Best of August: 50+ Orlando Events We’re Loving This Month

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Hello August! There is so much to do around The City Beautiful, from sipping wine and getting a foot massage to pairing gourmet truffles with champagne! If that’s not enough, The Jonas Brothers will be in town for their tour, Celery City is debuting a new Havana Night, and one of the city’s most critically acclaimed restaurants is throwing an epic moving party. Our favorite Orlando events happening this August are below.

August 1 – 4

5 Year Anniversary 5-Course Menu at Ravello
July 29 – August 4
Ravello at Four Seasons Orlando
Four Seasons Resort Orlando is celebrating 5 years of Five Diamond luxury with a delicious 5-course prix-fixe dinner at Ravello. Enjoy the special menu crafted by Executive Chef Fabrizio Schenardi and Executive Pastry Chef Rabii Saber featuring items from Ravello’s original opening menu.
$55/person plus tax and gratuity

Orlando Poetry Slam
August 1, 15 & 29
The Milk Bar, 2424 E Robinson St, Orlando
Two-round poetry slam event with a feature performing between rounds. Round 1 will have 12 poets with all new poems at every slam. The five highest scores will advance to a second round where the poets can do any poem they’d like. 
FREE admission

Five-Course Wine-Pairing Dinner
Thursday, August 1, 6:30-9:30pm
Canvas Restaurant & Market and Lake Nona
$95

Wine and Foot Massage
Thursday, August 1, 4-9pm
Quantum Leap Winery
Pamper your feet with a soothing herb-infused foot bath followed by a relaxing lower leg and foot massage by the professionals at The Barefoot Spa. Foot massages can be made for 30, 45, and 60 minute sessions. To make your reservation, call Harris at 407-539-1491.
Prices vary

Celery City Cigars ‘Havana Night’ Grand Opening
Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 5-11:59pm
Celery City Craft
Head to Celery City Craft for the long-awaited Celery City Cigars ‘Havana Night’ GRAND OPENING featuring Grupo D’ Jembe playing Caribbean and Cuban rhythms all night long! A Lo Cubano Kitchen Food Truck will have their amazing Cuban cuisine available for purchase. Get a FREE Cigar if you arrive before 7pm.
FREE Admission

1st Thursdays: Artistically Yours
Thursday, August 1, 6-9pm
Orlando Museum of Art
On the first Thursday of each month, Central Florida has an opportunity to discover local artists, listen to live music, and mingle with an eclectic mix of people. There are cash bars serving wine, beer, soft drinks, and water, and café offerings from area restaurants.
$15

Icon Wine Dinner featuring Cade, Odette and Plumpjack
Thursday, August 1, 6:30pm
Del Frisco’s Orlando; 9150 International Drive
An exclusive five-course menu to complement an impressive selection of wines from some of the most noteworthy wineries, Cade, Odette and Plumpjack. The evening’s fare will feature dishes including Seared Jumbo Sea Scallops, Grilled Australian Lamb Loin and Duck Confit Meatballs – just to name a few.
$195 per guest plus tax & gratuity

Two on an Island – Romance Challenge
Thursday, August 1, 7pm
Downtown Credo, College Park
Free (registration required)

Girls Night Out Bubbles & Truffles Pairing
Thursday, August 1, 7-8:30pm
Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park
Every first Thursday, Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park will host a special Girl’s Night Out edition of the popular Truffles and Bubbles Pairing. Sip a glass (or two!) of bubbly and enjoy a chocolate dipped strawberry as you decide which of our limited edition truffles you will dip into your choice of milk or dark chocolate. Each attendee will enjoy: 2 glasses of bubbles, chocolate dipped strawberry, limited edition truffles, and the opportunity to dip and take home a gift box of eight hand dipped, limited edition truffles ($16 value) in flavors of your choosing.
$35/person; Reservation required. Call 407-644-3200 to reserve.

