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What's Happening: Top Things to do in Orlando in July

Updated: Oct 19, 2023

This month, it's all fireworks and it's time to get out and enjoy all that Orlando has to offer. From food festivals and wine tasting to concerts and sporting events, the Date Night Orlando Team has you covered this July with all of the events and happenings in and around Orlando.

a Faris  wheel in Orlando, The Orlando Eye being lit up in red, blue and green with a view over the city. A romantic date night planned by The Date Night Orlando

Now - July 24th

Orlando Shakes

Cost: Varies

Set in an enchanted castle in a far away land, Beauty and the Beast spins a magical tale where a young beauty has been locked away by a terrible Beast. The young woman’s honest and enduring love for the unsightly Beast ultimately becomes a gift of kindness that brings magical results.

Now - August 10th

The Oliv Bar

Cost: $47

An immersive cocktail adventure! Come along on a 90 minute topsy-turvy journey into the magical realm of Wonderland. Brought to you by the interactive team behind The Wizard’s Den, Beyond Cinema and A.K Wregg.

For those both curious and curiouser – this will be the tea party to end all tea parties.

Now - September 5th


Cost: Regular Admission

When the sun goes down, the night fires up at SeaWorld’s Electric Ocean. Stay late all summer to immerse yourself in 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. Then end the night with the all-new Ignite 360, a fireworks and fountains spectacular that brings the brilliance of the sea to the sky above.

Now - November 19th


Cost: Regular Admission + the cost of food & wine

The favorite time of year for foodies and wine enthusiasts alike is almost here – the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE! Starting July 14 and running through November 19, this iconic festival serves up flavors from across six continents and unlocks unlimited fun through your tastebuds.

July 15th from 6:30PM - 9PM

Historic Downtown Clermont

Cost: $20

Explore historic Downtown Clermont while sampling wine at various shops.

Tickets are $20 and will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Optima One Realty.

Photo ID is required.

July 15th, 2022

Amway Center

Cost: Varies

See the Intercontinental Champion Ricochet vs. Sami Zayn, Drew McIntyre, the New Day's Kofi Kingston and Xavier Wood. Also appearing are Sheamus, Happy Corbin, Naomi and many more!

July 15th-July 16th

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

Cost: $15+

Join us at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando on July 16 for Qualatex Balloon Wonderland, one of our most uplifting fundraisers ever!

Working together as a team, more than 400 balloon artists from around the world will construct a life-sized replica of Give Kids The World Village’s most iconic venues created from more than 500,000 balloons. Guests can walk through the display, participate in fun interactive activities, take one-of-a-kind photos, enjoy delicious treats, and enjoy performances by strolling magicians, balloon artists and other entertainers. Open to guests of all ages, the event will take place from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm.

July 17th from 4PM - 9PM

Avalon Park Orlando

Cost: Free

Come out and join us for an awesome/fun event. Bring the kids and fur babies are welcome too. There will be tons of amazing food trucks and vendors, a kids play area, and a meet and greet with our fairies and wizard that will include a picture and craft. A portion of the evenings proceeds will go to the Lupus Foundation of America to help find the cure to this horrible disease. Please share and come out and say hi. All welcome.

July 20th, 2022 from 6PM - 9PM

The Veranda in Thornton Park

Cost: Free

Join Us for the Orlando Vegan Market hosted at the Veranda in Thornton Park every other Wednesday Night from 6-10 pm .

We have a rotating vendor list and crafts to shop.

LIVE MUSIC every night market

Keep Posted for Fun themes and events we will have at the market.

There is parking at the Thornton Park Central Parking Garage

Parking at 112 Summerlin Ave in the VIP Parking lot for $10

July 21st, 2022 6PM - 9PM

Dockside Lake Nona

Cost: $5 + chosen project

In the mood to be crafty? Then this is the event for you! We are hosting a DIY Home Décor workshop in partnership with Nailed It DIY Studio Orlando.

July 21st at 6PM

Historic Downtown Sanford

Cost: Free

Join us on Thursday July 21st in Historic Downtown Sanford for Sanford Art & Jazz Night 6-9pm and every 3rd Thursday!

Enjoy a special evening celebrating the arts, music & spirits at multiple venues! Free event.

July 22nd at 6PM

Morton's The Steakhouse Orlando

Cost: $99

Experience an island oasis at Morton's! Indulge in chef-prepared dishes and hand-crafted cocktails inspired by flavors of the tropics.

About this event -COCKTAILS- Ocean Siesta | Don Julio Blanco Tequila, Cointreau, Reál Passion Fruit, Reál Agave NectarGold N' Banana | Ron Zacapa 23 Rum, Reál Banana, Pineapple JuiceCoco Smash | Ketel One Vodka, Real Ginger, Reál Cream of Coconut, Pineapple JuiceA'uku Krush | Ron Zacapa 23 Rum, Myer's Original Dark Rum, Grapefruit Juice, Cinnamon Honey

July 22nd, 2022 at 8PM

Amway Center

Cost: Varies

Be a part of the R&B Music Experience - Keith Sweat Birthday Celebration on Friday, July 22! This one-night-only concert features a vast catalog of old-school R&B artists, including Keith Sweat, Tevin Campell, Monica, Tamar Braxton, 112, Ginuwine and Silk.

July 23rd at 7PM

The Orlando Museum of Art

Cost: $15 - $300


July 23rd at 11AM - July 24th at 9PM

Boxi Park Lake Nona

Cost: Free Admission

Let's get spooky in the summer! Boxi Park is celebrating SummerWeen July 23 and 24 with kids crafts, trick or treats for the kids, face painters and costume contests.

