Summer is a time to celebrate, and what better place to do it than in Orlando, Florida? With its sunny weather, stunning beaches, and world-renowned theme parks, Orlando is a sought-after summer destination for tourists and residents alike. And for those looking for a comfortable and convenient place to stay, Casiola vacation homes offer a wide range of options to suit any group size or budget. We’ll take a closer look at the best Orlando summer events you must-visit during the summer season, and why they’re definitely worth attending while staying with Casiola vacation homes.
Walt Disney World® Parks Festivals
EPCOT® International Flower & Garden Festival
March 1 to July 5, 2023
The EPCOT® International Flower & Garden Festival is a magical Orlando summer event that should not be missed. As the second event in the line-up of EPCOT® festivals, this festival showcases a stunning display of topiaries throughout the park. Guests can marvel at the intricate designs of their favorite Disney characters and figures made entirely out of living plants. Additionally, this festival offers a delightful culinary experience with various outdoor kitchens serving delectable food offerings and refreshing beverages. The butterfly house, a screened enclosure filled with hundreds of fluttering butterflies of different species, is a favorite among visitors. Visitors can also enjoy the Garden Rocks Concert Series, held at the America Gardens Theatre on select nights, where they can enjoy live performances from renowned musicians. The EPCOT® International Flower & Garden Festival is included with regular admission to EPCOT® and is one of the most vibrant and popular Disney World events, attracting visitors from all over the world.
Disney H2O Glow After Hours
May 20, 2023 to September 2, 2023
For water park enthusiasts, the Disney H2O Glow After Hours event is a can’t-miss Orlando summer event. After a two-year hiatus, the event returned in 2022 to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. The evening event is separately ticketed, making it an exclusive experience for those lucky enough to attend. Guests are treated to a fun-filled night of DJ dance parties, mouth-watering specialty food and drinks, and the chance to ride their favorite water attractions under the colorful glow of neon lights. The event is family-friendly and even tadpoles can join in on the fun. With the park transformed into a magical and mesmerizing aquatic wonderland, the Disney H2O Glow After Hours event is an experience like no other, it takes place select nights May 20, 2023 to September 2, 2023, promising yet another night of unforgettable water park fun.
EPCOT® International Food and Wine Festival
July 27 to Nov. 18, 2023
One of the most highly anticipated Orlando summer event is the EPCOT® International Food and Wine Festival at Walt Disney World®. Running from July 27 to Nov. 18, 2023, this festival is a must-visit for foodies and wine lovers from all over the world. With dozens of global marketplaces and a wide range of culinary experiences, visitors can indulge in delicious food and beverage tastings, cooking demonstrations, and workshops hosted by renowned chefs and beverage experts. Guests can also participate in special events like cheese seminars, mixology classes, and beverage tastings. The festival offers a diverse selection of food and drink, including vegetarian and gluten-free options, ensuring that every guest can find something to savor. With live entertainment, spectacular fireworks, and special dining experiences, the EPCOT® International Food and Wine Festival is a celebration of all things culinary, making it a popular Orlando summer event that shouldn’t be missed.
SeaWorld® Summer Festivals
Cinco de Mayo
Select dates, April 27 – May 7
SeaWorld Orlando offers a unique and exciting way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with their annual celebration, as part of the Seven Seas Food Festival. The park comes alive with vibrant colors, music, and delicious Mexican cuisine, making it the perfect way to celebrate this important holiday. The festival offers guests the opportunity to indulge in a variety of traditional Mexican dishes, including tacos, quesadillas, and churros, all prepared by skilled chefs. Live music and entertainment are also part of the celebration, with mariachi bands, folkloric dancers, and other performers adding to the festive atmosphere. And for those looking to enjoy some Mexican-inspired libations, there are plenty of options, including margaritas and cervezas. With so much to see, taste, and experience, SeaWorld’s Cinco de Mayo celebration is the perfect Orlando summer event to celebrate the holiday with family and friends. Whether you’re a foodie or a music lover, this event has something for everyone to enjoy.
