events for the little ones, to cheap nights out for the big kids!, we've go you covered with the best free and cheap events and things to do, including community events, car shows, concerts, farmers markets, free museum days, outdoor movie nights, festivals, and more. Keep up with the latest news on events, and things to do in Central Florida by signing up for the  Gotta Go Orlando Newsletter   and follow us on   X , Facebook , Instagram , and   YouTube . Friday, June 21, 2024 Saturday, June 22, 2024 Sunday, June 23, 2024 Before attending events, please contact the event organizer to confirm that the event is taking place as changes, and cancellations can occur. To list your events and feature your business on Gotta Go Orlando , learn more about advertising with us  and  submit your Orlando events here . FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2024 Disney Dreams That Soar at Disney Springs Now - September 2 Imagine hundreds of state-of-the-art drones “dancing” across the sky, choreographed to a soaring musical score of iconic Disney music and memorable dialogue from beloved Disney movies. See Disney stories come to life in Disney Dreams That Soar —a free one-of-a-kind, nearly 10-minute drone show at Disney Springs that’s so exhilarating, you might feel as if you’re flying too! Fairy Doors at Leu Gardens Now – August 25 Enter the world of the fairies as you explore the gateways to each of the different fairies throughout Leu Gardens . You’ll find twenty doors that lead to the homes of our garden fairies, each with whimsical and unique design made especially for each fairies’ personality.  Enjoy the make believe world of each fairy as you search for their own special door. Included with general admission. Dive In Movie Night at Island H2O Fridays, Now  - July 26 Experience all of your family favorite movies on Central Florida’s largest Outdoor Digital Wave Pool Screen at  Island H2O , every Friday from 5/31-7/26 at 6 PM! Season Passholders get a FREE bag of Popcorn at every Dive In Movie Department of Defense Warrior Games June 21 - 30 The Department of Defense Warrior Games  is an annual event, first held in 2010, that celebrates the resiliency and dedication of wounded, ill, and injured active duty and veteran U.S. military service members. From June 21-30, 2024, the DoD Warrior Games will return to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort. Florida Festival of New Musicals June 20 - 23 The Florida Festival of New Musicals at Winter Park Playhouse  is a 4-day event that will showcase six new musical works and bring together writers and composers with patrons, press, producers and directors. A one-hour version of each selected musical will be fully read and sung concert-style, without staging, by varying casts of professional actors and musicians. Audiences will have the unique and exciting opportunity to see musicals in the early stages of development and provide feedback about the new musical after the reading. Live at The Lawn – ICON Park   Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday   Live at The Lawn is the perfect way for locals and visitors alike to spend time outside and discover new local artists playing a variety of genres. Relax on The Lawn beneath the Orlando Eye and enjoy a drink while taking in the live performances or listen to the DJ entertainment while enjoying a meal at one of ICON Park’s signature restaurants with outdoor seating. Art After Dark at Lake Nona Every Friday Every Friday night, Art After Dark takes over Lake Nona Town Center   from 6 pm. Enjoy a stroll as you explore hand crafted artisan products, and tasty cuisine. Be sure to grab a glass a wine, stay a while and enjoy the art displayed on the art installation, The Beacon. TPD Night Market Every Friday TPD Night Market  is a weekly Friday night market featuring 20 plus vendors at 431 E Central Blvd, Thornton Park, Orlando. Winter Garden Friday on the Plaza Every Friday Come enjoy   live music   every Friday night on the Plaza, at Downtown Winter Garden, Centennial Plaza Gazebo. Friday Muscle Car Show & Cruise 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 begins at 3 pm featuring show-quality muscle and factory-performance cars from 1964 and newer and classics from 1985 and older. Cars cruise at 8:30 pm. Dockside Dueling Pianos Every Friday Enjoy nonstop live piano music every Friday night at The Wharf at Sunset Walk  with late-night food and drink menu. Sundown Sessions at Lil Indies Every Friday and Saturday Sundown Sessions; a free early live-music series inside Lil Indies, giving you the chance to ease into your evening with a cocktail or mocktail, and laid back rock, pop, folk or blues music. Sundown Sessions feature a rotating roster of solo & duo local acts, plus an occasional touring act in Lil Indies . SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2024 Disney Dreams That Soar at Disney Springs Now - September 2 Imagine hundreds of state-of-the-art drones “dancing” across the sky, choreographed to a soaring musical score of iconic Disney music and memorable dialogue from beloved Disney movies. See Disney stories come to life in Disney Dreams That Soar —a free one-of-a-kind, nearly 10-minute drone show at Disney Springs that’s so exhilarating, you might feel as if you’re flying too! Fairy Doors at Leu Gardens Now – August 25 Enter the world of the fairies as you explore the gateways to each of the different fairies throughout Leu Gardens . You’ll find twenty doors that lead to the homes of our garden fairies, each with whimsical and unique design made especially for each fairies’ personality.  Enjoy the make believe world of each fairy as you search for their own special door. Included with general admission. Department of Defense Warrior Games June 21 - 30 The Department of Defense Warrior Games  is an annual event, first held in 2010, that celebrates the resiliency and dedication of wounded, ill, and injured active duty and veteran U.S. military service members. From June 21-30, 2024, the DoD Warrior Games will return to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort. Florida Festival of New Musicals June 20 - 23 The Florida Festival of New Musicals at Winter Park Playhouse  is a 4-day event that will showcase six new musical works and bring together writers and composers with patrons, press, producers and directors. A one-hour version of each selected musical will be fully read and sung concert-style, without staging, by varying casts of professional actors and musicians. Audiences will have the unique and exciting opportunity to see musicals in the early stages of development and provide feedback about the new musical after the reading. Night at a Museum June 22 - 23 A group of students get to spend the night at their favorite museum, only to realize that some of the exhibits come to life after the museum closes! Not only that but there seems to be something fishy going on…and the students are determined to solve the mystery! Join UpBeat! as they showcase their talents through performing live music, dancing, and more at CFC Arts . Summerween June 22 - 23 There's nothing spooky about this two-day summer Halloween event at Boxi Park , just good old-fashioned fun for the family, including your furry friends. Sunday funday features a dog costume contest and other family-friendly activities. Saturday caters to adults with a cover charge. Central Florida Juneteenth Celebration and Fireworks Show June 22 Come join us the Central Florida Juneteenth Celebration and Fireworks Show in Maitland for music, food, and fun as we commemorate Juneteenth together. Get ready to enjoy live performances, delicious food vendors, local artists, and more. Whether you're coming with family or friends, this celebration promises to be a memorable experience for all. Fan Girls Expo & Cosplay Extravaganza June 22 Come celebrate female characters, creators and Artist, across all genres at Oviedo Mall.  One day. One EPIC event to celebrate fangirls across all genres. Whether you love HORROR, ANIME, SUPER HEROES, DISNEY, WITCHES, PIRATES, OR STEAMPUNK....there is a place for you at FAN GIRLS. Cosplay contests all day, vendor market, panels, you name it....we'll have it! Noche De San Juan at Island H2O June 22 Come to an island party on June 22 from 8 pm - 1 am. Enjoy the 4th annual Noche De San Juan event at Island H2O Water Park! Sponsored by Exitos 96.5, this celebration of Puerto Rican culture will include: DJ Fate, Performances by BabyWine and George Lamond, Authentic Puerto Rican Cuisine, and After Hours Access to Island H2O Water Park. ive at The Lawn – ICON Park   Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday   Live at The Lawn is the perfect way for locals and visitors alike to spend time outside and discover new local artists playing a variety of genres. Relax on The Lawn beneath the Orlando Eye and enjoy a drink while taking in the live performances or listen to the DJ entertainment while enjoying a meal at one of  ICON Park ’s signature restaurants with outdoor seating. Sundown Sessions at Lil Indies. Every Friday and Saturday Sundown Sessions; a free early live-music series inside Lil Indies, giving you the chance to ease into your evening with a cocktail or mocktail, and laid back rock, pop, folk or blues music. Sundown Sessions feature a rotating roster of solo & duo local acts, plus an occasional touring act in Lil Indies . Duel of Fools at SAK Comedy Lab Every Friday and Saturday, 7 pm 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. King Of The Hill at SAK Comedy Lab Every Friday and Saturday, 9pm In this knockdown, comedy battle, performers pair up in teams of two and use audience suggestions to create scenes, songs and characters. There can only be one King of the Hill! Disney Springs Kids Club 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. Rollins Museum of Art Weekend Tours Every Saturday Join us on