DOWNTOWN BUSINESS NEWSNominations Open Now For the OUC Hometown Hero of the GameUCF Athletics and OUC - The Reliable One are teaming up to recognize individuals who generously give their time and talents to help make our community a better place to live. During the 2023-2024 season, they are encouraging Knights fans to get involved and nominate an OUC Hometown Hero of The Game. It is a perfect chance to thank and recognize our incredible active and veteran military, healthcare workers, firefighters, police officers, first responders, teachers, neighbor or civic leaders. Make your nomination HERE. FAIRWINDS Employees Give Back During Day of Service Last Friday, volunteers from FAIRWINDS Credit Union spent the day expanding the school garden at Arbor Ridge K-8 School to include more garden beds and the addition of a fruit tree orchard. The project is part of a program by IDEAS For Us, an Orlando-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and accredited Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) of the United Nations, in partnership with the Orlando City Soccer Foundation to create sustainable infrastructure solutions to the community’s ecological issues. The garden expansion, funded by FAIRWINDS, will further enrich the lives of students in this community by providing experiential and hands-on life sciences learning which has a proven impact on their ability to retain the knowledge and use what they learn in their lives. Click here to see photos of the garden build and ribbon cutting. Bike With the Mayor for Mobility Week! Join City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer for the Bike with the Mayor event! Kicking off the annual statewide Mobility Week, this leisure-paced, family-friendly ride is designed to promote awareness of our growing bicycle network while creating unforgettable community memories. Make your way to Lake Druid Park, located at 899 Coy Drive, Orlando FL 32803 tomorrow, October 27, at 7am for coffee, conversations, safety tips, and more. At 7:30am, join Mayor Dyer along with city staff and community partners on a 4-mile round-trip bike ride. This ride will take you through the historic Colonialtown North neighborhood and Audubon Park Garden District, including the brand new Corrine Drive quick-built pilot path. Learn more and reserve your spot today! Breakfast On The Go at The Monroe Grab your breakfast to go at The Monroe every Tuesday-Friday from 9-11am! Start your day off right with new breakfast offerings of chicken biscuits, pastries, and more. Click here to see the new morning menu!
DTO EVENTSEolaween is This Saturday! Looking for a spooktacular evening of family-friendly fun? Attend Eolaween on Saturday, October 28, from 4-10pm at Lake Eola's East Lawn by the Eola House! Eolaween promises a bewitching time with a lineup of exciting activities, including games, a DJ, a craft station, and a thrilling costume contest for all ages. Capture memories at the photo stations and don't miss the Halloween movie feature, "Ghostbusters," once darkness falls. Learn more HERE!
Thornton Park District for a SPOOKTACULAR time at the 10th Annual Halloween Block Party this Saturday, October 28th from 8pm-2am. This 21+ event features music from several DJs, Cirque du Soleil themed crowd performers, full bars, costume contests, and more! Click here to get your tickets today. FusionFest's 6th Annual Multicultural Festival! Save the Date for FusionFest's 6th Annual Multicultural Festival on November 25 & 26, 2023. The 5th Annual Multicultural Festival, sponsored by Downtown Orlando, will feature foods of the world, music & dance performances, a visual arts gallery, an international marketplace, and so much more. Learn more and don't miss this exciting celebration of culture!10th Annual Halloween Block Party! Join