Every first Wednesday, WineART Wednesdays hits the Downtown Lake Mary District (just off Lake Mary Boulevard and 4th Street next to Lake Mary City Hall) from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Stroll through the park and visit the artists’ booths along the sidewalks of downtown. Unwind to some live music while sipping a glass of wine from the new Beer and Wine Garden in Central Park. Get some great food from some of the best food trucks and newest restaurants in town. For more info, visit their Facebook page.
FIRST FRIDAYS: FIRST FRIDAY FESTIVAL & ART STROLL IN BALDWIN PARK
Every first Friday, Baldwin Park Village Center hosts its First Friday Festival & Art Stroll along New Broad Street in Baldwin Park from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. This free monthly event is open to the public and is both family and pet friendly. Enjoy live music, drink specials, free samples, and interactive activities. Over 40 local artists display their art while guests shop, stroll and sip through the heart of downtown Baldwin Park. Businesses and non-profit organizations offer info on health and fitness, beauty, fashion, and community service opportunities. For more information, please visit their website or visit their Facebook page.
SECOND THURSDAYS: WINE & ART WALK IN THORNTON PARK
From 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., the Thornton Park District’s 2nd Thursday Wine & Art Walk takes places along E. Washington Street, N. Summerlin Avenue and Central Boulevard, in Orlando. $10 gets you a stamp, a glass, and a map of all the locations where you will be greeted with a complimentary pour of wine, beer, or cocktail! Artists are set up along the sidewalks, selling their original creations. Kids and pets are welcome! For more info, email The Arts Hub or visit them on Facebook.
SECOND THURSDAYS: ALIVE AFTER 5 (AA5) IN SANFORD
Hosted by the Historic Sanford Welcome Center, Alive After 5 is Sanford’s monthly street festival taking place on the second Thursday of every month from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy food and drink samples from approximately 50 vendors (with wristband), live music and art in beautiful Downtown Sanford. Wristbands are $7 and can be purchased on the day of the event starting at 5 p.m. at the Sanford Welcome Center, a booth on 1st St. & Palmetto Ave., a booth on 1st St. & Park Ave., and Sanford Flower Shop. Parking is free!
THIRD THURSDAYS: CITYARTS IN DOWNTOWN ORLANDO
Every third Thursday, the Downtown Arts District is the place to be for the 3rd Thursday Gallery Hop, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Park at the Plaza Parking Garage and bring your parking voucher to CityArts Factory for validation and park for $4. Visit a series of galleries and non-traditional art venues (restaurants, boutiques, and salons) to see the best of Orlando’s emerging artists, as well as nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. It’s never a dull moment downtown with street performers, bands, dance troupes, mimes and who knows what. Expect the unexpected. For more info, visit the Downtown Art District website, Orlando Slice.
THIRD SATURDAYS: SANFORD ART WALK
The Historic Sanford Welcome Center is the hub for the Sanford Art Walk, with live music and art by local artists on display. It’s a juried art show in the Welcome Center at 230 E. First St., in Sanford, plus a walking tour of the art venues in historic downtown Sanford. The Sanford Art Walk happens from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month.