Happenings in August on- International Drive

Friday, July 27, 2018
August is here, and with Summer in full swing, you know there is a lot going down on International Drive that you won’t want to miss!
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Home and Garden
We all know that Summertime is a time when many finally get around to all those projects around their home and Central Florida’s favorite home and gardening event is here to help! From August 10th to August 12th come out to the 9th Annual Home and Garden Show, where you’ll find thousands of square feet of exhibits featuring the latest products and services for your home and landscape; from builders, remodelers, and contractors who you can consult about your project, to building materials ranging from pools, spas, and decks to entertainment systems, storage solutions, landscape displays and so much more. But, there’s more! This weekend only you’ll get the chance to meet celebrity guests Wayde and Brett Raymer of Animal Planet’s, Tanked, and get free design consultations by Natalie Kight, owner of Design Diva! We won’t give it all away, but some things you can look forward to when attending this show are solutions for your home and garden projects, design inspirations, plant sales and soil testing, and you’ll even get to tour 12 tiny houses, and wine tastings of course! This event will be fun for everyone, so don’t leave your kiddos at home, the show will have plenty of fun activities for them in one of the biggest kids zones EVER! Get ready for an eventful weekend!
Hop aboard
The 2018 Orlando Boat Show is back, and better than ever! If you are a boat lover, this event is for you! August 18th through 19th, head out to the Orange County Convention Center to indulge in everything that has to do with boats, boating, and fishing! With over 400 boats, 60 booths to peruse, and 15 of Central Florida’s best boat dealers representing over 60 manufacturers, this show is sure to be a spectacular one!While you’re here you’ll immerse yourself in seminars about boating and fishing, indulge in some excitement while trying to catch a bull dolphin in a virtual saltwater simulator, and even have the chance to crack the code and win a 30,000 Nauticstar 215 XTS Boat! Bring along the whole family for a weekend of fun, children 12 and under get in for free and get to enjoy a fun catch and release activity while trying to catch a live trout!
Walker Stalker Con
August 11th and 12th, come out and feed your inner zombie calling! The 2018 Walker Stalker Con Orlando event is going to be alive with spooky activities, old-school horror vendors, and chances to rub shoulders with some of your favorite celebrity guests, like Chandler Riggs, Carl from the Walking Dead, Ross Marquand, Aaron from the Walking Dead, and Jenna Elfman, June from Fear the Walking Dead, to name a few! From professional photo ops to costume contests and meet and greets with the greats, this event gives every fan a chance to become a part of the shows and movies that they adore! There is something for every horror movie junkie at this event, and for those fanatics that are 21 and up, they’ll even be an official Moshi Moshi Productions after party that will host non-stop, no boundaries entertainment at Club 3NINE!
Florida Kids & Family Expo
There’s so much going on in Central Florida for families and children, but it can be hard to find all of them, and even more difficult to know what activities and events are right for you! Since 2014, the Florida Kids and Family Expo has been bringing together 150 pre-natal, baby, toddler, kid, teen and family exhibits to give families a chance to come out and try free trials, take advantage of coupons, discounts and giveaways, all with the goal of helping local families discover the many things that can be found right here in Central Florida that will enrich your family life! The cost to attend is less than an outing to the movie theatre, so hit the A/C on this summer weekend for a day full of making things, trying new things, playing, bouncing, picking up free stuff, sliding, riding, discovering, creating, watching, running, eating and discovering new ideas and opportunities for your kids and family.
A Brew-tiful Dinner
Chef Tello Luna and his culinary team are whipping up a five-course delectable dining experience that is perfectly paired with hand-selected craft brews from 3 Daughters Brewing in St. Pete, Florida at Harry’s Brewmaster Craft Beer Dinner Series. This dinner event will be taking place on August 17th at Harry’s Poolside Bar and Grill, but don’t wait to reserve you seat, this is an event that all foodies and brewsters alike will be hoping to attend!
The month of August is going to be an eventful one on International Drive, so be sure you don’t miss a beat! Check out our events page for a full listing of all the events going down and plan for a great time on I-Drive this August!