Weekend Happenings: August 7 to 9

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

Looking for family fun, a date night, or a night out on the town with your closest friends? We've got the lineup of what's happening in and around town this weekend to help you get started.


Super Hero 6th Birthday Party – Amaya Papaya – 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Voted Best Indoor Playground by Orlando magazine readers, Amaya Papaya celebrates 6 years of business with this superhero themed Baby Boogie Bash. For more info: amayapapaya.com/baby-boogie-bash

King Conquer – BackBooth – 6:30 PM

Shake off the week with some live music and drinks with friends. For more info: backbooth.com

DRIP – International Drive – 8:00 PM 

Why not do something different this weekend? Head to DRIP for an explosion of color, live music, and fun! For more info: ilovedrip.com

Friday & Saturday:

U.S. Continental Pageant – Garden Theatre – 7:00 PM

Developed to recognize modern women for their strengths and accomplishments. For more info: gardentheatre.org


Back to School Bash – Oviedo Mall – 9:00 AM

A fun day of face painting, activities, and a chance to win school supplies for the upcoming year. For more info: www.o2bkids.com

Taste of the Nation – Orlando World Center Marriott – 6:45 PM to 10:00 PM

44 of the area's best chefs come together for this annual event to raise awareness and funds so that no child across the country goes hungry. FOr more info: ce.strength.org/orlando

​Pj's & A Movie – The Abbey  – 8:30 PM

It's the ultimate PJ party while watching the 1980's classic, Footloose. For more info: abbeyorlando.com


FilmSlam – Enzian – 1:00 PM

Experience the best local indie film showcase with lunch or maybe a mimosa, and vote for each month’s winner. For more info: enzian.org/film/filmslam-15

Saturday & Sunday:

Orlando Nerd Fest – Orlando Science Center – 10:00 AM – 1:00 AM (Sat) & 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM (Sun)

Celebrate nerd music and culture with special musical guests, over 50 vendors stationed throughout the museum, and a 21 and up lounge after 6:00 PM. For more info: osc.org

All Weekend:

Seaworld Summer Nights – Seaworld – Park Hours

Celebrate summer by experiencing SeaWorld in the hours after sunset, with a new Shamu “Light Up The Night” show and coaster rides under the stars. This is the last weekend, so take advantage now! For more info: seaworldparks.com

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