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Check out the Top Things To Do in Orlando this Weekend: March 3 - 5

Spring is just around the corner, and as we jump into March, this weekend is jam packed with a huge variety of concerts, festivals, shows, and more happening here in Orlando and throughout Central Florida.


There is so much to experience, including the return of the fan favorite EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival at Walt Disney World, the much loved Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City, and Daytona Beach plays host to the world famous Bike Week.


Orlando sees the return of the Central Florida Fair, we have Monster Jam, Blake Shelton, Pretty Woman the Musical, and so much more, go on jump into our guide and have an awesome weekend!


Things to do this Weekend in Orlando March 3 to 5

Friday March 3 - Sunday March 5, 2023

Events Happening Friday, Saturday, and Sunday


2023 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival
Wednesday, March 1 - Sunday, July 5, 2023

The popular and fragrant, 2023 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival features fresh cuisine, colorful gardens, playful topiaries and vibrant entertainment.


The popular Garden Rocks Concert Series is back in 2023, featuring favorite tunes at the America Gardens Theatre.


And of course, fresh flavors will be on the menu at Outdoor Kitchens and other food and beverage locations throughout the park, among other delights.


2023 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival


2023 EPCOT Garden Rocks Concert Series
Wednesday, March 1 - Sunday, July 5, 2023

Get ready to rock with the Garden Rocks Concert Series, part of the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival.


Garden Rocks features internationally recognized artists performing Friday-Monday and showcases local Orlando talent on Tuesday-Thursday at the America Gardens Theater.


Concerts are included with park admission, and a park reservation.


This Weekend's Concerts

Glass Ceiling March 1 & 2

Journey Former Lead Vocalist Steve Augeri March 3 & 4

Daughtry March 5 & 6


2023 EPCOT Garden Rocks Concert Series


Universal's 2023 Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval
Now - Sunday April 16, 2023

Every spring, the fun and excitement of the Big Easy makes its way to Universal Orlando Resort for an authentic celebration that completely transforms Universal Studios Florida into a family-friendly version of the famed New Orleans street party.


Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval runs through April 16, 2023.


The parkwide celebrations will transform Universal Studios Florida into Florida’s biggest party, complete with the return of the parade, the beads, the tribute store, the food, and the big name concerts.


Universal Orlando Mardi Gras Concerts

Music is a big part of Universal Orlando's Mardi Gras traditions, and at Music Plaza Stage in Universal Studios Florida, guests can attend concerts on select nights during the Mardi Gras season.


SATURDAY 4 March

Sean Paul

One of dancehall's most prolific artists, Sean Paul has been nominated for nine GRAMMYs, his latest in 2022 for Best Reggae Album.


Sean Paul Universal Orlando Mardi Gras 2023

SUNDAY 5 March

Lauren Daigle

Two-time GRAMMY Award winner and New Orleans native Lauren Daigle brings her Cajun flair to Mardi Gras. Her moving vocals and lyrics have connected with audiences worldwide.


Universal Orlando Mardi Gras 2023 Lauren Daigle

These concerts are included with park admission and begin at 8:30.


2023 Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval Universal Studios Florida


The 2023 SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival
Now - Sunday, May 7, 2023

Oceans of flavor and fun are waiting at SeaWorld. From foodies to families, everyone will find tasty delights among more than 200 distinct offerings.


Explore more than 50 fresh global cuisine choices to pair with over 75 refreshing wine and cocktail selections, including more than 75 craft brews.


Add a taste of rock, country, Latin, or throwback sounds at our live music shows, and enjoy even more diverse entertainment and surprises at special times like Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day, and Cinco de Mayo.


With so many exquisite flavors to top off exhilarating coasters and extraordinary animal encounters, the Seven Seas Food Festival is a voyage to fill the belly!


As part of the festival enjoy free concerts in the Bayside Stadium, this weekend's concerts are:


March 4:

Joey Fatone & Friends

March 5:

Tenille Townes

Festival and Concerts included with valid theme park admission


The 2023 SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival


Mardi Gras At Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Now - Sunday, March 5, 2023

Get jazzed up with Mardi Gras-style live music and New Orleans-inspired entertainment. every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday though March 5, 2023 at Busch Gardens Mardi Gras.


