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SCENIC BOAT TOUR

Enjoy a relaxing, narrated, one-hour cruise through three of the seven lakes and two manmade canals of historic Winter Park. On any given tour, participants may observe large cranes swooping to snag a large fish or an alligator on a nearby bank. Every tour guarantees plenty of palms, cypress trees, ferns, and a variety of sub-tropical flowers, plus views of opulent private homes and estates along the shores. 407-644-4056 scenicboattours.com


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40TH ANNUAL JURIED STUDENT EXHIBITION

Through Sept. 11 at the Alice and William Jenkins Gallery. This annual exhibition features some of the year’s best student work in painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, and fiber arts. Works are selected by Crealdé School of Art program managers and awarded by the collections and exhibitions manager at Cornell Museum of Fine Art at Rollins College. crealde.org


TASTE OF EPCOT

The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival ends July 5. This is your last chance to visit and see the topiary designs, special outdoor kitchens with exclusive dishes, live entertainment, and of course, a lot of beautiful flowers and gardens. Reservations must be made in advance. Disneyworld.disney.go.com


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FAIRY DOORS 

Throughout July at Leu Gardens. This exhibit features twenty, one-of-a-kind fairy doors that will inspire your child’s imaginative world of enchanted forests, secret gardens, and the magic of fairies.  Each door is created by a special fairy and located throughout the 50-acre gardens.  A map of the fairy doors will be given out to every guest visiting the gardens. 407-246-2620 leugardens.org


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FIREWORKS AT THE FOUNTAIN

July 4, at Lake Eola Park from 5-10pm. Enjoy live entertainment, family-friendly fun, with food and beverages available for purchase from a variety of vendors. At 9:15pm, the sky will illuminate with a spectacular fireworks finale, set to a live patriotic performance by the Orlando Concert Band. visitorlando.com


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WATERMELON 5K

July 5, 7:30-9am at Park Avenue, 110 N. Park Ave, Winter Park. Military Personnel and dependents receive a $10 discount and a special bib! The race will offer a team challenge, commemorative tank top, Watermelon 5k towel, and a virtual 5k option. Register at trackshack.com


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BOB  ROSS NIGHT

Every Wednesday 5pm - midnight at The Falcon Bar.  Enjoy happy little beers while Bob paints happy little trees. Come watch his memorizing process and soothing disposition, entertaining commentary, and an occasional guest appearance by his pet squirrel, Peapod. TheFalconBar.com


POPCORN FLICKS IN THE PARK

July 8, 8pm in Central Park in Winter Park.  Watch “Men In Black” (1997) under the stars.  Fun for the whole family.  Bring a blanket, a picnic, and snacks or participate in the Curbside To-Go program for a meal to enjoy in the park during the movie.  More info at cityofwinterpark.org/events/ This event is free and open to the public.


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THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES

July 9 - 18 at the Mad Cow Theatre. A masterpiece of mystery, farce, and suspense, this comedy is told in a madcap style, with three actors breathlessly playing sixteen characters in a parody of the most celebrated Sherlock Holmes novel of all time. Reserve tickets in advance. 407-297-8788 madcowtheatre.com


FAMILY SUNSET AT THE ZOO

July 23, 5-8pm at the Central Florida Zoo.  On the fourth Friday of each month enjoy music, games, and more as you stroll around the Zoo! The gates reopen at 5pm and for $5 admission per person, guests can enjoy exploring the Zoo at sunset and music in the Wharton-Smith Tropical Splash Ground! Buy tickets at centralfloridazoo.org

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