Here is a look at some of the best events taking place this weekend. Remember, you can always visit the complete events calendar by clicking on “EVENTS” in our main menu.
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FRIDAY, JULY 27
Come and celebrate the release of our new Ice Cream Sandwich release with The Sweet Chalet! We will have FREE ice cream from Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream on Saturday! We will have food and an assortment of items for sale including bags and shoes.
Bring the family to Lake Eola Park the last Friday of each month through August for a free movie, games and food available for purchase. This month, we will be showing Peter Rabbit. Activities start at 6 p.m., with the movie airing at 8:15 p.m. About the film: Feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer’s vegetable garden.
Grab your pups and meet us for a SUMMER CELEBRATION in The Mennello Museum of American Art’s Sculpture Garden! Join us for our Summer Block Paw-ty presented by Pig Floyd’s Urban Barbakoa! Sip on summer beverages like spiked lemonade and orange creamsicles while the doggos indulge in a pup cup from Jeremiah’s Italian Ice. Mercantile Coffee Co. will be here serving up complimentary sparkling Arnold Palmers exclusively for our Pet Members, along with other refreshing beverages for sale.
SATURDAY, JULY 28
Art After Dark is the Downtown Arts District’s newest program created to introduce young professionals to the Arts District and its mission through social interaction, arts engagement, and networking. Guests will enjoy the celebration in a unique setting by strolling through CityArts Factory’s seven different galleries. The evening’s festivities will include interactive art experiences, meet & greet opportunities with special guest artists, music, photo opportunities, a silent auction, craft cocktails, and gourmet lite bites from local restaurants.
Join us as we celebrate Blue Bird Bake Shop’s 8th anniversary! New flavors, $2 cupcakes, and more surprises! Saturday, July 28th, 2018 Wear your Blue Bird T-shirt, Baseball Cap or a Top Hat and receive a free cupcake!
Doors – 6:30 p.m. Show – 7:30 p.m. Janelle Monáe with St. Beauty Make it a night and enjoy dinner before the show at House of Blues Restaurant and Bar, serving up some of our signature dishes such as Voodoo Shrimp and Jambalaya! The concert venue is general admission standing.
The Orlando Museum of Art and the RAYMI Dance Company will celebrate and share Perú Independence Day with the Central Florida community with film, music and dance. “I Will Dance Again” (Volveréa Bailar Por Ti) is a 50-minute sensory and performative exploration of the Virgen de Candelaria Feast in Puno City, Perú, and the Aymara and Qechua ethnicities. Following the film screening, the RAYMI Dance Company will demonstrate four different dances from the cities of Cuzco, Lima, Puno and Trujillo.
Exciting Announcement: This year’s Summer Nerf Olympic Games are being held right here in the Garten on Saturday, July 28! Join us and Central 28 Beer Co. for the ultimate tests of accuracy, speed, and agility. Each of these 3 rounds comes with a prize from the brewery, and we’ll have special beers on tap. Participants are encouraged to bring their own Nerf toys for melees between each round (but you don’t have to bring one to play!).
College Park Main Street (CPMS) and College Park Neighborhood Association (CPNA) have launched their first-ever joint venture in celebration of the 32804 with the inaugural Sip, Shop & Stroll Along the Drive. Many stores plan to stay open late to participate in this event, enjoy the evening and meet their neighbors while sipping wine, sangria, and other fun beverages.
SUNDAY, JULY 29
The Big Potato Foundation presents – Bazaar Botanica – The “Secret Garden” Market in the heart of Thornton Park, Orlando. Come to see 15+ Outdoor Pop-Up Shops filled with Exotic Plants, Handmade Crafts, Unique Art, Vintage Collectibles, and the strange and unusual! Delicious Sundaes are being whipped up by the amazing Ice Cream Social Club! -Food Trucks -Free Entry! -Kids and Pups are always welcome.
The last Sunday of every month is Yoga in the Sculpture Garden at the Mennello Museum! Start your Sunday morning out blissfully with a relaxing lakeside flow. Practice is suitable for beginner to moderate levels and will be led by certified instructors from Full Circle Yoga, Winter Park. Don’t forget to bring your own mat and water to practice.