Events On The Town: June 2019
14 Special Events and 8 fundraisers happening in the month of June.
ONE MAGICAL WEEKEND FESTIVAL
May 31-June 3: Formerly known as Orlando Gay Days, this festival kicks off June Pride Month with international DJs, daytime pool parties, and nightly events happening in and around the Walt Disney World parks. OMW headquarters can be found at the host hotel, the Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort, 12205 S. Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando.
EPCOT’S INTERNATIONAL FLOWER & GARDEN FESTIVAL
Through June 3: Take in enchanting topiaries and gather gardening tips while sampling seasonal foods from the outdoor kitchens placed throughout this Disney World theme park’s World Showcase. Enjoy live music while picking up outdoor-living advice you can use at home.
SEAWORLD ELECTRIC OCEAN
Through Sept. 1: As the sun sets on select nights, the park comes alive with exciting nighttime shows and electrifying music. Guests are immersed in a sea of wonder that ends in a fireworks finale. Included with theme park admission. SeaWorld Orlando, 7007 Sea World Drive, Orlando.
2019 APPLAUSE AWARDS SHOWCASE
June 1: Hosted by the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and modeled after the Tony Awards, this showcase celebrates the achievements of Orlando-area high school teachers and students involved in musical theater and features performances from participating high schools, plus an awards ceremony. 7:30 p.m. 445 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando. 844-513-2014.
EATONVILLE CRAFTS & CULTURE MARKET
June 2: Experience the history, heritage and culture that is the historic Town of Eatonville with storytellers, performers, reenactments, local merchants and more. Free. 1-5 p.m. 100 E. Kennedy Blvd., Eatonville. eatonvillechf.com
FESTIVAL OF THE SEA
June 8: This festival features multiple seafood vendors, a beer-and-wine garden, arts and crafts, and a children’s play area. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Orlando Festival Park, 2911 E. Robinson St., Orlando.
SUMMER GRAPE STOMP
June 8-9: Enjoy live music as the grapes are brought in for stomping at Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards. A portion of the proceeds from this event is donated to Greater Clermont Cancer Foundation. Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards, 19239 N. U.S. Highway 27, Clermont.
VETERANS FLORIDA EXPO
June 15: Career fair for veterans and active duty members featuring workshops, keynote speakers, networking opportunities and a Shark Tank-style “Battle of the Pitches,” with graduates of the Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program competing for funding. 8 a.m. Hilton Orlando, 6001 Destination Pkwy, Orlando. facebook.com/veteransflorida
WORLD BEAUTY SPECTACULAR
June 15: Some of the world’s top fitness and fashion models take to the stage. 5 p.m.
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando. 844-513-2014.
CRUZ ’N CAR SHOW
June 15: Approximately 275 vehicles of all makes and models park along Plant Street in downtown Winter Garden with WJBJ Cruisin’ with the Classics providing entertainment. Free. 4-8 p.m.
LEU GARDENS CELEBRATES DADS
June 16: Explore 50 acres of botanical gardens with free admission for all fathers on their day. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 1920 N. Forest Ave., Orlando.
FLORIDA FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
June 20-23: The first act of six never-before-produced musical works are read and sung concert-style, without staging, by casts of professional actors and musicians. Winter Park Playhouse, 711 N. Orange Ave., Suite C, Winter Park. 407-645-0145.
June 21-22: Approximately 30 mascots from professional sports teams compete in zany games. Proceeds benefit the local charity New Hope for Kids. Friday 12:30 p.m., Saturday 2 p.m. Amway Center, 400 W. Church St., Orlando. 407-440-7000, 800-745-3000.
PECHAKUCHA NIGHT ORLANDO V26
June 29: Drawing its name from the Japanese term for “chitchat,” this night of learning rests on a simple idea—20 images in 20 seconds—keeping the presentations concise and moving rapidly. 6 p.m. Dr. Philips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando.
World of Good
MAKE ’M SMILE FESTIVAL, benefits Nathaniel’s Hope, which helps special-needs children and their families. Lake Eola Park, Orlando. nathanielshope.org
COMMUNITY RAINBOW RUN AND COMMUNITY FESTIVAL, benefits onePULSE Foundation. Wadeview Park, Orlando. communityrainbowrun.com
NEXT STEP ORLANDO GOLF BENEFIT, raises funds for the local Next Step paralysis recovery and fitness center. Red Tail Golf Club, Sorrento. nextsteporlando.org
CELEBRATING INDEPENDENCE, benefits the Center for Independent Living, which provides accessibility options for people with disabilities. The Alfond Inn, Winter Park. 407-623-1070, ext. 5534. cilorlando.org
MASCOT GAMES, benefits New Hope for Kids. Amway Center, Orlando. mascotgames.org
FATHER OF THE YEAR AWARDS, benefits the American Diabetes Association. Fathers receiving recognition: Dr. Kevin Accola of Advent Health/CVS Group; Ed Haddock, co-chairman and CEO of Full Sail University; and Tony Massey, president of Massey Services, Inc. Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Universal Resort Orlando. diabetes.org
ROBO MUD RUN, benefits We Dare to Care Foundation, which helps St. Cloud police officers, firefighters and other city employees in need. Peghorn Park Nature Trail and Wildlife Habitat, St. Cloud. robomudrun.com