April showers bring May flowers, and there are lots of
exciting events in bloom here on International Drive.
If you’ll be visiting Orlando’s Most Dynamic Neighborhood
this month, plan to
enjoy these exciting events happening throughout the month and make this your
best trip to I-Drive yet!
Cinco De Mayo
Make lasting memories on I-Drive this May with a Cinco De
Mayo celebration to remember for years to come!
If you’re looking to celebrate May 5th with a fiesta,
check out these special events
Hard Rock Cafe
Hard Rock Cafe
will be offering a
special menu and hosting the Mariachi Nuevo Guadalajara for a live performance
from 8 to 10 pm!
Grab your amigos and dive into a mouthwatering order of
Chips & Queso featuring warm cheese sauce topped with seasoned ground beef,
hatch chilies, and green onions served with crisp tortilla chips. Enjoy the
sounds of the mariachi band in the air as you sip on a 36oz margarita, like
the Baja California Blackberry, Mexico City Mango or Cancun Orange Cadillac
For the main course, dig into Tequila Marinated Chicken
Fajitas that pack quite the punch of flavor with a hint of lime, fresh pico,
roasted corn, Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses, and housemade guac and sour
cream - perfect for sharing with your whole crew.
Mango’s Tropical Cafe
Mango’s Tropical Cafe
is one of Orlando’s
top nightlife destinations, offering guests a uniquely Latin-themed experience,
from the full dining menu featuring Latin-inspired favorites and the specialty
cocktails, to the DJ’s, lights, and special performers who take the stage. A
night at Mango’s is always one for the books.
There’s always a fiesta going down at Mango’s, and Cinco
De Mayo is no exception! Head to Mango’s on May 5th to enjoy a Mango’s Block
music, special entertainment and enough tequila options to keep the fiesta
going strong all night long. The party starts at 4 pm, and admission is free.
Get all the details here
Howl at the Moon
Kick-off Margarita season with a bucket of booze, the best
of friends, singing along to a live band on stage, and dancing the night away
at Howl at the Moon
! Head to Howl at the Moon to celebrate Cinco De Mayo with Music & Margs
. On May 5th they’ll
be offering various drink specials, plus hosting live entertainment on their
stage that is sure to have you dancing your way into a Cinco De Mayo to
remember in the heart of Orlando!
SeaWorld will also be celebrating Cinco De Mayo
this year, bringing
guests an exciting celebration that has everything a true fiesta needs!
Happening from April 27th through May 7th, head to
SeaWorld to experience a Cinco De Mayo
Enjoy a fiesta in the street as The Wild Arctic Plaza
comes to life with entertainers, stilt walkers, and party starters to kick
start this full-blown fiesta. Head to the DJ Dance Party to hit the dance floor
and get your feet moving as a DJ spins new and old beats that are sure to keep
the energy alive! Then as you’re savoring delicious Mexican dishes like street
corn, tacos al Pastor, and tostada de barbacoas, sip on an ice cold beer or
marg, and immerse yourself in the sounds of the traditional music of Mexico as
classic bands bring their beautiful and bold sound to Orlando.
is the final weekend of their Seven Seas Food Festival
, so why stop at
Mexico? Bring your appetite, and sip and sample your way around the world
during this special foodie-festival. Get the delicious details here
Run for the Roses
The Kentucky Derby is on May 6th, and if you’re hoping to
enjoy a Kentucky Derby celebration, these destinations on I-Drive will be
hosting special events
to commemorate this
iconic cultural-horse racing event that brings so many people together each
Live Viewing of the Kentucky Derby at The Hampton Social
Get your hats and bowties ready for this Kentucky Derby -
Run for the Rosés event! On May 6th, from 3 to 8 pm, head to Hampton Social
at Pointe Orlando
to enjoy $10 Rosé Mint Juleps, live music, and live viewing of The Kentucky
Derby! Derby attire is highly encouraged, and if you come dressed in your Derby
best, you may win a prize for best dressed and best hat! Get the details
and get ready to
celebrate the Kentucky Derby in the heart of Orlando!
Cooper’s Hawk Winery
The Kentucky Derby horse
races are a celebration of longstanding, festive traditions. Two weeks in May
are filled with fashion, food, and a unique combination of high-class
traditions and down-home comforts, sipping Mint Juleps and, of course, wine.
