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Events & Things To Do in Orlando this Weekend March 1 - 3, 2024

There's always a ton of things to do in Orlando, and every weekend we bring you the best events and things to do throughout Central Florida, check out the list and have fun deciding what to do this weekend!


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The Best Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend!

The weekend brings a never-ending list of events and things to do throughout Central Florida, and that's where we come in! Every weekend we select the best events and things to do, including concerts, comedy shows, weekly farmers markets, outdoor movie nights, arts festivals, theme park events, car shows, and more. You can trust Gotta Go Orlando to bring you the best and most-up-to-date events in Orlando.


And with so much happening, you just have to decide what to do, and whatever you decide to do this weekend in Orlando, have a great time, and remember to to keep up with the latest news on events, and things to do in Central Florida by signing up for the Gotta Go Orlando Newsletter and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.


Events and Things To Do in Orlando This Weekend


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FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2024


EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival
February 28 - May 27

Attend a springtime event abloom with brilliant gardens, fresh flavors, lively entertainment and more! The popular Garden Rocks Concert Series is back in 2024, 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.



Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld Orlando
Select Dates, February 2 - May 19

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, cocktails, and craft brews. Plus, add a taste of rock, country, Latin, or throwback sounds at live music shows! every weekend.


Glass in Flight 2 at Leu Gardens
February 3 – May 5

Experience an amazing outdoor sculpture exhibit of larger-than-life flying insects hand-crafted into 28 works of art with Dalle de Verre glass and steel. Created by national known sculptor, Alex Heveri, each piece captures the essence of flight. Glass in Flight 2 takes place at Orlando's Leu Gardens with the exhibit weaving together the beauty of art with the science of nature. Included with general admission.


Sesame Street Land's 5th Birthday
January 27 - April 28

Sesame Street Land is turning 5 and Sesame Street Land at SeaWorld Orlando is all decked out with colorful birthday décor. Enjoy fun birthday events including the ALL-NEW Sesame Street Birthday Parade, Birthday Storytime, Birthday-themed crafts and festive Birthday photo ops with everyone’s favorite furry friends, and special visiting Sesame Street friends.


2024 Universal Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval

Universal Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval!
February 3 - April 7

It's the beads and fun of Mardi Gras and beyond at Universal Orlando Resort! Enjoy Universal Mardi Gras, an awesome party inspired by Carnaval celebrations from around the world. Catch the spectacular parade, beads by the handful, live concerts on select nights, and amazing international cuisine along with sizzling New Orleans favorites


All Shook Up
February 16 - March 10

The Gardens Theater presents All Shook Up. It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing young man who shakes up everything and everyone he meets. While the mayor of the town has imposed a law that prohibits loud music, public necking, and tight pants, the townspeople begin to step out of their humdrum lives to dare to experience something more. A jukebox musical loosely based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and other works, this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy will have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel.”


Ren Theater presents Milk
February 22 - March 10

 A new (wild) play. Sorry, grandma. For Enrique - sorry, Ricky - everything is perfect about Dairy Frontier, the giant dairy corporation he works for that controls every aspect of his life. Only now he's being told that if he wants to be promoted to Executive Manager, he's going to have to jump through some pretty crazy hoops (we'd tell you more about that but we're trying to avoid spoilers). Egged on by his capitalistic and blood-lusting boyfriend, Ricky struggles to kill off his past while remaining loyal to the company he loves in this dark, campy comedy. Get details here.



Central Florida Fair
February 29 - March 10

The Central Florida Fair is returning for its 112th year to the Central Florida Fairgrounds on West Colonial Dr. Enjoy the midway featuring rides, games, and food, along with live entertainment, animals, livestock exhibitions and competitive exhibits, and so much more, including the much loved racing pigs of course!!


Florida Strawberry Festival
February 29 - March 10

Located between Tampa and Lakeland, the Florida Strawberry Festival is a uniquely Florida Festival that features tons of fresh strawberries, buckets of yummy cream, together with a star studded line up of entertainment, wild rides, agriculture, arts, crafts, exhibitors, vendors, and more, with something for the whole family throughout the eleven day celebration.


Sumter County Fair
March 1 - 9

The Sumter County Fair in Bushnell is an action-packed event including a carnival midway featuring rides for all ages as well as midway games and delicious food. There is a wide variety of entertainment, including strolling entertainers and concerts. There are also a variety of competitions and exhibitions. This is a must-attend event of spring!



Mardi Gras at Busch Gardens Tampa
Friday - Sunday, January 13 - March 3

Get jazzed up with Mardi Gras-style entertainment, live music and catch some festival beads (after each parade). Feast like kings and queens on New classic Cajun cuisine as Busch Gardens brings the “Big Easy” to Tampa Bay. 



Orlando Shakes presents Venus in Fur
February 7 - March 3

Sexy. Provocative. Hilarious. Hailed as “seriously smart and very funny” by The New York Times, Venus in Fur is a laugh-out-loud study of the politics of sex and power that’s guaranteed to charm and mesmerize. When Vanda arrives several hours late to her audition for a play based on a nineteenth-century erotic novel, the director is less than impressed. But Vanda’s masterful performance flips the script, and the audition turns into a tango for dominance between actress and director. Get more details and tickets here.


