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100 Free Things To Do in Orlando this Fall

Updated: Jan 28

Fall is the perfect time to enjoy all the wonderful free things to do in Orlando. With smaller crowds, and cooler temperatures, fall is the perfect time to visit Orlando.



This fall in Orlando you'll enjoy free movies under the stars, free cultural celebrations, food festivals, pumpkin patches, fall festivals and of course spooky thrills.


Here in Orlando there is so many free activities for everyone to enjoy!


Read on for over 75 free things to do in Orlando...


Free Halloween Events in Orlando

First up on our list of free things to do in Orlando is of course Halloween, and we have selected a few events here, from family fun, to markets, nights out and more, but for all the spooky Halloween fun in Orlando, check out our Halloween Guide.


Winter Park Halloween on the Ave

Winter Park Halloween on the Ave
October 20, 2023

Halloween on the Ave will be an enchanting evening for dressing up and having fun.


A Nightmare on Church Street has moved to a new upscale location for its annual Halloween event. Enjoy an outrageously entertaining evening featuring all-inclusive food and beverage tastings from some of Orlando's top eateries, bars, and breweries.


Dance to local DJs and a rock band performing live music! Come dressed in your best costumes to enter the Halloween costume contest for cash prizes. Get awesome pictures at photo booths and themed areas.


Collective Corner Halloween Edition Pop-Up Market

Collective Corner Halloween Edition Pop-Up Market
October 21, 2023

Are you ready for a frightful time? Join Collective Corner at the Halloween Edition market, where they will be showcasing an eerie assortment of 50 vendors. Get ready to immerse yourself in the Halloween spirit and indulge in all things spooky! See you there....


Join in at the heart of Ivanhoe Village ands create unforgettable memories filled with great food, music, and a fun spooky time!


Lake Nona Graveyard Smash

Lake Nona Graveyard Smash
October 28, 2023

Come to the Lake Nona Graveyard Smash, as it’s time to celebrate Halloween with spooky entertainment, trick or treat stations, inflatable courses, face paint, and thrilling music.


This event will definitely give you chills!


Downtown Avalon Park Spooktacular

Downtown Avalon Park Spooktacular
October 28, 2023

For Halloween, Downtown Avalon Park pulls out all the stops and throw a family-friendly Spooktacular trick or treat in the heart of the community.


Vegan Events Orlando Vegan Halloween Bash

Vegan Halloween Bash
October 28, 2023

Enjoy the spooktacular Vegan Halloween Bash! Get ready for a frightfully fun event filled with delicious plant-based treats, creepy costumes, and ghoulish games.


Embrace the spirit of Halloween while enjoying a variety of mouthwatering vegan dishes. Indulge in spooky snacks, devilish desserts, and refreshing drinks, all made with love and without any animal products. Whether you're a vegan or simply curious about plant-based options, this event is for you!


Don't miss out on the thrilling activities. Test your bravery in a dance off, try your luck at bobbing for apples, or dare to enter the costume contest. There will be something for everyone to enjoy!.



Halloween At Old Town
October 31, 2023

Grab your little ghoul or goblin for a night of Halloween fun at Old Town!


Celebrate the spookiest of holidays with free trick-or-treating, entertainment and The Thriller Dancers. Free trick-or-treating is from 5 - 7 pm with candy stations throughout Old Town.


Halloween at Cranes Roost Park

Halloween at Cranes Roost Park
October 31, 2023

Halloween at Cranes Roost Park is a community-oriented, door-to-door trick-or-treat alternative for kids brought to you by the City of Altamonte Springs.


The event features local businesses sponsoring booths to hand out candy and trinkets to an estimated 15,000 kids. The event kicks off with trick-or-treating around Cranes Roost Lake and live entertainment, followed by costume contests, games and surprises throughout the event.


Free Oktoberfest Events in Orlando

Free Oktoberfest Events in Orlando

Next up is the free Oktoberfest celebrations happening throughout Central Florida.


Here we have listed just some of the events happening in Orlando, including free entertainment, and of course beer and food for purchase, for our full guide to all the Oktoberfest events in Central Florida, check out our guide.


Oviedo Oktoberfest 2023

Oviedo Oktoberfest 2023
Thursday, September 28 - Saturday, September 30, 2023

Oviedo Oktoberfest is back, and better than ever! At The Oviedo Amphitheatre in Center Lake Park. This three day festival event features authentic German beer, food, live music and entertainment, contests and more!


Lake Nona Oktoberfest

Lake Nona Oktoberfest
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Oktoberfest is returning on Saturday, September 30 at Lake Nona Town Center with live music with King Guys Band, plus German food from Park Pizza, German themed entertainment, photo-ops, games, and the annual Stein Hoisting competition! This event is free and open to the public, no ticket needed!