Baldwin Park First Friday Festival
Friday, August 2, 5:30-9:30pm
New Broad Street, Baldwin Park
Over 80 local artisans of all genres will display their art while guests shop and stroll through the heart of downtown Baldwin Park. Also featured are many Central Florida based small businesses and non-profit organizations with products and offerings ranging from health and fitness, to beauty and fashion, as well as community service opportunities.
FREE Admission

Movie Night at Leu Gardens: Mission : Impossible – Fallout
Friday, August 2, 6pm
Leu Gardens
This month’s outdoor movie is Mission : Impossible – Fallout. The gardens open at 6pm and the movie begins at 8:30. Outside food and alcohol are permitted – enjoy responsibly!
$6; free for members

The Inquisitor Wine Dinner at The Alfond Inn
Friday, August 2, 6-9pm
The Alfond Inn
Chef Stephen and The Inquisitor takes you on a Journey to South Africa where you will enjoy a bounty of crisp wines and savory food that pays homage to the “old world and new world” of this part of the globe that sometimes gets forgotten. Event will also feature live music and includes complimentary valet.
$125

Stand Up for Suicide Prevention
Friday, August 2, 6:30pm
Orlando Repertory Theatre
A reception and dark humor comedy show. 100% of proceeds go towards filling gaps in Central Florida’s mental health system.
$30-50

Jake’s Beer Dinner: Walking Tree Brewery
Friday, August 2, 6:30pm
Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando
Set inside the Jake’s American Bar’s private Clipper Room, this special event celebrates a wide range of craft brews, signature entrees and desserts, all created especially for you by the award-winning chefs at Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando.
$58.58

Cherry Bomb Burlesque
Friday, August 2, 7pm
The Abbey
Cherry Bomb Burlesque is a powerhouse all-female cast bringing you a satirical, sophisticated Vegas-style burlesque show. They celebrate female empowerment through movement, comedy, and theatrical mini dramas.
Tickets start at $15

Cherry Bomb Burlesque Orlando
Image credit: Cherry Bomb Burlesque

Tito’s Handmade Vodka& The Federalist Wines TasteMaker Dinner
Friday, August 2, 7pm
Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Orlando
Join us for our American Craft TasteMaker Dinner, featuring cocktails made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, pours of The Federalist wines, and a 5-course pairing menu that celebrates the simplicity and attention to detail of both pairing partners.
$75

Movin’ On Out Party
Saturday, August 3, 6pm
Norman’s at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
After 16 award-winning years, Norman’s is moving to a new yet to be announced location, but first they are going to go out in style with a last hoorah. This special going away celebration will feature a number of guest reception, dinner and pastry chefs, as well as two master sommeliers.
$195/person plus tax and gratuity

The Foreigner Experience Pop Up dinner
Saturday, August 3, 7:30pm
The Heavy WP
The Foreigner is a 5 course tasting menu directed by Chef Bruno Fonseca. Bruno and team present an omakase style dinner with a contemporary approach to food & wine, and an opportunity for you to allow the team to take you through a journey of elegant flavors.
$90, plus gratuity; add wines for $35/person

August 5 – 11

Loose Lips: the August Edition
Tuesday, August 6, 8-10pm
Lil’ Indies
On the first Tuesday of every month local writers share new work inspired by the last 30 days of news. Hosted / curated by a rotating cast of Orlandoans.
FREE Admission

Quantum Leap Wine Dinner
Wednesday, August 7, 7pm
SOCO Thornton Park
Collaboration dinner with Quantum Leap Winery featuring five courses each paired with wine. Reserve by emailing andre@socothorntonpark.com
$105/person plus tax and gratuity 

Nerd Nite Orlando
Thursday, August 8, 6-9pm
Stardust Video & Coffee
Nerd Nite is an evening of entertaining and educational presentations. Speakers present for 15 minutes, followed by a brief Q&A with the audience.
FREE Admission

Thornton 2nd Thursday Wine & Art Walk
Thursday, August 8, 6:30pm
Thornton Park District
Visit 25+ places  for a tasty libation along with art vendors, live music, DJs, and all sorts of fun. Glass pick up is at Jinya Ramen Bar.
$10 and up

Popcorn Flicks in the Park: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Thursday, August 8, 7pm
Winter Park Central Park
These films are usually held on the second Thursday of each month in Winter Park’s beautiful Central Park and they are FREE and open to the public. Bring a blanket, a picnic or snacks, and some family and friends.
FREE Admission

End of Summer Celebration

August 9 -11
Reunion Resort
The 2,300-acre luxury resort is hosting its first-ever End of Summer Celebration, August 9-11, with a variety of fun-filled, family-friendly activities for resort guests and locals alike to enjoy throughout the weekend.

