40+ Best Things to do in Orlando in July: Events and More!

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OUR MONTHLY GUIDE TO THE BEST THINGS TO DO IN ORLANDO FOR DATE NIGHT


There are so many fun events happening in the City Beautiful. Enjoy the sunshine at a market, try an art class or explore the foodie scene. With summer here it is time to make those weekend getaway plans, spend time cooling off in natural springs near Orlando, or head to a nearby beach.

There’s a lot on our curated guide of things to do in Orlando, so keep scrolling! It starts with event highlights for things to do this week, followed by our top picks for things to do in Orlando for the rest of the month. You'll also find an ongoing events section for even more ideas. Check back often as we add more Orlando events to this listing throughout the month.

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Road Trip: Events in Tampa Bay this month

Planning to head to Tampa this month? Here's a guide to the best Tampa Bay events this month from Tampa Bay Date Night Guide. If you're planning to bring the kids, check out this guide to family-friendly events and activities in Tampa Bay from our sister publication Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine.

 

June 27-30, 2022 Things to Do / Events in Orlando

Bite30: Orlando’s 60-Day Restaurant Week
June 1 – July 10, 2022
Various participating restaurants
Restaurant-hop through the City Beautiful, experience delicious food, service and ambiance of the restaurants you really should know about. Prix-fixe multi-course $33 dinner menus

Bite 30 Orlando menu on table accompanied by Mia's Italian Kitchen food and drinks
Bite 30 Orlando Mia's Italian Kitchen | Alayna Curry

 

3rd Annual Camp Ivanhoe
Monday, June 27 – Sunday, July 3
Ivanhoe Park Brewing
Collect badges and enjoy beer releases and events all week long. Every day is a different childhood favorite camp!
Monday: Space Camp, Tuesday: Arts and Crafts Camp, Wednesday: Sports Camp, Thursday: Academic Camp, Friday: Camp Stories Day, Saturday: Recreation Day, Sunday: Beer Camp w/ Camp Counselor Tora Himan

The Alice: An Immersive Cocktail Experience
June 29 – August 10, 5:30pm – 7:00pm or 7:45pm – 9:15pm
The Oliv Bar
An immersive cocktail adventure! Come along on a 90 minute topsy-turvy journey into the magical realm of Wonderland.
$43.00

Last Wednesdays at A&H
Wednesday, June 29, 5:30pm-8:00pm
Enjoy free admission to the current exhibition of the Maitland Art Center Gallery. Then grab a drink (a broad selection of both nonalcoholic or alcoholic beverages) and watch the sun set over the iconic lily pond in the Main Gardens.
FREE – Cash Bar available

The House of Suntory Listening Party
Thursday, June 30, 7pm – 11:00pm
Tori Tori
Originating in Japan in the 1950's, listening bars have sailed the sonic waves across the Pacific and begun popping up in cities across the US. In partnership with The House of Suntory, Tori Tori is proud to bring this multi-sensory experience to Orlando.​​​​​​​​
FREE and VIP upgrades available for advance purchase

 

Full list of 4th of July Fireworks and Events

 

July 1-10, 2022 Things to Do / Events in Orlando

First Friday Wine, Cheese, and Shop!
Friday, July 1, 5 – 8pm
The Old Red Barn of Geneva
Come join the Old Red Barn of Geneva on Friday, July 1st, for their first Friday of the month shopping night. Complimentary wine and cheese while you shop their 4 barns & outdoor areas for great finds. Antiques, Farmhouse, Shabby Chic, Garden Items, Plants, Herbs, and much more! This is also the kickoff to the Geneva Blessings Christmas in July Toy Drive. Bring a new unwrapped toy and receive 10% anything in their store!

Tie Dye Party
Sunday, July 3, 2pm
Ivanhoe Park Brewing
Enjoy a make it take it Tie Dye event

Fireworks at the Fountain
Monday, July 4, 2022
Lake Eola Park
Enjoy live entertainment, family friendly fun, and food and beverages available for purchase from a variety of vendors. At 9:15 p.m., the sky will illuminate with a spectacular fireworks finale, set to a live patriotic performance
FREE Admission

Full list of 4th of July Fireworks and Events

The Alfond Inn Happy Hour Tour
Wednesday, July 6, 6pm
The Alfond Inn
A guided tour of selections from The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art, on view at The Alfond Inn in Winter Park. Meet in the hotel lobby for a new tour every first Wednesday of the month, which lasts about 60 minutes. This program is in English. Don't forget to grab a beverage and take advantage of Hamilton's Kitchen's happy hour specials.
FREE – drink cost varies

