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FREE Events and Things To Do in Orlando this Weekend May 19 - 21

Updated: Jun 17, 2023

It's the weekend and here in Orlando there is so many things to do that won't break the bank, and this weekend we have chosen all the fun and FREE EVENTS happening throughout the weekend here in Central Florida!


Free Things To To In Orlando this Weekend

Check out our list and whatever you decide do this weekend, have a great time here in the city beautiful.


Best FREE Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend


Friday, May 19, 2023


St. Cloud Movie at the Lakefront
Friday, May 19, 2023

Enjoy a free movie at Lakefront Park, 1104 Lakeshore Boulevard, St. Cloud. The movie feature being shown is “Wonder” starring Owen Wilson and Julia Roberts. Rated PG. Presented by City of St Cloud.


Movies Under the Stars in Clermont
Friday, May 19, 2023

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. This month’s movie is “Encanto.”



The 3rd Annual Film As Visual Art
Friday, May 19, 2023

With the theme of "Color," filmmakers show off what it means to be a visual artist whose medium is motion picture. Free as part of the 2023 Orlando Fringe Festival. Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rollins St., Orlando.


Evening Pop Up Market
Friday, May 19, 2023

Come grab a drink and shop with your favorite local makers for an evening under the stars at Coterie Coffee Co, Michigan Ave. Winter Park.


Yoga at Maitland Public Library
Friday, May 19, 2023

An hour of FREE hatha yoga with Deborah. Bring your own mat, a towel and water as the instructor guides you through the program.



Uptown Vibes in Cranes Roost Park
Friday, May 19, 2023

The event features live music from talented local artists, food trucks and interactive games along with vendors selling unique gifts, artisanal goods, home decor and more.


May’s featured artist is DEJA, who will bring their island flavor to this fun concert series. Admission is free. Food and drinks are available for purchase. Click here for details.


Winter Garden Friday on the Plaza
Friday, May 19, 2023

Come enjoy live music every Friday night on the Plaza in Winter Garden. May 19 will feature live music from Renegade Fusion (Country).


Art After Dark at Lake Nona

Art After Dark at Lake Nona
Friday, May 19, 2023

Every Friday night, Art After Dark takes over Lake Nona Town Center from 6 pm, and it's a perfect free night out for the whole family.


Enjoy a stroll through the Town Center as you explore hand crafted artisan products, and tasty cuisine. Be sure to grab a glass a wine, stay a while to enjoy the art displayed on the six story art installation, The Beacon.



Little Listeners at Altamonte Library
Friday, May 19, 2023

Experience stories brought to life at Altamonte Library with fun books, interactive rhymes and craft activities during Little Listeners Storytime every Friday at 11 a.m. Sessions are tailored for ages 3 to 5 to help foster a love of reading.


Sessions run for 30 minutes. Parents must stay with child. Reservations are required.


Sunset Walk’s Fired-up Fridays

Sunset Walk Fired-up Fridays

Friday, May 19, 2023

Friday nights, the Promenade at Sunset Walk presents Fired-Up Fridays, a free Car & Truck Show event with all makes, models, and years welcome of show car quality.


Featuring music by DJ Scotty B and Company, plus the very best regional live bands.


The Promenade is home to over 2 dozen restaurants, retail shops, movie theaters, and entertainment options, located just ½ mile from the intersection of State Road 429 and U.S. 192, at 3251 Margaritaville Blvd. FREE admission and parking.



Orange County Asian-Inspired Art Exhibition
Monday - Friday until May 30, 2023

The Orange County Asian Committee, in partnership with the City of Orlando, presents a free, new Asian-Inspired Art Exhibition at the Orange County Administration Building, featuring artwork by Central Florida artists. All artwork will have an Asian, Asian American or Pacific Islander theme, May 1 – 30, 2023. Visiting hours: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.



