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FREE Events & Things To Do in Orlando Halloween Weekend Oct. 27 - 29

It's Halloween weekend and with no shortage of spooky things to do here in Orlando, we've chosen all the fun and FREE EVENTS that are taking place throughout the weekend here in the city beautiful.

Free Things To To In Orlando this Weekend

Best FREE Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend


 ICON Park On International Drive  At Halloween

Haunted Holiday Light Show at ICON Park
Now - October 31

Gather outdoors on The Lawn at ICON Park to be immersed in The Wheel’s popular annual light and fog show, as 64,000 LED lights dance 400 ft. in the air while fog drifts across the lawn at your feet. Shows will take place nightly, now through Tuesday, October 31st.

Sundays through Thursdays, 8:30 p.m. / Fridays and Saturdays, 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

Plus, throughout October, the 400-foot Wheel is the ultimate Orlando Halloween photo spot for selfies, as it illuminates the skyline with a magnificent color-scape of orange, purple, green and red lights.

Enjoy the show free of charge, plus ICON Park offers free parking too!



The City of Tavares Annual BOO! Festival

The City of Tavares Annual BOO! Festival

October 27, 2023

The City of Tavares Annual BOO! Festival will be held on Friday, October 27th in downtown Tavares. The family-friendly event features a large Trunk-or-Treat with tons of free candy, live DJ music, food vendors, a Creepy Tent for kids, a Costume Contest, a movie in the park, and more!

Ocoee Halloween Howl-Night

Ocoee Halloween Howl-Night

October 27, 2023

The parks and Recreation Department will host Halloween Howl Night event on October 27th, 2023 from 6pm - 9pm.

Oviedo Mall Halloween Sip & Shop

Oviedo Mall Halloween Sip & Shop
October 27, 2023

This Halloween, Oviedo Mall answers the question, "what if there was trick or treating for adults?"

Join Oviedo Mall for a Halloween Sip & Shop event with a spooky twist. Take a food and wine stroll around the mall while enjoying live entertainment, spooky photo ops and much more. Come dressed in your spooky best and receive a special prize (while supplies last) (For the safety of all participants, no full face masks are allowed)

Boo on Broadway Kissimmee

Boo on Broadway
October 27, 2023

It's the most spookiest time of the year! Get your costumes out and bring the cobwebs with you to Historic Downtown Kissimmee for Boo on Broadway. Dress up and make your way through Broadway to collect candy , visit the adventures in Booville, witness the Great Kissimmee Case Race, see stilt walkers, dancers and more! Free event.

Misfit Exchange: Weirdo Market and Movie Night
Friday, October 27, 2023

Head to Ivanhoe Park Brewery for the Misfit Exchange with 15 Local Alternative Shops & Artisans, Double Feature Sit-In Movie, Local Florida Food Pop-Ups.

Halloween Orlando Critical Mass!
Friday, October 27, 2023

Meet Orlando Critical Mass for a spooky time on a relaxed pace ride! All skill levels welcome! Lights and helmets suggested.

Costume contest for best rider and best decorated bike. Free candy while supplies last.

Fall Family Night
Friday, October 27, 2023

Join Bible Center of Orlando for Fall Family Night at the Walt Disney Amphitheater at Lake Eola!

Get ready for a night of inspiration, community, and fun! This event is the perfect opportunity to come together for an unforgettable evening under the stars.

This is a FREE event for the entire community. No tickets or reservations needed—just bring your family, your friends, and your smiles!

Elev8 Fun Family Night
Friday, October 27, 2023

Ladies 327 is cohosting an event with Elev8 Fun for a night of fun, for the kids to come out and enjoy.

There will be lots of activities for the kids including face painting, fishing, special treat vendors, and more on the outside while introducing their guests to all the fun activities inside Elev8.

Friday Muscle Car Show & Cruise Old Town Kissimmee

Friday Muscle Car Show & Cruise
Weekly, 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.

Winter Garden Friday on the Plaza

Winter Garden Friday on the Plaza
Weekly, Every Friday

Come enjoy live music every Friday night on the Plaza in Winter Garden.

Art After Dark at Lake Nona

Art After Dark at Lake Nona
Weekly, Every Friday

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.

Sunset Walk’s Fired-up Fridays

Sunset Walk Fired-up Fridays

Weekly, Every Friday

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.

Little Listeners at Altamonte Library
Weekly, Every Friday

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.

