Artegon Marketplace has unveiled a week-long line-up of free admission festivities and events to celebrate its first anniversary. Located on the north end of International Drive, Artegon is a 1.1 million-square-foot shopping attraction and artisan marketplace where over 165 local artisans and crafts people sell one-of-a-kind items.
The center's Anti-Ordinary First Anniversary Spectacular kicks off on Monday, November 16 with a free wine stroll and tasting of more than 10 varieties of vino with a special guest appearance by one of the Real Housewives of New Jersey. The festivities culminate on Saturday, November 21 with a free live concert hosted by Orlando hometown favorite, Joey Fatone from the legendary boyband N’SYNC.
Monday, November 16, 6-9pm Sip. Stroll. Shop.
Wine Stroll guests will meander by wine tasting stations scattered throughout the entire center. Shoppers can sample more than 10 varieties paired with bite-sized morsels that perfectly enhance each wine – all for free (while supplies last). Sip and stroll through the center while enjoying live Jazz and Flamenco music.
Tuesday, November 17, 5-7pm The Art of Beer
The celebration continues on Tuesday with the anniversary edition of The Art of Beer. Sample and savor more than 10 styles of Florida craft beers (while supplies last). The first 150 guests in attendance will enjoy their brewskis from a commemorative Artegon-embossed glass mug. Guests will also enjoy discounted meals from Artegon food vendors while kicking back to the Smoking Torpedoes. Real Radio 104.1 talk show host Dirty Jim, as well as former Orlando Magic basketball player Nick Anderson, will make an appearance and give away prizes.
Wednesday, November 18, 6:30-10:30pm. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
Come watch the most eagerly awaited movie of the year and celebrate the Cinemark Theatre’s renovation at Artegon Marketplace. Check out The Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Part 2 at Cinemark Artegon. Let the battle commence on an extra-large, ceiling-to-ceiling screen with custom sound, all in the comfort of stadium seating.
Thursday, November 19, 11am – 8pm Prize Day, All Day
As a “Thank You” to everyone who have made Artegon Marketplace the area’s most eclectic, diverse and truly original shopping, culinary and entertaining venue, the center is giving away prizes every hour on the hour from 11am. to 8om to lucky shoppers. Prizes include gift cards to a number of Artegon’s new retailers and artisans, free meals at the center’s eateries, free movie passes and more.
Friday, November 20, 5-9pm Food Truck Family Night
Enjoy Food Truck Family Night on Friday and taste the offerings of local gourmet food trucks, with selections cooked fresh right on the spot. Shoppers who spend $20 or more inside Artegon during the event will receive a $5 Food Truck Buck to spend at any food truck of their choice that evening. Enjoy meet-and-greet opportunities with mascots UCF’s Knightro, Solar Bears’ Shades, Orlando Magic’s Stuff, three Orlando Predators dancers, and Orlando City’s street team. See you Friday.
Saturday, November 21, 11am – 9pm Artegon’s Festival of Music
The grand finale of Artegon’s Anti-Ordinary Anniversary Week Spectacular is Artegon’s Festival of Music, including all-time favorites and up-and-coming recording artists and entertainers. The entire community is invited to experience the stylings of the following recording superstars and entertainers at this free concert. The celebration kicks off at 11am with local entertainers, followed by a DJ getting everyone into the groove at 4pm. Headliners, including Aaron Carter and Rob Base, will take to the stage beginning at 5pm with Joey Fatone as their host. Guests can also dine from a variety of food trucks presented by Food Truck Crazy. Shoppers who spend $20 or more during the event will receive a $5 Food Truck Buck to spend at any food truck of their choice that evening.