Moulin Rouge! The Musical
February 20 - March 3

Pop the champagne, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is coming to Dr Phillips Center. Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment.


FIND ME: A Modern Rock Opera
February 23 - March 3

Live at Orlando Fringe ArtSpace, a neurodiversity-affirming story of two strangers learning to connect using more than words. The live band acts as narrator with a 1970’s rock flare.

Alone in her apartment, Allie is eagerly awaiting a guest she’s never met. When she finally arrives, Allie is stunned that the person she’s been expecting is nothing like Allie imagined. Together, two strangers learn to connect through more than words. With a live band acting as narrator, inner voice, spirit guide & kid’s TV show…yes, you read that last part right; FIND ME explores our most vulnerable relationship, the one we have with ourselves.


Casos y Cachos Llaneros
March 1 - 3

Taking place at Orlando Science Center, using mischievous, humorous, and fictitious oral stories this unique production features shadow play, live sound effects, and live llanera music. Performed in Spanish with English supertitles and simultaneous translation by Dicapta, it ensures full accessibility for individuals with disabilities in both languages. Attendees are encouraged to select ticket prices that suit their economic situation, with options available for those unable to afford tickets or wishing to donate. The event includes a Q&A session with Colombian author Jhon Moreno Riaño and may contain adult material.


Chris Porter
March 1 - 2

Your favorite finalist from season 4 of NBC’S LAST COMIC STANDING, Chris Porter will be performing live at Funny Bone!


Lauren Daigle
March 1

See Lauren Daigle live at Amalie Arena, Tampa. Get tickets now.


Pardi Gras at The Pointe
March 1

Forget bedtime stories, y'all – Pointe Orlando's throwing a Pardi Gras bash that'll rewrite the definition of "playtime for adults!" Mark your calendars because this ain't your kid's finger-painting fiesta. We're talkin' beads flyin' faster than confetti on Bourbon Street, live music hotter than a Tabasco habanero, and a DJ droppin' beats to make your inner flamingo strut its stuff.


Movie Night in the Gardens

March 1

Leu Gardens invites everyone to experience an outdoor movie in Orlando’s most beautiful garden. Pack a picnic and seating, alcohol is permitted. This month's movie is Arachnophobia. rated PG13.

Winter Springs Movie in the Park
March 1

Bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket and enjoy a family movie in the park! This month's movie is The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023) Rated PG. Enjoy tasty food and dessert options from local food trucks. Admission is FREE! Location: Torcaso Park

Spring Pops with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
March 1

It’s a night at the opera! The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra invite you to an evening of music at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church featuring overtures and arias from classic operas with vocalists from Opera Orlando’s Studio Artist Program. This indoor event is free and open to the public.


City of Maitland’s Get Downtown Street Party
March 1

Maitland's big Getdown Downtown street party will feature fun for all ages from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 1, on Independence Lane. Orlando-based band The Rundown will perform with a high energy mix of classic rock music from the 80s and 90s. Bring your own chairs for seating in front of the stage. Enjoy great food, vendors and kids fun with inflatables and games. Admission is free.


Orlando Solar Bears vs. Jacksonville Icemen
March 1

Watch the Orlando Solar Bears go head to head with the Jacksonville Icemen at the Kia Center.


Orlando Valkyries vs. Grand Rapids Rise
March 1

The Pro Volleyball Federation's Orlando Valkyries take on the Grand Rapids Rise. Get your tickets now!


The Nook presents Movie Trash - Jade, Directors Cut on VHS
March 1

The Nook presents Movie Trash - Jade, Directors Cut on VHS. Bring a chair if you have one (they have seating, but it is limited). As with all Movie Trash at The Nook screenings, it is free and open to the public. However, if you’d like to throw Orlando Pop-Up Movie Services a few bucks in the tip jar, that would be amazing.


OMG! It's 90s Throwback Trivia with Curtis Earth
March 1

OMG! Hard Rock is throwing it back to the 90’s for a FREE night of Curtis Earth Trivia that is sure to be PHAT. Roll with your homies to play for a chance at fly prizes and evening to get jiggy with!


United We Dance
March 1

Immerse yourself in the Ultimate EDM Rave Party – featuring a high-octane blend of EDM hits, euphoric melodies, and heavy bass drops. 18+ Expect to hear The Beacham's signature United sound, cultivated by our in-house DJs/Producers, as they spin original edits & remixes of the biggest past and present EDM tracks infused with lyrics of your favorite radio hits.


Trap Karaoke
March 1

Trap Karaoke comes to Hard Rock Live Orlando. Get your tickets now!



The Nocturnal Nemesis Tour w/ Trash Panda, Frog Mallet, Demonfuck, and Playground Drug Dealer
March 1

The Nocturnal Nemesis Tour w/ Trash Panda, Frog Mallet, Demonfuck, and Playground Drug Dealer are coming to the Conduit. Get your tickets now!


