August Happenings - I-Drive

Monday, July 29, 2019
August is considered the best summer month, with fewer rainy days, the thick air from the rain dissipates, and the sunshine keeps everyone in the best of moods! But that’s not all, because during the month of August we’ve got fun activities and events that everyone will enjoy as we embrace all of the moments during what’s left of summertime on I-Drive
Grab your boots and hats!
Fun Spot America is bringing the heat during their Country Fest Music Festival on August 10th! The festivities start at 5 pm and don't stop until 10 pm! We're talking great local live music, food trucks that will have you drooling from the smell as you stroll by, and of course, enough ice cold beer to go around! The headliner is JB Crockett himself, plus catch live performances from Bailey Callahan and Josh Blevis Band!
As if after hearing all of this, you haven't already penciled this event into your calendar, the best part is that a portion of the proceeds from the festival will be going to USO or Military care packages for soldiers that are deployed!
Don't miss your chance to grab a cold one, get groovy, and give to a great cause on August 10th!
SeaWorld Orlando
Welcome SeaWorld Orlando's new weekend concert series by throwing your hands up and vibing with the music! This new concert series is an indoor event, taking place in the Nautilus Theatre and is included with theme park admission. Every Saturday and Sunday through August 10th you'll be able to catch live performances by talented artists, here is the line up:
  • August 3 - 4: Jefferson Starship
  • August 10 - 11: Blood, Sweat and Tears
But, it gets even better! SeaWorld Orlando has brought back the Fun Card for a limited time only! Never heard of it? It's one of the hottest promotions out there! Pay for less than a day and play for the rest of the year, that's right! That's admission to the park for the remainder of 2019, including admission to all of SeaWorld Orlando's exciting, award winning events like Praise Wave, Craft Beer Festival, Spooktacular and SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration. You can purchase your Fun Cards right now for just $79.99 and a TWO park Fun Card for SeaWorld and Aquatica for the incredibly low price of $99.99! Don't miss out on this spectacular deal; get all the details today
Plus, as an added bonus to all of this, SeaWorld's Free Beer and Summer Happy Hour specials will still be running throughout the entire month of August! So, while you're visiting, be sure to pick up your complimentary 14 oz, domestic beer at Mama's Pretzel Kitchen Patio Bar, and enjoy BOGO on beer, wine, and liquor cocktails everyday after 4 pm at Flamecraft Bar, Sharks Underwater Grill Bar and Waterway Grill Bar!
The Convention Center is popping!
The Orange County Convention Center has one busy month ahead, and with three of the most popular conventions going down this month, be sure you plan ahead so you don't miss a thing!
For the boat lover:
The Orlando Boat Show is coming to shore here on I-Drive full speed on August 16th through the 18th! Peruse over 60 great booth vendors, with 15 of Central Florida's Best Boat Dealers representing over 60 manufacturers. Bowriders, Pontoon Boats, Ski Boats, Cruisers, Fishing Boats, Bass Boats, Deck Boats, Marine Electronics, accessories & there is no doubt that you will find everything you're looking for and some of what is going to be the best boat show to come to the area! More details can be found here.
For the family:
The Kids and Family Expo was created by moms, for moms and families living right here in the Orlando community back in 2014, and has been a big hit ever since! The expo's purpose is to help local families discover all of the family and kid friendly events going on in the area each year. Bringing about 150 pre natal, baby, toddler, kid, teen and family exhibitors together with products, services, and opportunities to enrich your family. Enjoy free trials, coupons, discounts, and giveaways as you explore new ideas and ways to keep things exciting for everyone in your family unit year round on August 17th and 18th!
For those who have, or plan to take on a home improvement project:
The Orlando Fall Home and Garden Show is an event you must be in attendance for if you are embarking on a home improvement project! Come solve all of your projects, no matter how big or small, in one place, in one weekend! This is the 10th anniversary of the Orlando Fall and Garden Show and while here you'll find the latest products and services for your home and landscape, including: builders, remodelers, contractors, building materials, decks, pools, spas, entertainment systems, storage solutions, all kinds of plants, landscape displays, kitchenware, home accessories and so much more. Mark your calendars for August 23rd through the 25th and get ready for a productive weekend!
Jakes Beer
A locals favorite event is Jake's Beer Dinner, and it only comes around a few times a year, but when it does, we all know to bring an appetite and a smile! Take it easy as you dig into an expertly prepared, 5-course dinner, and sip on some of the most delicious local and regional specialty craft brews on the market! Hawaiian-shirts and flip flops recommended! August 2nd at 6:30 pm, be there or be square!
Entertainment that doesn't stop!
As always, be sure to check out the events going down at Orlando Improv and Hard Rock Live, two local joints that bring entertainment year round!
The Improv
Don't miss live performances from Dan Cummins this month at Orlando Improv! August 9th and 10th he'll be performing live as part of his Happy Murder Tour, and then he returns August 11th to perform his Timesuck Live Podcast.  Come see for yourself why over 300,000 fans have created stations solely based on Dan Cummins comedy, pushing his plays to over 306 million.
Universal Hard Rock
Hard Rock Live has a busy month, with tons of different artists and comedians coming to perform for us here in Orlando!
On August 2nd Brett Micheals will be hitting the stage for a night of rockin' out and having fun! Then, on August 17th, clear your schedule and get ready for a night of amazing vocals and music that you can really feel as Gavin DeGraw  takes the stage! And of course, we're keeping it classic as Beres Hammond, Jamaican Reggae singer with a love for rock music, takes your ears on a trip during his Never Ending Tour on August 24th!
We know it's been a summer full of exciting events, good times, and nonstop fun here on I-Drive, but don't get tired on us now! August is full of more great experiences, so you can finish Summer 2019 with a bang!
Check out all of the upcoming events going down on I-Drive this month and get in on all the fun during the last month of summer!