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Free & Cheap Things To Do in Orlando Memorial Day Weekend 2024

Updated: May 28

There is so much to do in Orlando this Memorial Day Weekend that won't break the bank, and this long weekend there is an amazing choice of free and cheap events and things to do.

Free & Cheap Things To Do in Orlando Memorial Day Weekend 2024

Free And Cheap Things To Do This Memorial Day Weekend!

Whether your a local or a visitor to the city, Orlando offers an almost endless choice of things to do, and best of all there is tons of amazing events and things to do that are either free or cheap!


From free events for the little ones, to cheap nights out for the big kids!, we've go you covered with the best free and cheap events and things to do, including community events, car shows, concerts, farmers markets, free museum days, outdoor movie nights, festivals, and more.


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FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2024


Disney Dreams That Soar at Disney Springs
May 24 - September 2

Imagine hundreds of state-of-the-art drones “dancing” across the sky, choreographed to a soaring musical score of iconic Disney music and memorable dialogue from beloved Disney movies. Watch them fly in a constant state of transformation—designing towering elements that are 400-feet tall and creating images of some of your favorite Disney characters from Toy Story, Coco, Dumbo, Peter Pan, Up, the Star Warssaga and more!


See Disney stories come to life in Disney Dreams That Soar—a one-of-a-kind, nearly 10-minute drone show that’s so exhilarating, you might feel as if you’re flying too!


LuminoCity Dino Safari Festival
May 17 - June 16

The Dino Safari Festival at The Floirda Mall will transport attendees to an era long past, offering a captivating glimpse into the ancient world of dinosaurs, mammoths, saber-toothed tigers and more. Using state-of-the-art animatronics with light art, experience these larger-than-life-size prehistoric giants come to life with jaw-dropping realism, an experience that dazzles by day and enchants by night.


Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival

Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival
May 14 - 27

Since 1992, Orlando Fringe has provided a space and opportunity for artists to emerge and showcase their talents and craft. The Orlando Fringe produces The Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival, the longest-running Fringe in the United States, which strives to be unjuried, uncensored, accessible for artists and audiences alike, with 100% of ticket sales given back to the artists.


Sunset Walk Memorial 4 Day Weekend 
May 24 - 27

Join the Promenade at Sunset Walk for their Memorial 4 Day Weekend as they honor the men and women of our military who sacrificed their lives for our country. Bands, DJs, Street Performers, Markets, Car Shows, & More!


Into the Woods
May 23 - 26

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim bring everyone's favorite storybook characters together for a timeless fairytale with a twist. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching, brought to life in this exciting production by CFCArts Youth Theatre Troupe at Dr Phillips Center.


Mount Dora Corn Festival

The Inaugural Mount Dora Corn Festival
May 24 - 25

Get ready for a shuckin' good time at the Inaugural Mount Dora Corn Festival – where the corn's poppin' and the fun's never stoppin'!Score your tickets now at mountdoracornfest.com and brace yourself for a corn-tastic extravaganza on Fri., May 24, 6 p.m. and Sat., May 25, 3 p.m.


With two ears of premium Zellwood sweet corn, access to both festival days, games, a kids' area, vendors serving up corn in every way imaginable, contests, and live concerts featuring Nine Days, Shelby Darrall, Will Jones, and the legendary Mark Wills, it's gonna be a-maize-ing! Don't miss out on this cornucopia of fun – grab your tickets now and let's get this corn party started!


Into the Woods
May 24

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim bring everyone's favorite storybook characters together for a timeless fairytale with a twist. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching, brought to life in this exciting production by CFCArts Youth Theatre Troupe. Get tickets now at Dr Phillips Center.


Homeschool Summer Kickoff

Homeschool Summer Kickoff
May 24

Homeschoolers, enjoy swimming, music, food, and fun at the Homeschool Summer Kickoff Party. Cost is $10 per person.


Orlando Pride vs. Portland Thorns
May 24

Orlando Pride of the National Women's Soccer League take on the Portland Thorns at Inter&Co Stadium. Get your tickets now!



Memorial Day Ceremony
May 24

he Orlando VA Healthcare System (OVAHCS) will host a Memorial Day Ceremony, Friday, May 24, 2024, at 11 am in collaboration with, Central Florida Veterans Memorial Park Foundation (CFVMPF). The event will be held at the amphitheatre, located at the rear entrance of the Orlando VA Medical Center in Lake Nona.


This solemn occasion will pay tribute to the brave men and women who have selflessly served and sacrificed for the United States Armed Forces. Attendees will have the opportunity to reflect on the valor and dedication of those who have given their lives in service to our country.