"Blame It On The Boogie" A Disco Dance Party
March 1

"Blame It On The Boogie" A Disco Dance Party presented by Le Petite Fete. Doors at 8 pm.

21. $15 tickets. Live at Will's Pub.


Ekkstacy
March 1

Ekkstacy comes to The Social. Get your tickets now! 12+


Orlando Ballet Neon Club
March 1

For more than 35 years, the city of Orlando has hosted Neon Club. Orlando Ballet is proud to continue the tradition! Participants and their families, friends, and/or caregivers are welcome to join us each month for an evening of dancing, socializing, food, and fun.


Ari Hoenig Trio With Brad Miller and Nick Hetko
March 1

Ari Hoenig Trio With Brad Miller and Nick Hetko perform live at Timucua Arts Foundation.


Dirt Monkey
March 1

Dirt Monkey comes to Celine Orlando. Get your tickets now! 18+


Dadi Freyr
March 1

Dadi Freyr is coming to The Plaza Live. Get your tickets now!


Cumbiatron: The Cumbia Rave (21+)
March 1

Cumbiatron: The Cumbia Rave (21+) comes to House of Blues Orlando. Get your tickets now!


Bach's Mass in B Minor
March 1

Experience the Magnificence: Bach's Mass in B Minor

Indulge your senses and immerse yourself in the ethereal realm of classical music as the Orlando Sings Symphonic Chorus, under the expert baton of conductor Andrew Minear, presents Johann Sebastian Bach's timeless masterpiece: the Mass in B minor. Live at Dr Phillips Center.


RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 16 Viewing Party

RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 16 Viewing Party
Every Friday

Join Southern Nights every Fridays for their RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 16 Viewing Party! Cara Cavalli Andrews and Tashae Royale Sherrington are your hosts!


TPD Night Market
Every Friday

TPD Night Market is a weekly Friday night market featuring 20 plus vendors at 431 E Central Blvd, Thornton Park, Orlando.


Art After Dark at Lake Nona

Art After Dark at Lake Nona
Every Friday

Every Friday night, Art After Dark takes over Lake Nona Town Center from 6 pm. 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 and enjoy the art displayed on the six story art installation, The Beacon.


Winter Garden Friday on the Plaza
Every Friday

Come enjoy live music every Friday night on the Plaza, at Downtown Winter Garden, Centennial Plaza Gazebo.


Dining with the Divas Variety Show
Every Friday

A night of fun with Angel Sheridan, Mimi Lierre, Chyna Cravens and the Divas Dance Crew at Hamburger Mary's Orlando. Enjoy a  taste of drag, comedy, and Broadway production numbers too!


Friday Muscle Car Show & Cruise Old Town Kissimmee

Friday Muscle Car Show & Cruise
Every Friday

Join the heart pounding excitement of high-performance engines and true horse power for our Muscle Car Show every Friday night at Old Town in Kissimmee. The Friday Muscle Car Show will begin at 3:00pm and the qualifications are show-quality muscle and factory-performance cars from 1964 and newer and classics from 1985 and older. Cars will cruise at 8:30pm and all cars registered can participate.


Dockside Dueling Pianos
Every Friday

Enjoy nonstop live piano music every Friday night at The Wharf at Sunset Walk with late-night food and drink menu.


Ole Red's Honky-Tonk Nights
Every Friday and Saturday

Strap on those boots and grab your cowboy hat for one of the most boot scootin’ nights of your life at Ole Red’s live music honky-tonk dance party every Friday and Saturday nights starting at 9 pm. Every weekend Ole Red turns up the live music for dancing and plenty of signature drinks to put a boogie in your step.


Duel of Fools at SAK Comedy Lab
Every Friday and Saturday

This is SAK’s signature improv show! Two teams of professional improvisers compete for your laughs with audience judges selected at the start of the show. The actors make up songs, scenes and characters right in front of your eyes with the help of the audience’s suggestions and participation. Appropriate for all ages. 7 pm.


King Of The Hill at SAK Comedy Lab
Every Friday and Saturday

In this knockdown, drag-out comedy battle, a cast of our professional performers pair up in teams of two and use audience suggestions to create scenes, songs and characters on the spot. After each round, the audience decides which team wins and which team loses. The winning team stays for the next round while the losers form new teams to dethrone the Kings. By the end there can only be one King of the Hill!


Wall Street Plaza Block Party
Every Friday and Saturday

Every Friday and Saturday night Wall St. Plaza takes over 2 city streets and throws the ultimate Block Party! Under the night sky and market lights you'll find 7 venues, outdoor bars, patio seating, Palm trees, DJ's, bands and more. This is the place to be in Downtown Orlando every weekend.



 


SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2024


EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival
February 28 - May 27

Attend a springtime event abloom with brilliant gardens, fresh flavors, lively entertainment and more! The popular Garden Rocks Concert Series is back in 2024, 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.


Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld Orlando
Select Dates, February 2 - May 19

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, cocktails, and craft brews. Plus, add a taste of rock, country, Latin, or throwback sounds at live music shows! every weekend.


