July Happenings on I-Drive

Monday, July 1, 2019
Many people say things seem to slow down during the Summer months, but that’s not true on International Drive! We’re all revved up for non-stop summer fun, and this July, we’ve got events that will keep the fun going all month long! So, if you find yourself on International Drive this month, be sure to check out these awesome events!

Independence Day! 

July 4th is a time when we celebrate what many call the birth of the United States as an independent nation, a reason to celebrate for sure, so of course we’ve got fourth of July celebrations that allow everyone to celebrate this important holiday on I-Drive!
 
July 4 at SeaWorld
 
SeaWorld Orlando offers the perfect destination for families and friends to enjoy a magnificent fireworks display, as they light the sky up with fireworks, pyrotechnics and lasers! Followed with a patriotic finale that will ignite SeaWorld’s new end-of-day spectacle! The fireworks show is included with park admission and can be viewed from the Bayside Stadium, so plan a fun day at one of your favorite Orlando theme parks, and stick around for a fireworks show to remember this fourth of July!
 
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Patriotism in the heart of I-Drive!
 
Icon Park, the popular and beloved walkable entertainment complex located at the heart of International Drive, will also be lighting up the sky above International Drive to celebrate Independence Day! This is a two day celebration, starting on July 4th from 4pm to 10pm and continuing on July 5th from 4pm to midnight! Here is a quick run down of what you can expect:
  • Streets full of live music, stilt walkers, balloon animal stations and even a comedian MC!
  • Juicy hamburgers and hotdogs fresh from the grill, along with red white and blue popcorn, beer, wine and other beverages available throughout the festivities.
  • Contests like a pie eating contest brought to the celebration by Mattie’s Cupcakes and a Blazin Wing contest brought on by Buffalo Wild Wings
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Plus discounts for some of your favorite Icon Park destinations, like free admission for up to two children at Skeleton’s Museum of Osteology with the purchase of an adult ticket, and finally, adults can top the day off at the “official” after party location, Tin Roof Orlando, finding refreshing drinks and a seriously good time!
 
This is a closed event, so be sure to get all the details about this huge, 2-day celebration here!  

Summer Savings!

Next, of course we all want to save... so be sure to check out these special summer savings!
 
 
Teacher Appreciation Special
 
Ripley’s Believe It or Not is offering FREE admission to any K-12 educator or staff member, plus 50% off up to six guests all summer long, through September 2nd, 2019! Ripley’s is a perfect indoor activity for a break from the summer sun, and offers tons of learning opportunities, so if you’re a teacher, administrator, counselor, or support staff, grab your current pay stub or school photo ID for verification and enjoy a day at Ripley’s making new and odd discoveries this month!
 
P.S: Visit during the month of July to enjoy the brand new Ripley’s Wax Hands that allows you to model your hands in wax, hold hands with your partner, make funny hand signs, and get creative with various colors, glazes, and glitters. (A fee does apply.)
 
 
SeaWorld Specials!
 
SeaWorld has tons of offers running throughout the month of July!
 
Free beer... yes, we said FREE beer! Through September 2nd from 10:30am to one hour before park close, of-age guests can pick up one complimentary 14 oz domestic beer at Mama’s Pretzel Kitchen Patio Bar per day! Plus, enjoy weekday happy hour that starts everyday at 4pm all summer long. Take advantage of buy one get one free offers on beer, wine, liquor cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages at Flamecraft Bar, Shark’s Underwater Grill Bar, and Waterway Grill Bar!
 
Are you or a family member a U.S. Military Veteran? Then this one is for you!
 
Through July 15th SeaWorld Orlando is offering free admission for U.S. Military Veterans and their families! The offer is part of their longstanding Waves of Honor Program that was created to salute active duty military members, veterans, and their families by offering specials throughout the year!
 
Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to enjoy a day at one of your favorite Orlando theme parks for FREE, as SeaWorld shows their appreciation!
 
When the sun goes down...
 
SeaWorld also has another special event going on during the month of July! A favorite of visitors from near and far, their Electric Ocean show will be showcased on select nights, throughout the month of July! So, while you’re visiting, be sure to stick around after sunset, because as the sun goes down, the park comes alive with exciting nighttime shows and electrifying music all with a finale that ignites with fireworks, lasers and fountains! Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind night show!
 

The good times keep rolling

The fun doesn’t stop there! International Drive has tons of favorite events that you’ll enjoy being a part of. If you’re looking for a fun night out, and a good place to roll on the floor laughing, be sure you check out Orlando Improv’s July line-up, hosting headliners like Steve-OLavell Crawford, and Franco Escamilla just to name a few!
 
 
Plus, non-stop rhythm that you’ll find at Hard Rock Live’s show schedule this month, with artists like Kirk FranklinHoward Jones, and their classic albums and velvet sessions to ensure everyone on I-Drive during July is moving and grooving!
 
July is jam packed with both summer fun, and summer savings! Check out all the upcoming events for the month so you can plan to be a part of all the festivities! We’ll see you there!
7/1/2019