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Things for Seniors to Do in Orlando This Summer

The area in and around Orlando, Florida consistently ranks as one of the best places to retire in the United States. The region is known for its pleasant winter weather and year-round entertainment.  

Residents at Village on the Green, a senior living community in Longwood, Florida, are just a short drive away from downtown Orlando. That means residents can enjoy the entertainment and activities in Longwood, while also experiencing all that Orlando has to offer. In this article, we’ll highlight some popular summer events in the Orlando area, and explore what makes summers here so special

Why Summers in the Orlando Area Are Special

There’s a reason Orlando is a popular place to retire. It’s hard not to appreciate life just a little bit more with all the sunshine-filled days, tropical surroundings and laid-back culture.  Here are just a few of the things we love about summers in this region.

  • All the events. Whether you enjoy music, food, wine, art or cultural experiences there’s likely to be a summer event that celebrates one or more of those things. And summer is the peak season for all of them!
  • An abundance of natural beauty to explore. This area boasts numerous, water-filled tropical parks that offer endless recreational opportunities. Parks and formal gardens are especially vibrant and lush during the summer. 
  • Theme parks are close by. Orlando’s theme parks are perfect for grandkids and kids-at-heart. The benefit of living close by is that you can attend special summer events at these parks with ease.

Summer Activities Near Orlando, Florida

While many tourists flock to the theme parks of Orlando in the summer months, there’s a lot more to explore in downtown Orlando and surrounding suburbs. Following are some event highlights.

Rock ‘N’ Blues Concert & Car Show

Whether you’re a fan of vintage cars or a fan of live music, there’s a lot of fun to be had at the Rock ‘N’ Blues Concert & Car Show held on Memorial Day weekend each year. The event takes place at Lake Concord Park in Casselberry, Florida.  

Weekends at the Winery

Kicking off in late May and running through June, Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards’ Weekends at the Winery event takes place every Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The winery offers food, live entertainment and a number of Lakeridge wines to choose from and enjoy.

Fireworks at the Fountain

Fireworks at the Fountain is a summer tradition for many in the Orlando area. The July 4 fireworks event is held annually at Lake Eola Park and is free. Those in attendance at the event can enjoy live entertainment and food and beverages from a variety of vendors. The fireworks finale begins at 9:15 p.m. and is set to a live performance by the Orlando Concert Band.

Art Distilled

The Orlando Museum of Art hosts a number of events throughout the year, including Art Distilled, an evening program for adults that “explores big questions about the visual arts.” There are three events in the series in 2022, held on June 8, July 13 and August 10. Pre-registration is required.

Summer Activities at Village on the Green

Our team at Village on the Green is proud of the on-site services and amenities we offer. Tucked away on acres of lush grounds just north of Orlando, residents feel at one with nature and the local community. Recent renovations mean that our spaces are modern and sophisticated.

If you or a loved one would like to learn more about what life is like at Village on the Green, our dedicated team is here to answer your questions. Please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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