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65 Free and Festive Holiday Date Night Ideas in Orlando

UPDATED FOR 2016 Plenty of free and fun holiday events abound in Orlando in the coming weeks. Enjoy a festive date night by selecting a few events from our list of more than 50 ways to have quality time together without breaking the bank! LIGHTS, PARADES AND HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS Holiday Light Show at Light Up UCF November 18, 2016-January 7, ... Read More »

Free Florida Blue Concert Series at Dr. Phillips Center

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

Summer Guide to Outdoor Movies in Orlando

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

Free Date Night Ideas in Orlando

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

**UPDATED FOR 2016** 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 and days. Here ... Read More »

40 Cheap Date Ideas in Orlando

Must-Go Girls' Night Out Events in Orlando

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

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

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

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

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

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 »

Bistro on Park Avenue Launches Summer Dinner for Two

This summer, why not head to Winter Park’s favorite hidden gem? The Bistro on Park Avenue, a quaint little eatery tucked into a secluded courtyard away from the bustling avenue, is now offering a three-course dinner for two. The special, which includes a shared appetizer, two entrees and a shared dessert, is priced at $56 per couple. In addition, couples ... Read More »

Garden Theatre Kicks off $6 Summer Movie Series

Back by popular demand, the historic Garden Theatre in downtown Winter Garden will screen movie classics all summer long from June 11 to August 27 during the 2015 Summer Movie Series. Movies are every Thursday and Friday beginning at 7pm. See below for schedule. Individual tickets are $6 and are now reserved seating. Please note a $1.50 service fee is ... Read More »

10 Orlando Date Ideas for Adventurous & Sporty Couples

By Christopher Smith Orlando is a terrific place. Planted in the middle of the Sunshine State, saturated by dozens of lakes and within driving distance of two oceans, there’s plenty to offer the adventurous and bold. For those inclined to spend active time with significant others or dates, though, brainstorming ideas beyond kayaking, swimming or heading to the beach can ... Read More »

A $50 Dinner for Two at Maxine’s on Shine

There’s a lot to love about the whimsical neighborhood eatery known as Maxine’s on Shine. For starters, at how many Orlando restaurants do the owners step up to a microphone and either sing or do improv poetry? Maxine and Kirt Earhart take hospitality to a whole new level as they wander between the tables each night saying hello to guests, ... Read More »

Movieola is Back! The Free Outdoor Movie Series Returns to Downtown Orlando

Things to do in Downtown Orlando

Beginning Friday, May 1, Lake Eola Park’s free outdoor movie series, Movieola, returns to downtown Orlando with five starlit flicks playing on various dates throughout the summer. Movieola Schedule Friday, May 1: Big Hero 6 Friday, May 29: Brave Friday, June 26: Maleficent Friday, July 31: Spiderman 2 Friday, August 28: Cinderella Yes, these are definitely family-friendly movies and are ... Read More »

Free Concerts at Dr. Phillips Center

As part of the Florida Blue Concert Series, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will welcome Thomas McClary and Rico Monaco Band for two free concerts outside on the Seneff Arts Plaza. Thomas McClary will perform at 4pm on Saturday, May 9, 2015. McClary, one of the founders of the original Commodores, played an intricate role in creating the ... Read More »

Announcing NEW Date Night Deals

Who doesn’t love a bargain? Earlier this year when we asked readers to send us their feedback on ways Orlando Date Night Guide could improve, one answer consistently floated into our inbox: have a deals page on the site! It was a great idea so we ran with it and today we launched Orlando Date Night Guide Deals (feel free to applaud, ... Read More »