Avalon Park Oktoberfest

Avalon Park Oktoberfest
Friday, October 13 - Saturday, October 14, 2023

Avalon Park is hosting it's annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 14, 2023, with a Beer Garden Preview Friday, October 13!


There will be a Beer Garden, Live Music, Food Vendors, Alpine Dancing and plenty of good times to go around!



Fall Festivals and Pumpkins Patches

With cooler temperatures and a wealth of special events, fall is an amazing time to visit and be in Orlando, and of course a huge part of fall is fall festivals, and of course, pumpkin patches!


Read of for just a few of the fall festivals and more happening in Orlando this fall.


Lake Nona Town Harvest

Lake Nona Town Harvest
October 14, 2023

Lake Nona’s Town Harvest kicks off the fall season with a pumpkin patch and decorating station, live country music, and a tractor photo-op. Not to mention, come grab some fall themed treats and enjoy one of our specialty drinks!


The Ultimate List Of Adorable Pumpkin Patches You Gotta Visit In Orlando

Long & Scott Farms

26216 County Rd 448A, Mt Dora, FL 32757

It's not only pumpkins here at Long & Scott Farms, you can easily get lost in a 6.5 acre corn maze! Jump on a huge jumping pillow, slide down a 60ft super slide, or play on a giant castle-like playground.


You can take a hay ride, check out their fresh produce market, food vendors, and cafe.


The Ultimate List Of Adorable Pumpkin Patches You Gotta Visit In Orlando

Cowart Ranch and Farms

8185 W Highway 100 Bunnell, FL 32110

Enjoy the corn maze, petting zoo, games, bounce houses, hayrides and a great pumpkin patch at Cowart Ranch and Farms.


It's not just pumpkins you can pick here, you can pick sunflowers and blueberries too.


The Ultimate List Of Adorable Pumpkin Patches You Gotta Visit In Orlando

Santa’s Tree Farm

5317 Huff Road, Eustis, FL 32736 Pumpkins at Santa’s Tree Farm are fresh picked, and then displayed in a shaded lot to help preserve their freshness.


There is so much to enjoy here including barnyard animals, horse and pony rides, hay rides, bounce pillow, giant slide, barrel train rides, mazes and play areas.


The Ultimate List Of Adorable Pumpkin Patches You Gotta Visit In Orlando

Showcase of Citrus Pumpkin Ponderosa

5010 US-27, Clermont, FL 34714

Join Showcase of Citrus Pumpkin Ponderosa to pick your perfect pumpkin, take great family photos, and enjoy various activities!


Burn off steam on the playground, take a hayride or even a monster truck ride.


The Ultimate List Of Adorable Pumpkin Patches You Gotta Visit In Orlando

Hagerty Farms Pumpkin Patch

3225 Lockwood Blvd. Oviedo, FL 32765

Here at Hagerty Farms Pumpkin Patch you'll discover pumpkins, gourds, more pumpkins and all pumpkins, just pumpkins of all kinds!


This is a great spot for seasonal family pictures.


The Ultimate List Of Adorable Pumpkin Patches You Gotta Visit In Orlando

Southern Hill Farms Festival

16651 Schofield Rd, Clermont, FL 34714,

Join the family farm for their annual Fall Festival at Southern Hill Farms Festival!


What fall adventure would be complete without mouth-watering apple cider donuts, jolly Jumbo Jack carving pumpkins and s’mores around the fire pits?



Come Out With Pride Orlando
October 21, 2023

Now in its 19th year, Orlando’s Come Out With Pride is a celebration of LGBTQ+ pride and support, taking place at Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando. This nonprofit celebration fosters a sense of community, encourages LGBTQ+ citizens to live openly and with pride, and educates the general public.


Everyone from Central Florida and beyond is invited to come together and make a positive impact on Orlando’s LGBTQ+ community.


Walt Disney World Fourth of July Fireworks and Entertainment

Free Things To Do at Walt Disney World without a Park Ticket!

Visiting Walt Disney World Resort can be very expensive, but did you know you can experience the magic of a visit Walt Disney World without every having spend a dime?


It's true, there is a ton of magical things to do this fall within Walt Disney World Resort without every having to purchase a park ticket!


You can enjoy the spectacular fireworks, relaxing boat rides, meet iconic characters, watch classic Disney movies, and more, read on for how to enjoy Walt Disney World without breaking the bank.


Free Things To Do at Walt Disney World - Visit Disney Springs

Visit Disney Springs

Disney Springs is a wonderful place to waste away a few hours or more, and it's free to visit, with a ton of things that won't cost a dime.


When you're in Disney Springs, you really feel the Disney Magic all around you, well love the atmosphere here, day or night there is something truly magical about the entire place.


Stroll through Town Center at Disney Springs to view vibrant displays from talented artists at the Art Walk, then let the kids enjoy the interactive fountains, while everyone will love checking out a unique collection of stores including The Coca Cola Store where you can meet the Coca Cola polar bear for free, then head to M&M's World where you can have a picture taken with the M & M characters, and you gotta visit the Lego Imagination Center, and play with lots of free Lego!