407 Food Fair
Saturday, July 9, 2pm – 7pm
Ivanhoe Park Brewing
Monthly food & craft festival will be held the second Saturday of the month at Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co
FREE – food and product pricing varies

Modern Marvel Art Show Opening
Saturday, July 9, 4pm
Hourglass Brewing, Longwood
Meet the local artists on opening day, grab a locally crafted brew and explore the world of Marvel through the work on display throughout the month of July.
FREE – food and beverage additional

Hawaiian Luau Dinner Show
Saturday, July 9, 5pm – 8pm
Horsepower Ranch & Events, Geneva
Immerse yourself in an authentic cultural experience of the Pacific Islands. Experience the unforgettable beauty and grace of Hula from Hawaii, enjoy songs and traditional dances of Tahiti, witness the native chants of New Zealand's Haka, watch breathtaking fire dances from Samoa and feast on a tasty, Island-style buffet
$49.95 adults, $24.95 children

New Kids on the Block
Sunday, July 10, 2022
Amway Center
$26 and up

Monthly FilmSlam
Sunday, July 10, 2pm
Orlando Museum of Art
FilmSlam has been a favorite of Florida's independent filmmakers since 2004 and continues to be a very popular screening series and networking community for independent and student filmmakers of all skill levels
$11

July 11-17, 2022 Things to Do / Events in Orlando

Candle Making Class
Tuesday, July 12, 7pm
Ivanhoe Park Brewing
Candle making with Lauren from Good Vibe Candle Co! You will make your own 8oz candle to take home
$30 – $78 (date night package available)

Keeping It Creepy Tour // Live Sinisterhood Podcast
Thursday, July 14, 7:30PM
Orlando Improv, 9101 International Dr Suite 2310
A live recording of Top 100 Comedy Podcast Sinisterhood combining quick wit, effortless banter, and a deep dive into the “Psychic Capital of the World” and the town’s spooky past
Tickets start at $32.00, 21+

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival
July 14 – November 19, 2022
Epcot
Take a taste tour across 6 continents and more.
Included with theme park admission; food and beverage extra

Qualatex Balloon Wonderland Benefiting Give Kids The World Village
July 15-16, 2022
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
Working together as a team, more than 400 balloon artists from around the world will construct a life-sized replica of Give Kids The World Village’s most iconic venues created from more than 500,000 balloons. Guests can walk through the display, participate in fun interactive activities, take one-of-a-kind photos, enjoy delicious treats, and enjoy performances by strolling magicians, balloon artists and other entertainers.
$15 – $49

Balloon Wonderland for Give Kids the World Village

Wine Stroll
Friday, July 15, 6:30pm – 9pm
Historic Downtown Clermont
Explore historic Downtown Clermont while sampling wine at various shops.
Tickets are $20 and will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Optima One Realty.
Photo ID is required.

The Milky Way Bar Crawl
Friday, July 15, 6pm – 10pm
The Milk District
Each bar or restaurant will offer a special unique to this event, so you can taste more of what makes the District special.
$10

Freestyle Explosion Throwback Jam
Saturday, July 16, 2022
Amway Center
$36 and up

Orlando Oddities and Curiosities Market hosted by Prometheus Esoterica
Saturday, July 16, 11am
Perfect Pours Taproom
30 vendors with oddities, bone and taxidermy related art, vulture culture related products, original artists and vendors related to the horror and macabre, and more
Parking is limited, ride share or taxi is recommended

Sensory Sunday: Fun in the Sun
Sunday, July 17, 12pm – 4pm
Orange County Regional History Center
Explore with plenty of Sunshine State-themed hands-on activities
$8 admission to the Center

Bazaar Botanica Markets
Sunday, July 17, 1pm – 4pm
Ivanhoe Park Brewing
30+ Artisan Vendors ; And hundreds of products to shop. Plants, Vintage, art, handmade, oddities, and more.
FREE

July 18-24, 2022 Things to Do / Events in Orlando

Saturday, July 23, 10am to 4pm
The Old Red Barn of Geneva
Bring a toy out and receive 10% off of anything in their store. They are collecting toys for the underprivileged children in the Geneva / Mims area. Santa will be there and they will have “snow”, cotton candy and snow cones! They will also have a BBQ food truck that will be donating their proceeds from the day to Geneva Blessings. Don't miss it!
 

