On The Town: June 2016

25 special events happening in the month of June.




Brothers Maks and Val Chmerkovskiy from Dancing with the Stars perform at the Dr. Phillips Center June 15 & 22.

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

ORLANDO GAY DAYS 
May 31-June 6: “Super Heroes” is the theme of this year’s festival, with special events, VIP passes, designated days at Disney theme parks, and the Miss Gay Days Pageant. Host hotel: Doubletree Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld, 10100 International Drive, Orlando. gaydays.com

PAUL MITCHELL HAIR SHOW
June 5: The House of Blues becomes the House of Hair, with new products, cuts, colors, styles, and fashions on display. 8 p.m. Disney Springs West Side, Walt Disney World. 407-934-2583. houseofblues.com

SUMMERTIME SIP, SHOP & STROLL
June 9: Spend the evening on a wine walk with hors d’oeuvres along Winter Park’s upscale Park Avenue. 5-8 p.m. winterpark.org

SANFORD’S ALIVE AFTER FIVE STREET PARTY
June 9: Central Florida’s largest recurring street party—a monthly gathering with live music, local artists, and food and beverage samples. Free. 5 p.m. 230 E. First St., Sanford. sanfordwelcomecenter.com

THORNTON PARK 2ND THURSDAY WINE + ART WALK
June 9: Artists display works for sale along the streets and inside local businesses. Free, but $15 gets you a glass and a map of more than 25 businesses offering wine tastings. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Summerlin Avenue at Washington Street. thorntonparkdistrict.com

ANNUAL HARVEST FESTIVAL
June 10-12: Enjoy blues musicians such as Old Skool and Blue Train as they bring in the grapes at Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards; a portion of the proceeds is donated to area hospice programs. Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 19239 U.S. Highway 27 North, Clermont. lakeridgewinery.com

MAKS & VAL LIVE ON TOUR: OUR WAY
June 15 & 22: Brothers Maksim and Valentin Chmerkovskiy, two of the hottest professional dancers from the hit ABC television show Dancing with the Stars, are on a summer dance tour. They combine their life story with dance numbers supported by a cast of fellow professionals. Maks and Val perform June 15 at the King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne; a week later, they bring their show to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. 445 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando. 844-513-2014. kingcenter.com and drphillips.org

3RD THURSDAY GALLERY HOP & ART WALK
June 16: You’re invited to descend on Orlando’s Downtown Arts District for an evening of celebrating all that is art. 6 p.m. CityArts Factory, 29 S. Orange Ave., Orlando. orlandoslice.com 

SEAWORLD’S SUMMER NIGHTS
June 18-Aug. 7: Nightly festivities in the theme park include a high-energy Shamu show, concerts, and late-night rollercoaster rides. Included with regular park admission. seaworldparks.com 

ORLANDO BOOK FESTIVAL
June 18: Daylong celebration of books at the Orlando Public Library; book signings, panel discussions, writing workshops, and a keynote address from The New York Times bestselling novelist Chuck Windig—also a screenwriter and game designer. 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Free. 101 E. Central Blvd., Orlando. ocls.info/programs/obf

SANFORD ART WALK
June 18: Explore galleries and art spaces along historic downtown Sanford’s First Street between Magnolia and Sanford avenues. Discover this river town’s culture and nightlife, food and art each third Saturday of the month. 6-9 p.m. sanfordartwalk.com, sanfordwelcomecenter.com

LEU GARDENS CELEBRATES DADS
June 19: Explore 50 acres of botanical gardens with your dad—with free Father Day’s admission for that special guy. 1920 N. Forest Ave., Orlando. leugardens.org

CARIBBEAN AMERICAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL
June 26: Caribbean food, music, and arts and crafts help bring Caribbean American Heritage Month to a spicy close. Orlando Fashion Square Mall, 3201 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando. Free. Noon-8 p.m. cahmfestival.com 


WORLD OF GOOD

June Fundraisers

6/1
WHAT’S YOUR STORY?, benefits Timucua Arts Foundation, which brings live music and art to the local community. The Abbey, Orlando. orlandostoryclub.com

6/3-4
WINE QUEST, benefits Quest Inc., which assists people with disabilities. Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Orlando. questinc.org

6/4
FLORIDA MIRACLE CITYWIDE DANCE MARATHON, benefits Greater Orlando Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. gocmn.org/events/florida-miracle-dance-marathon

MAKE ’M SMILE FESTIVAL, benefits Nathaniel’s Hope, which helps special-needs children. Lake Eola Park, Orlando. nathanielshope.org

JEANS AND JEWELS ON SAFARI, benefits Friends of the Orlando Philharmonic. Winter Park Garden Club, Winter Park. friendsorlandophil.org

6/5
GOURMET SOIREE, benefits Florida Hospital Foundation’s Fit initiative. Rosen Shingle Creek. floridahospital.com/gourmetsoiree

6/12
CHARITY CHALLENGE XXXI, benefits several local charities. Teams compete in sporting events.  Citrus Bowl, Orlando. charitychallengeinc.org

6/15
FATHER OF THE YEAR AWARDS, benefits the American Diabetes Association. Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Resort, Orlando. main.diabetes.org/site/TR/fatheroftheyear

6/17-18
MASCOT GAMES, benefits New Hope for Kids. Amway Center, Orlando. mascotgames.org

6/20
THE LONGEST DAY, benefits the Alzheimer’s Association. Create a fundraising experience with your friends, from sunrise to sunset. act.alz.org

6/21
DAY OF ACTION, benefits Heart of Florida United Way with a one-day blitz of volunteers helping at partner agencies. hfuw.org

6/25
ARTS FOR CARTS, benefits LoveyLoaves Sanctuary for special-needs dogs. Harry P. Leu Gardens, Orlando. loveyloaves.org/arts-for-carts.html

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