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FREE Things To Do in Orlando this 4th of July Weekend June 30 - July 4

It's the 4th of July weekend and here in Orlando there is no shortage of things to do. We have chosen all the fun and FREE EVENTS happening throughout the star spangled weekend here in Central Florida!

Free Things To To In Orlando this Weekend

Best FREE Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend

FRIDAY JUNE 30, 2023

Friday Muscle Car Show & Cruise Old Town Kissimmee

Friday Muscle Car Show & Cruise
Friday, June 30, 2023

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
Friday, June 30, 2023

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
Friday, June 30, 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.

Sunset Walk’s Fired-up Fridays

Sunset Walk Fired-up Fridays

Friday, June 30, 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.

Little Listeners at Altamonte Library
Friday, June 30, 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.

Winter Park Library Sensory Play
Friday, June 30, 2023

Ages 1 - 5. Learn through exploration, curiosity, problem solving and creativity in this sensory play opportunity. Squish, squelch, spin, splash, squeeze, bang, run, scoop, shake, drop, smear, toss, spray, and ooze! Please dress for mess. Registration is required per child.

Winter Park Library Let's Dance Program
Friday, June 30, 2023

Ages 2 - 4. Try something new or brush up on your dance skills this summer with NRG Dance! Beginners welcome. Registration is required per child.

Winter Park Library Let's Dance Program
Friday, June 30, 2023

Ages 5 - 9. Try something new or brush up on your dance skills this summer with NRG Dance! Beginners welcome. Registration is required per child.

OCLS OrisiRisi African Folklore Show
Friday, June 30, 2023

Share the beauty of African life and culture through a unique folkloric performance filled with drumming, dance, and storytelling. A blend of African folklore and education. Recommended for ages 0-12. OCLS Windermere Branch.

Brooklyn South Billiards’ Grand Opening Party
Friday, June 30, 2023

Come out to Brooklyn South Billiards’ Grand Opening Party and get FREE play billiards! From noon to midnight on Friday, June 30, enjoy free billiards games, food and drink specials, and raffles. Local band Kindred Soul will take the stage from 7 to 10 pm.

OCLS Bilingual Comedy Magic Show
Friday, June 30, 2023

A Bilingual Comedy Magic Show that is perfect for ages 0-12yrs. Learn new tricks and a few new vocabulary words in Spanish in this dynamic and educational magic show. Surprise your kids with the best bilingual magic show. OCLS SouthWest Branch.

OCLS DJ Renee Adams Dance Party
Friday, June 30, 2023

Join DJ Renee’s interactive game and dance party, featuring the limbo, hula hoop contests and more! Get ready to move and dance with this lively and engaging DJ. Recommended for ages 0-12. Chickasaw Branch.

OCLS Meet a Gatorland Wrangler
Friday, June 30, 2023

Gatorland brings the wild to the library! Get up close and personal with snakes and gators and learn all about these swimming creatures. Get ready for family fun with "The Alligator Capital of the World.” Learn about snakes, reptiles, and more up close. Recommended for ages 0-12. South Creek Branch.

Ocoee Police Cookies & Milk with a Cop
Friday, June 30, 2023

Bring your kids to meet our local police officers and enjoy a story, cookies & milk! This is a great chance to interact with Ocoee officers in a fun and informative environment. West Oaks Library at 10:30am. Registration is required.

OCLS Tiny Tales
Friday, June 30, 2023

The rhythm and repetition of nursery rhymes are used to introduce young children to literature. Hold your child in your lap and enjoy this special time together. Recommended for babies 0 to 18 months. Winter Garden Branch.

Free Bingo Night at District Eat and Play Oviedo

Free Bingo Night at District Eat and Play Oviedo
Friday, June 23, 2023

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

Friday Family Films at the Morse Museum

Friday Family Films at The Morse Museum
Friday, June 30, 2023

The Museum’s summer family programs are organized exclusively for elementary-school-aged children and their parents or guardians. This FREE 90-minute program includes a short film, a tour of selected galleries at the Morse, and an art project related to the Museum’s collection.