Sanford Art & Jazz Night
Thursday, July 21, 6pm
Historic Downtown Sanford – see event link for participating venues
Enjoy a special evening celebrating the arts, music & spirits at multiple venues
FREE

Florida Hero Trivia Night at A&H
Thursday, July 21, 7pm – 9pm
Art & History Museums of Maitland
Ricardo Williams of Nerdnite Orlando hosts our Superheroes of Florida history trivia night! Bring friends to form a team and win fabulous prizes. Cosplay as a local superhero for the costume contest
$5 for museum members, $10 for non members

R&B Music Experience – Keith Sweat Birthday Celebration
Friday, July 22, 2022
Amway Center
Keith Sweat, Tevin Campbell, Monica, Tamar Braxton, 112, Ginuwine and Silk. The one-night-only concert features a vast catalog of old school R&B hits
$65 and up

Christmas in July Pub Crawl
Saturday, July 23, 5pm – 9pm
Avalon Park Orlando
Pick up your cup, ticket & map and crawl through Downtown Avalon Park! Stop at each participating business on the map to grab a special holiday beverage. Enjoy music & holiday spirit in July, wear your favorite tacky summer Christmas outfit.
$15 in advance, $20 day of

Hawaiian Luau Dinner Show
Saturday, July 23, 5pm – 8pm
Horsepower Ranch & Events, Geneva
Immerse yourself in an authentic cultural experience of the Pacific Islands. Experience the unforgettable beauty and grace of Hula from Hawaii, enjoy songs and traditional dances of Tahiti, witness the native chants of New Zealand's Haka, watch breathtaking fire dances from Samoa and feast on a tasty, Island-style buffet
$49.95 adults, $24.95 children

July 25-31, 2022 Things to Do / Events in Orlando

Shark Week Drag Bingo
Monday, July 25, 7pm – 9pm
Ivanhoe Park Brewing
Part of the Shark Week fun, Drag Bingo hosted by Tora Himan

Last Wednesdays at A&H
Wednesday, July 27, 5:30pm-8:00pm
Enjoy free admission to the current exhibition of the Maitland Art Center Gallery. Then grab a drink (a broad selection of both nonalcoholic or alcoholic beverages) and watch the sun set over the iconic lily pond in the Main Gardens.
FREE – Cash Bar available

Maitland Art Center
Image credit: Maitland Art Center

Chris Rock
Wednesday, July 27 and Thursday July 28
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
$49.50 and up

Brew & View: Jaws
Friday, July 29, 8:30pm – 10:30pm
Ivanhoe Park Brewing
Part of the Shark Week fun!
FREE

Beer, Brats and Art – The Art of Judi Millikan
Saturday, July 30, 4pm – 6pm
Enterprise Museum (Volusia County)
ome see the art of Judi Millikan and share some Brats and beer with the artist.

More Ideas: Ongoing Orlando Events

First Fridays: Wine, Cheese, and Shop!
Every first Friday of the Month, 5-8pm
The Old Red Barn of Geneva
Complimentary wine and cheese while you shop our 4 barns & outdoor areas for great finds. Antiques, Farmhouse, Shabby Chic, Garden Items, Plants, Herbs, and much more!

Second Harvest hosts “Food for Thought” tours
June 29, July 6 and July 20
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
Pre-registration is required a week before each tour.
Get an inside look at how Second Harvest distributes enough food for 250,000 meals a day – which remains elevated compared to pre-pandemic distribution levels.

*NEWS! Visit a Florida State Park for FREE through September 12, 2022*
With your public library card, you can check out the Real Florida Reader Day Pass which provides free park admission to Florida's state parks. This is a pass that you check out from your local library and will need to return, just like you would a library book. Each library location will receive an allotted number of passes for checkout by library patrons. Here's a list of our favorite Florida State Parks to visit near Orlando.

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

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival
Daily March 2 – July 4, 2022
EPCOT
Annual springtime event abloom with brilliant gardens, fresh flavors, lively entertainment and more.
Included with theme park admission; food and beverage extra

RELATED: Plan a Blossoming Date at the Epcot Flower And Garden Festival 2022

Bazaar Botanica Markets
Third Sunday of each month – June 19, July 17 etc. 1pm – 6pm
Ivanhoe Park Brewing
30+ Artisan Vendors ; And hundreds of products to shop. Plants, Vintage, art, handmade, oddities, and more.
Live and Local performers & entertainment
FREE Admission

Kamayan Supper Club
The supper club will release tickets for weekly Kamayans out of our @taglishfl UCF location. Private dinners and lunches will be available for parties of 6 or more with advance notice.
$45 per person

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

RELATED: How to Have an Orlando Food Truck Date

Tuesday Trivia
Tuesdays at 7pm
Hourglass Brewing
Head to Hourglass Brewing every Tuesday and join Kendra for some great trivia and brews!
FREE Admission

Wine Down Wednesdays
Every Wednesday, 5pm – 8pm
The Yardery in Sanford
$20 gets you a wristband for unlimited samplings of featured wines as well as unlimited samplings of featured house-made flatbreads. Plus, local artists live paint in the yard

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

Image credit: Jewel Orlando

Weekends at the Winery
Saturdays and Sundays, noon-4pm
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.
FREE admission

Check out multiple Farmers Markets around Orlando every weekend.

