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FREE Events & Things To Do in Orlando this Weekend, Jan. 5 - 7, 2024

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 5 - 7, 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 5, 2024


2024 Orlando Home & Garden Show
January 5 - 7

The 2024 Orlando Home & Garden Show returns to the Orange County Convention Center Jan. 5-7 with FREE admission! This popular show is the one weekend where you can get your interior and outdoor projects underway with inspiration and expert advice for your kitchen, bathroom, patios, gardens and more.


First Friday Food Trucks
January 5

Let historic Downtown Clermont do the cooking this Friday! Join them for First Friday Food Trucks and enjoy live music, plus more than 35 trucks and vendors.


Park Party at Central Park at Lake Mary City Hall
January 5

Enjoy Park Party with food trucks coordinated by Food Truck Crazy, alcohol served by River City Catering, and family fun entertainment.


Kissimmee Movie in the Park
January 5

Kissimmee Utility Authority continues its Movie in the Park series at Kissimmee Lakefront Park. The event will feature free admission, free popcorn, free inflatables, free crafts, a free photo booth, and prize giveaways. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mutan Mayhem will be shown on a 50-foot screen! Activities begin at 5:30 pm, and the movie at sunset. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs!


Eustis First Friday
January 5

These 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!


Getdown Downtown in Maitland
January 5

Maitland's Getdown Downtown Street Party will be from 6 to 9 pm on Independence Lane with live music, food, vendors, a kids zone and more. Free admission and parking!


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 6, 2024


2024 Orlando Home & Garden Show
January 5 - 7

The 2024 Orlando Home & Garden Show returns to the Orange County Convention Center Jan. 5-7 with FREE admission! This popular show is the one weekend where you can get your interior and outdoor projects underway with inspiration and expert advice for your kitchen, bathroom, patios, gardens and more.


Bank of America's Museums on Us Weekend
January 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.


Rollins Museum of Art Family Studio
January 6

Join us for a memorable morning of art and exploration at the Rollins Museum of Art! Family Studio engages young children and their favorite adult in fun, interactive experiences inspired by our current exhibitions. Registration Required.


Art's the Spark!
January 6

Through interactive tours of the Orlando Museum of Art’s exhibitions, Art’s the Spark gives those living with memory impairment, or any other neurological impairment, such as early stage Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease, and their healthy caregivers a fun experience, an expressive outlet and an opportunity for adult discussions. FREE, pre-registration is required. Please call 407.896.4231 ext. 262 or email education@omart.org to register.


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 7, 2024


Orlando Home & Garden Show

2024 Orlando Home & Garden Show
January 5 - 7

The 2024 Orlando Home & Garden Show returns to the Orange County Convention Center Jan. 5-7 with FREE admission! This popular show is the one weekend where you can get your interior and outdoor projects underway with inspiration and expert advice for your kitchen, bathroom, patios, gardens and more.


Bank of America's Museums on Us Weekend
January 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.


The Osceola Chamber Celebrates Three Kings Day
January 7

The celebration at Old Town, Kissimmee will include a visit from the Three Kings; FREE Hotdogs; FREE popcorn, cotton candy or snow cones; and a toy for children under 11.  Bikes and tablets will be given away by raffle throughout the event. Get details.


Happy Birthday Zora!
January 7

Celebrating the 133rd birthday of the global literary icon; “Daughter of Eatonville and Orange County. Happy Birthday Zora! takes place at Orange County Library System, Downtown Orlando Branch. Free event.


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.



To list your events and feature your business on Gotta Go Orlando, learn more about advertising with us and submit your Orlando events here.



To keep up with the latest news on events, and things to do in Central Florida, sign up for the Gotta Go Orlando Newsletter and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.



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