Plus, don't forget to visit the word's largest Disney Store, and more, plus you can then take a break at The Welcome Center with air conditioning, comfy chairs and free ice water.


Another wonderful activity at Disney Springs is to sut back, relax and enjoy a multitude of free entertainment at multiple locations where talented local musicians and bands perform in the evening, plus House of Blues frequently offers free live music at its Front Porch Bar, Raglan Road usually has free live music on their patio, and on a Saturday morning there is even a free kids club with lots of entertainment!


Oh, and don't forget to stop into Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop for a complimentary sample of delicious Ghirardelli Chocolate, then head to Basin to wash your sticky hands with the free samples of amazing Basin products, it's like a spa for your hands!


Free Things To Do at Walt Disney World - Ride The Monorail

Ride The Famous Walt Disney World Monorail

You can't visit Walt Disney World, and NOT ride the monorail, it's completely FREE, and there is thee different Monorail rides that you can enjoy.


The inner Monorail circles the three Monorail resorts, Contemporary, Polynesian and Grand Floridian. You can get off and explore each resort, or just enjoy the ride and the view, as often as you wish.


You can also ride the express Monorail that just goes between the Ticket and Transportation Center and the Magic Kingdom for the same view, but no stops at the resorts, although this can get very busy!


The third option is the longest, with the highway in the sky talking you from the Ticket and Transportation Center to Epcot, this is an amazing trip offering great views of the resort, plus you get to ride through the center of EPCOT, giving you an up close view of Spaceship Earth and the entire theme park.


Free Things To Do at Walt Disney World - Ride A Disney Boat

Enjoy A Leisurely Boat Ride

Another AWESOME free activity at Walt Disney World is to enjoy messing around the water, with a relaxing FREE boat ride, of in fact, several different FREE boat rides!


All of the water transportation options at Walt Disney World are free, and offer a relaxing way to enjoy the resort from the water, with unique and quite stunning views,day or night.


Options include taking a friendship boat and cruising the loop around Crescent Lake, which visits Epcot, Boardwalk, Yacht/Beach Club, Swan/Dolphin, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios without going into the parks.


Take the boat that visits the Magic Kingdom, Contemporary, Wilderness Lodge and Ft. Wilderness, or the boat that visits the Polynesian, Grand Floridian and Magic Kingdom.


Or another great option is the Water Taxi from Disney Springs to Port Orleans or Old Key West and back, along the Sassagoula River. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the view!


Free Things To Do at Walt Disney World - Ride The Skyliner

Ride The Disney Skyliner

You can ride the Disney Skyliner cable-car system for for FREE, this is a great option if you want to get some great views of Walt Disney World from above.


You can get on and off at Art of Animation/Pop Century Resorts, Caribbean Beach Resort, Riviera Resort and at Epcot and Hollywood Studios.


In addition to taking a scenic ride, you can get off at any one of the Skyliner resorts and take a stroll and explore for free.


Free Things To Do at Walt Disney World - Stroll Around Disney's BoardWalk

Stroll Along Disney's BoardWal

Inspired by turn-of-the-century boardwalks like Coney Island and Atlantic City, at Disney's BoardWalk you will feel like you have stepped back into a bygone era.


Disney's boardWalk is FREE to visit, explore the are by enjoying a stroll around Crescent Lake, taking in the sights and sounds of this beautiful resort.


Soak in the atmosphere, and in the evening you can enjoy street performers, including jugglers, comedians, fire-eaters, jazz ensembles, and more!


Explore Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts, and the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Hotels, and at any time of the day or nigh you can take a trip on a friendship boat!


Free Things To Do at Walt Disney World - The Electrical Water Pagent

Watch The Enchanting Electrical Water Pageant

Don't miss the FREE Electrical Water Pagent, a true Walt Disney World classic attraction that has been performed each night on the Seven Seas Lagoon in front of Magic Kingdom since 1971.


A bright green sea monster leads an enchanting, twinkling musical pageant you can see and hear from locations along the shore. The procession includes a stirring and inspirational medley of patriotic songs while stars and stripes float along the shimmering water.


Don’t miss this beloved nighttime delight!


Watch the Pageant from viewing spots along the shore at these locations:


Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa (including Narcoossee's)

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground

Disney’s Contemporary Resort


Join in with Chip 'n' Dale's Campfire Sing-A-Long

Join In Chip 'n' Dale's Free Campfire Sing-A-Long

Roast marshmallows, sing songs and share hugs with Chip 'n' Dale at Fort Wilderness Campground.

Bring your own marshmallows and sticks, or purchase a s’mores kit from the Chuckwagon Snack Bar. After you enjoy the gooey goodness, croon along to old-time favorites led by a guitar-playing cowboy, as Chip ‘n Dale visit for photos, autographs, smiles and fun.