Saturday afternoons for docent-led museum tours that highlight works from Rollins Museum of Art's  current exhibitions. Saturday Nite Classic Car Show & Cruise 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 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 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. Winter Garden Farmers Market Every Saturday The Winter Garden Farmers Market  is your hometown market open every Saturday from 8 am - 1 pm in beautiful Historic Winter Garden. Winter Park Farmers Market Every Saturday 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. Lake Mary Farmers Market Every Saturday 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. City of Longwood Farmer's Market Every Saturday 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. Lake Nona Farmers Market Every Saturday 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, JUNE 23, 2024 Disney Dreams That Soar at Disney Springs Now - September 2 Imagine hundreds of state-of-the-art drones “dancing” across the sky, choreographed to a soaring musical score of iconic Disney music and memorable dialogue from beloved Disney movies. See Disney stories come to life in Disney Dreams That Soar —a free one-of-a-kind, nearly 10-minute drone show at Disney Springs that’s so exhilarating, you might feel as if you’re flying too! Venardos Circus June 23 - August 17 Westgate Resorts and Venardos Circus, offering a one-of-a-kind, limited-run summertime circus spectacular directly outside the gates of Westgate Town Center, Westgate Vacation Villas and Westgate Towers Resorts located off Highway 192 in Kissimmee, Florida. Get tickets now . Fairy Doors at Leu Gardens Now – August 25 Enter the world of the fairies as you explore the gateways to each of the different fairies throughout Leu Gardens . You’ll find twenty doors that lead to the homes of our garden fairies, each with whimsical and unique design made especially for each fairies’ personality.  Enjoy the make believe world of each fairy as you search for their own special door. Included with general admission. Island Beats at at Island H2O Saturdays, Now - July 27 Enjoy a taste of live island music with the all-new Island Beats at  Island H2O . NEW for the 2024 Season, enjoya celebration of island vibes! Enjoy live music at Live! Lagoon Wave Pool from 4 pm - 8 pm. Department of Defense Warrior Games June 21 - 30 The Department of Defense Warrior Games  is an annual event, first held in 2010, that celebrates the resiliency and dedication of wounded, ill, and injured active duty and veteran U.S. military service members. From June 21-30, 2024, the DoD Warrior Games will return to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort. Florida Festival of New Musicals June 20 - 23 The Florida Festival of New Musicals at Winter Park Playhouse  is a 4-day event that will showcase six new musical works and bring together writers and composers with patrons, press, producers and directors. A one-hour version of each selected musical will be fully read and sung concert-style, without staging, by varying casts of professional actors and musicians. Audiences will have the unique and exciting opportunity to see musicals in the early stages of development and provide feedback about the new musical after the reading. Summerween June 22 - 23 There's nothing spooky about this two-day summer Halloween event at Boxi Park , just good old-fashioned fun for the family, including your furry friends. Sunday funday features a dog costume contest and other family-friendly activities. Saturday caters to adults with a cover charge. Night at a Museum June 22 - 23 A group of students get to spend the night at their favorite museum, only to realize that some of the exhibits come to life after the museum closes! Not only that but there seems to be something fishy going on…and the students are determined to solve the mystery! Join UpBeat! as they showcase their talents through performing live music, dancing, and more at CFC Arts . National Pink Day Car Show June 23 Experience the 2nd Annual Pink Car Show  at Dezerland Park, showcasing a stunning array of unique pink vehicles. This free event is open to all, offering a vibrant celebration of automotive creativity and passion. Don't miss your chance to witness these one-of-a-kind cars on display! Sundays at the Center Every Sunday, Now - August 4 Join us every Sunday at noon for Sundays at the Center ! This free, family-friendly program invites students from grades K to 6 to join us from June 2 to August 4. Beat the summer heat and join us indoors for a refreshing and educational experience that the whole family will enjoy. Dive into captivating Storytimes, get creative with arts & crafts, play fun games, and explore exciting activities. There’s something for everyone to enjoy and learn from on Sundays at the Holocaust Center! Live at The Lawn – ICON Park   Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday   Live at The Lawn is the perfect way for locals and visitors alike to spend time outside and discover new local artists playing a variety of genres. Relax on The Lawn beneath the Orlando Eye and enjoy a drink while taking in the live performances or listen to the DJ entertainment while enjoying a meal at one of ICON Park’s signature restaurants with outdoor seating. Sunday-Latin-Sunday Every Sunday Prepare to experience the best of Latin nightlife, as   Promenade at Sunset Walk , the dining, entertainment and shopping district, debuts its all-new weekend event — Sunday-Latin-Sunday . JAYO at Lil' Indies Every Sunday Catch the free show with Jason Yoho and Friends every Sunday at Lil' Indies . Lazy Sunday at Aero Every Sunday A rooftop day party each and every Sunday at Aero .  Free entry all day, 21+. Hookah, Food, Games. Orlando Farmers Market at Lake Eola Park 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. Celebration Farmers Market Every Sunday Every week at Celebration Farmers Market   there are multiple vendors 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 East Orlando Farmer's Market Every Sunday 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 Every Sunday Clermont Farmer's Market   f eatures 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. Downtown Mount Dora Village Market Every Sunday Mount Dora’s open-air Mount Dora Village Market  in Sunset Park is open Sundays from 0 am - 2 pm offering fresh products from over 50 market vendors. Family Fun Day at Boxi Park Every Sunday Enjoy Family Fun Day every Sunday at  Boxi Park , with face painters, balloon artists entertainers, and live music. Fun for the whole family! 1 pm - 9 pm. Sundays at The Alfond Inn Every Sunday Enjoy tours of select works on view at The Alfond Inn, on Sundays at 1 p.m.  unless otherwise noted on their   Events Page .   Tours meet in the lobby of The Alfond Inn and last approximately 45 minutes. Yoga in the Sculpture Garden Every Sunday Hosted by the  Mennello Museum of American Art with classes led by certified  Full Circle Yoga, Winter Park.  Start your Sunday mornings out blissfully with a relaxing lakeside flow. Join us in the shade of the trees for a practice that is suitable for all levels! Don’t forget to bring a mat, towel, and water to have a great practice. To list your events and feature your business on Gotta Go Orlando , learn more about advertising with us  and  submit your Orlando events here . For the latest entertainment news and things to do in Orlando, and throughout Central Florida, join us on   X , Facebook , Instagram , and   YouTube . Never miss any Orlando news! Sign up to the Gotta Go Orlando  Newsletter .

  • Splash into the Float Plane Paddle Party at Orlando's Lake Mary Jane!

    Paddle up to a floating party with an on-water BBQ lunch, drinks, and sea planes flying overhead & splashing in. Paddle up to a grassy island with an on-water BBQ lunch, drinks, music, and friends on boats, floats, and paddle craft. The water is knee to waist deep for 300 yards with a nice, sandy bottom, perfect for cooling off and playing frisbee. But the best part is experiencing awesome sea planes buzzing over and and splashing in! Organized by Wave of Wellness , everyone will meet there, where your experienced guide will assign you to quality, fitted paddleboard gear and review safety and paddling technique. Then launch the boards on to beautiful Lake Mary Jane - half bordered by a nature preserve with tall pine and cypress forest, this lake has a very natural, old Florida vibe - you won't believe you're in Orlando. Paddle leisurely to the center of the lake where the floating party is kicking off! Boats will be anchored with music, BBQ lunch, and friendly neighbors. The water is shallow enough to stand up and cool off, or anchor the boards and you may float and soak up the sun. Then relax and enjoy the live music while spectacular sea planes fly overhead. You can even view them up close when they splash in and anchor - it's an aviation-lovers dream! Around 1:30 pm when the pilots begin to leave, paddle back to the launch site. The cost per person is $35 for BYOB, or $50 including Stand Up Paddleboard Rental. What's Included: Launch Site Guided tour Stand Up Paddleboard Instruction Stand Up Paddleboard Rentals (or BYOPaddle Craft for discount) Tour Photos Get Tickets now. Gotta Go Orlando is committed to offering locals and visitors the best coverage of things to do in Orlando, and Central Florida, including the latest entertainment news, live music, theater, nightlife, food & drink. theme parks, attractions, events, culture, and more. For the latest entertainment news and things to do in Orlando, and throughout Central Florida, join us on   X , Facebook , Instagram , and   YouTube . Never miss any Orlando news! Sign up to the Gotta Go Orlando  Newsletter . Got a story to tell? Contact us here . To advertise with us, click here , and to  list your upcoming event with us,  submit it  here .