  • Summer Classic Golf Tournament
  • Family Scavenger Hunt
  • Pickleball Event
  • FootGolf
  • End of Summer Celebration Bash
  • Water Park

More details at www.reunionresort.com/summer.htm

Reunion Resort

Art & Music in the Park and The Food Truck Bazaar
Friday, August 9, 6-9pm
Lake Concord Park
Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs, tables, blankets and enjoy an incredible evening with free entertainment.  Don’t forget to visit the artist booths and other specialty vendors.
FREE Admission

Wine Riffs: Kobrand Italian Wines
Friday, August 9, 7pm
Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando
Each Wine Riffs event is a unique experience, pairing the vintages of a featured winery with an elegant multi-course meal and a DJ who spins a custom soundtrack to set the mood.
$157.09

Jonas Brothers: Happiness Begins Tour
Friday, August 9, 7:30pm
Amway Center
Tickets start at $81.95

Open House 2019
Saturday, August 10, 11am
Orlando Shakes
FREE Open House to celebrate the kick off of the theater’s 31st Season with ongoing activities and exclusive sneak peeks including A behind-the-scenes backstage tour, an in-depth discussion of the world of new plays and hear snippets from shows currently in development, sound and lightning demonstrations led by the theater’s master production team, fun kids’ activities including crafts and storytime with Miss Nelson of ‘Miss Nelson is Missing!’ and more.
NOTE: FREE ticketed event. Limited availability. Backstage tours are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and a RSVP does not guarantee a ticket to a tour.

Hourglass Brewing 7 Year Anniversary
Saturday, August 10, 11am
Hourglass Brewing
Celebrate Hourglass Brewery’s 7 Year Anniversary featuring epic collaborations, bottles, cans, and specialty releases.
FREE Admission

The History Center’s Fabulous Floridiana Auction
Saturday, August 10, 12-2pm
Orange County Regional History Center
Name your own price at this one of a kind auction featuring a stash of treasures in the museum’s hidden corners. From gargantuan gators to magical mermaids, we got just the right amazing object to bring a true touch of Florida and fabulous fun to your home or office.
FREE Admission

Whiskey Cocktail Class
Saturday, August, 10 3:30-5pm
Bitters & Brass
Cocktail class series with a focus on Whiskey. From preparation to execution, examine the reasons behind each step, including proper jiggering, choosing the correct ingredients and using the right garnish to complement your cocktail. Each class is uniquely themed. To RSVP, email bittersandbrass@gmail.com.
$50/person

Proper & Wild vs The Sanctum Veggie Burger Brawl
Saturday, August 10, 6-10pm
The Sanctum Cafe
Chef Eddie Matta of Proper & Wild vs. Chef Kelsey Moreau of The Sanctum Cafe — both competing with their interpretation of the “best damn burger”, going toe to toe to take home the gold. Event will also feature live music from Weldon St. Jazz band, door prizes, great food, yummy drinks featuring Tank Brewing Co. and more.
$30-40

Bioluminescent Paddle & A Pint
Saturday, August 10, 8:15pm
Playalinda Brewing Company – Hardware Store
See the magic of the Space Coast on a Bioluminescent Paddle & A Pint on the Indian River Lagoon. Ticket includes a 90-minute kayak tour, followed by a Playalinda beer with your fellow paddlers at Playalinda Brewing Company – Hardware Store.
$45

Best things to do in Orlando - Bioluminescent kayaking
Image credit: A Day Away Kayak Tours

