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Free & Cheap Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend, July 5 - 7, 2024

There is so much to do in Orlando this weekend that won't break the bank, with an amazing choice of free and cheap things to do for everyone!

Free & Cheap Things To Do in Orlando This Weekend

Free And Cheap Things To Do This Weekend In Orlando!

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, JULY 5, 2024



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



Fairy Doors at Leu Gardens

Now - August 25

Enter the world of the fairies as you explore the gateways to each of the different fairies throughout Leu Gardens. You’ll find twenty doors that lead to the homes of our garden fairies, each with whimsical and unique design made especially for each fairies’ personality.  Enjoy the make believe world of each fairy as you search for their own special door. Included with general admission.


Venardos Circus  June 23 - August 17 Kissimmee

Venardos Circus
Now - August 17

Westgate Resorts and Venardos Circus, offering a one-of-a-kind, limited-run summertime circus spectacular directly outside the gates of Westgate Town Center, Westgate Vacation Villas and Westgate Towers Resorts located off Highway 192 in Kissimmee, Florida. Get tickets now.



Flavors of Florida at Disney Springs
Now - August 11

Calling all food lovers! Flavors of Florida is returning to Disney Springs with a menu that will make your taste buds dance with delight. From July 1 through Aug. 11, 2024, you will have the opportunity to taste some of our must-try items at over 40 flavor-filled locations across Disney Springs. You’ll be able to take part in a summer menu filled with citrus vibes, like the Orange Slushie from Amorette’s Patisserie, or the Key Lime Pie Marshmallows from Wondermade. Let’s not forget the mouthwatering Pork Belly Burnt End Tacos from City Works Eatery & Pour House.


Christmas in July at The Florida Mall
Now - July 31

Beat the heat this July and celebrate the holidays early with a tropical twist at The Florida Mall! The center’s first-ever Christmas in July transports shoppers to a sunny North Pole with Santa visits, festive movies, gift card giveaways and memorable photo opportunities. Visitors can expect a fun summer spin on holiday decor with flamingos, oranges, beach balls and selfie stations throughout the center, all while festive and beach tunes create a one-of-a-kind ambiance.



Dive In Movie Night at Island H2O
Fridays, Now - July 26

Experience all of your family favorite movies on Central Florida’s largest Outdoor Digital Wave Pool Screen at Island H2O, every Friday from 5/31-7/26 at 6 PM! Season Passholders get a FREE bag of Popcorn at every Dive In Movie


Eustis Hometown Celebration 2024

July 5

The City of Eustis will proudly host its 2024 Hometown Celebration on Friday, July 5th from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in Ferran Park.


Events will include the Central Florida Ski Show, kids’ activities, vendors, food trucks, live music, and more! The evening will conclude with a dazzling spectacle at 9:30 p.m. as the sky lights up over Lake Eustis with breathtaking fireworks from Four Seasons Display, Inc. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs.


Palm Bay Independence Day Celebration

July 5

The Palm Bay Celebration will be held on Friday, July 5 from 5 to 9 pm at Eastern Florida State College Palm Bay Campus with fireworks capping off the evening around 9:15 p.m. In addition to the fireworks, the event will feature more than 20 food trucks, vendors, live music, and a kids’ zone with free inflatables, games, and face painting.



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, JULY 6, 2024


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


Fairy Doors at Leu Gardens

Now - August 25

Enter the world of the fairies as you explore the gateways to each of the different fairies throughout Leu Gardens. You’ll find twenty doors that lead to the homes of our garden fairies, each with whimsical and unique design made especially for each fairies’ personality.  Enjoy the make believe world of each fairy as you search for their own special door. Included with general admission.


Venardos

Venardos Circus
Now - August 17

Westgate Resorts and Venardos Circus, offering a one-of-a-kind, limited-run summertime circus spectacular directly outside the gates of Westgate Town Center, Westgate Vacation Villas and Westgate Towers Resorts located off Highway 192 in Kissimmee, Florida. Get tickets now.

 

Flavors of Florida at Disney Springs
Now - August 11

Calling all food lovers! Flavors of Florida is returning to Disney Springs with a menu that will make your taste buds dance with delight. From July 1 through Aug. 11, 2024, you will have the opportunity to taste some of our must-try items at over 40 flavor-filled locations across Disney Springs. You’ll be able to take part in a summer menu filled with citrus vibes, like the Orange Slushie from Amorette’s Patisserie, or the Key Lime Pie Marshmallows from Wondermade. Let’s not forget the mouthwatering Pork Belly Burnt End Tacos from City Works Eatery & Pour House.



