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Free & Cheap Things To Do in Orlando this Weekend March 8 - 10, 2024

There's a never ending choice of things to do in Orlando, and best of all there's a ton of FREE events and things to do every weekend. From free kids events for the little ones, to cheap nights out for the big kids!

Free & Cheap Things To Do in Orlando this Weekend

FREE & CHEAP Things to Do This Weekend!

There's tons of events and things to do in Orlando that won't break the bank, and every weekend we select the best FREE and CHEAP events and things to do in our weekend guide.


From kids events, to concerts, festivals, and more, we bring you the most-up-to-date FREE and CHEAP events listings in Orlando.


Whatever you decide to do this weekend in Orlando, have a great time, and remember to to keep up with the latest news on events, and things to do in Central Florida by signing up for the Gotta Go Orlando Newsletter and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.


Weekend FREE & CHEAP Events and Things To Do in Orlando


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FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2024


The Firefighters’ Fair Indian River County
March 8 - 17

The Firefighters’ Indian River County Fair, in Vero Beach features fun for the whole family with a wide variety of entertainment. Be sure to see concerts, the demolition derby, midway rides and firefighter training show!



Central Florida Fair
February 29 - March 10

The Central Florida Fair is returning for its 112th year to the Central Florida Fairgrounds on West Colonial Dr. Enjoy the midway featuring rides, games, and food, along with live entertainment, animals, livestock exhibitions and competitive exhibits, and so much more, including the much loved racing pigs of course!!


Florida Strawberry Festival
February 29 - March 10

Located between Tampa and Lakeland, the Florida Strawberry Festival is a uniquely Florida Festival that features tons of fresh strawberries, buckets of yummy cream, together with a star studded line up of entertainment, wild rides, agriculture, arts, crafts, exhibitors, vendors, and more, with something for the whole family throughout the eleven day celebration.


Theatre UCF Presents "The Cherry Orchard"
February 29 - March 10

A bittersweet tale of the Russian aristocracy facing love, loss, monetary struggle and major societal changes­­—all on the brink of revolution. Get details now.


Ebony Carlson: Rhythm & Fantasy
March 7 - 10

Ebony Carlson comes to Orlando Shakes. Get your tickets now!


Rusalka
March 8 - 10

Opera Orlando’s All for Art season goes On the Town in 2023-24 with Dvorák’s Rusalka on the grounds of the Art and History Museums of Maitland.


Guy Torry
March 8 - 9

See funny man, Guy Torry live at Funny Bone Comedy Cub on I-Drive at Funny Bone Comedy Club. Get tickets now.


Sumter County Fair
March 1 - 9

The Sumter County Fair in Bushnell is an action-packed event including a carnival midway featuring rides for all ages as well as midway games and delicious food. There is a wide variety of entertainment, including strolling entertainers and concerts. There are also a variety of competitions and exhibitions.



In-Person Meet & Greet With Phil & Lily Rosenthal
March 8

Come and join us as we host Netflix star Phil Rosenthal alongside his daughter Lily Rosenthal at Writer's Block Bookstore in Winter Park for an in-person meet & greet on their new release, Just Try It!



Free Spring Movie in the Park
March 8

Bring the family to St Cloud for a free movie in the park, Watch Over The Hedge, movie starts around 6:30 pm, don't forget to bring something to sit on.


Movie Under The Stars
March 8

The Clermont Parks and Recreation Department is bringing you great movies and awesome family fun. Join us for this free event come rain or shine at Waterfront Park for movies on a large projector under the Highlander pavilion. Seating will not be provided, please remember to bring chairs or a blanket.


HARIAH With PIAO
March 8

Montgomery Drive Presents: JHARIAH with PIAO at Will's Pub. Get your tickets now.


Ryan Thorne (Sundown Sessions)
March 8

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.


RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 16 Viewing Party

RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 16 Viewing Party
Every Friday

Join Southern Nights every Fridays for their RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 16 Viewing Party! Cara Cavalli Andrews and Tashae Royale Sherrington are your hosts!


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.


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 through our Town Center 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 six story art installation, The Beacon.


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 will begin at 3:00pm and the qualifications are show-quality muscle and factory-performance cars from 1964 and newer and classics from 1985 and older. Cars will cruise at 8:30pm and all cars registered can participate.


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..


Duel of Fools at SAK Comedy Lab
Every Friday and Saturday

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. The actors make up songs, scenes and characters right in front of your eyes with the help of the audience’s suggestions and participation. Appropriate for all ages. 7 pm.


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

In this knockdown, drag-out comedy battle, a cast of our professional performers pair up in teams of two and use audience suggestions to create scenes, songs and characters on the spot. After each round, the audience decides which team wins and which team loses. The winning team stays for the next round while the losers form new teams to dethrone the Kings. By the end there can only be one King of the Hill!


Wall Street Plaza Block Party
Every Friday and Saturday

Every Friday and Saturday night Wall St. Plaza takes over 2 city streets and throws the ultimate Block Party! Under the night sky and market lights you'll find 7 venues, outdoor bars, patio seating, Palm trees, DJ's, bands and more. This is the place to be in Downtown Orlando every weekend.



 


SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2024


Fun Box at The Florida Mall
Saturday - Sunday, February 10 - March 17

If you are looking for something fun to do this weekend, check out FUNBOX at The Florida Mall. FUNBOX is 25,000 square feet of inflatable fun containing 10 play zones and an obstacle course. The play area was designed for kids, but of course it's tons of fun for adults too, with lots of photos ops!


Central Florida Fair
February 29 - March 10

The Central Florida Fair is returning for its 112th year to the Central Florida Fairgrounds on West Colonial Dr. Enjoy the midway featuring rides, games, and food, along with live entertainment, animals, livestock exhibitions and competitive exhibits, and so much more, including the much loved racing pigs of course!!



Florida Strawberry Festival
February 29 - March 10

Located between Tampa and Lakeland, the Florida Strawberry Festival is a uniquely Florida Festival that features tons of fresh strawberries, buckets of yummy cream, together with a star studded line up of entertainment, wild rides, agriculture, arts, crafts, exhibitors, vendors, and more, with something for the whole family throughout the eleven day celebration.


Ebony Carlson: Rhythm & Fantasy
March 7 - 10

Ebony Carlson comes to Orlando Shakes. Get your tickets now!


Rusalka
March 8 - 10

Opera Orlando’s All for Art season goes On the Town in 2023-24 with Dvorák’s Rusalka on the grounds of the Art and History Museums of Maitland.


Leu Gardens Plant Sale
March 9 - 10

The Leu Garden’s Annual Plant Sale returns this weekend, where you can purchase directly from the growers. Best of all admission is free all weekend! Explore the Gardens and pick up some treasures to take home. Growers will be selling a variety of plants including: annuals, bamboo, bromeliads, butterfly plants, camellias, ferns, fruit trees, gingers, heliconias, herbs, native plants, orchids, palms, plumerias, roses, vines and more! 


Sumter County Fair
March 1 - 9

The Sumter County Fair in Bushnell is an action-packed event including a carnival midway featuring rides for all ages as well as midway games and delicious food. There is a wide variety of entertainment, including strolling entertainers and concerts. There are also a variety of competitions and exhibitions. This is a must-attend event of spring!


11th Annual Touch a Truck
March 9

The 11th annual Touch-a-Truck presented by Johnson’s Wrecker Service will rumble onto Knights Plaza at Addition Financial Arena on Saturday, March 9, 2024 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Addition Financial Arena is hosting this free, interactive experience for families and kids of all ages.


The Ugly Duckling Presented by the Central Florida Ballet
March 9

Take a journey of self-discovery with this classic tale of a young bird making its way through the world. Presented by the Central Florida Ballet at Orlando Public Library, Library Central.



