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FREE Things To Do in Orlando this Weekend April 21 - 23

Updated: Jun 17, 2023

It's finally the weekend and here in Orlando there is so many things to do that won't break the bank, and this weekend we have chosen all the fun and free events happening throughout the weekend here in Central Florida!


Plus, Saturday is Earth Day, and there is lots of free events taking place to celebrate which we have listed here too.


Whatver you decide do this weekend, have a great time here in the city beautiful.


Free Things To To In Orlando This Weekend

Best FREE Things To Do in Orlando this Weekend, April 21 - 23

Winter Garden Fair
Now - Sunday April 30, 2023

Roll up for all the fun of the fair as the first ever Winter Garden Fair will take place from this weekend, Friday, April 21 through until Sunday April 30.


The location of the fair is 1500 E. Plant Street near SR 429 Beltway, and visitors to the fair will enjoy FREE parking plus FREE gate admission. with a variety of special offers on pay per ride tickets, or unlimited ride bands. Check out the website for more details.


Winter Garden Fair Central Florida


Bad Art Night: Upcycle Edition
Friday, April 21, 2023

Celebrate Earth Day at Altamonte Springs by unleashing your creative side and making some bad art at the City Library for free!


Adults and families with children ages 5 and up are welcome to attend this freestyle art event where the focus is to have fun while upcycling supplies into a masterpiece or a disasterpiece!


All materials are provided and no special skills are required. What will you create and who will be crowned the winner of Bad Art Night?


Bad Art Night: Upcycle Edition Altamonte Springs


Earth Day Work Day
Friday, April 21, 2023

Join Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and the City of Orlando's Green Works team for Earth Day Work Day on Friday, April 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m at the City Hall Plaza.


Downtown workers, residents and the local community are invited to enjoy their lunch outdoors at the City Hall Plaza where they will learn about sustainability and environmental stewardship. This event is free and will feature music, games, prizes and other activities.


City Of Orlando Earth Day Work Day


Earth Day Celebration at Wekiva Island
Friday, April 21 - Saturday, April 22 ,2023

Wekiva Island is hosting a fre celebration for Mother Earth this year on Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22 for activities created with both adults and kids in mind, where everyone is invited to get their hands dirty and connect with their wild side.


From an art exhibit in Gallery CERO inspired by the Earth to a succulent design workshop to river cleanups— there is something fun for everyone.


Earth Day Celebration at Wekiva Island


Art After Dark at Lake Nona
Friday, April 21, 2023

Every Friday night, Art After Dark takes over Lake Nona Town Center from 6 pm.


Perfectly nestled between Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen and Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine of Lake Nona, Art After Dark is a perfect free evening out for the whole family.


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 to enjoy the art displayed on the six story art installation, The Beacon.


Art After Dark at Lake Nona


The 2023 Florida Puerto Rican Parade and Festival
Saturday, April 22, 2023

The FREE 2023 Florida Puerto Rican Parade and Festival will return this Saturday, April 22, 2023, to downtown Orlando.


The parade is dedicated to the city of Loiza, to celebrate their bomba music, traditional Taino and African dishes, folk art, and distinct cultural expressions.


The parade theme will be “Economic Growth and Business Opportunities.”


Organizers will recognize the great work accomplished by the Puerto Rican business community in Florida and Puerto Rico.


Florida Puerto Rican Parade and Festival Orlando


Hannibal Square Heritage Center Folk & Urban Art Festival
Saturday, April 22, 2023

The Hannibal Square Heritage Center's 14th annual Folk & Urban Art Festival celebrates Central Florida’s richly diverse culture through artwork, educational entertainment and music.


There will be the works of more than 25 folk and urban artisans, performances, storytelling, an art workshop, live percussion band Orlando Unity Rhythm Section, a performance by local bass player David Holder, and an empowerment performance by Singer/Songwriter Carlene Mitchell, dedicated to Black Men, Women, and Children, plus The Evolution of Hip Hop by Groovin' Nicki, and wheel throwing by Crealdé ceramist Belinda Glennon.


Admission is free.


Hannibal Square Heritage Center Folk & Urban Art Festival


Apopka Spring Craft & Food Truck Fest
Saturday, April 22, 2023

Apopka Spring Craft & Food Truck Fest is a FREE outdoor event with vendors, food trucks, music and more.


Apopka Spring Craft & Food Truck Fest


Free Family Day: Earth Day at Art & History Museums - Maitland
Saturday, April 22, 2023

Inspired by A&H’s founder, J. Andre’ Smith, who was a master printmaker that loved experimenting with art, the Art and History Museums Maitland will be experimenting with printmaking while making eco-inspired tote bags from all kinds of recycled materials!


So come experiment with art for free and create a one-of-a-kind tote bag that you can use over and over again. Space is limited, so reserve a spot for your family today!


Free Family Day: Earth Day at Art & History Museums - Maitland


The City of St. Cloud Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 22, 2023

The City of St. Cloud’s Parks and Recreation Department is partnering with the Veterans Memorial St. Cloud Library in hosting their annual Earth Day Celebration.


The free event will take place at the beautiful Veterans Memorial St. Cloud Library located at “810 13th St, St. Cloud, from 10am-2pm.


This is a free event open to the public with eco-friendly classes, paper shredding truck, environmental exhibitors, face painting, textile recycling, local vendors, kids activities, battery recycling, and more!


The City of St. Cloud’s Parks and Recreation Department is partnering with the Veterans Memorial St. Cloud Library Earth Day Celebration


The 18th Annual Central Florida Earth Day Festival
Saturday, April 22, 2023

The largest and longest-running Earth Day festival in Central Florida, returns to Lake Eola Park on Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at Lake Eola Park (east side).


Central Florida Earth Day is organized by Vegetarians of Central Florida, a social and educational group for vegans and those aspiring to be in the Central Florida area.


Now in its 18th year, Central Florida Earth Day is an exciting day of colorful and educational exhibits and activities, and is the biggest and best Earth Day festival in Central Florida.


Admission is FREE.


The 18th Annual Central Florida Earth Day Festival


Saturday Nite Classic Car Show & Cruise
Saturday, April 22, 2023

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.


Saturday Nite Classic Car Show & Cruise


Show Car Saturday Nights at Promenade at Sunset Walk
Saturday, April 22, 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.


Show Car Saturday Nights at Promenade at Sunset Walk


Orlando Area Farmers Markets
Saturday, April 22, 2023

Winter Garden Farmers Market

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


Winter Park Farmers Market

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

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

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

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.


Lake Nona Farmers Market


Spring Makers Market
Sunday, April 23, 2023

Celebrate Earth Day at the Spring Makers Market at Quantum Leap Winery. They will be celebrating Earth Day with amazing sustainable makers. Shop from over 30 vendors from fashion to home goods, and pet gear to kids fun!


Spring Makers Market at Quantum Leap Winery


Ren Fair at The Renaissance Theatre Company
Sunday, April 23, 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.


Ren Fair at The Renaissance Theatre Company


Orlando Area Farmers Markets
Sunday, April 23, 2023

Orlando Farmers Market at Lake Eola Park

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 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.


East Orlando Farmer's Market

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

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

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

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