Catch some festival beads from strolling performers throughout the day, and get caught up in the fun as you dance through the park.


Feast like kings and queens on classic Cajun cuisine as Busch Gardens brings the “Big Easy” to Tampa Bay.


Mardi Gras At Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is available with valid theme park admission.


Mardi Gras At Busch Gardens Tampa Bay


The Florida Strawberry Festival
Thursday, March 2 - Sunday, March 12, 2023

Guests come from near and far to enjoy exhibits of agriculture, commerce, industry, livestock, fine arts, horticulture, and crafts.

The Florida Strawberry Festival represents a piece of Americana, a time in American history when fairs and festivals brought communities together through celebrations of their harvests. It has continued to grow in popularity year after year through the preservation of this heritage. Central to its focus, the Festival continues to preserve and enhance the agricultural and historical legacy of the Florida strawberry. To book your tickets check out the official website.

The Florida Strawberry Festival


Rock Of Ages at Garden Theatre, Winter Garden
Now - Sunday, March 12, 2023

ROCK OF AGES takes you back to the time of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos, and sporting even bigger hair! This five-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical features the hits of bands Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, and more.


The show features an all-star cast, including American Idol Bo Bice, The Voice finalist Omar Cardona, and Broadway star Justin Sargent.



Rock Of Ages at Garden Theatre, Winter Garden


Daytona Beach Bike Week
Friday, March 3 until Sunday, March 12 2023

The 82nd Annual Daytona Beach Bike Week, one of best known motorcycle rallies in the world returns to Daytona this weekend, from March 3 - 12, 2023.


Hundreds of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts will be arriving in Daytona Beach from around the country for an epic 10-day rally at this truly legendary event.


From booming music to tattoo and bikini contests to a sea of shiny, revved-up engines, and beer, lots of beer, there’s no event more pumped with adrenaline than Daytona Beach’s Bike Week, an event has has to be experienced to be believed!


Daytona Beach Bike Week


Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill
Now until March 5, 2023

In this powerful musical production, you’ll laugh as much as you cry while Billie Holiday sings her most famous songs and reminisces about the great triumphs and losses of her life.


The time is 1959. The place is a seedy bar in Philadelphia. The audience is about to witness one of Billie’s last performances—four months before her untimely death.


With the help of her piano man, Jimmy Powers, she lets music tell her story, sharing soulful, heart-wrenching, and bawdy songs from her memorable canon including: “Strange Fruit,” “God Bless the Child,” “When a Woman Loves a Man,” and “T’Ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do.”



Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill Orlando Shakes


Pretty Woman: The Musical at Dr Phillips Center
Now - Sunday, March 5, 2023

Fall in love all over again with one of the most beloved romances of all time as the Broadway musical, Pretty Woman breezes into Orlando's Dr Phillips Center on February 28 as part of the AdventHealth Broadway in Orlando series.


Pretty Woman: The Musical will take to the stage at the Walt Disney World Theater until March 5.




Middletown at Fringe ArtSpace
Friday,, March 3 - Sunday, March 5, 2023

As a friendship develops between longtime resident John Dodge and new arrival Mary Swanson, the lives of the inhabitants of Middletown intersect in strange and poignant ways in a journey that takes them from the local library to outer space and points between.



Middletown at Fringe ArtSpace Orlando


Okeechobee Arts and Music Festival
Thursday, March 2 - Sunday, March 5, 2023

Get ready to experience music at 6+ stages with 140+ multigenre artists alongside beach vibes, jungle vibes and ALL the good Okee vibes!


The beloved Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival is a genre-spanning music festival that takes place at the beautiful 600-acre Sunshine Grove, a picture perfect setting with lush grasslands, beautiful lakes, a sandy beach, and exotic tropical woodlands.

This year's 4 day festival returns to Okeechobee, Thursday, March 2 until Sunday, March 5, 2023, and features an electric mix of artists including Excision, Odesza, Griz, Baby Keem, Peekaboo, Lil Yachty, Earth, Wind & Fire, Turnstile and many more.


