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5 Free Things to Do in Orlando this Weekend

Updated: Oct 16, 2023

It's the weekend and with no shortage of amazing things to do here in Orlando, we've picked five of the best free events that are taking place in the next few days.

Free Things To To In Orlando this Weekend

FIVE FREE Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend

Some of the best things to do in Orlando is free, and every week we choose the top five free things to do in Orlando, check them our and get out and have fun!

 ICON Park On International Drive  At Halloween

Haunted Holiday Light Show at ICON Park
Now - October 31

Gather outdoors on The Lawn at ICON Park to be immersed in The Wheel’s popular annual light and fog show, as 64,000 LED lights dance 400 ft. in the air while fog drifts across the lawn at your feet. Shows will take place nightly, now through Tuesday, October 31st.

Sundays through Thursdays, 8:30 p.m. / Fridays and Saturdays, 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

Plus, throughout October, the 400-foot Wheel is the ultimate Orlando Halloween photo spot for selfies, as it illuminates the skyline with a magnificent color-scape of orange, purple, green and red lights.

Enjoy the show free of charge, plus ICON Park offers free parking too!

Pig On The Pond Festival

Pig On The Pond Festival
October 13 - October 15, 2023

Pig On The Pond Festival is a three-day community festival in Clermont, a family-friendly event that features a carnival, pig racing, dachshund racing, a BBQ contest for restaurants and kids, live entertainment, a kid’s zone, a chili cookoff, a prince and princess parade, spectacular fireworks and live music.

Shoppers need to calm down as Oviedo Mall hosting Taylor Swift Day!

Oviedo Mall Taylor Swift Day
Friday 13, October, 2023

Get ready for an unforgettable day of Taylor Swift fandom and excitement as Oviedo Mall celebrate the upcoming screening of "The Eras Tour Concert Film" at Regal Oviedo Mall!

Whether you're a die-hard Swiftie or just looking for a fun-filled Friday evening, this event has something for everyone.Head to the mall on Friday, October 13, for a jam-packed event filled with music, fashion, fun, and so much more.

Highlights include:

Special Photo Spots: Capture your Taylor Swift-inspired moments at our specially designed photo spots throughout the mall.

Shopping and Dining Discounts: Enjoy exclusive discounts and offers at select mall stores and restaurants, perfect for treating yourself to some Taylor Swift-style retail therapy and delicious bites.

Eras Tour Outfit Contest: Show off your Taylor Swift-inspired outfit and compete for amazing prizes. Registration for the contest starts at 4:00 pm in front of Regal's Box Office, with the costume walk and judging commencing at 5:00 pm.

Taylor Swift-inspired Performance: Witness a captivating Taylor Swift-inspired performance by Imagine Performing Arts Center at 4:30 pm.

Friendship Bracelet Exchange: Share the love and exchange friendship bracelets at Cafe Natura starting at 5:30 pm, spreading the spirit of friendship just like Taylor Swift does.

Collectable Drink and Popcorn Buckets: Grab your limited-edition collectable drink and popcorn buckets from Regal for just $19.89 (while supplies last) to make your movie night even more special.

Taylor Swift Trivia Scavenger Hunt: Challenge your Swiftie knowledge all day long with our Taylor Swift Trivia Scavenger Hunt, hosted by Auntie Anne's. Hunt down the answers to Taylor's musical mysteries throughout the mall. Complete the scavenger hunt for a special Taylor Swift prize (while supplies last)

Mark our calendars, gather your friends, and get ready to experience the world of Taylor Swift like never before at Oviedo Mall on October 13, 2023.

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 the specialty drinks available.

Orlando International Dragon Boat Festival and Asian Cultural Expo
October 14, 2023

This event brings together culture, sport and international flavors that blend a 2,500-year-old tradition with the fun and excitement of an outdoor festival.

Twenty paddlers move in unison, combining strength and teamwork in a boat whose elaborate design originates from ancient China. Social groups and businesses alike embrace the sport because it builds camaraderie, forms connections and promotes healthy lifestyles.

Admission to this family-friendly event is free; races will begin at 9:00am and will continue throughout the day.

Festival grounds will offer a variety of activities for all participants and spectators. Experience the Asian Cultural Expo, wander through the Health & Wellness Village featuring exciting products and services to assist in leading a healthy lifestyle. Grab a bite from one of the Food Trucks, enjoy watching the races in the Beer Garden or shop in the Marketplace. Families can bring their children to enjoy games and activities in the interactive Kids Zone.

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