Glass in Flight 2 at Leu Gardens
February 3 – May 5

Experience an amazing outdoor sculpture exhibit of larger-than-life flying insects hand-crafted into 28 works of art with Dalle de Verre glass and steel. Created by national known sculptor, Alex Heveri, each piece captures the essence of flight. Glass in Flight 2 takes place at Orlando's Leu Gardens with the exhibit weaving together the beauty of art with the science of nature. Included with general admission.



Sesame Street Land's 5th Birthday
January 27 - April 28

Sesame Street Land is turning 5 and Sesame Street Land at SeaWorld Orlando is all decked out with colorful birthday décor. Enjoy fun birthday events including the ALL-NEW Sesame Street Birthday Parade, Birthday Storytime, Birthday-themed crafts and festive Birthday photo ops with everyone’s favorite furry friends, and special visiting Sesame Street friends.


2024 Universal Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval

Universal Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval!
February 3 - April 7

It's the beads and fun of Mardi Gras and beyond at Universal Orlando Resort! Enjoy Universal Mardi Gras, an awesome party inspired by Carnaval celebrations from around the world. Catch the spectacular parade, beads by the handful, live concerts on select nights, and amazing international cuisine along with sizzling New Orleans favorites


Fun Spot's HUGE Mardi Gras Event
February 17 - March 30

Fun Spot is all jazzed up for a spectacular Mardi Gras celebration in Orlando and Kissimmee! Experience the spirit of New Orleans right here in Florida as you indulge in mouth-watering Mardi Gras flavors. Snap your best moments at our themed Foto Spots, and don't miss the Children’s Parade taking place every Saturday in Orlando & Kissimmee at 4 pm. Don’t miss all the fun, food and festivity.


Yo, Ho, Ho! Let’s Go!
March 2 – 24

Theatre for the Very Young continues at Orlando Family Stage with Yo, Ho, Ho! Let’s Go!, written by Jennifer Adams-Carrasquillo, a 30-minute adventure with a pirate on the high seas following a treasure map. Parrots, crabs, mermaids, and more join the fun! Theatre for the Very Young at Orlando Family Stage is created specifically for 1 to 5-year-olds and is an interactive, multi-sensory, developmentally accessible experience that encourages caregiver interaction and creative play.


Fun Box at The Florida Mall
Saturday - Sunday, February 10 - March 17

If you are looking for something fun to do this weekend, check out FUNBOX at The Florida Mall. FUNBOX is 25,000 square feet of inflatable fun containing 10 play zones and an obstacle course. The play area was designed for kids, but of course it's tons of fun for adults too, with lots of photos ops!



All Shook Up
February 16 - March 10

The Gardens Theater presents All Shook Up. It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing young man who shakes up everything and everyone he meets. While the mayor of the town has imposed a law that prohibits loud music, public necking, and tight pants, the townspeople begin to step out of their humdrum lives to dare to experience something more. A jukebox musical loosely based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and other works, this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy will have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel.”


Ren Theater presents Milk
February 22 - March 10

 A new (wild) play. Sorry, grandma. For Enrique - sorry, Ricky - everything is perfect about Dairy Frontier, the giant dairy corporation he works for that controls every aspect of his life. Only now he's being told that if he wants to be promoted to Executive Manager, he's going to have to jump through some pretty crazy hoops (we'd tell you more about that but we're trying to avoid spoilers). Egged on by his capitalistic and blood-lusting boyfriend, Ricky struggles to kill off his past while remaining loyal to the company he loves in this dark, campy comedy. Get details here.


Central Florida Fair
February 29 - March 10

The Central Florida Fair is returning for its 112th year to the Central Florida Fairgrounds on West Colonial Dr. Enjoy the midway featuring rides, games, and food, along with live entertainment, animals, livestock exhibitions and competitive exhibits, and so much more, including the much loved racing pigs of course!!



Florida Strawberry Festival
February 29 - March 10

Located between Tampa and Lakeland, the Florida Strawberry Festival is a uniquely Florida Festival that features tons of fresh strawberries, buckets of yummy cream, together with a star studded line up of entertainment, wild rides, agriculture, arts, crafts, exhibitors, vendors, and more, with something for the whole family throughout the eleven day celebration.


Sumter County Fair
March 1 - 9

The Sumter County Fair in Bushnell is an action-packed event including a carnival midway featuring rides for all ages as well as midway games and delicious food. There is a wide variety of entertainment, including strolling entertainers and concerts. There are also a variety of competitions and exhibitions. This is a must-attend event of spring!


Mardi Gras at Busch Gardens Tampa

Mardi Gras at Busch Gardens Tampa
Friday - Sunday, January 13 - March 3

Get jazzed up with Mardi Gras-style entertainment, live music and catch some festival beads (after each parade). Feast like kings and queens on New classic Cajun cuisine as Busch Gardens brings the “Big Easy” to Tampa Bay. 