After the cowboy sing-along, cozy up for a classic Disney movie in a theater under the stars. As night falls, the fun moves toward the giant screen, where cowpokes of all ages can delight in a favorite Disney movie shown in the fresh evening air.


Visit Tri-Circle-D Ranch

Visit The Charming Tri-Circle-D Ranch

Enjoy a FREE stroll through the stable at Disney's Tri-Circle-D Ranch, here you can visit Cinderella’s Ponies and the majestic horses of Main Street, U.S.A. plus see the Headless Horseman’s trusty steed from the yearly Halloween parade.


Discover the Dragon Calliope—the horse-drawn musical instrument that Walt Disney purchased for the Mickey Mouse Club Circus Parade at Disneyland Park in the 1950s.


Animal lovers of all ages will delight in the variety of breeds that live at Tri-Circle-D Ranch, including Appaloosas, Arabians, Belgians, Clydesdales, Percherons and Quarter Horses, plus Shetland Ponies.


Check Out The Walt Disney World Resort Hotels for FREE

Check Out The Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

Visiting the Walt Disney World Resort hotels is a magical experience in its own right, exploring the resort hotels is an enjoyable adventure not to be missed.


Check out the immersive theming and design, visit the restaurants and shops, then enjoy the FREE activities, you can spend days just appreciating everything each resort has to offer.


There is so many amazing photo opportunities too, honestly, don't miss this amazing FREE and fun thing to do on your next vacation.


See Animals on the Savanna at Animal Kingdom Lodge

See Animals on the Savanna at Animal Kingdom Lodg

At Walt Disney World you can see the wild animals of Africa without having to purchase a ticket to Dsiney's Animal Kingdom!


Visit the beautiful Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, and you will discover a resort which is surrounded by awe inspiring savannas where you can see a variety of African wildlife.


Several savannas are accessible to everyone at the resort’s lobbies at Kidani Village and Jambo House, and if you visit at night, you may even get the chance to look for animals through night-vision goggles.


Walt Disney World Happily Ever After

Catch The Magic Kingdom Nighttime Spectacular

You can easily watch the nightly nighttime spectacular, Happily Ever After from outside Magic Kingdom for FREE.


Get an incredible view of the Happily Ever After fireworks spectacular lghting up the night sky without stepping foot in Magic Kingdom.


Locations to watch the nighttime spectacular include:


Ticket and Transportation Center, this is a great spot, its convenient location across the Seven Seas Lagoon from the Magic Kingdom making it an excellent place for watching fireworks outside the parks, and you can get back quickly to your car or resort before the crowds leave the park!


Another popular location is outside the resorts around the Seven Seas Lagoon, you can get great views from both the Polynesian and Grand Floridian Resorts, especially the beaches, over at the Contemporary head inside and watch from the observation deck located on the 4th floor concourse, or as many folks do, or from the stairwells of the hotel.


Another option is to catch the fireworks from the Ferryboat that travels between Ticket and Transportation Center and Magic Kingdom, if you time it right, it is possible to get a spectacular view of the fireworks from the ferryboat as it crosses back and forth!


Watching an Outdoor Movie in Orlando Florida

Free Orlando Outdoor Movie Nights

Free movie screenings are available year round throughout Orlando and Central Florida, but once fall arrives and the nighttime humidity declines, there is nothing better than watching a movie under the stars in perfect nighttime weather.


MoviEola At Lake Eola Park

Select Nights

Enjoy free outdoor movies on the East Lawn, Lake Eola Park. Bring blankets, chairs, snacks and the whole family to enjoy this MoviEola. Arrive early to catch the food vendors and lawn games. The event begins at 6 pm, with movies starting at 8 pm.


Popcorn Flicks In The Park

Second Thursday Of Each Month

The Enzian Theater presents classic films for the whole family in Central Park, Winter Park. Presented by The City Of Winter Park and the Enzian Theater, Popcorn Flix In The Park features classic films for the whole family. These films are usually held on the second Thursday of each month and are FREE. Just bring a blanket, a picnic or some snacks.


Sunset Cinema At Crane's Roost Park

Select Saturdays

Bring your chairs and blankets to watch movies in Cranes Roost Park. These family-friendly events are free and open to the public. Concessions are available for purchase.


Outdoor Movie Monday At À La Cart

Every Monday

FREE outdoor movies at the social dining experience À La Cart, downtown Orlando. Enjoy food from the food trucks , and inside the bar has a variety of beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages. There is some outdoor seating, but please feel free to bring blankets or low backed chairs to enjoy the movie on the lawn.


Movie In The Park Oviedo

Select Evenings

A free outdoor movie night in the park, at Oviedo Amphitheater in Center Lake Park. The movie begins at "dusk" (approximately 7:30pm). Remember to bring a blanket or lawn chairs.

