The Best of June: Our Favorite Events in Orlando This Month

Events in Orlando: June 2018

Orlando has a magnitude of attractive qualities, one of our favorites being the endless list of awesome activities there are to partake in! Each month brings signature events, food truck meet-ups, unique art exhibits, concerts, dinner pairings and more. Here are our favorite upcoming events in Orlando for June.

Bite30: Orlando’s 30-Day Restaurant Week
June 1 – 30
Various participating restaurants
Get a taste of Orlando’s rich culinary scene this month during Bite30, Orlando Weekly’s 30-Day Restaurant Week. From June 1 – 30, 2017, local restaurants will showcase their cuisine through special prix fixe multi-course $30 dinner menus.

Florida Prize Preview Party 2018
Friday, June 1, 6-10pm
Orlando Museum of Art
This highly anticipated event features the culinary creativity of Orlando’s premier restaurants and caterers, each offering dishes inspired by the 10 Florida Prize artists. Guests can also enjoy beer, wine and specialty cocktails from our beverage sponsors, listen to live entertainment, meet the artists and become immersed in one of Florida’s most exciting annual exhibitions.
$30-50

22nd Annual Wine Quest Wine Tasting and Auction
Friday, June 1, 7-10pm
Loews Royal Pacific Resort
Sample 250+ fine wines, feast on savory hors d’oeuvres, and participate in Orlando’s largest fine wine auction while supporting a great cause.
$95/person

Movie Night at Leu Gardens: Jumanji
Friday, June 1, 8:30pm
Leu Gardens
This month’s outdoor movie is Jumanji. The gardens open at 6 and the movie begins at 8:30. Outside food and alcohol are permitted – enjoy responsibly!
$6; free for members

Leu Gardens movie night. Image credit: Kristen Manieri

Baldwin Park First Friday Festival
Friday, June 1, 5:30-9:30pm
Baldwin Park Village Center
Over 70 local artisans of all genres will display their art while guests shop and stroll through the heart of downtown Baldwin Park. This event is held the First Friday of every month, and is both family and pet friendly.
FREE Admission

Spark Golf Date Night
Friday, June 1, 6pm
Dubsdread Golf Course
This 2-hour (roughly) social golf experience is perfect for all skill levels and is more about having fun than making birdies.
$24/person

Donut King & Beer Pairing
Saturday, June 2, 12-4pm
World of Beer Downtown
Donut-King donuts paired with craft beer, including Big Top Brewing Company Hawaiian Lion coffee coconut porter – paired with a chocolate cake topped with toasted coconut donut and Elysian Brewing Space Dust double IPA – paired with a sour cream based, chocolate frosting and vanilla drizzled.
$20-25

Dancer’s Pointe Presents Out on the Town
Saturday, June 2, 1pm
Bob Carr Theatre
The Dancer’s Pointe presents its 28th annual student showcase, featuring dancers of all ages. “Out on the Town” is the theme, and energy will abound with hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, tap, jazz, musical theater, and ballet.
$27.75

Adults-Only Science Night Live
Saturday, June 2, 8-11:30pm
Orlando Science Center
Science Night Live at Orlando Science Center is your chance to spark your curiosity through our fun exhibits and programs…with some adult beverages, of course!
$15.95

Science Night Live. Photo by Roberto Gonzalez

Comedy Night
Tuesday, June 5, 9-11pm
Hourglass Brewing
Monthly comedy night hosted by Real Laughs of Real Radio 104.1
FREE Admission

RENT: 20th Anniversary Tour
June 5-10
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets start at $34.25

Dine for Paws
Tuesday, June 5
Central Florida Restaurants
Dine at participating restaurants such as Lion’s Pride Orlando, Orange County Brewers, Roque Pub, and Jade Sushi and New Asian on June 5 and they will donate 15% of the proceeds towards supporting Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando.
Prices vary

1st Thursdays: Art & Architecture
Thursday, June 7, 6-9pm
Orlando Museum of Art
Discover local artists, listen to live music and mingle with an eclectic mix of people. There will be cash bars serving wine, beer, soft drinks and water, and café offerings from area restaurants. This month’s theme is a discovery into how art informs the built environment.
$15

Art & Music in the Park and Food Truck Bazaar
Friday, June 8, 6-9pm
Lake Concord Park
Get something to eat on one of the dozen food trucks from the Food Truck Bazaar and shop at the local businesses and artisan booths selling unique jewelry, photography, ceramics, paintings, and many other great products.
FREE admission

La Luce Wine Dinner
Saturday, June 9, 6pm
Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Enjoy a 5-course dinner paired with a selection of wines from Sicily. Special guest Pierluigi Gaeta of Vias Imports will be presenting exquisite wine selections from Cantine Colosi.
$99

CommUNITY Rainbow Run
Saturday, June 9, 7am
Wadeview Park
Run to honor the 49 lives taken in the Pulse tragedy, and celebrate our diverse backgrounds that brought us all together during the healing process following that tragic day. Net proceeds from this event will benefit the onePULSE Foundation founded by Barbara Poma, the owner of the Pulse Nightclub.
$40

