Orlando Comes Together Following Tragedy #OrlandoUnited #OrlandoStrong


In the wake of the shooting tragedy this weekend at Pulse Nightclub, Orlando has come together and shown that we are truly One Orlando. In recent days, several vigils have been held, and several more are scheduled for this weekend.

The night of June 13, a vigil was held in downtown Orlando on the lawn of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts:

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UCF students held a vigil on June 15


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There are still more events to come. Here are some of the ones you can still participate in:

June 17 – Pulse Celebration Vigil at Old Town, Kissimmee [Free]

June 18 – #OrlandoStrong March at Lake Eola, Orlando [Free]

June 18 – Disney Community “Special Kiss Goodnight” #OrlandoStrong Vigil at Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World [theme park admission required]

June 18 – We Love Orlando: A Benefit Party For The Relief Of Pulse at The Geek Easy, Winter Park [Free]

June 19 – Candlelight Vigil for Orlando – Walk Around the Lake at Lake Eola, Orlando [Free]

June 19 – Winter Garden Candlelight Vigil at Newton Park, Winter Garden [Free]

June 20 – Shane Tomlinson Celebration of Life Concert at Lafayette’s Orlando [Free]

June 21 – Candlelight Vigil for Pulse at Sodo Center Roundabout, Orlando [Free]

June 21 – Light The Night With Love at Kissimmee Lake Front, Kissimmee [Free]

July 2 – Unity Day of Color / March With Pride in Orlando [Free]

If you know of any other vigils in Orlando or Central Florida, leave a note in comments. If you attend one, feel free to comment with your experience, photos and videos. We are One Orlando, and we will rise above this.

About Michelle Snow

Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns Zengrrl.com, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, and has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida. She lives in Orlando near Disney, and hears Magic Kingdom fireworks every night.
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