Viva La Música
Weekends, May 13 – 21
Viva La Música is an annual Latin music and cultural celebration held at SeaWorld Orlando. This vibrant and colorful festival offers visitors the chance to experience the best of Latin music, dance, and cuisine in a family-friendly environment. With live music from top Latin artists, there’s always a party atmosphere at Viva La Música. Visitors can dance the night away to salsa, merengue, bachata, and other Latin beats. But it’s not just the music that makes this festival so special – the food is equally impressive. The festival features a variety of Latin-inspired dishes, including empanadas, arepas, and churros, as well as refreshing drinks such as mojitos and margaritas. And if you’re looking for souvenirs, you’ll find plenty of authentic crafts and other items at the festival’s marketplace. With so much to see, taste, and experience, Viva La Música is a must-visit event for anyone interested in Latin culture. Whether you’re a seasoned salsa dancer or simply looking to enjoy the music and food, this Orlando summer event offers a truly unforgettable experience for all.
SeaWorld Summer Spectacular
Select dates, May 27 – Sept. 4
SeaWorld’s Summer Spectacular is a must-see Orlando summer event for anyone looking for a fun and thrilling night out. This event features a spectacular fireworks display, electrifying dance music, and colorful lights that will leave you mesmerized. As the sun sets, the park comes to life with vibrant energy, creating an unforgettable atmosphere for visitors. The fireworks display is a particular highlight of the event, featuring a stunning combination of colorful lights and dazzling pyrotechnics that light up the night sky. The music, provided by some of the top DJs in the region, sets the tone for a night of dancing and celebration. With so much to see and do, SeaWorld’s Summer Spectacular is the perfect way to end a day at the park or to kick off a fun night out with friends and family. Whether you’re a fan of fireworks, music, or just looking for a fun and exciting night out, this event is not to be missed.
Craft Beer Festival
Select dates, July 28 – Sept. 4
The Craft Beer Festival at SeaWorld Orlando is a must-attend Orlando summer event for beer enthusiasts. This festival offers guests the chance to enjoy over 100 different craft beers from breweries across the state of Florida, as well as a few domestic craft favorites. With so many options, there’s sure to be a beer to suit every taste. In addition to the beer tastings, guests can also indulge in a variety of delicious food offerings from the festival’s food vendors. The festival also features live music and entertainment, creating a festive atmosphere for guests to enjoy. The Craft Beer Festival is included with park admission, so be sure to grab your tasting card and sample some of the best craft beers Florida has to offer!
Sports and Outdoor Festivals
Orlando City Soccer Club
The Orlando City Soccer Club is a professional soccer team based in Orlando, Florida, and is a member of Major League Soccer (MLS). The team was founded in 2010 and began playing in MLS in 2015. The team has a loyal fan base, known as the “Wall of the Supporters,” who are known for their passionate and boisterous support of the team during home games. The team’s home games take place at Exploria Stadium, which is located in downtown Orlando and can hold up to 25,500 fans. Watching an Orlando City Soccer Club game is a great way to spend a summer evening, as fans can enjoy the exciting atmosphere, top-notch soccer, and beautiful views of the downtown skyline.
4th of July Fireworks at Lake Eola
The 4th of July Fireworks at Lake Eola is an iconic event that takes place in downtown Orlando every Independence Day. Families and friends gather around the lake to celebrate with live music, delicious food from local food trucks, and games for children. As the night falls, the sky lights up with a spectacular fireworks display that illuminates the entire lake. The fireworks show is choreographed to patriotic music and lasts for around 20 minutes. This event is free and open to the public, making it a favorite among locals and tourists alike. It’s a great way to celebrate the nation’s birthday and spend time with loved ones while enjoying the beautiful Orlando skyline.
Orlando Science Center Summer Camps
The Orlando Science Center Summer Camps are a great way for kids to have fun while learning about science and technology. These camps offer a wide range of activities, from building robots and exploring outer space to learning about animals and plants in nature. Each camp is designed for a specific age group, so children can participate in activities that are appropriate for their age and skill level. The camps are led by experienced educators who are passionate about science and are trained to engage children in hands-on activities. The Orlando Science Center also offers extended care hours for working parents, making it a convenient option for families. These camps provide a unique and exciting opportunity for children to learn about science, make new friends, and have fun during the summer months.