Sunset at the Zoo: Celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage
May 24

Join us at the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens for our first Sunset event of 2024, as we celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander culture and heritage!



Live at The Lawn – ICON Park 
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 

Live at The Lawn is the perfect way for locals and visitors alike to spend time outside and discover new local artists playing a variety of genres. Relax on The Lawn beneath the Orlando Eye and enjoy a drink while taking in the live performances or listen to the DJ entertainment while enjoying a meal at one of ICON Park’s signature restaurants with outdoor seating.


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 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 art installation, The Beacon.


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.


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.


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 begins at 3 pm featuring show-quality muscle and factory-performance cars from 1964 and newer and classics from 1985 and older. Cars cruise at 8:30 pm.


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.


Sundown Sessions at Lil Indies
Every Friday and Saturday

Sundown Sessions; a free early live-music series inside Lil Indies, giving you the chance to ease into your evening with a cocktail or mocktail, and laid back rock, pop, folk or blues music. Sundown Sessions feature a rotating roster of solo & duo local acts, plus an occasional touring act in Lil Indies.





SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2024


Disney Dreams That Soar at Disney Springs
May 24 - September 2

Imagine hundreds of state-of-the-art drones “dancing” across the sky, choreographed to a soaring musical score of iconic Disney music and memorable dialogue from beloved Disney movies. Watch them fly in a constant state of transformation—designing towering elements that are 400-feet tall and creating images of some of your favorite Disney characters from Toy Story, Coco, Dumbo, Peter Pan, Up, the Star Warssaga and more!


See Disney stories come to life in Disney Dreams That Soar—a one-of-a-kind, nearly 10-minute drone show that’s so exhilarating, you might feel as if you’re flying too!


LuminoCity Dino Safari Festival
May 17 - June 16

The Dino Safari Festival at The Floirda Mall will transport attendees to an era long past, offering a captivating glimpse into the ancient world of dinosaurs, mammoths, saber-toothed tigers and more. Using state-of-the-art animatronics with light art, experience these larger-than-life-size prehistoric giants come to life with jaw-dropping realism, an experience that dazzles by day and enchants by night.


Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival
May 14 - 27

Since 1992, Orlando Fringe has provided a space and opportunity for artists to emerge and showcase their talents and craft. The Orlando Fringe produces The Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival, the longest-running Fringe in the United States, which strives to be unjuried, uncensored, accessible for artists and audiences alike, with 100% of ticket sales given back to the artists.


Kids Fringe at the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival
May 25 - 26

Join Kids Fringe each Saturday and Sunday of festival for free crafts, activities, games, and shows that are perfect for kids of all ages at Orlando Garden Club — 710 E Rollins St, Orlando.



Sunset Walk Memorial 4 Day Weekend 
May 24 - 27

Join the Promenade at Sunset Walk for their Memorial 4 Day Weekend as they honor the men and women of our military who sacrificed their lives for our country. Bands, DJs, Street Performers, Markets, Car Shows, & More!


Into the Woods
May 23 - 26

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim bring everyone's favorite storybook characters together for a timeless fairytale with a twist. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching, brought to life in this exciting production by CFCArts Youth Theatre Troupe at Dr Phillips Center.


Mount Dora Corn Festival

The Inaugural Mount Dora Corn Festival
May 24 - 25

Get ready for a shuckin' good time at the Inaugural Mount Dora Corn Festival – where the corn's poppin' and the fun's never stoppin'!Score your tickets now at mountdoracornfest.com and brace yourself for a corn-tastic extravaganza on Fri., May 24, 6 p.m. and Sat., May 25, 3 p.m.


With two ears of premium Zellwood sweet corn, access to both festival days, games, a kids' area, vendors serving up corn in every way imaginable, contests, and live concerts featuring Nine Days, Shelby Darrall, Will Jones, and the legendary Mark Wills, it's gonna be a-maize-ing! Don't miss out on this cornucopia of fun – grab your tickets now and let's get this corn party started!



Sami's Park Pop-Up
May 25

Hey kids! Join Sami's Park Pop-Up on Saturday, May 25 at Godwin Park, 317 Delaware Ave. Bounce house, surprise activities, and giveaways.


Casselberry Classic Rock and Car Show
May 25

Rockit Fly, one of the area’s most popular bands, will be making its Casselberry debut at the Classic Rock & Car Show on Saturday, May 25, 4 pm to 9 pm at Lake Concord Park. The opening act for the night will be Sound Theory, a high-energy five piece band that plays covers from the 1970s through the 1990s. Besides the music, there will be more than 150 classic cars, muscle cars, and hot rods for car enthusiasts to enjoy. And there will be a contest for best car. As part of this Memorial Weekend celebration, the city will again honor all veterans for their service with a color guard display and plaque.More than 20 food, beverage, and product vendors will be on hand.



