Weekend Happenings Sep 1 to 3

Know what's happening in and around Orlando this Labor Day weekend.


FAVO Labor Day Kickoff Party – Downtown Orlando – 5 to 9 p.m.

Celebrate the last holiday of the summer at this free, family-friendly open house of Faith Arts Village Orlando where you can tour dozens of artists’ studios, enjoy live music and nosh from food trucks in a vibrant complex that was once an abandoned motel. For more info: facebook.com/events/274857279665856

Movie Night at Leu – Leu Gardens – 6 to 10 p.m.

Enjoy an outdoor screening of Star Wars: Rogue One in the beautiful gardens. The gardens open at 6 p.m. and the movie starts at 8 p.m. Blankets or chairs are recommended. You may bring a dinner picnic basket, and alcohol is permitted. For more info: leugardens.org

Romance, Wine & Chocolate – Alafaya Branch Library – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

What's a better way to begin a date night than with romance writers and free samples of wine and chocolate. Plus, gift sets filled with books and swag will be given away. Ages 21 and up only. Registration is required. To RSVP: eventbrite.com For more info on the authors: ocls.info

Reggae Fest Orlando – Rum Jungle on IDrive – 7 p.m.

Shaggy headlines this Reggae music fest with performances also by Serani, Tanto Metro and Devonte, Shenseea, Kiprich, Nheon, Sugar Bear, K Coniel and Lady Ali. For tickets and more info: facebook.com/events/1459340460822119


Brewery Yoga – Crooked Can Brewery – 11 a.m.

Start the day off right with an hour of all-levels yoga followed by a free 16oz beer of your choice (included with $10 admission price). If you're under 21, you're still welcome to attend the class for only $5. It's BYOM only, because they have the beer! For more info: facebook.com/events/1586866864720282

Cocktails & Courture – One80 Skytop Lounge – 10 p.m.

One80 Skytop Lounge turns into Orlando's rooftop fashion destination for one night only featuring three brands and three DJ's. It's free Entry for ladies with gree champagne until 11 p.m., live art, and more. For tickets and more info: eventbrite.com


Enchanted Nature Walkabout – Mead Garden – 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Reawaken your senses to truly connect with the flowers, trees, wind, water, and other elements of nature on this guided walk. You will experience tree elevators, portals, fairy throne, faces in the trees, offering tree, Merlin's Eyes, and more, plus learn about different trees, plants and their stories. For more info: facebook.com/events/449394758792764

Pre-Labor Day Block Party – Wall St. Plaza – 3 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Get the holiday started early with all seven venues on Wall St. plus activities and games set up on the street including cornhole, beer pong, giant beer pong (a.k.a. bear pong), giant Jenga and more. For more info: facebook.com/events/678393272353242

Multi-Day Events:

Great Irish Hooley – Raglan Road Pub – Fri to Mon

This annual Labor Day weekend festival returns with lively dancing and singing to top Irish musical acts. Headliners include: Elevation, a U2 tribute act; the Lisa Canny Band; and the Gary O’Meara Band. Plus authentic step dancing, Irish food and drink, Celtic face-painting and more. For more info: thegreatirishhooley.com

Sunburst Convention of Celebrity Impersonators – The Florida Hotel & Conference Center – Fri & Sat

The public is invited to enjoy special talent showcases where celebrity impersonators will perform and entertain. Guests can get their picture taken with their favorite “celeb.” 1-4:30 p.m. For tickets and more info: sunburstconvention.com

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival – Epcot – Through Nov. 13

It's the first weekend of this annual festival. Taste the world from one location in Central Florida as dozens of international food markets pop up within this Disney theme park. Experience the art of celebrity chefs, attend culinary demonstrations, and enjoy “Eat to the Beat” concerts. It’s more than two full months of food and fun. For tickets and more info: disneyworld.disney.go.com

For a full lineup of the happenings around town this month, check out our online calendar, pick up the magazine on newsstands, subscribe, or pick up your digital copy today. Prefer to get your news in smaller bites? Sign up to receive our e-newsletter, CityScene delivered straight to your inbox.

Want to see your event listed in the Weekend Happenings? Contact Rita at rita.barnes@orlandomagazine.com with your press release or event information.

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