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Thornton Park District Launches Night Market

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This month the Thornton Park District launched a weekly farmer’s market, which now takes place every Wednesday evening from 5pm to 9pm on S. Osceola Avenue by Lake Eola Park (across the street from Eola Wine Co.). Each week, about a dozen or more local vendors set up shop and give shoppers the chance to buy fresh produce, cheeses, plants, baked goods, ... Read More »

Free First Mondays at Leu Gardens

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Arguably one of the most under-utilized local gems, Harry P. Leu Gardens is a 50-acre botanical haven just north of downtown Orlando and just a stone’s throw from Audubon Park. On the first Monday of most months, Leu waives the usual $10 admission fee and lets visitors wander through the tranquil and picturesque gardens free of charge. This includes access ... Read More »

A Guide to Fall’s Outdoor Movies in Orlando

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Movies under the stars are such a fun date night activity, and lucky for Orlando locals, we have no shortage of options. Yes there are a ton of family-friendly flicks (which can actually be a lot of fun if you’re kids at heart) but there are lots of options for grown ups too, including the iconic Date Night at Leu ... Read More »

$3 Movies at AMC All Summer

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Your admission ticket is just $3 Monday-Wednesday at 9:30 pm all summer long at participating AMC theaters. Better yet, 100% of proceeds go to charity. Participating theaters in the Orlando area are: AMC Downtown Disney 24 Universal Complex 20 AMC West Oaks 14 AMC Altamonte Mall 18 AMC Lake Square 12 Here is a screenshot of upcoming movies: For tickets ... Read More »

Four $30 Date Night Itineraries in Orlando

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$30 is all you need for a fabulous date night out. Don’t believe me? Check out these four itineraries sure to make your next date night a fun AND affordable venture: Downtown **Tuesdays Only** $4 apps and drinks at Kasa Restaurant during Tasting Tuesday, 5-10pm (2 apps and 2 drinks = $19 including tax and tip) Tickets to Lab Rats ... Read More »

8 Free Things + 7 July 4th Celebrations for this Long Weekend

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Celebrate this long weekend with some festive fun and shoestring quality time. Here are several options to consider… Bike the West Orange Trail from Killarney Station, which provides a 22-mile trail from Old State Road 50 into Apopka. Visit TrailLink for more details. Snack your way through the Winter Park Farmer’s Market, held from 7am to 1pm every Saturday. The ... Read More »

$5 Summer Movie Series Kicks off July 3 at Garden Theatre

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The Garden Theatre’s annual Summer Movie Series returns again with a stellar line-up of iconic films and cult classics shown Thursdays and Fridays until August 22. General admission tickets for these flicks are just $5 + a $1.50 service fee (applied to online ticket sales only). All movies begin at 7pm. July 3 Casablanca July 10 Cool Hand Luke July ... Read More »

Maitland Art Center Kicks Off Summer Concert Series May 9

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Art & History Museums Maitland is kicking off the summer with its annual Summer Concert Series. The series takes place on the second Friday of each month from May through September. This is the perfect way to enjoy a summer evening under the stars. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or a low-backed chair, enjoy great music and art, ... Read More »

Relax at Winter Park Beach

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We’re blessed with a close proximity to great beaches. For most Orlando residents, the drive to New Smyrna, Cocoa, or even the Gulf of Mexico can take less than an hour. But there are days that even that short haul feels like too much. Thank goodness for the Winter Park beach. The WHAT?! you say? Yes! Few realize that there is a ... Read More »

MOVIEOLA at Lake Eola Park

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Starting this month, the City of Orlando will host a free outdoor movie series in Lake Eola Park in Downtown Orlando on the last Friday of every month through August.  While films are designed to be “family friendly,” these alfresco flicks will likely attract lots of couples feeling young at heart. Beginning on Friday, April 25, the movie will be shown ... Read More »