Orlando Shakes presents Venus in Fur
February 7 - March 3

Sexy. Provocative. Hilarious. Hailed as “seriously smart and very funny” by The New York Times, Venus in Fur is a laugh-out-loud study of the politics of sex and power that’s guaranteed to charm and mesmerize. When Vanda arrives several hours late to her audition for a play based on a nineteenth-century erotic novel, the director is less than impressed. But Vanda’s masterful performance flips the script, and the audition turns into a tango for dominance between actress and director. Get more details and tickets here.



Moulin Rouge! The Musical
February 20 - March 3

Pop the champagne, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is coming to Dr Phillips Center. Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment.


FIND ME: A Modern Rock Opera
February 23 - March 3

Live at Orlando Fringe ArtSpace, a neurodiversity-affirming story of two strangers learning to connect using more than words. The live band acts as narrator with a 1970’s rock flare.

Alone in her apartment, Allie is eagerly awaiting a guest she’s never met. When she finally arrives, Allie is stunned that the person she’s been expecting is nothing like Allie imagined. Together, two strangers learn to connect through more than words. With a live band acting as narrator, inner voice, spirit guide & kid’s TV show…yes, you read that last part right; FIND ME explores our most vulnerable relationship, the one we have with ourselves.


Casos y Cachos Llaneros
March 1 - 3

Taking place at Orlando Science Center, using mischievous, humorous, and fictitious oral stories this unique production features shadow play, live sound effects, and live llanera music. Performed in Spanish with English supertitles and simultaneous translation by Dicapta, it ensures full accessibility for individuals with disabilities in both languages. Attendees are encouraged to select ticket prices that suit their economic situation, with options available for those unable to afford tickets or wishing to donate. The event includes a Q&A session with Colombian author Jhon Moreno Riaño and may contain adult material.


Lake Mary-Heathrow Festival of the Arts
March 2 - 3

The Lake Mary Heathrow Festival of the Arts returns March 2 & 3, 2024 to celebrate their 37th anniversary at Colonial TownPark. Visitors from Florida, the U.S. and around the globe will come to this festival to view fine art, craft exhibits, enjoy live entertainment, children's art exhibit, the Children's Creative Village sponsored by Disney as well as to savor appetizing treats from our big array of restaurants and other food purveyors.


Bank of America's Museums on Us Weekend
March 2 - 3

During the first full weekend of every month, Bank of America and Merrill Bank offer cardholders free general admission on both Saturday and Sunday to more than 225 cultural institutions in dozens of cities across the US. Click here for details.


Valid cardholders can access free admission the first full weekend every month to the following museums:

Orlando Science Center: 407-514-2000, 777 E. Princeton St. Orlando, FL 32803

History Center: 407-836-8500, 65 E. Central Blvd. Orlando, FL 32801

Polasek Museum & Garden: 407-647-6294, 633 Osceola Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789

Orlando Museum of Art: 407-896-4231, 2416 North Mills Ave. Orlando, FL 32803

Mennello Museum of Art: 407-246-4278, 900 E. Princeton St. Orlando, FL 32803

Museum of Arts & Sciences: 386-255-0285, 352 S. Nova Rd. Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Florida Aquarium: 813-273-4000, 701 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602


House of Mouse Expo
March 2 - 3

The House of Mouse Expo is a fan event for all properties under the Disney umbrella. Featuring celebrity guests, artists, vendors, panels, costume contests and more. This is a family-friendly event for all ages. Give Kids the World, a local children's charity, has come on board for 2024. Join us for what's sure to be a magical weekend at Osceola Heritage Park!


Chris Porter
March 1 - 2

Your favorite finalist from season 4 of NBC’S LAST COMIC STANDING, Chris Porter will be performing live at Funny Bone!



Community Appreciation Day
March 2

Join Sheriff Marcos R. Lopez and Osceola County Sheriff's Office at the Community Appreciation Day. It's a free event with food, fun family activities and live entertainment.


Alkaline Trio
March 2

Catch Alkaline Trio live at House of Blues Orlando, March 2, Tickets.



Monster Jam
March 2

Enjoy big-time family fun at Monster Jam at Camping World Stadium, where the world’s best drivers 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.


Whiskey In The Cloud Festival
March 2

Whiskey In the Cloud is a premier craft spirits festival with over 100 spirits expressions, live entertainment, and an exclusive VIP experience. Set in the charm of downtown St. Cloud, Whiskey In the Cloud transforms the town into a hub of spirits enthusiasts.


Celebration's Spring Porch & Yard Sale
March 2

Treasure hunters rejoice! It's the Spring Porch & Yard Sale, with goods available throughout the community and at Lakeside Park located at 631 Sycamore Street. Get ready for Celebration's semi-annual Porch & Yard Sale! Hidden Treasures from residents' homes will be on sale throughout the community on Saturday, March 2, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Items for sale include antiques & collectibles, baby & children Items, clothing, electronics, furniture, tools and more! Please use caution and patience when traveling in the community


12th Annual Mayor's Jazz in the Park
March 2

Mayor’s Jazz in the Park, 12-6 p.m. at Cypress Grove Park, 290 Holden Ave., Orlando. This is a FREE event (no tickets or reservations required) emceed by jazz personality Yvonne Loggins Coleman, with support provided by WUCF 89.9 FM. Guests should bring lawn chairs and picnics, or purchase from food trucks



Winter Park St Patrick's Day Parade 2024
March 2

The Winter Park St Patrick's Day Parade 2024 is the only St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Central Florida, so wear some green and gather your family and friends to enjoy the annual Irish festivities. The parade will begin at the Winter Park Country Club and proceed south down Park Avenue to Lyman Avenue. More than 75 units will participate.


