Friday, June 17, 2016

UPDATED: Every Orlando area vigil and memorial happening this week

Posted By on Fri, Jun 17, 2016 at 4:55 PM

click to enlarge PHOTO BY JEREMY REPER
  • Photo by Jeremy Reper
Since last Sunday's mass shooting at Pulse nightclub, people are looking for ways to mourn. What follows is every memorial and vigil that we know of so far in the Orlando area. 

Please double-check with the organizers of these events, as the City of Orlando has requested to the community that we hold off on large-scale vigils, due to the strain they would put on the stretched-thin police officers, first responders, and other public safety personnel. 

If you are planning an event and would like us to add it here, please email 

Monday, June 13

Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center Vigil This event has been cleared by Mayor Buddy Dyer. Monday, June 13, 7-10 p.m. 445 S. Magnolia Ave. 

Orlando Rally at Lake Eola Bandshell Monday, June 13, 7-9 p.m.,  Lake Eola

Kissimmee Lakefront Park (near the marina) 
There will be a vigil Monday, June 13, at 6:30 p.m. 

Community Support Group at Truthful Acting Studios Monday, June 13, 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m., 5542 Hansel Ave.

Southern Nights in Tampa Monday, June 13, 7-9 p.m., 1430 E. 7th Ave., Tampa, FL 33605

Candlelight Vigil in Lakeland Monday, June 13, 7:30 p.m., Lake Mirror, Lakeland

Memorial at Bonifay Country Club in The Villages on Monday, June
13, 6 p.m., 1033 Pinellas Place, The Villages, 32163

Tuesday, June 14

First Baptist Orlando City-Wide Prayer
7 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, at First Baptist Orlando, 3000 South John Young Parkway. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer is scheduled to attend.

UCF Candlelight Vigil  
7 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, at the UCF Memory Mall. Free public parking in Garage H.

St. Cloud is holding a vigil at City Hall Tuesday, June 14, at 8 p.m.

Wednesday, June 15 

Jornada de Oracion will host a vigil starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, at Festival Park, 2911 E. Robinson St., in Orlando.

Candlelight Vigil at Copa in Ocala Wednesday, June 15, 8-9 p.m., 2330 S. Pine Ave., Ocala, FL 34471

Community Vigil for the Orlando Tragedy Wednesday, June 15, 7 p.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church - Clearwater, 2001 Rainbow Drive, Clearwater

Sanford Candlelight Vigil For Orlando will be held at Fort Mellon Park Wednesday, June 15, at 6:30 p.m. 601 E 1st st, Sanford

Trinity Lutheran Church & School holds a prayer vigil at 7 p.m at 123 E. Livingston St. Counselors from Lutheran Counseling Services will be available for private sessions as needed. The Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dogs will be available oat Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 123 W. Livingston St.

Thursday, June 16 

Ana G. Mendez University's Orlando campus will host an denominational vigil Thursday, June 16, in rooms 106 and 107 at 5601 S. Semoran Blvd. The event starts at 5 p.m. 

Friday, June 17 

The Vietnamese Community of Central Florida will host a vigil from 7-8:30 p.m. on Friday, June 17, at Walgreen's, 2420 E. Colonial Drive (at Bumby Avenue).

OnePulse Vigil at the UCF Reflection Pond

Friday, June 17, 6 p.m., UCF Reflection Pond

Saturday, June 18

Magic Kingdom Gathering -
Magic Kingdom on Saturday, June 18th at 11:30 p.m.

Woodstock Orlando: United in Love Community Remembrance Gathering - Woodstock Orlando, a nightclub, is having a gathering in conjunction with the #OrlandoStrong march at Lake Eola on Saturday, June 18. Twenty percent of all proceeds will be donated to the families of the victims through this GoFundMe.

Sunday, June 19
Candlelight Vigil at Lake Eola Sunday, June 19, 7:30-9 p.m., 512 E. Washington St.

Monday, June 20

Pulse survivor Demtrice Naulings will be holding a memorial with several other Pulse survivors at Lake Eola at 5 p.m. 

Tuesday, June 21

Candlelight Vigil for Pulse at Sodo, Vigil begins at 8 p.m. at the roundabout in the Sodo Shopping Center, and continues through sunset.

Saturday, June 25

To support one another here in Orlando, "LGBT United" is holding a candlelight vigil. Vigil begins at 6 p.m. in front of Orlando City Hall.

We will update this as more info and events come our way. 

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