Balloon Festival and Other Things to do in Orlando this Weekend

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Hey Orlando! We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday break and we are so excited to be back with some amazing events happening this weekend!

Check out the weekend guide below for some fun adventures like paddle boarding, and of course fun food and drink specials. See you out and about in Orlando this weekend!

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Bears 1 Balloon Festival And Other Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend 2022

Orlando Solar Bears vs. Florida Everblades

Hockey is back and we couldn’t be more excited! The Orlando Solar Bears are playing the Florida Everblades at the Amway Center in downtown Orlando this weekend!

The Amway Center is following all safety precautions this year to make sure Orlando has the best hockey season, so make sure to get your tickets before they run out. Shades, the ulta-cool polar bear mascot can’t wait to see you there.

Event Details
🗓 JAN 8 | 7PM–9PM
📍 Amway Center

Pet 1 Balloon Festival And Other Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend 2022

Brews and Rescues

Rescued dogs and craft beer? We can’t think of a better combination. If you’re looking for the perfect weekend activity head on down to Celery City Craft in Sanford just north of Orlando for Brews and Rescues!

This event has craft vendors, drink specials, live music, and rescues who need their furever homes! Plus 10% of proceeds for this event go to Pet Rescues by Judy located in Central Florida.

Event Details
🗓 JAN 8 | 6PM–8PM
📍 Celery City Craft

Paddle 1 Balloon Festival And Other Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend 2022

Blue Springs Manatee Tour

Colder weather in Orlando means more manatees, and what better way to see them than paddling on a Paddle Board in Blue Springs! Located just north of downtown Orlando, join Wave of Wellness on their Blue Springs Manatee Tour this weekend.

All levels of paddlers are invited to this event where you can either bring your own paddle board or rent one. Educators will guide you through the process, as well as teach you all about the gentle giants that call this place home!

Event Details
🗓 JAN 10 | 8:30AM–11:30AM
📍 French Landing

More Things to Do in Orlando

What's New

Orlando has a new Nashville Style Hot Chicken restaurant and we are here for it! Chicken Fire opened it’s doors this past weekend and is serving up delicious spicy chicken.

This restaurant is full of soul and love, so be sure to check them out this weekend for some delicious food like chicken sandwiches, loaded fries, and more!. You can also catch them on uber eats if you’re in the area!


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Make sure to give us a follow and tag us in your pictures. We love to see what you’re doing around the city beautiful. 

Kimberly Gooch

Kimberly Gooch

Hi I'm Kim! I am a Florida native from Clearwater Florida, and now currently living in Orlando. I've been in Orlando for the last 6 years and love to explore everything the city has to offer. I travel a lot on the weekends visiting new cities, and in my spare time I enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, and discovering new things to do.