Skip to content




This week, we concluded the 2022 Class of ConnectDTO. The "Downtown Horizons" session highlighted the innovation and development of Creative Village. Community leaders, Thomas C. Chatmon Jr., Dr. Eugene Jones, Brooke Myers, Craig Ustler, and Dr. Ross Wolf, joined our panel to discuss Creative Village’s history and the impactful partnerships that enrich the community.

We would like to thank our 2022 class participants and panelists for their involvement in this year’s session. Stay tuned for 2023 applications!

Visit Orlando Recognized as one of 2022 Top 100 Women-Led Businesses 
Visit Orlando was recently named one of the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses at The Commonwealth Institute of Florida's 17th annual luncheon. President and CEO of Visit Orlando, Casandra Matej, accepted the award. This award recognizes workplace diversity, innovative programming, customer benefits, and more. Several companies across a range of industries including hospitality, healthcare, technology, and education were awarded. DOP is honored to have Casandra serve on our Board of Directors. Read the full story here.

Amway Center Events Included in Freedom Week Sales Tax Holiday
During the 2022 Freedom Week Sales Tax Holiday, consumers can purchase qualifying recreation and outdoor items and admissions to entertainment and cultural events exempt from sales tax. The sales tax holiday begins Friday, July 1 and extends through Thursday, July 7.

Lake Eola Swan Boat Rentals Return to Weekdays
Swan boat rentals are back in Downtown Orlando! Learn about more fun things to do in DTO here.


45th Annual Fireworks at the Fountain
Mayor Buddy Dyer is hosting this year's Fourth of July Fireworks at the Fountain at Lake Eola Park. Enjoy live entertainment, family fun, and vendors with an assortment of food and beverages. The firework spectacular will begin at 9:15pm, set to a live performance by the Orlando Concert Band.

Thornton Thursdays
Join Thornton Park for live music, food and beverages, and shopping on July 7th from 6-10pm. View all upcoming dates for Thornton Thursdays.

Scroll To Top