Summer is in full swing in Orlando and there is plenty to see and do! We know when you think of Orlando, Disney is typically the first thing to come to mind. With lots of local happenings, we wanted to take a moment to share with you some popular summer events we are looking forward to. Some are featured favorites at Disney theme parks and others explore the vibrant town of Orlando and its surroundings.
EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. The ultimate way to experience tastes around the globe, all in one day! The Festival features one of a kind special events, knowledgeable food and beverage demonstrations, celebrity Chefs and much more. Take a stop in one or visit all of the six participating continents. Visit The Alps and enjoy the ever popular raclette cheese, stop by China for a delicate, yet delicious bao bun, or stick to the sweets and have the passionfruit cheese cake in Hawaii. You can’t go wrong with any of your choices and the possibilities are endless. One this is for sure though – be sure to come hungry! Beginning July 15th and running through November 20th, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to let your take buds travel.
Disney After Hours Boo Bash. Another beloved Disney event is beginning August 10th. Located in Magic Kingdom, this spooky event features frightfully fun fall and Halloween themed events, plenty of character sightings, trick or treating and more! While it may not be fall just yet, late summer is the perfect time to take advantage of this favorited event. As Magic Kingdom closes for the day, ticket holders can re-enter after hours for this special event. With the park closed and the heat of the day cooling down, it is the perfect time to take advantage of popular attractions being less crowded. Come and get in the fall spirit a little earlier this year!
Disney Springs Flavors of Florida. Another food festival? Yes please! From July 6th – August 12th, visit Disney Springs and taste the Flavors of Florida. Each dish will feature a Florida specialty, fried gator bites, anyone?! Paired with each dish will be a cocktail or favorited brew. Thirty of the many restaurants in Disney Springs will be participating. With a lot of restaurants to choose from, this Foodie Guide should help narrow it down!
Art After Dark, Lake Nona. Head to the beautiful Lake Nona Town Center in Orlando every Friday of summer. Enjoy the unique art displays, enjoy live demonstrations, music and experience special exhibitions you won’t anywhere else.
The Market at Promenade at Sunset Walk. The perfect start to your weekend! The Market is a farmer’s market that also features local artisans. Happening every Saturday morning from 10 AM to 2 PM, enjoy some local craft and specialty vendors.
After a long night at the parks or after you have had your fill of Florida (and the world!), Festiva Orlando Resort will be here from you. Come spend the summer with us. We cannot wait to see you soon!