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January Community Calendar


Happy New Year!


Goat Yoga at Ivanhoe Park
Come out for a relaxing evening of learning new yoga poses next to baby goats. This class is suitable for all ages and levels. The only requirement is a mat or towel to flow on. Tickets can be purchased through SignUpGenius.
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company (1300 Alden Road)

First Fridays at the Nook
Kick off the first Friday of the year with live music, art and more. Special guest Golden Flower will perform.
8 – 11 p.m.
The Nook on Robinson (2432 E. Robinson St.)


OCLS 100 Year Celebration
Celebrate 100 years of the Orange County Library System with the Orlando Public Library. The ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. and continues throughout the day with interactive activities, story time, live music and more.
10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Orlando Public Library (101 E. Central Blvd.)


Vegan BBQ in Orlando
Join Southern Fried Vegan, a renowned Southern vegan restaurant, as they serve up barbecue classics with a vegan twist.
1 – 5 p.m.
Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company (1300 Alden Road)

Dr. Martin Luther King Candlelight Vigil
Join the City of Orlando Mayor’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission for a candlelight vigil, beginning in the Rotunda at City Hall for a brief presentation. Guests will then march to Shiloh Baptist Church of Orlando for the Interfaith Service.
6 p.m.
Orlando City Hall (400 S. Orange Ave.) with free parking at the City Commons Garage (460 Boone Ave.)

2023 Interfaith Multicultural Celebration
“The Daybreak of Freedom,” presented by the Interfaith Council of Central Florida, includes representation from various faith traditions.
6:30 p.m.
Shiloh Baptist Church of Orlando (580 W. Jackson St.) with free parking at the City Commons Garage (460 Boone Ave.)



Coffee + Cream Business Networking
Join fellow Milk District businesses to connect with neighbors, learn more about the Main Street program, and strengthen community.
9 – 11 a.m.
Drunken Monkey Coffee Bar (444 N. Bumby Ave.)


Fringe ArtSpace Grand Opening
Celebrate with Orlando Fringe as they open a year-round performing arts space for all to enjoy. The opening ceremony will include a live DJ, cocktails and two special preview performances of the Fringe Winter Mini-Fest.
5:30 p.m.
Fringe ArtSpace (54 W. Church St.)


38th Annual Downtown Orlando MLK Holiday Parade
Join the Southwest Orlando Jaycees in downtown Orlando for dance, comedy, community organizations, drumlines, music, artistic expression and more. This year’s parade theme is “It Starts with Me: Cultivating a Beloved Community Mindset to Break the Cycle of Injustice”
10 a.m.
Email for more information.

The Ten10 6th Annual-ish Amateur Rib Contest
Eat your weight in ribs while giving back to the community. Tickets can be purchased at the event for $150, including three T-shirts, complimentary parking, a 32 oz. growler fill and chances to win more prizes. All proceeds go to Second Harvest Food Bank.
Event begins at 11 a.m. Judging begins at 2 p.m.
Ten1o Brewing Company (1010 Virginia Drive)

Type-In at the Kerouac House
Visit a historic gem in College Park and try out typewriters at the former home of famous novelist and poet Jack Kerouac. No RSVP required, and no cost to attend.
noon – 3 p.m.
Kerouac House (1418 Clouser Ave.)


Bazaar Botanica’s Cute Faire
Shop from over 30 local artisans and shops dedicated to cute, kawaii and girly art.
1 – 6 p.m.
Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company (1300 Alden Road)


Martin Luther King Jr. Day


Milk District Cleanup
Keep the Milk District looking beautiful while having fun. Register for a volunteer position through The Milk District website.
9 – 11 a.m.
Meet at 2413 E. South St. to gather supplies for the cleanup.

Science on Tap: Outdoor Beer Festival
Sample over 150 brews from local breweries while experiencing interactive science demos, live music, food trucks and more. Tickets can be purchased through the Orlando Science Center website.
1 – 4 p.m.
Loch Haven Park (777 E. Princeton St.)

International Vegan Food Festival
Enjoy over 50 local vendors and businesses focused on a vegan lifestyle, along with live music and family-friendly games.
3 – 8 p.m.
Wall Street Plaza (37 N. Orange Ave.)


Kids Night at the Museum
Drop the kids off at the Science Center for a night of hands-on activities, interactive shows and a pizza dinner. This event is suitable for ages 5 – 12. Tickets can be purchased through the Orlando Science Center website.
6 – 10 p.m.
Orlando Science Center (777 E. Princeton St.)


Chinese New Year Celebration
Celebrate and explore Chinese New Year traditions with the Chinese School of CAACF.
2 – 3 p.m.
Orlando Public Library (101 E. Central Blvd.)


Recurring events:


Packing District Farmers Market
Enjoy local produce from the Farmacy and browse vendors at this weekly morning market.
8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Leonard & Marjorie Williams Family YMCA (2178 Packing District Way)


Orlando Farmers Market
Fresh seasonal produce, great prices and a beautiful view.
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Lake Eola Park (20 N. Eola Drive)


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