Summer Mission Accomplished Featured Event Of The Month

Summer Mission Accomplished Featured Event of the Month


JULY EVENTS

● MONUMENTAL 4TH OF JULY
Kids Zone – Food Trucks – FIREWORKS!
Kissimmee Lake Front Park
Thursday, July 4 | 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

● 1ST FRIDAY SENIOR BINGO
Devoted Health sponsors free Bingo for local seniors
Kissimmee Diner
Friday, July 5 | 1:30 PM

● DANKIN AVE CRUISE IN
Classic Cars * Live Music * Raffles
3 Sisters Speakeasy
Friday, July 5 | 6 PM

● GALERIA NIGHT
A night of music, art, and networking
Matador Tacos & Tapas
Thursday, July 25 | 5:30 PM

● SUMMER MISSION ACCOMPLISHED
Space themed fun hosted by the Orlando Science Center
Wednesday, July 24 | 10 AM – 12 PM

● AMERICAN LEGION BIKE NIGHT
Bikes * Live DJ * Raffles and Prizes
3 Sisters Speakeasy
Saturday, June 22

Kissimmee Tibits: Tropical Hotel, A Downtown Kissimmee Legend

In the late 1800s, the Tropical hotel was built in Kissimmee, situated on the shore of Lake Tohopekaliga. The hotel was three and a half stories high and had 80 guest rooms that could accommodate 180 guests. The visitors at the Tropical Hotel had the opportunity to go swimming, fishing, boating, and golfing. In 1897, J. Hamilton Gillespie had designed a nine-hole golf course on the property. The hotel was open only during the winter months when there were many tourists in town. When tourist season ended, the hotel staff closed the hotel, hopped on the train to go north to another hotel that they operated only during the summer months, and return to Kissimmee in the winter. The hotel had undergone several exterior paint changes and name changes over the course of its life. The Tropical Hotel changed its name to the Hotel Kissimmee but later changed it again back to the Tropical just before it burned down in April of 1906. The Tropical Hotel/Hotel Kissimmee can count President Chester A. Arthur, John Jacob Astor, Thomas Edison, and the Vanderbilt Family among it, prestigious guest. For more information, please contact the Osceola County Historical Society.