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Free Events & Things To Do in Orlando this Weekend March 1 - 3, 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!


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FREE Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend!

There's tons of events and things to do in Orlando that won't break the bank, and every weekend we select the best FREE events and things to do in our weekend guide.


From kids events, to concerts, festivals, and more, we bring you the most-up-to-date FREE events listings in Orlando.


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.


Weekend FREE Events and Things To Do in Orlando


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FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2024


Pardi Gras at The Pointe

Pardi Gras at The Pointe
March 1

Forget bedtime stories, y'all – Pointe Orlando's throwing a free Pardi Gras bash that'll rewrite the definition of "playtime for adults!" Mark your calendars because this ain't your kid's finger-painting fiesta. We're talkin' beads flyin' faster than confetti on Bourbon Street, live music hotter than a Tabasco habanero, and a DJ droppin' beats to make your inner flamingo strut its stuff.


Winter Springs Movie in the Park
March 1

Bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket and enjoy a family movie in the park! This month's movie is The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023) Rated PG. Enjoy tasty food and dessert options from local food trucks. Admission is FREE! Location: Torcaso Park


Spring Pops with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
March 1

It’s a night at the opera! The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra invite you to an evening of music at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church featuring overtures and arias from classic operas with vocalists from Opera Orlando’s Studio Artist Program. This indoor event is free and open to the public.


City of Maitland’s Get Downtown Street Party

City of Maitland’s Get Downtown Street Party
March 1

Maitland's big Getdown Downtown street party will feature fun for all ages from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 1, on Independence Lane. Orlando-based band The Rundown will perform with a high energy mix of classic rock music from the 80s and 90s. Bring your own chairs for seating in front of the stage. Enjoy great food, vendors and kids fun with inflatables and games. Admission is free.


The Nook presents Movie Trash - Jade, Directors Cut on VHS
March 1

The Nook presents Movie Trash - Jade, Directors Cut on VHS. Bring a chair if you have one (they have seating, but it is limited). As with all Movie Trash at The Nook screenings, it is free and open to the public. However, if you’d like to throw Orlando Pop-Up Movie Services a few bucks in the tip jar, that would be amazing.


OMG! It's 90s Throwback Trivia with Curtis Earth
March 1

OMG! Hard Rock is throwing it back to the 90’s for a FREE night of Curtis Earth Trivia that is sure to be PHAT. Roll with your homies to play for a chance at fly prizes and evening to get jiggy with it!


The Morse Museum
Every Friday until April

The Morse Museum houses the world’s most comprehensive collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933), including the artist and designer’s jewelry, pottery, paintings, art glass, leaded-glass lamps, windows and more.


Admission is free from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays, November through April. For more information, please visit morsemuseum.org.


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.


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, MARCH 2, 2024


Bank of America's Museums on Us Weekend
March 2 - 3

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 the first full weekend every month 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


Fun Spot's HUGE Mardi Gras Event
February 17 - March 30

Fun Spot is all jazzed up for a spectacular Mardi Gras celebration in Orlando and Kissimmee! Experience the spirit of New Orleans right here in Florida as you indulge in mouth-watering Mardi Gras flavors. Snap your best moments at our themed Foto Spots, and don't miss the Children’s Parade taking place every Saturday in Orlando & Kissimmee at 4 pm. Don’t miss all the fun, food and festivity.


Lake Mary-Heathrow Festival of the Arts
March 2 - 3

The Lake Mary Heathrow Festival of the Arts returns March 2 & 3, 2024 to celebrate their 37th anniversary at Colonial TownPark. Visitors from Florida, the U.S. and around the globe will come to this festival to view fine art, craft exhibits, enjoy live entertainment, children's art exhibit, the Children's Creative Village sponsored by Disney as well as to savor appetizing treats from our big array of restaurants and other food purveyors.



Community Appreciation Day
March 2

Join Sheriff Marcos R. Lopez and Osceola County Sheriff's Office at the Community Appreciation Day. It's a free event with food, fun family activities and live entertainment.


