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Free & Cheap Things To Do this Weekend in Orlando, April 5 - 7, 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, APRIL 5, 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.


The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
April 2 - May 5

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is the final professional production of the season at Orlando Family Stage. In this dynamic musical adaptation of Rick Riordan’s bestselling book that took Broadway by storm, teenager Percy Jackson discovers he is the half-blood son of a Greek god! With newly-discovered powers he cannot control, a destiny he does not want, and a mythology textbook’s worth of monsters on his trail, Percy and his friends embark on an epic journey to find Zeus’s missing lightning bolt and prevent a war among the gods.



Mister Rogers’ Week of Kindness

April 1 - 6

A series of FREE or low-cost events to celebrate the work and influence of Mister Rogers in the Central Florida community.For more information on Mister Rogers' Week of Kindness events, check out the Week of Kindness website.


UCF Celebrates the Arts

April 3 - 14

UCF Celebrates the Arts is an immersive and dynamic cultural extravaganza that fuses creativity, innovation and community engagement. This annual festival showcases the artistic prowess of UCF’s faculty and students and invites the broader community to enjoy performances, exhibitions, presentations and interactive experiences. UCF Celebrates the Arts takes place at Dr Phillips Center and is a unique opportunity for the community to experience the creative side of UCF’s innovative spirit.



Lake County Fair
April 5 - 14

The Lake County Fair, Eustis began in 1921. Now residents and visitors can enjoy crafts, cooking, baking , livestock and a fun midway!


Art in Bloom

April 5 - 7

Celebrate the return of spring at the Orlando Museum of Art during Central Florida’s premier event, Art in Bloom, coming April 5-7, 2024. Art in Bloom brings visitors a museum-wide kaleidoscope of breathtaking floral arrangements inspired by works from the Orlando Museum of Art’s permanent collection and current exhibitions.



Orlando Boat Show

April 5 - 7

The Marine Industry Association of Central Florida (MIACF) presents the Orlando Boat Show for a three-day event on April 5, 6, and 7, 2024 at the Orange County Convention Center, North Hall B. The highly anticipated show features 19 of Central Florida's top boat dealers representing more than 80 manufacturers with approximately 400 boats on display.


Maitland Jazz and Blues Festival

April 5 - 6

The 2024 Maitland Jazz and Blues Festival will bring together an eclectic mix of soulful music from some of the best local and touring artists April 5 and 6 on Independence Lane. The city’s biggest music event of the year features 12 bands on two stages along with great food and drinks, crafts and vendors and lots of kids activities. General admission is free.


Neon Club

April 5

For more than 35 years, the city of Orlando has hosted Neon Club. Orlando Ballet is proud to continue the tradition! Participants and their families, friends, and/or caregivers are welcome to join us each month for an evening of dancing, socializing, food, and fun.



First Friday in Eustis

April 5

Our family-friendly monthly street parties host a wide variety of food, vendors and live music! We look forward to seeing everyone in Historic Downtown Eustis each First Friday! 


First Fridays at Baldwin Park

April 5

Unforgettable nights of shopping and dining with music in the beautiful Baldwin Park. With over 40 small business vendors offering a wide range of products, there's something for everyone to enjoy.


Bike To Work Day 2024
April 5

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer will pedal into work, as part of the city’s annual tradition of hosting Bike to Work Day events. Riders will meet at 7 am at the SoDo Shopping Plaza, then head out at 8 am on a police-escorted group ride through the streets of downtown to City Hall.  A Bike to Work Day celebration will be set up at City Hall Plaza for downtown workers to learn more about the city’s bike projects and connect to local organizations.



First Friday Food Trucks in Clermont
April 5

A Clermont First Friday tradition! Join your family and friends downtown and choose dinner, snacks, sweets and more from a variety of food trucks. Sip and stroll downtown while checking out event vendors and shopping at local retail stores and boutiques.


Family Movie Night at Leu Gardens

April 5

A Bug’s Life on Friday, April 5, 2024 Gardens open at 7:00 p.m., Movie time 8:30 p.m. Enjoy an outdoor family movie in Orlando’s most beautiful garden. Pack a picnic and seating, alcohol is permitted. This movie is rated G.


Bird Call Community Celebration

April 5

Bird Call is music, food, drink, family fun, awards, community spirit and more. Returns to Alley No. 3 in The APGD Friday, April 5, 5:30 to 9 p.m. All leashed, vaccinated well-behaved pups are welcome. Family friendly. Walk, ride your bike or park in the Audubon Park K-8 School parking lot.


