42nd Annual Fireworks at the Fountain
July 4 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Celebrate a day of independence with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and your fellow Orlando residents at Lake Eola Park. The event will include a kids’ play area, live music, food and beverages for purchase and a special, designated military-appreciation area with a custom, covered fireworks viewing area. Visitors are encouraged to use alternative methods of transportation to attend the event, including walking, cycling, ride-share services and carpooling.
Beginning Tool Smithing
July 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In this series of courses, Earth Horse Institute Founder and Director Scott Dantzler will teach students how to make the tools a blacksmith needs to make other tools and items. Following the traditions of apprenticeship, students will learn to make tongs, hammers, chisels, punches and drifts required to start their pursuit of blacksmithing.
Learn from a Master Bladesmith, greenwood craftsman and earth builder. Earth Horse Institute is dedicated to the promotion of earth skills and traditional craftsmanship. Must be at least 15 years old to join. Tickets are available at www.eventbrite.com/e/beginning-tool-smithing-tool-making-series-team-striking-hammers-tickets-60982692876?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Full STEAM Ahead Camp
July 15-July 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Is your child interested in the world of art or science? Leu Gardens and Super Awesome Cool Pottery are combining the best of both worlds by creating a science- and art-based summer camp all in one. In the morning, campers will learn about the many wonders of the plant and animal world with games, hikes, experiments and take-home projects. In the afternoon, they’ll express themselves with projects that illustrate the morning’s events.
Sign your camper up at www.eventbrite.com/e/full-steam-ahead-camp-tickets-53597740284?aff=erelexpmlt
The 14th Annual Crazy ’80s Pub Crawl
July 20 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Do you miss the good old days? Come relive old memories while making new ones at the 14th Annual Crazy ’80s Pub Crawl. Orlando Pub Crawl and Orlando Sport and Social Club present a night of bodacious brews, gnarly notes and community vibes. Wear your best ’80s attire, and be ready for some serious nostalgia. Once checked in at Sideshow, guests can move through all the starting locations and jam out to the best songs from the ’80s while enjoying complimentary Coors with the price of admission. Buy your ticket at www.eventbrite.com/e/the-14th-annual-crazy-80s-pub-crawl-tickets-61047882861?aff=eac2
2019 Florida Main Street Conference
July 24, 8 a.m. to July 26, 12 p.m.
Come celebrate one of Orlando’s most historic districts. Aloft Hotels hosts the 2019 Florida Main Street Conference. Come see the diverse attractions of the Church Street District in the heart of Downtown Orlando. Guests will gain a firsthand experience of Downtown Orlando’s eclectic mix of dining options, professional sports, live entertainment, night life and world-class venues. For more information and for ticket information, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/florida-main-street-conference-2019-church-street-orlando-tickets-60920555020?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
White Party Celebrity Fashion Show
July 27, 8 p.m. to July 28, 1 a.m.
Guys With Ties Philanthropy hosts this 21-plus event at Celine nightclub in partnership with Kids Beating Cancer to raise money for pediatric research and treatment. For this one night only, over 500 guests will wear only white while being treated to complimentary drinks, as local fashion boutiques showcase this summer’s trendiest looks. Enjoy a night of celebrity guest appearances and local celebrity catwalks while supporting a good cause. For more information, please visit www.guyswithties.org
MLS WORKS Day of Service
July 27 from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Help out the community, and combat childhood starvation as MLS WORKS hosts this volunteer opportunity in partnership with Feeding Children Everywhere. Volunteers will help package over 100,000 healthy meals for hungry children and families living in underserved communities throughout Orlando and Central Florida. Local residents and Major League Soccer All-Star weekend guests are welcomed to sign up for shifts at www.eventbrite.com/e/mlsworks day-of-service-presented-by-wells-fargoregistration61910494957?aff=ebdssbdestsearch