Xtravag8 Family Festival  Sanford

Xtravag8 Family Festival
Friday, June 30, 2023

Free family fun at Elev8 Fun, 320 Towne Center Circle, Sanford, featuring food trucks, face painting, vendors, henna, bounce houses, a DJ and more

Free Entry To Bok Tower Gardens
Friday, June 30, 2023

Wawa is offering complimentary admission to Bok Tower Gardens the last Thursday and Friday of the month from May through September.

Pre-registration is required for this event by clicking here!


Bank of America's Museums on Us Weekend Orlando

Bank of America's Museums on Us Weekend

Saturday, July 1 - Sunday, July 2, 2023

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

Saturday Special at Pioneer Village

Saturday Special at Pioneer Village
Saturday, July 1, 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.

Disney Springs Kids Club
Saturday, July 1, 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, July 1, 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, July 1, 20233

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, July 1, 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.

Storybook Adventures St Cloud

Storybook Adventures
Saturday, July 1, 2023

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.

Studio Movie Grill Special Needs Screenings
Saturday, July 1, 2023

Studio Movie Grill at Sunset Walk presents sensory friendly Special Needs Screenings with the lights up, the volume low, and moving around, talking, and even dancing in the aisles are welcome. Special Needs Screenings are shown at 12 pm and tickets are FREE for all attendees.

I Scream Ice Cream Social at Sam Flax of Orlando

I Scream Ice Cream Social
Saturday, July 1, 2023

I Scream Ice Cream Social at Sam Flax of Orlando with Kelly's Ice Cream, an on sight caricature artist, try-it tables, a screen printing demo, fun in-store raffles, and selfie stations.

Rock, Freedom, and Fireworks Longwood Florida

Rock, Freedom, and Fireworks
Saturday, July 1, 2023

The city of Longwood presents Rock, Freedom, and Fireworks, a fun, free family event with live music from Papa Wheelee, food trucks, a full bar, vendors, and the best fireworks show in town at Reiter Park, Longwood.

Ovideo Mall's 4th of July Fireworks
Saturday, July 1, 2023

Come out to the Oviedo Mall for a spectacular Independence Day Fireworks show.

This is a FREE fireworks show for the public to enjoy. Grab a parking spot and enjoy the show.

Great American Block Party Lake Nona

Great American Block Party
Saturday, July 1, 2023

Break out your red, white, and blue because the Great American Block Party is returning to Lake Nona Town Center on Saturday, July 1!

Celebrate with live music, the Patriotic Parachuters, carnival games, food trucks, Park Pizza Brewing Bar, stilt walkers, face painting, a wing eating contest, pie baking contest, and much more!

July 4th Weekend Celebration & Fireworks Spectacular Sunset Walk Kissimmee

July 4th Weekend Celebration & Fireworks Spectacular
Saturday, July 1 - Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Join the Promenade at Sunset Walk and celebrate Independence Day with a 4-day weekend celebration and party! Starring D FALC & Scotty B.

Nonstop music with Central Florida’s best bands and DJs, street performers, car and truck show, street market, and of course a fireworks spectacular!

Lake Nona Farmers Market

Orlando Area Saturday Farmers Markets
Saturday, July 1, 2023

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.

SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2023

Bank of America's Museums on Us Weekend Orlando

Bank of America's Museums on Us Weekend

Saturday, July 1 - Sunday, July 2, 2023

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

All American Independence Day Party at Elks Lodge No. 1079

All American Independence Day Party
Sunday, July 2, 2023

All American Independence Day Party at Elks Lodge No. 1079 12 N. Primrose Drive. Plan to spend the day and enjoy the camaraderie, food, games, and refreshments

MetroWest's Music Works July 4th Celebration

MetroWest's Music Works July 4th Celebration

Sunday, July 2, 2023

MusicWORKS is back with a bang for the 4th! Food trucks, live music from tribute bands honoring the magic of both Motown and Elton John, and fireworks! Taking place on Sunday, July 2, 2023. Admission is free!

Delaney Church July 4th Ice Cream & Fireworks Party
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Enjoy an amazing Community Star-Spangled Celebration at 1919 Delaney Ave, Orlando with Yard Games, Hot Dogs, Marshmallows, Ice Cream and Fireworks! Bring Ice Cream and fixings to share and a Lawn chair. This is a FREE event and will be held in the Gym and Back Parking Lot.