  • Heather McDonald brings the Juicy Scoop to The Plaza Live in Orlando

    Experience the juicy, intriguing, hilarious gossip of “Juicy Scoop” when Heather McDonald takes to the stage at the Plaza Live. High-energy and confident as ever, Heather McDonald is a modern mother mixed with a pop-culture junkie. A woman who isn't afraid to pull from her own experiences (good or bad), McDonald has a reliable charm that shines on stage. Her act is a mix of impersonations, imitations, family dynamics and chock full of pop culture goodness. Catch Heather live when she brings the juicy to The Plaza Live on Friday, June 21. Get tickets now. Heather McDonald’s wildly successful comedy and pop culture podcast, JUICY SCOOP WITH HEATHER MCDONALD, has over 700 episodes and 100+ MILLION downloads. The show has over 20,000 five-star reviews on iTunes and is ranked # 2 in Comedy Interview charts and the # 1 Female Comedy Interview Podcast. Her loyal Juicy Scoopers continue to laugh out loud as they get the juiciest inside scoop from Heather and her celebrity guests. Heather has released stand-up comedy specials on Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Showtime. Her latest stand-up Special, JUICY SCOOP, racked up an unheard of amount of five-star reviews in its first two weeks of being available. It continues to grow and make people laugh daily. Her debut stand-up special, I DON’T MEAN TO BRAG, was released on SHOWTIME and NETFLIX. She is a headlining comedian who has sold-out shows at theaters and clubs throughout the country. Her stand-up comedy, podcast, and other creative content are celebrated for their relatability. She is always sharing authentically about her over 20-year marriage, two teenage sons, and being a stepmother, all while making girls’ nights out her main priority in life. Heather’s celebrity impressions and comedic pop culture sketches have gone viral on multiple social media platforms and continue to bring joy to the world. She is also recognized for E!’s top-rated show CHELSEA LATELY where she wrote, produced, and appeared for its entire 7-year run. She also starred in the mockumentary series AFTER LATELY. Heather was a contributing writer who had featured roles in the major motion films “White Chicks” and “Dance Flicks” by The Wayans Brothers and many others. She has hosted on TLC and Hollywood Today Live. She has been seen on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live, The Bachelorette, Wendy Williams, HLN, Nightline, CNN, 25 Words or Less, Punchline, RuPaul’s Drag Race, The Tonight Show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, and more. She has two New York Times Bestselling memoirs, titled YOU’LL NEVER BLUE BALL IN THIS TOWN AGAIN and MY INAPPROPRIATE LIFE. Gotta Go Orlando is committed to offering locals and visitors the best coverage of things to do in Orlando, and Central Florida, including the latest entertainment news, live music, theater, nightlife, food & drink. theme parks, attractions, events, culture, and more. For the latest entertainment news and things to do in Orlando, and throughout Central Florida, join us on   X , Facebook , Instagram , and   YouTube . Never miss any Orlando news! Sign up to the Gotta Go Orlando  Newsletter . Got a story to tell? Contact us here . To advertise with us, click here , and to  list your upcoming event with us,  submit it  here .

  • The Florida Festival Of New Musicals returns to Winter Park Playhouse showcasing 6 new musical

    Showcasing 6 brand new musicals from around the nation! The Florida Festival of New Musicals will present one act of each musical will be fully read and sung concert-style, without staging, by casts of professional actors and musicians. The popular Florida Festival of New Musicals returns to The Winter Park Playhouse in June 2024. As a professional, year-round musical theatre largely focused on producing lesser-known and new musicals, The Winter Park Playhouse believes wholeheartedly in the importance of fostering the development of new works. Thus the Playhouse created and launched The Florida Festival of New Musicals in 2017. The Florida Festival of New Musicals has been created to advance and elevate the original American art form of musical theatre by fostering the development of new musicals and the artistic growth of writers and composers. The Florida Festival of New Musicals is a four day event that showcases six brand-new, never-before-produced musical works and brings together writers and composers with patrons, press, producers and directors. A one-hour version of each selected musical will be fully read and sung concert-style, without staging, by varying casts of professional actors and musicians. Audiences will have the unique and exciting opportunity to see musicals in the early stages of development and provide feedback about the new musical after the reading. The Florida Festival of New Musicals will be held June 20-23, 2024 at The Winter Park Playhouse , 711 Orange Avenue, Winter Park. 2024 Shows & Information Tickets are $10 per show or $50 for a 6-show Florida Festival Fun Pass. Please call the box office (407) 645-0145 to purchase a Festival Fun Pass. Single show tickets may be purchased online . Carolina Rising Book & Lyrics by Bryan Leys (New York, NY) Music by Kevin Kuhn (New York, NY) This kickin' new country western musical follows a woman's journey from local troublemaker to passionate activist, while balancing her feelings for two very different men. Inspired by a true story, the hero, Crystal Ann McKay, won't be bowed or broken. She's a firebrand who learns that "Yankee don't mean enemy" and teaches that "country don't mean dumb."Carolina Rising incorporates an original score featuring country, bluegrass, blues and gospel numbers. Developed with the support of the Theater Resources Unlimited TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series Cheer Wars Book & Lyrics by Gordon Leary (New York, NY)Music by Karlan Judd (New York, NY) Halle Bolingbroke is all but guaranteed to become the next captain of the New London Lady Leopard Varsity Cheer Squad. It's her senior year, she's been cheering all of her life, and her mom, Doretha, is both the former captain and current coach. Halle isn't feeling all that cheerful about her mother's brand of cheering, though, so she has taken a job at the local truckstop diner. Doretha will stop at nothing to maintain her cheer dynasty, but when her old rival, Nuella Percy, resurfaces with her cheerleading machine of a daughter, Charmain, the two women face off in a quest for captain hood, power, and cheer itself. Cheer Wars is inspired by Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1 and the true story of Wanda Holloway. Foodies Book & Lyrics by Michael Kaplan (Morro Bay, CA)Music by Michael Kaplan (Morro Bay, CA) and Jeff Mar (Cambria, CA) A coming of middle-age musical comedy. A fussy eater who hates vegetables is mistaken for the guest of honor at a Food and Wine Festival. When he becomes infatuated with the woman running the festival weekend, he has to try and play the part of the honored guest as best as possible, despite the challenges involved. In Emily's Words Adapted from Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights. Book, Music & Lyrics by Jessy Tomsko (Astoria, NY) This original musical tells the story of English novelist Emily Brontë as she writes her magnum opus: Wuthering Heights. Emily's imagination knew no bounds, and in spite of having seen very little in the world, she was able to craft a sweeping melodrama that has left a legacy nearly two hundred years after her death. Julie Bunny Must Die (newly revised / remastered) Book, Lyrics and Music by Ned Wilkinson (Winter Park) Cartoonist Adam Chase wants only to create and sell his independent comic book "Julie Bunny: International Spy" but his real life situations and his imaginary characters threaten to knock him off course. Will these stumbling blocks stop him from success? Will help arrive in time? This whimsical musical marries reality and fantasy, while exploring what it takes to bring art to life. Promise You'll Shoot Me Book by Michael Rogers (Montclair, NJ) and Bill Wandel (Howell, MI) Music by Bill Wandel (Howell, MI)Lyrics by Michael Rogers (Montclair, NJ) The Kevorkians, a secret club of senior citizens living at the Four Seasons Retirement Home, have botched their attempt to dispatch one of their own. Failing in their promise to end each other's suffering, the group is at their wit's end when swashbuckling Eddy bursts onto the scene and situational comedy ensues. In the end, the Kervorkians navigate the curve balls of old age and by embracing hope, friendship and love, they learn that the golden years really can be golden. Gotta Go Orlando is committed to offering locals and visitors the best coverage of things to do in Orlando, and Central Florida, including the latest entertainment news, live music, theater, nightlife, food & drink. theme parks, attractions, events, culture, and more. For the latest entertainment news and things to do in Orlando, and throughout Central Florida, join us on   X , Facebook , Instagram , and   YouTube . Never miss any Orlando news! Sign up to the Gotta Go Orlando  Newsletter . Got a story to tell? Contact us here . To advertise with us, click here , and to  list your upcoming event with us,  submit it  here .

