Friday, January 25, 2013

Orlando Weekend Preview: January 25th - 27th, 2013

While most of the United States and much of the Northern Hemisphere are huddled up inside to avoid the freezing temperatures, Orlando's weekend is expected to be in the mid-to-upper 70s.  Why not enjoy this great weather by checking out some of these events:

Retro Game Night at the History Center
Friday night it's time again for the downtown History Center's Retro Game Night from 7:00pm to midnight.  Play your favorite vintage video and board games while eating free candy, $1-2 pizzas, and drinking from the cash bar.  $5 cash at door, 18+.

Cardboard Art Festival
This weekend is the opening of the very first Cardboard Art Festival at Say it Loud (1121 N Mills Ave).  Friday is the opening party from 6:00pm to midnight ($5 at door), Sunday is kids day from 10:00am - 11:30am ($1 at door) and regular exhibit from 7:30pm to midnight ($5 at door).  Saturday is part of Orlando ClandesDine ($75), a five-course meal accompanied by the Orlando Symphony Youth Orchestra.

Orlando Cardboard Art Festival

Food Truck Bazaars
There are three Food Truck Bazaars around Central Florida this weekend, and a bonus one in Titusville on Monday.  They are:

  • Friday, 5:00pm - 8:00pm in Melbourne (Wickham Park)
  • Saturday, 7:30pm in Orlando (Part of Orlando ClandesDine)
  • Sunday, 5:00pm - 9:00pm in Avalon Park 
  • Monday, 5:00pm - 8:00pm in Titusville (Sandpoint Park)

Vietnamese Lunar New Year Festival
Saturday and Sunday, come to the Central Florida Fairgrounds (4603 W Colonial Dr) for Tết 2013, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year Festival.  The event is free and features music, dance, talent shows, carnival games, traditional foods, and raffles.

2013 Vietnamese Lunar Chinese New Year Orlando

FREE Admission to the Cornell Fine Arts Museum
If you haven't been to the Rollins art museum, this year is your chance.  To celebrate its 35th anniversary, the Cornell Fine Arts Museum is open to all visitors admission free for all of 2013.  

Bonus: Library Book Sale
Looking for a good read?  Stop by the downtown Orange County Library for their Winter Book Sale for some great deals on a wide range of books.


  1. The retro game nights are SO much fun! I've been a couple of times.

  2. Great events! I can't wait to check them out. Thanks for sharing.

  3. AKE: It's definitely a great event. And you're right downtown with so much to do before and after!

    NP: Thanks!