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Friday, June 3, 2016

Everything you absolutely must do in Orlando this summer

Posted By and on Fri, Jun 3, 2016 at 4:24 PM

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There’s so much to do this summer in Orlando. Luckily, we just made that very easy for you by listing all the events we know of, so far— from the best BBQ block parties and soccer games, to our very own Whiskey Business and Bite Night. Of course, be sure to check our always up-to-date listings for even more events. 


Baldwin Park First Friday
Festival & Art Stroll More than 60 local artisans display their art while guests shop and stroll through the heart of downtown Baldwin Park. First Friday of every month, 5:30-9:30 pm Baldwin Park, New Broad Street and Jake Street; free; 407-443-6110;

The Daily City Food Truck Bazaar – Kissimmee
Sample lots of different food at this gathering of food trucks from all over Central Florida. 6-9 pm; Kissimmee Civic Center, 201 E. Dakin Ave., Kissimmee; various menu prices;


Copa America: Costa Rica vs. Paraguay Fútbol 
5 pm; Camping World Stadium, 1 Citrus Bowl Place; $50-$500; 407-423-2476;

For the Love of Swine
The Ravenous Pig holds a prix fixe pig roast with braised black-eyed peas, bacon collard greens, cornbread and maple bacon cupcakes. Reservations required. 11:30 am-2 pm; The Ravenous Pig, 1234 N. Orange Ave., Winter Park; $17; 407-628-2333;

National Beer Mile
An innovative blend of fitness and fun. The one-mile course designed for fitness enthusiasts, social drinkers and party-goers is capped off by an after party featuring food, games and live music. Noon-5 pm; Central Florida Fairgrounds, 4603 W. Colonial Drive; $35-$55; 828-337-6002;

The Pink Fire Revue
A cross-discipline event featuring poetry readings, visual art and improvised electronic music. 7 pm; The Gallery at Avalon Island, 39 S. Magnolia Ave; free.

Watermelon Festival
Summer festival with a watermelon eating contest, watermelon seed spitting contest, live entertainment, kids activities and much more. 10 am-5 pm, through Sunday, June 5; Volusia County Fairgrounds, 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand; $6; 386-860-0092;

Women in Naturism Weekend
All female guests receive a free day for first-time visitors and half price for returning guests. Through Sunday, June 5; Cypress Cove Nudist Resort, 4425 Pleasant Hill Road, Kissimmee; various prices; 407-933-5870;


Copa America: Bolivia vs. Panama Fútbol
7 pm; Camping World Stadium, 1 Citrus Bowl Place; $50-$500; 407-423-2476;

A night of specialty vegan cuisine from the Vegan Black Metal Chef, a tap takeover from Sixpoint Brewery and, of course, metal. 4 pm; Oblivion Taproom, 5101 E. Colonial Drive; various menu prices; 407-802-4800;


Copa America: Brazil vs. Haiti Fútbol
7:30 pm; Camping World Stadium, 1 Citrus Bowl Place; $50-$500; 407-423-2476;


Beer & Wine Stroll
Get free samples of beer and wine as you browse the unique shops at Artegon. 6-9 pm; Artegon Marketplace, 5250 International Drive; free; 407-351-7718;
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Diane Rehm
The NPR host talks about her personal reflections and tells powerful stories. Q&A session after her presentation. 7:30 pm; Bob Carr Theater, 401 W. Livingston St.; $75; 407-246-4262;

Finding the Fountain of Youth Tacky Tourist Party
An evening celebrating and skewering Florida’s tourists with a new exhibit, trivia, a costume contest and more. 6-8 pm; Orange County Regional History Center, 65 E. Central Blvd.; free; 407-836-8500;

Second Thursday Art and Wine Walk
Walk around Thornton Park to check out art and wine at various stops. 6:30 pm; Thornton Park, Summerlin Avenue and Washington Street; $10.

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