Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Celebrate more than 500 years of Florida's poorly dressed vistors at the History Center's Tacky Tourist Party

Posted By on Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 9:27 AM

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It's not every day you get the chance to wear a sun hat, a tropical Hawaiian shirt and chubbies while checking out exhibits in the Orange County Regional History Center, so you really shouldn't pass this one up. Ponce De Leon first explored our lovely state in 1513, looking for rejuvenation and the secrets of eternal youth. Keep the dream alive at the Tacky Tourist Party, which promises to be a celebration of the Sunshine State's silliest visitors. Come decked out in your most absurd tourist gear and learn about Ponce's journey in the Finding the Fountain of Youth exhibit. The evening brings entertainment from guitarist Jeff Scott, scavenger hunts, shuffleboard games and, of course, a costume contest. We recommend lathering up in SPF 50 and bringing a lawn flamingo if you're really in it to win it.

6-9 p.m. Thursday, June 9 | Orange County Regional History Center, 65 E. Central Blvd. | 407-836-8500 | | free

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