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Orlando Area August Events Calendar

August Events in the Orlando Area

Squeeze the last bit of fun out of your summer!


Theme Parks & Attractions

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Great news for Disney silver pass holders: the block out dates have already been lifted for August. You are now free to enjoy the Disney parks as you wish!

August 31st:  Epcot's 2017 International Food And Wine Festival Opens! (through November 13th)


Foodie Events

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August 4th – 12th

Main Streets Restaurant Week features participating establishments offering select prix fixe menus with established price points of $5, $10, $20 and $30 depending upon lunch or dinner. Participating restaurants HERE.

August 10th / 5-8 pm

It's National S'mores Day! Celebrate with Wondermade in Sanford at their Record-Setting S'mores Party! We're throwing a street party and inviting our 10,000 best friends to join the festivities which will include kids' crafts, live music, food and, of course, free s'mores at 7 for everyone here to help set the record.

August 11th / 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Taste of Osceola 2017: Enjoy tastings of local restaurants. Admission is free but samples are available to purchase using "Chamber Bucks". Kissimmee Civic Center, 201 East Dakin Ave. Kissimmee FL 34741

August 18th - 19th

23rd Annual Harvest Grape Stomp at Lakeridge Winery: Listen to live music the entire weekend. Lakeridge wine, beer, soft drinks and a variety of food is available for purchase, along with complimentary Winery tours and tasting. Adult Admission - $3 / Children 12 and under - FREE. 19239 U.S. 27 North, Clermont FL 34715

August 19th / 6:45 - 10 pm

Taste! Central Florida at Orlando World Center Marriott: Enjoy food from 40 local chefs and restaurants, along with samples from 21 beverage vendors. Proceeds benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida. Tickets $150 / dress is cocktail or semi-formal. 8701 World Center Dr. Orlando, FL 32821

August 24th / 7 - 9 pm

Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate: Perfectly Paired. This class includes several new wine, cheese and chocolate pairings for the class of 5 wines, 4 cheeses, and 4 Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park chocolate confections. Tickets $45 + tax. Quantum Leap Winery, 1312 Wilfred Drive Orlando, FL 32803. 

August 26th - 27th 

3rd Annual Seafood Festival: Enjoy two days of fresh seafood, live music, a kid’s zone, and more in beautiful Mount Dora. Admission is free/ food available to purchase. Elizabeth Evans Park, Mount Dora.


Family-Friendly

August 4th / 10 am

Friday Family Films at the Morse Museum: This 90-min. program includes a short film, a tour of selected galleries, and an art project related to the Museum’s collection. Reservations required. 445 N Park Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789

August 4th - 6th

Florida Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday: Many items are tax-exempt this 3-day weekend, including clothing & shoes under $60, school supplies selling for $15 or less, and personal computers selling for $750 or less.


For Adults

August 9th / 8 pm

Blondie & Garbage: The Rage and Rapture Tour - Hard Rock Live, Orlando

August 19th / 8 - 11:30 pm

Science Night Live: Adults 21+ get to enjoy Orlando Science Center after-hours / food & beverage available to purchase.


Sporting Events

Saturday August 19th at 7:30 pm: Orlando City Soccer vs Columbus Crew SC

Saturday August 26th at 7:30 pm: Orlando City Soccer vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC


August Movie Releases

August 4th: Fun Mom Dinner; Wind River; Kidnap; The Dark Tower

August 11th: The Glass Castle

August 18th: The Hitman's Bodyguard; Crown Heights; Logan Lucky; Lemon; Marjorie Prime; California Typewriter

August 25th: All Saints; Tulip Fever; Polaroid; Bushwick

Vanessa Loomie