Saturday, March 17 is the annual St. Paddy’s Day Pub Crawl, featuring 15 bars, restaurants and shops offering drink & food specials! Purchase a wristband for $5 at Wally’s or Ten 10 Brewing – get some green beads, a shamrock tattoo & a map of all the participating venues! Get ready to party – this pub crawl starts at 2pm!
Celebrate the “Year of the Dog” on Sunday, February 25 at the 7th Annual Dragon Parade/Lunar New Year Festival. The parade begins at 11am at Oregon & Thornton and ends at the Lunar Festival site at 728 N. Thornton Avenue. The Lunar Festival takes place from noon until 5pm and features Asian cuisine, arts and crafts, vendors and live entertainment.
It’s a festival all about love! Celebrate the love of the environment, the arts, music and food! Live music by Texas Outlaw Jerry J, The States, and Beemo! DJ Cliff T and DJ Jeff from Remix will be spinning your favorite tunes! Enjoy cocktails from The Guesthouse, beer from Ten 10 Brewing Company and wine from Quantum Leap Winery! Arts and crafts by Pottery on the Run and SOS Art Gallery, readings by Miss Jessica’s Tarot, henna by Ash Rocks henna, jewelry from Golden Rhino, tie dye from gotkarma and much more! Non profit organizations include Central Florida YMCA, Clean The World, Keep Orlando Beautiful and The City of Orlando. Vendor applications will be accepted until Friday, January 19. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for information. This is a free community event!
Mills 50 businesses are celebrating Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 25 by offering special deals and discounts! Participating businesses include Black Rooster Taqueria, Central Florida YMCA, District Market at Mills 50, Eclips Salon & Spa, Educe Salon, Florida Fitness Concepts, Go Big Tees, gotkarma, Jazzercise Orlando Mills 50 Fitness Center, Quantum Leap Winery, Remix Record Shop, The Barefoot Spa, The Salt Room, Track Shack & Tammy Jo Fashion. Love your local business and #shopsmall!
The Mills 50 Historic Home tour includes six homes located in the Mills 50 neighborhoods. You will tour classic bungalows and other traditional style homes built between the 1920’s & 1950’s. A limited number of tickets are available. Tickets are $35 in advance ($40 day of the tour) at www.orlandoweeklytickets.com/events/48707468/mills-50-historic-homes-tour and include the tour and an after party at The Guesthouse from 5pm until 7pm. Your ticket entitles you to a craft cocktail and appetizers from Black Rooster Taqueria. Attendees are to meet at Colonialtown Neighborhood Center starting at 12:30pm to receive a tour map & tour program.
This event will include ten of the best local and regional acts, local food, vendors and fun activities for all! Limited edition craft beers will be brewed and available at Ten10 Fest! A portion of the proceeds will benefit Mills 50!
All craft beers will be $5 at the event. Purchase tickets at: www.ten10fest.com/tickets
Friday, September 22 is the Annual First Day of Fall Pub Crawl, starting at 6pm. Purchase a wristband for $5 at either Wally’s or Ten 10 Brewing Company and receive drink specials at: BART, Lil Indies, St. Matthew’s Tavern, Ten 10 Brewing Company, The Brass Tap – Mills Park, The Guesthouse, Wally’s & Will’s Dirty Laundry.
The third annual Orlando Main Streets Restaurant Week will take place from Friday, August 4 through Saturday, August 12. Seven Mills 50 restaurants – Black Rooster Taqueria, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, Hawkers Asian Street Fare, Maxine’s on Shine, Pop Thai, Shin Jung Korean Restaurant and Ten 10 Brewing Company – will participate. You may find their menus along with other participating Main Street restaurants at: www.orlandomainstreets.com/restaurantweek
The festivities begin at 4pm with live entertainment and conclude with a fireworks display beginning at 9:10pm!