ORLANDO HEALTH invites you to experience the Athleticism of Art at IMMERSE 2018.
IMMERSE yourself in the strength and beauty of more than 1,000 artists and performers Friday, Oct 19 and Saturday, Oct 20 in the streets and public spaces of Downtown Orlando.
"Health is important to dancers because it keeps them performing at their highest level."
Dr. Elizabeth Davis
There's so much to be discovered at IMMERSE 2017.
- Drummers flying high above Orange Ave
- Immerse yourself amongst the sections of the Central Florida Community Arts Orchestra for an experience like never before
- Experience the dance of Orlando Ballet among the city's high rises
1,000 artists present hundreds of performances and interactive installations.
Frequently asked questions for families :
When is IMMERSE 2018?
5 - 11 PM on Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20.
Will it be safe for my family?
Yes! IMMERSE allows families who live and visit Orlando to discover Downtown Orlando with safety and ease all night long. Stay as long as you'd like!
We employs officers from the Orlando Police Department to be present throughout the event.
The streets are closed to keep pedestrians safe from traffic throughout the entire footprint of the event.
Volunteers are present throughout downtown to help you find your way.
There's plenty of room for strollers and for families to walk safely together.
Who is performing and when?
Over 100 participating organizations are bringing hundreds of experiences. A full schedule is coming soon!
Is all the programming suitable for families?
Almost all of the programming at IMMERSE is appropriate for young audiences. After 9 PM – the last two hours of the event – some programming may tend toward PG-13. But we do see families staying with us until the event ends at 11 PM, and there will be programming your entire family will love.
If I'm driving, where do I park?
If you're not familiar with Downtown Orlando, we know that it can be difficult to know where to park. But Downtown Orlando has TONS of parking that will cost you around $10. You can find the garages here. The closest garages to IMMERSE are the Library Garage on Central and the 55W garage on Pine St.
But, if you can walk a little bit, you'll encounter less traffic by parking at the City Commons Garage on Boone Ave or the Jefferson St Garage on Jefferson.
Where exactly in Downtown is IMMERSE 2018?
The event takes place on Orange Ave south of Central to Jackson St (Grand Bohemian)
Also on Pine St and Church St. east and west of Orange.
We also utilize Chase Plaza (where the movie theater is) and Lincoln Plaza (at the SunTrust building)
Is there food?
Yes... but not what you'd expect. There aren't vendors or trucks. We want you to try one of the restaurants in Downtown Orlando. There are some quick options under $10 and some fancier options as well throughout the event space.
Are there bathrooms?
Port-o-lets are provided throughout the event's footprint.
Join the adventure on Saturday, October 21.
AND WHILE YOU'RE HERE, HOW ABOUT HELPING US?
The Creative City Project is a registered arts non-profit, and we're able to put on this event because the generosity of partners just like you!
How can you help?
Share the event on Facebook to let your friends know : https://www.facebook.com/events/1794302457555158
And make a donation to support the Creative City Project, the organization that brings you IMMERSE.
Thanks for your support!