There’s a phrase in the US that August is “the lazy days of summer.” The heat and sun might make you want to lay in the air conditioning to stay cool, but they can also provide the chance to have some fun! Here are some of our picks for August events that you can get excited for no matter how lazy you feel!
2020 Florida Film Festival
- When? August 7th – 20th
- Where? Enzian Theater, 1300 South Orlando Avenue, Maitland
- How Much? Ticket prices vary
If you’re a movie buff, the Florida Film Festival is this summer’s most exciting event. Enjoy ten days of films and events at this Oscar-qualifying festival. Passes are available for individual feature-length films and shorts, food and drink packages, and the chance to meet filmmakers and actors from around the world. For the first time ever, the Florida Film Festival is also offering virtual passes so you can stream world premiere movies from home!
For more information visit https://www.floridafilmfestival.com/
Hip Hop Food Fest
- When? Saturday, August 22nd 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
- Where? Eagle Nest Park, 5165 Metrowest Boulevard
Food and entertainment come together in Eagle Nest Park! Over twenty food trucks will be in the park so you can experience great food while listening to beats from celebrity DJs. Enter a dance battle, play cards, or just enjoy the atmosphere as you eat some of Central Florida’s best food!
MOTE Goes Remote
- When? All month
- Where? https://mote.org/mote-goes-remote
The Marine Laboratory and Aquarium is an independent research organization dedicated to preserving and understanding the amazing wildlife found in the ocean. MOTE is moving its educational programs online so you can learn about Florida’s amazing ocean life without ever leaving home. Tune in for live events or just relax with aquarium webcams any time!
- When? Every Saturday, 7:30 pm
- Where? Westgate River Ranch Resort, 3200 River Ranch Boulevard, River Ranch FL
- How Much? Tickets $20 each
Drive an hour and a half south of Orlando to experience a uniquely American event every Saturday night. Watch rodeo athletes show their skills at horseback riding and even the challenge of staying on a massive bull! For the full cowboy experience, try your hand at riding the mechanical bull and join in a fun country dance party!
For more information visit https://www.westgateresorts.com/hotels/florida/river-ranch/westgate-river-ranch-resort/activities/rodeo/
*Due to the heightening number of COVID-19 cases in Florida we advise students and families to take every precaution possible to avoid contamination. There is an Orange County mandate regarding the use of facial coverings and to keep social distancing.