Ren Fair at The Renaissance Theatre Company

Ren Fair at The Renaissance Theatre Company
Sunday, July 2, 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, July 2, 2023

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

MONDAY, JULY 3, 2023

Red Hot & Boom Cranes Roost Park, Altamonte Springs

Red Hot & Boom
Monday, July 3, 2023

Red Hot & Boom is back with a BANG!

The City of Altamonte Springs and XL 106.7 are hosting the return of Central Florida's hottest Independence Day celebration at Cranes Roost Park. On July 3, 2023 from 4 pm - 11 pm, Join thousands of your closest friends in the park for live music, food and one of the best fireworks shows around.

Baldwin Park Independence Bash

Baldwin Park Independence Bash
Monday, July 3, 2023

Baldwin Park Independence Bash will feature music and dancing, beer garden, food trucks, balloon artists, face painters, photo ops, live performances and of course fireworks!

Rockin' Freedom Fest
Monday, July 3, 2023

Join Winter Haven on July 3, 2023 for the annual Rockin’ Freedom Fest. This family-friendly celebration includes, food, entertainment and a rocking firework show at

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, Winter Haven.

Red, White & Kaboom

Monday, July 3, 2023

Celebrate on July 3, 2023 downtown at The City of Lakeland’s annual Red, White & Kaboom event at Lake Mirror, Lakeland. Enjoy live music from Clemons Road, blending Country music with an island feel or vice versa, and be sure to catch the breathtaking fireworks display at 9:00 p.m.


Fireworks at the Fountain Lake Eola Orlando

Fireworks at the Fountain
Tuesday, July 4, 202

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer invites you to the 46th annual Fireworks at the Fountain on Tuesday, July 4, 2023 at Lake Eola Park. From 4 to 10 p.m., enjoy live entertainment, family friendly fun, and food and beverages available for purchase from a variety of vendors. At 9:15 p.m., the sky will illuminate with a spectacular fireworks finale, set to a live patriotic performance by the Orlando Concert Band.

Monumental 4th of July
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

The Monumental 4th of July Celebration in Kissimmee features live performances on the Festival Lawn, KUA Kid’s Zone on the Veterans Lawn, food trucks, beverage concessions, and a grand Fireworks display to close out the night!

City of St. Cloud 4th on the Lake
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Bigger and better than ever! 4th on the Lake features live music, food trucks, beer garden, car show, kids zone, games & prizes, local businesses...and of course FIREWORKS.

4th of July Celebration at Boxi Park
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Boxi Park has a lineup of exciting activities and entertainment planned for the whole family.

With live music, entertainment, andexciting games and activities for the kids with bouncy houses to face painters and more...

Celebration Star Spangled Spectacular
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Enjoy a memorable 4th of July in Celebration Town Center, at its Star Spangled Spectacular.

The day kicks off at 9 a.m. with a parade along Celebration Avenue and Market Street, followed by food, fun, and activities for kids throughout the day.

In the evening, enjoy live music followed by a fireworks finale.

Red, White & Blue Americana Events Winter Garden

Red, White & Blue Americana Events 2023
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Downtown Winter Garden turns Red, White, and Blue from Memorial Day through Independence Day,

The patriotic decorations pay tribute to America’s holidays while adding nostalgia to the charm of historic downtown. Enjoy the décor while you shop, dine, and stroll.

July 4th Celebrations at Old Town Kissimmee
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Celebrate the Red, White, and Blue on July 4th with Old Town and Fun Spot America Kissimmee. Bring the family for an entire day of fun including streetmosphere entertainment and live music on the Old Town Main Stage featuring Rocktown from 6 pm - 10 pm.

Admission is free for all ages with Free Fireworks beginning at 9:00pm from the top of the buildings of Old Town.

19th Annual All American Kids Parade Winter Garden
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

A variety of complimentary patriotic decorations is available just outside the Winter Garden Masonic Lodge No. 165 to decorate bikes, scooters, wagons, and even your walking shoes, courtesy of the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation.

Everyone is welcome to join the All American Kids Parade of red, white, and blue -- on bike, scooter, or foot

Spectators are welcome to line the street to get a good viewing spot to cheer on the parade participants. Bring your own chair to watch in comfort.