  • Disney Legend Jodi Benson brings love and laughter in Encore Performing Arts’ production of Hello, Dolly!

    Holy Cabooses! Get ready for Encore’s upcoming production of Hello, Dolly! starring Jodi Benson. Tickets start at $29. Be sure to get your tickets before the parade passes by! Tony Nominee and Disney Legend Jodi Benson brings love and laughter in Encore Performing Arts’ production of Hello, Dolly! Taking place on Friday, June 21, and Saturday, June 22 at Dr Phillips Center, the iconic musical, born from Thornton Wilder's classic farce, is a jubilant ride through turn-of-the-century New York, filled with the wit and wisdom of the indomitable Dolly Gallagher Levi. Accompany her on a quest to unite hearts and turn the world upside down in the pursuit of love.  Originally directed and choreographed by Gower Champion, Hello, Dolly! made history on Broadway in 1964, clinching an astounding 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. And with four Broadway revivals and international acclaim, this production has proven itself a timeless gem. With energetic dance numbers and the unforgettable melodies that made the musical a household name, Hello, Dolly! will capture your heart and leave you humming the tunes long after the final curtain falls.  Encore Performing Arts is proud to partner with Give Kids the World Village for this production. A portion of the proceeds will go directly to benefit Give Kids the World Village, an 89-acre, whimsical nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides critically ill children and their families with magical week-long wish vacations at no cost.  Get tickets now. Born over 20 years ago from the inspiration and community spirit of Disney Cast Members, Encore Performing Arts provides an avenue for creativity and expression in the performing arts, and supports charities that make Central Florida a better place to live. With more than 300 volunteers, Encore has a rich tradition of presenting the highest quality on stage, showcasing the vitality and diversity of our community. Since the organization’s founding, Encore’s productions have generated over $300,000 in support for non-profits in a wide variety of causes including medical research, animal rescue, wish granting and arts education. Gotta Go Orlando is committed to offering locals and visitors the best coverage of things to do in Orlando, and Central Florida, including the latest entertainment news, live music, theater, nightlife, food & drink. theme parks, attractions, events, culture, and more. For the latest entertainment news and things to do in Orlando, and throughout Central Florida, join us on   X , Facebook , Instagram , and   YouTube . Never miss any Orlando news! Sign up to the Gotta Go Orlando  Newsletter . Got a story to tell? Contact us here . To advertise with us, click here , and to  list your upcoming event with us,  submit it  here .

  • Things To Do in Orlando this Weekend, June 21 - 23, 2024

    Welcome to a jam-packed weekend of events and things to do in Orlando. From concerts, theater shows, and comedy, to family events, festivals, car shows, and more! Events & Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend The weekend offers a huge choice of events and things to do in Orlando, and with so much to do, we have selected the best concerts, comedy shows, festivals, theme park events, car shows, and more. Whatever you decide to do this weekend in Orlando, have an amazing time. Friday, June 21, 2024 Saturday, June 22, 2024 Sunday, June 23, 2024 Before attending any of the events listed here, please contact the organizer or venue to confirm that the event is taking place as changes, and cancellations can occur. FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2024 Disney Dreams That Soar at Disney Springs Now - September 2 Imagine hundreds of state-of-the-art drones “dancing” across the sky, choreographed to a soaring musical score of iconic Disney music and memorable dialogue from beloved Disney movies. See Disney stories come to life in Disney Dreams That Soar —a free one-of-a-kind, nearly 10-minute drone show at Disney Springs that’s so exhilarating, you might feel as if you’re flying too! Fairy Doors at Leu Gardens Now – August 25 Enter the world of the fairies as you explore the gateways to each of the different fairies throughout Leu Gardens . You’ll find twenty doors that lead to the homes of our garden fairies, each with whimsical and unique design made especially for each fairies’ personality.  Enjoy the make believe world of each fairy as you search for their own special door. Included with general admission. Summer Nights at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Now - August 11 Stay Longer. Play Later at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay ! Celebrate all summer long with extended park hours, dazzling entertainment and fireworks on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. '24 at the Ren Select Days, June 13 - August 11 It's the roaring twenties again, and there's only one place to go. A secret password grants you admission to the most notorious nightclub in the Southeast. Inside these doors, prohibition is but a memory...music and dancing fill the air...and secrets await. Get tickets now. AquaGlow at Aquatica Orlando Select Dates, Now - August 10 Get ready to light up your summer nights at AquaGlow , a brand-new after-hours event that will transform Aquatica into a dazzling neon paradise! Enjoy rides transormed with nightime effects, including laser light show, mist effects, captivating projections and immersive light tunnels. Plus, burst into an epic foam party, and groove to the hottest music throughout the night, while staying refreshed with complimentary soft drinks. Plus, with limited capacity, you’ll enjoy reduced wait times for all your favorite attractions, ensuring you make the most of this exclusive experience. Dive In Movie Night at Island H2O Fridays, Now - July 26 Experience all of your family favorite movies on Central Florida’s largest Outdoor Digital Wave Pool Screen at  Island H2O , every Friday from 5/31-7/26 at 6 PM! Season Passholders get a FREE bag of Popcorn at every Dive In Movie Red, White & Brews at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Now - July 7 Celebrate the nostalgia of Summer with festive culinary delights on the Festival Walkway this Summer during Red, White, and Brews , every Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Guests can choose from new culinary creations inspired by the nostalgia of Summer. Enjoy a Hushpuppy Dog with spicy mustard, Roasted Corn On The Cob or a Peach Pie Cupcake, just to name a few. Viva la Música at SeaWorld Orlando Now - June 30 Experience all the color and culture in a new way as this festive, family-friendly Latin celebration returns. Viva la Música is included with park admission and runs for five weekends; Saturdays and Sundays June 1 - 30 . From the hottest Latin entertainment to the coolest attractions and animal adventures, these will be five unforgettable weekends at SeaWorld. Don’t let the sound, spice, and spirit of this special event pass you by. The Rocky Horror Show Now - June 30 In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.” See it performed on stage at Theater West End , Sanford. The Play That Goes Wrong Now - June 30 Osceola Arts presents The Play That Goes Wrong . It’s opening night for the Drama Society at Cornley Polytechnic! The tickets are sold and the audience is seated but are the cast and crew ready for curtain? Get a peek behind the scenes as the performers do their very best to muddle through a calamity of errors and make it to the final bows in this hilarious play within a play. Department of Defense Warrior Games June 21 - 30 The Department of Defense Warrior Games is an annual event, first held in 2010, that celebrates the resiliency and dedication of wounded, ill, and injured active duty and veteran U.S. military service members. From June 21-30, 2024, the DoD Warrior Games will return to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort. 4th Latin American Festival of Performing Arts June 17 - 23 Open Scene proudly presents the fourth edition of the Latin American Festival of Performing Arts  (FLAE). This year, enjoy Orlando exclusive premieres, including the U.S. debut of Gustavo Ott's "Bandit & Bad Blood" produced by GALA Theatre from Washington D.C., the Orlando premiere of Sergio Blanco's "Tebas Land" produced by Miami-based Arca Images, and the Florida premiere of "Odd Man Out." Florida Festival of New Musicals June 20 - 23 The Florida Festival of New Musicals at Winter Park Playhouse  is a 4-day event that will showcase six new musical works and bring together writers and composers with patrons, press, producers and directors. A one-hour version of each selected musical will be fully read and sung concert-style, without staging, by varying casts of professional actors and musicians. Audiences will have the unique and exciting opportunity to see musicals in the early stages of development and provide feedback about the new musical after the reading. Josephine: A Burlesque Cabaret Dream Play June 21 - 23 Before Ella, Tina, Billie, or Beyoncé – there was JOSEPHINE Josephine, a burlesque cabaret dream play is an international award-winning one-woman biographical musical that combines cabaret, theatre and dance to tell the story of the iconic Josephine Baker, the first African-American international superstar and one of the most remarkable figures of the 20th Century. Josephine has won over 20 awards across several continents, and had a successful off-Broadway run in 2018.  