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Senior Activities in Orlando This Summer

The areas in and around Orlando, Florida, consistently rank 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.

Make Your Summer Special in the Orlando Area

There’s a reason Orlando is one of the most popular places to retire. Here, retirees find themselves immersed in a paradise of perpetual summer with sunshine-filled days, tropical surroundings, and laid-back culture. There are so many things to love about summers in Central Florida. Here are just a few.

  • Vibrant events and enriching entertainment for everyone. Orlando’s summer scene is brimming with an array of events and entertainment to suit every taste and preference. 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! 
  • Endless exploration among an abundance of natural beauty. This area boasts the boundless beauty of landscapes and water-filled tropical parks. Summertime lends itself to especially vibrant and lush parks and botanical gardens, offering endless recreational opportunities to enjoy under the Florida sun.
  • Proximity to world-class theme parks. Orlando’s renowned theme parks add an extra layer of excitement to summer living. Perfect for grandkids and kids-at-heart, these iconic attractions offer a gateway to adventure and memories. Living close by makes it easy to attend special summer events hosted by these parks, and invite family members to join in the magic.

Summer Activities For Seniors Near Orlando, Florida

While tourists from far and wide flock to the famed theme parks in the summer months, Orlando and the surrounding suburbs offer a wealth of captivating experiences for seniors looking for summer activities and live entertainment. Following are some event highlights.

Longwood Luau

Join the fun at the annual Longwood Luau, a Hawaiian-themed celebration. Held on the first Saturday in May at Reiter Park in Longwood, this event promises an unforgettable experience for all ages. Immerse yourself in the enchanting rhythms of Hawaiian music, savor the flavors of traditional cuisine, and marvel at the performances of the fire knife artists and Hula dancers. Grab a tropical drink, kick back, and let the spirit of aloha wash over you at the Longwood Luau.

Rock ‘N’ Blues Concert & Car Show

Whether you’re an admirer of vintage cars or like to tap your toes along to blues 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 at Lake Concord Park in Casselberry, Florida. The event blends the nostalgia of vintage cars with the energy of live music providing something for everyone to enjoy.

Weekends at the Winery

Indulge in a fusion of culinary delights, live entertainment, and exquisite wines at Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards’ Weekends at the Winery. Held every Saturday and Sunday from late May through June, this enchanting affair invites you to savor delectable cuisine, groove to the sounds of live music, and sample a selection of Lakeridge’s finest wines. With each sip, you’ll embark on a sensory journey that captures the essence of Florida’s winemaking heritage.

Fireworks at the Fountain

Celebrate Independence Day at Lake Eola Park’s Fireworks at the Fountain, a summer tradition for many in the Orlando area.  As the sun sets on July 4th, the park comes alive with the crackle of fireworks illuminating the night sky in a dazzling display of colors. Those in attendance can enjoy live entertainment, food and beverages from a variety of vendors. The fireworks finale is set to a live performance by the Orlando Concert Band.

Art Highlight Tours

Experience the beauty and intrigue of the Orlando Museum of Art’s renowned collection through their captivating Highlights Tours. Held on select Sunday afternoons, this program offers adults a unique opportunity to embark on a curated journey through the museum’s most prized treasures. Led by knowledgeable docents, these guided tours illuminate the essence of each masterpiece, providing insights into the artist’s vision, techniques, and historical context. 

Highlights Tours are included with paid gallery admission, making it an accessible and enriching experience for all, whether you’re seeking inspiration, enlightenment, or simply a moment of contemplation.

Summer Activities for Seniors in Orlando, Florida

Stay connected and engaged with the latest social opportunities for seniors by checking the City of Orlando Senior Events calendar regularly to keep up with the latest activities. With new activities constantly being added, there’s always something exciting to look forward to. 

Summer Activities at Village on the Green

At Village on the Green, our residents enjoy accommodations beyond our on-site services and amenities including a vibrant social scene and mix of activities. Nestled amidst acres of pristine grounds just north of Orlando, our senior living community provides a retreat where residents can immerse themselves in both the beauty of nature and the warmth of the local community. 

    1. Outdoor Activities for Seniors – Experience nature’s tranquility at Village on the Green. Our meticulously manicured grounds provide the ideal setting for leisurely strolls, invigorating exercise, or peaceful reflection. Whether lounging by our sparkling pool or exploring lush pathways, every moment offers a chance to rejuvenate amidst nature’s embrace.
    2. Wellness and Fitness OpportunitiesMaintain your health and vitality with comprehensive wellness and fitness amenities. Our state-of-the-art fitness center is equipped with everything you need to stay active and energized. Join a group fitness class led by our certified instructors at our aerobics studio or swim laps in the heated pool.
    3. Enjoy a Round From Tee to Green –  Expand your social circle, embrace common interests, and discover camaraderie when you explore one of the Orlando area’s 200 golf courses or while improving your short game at the on-site putting green.
    4. Amazing Dining Experiences – Savor exquisite culinary offerings through new dining experiences. Whether you’d like to grab a bite to eat in a casual environment like The Heron Club or prefer a more upscale dining experience in Palm Court, you and your friends can always find a meal that fits your mood.

Our residents enjoy a modern and sophisticated living environment to thrive and flourish. If you or a loved one are curious to learn more about life at Village on the Green, our dedicated team is here to answer your questions and provide personalized assistance. Don’t hesitate to contact us and we will help you discover the active life awaiting you.

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