Orlando Carnival Downtown: Jouvert
May 25

Jouvert - A traditional pre-dawn street party celebrated in many Caribbean countries and communities around the world. In this vibrant and colorful event, participants throw paint, powder and water on each other, and dance to the rhythmic beats of calypso, soca, and steelpan music. It's a time of unity, community bonding, and cultural pride.


Orlando Memorial Day Weekend Vendor Market and Caffeine & Chrome Car Show

Orlando Memorial Day Weekend Vendor Market and Caffeine & Chrome Car Show
May 25

Enjoy a day of shopping from local vendors, food trucks, and classic cars! The fun starts at 9 am with free coffee and pastries while supplies last and the Vendor Market goes until 2 pm. Bring the whole family and check out the classic cars and support local small business.


Orlando City SC vs. Columbus Crew
May 25

Orlando City Soccer Club takes on Columbus Crew at Inter&Co Stadium in downtown Orlando. Get your tickets now!


Orange County Memorial Day Salute

Orange County Memorial Day Salute
May 25

Enjoy this Memorial Day Salute, honoring all Veterans, presented by Friends of Cypress Grove Park! This is a free event on Saturday, May 25, from 9:45-11:30 a.m. at Orange County Parks and Recreation's Cypress Grove Park, 290 Holden Ave., Orlando. Bring chairs, blankets and a picnic.

Live at The Lawn – ICON Park 
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 

Live at The Lawn is the perfect way for locals and visitors alike to spend time outside and discover new local artists playing a variety of genres. Relax on The Lawn beneath the Orlando Eye and enjoy a drink while taking in the live performances or listen to the DJ entertainment while enjoying a meal at one of ICON Park’s signature restaurants with outdoor seating.


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.


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.





SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2024


Disney Dreams That Soar at Disney Springs
May 24 - September 2

Imagine hundreds of state-of-the-art drones “dancing” across the sky, choreographed to a soaring musical score of iconic Disney music and memorable dialogue from beloved Disney movies. Watch them fly in a constant state of transformation—designing towering elements that are 400-feet tall and creating images of some of your favorite Disney characters from Toy Story, Coco, Dumbo, Peter Pan, Up, the Star Warssaga and more!


See Disney stories come to life in Disney Dreams That Soar—a one-of-a-kind, nearly 10-minute drone show that’s so exhilarating, you might feel as if you’re flying too!


LuminoCity Dino Safari Festival
May 17 - June 16

The Dino Safari Festival at The Floirda Mall will transport attendees to an era long past, offering a captivating glimpse into the ancient world of dinosaurs, mammoths, saber-toothed tigers and more. Using state-of-the-art animatronics with light art, experience these larger-than-life-size prehistoric giants come to life with jaw-dropping realism, an experience that dazzles by day and enchants by night.


Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival
May 14 - 27

Since 1992, Orlando Fringe has provided a space and opportunity for artists to emerge and showcase their talents and craft. The Orlando Fringe produces The Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival, the longest-running Fringe in the United States, which strives to be unjuried, uncensored, accessible for artists and audiences alike, with 100% of ticket sales given back to the artists.



Kids Fringe at the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival
May 18, 19, 25, 26

Join Kids Fringe each Saturday and Sunday of festival for free crafts, activities, games, and shows that are perfect for kids of all ages at Orlando Garden Club — 710 E Rollins St, Orlando.


Memorial 4 Day Weekend 
May 24 - 27

Join the Promenade at Sunset Walk for their Memorial 4 Day Weekend as they honor the men and women of our military who sacrificed their lives for our country. Bands, DJs, Street Performers, Markets, Car Shows, & More!



Into the Woods
May 23 - 26

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim bring everyone's favorite storybook characters together for a timeless fairytale with a twist. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching, brought to life in this exciting production by CFCArts Youth Theatre Troupe at Dr Phillips Center.


Orlando Carnival Downtown Parade & Festival

Orlando Carnival Downtown Parade & Festival
May 26

Orlando Carnival Downtown starts with a parade in the streets of Downtown Orlando and ends at the festival village at Tinker Field Historic Plaza where some of the most renowned international Caribbean artists will perform. The Mas Band parade will showcase artistically designed and handmade costumes.


