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FREE Things To Do in Orlando this Weekend May 12 - 14

Updated: Jun 17, 2023

It's 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!

Check out our list and whatever 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

Friday, May 12, 2023

Art After Dark at Lake Nona

Art After Dark at Lake Nona
Friday, May 12, 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.

Little Listeners at Altamonte Library
Friday, May 12, 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.

Movieola: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Friday, May 12, 2023

It’s 80’s night at Lake Eola Park with the classic 80’s movie E.T.! Enjoy a FREE movie night under the stars, bring your chairs, food and have a great night under the stars.

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, and the children decide to keep its existence a secret.

Spring Studio Show
Friday, May 12, 2023

Enter the Art & History Museums - Maitland beautiful gardens and discover a wonderland of music and art! Explore our historic campus and its contemporary artists, too.

Enjoy this FREE event featuring live instrumental music.

Most of the Artist in Action studios will be open for visitors, along with some of the Art School classrooms. Chat with artists and art instructors while you enjoy a stroll around campus.

Moms on Main Street in Clermont

Friday, May 12, 2023

Join Main Street in Clermont from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Montrose Street for a Mother’s Day Stroll.

Visit the local Main Street businesses for Mother’s Day sips, specials and giveaways!

Sunset Walk’s Fired-up Fridays

Sunset Walk Fired-up Fridays

Friday, May 12, 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.

Orange County Asian-Inspired Art Exhibition
Monday - Friday until May 30, 2023

The Orange County Asian Committee, in partnership with the City of Orlando, presents a free, new Asian-Inspired Art Exhibition at the Orange County Administration Building, featuring artwork by Central Florida artists. All artwork will have an Asian, Asian American or Pacific Islander theme, May 1 – 30, 2023. Visiting hours: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

City of Casselberry Food Trucks at Lake Concord Park
Friday, May 12, 2023

The Casselberry Food Trucks events are held on on the 2nd Friday of each month from 6 - 9 p.m. at Lake Concord Park.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs, tables, blankets and enjoy an incredible evening with free entertainment with food and drink.

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Disney Springs Kids Club
Saturday, May 13, 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.

Origami Learners at Maitland Public Library
Saturday, May 13, 2023

Come join a group of dedicated origami practitioners at Maitland Public Library. New members of all ages and ability levels are welcome (small children should be supervised and assisted by a parent). This group meets every other month on the second Saturday. Free event.

City of Oviedo Arbor Day Festival
Saturday, May 13, 2023

The City of Oviedo will celebrate Arbor Day with a FREE tree giveaway and educational festival at Oviedo City Hall, 400 Alexandria Blvd., Oviedo.

The festival will include food and beverage vendors, and fun, educational stations from the Oviedo Garden Club, Seminole County, FL, St. Johns Water Management District and many more. Oviedo Police and Fire Departments will have trucks out for the kids to see, including the newly wrapped Veteran’s Police Cruiser and the Station 46 Tower Truck.

Live Music on the Lawn in Lake Nona

Saturday, May 13, 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, May 13, 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.

Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest

Saturday, May 13, 2023

The Nathan’s Famous restaurant at Old Town will play host to this year’s first qualifying event for the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest.

The Old Town qualifier will take place at 12 pm.

The top male and female finishers will earn a spot to compete at the flagship Nathan’s Famous in Coney Island, NY. The July Fourth contest will air on ESPN on July 4, 2023.

Top Major League Eaters are expected to compete at the Old Town Nathan’s famous along with local hopefuls.

Show Car Saturday Nights at Promenade at Sunset Walk

Show Car Saturday Night at Promenade at Sunset Walk
Saturday, May 13, 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.

Family Fest in Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs

Family Fest in Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Family Fest is an afternoon of fun for the whole family. Focusing on learning, kids are encouraged to think outside the box with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) activities and demonstrations.

Admission is free. Food and drinks available for purchase.

Special Activities: Scavenger hunt, Live animals, Live music and dance performances, Emergency vehicle displays, SCSO helicopter drill, Police K-9 demonstration, Fishing derby (equipment is provided). Bounce houses, Plant and tree giveaway and more.

Orange County Library Mario Party at West Oaks Branch
Saturday, May 13, 2023

Calling all Mario fans! Wear a costume (if you like) and come celebrate the Mushroom Kingdom with free crafts, gaming, and fun activities at Orange County Library, West Oakes Branch.

Recommended for families with kids ages 5 and up.

Lake Nona Farmers Market

Orlando Area Saturday Farmers Markets
Saturday, May 13, 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.

Sunday, May 14, 2023

Ren Fair at The Renaissance Theatre Company

Ren Fair at The Renaissance Theatre Company
Sunday, May 14, 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.

Sanford Food Truck Fiesta
Sunday, May 14, 2023

Join Sanford Food Truck Fiesta every 2nd SUNDAY 1-6pm for this popular event in beautiful Historic Downtown Sanford!

Come out and enjoy the brick-lined streets and grab some amazing food from 40+ of Orlando area’s top food trucks and tents, craft beer and cocktails from the bars, enjoy live music, craft artisans and vendors, plus plenty of outside tables and chairs to sit and eat!

Free parking. Pet and family friendly. Positive vibes.

Orlando Farmers Market at Lake Eola Park

Orlando Area Sunday Farmers Markets
Sunday, May 14, 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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