Will you be exploring
Orlando’s Most Dynamic Neighborhood this August? As the sizzling summer reaches
its peak, International Drive
is gearing up for an unforgettable month filled with
exciting events! From family-friendly extravaganzas and popular convention
shows, to unbelievable nightlife and events straight out of a Foodie's dream -
there's something for everyone on I-Drive.
Whether you're a local
looking for a dose of excitement, or a visitor eager to explore the heart of
Orlando, there’s no better place to savor every last minute of summer fun than
So, grab your calendar
and mark down these must-attend events
happening along I-Drive this August.
The Orange County Convention Center
The Orange County Convention Center
is one of the nation's largest meeting and convention facility, and this month many
popular convention shows are returning with the promise of a productive and
fun-filled month in the heart of Orlando!
This event was founded in 2014 by two Central Florida moms
who wanted to help other families find services, products, and more to enjoy in
Central Florida. Each year this expo merges various local exhibitors with
fun-filled activities for kids to enjoy for a day full of discovery and fun for
the whole family!
With over 200 exhibitors featuring schools, products,
services, entertainment and more, plus giveaways and activities like animal
interactions, character meet and greets, pony rides, live shows, games, and so
much more - this show is so packed full of fun that there is simply too much to
list - you’ll have to attend to experience it all for yourself.
The event will be happening on Saturday, August 12th and
Sunday, August 13th. Tickets to attend are just $8 if purchased in advance or
$15 at the door, and most activities are included with admission.
Get all the details
about this year’s
Florida Kids and Family Expo and get ready for a fun-filled day that will
surely set your family up for an exciting and eventful year in Central Florida.
Save the date for August 13th and head to the Orange
County Convention Center from 12 pm to 5 pm for the Biggest Wedding Expo of the
Year! Voted #1 Best Wedding Expo by Orlando Magazine, you’re sure to find
everything you need to make your dream wedding a reality, all in one day.
This event features various exhibitors offering products
and services for your big day, you’ll enjoy special pricing and offers only
available at the show for huge potential savings!
Plus, with a Mimosa and cash bar serving drinks, and
caterers, cake, and specialty food vendors offering samples throughout the
event, you’re sure to stay fueled up for fun while crossing off items from your
wedding planning to-do list! From a fashion show to a Visit the Venue
Experience, and over a hundred giveaways ranging from honeymoon packages to
wedding services and more - if you’re a bride-to-be, you cannot miss this expo.
Learn more about what a day at the Bridal Wedding Expo has
in store for you, and get your tickets today
Are you a boat enthusiast? If a day on the water is your
paradise the Orlando Boat Show
is a must-attend
annual event, and it returns to the Orange County Convention Center on August
18th through the 20th.
There’s a reason this show is known as Central Florida’s
Premier Boat show, featuring over 400 boats, 20 dealers representing over 80
manufacturers, a seminar stage, and fun activities for the whole family! As you
browse the latest and greatest in the boating industry, watch Twiggy, the
water-skiing squirrel, and enjoy activities like a live catch and release and
new this year, a Hook The Future “Kids Fishing Clinic”, where each
participating child will get a free rod and reel to bring home!
Get ready to take your boating game to a new level at this
Get all the details and snag your tickets today
And finally, to finish off a busy and productive month,
The Central Florida Home Expo
will be setting up
shop at the Orange County Convention Center on August 26th and 27th, bringing
with it everything you need to make your next home improvement project a huge
Enjoy browsing the latest in products and services for
home improvement as you meet and mingle with professional local, regional, and
national experts in remodeling, building, landscape, and more! Attendees will
have the opportunity to meet contractors face-to-face, so they can confidently
select professional, reliable expertise for their upcoming projects!
This expo is packed with wall-to-wall displays and
exhibits featuring all of the latest trends in home improvement. Whether you’re
looking for expert advice or inspiration for your next project, you’ll find
what you’re looking for and more for your next home improvement project.