Dig out your colorful
hats, fascinators, and fedoras and head to Cooper’s Hawk Winery on May 8th or
9th for the ultimate celebration of The Run for the Rosés
. As one of the country’s largest wine clubs, if you’re
looking for a seasonally inspired menu that features an award-winning list of
handcrafted wines, Cooper’s Hawk never disappoints. Check out this sneak-peek
of what will be on the menu during this event, including special wine pairings
for each menu item, here
Kick Start Your Summer Fun
If you’re hoping to kick start your summer fun in Orlando
this May - SeaWorld is heating up for summertime with many special events
kicking off this
Pipeline: The Surf Coaster
Surf into summer fun on the world’s first surf coaster!
Pipeline: The Surf Coaster
is set to open in
May! This new coaster brings an exciting new experience to the Coaster Capital
of Orlando! Feel the awesome power of the ocean in a whole new way as you
launch 110 feet up and feel every bank and curve as though you’re really riding
the waves thanks to innovative dynamic seats that give you unparalleled freedom
If you’re hoping to experience the ultimate thrill during
your visit this May, you can’t miss the opening of this highly-anticipated
attraction! Learn more here
Viva La Musica:
Between May 13th - 21st experience all the color and culture in a new way as this
festive, family-friendly Latin celebration returns to SeaWorld for just two Saturdays
and Sundays. This event is included with park admission and features the
hottest Latin entertainment alongside your favorite attractions and
unforgettable animal adventures. Don’t let the sound, spice, and spirit of this
special event pass you by. Get all the event details and see a full line-up of
live performances happening here
Guy Harvey Weekend:
On May 19th - 20th join Guy Harvey, famous marine wildlife artist and
conservationist at SeaWorld for meet-and-greets, autographs, photo opportunities,
From May 27th -
September 4th, when the sun goes down, the night comes to life with
electrifying dance music, colorful lights, and a fireworks spectacular show!
This is a can’t-miss summer event in Orlando, so be sure to check back before
your visit and end your May with excitement in the heart of Orlando!
Summer Fun at SeaWorld’s Aquatica
Every Saturday and
Sunday in May, Aquatica
is introducing an all-new event to kick off summer in
style! Get ready to say, ‘Aloha’ to summer with extended park hours until 8 pm
and exclusive early entry for Pass Members. Take to one of Orlando’s top water
parks to enjoy splashing around at all of your favorite attractions, plus
during this special event
enjoy live music, entertainment, and special offerings
from their on-site restaurants.
Hoping to get in on one
of Orlando’s famous expos during your trip this May? Two fan-favorite shows
will be returning to Orlando this month, so mark your calendar!
Central Florida Home
Spring cleaning have you
thinking about those home improvement projects you’ve been putting off? Enjoy a
productive and fun weekend during the Central Florida Home Expo
returning to the Orange County Convention Center on May
This show has everything
you need to take your home improvement projects to the finish line! View and
interact with the industry’s hottest home and garden products, find the latest
products and services for home improvement, and meet with professionals who can
make your next remodeling, renovation, landscaping, or decorating project a
Get the details for this
today, and don’t miss out on what is sure to be a
productive and fun event for the whole family.
Since 2003 Spooky Empire
has been delivering the best sights, sounds, and screams to Halloween lovers,
and this year is no different! Head to Double Tree by Hilton from May 19th
through the 21st to enjoy an enormous room full of vendors, a film and tattoo
festival, music, celebrity speakers, and more to satiate even the most diehard
aficionados of the spooky season.
Get all the details
and see what celebs will be making an appearance this
Don’t forget about mom!
Mother’s Day is just
around the corner. Peep our upcoming events calendar to view Mother’s Day
happening on I-Drive and stay tuned for a blog post
featuring the top ways to celebrate your mom this May in the heart of Orlando!
April showers bring May
flowers, and I-Drive
is the perfect place to stop and smell the roses. Get
ready to embrace new experiences at these exciting events on International
Drive this May! Check out our calendar of upcoming events
to see a full lineup and events
happening in Orlando’s Most Dynamic Neighborhood this month and make this your
best trip to I-Drive yet!