Movie Under The Stars At Avalon Park

Select Fridays

Join Avalon Park on the 4th Friday of every month for a family-friendly movie under the stars. Bring your blanket or lawn chair to the Town Park downtown and enjoy a different movie every month.


Movie In The Park Longwood

Select Fridays

Presented by the City of Longwood, enjoy FREE outdoor movies in Reiter Park. Don't forget to bring a lawn chair and/or a blanket.


Movies In The Park Maitland

Select Saturdays

Come out and enjoy a FREE outdoor movies with your family and friends at Independence Square next to City Hall in downtown Maitland. Free popcorn is available and drinks are available for purchase. Kids will have fun with games on the lawn. Movies are presented monthly between October and March.


Clermont Movies Under the Stars!

Select Nights

Grab a blanket or a chair and enjoy a family-friendly motion picture under the stars at Clermont Waterfront Park. Presented by the City of Clermont.


Kissimmee, Movie in the Park

First Friday Of The Month

Enjoy a FREE Movie in the Park at Kissimmee Lakefront Park. The event feature free admission, free popcorn, free inflatables, free crafts, a free photo booth, and prize giveaways. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs! The movie series is a partnership between KUA and the City of Kissimmee.


St. Cloud Movie At The Lakefront

Select Fridays

Join the City of St Cloud for a movie under the stars at the St. Cloud Lakefront. Bring your own chair, blanket, and snacks and settle in for a free movie at the Lakefront.


Universal CityWalk

Universal CityWalk

Universal CityWalk is a lively entertainment complex just before the entrance to Universal Studios and Islands Of Adventure, it’s FREE to enter and there is so much to do., and fall weather makes for a perfect evening to


Parking is costly during the day, but at most times of the year, parking after 6 pm is free.


Fall weather makes for a perfect evening at CityWalk to stroll, take in the atmosphere and simply enjoy people watching, or you can ride the free water taxi to the resorts and explore, a must do is the opera filled Italian piazza at Loews’ Portofino Bay Hotel.


When the sun goes down you'll love the free nightly entertainment including outdoor DJ, stilt walkers and more.


ICON Park Orlando

ICON Park Orlando

Located in the heart of Orlando's International Drive, ICON Park offers attractions, dining, shoppings, entertainment and more.


Not only is there a ton to see and do at ICON Park, admission to the complex is always free, plus parking is free too!


It's a great place to stroll in the fall, or simply sit back, relax and enjoy nightly light shows and people-watching on the central green, all without spending any money.


Expore Orlando parks and gardens for free

Parks, Gardens and the Great Outdoors

Orlando is blessed with an abundance of parks, gardens, and the chance to escape the city, while enjoying the great outdoors where you'll get the chance to become one with nature.


The variety of parks, gardens, nature trails, bike trails and more here in Orlando is breathtaking, get outside and enjoy the perfect fall weather.


Lake Eola Park

Lake Eola Park is a must visit, located in the heart of Downtown Orlando, with a sidewalk that circles the lake 0.9 miles in length, making it easy for visitors to keep track of their walking or running


Relax amid beautiful flower beds and a spectacular view of Orlando’s skyline and the gorgeous Lake Eola, enjoy the swans and other birds inhabiting the park, or you can check out a free concert, movie or a play in the Walt Disney Amphitheater.


Harry P Leu Gardens

Explore an amazing botanical oasis nearly 50-acres minutes from Downtown Orlando. Harry P Leu Gardens features landscaped grounds and lakes, with walking trails all shaded by 200-year-old oaks and forests of camellias. Free entry days at Leu Gardens are offered on select Mondays throughout the year, check the website for details.


The UCF Arboretum

The Arboretum of the University of Central Florida is located on the main campus of the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida, United States. Covering 80 acres, it contains more than 600 species of plants, including more than 100 bromeliads, in cultivated gardens.


Lake Lotus Park

Lake Lotus Park is the City of Altamonte Springs’ nature preserve. The total area is approximately 150 acres, including 120 acres of woods and wetlands. The park is a diverse, natural habitat that provides limitless natural encounters with flora and fauna.


Oakland Nature Preserve

West of Orlando, just 30 minutes from the attractions and nestled between Winter Garden and Clermont in the beautiful Town of Oakland, lies a "hidden gem." Oakland Nature Preserve is a150-acre preserve offering environmental education and ecotourism activities for visitors of all ages.


Mead Botanical Garden

With 47 acres to explore in Winter Park, your senses will come alive with the sights, sounds, and scents of the garden. Mead Botanical Garden offers hiking trails, creek, boardwalk, tall pine trees, greenhouse, butterfly garden, and pond that’s home to turtles, fish and wading birds.