Horizon West Fest
March 2

Horizon West Fest is an annual celebration of our amazing community. A day of family fun awaits you as residents, businesses and organizations join together to showcase all things Horizon West. Enjoy Music, Stage Performances, Local Eats, Kids Games & Activities, a Scavenger Hunt and Loads of Microlocal Vendors.


City of Orlando's Commissioner Gray's Spring Festival
March 2

Join District 1 Commissioner Jim Gray, the Orlando Police Department and the Orlando Fire Department for a family fun event at Commissioner Gray's District 1 Spring Festival! Enjoy hayrides, face painting, bounce houses and games along with free hot dogs and hamburgers! Second Harvest Food Bank will be accepting canned good donations.


Spring Pops at the Apopka Amphitheater
March 2

This event is free and open to the public. Bring a blanket and pack a picnic for Spring Pops featuring a musical program that has become a family tradition in Central Florida. The concert begins at 7 pm.



City of Maitland’s Fire Department Open House
March 2

The Maitland Fire-Rescue Department will host an open house with lots of fun activities for the family from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Fire Station 45. There will be music, food, give-awys, fire tips, displays, trucks, health screenings, and more!


The Decibel Tour: Hulder, Devil Master, Worm & Necrofier
March 2

Decibel Magazine brings The Decibel Tour to The Abbey, featuring Hulder, Devil Master, Worm and Necrofier!


Vision Video, Tears of the Dying & Super Passive
March 2

Vision Video, Tears of the Dying, and Super Passive are coming to the Conduit. Get your tickets now!


MadSoul Festival
March 2

Music, advocacy, art, food, a lot of fun, and most importantly, community. This year, the festival is located at Loch Haven Park, surrounded by some amazing local theaters and museums. MadSoul is open to all ages with music for everyone!



peekabo: Eyes Wide Open Tour
March 2

peekabo: Eyes Wide Open Tour comes to The Vanguard in downtown Orlando. Get your tickets now! 18+


Gamebred Bare Knuckle MMA
March 2

Get ready, Orlando! Gamebred Bare Knuckle MMA comes to Kia Center on March 2.


Laurie Berkner
March 2

Laurie Berkner is coming to The Plaza Live. Get your tickets now!


Horse Head, fish narc, Zubin
March 2

Endoxa Booking presents: Horse Head, fish narc, Zubin on March 2nd, 2024 @ 8PM, 18+, $25/$30. Live at Will's Pub.


Devlin-Perla: 50th Anniversary of Steve Grossman’s 'Some Shapes to Come'
March 2

Youthful exuberance in Ryan Devlin, this 26 year old rising star of jazz saxophone, meet the weight of history in Gene Perla, who has played with Grossman, Coltrane, Simone, and more. The magic lies in combining the two. In this case, the forces align to pay homage to the seminal Steve Grossman album: Some Shapes to Come. Live at Timucua Arts.


Ole Red's Honky-Tonk Nights
Every Friday and Saturday

Strap on those boots and grab your cowboy hat for one of the most boot scootin’ nights of your life at Ole Red’s live music honky-tonk dance party every Friday and Saturday nights starting at 9 pm. Every weekend Ole Red turns up the live music for dancing and plenty of signature drinks to put a boogie in your step.


Duel of Fools at SAK Comedy Lab
Every Friday and Saturday, 7 pm

This is SAK’s signature improv show! Two teams of professional improvisers compete for your laughs with audience judges selected at the start of the show. The actors make up songs, scenes and characters right in front of your eyes with the help of the audience’s suggestions and participation. Appropriate for all ages. 7 pm.


King Of The Hill at SAK Comedy Lab
Every Friday and Saturday, 9pm

In this knockdown, drag-out comedy battle, a cast of our professional performers pair up in teams of two and use audience suggestions to create scenes, songs and characters on the spot. After each round, the audience decides which team wins and which team loses. The winning team stays for the next round while the losers form new teams to dethrone the Kings. By the end there can only be one King of the Hill!


Wall Street Plaza Block Party
Every Friday and Saturday, 9pm - 2am

Every Friday and Saturday night Wall St. Plaza takes over 2 city streets and throws the ultimate Block Party! Under the night sky and market lights you'll find 7 venues, outdoor bars, patio seating, Palm trees, DJ's, bands and more. This is the place to be in Downtown Orlando every weekend.


