There are so many fun events happening in the City Beautiful. This week offers lots of summertime fun. It's time to cool offer at the nearby springs or head indoors to dodge the rain or heat.

The next two holidays on our radar are 4th of July and Labor Day weekend! Summer is here!

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Primal Ranch Premiere Party

Saturday, June 22nd from 5pm-11pm
Saddle up and be one of the first to experience the newest holographic exhibit, Primal Ranch! In this western-themed multiplayer game, players capture, train, and battle life-sized Dinosaurs from their unique ranches, aiming to achieve the highest score in the Arena by navigating towns, completing missions, and engaging in Dino-Duels using psionic links that enhance their Dinosaurs' abilities.
Come celebrate with Verse and enjoy delicious food, custom desserts, fun cocktails, and a dose of good ol’ competition. Tickets include an entrée, side, dessert, four premium beverages, and unlimited time in their Primal Ranch exhibit.
Plus, enjoy a bonus FREE ticket for unlimited time in their Art of the Future experience!

Venardos Circus at Westgate Resort

June 23 – Aug 17
Westgate Vacation Villas Resort hosts Venardos Circus. Enjoy breathtaking aerials, comedy, and acrobatics by former Ringling Bros. Ringmaster, Kevin Venardos. This captivating, animal-free show blends circus excitement with Broadway flair for memorable family fun.
$37.95 Tickets

Marriott World Center

Stay moments from the “Magic” at Orlando World Center Marriott, just 1.5 miles from Disney World. Summer like a local with 7 waterslides, cool pools, lazy river, unique dining plus shuttle service to all four Disney Parks & Disney Springs!
Receive a $25 nightly credit when you explore before September 9, 2024.

The next two holidays on the horizon are 4th of July and a relaxing Labor Day Weekend.

This Week Things to Do June 17 – 23, 2024 – Orlando Events

Latin American Festival of Performing Arts
June 17 – 23, 2024
54 W Church St, Orlando, FL 32801
Enjoy this exhilarating lineup featuring free workshops and online performances streaming Caracas, Yucatan, Barcelona, and Buenos Aires, alongside vibrant in-person events in Downtown Orlando. 

After Hours in the Gardens
June 20 & 27, 5-8pm
Leu Gardens
Enjoy enchanting live music from 5 – 8 p.m. Thursday evenings on the patio overlooking Lake Rowena, included in admission.

Florida Festival of New Musicals
June 20 – 23, 2024
The Winter Park Playhouse
711 North Orange Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789
The 4-day event will showcase six new musical works and bring together writers and composers with patrons, press, producers and directors. A one-hour version of each selected musical will be fully read and sung concert-style, without staging, by varying casts of professional actors and musicians.
$10 per show

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Thursday, June 20, 7pm
Kia Center
Tickets start at $100

Candlelight Jazz: Tribute To Aretha Franklin
Thursday, June 20, 7 and 9pm
The Abbey
100 S Eola Dr, Orlando, FL 32801
Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Orlando. Get your tickets now to discover the music of Aretha Franklin at The Abbey under the gentle glow of candlelight.
Tickets start at $37.50

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in Concert
June 21-22, 2024
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Featuring the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra performing Alexandre Desplat’s epic score as the franchise’s seventh film is projected onto a giant screen. Join all your favorite characters—and not-so-favorite ones!—as they encounter familiar dangers, new threats, and powerful friendships in this once-in-a-lifetime event.
Tickets start at $45.50

Outside the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts with sign and landscaped plants
Outside the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts – image by Dani Meyering

Josephine, a burlesque cabaret dream play
June 21-22, 2024
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Josephine, a burlesque cabaret dream play is an international award-winning one-woman biographical musical that combines cabaret, theatre and dance to tell the story of the iconic Josephine Baker, the first African-American international superstar and one of the most remarkable figures of the 20th Century.
Tickets start at $20

10th annual Japanese Antiques and Sword Show
June 21-23, 2023
DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Airport
5555 Hazeltine National Drive, Orlando, FL 32812
$20 per day

Department of Defense Warrior Games
June 21-30, 2024
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
700 South Victory Way, Orlando, FL 34747
The Department of Defense Warrior Games is an annual event, first held in 2010, that celebrates the resiliency and dedication of wounded, ill, and injured active duty and veteran U.S. military service members. From June 21-30, 2024, the DoD Warrior Games will return to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort.
Information on competition and attendance will be provided closer to the event.

