May Happenings on International Drive

Sunday, May 1, 2022
Sunny days, flowers blooming, birds singing… when you visit Orlando in May it seems anything is possible, and on I-Drive, it is!
 
If you’ll be visiting Orlando’s Most Dynamic Neighborhood this month, there are lots of events you won’t want to miss! So dig out those tank tops and shorts, slide on your favorite flops, and head to these exciting events happening right here on International Drive this May.

SeaWorld Orlando

No trip to Orlando is complete without a trip to SeaWorld Orlando, and if you’ll be heading to SeaWorld this month be sure to catch these events happening throughout May.
 
Credit: SeaWorld.com

Cinco De Mayo

Don’t miss SeaWorld’s Cinco De Mayo celebration happening the first two weekends of May, Thursday through Sunday from April 29 through May 8th.
 
Watch as the Wild Arctic Plaza comes to life for a true “fiesta in the street” complete with stilt walkers, party starters and more from 12 pm to 6 pm. Then get your feet moving at a fun-filled party where a DJ will be spinning new and old beats all day long! Immerse yourself in the traditional music of Mexico as classic bands bring their beautiful and bold sounds to Orlando throughout the park, and of course, we can’t forget about the food! Get ready to savor new and classic tastes as part of their Seven Seas Food Festival, including favorites like mini churro bites, drunken shrimp tostadas, beef barbacoa tacos, and delicious beers and cocktails from 11:30 am to park close.
 
 
If you’re a foodie who will be in Orlando before May 8th, be sure to catch the tail end of their Seven Seas Food Festival… a true foodie’s paradise. This event features more than 200 distinct flavors that you can enjoy as you sip and savor your way around the globe, all the while exploring the many exciting experiences that await you at one of Orlando’s favorite theme parks. Details can be found here
 
Credit: SeaWorld.com

Viva La Musica

Head to SeaWorld Orlando on Saturday and Sunday from May 14th through the 22nd to experience all of the color and culture in a new way during their Viva La Musica event! This festive, family-friendly Latin celebration features the hottest in Latin entertainment, in addition to the coolest attractions and animal adventures, to make for an unforgettable weekend at SeaWorld! Don’t let the sound, spice, and spirit of this special annual event pass you by, get all the details before your next visit to Orlando!
 

Electric Ocean

If you’ll be visiting I-Drive toward the end of May, be sure to catch the kick off of Electric Ocean, another popular annual event returning to SeaWorld Orlando this year!
 
The event starts on May 27th and is included with park admission! When the sun goes down, the night fires up, and this event gives guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in exotic worlds of light and music, as you experience your favorite SeaWorld attractions in a whole new way! Join playful, glowing sea creatures, dance to the sounds of world-class DJs, and end the night with Ignite, a fireworks and fountains spectacular that brings the brilliance of the sea to the sky above!
 

12th Annual Black and White Weekend

If you’re looking to attend an extraordinary charity event at the beautiful Rosen Plaza Hotel, look no further! This May, Black and White Weekend returns to Orlando.
 
“BASE Camp provides a year-round base of support for children and families who are facing the challenge of living with cancer and other life-threatening hematological illnesses.,” said Terri Jones- Robbins, President of BASE Camp.
 
The only event of its kind in the World, the Black and White Weekend event is an incredibly fun and unique get together for wonderful people of all ages and work backgrounds, from all over Central Florida and beyond, for eating, drinking, dancing, mingling, socializing, networking, photos, entertainment, silent auctions and so much more in a very upscale indoor and outdoor venue across two days and one incredible night all while supporting kids battling cancer and our ongoing well-being.
 
You can get your ticket in advance for just $49, or pay $75 at the door, (if there are any spots left) but this annual event sells out fast! Get all the details and see the full event itinerary today!
 

MegaCon

The South East’s largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming event that attracts over 100,000 fans every year - MegaCon returns to Orlando, bringing with it 4 straight days of nonstop excitement for fans everywhere!
 
 
Everyone is a fan of something, and MegaCon is a place to celebrate all things pop culture. Get an autograph or a photo with your favorite guest, get the inside scoop about your favorite movies and TV shows at a celebrity panel, watch professional comic artists battle it out in a Sketch Duel, learn at “How To” workshops, take photos with your favorite costumed characters, and so much more! Plus, it is the perfect event to buy a unique gift, for you or a special fan in your life, with over 400,000 square feet of shopping madness!
 
This is a very popular annual event, and is sure to be a FANtastic time! Get the details today.

Entertainment

 

Orlando Improv

If you’re hoping to enjoy a night out with a delicious meal, cold drinks, and a whole-lot of laughter, a stop at Orlando Improv is a must during your visit to I-Drive! 
  
Known for hosting some of the biggest names in comedy, as well as up and coming stand-up comedians, and local comedians right from Central Florida - there’s always a good show happening at Orlando Improv, and this May is no different!
 
Orlando Improv will be hosting 10 different headliners this May, including popular names like Joselito Dapuppet on May 12th, Adele Givens on May 13 - 14th, Chris Kattan and friends on May 19th, Marc Price: Mid Laugh Crisis on May 25th, and so many more! See a full schedule of upcoming performances happening at Orlando Improv this month and get in on the hilarity.
 
 

Hard Rock Live Orlando

Everyone knows Hard Rock Live, they have quite a reputation for hosting performances from some of the biggest names in music and comedy, and is often referred to as the “Coliseum of Rock ‘n Roll” and this month there are lots of artists rocking the house!
 
Koe Wetzel with Tim Montana are taking the stage on May 4th, followed by Natalia Jimenez on May 5th. Then catch the infamous Ron White live on May 13th, Los Van Van & Havana D'Primera on May 21st, the Monster Jam Awards Show and Hall of Fame Induction on May 22nd, Still Woozy: If This Isn’t Nice on May 22nd, and Bright Eyes taking the stage on May 26th!
 
Get all the details about these and other performances happening at Hard Rock Live Orlando this May and prepare to be star struck.
 
Find a full list of live entertainment happenings around International Drive this month here, and enjoy!
 
The possibilities for an unforgettable trip to International Drive are endless this May! Be sure to spring into action with us at these exciting events, and stay tuned on our calendar of events so you don’t miss a thing happening in Orlando’s Most Dynamic Neighborhood this month!
5/1/2022


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