August 12 – 18

Rooftop Wine Experience: New Wines of Italy, A Tour of Italy
Tuesday, August 13, 5-6pm
Paddlefish
Head to the 3rd deck for a monthly wine experience and discussion lead by our Sommelier team featuring wine flights from around the globe and light bites from our kitchen.
$40

Wine, Words, Wisdom – Kristin Harmel Book Release
Tuesday, August 13, 6:30pm
Quantum Leap Winery
Kristin Harmel is the bestselling author of The Room on Rue Amélie and The Sweetness of Forgetting, along with several other novels. share a glass of wine with local author Kristin Harmel for the release of her newest book The Winemaker’s Wife. Ticket includes a glass of wine with entry.
$6/person

DIY Cutting Board & Crafting the Perfect Charcuterie **SOLD OUT**
Wednesday, August 14, 6:30pm
Mia’s Italian Kitchen
Alyssa with Alyssa Makes Something will walk you through how to personalize your own cutting board with a wood burner (think punny sayings, cute designs, or whatever your heart desires) and then she’s going to teach you how to craft the perfect charcuterie board. You’ll get to enjoy snacking on her creation and sip on a complimentary glass of wine from Mia’s Italian Kitchen!
$60

Lighthouse Sensory Series: Blindfolded Wine Tasting
Wednesday, August 14, 6:30pm
Digress Wine
Guests will enjoy a multi-flight wine tasting event presented by Digress Wine’s experts – under blindfold. Light refreshments included. Digress Wine will offer discount specials and wine basket raffle for interested guests following the tasting.
$35

3rd Thursday Gallery Hop
Thursday, August 15, 6-9pm
Downtown Arts District Orlando
Hop to all of the participating venues and check out their new exhibits! Venues include Redefine Art Gallery and CityArts Gallery.
FREE

Full Moon Yoga Flash Mob
Thursday, August 15, 6:30pm
Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach
Practice yoga & dance under the moonlight with over 100 attendees for the biggest yoga event in Volusia county.
$15

Glow In the Dark Full Moon Paddle through Winter Park!
Thursday, August 15, 9-11pm
Winter Park Chain of Lakes
Go on a Glow In the Dark Full Moon Paddle through Winter Park. Tickets are $45/person and will take you on a clear kayak nighttime adventure through the Chain of Lakes.
$45

La Cena D’estate Cucina e Cocktails
Friday, August 16, 6:30pm
La Luce, Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Exclusive five-course dinner paired with innovative cocktails created by La Luce’s very own mixologists. Afterwards, head to the outdoor patio for a final tasting of chocolates, cigars and scotch.
$125/person

Evening Exchange at East End
Friday, August 16, 6-10pm
East End Market, East End Market hosts an event called the Evening Exchange (EvEx) where incredible local makers, retailers, and local food purveyors pop up for one night. A variety of workshops are also held throughout the night.
FREE Admission; workshop prices vary

Harry’s Sip & Savor Craft Beer Pairing Dinner
Friday, August 16, 6:30pm
Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive, Orlando
The next installment of Harry’s Sip & Savor – A Poolside Pairing Series features multiple craft beers by the masters at Central 28 Beer Company. Using the finest raw materials from around the world, the brewers craft a unique array of ales that the hotel’s Chef Tello will use as inspiration to create tantalizing dishes to perfectly complement the beverages. Reservations are required for this night out enjoyed al fresco at Harry’s Poolside Bar & Grill. Complimentary valet and self-parking is included.
$60 

Wine Flight Friday
Friday, August 16, 6:30-8pm
K Restaurant
Enjoy a special flight of Rosé wines including a Cloud Chaser from Provence, France, St. Superie from Napa, CA, Rosé of Pinot Noir from Eyrie vineyards in Willamette, Oregon and the last wine will be a surprise. Located in the garden area. No RSVP required.
$25/person

War of Arts- Battle of the Champions
Friday, August 16, 7pm
Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach
$25

Yoga Under the Stars & More
Friday, August 16, 7pm
Orlando Brewing
Each ticket includes a 16 oz. Orlando Brewing beer of your choice as well as 1-hour yoga class.
$12-14