Free Bingo Night at District Eat and Play Oviedo

Free Bingo Night at District Eat and Play Oviedo
Weekly, Every Friday

Free Bingo each Friday night at District Eat and Play Oviedo Mall, Oviedo at 6pm.



Trick or Treat Safe Zone Orlando Public Library

Trick or Treat Safe Zone
October 28, 2023

Dress up and trick or treat at Orlando Public Library and Orange County Regional History Center on Saturday, October 28, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Create creepy crafts and complete a scavenger hunt! Recommended for families with children 0-12. Click here for details.

Trunk or Treat at Aloma Bowl
October 28, 2023

Aloma Bowl is putting the spooks and scares in strikes and spares with a Halloween event the entire family can enjoy.

The entertainment center is hosting the popular Trunk or Treat event on Saturday, Oct. 28. from 1 to 3 p.m.

Guests can sign up in advance to bring their decorated car. Every car entry will receive a “ghoulish gift” and have the chance to take home the $250 prize. Anyone can stop by day-of for an afternoon of games, activities, prizes, candy, costumes and the chance to decorate a bowling pin.

Trunk or Treat at Airport Lanes

Trunk or Treat at Airport Lanes
October 28, 2023

Airport Lanes is putting the spooks and scares in strikes and spares with a Halloween event the entire family can enjoy.

Guests can sign up in advance to bring their decorated car. Every car entry will receive a “ghoulish gift” and have the chance to take home the $250 prize. Anyone can stop by day-of for an afternoon of games, activities, prizes, candy, costumes and the chance to decorate a bowling pin.

The event is free and open to the public. After guests enjoy the fun, they can also stop inside to check out the venues’ bowling, food and beverage and variety of games for all ages.

Lake Nona Graveyard Smash

Lake Nona Graveyard Smash
October 28, 2023

Come to the Lake Nona Graveyard Smash, as it’s time to celebrate Halloween with spooky entertainment, trick or treat stations, inflatable courses, face paint, and thrilling music.

This event will definitely give you chills!

A Haunting Weekend at the Seminole Towne Center
October 28 - 29, 2023

Jin this free event at Seminole Towne Center for Ghost Tours, Trick Or Treat, Kids Zone: Indoor Movies, Bounce Houses & Kid Friendly Activities

Downtown Avalon Park Spooktacular

Downtown Avalon Park Spooktacular
October 28, 2023

For Halloween, Downtown Avalon Park pulls out all the stops and throw a family-friendly Spooktacular trick or treat in the heart of the community.

Promenade at Sunset Walk - Halloween Kid's Trick or Treating, Trunk or Treat Car & Truck Show

Trunk Or Treat Car Show
October 28, 2023

Join the FREE spooky fun at the 4th Annual Promenade at Sunset Walk - Halloween Kid's Trick or Treating, Trunk or Treat Car & Truck Show.

Enjoy spook-tacular live entertainment from The Layla Bribois Band, DJ K1X, street performers, and over 2 dozen candy stations.

Plus, more than 100 Show Cars & Trucks will also be distributing Treats and Competing for the Top 3 Merchant's Choice Trophies for Best Halloween Themed Rides!

Vegan Events Orlando Vegan Halloween Bash

Vegan Halloween Bash
October 28, 2023

Enjoy the spooktacular Vegan Halloween Bash! Get ready for a frightfully fun event filled with delicious plant-based treats, creepy costumes, and ghoulish games.

Embrace the spirit of Halloween while enjoying a variety of mouthwatering vegan dishes. Indulge in spooky snacks, devilish desserts, and refreshing drinks, all made with love and without any animal products. Whether you're a vegan or simply curious about plant-based options, this event is for you!

Don't miss out on the thrilling activities. Test your bravery in a dance off, try your luck at bobbing for apples, or dare to enter the costume contest. There will be something for everyone to enjoy!

 3rd Annual Fall Family Fun Day in Deland.

3rd Annual Fall Family Fun Day
October 28, 2023

Enjoy a day of family fun at the 3rd Annual Fall Family Fun Day in Deland. There will be something for everyone and admission is free. There will be a variety of vendors to help you start on some Christmas shopping. In addition there will be various family and special needs resource vendors to share information about their organization/businesses and services provided. While visiting the vendors the kids can do some booth or treating and make sure to vote for the best decorated booth. Live music by Kool Vibes will begin at noon after the costume contest. Make sure to bring an appetite and visit the selection of food trucks. There will be face painter, activities.