Maitland Movies in the Park
March 9

Maitland Movies in the Park will present Disney’s live-action version of “The Little Mermaid” at 7 p.m. this Saturday, March 9, in Independence Square next to City Hall, 1776 Independence Lane. Admission and popcorn are free. Bring blankets and chairs for an outdoor movie experience under the stars. Grab some great eats at nearby Sanford Brewing Company-Maitland, Houndstooth Kitchen & Eatery, Boku Sushi Maitland and Starbucks.


Vegan Street Party in Apopka
March 9

Indulge your taste buds with a wide variety of delectable vegan dishes, from savory street food to heavenly desserts. Discover new flavors, try innovative plant-based products, and learn about the benefits of an urban vegan lifestyle. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere as you enjoy live music, entertainment, and engaging activities for all ages. Connect with like-minded individuals, passionate activists, and local businesses dedicated to promoting a sustainable and compassionate lifestyle. Free Event.


Riverwalk Park Seafood Fest
March 9

The Seafood Fest returns to Port Orange at the beautiful Riverwalk Park. The best part? Entry is free! The event will feature a wide range of seafood vendors and tons of dessert options including funnel cakes, ice cream, cotton candy, kettle corn and different types of baked goods. Kids can enjoy the playground and splash pad, and there will be free balloon animals, temporary tattoo scans and a fun reptile petting zoo. The deejay will be providing outstanding musical entertainment and you'll get a chance to meet dozens of local businesses and shop with craft vendors.


Orlando Valkyries vs. Omaha Supernovas
March 9

The Pro Volleyball Federation's Orlando Valkyries take on the Omaha Supernovas. Get your tickets now!


Orlando City SC vs. Minnesota United FC
March 9

Orlando City Soccer Club takes on Minnesota United FC at Inter&Co Stadium in downtown Orlando. Get your tickets now!


Meditation in the Gallery
March 9

Join Orlando Museum Of Art for an introduction to mindfulness and concentration practices that support meditation. The artwork on view will be used as points of reflection, concentration, meditation, and investigation. Bring your love of art and your desire to build a contemplative practice together into one space. Throughout the three sessions, you will learn concrete techniques for how to hold the body, breathe, focus the mind, release unbeneficial thoughts, relax tension in the mind and body, and observe the movements of the mind.



Sabado Gigante
March 9

Sabado Gigante comes to Celine Orlando. Get your FREE tickets now! 18+


JK and The Contraband
March 9

K and The Contraband LIVE at Lil' Indie's. Free, 6.30 pm - 10 pm.


Kumachen & Damez
March 9

Kumachen & Damez LIVE at Lil' Indie's. Free, 10.30 pm - 1.30 am.


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. The actors make up songs, scenes and characters right in front of your eyes with the help of the audience’s suggestions and participation. Appropriate for all ages. 7 pm.


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

In this knockdown, drag-out comedy battle, a cast of our professional performers pair up in teams of two and use audience suggestions to create scenes, songs and characters on the spot. After each round, the audience decides which team wins and which team loses. The winning team stays for the next round while the losers form new teams to dethrone the Kings. By the end there can only be one King of the Hill!


Wall Street Plaza Block Party
Every Friday and Saturday, 9pm - 2am

Every Friday and Saturday night Wall St. Plaza takes over 2 city streets and throws the ultimate Block Party! Under the night sky and market lights you'll find 7 venues, outdoor bars, patio seating, Palm trees, DJ's, bands and more. This is the place to be in Downtown Orlando every weekend.


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.



 


SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2024


Fun Box at The Florida Mall
Saturday - Sunday, February 10 - March 17

If you are looking for something fun to do this weekend, check out FUNBOX at The Florida Mall. FUNBOX is 25,000 square feet of inflatable fun containing 10 play zones and an obstacle course. The play area was designed for kids, but of course it's tons of fun for adults too, with lots of photos ops!


