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Orlando Black Friday Shopping Tips

Shopping on Black Friday is less retail therapy, more grueling sport. Orlando’s many boutiques, big box stores, and designer outlets offer excellent deals but only if you know where to find them. To make the most of your Black Friday in Orlando, check out these shopping tips. 1.      Make a Plan By nature, Black Friday is a bit chaotic. If you’re going to join the throngs of post-Thanksgiving deal-seekers, you’ll need a plan. In the days leading up to Black Friday, comb through advertisements to sniff out the best deals. It’s also smart to know store hours as well as travel times between stores so you can plan your shopping trips in a way that makes sense for you. 2.      […]

Disney in Concert: The Nightmare Before Christmas

As the home of many spectacular performances and presentations, the Dr. Phillips Center is used to classics coming through its halls. This autumn, another classic is coming to Orlando as Disney in Concert: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas arrives at the theater on Friday, October 18. Based on director Tim Burton’s movie of the same name, this musical journey is an unforgettable experience that has been extremely popular at every stop it has made. It is a Halloween event you won’t want to miss. A Timeless Story This event retells the story of The Nightmare Before Christmas, created by Tim Burton. The cult classic tale follows the character of Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town as he […]

Orlando International Dragon Boat Festival & Asian Cultural Expo

As GWN Dragon Boat’s largest event in the country, the Orlando International Dragon Boat Festival is an excellent way for rowers and Asian culture enthusiasts alike to enjoy a day of food, fun, and racing. On October 19, over 70 Dragon Boat racing teams will gather at Bill Frederick Park to compete for a chance to win first place and a free entry to the 2020 Orlando International Dragon Boat Festival. What is Dragon Boat Racing? Although dragon boats have been around for over 2000 years, racing these watercrafts didn’t become a sport until 1976 in Hong Kong. Typical dragon boats consist of 22 members: 20 rowers, one steerer at the rear of the boat, and one drummer at the […]

Biketoberfest® 2019

The full-throttle annual event Biketoberfest brings over 125,000 motorcycle enthusiasts to Central Florida for a weekend full of celebration of the two-wheeled lifestyle. 2019 marks the 27th year of the festival, featuring events like motorcycle racing, organized scenic rides, and live music at various bars and restaurants around the Daytona Beach area. Top Rides at Biketoberfest® 2019 There are a handful of organized trips planned over the four day festival, taking riders up and down the Atlantic coast for rides with breathtaking views and attractions. These rides take off from the Daytona Beach area and return to the same spots. Pan and track your rides with this handy app: https://www.rever.co/. Street Festival Ride – to Main Street Daytona Beach and […]

Southern Women’s Show Orlando

Need a ladies getaway? We’ve got the perfect event for you! From September 26 – 29, Orlando is hosting the 2019 Southern Women’s Show at the Orange County Convention Center. This an annual event celebrates the latest fashions, jewelry, health, and beauty trends. You, your girlfriends, your sisters, your mom, and even your grandma will enjoy a relaxing ladies weekend shopping hundreds of local vendors and shops. Shopping Vendors There are over 400 exhibits available at the Southern Women’s Show that offer samples, coupons, and even a chance to win free products and services. Exhibitors represent a broad range of categories, including beauty, fashion, food + beverage, entertainment, and wellness. Here is short list of some anticipated vendors from popular […]

DIY Restaurant Tour of International Drive

When it comes to dining, International Drive is a foodie’s paradise. This 11.1 mile road boasts over 100 restaurants that showcase cuisine from around the world. With so many places to try, it can be hard to chart which ones to should include on your culinary tour, especially if you only have a day to explore the area. This DIY Orlando restaurant tour is fully customizable to your tastes and is a great way to visit several of the best I-Drive restaurants in one day. Visit all the eateries on Route A or B, or pick and choose from each. Route A contains more American cuisine choices with bursts of worldly flavors. Route B has a strong Latin cuisine base […]

The Ranch Rodeo & Cowboy Heritage Festival

Saddle up your horses, because the Annual Ranch Rodeo & Cowboy Heritage Festival is coming your way. From September 27-28, Kissimmee is hosting the Florida Cattlemen Association’s annual fundraiser to celebrate Florida’s rich ranching culture. The event takes place at the Silver Spurs Arena in Osceola Heritage Park. All proceeds raised from the event support local farmers, ranchers, and Florida’s cattle heritage. Tickets are $10 and children under 10 years old get in for free. Strap in for fun-filled, family-friendly weekend: The Wild Statewide Ranch Rodeo Finals Competition Cattlemen and cattlewomen working across regions compete for the title of Florida’s Best Ranch Rodeo Team. Only the top sixteen qualifying teams earn the right to compete in the prestigious Statewide Ranch […]

September Amway Shows: Trevor Noah, Alan Jackson, Disturbed

This September, the Amway Arena is bringing some big names to the city. From Trevor Noah’s clever comedy to the mega-hit country tunes of Alan Jackson and the hard rock legends, Disturbed, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Trevor Noah Need a laugh? Look no further than Trevor Noah’s stand-up comedy tour, Loud and Clear. Noah is a well-known comedian, writer, producer, actor, television host, and political commentator. He is mostly known as the host of The Daily Show, an American satirical news program, as well as for his New York Times bestseller Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood and his 2017 Netflix comedy special, Afraid of the Dark. His first arena performance in Orlando takes […]

Florida Kids and Family Expo

Coming to the Orange County Convention Center from August 17–18, the 2019 Florida Kids and Family Expo is the year’s biggest event in family fun. Made for children of all ages, this expo brings together the best family-friendly exhibits, shows, and activities in Central Florida. Here are just a few things that your family can expect to find at the Florida Kids and Family Expo. Unlimited Entertainment The Florida Kids and Family Expo combines entertainment that your family knows and loves with experiences that they’ve never had before. If you’re looking to amaze your loved ones with a showstopping presentation, bring them by some of the performance booths to get an up-close look at aerial acts, magic shows, and live […]

Attend the Inaugural Lakeridge Winery’s Wine & Cheese Festival

If you’ve visited Orlando before, you know that Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards dominates the Central Florida festival scene. In fact, you may be familiar with some of their events such as Summer Grape Stomps and seasonal music series. It seems as if they have something going on every month. This September, they add yet another festival to their lineup: the inaugural Lakeridge Winery’s Wine & Cheese Festival. The festivities take place September 14 and 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults. Children 12 and under are free. Festival Entertainment The main attraction at the festival is the Wine & Cheese Bar, open from noon to […]

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