Wekiva Island Annual Halloween Party & Costume
October 28, 2023

Looking for Halloween plans? Head to Wekiva Island for their annual Halloween party and costume contest.

Dress to impress for a chance to win prizes and enjoy live music by The Hindu Cowboys!

Celebrate Eolaween at Lake Eola Park

Saturday, October 28, 2023

Looking for a spooktacular evening of family friendly fun? Join Downtown Orlando on Saturday, October 28, from 4 pm - 10 pm at Lake Eola's East Lawn by the Eola House!

Eolaween promises a bewitching time with a lineup of exciting activities, including games, a DJ, a craft station to awaken your artistic spirit, and a thrilling costume contest for all ages.

Plus, capture memories at our photo stations and don't miss the Halloween movie feature, “Ghostbusters," once darkness falls

Annual CFW Trunk or Treat Event!

Annual CFW Trunk or Treat Event!
October 28, 2023

Get ready for an enchanting evening of Halloween fun at the Trunk or Treat Event presented by the Curry Ford West Main Street District!

Bring your family, friends, and even your furry pals for a ghoulishly good time.

City of Apopka Halloween in the Park

City of Apopka Halloween in the Park
October 28, 2023

This is a free family-friendly Trick-or-Treating event with kid activities, vendors, and more. Kid activities include: Face painting, bounce houses, costume contests (by age groups), photos with our First Responders from the Apopka Police Department and Apopka Fire Department, and more! This is a fun & safe trick or treat alternative for the children of Apopka. Local businesses and organizations will be handing out individually wrapped candy or small toys/prizes to the children in attendance. Prize ribbons will be given to the top 3 best decorated/themed booths. (Not too scary, please!)

Downtown Clermont Harvest Festival
October 28, 2023

From a charming pumpkin patch and an exciting kids’ zone to the groovy beats of live music and the cutest pet costume contest, Downtown Clermont Harvest Festival is designed to make you smile. Don’t miss out on the kids’ costume contests, mouthwatering fall treats, and much more! Best of all, this incredible experience comes to you absolutely free

38th Annual Mount Dora Craft Fair
October 28 - October 29, 2023

The downtown streets come alive with almost 400 of the best exhibitors in the country ready to show and sell their fine and fun crafts. Festival food, music, beer, wine, cocktails and some special guest appearances. Get details.

Saturday Special at Pioneer Village

Saturday Special at Pioneer Village
Weekly, Every Saturday

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.

Disney Springs Kids Club
Weekly, 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.

Live Music on the Lawn in Lake Nona

Weekly, 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 11am – 3pm every Saturday!

Saturday Nite Classic Car Show & Cruise

Saturday Nite Classic Car Show & Cruise
Weekly, 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 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
Weekly, Every Saturday

Storybook Adventures St Cloud

Storybook Adventures
Weekly, Every Saturday

Each week, begin your free Storybook Adventures tour at the St Cloud Police substation on 10th street to pick up a map that will lead you on a stroll through downtown St. Cloud. the map will take you to specific locations to glance into the storefronts of participating businesses, reading one page at a time until you complete that week’s story!

On Saturday at 10 am, the host business welcomes you to meet the author and the first 20 families in attendance will receive a free book to have autographed and take photos, plus, there will be an extra treat from the host business.

Lake Nona Farmers Market

Orlando Area Saturday Farmers Markets
Weekly, Every Saturday

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

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.

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.

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.

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.



A Haunting Weekend at the Seminole Towne Center
October 28 - 29, 2023

Jin this free event at Seminole Towne Center for Ghost Tours, Trick Or Treat, Kids Zone: Indoor Movies, Bounce Houses & Kid Friendly Activities.

Orange County Animal Service's Barktoberfest

Sunday, October 29, 2023

Orange County Animal Services will host the 10th Annual Barktoberfest later this month, when the fun and free event returns to Lake Eola Park, N Eola Ave, Orlando, on Sunday, October 29, 2023 from 12 pm - 4 pm!

Barktoberfest is the shelter’s rescue appreciation event that serves to celebrate the partnership between OCAS and the rescue community. Animal Services currently works with more than 80 rescue groups across the state that aid in the recovery and adoption of homeless animals. Many of these pets will be present at Barktoberfest and available for adoption through the individual rescue groups.

38th Annual Mount Dora Craft Fair
October 28 - October 29, 2023

The downtown streets come alive with almost 400 of the best exhibitors in the country ready to show and sell their fine and fun crafts. Festival food, music, beer, wine, cocktails and some special guest appearances. Get details.