Tymisha Harris stars in this dazzling retelling of Josephine Baker’s revolutionary life as singer, movie star, WWII spy, civil rights activist, and cultural icon at Dr Phillips Center. Tony Roberts June 21 - 23 Comedian Tony Roberts to Funny Bone Comedy Club at The Pointe on International Dr. Get tickets now. 10th Annual Japanese Antiques and Sword Show June 21 - 23 10th Annual Japanese Antiques and Sword Show at DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Airport. Samurai antiques and artifacts for sale, trade, and purchase, with vendors from many US states, Canada, and Japan displaying antique swords, samurai armor, sword accessories, Samurai DVD's, kimono, woodblock prints and scrolls... and more. Ride The Cyclone High School Edition June 20 - 22 Garden Theatre Education proudly presents our summer youth production of Ride the Cyclo ne  (High School Edition). This popular musical production is a funny, moving look at what makes a life well-lived! Get tickets now  for Garden Theatre, Winter Garden. Hello, Dolly! June 21 - 22 Tony Nominee and Disney Legend Jodi Benson brings love and laughter in Encore Performing Arts’ production of Hello, Dolly! The iconic musical, born from Thornton Wilder's classic farce, is a jubilant ride through turn-of-the-century New York, filled with the wit and wisdom of the indomitable Dolly Gallagher Levi. Accompany her on a quest to unite hearts and turn the world upside down in the pursuit of love. Get tickets now for this iconic show at Dr Phillips Center. Red Hot Chili Peppers June 21 Red Hot Chili Peppers are coming to MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa on June 21.   Tickets . For Your Friends Presents: Eidola, Royal Coda, Wolf & Bear and Sani Bronco June 21 For Your Friends Presents: Eidola, Royal Coda, Wolf & Bear and Sani Bronco at the Conduit. Get your tickets now ! Strung Out, Adolescents & Mercy Music June 21 Endoxa Booking Presents… Strung Out, Adolescents, and Mercy Music LIVE at Will’s Pub . Impractical Jokers: The DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE Tour June 21 Q, Murr and Sal, creators and stars of truTV’s hit show Impractical Jokers bring The DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE Tour to Addition Financial Arena. Get tickets now . Kpop Club Night in Orlando with DJ Yuka June 21 Kpop Club Night in Orlando with DJ Yuka comes to Celine Orlando. Get your tickets now ! 18+ Pride in Our City: Orlando Pride vs. Utah Royals FC June 21 Orlando Pride  of the National Women's Soccer League take on Utah Royals FC at Inter&Co Stadium. Show yo ur Pride in our City, as we celebrate those in the vibrant and strong LGBTQIA+ community of Orlando. Join us as we recognize the eight-year anniversary of the Pulse tragedy and honor the 49 Angels Michael Mayo June 21 Happening in Judson’s Live – Dr. Phillips Center’s newest and most intimate venue. Inspired by the world’s legendary listening rooms, Judson’s Live includes a 90-minute experience with a 50-minute performance. Siwa Presents XOMG POP! LIVE June 21 Siwa Presents XOMG POP! LIVE at House of Blues Orlando. Get your tickets now! Ace Frehley June 21 Ace Frehley comes to Hard Rock Live Orlando.   Get your tickets now ! The Japanese House June 21 The Japanese House comes to The Beacham. Get your tickets now ! 12+ Heather McDonald: The Juicy Scoop Experience June 21 Heather McDonald: The Juicy Scoop Experience is coming to   The Plaza Live . Get your tickets now! Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 in Concert June 21 It’s time to go hunting for Horcruxes once more: part one of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in Concert is nearly here! Featuring the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra performing Alexandre Desplat’s epic score as the franchise’s seventh film is projected onto a giant screen. Join all your favorite characters—and not-so-favorite ones!—as they encounter familiar dangers, new threats, and powerful friendships in this once-in-a-lifetime event. Get tickets now from Dr Phillips Center. Live at The Lawn – ICON Park Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday   Live at The Lawn is the perfect way for locals and visitors alike to spend time outside and discover new local artists playing a variety of genres. Relax on The Lawn beneath the Orlando Eye and enjoy a drink while taking in the live performances or listen to the DJ entertainment while enjoying a meal at one of ICON Park ’s signature restaurants with outdoor seating. Sundown Sessions at Lil Indies Every Friday and Saturday Sundown Sessions; a free early live-music series inside Lil Indies, giving you the chance to ease into your evening with a cocktail or mocktail, and laid back rock, pop, folk or blues music. Sundown Sessions feature a rotating roster of solo & duo local acts, plus an occasional touring act in Lil Indies . Duel of Fools at SAK Comedy Lab 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. King Of The Hill at SAK Comedy Lab 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 at King of the Hill! Art After Dark at Lake Nona Every Friday Every Friday night, Art After Dark takes over Lake Nona Town Center   from 6 pm. Enjoy a stroll as you explore hand crafted artisan products, and tasty cuisine. Be sure to grab a glass a wine, stay a while and enjoy the art displayed on the art installation, The Beacon. TPD Night Market Every Friday TPD Night Market  is a weekly Friday night market featuring 20 plus vendors at 431 E Central Blvd, Thornton Park, Orlando. Winter Garden Friday on the Plaza Every Friday Come enjoy   live music   every Friday night on the Plaza, at Downtown Winter Garden, Centennial Plaza Gazebo. Friday Muscle Car Show & Cruise 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 begins at 3 pm featuring show-quality muscle and factory-performance cars from 1964 and newer and classics from 1985 and older. Cars cruise at 8:30 pm. Dockside Dueling Pianos Every Friday Enjoy nonstop live piano music every Friday night at The Wharf at Sunset Walk  with late-night food and drink menu. SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2024 Disney Dreams That Soar at Disney Springs Now - September 2 Imagine hundreds of state-of-the-art drones “dancing” across the sky, choreographed to a soaring musical score of iconic Disney music and memorable dialogue from beloved Disney movies. See Disney stories come to life in Disney Dreams That Soar —a free one-of-a-kind, nearly 10-minute drone show at Disney Springs that’s so exhilarating, you might feel as if you’re flying too! Fairy Doors at Leu Gardens Now – August 25 Enter the world of the fairies as you explore the gateways to each of the different fairies throughout Leu Gardens . You’ll find twenty doors that lead to the homes of our garden fairies, each with whimsical and unique design made especially for each fairies’ personality.  Enjoy the make believe world of each fairy as you search for their own special door. Included with general admission. Summer Brick Party at LEGOLAND Florida Now - August 11 In the summer, every day deserves to be a party! Summer Brick Party  at LEGOLAND Florida Resort is the best way to celebrate the sunny season June 1 - August 11! Jump into extreme levels of fun with thrilling shows, fan-favorite characters, refreshing limited time food and beverage offerings and tons of bricktastic fun under the sun, all included in general Park admission and select Annual Passes. Summer Nights at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Now- August 11 Stay Longer. Play Later at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay ! Celebrate all summer long with extended park hours, dazzling entertainment and fireworks on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. '24 at the Ren Select Days, June 13 - August 11 It's the roaring twenties again, and there's only one place to go. A secret password grants you admission to the most notorious nightclub in the Southeast. Inside these doors, prohibition is but a memory...music and dancing fill the air...and secrets await. Get tickets now.   