512 East Washington Street
Orlando, FL 32801
Event Rentals: 407.246.2378
Park Hours: 6 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Lake Eola Park is located in the heart of Downtown Orlando. 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, 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.
Lake Eola Events
Date & Time
|Every Sunday||Eola Sunday Market The Eola Sunday Market has gained a reputation of being one of the best in Central Florida. The market features fruits and vegetables, home-made breads, an assortment of local cuisines, beer, wine and a variety of artwork and entertainment. For more information, please visit orlandofarmersmarket.com||Southeast Corner|
|Monday November 23|
6 - 8 p.m.
|Covenant House International Candlelight Vigil for Homeless Youth Light a candle and brighten a path of hope for Central Florida’s homeless youth during our Candlelight Vigil and Annual Youth Procession. For more information, please visit covenanthousefl.org/special-events||Amphitheater|
|Tuesday December 1|
4 - 8 p.m.
|World Aids Day The Central Florida AIDS Planning (CFAP) Consortium invites you to a celebration of life. Join us for free HIV testing, entertainment, and remembrance of those infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS. For more information please contact Jessica Raymond at Jessica.firstname.lastname@example.org.||Amphitheater|
|Thursday December 3|
12 - 1 p.m.
|What's Up Downtown for the Holidays The Downtown Development Board invites you to the annual holiday edition of What's Up Downtown. Pack up your lunch and head to the Walt Disney Amphitheater at Lake Eola Park where you’ll experience song and dance performances by St. Mark’s Children Enrichment Center, the Russian Ballet Orlando, and Mad Cow Theatre. First hour parking validation will be provided for City Commons Parking Garage located at 460 Boone Ave. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Rose Garlick at email@example.com, call 407.246.3789.||Amphitheater|
|Friday December 4|
5 - 9 p.m.
|Tree Lighting Celebration Kickoff the holiday season at the City of Orlando's annual Tree Lighting Celebration. The highlight of this free event is the lighting of the City's 72-foot Christmas tree featuring 88,000 animated lights. The event also includes Encore Cast Performing Arts performing your holiday favorites, Trinity Lutheran School's holiday musical and TheDailyCity.com Food Truck Bazaar. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to support the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program, which helps more than 3,500 underprivileged children receive new toys each holiday season. For more information please visit cityoforlando.net/treelighting||Amphitheater|
|Saturday December 5|
7:30 - 11 a.m.
|OUC Orlando Half Marathon and 5k One of the Southeast’s top road race events, winds through scenic Downtown Orlando and beautiful Lake Eola. You will join over 6,000 runners for this Orlando tradition and enjoy live music along the course. Discover the City Beautiful and the fun beyond the run. For more information please visit trackshack.com.||Northeast Lawn|
|Saturday December 5|
6 - 7:30 p.m.
|News 6 Holiday Concert Celebrate the holidays with a performance by the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra at Lake Eola Park. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to support the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program, which helps more than 3,500 underprivileged children receive new toys each holiday season.||Amphitheater|
|Sunday December 6|
4:30 - 7 p.m.
|District 2 Holiday Event Join District 2 as we celebrate the holidays. A live mariachi band and more! For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org||Amphitheater|
|Friday December 11|
7 - 9 p.m.
|Holiday Movie in the Park - Elf After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.||Amphitheater|
|Saturday December 12|
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
|3rd Annual Violectric Holiday Show The City of Orlando’s Families, Parks and Recreation Department presents a free Christmas concert featuring “Vioelectric”. Mashups of your favorite Rock & Pop tunes with Holiday songs. For a sample, please visit vioelectric.net||Amphitheater|
|Friday December 18|
7 - 9 p.m.
|Holiday Movie in the Park - How The Grinch Stole Christmas In this live-action adaptation of the beloved children's tale by Dr. Seuss, the reclusive green Grinch decides to ruin Christmas for the cheery citizens of Whoville.||Amphitheater|
|Saturday December 19|
7:30 - 9 p.m.
|The Nutcracker by the Russian Ballet of Orlando The Russian Academy of Ballet presents a gift to the Orlando Community with a free performance of the traditional “The Nutcracker”. For more information please visit russianacademyofballet.com||Amphitheater|
|Saturday December 26|
7 - 9 p.m.
|Holiday Movie in the Park - A Christmas Story Ralphie has to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect gift for the 1940s.||Amphitheater|
|Wednesday December 30|
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
|Florida Citrus Bowl Parade The Florida Citrus Parade has grown to become one of the largest sports affiliated parades in the nation, an annual tradition that occurs ech year between the Russell Athletic Bowl and the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl games. For more information please visit floridacitrusparade.com||Northwest Lawn|
Lake Eola FountainThe original Linton E. Allen Memorial Fountain was built in 1957 and refurbished in 2011. It is known as 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 at approximately 8:00 p.m. lasting about 6 minutes. Show times will change in the Spring.
A ride on a paddle boat is a great way to explore Lake Eola. Lake Eola Park has swan-shaped paddle boats available for rent for $15.00 per half hour. Each boat holds 5 people (children of all ages are welcome). Hours of operation are 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday; and 10 a.m. – 10p .m. Wednesday through Saturday (weather permitting). Rentals are accepted up to 30 minutes prior to closing time. Look for the boat rental dock by the Relax Grill. No reservations needed!
Park RentalsLake Eola is a popular destination for festivals, concerts, fundraising walks and even weddings. There are various locations around the park available for rent as shown here. For information on park rentals please call 407.246.2378.
The newest addition to Lake Eola Park, the Eola House is a historic setting for meetings, baby showers, small weddings or other events. Click here for information on rentals, or call 407.246.2378. Limited public access.
To be a vendor at the Sunday Farmer’s Market, or any other park event, please contact the event promoter directly. Following are the most frequently requested contacts:
Fiesta in the Park: fiestainthepark.com
July 4th Fireworks at the Fountain: a1commissariesinc.@yahoo.com
Sunday’s Farmers Market: orlandofarmersmarket.com
Lake Eola has a park-wide sound system which links the amphitheater with speakers surrounding the lake. This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program. The Orlando Community & Youth Trust and the Downtown Development Board/Community Redevelopment Agency partnered with Orange County to provide funding.
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