Winter Garden Party in the Park and Fireworks Display
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

The City of Winter Garden presents Party in the Park, one of the best firework shows in Central Florida!

Party in the Park is a FREE event for the community to celebrate America’s birthday. The SPECTACULAR fireworks display is over Lake Apopka and preshow entertainment includes live music, family activities, and more for all ages.

Festivities begin at 6:00 pm. and the Fireworks Show starts at 9:15 pm.

The City of Clermont Red, White & Boom  Lake Minneola, Clermont

The City of Clermont Red, White & Boom
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

This free, family-friendly evening presented by South Lakes Chamber of Commerce includes food trucks, vendors, a live DJ and more.

Watch a spectacular fireworks display over Lake Minneola starting at 9:15 p.m. Bring your own chairs or blankets to enjoy the show.

Star Spangled Sanford
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

On the 4th of July, bring the whole family, with your lawn chairs or blankets, to enjoy The City of Sanford's Star Spangled Sanford on the Riverwalk, between Palmetto Avenue and Mellonville Avenue, from 7 - 10pm. The kids will really enjoy the Kids Zone, the enormous park playground, and the splash pad (which will be open until sunset) in Ft. Mellon Park.

The Riverwalk will be filled with live entertainers, food, drink, and merchandise vendors, and radio station K92.3 will be on hand to keep it festive. At 9:15, everyone can enjoy a spectacular pyrotechnics show choreographed to patriotic music over Lake Monroe

The Annual Avalon Park Fourth of July Celebration
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Bike Parade, Community Performances, and Spectacular Fireworks at 9 pm! Plus enjoy vendors, a bounce park, and an Apple Pie Bake-off!

Celebration of Freedom
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Celebrate the 4th of July with a BANG! Join the community at Central Winds Park for the Winter Spring's annual Celebration of Freedom. The evening is filled with fun from live entertainment, a free kid’s area, & great vendors. The night will wrap up with a world-class firework display.

Geneva 4th of July Festival
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Celebrate the 4th of July in Geneva at the Rural Heritage Center, Celebrate "Keepin It Rural" during the 52nd Geneva 4th of July Parade & Festival, Tuesday, July 4, 2023. Festival at 8:30 am and Parade at 10:00 am.

Highlights include a car show, vendors, vintage airplane flyover, Invocation and Flag Ceremony, and the parade.

Thunder on the Ridge
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Join Haines City to celebrate this Fourth of July tradition. With the title of Polk County’s largest firework display, Haines City strives to make this a memorable event for the entire family. They will have plenty of cold beer, food, live entertainment, children’s activities, and much more.

Davenport 4th of July Celebration

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Join the City of Davenport at Lewis Mathews Sports Complex, Davenport

for live entertainment, food vendors, and a fireworks display at 9:15 p.m.

Winter Park 28th Annual 4th of July Celebration
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Celebrate Independence day with the City of Winter Park! Join the Bach Festival Choir and Brass Ensemble for their performance at 9:30 a.m. Make sure to grab some Kona Ice pies, and cookies while celebrating (while supplies last).

Bring the family over to enjoy a Kids Zone with carnival games, balloon artist and bounce slides provided by our Parks & Recreation Family Fun Program.

Independence Day Celebration at The Morse
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

The Morse Museum provides free admission in conjunction with the City of Winter Park’s 4th of July Celebration.

Association of Poinciana Villages Fireworks Spectacular
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

The Fireworks Spectacular at Vance Harmon Park Amphitheater, Poinciana will feature live music and entertainment. Poinciana’s favorite emcee, Carol Saragusa, will once again be there to lead us through this spectacular celebration.

DJ Johnny Tsunami will provide live music throughout the night along with La Calle Band and dancers, El Principe del Timbal, plus salsa dancers, stilt walkers and hoopers.

City of Apopka's July 4th Celebration
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Enjoy a free family-friendly July 4th Celebration with My Generation and Fireworks at the Apopka Amphitheater! Food, Face Painting, Balloon Artistry, Climbing Tower, Bounce Houses, Bungee Trampoline, Fireworks, and more!


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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