Saturday, May 20, 2023


Pro Wakeboard Tour at Lake David, Groveland

Pro Wakeboard Tour at Lake David, Groveland
Saturday, May 20, 2023

The world’s top wakeboarders & wakesurfers will gather to showcase their skills at the Pro Wakeboard Tour at Lake David, Groveland.


Come to the free event and check out Pro Wakeboarding, Pro Wakesurfing, FMX, BMX, a car show and food trucks.


 Water Safety Day in Oviedo

Water Safety Day in Oviedo
Saturday, May 20, 2023

Please join this FREE water safety event at the Aquatics Center. The City will be celebrating Water Safety Month and aquatics staff and first responders will be onsite with water safety information, summer program information and fun activities for the entire family! Bring your sunscreen as the event and pool access are free during the event to everyone!


Suset Cinema at Cranes Roost Park
Saturday, May 20, 2023

Gather the family for Sunset Cinema, a free outdoor movie in Altamonte Springs. Enjoy a viewing of The Boss Baby. Food and beverages are available for purchase.


Grows With Natives
Saturday, May 20, 2023

Grows With Natives is a day of food, fun and free plants. Learn about invasive plants, attracting beneficial wildlife, and gourmet ways to use those weeds. Taking place at Colonialtown Square, on the corner of Ferncreek and Illinois Streets, Orlando.


Saturday Special at Pioneer Village

Saturday Special at Pioneer Village
Saturday, May 20, 2023

Visit Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek 2491 Babb Road, Kissimmee every Saturday morning and enjoy a special activity. All materials will be provided with admission and is great for all ages.


Apopka Police Department Cookies and Milk with a Cop
Saturday, May 20, 2023

Join the Apopka Police Department for Cookies and Milk with a Cop from 11 AM to 12 PM at the North Orange Branch Library.


Bring your kids to meet our local police officers, enjoy a story, arts and crafts, and cookies and milk provided by the McDonald’s in Apopka


City of Ocoee Community Picnic
Saturday, May 20, 2023

You're invited to a Community Picnic hosted by our Ocoee Police Department on Saturday, May 20 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Freedom Park! Fun for the entire family!


Invincible Invertebrates
Saturday, May 20, 2023

Leu Gardens brings live invertebrates, a prize wheel, and a costumed character to teach about the wonders of some special creatures at this free event at Orlando Fringe, Orlando Garden Club, E. Rollins St, Orlando.


Mr Richard and the Pound Hounds
Saturday, May 20, 2023

Infuse catchy tunes with strains of Beatles pop and Replacements-style punk into kid’s music that everyone can groove to. This is a free event as part of The Orlando Fringe Festival at Orlando Garden Club, E. Rollins St, Orlando.



Book Launch, Second Chances In Hollywood by Sarah Hendess.
Saturday, May 20, 2023

Enjoy a free short talk and Q&A from author Sarah Hendess for the launch of her new book Second Chances in Hollywood. A book sale and signing will follow the talk at Alafaya Library, E. Colonial Dr. Orlando.


Standley Goes To The Pet Shelter
Saturday, May 20, 2023

Standley is a transforming lemonade stand who helps his friends learn about the world around them through active play. This is a free event as part of The Orlando Fringe Festival at Orlando Garden Club, E. Rollins St, Orlando.



Rainbow Market
Saturday, May 20, 2023

This art market is a celebration of queer and nonbinary artists who will be selling their handmade pieces at Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rollins St., Orlando. This is a free event as part of The Orlando Fringe Festival.


I Don’t Just Live In A Hat
Saturday, May 20, 2023

With the aid of magician James Songster, ChaChing the Amazing Bunny is going to perform one of her most famous magic effects and share with everyone what life is like for her both on, and off, stage. This is a free event as part of The Orlando Fringe Festival at Orlando Garden Club, E. Rollins St, Orlando


Mega Market in Mills 50
Saturday, May 20, 2023

Local Makers presents 50 local makers, live music, food, coffee, wine, and more in Mills 50.


