August 2022 Happenings on I-Drive

Whether you’re enjoying a last-minute trip to I-Drive to get in on some summer fun or are heading to Orlando’s Most Dynamic Neighborhood for the ultimate break from the daily grind, we’re sure you’ll find fun for everyone in your group this month!

Be sure to check out these exciting events happening in the area this August and get in on the fun!

Summer Fun

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Fun Spot America’s HUGE Summer Event is still going strong!

The sun shines just a little brighter at Fun Spot America this summer, with all-new foto-spots, tropical decor throughout the park, and seasonal summer food and beverage options; if you’re looking to enjoy your favorite attractions with a summer-inspired twist, their HUGE Summer Event is the perfect family-friendly event to kick and back have some good, clean FUN and it’s going on all month long!

Electric Ocean

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Summertime in Orlando isn’t complete without a trip to SeaWorld Orlando during their Electric Ocean event! If you’re looking to put a charge in your summer fun, when the sun sets at SeaWorld this summer, the night fires up as guests are immersed in exotic worlds of light and music! Experience your favorite SeaWorld attractions in a whole new way during Electric Ocean! Join playful, glowing sea creatures and world-class DJs for a family-friendly dance party beneath the waves, then end the perfect summer night in Orlando with Ignite, a special fireworks and fountains spectacular that brings the brilliance of the sea to the sky above.

It’s a can’t-miss summer event in Orlando and is going on through September 5th, 2022! Get all the details here.

Nothing says summertime like an ice-cold beer!



SeaWorld Orlando’s Craft Beer Festival also kicks off this month, on August 5th, and brings guests the ultimate summer-sipping opportunity every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday! Featuring more than 100 craft brews, wines, seltzers, and cocktails, 20 food items that have been expertly paired to match them, and festive entertainment to keep the party going all day long… Whether you’re a foodie, beer-lover, or simply want to enjoy sipping on something cold under the summer sun, you won’t want to miss SeaWorld Orlando’s Craft Beer Festival! Details here.


Catch a Convention Show



The Orange County Convention Center has a busy August ahead of them, so if you’re hoping to catch a convention show during your time in Orlando you’re in luck!

Getting married? Congrats! Be sure to save the date for August 7th and plan to head to the Florida Wedding Expo, the #1 Best Wedding Expo as voted by the Orlando Magazine!



This event will feature over 125 vendors, giveaways, food and beverage sampling, a fashion show, and so much more. You’ll find everything you need to plan your dream wedding and have a blast along the way.

Are you a boat enthusiast? Mark your calendar for the Orlando Boat Show happening from August 12th to the 14th! This is Central Florida’s Premier Boat Show and features 19 dealers representing over 80 manufacturers showcasing over 400 boats, plus an educational seminar stage and plenty of fun activities for your little ones too! Life is better with a boat. Get the details about this popular Orlando show today!

A Family Affair!

The Florida Kids & Family Expo returns to Orlando this month as well! Head to the Orange County Convention Center on August 20th and 21st to catch this family-favorite event where you’ll be met with a full day of fun and discovery! This event is fun for everyone, whether you’re a parent, grandparent, caregiver, or a soon-to-be parent you won’t want to miss it! This event was created by Central Florida moms in 2014 to bring all fun ideas, information, and opportunities to families just like theirs! You can expect over 150 exhibitors, more than 10 Fun Zones featuring local entertainment and shows, a Baby Zone for the little ones, samples, giveaways, freebies, discounts, and so many fun activities to try out with your family. (Like really, too many to even list!) Get all the details here. ​​

Live Entertainment

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There’s always entertainment happening along International Drive, and this month is no different!

From August 25th to the 27th, head to Universal Orlando to catch their Music After Dark event featuring Maroon 5!

All month long at SeaWorld Orlando get in on some entertainment for the whole family with their Elmo Rock n Roll show happening all month long! This event follows Elmo and all of his favorite friends as they embark on a journey to create the greatest rock concert ever!

Be sure to check out our event calendar for entertainment happening at some of the area’s favorite venues like Orlando Improv, Hard Rock Live, Tin Roof Orlando, and Ole Red Orlando happening during your visit and see for yourself why I-Drive is a top destination for the hottest live entertainment!

For the Foodies!

If you were hoping to indulge in Orlando’s amazing food scene during your trip this August, look no further! There are lots of unique dining experiences you’ll want to catch while you’re here this month.

For The Family

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The Outta Control Dinner Magic Comedy Dinner Show is Orlando’s longest-running dinner show, and is making this summer a Summer of Magic with three nightly shows all summer long! This is a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience with non-stop laughter, engaging audience participation, and a delicious pizza dinner!

Wantilan Luau



Experience the tradition that Hawaiians have enjoyed for generations to celebrate important milestones and special occasions with an evening of authentic Polynesian food and entertainment!

This festive Hawaiian Feast and Dinner show gives guests a firsthand look at the Luau tradition while offering guests an all-you-can-eat buffet complete with a pit-roasted pig, live music, and captivating live entertainment by hula and fire dancers every Saturday night! Enjoy a true island party during your trip to the City Beautiful this month!

Did someone say date night?

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The Capital Grille’s Generous Pour Summer Wine Event is happening this month bringing the perfect opportunity to enjoy a fine-dining experience complete with a world-class wine tasting of six exquisite wines from the Stories Antorini Family! Get the details and reserve a table ahead of time!

Magical Dining

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If you want to enjoy the many unique and tasty dining options along International Drive, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining is returning this month!

This is a local and visitor foodie-favorite annual event, and it’s easy to see why! Celebrating its 17th year, this delicious event kicks off on August 26th and offers guests the chance to enjoy three-course, prix-fixe dinners at many of Orlando’s most popular restaurants, including Michelin Guide honorees for just $40 per person plus tax and gratuity!

$1 from each meal served during this event will benefit The Able Trust, which works to help expand employment opportunities for people with disabilities, making this dining event a win-win! Stay tuned for a blog featuring the many must-try dining spots right here on I-Drive who will be participating this year!

Whatever brings you to I-Drive this month, make the trip one to remember by attending one of these special limited-time events happening in the area!

See a full list of events happening in Orlando’s Most Dynamic Neighborhood this month and start planning your best trip to I-Drive yet!