Ren Fair at The Renaissance Theatre Company

Ren Fair at The Renaissance Theatre Company
Weekly, Every Sunday

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
Weekly, 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.

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.

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 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.

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



Enjoy Disney Springs in Orlando for free

Disney Springs

Disney Springs is a wonderful place to waste away a few hours or more, and it's free to visit, and parking is free too.

Stroll through Town Center at Disney Springs to view vibrant displays from talented artists at the Art Walk, let the kids enjoy the interactive fountains, while everyone will love checking out a unique collection of stores including The Coca Cola Store, M&M's World, Lego Imagination Center and more.

You can take a break at The Welcome Center with air conditioning, comfy chairs and freeice water.

Enjoy the free entertainment atmultiple locations where individual musicians and bands perform in the evening, plus House of Blues frequently offers free live music at its Front Porch Bar, Raglan Road usually has free live music on their patio, and on a Saturday morning there is even a free kids club with lots of entertainment!

Visit Disney's Boardwalk for free

Disney's Boardwalk

Disney’s BoardWalk is gorgeous, built around a lake and is beautifully themed to be reminiscent of Cape May or Coney Island in the 1940s.

It’s free to enter and fun just walking around and enjoying the atmosphere, in the evening you can enjoy street performers (jugglers, comedians, fire-eaters, jazz ensembles, etc.), and at any time of the day or nigh you can take a trip on a friendship boat!

Free Walt Disney World Monorail Tour

Walt Disney World Monorail Transportation

You can take three different Monorail rides at Walt Disney World, all for FREE.

The inner Monorail circles the three Monorail resorts, Contemporary, Polynesian and Grand Floridian. You can get off and explore each resort, or just enjoy the ride and the view, as often as you wish, altho at night you might just want to stop at the Contemporary and enjoy the spectacular view of the fireworks from the balcony, and yes its free.

You can also ride the express Monorail that just goes between the Ticket and Transportation Center and the Magic Kingdom for the same view, but no stops at the resorts, although this can get very busy!

The third option is the longest, and the Monorail from the Ticket and Transportation Center to Epcot is also a nice trip with great views of the resort, and you get to ride through the inside of Epcot for a great view of the park.

Walt Disney World Water Transportation

All of the water transportation options at Walt Disney World are free, and offer a relaxing way to enjoy the resort from the water, and is amazing day or night.

Options include taking a friendship boat and cruising the loop around Crescent Lake, which visits Epcot, Boardwalk, Yacht/Beach Club, Swan/Dolphin, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios without going into the parks.

Take the boat that visits the Magic Kingdom, Contemporary, Wilderness Lodge and Ft. Wilderness, or the boat that visits the Polynesian, Grand Floridian and Magic Kingdom.

Or another great option is the Water Taxi from Disney Springs to Port Orleans or Old Key West and back, along the Sassagoula River.

Disney Skyliner Transportation

You can ride the Disney Skyliner cable-car system for free, and this is a great option to get some great views of Walt Disney World from above.

You can get on and off at Art of Animation/Pop Century Resorts, Caribbean Beach Resort, Riviera Resort and at Epcot and Hollywood Studios.

In addition to taking a scenic ride, you can get off at one of the Skyliner resorts and take a stroll and explore for free.

Universal CityWalk

Universal CityWalk

Universal CityWalk is a lively entertainment complex just before the entrance to Universal Studios and Islands Of Adventure, it’s FREE to enter and there is so much to do.

Parking is costly during the day, but at most times of the year, parking after 6 pm is free.

At CityWalk you can stroll, take in the atmosphere and simply enjoy people watching, or you can ride the free water taxi to the resorts and explore, a must do is the opera filled Italian piazza at Loews’ Portofino Bay Hotel.

Back at CityWalk the kids will enjoy cooling off in the splash pad, and the adults will love the free nightly entertainment including outdoor DJ, stilt walkers and more.

ICON Park Orlando

ICON Park Orlando

Located in the heart of Orlando's International Drive, ICON Park offers attractions, dining, shoppings, entertainment and more.

Not only is there a ton to see and do at ICON Park, admission to the complex is always free, plus parking is free too!

It's a great place to stroll or simply sit back, relax and enjoy nightly light shows and people-watching on the central green, all without spending any money.

Expore Orlando parks and gardens for free

Parks, Gardens and the Great Outdoors

Orlando is blessed with an abundance of parks, gardens, and the chance to escape the tourists and enjoy the great outdoors where you'll get the chance to become one with nature.

