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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Orlando Beer Festival returns to Festival Park this November

Posted By on Tue, Oct 26, 2021 at 4:02 PM

Having a few beers outside was one of the few joys left when the world went into lockdown. Now that the COVID-19 outlook is a bit less terrible and vaccination numbers continue to rise, we're bringing back the opportunity to have a beer in the park with 3,000 of...

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Comedian Tig Notaro wants to say 'Hello Again' to Orlando in 2022

Posted By on Tue, Oct 26, 2021 at 1:25 PM

Comedian Tig Notaro is ready to say 'Hello Again" to Orlando, with a live performance scheduled for early 2022. Notaro announced her three-month "Hello Again" trek this week. The tour kicks off in January in Pittsburgh and finally winds its way down into Florida for three shows in February. Notaro...

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Florida Dragstrip Riot 5 brings muscle cars to Orlando Speed World this weekend

Posted By on Tue, Oct 26, 2021 at 12:37 PM

It's a generally accepted truism that things feel worse all the time. The last year or so has done little to dispel the idea that the trajectory of the world in general is pointing down. But that doesn't mean we can't stave it off with some good, old fashioned...

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Friday, October 22, 2021

The future of SeaWorld water parks is on display at Orlando's Aquatica

Posted By on Fri, Oct 22, 2021 at 1:49 PM

SeaWorld has doubled down on its commitment to its water parks with new attractions confirmed for every single water park company-wide. From Adventure Island in Tampa to Water County USA in Virginia, SeaWorld’s chain of water parks will be filled with new attractions and enhancements come next year. The...

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Florida Jerk Festival brings Caribbean music, food to Lake Lorna Doone Park on Sunday

Posted By on Fri, Oct 22, 2021 at 11:09 AM

Though they took a few years off, reports of the Florida Jerk Festival's death were an exaggeration. The Caribbean celebration returns to Lake Lorna Doone Park this Sunday (October 24) with a healthy slate of food and music. On the music front, the fest will be a cross-section of...

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Thursday, October 21, 2021

Florida Cannabis Festival returns to Mount Dora in November

Posted By on Thu, Oct 21, 2021 at 11:28 AM

Mount Dora is about to get conspicuously mellow once again as the Florida Cannabis Festival returns in early November. For a second year, Renninger's Twin Markets will be host to the Festival, assembling a small army of vendors, along food options, live music and cannabis advocacy. Currently, there are...

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Legoland announces plans to reopen one of Cypress Gardens' most historic attractions

Posted By on Thu, Oct 21, 2021 at 11:23 AM

While Disney World's 50th anniversary celebration lacks nearly any reference to those intervening fifty years, Legoland Florida's tenth-anniversary celebration includes many nods to the past, including historic attractions that predate the park in its current location. Legoland shared that they plan to bring boat rides back to the gardens'...

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Universal's CityWalk might be adding 'Saturday Night Live' lounge, beer hall

Posted By on Thu, Oct 21, 2021 at 11:14 AM

Universal's CityWalk has gone through an upheaval in the last few years, with nearly every tenant being replaced or updated. Now, we’re learning what’s next for this multi-year evolution to Universal Orlando’s shopping and entertainment district. In 2017, Universal surveyed guests on a variety of potential updates to CityWalk....

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Thornton Park's big Halloween Block Party returning this month

Posted By on Wed, Oct 20, 2021 at 12:43 PM

Thornton Park's big Halloween Block Party bash is coming back this year for an 8th go-around. On Saturday, Oct. 30, a stretch of Washington Street in the Thornton Park District near downtown Orlando will shut down to cars but open up to a massive monster mash. The evening features DJ...

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Central Florida Veg Fest returns to Orlando's Festival Park this very weekend

Posted By on Tue, Oct 19, 2021 at 11:26 AM

For the herbivorous and plant-curious, this weekend will be a godsend. The Central Florida Veg Fest returns in full bloom to Festival Park. On Saturday, Oct., 23, starting at 10 a.m., Festival Park in the Milk District will be abuzz with activity from the "largest vegan festival in the...

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