Festivals in Lake Como


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  • RP Funding-Orlando Chili Cook-Off
    It's hard to say what the biggest draw is at this year's RP Funding Orlando Chili Cook-off. Of course, there's the chili itself; more than 100 booths will be serving up samples by chefs from around the country, and prizes will be awarded for the best-tasting batches. Then for sheer amazement, you have the World Chili Eating Challenge, in which the world's best eaters go jaw to jaw during a six-minute test of wills. (For perspective, Joey Chestnut set a new world record in the 2014 competition by eating 2.125 gallons of chili in six minutes.) And finally, there's the free Friday Night Concert featuring Vertical Horizon, which kicks off the weekend's events with live music from 6:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. The cook-off the next day will also feature live music all day, not to mention a large kids' zone, a raffle, and beer, wine, and cocktails available for purchase.
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    2911 E Robinson St.
    Orlando, FL US
  • The Sip Event
    If the way to a person's heart is through their stomach, then it follows that the way to a neighborhood's heart is through its restaurants and bars. The Sip embodies this philosophy, planning events that take groups on rousing tours of local hotspots. During these upscale bar crawls, patrons sip curated samples of wines, beers, and cocktails paired with light appetizers and whatever wild berries they find along the way. All of this imbibing is also done in the name of a good cause: a portion of the The Sip's proceeds goes to various charities.
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    68 E Pine St
    Orlando, FL US
  • Wild Goose Chase Atlanta
    Unlike the proverbial wild goose chase, attainable and drinkable treasure waits to be found at the Wild Goose Chase scavenger hunt. As part of celebrated Goose Island brewery's Migration Week, Wild Goose Chase sends beer-loving detectives running, skipping, moseying, and hiccuping across the city on a quest for five Golden Goose Eggs. Clutching smartphones with QR-reader apps, participants set on a trail riddled with riddles, puzzles, challenges, and clues that will lead them to the eggs. Sleuths who've brushed up on their knowledge of Goose Island brewery will find themselves at an advantage, as will those who don costumes?a prize awaits the wearer of the best ensemble. The top five finishers receive rewards, which range from a Chicago weekend trip for two to a Goose Island swag pack. Prizewinner or not, everyone gets to celebrate and partake of some Goose Island's refreshments at the event's conclusion.
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    Frank & Stein’s
    Orlando, FL US
  • Global Peace Film Festival
    The Global Peace Film Festival celebrates and furthers messages of peace and environmentalism with 40 films screened at venues across Orlando. Documentaries, narrative full lengths, and short films from around the globe spare cinephiles from direct sunlight while filmmakers, special guests, and local activists educate attendees about the power of the medium in special panel discussions. The peace it champions as a whole goes beyond anti-war, often touching on a more personal well-being that's reflected in the lives of individuals and communities.
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    155 South Orange Avenue
    Orlando, FL US
  • Orlando Film Festival
    Dedicated to exposing local audiences to diverse stories told by artists from around the globe, the Orlando Film Festival attracts film-industry insiders, actors, and audiences for five packed days of movie-centric events. Filmmakers attend many of the festival's screenings to give audience members new perspectives on features or to challenge them to a round of "Trivial Pursuit: Stanley Kubrick Edition." Complimentary drinks and appetizers fuel the energy reserves of VIP-pass holders throughout the festival, but attendees can also find food and drink specials at nearby restaurants and bars.
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    155 S Orange Ave.
    Orlando, FL US
  • Challenge Nation
    Challenge Nation pioneered the urban-adventure race with a race season that includes visits to more than 35 cities across the country. Each scavenger hunt is personalized to the hosting city, exploring its many diverse neighborhoods with a series of clues that would test even the most skilled children's-book detective. The teams?composed of at least two people?vie for a $300 first-place prize. The Amazing Race?style competition rewards quick wits and wise planning over physical fitness, so the best way to prepare is by doing logic puzzles while eating Funyuns and lounging in a La-Z-Boy. The top 25 teams qualify, the top five receiving free entry, to compete in the national championship, which rewards winning teams with a $5,000 cash prize.
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    25 Wall Street
    Orlando, FL US
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