On The Town: June 2015

18 special events happening in the month of June.




ORLANDO WHISKEY FEST, June 13, orlandowhiskeyfest.com

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STAR WARS WEEKENDS AT DISNEY’S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

Through June 14 May the Force be with you as you meet and greet galactic celebrities, enjoy special shows, blast off in the Starspeeder 1000 and, if you are a young Jedi, sharpen your lightsaber skills at the Academy. Fridays-Sundays only. Free with park admission. disneyworld.disney.go.com

 

ORLANDO GAY DAYS

June 2-8 A weeklong celebration of the 25th anniversary with pool parties, silent auctions, comedy shows, special days at Disney theme parks, expos, vendors, support groups, the Miss Gay Days Pageant and more. For the first time, there will be a wedding pavilion in the expo. DoubleTree Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld, 10100 International Drive, Orlando. gaydays.com

 

BALDWIN PARK 1ST FRIDAY FESTIVAL AND ART STROLL

June 5 Artists and craftsmen sell their wares, plus there’s live music, food and drink. 5:30-10 p.m. New Broad Street, downtown Baldwin Park, Orlando. baldwinparkevents.com

 

SILVER SPURS RODEO

June 5-6 An Osceola County tradition, this is the 135th rodeo, featuring bull riding, roping, wrestling, barrel racing and all those rough and tumble things that cowboys and cowgirls do. 7:30 p.m. Silver Spurs Arena, Osceola Heritage Park, 1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimmee. 321-697-3495. silverspursrodeo.com

 

THORNTON PARK 2ND THURSDAY ART AND WINE WALK

June 11 Artists display works for sale along the streets and inside local businesses. Free, but a $10 wristband (available at Olde Town Brokers) gets you a free pour of wine at various locations. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Summerlin Avenue and Washington Street. thorntonparkdistrict.com

 

SANFORD’S ALIVE AFTER FIVE STREET PARTY

June 11 Back to the Beach is the theme for this month’s recurring street party with live music, local artists, food and beverages. 5 p.m. 230 E. First St., Sanford. sanfordwelcomecenter.com

 

MOUNT DORA 2ND FRIDAY ART STROLL

June 12 This free event offers a festive evening of art, music and hors d’oeuvres designed to showcase regional artists at several walkable venues in downtown Mount Dora. 6-8 p.m. 138 E. Fifth Ave., Mount Dora. mountdoracenterforthearts.org

 

CASSELBERRY CELEBRATES ARTS AND CULTURE

June 12 Live music, food trucks and a sneak preview of the new sculpture exhibit. 6-9 p.m. City Hall and Lake Concord Park, 95 Lake Triplet Drive, Casselberry. casselberry.org

 

HARVEST FESTIVAL

June 12-14 It’s time for the annual stomping of the grapes. There are over 80 artists and crafters, and live music will help keep you stomping, in or out of the barrels. Lakeridge wine, beer, soft drinks and a variety of food are available for purchase, along with complimentary Winery tours and tastings. Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Lakeridge Winery  & Vineyards, 19239 U.S. 27 North,
Clermont. lakeridgewinery.com

 

A TWIST OF LEMMON

June 13 Chris Lemmon, as his father actor Jack Lemmon, performs a father/son story from the Golden Age of Hollywood. 7 p.m. Mount Dora Community Center Building, 520 N. Baker St., Mount Dora. mountdora.com

 

ORLANDO WHISKEY FEST

June 13 This premiere tasting event allows guests to sample more than 50 whiskey brands and interact with industry pros. Gourment menu selections will be available from Winter Park restaurants; there will also be live entertainment, a cigar vendor and an outdoor lounge. All tickets must be purchased in advance, online. 7 p.m., VIP admission begins at 5:30 p.m. The last pour is at 10 p.m. Mercedes Benz of Orlando, 810 N. Orlando Ave., Maitland. orlandowhiskeyfest.com

 

3RD THURSDAY GALLERY HOP & ART WALK

June 18 Visitors converge on the core of Orlando’s Downtown Arts District to celebrate art. 6 p.m. City Arts Factory, 29 S. Orange Ave., Orlando. orlandoslice.com

 

ART & WINE STROLL AT THE VILLAGE AT ARTEGON

June 20 Every 3rd Saturday Artegon Marketplace holds an art and wine stroll from 6-8 p.m. Enjoy hand-crafted items and art, wine from Orlando’s Quantum Leap Winery, and live jazz. Free. 5250 International Drive, Orlando. 407-351-7718. artegonmarketplace.com

 

CARIBBEAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH FESTIVAL

June 20 Come down to Lake Eola and feast on the food, music, arts and dance of the Caribbean. Noon-8 p.m. Lake Eola Park, 195 N. Rosalind Ave., Orlando, 407-810-6435. cahmfestival.com

 

REINVENTING RADIO: AN EVENING WITH IRA GLASS

June 20 The creator of the public radio show “This American Life” talks about his program and how it’s put together—what makes a compelling story and where they find them. Glass mixes stories from the show, live onstage, combining his narration with pre-taped quotes and music, re-creating the sound of the show as the audience watches. 8 p.m. Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando. 407-839-0119. drphillipscenter.org

 

SEAWORLD SUMMER NIGHTS

June 20-Aug. 9 Experience one of the best places to be when the sun sets over SeaWorld. Celebrate summer with nighttime shows, a new Shamu “Light Up The Night” show and ride coasters under the stars. Open until 10 p.m. Free with park admission. seaworldparks.com

 

SANFORD ART WALK

June 26 Explore galleries and art spaces in and around First Street between Magnolia and Sanford avenues. Discover this river town’s culture and nightlife, food and art. 6-9 p.m. sanfordartwalk.com, sanfordwelcomecenter.com

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