Family Sunset at Central Florida Zoo
July 22 – 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
August 26 – 5p.m. – 8 p.m.
September 23 – 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
The Zoo reopens at 5 p.m. and comes alive with all sorts of fun until the sun goes down. Family Sunset features music at the Wharton-Smith Tropical Splash Ground, inflatable games, and of course, some of your favorite animals along the shaded boardwalks.
$6 per person when purchased online and $8 per person when purchased on-site. This event is not included in annual passes

Pathways 2022: The Carlos Malamud Prize Exhibition
May 19, 2022 – September 2, 2022
UCF Art Gallery

This exhibition is the result of a collaborative partnership between the UCF Art Gallery at the University of Central Florida and the Rollins Museum of Art to celebrate and support emerging professional artists working in Florida. Juried by an external panel of three professionals from various areas of the art world, this year’s edition of the exhibition features six artists with diverse practices. This year’s finalists are Eugene Ofori Agyei, Channing Gray, Aimee Jones, Eric Ondina, Ivan Riascos, and April Webb.
Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Virtual exhibitions are available at: https://gallery.cah.ucf.edu/
Closed on major holidays
Admission is FREE

 


Top Yearly Orlando Events for 2022: Concerts, Festivals, and More

In search of date night inspiration for the rest of the year? There are dozens of amazing Orlando events to choose from in 2022. 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. Here are a few of our favorites to pencil into your calendar for date night this year:

 

AUGUST

The Alfond Inn Happy Hour Tour
Wednesday, August 3, 6pm
The Alfond Inn
A guided tour of selections from The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art, on view at The Alfond Inn in Winter Park. Meet in the hotel lobby for a new tour every first Wednesday of the month, which lasts about 60 minutes. This program is in English. Don't forget to grab a beverage and take advantage of Hamilton's Kitchen's happy hour specials.
FREE – drink cost varies

SeaWorld Orlando Craft Beer Festival
August 5 – September 6, 2022
SeaWorld Orlando
Fridays-Sundays plus Labor Day, enjoy over 100 craft beers from breweries across the state of Florida, plus a few domestic craft favorites.
Included with theme park admission; sampling lanyards for food and beer extra

Michael Bublé
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Amway Center
Tickets start at $65

Art After Dark 2022
Saturday, August 13, 7pm
CityArts
Art After Dark is the Downtown Arts District’s semi-formal soiree for young professionals. This program was created to introduce young professionals (or the “young at heart”) to the Arts District and its mission through social interaction, arts engagement, and networking. Interactive art experiences, meet & greet opportunities with special guest artists, live music, photo opportunities, a silent auction, craft cocktails, and gourmet lite bites from local restaurants
$50 – $150

Monthly FilmSlam
Sunday, August 14, 2pm
Orlando Museum of Art
FilmSlam has been a favorite of Florida's independent filmmakers since 2004 and continues to be a very popular screening series and networking community for independent and student filmmakers of all skill levels
$11

Sanford Art & Jazz Night
Thursday, August 18, 6pm
Historic Downtown Sanford – see event link for participating venues
Enjoy a special evening celebrating the arts, music & spirits at multiple venues
FREE

Anthology by Creative City
August 19 – 21
Location: TBD
A night of stories and spirits. Four writers’ original works are paired with custom cocktail tastings, designed to bring a new level of immersion into the art of fiction. Live jazz music, an intimate atmosphere and incredible storytelling combine to create a one-of-a-kind evening. (Note: Anthology is ages 21+.)

Science Night Live
Saturday, August 20, 8pm
Orlando Science Center
Enjoy everything you love about the Science Center – without the kids! Special programming is designed just for adults.
Limited tickets at $19

Wine Stroll
Saturday, August 20, 6:30pm – 9pm
Historic Downtown Clermont
Explore historic Downtown Clermont while sampling wine at various shops.
Tickets are $20 and will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Optima One Realty.
Photo ID is required.