The Firefighters’ Fair Indian River County
March 8 - 17

The Firefighters’ Indian River County Fair, in Vero Beach features fun for the whole family with a wide variety of entertainment. Be sure to see concerts, the demolition derby, midway rides and firefighter training show!.


Central Florida Fair
February 29 - March 10

The Central Florida Fair is returning for its 112th year to the Central Florida Fairgrounds on West Colonial Dr. Enjoy the midway featuring rides, games, and food, along with live entertainment, animals, livestock exhibitions and competitive exhibits, and so much more, including the much loved racing pigs of course!!


Florida Strawberry Festival
February 29 - March 10

Located between Tampa and Lakeland, the Florida Strawberry Festival is a uniquely Florida Festival that features tons of fresh strawberries, buckets of yummy cream, together with a star studded line up of entertainment, wild rides, agriculture, arts, crafts, exhibitors, vendors, and more, with something for the whole family throughout the eleven day celebration.


Ebony Carlson: Rhythm & Fantasy
March 7 - 10

Ebony Carlson comes to Orlando Shakes. Get your tickets now!


Rusalka
March 8 - 10

Opera Orlando’s All for Art season goes On the Town in 2023-24 with Dvorák’s Rusalka on the grounds of the Art and History Museums of Maitland.


Leu Gardens Plant Sale
March 9 - 10

The Leu Garden’s Annual Plant Sale returns this weekend, where you can purchase directly from the growers. Best of all admission is free all weekend! Explore the Gardens and pick up some treasures to take home. Growers will be selling a variety of plants including: annuals, bamboo, bromeliads, butterfly plants, camellias, ferns, fruit trees, gingers, heliconias, herbs, native plants, orchids, palms, plumerias, roses, vines and more! 


Guy Torry
March 8 - 9

See funny man, Guy Torry live at Funny Bone Comedy Cub on I-Drive at Funny Bone Comedy Club. Get tickets now.



Love Fest
March 10

Head to Quantum Leap Winery for Love Fest is an event about love - love of music, art, food and each other! Enjoy music from Beemo, Bella Donna Breakdown, Bithlo Possum Revival and Texas Outlaw Jerry J! Plus, shop local vendors, and fest on great food.



Sunday in the Park in College Park
March 10

Mark your calendars! Enjoy a delightful College Park spring tradition–Sunday in the Park will be held this year on March 10th. A day of fun, laughter, and community spirit awaits. Save the date and make it a memorable Sunday


Hungover Album Release Show
March 10

Montgomery Drive Presents: Hungover Album Release Show with Special Guests Feel Real, Jawberry, Overthinker. Live at Will's Pub.


Music at the Casa: Blue Bamboo Presents Ella & The Bossa Beat
March 10

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



3rd Annual Singhaus Scholarship Oscar Party
March 10

Join hosts Ginger Minj and Gidget Galore for Singhaus Oscar Party, benefiting the Singhaus Scholarship Fund, at The Abbey!


Oscar Watch Party at The Enzian

March 10

Celebrate the biggest movie event of the year at The Enzian, Central Florida’s favorite independent theater. Experience the excitement of the 96th Academy Awards – its surprise wins and big upsets – amongst friends and fellow movie lovers. Enjoy dinner and drink specials, an Oscar pool, and the big show on Enzian’s big screen. Free Event.



Sanford Food Truck Fiesta

March 10

Join Sanford every 2nd SUNDAY from 1-6pm for our monthly Sanford Food Truck Fiesta! The largest food truck event in the Orlando area! Bringing you over 30 of the best food trucks and tents Central Florida has to offer PLUS dozens of local artisan vendors for your shopping pleasure. Enjoy craft beer and cocktails from the bars, and live music plus we feature outdoor patios and plenty of outside tables and chairs to sit and eat! Free parking. Pet and family friendly. Positive vibes.


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.


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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