Kraft Azalea Garden

This 5.22-acre public garden is located on the shore of Lake Maitland and is open year round from 8 a.m. until dusk. Kraft Azalea Garden is a beautiful park is shaded by enormous cypress trees that add to the old Florida charm of the 13-acre property


Orlando Urban Trail

The Orlando Urban Trail is located near Downtown Orlando and is considered the spine of Orlando’s trail network.


The trail is approximately three miles long and runs from Lake Highland through Loch Haven Park, to Mead Garden in Winter Park. Highlights include connections to six lakes, Orlando Cultural Park, and the Gaston Edwards Trail.


West Orange Trail

The West Orange Trail is a 22-mile long multi-use rail trail. The paved trail passes through downtown Oakland, Winter Garden, and Apopka with most of its length built on old railroad alignments.


Lake Nona Sculpture Garden

The Lake Nona Sculpture Garden is a 50,000 square-foot outdoor space designed for the exploration and discovery of a distinguished selection of sculptures from one of the world’s largest private art collections, The Lewis Collection.


Orlando Wetlands Park

The Orlando Wetlands Park is a man-made wetland designed to provide advanced treatment for reclaimed water from the City of Orlando and other local cities. The Park is 1650 acres in size and located in Christmas, Florida. Visitors can visit the Park seven days a week, between sunrise and sunset, to enjoy primitive and passive activities including, Photography, Wildlife Viewing, Hiking, Biking, Horseback Riding, and Guided Tours


Cranes Roost Park

Cranes Roost Park is at the heart of Uptown Altamonte surrounding Cranes Roost Lake. The lake is encircled by one mile of continuous walkway with benches and covered seating areas. Within the 45-acre park is a European-style plaza including a choreographed fountain show, a 62-foot picturesque tower and the Eddie Rose Amphitheater which features stadium-style seating and a one-of-a-kind floating stage.


The Seminole Wekiva Trail

The nearly 14 mile Seminole Wekiva Trail is a paved recreational trail that has been designated as one of Seminole County's Showcase Trails because of its length, beauty, and accommodation of many users.


The section of the trail that runs west of the I-4 trail overpass to the County line at the Wekiva River is also a designated part of the Florida National Scenic Trail.


Dr. P. Phillips Community Park

Dr. P. Phillips Community Park provides a range of amenities for the whole family to enjoy, including playgrounds, splash pad, plus sports fields, picnic areas & a dog run


Wekiva Island

Central Florida’s favorite watering hole Wekiva Island. Located just north of Orlando, Wekiva Island offers visitors the chance to experience the incredible natural springs in Florida. Explore the pristine Wekiva River and its fascinating Florida wildlife with more than 2,000 square feet of Island fun.


Lake Nona Farmers Market

Orlando Area Farmers Markets

If you’re looking for fresh, locally grown produce, baked goods, honey, meats and other foods, the best place to visit is a local Central Florida farmers market, and in the fall, don't forget the pumpkins, turnips, and sweet potato, cranberries, apples, pomegranates, citrus fruits, and pears!


Discover a variety of locally grown foods, handmade crafts, seasonal plants and much more.


Winter Garden Farmers Market

The Winter Garden Farmers Market is your hometown market open every Saturday from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm. in beautiful Historic Winter Garden.


Winter Park Farmers Market

The Winter Park Farmers’ Market is one of the best produce and plant markets in Central Florida which takes place every Saturday morning from 8 am - 1 pm in Central Park.


Lake Mary Farmers Market

The Lake Mary Farmers Market features local vendors of produce, plants, baked goods, and arts and crafts. The market is open every Saturday, from 9 am - 1:30 pm at Lake Mary City Hall.


City of Longwood Farmer's Market

Visit every Saturday at the City of Longwood Farmers Market at Reiter Park from 9 am - 2 pm, with locally sourced seafood and produce to handmade crafts and more.


Lake Nona Farmers Market

Join in every Saturday morning in Lake Nona, the Lake Nona Farmers Market takes place in the beautiful Town Center from 11 am - 3 pm, shop local with the freshest produce and more.


Orlando Farmers Market at Lake Eola Park

One of the most popular farmers markets in Central Florida, Orlando Farmer’s Market is located in the heart of Orlando at Lake Eola park, and takes place Sundays 10 am - 4 pm.


Celebration Farmers Market

Every week at Celebration Farmers Market there are multiple vendors here selling everything from fresh food and produce, to local crafted jewelry, and much more, with a beautiful backdrop of Lakeside Park, this is a must go to farmers market on Sundays, 9 am - 2 pm.


East Orlando Farmer's Market

The popular East Orlando Farmers Market offers hand selected produce, creative local small business owners, along with botanical varieties to chose from. Every Sunday 11 am - 4 pm.


Clermont Farmer's Market

Clermont Farmer's Market features over 60 vendors selling seafood, organic produce, and other household items, this popular market is the place to go on Sundays 9 am - 2 pm.


Downtown Mount Dora Village Market

Mount Dora’s open-air Mount Dora Village Market in Sunset Park is open Sundays from 9 am – 2 pm offering fresh products from over 50 market vendors.