Okeechobee Arts and Music Festival


Central Florida Fair
Thursday, March 2 - Sunday, March 12, 2023

The much loved Central Florida Fair is returning for its 111th year to the Central Florida Fairgrounds on West Colonial Dr. in March, and organizers are promising a bigger and better fair with even more to do!


Enjoy a midway featuring rides, games, and food, along with live entertainment, animals, livestock exhibitions and competitive exhibits, and so much more, including racing pigs of course!!

Entertainment this year includes theme nights and specials, helicopter rides, mini golf, robocars, micro wrestling, live music, and so much more.

Central Florida Fair


Collectors United at Osceola Heritage Center
Thursday, March 2 - Sunday, March 12, 2023

A convention that celebrates anime, TCG, collectibles, art, music, and anything you find a passion for is happening next weekend in Kissimmee.


Collectors United takes place at Osceola Heritage Park , an event for all collectors. Pokémon, anime, sports cards, sneakers, Funko, comics and so much more.

Collectors United will have over 200 vendors of trading cards, video games, sports, and comics, plus numerous voice actors, artists, and influencers will all be in attendance! Both single day tickets (from $10 each) and multi day tickets are available via Ticketmaster.


Collectors United at Osceola Heritage Center


 


Friday March 3, 2023


Parking Lot Party: Mills 50
Friday, March 3, 2023

Orlando's favorite food truck party in a parking lot, the Parking Lot Party is packed with the most amazing food vendors, come and check out the party from 6.30 pm at Wallys Bar and Liquors.


Chill in Tacos, Bbq Brazil Express, the Tea Social, Al'sice Cream, Pizza Slut, Red Panda Noodle, Just Pie, Carino, Pink Salamander, the Pass, Brappin Crabs, Brujas Table


You'll find the party in the parking lot of course!


Parking Lot Party: Mills 50


Dropkick Murphys, The Rumjacks, Jesse Ahern
Friday, March 3, 2023

Catch Dropkick Murphys with support from The Rumjacks and Jesse Ahern at The House Of Blues Orlando on the St Patricks Day Tour 2023.



Dropkick Murphys, The Rumjacks, Jesse Ahern House of Blues Orlando


Concert Under The Stars with Alison Brown
Friday, March 3, 2023

The much loved Concert Under The Stars Series is back at Bok Tower Gardens for 2023.


This year's series begins with an opening performance from Alison Brown on March 3 starting at 7 pm on the Oval Lawn.


Check out Bok Towers website to purchase tickets for this extra special night.


Concert Under The Stars with Alison Brown


Queensrÿche with Marty Friedman and Trauma
Friday, March 3, 2023

Digital Noise Alliance Tour at The Plaza Live Orlando.


All Ages, Doors: 7pm, Show: 8pm


Get tickets now, or on the door.




Movie Night at Leu Gardens: The Goonies
Friday, March 3, 2023

Gardens open at 6:00 p.m., Movie time 7:30 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance.


Enjoy an outdoor movie in Orlando’s most beautiful garden. Pack a dinner picnic basket and seating, alcohol is permitted.


This movie is rated PG, children under 13 years of age require accompanying parent or adult guardian


Movie Night at Leu Gardens


Art After Dark in Lake Nona
Friday, March 3, 2023

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 evening out for the whole family.


Enjoy a stroll through our 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.




 


Saturday March 4, 2023


Touch-a-Truck, Addition Financial Arena
Saturday, March 4, 2023

Touch-a-Truck is a free, interactive experience for kids of all ages to learn more about their favorite trucks and vehicles they see daily.

Touch-a-Truck will feature police vehicles, construction trucks, fire trucks, and more! This year at Touch-a-Truck, there will be a “no honking” hour from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. This is for children and families who want to experience the event without any loud distractions. There will be opportunities for kids to win prizes by visiting the Addition Financial Arena tent as well as concessions for sale in front of the venue.


Touch-a-Truck, Addition Financial Arena


Broadway on the Rocks Cabaret Series
Saturday, March 4, 2023

The Broadway on The Rocks series at the fabulous Hyatt Regency Orlando on International Drivecan is best be described as an intimate evening featuring music from some of Broadway’s most beloved musicals, and tickets are available now.


