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Free & Cheap Things To Do in Orlando this Weekend, May 10 - 12, 2024

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, MAY 10, 2024


Spring Studio Show 2024
May 10

Enjoy live music while picnicking in the Maitland Art Center’s beautiful gardens. Plus, a campus-wide Art & History Museums - Maitland, Open House invites you to visit Artists in Action in their studios and Art School classrooms.


Casselberry Food Trucks
May 10

At Casselberry Food Trucks, attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs, tables, blankets and enjoy an incredible evening with free entertainment with food and drink.


Come meet Clifford The Big Red Dog!

Meet & Greet with Clifford
May 10

Come join Writer's Block Bookstore in Winter Park as Clifford The Big Red Dog will be coming to the bookstore! We will be hosting Clifford at the bookstore to take photos with attendees, as well as reading his book and free crafts! Check out our new Children's section, and join us for crafts, activities, and more!


Leu Gardens National Public Garden Day
May 10

Come celebrate National Public Gardens Day with Leu Gardens. Public gardens are a special place that maintain plants for the purpose of education and enjoyment and what better way to enjoy this day than to explore and learn about the Gardens with the talented Horticulture Team.


A series of 30-minute “Conversations in Bloom” with the Gardens’ Horticulture team have been planned throughout the day. You can choose which you would like to attend or stay the day for all them, included with garden admission. For more details, click here.



Blues and Beer With Beautiful Bobby Blackmon
May 10

The Twisted Handle is passionate about keeping the blues alive in Orlando. Catch Beautiful Bobby Blackmon's live performance at an evening filled with great music and good vibes!



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, MAY 11, 2024



Mother's Day at Island H20 Water Park
May 11 - 12

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Island H2O Water Park! On May 11 and 12, Moms can treat themselves to a signature “Momosa” at Tag Shack, embark on a scavenger hunt adventure to win a prize, enjoy the relaxation of Private Domain, and enjoy a day of making unforgettable memories with their family at Island H2O Water Park’s Mother’s Day Celebration! This special event is included in admission and is only available on May 11 - 12! Bring your mom and have some fun celebrating her.


The Orlando Pottery Festival Spring Market
May 11

The Orlando Pottery Festival Spring Market is Orlando's largest ceramic show and sale. The market features unique handmade items perfect for the garden, home, and gift giving! Come meet 50+ local artists offering work from functional pieces for everyday use to one of a kind decorative and sculptural work



Dog Mom Day at Boxi Park

May 11

Calling all dog moms! Treat yourself and your pup to a day full of yummy dog treats and celebration at Boxi Park, Lake Nona. $5 Cover after 5 pm. Enjoy doggy food specials, live music and more! Face Painters, Balloon Artist, Caricature Artist, DJ Rick GZ, Live Effect Party Band.



Mess Fest

May 11

Learn about colorful chemistry, flashy physics, and splat-tacular science through activities, demonstrations, and live shows. If you’re not making a mess, you’re not doing it right! And hey, when we say messy, we MEAN messy, so be sure to dress for the mess! This event is included with general admission to Orlando Science Center and free to annual members.


Indian Heritage Day

May 11

Indian Heritage Day is a celebration that honors the rich cultural tapestry, diverse traditions, and historical significance of India. This day serves as an opportunity for people of Indian origin and others alike to come together and showcase the unique aspects of Indian heritage.



Altamonte Springs Family Fest
May 11

Family Fest is an afternoon of fun for the whole family. Focusing on learning, kids are encouraged to think outside the box with STEAM activities and demonstrations. The event also includes a animals, music and dance performances, games, crafts, emergency vehicle displays and more.



Retro World Vintage Market & Expo
May 11

Step into a time machine and journey back to the era of poodle skirts, vinyl records, and timeless classics! Get ready to groove to the beats of the past and revel in the nostalgia as Duckie's Vintage Boutique transforms Oviedo Mall into a vibrant time capsule! Join us on Mother's Day for an unforgettable celebration of all things vintage, antique, retro, and oh-so-old-school. From retro fashion to classic décor, there's something to ignite the nostalgia in everyone!.


Collective Corner Pop-up Market

May 11

What's up Coachella?  Pull out those outfits you’ve been saving and join Collective Corner for the market of the year! Over 50 vendors are gearing up to bring you the best experiences, photo ops, curated goods, vintage, food, drink and so much more!!



Movie Trash at The Nook

May 11

Movie Trash at The Nook presents MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: THE MOVIE. Bring a chair if you have one (they have seating, but it is limited). As with all Movie Trash at The Nook screenings, it is free and open to the public. However, if you’d like to throw Orlando Pop-Up Movie Services a few bucks in the tip jar, that would be amazing!


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, MAY 12, 2024


Mother's Day at Island H20 Water Park
May 11 - 12

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Island H2O Water Park! On May 11 and 12, Moms can treat themselves to a signature “Momosa” at Tag Shack, embark on a scavenger hunt adventure to win a prize, enjoy the relaxation of Private Domain, and enjoy a day of making unforgettable memories with their family at Island H2O Water Park’s Mother’s Day Celebration! This special event is included in admission and is only available on May 11 - 12! Bring your mom and have some fun celebrating her


The Florida Vintage Market Orlando
May 12

The Florida Vintage Market at Ivanhoe Park Brewery. is a unique outdoor shopping experience in the heart of downtown Orlando with over 30 local vendors where you will find a curated variety of vintage clothing, sustainable fashion, street wear, custom clothing, sneakers, makers, artists, food trucks, drinks from the brewery, and so much more!



Sanford Food Truck Fiesta

Sanford Food Truck Fiesta
May 12

Sanford Food Truck Fiesta is 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!



Mother's Day at Boxi Park
May 12

Celebrate Mom with fun for the whole family at Boxi Park in Lake. Nona.


Leu Gardens Celebrates Moms!
May 12

Enjoy this special day with your mom in the beautiful 50-acre gardens. Explore the amazing art of Alex Heveri’s Glass in Flight 2, an outdoor exhibit of larger-than-life flying insects and birds. Each piece captures the essence of flight. The exhibit weaves together the beauty of art with the science of nature. Stroll the winding pathways and discover all the various gardens including the amazing butterfly garden and you can join in the fun with our butterfly hunt!  Moms receive free admission on this very special day.



Mother's Day In The Garden
May 12

Why stop at a flower bouquet when you can give Mom an entire garden? Bok Tower Gardens is offering free admission to all mothers in celebration of Mother’s Day. Families are encouraged to give the living bouquet of landscape gardens created by Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. to the special mothers in their lives. 


Central Florida Zoo
May 12

Take Mom to the Zoo on Mother's Day! Mothers and Grandmothers will get in FREE with the purchase of one single-day admission to Central Florida Zoo.


Free Admission for Caregivers at Orange County Regional History Center
May 12

Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate all the important women or caregivers in our life. It might be your mom, your grandma or anyone who has played an important role. On Mother’s Day, the History Center offers free admission to any caregiver accompanied by their loved one (of any age)!



Moms Get in Free at Brevard Zoo
May 12

Moms are treated to free admission to the Zoo on Mother’s Day at Brevard Zoo! Parents must be accompanied by a paying child of any age. Tickets can be purchased online or in person.


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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