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FREE Events & Things To Do in Orlando this Weekend, Jan. 12 - 14, 2024

Updated: Jan 10

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 free nights out for the big kids, at Gotta Go Orlando we bring you the best free events and things to do throughout Central Florida!


The Best Events & Things To Do in Orlando in January

FREE Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend!


There's tons of events and things to do in Orlando every weekend that won't break the bank, and every weekend we select the best FREE events and things to do right here in our weekend guide. From kids events, to concerts, and festivals, we bring you the most-up-to-date FREE events in Orlando.


You just have to decide what to do, and 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.


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Weekend FREE Events and Things To Do in Orlando January 12 - 14, 2024


Before attending events, please contact the event organizer to confirm that the event is taking place as changes, and cancellations can occur.


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FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2024


Official Hula Bowl Fan Fest at Pointe Orlando

Official Hula Bowl Fan Fest at Pointe Orlando
January 12

At the Hula Bowl Official Fan Fest, you'll have the chance to meet your beloved players, snap selfies, and get autographs to treasure. Show off your team spirit and have a blast with fellow fans from around the world! Immerse yourself in the excitement with interactive activities, face painting, and upbeat music.


What a Time to Be Alive (Your Art is Trash)
January 12

What A Time To Be Alive (Your Art Is Trash) - The Art of Luce Sky and Heidiisthenaysayer @ Lil' Indie's on January 12th, 2024. 21+. Free. 6pm - 8pm.


Grand Opening of the Casselberry Arts Center
January 12

Grand Opening Reception for Experience Contemporary, the inaugural exhibition in the new Casselberry Arts Center. The exhibition features work from renowned artists Elisabeth Condon, Dominique Labauvie, Jason Lazarus, Sam Newton, Gabriel Ramos, and Chris Robb. Guests will be able to meet the artists while enjoying complimentary food and drinks. Setting the sonic vibe for the evening will be special guest, DJ Nigel John


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.


Sunset Walk’s Fired-up Fridays

Sunset Walk Fired-up Fridays

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.


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.



 


SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 2024


Lake Monroe Fishing Tournament & Seafood Festival
January 13 - 14

The annual free Get Hook'd on Lake Monroe Fishing Tournament & Seafood Festival includes more than 30 vendors, live entertainment, conservation/education zones, and more. Kids can take part in a fishing rodeo on Sunday!



40th Annual Orlando MLK Holiday Parade
January 13

Join the Southwest Orlando Jaycees for an exciting event that will feature dance, comedy, community organizations, drumlines, music, artistic expression and more. The parade theme is: It Starts with Me – Shifting the Cultural Climate Through the Study and Practice of Kingian Nonviolence.


Kissimmee Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Celebration
January 13

The Kissimmee Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Celebration features live entertainment, food trucks, vendors, a unity garden, and a kids zone.


Eatonville Martin Luther King Jr. Parade Celebration
January 13

The community is invited to this annual event, including a parade, food, live entertainment, vendors and more. The 2024 theme is Culture, Peace, and Awareness.


Latin Fiesta Night at Luminary Green Park
January 13

The biggest Latin Festival in Central Florida returns to downtown Orlando on January 14. The vibrant festival includes the best Latin music with live DJs, arts, crafts, vendors, authentic latin cuisine, giveaways and more. Luminary Green Park is the perfect place for this colorful and family-friendly festival.


Swerv Car Show
January 13

SWERV Block Party is bringing back the most anticipated 90s - 2000s free event filled with cars, music, shopping, food and good company at Festival Park.


Alterity Chamber Orchestra Plays New Music by JG Thirlwell
January 13

Timucua and the Alterity Chamber Orchestra returns with new music by JG Thirwell, commissioned and written for Alterity. This performance is free and open to the public. Live at Delaney Street Baptist Church.


JK and The Contraband
January 13

JK and The Contraband LIVE at Lil' Indie's. Free Show, 21+, 6.30 - 10 pm.


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.


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, JANUARY 14, 2024


Lake Monroe Fishing Tournament & Seafood Festival
January 13 - 14

The annual free Get Hook'd on Lake Monroe Fishing Tournament & Seafood Festival includes more than 30 vendors, live entertainment, conservation/education zones, and more. Kids can take part in a fishing rodeo on Sunday!


Mennello Museum's Free Family Funday

Mennello Museum's Free Family Funday
January 14

Every second Sunday of the month is Free Family Funday! Each Free Family Funday offers docent touring and art projects that reflect different themes based on the current exhibition in the museum. The museum galleries stay open until 4:30 p.m. for all guests. Families enjoy the creating and viewing art inside and outside of the museum year round.


Music at the Casa: Blue Bamboo Presents Cigano Swing
January 14

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts partners with the historic venue Casa Feliz to present a monthly FREE series of concerts "Music at the Casa"!


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.



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