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Free & Cheap Things To Do in Orlando this Weekend, April 19 - 21, 2024

Updated: Apr 22

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 19, 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.


Community Day at Central Rock Gym Orlando

April 19

Join us for our Community Day at Central Rock Orlando! First-time visitors at CRG Orlando get in for free, ALL DAY, on Friday, April 19th. All ages are welcome to climb, try-out bouldering, and check out our facilities!


Orlando Pride vs. San Diego Wave FC

April 19

Orlando Pride of the National Women's Soccer League take on San Diego Wave FC at Inter&Co Stadium. Get your tickets now!


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 20, 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.


Audubon Center's Earth Day Puzzle Trail

Audubon Center's Earth Day Puzzle Trail
April 20 - 21

The Audubon Center for Birds of Prey is hosting a special Earth Day weekend-long event as part of Audubon Florida's Birdathon! Love escape rooms? Participate in this escape room-style adventure to learn about raptors and conservation! Guests will solve a series of puzzles as they move around the Center and win a prize at the end.


This activity is included with Center admission and appropriate for all ages. Kids under 13 may need adult assistance to solve all puzzles.


Air Dot Show Orlando
April 20 - 21

The 2024 Air Dot Show Tour will visit six iconic travel destinations immersing millions of people in an inspirational and patriotic celebration of military excellence and civilian expertise to create a unique and unforgettable experience. The tour kicks off at Orlando Sanford Airport with performances from The Blue Angels, F-22 Demo Raptor Team, USAF Heritage Flight and more.


Vegan Earth Day Market on April 20 at Persimmon Hollow Brewing

Vegan Earth Day Market
April 20

Join the Vegan Earth Day Market on April 20 at Persimmon Hollow Brewing, 227 N Eola Dr, and get ready to immerse yourself in a vibrant celebration of all things vegan! This in-person event is a haven for plant-based enthusiasts, eco-conscious individuals, and anyone interested in a sustainable lifestyle.


At the Vegan Earth Day Market, you'll find a wide array of cruelty-free products, delicious vegan food, and innovative eco-friendly solutions. From organic foods to handmade skincare products, there's something for everyone to explore and enjoy.


 Don't miss this opportunity to support local businesses, indulge in delectable vegan treats, and contribute to a healthier planet.


St John's River Clean Up

St. Johns River Cleanup
April 20

The 2024 St. Johns River Cleanup will take place 8 am - 11 am. This will be a perfect day to show the river some love by helping to remove trash from the waterway and the surrounding land to prevent it from washing into the water.


 There will be a free giveaway of a zippered tote for those volunteers older than eight years of age, and a stuffed otter for the younger participants.


The annual cleanup, coordinated by Volusia County’s Environmental Management Division, draws attention to the river’s environmental importance and helps to keep the waterway safe and clean for animals and people who enjoy swimming and water sports.


Clermont Earth Day Celebration and Lake Cleanup
April 20

Join the city of Clermont at Lake Hiawatha for this free way to celebrate Earth Day as a community. Featuring a Lake Clean up with Environmental education, kids zone, DJ, and more! 



FREE Earth Day Family Day at Art & History Museums of Maitland
April 20

Families are invited to celebrate "home sweet home" at A&H's FREE Earth Day Family Day where children can play with colors and patterns while using paint to "print" their own free tote bags with recycled objects! There will be lots of other Earth Day inspired craft stations too, plus coloring and still life tables!


Families can also explore ther campus, orignially built as an artist colony almost 100 years ago, with an Earth Day themed scavenger hunt. There will be other surprises too - free face painting and complementary admission to two museums!


Space and art supplies are limited (one tote bag per child, while supplies last), so sign up today!


St Cloud Earth Day Celebration
April 20

Join the Osceola Library in partnership with the City of St. Cloud at Veterans Memorial Library - St. Cloud Branch for a free, family-friendly Earth Day Celebration event on Saturday, April 20, beginning at 10 am.