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 6, 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.


The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
April 2 - May 5

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is the final professional production of the season at Orlando Family Stage. In this dynamic musical adaptation of Rick Riordan’s bestselling book that took Broadway by storm, teenager Percy Jackson discovers he is the half-blood son of a Greek god! With newly-discovered powers he cannot control, a destiny he does not want, and a mythology textbook’s worth of monsters on his trail, Percy and his friends embark on an epic journey to find Zeus’s missing lightning bolt and prevent a war among the gods.



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!


Mister Rogers’ Week of Kindness

April 1 - 6

A series of FREE or low-cost events to celebrate the work and influence of Mister Rogers in the Central Florida community.For more information on Mister Rogers' Week of Kindness events, check out the Week of Kindness website.


UCF Celebrates the Arts

April 3 - 14

UCF Celebrates the Arts is an immersive and dynamic cultural extravaganza that fuses creativity, innovation and community engagement. This annual festival showcases the artistic prowess of UCF’s faculty and students and invites the broader community to enjoy performances, exhibitions, presentations and interactive experiences. UCF Celebrates the Arts takes place at Dr Phillips Center and is a unique opportunity for the community to experience the creative side of UCF’s innovative spirit.


Lake County Fair
April 5 - 14

The Lake County Fair, Eustis began in 1921. Now residents and visitors can enjoy crafts, cooking, baking , livestock and a fun midway!



Art in Bloom

April 5 - 7

Celebrate the return of spring at the Orlando Museum of Art during Central Florida’s premier event, Art in Bloom, coming April 5-7, 2024. Art in Bloom brings visitors a museum-wide kaleidoscope of breathtaking floral arrangements inspired by works from the Orlando Museum of Art’s permanent collection and current exhibitions.


Orlando Boat Show

April 5 - 7

The Marine Industry Association of Central Florida (MIACF) presents the Orlando Boat Show for a three-day event on April 5, 6, and 7, 2024 at the Orange County Convention Center, North Hall B. The highly anticipated show features 19 of Central Florida's top boat dealers representing more than 80 manufacturers with approximately 400 boats on display.


Maitland Jazz and Blues Festival

April 5 - 6

The 2024 Maitland Jazz and Blues Festival will bring together an eclectic mix of soulful music from some of the best local and touring artists April 5 and 6 on Independence Lane. The city’s biggest music event of the year features 12 bands on two stages along with great food and drinks, crafts and vendors and lots of kids activities. General admission is free.



Bank of America's Museums on Us Weekend
March 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


Spring Fever in the Garden
March 6 - 7

Join us for the 22nd annual Spring Fever in the Garden festival.The annual ode to spring event is a favorite of locals and visitors alike with gardening vendors lining the downtown Winter Garden streets, in addition to entertainment for all ages.



Spring Fiesta in the Park
March 6 - 7

Visit Lake Eola Park in April for the 35th Annual Spring Fiesta in the Park event. Celebrate the beauty of the season as hundreds of amazing artist and crafter booths will once again surround the park!


Vintage Garden Show
April 6 - 7

Come and experience a wonderful display of vintage and antiques garden decor at Renningers Florida Twin Markets. Shop for antiques, collectibles, vintage items, plants, and garden decor.

UCF Mobile Plant Clinic. Free Admission – Free Parking – Pet Friendly.


St. Cloud Rotary Club’s Annual Spring Fling 2024

April 6

St. Cloud Rotary Clubs Annual “Spring Fling” at the St. Cloud Lakeshore. There will be many Craft Vendors, Food Trucks, Car and Truck Show participants, activities for the kids, face painters, live music, beer and wine and even a Bass Fishing Tournament!


Sanford Battle of the Food Trucks
April 6

Join the biggest food truck event of the year at Sanford Battle of the Food Trucks! Dozens of food trucks competing and serving you up the best food truck eats in all of Central Florida!

Enjoy craft beer and cocktails from the bars, artisan vendors and live music plus we feature outdoor patios and plenty of outside tables and chairs to sit and eat!


Apopka Saturday Sounds Concert Series
April 6

A Free Family-Friendly Concert Series at the Apopka Amphitheater. Absolute Def Leppard is the ultimate Def Leppard tribute band with amazing live vocals and incredible stage production.