Visit Orlando's Magical Dining
2022 Dates TBA; Typically end of August – September
Multiple participating restaurants
Running for five weeks starting in August, it’s your chance to enjoy three-course, prix-fixe dinners at many of Orlando’s best restaurants for just $37 per person.
$37

Magical Dining Returns to 80+ Orlando Restaurants Aug 27 – Oct 3
Image credit: Visit Orlando

4th Wednesday Wine Walk
Wednesday, August 24, 5pm
College Park
Purchase your $10 ticket in advance ($15 at the event) and head to Good Crowd or Infusion Tea to check-in and receive your official Wine Walk cup & wristband. Then enjoy a stroll along the drive and enjoy a drink tasting at each stop.

Music After Dark
August 25 – August 27, 2022
Universal Orlando
One of the world’s greatest pop bands, Maroon 5, will be performing at the Music After Dark fan experience August 25-27 at Universal Orlando Resort, featuring an intimate concert and private late night “after hours” event.

BLK JOY Festival
Saturday, August 27, 11am – 4pm
Blue Jacket Park, Orlando
Local organizations, music, art, food, and vendors to help curate joy for attendees. Local organizations will provide resources for social services and more for community members to connect with.
FREE

Last Wednesdays at A&H
Wednesday, August 31, 5:30pm-8:00pm
Enjoy free admission to the current exhibition of the Maitland Art Center Gallery. Then grab a drink (a broad selection of both nonalcoholic or alcoholic beverages) and watch the sun set over the iconic lily pond in the Main Gardens.
FREE – Cash Bar available

A Bronx Tale
August 26 – September 18, 2022
The Garden Theatre
A Bronx Tale is a streetwise musical based on the critically acclaimed play that inspired the now classic film.
Tickets go on sale July 6, with prices starting at $25

SEPTEMBER

Nerd Nite Orlando
Thursday, September 1, time TBD
The Abbey
An evening of entertaining and educational presentations. Speakers present for 15 minutes, followed by a brief Q&A with the audience.

Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights
September 2 – October 31, 2022
Universal Orlando
Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights brings together terrifying haunted houses, sinister scare zones, outrageous live entertainment and some of the park’s most exhilarating attractions.
Ticket prices vary; *NOT included with theme park admission; separate tickets required

RELATED: How to Plan an Epic Halloween Horror Nights Date Night

Amy Schumer
Friday, September 9, 2022
Hard Rock Live Orlando
$68.50 and up

Monthly FilmSlam
Sunday, September 11, 2pm
Orlando Museum of Art
FilmSlam has been a favorite of Florida's independent filmmakers since 2004 and continues to be a very popular screening series and networking community for independent and student filmmakers of all skill levels
$11

Red Hot Chili Peppers
Thursday, September 15, 2022
Camping World Stadium
Red Hot Chili Peppers are coming to Camping World Stadium with very special guests The Strokes and Thundercat on September 15, 2022

Sanford Art & Jazz Night
Thursday, September 15, 6pm
Historic Downtown Sanford – see event link for participating venues
Enjoy a special evening celebrating the arts, music & spirits at multiple venues
FREE

South Arts Southern Prize and State Fellows Exhibition Opening Reception
Thursday, September 15, 5pm
UCF Art Gallery
Opening Reception of the South Arts Southern Prize & State Fellows project supports some of the best contemporary art in the American South. The exhibition itself will run September 15-October 28.
FREE

Kevin Hart
Friday, September 16, 2022
Amway Center
$66 and up

Wine Stroll
Friday, September 16, 6:30pm – 9pm
Historic Downtown Clermont
Explore historic Downtown Clermont while sampling wine at various shops.
Tickets are $20 and will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Optima One Realty.
Photo ID is required.

From Ella to Coltrane: The Jazz Photography of Roger Kallins
Sep. 16, 2022 — Jan. 16, 2023
Main Campus Alice & William Jenkins Gallery and Hannibal Square Heritage Center Visiting Exhibition Gallery
Friday, September 16, 7pm–10pm
FREE

Alicia Keys
Saturday, September 17, 2022
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
$69.50 and up

Global Peace Film Festival
September 19 – 25, 2022
Multiple locations in Winter Park and Orlando
There will be both a ticketed and a free way to watch the virtual films that will be available after the in person festival, from Monday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Oct. 3. Both ticketed and free films will be accessible at the GPFF website.

