• Student shoots self at Lake Minneola High School, deputies say

    A student shot themselves Tuesday morning at Lake Minneola High School, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said.
  • National Mezcal Day Dinner

    Join Reyes Mezcaleria for a 5-course mezcal pairing dinner featuring Del Maguey. Along with dinner, guests will enjoy insights on the history of Oaxaca, Mexico and the distinguished process of Mezcal distillation and production. Presented by Del Maguey, Bartist Orlando and Reyes Mezcaleria. To purchase tickets, click here.
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  • District 5 Community Meeting: Vision Zero Orlando

    Attend District 5 community meeting on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 6 to 7 p.m.
    Topics to be discussed include:Vision Zero Program and Goals
    Why Orlando
    District ConcernsProvide feedback on:Transportation Safety Issues
    Areas of Concern
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  • 3rd Annual Halloween Horror on Church Street

    District 5 Commissioner Regina I. Hill  and Drop D. No Limits Foundation presents the 3rd Annual Halloween Horror on Church Street Saturday, October 27, 2018. Enjoy a day filled with music, hot-dog eating contest, a costume contest and more. For more information, contact Dropd.Williams@gmail.com.
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  • From the President & CEO George Aguel: Signs Point to Another Record Year for Tourism

    Last issue, I noted that 2018 -- despite fourth-quarter projections that signal a small dip in hotel demand and international travel -- will likely go down as another record year for our tourism industry.To illustrate, here are a few areas where we're seeing the most success.
    • In the lodging sector, the average daily room rate ($127.62) is at an all-time high, and hotel occupancy (78.8 percent) continues to be well above state and national averages.
    • Year to date, revenue from Orange
  • From Research: Busy Fourth Quarter at the Convention Center

    The Orange County Convention Center is set to end the year with a strong fourth quarter, as approximately a quarter-million people (nearly 5 percent more than Q4 2017) are expected to attend a convention or tradeshow. That would bring the annual total to more than 1.2 million - among the top three years for attendance in OCCC's history.
  • Visit Orlando Updates: October 19

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    Aguel Speaks on Tourism and Destination Events
    Visit Orlando President & CEO George Aguel spoke to 100 business and community leaders Oct. 5 about the intersection of tourism and events that draw thousands of visitors to our destination. The meeting, held at Drive Shack Orlando, was sponsored by the American Diabetes Association in advance of its annual Tour de Cure bicycling fundraiser in March. Joining Aguel as speakers were (L to R): Corey Munoz, KPMG; Leslie Hielema, GuideWell;
  • Lunch + Learn: Grow Your Business

    Join the Downtown Orlando Partnership for this exciting panel discussion around how to grow your business in Downtown Orlando! The event will feature networking, buffet meal and insights into how your company can identify incentives, funding, space and talent.
    To purchase tickets, click here.
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  • What to Expect From Infinity Falls at SeaWorld Orlando

    Get ready for a wild — and wet — ride at SeaWorld Orlando's all-new Infinity Falls.By Nate SheltonOn Oct. 4, SeaWorld® Orlando launched one of its most immersive adventures yet with the grand opening of its newest thrill ride: Infinity Falls. Now that the attractions experts at Visit Orlando have had the chance to experience it for themselves, here's our guide to the wild raft adventure that sends you careening through a rainforest utopia — and the world's tallest waterfall
  • 2018 in Review: What’s New in Orlando

    A look at the attractions, restaurants and other new reasons to visit Orlando that debuted in 2018.
    By Nate SheltonNo doubt about it: Orlando had a stellar 2018! Between fresh reasons to visit our theme parks, new standalone attractions, and the premiere of more fantastic dining, nightlife and accommodations, it's been an unforgettable year.If you weren't one of the millions who experienced our latest thrills, all the more reason to visit soon. From the tourism district to downtown, here's your
  • Orlando Networking Event (Holiday Edition) at Lion’s Pride Orlando (Ticket Purchase Required)

    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.
    We strive to combine elements of all the networking events that are out there. Held Only on the second Tuesday of every other month, we ensure a gathering of 200+ outgoing enthu
  • Cherry Bomb Burlesque

    Cherry Bomb is an American Neo-Burlesque all female show that bridges sensuality and artistry. A genre of variety show… A blend of satire, performance art, and adult entertainment featuring striptease and broad comedy acts. Though based on the traditional Burlesque Art, the new form encompasses a wider range of performance styles. Sure we have pretty girls and sexy dance numbers, but it is about bringing people to their knees through the inner power of what we call “The Cherry Bomb
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  • Corona Electric Beach Road To EDC Orlando ft. Tiga

    Experience all the fun in the sun with Corona Electric Beach featuring world-renowned DJs. Traveling across the US and partnering with festival pioneers, Corona Electric Beach is where “beats meet the beach.” For more information, click here.
    TIGAIn his illustrious career, Tiga has remixed LCD Soundsystem, Depeche Mode, Coldcut, The XX and Moby, among many others. He has used his Turbo label to break new acts like Duke Dumont, Chromeo, Gesaffelstein, and Boyz Noize. In addition, he h
  • An Empowering Night of Laughter

    Join us at The Abbey on Thursday, January 24, 2019 (6pm – 10pm) for an Empowering Night of Laughter – an “unprofessional” stand-up comedy experience – empowering women from all walks of life by inviting them to take center stage, be fearless and get out of their comfort zones. All seating reserved in advance – tickets are $30. For more information, click here.
     
