Weekend Things To Do: Orlando

The Fourth of July may be over but there’s still a lot of events taking place over the weekend in Orlando. Check out these events and plan a date night or a night for the whole family.

Orlando Book Festival: The third annual Orlando Book Festival will feature Adam Silvera, author of More Happy Than Not and History Is All You Left Me. There will also be panels, writing workshops, book signings and more from bestselling authors from around the country. The closing keynote address will be from New York Times bestseller and 5-time Bram Stoker Award-winning author, Jonathan Maberry. Maberry is the author of Rot and Ruin, Marvel comics, X-Files novels, Dark Horse comics, and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday. Free. Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd. ocls.info/a-daylong-celebration-books.

Rumfest: Enjoy 20 kinds of rum drinks with three hours of unlimited hours of sampling from 5-8 p.m. at Wall Street Plaza. There will also be live music by Hor!zen, Coastal Breed and Oklahoma Stackhouse. $20, limited $35 VIP tickets. Saturday. wallstplaza.net.

Baldwin Park First Friday Festival and Art Stroll: The monthly event where patrons can shop, stroll and sip their way through Baldwin Park will feature live music, free samples, food and drink specials tonight. Runs 5:30-9:30 p.m. along New Broad Street. The event is open to the public and is family and pet friendly. baldwinparkevents.com.

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Allison Leslie is a University of South Florida graduate with a bachelors degree in Mass Communications. She joined Genesis in 2016. With a passion for sports, Allison has interned with 620 WDAE, Pewter Report, Trifecta Team: St. Petersburg Bowl, Bullscast, and many other publications. Being a native to the Bay Area, she has followed and supported Tampa Bay teams her whole life.