Kung Fu Show
Saturday, May 20, 2023

A diverse team of professional performers from the Wah Lum Kung Fu Temple will present a lion dance, kung fu and tai chi performance demonstrations. Explore Chinese culture through this demonstration, a free event at Orlando Public Library, Central Blvd. Orlando.


Sanford Art Walk
Saturday, May 20, 2023

The Historic Sanford Welcome Center invites you a juried art show in the Historic Sanford Welcome Center, and a walking tour of the art venues located in historic downtown Sanford. Free event at Sanford Avenue and First Street, Sanford.



Disney Springs Kids Club
Saturday, May 20, 2023

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.



Live Music on the Lawn in Lake Nona

Saturday, May 20, 2023

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 11am – 3pm every Saturday!


Saturday Nite Classic Car Show & Cruise

Saturday Nite Classic Car Show & Cruise
Saturday, May 20, 2023

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 and all cars registered can participate.


The Classic Car Show is free for participants and free for the public to attend. It’s the perfect outing for families of every generation, young and old, to enjoy.


Show Car Saturday Nights at Promenade at Sunset Walk

Show Car Saturday Night at Promenade at Sunset Walk
Saturday, May 20, 2023

The Promenade at Sunset Walk is home to the free 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.

Throughout the evening, find your favorite restaurants and shops at the Promenade at Sunset Walk.


Lake Nona Farmers Market

Orlando Area Saturday Farmers Markets
Saturday, May 20, 2023

Winter Garden Farmers Market

The Winter Garden Farmers Market is your hometown market open every Saturday from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm. in beautiful Historic Winter Garden.


Winter Park Farmers Market

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

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

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

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 21, 2023


The Princess Rainbow and the World of Thousand Colors
Sunday, May 21, 2023

In a world with so many colors, the Princess Rainbow wants to teach to the children the value and meaning of some of those colors. This is a free event as part of The Orlando Fringe Festival at Orlando Garden Club, E. Rollins St, Orlando.


Anyone Can Dance
Sunday, May 21, 2023

Showing that no matter you age, size, abilities, or anything else, anyone can dance. This is a free event as part of The Orlando Fringe Festival at Orlando Garden Club, E. Rollins St, Orlando.


Yanomi’s Puppetry Show
Sunday, May 21, 2023

One of the most famous characters in the world, A Little Red Riding Hood tries to create her new character of version 2023 with audience members. This is a free event as part of The Orlando Fringe Festival at Orlando Garden Club, E. Rollins St, Orlando.


A Superhero’s Day at Disney
Sunday, May 21, 2023

A Superhero from another universe uses a magical cube to travel to Disney so they can sing and make new friends. This is a free event as part of The Orlando Fringe Festival at Orlando Garden Club, E. Rollins St, Orlando.


Bazaar Botanica: Bad Girls Club
Sunday, May 21, 2023

Bazaar Botanica: Bad Girls Club is a free event with 40 shops & artisans, live drag show, Orlando community art supply, local and delicious food trucks at Ivanhoe Park .Brewing.


Ren Fair at The Renaissance Theatre Company

Ren Fair at The Renaissance Theatre Company
Sunday, May 21, 2023

Renaissance Fair at The Ren, is a unique outdoor and indoor event, featuring drag shows, live music, and more. Diverse and Queer-friendly, 18+.

Shops! Vendors, Artists, Crafts, Food Vendors/Trucks, Plants, Merchandise.


Orlando Farmers Market at Lake Eola Park

Orlando Area Sunday Farmers Markets
Sunday, May 21, 2023

Orlando Farmers Market at Lake Eola Park

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 week at Celebration Farmers Market there are multiple vendors here 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

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

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

Mount Dora’s open-air Mount Dora Village Market in Sunset Park is open Sundays from 9 am – 2 pm offering fresh products from over 50 market vendors.


Central Florida Farmers Markets

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