School starts back in August, but that doesn't mean summer in Orlando is over! The month is full of fun charity events and evening theme park shows, so schedule in some R&R between back-to-school shopping trips.
Note: Dates are not listed for individual events because they change each year. Events are listed chronologically based on when they tend to occur in the month.
The afternoon rains start easing up right around the time school starts back, but the heat continues throughout the month of August. The average high for the month exceeds 90 degrees, with average lows in the mid-70s.
Orlando Main Street Restaurant Week
While it's nice to put the past school year out of our heads for a while, we need to keep next year's school start date in mind to ensure we can fit in vacations, checkups, back-to-school shopping, and other summer stuff before the new year begins. Orange County schools generally begin mid to late August.
Run or walk the 3.1-mile course through downtown's outer neighborhoods and receive prizes and other incentives. The Celebration of Running 5k is part of Track Shack's month-long anniversary celebration and is presented by Florida Hospital and held at the Orlando Science Center.
Held at Orlando Watersports Complex, the Nautique Wake Open features a large contingent of some of the best professional wakeboarders and wakeskaters in the world, as well as many top amateurs. The competition lasts for four days and is presented by Rockstar Energy Drink.
Enjoy a gourmet dinner, silent and live auctions, dancing, games and celebrity appearances and entertainment at the annual Diamonds & Denim Gala at Disney's Contemporary Resort. The event benefits the Beta Center's family strengthening and child abuse prevention services.
Central Florida Film Festival
Enjoy great local films at West Orange Cinemas in Ocoee during Labor Day Weekend at the Central Florida Film Festival. Visit the website for a list of films and times.