2022 Veterans Day Parade
On Saturday, November 12, 2022 from 11am-1pm Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and the Veterans Advisory Council will honor the courageous men and women of the armed forces at the 23rd annual City of Orlando Veterans Day Parade in Downtown Orlando. This year’s parade will open with a tribute to those who have fought for our country and defended our freedom, led by Mayor Dyer and local veterans. Following the parade, viewers and participants can continue celebrating and honoring our veterans at the city's first Veterans Day Celebration event from 1-3pm at Lake Eola Park immediately following the parade. Find out where to park and the parade route here.
Orlando Awarded 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Marathon Trials
Orlando will play host to the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials -- Marathon, USA Track & Field (USATF) and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC). Held on February 3, 2024, the U.S. Olympic Team Trials -- Marathon will be the selection event for the USATF Team at the Paris 2024 Olympics. The top three female and male place finishers in the Olympic Trials who have met qualifying performance standards will self-select for the 2024 USATF Olympic squad. Orlando is the first Florida city to be awarded the event. Click here to read the full story!
Open Call for Multicultural Holiday Ornaments
For the second year in a row, Mayor Jerry L. Demings invites community members to donate a multicultural holiday ornament to decorate the Orange County's "DiversiTree". Ornaments can be handmade or purchased and they will be displayed on the County Administration Building's holiday tree from mid-November to early January. The delivery deadline will go on until November 14th. You may stop by the Orange County Administration Center to drop off your ornament between 8am-5pm.
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Dazzling Nights at Harry P. Leu Gardens
Dazzling Nights at Leu Gardens, presented by AdventHealth, will transform into a stunning winter wonderland featuring a million dazzling lights, shining forests, magical displays, music, and beautiful sculptures. Immerse yourself in the wonder of the holidays from November 25th to January 1st at 5:30pm - 9pm. No entry is permitted after 9:10pm and the event will close at 10:00pm. Closed Christmas, December 25th, 2022. Click here to learn more about Dazzling Nights and get your tickets!
Orlando Museum of Art x Coalition for the Homeless
More than 500 people call the Coalition "home" for the holidays and the Orlando Museum of Art needs your help to make the season special! By purchasing a ticket bundle ($45 donation) you provide a day at the museum for a family in need. The goal is to reach 200 families! Help the OMA team stimulate creativity, passion, and intellectual curiosity by connecting people from all backgrounds and experiences with compelling art and new ideas. Click here to learn more and make a donation.
Cure Bowl 2022
Join the Greater Orlando Sports Commission as Orlando takes on cancer on December 16th at Exploria Stadium. Don't miss out on one of the best college football games of the year, offering an intimate and loud environment like no other bowl game, while also benefiting a great cause. At the Cure Bowl, every seat counts in the fight against cancer! Click here to get your tickets!