Free Orlando Museums and Galleries

Museums and Galleries

Orlando has an impressive list of museums, and galleries, all worth escaping the fall weather and heading inside to experience the cultural attractions here in town.


Rollins Museum of Art

The Rollins Museum of Art features rotating exhibitions, ongoing programs, and an extensive permanent collection that spans centuries, from examples of ancient art and artifacts to contemporary art.


Open to the public free year-round, its holdings include the only European Old Master paintings in the Orlando area, a sizeable American art collection, and a forward-thinking contemporary collection.


Mennello Museum

Paintings of American Impressionism and Realism from the Mennello Museum collection alongside important works from prestigious Florida museums. Every second Sunday of the month, Mennello Museum offers free admission to the galleries during Free Family Funday.


CityArts

Funky gallery collective with monthly, varied exhibitions from local & international artists. CityArts in downtown Orlando is th Downtown Arts District's flagship venue containing six galleries, presentation and events spaces, as well as home to Curate Cafe.


Orange County Regional History Center

The Orange County Regional History Center housed in a historic courthouse in the heart of downtown Orlando, offers four floors of exhibits exploring 12,000 years of Central Florida’s rich heritage. Enjoy free entry the 3rd Thursday of the month, 6 pm to 9 pm.


The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art

The Morse Museum in Winter Park is home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of dazzling works by Louis Comfort Tiffany. A visit is complimentary during Friday Nights at the Morse scheduled November through April from 4 pm to 8 pm.


The museum is also free on Independence Day, Easter weekend, Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival weekend, and Christmas Eve.


Art & History Museums of Maitland

You can enjoy free admission on the last Wednesday of every month to the current exhibition of the Maitland Art Center Gallery.


Open House At The Casa

Casa Feliz, or "Happy House," is the signature work of noted architect James Gamble Rogers II. The Andalusian-style masonry farmhouse has significantly influenced the architectural and cultural aspects of the community and served as a gathering spot for cultural discussion and education. Enjoy an open house on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to noon


The Alfond Inn Art Tours

Meet in The Alfond Inn lobby for a free tour with a Rollins Museum of Art staff member every first Wednesday of the month, which lasts about 60 minutes.


Artlando

Grab a map from the DT Orlando Information Center and go on a self-guided tour of downtown Orlando's streets to discover the contemporary sculptures which are Art Orlando. Not only will you get to know Downtown as you walk around, you’ll be seriously impressed by these stunning works of art.


downtown Orlando murals

Orlando Murals

Take a walk this fall through downtown Orlando, and you’ll discover art in unexpected places, including larger-than-life butterflies, a vintage Orlando postcard, hanging gardens, even a parking garage covered with murals, and the latest downtown mural, Unbelievable Real!


Winter Garden Friday on the Plaza

Winter Garden Friday on the Plaza
Weekly, Every Friday

Come enjoy live music every Friday night on the Plaza in Winter Garden.



Live Music on the Lawn in Lake Nona

Weekly, Every Saturday

Live on the Lawn is your Saturday oasis to relax and recharge while listening to live music and playing lawn games with family and friends. Join Lake Nona from 11am – 3pm every Saturday!


Storybook Adventures St Cloud

Storybook Adventures
Weekly, Every Saturday

Each week, begin your free Storybook Adventures tour at the St Cloud Police substation on 10th street to pick up a map that will lead you on a stroll through downtown St. Cloud. the map will take you to specific locations to glance into the storefronts of participating businesses, reading one page at a time until you complete that week’s story!


On Saturday at 10 am, the host business welcomes you to meet the author and the first 20 families in attendance will receive a free book to have autographed and take photos, plus, there will be an extra treat from the host business.


USTA National Campus in Orlando

USTA National Campus

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) National Campus located in Lake Nona is the home of American Tennis.


Open to the public for match play, casual tennis and lesson instruction, the flagship home for American tennis houses 100 floodlit courts, including two championship courts and a 12-court collegiate center. The result is a world-class facility for players and coaches of all levels, from first-time players to touring professionals.


The facility is free to visit, and The USTA National Campus is now offering a great way for new players in the Orlando area to get started in tennis, pickleball or padel. This new initiative includes a free 30-minute hitting session with one of the campus’ teaching pros for any player who has never participated in USTA National Campus programming. Players of all ages and abilities can take advantage of this new offer, as it is designed to create a more personalized introductory experience for those participating in campus programming for the first time.


The 30-minute session will include tips and evaluation and at the conclusion of the session, the teaching pro will recommend classes and programs based upon the players’ skill and interest. For children, the pro can also discuss with the parents different programming options based upon the player’s desired pathway in tennis, pickleball or padel.


Celebration Town Center

Celebration Town Center

Travel back in time to find the town of Celebration in Kissimmee, a planned community originally developed by the Walt Disney Company.