Casino – Monte Carlo Night!
Saturday, June 9, 7pm-12am
Melia Orlando Suite Hotel – Celebration
A night of fun and games featuring Monte Carlo Casino style blackjack, craps, and roulette.Your admission includes raffle tickets you can turn in for chips to play your favorite games
$30-75

#OrlandoUnited FilmSlam
Sunday, June 10, 1pm
Enzian Theater
2nd annual #OrlandoUnited themed line-up of films featuring local #LGBTQ+ filmmakers and celebrating ALL of Orlando
$8

East Meets West Chef Collab Dinner
Sunday, June 10, 6pm
The Osprey Tavern
Chef Elek Kovacs of The Osprey Tavern and Chef Huy Tin of Seito Sushi Baldwin Park will weave their styles together with a five course Tasting Menu.
$95

The Osprey Tavern

David Blaine Live
Monday, June 11, 8pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets start at $50

Yappy Hour
Monday, June 11, 5-8pm
K Restaurant & Wine Bar
Dog parents can take advantage of the extended happy hour menu with dog-themed food and drinks.
FREE Admission, drink prices vary

Orlando Together: Community Open House at OUAC
Tuesday, June 12, 11am-1pm
Orlando United Assistance Center
Special afternoon open house focused on loving our community featuring food trucks and other food vendors, a special remembrance activity with the Stars of HOPE, health remedies from the Holistic School of Living, music and more.
FREE Admission

Pulse Annual Remembrance Ceremony
Tuesday, June 12, 7-9pm
Pulse Orlando
onePULSE Foundation is hosting a public ceremony to bring together the community in honor of those who lives were tragically taken, to give them the peaceful space to commemorate their loved one and time to be with one another.
FREE Admission

Best of Paddlefish Dinner
Wednesday, June 13, 6:30-9pm
Paddlefish
An exclusive 5-course dinner on the 3rd deck featuring fresh seafood catches and wine pairings.
$115

25th Anniversary Celebration Dinner
Thursday, June 14
Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster
To celebrate the silver anniversary as a family-owned, award-winning restaurant, the Christner family generously opens the doors for a special celebration dinner. One hundred percent of the dining proceeds (excludes alcohol sales) on June 14 will be donated to Aspire Health Partners.
Prices vary

Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster

Nerd Nite Orlando: Summer Happy Hour
Thursday, June 14, 5-9pm
Purple, Rock, Scissors
Nerd Nite is an evening of entertaining yet thought-provoking presentations– all while the audience drinks along in a casual atmosphere. Speakers present for 15-20 minutes each on a fascinating subject, often in an uncanny and unconventional way.
FREE; Donations accepted

Popcorn Flicks in the Park: Enchanted
Thursday, June 14, 8pm
Central Park, Winter Park
Pack a picnic for a free outdoor movie screening in the park hosted by Enzian Theater.
FREE Admission

2nd Thursday Wine & Art Walk
Thursday, June 14, 6:30-9:30pm
Thornton Park District
Pick up a glass and map, then stroll the district visiting over 25 businesses offering tastings.
$15 (cash only)

Alive After 5: Blues, Burgers, and BBQ
Thursday, June 14, 5-8pm
Sanford Welcome Center
Festival goers come to celebrate the community and local artistry, and to partake in an evening of music, food, craft beers, and shopping.
FREE Admission

Harry’s Brewmaster Series Presents SweetWater Brewing Company
Friday, June 15, 7pm
Harry’s Poolside Bar & Grill at Rosen Center Hotel
Eexplore delicious cuisine from award-winning Chef Tello Luna paired with beers from SweetWater Brewing Company.
$55

Pharmacy Restaurant Father’s Day Chopped Challenge
Saturday, June 16, 1-4pm
The Pharmacy
Let Food & Wine’s Top Ten chef, Loren Falsone guide and direct you in a professional kitchen as your team becomes inspired in a timed mystery basket challenge to win prizes against the competing team. Finally, sit down afterwards to enjoy your creations with wines and beers chosen by Pharmacy’s very own Dominick Tardugno, “Libation Specialist”.
$60

Sanford Art Walk – “Kaleidoscope”
Saturday, June 16, 6-9pm
Sanford Welcome Center
A juried art show and a walking tour of the art venues located in historic downtown Sanford.
FREE Admission

H&H Food & Booze Series: Bourbon
Saturday, June 16, 2-3pm
Highball & Harvest
Expand your knowledge of bourbon and its history while also learning how to infuse it into classic recipes.
$35

Highball & Harvest’s Food & Booze Series continues with a class on bourbon June 16 for $35. Image credit: Highball & Harvest

Poses For Pups: A Rescue Yoga Event
Saturday, June 16, 11am-12:30pm
Peaceful Peacock Orlando
Adorable and adoptable canine yogis will be allowed to ROAM FREELY and interact with you during this 60-Minute Hatha Yoga class, suitable for all levels, lead by Lizzie Fredrick. $20

AC2: An Intimate Evening with Anderson Cooper & Andy Cohen
Saturday, June 16, 8pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets start at $64.75