An Uncorked Experience: Duckhorn Wine Dinner
Friday, June 21, 6:30pm
The Oceanaire Seafood Room
9101 International Drive #Suite 1002 Orlando, FL 32819
The Oceanaire & The Duckhorn Portfolio invite you for a one-of-a-kind evening with Duckhorn wines. This uncorked experience features a reception & four-course menu perfectly paired with an array of Duckhorn wines.
$159

Impractical Jokers – DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE Tour
Friday, June 21, 7pm
Addition Financial Arena
Tickets start at $51

Venardos Circus
June 23 – August 17, 2024
Westgate Town Center
2898 Entry Point Blvd., Kissimmee, FL 34747
Westgate Resorts is thrilled to announce a partnership with Venardos Circus, offering a one-of-a-kind, limited-run summertime circus spectacular. This animal-free circus treats eventgoers to an array of theatrical comedy, aerial and hand balancing, juggling, acrobatic, and other world-class, death-defying acts that showcase the extraordinary talents of elite performers from around the globe.
Tickets start at $32.50

Paint and Sip Brunch Party
Saturday, June 22, 12pm
Estefan Kitchen Orlando
3269 Margaritaville Blvd, Kissimmee, FL 34747
Estefan Kitchen Orlando is the place to celebrate for a Paint and Sip Brunch Party! Paint, sip, and enjoy great food. Bring your creativity; Estefan Kitchen supplies the rest!
$35

Fangirl Expo
Saturday, June 22, 11am-5pm
Oviedo Mall
Get ready to dive into a world where fandom knows no bounds! It's time to unleash your inner warrior, channel your favorite characters, and celebrate the awe-inspiring women who dominate our beloved universes. Welcome to the most epic gathering of all things fabulous and fierce: Fan Girls Expo!
FREE

The Orlando Rodeo
Saturday, June 22, 4-9pm
The Hidden Barn Ranch
4251 Ondich Rd, Apopka, FL 32712
Get ready to kick up your heels at The Rodeo, where the air is filled with the twang of country tunes and the aroma of delicious, home-cooked grub. This lively hoedown is the perfect blend of good ol' fashioned fun, complete with a dance floor for do-si-dos and a live DJ belting out toe-tapping beats. From hearty BBQ bites to ice-cold beverages, the barnyard bash promises an evening of spirited revelry under the twinkling stars.
Tickets start at $50

Filipino Freedom Fest
Saturday, June 22, 7-11pm
Kaya
618 N Thornton Ave, Orlando, Florida 32803
Enjoy this festival featuring Central Florida's Filipino food, art, music, & kultura.
FREE

Wine & Succulent Design Workshop
Sunday, June 23, 4pm
Spill Wine & Craft Beer Bar
1196 Tree Swallow Drive #1314 Winter Springs, FL 32708
Discover the art of succulent care and design as Pamela of Bomb Blooms guides you through the process of creating your own stunning succulent arrangement. Learn about proper planting techniques, maintenance tips, and creative arrangements to enhance your home or office decor. All materials and succulents will be provided.
$55

Buzzed Spelling Bee
Sunday, June 23, 6:30pm
Citrus City Craft
101 N Country Club Rd #101, Lake Mary, FL 32746
Wanna BUZZ around town to some of the best local bars and restaurants for FREE? Well here’s your chance! There will be three rounds and the winner of each could receive a gift card, free drink tickets, or a free entree from one of the amazing local sponsors! Words will be randomly drawn and this game is for adults only (since some works might be a bit naughty).

Next Week June 24 – 30, 2024 Orlando Events

Les Misérables
June 25 – 30, 2024
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets start at $110

Beyoncé Night
Wednesday, June 26, 6:30-9pm
Semoran Skateway
2670 Cassel Creek Blvd, Casselberry, FL 32707
Get ready to skate, sing, and celebrate Queen Bey at Semoran Skateway!
$10 admission, $3 skate rental

Orlando Story Club
Wednesday, June 26, 7-9:30pm
CityArts Orlando
Every Orlando Story Club event has a theme. Anyone with a story that fits with that theme can enter by putting their name in the story hat. Ten names are drawn at random. Each storyteller is given 5 minutes to impress the audience, and the top 3 tellers take home prizes.
June's theme: “Herstory”
$5

Orlando Out Fest
June 27 – 30, 2024
The Orlando Fringe
54 W Church St, Orlando, FL 32801
Calling all Kings, Queens and every Court Jester in between! Welcome to the inaugural Orlando Out Fest. A curated festival produced by Orlando Fringe, Celebrating exclusively LGBT stories, artists, and history.