The variety of parks, gardens, nature trails, bike trails and more here in Orlando is breathtaking, get outside and enjoy!

Lake Eola Park

Lake Eola Park is a must visit, located in the heart of Downtown Orlando, with a sidewalk that circles the lake 0.9 miles in length, making it easy for visitors to keep track of their walking or running

Relax amid beautiful flower beds and a spectacular view of Orlando’s skyline and the gorgeous Lake Eola, enjoy the swans and other birds inhabiting the park, or you can check out a free concert, movie or a play in the Walt Disney Amphitheater.

Harry P Leu Gardens

Explore an amazing botanical oasis nearly 50-acres minutes from Downtown Orlando. Harry P Leu Gardens features landscaped grounds and lakes, with walking trails all shaded by 200-year-old oaks and forests of camellias. Free entry days at Leu Gardens are offered on select Mondays throughout the year, check the website for details.

The UCF Arboretum

The Arboretum of the University of Central Florida is located on the main campus of the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida, United States. Covering 80 acres, it contains more than 600 species of plants, including more than 100 bromeliads, in cultivated gardens.

Lake Lotus Park

Lake Lotus Park is the City of Altamonte Springs’ nature preserve. The total area is approximately 150 acres, including 120 acres of woods and wetlands. The park is a diverse, natural habitat that provides limitless natural encounters with flora and fauna.

Oakland Nature Preserve

West of Orlando, just 30 minutes from the attractions and nestled between Winter Garden and Clermont in the beautiful Town of Oakland, lies a "hidden gem." Oakland Nature Preserve is a150-acre preserve offering environmental education and ecotourism activities for visitors of all ages.

Mead Botanical Garden

With 47 acres to explore in Winter Park, your senses will come alive with the sights, sounds, and scents of the garden. Mead Botanical Garden offers hiking trails, creek, boardwalk, tall pine trees, greenhouse, butterfly garden, and pond that’s home to turtles, fish and wading birds.

Kraft Azalea Garden

This 5.22-acre public garden is located on the shore of Lake Maitland and is open year round from 8 a.m. until dusk. Kraft Azalea Garden is a beautiful park is shaded by enormous cypress trees that add to the old Florida charm of the 13-acre property

Orlando Urban Trail

The Orlando Urban Trail is located near Downtown Orlando and is considered the spine of Orlando’s trail network.

The trail is approximately three miles long and runs from Lake Highland through Loch Haven Park, to Mead Garden in Winter Park. Highlights include connections to six lakes, Orlando Cultural Park, and the Gaston Edwards Trail.

West Orange Trail

The West Orange Trail is a 22-mile long multi-use rail trail. The paved trail passes through downtown Oakland, Winter Garden, and Apopka with most of its length built on old railroad alignments.

Lake Nona Sculpture Garden

The Lake Nona Sculpture Garden is a 50,000 square-foot outdoor space designed for the exploration and discovery of a distinguished selection of sculptures from one of the world’s largest private art collections, The Lewis Collection.

Orlando Wetlands Park

The Orlando Wetlands Park is a man-made wetland designed to provide advanced treatment for reclaimed water from the City of Orlando and other local cities. The Park is 1650 acres in size and located in Christmas, Florida. Visitors can visit the Park seven days a week, between sunrise and sunset, to enjoy primitive and passive activities including, Photography, Wildlife Viewing, Hiking, Biking, Horseback Riding, and Guided Tours

Cranes Roost Park

Cranes Roost Park is at the heart of Uptown Altamonte surrounding Cranes Roost Lake. The lake is encircled by one mile of continuous walkway with benches and covered seating areas. Within the 45-acre park is a European-style plaza including a choreographed fountain show, a 62-foot picturesque tower and the Eddie Rose Amphitheater which features stadium-style seating and a one-of-a-kind floating stage.

The Seminole Wekiva Trail

The nearly 14 mile Seminole Wekiva Trail is a paved recreational trail that has been designated as one of Seminole County's Showcase Trails because of its length, beauty, and accommodation of many users.

The section of the trail that runs west of the I-4 trail overpass to the County line at the Wekiva River is also a designated part of the Florida National Scenic Trail.

Dr. P. Phillips Community Park

Dr. P. Phillips Community Park provides a range of amenities for the whole family to enjoy, including playgrounds, splash pad, plus sports fields, picnic areas & a dog run

Wekiva Island

Central Florida’s favorite watering hole Wekiva Island. Located just north of Orlando, Wekiva Island offers visitors the chance to experience the incredible natural springs in Florida. Explore the pristine Wekiva River and its fascinating Florida wildlife with more than 2,000 square feet of Island fun.

