Weekend Happenings: September 4 to 6

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

It's Labor Day weekend and there's so much happening you don't want to miss. 


First Friday Jazz Series – Thornton Park – 5:00 PM

Taste the wind and relax to the beat as you enjoy the live music and stroll the streets of Thornton Park. For more info: cityoforlando.net

Family Food Truck Night – Clermont – 5:30 PM

What's more fun for the family than food trucks, jazz music, and a car show in historic downtown Clermont? For more info: clermontdowntownpartnership.com

Comedy For A Cause: Road Less Travelled – Marine Discovery Center – 6:30 PM

International comedian and storyteller Alan Drop presents his routine and all proceeds benefit the Marine Discovery Center. For more info: eventbrite.com


Dog Day of Summer – Bok Tower Gardens – 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Leashed and friendly dogs are invited for this special day, with activities including dog health & safety information and adoptions. Dog admission is $5 each, with 50 percent of the proceeds benefiting the Humane Society of Polk County. Regular human rates apply. For more info: boktowergardens.org

Sparks Fly Labor Day Weekend – Omni Resorts Orlando at Campionsgate – 7:00 PM

Celebrate the end of summer with live entertainment, a BBQ buffet, and fireworks at 9:00 PM. For more info: omnihotels.com


Nicolas Horvath – Timucua Arts White House – 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM

This ten hour piano solo marathon concert will feature the music of Nicolas Horvath's new CD and music of other American composers as well. For more info: timucua.com

Opera in the Park – Florida Opera Theater – 2:00 PM

Award winning soprano Maria Letitia Hernandez performs al fresca. For more info: floperatheatre.org

All Weekend:

Disney On Ice – Amway Arena – Show Times Vary

As Mouse-ter of Ceremonies, Mickey will lead a parade of characters through sing-a-longs and the retelling of many favorite Disney tales. Friday at 4 and 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday at 1 and 5 p.m. For more info: disneyonice.com

The Great Irish Hooley – Raglan Road Irish Pub – 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

What better way to spend the Labor Day weekend than to dance and sing to great live Irish music by several bands, including the Screaming Orphans, the Blaggards, and the Raglan Roots Coalition. Irish food, Celtic face painting, the Raglan Road Dancers and other entertainment will have everyone seeing green. For more info: thegreatirishhooley.com

Central Florida Film Festival – West Orange Cinema – Show Times Vary

For movie lovers of all types enjoy the features, shorts, and documentaries along with daily happy hours and more. For more info: centralfloridafilmfestival.com

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