Weekend Happenings: August 14 to 16

Find the best events in and around Orlando for the weekend.

The weekend is here again, and for some it's their last for the summer before they head back to school. Make it one to remember.


Food Truck Crazy – Downtown Winter Haven – 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Every 2nd Friday of the month you'll find the food trucks at the Vintage Market in downtown Winter Haven. For more info: foodtruckcrazy.com

2nd Friday Art Stroll – Mount Dora – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

A festive evening of art, music and hors d’oeuvres in downtown Mount Dora that showcases the work of regional artists with displays at several walking-distance venues. For more info: mountdoracenterforthearts.org


Back to School Event – Seminole Towne Centre – 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Enjoy free face painting, balloon giveaways, prizes, and more child entertainment while taking advantage of tax-free shopping for back-to-school. For more info: mycentralfloridafamily.com

Functionally Literate – The Gallery At Avalon Island – 7:00 PM

Burrow Press' reading series convenes this Saturday to bring together local writers and bookworms to share their passion for the written word. For more info: functionallyliterate.org 

Art & Wine Stroll – Artegon Marketplace – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Every third Saturday, Artegon Marketplace hosts an art-and-wine stroll. Enjoy handcrafted items and art, tasty treats, and wine from Orlando’s Quantum Leap Winery, as well as live jazz music. For more info: artegonmarketplace.com

Saturday & Sunday:

Lakeridge Harvest Grape Stomp – Lakeridge Winery – 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Take a complimentary winery tour, listen to live music and stomp away in barrels of grapes. Food and drink are also available for purchase. For more info: lakeridgewinery.com

All Weekend:

Animé Festival Orlando – Wyndham Orlando Resort – Times Vary

“Tales of Orlandia: The Curse of the White Witch,” is a weekend of costumes, skits, vendors, artists, a dance party and an anime music-video contest. For more info: animefestivalorlando.com

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