Celebration's Spring Porch & Yard Sale
March 2

Treasure hunters rejoice! It's the Spring Porch & Yard Sale, with goods available throughout the community and at Lakeside Park located at 631 Sycamore Street. Get ready for Celebration's semi-annual Porch & Yard Sale! Hidden Treasures from residents' homes will be on sale throughout the community on Saturday, March 2, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Items for sale include antiques & collectibles, baby & children Items, clothing, electronics, furniture, tools and more! Please use caution and patience when traveling in the community


12th Annual Mayor's Jazz in the Park
March 2

Mayor’s Jazz in the Park, 12-6 p.m. at Cypress Grove Park, 290 Holden Ave., Orlando. This is a FREE event (no tickets or reservations required) emceed by jazz personality Yvonne Loggins Coleman, with support provided by WUCF 89.9 FM. Guests should bring lawn chairs and picnics, or purchase from food trucks



Winter Park St Patrick's Day Parade 2024
March 2

The Winter Park St Patrick's Day Parade 2024 is the only St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Central Florida, so wear some green and gather your family and friends to enjoy the annual Irish festivities. The parade will begin at the Winter Park Country Club and proceed south down Park Avenue to Lyman Avenue. More than 75 units will participate.


Horizon West Fest
March 2

Horizon West Fest is an annual celebration of our amazing community. A day of family fun awaits you as residents, businesses and organizations join together to showcase all things Horizon West. Enjoy Music, Stage Performances, Local Eats, Kids Games & Activities, a Scavenger Hunt and Loads of Microlocal Vendors.


City of Orlando's Commissioner Gray's Spring Festival
March 2

Join District 1 Commissioner Jim Gray, the Orlando Police Department and the Orlando Fire Department for a family fun event at Commissioner Gray's District 1 Spring Festival! Enjoy hayrides, face painting, bounce houses and games along with free hot dogs and hamburgers! Second Harvest Food Bank will be accepting canned good donations.


Spring Pops at the Apopka Amphitheater
March 2

This event is free and open to the public. Bring a blanket and pack a picnic for Spring Pops featuring a musical program that has become a family tradition in Central Florida. The concert begins at 7 pm.



City of Maitland’s Fire Department Open House
March 2

The Maitland Fire-Rescue Department will host an open house with lots of fun activities for the family from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Fire Station 45. There will be music, food, give-awys, fire tips, displays, trucks, health screenings, and more!


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, MARCH 3, 2024



Bank of America's Museums on Us Weekend
March 2 - 3

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 the first full weekend every month 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


Fun Spot's HUGE Mardi Gras Event
February 17 - March 30

Fun Spot is all jazzed up for a spectacular Mardi Gras celebration in Orlando and Kissimmee! Experience the spirit of New Orleans right here in Florida as you indulge in mouth-watering Mardi Gras flavors. Snap your best moments at our themed Foto Spots, and don't miss the Children’s Parade taking place every Saturday in Orlando & Kissimmee at 4 pm. Don’t miss all the fun, food and festivity.


Lake Mary-Heathrow Festival of the Arts
March 2 - 3

The Lake Mary Heathrow Festival of the Arts returns March 2 & 3, 2024 to celebrate their 37th anniversary at Colonial TownPark. Visitors from Florida, the U.S. and around the globe will come to this festival to view fine art, craft exhibits, enjoy live entertainment, children's art exhibit, the Children's Creative Village sponsored by Disney as well as to savor appetizing treats from our big array of restaurants and other food purveyors.


Spring Pops in Winter Park
March 3

The City of Winter Park and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra invite you to relax in beautiful Central Park and enjoy the annual Spring Pops concert. This event is free and open to the public. Bring a blanket and pack a picnic for a musical program that has become a family tradition in Central Florida.



It’s Just Yoga Health & Wellness Festival
March 3

Enjoy the 10th Annual It's Just Yoga Health & Wellness Festival for yogis of all experience levels, ages, shapes, and sizes. The festival features the “It’s Just Yoga” Marketplace where attendees can interact, sample, and explore the latest trends in health, wellness, and fitness products.


COSPLAY Swap Meet
March 3

The Speakeasy Sirens presents their quarterly swap and shop at The Woodshed Orlando. DUE TO NATURE OF VENUE MUST BE 18+ TO ATTEND. Ready to declutter? Ready to BUY some clutter? Bring your sewing supplies, cosplay accessories, washed wigs, shoes and more!


Lazy Sunday at Aero
Every Sunday

A rooftop day party each and every Sunday at Aero.  Free entry all day, 21+. Hookah, Food, Games.

JAYO at Lil' Indies
Every Sunday

Catch the free show with Jason Yoho and Friends every Sunday at Lil' Indies.


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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