Orlando is always a fun city to explore but this summer, the events calendar gives visitors even more to look forward to! The following are all reasons to put Orlando at the top of your summer must-visit list in 2023. Check out some of these fun-tastic summer events in Orlando below!
Enjoy the Freestyle Explosion Throwback Jam
If you find yourself enjoying time in Orlando this summer over July 15, you’ll be right on time to take part in the Freestyle Explosion Throwback Jam happening at the Amway Center. Admission varies depending on seating, but the fun is bound to be exceptional all the way around. This Throwback Jam will see some of the biggest names in freestyle taking to the stage to both perform and collaborate on rhythmic dance hits. Some of the highlights on the lineup include Lisa Lisa, Stevie B, TKA, and more. This is a musical experience you simply won’t want to miss this summer.
Get Inspired at the Orlando Museum of Art
On July 19th, those who are looking to be creatively inspired can make their way to the Orlando Museum of Art to enjoy the return of the highly anticipated Art Night Out event. This is perfect for enjoying with friends, family, or a date and will be an evening of creating your very own masterpiece alongside a helpful and friendly instructor on-site. Admission is $27 for members and $30 for non-members. The price of entrance includes everything you’ll need to design something fantastic as well as an adult beverage to add a savory touch to the evening as well. Bring your creative mind and enjoy every moment!
The Orlando Museum of Art is also the place to be on July 23rd starting at 1:30 pm when the annual Peru Independence Day Celebration kicks off in style. This festive event is hosted in association with the Raymi Dance School and is open to those who are looking to celebrate Peruvian independence, culture, and heritage through the performing arts. Guests will have the opportunity to learn more about Peruvian culture as they enjoy traditional dance performances. While admission is free, a reservation is required to ensure seating as this event is one that tends to fill up quickly. Book your spot today!
Check Out the American Tennis Association National Championships
Tennis enthusiasts who are in Orlando between July 24th and July 30th this summer will want to be sure to mark their calendar for the American Tennis Association National Championships that will be in town. Hosted on the USTA National Campus, this event brings some of the best talent together in the name of fierce competition which promises to thrill! Players come from across North America and the Caribbean to compete in men’s and women’s categories as well as the junior circuit and Adult NTRP. The American Tennis Association is an important pipeline for players, coaches, and contributors to the sport alike and spectators can expect hundreds to show up in support of the competition and fun. In total, the event includes five major events over the course of seven days of tennis.
Savor Time at Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival
If you’re going to be enjoying magical moments at Disney during your summer getaway, be sure to plan to drop by Epcot starting July 27th when the International Food & Wine Festival presented by Corkcircle gets underway. This highly anticipated and well-loved festival is as delicious as it is fun each year and in 2023, it will run through November 18th. Admission to the festival events and extras is included with the cost of park admission and the experience promises to be a treat for foodies of all types. The festival offers up a chance to enjoy more than 25 global marketplaces on-site while checking experiences off your food passport as you go. There’s a family-friendly scavenger hunt happening during the festival as well as plenty of musical performances to check out and customized festival apparel and souvenirs to purchase along the way. Whether you sip your way through the fun or have every intention of trying everything on the menu, it’s an event that’s well worth enjoying. Be sure to book a rental close by with our Disneyworld Airbnbs.
Cheers to Craft Beer at SeaWorld
For those who have a SeaWorld Orlando stop on their itinerary, it’s good to note that the annual Craft Beer Festival will be happening here from July 28th through September 3rd. Admission is included with the park entrance but do keep in mind that beverages and food are sold separately. Once again in 2023, the park will be serving up amazing options for craft beer enthusiasts with a selection that features more than 100 craft brews, seltzers, cocktails, and wines to enjoy. Guests can sample at will and pair their beverage options with over 15 food items too. There’s live music to elevate the atmosphere, making the event one that promises to be entertaining and mouthwatering all at the same time. The event is held on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays exclusively during this timeframe.
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Taking time to unwind, relax, and enjoy a getaway to Orlando is always a good idea. Travelers with time to spare in the name of fun in spring will find the city is bursting with opportunities when it comes to exciting seasonal events and activities. The following are a few of the many 2023 upcoming spring events in Orlando that are sure to round out any itinerary with amazing entertainment and one-of-a-kind experiences!
Art’s the Spark at the Orlando Museum of Art
No matter when travelers arrive in Orlando, a trip to the Orlando Museum of Art is always an inspiring experience. Those traveling this way in the spring can take advantage of the Art’s the Spark event happening March 4th, April 1st, and May 6th in 2023. On these select Saturdays, the museum opens its doors between 10:30 am and noon to visitors with memory or neurological impairments. These can include visitors with early-stage Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s Disease just to name a few. Alongside family members and caregivers, guests struggling with these conditions can make their way through an interactive tour of museum exhibits to spark inspiration and discussions of all kinds. The time is set aside to inspire expression and conversation in a safe space for those who are losing memories but looking to reignite their imagination. Coffee is served up after the tour and a studio art activity is included in the experience. It’s a rich experience for visitors and caregivers alike that’s always worth making time for while you’re in town. Every visitor who participates in this event leaves with take-home images to extend the experience beyond the allotted hours.
EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival
Orlando is a must-visit vacation destination for those with a passion for Disney-themed fun and spring visitors will be here right when the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival comes to town. This annual event will happen from March 1, 2023, through July 5, 2023, and see EPCOT transformed into a blooming spectacle of entertainment, fresh flowers, brilliant gardens, and more! The EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival is a chance for visitors to enjoy admiring a collection of Disney-themed topiary displays throughout the park as well as a collection of outdoor kitchens where cravings of all kinds can be easily curbed. Specialty merchandise is available for purchase during the festival and the Garden Rocks Concert Series will once again be a fan-favorite activity with musical flair.
