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A Guide to Orlando Farmers Markets

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Looking for a budget-friendly and easy date day idea? Pay a visit to an Orlando farmers market. We have a dozen located around the city and in nearby suburbs, each offering a huge assortment of produce, local meats, artisan products and eat-on-the-fly nosh. Winter Park Farmers Market Saturdays, 7am-1pm The Old Train Depot off New England Avenue Held at the restored historical building just ... Read More »

14 Outdoor Movies in Orlando This Spring

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It’s finally springtime in Orlando. The temperatures are warm and there’s a nice, cool breeze in the air: perfect weather for enjoying outdoor activities like starlit movie screenings! There are plenty of outdoor movies in Orlando. Here are a few upcoming movies to check out on date night, along with some notable films that are showing inside. Enjoy! OUTDOOR MOVIES Movies in the Park: The ... Read More »

MoviEola Returns to Lake Eola Park

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Beginning on Friday, April 29, and continuing on the last Friday of every month through August, MoviEola will feature a free, family-friendly movie under the stars. The event, which is held on Lake Eola’sEast Lawn, will start at 6pm with lawn games, music and food available for purchase at the park with the feature movie showing at 8pm. While this season’s film choices are aimed ... Read More »

Free Outdoor Concerts and Food Trucks at Dr. Phillips Center

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Beginning April 9, The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will present three concerts outside on the Seneff Arts Plaza. Accommodating up to 3,000 guests per event, this FREE Florida Blue Concert Series will take place on select Saturdays at 5pm this spring. In addition, each event in this series will feature a different selection of food trucks so guests can enjoy dinner with ... Read More »

$40 Date Night: Pizza and Wine at The Wine Barn

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Enjoy an affordable night out at The Wine Barn in Winter Park Located along an unassuming strip of Fairbanks Avenue in Winter Park, The Wine Barn is, first and foremost, a boutique wine store with a highly curated selection of wines from across the globe. Their motto: “If It’s Not Great, We Don’t Sell It!” But as you wander through ... Read More »

Strawberry Picking Near Orlando

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Strawberry season, which runs from mid-December until mid-April (at the latest), is well under way in Central Florida. There are a handful of farms in the area that offer u-pick, but our favorite has always been Oak Haven Farms & Winery in Sorrento. Besides having a wonderfully maintained field, Oak Haven offers a general store and restaurant with lunch items, ... Read More »

18 Free Things to do in Orlando Now

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Anyone who has ever visited or lived in Orlando knows that it’s easy to drop a lot of money in search of fun in The City Beautiful. But Free 1. Free Orlando Outdoor Movies Blessed with perfect nighttime temperatures beginning in March, Orlando is the ideal place to watch an outdoor movie. Here are a few upcoming features to check out: ... Read More »

7 Hands-On Date Ideas in Orlando

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By Samantha Rosenthal We’ve all had the date night slumps, when you and your significant other have gotten into a habit of date nights being dinner and a movie or a museum and lunch. While those date night options are great and will never go out of style, sometimes you want to shake it up and experience something new. Here ... Read More »

See Art Orlando: Self-Guided Walking Tour

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Experience Orlando’s spectacular downtown art installations during the See Art Orlando Self-Guided Walking Tour Wander through downtown Orlando, especially near Lake Eola Park, and you’re bound to be astounded by the bevy of gargantuan art installations now permanently placed around the city. You can thank See Art Orlando for this initiative. An Orlando-based non-profit with a mission to enhance the aesthetic experience ... Read More »

65 Free and Festive Holiday Date Night Ideas in Orlando

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By Samantha Rosenthal The holidays are upon us. There’s simply no denying it. With gifts to buy and parties to throw, we’re all about to embark on a spending free fall over the next weeks. So, let’s put that wallet away for date night, shall we.  We’ve found 65 free and festive holiday date night ideas that are ideal for some quality time… without spending a ... Read More »

