13 Orlando Weekly parties that need to be on your radar 

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Bite30 A monthlong celebration of the best food Central Florida has to offer, with special prix fixe menus at each participating restaurant. June 1-30, 2016, multiple locations, bite30.com

Bite Night Bite Night transforms the historic Orchid Garden Ballroom into a foodie wonderland featuring samples from more than 20 of Orlando's best-loved chefs and restaurants. June 27, 2016, Orchid Garden, 126 W. Church St., bitenightorlando.com

Whiskey Business At this upscale and sophisticated event, guests have the opportunity to sample their way across continents to discover the best scotches, bourbons and whiskeys and take their taste buds on an exploration of wheat and rye. July 29, 2016, Cheyenne Saloon, 128 W. Church St., whiskeybusinessorlando.com

Best of Orlando Annual party in honor of our Best of Orlando winners. If you snag a ticket to this exclusive party, congratulations: We like you. Aug. 24, 2016, The Beacham, 46 N. Orange Ave., orlandoweekly.com

Artlando A day in the park that features all kinds of art, from choirs to puppets to painting to dance and everything in between. Oct. 1, 2016, Loch Haven Park, 777 E. Princeton St., artlando.com

Big Gay Brunch Before the big gay parade, come eat and drink with us and check out surprise performances at our big gay brunch. Oct. 8, 2016, The Abbey, 100 S. Eola Drive, orlandoweekly.com

Orlando Zombie Ball We go all out for our annual Halloween party, featuring a high-stakes costume contest, fantastic holiday photo ops and plenty of special thrills and chills. October 2016, location TBA, orlandozombieball.com

Ciclovia Dump your car and get active at this huge community bike parade. Nov. 5, 2016, location TBA

Orlando Beer Festival Orlando's most fun large-scale craft beer festival attracts brewers and guests from all over Florida. Nov. 12, 2016, Festival Park, 2911 E. Robinson St., orlandobeerfestival.com

Great Orlando Mixer Orlando's most elaborate vintage venue, the Cheyenne Saloon, radiates a 1920s ambience as attendees enjoy a night of jazz music, burlesque performances and samples of craft cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while the city's best bartenders compete for the title of the Great Orlando Mixer. Dec. 10, 2016, Cheyenne Saloon, 128 W. Church St., thegreatorlandomixer.com

Puppy Love Our tribute to man's best friends has treats and games, live music and all the butt your pooch can sniff. February 2017, The Acre, 4421 Edgewater Drive, puppylovefestival.com

Orlando Chili Cook-Off This event brings the heat with more than 100 different types of chili to sample, the World Chili Eating Championship competition, live music and more. Feb. 18, 2017, Festival Park, 2911 E. Robinson St., orlandochilicookoff.com

United We Brunch Orlando's best breakfast and brunch spots come together to offer an array of delicious tastes paired with unlimited mimosas and bloody marys. March 2017, The Orchid Garden, 126 W. Church St., brunch.orlandoweekly.com

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