Hamlin Craft Beer Festival
April 6

Mark your calendars, invite your friends, and get ready for a brew-tiful day of craft beer, fun, and festivities at The Hamlin Craft Beer Festival! This event is the ultimate celebration of Florida's finest craft brews, an experience you won't want to miss. This event is a charity fundraising event to fund scholarships and grants for local high school students in western Orange County!



The Celebration Car Show Festival
April 6

Get up close to 300+ of the world’s most exotic cars, race cars and Hollywood movie cars, all lined up for concours judging along Celebration’s spectacular lakefront promenade in this premier concours event. Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Pagani, Bugatti, Lotus, Aston Martin, McLaren, Pantera, DeLorean, and other ultra-exotic marques will be displayed and judged.


Fort Christmas Bluegrass Festival
April 6

The Bluegrass Festival returns! This is a free event at Fort Christmas Historical Park, 1300 Fort Christmas Rd., Christmas. Bring chairs, blankets and a picnic or purchase from food trucks.


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 7, 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.


The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
April 2 - May 5

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is the final professional production of the season at Orlando Family Stage. In this dynamic musical adaptation of Rick Riordan’s bestselling book that took Broadway by storm, teenager Percy Jackson discovers he is the half-blood son of a Greek god! With newly-discovered powers he cannot control, a destiny he does not want, and a mythology textbook’s worth of monsters on his trail, Percy and his friends embark on an epic journey to find Zeus’s missing lightning bolt and prevent a war among the gods.


Mister Rogers’ Week of Kindness

April 1 - 6

A series of FREE or low-cost events to celebrate the work and influence of Mister Rogers in the Central Florida community.For more information on Mister Rogers' Week of Kindness events, check out the Week of Kindness website.



UCF Celebrates the Arts

April 3 - 14

UCF Celebrates the Arts is an immersive and dynamic cultural extravaganza that fuses creativity, innovation and community engagement. This annual festival showcases the artistic prowess of UCF’s faculty and students and invites the broader community to enjoy performances, exhibitions, presentations and interactive experiences. UCF Celebrates the Arts takes place at Dr Phillips Center and is a unique opportunity for the community to experience the creative side of UCF’s innovative spirit.


Lake County Fair
April 5 - 14

The Lake County Fair, Eustis began in 1921. Now residents and visitors can enjoy crafts, cooking, baking , livestock and a fun midway!


Art in Bloom

April 5 - 7

Celebrate the return of spring at the Orlando Museum of Art during Central Florida’s premier event, Art in Bloom, coming April 5-7, 2024. Art in Bloom brings visitors a museum-wide kaleidoscope of breathtaking floral arrangements inspired by works from the Orlando Museum of Art’s permanent collection and current exhibitions.


Orlando Boat Show

April 5 - 7

The Marine Industry Association of Central Florida (MIACF) presents the Orlando Boat Show for a three-day event on April 5, 6, and 7, 2024 at the Orange County Convention Center, North Hall B. The highly anticipated show features 19 of Central Florida's top boat dealers representing more than 80 manufacturers with approximately 400 boats on display.


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!


Bank of America's Museums on Us Weekend
March 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



Spring Fever in the Garden
March 6 - 7

Join us for the 22nd annual Spring Fever in the Garden festival.The annual ode to spring event is a favorite of locals and visitors alike with gardening vendors lining the downtown Winter Garden streets, in addition to entertainment for all ages.


Vintage Garden Show
April 6 - 7

Come and experience a wonderful display of vintage and antiques garden decor at Renningers Florida Twin Markets. Shop for antiques, collectibles, vintage items, plants, and garden decor.

UCF Mobile Plant Clinic. Free Admission – Free Parking – Pet Friendly.


Spring Fiesta in the Park
March 6 - 7

Visit Lake Eola Park in April for the 35th Annual Spring Fiesta in the Park event. Celebrate the beauty of the season as hundreds of amazing artist and crafter booths will once again surround the park.


Island Party

April 7

Florida Theatrical Association presents a FREE screening of the Disney movie Moana at The Abbey!  Enjoy themed activities, treats, and photo opportunities for the whole family!



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.


Sunday Jazz Brunch at The Boheme
Every Sunday

Featuring some of Central Florida’s hottest jazz musicians, the newly reimagined Boheme invites you to indulge in the finest culinary offerings while contemporary jazz sounds emanate from the Imperial Grand Bösendorfer Piano.


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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