The celebration will feature environmental exhibitors, crafts for all ages, food trucks, eco-friendly presentations, face painting, free tree giveaways, bounce house, and so much more! Don’t forget to stop In to see Sami the Sandhill and Smokey the Bear!


Central Florida Earth Day

Central Florida Earth Day
April 20

Central Florida Earth Day is an exciting day of colorful and educational exhibits and activities! Admission is FREE! Earth Day is a is a vegan event - family-friendly, dog-friendly, alcohol-free, and smoke-free. Earth Day, now in its 19th year, is the biggest and best Earth Day festival in Central Florida!


Enjoy PresentationsFood Preparation DemonstrationsEnvironmental EducationEarth Kids ZoneFoodArtist CornerAnimal HavenMusic, Mind Body Spirit, lots of other Activities, and many Earth-friendly Sponsors and Vendors. There are so many fun and interesting things happening at Earth Day, you will want to stay all day!



Central Florida Zoo Party For The Planet
April 20

Join Central Florida Zoo for the largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America! The Zoo will have interactive activities, crafts and games that represent our love for the planet, including the chance to build a ‘Toad Abode’ for some helpful local wildlife at your own house!


This is a party you don’t want to miss. By the time you leave, you’ll feel connected to nature and immersed in conservation. Let’s take action and celebrate!


The Zoo will open to the public at 9 a.m., and the Party for the Planet will continue until 3 p.m.

This event is included in general Zoo admission. Additional fees may apply for certain activities.


Brevard Zoo - Party For The Planet
April 20

Embark on a wild adventure through the Zoo from 9:30 am – 3 pm! Meet local conservation partners, discover how we can unite to save wildlife, and dive into exciting activity stations along the way! Party for the Planet is included with general admission.


Brevard Zoo's Party for the Planet Sunset Bash

Brevard Zoo's Party for the Planet Sunset Bash
April 20

Bring your family to experience Brevard Zoo in a whole new light from 6 – 8:30 pm as they celebrate planet Earth! Explore the Zoo with a guided sunset tour, take part in nature-inspired games and activities and dance the night away to a live DJ. All participants must be 5 or older with minors requiring at least 1 adult companion.


Clean Up The Milk District

Clean Up The Milk District
April 20

Let's keep The Milk District trash-free and beautiful. Join The Milk District, local business partners, and Keep Orlando Beautiful in helping keep ther area looking great! Start off the morning at 9 am by checking in at registration, picking up your supplies.


Everyone will break up into groups and head out from the host business, cleaning up discarded trash, cigarette butts, microplastics, and other litter that could enter our local waterways.


To celebrate the good work you’ve done, enjoy a freebie from a Milk District business! People of all ages are invited to participate. All supplies will be provided.



Osceola Community Health Services Health Festival 2024

April 20

Join us at the Osceola Community Health Services (OCHS) Health Festival 2024 for a day of fun and wellness! This FREE to the public event will be held at 1011 Bill Beck Boulevard, Kissimmee. Get ready to explore a variety of activities and learn about ways to improve your health, you'll find a wide range of interactive booths and exhibits. Discover the latest health trends, eat delicious and nutritious foods, and participate in engaging activities. Kids will have a blast with Alien Laser Tag, 70-foot obstacle course, and the Trackless Train.


Sunset Cinema at Cranes Roost Park

April 20

Join Cranes Roost Park for a pink-out showing of the blockbuster hit, "Barbie." Come out in your favorite pink to this free movie screening, while enjoying Barbie-inspired photo opportunities and interactive games, along with food and merchandise vendors.


DogFest Orlando
April 20

Gather your friends, family and dogs for a day of fun at DogFest Orlando on April 20, 2024, at Central Park 251 N. Park Ave. Winter Park.


Apopka Saturday Sounds Concert Series
April 20

A Free Family-Friendly Concert Series at the Apopka Amphitheater. Life On Mars brings you unique renditions of songs you've loved through the decades like David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, INXS, U2, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, Coldplay, The Cure, and Johnny Cash along with some popular music from today.


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 21, 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.