Milk Mart 8th Birthday Bash

Milk Mart 8th Birthday Bash
May 26

Yeehaw y'all, time to party; we turn 8 this year! Break out the juice boxes and join us on May 26th for Milk Mart's 8th Anniversary Birthday Bash! Another year of incredible markets in the bag; we've got some really exciting stuff in store, and we're excited to celebrate with all of you before we hibernate for the summer.


Orlando Predators vs. Nashville Kats
May 26

Welcome to the exciting world of Orlando Predators Arena Football at Kia Center! Get your tickets now.


Live at The Lawn – ICON Park 
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 

Live at The Lawn is the perfect way for locals and visitors alike to spend time outside and discover new local artists playing a variety of genres. Relax on The Lawn beneath the Orlando Eye and enjoy a drink while taking in the live performances or listen to the DJ entertainment while enjoying a meal at one of ICON Park’s signature restaurants with outdoor seating.



Sunday-Latin-Sunday
Every Sunday

Prepare to experience the best of Latin nightlife, as Promenade at Sunset Walk, the dining, entertainment and shopping district, debuts its all-new weekend event — Sunday-Latin-Sunday.


JAYO at Lil' Indies
Every Sunday

Catch the free show with Jason Yoho and Friends every Sunday at Lil' Indies.


Lazy Sunday at Aero
Every Sunday

A rooftop day party each and every Sunday at Aero.  Free entry all day, 21+. Hookah, Food, Games.


Orlando Farmers Market at Lake Eola Park
Every Sunday

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 Sunday

Every week at Celebration Farmers Market there are multiple vendors 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
Every Sunday

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
Every Sunday

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
Every Sunday

Mount Dora’s open-air Mount Dora Village Market in Sunset Park is open Sundays from 0 am - 2 pm offering fresh products from over 50 market vendors.



Family Fun Day at Boxi Park
Every Sunday

Enjoy Family Fun Day every Sunday at Boxi Park, with face painters, balloon artists entertainers, and live music. Fun for the whole family! 1 pm - 9 pm.


Sundays at The Alfond Inn
Every Sunday

Enjoy tours of select works on view at The Alfond Inn, on Sundays at 1 p.m.  unless otherwise noted on their Events Page. Tours meet in the lobby of The Alfond Inn and last approximately 45 minutes.


Yoga in the Sculpture Garden
Every Sunday

Hosted by the Mennello Museum of American Art with classes led by certified Full Circle Yoga, Winter Park. Start your Sunday mornings out blissfully with a relaxing lakeside flow. Join us in the shade of the trees for a practice that is suitable for all levels! Don’t forget to bring a mat, towel, and water to have a great practice.




MONDAY, MAY 27, 2024


Disney Dreams That Soar at Disney Springs

May 24 - September 2

Imagine hundreds of state-of-the-art drones “dancing” across the sky, choreographed to a soaring musical score of iconic Disney music and memorable dialogue from beloved Disney movies. Watch them fly in a constant state of transformation—designing towering elements that are 400-feet tall and creating images of some of your favorite Disney characters from Toy Story, Coco, Dumbo, Peter Pan, Up, the Star Warssaga and more!


See Disney stories come to life in Disney Dreams That Soar—a one-of-a-kind, nearly 10-minute drone show that’s so exhilarating, you might feel as if you’re flying too!



Celebrate Memorial Day at Boxi Park!
May 27

Join Boxi Park this Memorial Day for food & drink features, kids activities bouncy houses, and live music with Layla Brisbois Band, and DJ Rexine.


Sunset Walk Memorial 4 Day Weekend 
May 24 - 27

Join the Promenade at Sunset Walk for their Memorial 4 Day Weekend as they honor the men and women of our military who sacrificed their lives for our country. Bands, DJs, Street Performers, Markets, Car Shows, & More!


Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony

Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony
May 27

Join St Cloud in honoring the men and women who gave their lives in service of protecting our nation's freedom at Mount Peace Cemetery.


Memorial Day Community Ceremony 2024
May 27

Join Winter Garden at the Memorial Day Community Ceremony to honor and remember our local veterans who gave their lives during times of war or while serving in the United States armed forces.


The event includes a Roll Call of Veterans, placement of wreaths, and patriotic songs to pay homage to those that made ultimate sacrifice.


Memorial Day Skate

Memorial Day Skate
May 27

Memorial Day Skate, FREE AYCE Hot Dogs & Hamburgers served 1st Hour! Enjoy your Extended Weekend with us at Astro Skate! Admission is only $10 + Rental.



2024 Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony
May 27

Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park. Honor and preserve the legacy of the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and members of the Coast Guard, our heroic guardians of freedom, who gave their lives in service to this Country.


Memorial Day Weekend Events In Orlando 2024

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