For nearly four decades, the streets of downtown Orlando would come alive with the year-ending Orlando Citrus Parade. This month, parade organizers announced the end of this signature event.
CityArts has relocated to the historic Roger Kiene Building in downtown Orlando and it features two levels of great local arts.
Florida Citrus Sports, in association with Parades R Us, announces the all-new Orlando Citrus Parade, which takes place on Saturday, December 29th, in Downtown Orlando.
Formerly known as the Florida Citrus Bowl Parade, the Orlando Citrus Bowl Parade has grown to become one of the largest sports affiliated parades in the nation, an annual tradition that occurs each year between the Camping World Bowl and the Citrus Bowl.
In honor of Stand Up To Cancer‘s sixth live telecast on Friday, September 7, Orlando will join with other cities across North America to light up in a combination of SU2C’s signature colors.
More than 130 iconic buildings and landmarks across the United States and Canada will be illuminated in SU2C’s signature colors: orange, red, yellow, gray or white.
In Orlando, here are the locations where you can spot the SU2C’s colors on Friday night:
World of Beer is known for its beer selection – naturally with a name like that – but during a recent media event, I discovered their food is just as noteworthy.
I joined my friend Dawn of Come See Orlando as her guest at the downtown Orlando location, and enjoyed a sampling of items from the menu, including some new items.
They started us off with a German pretzel that was literally as big as our heads. Drenched in butter and salt, it was served with a stone-ground mustard and a brown ale beer cheese (normally extra, but worth the splurge), it was a great appetizer and paired well with several of the WOB beer selections.
Orlando get your engines ready…North America’s first Ace Cafe will host its Grand Opening Weekend May 19-21, 2017.
All three days of the grand opening weekend will feature cool cars and hot bikes, live rock ‘n roll inside and outside both day and night, a BMW R nineT Racer motorcycle raffle benefiting Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children (APCH), live demonstrations by three world-famous artists, onsite activities and brand partner merchandise (while supplies last), and a free Friday night concert by Memphis’ Rockin’ Jason D. Williams
Creative City Project returns to bring downtown Orlando alive with free art and music Saturday, October 15, 2016.
Among the groups participating in the various stages, which will run along Orange Ave from Robinson south to Central, are La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil, Orlando Ballet, Central Florida Community Arts Orchestra, Orlando City Soccer Club, the Downtown Arts District, and so much more.
The Eighth Annual Downtown Food & Wine Fest will take place February 27 and 28, in downtown Orlando at Lake Eola Park.
The two-day Fest features mouth-watering dishes from 30 of Orlando’s premier restaurants, as well as 50 domestic and international wines to sample.
The City of Orlando celebrates the contribution of Veterans with its annual Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 14.
This signature Orlando event features more than 50 Central Florida veterans groups, the UCF Marching Knights and other marching bands, 13 ROTC and JROTC units, first responders, community groups and military vehicles.
In addition to checking out the Captain Morgan Cannon Blast party at Wall St. Plaza, I also ventured out onto Orange Ave on Saturday night (Oct. 17) to experience the annual Creative City Project.
The entire street was shut down for several blocks and every few hundred feet was a stage or other artistic area to enjoy for free.
Saturday night, Captain Morgan chose Orlando to help launch their new Cannon Blast Shot, and they did it by launching a man out of a cannon, not once, but twice.
This is probably one of the craziest things that has happened at Wall St. Plaza in downtown Orlando in the two decades I’ve called Orlando home…and one of the most fun!
This weekend, in addition to the Creative City Project, downtown Orlando will be the setting for a man being shot out of a cannon.
It’s part of Captain Morgan‘s “Cannon Blast Bar Crawl,” to promote their new Cannon Blast variety. Cannon Blast features a blend of Caribbean rum and unique bold spices, providing Captain Morgan drinkers with a blast of citrus sweet flavor, followed by a spark of unexpected heat. The product’s innovative packaging includes a cannonball shaped bottle that glows in the dark when featured with a black light.
Reason #1436 why I love living in Orlando: Creative City Project, which returns to bring downtown Orlando alive with free art and music Saturday, October 17.
For one night, Orange Ave will be filled with art being brought to life before your very eyes and ears. There will be marching bands and orchestras. There will be aerial acrobatics and dancing. There will be visual artists creating as you watch.
Every few months, Orlando radio station WMMO sponsors a free concert in downtown Orlando, and the next one will be Cheap Trick on October 24.
The band, comprised of Robin Zander (lead vocals), Rick Nielsen (lead guitar), Tom Petersson (bass), and Bun E. Carlos (drums), first formed in the early 70s in Rockford, Illinois. Their biggest hits since then include “Surrender”, “I Want You to Want Me”, “Dream Police” and “The Flame,” and their live album Cheap Trick at Budokan, is still one of the best concert albums ever.