Magical Dining is back and better than ever! If you’re a
Foodie who finds themselves in Orlando during Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining
struck luck! This event is a favorite of locals, visitors, and Orlando
From August 18th to October 1st, enjoy six week or 45
delicious days of dining in Orlando! During this event, participating
restaurants offer a three-course prix-fixe dinner with tiered pricing set at
just $40 to $60 for guests to enjoy, with up to $2 from each meal benefitting one or
more local nonprofits that help people in need.
This year, over 20 of I-Drive’s most popular dining
destinations are participating, plus many others in the surrounding area! Start
browsing participating restaurants
now and map out where
you’ll be restaurant hopping during this foodie-favorite event happening on
I-Drive this August.
Also, be sure to browse hotels and resorts along I-Drive
that are participating in Magical Nights
, offering deals on
your stay too!
Summer Fun at
Summer isn’t over yet! Savor the last
moments of summer fun at SeaWorld Orlando!
No place does summer nights like
SeaWorld! When the sun goes down, the night comes to life during their annual
allows guests to stay late all summer and immerse themselves in exotic worlds
of light and music while experiencing SeaWorld’s top attractions in a whole new
way! Dance the night away with world-class DJs for a family-friendly party
beneath the waves, and then end the night with Ignite - a fireworks spectacular
that brings the brilliance of the sea to the sky above. Plus, on Saturdays and
Sundays, there are free concerts to enjoy. You can find the lineup of shows
The fun is brewing with yet another foodie-favorite
event returning to Orlando this August - SeaWorld’s Craft Beer Festival kicks
off on July 28th and runs every weekend through the entire month of August!
Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, this
more than 100 craft brews, wines, seltzers, and cocktails, plus an unbeatable
mix of domestic and local Florida favorites! This year there will be over 20
food items that have been expertly prepared to match your preferred brew,
making it the ultimate opportunity to sip and savor all day long at one of
Orlando’s top destinations!
Enjoy festive entertainment, cold beer,
and savory dishes during your trip to SeaWorld
for the perfect final sips of summer fun on International Drive.
Enjoy a Night
What’s a trip to International Drive
without enjoying a night out?!
Howl at The Moon
is one of
I-Drive’s premier nightlife destinations, offering bucket drinks, dueling
pianos, and impeccable vibes for a night out that always turns out to be a
‘singing, clapping, stomping, dancing on the piano, kinda night!’ This August
they’ll be hosting two special events:
On August 11th,
head to Howl at the Moon to party, scream, dance, and rage to all of your
favorite emo and pop punk songs! There will be dancing, drinks, giveaways, and
Music Festival season is in full swing, but
if you weren’t able to snag tickets to see your favorite bands, head to Howl at
the Moon’s Summer Fest event on August 18th to hear their house band play all
your favorite songs! They’ve challenged their house band to try their best pop,
indie rock and rock-n-roll personas to make you feel like you are right in the
middle of Bonnaroo or Lollapalooza. It's sure to be a night out to remember in
the heart of Orlando! So save the date, unpack your favorite flower crowns and
crochet top, and get ready for one awesome party
Glow to the Max
Party at Max Action Arena
It’s a back-to-school
neon party that has all the makings of a night out in Orlando that will have
you and your crew glowing … literally!
The party starts at 8 pm
on August 25th at ICON Park’s Max Action Arena
. Here are just some event highlights:
- Half Off
- Half Off
- $6 Jell-O
- Live Dj
- Prizes &
all the details here
As always, when it comes
on I-Drive, there’s no shortage of options for an
unforgettable night out. Browse all the nightlife events and live entertainment
happening on I-Drive this August and you will surely find something that sparks
Summer isn’t over yet!
Don’t let summer slip through your fingertips without savoring every last
minute of it in Orlando’s Most Dynamic Neighborhood
Whether you’re being productive with a fun-filled day at
an expo, saving and savoring some of the area's top dining, sunshine sipping at
one of Orlando’s top attractions, or hitting I-Drive for an exciting night out,
your August is sure to be action-packed and full of new experiences on
. Browse our full calendar of events
today and start planning for an exhilarating August in
the heart of Orlando!