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DID YOU KNOW?Bike to Work Day 2023 is Tomorrow!Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer will pedal into work on Friday, March 31 as part of the city’s annual tradition of hosting Bike to Work Day events. Riders will meet at 7am at Lake Lorna Doone Park, then head out at 8am on a police-escorted group ride through Creative Village and on to City Hall. A Bike to Work Day celebration will be set up at City Hall Plaza at 8am for downtown workers to learn more about the city’s bike projects and connect to local organizations, like Bike Walk Central Florida and the Orlando Bike Coalition.  Free, all-day parking is available at Lake Lorna Doone Park. Group bike rides will be led back to Lake Lorna Doone Park at 9:30am, 5pm, and 5:30pm. Register here and get ready to cycle in the city!Happy 407 Day!April 7th is a chance to celebrate all things DTO! In honor of the occasion, Discover Downtown - the Downtown Info Center - is offering $4.07 off their 407 shirts and hats both in store and online from April 2-7! To shop these items, visit in person at 201 S. Orange Ave or browse the online store here and use code "407DAY".Valencia College Spring Music ConcertsTake a break this spring for an afternoon or evening of music, featuring Valencia College's Jazz Band, Commercial Music Ensemble, Valencia Singers, Contemporary Ensemble and Opera Theater Workshop. Different genres of music will be playing throughout the month of April, starting on Tuesday the 4th at 7:30pm with the Spring Jazz Band Concert. This event is free to the public, and no reservation is required. Click here to learn more about Valencia's spring concerts!Orlando Magic vs. Detroit PistonsDon't miss this Sunday's game on April 2, 2023 at the Amway Center where Orlando Magic will take on the Detroit Pistons! Click here to learn more and get tickets.

FIRST FRIDAY COFFEEFriday, April 7, 2023 at 8am, hosted by Expansive


DOWNTOWN BUZZ34th Annual Spring Fiesta in the ParkLocated in the heart of downtown Orlando, the tradition returns for its 34th year to showcase the beauty of springtime at Lake Eola on April 1-2, 2023. Mingle and shop with artist and crafter booths around the park, savor the flavors from a variety of food vendors, plus enjoy live entertainment and a kid's area. Bring the whole family and enjoy one of Orlando's longest-running traditions! Click here to learn more.UCF Celebrates the Arts 2023Each spring, UCF brings its best and brightest artists to Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts for a large-scale celebration of creativity. This year, UCF Celebrates the Arts turns the spotlight on the intersection of arts and technology, and showcases the students, faculty and alumni through dance, concerts, cabaret, lectures and discussions, film, chamber music, an expanded visual arts presence, and more. Click here to see the full schedule for the celebration, running from April 2-15, 2023!Re:Charge 2023Returning for its third year, Re:Charge is an ambient, relaxing event meant to rejuvenate with amazing sounds and soft lighting. Presented by Creative City Project, guests will leave feeling refreshed as they bring their own pillow and blanket to lay down in during this restorative night of live music. Harpist Timbre Cierpke will lead a live ensemble of orchestral musicians playing a 60-minute concert of peaceful and reflective music. Click here to view the event dates and times from April 7-16, 2023 and get your tickets.

Orlando Book FestivalThe Orlando Book Festival is a day-long celebration of books at the Orlando Public Library on Saturday, April 15, 2023. Attendees can enjoy panels and talks from bestselling authors from all over the state, including a keynote from R.L. StineRegistration is required to attend the keynote. Click here to see the full agenda and register.OBJ's 2023 Best Places to WorkOrlando Business Journal's Best Places to Work is designed to honor the area's leading employers. OBJ is currently looking for companies that go beyond the norm to foster an enjoyable and meaningful work environment for their employees. Please make your submission by Friday, April 7, 2023 HERE.

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