Summer is upon us and it's time to have some fun! Orlando has a variety of recurring food and drink events that happen almost every day of the week. The neighborhoods and local businesses within them is what makes Orlando a fun place to live in. From community farmers markets to main street walks and crawls, these events have become embedded in the heart of the Central Florida community and in my routine.
Orlando Farmers Market (Website/Facebook)
Lake Eola Park, Downtown Orlando
Every Sunday, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Seasonal fresh produce, vast array of vendors, food, crafts, and entertainment. Outdoor dining area and Beer/Wine Garden from 12:00pm - 4:00pm with $12 bottomless mimosas.
Audubon Market (Website/Facebook)
Stardust Video + Coffee / 1842 East Winter Park Rd., Orlando, FL 32803
Every Monday, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Weekly gathering of growers, ranchers, fishermen, chefs, artists, handcrafters, musicians and neighbors. The market is set up in the Stardust parking lot with a wide selection of local food, art, and live music.
Tasty Tuesdays in the Milk District (Facebook)
2424-2432 E. Robinson Street between Bumby & Primrose (Trucks are parked in the back lots)
Every Tuesday, 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Weekly local food truck meet-up with a solid rotation of 12 trucks, rain or shine. Regular features are vegetarian options and American gastropub plates. The Milk Bar, Spacebar, Sandwich Bar, and Etoile Boutique all open their doors to guests at the event.
Drink Around the Hood (Website/Facebook)
Ivanhoe Village Main Street District, visit website for check-in location
3rd Wednesday of every month, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Tickets: $15/advance or $20/day of event include complimentary pedicab rides and drink samples from participating locations (while supplies last).
Sample sangria, beer, and cocktails throughout Orlando's most eclectic lakeside ‘hood.
1st Thursdays at Orlando Museum of Art (Website/Facebook)
Orlando Museum of Art / 2416 North Mills Ave., Orlando, FL 32803
1st Thursday of every month, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Admission: $10 or free with an annual membership
Discover local artists, listen to live music and mingle with an eclectic mix of people at “Orlando’s original art party”. Cash bars and café offerings from area restaurants are available.
Thornton 2nd Thursday Wine + Art Walk (Website/Facebook)
Thornton Park, visit website for glass pick-up and check-in location
2nd Thursday of every month, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Tickets: $15 (cash only) include complementary pour of wine from participating locations
An evening of sights, sounds, food, shopping, and some tastings all along the walk.
Orlando Conductor Crawl (Website/Facebook)
Visit website for check-in location and train schedule
2nd Friday of every month, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Tickets: $5.00-$25.00 (purchase here)
A monthly meet-up to explore Central Florida neighborhoods and districts using SunRail.
East End Market #Dine2Nine (Website/Facebook)
East End Market / 3201 Corrine Dr. Orlando, FL 32803
Eat, drink, and socialize at East End Market until 9pm on Fridays and Saturdays. During extended hours, merchants are providing food and drink specials to spice up the evening.
Winter Park Farmers Market (Website)
200 West New England Ave., Winter Park, FL
Every Saturday, 7:00am - 1:00pm
Produce, plants, and baked goods held at the old train depot that has been restored into an historical landmark.
Winter Garden Farmers Market (Website/Facebook)
104 S Lakeview Ave, Winter Garden, FL 34787
Every Saturday, 9:00am - 2:00pm
Large selection of vendors from locally grown produce, baked goods, homemade soaps, fresh flowers, and live entertainment. If you're in the area, also check out Plant Street Market - Axum Coffee serves a delicious cup of coffee.
Food Truck Bazaar (Website/Facebook)
Visit website for the schedule of meet-ups all over Central Florida
Experience the Orlando food truck scene in one evening with delicious gourmet items, ethnic specialties, mouthwatering BBQ, desserts and more.