Yoga under the stars at Orlando Brewing
Orlando Brewing. Photo credit: Alberto William

Khalid Free Spirit World Tour
Friday, August 16, 7:30pm
Amway Center
Tickets start at $36.95

Theater Day
Saturday, August 17, 1-4pm
Orlando Repertory Theatre
Arthur Murray Central Florida presents Theater Day! All ticket proceeds will be donated to the Kids in Need Foundation.
$10

Eloteria *SOLD OUT*
Saturday, August 17, 2pm
Reyes Mezcaleria
Partake in a fun mashup of Mexican bingo with a bottomless elote bar. Special cocktails are available at an additional cost.
$10

Watercolor Painting Workshop
August 17-18, 9am-12pm
Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens
Join Central Florida Watercolor Society members, Cindy Sturla and Kim Minichiello (President of the Florida Watercolor Society, 2019) for a 1 or 2 day watercolor workshop at the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens.   Workshop will begin with a demonstration and discussion, followed by one-on-one instruction. The class is suitable not only for beginners, but also for advanced level artists who are looking to hone their skills.
$210, both days or $110 for one day

Mexican Gastronomic Festival “Ven a Comer”
Saturday, August 17, 12-6pm
Lake Eola Park
Come out and celebrate the 5th year show casing the best Mexican food in central Florida, including Tacos, Elotes, Aguas Frescas, Guacamole and more.
FREE Admission, VIP $20

Pints n’ Paws Reboot
Saturday, August 17, 4-9pm
Celery City Craft
Enjoy drink specials from Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Central 28 Beer Co., raffles, craft vendors, food trucks, live music and some amazing craft beer flowing. 100% of proceeds to benefit Pet Rescue by Judy and Dolly’s Foundation!
FREE Admission

Sanford Food Truck Fiesta (with 20 food trucks)
Saturday, August 17, 5-9pm
Historic Downtown Sanford between West End Trading Co. and Celery City Craft!
Grab food from 20+ food trucks, drinks from the bars, enjoy live music outside, and plenty of tables and chairs to sit and eat your food truck bounty!
FREE Admission

Sanford Art Walk – “Nouns”
Saturday, August 17, 6-9pm
Sanford Welcome Center
A juried art show and walking tour of the art venues located in historic downtown Sanford.
FREE Admission

Movie on The Water – Orlando
Saturday, August 17, 7pm
Orlando Watersports Complex
Interactive Flick presents Movie On The Water! A fun movie night where you can float on the lake, eat food from amazing local food trucks, and hang out with friends while watching the thriller – THE MEG. Bring your own tube or purchase one from us! Movie will begin after sunset.
$24.99

Adults-Only Science Night Live ft. TMNT!
Saturday, August 17, 8pm
Orlando Science Center
Enjoy everything you love about Orlando Science Center–without the kids! Special  programming is designed just for adults. This month, enjoy a speaker presentation Synesthesia by musician and artist Christina Eve and photographer Michael Van Gelder and a special presentation by Amy Bolton from The Smithsonian, plus hands-on workshops in The Hive: A Makerspace, themed trivia, exhibit access and so much more at this after-hours event.
$16

orlando science center
Science Night Live, photo by Roberto Gonzalez

Dirty Pour Paint Party
Sunday, August 18, 3pm
Orlando Brewing
Come create a fluid painting canvas while sipping on some of the tastiest craft beers in town! Parties include professional instruction, all of your paints, your canvas, activities, supplies and all materials needed to create a fluid painting.
$50

August 19 – 25

Florida Oyster Revival
Monday, August 19, 6:30pm
The Osprey Tavern
Chefs Elek Kovacs, Huy Tin and Wendy Lopez will be teaming up with local oyster farmer and supplier, Colin Slemkewicz, of Sublime Oysters in Panacea to prepare dishes featuring the Florida oyster. Come sample an array of preparation styles in a cocktail party setting, mingle with your fellow oyster lover and learn about what is going on in our waters that is so important for our community and ecosystem.
$60

