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Free & Cheap Things To Do in Orlando this Weekend, June 28 - 30, 2024

There is so much to do in Orlando that won't break the bank, and every weekend there is an amazing choice of free and cheap things to do.

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, JUNE 28, 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.

 


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


Department of Defense Warrior Games
Now - June 30

The Department of Defense Warrior Games is an annual event, first held in 2010, that celebrates the resiliency and dedication of wounded, ill, and injured active duty and veteran U.S. military service members. From June 21-30, 2024, the DoD Warrior Games will return to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort.


Mean Girls High School Version
June 28 - 29

Youth Theater Production students apart of the Dr. Phillips Center AdventHealth School of the Arts present: Mean Girls High School Version.


Sunset at the Zoo at the Central Florida Zoo
June 28

Join a family-friendly LGBTQ+ Pride Celebration, featuring themed crafts and family activities, local vendors, food trucks and a DJ. It’s all part of Sunset at the Zoo at the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens. The gates open at 5 pm for guests to enjoy exploring the zoo, with music, food and more until the sun goes down!


Island Beats at at Island H2O
Saturdays, Now - July 27

Enjoy a taste of live island music with the all-new Island Beats at Island H2O. NEW for the 2024 Season, enjoya celebration of island vibes! Enjoy live music at Live! Lagoon Wave Pool from 4 pm - 8 pm.


Department of Defense Warrior Games
Now - June 30

The Department of Defense Warrior Games is an annual event, first held in 2010, that celebrates the resiliency and dedication of wounded, ill, and injured active duty and veteran U.S. military service members. From June 21-30, 2024, the DoD Warrior Games will return to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort.


Les Miserables
June 25 - 30

Cameron Mackintosh presents the acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables at Dr Phillips Center.


Summer B-Day Bash With DJ Mispac3
June 30

DJ Mispac3 returns to celebrate his birthday while bringing you the Best Throwback Party You Won't Wanna Miss! Playing all the hits from the '80s '90s, & '00s!! Dance like it's Y2K! - from Footloose to Backstreet Boys to Lil Jon to Blink 182. Come out sporting your best '80s-'00s attire and sing the tunes we all know and love. This isn't just a dance night, it's a party!



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, JUNE 29, 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.


Department of Defense Warrior Games
Now - June 30

The Department of Defense Warrior Games is an annual event, first held in 2010, that celebrates the resiliency and dedication of wounded, ill, and injured active duty and veteran U.S. military service members. From June 21-30, 2024, the DoD Warrior Games will return to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort.


Anime Festival Orlando

Anime Festival Orlando
June 28 - 30

Anime Festival Orlando is Florida's longest-running anime convention. For nearly 25 years, AFO has brought quality anime and Japanese culture-focused content to Central Florida through interactive events, cosplay contests, panels, vendors, gaming, industry guests and more!


Mean Girls High School Version
June 28 - 29

Youth Theater Production students apart of the Dr. Phillips Center AdventHealth School of the Arts present: Mean Girls High School Version.


Juneteenth Freedom Festival
June 29

Come join the Juneteenth Freedom Festival at the Simpson Park Community Center on Martin L King Junior Avenue in Lakeland for a day of celebration and reflection. This event will feature live music, food vendors, historical exhibits, and more.



Liberty Weekend Concert with Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
June 29

In recognition of the Fourth of July holiday, the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority will celebrate in advance with its traditional Liberty Weekend Concert featuring the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. This year’s concert will be held at a new location, Terminal C.


Great American Block Party
June 29

The annual Great American Block Party comes to Lake Nona Town Center with delicious food, sweet treats, fun games and activities, live music and more. This patriotic summer blowout party is not to be missed, with roaming live entertainers, an incredible lineup of food trucks, carnival games, and a spectacular evening laser light show that will dazzle and delight.



Rock Freedom & Fireworks in Longwood
June 29

The City of Longwood presents Rock, Freedom & Fireworks, the fourth annual Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, June 29th at Reiter Park featuring live music from Switch - Back to the 80's, over 15 food trucks, a full bar, vendors, and the best fireworks show in town! Free admission and parking for the event are located at the back parking lot of Orlando Health South Seminole, Longwood City Hall Complex, and the Longwood Sunrail Station. The fireworks show begins at 9 pm.


Dog Days of Summer at College Park
June 29

Get ready for a wagging good time at Dog Days of Summer, a brand new family and dog-friendly event presented by College Park Main Street! From the quirkiest dog contest to showcasing local dog businesses, this event promises tail-wagging fun for all. Don't miss out on the perfect summer family outing where you can create lasting memories with your loved ones, both two-legged and four-legged!


The Orlando Oddities and Curiosities Market

Orlando Oddities & Curiosities Market
June 29

The often imitated, never duplicated Orlando Oddities & Curiosities Market is back this weekend, taking place on Saturday, June 29, 2024 at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee.


Hosted and curated by Orlando oddities shop, Prometheus Esoterica, the event features taxidermy, morbid antiques, wet specimens, art and more from over 200 vendors and exhibitors from across the state and beyond.



Patrick Hagerman's Birthday Revue
June 29

Patrick Hagerman's Birthday Revue LIVE at Lil Indie's!


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, JUNE 30, 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.


Island Beats at at Island H2O
Saturdays, Now - July 27

Enjoy a taste of live island music with the all-new Island Beats at Island H2O. NEW for the 2024 Season, enjoya celebration of island vibes! Enjoy live music at Live! Lagoon Wave Pool from 4 pm - 8 pm.


Department of Defense Warrior Games
Now - June 30

The Department of Defense Warrior Games is an annual event, first held in 2010, that celebrates the resiliency and dedication of wounded, ill, and injured active duty and veteran U.S. military service members. From June 21-30, 2024, the DoD Warrior Games will return to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort.


Anime Festival Orlando
June 28 - 30

Anime Festival Orlando is Florida's longest-running anime convention. For nearly 25 years, AFO has brought quality anime and Japanese culture-focused content to Central Florida through interactive events, cosplay contests, panels, vendors, gaming, industry guests and more!


Sneaker Swap
June 30

Sneaker Swap is a Sneaker Event to buy sell, trade and network at Dezerland! This is the ultimate gathering for sneaker enthusiasts, fashionistas, and collectors, with thousands of attendees from all around the world expected to come together for a day of buying, selling, and trading some of the rarest and most sought-after kick.


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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