This is a pedestrian-friendly, wonderful small town where you can explore the old-fashioned downtown, including Market Street, and Lakeside Promenade, or you can enjoy the miles of walking paths and nature trails.


On Market Street there is various events throughout the year including craft festivals, antique car shows, and a wonderful holiday event where it snows on Market Street every night. Check out the events calendar for more details.


Downtown Orlando Historic Districts Walking Tour

Old Orlando

Mixing architecture and history is a great way to spend the day and learn more about downtown Orlando with a self-guided Historic Districts Walking Tour.


You’ll learn about structures that were designed and built when horses were still clopping along Church Street and see how they’ve been adapted for modern uses.


The Downtown Orlando Historic District Self-Guided Walking Tour gives you the opportunity to experience Orlando history first hand.


This self-guided walking tour is available online.


Thornton Park

Thornton Park

Just east of the central Lake Eola, you’ll find this cool and quiet neighbourhood that really feels like you’ve escaped the city for an out-of-town suburb.


This charming neighborhood is home to some of Orlando's best restaurants, hip cafés, cool galleries and a few bistros, all set around some ever-so-quaint old cobbled streets.


Well worth a few hours to stretch your legs and take in the sights and sounds of Thornton Park.


Campus Tour At Rollins College

Campus Tour At Rollins College

From the sparkling waters of Lake Virginia to the energy of the residential halls, Rollins College’s 80-acre campus really has to be seen to be believed.


Immerse yourself in the beauty of the campus by booking a spot on one of the daily campus tours or by signing up for one of the special on-campus events


Art After Dark at Lake Nona

Art After Dark in Lake Nona

Every Friday night, Art After Dark takes over Lake Nona Town Center from 6 pm.


Perfectly nestled between Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen and Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine of Lake Nona, Art After Dark is a perfect free evening out for the whole family.


Enjoy a stroll through the Town Center as you explore hand crafted artisan products, and tasty cuisine. Be sure to grab a glass a wine, stay a while to enjoy the art displayed on the six story art installation, The Beacon.


Winter Park Orlando

Winter Park

The Orange County city of Winter Park, situated north of Orlando, was once considered a winter resort. Today, the arts- and culture-filled city of Winter Park includes Rollins College and the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of Natural Art.


Winter Park is also is a nature lover's destination. In Winter Park you'ill find more than 70 parks, all home to various events, festivals and celebrations throughout the year, plus don't miss the dining, shopping, the arts and more in the Park Avenue District.



Winter Garden

Nestled on beautiful Lake Apopka about 20 minutes west of Orlando, this former citrus town established in 1908 is known for its many recreational amenities, events and historical assets.


Winter Garden is home to the Garden Theatre, the SoBo Gallery and Art Center, several museums and the Downtown Pavilion, which is home to the Winter Garden Farmers Market that is held every Saturday morning.


Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team

Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team

The Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team perform free ski shows throughout the year in Winter Haven, the show is held on the 3rd Saturday of every month on Lake River in Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Winter Haven.


From the pyramid to one ski, to even barefoot, the Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team pulls out all the tricks on Lake Silver. A world famous show that started at the old Cypress Gardens theme park in 1943 and continues on in Winter Haven to this day.


Sanford Art & Jazz Night

Sanford Art & Jazz Night

Join Historic Downtown Sanford on the 3rd Thursday of the Month in Historic Downtown Sanford for Sanford Art & Jazz Night 6-9pm and every 3rd Thursday!


Enjoy a special evening celebrating the arts, music & spirits at multiple venues! Free event.


Musica della Notte at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

Musica della Notte at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

Get swept up in the "music of the night" at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. Each evening at sunset (weather permitting), the Harbor Piazza comes alive with a choral celebration inspired by the romance and charm of Italy. Catch this impressive performance of classic opera, festive melodies, and "popera" favorites to end your night on a high note.


Lakeridge Winery Tours

Lakeridge Winery Tours

FREE Guided Tours and Tasting are offered 7 days a week starting at 10:00 am each day, with the last tour offered at 4:00 pm.


Tours usually run every 30-40 minutes and begin with a 10 minute video presentation, which guides you through the entire wine making process and the history of Florida wine.


Your personal Tour Guide will then show you the winemaking area and the spectacular view of the vineyards where the grapes are grown and harvested.


The guided Wine tasting offers a selection of award winning wines ranging from dry to sweet, and also sparkling. The winery tour and wine tasting lasts approximately 45 minutes and is educational for the whole family!!


WineART Marketplace in Lake Mary

WineART Marketplace in Lake Mary

This monthly event is in Central Park and includes food trucks, local artisans, live entertainment in the Gazebo, and refreshing craft adult beverages in the beer & wine Garden.


The event is free to attend and parking is complimentary along 4th Street and Lakeview Avenue, with additional lots behind both streets.


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