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Free & Cheap Things To Do in Orlando this Weekend, April 12 - 14, 2024

There is so much to do in Orlando that won't break the bank, and this weekend brings an amazing choice of free and cheap events and things to do, including concerts, outdoor movie nights, community events, car shows, activities for the kids, and more!

Free & Cheap Things To Do in Orlando this Weekend

Free And Cheap Things To Do This 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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Free & Cheap Events & Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend


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FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2024


Ride The Cyclone
Select Dates, April 5 - June 1

Theatre South Playhouse presents Ride The Cyclone. In this hilarious and outlandish story, the lives of six teenagers from a Canadian chamber choir are cut short in a freak accident aboard a roller coaster. When they awake in limbo, a mechanical fortune teller invites each to tell a story to win a prize like no other...



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 and is included with general admission.


Seussical the Musical
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, April 12 - 21

Oh the thinks you can think! Little Radical Theatrics presents its Spring 2024 All Ages Community Theater production of Seussical the Musical!


Five Guys Named Moe
April 4 - 20

Jump into this swinging, high-energy Boradway musical set to Louis Jordan's iconic rhythm and blues/jazz score!  Nomax's world has been turned upside down and all he needs is the right music - and the right guys - to get him through. Enter five guys named Moe, stepping out through his radio to cajole and comfort him with dozens of whimsical hit songs from the extraordinary Louis Jordan. An international sensation at Winter Park Playhouse.


Ain't Misbehavin'

April 10 - 18

This delightful Broadway revue at Orlando Shakes evokes the humor and infectious energy of this American original to provide an evening of humor, romance and thrilling music, including “Keepin’ Out of Mischief,” “This Joint is Jumpin’,” “Mean to Me” and title song, “Ain’t Misbehavin’”.


Valencia College Theater Presents ‘Boeing Boeing’
April 5 - 13

Valencia College Theater will present “Boeing Boeing,” the hilarious1960s classic farce about a bachelor juggling three romantic relationships. The play opens on April 5 and will run for seven performances in Valencia College’s Black Box Theater. Get tickets now.



Ocoee Music Fest
April 12 - 13

The free festival features a star-studded lineup including rocker Bret Michaels and country star Michael Ray. Over 40,000 people are expected at this year's Ocoee Music Festival to enjoy awesome music, plus an array of festival food, carnival rides for the kids, a unique marketplace, car show, beer garden, and a marketplace with local artisans and craft vendors. The event is free and everyone is welcome to attend, with the festival taking place at Bill Breeze Park.


UCF Celebrates the Arts

April 3 - 14

UCF Celebrates the Arts is an immersive and dynamic cultural extravaganza that fuses creativity, innovation and community engagement. This annual festival showcases the artistic prowess of UCF’s faculty and students and invites the broader community to enjoy performances, exhibitions, presentations and interactive experiences. UCF Celebrates the Arts takes place at Dr Phillips Center and is a unique opportunity for the community to experience the creative side of UCF’s innovative spirit.



Lake County Fair
April 5 - 14

The Lake County Fair, Eustis began in 1921. Now residents and visitors can enjoy crafts, cooking, baking , livestock and a fun midway!


Central Florida Home Expo
April 13 - 14

The Central Florida Home Expo features exhibitors with fabulous ideas for consumers. At this show you’ll find the latest in products and services for home improvements.


Neon Night
April 12

See the Orange Court Motor Lodge neon sign from the Morse Museum’s collection illuminated in public for the first time in over thirty years. At 6 p.m., take a “Color & Light” tour of the Morse galleries (available on a first-come, first-served basis).


McRae Art Studios Spring Open House
April 12

You're invited to McRae Art Studios - home to some of Central Florida's most celebrated artists. Come see fresh artwork from 22 Member Artists and get a peek into their working studios. It's a great way to view and shop for original art and get inspired by the creative atmosphere.


Casselberry Food Trucks
April 12

This event is held on the second Friday of each month from 6 - 9 pm at Lake Concord Park. 

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs, tables, blankets and enjoy an incredible evening with free entertainment with food and drink.


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, APRIL 13, 2024


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 and is included with general admission.


Pump Boys and Dinettes
Select Dates, April 5 - 28

A smash hit on and off-Broadway, takes to the stage at Theater West End.  this crowd-pleasing country-western musical features Prudie and Rhetta Cupp, from the Double Cupp Diner, singing and performing along with the talented boys from the gas station next door.



April Family Foam Party at Island H20
Saturday & Sunday, April 6 - 28

At Island H20 Water Park in Kissimmee, Enjoy Family Foam Party weekends in April! Foam, Family Music, and more!