Last Wednesdays at A&H
Wednesday, September 28, 5:30pm-8:00pm
Enjoy free admission to the current exhibition of the Maitland Art Center Gallery. Then grab a drink (a broad selection of both nonalcoholic or alcoholic beverages) and watch the sun set over the iconic lily pond in the Main Gardens.
FREE – Cash Bar available

4th Wednesday Wine Walk
Wednesday, September 28, 5pm
College Park
Purchase your $10 ticket in advance ($15 at the event) and head to Good Crowd or Infusion Tea to check-in and receive your official Wine Walk cup & wristband. Then enjoy a stroll along the drive and enjoy a drink tasting at each stop.

2022 DIS CON
Friday, September 30 – Saturday, October 1, 2022
EPCOT® After Hours Party
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
A one-of-a-kind expo celebrating Disney©, Marvel, Pixar, theme parks, music and memorabilia. On October 1, join an exclusive, private after-hours party at EPCOT®. All proceeds benefit Give Kids The World Village.
$55 and up

OCTOBER

NEW Broadway in Orlando 2022 / 2023 Season starts in October, check out the schedule and date ideas!

Airplay Presented by Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center
October 1-30, 2022
Seneff Arts Plaza at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Experience art like never before: Giant, immersive, and… inflatable. Journey through the UK’s “Architects of Air”, a massive, inflatable architectural walkthrough experience of color, light and shape. Adventure through a giant, inflatable garden. Meet larger-than-life inflatable characters. Relax and connect in the shade of a unique, inflatable building and so much more. Surprises and play abound in this totally unique artistic adventure.

Oktoberfest Celebration
Saturday, October 8, 5pm – 8pm
Avalon Park
Free Bounce Park, Community Performances, Beer Garden, and More
FREE

Apopka Oktoberfest and Craft Show
Saturday, October 8, 2022 11am – 4pm
Kit Land Nelson Park
Shop with 90 vendors while you eat from 15 Amazing local food trucks.
Live DJ and kids area
FREE

Monthly FilmSlam
Sunday, October 9, 2pm
Orlando Museum of Art
This month's selection will not be suitable for children
FilmSlam has been a favorite of Florida's independent filmmakers since 2004 and continues to be a very popular screening series and networking community for independent and student filmmakers of all skill levels
$11

Orlando Come Out with Pride
Saturday, October 15, 2022
Lake Eola Park
FREE Admission

Trevor Noah
Saturday, October 15, 2022
Amway Center
$36 and up

Pitbull with Iggy Azalea
Sunday, October 16, 2022
Amway Center
$26 and up

Sanford Art & Jazz Night
Thursday, October 20, 6pm
Historic Downtown Sanford – see event link for participating venues
Enjoy a special evening celebrating the arts, music & spirits at multiple venues
FREE

Gorillaz
Friday, October 21, 2022
Amway Center
$60 and up

The Night Market with Zombietoberfest
Saturday, October 22, 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Corrine Drive, Audobon Park
Storytellers and performers from the dark, whimsical theater troupe Phantasmagoria. Plus, DJ, outdoor craft market, craft beer gardens, free costume contest for humans, a free Great Pupkin Costume Contest for pups, free outdoor movie and more.

Wine Stroll
Saturday, October 22, 6:30pm – 9pm
Historic Downtown Clermont
Explore historic Downtown Clermont while sampling wine at various shops.
Tickets are $20 and will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Optima One Realty.
Photo ID is required.

Last Wednesdays at A&H
Wednesday, October 26, 5:30pm-8:00pm
Enjoy free admission to the current exhibition of the Maitland Art Center Gallery. Then grab a drink (a broad selection of both nonalcoholic or alcoholic beverages) and watch the sun set over the iconic lily pond in the Main Gardens.
FREE – Cash Bar available

4th Wednesday Wine Walk
Wednesday, October 26, 5pm
College Park
Purchase your $10 ticket in advance ($15 at the event) and head to Good Crowd or Infusion Tea to check-in and receive your official Wine Walk cup & wristband. Then enjoy a stroll along the drive and enjoy a drink tasting at each stop.

October Movie Under the Stars – Double Feature
Avalon Park
Friday, October 28, 8pm
Bring your chairs and blankets to Town Park for a double showing of Zootopia and Hocus Pocus

Spooktacular
Saturday, October 29, 5pm
Avalon Park
Halloween Event with Costume Parade and Trick or Treating! Check out the free bounce houses and other offerings!

