Valued Brunch Revelers,

What a year, amirite? 

As you know, we postponed the 2020 United We Brunch because of the coronavirus pandemic, with hopeful and well intentions of hosting it responsibly in September. But in light of numbers that have Florida currently leading the nation in daily new case counts, it has become clear that at this time there is no way to host this large and beloved event in a way that feels safe and celebratory for attendees, staff, vendors, and sponsors. We love a good party, but we love you more. 

With that said, we are sad to announce the cancellation of this year’s United We Brunch event, as well as Bite Night, Tacos & Tequila, Best of Orlando party, and Big Gay Brunch. We look forward to gathering safely again soon, but in the meantime, you have a couple of choices.

The financial crisis around COVID-19 hit us hard and fast. As you can see, our entire event business has been wiped out, however, we have stayed committed to reporting local news to the community during this crisis. We had to furlough the majority of our staff due to loss of revenue and have been operating since with a work-from-home skeleton crew -- some of the most dedicated and hard-working locals you will ever meet. We launched the Orlando Weekly  Press Club to build a community around our readers and supporters to help underwrite the work these people do to spotlight Central Florida’s news, culture and entertainment in a way that no one else does. Each contribution allows those local journalists to keep reporting and keep delivering vital, entertaining, insightful (and sometimes completely useless!) information to Central Florida. And yeah, we also use that media to get the word out about our awesome events (which are also used to pay for local journalism)!

If you are in the position to do so, we ask that you consider donating your ticket to the Orlando Weekly Press Club. By doing this, you will automatically be enrolled as a member, and receive unique monthly content, Press Club swag, and perks throughout the year. All you need to do is click the YES button on this page

If you would prefer a refund, you can select that option instead. Please make your selection prior to August 31. Any unclaimed orders will be automatically donated after this date. 

We appreciate your support and we hope you are staying safe. 

Sincerely,

The Orlando Weekly Family