Enjoy Live Music, Family Entertainment and a Business Expo to Benefit The Mustard Seed of Central Florida


 Food, fun and sun returns to Waterford Lakes Town Center, Orlando’s largest open-air shopping, dining and entertainment destination, as the popular gathering spot hosts the 17th annual “Taste of Orlando” presented by iHeart Media on Saturday, November 5, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from “Taste of Orlando” will benefit The Mustard Seed of Central Florida, a nonprofit organization committed to helping rebuild the lives of families and individuals who have suffered disaster or personal tragedy by providing environmentally responsible household furnishings and clothing.

Join popular restaurants from both Waterford Lakes Town Center and the surrounding community for an all-day family food festival featuring samples of delectable dishes and spirited beverages. Participating restaurants include Bahama Breeze, Beef Jerky Outlet, Boston Coffeehouse, Caribe Blu, Chicken Salad Chick, Chick-fil-A, Chuy’s Tex-Mex, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Designer Greens, Dunkin’ Donuts, Edible Arrangements, Flippers Pizzeria, Fresh To Order, Gator’s Dockside, Goodfella’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant,

Hard Rock Café, Jamba Juice, Jeremiah’s Italian Ice, Little Greek, McAlister’s Deli, Mellow Mushroom, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Newk’s Eatery, Paramount Butcher Shop, Planet Smoothie, Pollo Tropical, Smallcakes Avalon Park, Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill, Smokey Jay’s Bar-B-Q Pit, Social House, Sweet! By Holly, The Brass Tap, TJ’s Seafood Shack, Too Jay’s Original Gourmet Deli, Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint and Wahlburgers.

The special event will also feature free live music, fabulous shopping and children’s activities including face painting, sidewalk chalk art, a coloring area, a rock climbing tower and bounce houses. Attendees can receive home, health and wealth information, giveaways and more at the local business expo from exhibitors Blown Away, The Bridge at Orlando, Central Florida Monthly, Cigarz at Waterford Towers, Club Pilates, Costco, Hair Cuttery, Hunter Vision, Insight Credit Union, Integrative Physical Medicine, It Works! Global, Kiwanis Club of Avalon Park, Lach Orthodontic Specialists, Lerner Chiropractic, Let’s Gogh Art Central Florida, Orangetheory Fitness, Orlando Federal Credit Union, The Orlando Law Group, Orlando Sentinel, Orlando Weekly, Runaway Country, Sams Club, Sleep Number by Select Comfort, South Beach Tanning Company, Sprint, Telemundo, T-Mobile, USTA, Victory Casino Cruises, Victory Martial Arts and Wayne Automatic.

On the Chick-fil-A Stage, the Taste of Talent Schedule will feature:

11 a.m.              Pinar Elementary 4th & 5th Grade Chorus

11:30 a.m.       The Way Christian Taekwondo University

Noon                 Camelot Elementary Chorus

12:30 p.m.       Victory Martial Arts

1 p.m.                Revolutions Dance Company

1:30 p.m.          East River Dance Team

2 p.m.                Discovery Middle School Band

2:30 p.m.          Avalon Dance

3 p.m.                Classic Rock School of Music

3:30 p.m.          Championship Martial Arts Eastwood

New this year will be a Man Cave sponsored by Wahlburgers. The men’s retreat will feature a lounging area to catch college football games on HDTV, sumptuous samples from Wahlburgers, cigar rolling demonstrations and a variety of local brand favorites for sale.

Three mini tennis courts for open play and a skills workshop will be hosted by The United States Tennis Association (USTA) in the Kids Entertainment Area and Runaway Country will have an interactive display with prize giveaways.

The 17th annual “Taste of Orlando” presented by iHeart Media is sponsored by Wayne Automatic, Core Roofing, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, The Orlando Law Group, T-Mobile, Sprint, Wahlburgers, Hunter Vision, Southern Image Landscaping, Runaway Country Music Festival, Sherman Creative Promotions, Driveway Maintenance, Pollo Tropical and Yuengling, America’s Oldest Brewery. Additional media sponsors are Axis Magazine, Best Community Values, Central Florida Monthly, Orlando Sentinel, Orlando Weekly, RealRadio 104.1, XL 106.7, Telemundo and VS Publishing.

Advance wristbands are available through November 4 and can be purchased at the property management office, at Ticketmaster outlets, online and at Gator’s Dockside – Lake Underhill. Wristband prices are adults (11+) $15 in advance, $20 day of event and children (ages 4 – 10) $5 in advance; $10 day of event.

For more information about Waterford Lakes Town Center, please call (407) 737-2866, visit or follow us on Facebook at, on Twitter @ShopWaterford and on Instagram @shopwaterford.

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