Weekend Happenings: November 13 to 15

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


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 to showcase the work of regional artists displayed at several walking-distance venues. For more info: mountdoracenterforthearts.org

Get Your Jazz On – Alfond Inn – 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Enjoy the sounds of jazz on the lawn and relax with a glass of wine while the chef fires up his Caja box for his award winning roasted pig. For more info: thealfondinn.com

Last Comic Standing – The Plaza Live – 7:00 PM

The finalists for the Emmy Award winning NBC comedic hit perform live here in Orlando. For more info: plazaliveorlando.com


Orlando Veterans Day Parade – Downtown – 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Hosted by Mayor Buddy Dyer and the mayor’s Veterans Advisory Council, the parade includes several local veterans’ organizations, active military, bands, and floats honoring veterans. For more info: cityoforlando.net

Orlando Beer Festival – Festival Park – 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Sample craft and premium beers from local breweries and around the world.  Plus, wine tasting, interactive games, tasty eats and live music keep the party going all afternoon. Must be 21 or older to enter. For more info: orlandobeerfestival.com

Music on Mills Festival – Mills 50 District – 4:30 PM to 2:00 AM

This 2nd annual event celebrates Orlando’s array of musical talent with live performances at five locations along Mills Avenue. An area for local artists and vendors will be available, plus a food-truck court. For more info: willspub.org/calendar


Concours d'Elegance – Winter Park – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

More than 150 of the finest collector automobiles in the world will grace the fairways of the Winter Park Country Club, with gourmet cuisine and premier beverages available throughout the golf course. For more info: winterparkconcours.com

All Weekend:

Art Under the Stars – Maitland – Times Vary

Lake Lily Park is the backdrop for this annual boutique art festival. Friday 6-10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., with continuous live entertainment by Performing Arts of Maitland. For more info: maitlandrotaryartfestival.com

Wreath Display and Auction – Leu Gardens – Business Hours

One-of-a-kind wreaths from some of Florida’s top artists, interior designers and horticulturalists. A wreath silent auction begins Nov. 20 and ends Dec. 3 at 7 p.m., using an online-bidding system at 32auctions.com/leugardens; winners will be notified by email. For more info: leugardens.org

Festival of Trees – Orlando Museum of Art – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

One of Orlando’s seasonal traditions, the festival’s designer-decorated trees are accompanied by wreaths, gingerbread houses, vignettes and table displays—some are available for purchase. For more info: omart.org

Holiday Open House at the Winery – Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Fri & Sat) 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Sun)

Start the holiday season with hot mulled wine and lots of specials in the wine shop. Other highlights include works by local artisans, musical performances, wine tastings and tours. For more info:  lakeridgewinery.com

Light Up UCF – CFE Arena – Times Vary

“Fifty Nights of Music, Lights and Ice,” this event celebrates the holiday season with an outdoor ice rink, rides, movies and light shows outside the CFE Arena on the University of Central Florida campus. For more info: lightupucf.com

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