Experience the best of Orlando’s summer events with Casiola vacation homes
Orlando is an all-inclusive summer destination that provides a perfect getaway for everyone. Whether you’re a theme park enthusiast, a sports fan, or an art lover, there is always an event or festival that caters to your interests. With Casiola vacation homes, you can experience these festivals while staying in a comfortable and convenient location. These events are not only a great way to celebrate the summer but also to immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and community of Orlando. So, don’t miss out on the fun-filled festivals and events and make your summer in Orlando memorable with Casiola vacation homes.
Luxury Home! *Pool/Spa *Game Room *Movie Theater
House - ChampionsGate Resort - OrlandoLive it up in the lap of luxury, as the heart of Downtown Orlando comes alive right outside your window. 6 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, a Game Room, Movie Theater, and Resort-Style Pool with a built-in Spa make this one-of-a-kind getaway the vacation home of your dreams! As a guest of ChampionsGate Resort, you will have free, unlimited access to all resort amenities, including: -25,000-square-foot "Oasis Clubhouse" -Zero-entry Family Pool and Whirlpool -Kids Pool and Splash Pad -3 Waterslides -Lazy River -Adults-only Pool -Tiki Bar -Spa -Full-service Restaurant and Bar -Fitness Center and Aerobics Room -Game/Arcade Room -Movie Theater -Volleyball and Tennis Courts -And more! THE SPACE: While an endless array of dining options lie at your fingertips, nothing can compare to a home cooked meal. Gather around your immaculate kitchen, complete with pristine white cabinetry, gorgeous countertops, stainless-steel appliances, and a breathtaking black backsplash. Meanwhile, four streamlined bar stools line the massive kitchen island, making meal prep an absolute breeze! Throw on some music and whip up a fresh batch of margaritas – it’s time to get cooking! Located just a few feet away is a built-in secretary desk, ideal for catching up on correspondence or checking email before a busy day of fun-filled adventures. The banquet area is staged beautifully with a large supper table set for a lively party of eight. Strung high above is a stunning modern chandelier that turns your dining space into a 5-star restaurant with just the click of a button. Whether you’re planning the throw a big family reunion or just a romantic meal for two - this room is ready to deliver. Looking for the perfect way to bring the entire family together? Get cozy in your ultra-chic family room. Don’t let the high-fashion fool you, this room is as inviting as it is stylish. Here, you’ll find two sleek couches, comfy guest chairs, a double-wide entertainment center, and an on-trend area rug. Meanwhile, a pair of knock-out sconces frame the wall-mounted flat-screen perfectly, transforming this space into a cinematic showplace. Your little witches and wizards will go crazy for the Harry Potter Game Room, stocked with an air hockey table, foosball table, a flat-screen television, and more! Just be sure to pack your competitive side… a magic wand. Gather the troops for a movie night in your very own theater! That’s right, this home comes equipped with a big screen, state-of-the-art projector, and several movie-style recliners. So, pop the popcorn, dim the lights, sit back, relax, and enjoy! The home contains 6 Bedrooms, each with their own unique charm, style, night tables, dressers, and flat-screen televisions. Conveniently located on the 1st floor is Bedroom #1, showcasing a King size bed with a cushioned headboard set upon a moonlight blue accent wall with matching curtains and recessed lighting. On the 2nd floor you will find Bedroom #2, a massive master suite. This space includes a private en-suite featuring gold accent pieces, fine fixtures, and fresh furnishings as well a double vanity and combination shower-tub. Bedroom #3 is strikingly vibrant, highlighting a suite with a King size bed, pushpin headboard, matching night tables, a contemporary dresser, and pops of color throughout. Made for the superhero in your family, Bedroom #4 presents a Queen size bed with an action-packed Avengers display hanging proudly above the bed. Beware of Bedroom #5… it’s a real jungle in there! Featuring 2 twin beds, a handy dresser, and a massive Madagascar mural framed with LED lighting, this dorm is perfect for littles of all ages. Bedroom #6 invites your kiddos to explore the big blue world and beyond, showcasing 2 twin beds, a two-toned dresser, and a Finding Nemo picture framed with LED lighting. Finally, step outside onto your very own private screened-in lanai. Here, you will uncover everything you need for a tropical vacation! You’ll have it made in the shade as you fire up the grill and dine alfresco with the fam at your outdoor cookout. When you’re ready to cool down, take a midday dip in your resort-style pool, equipped with a built-in spa. Consider adding an optional pool and spa heat package for only $35/day + tax. **We recommend adding this option to your reservation between the months of November and April.** Time to dream big… and vacation even bigger! Grab your piece of paradise today! Whether it’s the location, the amenities, or the style – you can’t go wrong with stay at Champions Gate Resort! You will be staying less than 20 minutes from Universal Studios, Disney World and other Orlando theme parks. As part of the ChampionsGate community, numerous restaurants, grocery store, drug stores, and other retailers are close by and easily accessible.