Seussical the Musical
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, April 12 - 21

Oh the thinks you can think! Little Radical Theatrics presents its Spring 2024 All Ages Community Theater production of Seussical the Musical!


Five Guys Named Moe
April 4 - 20

Jump into this swinging, high-energy Boradway musical set to Louis Jordan's iconic rhythm and blues/jazz score!  Nomax's world has been turned upside down and all he needs is the right music - and the right guys - to get him through. Enter five guys named Moe, stepping out through his radio to cajole and comfort him with dozens of whimsical hit songs from the extraordinary Louis Jordan. An international sensation at Winter Park Playhouse.


Ain't Misbehavin'

April 10 - 18

This delightful Broadway revue at Orlando Shakes evokes the humor and infectious energy of this American original to provide an evening of humor, romance and thrilling music, including “Keepin’ Out of Mischief,” “This Joint is Jumpin’,” “Mean to Me” and title song, “Ain’t Misbehavin’”.


Valencia College Theater Presents ‘Boeing Boeing’
April 5 - 13

Valencia College Theater will present “Boeing Boeing,” the hilarious1960s classic farce about a bachelor juggling three romantic relationships. The play opens on April 5 and will run for seven performances in Valencia College’s Black Box Theater. Get tickets now.


Ocoee Music Fest
April 12 - 13

The free festival features a star-studded lineup including rocker Bret Michaels and country star Michael Ray. Over 40,000 people are expected at this year's Ocoee Music Festival to enjoy awesome music, plus an array of festival food, carnival rides for the kids, a unique marketplace, car show, beer garden, and a marketplace with local artisans and craft vendors. The event is free and everyone is welcome to attend, with the festival taking place at Bill Breeze Park.


UCF Celebrates the Arts

April 3 - 14

UCF Celebrates the Arts is an immersive and dynamic cultural extravaganza that fuses creativity, innovation and community engagement. This annual festival showcases the artistic prowess of UCF’s faculty and students and invites the broader community to enjoy performances, exhibitions, presentations and interactive experiences. UCF Celebrates the Arts takes place at Dr Phillips Center and is a unique opportunity for the community to experience the creative side of UCF’s innovative spirit.


Lake County Fair
April 5 - 14

The Lake County Fair, Eustis began in 1921. Now residents and visitors can enjoy crafts, cooking, baking , livestock and a fun midway!


Central Florida Home Expo
April 13 - 14

The Central Florida Home Expo features exhibitors with fabulous ideas for consumers. At this show you’ll find the latest in products and services for home improvements.



The Great Duck Derby at Mead Garden
April 13

The famous duck race is a local springtime tradition that has had participants of all ages cheering on their colorful rubber ducks for many years. Participants can customize their duck, with rubber ducks available for adoption. On the day, you can also enjoy wildlife animal encounter and crafting demonstrations, face painting, bounce houses, and a photo op that's not to be missed, with a huge yellow duck!


Sanford Mini Masters
April 13

A Teeny Tiny Golf Tournament in Sanford. Join us for the Sanford Mini Masters – a teeny tiny golf tournament in beautiful Historic Downtown Sanford! Come putt-putt around the Celery City while you enjoy the finest in food and drink!


A Taste of Main Street
April 13

A Taste of Main Street will return April 13, 2024 at the St. Cloud Marina Building. This event is similar to a food and wine festival where you are able to sample food and beverages from the small eateries and breweries that make our cities unique.


Battle of the Food Trucks & Concert in the Park in Longwood
April 13

A Special Edition of Longwood Food Trucks returns with over 10 food trucks in addition to a concert from 6 - 8 pm by SPEED LIMIT 70. Bring your friends and family out for dinner and a show!



Lake Mary Fire Department Open House

April 13

The Lake Mary Fire Department will host its Annual Open House and you are invited! The event not only provides fun activities for kids of all ages but also important life safety information for parents. The Open House will offer live demonstrations, firefighter-related games, vehicle displays from surrounding agencies, information booths, station tours, and much more!


Battle of the Food Trucks & Concert in the Park in Longwood
April 13

A Special Edition of Longwood Food Trucks returns with over 10 food trucks in addition to a concert from 6pm - 8pm by SPEED LIMIT 70.



Absolutely Avalon
April 13

Avalon Park is inviting friends, loved ones and neighbors to celebrate art, culture and diversity at the 20th Annual Absolutely Avalon community festival in Downtown Avalon Park. Highlights include Laser Light Show, Bounce Park, Food Trucks, Cultural Performances, Donate Life Pinwheel Presentation, RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon Tethered Rides, Artisan, Craft & Business Vendors.


