Summertime is upon us, and as our days stretch
longer, the sun shines even brighter on our favorite spot in The City Beautiful!
There are endless ways to make a summer trip to Orlando’s Most Dynamic
for the books.
If you’ll be visiting International Drive this
July, fire up your summer fun at these special events
Grab a bite during Bite30!
is an annual event presented by Publix’s Aprons Cooking
School and is a foodie-favorite in Orlando! If you’re hoping to try some of the
unique and delicious dining spots around Orlando and International Drive for a
great price, you don’t want miss it!
Through July 10th,
participating restaurants around Orlando will be offering a multi-course prix
fixe meal for just $33 per person. Bite30
is a win-win, allowing diners to try multiple dishes for
about the cost of a single entree, while letting restaurants showcase their
specialty dishes to new customers!
This year three popular
I-Drive dining spots are participating; Mia’s Italian Kitchen
, Taverna Opa at The Pointe
, and Tapa Toro Orlando
at ICON Park. See all of the restaurants participating
and their Bite30
menus here and enjoy restaurant-hopping through the City Beautiful as you experience the
delicious food, stellar service, and unique ambiance of the restaurants you
really should know.
If you’re looking for some good old-fashioned
summer fun that the whole family can get in on, many of Orlando’s beloved
attractions have put together special summer events for you to enjoy during
your visit this July!
SeaWorld Orlando’s Electric Ocean
No trip to I-Drive is
complete without a stop at SeaWorld Orlando
, and this summer when the sun goes down, the night fires
up during their Electric Ocean
Immerse yourself in the
mysteries of the sea through up-close animal discoveries, amazing attractions,
and unforgettable performances by day, and then stay late to plunge into exotic
worlds of light and music and experience your favorite SeaWorld attractions in
a whole new way! Join playful, glowing sea creatures and world-class DJs for a
family-friendly dance party beneath the waves. And of course, end the night with
Ignite, their famous Electric Ocean fireworks and fountains spectacular that
brings the brilliance of the sea to the sky above.
If you’re looking to put a charge into your
summer fun in Orlando, Electric Ocean
is can’t-miss event!
Fun Spot America
Fun Spot America’s HUGE
is a sun-sational event for all ages! Snap pics at their
all-new Foto Spots as you explore tropical decor throughout the park, and fuel
your fun with seasonal food and beverages, exclusive to the summer season! This
is a family-friendly event that offers families the perfect way to kick back
and have some good, clean FUN and the best part? Most of it is FREE!
If you want to
experience this special summer event in addition to all of the coaster, rides,
and games that call Fun Spot America home, simply purchase a Single Day Fun Pass
They’ll be turning up
the heat on summer fun through September 5th. Get the details
What’s a summer without a luau?
Hawaiians have used luau
gatherings to celebrate important milestones and special occasions for
generations, and this month on I-Drive Wantilan Luau
will give you a chance to experience the tradition
firsthand with an evening of authentic Polynesian food and entertainment!
Every Saturday through
September 10th, head to Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando https://www.internationaldriveorlando.com/events/wantilan-luau.html to enjoy a weekly dinner show with a tropical all-you-can-eat-buffet
(complete with a pit-roasted pig), and live music with captivating hula and
fire dancers that will make you feel as if you’re at a true island party!
Can’t get enough hula
The only event of its
kind in the Eastern U.S, this two-day Hawaiian Hula competition focuses on the
unique cultural dance traditions, costumes, and music styles of the islands of
Hawai’i, Tahiti, Samoa, New Zealand, and Tonga. Whether you want to participate
and show your talent and love for the culture, or you simply want to come out
and watch some amazingly skilled hula dancers, this event will surely have you
feeling like you’ve taken a trip to a tropical island. Get all the details here
Orange County Convention
Hoping to catch a
conference at the second-largest convention center in the U.S during your trip?
This month two special events are taking over the OCCC
For the car enthusiasts,
plan to head to the Orange County Convention Center from July 6th through the
9th to catch Mecum Auctions Auto Collector Auction
is a summer special event featuring 1,500 cars! From
muscle cars to custom vintage vehicles and modern supercars, you’ll find a
large variety of specialty cars crossing the auction block during this special
event. Get the details here
Then, from July 9th
through the 15th experience the Orlando International Film Festival 2022
! The Orlando
International Film Festival, Inc (OIFF) Lions Club is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit
organization that creates an exciting opportunity for filmmakers, distributors,
content creators in all genres, technology companies, and audiences to network
and share ideas in Orlando, Florida! With a firm belief that the movie industry
will strive in an environment where a diversity of cultures can display their
creative talents at an event where they can share ideas, learn about the latest
technology in their field and compete with their peers, the Orlando
International Film Festival was born.
In addition to an awards
ceremony for films submitted, OIFF will also host workshops, and exhibits, and
hold interviews where upcoming filmmakers can mingle with more experience
filmmakers in the industry and make connections. Get all details
and plan to hit this popular event during your visit to
Orlando this July!
Year-round there is no
shortage of live entertainment on I-Drive, but this July some special
performances are happening that you’re not going to want to miss!
Tin Roof Orlando
at ICON Park Orlando
is hosting two performances this month during their
Nashville Hits the Roof Series. This free event will be going on through July
21st and features the next big stars to come out of Music City performing live
right here on I-Drive!
July 7th - Bexar with special guest Dave
Kuncio at 7:30 pm
- July 16th - Skyelor Anderson
at 7 pm
- July 21st - Halle
Kearns at 8 pm
Laugh your way through
your Orlando vacation with a trip to Orlando Improv
this month, where you’ll find a large variety of
different comedians taking the mic for a dinner show experience that will leave
your belly full of laughs and delicious grub.
With over 10 comedians
scheduled to take the stage this July, no matter what your sense of humor,
you’re sure to find a good laugh and a night out to remember at Orlando Improv.
See their full schedule
of performances for July here
Finally, make your
summer a Rock ’n Roll Summer at Hard Rock Live
! If you’re looking to catch the biggest names in music
and comedy, a trip to the “Coliseum of Rock ‘n Roll is a must!
With long sunny days and
warm late-summer nights, Orlando’s Most Dynamic Neighborhood is the perfect
place to be if you’re looking for endless summer fun for everyone in your
Keep these special
events in mind as you plan your visit to International Drive this July! Stay
tuned on everything going down on I-Drive
this summer using our events calendar
, and enjoy your sweetest summer yet in the heart of the
action in Orlando!