AquaGlow at Aquatica Orlando Select Dates, Now - August 10 Get ready to light up your summer nights at AquaGlow , a brand-new after-hours event that will transform Aquatica into a dazzling neon paradise! Enjoy rides transormed with nightime effects, including laser light show, mist effects, captivating projections and immersive light tunnels. Plus, burst into an epic foam party, and groove to the hottest music throughout the night, while staying refreshed with complimentary soft drinks. Plus, with limited capacity, you’ll enjoy reduced wait times for all your favorite attractions, ensuring you make the most of this exclusive experience. Red, White & Brews at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Now - July 7 Celebrate the nostalgia of Summer with festive culinary delights on the Festival Walkway this Summer during Red, White, and Brews , every Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Guests can choose from new culinary creations inspired by the nostalgia of Summer. Enjoy a Hushpuppy Dog with spicy mustard, Roasted Corn On The Cob or a Peach Pie Cupcake, just to name a few. Viva la Música at SeaWorld Orlando Now - June 30 Experience all the color and culture in a new way as this festive, family-friendly Latin celebration returns. Viva la Música is included with park admission and runs for five weekends; Saturdays and Sundays June 1 - 30 . From the hottest Latin entertainment to the coolest attractions and animal adventures, these will be five unforgettable weekends at SeaWorld. Don’t let the sound, spice, and spirit of this special event pass you by. The Rocky Horror Show Now - June 30 In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.” See it performed on stage at Theater West End , Sanford. The Play That Goes Wrong Now - June 30 Osceola Arts presents The Play That Goes Wrong . It’s opening night for the Drama Society at Cornley Polytechnic! The tickets are sold and the audience is seated but are the cast and crew ready for curtain? Get a peek behind the scenes as the performers do their very best to muddle through a calamity of errors and make it to the final bows in this hilarious play within a play.   Department of Defense Warrior Games June 21 - 30 The Department of Defense Warrior Games  is an annual event, first held in 2010, that celebrates the resiliency and dedication of wounded, ill, and injured active duty and veteran U.S. military service members. From June 21-30, 2024, the DoD Warrior Games will return to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort. 4th Latin American Festival of Performing Arts June 17 - 23 Open Scene proudly presents the fourth edition of the Latin American Festival of Performing Arts  (FLAE). This year, enjoy Orlando exclusive premieres, including the U.S. debut of Gustavo Ott's "Bandit & Bad Blood" produced by GALA Theatre from Washington D.C., the Orlando premiere of Sergio Blanco's "Tebas Land" produced by Miami-based Arca Images, and the Florida premiere of "Odd Man Out." Florida Festival of New Musicals June 20 - 23 The Florida Festival of New Musicals at Winter Park Playhouse  is a 4-day event that will showcase six new musical works and bring together writers and composers with patrons, press, producers and directors. A one-hour version of each selected musical will be fully read and sung concert-style, without staging, by varying casts of professional actors and musicians. Audiences will have the unique and exciting opportunity to see musicals in the early stages of development and provide feedback about the new musical after the reading. Josephine: A Burlesque Cabaret Dream Play June 21 - 23 Before Ella, Tina, Billie, or Beyoncé – there was JOSEPHINE Josephine, a burlesque cabaret dream play is an international award-winning one-woman biographical musical that combines cabaret, theatre and dance to tell the story of the iconic Josephine Baker, the first African-American international superstar and one of the most remarkable figures of the 20th Century. Josephine has won over 20 awards across several continents, and had a successful off-Broadway run in 2018.  Tymisha Harris stars in this dazzling retelling of Josephine Baker’s revolutionary life as singer, movie star, WWII spy, civil rights activist, and cultural icon at Dr Phillips Center. Tony Roberts June 21 - 23 Comedian Tony Roberts to Funny Bone Comedy Club at The Pointe on International Dr. Get tickets now. 10th Annual Japanese Antiques and Sword Show June 21 - 23 10th Annual Japanese Antiques and Sword Show  at DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Airport. Samurai antiques and artifacts for sale, trade, and purchase, with vendors from many US states, Canada, and Japan displaying antique swords, samurai armor, sword accessories, Samurai DVD's, kimono, woodblock prints and scrolls... and more. Ride The Cyclone High School Edition June 20 - 22 Garden Theatre Education proudly presents our summer youth production of Ride the Cyclo ne  (High School Edition). This popular musical production is a funny, moving look at what makes a life well-lived! Get tickets now  for Garden Theatre, Winter Garden. Hello, Dolly! June 21 - 22 Tony Nominee and Disney Legend Jodi Benson brings love and laughter in Encore Performing Arts’ production of Hello, Dolly! The iconic musical, born from Thornton Wilder's classic farce, is a jubilant ride through turn-of-the-century New York, filled with the wit and wisdom of the indomitable Dolly Gallagher Levi. Accompany her on a quest to unite hearts and turn the world upside down in the pursuit of love. Get tickets now for this iconic show at Dr Phillips Center. Night at a Museum June 22 - 23 A group of students get to spend the night at their favorite museum, only to realize that some of the exhibits come to life after the museum closes! Not only that but there seems to be something fishy going on…and the students are determined to solve the mystery! Join UpBeat! as they showcase their talents through performing live music, dancing, and more at CFC Arts . Summerween June 22 - 23 There's nothing spooky about this two-day summer Halloween event at Boxi Park , just good old-fashioned fun for the family, including your furry friends. Sunday funday features a dog costume contest and other family-friendly activities. Saturday caters to adults with a cover charge. Pride in our City: Orlando City SC vs. Chicago Fire FC June 22 Orlando City Soccer Club  takes on Chicago Fire FC at Inter&Co Stadium in downtown Orlando. Show your Pride in our City, as we celebrate those in the vibrant and strong LGBTQ+ community of Orlando. Join us as we recognize the 8-year anniversary of the Pulse shooting, and honor those who were lost. Central Florida Juneteenth Celebration and Fireworks Show June 22 Come join us the Central Florida Juneteenth Celebration and Fireworks Show in Maitland for music, food, and fun as we commemorate Juneteenth together. Get ready to enjoy live performances, delicious food vendors, local artists, and more. Whether you're coming with family or friends, this celebration promises to be a memorable experience for all. Fan Girls Expo & Cosplay Extravaganza June 22 Come celebrate female characters, creators and Artist, across all genres at Oviedo Mall.  One day. One EPIC event to celebrate fangirls across all genres. Whether you love HORROR, ANIME, SUPER HEROES, DISNEY, WITCHES, PIRATES, OR STEAMPUNK....there is a place for you at FAN GIRLS. Cosplay contests all day, vendor market, panels, you name it....we'll have it! Noche De San Juan at Island H2O June 22 Come to an island party on June 22 from 8 pm - 1 am. Enjoy the 4th annual Noche De San Juan event at Island H2O Water Park! Sponsored by Exitos 96.5, this celebration of Puerto Rican culture will include: DJ Fate, Performances by BabyWine and George Lamond, Authentic Puerto Rican Cuisine, and After Hours Access to Island H2O Water Park. Little Big June 22 Little Big comes to House of Blues Orlando. Get your tickets now! Bardown Breakfest 3 June 22 Bardown Breakfest 3: Hungover, Outatime!, Loner, Overthinker, Seneca Burns, Like Father, Sick Enough, and Porch Coffin. Live at Will’s Pub . EarthTonez Music Collective June 22 azz Series / World Music Series / Live at Timucua : EarthTonez Music Collective takes their listeners on a musical journey by experimenting with blends of sound and color and bringing their audience a vibrant experience. Drawing influence from pioneers who combined multiple genres to create their own style, Earthtonez adds to the legacy of experimental/instrumental music while incorporating top 40 hits as well as original sounds. Blue Bamboo Presents Easy Living: The Music of Paul Desmond & Jim Hall June 22 Live at Orlando Family Stage. Enjoy a beautiful, smooth as glass presentation of some of the best small group jazz ever presented. Featuring Dave Mackenzie on woodwinds, Chris Cortez on guitar, Charlie Silva on bass, and Greg Parnell on drums. Get tickets now . This Party is Killing You, The Robyn Party 2024 June 22 ADVENTURE[s] Presents: This Party Is Killing You! The Robyn Party + CRUX DJs at the Conduit. Get your tickets now ! 