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8 places to celebrate Memorial Day in Orlando

May 22, 2014

Whether you’re in the mood to relax with music in the park or party the day away with friends, Orlando has something for everyone this Memorial Day. Here are some of the best events around town:

Disney Memorial Day Soccer Shootout
Come out and enjoy a day of soccer with the family before the summer heat has us all wasting the day away in front of the A/C.
When: 5 – 9 p.m. May 23
Venue: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Minus5 Ice Bar Memorial Weekend Shots
Receive a free vodka shot in a (very fancy) pure ice glass all weekend!
When: May 23 – 26
Venue: Minus5 Ice Bar, 9101 International Dr.

Memorial Day Concert
Listen to the impressive 65-member Orlando Concert Band play while lounging in beautiful Cyprus Grove Park.
When: 10 a.m. May 24
Venue: Cyprus Grove Park, 290 W. Holden Ave.

Ember After Dark: The Memorial Weekend Party 
Hype yourself up for Monday’s day off with music by DJ Jon Quick.
When: 9 p.m. May 24
Venue: Ember Bar and Restaurant, 42 W. Central Blvd.

Memorial Day Live
Enjoy the soulful stylings of CeCe Teneal in the elegant Abbey venue.
When: 8 p.m. May 25
Venue: The Abbey, 100 S. Lake Eola Dr.

Sanford Memorial Day Parade and Remembrance Ceremony
Pay your respects to fallen soldiers and veterans by attending Sanford’s Memorial Day service.
When: 10 a.m. May 26
Venue: Downtown Sanford

Memorialize Nora’s on Memorial Day
Nora’s is closing! But that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate the long-time Orlando favorite one last time.
When: 1 p.m. May 26
Venue: Nora’s Wine & Cigars, 1407 N. Orange Ave.

1st Annual Memorial Day Weekend Day Party
Not in the mood to go to that family BBQ? Party the day away at three clubs downtown.
When: 3 p.m. May 26
Venue: Chillers, 33 W. Church St.

And if you’d rather spend the holiday escaping the urban sprawl by relaxing in a tranquil getaway, here are a few peaceful, alternative options:

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