So many visitors to the Orlando area head for Disney World. But if you get a chance be sure and visit the Thorton Park area in Downtown Orlando. We stayed at the Eo Inn & Spa for the first time and could have spent a week. The rooms are well appointed and the staff very friendly. If you have a room with a balcony plan on staying up and enjoying the evening and early morning in our case. It's a delightful place to languish life away!
Location > Event Calendar
The city’s best festivals and events take place across the street in Lake Eola Park, including a fabulous farmer's market every Sunday.
From college football bowl games and live performances at Amway Theatre to concerts, parades and holiday celebrations, we provide the perfect destination for experiencing it all.
- Capital One Bowl
- Champs Sports Bowl
- Citrus Bowl
- East-West Shrine Game
- Florida Classic
- MEAC/SWAC Challenge
- Monster Jam
Orlando Farmers Market
Come experience Central Florida’s largest weekly market, The Orlando Farmers Market, located at the southeast corner of Lake Eola Park. The Orlando Farmers Market takes place every Sunday and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 32-.202-5855 or visit OrlandoFarmersMarket.com.
Orlando Citrus Parade
Save the date for the annual Orlando Citrus Parade on December 31 beginning at 11 a.m. at Robinson Street and Orange Avenue. Watch the event from the hotel grounds.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade
Join Mayor Dyer and the City of Orlando’s MLK Holiday Commission for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade in Downtown Orlando. The parade begins at 10 a.m. at the corner of Livingston Street and Orange Avenue. This is just a short walk from the hotel.
Amway Arena Shows
Upcoming Shows at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Theatre
October 29-November 10 BOOK OF MORMON
November 16 Orlando Philharmonic presents BEETHOVEN 7
November 17 TANGO LOVERS
November 23 BEN GULLEY
November 24 ATENCION ATENCION
December 1 HANDEL'S MESSIAH
December 10 YANNI
December 19-22 Orlando Ballet presents THE NUTCRACKER
December 27 ORLANDO COMICS COME HOME
January 3 B.B. KING
January 22-24 SHEN YUN
February 14-16 Orlando Ballet presents ROMEO & JULIET
March 14-16 Orlando Ballet presents SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED
April 11-13 Orlando Ballet presents CARMEN
Lake Eola Events
Lake Eola Park
195 N. Rosalind Ave.
6 a.m.- 12 a.m. midnight
Rentals Available: 407-246-2283
Nov. 9 Orlando Veterans Day Parade
Nov. 9 Ventana Al Jazz
Nov. 18 See Art Orlando
Nov. 28 Turkey Trot 5K
Dec. 6 Holiday Lights Orlando
Dec.7 OUC Half Marathon & 5K
Dec. 7 Ventana Al Jazz
Highlights: Lake Eola Park is popular destination in the Downtown area, with many people taking advantage of the beautiful surroundings to walk at lunch or the evenings. The sidewalk that circles the lake is .9 miles in length, making it easy for visitors to keep track of their walking or running distances. Other activities available to park visitors include renting swan-shaped paddle boats for $15 per ½ (half) hour, or electric gondola boats for $15 per ½ (half) hour, feeding the live swans and other birds inhabiting the park, seeing a concert or a play in the Walt Disney Amphitheater, grabbing a bite to eat at Relax Grill on Lake Eola or relaxing amid beautiful flower beds and a spectacular view of Orlando's skyline. Pictures were donated by Tom Hirtreiter, Deltona Lakes Digital Photo. Leashed pets are allowed at all City parks, but not in playgrounds or athletic fields. Please clean up after your pet.
Fountain Shows: The Lake Eola Fountain is the “official” icon of the City of Orlando. At night the fountain comes alive with a choreographed show set to music. The colors of the water and the musical themes change with the season. Shows run nightly throughout the summer at 9:30 pm lasting about 6 minutes.
Boat Rentals: What better way to enjoy the lake than explore on a paddleboat? Lake Eola Park has swan shaped paddle boats available for rent for $15.00 per half hour. Each boat holds 5 adults. Hours of operation are 10:00 am – 7:00 pm Sunday through Tuesday; and 10:00 am – 10:00 pm Wednesday through Saturday. Look for the boat rental dock by the Relax Grill.
Swan Boat Information: 407.246.4485
Fiesta in the Park Information: fiestainthepark.com
4th of July Information:321.281.2080
Sunday's Farmers Market Vendor Information:orlandofarmersmarket.com