18+ Pandora y Flans: Inesperado Tour June 22 Pandora y Flans: Inesperado Tour comes to Hard Rock Live Orlando. Get your tickets now ! Live at The Lawn – ICON Park   Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday   Live at The Lawn is the perfect way for locals and visitors alike to spend time outside and discover new local artists playing a variety of genres. Relax on The Lawn beneath the Orlando Eye and enjoy a drink while taking in the live performances or listen to the DJ entertainment while enjoying a meal at one of ICON Park ’s signature restaurants with outdoor seating. Sundown Sessions at Lil Indies. Every Friday and Saturday Sundown Sessions; a free early live-music series inside Lil Indies, giving you the chance to ease into your evening with a cocktail or mocktail, and laid back rock, pop, folk or blues music. Sundown Sessions feature a rotating roster of solo & duo local acts, plus an occasional touring act in Lil Indies . Duel of Fools at SAK Comedy Lab Every Friday and Saturday, 7 pm 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. King Of The Hill at SAK Comedy Lab Every Friday and Saturday, 9pm In this knockdown, comedy battle, performers pair up in teams of two and use audience suggestions to create scenes, songs and characters. There can only be one King of the Hill! Disney Springs Kids Club 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. Rollins Museum of Art Weekend Tours Every Saturday Join us on Saturday afternoons for docent-led museum tours that highlight works from Rollins Museum of Art's  current exhibitions. Saturday Nite Classic Car Show & Cruise 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 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 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. Winter Garden Farmers Market Every Saturday The Winter Garden Farmers Market  is your hometown market open every Saturday from 8 am - 1 pm in beautiful Historic Winter Garden. Winter Park Farmers Market Every Saturday 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. Lake Mary Farmers Market Every Saturday 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. City of Longwood Farmer's Market Every Saturday 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. Lake Nona Farmers Market Every Saturday 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, JUNE 23, 2024 Disney Dreams That Soar at Disney Springs Now - September 2 Imagine hundreds of state-of-the-art drones “dancing” across the sky, choreographed to a soaring musical score of iconic Disney music and memorable dialogue from beloved Disney movies. See Disney stories come to life in Disney Dreams That Soar —a free one-of-a-kind, nearly 10-minute drone show at Disney Springs that’s so exhilarating, you might feel as if you’re flying too! Venardos Circus June 23 - August 17 Westgate Resorts and Venardos Circus, offering a one-of-a-kind, limited-run summertime circus spectacular directly outside the gates of Westgate Town Center, Westgate Vacation Villas and Westgate Towers Resorts located off Highway 192 in Kissimmee, Florida. Get tickets now . Fairy Doors at Leu Gardens Now – August 25 Enter the world of the fairies as you explore the gateways to each of the different fairies throughout Leu Gardens . You’ll find twenty doors that lead to the homes of our garden fairies, each with whimsical and unique design made especially for each fairies’ personality.  Enjoy the make believe world of each fairy as you search for their own special door. Included with general admission. Summer Brick Party at LEGOLAND Florida Now - August 11 In the summer, every day deserves to be a party! Summer Brick Party  at LEGOLAND Florida Resort is the best way to celebrate the sunny season June 1 - August 11! Jump into extreme levels of fun with thrilling shows, fan-favorite characters, refreshing limited time food and beverage offerings and tons of bricktastic fun under the sun, all included in general Park admission and select Annual Passes.   Summer Nights at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Now - August 11 Stay Longer. Play Later at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay ! Celebrate all summer long with extended park hours, dazzling entertainment and fireworks on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. AquaGlow at Aquatica Orlando Select Dates, Now - August 10 Get ready to light up your summer nights at AquaGlow , a brand-new after-hours event that will transform Aquatica into a dazzling neon paradise! Enjoy rides transormed with nightime effects, including laser light show, mist effects, captivating projections and immersive light tunnels. Plus, burst into an epic foam party, and groove to the hottest music throughout the night, while staying refreshed with complimentary soft drinks. Plus, with limited capacity, you’ll enjoy reduced wait times for all your favorite attractions, ensuring you make the most of this exclusive experience. '24 at the Ren Select Days, June 13 - August 11 It's the roaring twenties again, and there's only one place to go. A secret password grants you admission to the most notorious nightclub in the Southeast. Inside these doors, prohibition is but a memory...music and dancing fill the air...and secrets await. Get tickets now.   Island Beats at at Island H2O Saturdays, Now - July 27 Enjoy a taste of live island music with the all-new Island Beats at  Island H2O . NEW for the 2024 Season, enjoya celebration of island vibes! Enjoy live music at Live! Lagoon Wave Pool from 4 pm - 8 pm. Red, White & Brews at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Now - July 7 Celebrate the nostalgia of Summer with festive culinary delights on the Festival Walkway this Summer during Red, White, and Brews , every Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Guests can choose from new culinary creations inspired by the nostalgia of Summer. Enjoy a Hushpuppy Dog with spicy mustard, Roasted Corn On The Cob or a Peach Pie Cupcake, just to name a few. Viva la Música at SeaWorld Orlando Now - June 30 Experience all the color and culture in a new way as this festive, family-friendly Latin celebration returns. Viva la Música is included with park admission and runs for five weekends; Saturdays and Sundays June 1 - 30 . From the hottest Latin entertainment to the coolest attractions and animal adventures, these will be five unforgettable weekends at SeaWorld. Don’t let the sound, spice, and spirit of this special event pass you by. The Rocky Horror Show Now - June 30 In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.” See it performed on stage at Theater West End , Sanford. The Play That Goes Wrong Now - June 30 Osceola Arts presents The Play That Goes Wrong . It’s opening night for the Drama Society at Cornley Polytechnic! The tickets are sold and the audience is seated but are the cast and crew ready for curtain? Get a peek behind the scenes as the performers do their very best to muddle through a calamity of errors and make it to the final bows in this hilarious play within a play.   Department of Defense Warrior Games June 21 - 30 The Department of Defense Warrior Games  is an annual event, first held in 2010, that celebrates the resiliency and dedication of wounded, ill, and injured active duty and veteran U.S. military service members. From June 21-30, 2024, the DoD Warrior Games will return to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort. 4th Latin American Festival of Performing Arts June 17 - 23 Open Scene proudly presents the fourth edition of the Latin American Festival of Performing Arts  (FLAE). This year, enjoy Orlando exclusive premieres, including the U.S. debut of Gustavo Ott's "Bandit & Bad Blood" produced by GALA Theatre from Washington D.C., the Orlando premiere of Sergio Blanco's "Tebas Land" produced by Miami-based Arca Images, and the Florida premiere of "Odd Man Out." Florida Festival of New Musicals June 20 - 23 The Florida Festival of New Musicals at Winter Park Playhouse  is a 4-day event that will showcase six new musical works and bring together writers and composers with patrons, press, producers and directors. A one-hour version of each selected musical will be fully read and sung concert-style, without staging, by varying casts of professional actors and musicians. Audiences will have the unique and exciting opportunity to see musicals in the early stages of development and provide feedback about the new musical after the reading. Josephine: A Burlesque Cabaret Dream Play June 21 - 23 Before Ella, Tina, Billie, or Beyoncé – there was JOSEPHINE Josephine, a burlesque cabaret dream play is an international award-winning one-woman biographical musical that combines cabaret, theatre and dance to tell the story of the iconic Josephine Baker, the first African-American international superstar and one of the most remarkable figures of the 20th Century. Josephine has won over 20 awards across several continents, and had a successful off-Broadway run in 2018.  Tymisha Harris stars in this dazzling retelling of Josephine Baker’s revolutionary life as singer, movie star, WWII spy, civil rights activist, and cultural icon at Dr Phillips Center. Tony Roberts June 21 - 23 Comedian Tony Roberts to Funny Bone Comedy Club at The Pointe on International Dr. Get tickets now. 10th Annual Japanese Antiques and Sword Show June 21 - 23 10th Annual Japanese Antiques and Sword Show  at DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Airport. Samurai antiques and artifacts for sale, trade, and purchase, with vendors from many US states, Canada, and Japan displaying antique swords, samurai armor, sword accessories, Samurai DVD's, kimono, woodblock prints and scrolls... and more. Summerween June 22 - 23 There's nothing spooky about this two-day summer Halloween event at Boxi Park , just good old-fashioned fun for the family, including your furry friends. Sunday funday features a dog costume contest and other family-friendly activities. Saturday caters to adults with a cover charge. Night at a Museum June 22 - 23 A group of students get to spend the night at their favorite museum, only to realize that some of the exhibits come to life after the museum closes! Not only that but there seems to be something fishy going on…and the students are determined to solve the mystery! Join UpBeat! as they showcase their talents through performing live music, dancing, and more at CFC Arts . Alesana, Limbs, Vampires Everywhere, All The Pretty Things & Half Heard Voices June 23 For Your Friends Presents: Alesana, Limbs, Vampires Everywhere, All The Pretty Things, and Half Heard Voices at the Conduit. Get your tickets now ! 