Modern Townhome w/ Pool+ Spa | Game Room | BBQ
Townhome - ChampionsGate Resort - OrlandoThis stunning 5 bedroom, 5 bath townhome in ChampionsGate is spacious, expertly designed, and equipped with unbeatable amenities such as a game room, pool/spa, BBQ, and themed bedrooms that will make your Orlando vacation one for the books! With sleeping space for up to 10 guests, this vacation home is perfect for groups or families. As a guest of ChampionsGate Resort, you will have free, unlimited access to all resort amenities, including: -25,000-square-foot "Oasis Clubhouse" -Zero-entry Family Pool and Whirlpool -Kids Pool and Splash Pad -3 Waterslides -Lazy River -Adults-only Pool -Tiki Bar -Spa -Full-service Restaurant and Bar -Fitness Center and Aerobics Room -Game/Arcade Room -Movie Theater -Volleyball and Tennis Courts -And more! THE SPACE: The large fully equipped kitchen features beautiful counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and plenty of easy to use amenities. Enjoy meals together in the nearby dining area, breakfast bar, or even outdoors on the patio. The kitchen area includes four barstool seats and the dining table nearby offers seating for eight guests. Open and inviting, the living room space features high ceilings, show-stopping appointments, a plush sectional, large flat-screen television, and a stunning view via sliding glass doors of the private outdoor pool area. For additional lounging and entertainment space, there is also a loft area with a Smart TV. Beautifully furnished and tastefully styled, the Bedroom #1 is a rich and vibrant space, featuring a luxurious king-size bed with an elegant wood headboard, complimented by a dark green accent wall. Bedroom presents a tasteful light blue color scheme and also includes a king size bed. For your privacy and convenience, it is equipped with an en-suite bathroom with a shower. The third bedroom is a king-size room as well and is also equipped with an en-suite bathroom with both a shower and bathtub. Mickey Mouse décor and bright red color accents make this space fun and lively . Any wizards in your group? The fourth bedroom offers a luxurious king-size bed and boasts a Harry Potter theme! Lastly, showcasing two twin beds and a Guardians of the Galaxy theme, the fifth bedroom is perfect for kids! *All rooms are complete with Smart TV's and ceiling fans.* The outdoor space is perfect for grilling while watching the kids having fun in your own private swimming pool and spa! **Optional pool and spa heat is available for $35/day + tax. We would recommend adding pool heat to your reservation between the months of November and April.** For fun indoors, this home offers a incredible game room with poker table, Smart TV, and arcade games! Whether it’s the location, the amenities, or the style – you can’t go wrong with stay at Champions Gate Resort! You will be staying less than 20 minutes from Universal Studios, Disney World and other Orlando theme parks. As part of the ChampionsGate community, numerous restaurants, grocery store, drug stores, and other retailers are close by and easily accessible.