Autism Awareness Car Show
April 13

Join the Promenade at Sunset Walk for our 4th annual Autism Awareness Car Show  Live band and DJ. All makes and models of Show Car quality welcome.



Kids Night at the Museum
April 13

The Science Center's exhibits don't always come to life after hours, but during Kids Night at the Museum the building will be full of energy! Youth ages 5 to 12 years old are invited to explore exhibits, experience enhanced programming, and enjoy a pizza dinner in age-appropriate groups. They will also participate in hands-on activities, and see an interactive Live Science Show or film.


Motor Madness by Orlando Car Club
April 13

Join us on April 13 for Motor Madness by the Orlando Car Club. Come and share in a day filled with fun and excitement, featuring a variety of vehicles from cars to bikes to trucks. Expect trophies, music, delicious food, refreshing drinks, and so much more.


Art's the Spark!
April 13

Through interactive tours of the Orlando Museum of Art’s exhibitions, Art’s the Spark gives those living with memory impairment, or any other neurological impairment, and their healthy caregivers a fun experience, an expressive outlet and an opportunity for adult discussions.


JK and The Contraband
April 13

JK and The Contraband LIVE at Lil' Indie's. Free, 21+,


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, APRIL 14, 2024


Ride The Cyclone
Select Dates, April 5 - June 1

Theatre South Playhouse presents Ride The Cyclone. In this hilarious and outlandish story, the lives of six teenagers from a Canadian chamber choir are cut short in a freak accident aboard a roller coaster. When they awake in limbo, a mechanical fortune teller invites each to tell a story to win a prize like no other...


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 and is included with general admission.


From Here
March 22 - May 5

Renaissance Theatre Company presents a new run of From Here Off-Broadway this summer, An all-Orlando cast and crew will perform our musical love letter to Orlando at the Ren on weekends from March 22 through May 5. Get tickets now.


Pump Boys and Dinettes
Select Dates, April 5 - 28

A smash hit on and off-Broadway, takes to the stage at Theater West End.  this crowd-pleasing country-western musical features Prudie and Rhetta Cupp, from the Double Cupp Diner, singing and performing along with the talented boys from the gas station next door.


Seussical the Musical
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, April 12 - 21

Oh the thinks you can think! Little Radical Theatrics presents its Spring 2024 All Ages Community Theater production of Seussical the Musical!


Five Guys Named Moe
April 4 - 20

Jump into this swinging, high-energy Boradway musical set to Louis Jordan's iconic rhythm and blues/jazz score!  Nomax's world has been turned upside down and all he needs is the right music - and the right guys - to get him through. Enter five guys named Moe, stepping out through his radio to cajole and comfort him with dozens of whimsical hit songs from the extraordinary Louis Jordan. An international sensation at Winter Park Playhouse.


Ain't Misbehavin'

April 10 - 18

This delightful Broadway revue at Orlando Shakes evokes the humor and infectious energy of this American original to provide an evening of humor, romance and thrilling music, including “Keepin’ Out of Mischief,” “This Joint is Jumpin’,” “Mean to Me” and title song, “Ain’t Misbehavin’”.


UCF Celebrates the Arts

April 3 - 14

UCF Celebrates the Arts is an immersive and dynamic cultural extravaganza that fuses creativity, innovation and community engagement. This annual festival showcases the artistic prowess of UCF’s faculty and students and invites the broader community to enjoy performances, exhibitions, presentations and interactive experiences. UCF Celebrates the Arts takes place at Dr Phillips Center and is a unique opportunity for the community to experience the creative side of UCF’s innovative spirit.


Lake County Fair
April 5 - 14

The Lake County Fair, Eustis began in 1921. Now residents and visitors can enjoy crafts, cooking, baking , livestock and a fun midway!


Central Florida Home Expo
April 13 - 14

The Central Florida Home Expo features exhibitors with fabulous ideas for consumers. At this show you’ll find the latest in products and services for home improvements.


Creative Connections
April 14

This free program at Orlando Museum Of Art connects visitors of all ages with developmental and learning disabilities and those on the autism spectrum to art and the world around them. In an environment where there are no wrong questions or answers, the Creative Connections program will spark imagination and foster creative expression.


Music at the Casa: Blue Bamboo Presents Cortez & Koelble
April 14

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts partners with the historic venue Casa Feliz to present a free monthly series of concerts "Music at the Casa"! Please note this show is being held at Casa Feliz, in conjunction with Blue Bamboo.



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.



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