Wine tasting & Passed Hors D’oeuvres
Wednesday, August 21, 6-8pm
Pharmacy Orlando
Come join this intimate gathering where famous wine maker Michael Kennedy will be presenting his fabulous wines paired with amazing foods.
$60

Lighthouse Sensory Series: Blindfolded Bourbon Tasting
Wednesday, August 21, 6:30pm
Soco Thornton Park
Guests will enjoy a multi-flight bourbon tasting event presented by SOCO Restaurant’s experts – under blindfold. Light refreshments included. SOCO Restaurant will offer dinner specials for interested guests following the tasting.
$35

Doughnut & Beer Pairing
Wednesday, August 21, 7pm
Orlando Brewing
Dig into sweet & savory organic mini doughnuts paired perfectly with four of our organic brews (5 ounces).
$20

Veuve Clicquot TasteMaker Dinner
Thursday, August 22, 7pm
All Central Florida Ruth’s Chris Steak House locations (event dates vary by location)
Back by popular demand, Ruth’s Chris hosts a special TasteMaker Dinner featuring the world-renowned Veuve Clicquot. Enjoy 5 courses inspired by Veuve Clicquot’s deep French heritage. All Central Florida locations participating.
$120

Orlando Events August 2019
Image credit: Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Magical Dining Month Preview Dinner at Market to Table *SOLD OUT*
Thursday, August 22, 7-9pm
Market To Table Restaurant
An exclusive Magical Dining preview evening at Market to Table, a chef-driven, local-focused restaurant in the heart of Winter Garden. Now in its 14th year, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month returns in just a few weeks for a 5-week showcase of over 120+ local restaurants, taking place from August 23 – September 30, 2019.
$43/person

Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month
August 23 – September 30
Over 120 local restaurants
Now in its 14th year, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month returns in just a few weeks for a 5-week showcase of over 120+ local restaurants. Running from Aug. 23 through Sept. 30, 2019, it’s your chance to enjoy three-course, prix-fixe dinners at more than 120 of Orlando’s best restaurants for just $35 per person. Plus, through Visit Orlando, $1 from each meal served will benefit one or more deserving local charities.
$35/person prix-fixe menu at participating restaurants

Craft Cocktails: Tailgate Edition
Friday, August 23, 7pm
Brew Theory
During this cocktail class, you will learn how to make an elevated mimosa, a gin-based cocktail made with Monkey 47 Gin plus a surprise ingredient, and a Julep made with Old Scout American Whiskey. A welcome drink is also included in the ticket price. Lastly you’ll get to snack on some tailgate-worthy eats while we shake things up!
$79.88

Corsets & Cuties- 5 Year Anniversary
Friday, August 23, 8pm
The Venue
Celebrate both the 5th anniversary of this popular burlesque show as well as the last show at The Venue before the show moves locations.
$18

Arthur Murray Open House + Fundraiser
Friday, August 23
Clermont, Lake Mary, Orlando, Waterford Lakes and Winter Park locations
This open house will benefit the Kids in need Foundation. For every $10 in donations given, guests will received a raffle ticket to enter to win $500 in free lessons.
Free (donations appreciated)

Ragtime The Musical
August 23 – September 15, 2019
Garden Theatre
In the melting-pot of New York City, a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant, and a daring young Harlem musician are brought together by the promise of the future. Filled with compassion, courage, and America’s great historical figures, Ragtime is an inspirational musical that displays the true portrait of America. Ragtime the Musical runs August 23 – September 15 at Garden Theatre.
$35-37

Garden Theatre in Winter Garden
Image credit: Garden Theater / Kirk Marsh

Love Your Shorts – Summer Rewind
Friday, August 23, 8-10pm
Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center
A Sanford summer tradition and watch a selection of films from our 2019 festival. Some films contain adult content. Seating is open, doors will open 30 minutes prior to event start. Lineup at the link below.
$8