Father’s Day Pig Roast
Sunday, June 17, 5-11pm
Tapa Toro
Make Father’s Day unforgettable with a feast fit for a king! Enjoy a hearty three-course meal and flamenco entertainment for $28 per person, plus tax & gratuity.
$28/person

Sunset at the Zoo
Thursday, June 21, 5:30-7:30pm
Central Florida Zoo
Stroll the zoo after hours at this adults-only event which includes live music plus craft beer and wine for purchase.
$5

Date Night at Maitland Art Center: Summer Series
Friday, June 22, 7-10pm
Art & History Museums Maitland
Each night features a different project designed for fun, laughter and getting to know each other, plus time for drinks and to enjoy the scenery. Guidance provided, as well as room to experiment and play! Each attendee takes home their own original artwork.
$35/couple

Manatee & Dolphin Encounter Paddle & A Pint Kayak Tour
Saturday, June 23, 10:30am-1:30pm
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge & Playalinda Brewing Company – Hardware Store
Join Playalinda Brewing Company and A Day Away Kayak Tours for a Paddle & A Pint taking in some of the most memorable characters in the Indian River Lagoon! Ticket includes a 90-minute kayak tour, followed by a Playalinda beer with your fellow paddlers.
SOLD OUT

Sushi Class 101
Saturday, June 23, 11:30am-1:30pm
Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi
Learn to make perfect sushi and hand rolls with the Dragonfly team while sampling from the Robatayaki grill. 
$80

Night Hike at the Zoo!
Saturday, June 23, 7:30-10pm
Central Florida Zoo
The evening will begin in the Discovery Center with up close animal encounters. Fascinating night life will come to light as you venture into the Zoo for a guided flashlight tour and explore the Zoo after dark.
$25

Orlando City SC vs. Montreal Impact
Saturday, June 23, 7:30pm
Orlando City Stadium
$24 and up

Orlando City soccer fans
Image credit: Yard Bar

Pigs + Pints Guest Chef Series
Sunday, June 24, 12-3pm
Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs
In this second installment of Morimoto Asia’s Guest Chef Series, these award-winning chefs will present to guests an array of Pan-Asian and Southern-inspired dishes, many of which will be true fusion dishes bridging Asia and the American South.
$55

Bite Night 2018
Monday, June 25, 6-10pm
Orchid Garden Ballroom
The grand finale of Bite30 and the premier of Bite Magazine 2018 will feature 20 of the city’s top local restaurants and chefs serving bite-size samples of their most creative dishes, plus open bar, live entertainment, live and silent auctions benefitting Edible Education Experience.

Hall & Oats + Train
Tuesday, June 26, 7pm
Amway Center
Tickets start at $40

Art Night Out: Mandala Madness
Wednesday, June 27, 6-8:30pm
Orlando Museum of Art
In this workshop, you’ll integrate design principles like rhythm, harmony, pattern, and balance to create your own mandala with drawing and painting materials.
$30

History in a Glass
Thursday, June 28, 6-9pm
Orange County Regional History Center
Local craft bartenders compete for bragging rights by creating libations with the theme of ”King Celery.” Enjoy great food and music, plus three hand-crafted cocktails.
Members $20, General Admission $25

Chef Night: Hunger Street Tacos
Thursday, June 28, 6-8:30pm
Emeril Lagasse Foundation Kitchen House & Culinary Garden
Inspired by the street vendors and home cooks of Mexico. Chefs David and Joseph Creech of Hunger Street Catering and Hunger Street Tacos will bring their unique fresh creations to the table.
$65/adult

Movieola: Jumanji
Friday, June 29, 6pm (movie begins at 8:15)
Lake Eola Park
Downtown Orlando’s free outdoor movie series is back! Pack a picnic and head to Lake Eola Park for monthly outdoor screenings of family-friendly flicks all summer long. Pre-movie activities begin at 6pm, and movies start at 8:15pm. The Central Florida Zoo will be on site for animal meet and greets before the movie.
FREE

Movieola at Lake Eola Park

Arts and Craft Beers
Saturday, June 30, 4-8pm
2020 North Orange Ave
Ticket gets you a wristband and 10 delicious local beer tastings at different Ivanhoe businesses.
$15

PechaKucha Night Orlando v23
Saturday, June 30, 6 & 9pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
PechaKucha Night is an entertainment event held several times a year in downtown Orlando. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for “chitchat,” PechaKucha rests on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds.
Tickets start at $23

Donny & Marie Summer 2018 Tour
Saturday, June 30, 8pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets start at $55

Flicks on the Fairway: Back to the Future
Saturday, June 30, 8:30pm
Winter Park Golf Course
Enjoy a movie night on the golf course hosted in partnership with Enzian Theater. Popcorn will be provided.
FREE

Big Gay Prom
Saturday, June 30, 8-10pm
Parliament House Orlando
High School Themed Hot Spots, Official Prom Photos, Crowning of Prom King and Queen. Prom music by Brianna Lee and everyone is welcome to attend.
$20

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