Watercolor Painting: Calla Lily
Friday, June 28, 1-3pm
Leu Gardens
Celebrate summer through watercolors and learn to paint your own beautiful white Calla Lily with a striking background. Learn the fundamentals of watercolors, how to blend colors, control water, and create shadow and depth. Ann Marie will walk you through step-by-step instructions for painting your own watercolor creation. No previous watercolor painting experience required.
Tickets start at $35

Sunset At The Zoo: LGBTQ+ Pride Celebration
Friday, June 28, 5pm
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens
3755 W Seminole Boulevard, Sanford, FL 32771
Join the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens for their second Sunset event of 2024, as they proudly celebrate our LGBTQ+ friends and family! They reopen the gates at 5:00 p.m. for guests to enjoy exploring the zoo, with music, food & more until the sun goes down!
Tickets start at $6

Sunset at the Zoo | Image credit: Central Florida Zoo

Slippery When Wet: Bon Jovi Tribute
Friday, June 28, 8:30pm
House of Blues
Tickets start at $17

Summer Soiree Date Night
Friday, June 28, 6-9pm
The Balcony
189 S Orange Ave, STE 1120, Orlando FL 32801
This special event is tailored for couples—whether engaged, dating, or returning to where their marital journey began. Delight in a selection of fine appetizers, sip on effervescent champagne, and enjoy captivating entertainment. It's a unique opportunity to celebrate your love under the beautiful summer sky, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Come and experience the magic of this very special evening at The Balcony, where love shines the brightest.
Reservation is required
FREE

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Namaste & Rosé
Saturday, June 29, 9-10am
The Hampton Social
9101 International Drive, Suite 1200, Orlando, FL 32819
Dive into 45 minutes of rejuvenating cool flow yoga at The Hampton Social! Then wind down from the yoga class in the best way we know how – with a complimentary glass of rosé. Everyone is welcome as this class is for all levels! Registration starts at 8:45 AM and the class begins at 9:00 AM inside the Montauk Hall located inside The Hampton Social.
$21.50

Dog Days of Summer
Saturday, June 29, 11am-2pm
College Park Main Street – Edgewater Drive
Get ready for a wagging good time at Dog Days of Summer, a brand new family and dog-friendly event presented by College Park Main Street! Enjoy this paw-some day filled with activities celebrating our furry companions. From the quirkiest dog contest to showcasing local dog businesses, this event promises tail-wagging fun for all. Don't miss out on the perfect summer family outing where you can create lasting memories with your loved ones, both two-legged and four-legged.
FREE

Orlando Oddities & Curiosities Market
Saturday, June 29, 11am-7pm
Osceola Heritage Park Events Center
1901 Chief Osceola Trail, Kissimmee, Florida 34744
Lovers of all things dark, strange, and unusual- this is the event you have been waiting for! 50,000 square feet of INDOOR AIR-CONDITIONED space, over 200 vendors, all indoors. Featuring the best and brightest oddities purveyors from across the state and beyond, this isn’t your local Oddities market – expertly curated by Orlando’s premier Oddities shop Prometheus Esoterica, with all the specimens, taxidermy, antiques, dark art, and spooky apparel. Tickets are only available online in advance.
$16 per adult, children under 13 are free

Summer Beer Olympics
Saturday, June 29, 12pm
Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company
Compete in a variety of games for your chance to win awesome prizes, while enjoying the vibrant atmosphere and exciting new beer releases. Stay tuned for more details – you won't want to miss this celebration

Puppy Yoga
Saturday, June 29, 12-1pm
420 East Church Street #117, Orlando, FL 32801
Puppy Yoga is the ultimate way to unwind and have fun! Let these furry friends help you relax and destress as you flow through yoga poses. Whether you're a yoga enthusiast or just love dogs, this event is perfect for everyone.
$40

Great American Block Party
Saturday, June 29, 3-11pm
Lake Nona Town Center
The annual Great American Block Party comes to Lake Nona Town Center with delicious food, sweet treats, fun games and activities, live music and more. This patriotic summer blowout party is not to be missed, with roaming live entertainers, an incredible lineup of food trucks, carnival games, and a spectacular evening laser light show that will dazzle and delight.
FREE

Liberty Weekend concert featuring the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
Saturday, June 29, 6:45-8pm
Orlando International Airport – Terminal C
In recognition of the Fourth of July holiday, the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority will celebrate in advance with its traditional Liberty Weekend concert featuring the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. The musical program will include patriotic favorites and American classics. Prior to the concert, at 6:45 p.m., the Colonel Joe Kittinger Award will be presented to a distinguished local veteran for service and contributions to aviation, the country and the Central Florida community.
FREE – Those attending the event will receive three hours of complimentary garage parking.