Christmas in July at The Florida Mall
Now - July 31

Beat the heat this July and celebrate the holidays early with a tropical twist at The Florida Mall! The center’s first-ever Christmas in July transports shoppers to a sunny North Pole with Santa visits, festive movies, gift card giveaways and memorable photo opportunities. Visitors can expect a fun summer spin on holiday decor with flamingos, oranges, beach balls and selfie stations throughout the center, all while festive and beach tunes create a one-of-a-kind ambiance.



Bank of America 'Museums on Us' at Orlando Museum of Art

July 6 - 7

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 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


Thunder Over the Indian River Fireworks

July 6 at OUC Indian River Plant Field, Port St John

Thunder Over the Indian River will be held on Saturday, June 6th. Enjoy and evening including Inflatables, DJ, Demonstrations, BBQ Competition, Food/Dessert Trucks, Raffles and of course the best fireworks show in Brevard county!


Oviedo's Independence Day Fireworks

July 6

The City of Oviedo's Independence Day Celebration is ONLY a Fireworks show this year. Enjoy any of the food provided inside the Oviedo Mall and find your seat to watch the show!



Villicon: Send in the Clowns
July 6

Step right up, folks, and get ready for a monstrously good time at Villicon: Send in the Clowns! Join us at Oviedo Mall on July 6 for a Halloween extravaganza the whole family will love. It's a celebration of spooks, surprises, and smiles!



Groove & Giggle

July 6

Come spend your afternoon with local musicians Joey and the Boys, while they set the perfect groove for stand-up comedy at Lil' Indies. No cover charge. Hosted by Roo Nafasat. Stand-up comedy by Aimee Lecours, Lee Cohen, Franco, Nick Giasullo, and Jess Torres. Ages 21+



'It Ain't Right' Presented by: Shiloh & Mogembo
July 5

"It Ain't Right" presented by Shiloh and Mogembo with music by Lyla St. Clair, Blacksuede and Mogembo.  Rock, Indie, Punk, No-Wave, Disco-Funk and whatever else we have up our sleeves.

Lil' Indie's, 10 p.m. Ages 21+ No Cover.


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.


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.


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.


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

In this knockdown, comedy battle, performers pair up in teams of two and use audience suggestions to create scenes, songs and characters. There can only be one King of the Hill!


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, JULY 7, 2024



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


Fairy Doors at Leu Gardens

Now - August 25

Enter the world of the fairies as you explore the gateways to each of the different fairies throughout Leu Gardens. You’ll find twenty doors that lead to the homes of our garden fairies, each with whimsical and unique design made especially for each fairies’ personality.  Enjoy the make believe world of each fairy as you search for their own special door. Included with general admission.


Venardos Circus  June 23 - August 17 Kissimmee

Venardos Circus
Now - August 17

Westgate Resorts and Venardos Circus, offering a one-of-a-kind, limited-run summertime circus spectacular directly outside the gates of Westgate Town Center, Westgate Vacation Villas and Westgate Towers Resorts located off Highway 192 in Kissimmee, Florida. Get tickets now.

 

Flavors of Florida at Disney Springs
Now - August 11

Calling all food lovers! Flavors of Florida is returning to Disney Springs with a menu that will make your taste buds dance with delight. From July 1 through Aug. 11, 2024, you will have the opportunity to taste some of our must-try items at over 40 flavor-filled locations across Disney Springs. You’ll be able to take part in a summer menu filled with citrus vibes, like the Orange Slushie from Amorette’s Patisserie, or the Key Lime Pie Marshmallows from Wondermade. Let’s not forget the mouthwatering Pork Belly Burnt End Tacos from City Works Eatery & Pour House.


Christmas in July at The Florida Mall
Now - July 31

Beat the heat this July and celebrate the holidays early with a tropical twist at The Florida Mall! The center’s first-ever Christmas in July transports shoppers to a sunny North Pole with Santa visits, festive movies, gift card giveaways and memorable photo opportunities. Visitors can expect a fun summer spin on holiday decor with flamingos, oranges, beach balls and selfie stations throughout the center, all while festive and beach tunes create a one-of-a-kind ambiance.



Bank of America 'Museums on Us' at Orlando Museum of Art

July 6 - 7

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 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


Melrose Pop Festival '24

July 7

Back for a second year at Melrose Library, this music festival features performances by Terri Binion, Mugs and Pockets, The Tremolords, Universal Funk Orchestra and Amy Robbins in a Sidecar.


Sundays at the Center

Sundays at the Center
Every Sunday, Now - August 4

Join us every Sunday at noon for Sundays at the Center! This free, family-friendly program invites students from grades K to 6 to join us from June 2 to August 4. Beat the summer heat and join us indoors for a refreshing and educational experience that the whole family will enjoy. Dive into captivating Storytimes, get creative with arts & crafts, play fun games, and explore exciting activities. There’s something for everyone to enjoy and learn from on Sundays at the Holocaust 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.



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.


Yoga in the Sculpture Garden at Mennello Museum of American Art

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