Free Florida Blue Concert Series at Dr. Phillips Center

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In partnership with Florida Blue Foundation, Dr. Phillips Center will once again present the Florida Blue Concert Series, a free series that will take place on the outdoor Seneff Arts Plaza on select 3rd Thursdays, coinciding with the Downtown Arts Districts 3rd Thursday events. Concerts will begin at 5pm. CONCERT LINE-UP Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 5pm The first Florida Blue Concert ... Read More »

A Guide to Outdoor Movies In Orlando – Fall 2015 Edition

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By Samantha Rosenthal With Orlando being home to a huge arts and culture scene, it’s no surprise there are many outdoor movie options for couples and families to enjoy, too. Our many venues for outdoor film viewings give lovebirds the chance to pack a picnic basket of snacks and watch a movie under the stars. With fall finally here and temperatures getting cooler (from the ... Read More »

20 Things to Love About the Farmer’s Market at Lake Eola

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No longer a best-kept secret, the Orlando Farmer’s Market at Lake Eola is a bustling party every Sunday from 10am – 4pm. Located at the southeast corner of Lake Eola Park, the market now hosts nearly 50 vendors offering everything from gourmet cheese and kettle corn to one-of-a-kind art and handmade jewelry. It’s also a great place to pick up ... Read More »

33 Free Things to do in Orlando This Fall

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Can you feel it? Fall is slowly creeping into Orlando, one cooler day at a time. Soon we’ll all be reminded of all the things that make living in Central Florida so great: perfect temperatures, chilly nights and an endless offering of outdoorsy things to do. Time to start planning some fun date nights. Here are a ton of free ... Read More »

40 Cheap Date Ideas in Orlando

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Last week, Orlando Weekly published a stellar list of cheap date ideas for the broke Orlandoan. There were 24 ideas in total, including really creative suggestions like: Free food and drink samples every second Tuesday of the month at the Art of Beer event inside Artegon Marketplace Free stand up comedy every Friday at the Drunken Monkey Coffee Bar The ... Read More »

$5 Burger Night at Jack’s Steakhouse

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By Adam Singleton No one likes to go on a “cheap date.” So when doing date night on a budget, Jack’s Steakhouse offers an elegant evening with an unbeatable Thursday night burger special that won’t break the bank. Nestled on New Broad Street in the ritzy neighborhood of Baldwin Park, Jack’s Steakhouse delivers an affordable experience that only tastes like a ... Read More »

A Guide to Orlando’s Best Open Mic Nights

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By Samantha Rosenthal Orlando’s arts and culture scene is alive and thriving, which means there is bound to be plenty of places to show off that talent. Local Orlando bars and venues have open mic nights to allow our fabulous local talent to be showcased, which is great for both performers and those of us that like to sit in ... Read More »

Cask & Larder Launches Monthly Roast Series

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Beginning Saturday, September 5, Cask & Larder will host a monthly Roast Series with an all-star lineup of southern barbecue staples. Plates will be piled high with the chefs’ signature takes on Pulled Pork, Ribs with Kentucky Black BBQ Sauce, Candied Collard Greens, Black Eyed Peas, Cornbread, BBQ Gastrique, Smoked Sausage and a S’more bar. September 5 also marks this year’s ... Read More »

Date Night at the Silver Moon Drive-In

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By: Erica Thomas When someone mentions a drive-in theatre, I immediately think hot rods, ponytails with ribbons, fountain drinks, and doo-wop music. While a visit to the Silver Moon Drive-In located in Lakeland has the nostalgic feel of all those things, there are the amenities of modern day America too. And to top it off, it is affordable! Silver Moon sits ... Read More »

AMC’s $4.99 Summer Movies

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Back for another year, AMC Theatres has unveiled a series of film favorites with tickets priced at only $4.99 (plus tax) each. Show times are Monday to Thursday at noon and 10pm and Friday-Sunday at noon. Participating Orlando theaters include: AMC Downtown Disney 24 1500 E Buena Vista Dr Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 AMC Universal Cineplex 20 with IMAX 6000 Universal ... Read More »