Megan is a star of stage and television, she has appeared on Broadway in multiple shows including Dracula, Lestat, the acclaimed revival of Hair, The People in the Picture and most recently Million Dollar Quartet at New World Stages, as well as featuring in the first season of HBO's Boardwalk Empire.


Enjoy an intimate performance from Megan Reinking, where she will share songs and stories, accompanied by pianist John R. Mason.




Blake Shelton at the Amway Center
Saturday, March 4, 2023

Superstar entertainer Blake Shelton returns to Orlando’s Amway Center next weekend, on Saturday, March 4, 2023 with his Back To The Honky Tonk Tour.


Joining the lineup are reigning Academy of Country Music (ACM) Female Artist / Country Music Association (CMA) Female Vocalist of the Year Carly Pearce and rising country artist Jackson Dean.



Blake Shelton at the Amway Center


Monster Jam at Camping World Stadium
Saturday, March 4, 2023

Watch where you park your car, the world's most famous monster trucks are rolling back into Orlando's Camping World Stadium.


Experience full-throttle family fun at Monster Jam, where world-class athletes and their 12,000-pound monster trucks tear up the dirt in wide-open competitions of speed and skill.


Witness massive stunts, big-air, backflips, and fierce head-to-head battles for the Event Championship.


Don't miss the ultimate in family entertainment featuring the most famous trucks in the world.


Tickets can be purchased at MonsterJam.com.


Monster Jam at Camping World Stadium


Orlando Area Farmers Markets
Saturday, March 4, 2023

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 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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 9am-1:30pm 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 to 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.


Lake Nona Farmers Market


Sunday March 5, 2023


44th Annual Winter Park St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday, March 5, 2023

Presented by the City of Winter Park, gather your family and friends in downtown Winter Park and wear some green to enjoy the best St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Central Florida.


The 44th Annual Winter Park St Patrick's Day Parade features over 60 entries, plus the fun continues with Irish music and dancing in Central Park.

FREE EVENT


Annual Winter Park St. Patrick's Day Parade


It's Just Yoga Festival at Lake Eola Park
Sunday, March 5, 2023

Central Florida’s largest yoga and wellness event, It’s Just Yoga Health and Fitness Festival is returning to Lake Eola on March 5 from 10 am until 4 pm.


Since 2015, The It’s Just Yoga Health & FitnessFestival has attracted thousands of yogis of all ages and expertise levels to Lake Eola for a day of yoga classes benefiting New Hope for Kids.


The festival which takes place on the North East Lawn at Lake Eola Park features donation-based classes, taught by Central Florida instructors in a variety of yoga disciplines.


The festival also features a Marketplace where attendees can interact, sample products and explore the latest trends in health, wellness, and fitness products as well a variety of local food vendors.


It’s Just Yoga Health and Fitness Festival Lake Eola Orlando


Love Fest at Quantum Leap Winery
Sunday, March 5, 2023

Love Fest is a free community event, celebrating all things love - love of art, food, music and each other!


Enjoy music by Beemo, Brews Clues and Texas Outlaw Jerry J!


Grab a beer from the Ten 10 Brewing tent, cocktails from The Guesthouse bar or wine & cider from Quantum Leap! Enjoy food from Let's Dough It pizza, Cholo Dogs and Anna's Empanadas, treats from Kona Ice and cookies from Phat Ash Bakes as you shop dozens of local vendors featuring candles, jewelry, art, vases, tea, dream catchers and more!


It's family and dog friendly!




DeLand Indie Market Spring Edition
Sunday, March 5, 2023

The DeLand Indie Market at Artisan Alley is a curated event that is held 4 times a year featuring Vintage, Handcrafted, Art and Boutique items.


Lot's of food vendors will be at the market too.




One Vision of Queen Starring Marc Martel
Sunday, March 5, 2023

One Vision of Queen Starring Marc Martel comes to The Plaza Live Orlando.





Orlando Area Farmers Markets
Sunday, March 5, 2023

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 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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 a.m. to 2 p.m


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 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Downtown Mount Dora Village Market

Mount Dora’s open-air Mount Dora Village Market in Sunset Park is open Sundays from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm offering fresh products from over 50 market vendors.


Central Florida Farmers Markets

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