• SpaceX once again postpones Falcon Heavy test fire

    SpaceX has once again pushed back its scheduled test fire of the Falcon Heavy rocket.
  • 2018 Central Florida Real Estate Forum

    Attend the 8th annual Central Florida Real Estate Forum. This all‐day event featuresdiscussions with Central Florida’s major organizations fueling the economy with currentdevelopments today and into the future.
    Come network with the “who’s who” of real estate professionals in the Central Florida market attending this year’s event, including top level:Developers
    Construction Companies
    City Officials
    College Represen
  • Orlando Networking Event Holiday Edition

    This is a Special Holiday Edition in which we encourage everyone to wear Green or an Ugly Sweater if they got it.
    Hosted by I’m in. Events. Orlando Networking Event welcomes all ages and work backgrounds to make valuable connections with other members of their community while enjoying different and exciting venues.
    Orlando Networking Event always includes appetizers from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., drink specials all night, music, photography, raffles, sponsors and much more. To RSVP, click here.
  • From Research: Exhibition Industry Boasts Year-Over-Year Gains

     The exhibition industry posted a year-over-year gain of 1.6 percentin the second quarter of 2018, following a gain of 1.8 percent earlier this year, according to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) Total Index report. Real revenues (nominal revenues adjusted for inflation) and attendees both posted the largest increase of 1.9 percent, followed by net square feet (1.8 percent) and exhibitors (0.7 percent). Growth in the exhibition industry should pick up during the second hal
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  • Visit Orlando Updates: September 21

    Aguel Ranks Among Florida Trend's Top 500
    Florida Trend magazine recently published its inaugural "Florida 500," naming Visit Orlando President & CEO George Aguel among the state's 500 most influential business leaders. The distinct honor recognizes influential business leaders in different economic sectors throughout the state for their overall commitment, energy and effort to continue moving Florida forward. Aguel was one of 44 top leaders in the statewide hospitality/tourism industry, spe
  • 2018 Young People’s Concerts: Beyond the Screen

    The 2018 Young People’s Concert, entitled Beyond the Screen features outstanding classical music presented in your student’s favorite television shows, movies, and commercials. Students will love learning how classical music plays a starring role alongside their favorite characters. orlandophil.org/tickets.
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  • Opening Night: Pines of Rome

    This concert featuring Respighi’s Pines of Rome evokes Latin American dances, Scottish traditions, a portrait of Rome and introduces Orlando Philharmonic composer-in-residence, Angélica Negrón and soprano Maria Laetitia, both from Puerto Rico. For more information, click here.
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  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Trivia

    Grab the gang and come test your knowledge on all things It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia with some Fight Milk and Riot Juice in hand. Cosplay is encouraged.It all takes place on Tuesday, September 25th at Hooch. For more information, click here.
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  • 90s Bar Crawl

    Remember AIM? Remember the Ninja Turtles? Remember when you were cool, back in the 90s? As if! We’re giving you a chance to redeem yourself. Relive the glory days at the 90s Bar Crawl.
    Lace up your LA Gears, slap on your bracelets and saddle up your Furbies. Let’s take on Orlando 90s style. The largest national 90s tour is coming back to Orlando this Saturday, September 22, 2018. To purchase tickets, click here.
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  • Blocktober Fest 2018

    Strap on your lederhosen because Saturday, October 6, 2018 is Blocktober Fest on Wall St. Plaza!
    That’s right, Wall St. Plaza will be transformed into the ultimate German party with our annual Blocktober Fest! The FREE fest will have German food, German Oompa music, lots of Jägermeister and Sam Adams Oktoberfest beer. For more information, click here.
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  • History in a Glass: A Slice of History

    In the History Center’s History in a Glass series, local craft bartenders compete for bragging rights by creating libations linked to historical themes and artifacts.
    The autumn event takes its inspiration from a Civil War surgeon’s kit in the History Center’s collection. What made a good Civil War surgeon? Education, experience, deft fingers, and tools! On the battlefield, Army surgeons carried out nearly 60,000 amputations. Soldiers dreaded a visit from the “butchers.&r
  • Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code Grand Opening

    Enjoy free admission to the History Center’s new Smithsonian exhibit Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Plus enjoy interactive activities for the whole family at the free “DNA & Me” Family Day from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Do you have your father’s curly hair? Or your mother’s dimples? These traits are a part of the blueprint that makes up your unique genetic code. Families can enjoy a DNA workshop and take-home activiti
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    Florida’s Children First, the state’s premiere independent advocacy organization, will honor child advocates in Orlando Area at its annual fundraising and awards event. Community and business leaders, and all other persons concerned about the future of Florida’s children, especially abused, abandoned and neglected children and youth, will be in attendance. For more information, click here.
    “Champion for Children’s Rights” Award – Foundation for
  • OIC Big Gay Brunch 2018

    In conjunction with Come Out with Pride 2018, The Big Gay Brunch presented by Orlando Immunology Center features an amazing brunch spread from Seasons 52, bottomless mimosas and Tito’s Bloody Marys, plus beats from DJ Erik Armiliato and other special surprises.
    The event benefits Pride Gives Back, a wonderful initiative of Come Out With Pride to give back via grants to other small organizations such as the Barber Fund, Libby’s Legacy and others. W
  • Orange County Brewers First Beerthday Party

    Orange County Brewers is celebrating one year of top-notch beer with a special 1st “Beerthday” Party and Anniversary Festival.  Guests are invited to celebrate inside and out OCB’s vibrant taproom and spend the day sipping new in-house releases, chowing down on Red Claw lobster rolls and pizza pies, playing fun games and jamming to live music.  The Beerthday Party is free and open to the public, family and pet friendly, with plenty of parking nearby. For more inf
  • Cumberland Gap