18+ Jay Wheeler June 23 Jay Wheeler comes to Kia Center, Orlando, June 23. Tickets . Bullying the Jukebox 7: Decades June 23 Bullying the Jukebox comes to Will's Pub on June 23, 2024, with guests Control This, Milton Fishman Superstud, Ska Sux and DJ El Vocero. Blue Bamboo Presents Ella & The Bossa Beat June 23 Live at Orlando Family Stage. Ella & The Bossa Beat is an international father-daughter duo between the 23-year-old 'new rising star of the Bossa Nova generation' singer/pianist Ella Borges, and Grammy-nominated drummer Magrus Borges. They present a modern Bossa Nova/Brazilian Jazz style of music, combined with a soulful jazz influence. Club Skart: Pre-Party for Bullying the Jukebox June 23 Club Skart: Pre-party for Bullying the Jukebox at Lil Indie's. Get tickets now . Swiftie Drag Brunch (18+) June 23 She’s in her Swiftie Era! Join April Fresh, along with Athena Winters, Nebula Moon, Tia Devine and DJ Scott Robert, for SWIFTIE DRAG BRUNCH at The Abbey. Ages 18+ Deejay Young June 23 Contemporary R&B/soul singer & songwriter Deejay Young is an award-winning independent recording artist from Tampa, Florida, whose electric live shows highlight an incredible vocal dexterity with soulful musicians, singers, & a locked-in rhythm section. See him live at Judson's Live. Baron Von Yeti June 23 Baron Von Yeti at Lil Indie's! Get details ! National Pink Day Car Show June 23 Experience the 2nd Annual Pink Car Show  at Dezerland Park, showcasing a stunning array of unique pink vehicles. This free event is open to all, offering a vibrant celebration of automotive creativity and passion. Don't miss your chance to witness these one-of-a-kind cars on display! Sundays at the Center Every Sunday, Now - August 4 Join us every Sunday at noon for Sundays at the Center ! This free, family-friendly program invites students from grades K to 6 to join us from June 2 to August 4. Beat the summer heat and join us indoors for a refreshing and educational experience that the whole family will enjoy. Dive into captivating Storytimes, get creative with arts & crafts, play fun games, and explore exciting activities. There’s something for everyone to enjoy and learn from on Sundays at the Holocaust Center! Live at The Lawn – ICON Park   Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday   Live at The Lawn is the perfect way for locals and visitors alike to spend time outside and discover new local artists playing a variety of genres. Relax on The Lawn beneath the Orlando Eye and enjoy a drink while taking in the live performances or listen to the DJ entertainment while enjoying a meal at one of ICON Park ’s signature restaurants with outdoor seating. Sunday-Latin-Sunday Every Sunday Prepare to experience the best of Latin nightlife, as   Promenade at Sunset Walk , the dining, entertainment and shopping district, debuts its all-new weekend event — Sunday-Latin-Sunday . JAYO at Lil' Indies Every Sunday Catch the free show with Jason Yoho and Friends every Sunday at Lil' Indies . Lazy Sunday at Aero Every Sunday A rooftop day party each and every Sunday at Aero .  Free entry all day, 21+. Hookah, Food, Games. Orlando Farmers Market at Lake Eola Park 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. Celebration Farmers Market Every Sunday Every week at Celebration Farmers Market   there are multiple vendors 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 East Orlando Farmer's Market Every Sunday 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 Every Sunday Clermont Farmer's Market   f eatures 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. Downtown Mount Dora Village Market Every Sunday Mount Dora’s open-air Mount Dora Village Market  in Sunset Park is open Sundays from 0 am - 2 pm offering fresh products from over 50 market vendors. Family Fun Day at Boxi Park Every Sunday Enjoy Family Fun Day every Sunday at  Boxi Park , with face painters, balloon artists entertainers, and live music. Fun for the whole family! 1 pm - 9 pm. Yoga in the Sculpture Garden Every Sunday Hosted by the  Mennello Museum of American Art with classes led by certified  Full Circle Yoga, Winter Park.  Start your Sunday mornings out blissfully with a relaxing lakeside flow. Join us in the shade of the trees for a practice that is suitable for all levels! Don’t forget to bring a mat, towel, and water to have a great practice. For the latest entertainment news and things to do in Orlando, and throughout Central Florida, join us on   X , Facebook , Instagram , and   YouTube . Never miss any Orlando news! Sign up to the Gotta Go Orlando  Newsletter . 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  • Hot Diggidy Dog - Chicago-style food chain Portillo’s to open 7th Florida location in Waterford Lakes

    Central Florida fans of the popular Chicago-style food chain Portillo's can soon enjoy Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef, burgers, salads, and chocolate cake in Waterford Lakes. Sun's out, buns out! Portillo's are continuing their expansion in Central Florida, announcing the opening of yet another new restaurant in Central Florida, with the chains Chicago-style street food coming to Waterford Lakes Town Center. Fast becoming a Central Florida favorite, the chain offers signature menu items including Chicago-Style Hot Dogs, Famous Italian Beef Sandwiches, Char-Grilled Burgers and Portillo’s Famous Chocolate Cake. This will be the chains 7th Florida restaurant, joining locations in Sanford, O-Town West, Kissimmee, and more. The new location in Waterford Lakes Sh opping Center on Alafaya Trail feature the chains signature diner-style design, including a large dining room, together with an outdoor patio, together with a double-lane drive-thru. Portillo’s CEO, Michael Osanloo commented, " Orlando has been a great new market for Portillo’s over the past few years.” . He continued, “We’ve loved serving our unrivaled Chicago street food to the Orlando community, and we’re excited to continue to give guests in the Sunshine State even more convenience with additional restaurants. Next up, we look forward to even more continued growth across the Sunbelt.” For more information on Portillo's visit Portillo’s website. Portillo's are hoping to have the new location open by the end of this year. Gotta Go Orlando offers the best and most up to date coverage of events & things to do in Orlando, and throughout Central Florida. You can rely on us for the latest entertainment news, concerts, theater, nightlife, food & drink. theme parks, attractions, events, culture, and more. Never miss any Orlando news! Sign up to the Gotta Go Orlando  Newsletter , join us on   X , Facebook , Instagram , and   YouTube . Got a story to tell Orlando? Contact us now . To advertise with us, click here , and to  list your upcoming event with us,  submit it  here .

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers bring the hits to Tampa on the Unlimited Love 2024 Tour

    Red Hot Chili Peppers are ready to rock Tampa this weekend with special guests Ice Cube and IRONTOM! Acclaimed rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers kicked off the huge Unlimited Love Tour in 2022, taking in cities across North America and Europe. The band then continued their global trek into 2023 with a string of dates across New Zealand and Australia, followed by another run of shows throughout North America, Europe, the UK, Singapore, Japan, and Latin America. Now into 2024, the band show no sign of slowing down as they tackle yet anoh=ther run of aNorth American dates, with the Unlimited Love Tour resuming on May 28 in Ridgefield, Washington, and includes stops in Salt Lake City, Toronto, Buffalo, Tampa and more before wrapping up in St. Louis on July 30. The band will stop off at Tampa's MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre on Friday, June 21, with very special guests Ice Cube and IRONTOM! Tickets are still available via Live Nation. Get tickets here . Fans can expect all the hits, with "Californication," "Under the Bridge," "Snow" and "Give It Away," all on the setlist. Check out the tour setlist: 1. Intro Jam 2. Dani California 3. Scar Tissue 4. Aquatic Mouth Dance 5. Snow ((Hey Oh)) 6. Eddie 7. Soul to Squeeze 8. Throw Away Your Television 9. Right on Time 10. Whatchu Thinkin’ 11. Tell Me Baby 12. Hey 13. Suck My kiss 14. Californication 15. What Is Soul? 16. Black Summer 17. By the Way 18. ENCORE: I Could Have Lied 19. ENCORE: Give It Away Note that this is the official setlist, but expect a few changes depending on the mood of the band!! Gotta Go Orlando is committed to offering locals and visitors the best coverage of things to do in Orlando, and Central Florida, including the latest entertainment news, live music, theater, nightlife, food & drink. theme parks, attractions, events, culture, and more. For the latest entertainment news and things to do in Orlando, and throughout Central Florida, join us on   X , Facebook , Instagram , and   YouTube . Never miss any Orlando news! Sign up to the Gotta Go Orlando  Newsletter . Got a story to tell? Contact us here . To advertise with us, click here , and to  list your upcoming event with us,  submit it  here .

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