 DT Orlando Information Center


Grab a map from the DT Orlando Information Center and go on a self-guided tour of downtown Orlando's streets to discover the contemporary sculptures which are Art Orlando.

Not only will you get to know Downtown as you walk around, you’ll be seriously impressed by these stunning works of art.

downtown Orlando murals

Orlando Murals

Take a walk through downtown Orlando, and you’ll discover art in unexpected places, including larger-than-life butterflies, a vintage Orlando postcard, hanging gardens, even a parking garage covered with murals, and the latest downtown mural, Unbelievable Real!

East End Market Orlando

East End Market

The East End Market is a neighborhood market & food hall in the Audubon Park Garden District of Orlando featuring a vast array of artisanal vendors in one marketplace, from bakers to pasta makers to coffee roasters.

Downtown Orlando, Church Street
Church Street Station

The unofficial centre of Downtown Orlando, Church Street really is the place to go for first-timers wanting to get to know the city a little better. It’s home to some of the city’s best restaurants, a bustling nightlife scene and the iconic Railroad Depot (that now sits alongside the newly-built ‘SunRail’).

For more than 100 years, Church Street has been the heart of downtown Orlando. The revitalized Church Street Station continues this tradition, offering an eclectic mix of dining, entertainment, retail and business for locals and tourists alike.

Discover several clubs, theatres, shopping dining and more!

Plus, check out the iconic ad historic Railroad Depot, that sits alongside the modern SunRail station.

Celebration Town Center

Celebration Town Center

Travel back in time to find the town of Celebration in Kissimmee, a planned community originally developed by the Walt Disney Company.

This is a pedestrian-friendly, wonderful small town where you can explore the old-fashioned downtown, including Market Street, and Lakeside Promenade, or you can enjoy the miles of walking paths and nature trails.

On Market Street there is various events throughout the year including craft festivals, antique car shows, and a wonderful holiday event where it snows on Market Street every night. Check out the events calendar for more details.

Downtown Orlando Historic Districts Walking Tour

Old Orlando

Mixing architecture and history is a great way to spend the day and learn more about downtown Orlando with a self-guided Historic Districts Walking Tour.

You’ll learn about structures that were designed and built when horses were still clopping along Church Street and see how they’ve been adapted for modern uses.

The Downtown Orlando Historic District Self-Guided Walking Tour gives you the opportunity to experience Orlando history first hand.

This self-guided walking tour is available online.

Thornton Park

Thornton Park

Just east of the central Lake Eola, you’ll find this cool and quiet neighbourhood that really feels like you’ve escaped the city for an out-of-town suburb.

This charming neighborhood is home to some of Orlando's best restaurants, hip cafés, cool galleries and a few bistros, all set around some ever-so-quaint old cobbled streets.

Well worth a few hours to stretch your legs and take in the sights and sounds of Thornton Park.

Campus Tour At Rollins College

Campus Tour At Rollins College

From the sparkling waters of Lake Virginia to the energy of the residential halls, Rollins College’s 80-acre campus really has to be seen to be believed.

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the campus by booking a spot on one of the daily campus tours or by signing up for one of the special on-campus events

Dinky Dock in Winter Park

Dinky Dock

Spend a day at the beach in Winter Park. Dinky Dock is a 1.56-acre year-round park and offers a fishing pier and boat ram.Yes there is a beach and swimming is permitted.

Winter Park Orlando

Winter Park

The Orange County city of Winter Park, situated north of Orlando, was once considered a winter resort. Today, the arts- and culture-filled city of Winter Park includes Rollins College and the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of Natural Art.

Winter Park is also is a nature lover's destination. In Winter Park you'ill find more than 70 parks, all home to various events, festivals and celebrations throughout the year, plus don't miss the dining, shopping, the arts and more in the Park Avenue District.

Winter Garden

Nestled on beautiful Lake Apopka about 20 minutes west of Orlando, this former citrus town established in 1908 is known for its many recreational amenities, events and historical assets.

Winter Garden is home to the Garden Theatre, the SoBo Gallery and Art Center, several museums and the Downtown Pavilion, which is home to the Winter Garden Farmers Market that is held every Saturday morning.

Whatever You Do This Weekend, Have An Awesome Time!

Lake Eola fountain in the sunshine

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