Discover 10 can’t-miss arts and culture events happening in Orlando this June.


Updated June 6, 2024

Central Florida is a vibrant hub of arts and culture, offering a myriad of destinations and events. This month, immerse yourself in the creativity that our region has to offer. Here are 10 must-experience arts and culture events spread throughout Central Florida, including Ivanhoe Village Main Street’s Loch Haven Park, downtown Orlando’s City District, SODO District, Maitland and Winter Park. We will see you there!

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Editor’s note: These events pair perfectly with everything else there is to do in Orlando this summer, including concerts, international soccer matches, fresh experiences and more — not to mention summer savings.

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The Florida Prize in Contemporary Art (Through Aug. 25, 2024)

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Orlando Museum of Art in Ivanhoe Village Main Street

Orlando Museum of Art’s signature exhibition, the Florida Prize in Contemporary Art, will mark its 10th anniversary during the museum’s centennial celebration. This annual event highlights the state’s most innovative artists, selected through extensive research by the curatorial team.

Ten artists are invited to participate, each presenting multiple works or large-scale installations. This approach offers a comprehensive view of each artist’s vision, showcasing Florida’s cultural vitality and some of the most captivating contemporary work being done in the state. Orlando Museum of Art is part of Loch Haven Park in our Ivanhoe Village Main Street district.

Rhythms of the Caribbean (June 13, 2024)

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In honor of Black Music Month and Caribbean American Heritage month, The Winter Park Playhouse has teamed up with Barbara Chandler Productions to present an evening celebrating Caribbean music. Expect Caribbean steel pan, poetry, folk songs and gospel singers.

From the islands of Trinidad and Tobago comes “The Pannist and The Poet,” featuring steel pan virtuoso Anthony Lewis alongside poet Winston Andrews. Joining them on stage is Caribbean Gospel singer Stacey “Elevated” Wilson, whose soul-stirring vocals infuse the evening with a sense of spiritual upliftment and joy. Additionally, you will be captivated by the enchanting storytelling of Jamaican folklorist Violet Lawrence, whose tales evoke the rich oral traditions of the Caribbean.

4th Annual Facets of Freedom: A Celebration of Juneteenth (June 19, 2024)

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Join a night of remembrance and celebration of Black culture with performances by local artists commemorating Juneteenth, the historic national holiday marking the end of slavery in the United States. The 4th Annual Facets of Freedom: A Celebration of Juneteenth is taking place at the Orlando Family Stage in Loch Haven Park, starting at 7 p.m.

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This interdisciplinary arts event will reflect on the African American history, celebrate the local vibrant community, and honor the sacrifices of past generations. Featuring musical performances, dance, spoken word and a visual art exhibit from Black Central Florida artists, the event will showcase the richness of African American artistry and community resilience. Tickets for Facets of Freedom 2024 are $25 — proceeds will support local organizations promoting racial justice and equity.

Hooray for Hollywood by Central Florida Community Arts (June 15 – 16, 2024)

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‘Hooray for Hollywood,’ Presented by Central Florida Community Arts at Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center of the Performing Arts

Experience the nation’s largest community choir as they present a rousing review of spellbinding classics from Hollywood’s greatest films and TV shows. Featuring nearly 300 voices, a 50-piece symphony orchestra, soloists, actors and dancers, this concert will feature selections such as “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “Singin’ in the Rain,” “I’ve Had the Time of My Life,” and “My Heart Will Go On.”

Additionally, moments from fan-favorite movie musicals will include My Fair Lady, West Side Story and Mamma Mia. Put on your red carpet best and join this dazzling journey to the Hollywood Hills and beyond, presented by Central Florida Community Arts at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in downtown’s City District.

Joe Fritz Trio (June 16, 2024)

The Joe Fritz Trio, led by Hungarian clarinetist Joe Fritz, brings the classic sounds of ‘50s and ‘60s jazz, influenced by legends like Stan Getz and Paul Desmond. Having arrived in the USA in March 2024, Joe Fritz, ranked among the top 30 jazz clarinetists globally in 2012, boasts an impressive discography of 11 solo albums and 54 as a sideman. Known for his masterful, well-composed solos, Joe plays a delightful mix of swing music, American standards, popular Hungarian tunes and his own compositions, appealing to all jazz enthusiasts.

Admission to the show, which is presented by Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts at the Casa Feliz Historic Home Museum in Winter Park, is free. Due to limited seating at Casa Feliz, reservations are required. Please contact Melody Cortez for reservations at MelodyCortez@Live.com or 407-636-9951.

Latin American Performing Arts Festival (June 17 – 23, 2024)

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Fringe ArtSpace in Downtown Orlando’s City District

A week-long contemporary performing arts festival produced by Open Scene, this event showcases theatrical productions, workshops and online programming. Two Florida premieres grace the stage, starting with Gustavo Ott’s Bandolero y Malasangre from Washington D.C.

You can also be among the first to witness Odd Man Out from New York — a gripping, pitch-black experience that promises to captivate audiences. The Latin American Performing Arts Festival (aka Festival Latinoamericano de Artes Escénicas, or FLAE) will happen at Fringe ArtSpace in downtown Orlando’s City District.

Downtown Orlando 3rd Thursday (June 20, 2024)

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CityArts in Downtown Orlando’s City District

The event kicks off with a Happy Hour at CityArts in downtown’s City District from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., offering free drink tickets to the first 30 attendees. Magnolia Avenue will be closed for art activations, featuring an outdoor stage with live music, live painting by local artists, and a makers market.

Additionally, enjoy free admission to the Orange County Regional History Center from 5 to 9 p.m., where you can explore four floors of Central Florida history through rotating and permanent exhibits, immersive displays, and interactive experiences. Heritage Square, in front of the Orange County Regional History Center, will also be activated with vendors and live music.

EarthTonez Music Collective (June 22, 2024)

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EarthTonez Music Collective

As part of the Jazz Series, World Music Series, and Live at Timucua, EarthTonez Music Collective will take you on a vibrant musical journey, blending sound and color for an immersive experience. Inspired by pioneers who fused multiple genres to craft unique styles, EarthTonez continues the legacy of experimental and instrumental music, incorporating both top 40 hits and original compositions.

The band features two guitars, two keyboards, drums, electronics and vocals, and includes Collin Oliver, a well-known keyboardist beloved by Timucua audiences. One of Orlando’s most unique arts venues, Timucua Arts Foundation is part of SODO District.

The Florida Festival of New Musicals (June 20 – 23, 2024)

A treat for musical theater connoisseurs, this four-day event presented and hosted by The Winter Park Playhouse features one-hour readings of new works with professional actors singing and acting one act of the musical. After the performance, there is a 20-minute talk-back for audience members to interact with the writers and composers and give suggestions for improvements.

A&H Conversations — View From Within: Poetry Workshop and Gallery Performance (June 26, 2024)

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Art & History Museums — Maitland

Discover the poem within the painting at Art & History Museums — Maitland, just north of Winter Park. You are invited to create poetry inspired by the visual art in the exhibition, guided through the writing process by author Casey Curry. You will then share your work in a gallery performance, giving voice to the visual art and revealing your own personal “views from within.”

The A&H Conversations series invites lifelong learners to discuss fascinating topics rooted in Central Florida history, arts and culture, with new themes presented monthly by visiting subject matter experts. Admission is free.

Discover more arts and cultural events on Visit Orlando’s Events Calendar and at United Arts of Central Florida.


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