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Free & Cheap Things To Do in Orlando this Weekend, April 26 - 28, 2024

Updated: Apr 29

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 26, 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.


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.


Earth Day Work Day

Earth Day Work Day

April 26

Join Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and the City of Orlando's Green Works team for Earth Day Work Day.  Downtown workers, residents and the local community are invited to enjoy their lunch outdoors at the City Hall Plaza where they will learn about sustainability and environmental stewardship. This event will feature music, games, prizes and other activities. 


Opening Reception: The Open Vault of Vincent Sansone

April 26

Showalter Hughes Community Gallery at Crealdé School of Art. During the last month of the exhibition THE CREATIVE CONCEPT OF VINCENT SANSONE, the lifelong master ceramicist opens his personal vault and curates his functional and sculptural works for sale.


Opening Reception: The View From Within

April 26

Celebrate the opening of this new exhibition at Art & History Museums - Maitland with music, a food truck, and the artists on our beautiful National Historic Landmark campus! Admission, to this event is FREE!

ad to head with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits at the Kia Center.


Strike Magazine Issue 8 Launch Party

April 26

Strike UCF is a student run magazine and we will be celebrating the launch of our 8th issue! Featuring live music, food, photo-ops, and a free gift for the first 50 attendees! Tickets are $10 and 18+ are welcome!


Poetry Awards & Coffeehouse

April 26

The annual Poetry Contest is held each year, with entries collected in March and the winners announced at the April Poetry Coffeehouse Night. Cash prizes for both adults and youth sponsored by the Friends of the Maitland Public Library


Misfit Exchange: Weirdo Night Market

Misfit Exchange: Weirdo Night Market

April 26

Misfit Market is Orlando's Alternative Night Market. Explore unique finds from our eclectic vendors, then cozy up for a sit-in screening of Lynch's timeless classic, Eraserhead.



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, APRIL 27, 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.


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!


April 27 - 28  The 62nd Apopka Art and Foliage Festival will be held at Kit Land Nelson Park in Apopka.

62nd Annual Apopka Art & Foliage Festival

April 27 - 28

The 62nd Apopka Art and Foliage Festival will be held at Kit Land Nelson Park in Apopka. This FREE festival showcases the work of juried artisans and crafters, and top foliage growers from Central Florida. There will be music, food, a wine and beer garden, and a kid zone.


Mount Dora Blueberry Festival  April 27 - 28

Mount Dora Blueberry Festival

April 27 - 28

Mount Dora Blueberry Festival features local Blueberry Farms selling berries freshly picked from their farms along with fresh blueberry products. Crafters, live music, pancake breakfast, blueberry beer, wine and a blueberry pie eating contest will also be featured at this FREE event.


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.


St Johns River Festival of the Arts
April 27

Visit the beautiful brick-lined streets of Historic Downtown Sanford, FL for the 13th Annual St. Johns River Festival of the Arts! This is a Fine Arts & Fine Crafts event filled with artwork from some of the best artists across the country! See Art-in-Action from live artist demonstrations.


Orlando International Vegan Food Festival

International Vegan Food Festival
April 27

FREE family festival with international food and drinks held in the heart of downtown Orlando. Live music and games throughout the event. Come enjoy over 50 local vendors and businesses!


Play Date: West Lakes Market Street District

April 27

Come hang out at Play Date in West Lakes District for a fun day of games, activities and good vibes with friends and family!


The Florida Puerto Rican Parade & Festival  Orlando

Florida Puerto Rican Parade & Festival

April 27

The Florida Puerto Rican Parade & Festival promote the Puerto Rican community culture, heritage and its contributions to the State of Florida. The event promotes the achievements made by Puerto Ricans in Business, Health, Music, Science, Arts and Government. Puerto Ricans from throughout Florida cities and surrounding states are encouraged to join in this annual celebration,


Earth Fest 2024

April 27

The 14th annual Earth Fest – the county’s largest environmentally friendly festival – is at Lake Concord Park in Casselberry. The day begins with EarthFest with free tree and plant giveaways, butterfly releases and gardening workshops.


Hannibal Square Heritage Center Folk & Urban Art Festival

April 27

The Folk & Urban Art Festival celebrates Central Florida's richly diverse culture through live musical entertainment and the artwork of select folk and urban artisans. Activities include The Hannibal's Trek: Let's Go Trekking through Shady Park for kids, storytelling, K2 Mobile Unit, Black History Trivia and more. Admission is free. Located in Shady Park across from Hannibal Square Heritage Center.


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, APRIL 28, 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.


62nd Annual Apopka Art & Foliage Festival

April 27 - 28

The 62nd Apopka Art and Foliage Festival will be held at Kit Land Nelson Park in Apopka. This FREE festival showcases the work of juried artisans and crafters, and top foliage growers from Central Florida. There will be music, food, a wine and beer garden, and a kid zone.


Mount Dora Blueberry Festival

April 27 - 28

Mount Dora Blueberry Festival features local Blueberry Farms selling berries freshly picked from their farms along with fresh blueberry products. Crafters, live music, pancake breakfast, blueberry beer, wine and a blueberry pie eating contest will also be featured at this FREE event.


3rd Annual D.T.O. Jazz Fest Lake Eola Orlando

3rd Annual D.T.O. Jazz Fest
April 28

A world Class free Jazz Festival at Walt Disney Amphitheater at Lake Eola Park to include four performances with local, regional and International Jazz Artists, celebrating International Jazz Day.



Caribbean Fusion Festival
April 28

Dive into the heart of the Caribbean at the Caribbean Fusion Festival with an array of music, delectable food, unique crafts, and lively dance performances. This free day-long extravaganza is more than just a festival; it’s an experience that brings the community together to revel in the rich fusion of Caribbean cultures.


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.



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