The Ninth Annual Downtown Food & Wine Fest is set for Saturday, February 25 and Sunday, February 26, 2017 for more than 30,000 foodies and wine lovers to experience unique local cuisine paired with wines from around the globe. Located in the heart of downtown Orlando at Lake Eola on Robinson Street, the two-day Fest features mouth-watering dishes from 30 of Orlando’s premier restaurants, 50 domestic and international wines and live entertainment.  A portion of the proceeds benefit UCF Foundation, Inc. and Valencia Foundation. Continue reading “Downtown Food & Wine Fest Announces Live Entertainment Top Restaurants, Wines and National Headliners at Lake Eola Feb. 25-26”

Live from Orlando, It’s Science Night Live! Discover the Science of Craft Beer and Unwrap Your Perceptions of Mummies at Science Center’s Adults-Only Event

Orlando Science Center kicks off the summer with an eclectic evening of fun and discovery reserved just for grown-ups during Science Night Live on Saturday, June 6 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. The evening boasts a live presentation by mummy expert Dr. Heather Gill-Frerking, craft beer sampling with local and national breweries, craft beer mini seminars, a Pink Floyd laser light show and more! The event is part of Orlando Science Center’s year-long 60th anniversary celebration.

Continue reading “Live from Orlando, It’s Science Night Live! Discover the Science of Craft Beer and Unwrap Your Perceptions of Mummies at Science Center’s Adults-Only Event”

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer Hosts 9th Annual Blues B-Q Music, Barbecue and Fun

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer invites Central Florida residents and visitors to the 9th annual Blues B-Q in Downtown Orlando on Saturday, February 28. Presented alongside community partner Star 94.5, this free event attracts visitors from across the region thanks to performances by award-winning musicians, as well as the opportunity to purchase some of Orlando’s best barbecue.
This year’s Blues B-Q will feature Grammy Award winning R&B singer Betty Wright. Also performing will be funk/R&B group The Gerry Williams Band along with CeCe Teneal and the Silkee Smoove Band. Mouth-watering barbecue will be available for purchase from Mister BBQ, Serena’s BBQ, Smokey Jay’s BBQ, Blazin Bones BBQ, Caribbean Sunshine Bakery and Johnny Henry’s BBQ.

Continue reading “Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer Hosts 9th Annual Blues B-Q Music, Barbecue and Fun”

And The City Turned Purple…

By Laiz Rodrigues

Church Street was almost full, but they kept coming, more and more, nobody was more famous or happier, or richer, everyone was just the same, happy to witness one of the most important moments of Orlando history.  Continue reading “And The City Turned Purple…”

The Downtown Development Board Photo Contest

ddb-logoThe City of Orlando’s Downtown Development Board (DDB) has launched a Best of Downtown Orlando Photo Contest inviting photographers of all ages, both professionals and amateurs, to submit their greatest high-quality photos capturing all that Downtown Orlando has to offer. After photos are submitted, artists will be encouraged to share their images through social media outlets to collect as many votes as possible. The top 10 favorite images will be determined at the end of the voting period and winners will get a reserved section at the CityArts Factory for the “Take Your Best Shot Photo Exhibit.” At least one image per artist will be printed and put on display at the exhibit, encouraging artists to come see their photos. Winners will be eligible to win the $300 Best in Show award.
  • July 24, 2014 by midnight: Submission deadline, up to 10 photographs can be submitted
  • July 28, 2014 – August 4, 2014: Voting period
  • August 21, 2014: Opening reception at CityArts Factory from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • August 21, 2014 – September 12, 2014: CityArts Factory “Best of DTO Photo Contest” exhibit on display
  • Photos must be high resolution, 300 dpi or greater
  • Names, dates, borders, copyright symbols, etc. cannot be part of the actual images.
  • Prints, negatives and slides (transparencies) must be converted to digital images before entering this contest.
  • Submit photos through the Downtown Orlando website at or directly on the Downtown Orlando Facebook Page
  • Photos must depict one of Downtown Orlando’s five categories: Architecture, Lifestyle, DTO at Night, Best of DTO, and Panorama
Anyone with question or needing additional information can contact Sydney Gray at or call at 407-246-3794.






Orlando, Fla. – In honor of his 10 years with the Orlando Magic, the organization has placed two billboards in Orlando to thank Jameer Nelson for a decade of legendary moments. The billboards are located at the SR 408 and Kirkman exchange and on I-4 just south of downtown Orlando between the Michigan Ave. and Orange Blossom Trail exits.  Continue reading “ORLANDO MAGIC THANK JAMEER NELSON”

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