Disney Springs Kids Club

Disney Springs Kids Club
Every Saturday

Dance, play and be entertained at engaging shows for kids of all ages at the Disney Springs Kids Club, taking place every Saturday. Free Entertainment and Free Parking.


Marys and Mimosas Brunch Affair
Every Saturday

Hosted by Trixie Deluxxe. Each week Hamburger Mary's has a rotating cast of characters and performers with drag, comedy, showtunes, surprises and more!


Saturday Cabaret Dinner Show
Every Saturday

Join Hamburger Mary's for a Cabaret Dinner Show every Saturday night at 7pm. This show has  rotating case of Queens that will entertain you like no other. 


Rollins Museum of Art Weekend Tours
Every Saturday

Join us on Saturday afternoons for docent-led museum tours that highlight works from Rollins Museum of Art's current exhibitions.


Saturday Nite Classic Car Show & Cruise

Saturday Nite Classic Car Show & Cruise
Every Saturday

Join Old Town in Kissimmee every Saturday and take a trip down memory lane. The Old Town Classic Car Show has been a local tradition for over 30 years, it is one of the premier weekly car shows in Central Florida. The Saturday Classic Car Show begins at 1:00pm and welcomes show-quality 1985 and older hot rods, street rods, and antiques. Cars will cruise at 8:30pm. The event is free for participants and free for the public to attend.


Live Music on the Lawn in Lake Nona

Live Music on the Lawn in Lake Nona

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 11 am – 3 pm every Saturday!


Show Car Saturday Nights at Promenade at Sunset Walk

Show Car Saturday Nights at Promenade at Sunset Walk
Every Saturday

The Promenade at Sunset Walk is home to Show Car Saturday Nights. All makes and models are welcome and displayed along Margaritaville Boulevard.

Car enthusiasts will enjoy the music of DJ Scotty B while admiring an amazing collection of classic to modern automobiles, with live bands performing on the Promenade Plaza Stage nightly.


Winter Garden Farmers Market
Every Saturday

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


Winter Park Farmers Market
Every Saturday

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
Every Saturday

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
Every Saturday

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
Every Saturday

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.


Weekends of Live Music at The Pub Orlando
Every Saturday and Sunday

The Pub Orlando at The Pointe Orlando offers free live music every Saturday and Sunday from 5 pm - 12 am .


Live Acoustic Music at Hard Rock Live
Every Saturday and Sunday

Enjoy live music on the Rock Bar Patio Friday & Saturday nights from 7 pm - 10 pm at Hard Rock Live Orlando.



 


SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2024


EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival
February 28 - May 27

Attend a springtime event abloom with brilliant gardens, fresh flavors, lively entertainment and more! The popular Garden Rocks Concert Series is back in 2024, 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.


Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld Orlando
Select Dates, February 2 - May 19

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, cocktails, and craft brews. Plus, add a taste of rock, country, Latin, or throwback sounds at live music shows! every weekend.


Glass in Flight 2 at Leu Gardens
February 3 – May 5

Experience an amazing outdoor sculpture exhibit of larger-than-life flying insects hand-crafted into 28 works of art with Dalle de Verre glass and steel. Created by national known sculptor, Alex Heveri, each piece captures the essence of flight. Glass in Flight 2 takes place at Orlando's Leu Gardens with the exhibit weaving together the beauty of art with the science of nature. Included with general admission.



Sesame Street Land's 5th Birthday
January 27 - April 28

Sesame Street Land is turning 5 and Sesame Street Land at SeaWorld Orlando is all decked out with colorful birthday décor. Enjoy fun birthday events including the ALL-NEW Sesame Street Birthday Parade, Birthday Storytime, Birthday-themed crafts and festive Birthday photo ops with everyone’s favorite furry friends, and special visiting Sesame Street friends.


2024 Universal Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval

Universal Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval!
February 3 - April 7

It's the beads and fun of Mardi Gras and beyond at Universal Orlando Resort! Enjoy Universal Mardi Gras, an awesome party inspired by Carnaval celebrations from around the world. Catch the spectacular parade, beads by the handful, live concerts on select nights, and amazing international cuisine along with sizzling New Orleans favorites


Fun Spot's HUGE Mardi Gras Event
February 17 - March 30

Fun Spot is all jazzed up for a spectacular Mardi Gras celebration in Orlando and Kissimmee! Experience the spirit of New Orleans right here in Florida as you indulge in mouth-watering Mardi Gras flavors. Snap your best moments at our themed Foto Spots, and don't miss the Children’s Parade taking place every Saturday in Orlando & Kissimmee at 4 pm. Don’t miss all the fun, food and festivity.


Yo, Ho, Ho! Let’s Go!
March 2 – 24

Theatre for the Very Young continues at Orlando Family Stage with Yo, Ho, Ho! Let’s Go!, written by Jennifer Adams-Carrasquillo, a 30-minute adventure with a pirate on the high seas following a treasure map. Parrots, crabs, mermaids, and more join the fun! Theatre for the Very Young at Orlando Family Stage is created specifically for 1 to 5-year-olds and is an interactive, multi-sensory, developmentally accessible experience that encourages caregiver interaction and creative play.


