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Hey Orlando! Welcome back to the best place to find all the best things to do in sunny Central Florida. It’s the weekend of puppy perfection, with multiple dog-friendly events. Also, Lake Nona is kicking off an inaugural festival, while Orlando Brewing is having a music festival to honor a wonderful local cause. Check out all the great things to do in Orlando this weekend!

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Events This Weekend

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1. Pups in the Park

The city of Clermont is celebrating your furry friends with this PAWfect day in the park. Starting with a 1-mile dog walk throughout the reserve, the rest of the event includes enough fun to have everyone wagging their tails with joy.

Puppuccinos will be offered, along with a variety of food trucks to feed all the humans in attendance. Stay for the frisbee competition or the dog swimsuit parade (yes, dog swimsuit). All in all, this is a fun (and free!) celebration that will have the whole family celebrating the community, the outdoors, and our beloved fluffy family members.

Event Details
🗓 JUNE 12 | 830AM–1130AM 
📍 Lake Hiawatha Preserve

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2. Brews & Rescues

Every second Friday of the month, Sanford’s Celery City Craft and Pet Rescue by Judy come together for their Brews & Rescues event. Celery City Craft offers drink specials and live music all night, while Pet Rescue by Judy brings in some adoptable pups looking for their forever home.

Add in craft vendors and you have yourself a fun Friday night of community and craft beer. 10% of all proceeds will benefit Pet Rescue by Judy directly. Don’t forget to bring your own pups so they can have some fun, too!

Event Details
🗓 JUNE 11 | 6PM–8PM 
📍 Celery City Craft

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3. Loud & Proud Music Fest

Orlando Brewing is celebrating Pride by honoring those we’ve lost. This mini music festival will be raising money for a great cause, the onePULSE Foundation, benefiting the building of the permanent memorial, legacy scholarships, and community education and outreach programs.

In addition, a raffle will take place with ticket sales also benefitting the organization. Great bands, great beer, and a great cause. A wonderful way to celebrate Pride month here in our City Beautiful. 

Event Details
🗓 JUNE 12 | 6PM–11PM
📍 Orlando Brewing

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4. Lake Nona Pineapple Festival: Flavors of Puerto Rico

Lake Nona is ready to celebrate Puerto Rico, with their rich flavors and history. Inspired by the island’s Festival de la Piña Paradisíaca, this all-day event is sure to be a smash hit and fun for the entire family.

Get ready for delicious cuisine straight from PR, live entertainment bringing a kinetic energy to the festival, and a bioluminescent bay party to end the evening. Working alongside the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando, this will be a true celebration of culture and tradition!

Event Details
🗓 JUNE 12 | 12PM–11PM
📍 Lake Nona Town Center

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5. International Food on Wheels Festival

Lake Eola is arguably the hub of our city. Surrounded by delicious restaurants, gorgeous lakefront paths, and the picturesque swan boats circling the fountain, Lake Eola has become a premiere destination for outdoor events.

This weekend is no different as it offers up a food truck fiesta with the International Food on Wheels Festival. With free admission, feel free to do a few laps before deciding where to grab some grub. Come for lunch, dinner, or make it a buffet day!

Event Details
🗓 JUNE 13 | 11AM–9PM
📍 Lake Eola

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Aquashella Orlando

Making a stop in Orlando, this touring event takes freshwater and saltwater aquarium vendors, adds in a bit of whimsy through artistic installations, and creates a psychedelic and colorful experience.

This weekend event, happening at the Gaylord Palms Resort, is welcome to all ages. Learn about various creatures from the sea, all while experiencing out-of-this-world visuals and extraordinary displays using aquariums, lighting, and effects. Be sure to check out the kids area and various activities throughout the two-day event, as those under-12 receive free admission!

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Marshal Knight

Marshal Knight

Marshal is a writer for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Orlando City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Orlando area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinOrlando on Instagram and Facebook.

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