Terry Olson, Administrator of Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs; JEFRË, international sculpture artist; and Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings unveil new sculptures during a tour for the I-4 Ultimate Art Endowment Program.


July is here, and we are now officially halfway through the year. It also means the dog days of summer have arrived, and with the rising temperatures outside, it is an important reminder to wear sunscreen, stay hydrated and avoid long hours in the heat.

There are numerous ways you and your family can celebrate the Independence Day holiday weekend in Orange County. Theme parks, neighborhood restaurants and local parks all are wonderful places you can enjoy the July 4th festivities. We have a link inside this newsletter with more information.

July is also National Park and Recreation Month, and Orange County is fortunate to have more than 100 parks, as well as a large number of boat ramps, natural lands and recreational centers where you can spend quality time with your friends and family enjoying the region’s beautiful landscapes.

Orange County Government employees have been hard at work for you and the community, and I am proud to share that their efforts are being recognized at the highest levels. Multiple Orange County teams have recently received national awards and accolades, and I want to take this opportunity to applaud them all for their dedication and professionalism. I am honored to be their leader.

Read more about their achievements in this newsletter.

Stay safe and have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Did you know, Orange County’s fertilizer rules help keep fertilizer runoff from rain out of our lakes, rivers and springs? There are lots of ways to green up your yard without greening up our natural waters with algae. Skip the nitrogen fertilizer from June 1 to September 30.

Visit ocfl.net/FertilizeResponsibly to learn more about the ordinance for all individuals who use fertilizer.
July 2022

July is full of events at the Orange County Library System. Find a virtual or in-person event at a branch near you.
July 1-4, 2022

Orange County is bursting with exciting ways to celebrate Independence Day. From the theme parks to beyond, check out Visit Orlando’s guide to Fourth of July events.
July 6, 2022

Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs invite artists to submit existing or conceptual works for the 8th annual Sculpture on the Lawn exhibition, an outdoor display featured at the entrance to the Orange County Administration Center in downtown Orlando.
July 17, 2022

Join the Orange County Regional History Center for sensory-friendly fun for the whole family. Explore the museum with Sunshine State-themed hands-on activities.
Emergency Information
Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 through November 30. Make sure your family is prepared before, during and after a storm. Visit ocfl.net/Storm or Ready.gov for helpful emergency tips.
Did you know, July is National Park and Recreation Month? Parks help build strong, vibrant and resilient communities. Enjoy one of Orange County’s more than 100 parks, as well as a large number of boat ramps, natural lands and recreational centers!

Visit ocfl.net/Parks to find a location near you.
The Hispanic Heritage Committee of Greater Orange County is holding an open call for artists to participate in its annual Hispanic Heritage Month Art Exhibit. Adult and youth artists are encouraged to apply before August 24, 2022, by visiting bit.ly/HHCArt2022.
Facebook: The Pulse Six-Year Remembrance Ceremony brought together families of those whose lives were tragically taken and honored survivors, first responders and trauma teams who sacrificed so much to save so many.
Twitter: Celebrate Great Outdoors Month in Orange County by visiting the trails on one of Orange County’s Green PLACE properties.
Instagram: Residents and staff came together to celebrate freedom, equality, and progress during the annual Juneteenth event hosted by the Orange County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Initiative.
Check out these social media highlights, connect with Orange County Government and follow Mayor Demings on Facebook and Twitter.
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