Deluxe Splash Pool | Themed Rooms | FREE Resort Access
Townhome - Paradise Palms Resort - OrlandoPack your bags and head to Paradise Palm Resort, where a 4 Bedroom getaway with a deluxe splash pool awaits! As a guest of Paradise Palms, you will have FREE access to the resort's amenities which include: - Resort Clubhouse - Zero-Depth Tropical Pool (not heated) and Spa (heated) - Tiki Bar (serves food) - Gift Shop, - Coffee Bar - Children's Water Slide - Pool and Playground - Sports Court with Lighted Tennis, Basketball, Bocce Ball and Volley Ball Courts - Sauna and Fitness center - Game Room - 50 Seat Movie Theater with Power Point presentation capability - Wi-Fi internet and Internet Lounge area - Meeting Spaces - Concierge Service - Gated Entrance - Landscaped Walking Trail - 41 Golf Courses (nearby) **Just around the corner are restaurants, shopping, Theme Parks and all that Orlando nightlife has to offer!** THE SPACE: The kitchen hosts beautiful cabinetry, gorgeous granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances, and a breakfast nook. Just a few feet away sits the dining table, set with six cushioned high back chairs. If you were hoping for dinner with a view, you’ll be happy to discover that this seating arrangement offers a view of your outdoor oasis. Vacation is all about kicking back and relaxing! So, make your way to the family room, where memories are made! Here you will find a flat-screen television, a coffee table, and a stylish entertainment center with a built-in electric fireplace. Don’t forget to pop the popcorn and dim the lights, because this cozy room comes with a massive wraparound sectional, perfect for classic movie nights! In addition, and trendy artwork add a vibrant dash of color throughout. When you’re planning a family vacation, there is nothing more important than making sure everyone has their own space to unpack and unwind. This remarkable vacation home features four Master Bedrooms, each packed with their own unique charm. Located on the 1st Floor is Bedroom #1, showcasing a queen-size sleigh bed, flat-screen television, and a matching night table and dresser set. But what really takes this room to the next level is the bathroom with its granite vanity and walk-in shower. Bedroom #2 is a capacious boudoir, offering enough room for your own slumber party! Here, you will uncover a glorious king size bed, a dresser, and two night tables topped with chic décor. In addition, a flat-screen television, and double door closet helps make you feel right at home. Be sure to take advantage of the private in suite, as well. This opulent addition comes equipped with a double vanity and tub. Calling all Star Wars fans! The NEW décor and design in Bedroom #3 brings Jedi action to life! A queen/twin size bunk bed, double-door closet, sleek dresser, and flat-screen television provide the necessities, without taking up too much space for playtime. Bedroom #4 has been re-designed to accommodate the Frozen lover in your family! This space is complete with a queen/twin size bunk bed, flat-screen television, and Frozen wall decal, starring Elsa! Want to pack the entire wardrobe? How about just a few outfits? No matter how you wish to travel, this haven has you covered with a washer and dryer, for your ultimate convenience. Now, time to whip off a batch of margaritas and head out onto your own private screened-in lanai where you can fire up the grill and enjoy dining al fresco at the outdoor dining table. Enjoy basking in the sun or take a dip in your private splash pool to cool off! - Alternatively, you can turn up the temperature by adding our optional pool/spa heat package for only $35/day + tax. **We recommend adding this option to your reservation between the months of November and April.** Make that trip to your own tropical paradise a dream come true today!
Penthouse Condo w/ Spectacular Lake View!
Condo - Vista Cay Resort - OrlandoLuxurious furnishings and more space than you could ever want wait for you in the Lakeview Executive Penthouse condo at Vista Cay Resort. Your Florida vacation will be complete when you step into the elegantly decorated living area, full of plush leather furniture and lots of room to unwind. Right outside the large living area is a breathtaking patio balcony with a stunning view of Lake Cay and plenty of seating for sunset cocktails. A dining table for four and more stools at the breakfast bar provide seating for meals and noshing on appetizers or snacks. The fully-equipped kitchen features stainless steel appliances and granite countertops for your inner gourmet chef. The master suite and the second bedroom hold a comfortable king bed. The third bedroom has two full beds, and all bedrooms have pillowtop mattresses and their own 32-inch TV for you to relax in comfort. This condo sleeps 6-8 guests comfortably. Vista Cay Resort is right next door to the Orange County Convention Center, and less than 15 minutes away from all major theme parks, including SeaWorld, Universal Studios and Walt Disney World.
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