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Continue the Independence Day celebration and catch a musical, all in downtown Winter Garden this weekend!



8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at the Winter Garden Farmers Market in the downtown pavilion, 104 S. Lakeview Ave. Enjoy wholesome family fun with a Life-Size Family Game Zone, special Snapchat photos, vendor-booth patriotic decorating contest, special-priced fresh watermelon and summer fruit and more. Event is free. (407) 656-4111.



6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at the Centennial Plaza in downtown Winter Garden, 101 W. Plant St. Listen to classic blues performed by the four-member, Central Florida-based Grimes Alley Blues Band.

Take a chair for this complimentary live outdoor music performance. (407) 656-4111.



7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays July 5 through 28 and 2 p.m. July 18 and 25, at the Garden Theatre, 160 W. Plant St., Winter Garden.

Two ’80s Karaoke Night events are scheduled for July 13 and 27 after the performances. Guests can hit the stage to belt out their favorite ’80s hits. The events are free and hosted by DJ Di.

Based on the iconic film, the musical tells the story of 18-year-old Alex Owens, a welder by day and “flashdancer” by night, and her dreams to become a professional dancer.

Cost is $35 for general admission and $30 for students and seniors. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.

The production contains adult themes and language, and view discretion is encouraged.



Amy Quesinberry

Community Editor Amy Quesinberry was born at the old West Orange Memorial Hospital and raised in Winter Garden. Aside from earning her journalism degree from the University of Georgia, she hasn’t strayed too far from her hometown and her three-mile bubble. She grew up reading The Winter Garden Times and knew in the eighth grade she wanted to write for her community newspaper. She has been part of the writing and editing team since 1990.

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