Midnight Fables Cabaret presents Bedtime Stories
Saturday, June 29, 8pm
ME Theatre
1300 La Quinta Drive #3, Orlando, FL 32809
Midnight Fables Cabaret presents Bedtime Stories, a dazzling burlesque show that brings your favorite classic bedtime stories to life like never before. Witness as the enchanting tales of your childhood are transformed into a spellbinding spectacle, blending the art of tease with the magic of storytelling.
Tickets start at $25

Brazilian Zouk Dance Class
Sunday, June 30, 2-3pm
Maitland Public Library
501 Maitland Avenue S, Maitland, FL 32751
Need some new dance moves? Try learning Brazilian Zouk, the playful and dynamic dance from Brazil. Zouk dancing is great cardio and it’s good for your legs and core. No experience is necessary, just be willing to try something new! Wear comfortable shoes you can move freely in.
FREE

Upcoming Events

Superica Winter Park Chef Pop-Up Series
Superica Winter Park
415 S Orlando Ave Suite 211, Winter Park, FL 32789
Superica welcomes Chefs McGlamery, Scala, and Petrakis to each host a week-long pop-up with 100% of proceeds from their special menu items donated to the charity of their choice. The guest chefs will kick off their respective pop-ups on Thursday evening, joining the Superica team in the kitchen and welcoming guests to try the special, one-week-only dishes. Guests are invited to drop-in or join the waitlist in advance via Superica’s website.

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Tibetan Meditation with Puja Madan
Second Wednesday of every month, 7:30pm
Timucua, 2000 S Summerlin Ave, Orlando, FL 32806
No prior meditation experience necessary. An open mind and heart will suffice. If you do however meditate regularly, this technique will deepen your practice.
Note: this is an alcohol-free event. The meditation is best practiced on a light stomach. Please dress comfortably.

Orlando Cooking Class at Center for Health and Wellbeing
Cooking Class at Center for Health and Wellbeing – Dani Meyering

Piano Bar Show at Jewel
Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights
Jewel Orlando
Dueling Piano players take the stage for a fun night of song requests and sing-alongs! Call (321) 444-5306 after 5pm to get your password for speakeasy entry.
FREE admission with password

Food for Thought Tours
Wednesday, May 15 at 6:00 pm
Second Harvest Food Bank
This tour goes inside an active warehouse and distribution facility with a focus on elevated hunger relief efforts in Central Florida.
FREE – snack included

Orlando Local Makers Pop Up Markets
Most Fridays and Saturdays
20+ local makers in the delightful backyard of The House on Lang in the Mills 50 neighborhood

Movie Mondays
A La Cart Orlando
Monday nights, 7pm or sunset (whichever comes first)
Enjoy a FREE outdoor movie every Monday evening while enjoying food for purchase from the resident food trucks. Sign up for A La Cart's email list to find out which movies are playing each week.
FREE Admission

Tasty Takeover in The Milk District
Tuesdays from 6:30-10pm
The Milk District – E. Robinson St
THE food truck block party in Orlando! Find it in The Milk District every Tuesday night behind the bars and shops of E. Robinson St.
FREE Admission

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Cirque du Soleil “Drawn to Life”
Wednesdays – Sundays
Performances of “Drawn to Life” take place on most nights at 5:30 pm and 8:00 pm. Go for the later show if you prefer to potentially have less kids in attendance. Additionally, it will give you more time to enjoy Disney Springs before the show.

Weekends at the Winery
Saturdays and Sundays, 11am – 5pm
Lakeridge Winery
Head to this Central Florida winery's expansive vineyard green each weekend for delicious food, live entertainment, complimentary wine tastings/tours, and Lakeridge wines by the glass at the outdoor bar. Plus, delicious food at the Food Pavilion, as well as live music all weekend long
FREE admission

Check out multiple Farmers' Markets around Orlando every weekend.

Saturday Exhibition Highlights Docent-Led Tour
Every Saturday, 1pm – 2pm
Rollins Museum of Art
Docent-led tours of highlighted works from the season’s exhibitions at the Rollins Museum of Art.
FREE

Painting With Primates
Chase Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservatory (Webster, FL)
Most Sundays, 10am
A memorable morning surrounded by some incredible endangered species. Lemurs and a local artist will help you paint a chosen picture on a canvass while sitting amongst the grandfather oaks that reside in a 5 acre open habitat. All materials will be included. This consists of paint, the canvass, easel, and brushes. Each participant will leave with their own work of art.
All participants must be 13 and over when painting with adult only.
Class lasts 2-3 hours in total
$89

2024 Highlights

Get those date ideas rolling with these great events in Orlando in 2024.

Take your pick of the endless options: a stellar concert lineup, Broadway shows, festivals to delight foodies, theme park happenings, sporting events, and so much more. 

Orlando Balloon Festival
Friday, May 17, 11am
Blue Jacket Park
2501 General Reese Ave Winter Park, FL 32789
Hot air balloons (weather permitting), food trucks, retail vendors and activities for the family!
FREE

Second Harvest's Ultimate Garden Party
Saturday, May 18, 1-5pm
Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane, Orlando, FL 32821
Attendees will enjoy a whimsical afternoon filled with fun entertainment, delicious hors d’oeuvres and live music, while testing their casino skills and enjoying fancy cocktails at the libations lounge. All proceeds from the event help fund Second Harvest’s local hunger relief efforts.
General admission is $150 with VIP access starting at $250

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