Fun Box at The Florida Mall
Saturday - Sunday, February 10 - March 17

If you are looking for something fun to do this weekend, check out FUNBOX at The Florida Mall. FUNBOX is 25,000 square feet of inflatable fun containing 10 play zones and an obstacle course. The play area was designed for kids, but of course it's tons of fun for adults too, with lots of photos ops!


All Shook Up
February 16 - March 10

The Gardens Theater presents All Shook Up. It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing young man who shakes up everything and everyone he meets. While the mayor of the town has imposed a law that prohibits loud music, public necking, and tight pants, the townspeople begin to step out of their humdrum lives to dare to experience something more. A jukebox musical loosely based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and other works, this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy will have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel.”



Ren Theater presents Milk
February 22 - March 10

 A new (wild) play. Sorry, grandma. For Enrique - sorry, Ricky - everything is perfect about Dairy Frontier, the giant dairy corporation he works for that controls every aspect of his life. Only now he's being told that if he wants to be promoted to Executive Manager, he's going to have to jump through some pretty crazy hoops (we'd tell you more about that but we're trying to avoid spoilers). Egged on by his capitalistic and blood-lusting boyfriend, Ricky struggles to kill off his past while remaining loyal to the company he loves in this dark, campy comedy. Get details here.


Central Florida Fair
February 29 - March 10

The Central Florida Fair is returning for its 112th year to the Central Florida Fairgrounds on West Colonial Dr. Enjoy the midway featuring rides, games, and food, along with live entertainment, animals, livestock exhibitions and competitive exhibits, and so much more, including the much loved racing pigs of course!!


Florida Strawberry Festival
February 29 - March 10

Located between Tampa and Lakeland, the Florida Strawberry Festival is a uniquely Florida Festival that features tons of fresh strawberries, buckets of yummy cream, together with a star studded line up of entertainment, wild rides, agriculture, arts, crafts, exhibitors, vendors, and more, with something for the whole family throughout the eleven day celebration.


Sumter County Fair
March 1 - 9

The Sumter County Fair in Bushnell is an action-packed event including a carnival midway featuring rides for all ages as well as midway games and delicious food. There is a wide variety of entertainment, including strolling entertainers and concerts. There are also a variety of competitions and exhibitions. This is a must-attend event of spring!



Mardi Gras at Busch Gardens Tampa
Friday - Sunday, January 13 - March 3

Get jazzed up with Mardi Gras-style entertainment, live music and catch some festival beads (after each parade). Feast like kings and queens on New classic Cajun cuisine as Busch Gardens brings the “Big Easy” to Tampa Bay. 


Orlando Shakes presents Venus in Fur
February 7 - March 3

Sexy. Provocative. Hilarious. Hailed as “seriously smart and very funny” by The New York Times, Venus in Fur is a laugh-out-loud study of the politics of sex and power that’s guaranteed to charm and mesmerize. When Vanda arrives several hours late to her audition for a play based on a nineteenth-century erotic novel, the director is less than impressed. But Vanda’s masterful performance flips the script, and the audition turns into a tango for dominance between actress and director. Get more details and tickets here.



Moulin Rouge! The Musical
February 20 - March 3

Pop the champagne, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is coming to Dr Phillips Center. Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment.


FIND ME: A Modern Rock Opera
February 23 - March 3

Live at Orlando Fringe ArtSpace, a neurodiversity-affirming story of two strangers learning to connect using more than words. The live band acts as narrator with a 1970’s rock flare.

Alone in her apartment, Allie is eagerly awaiting a guest she’s never met. When she finally arrives, Allie is stunned that the person she’s been expecting is nothing like Allie imagined. Together, two strangers learn to connect through more than words. With a live band acting as narrator, inner voice, spirit guide & kid’s TV show…yes, you read that last part right; FIND ME explores our most vulnerable relationship, the one we have with ourselves.


Casos y Cachos Llaneros
March 1 - 3

Taking place at Orlando Science Center, using mischievous, humorous, and fictitious oral stories this unique production features shadow play, live sound effects, and live llanera music. Performed in Spanish with English supertitles and simultaneous translation by Dicapta, it ensures full accessibility for individuals with disabilities in both languages. Attendees are encouraged to select ticket prices that suit their economic situation, with options available for those unable to afford tickets or wishing to donate. The event includes a Q&A session with Colombian author Jhon Moreno Riaño and may contain adult material.


Lake Mary-Heathrow Festival of the Arts
March 2 - 3

The Lake Mary Heathrow Festival of the Arts returns March 2 & 3, 2024 to celebrate their 37th anniversary at Colonial TownPark. Visitors from Florida, the U.S. and around the globe will come to this festival to view fine art, craft exhibits, enjoy live entertainment, children's art exhibit, the Children's Creative Village sponsored by Disney as well as to savor appetizing treats from our big array of restaurants and other food purveyors.


Bank of America's Museums on Us Weekend
March 2 - 3

During the first full weekend of every month, Bank of America and Merrill Bank offer cardholders free general