Hollerbach's Oktoberfest
Date TBA for 2022
Historic Downtown Sanford
Annual festival celebrating German food, beer, music, dance, folk costumes, and of course Gemütlichkeit!
FREE Admission

NOVEMBER

Monthly FilmSlam
Sunday, November 6, 2pm
Orlando Museum of Art
FilmSlam has been a favorite of Florida's independent filmmakers since 2004 and continues to be a very popular screening series and networking community for independent and student filmmakers of all skill levels
$11

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic
November 11 – 12, 2022
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin
Unlimited tastings at more than 20 stations featuring culinary selections from the hotel’s award-winning restaurants, 100+ beverage selections, and live entertainment.
Ticket prices and overnight packages vary

Orlando Fall Festivals - Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic
Image credit: Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin

EDC Orlando
November 11 – 12, 2022
Tinker Field
Electric Daisy Carnival returns to Florida with the best in electronic dance music, full-size carnival rides, performers and art.

Orlando Beer Festival
Saturday, November 12, 2022
Festival Park
Join more than 3,000 of your fellow beer lovers to sample craft and premium beers from local breweries and around the country. Plus, interactive games, tasty eats and live music keep the party going all afternoon!
Sign up for newsletter for details on when tickets go on sale

Fall Craft Fair
Saturday, November 12, 11am – 3pm
Avalon Park
Shop from local vendors featuring: Holiday Decorations • Jewelry • Sweet Treats • Soap • Art • Candles • Plants & More. Don't miss the mimosa bar!

Straight No Chaser – The 25th Anniversary Celebration
November 16, 2022
Steinmetz Hall, Dr. Phillips Center

Daniel Tosh- Florida Trash Tour
November 17 at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Steinmetz Hall, Dr. Phillips Center

Sanford Art & Jazz Night
Thursday, November 17, 6pm
Historic Downtown Sanford – see event link for participating venues
Enjoy a special evening celebrating the arts, music & spirits at multiple venues
FREE

Wine Stroll
Friday, November 18, 6:30pm – 9pm
Historic Downtown Clermont
Explore historic Downtown Clermont while sampling wine at various shops.
Tickets are $20 and will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Optima One Realty.
Photo ID is required.

Jingle Eve
Saturday November 19, 2022
Ivanhoe Village
Celebrate the start of the holiday season with Ivanhoe Village. Families can experience the Children's Holiday Village with a bubble bus, bounce houses, crafts and cookie decorating, entertainment stage and Santa. Adults can enjoy the 12 Wines of Christmas wine stroll while listening to carolers.

Dazzling Nights Presented by AdventHealth
November 25, 2022 – January 1, 2023
Harry P. Leu Gardens
Back for its third year and bigger and more interactive than ever! Orlando’s 50-acre Harry P. Leu Gardens transforms once again into a stunning winter wonderland featuring a million dazzling lights, shining forests, magical displays, music and beautiful sculptures during “Dazzling Nights” – a family-friendly adventure that gives guests the opportunity to embark on an unforgettable, interactive holiday experience.

FusionFest
November 26 – 27, 2022
Downtown Orlando
Free, two-day, festival that draws people from more than 110 different cultures to experience music, dance, food, visual arts, spoken word, games and interactive activities.
FREE Admission

Last Wednesdays at A&H
Wednesday, November 30, 5:30pm-8:00pm
Enjoy free admission to the current exhibition of the Maitland Art Center Gallery. Then grab a drink (a broad selection of both nonalcoholic or alcoholic beverages) and watch the sun set over the iconic lily pond in the Main Gardens.
FREE – Cash Bar available

Cows ‘n Cabs
Date TBA for 2022; typically mid November
Winter Park
Cows ‘n Cabs is an annual charity fundraising event that features mini-dish tastings from 25+ gourmet Orlando restaurants paired with over 200 wines and a plethora of craft beers and cocktails.
Ticket details TBA

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Elixir Mixer
Date TBA for 2022
Eden Bar at Enzian Theater
Meet the best shakers and stirrers in the local cocktail scene at Eden Bar’s Annual Elixir Mixer. Join Eden Bar and local partners as we serve up the best and most creative craft cocktails in town. Ticket includes access to delicious and creative tastings from Orlando’s most talented bartenders.
Tickets TBA

Night of a Million Lights
TBA for 2022; typically mid November – January
Give Kids the World Village
Stroll the 84-acre nonprofit resort, aglow with more than three million lights. Guests will experience a 360-degree dancing lights show, sparkling tree trail, 100 decorated villas, larger-than-life holiday-themed displays and more.
Typically $25 – $40; TBA for 2022

Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
November 25, 2022 – December 31, 2022
Epcot
Attend a holiday event that surrounds you in the wondrous sights, sounds and flavors celebrated by cultures near and far.
Included with theme park admission; food and beverage extra