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  • ‘Surroundings’ Tour with Artists

    Join us for an artists-led tour of the ‘SURROUNDINGS’ exhibition at Snap! Downtown, Sunday, October 14, 11 AM until 2 PM. Photographers Jacob Bailes, Lauren Mitchelland James Hand discuss their work, while sharing insightful stories about their images.  Enjoy the brunch hour with fine wine by Wine & Corks, tea sandwiches by The Tea Room Experience, and homemade ice cream by The Greenery Creamery.
    Galleries OG1, and OG 2 featuring the Florida 201
  • Handel’s Messiah 2018

    Messiah Choral Society presents Handel’s Messiah on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at the Bob Carr Theater. Admission is free. You can help feed the hungry during the holidays by bringing nonperishable canned/packaged food to the performance. For more information, click here.
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  • Songs of the Season 2018

    To celebrate the spirit of the season, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Full Sail University and Rollins College come together to present Songs of the Season, a free holiday concert. The community is invited to Dr. Phillips Center’s Seneff Arts Plaza to share in an evening of song, dance, and entertainment including a chance to sing along with holiday favorites like Jingle Bells and Silent Night.
    Utilizing the state-of-the-art music production capabilities of Full Sail Uni
  • The More Q Than A Film Series Presents A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

    Experience a blend of off the beaten path cinema, unsung classics, and contemporary and first run features on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. The next film being featured is, “A Girl Walk Home Alone at Night.” The film is about an Iranian ghost town and its townspeople are unaware that they are being stalked by a lonely vampire. For more information about the event, click here.
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  • The In Between Series Presents The Alterity Chamber Orchestra

    The Alterity Chamber Orchestra Orlando’s premiere ensemble of contemporary classical and experimental musicians launches their 2018-19 season at the In Between Series, the Downtown Arts District’s signature music series. Join Alterity for a program of music by living composers, improvisations, and musical experimentation. Join us in your Halloween costume for a chance to win a pair of season tickets ($200 value) for Alterity’s 2018-19 season. For more information, click he
  • 6th Annual Violectric Holiday Show

    Violectric adds a holiday twist to their classic and modern rock repertoire by mashing it up with classic holiday songs. Family and pet friendly, this free concert is sponsored by the City of Orlando Department of Families, Parks & Recreation.
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  • Orlando Magics vs Sacramento Kings

    The Orlando Magic return to Amway Center for the 2018-19 season with a young, talented core of players, led by head coach Steve Clifford. To purchase tickets, click here.
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  • Orlando Magic vs. Portland Trailblazers

    The Orlando Magic return to Amway Center for the 2018-19 season with a young, talented core of players, led by head coach Steve Clifford. To purchase tickets, click here.
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  • Orlando Magics vs Miami Heat

    The Orlando Magic return to Amway Center for the 2018-19 season with a young, talented core of players, led by head coach Steve Clifford. To purchase tickets, click here.
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  • Chayanne

    After more than two years out of the spotlight, renowned international singer, Chayanne®, returns to the stage with his new tour, Desde El Alma. Produced by Cardenas Marketing Network, Inc. (CMN), the tour debuts in the United States, kicking off on August 23, and will visit 15 cities. To purchase tickets, click here.
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  • Celebre unas festividades mágicas en Orlando

    Haga que sus fiestas brillen más que nunca con celebraciones únicas en Orlando.Por Nate SheltonDe inolvidables festejos en nuestros famosos parques temáticos a celebraciones en toda el área, no hay mejor lugar para la época de festividades que Orlando. He aquí una muestra de la alegría que tenemos planeada para 2018. ¡Prepárese para celebrar con nosotros!Celebraciones festivas en los parques temáticos de OrlandoHasta el drag&oa
  • Celebre o fim de ano com a magia de Orlando

    Aproveite suas férias mais do que nunca com as celebrações exclusivas de fim de ano de Orlando.Por Nate SheltonDas festas inesquecíveis nos parques temáticos mundialmente famosos, às celebrações divertidíssimas pela cidade toda, as festas de fim de ano em Orlando são incomparáveis. Abaixo, você pode conferir algumas atrações que recomendamos para 2018. Comece a se planejar agora para não perde
  • Orlando State of the Market

    Attend a day of learning. At this event you will learn about the future of CRE, breakthroughs in public transit and the hottest new projects happening in Orlando. To purchase tickets, click here.
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  • New Kids On The Block| The MixTape Tour

    The MixTape Tour visits Orlando’s Amway Center on Saturday, July 13, 2019. For more information, click here.
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  • ¡Las mujeres heroicas se apoderan de Orlando!

    Estasosadas mujeres protagonizan muchas de las historias más emocionantes en lasatracciones y parques de Orlando.Por Nate SheltonOrlando es el hogar de poderosos superhéroes... ¡pero loshombres no monopolizan el heroísmo! Hay mujeres legendarias estelarizandoincontables aventuras en los parques temáticos y atracciones de la región,trayendo magia y empoderamiento a mujeres y niñas, además de inolvidablesoportunidades para conocerlas de cerca.
  • From President & CEO George Aguel: Forecasting Demand as We Close Out 2018

    Even though we're in the early days of fall, it's never too early to look at anticipated demand for one of the busiest times of year: the week between Christmas and New Year's Day.
    The good news is that, from Dec 26 to Jan. 1, hotel bookings are roughly 10 percent ahead of this time last year. On the flip side, we are monitoring some indications that performance may begin to slow a bit before we reach the final week of 2018.
    For the fourth quarter, Visit Orlando's research team projects slight y

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