Audubon Center's Earth Day Puzzle Trail
April 20 - 21

The Audubon Center for Birds of Prey is hosting a special Earth Day weekend-long event as part of Audubon Florida's Birdathon! Love escape rooms? Participate in this escape room-style adventure to learn about raptors and conservation! Guests will solve a series of puzzles as they move around the Center and win a prize at the end.


This activity is included with Center admission and appropriate for all ages. Kids under 13 may need adult assistance to solve all puzzles.



Air Dot Show Orlando
April 20 - 21

The 2024 Air Dot Show Tour will visit six iconic travel destinations immersing millions of people in an inspirational and patriotic celebration of military excellence and civilian expertise to create a unique and unforgettable experience. The tour kicks off at Orlando Sanford Airport with performances from The Blue Angels, F-22 Demo Raptor Team, USAF Heritage Flight and more.


16th Annual Winter Park Paint Out

April 21 - 27

Twenty-four professionally-acclaimed plein air artists will paint at the Polasek Museum and at other locations throughout Winter Park and Orlando. Art lovers are invited to watch the artists at work and attend free painting demonstrations.


City District and Parramore Main Streets are joining forces to co-host their first Earth Day Clean-Up

Earth Day Funday Clean-Up
April 21

City District and Parramore Main Streets are joining forces to co-host their first Earth Day Clean-Up alongside Orlando City Soccer Club, Pride and the MLS for their Greener Goals Week to celebrate Earth Day.


Join a fun day of beautifying downtown Orlando and the Parramore District. Meet at 9 am at the tailgating lot at Inter&Co Stadium. Check in at the registration table, grab some breakfast and beverages and snag a volunteer t-shirt.


Earth Month 2024 Walk - Orlando
April 21

Join Aveda Florida for a 'Walk for Water' event on April 21, 2024 at 10 am. This event is dedicated to raising awareness for the global water crisis. Bring your friends, family, and furry companions to walk and help make a difference in the world. This is a free event located at Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake in Orlando. The walk is 3.7 miles (the average distance women in communities without clean water walk daily to a water source). Let's walk together for clean water!


Maitland Earth Market

Maitland Earth Market
April 21

The Maitland Farmer’s Market will celebrate Earth Day/Arbor Day with environmental education and displays, free trees and plants from Duke Energy, Waste Pro collection truck and birds from the Avian Reconditioning Center along with Farmer’s Market vendors, inflatable slides for the kids, downtown restaurants and live music courtesy of Performing Arts Matter.


The free event will be from 9 am to 1 pm on Independence Lane in downtown Maitland.


Sensory Sunday at Crayola Experience
April 21

Sensory Sundays are offered at Crayola Experience Orlando on select dates throughout the year. These special mornings are designed for kids and families who would like to experience the attraction adapted just for sensory needs.


Spring Pup Paw-ty
April 21

Attention Pup Parents! Join our Pup Paw-ty & Pub Crawl! Buy a $10 wristband at Quantum Leap Winery and receive specials at 16 bars, restaurants & businesses! The first 50 pups accompanied by an adult will receive a complimentary bandana! All pups will receive treats! OrangeMouse will be on site taking family pup-portraits! Proceeds from wristband sales benefit Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando!


Crunches, Cuban Sandwiches, & Cocktails at Estefan Kitchen Orlando
April 21

Join Estefan Kitchen Orlando and Burn Boot Camp Celebration for a free fun-filled morning at the Promenade at Sunset Walk. Get ready for Crunches, Cubans, & Cocktails! Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast or just looking to have a great time, this event has something for everyone.

Burn Boot Camp instructors will guide you through an exhilarating tuck jumps session, guaranteed to get your heart pumping and your body moving. After working up your appetite, indulge in an amazing Cuban cuisine and refreshing cocktails, including 25% offon all food and merchandise at Estefan Kitchen Orlando, plus 2 for 1 Margaritas, mojitos, and “Gloria Cosmopolitans.”


Orlando Valkyries vs. Atlanta Vibe
April 21

Orlando Valkyries vs Atlanta Vibe at Addition Financial Arena.



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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