RELATED: Complete Guide to the Holidays at Walt Disney World

DECEMBER

Lewis Black: Off the Rails
Saturday, December 10, 2022
Hard Rock Live Orlando
$45 and up

Monthly FilmSlam
Sunday, December 11, 2pm
Orlando Museum of Art
FilmSlam has been a favorite of Florida's independent filmmakers since 2004 and continues to be a very popular screening series and networking community for independent and student filmmakers of all skill levels
$11

Hadestown
December 13 – 18, 2022
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Hadestown intertwines two mythic tales—that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone—as it invites you on a hell-raising journey to the underworld and back.
Tickets on sale in 2022

Wine Stroll
Friday, December 16, 6:30pm – 9pm
Historic Downtown Clermont
Explore historic Downtown Clermont while sampling wine at various shops.
Tickets are $20 and will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Optima One Realty.
Photo ID is required.

December Movie Under the Stars – “The Grinch”
Friday, December 16, 8pm
Avalon Park
Bring your chairs and blankets to Avalon Park Town Park for a showing of The Grinch!

Last Wednesdays at A&H
Wednesday, December 26, 5:30pm-8:00pm
Enjoy free admission to the current exhibition of the Maitland Art Center Gallery. Then grab a drink (a broad selection of both nonalcoholic or alcoholic beverages) and watch the sun set over the iconic lily pond in the Main Gardens.
FREE – Cash Bar available

Enzian's James Bond New Year's Eve Party
Saturday, December 31, 2022
Enzian Theater
Bond is back! Toast to 2023 with your closest friends and family at our signature New Year’s Eve bash. Come in your most impressive Bond fit and you could win a prize. Enjoy some bubbly, light hors d’oeuvres and our special NYE cocktails while dancing your way into the new year!
Tickets TBA

2023 Highlights

The Great American Orchestra Series in Steinmetz Hall:

The Cleveland Orchestra
Sunday, January 22 at 3 p.m.
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Friday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Nathalie Stutzmann, conductor

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Tuesday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Riccardo Muti, conductor

Epcot International Festival of the Arts
Mid January – late February
Epcot
Sample creative and visually stunning food while enjoying live entertainment, meet and greets with artists, immersive art experiences and more.
Included with theme park admission; food and beverage extra

Central Florida Scottish Highland Games
January 14 – 15, 2023
Central Winds Park, Winter Springs
Experience traditional highland athletics, dance, art, music, culture, food and a Gaelic spirit that can be felt throughout this multi-acre festival. Pack folding chairs, water, sunscreen, and get ready for a full day. Get there early and consider using a ride-share service to avoid a parking hassle.

Universal Orlando Mardi Gras
Early February  – Late April
Universal Orlando
The parades and beads are back. The concerts are back with incredible performers including Khalid, Marshmello, Jason Derulo and more. And every day and night you can enjoy lip-smacking foods from New Orleans as well as mouth-watering dishes inspired by tastes from around the world.
Included with theme park admission; food and beverage extra

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Creative City Project 2023

NEVERLAND: The Lost Adventure
(January through March 2023)
Harry P. Leu Gardens

Follow the second star to the right and straight on ‘til morning and learn to fly in an all-new immersive experience for imaginations both young and old. Explore the wilds of Neverland and come face-to-face with the characters who call it home encountering surprises along the ¾-mile theatrical journey. Discover what it truly means to become one of Peter Pan’s “Lost Boys”… and Girls. From the creators of Dragons and Fairies and Down the Rabbit Hole, comes a new adventure that brings you into the classic tale of Neverland.

RE: CHARGE
(April 7-8-9, April 14-15-16, 2023)

Returning for its third year, Re: Charge is an ambient, relaxing event meant to rejuvenate with amazing sounds and soft lighting. Guests will leave feeling refreshed as they bring their own pillow and blanket to lay down in an individual 6’x8’ square for this restorative night of live music. Harpist Timbre Cierpke will lead a live ensemble of orchestral musicians playing a 60-minute concert of peaceful and reflective music.

IMMERSE will return in 2023. “As we approach the 2022-2023 season, Creative City Project is taking a moment to reflect on the last decade of innovative, creative and immersive experiences,” says Evans. “As we navigate the 2022-2023 season, the event known as IMMERSE will be put on pause and brought back during our 2023-2024 season, in order to make room for Airplay in 2022. We look forward to collaborating with existing and new community partners throughout our 2022-2023 season and look forward to spending a year envisioning how we can serve our community through new programming while producing IMMERSE 2023 and beyond.”

 

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