MEGACON Orlando 2023 at the Orange County Convention Center
Visitors heading to Orlando in the springtime will know the season is in full swing with the arrival of MEGACON Orlando between March 30th and April 2, 2023. Hosted at the Orange County Convention Center, this 4-day fun event is designed to be the ultimate playground for fans of gaming, Anime, Sci-Fi, and comics alike! Family-friendly attractions and celebrity meet-and-greets are all on the lineup of activities at this spring event that draws tens of thousands of fans through the doors each year. Fun activities to enjoy during a MEGACON Orlando experience include celebrity photo opportunities and autographs as well as a trip down Artist Alley. MEGACON Orlando 2023 will host a Cosplay red carpet as well as workshops, seminars, a community zone, and over 400,000 square feet of space dedicated to shopping major retailers. From the captivating costumes to chances to meet top voice actors in the industry, this is a spring event in Orlando that fans won’t want to miss.
SeaWorld Orlando’s Seven Seas Food Festival
Between February 3rd and May 7, 2023, Orlando-bound visitors looking to fill their spring excursion with flavor will everything they’re looking for and more at the Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld. This event promises to be oceans of flavor and fun for visitors who can enjoy more than 200 mouthwatering offerings on-site during festival time. The festival showcases over 75 wine and cocktail selections alongside more than 75 craft brews too. 50 fresh global cuisine options are within reach and live music also tops off the experience in style. In a single visit, guests will enjoy sipping and sampling their way around the world’s finest flavor profiles without leaving SeaWorld. Entertainment during the festival includes a lineup of big-name artists and local bands alike taking to the stage at Bayside Stadium. Live concerts are held every weekend the festival is on.
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There’s never been a better time to set aside a busy schedule and swap it out for a fun spring getaway to Orlando, Florida instead. Knowing you have incredible accommodations in place makes the experience that much better! Reach out to the team of property professionals at Tropical Villas Orlando today to learn more about our luxurious, inviting, and stylish vacation rentals to choose from while you’re in town. We’ll make sure you’re settled into the home away from home that fits your travel style perfectly. Our team looks forward to welcoming you to sunny Orlando soon.
Fall is a fantastic time of year to make your way to Orlando. With fewer crowds to contend with and mild weather in your favor, visitors headed this way will find there’s much to look forward to. Those planning to spend Halloween in Orlando will find the fun enhanced even further. The following are just a few of the many activities and attractions designed for and inspired by the holiday. Come and enjoy the fun that awaits and be sure to add all of these stops to your itinerary!
Enjoy Mickey’s No So Scary Halloween Party at Disney’s Magic Kingdom
Travelers who are heading to Orlando this Halloween with little ones in tow won’t want to miss out on the Disney fun by booking tickets to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party while they’re here! This annual and beloved event is back after a 2-year hiatus, much to the delight of local families and visiting families alike. Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is happening on select nights throughout October and tickets to the party need to be booked in addition to traditional park entrance tickets. Once you’ve purchased your entrance, guests can get dressed up in their Halloween best and arrive early at the park by 4:00 pm to take advantage of the rides and attractions before the real fun kicks off at 7:00 pm. Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is a great way to celebrate the holiday with kids of all ages without having to worry about anything spooky included. The event includes a costumed character parade, the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular, a Disney Junior dance zone, and an incredible fireworks display that starts at 10:15 pm. It’s a fun-for-everyone experience you won’t want to miss in Orlando this Halloween.
Check Out Brick or Treat at Legoland Florida
When you’ve had your fill of Disney fun this Halloween, Legoland Florida is also hosting its annual family-friendly Halloween event known as Brick or Treat! Legoland Florida is located in nearby Winter Haven and this event will be hosted on select dates throughout the entire month of October. It’s a great option for adults and kids looking to enjoy everything from LEGO ghost building and costume contests to scavenger hunts through the park and meet-and-greets with favorite Lego characters too! There are three live shows as part of this event including The Jammin’ Jacks, The UnbeLEAFable Halloween Night, and V.I.M Dance Party hosted by Lord Vampyre. Guests can also watch the park’s new 4D movie titled The Great Monster Chase during their visit! The Brick or Treat fun is included in the cost of an entry ticket and trick-or-treating is available during the event as well.
Admire the Fairy Doors Exhibit at the Harry P. Leu Gardens
Year-round, the Harry P. Leu Gardens in Orlando offer guests and locals alike a respite from the hustle and bustle of the world. This 50-acre garden space is brimming over with blooms, exotic plants, and water features that provide an other-worldly feel to enjoy while you’re wandering through. Those coming to Orlando over Halloween will be just in time to enjoy the garden’s Fairy Doors Exhibit while they’re in town! This exhibit runs through October 31st and entry is just $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 4 to 17. The exhibit showcases no less than 20 whimsical fairy doors scattered throughout the gardens and waiting to be discovered by guests. Once a door is found, guests can read about the fairy that calls that door home using the exhibit map. This is a great event for visitors of all ages who are looking to sprinkle some magic into their Halloween experience this year. The Harry P. Leu Gardens are conveniently located at 1920 N. Forest Avenue and children under 3 can enjoy the gardens for free.
Make the Most of IMMERSE 2022
Between October 21st and October 23, 2022, IMMERSE is back in Orlando in full force and ready to be enjoyed! This annual event is organized by the Creative City Project and sees over 10 city blocks transform with dance, music, acrobats, projections, murals, interactive installations, and theater! It takes more than 1,000 performers and artists to bring this event to life and is the ideal stop for those Halloween-time travelers who are looking for creativity and adventure in abundance during their Orlando getaway. IMMERSE 2022 will be hosted downtown making it easy to access no matter when you arrive.
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