The Love Institute Couples Massage Class Benefiting Ashton Kutcher’s Thorn
Saturday, August 24, 10am-12:30pm
Iren Spa; 1188 Commerce Park Drive Suite 2003, Altamonte Springs
In this 2.5 hour Couples Massage Class, uou and your partner will learn to massage better, firmer, more gracefully and intuitively in a fun, safe, and beautiful group class environment. You’ll gain confidence in your massage abilities, increase your touch I.Q., and have a wonderful time bonding with your partner while sipping wine and snacking on gourmet treats.
$250

Bioluminescent Paddle & A Paddle
Saturday, August 24, 8pm
Playalinda Brewing Company – Hardware Store
See the magic of the Space Coast on a Bioluminescent Paddle & A Pint on the Indian River Lagoon. Ticket includes a 90-minute kayak tour, followed by a Playalinda beer with your fellow paddlers at Playalinda Brewing Company – Hardware Store.
$45

Tony Roma’s Annual Rib Eating Competition
Sunday, August 25, 4pm
Tony Roma’s Orlando
Come cheer on the future #RIBCHAMP and enjoy a $10 half rack special + $4 Samuel Adams drafts while enjoying music and prizes. Want to participate? Sign up by August 15!
FREE admission

Image credit: Tony Roma’s

August 26 – 31

Paella on the Patio
Monday, August 26, 5-7pm
Bulla Gastrobar
During this event, guests are invited to enjoy complimentary Paella samplings al fresco on the patio plus half-off cocktails and bites from 5-7 p.m. Beverage options include beers, wines, cocktails, and Sangrias.
FREE Admission, tapas range from $6-$8

Indiana Jones Trivia Night!
Monday, August 26, 7pm
Playalinda Brewing Company – Hardware Store
Bring your friends and test your knowledge of Dr. Jones his adventures to collect rare antiquities. You can play solo, or on a team of up to four people, as you battle your way through level after level of brain-boggling trivia on a quest to win Playalinda prizes.
FREE Admission

Do Good Date Night – Back to School Edition *SOLD OUT*
Wednesday, August 28, 7-9pm
A Gift For Teaching
Join us for another edition of Do Good Date Night on Wednesday, August 28 when we partner with A Gift For Teaching for a special back-to-school edition. We’ll spend about two hours sorting school supplies with food catered and non-alcoholic beverages supplied.
$20/person, food and drinks are included in your ticket

Artisanal Cheese & Beer Pairing
Thursday, August 29, 7pm
Orlando Brewing
Join Orlando Brewing for a night of cheese and beer with Dan the Cheese Man (Certified Cheese Expert) and The Salty Cow. Includes 4-5oz. beers with 4 artisanal cheeses.
$20

VINIA Boteco Night
Thursday, August 29, 7-10pm
VINIA Wine Bar
Botecos (butecos), or botequins, are Brazilian traditional street bars, serving as a meeting place for “bohemians”, who looked for a good drink, good samba, cheap snacks and a chat without obligation. VINIA is bringing the Boteco atmosphere to you with exclusive Brazilian snacks, drink specials and fantastic Live Samba Music.
Food and drink prices vary

2019 SVAD Faculty Exhibition
Friday, August 30, 5pm
UCF Art Gallery
A dynamic exhibition of artworks by the faculty of the UCF School of Visual Arts and Design. The exhibition showcases a wide range of traditional and contemporary media and processes including: ceramics, drawing, digital art, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and textiles.
FREE Admission; parking extra

Adults Night-Out at Planet Obstacle
Friday, August 30, 6pm
Planet Obstacle
Adults-only night out including a free wine or beer and access to all of Planet Obstacle’s crazy fun challenges, like the aerial ropes course and zip line, v-trampoline bungee, foam pit and more.
$20 – $51

Unique Eats and Eateries of Orlando Book signing w/ Kendra Lott
Saturday, August 31, 11am-1:30pm
The Ancient Olive
Come by for the chance to meet author of Unique Eats and Eateries of Orlando, Kendra Lott! Buy a book, get it signed, talk food, and partake in tasting some samples at The Ancient Olive.
FREE Admission

Check out our guide to the Top Orlando Events for 2019 for more ideas.

Feature image credit: Leu Gardenso

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