The park will be decorated for Halloween and will feature spooky food and drink specials. All ages + no cover!

July 24th at 11AM

Raymond James Stadium

Cost: $10 for 13+

Do you want a chance to be on The NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers football field?? Now is your chance… along with face painting, cookie decorating, gaming, esports tournament, an opportunity to have photos taken on the Buccaneers Pirate Ship, and with the cast from the Star Wars and Marvel franchises. Other activities will include live creatures from Busch Gardens and the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.

Kids Day 2022 is Sunday, July 24th from 11am-4pm at Raymond James Stadium, located at 4201 N. Dale Mabry in Tampa and is free for children 12 years of age or younger. There is a $10.00 admission fee for anyone 13 years of age or older. School Supply donations are encouraged.

July 27th & 28th

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts


Chris Rock is one of the world’s most important comedic voices, as well as an award-winning actor, director, producer, and writer. Rock may be best known for his comedy specials Tamborine, Kill the Messenger, Never Scared, Bigger & Blacker and Bring the Pain. Rock took home two Emmy Awards for Bring the Pain and one for Kill the Messenger. He won Grammy Awards for Bring the Pain, Never Scared and Bigger & Blacker. His film credits include The Week Of, Grown Ups and Madagascar franchises, 2 Days in New York, Death at a Funeral, Nurse Betty, Dogma, the hip-hop comedy CB4, and New Jack City. Rock recently wrapped production on the upcoming biopic, Rustin, about civil rights leader Bayard Rustin.

July 28th 5:30PM - 7:30PM

Oviedo Mall

Cost: Free

Ever found yourself chasing the high of a Scholastic Book Fair? Can't stop thinking about erasers that don't actually work, a Ferrari poster and the latest Animorphs book? Let us help you out at Oviedo Mall's Totally 90's Sip & Shop Event!

Come enjoy a food and wine stroll along with 90's inspired giveaways (did someone say Lisa Frank Gift Basket?!), live entertainment and much more!

July 29th, 2022

The Orlo House & Ballroom

Cost: $55 per person

The Boozy Cauldron Tavern is popping up in Tampa for a 4-part cocktail experience led by Professor Dolohov Draven and his top students. You will be taken on a magical journey where you can imbibe on the four delicious signature cocktails (including the Tavern’s Famous Butternilla Brew) and hear and feel the stories surrounding the famous tavern and the ghosts that still haunt the establishment. Be quick to head over, for the Boozy Cauldron travels the nation and only appears for a limited time in select cities; after its last day, the portal closes and the Tavern disappears!

July 30th from 1PM - 4PM

Cheyenne Saloon

Cost: $45+

The Fiesta of the Summer returns July 30th!

Tacos & Tequila celebrates the city's tastiest, most delectable delight: TACOS! Sample and vote on your favorite tacos among competing food trucks, taco shops and restaurants! There will also be tequila samplings, plenty of beer, and live entertainment, ALL INCLUDED in your ticket price - July 30th, 2022 at Cheyenne Saloon and Church Street. Salud!

July 31st, 2022 at 8PM

Amway Center

Cost: Varies

Global supergroup Swedish House Mafia, consisting of Axwell, Steve Angello, and Sebastian Ingrosso, have announced their Paradise Again World Tour 2022, the band's first proper run since 2012 and follows on the heels of their 2022 Coachella headlining announcement. Long revered by their fans for their bombastic live performances, the band's previous outing, One Last Tour, sold over 1,000,000 tickets.

Coming in August

August 5th, 2022 at 7PM

Camping World Stadium

Cost: Varies

Proclaimed the most listened-to artist in the world for a second consecutive year by Spotify, Bad Bunny is bringing his first stadium tour "Bad Bunny: World's Hottest Tour'' to Orlando's Camping World Stadium on August 5. Tickets are on sale now!

Continuous Happenings: Orlando


Lakeridge Winery

Free Admission

Enjoy our expansive vineyard green, including delicious food, live entertainment, and of course your favorite Lakeridge wines at our outdoor bar.

Every 3rd Thursday

Historic Downtown Sanford

Free Admission

Art and Jazz Night is the product of Historic Downtown Sanford’s thriving (and growing!) arts community.

Stroll the streets and visit the participating locations, all within a comfortable walking distance from one another… Stay tuned to this event page to learn what each stop has to offer!

Every Sunday from 9am - 2pm

Historic Downtown Clermont

Free Admission

We have over 40 local vendors selling local produce, meat, honey, eggs, seafood, handmade gifts, and home goods.

Every Monday from 7 PM - 9PM

'A La Cart

Admission: Free

Movie Monday's are back! Come grab a meal from one or all of our delicious food trucks, kick back in our courtyard, and enjoy a movie under the lights.


The Dreams Lounge

Free Admission

PRO & NEW comedians 🎙 ( Featuring comedians seen on HBO, Netflix, Hulu, Instagram, YouTube, Comedy Central, BET ComicView, Def Comedy Jam, All Def Digital & MORE! )

Sundays 5pm-8pm

Pilars Martini

Free Admission

Play, Listen or Enjoy - Pilars Jazz Jam LIVE in Pilars Loft. A community-driven jazz interplay; inspired by the 1940’s and ‘50’s ‘old-school’ hang hosted by the “Pros” Sunday’s at Pilars from 5p-8p. Pilars Jazz Trio has comprised of many of the finest Central Florida Musicians, and each Sunday is unique because you never know what special guests including the best jazz talent in Florida-will drop in for the ‘hang’ since Jazz Jam began in September 2015.

Be sure to check back as events are added throughout the month.

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