The Audubon Park Garden District is a thriving community filled with award winning shops, restaurants, bars, hair salons, health care providers, interior designers and other service professionals. Just a short walk from beautiful Leu Gardens to the west, the Garden District is anchored on its east side by expansive Blue Jacket Park. In between visitors will find Central Florida’s best cupcakes and ice cream, craft beer, books, flowers, antiques, original art and much more.
In addition to the best retail and service experience around, the Garden District is home to some of Orlando’s most original events.
Upcoming APGD Area Events
Seventh Annual Zombietoberfest
The dread and revelry returns Saturday, October 10, 2015. District wide.
11 am – 1 pm | James Ponti Book Tour at Bookmark It, second floor of East End Market. Ponti, the author of the award winning Dead City Trilogy, is appearing for ZTF at the start of his national book tour.
FREE Zombie Face Painting all day at Sprinkles Jewelry and Gifts (3108 Corrine Drive, Orlando 32803)
2 – 6 | Zombie Outbreak Cure Scavenger Hunt, starts in front of Blue Bird Bake Shop (3122 Corrine Drive Orlando, FL 32803). Follow the clues to find the cure to APGD’s annual zombie outbreak! Tickets are just $10 for the first person on your team, $6 for each additional team mate. Everyone who successfully completes the hunt will receive a prize! Tickets on sale now.
The Evening Festival, 6 – 10 p.m., will take place on East Winter Park Road, south of Corrine Drive, Orlando, Florida 32803. Follow all event signs.
6 – 10 | Three beer tents – sponsored by Florida Distributing
6 – 10 | Food trucks and the Zombie Bazaar
6 – 10 | Live Music for the Undead
6 – 10 | Kid-Zone for Little Zombies
6 – 10 | Free Addams Family Photobooth
7 pm | Trivia contest, with prizes, prior to The Addams Family showing. Sponsored by Blanchard Insurance
8-ish | The Addams Family Movie Screening, sponsored by Blanchard Insurance
8:00 | Zombie Crawl or Stumble – People of all ages, come dressed as your very own zombie or zombie hunter and join the zombie parade!
8:45 | Zombie Costume Contest – Which zombies or zombie hunters will take the prize? Our illustrious expert judges will look over each and every contestant and select a winner. Prize packs courtesy of Spooky Empire.
*Events and times are subject to change.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Trivia
When will #APGD finally have Ferris Bueller’s Day Off trivia?
Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
October 30th, 7:30 pm, at Bikes Beans and Bordeaux Cafe (3022 Corrine Drive Orlando, FL 32803).
So come on out for cheap prizes and fun because life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
Pretend You’re a Time Traveler Sip + Stroll
Spend the afternoon with time travelers in the Audubon Park Garden District Saturday, December 5, 2015 2 – 5 p.m. Enjoy curated wine, craft beer and light bites in multiple stops throughout the district. Or better yet, enjoy the event as a time traveler and spend the Sip and Stroll in costume and character. Get your tickets here, just $15 for APGD members and $20 general. Not a member yet? Join here.
There are three possible time traveler options:
Utopian/cliché Future – Think Star Trek: TNG or Futurama. Run with it. Your job is to dress with moderately anachronistic clothing and speak in slang from varying decades. Here are some good starters:
Greet people by referring to things that don’t yet exist or haven’t existed for a long time. Example: “What spectrum will today’s broadcast be in?” and “Your king must be a kindly soul!”
Show extreme ignorance in operating regular technology. Chuckle knowingly at cell phones.
Dystopian Future – It can be any kind of future from Terminator to Freejack. The important thing to remember is dress like a crazy person with armor. Black spray painted football pads, high tech visors or worn trench coats. Remember, dystopian future travelers are very startled that they’ve gone back in time. Some starters:
Walk up to random people and say “WHAT YEAR IS THIS?” and when they tell you, get quiet and then say “Then there’s still time!” and run off.
Stare at newspaper headlines and look astonished.
Take some trinket with you (it can be anything really), hand it to some stranger and say “In thirty years you’ll know what to do with this.” Then slip away.
The Past – This one is great. Dress in period-ish clothing (preferably Victorian era) and walk around looking amazed at everything.
That’s it! Remember, the only real rule is staying in character and try to fit in. Never directly admit you’re a time traveler.
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Note: Many of our beautiful photographs have been taken by the Garden District’s official photographer, Steven Miller. His portfolio can be seen here. All the images belong to him and we use them with his permission. They are available for sale should anyone wish to use them. Steven can be reached at 407.504.7314.