    Cumberland Gap is an Orlando band playing music from a broad range of styles and time periods from the classics of R&B and country to today’s modern rock. Bring your kids, whether they walk on two legs or four to this free show in beautiful Thornton Park at The Veranda Live. For more information, click here.
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  • Can't-Miss Orlando Events in October

    Get the scoop on Halloween parties, food festivals,cultural celebrations, sports games and other events in Orlando this October.By Nate SheltonLooking for events in Orlando this October? We have you covered!In addition to food festivals and Halloweenhaunts, we're hosting concerts, Broadway productions, NBA and MLS games, familyevents, Come Out With Pride festivities and much more, including the highlightsfeatured here.You can also search for happenings around the time of yourvisit with our Orlan
  • Feast on the 50

    Feast on the 50, presented by CenterState Bank, takes place on the turf of Camping World Stadium and features a night full of food, family and fun.
    Guests will enjoy unlimited food and drink from caterers and restaurants around Orlando. Alumni clubs from our partner schools in the Big Ten, SEC, ACC and Big 12 (as well as Bethune-Cookman, Florida A&M and UCF) will compete for the most spirited tent in the Official Alumni Village. A kids’ area will have inflatable games, face painting an
  • Orlando Main Streets: Decade of Distinction

    Orlando Main Streets is celebrating a ‘Decade of Distinction’! Join Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Commissioners and the Orlando Main Streets to commemorate ten years of growth and successes.
    Tickets are $10. Appetizers will be provided by Dubsdread Catering, and a cash bar courtesy of The Abbey. To purchase tickets, click here.
    Valet parking will be available for $8.
    Please RSVP by Friday, September 21 to ensure we provide the caterer with the most accurate number of attendees. Howe
  • Dance Out Bullying in the Park 2018

    This live event will have a showcase performance by local dance schools, Orange County schools, and more. In addition to the dancing showcase that will take place on stage and raise awareness about bullying, the event will also include a variety of useful information for both adults and children. The all-ages event runs from 5-8 p.m. and is free of charge. For more information, click here.
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  • International Food and Drink Festival

    A culinary event with an International taste! The International Food & Drink Festival features food and drinks from countries from all over the world. For more information, click here.
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  • Retro: The Tribute Happy Hour ft. Welcome to Florida

    Join us at the at Waitiki Bar and The Monkey Bar in the Wall Street District as we enjoy a retrospective of music from the great state of Florida. For more information, click here.
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  • The Great American Read Finale Celebration

    Join WUCF and book lovers across Central Florida to celebrate the finale of The Great American Read! Dress up as your favorite literary character or author and cast a final vote for America’s favorite novel. Registration required. To register, visit wucf.org/events.
    Visit http://www.ocls.info/GreatAmRead for the latest blog posts from community members about their Great American Read pick and more event details.
    Funding for these programs was provided through a grant from by the Florida Hu
  • From Pages to Plate: Frankenstein

    It’s not easy being green, but the recipes can be! Join Chef Farah Davids as she inspires you with a monster “thrill” cheese, eyeball soup and Frankenstein green smoothie inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Space is limited. Registration required. To register call 407.835.7323 or visit ocls.info.
    Funding for these programs was provided through a grant from by the Florida Humanities Council, the Florida Library Association and through a partnership with WUCF. Any view
  • Write a Novel in a Month, Presented by Orlando NaNoWriMo

    Join the National Novel Writing Month Municipal Liaisons and other NaNoWriMo veterans to discuss plot, character, world building, an overview of NaNoWriMo 2018 and tips for making it through writing a novel in a month. Instructors will lead six 50-minute workshops on focused topics relating to novel writing and designed to help you draft 50,000 words during November. This workshop event will end with opportunities for small group feedback on your novel idea, so come ready with ideas. For more in
  • Step Up for Down Syndrome Buddy Walk 2018

    The annual Buddy Walk here in Orlando is a fun-filled event dedicated to raising awareness and funds for programs that benefit people with Down syndrome and their families in Central Florida. All are welcome to join our loving Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida (DSACF) community at the annual Step Up Walk whether you know a Buddy Walk participant or not.
    The goal of the Step Up for Downs Buddy Walk is to promote understanding and acceptance of people with Down syndrome and your presenc
  • Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 2018

    Please join the American Cancer Society’s 22nd annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Orlando. Join more than 55,000 people coming together to raise funds to provide patients with rides to their treatment, wigs, personalized information kits to newly diagnosed cancer patients, and help us find cancer’s causes and cures by funding groundbreaking research.
    Registration begins at 7 a.m. with the walk beginning at 9 a.m.
    New this year! The walk has been moved to the Northeast Lawn o
  • Technoween 2018

    Join us for a terrifyingly good time for the whole family! Featuring a performance from Phantasmagoria – Orlando’s original steampunk storytelling troupe, an appearance from The Tourist City Ghostbusters, a children’s costume contest, a horror movie trivia contest and much more! For more information, click here.
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  • Orlando Film Festival

    Named as one of the top “25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World” by Moviemaker Magazine, the Orlando Film Festival, run exclusively by working filmmakers, hosts an immersive 8-day festival on 6 screens with over 350 films, nightly parties, panels, workshops, activities, and hundreds of filmmakers from around the world. The Orlando Film Festival is truly a film festival “By Filmmakers For Filmmakers”. Come celebrate the independent cinematic arts with us. Check out all the
  • Can't-Miss Orlando Events in November

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