The weekend is so close that we can almost taste it! And along with the weekend comes some awesome events in Orlando that will give you the motivation you need to get through the rest of this workweek. Just take a look through our weekly list of things to do in Orlando, pick a few of your favorite events, and plan the perfect weekend in Orlando with your friends!

Orlando Nightlife

Thank Me Later at Ember

When: Friday, November 8th at 10:00 PM

Where: Ember

Join the fun at Thank Me Later this Friday night at the most irresistible venue in Downtown Orlando! Party with two different sounds all night long while the DJs will be spinnin' Latin in the Tavern and Top 40 hits on the Terrace.


When: Saturday, November 9th at 5:00 PM

Where: SHOTS Orlando

Join the SHOTS crew for a night of Throwback music with DJ Adam Wells and kick back for the wicked Happy Hour. All shots, beer, craft cocktails, and mixed drinks are half-priced during happy hour! 

The Official EDC Afterparty w/ Nitti Gritti

When: Sunday, November 10th at 10:00 PM

Where: Tier Nightclub

NITTI GRITTI is the name that continues to push the boundaries of electronic music. With an ever-expanding list of A-list supporters including DJ Snake, Diplo, Dillon Francis, Major Lazer, and Tiesto, NITTI has proven himself as a heavyweight in the dance music community! Come party with him after EDC Orlando this Sunday night at Tier Nightclub. 

Family-Friendly Events in Orlando 

43rd Maitland Rotary Art Festival

When: Friday, November 8th at 7:00 PM

Where: Lake Lily

The Maitland Rotary Art Festival has been entertaining Central Florida residents and visitors since 1976. Although hosted annually by the Rotary Club of Maitland, Florida, the event has evolved into a community celebration of the arts. 

Orlando Magic vs. Memphis Grizzlies

When: Friday, November 8th at 7:00 PM

Where: Amway Center

Support your Orlando Magic as they take on the Memphis Grizzlies at the Amway Center on Friday, November 8th.

Sanfording on Sundays in Beautiful Historic Downtown Sanford

When: Sunday, November 10th at 9:00 AM

Where:  Historic Downtown Sanford

Join the fun this Sunday in beautiful Historic Downtown Sanford for 'Sanfording on Sundays' where over 25 participating bars, restaurants, and retailers have come together as one to bring you a special experience on Sundays! 

Concerts in Orlando 

EDC Orlando 2019

When: Friday, November 8th at 12:00 PM

Where: Tinker Field

Electric Daisy Carnival returns to Orlando, Florida with the best in electronic dance music, full-size carnival rides, performers, and art! Don't miss the amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in the magical world of EDC Orlando. 

Sammy Hagar's Full Circle Jam Tour

When: Saturday, November 9th at 7:00 PM

Where: Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Formed in 2014, the acclaimed supergroup featuring Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Sammy Hagar and bassist Michael Anthony, drummer Jason Bonham, and guitarist Vic Johnson, have quickly established themselves as one of the most emphatic and exciting live acts on the road today! Catch them live this weekend at The Dr. Phillips Center. 

College Park JazzFest 2019

When: Saturday, November 9th at 5:00 PM

Where: College Park Main Street

College Park Main Street will host the 18th annual College Park JazzFest on Saturday, November 9th. The community's flagship street festival along Edgewater Drive will feature 12 bands on three stages performing jazz, pop, and soft rock. The event will feature a vibrant street party atmosphere with diverse food trucks, vendors, and the local shops and restaurants located around the festival! 

More Events in Orlando 

8th Annual Cows 'n Cabs Event

When: Saturday, November 9th at 7:00 PM

Where: City of Winter Park

The 8th Annual Cows 'n Cabs charity fundraising event features mini-dish tastings from 25+ gourmet Orlando restaurants paired with over 200 wines and a plethora of craft beers and cocktails. This year, proceeds will benefit charaties supporting children in need across Central Florida so grab your boots and cowboy hats and come out for a wonderful evening of live music and food celebrating the local community. 

Great Day in the Country 2019

When: Saturday, November 9th at 9:00 AM

Where: Oviedo on the Park

The 46th Annual Great Day in the Country Arts & Crafts Festival is this weekend and the festival is free to all attendees. This year over 350 arts and crafts vendors will be displaying and selling items that are perfect for gifts! 

10th Annual Food and Wine Classic

When: Saturday, November 9th at 5:30 PM

Where: Walt Disney World Swan And Dolphin Resort

Back by popular demand, The Swan and Dolphin Resort at Walt Disney World is hosting its Tenth Annual Food & Wine Classic. Join the fun for a day or the weekend to sample wines from around the world and savor culinary artistry from pastries to pasta. 

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