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FREE Things To Do in Orlando this Weekend May 5 - 7

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 5, 2023

Art After Dark at Lake Nona

Art After Dark at Lake Nona
Friday, May 5, 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.

5 de Mayo Celebration presented by Casa de Mexico
Friday, May 5, 2023

Fiesta! Come celebrate 5 de mayo at City Arts Orlando. Enjoy Mexico’s folkloric music, dances, art, and MARGARITAS. Entrance is FREE and is open to anyone that wants to have a good time.

Cinco de Mayo Street Party
Friday, May 5, 2023

Nonstop Live Music Celebration with The Rundown and Tabasco live on 2 performance stages, including a tribute to Maná, Latin America’s No. 1 selling rock band

DJ Gabriel and DJ Ray Love spinning the very best Latin Pop, Merengue, Salsa, Bachata, and more

Street performers including The Tres Amigos. FREE admission and parking.

Free Downtown Orlando Historic Walking Tour
Friday, May 5, 2023

Join the Orlando Downtown Development Board for a free, guided tour of the Downtown Historic District.

Tours feature architectural and historic information about some of downtown Orlando’s oldest and most historic buildings and start at 9:30 a.m. at Discover Downtown - the Downtown Orlando Info Center (201 S. Orange Avenue). Tours last approximately 1.5 hours.

Morning at the Museum
Friday, May 5, 2023

Come and learn about the program, listen to inspiring speakers, take in the beautiful art throughout the Women' History and Cultural Center, and enjoy some brunch-style hors d'oeuvres. Free event.

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.

Saturday, May 6, 2023

Disney Springs Kids Club
Saturday, May 6, 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.

Saturday Nite Classic Car Show & Cruise

Saturday Nite Classic Car Show & Cruise
Saturday, May 6, 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.

Free Comic Book Day
Saturday, May 6, 2023

Free Comic Book Day is the biggest event in the comic book industry—a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and of course including here in Orlando, give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops!

Founded on the belief that for every person out there, there’s a comic book they’ll love, the annual event offers a huge selection of free titles designed to appeal to a broad range of age levels and their tastes.

Free Comic Book Day takes place this year on Saturday, May 6, 2023, with this year’s selection of comics includes beloved franchises such as Star Wars, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Animal Crossing, Smurfs, and Street Fighter.

Orlando Comic Book Stores Participating in Free Comic Book Day

Show Car Saturday Nights at Promenade at Sunset Walk

Show Car Saturday Night at Promenade at Sunset Walk
Saturday, May 6, 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.

A Day with the Florida Highwaymen
Saturday, May 6, 2023

Join Orange County Regional History Center for this special FREE celebration of the Florida Highwaymen: the group of 26 African American artists who broke from the conventions of the Jim Crow South in the 1950s and ’60s to paint and sell their now-iconic landscapes of Florida. Three of the original Highwaymen – Curtis Arnett, Al Black, and Robert Lewis Jr. – are slated to participate, along with second-generation painters Robert Lewis III and Roy McLendon Jr. The day’s events also include a talk by Dr. Renee Mills about the life and work of her mother, the late Mary Ann Carroll, the only woman among the Highwaymen artists and the History Center’s honoree at its annual Women’s History Month Breakfast in 2022. Art from the History Center’s Highwaymen Kids program will also be on display, and visitors can participate in Florida Highwaymen-themed family activities from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free, and guests can enjoy the History Center’s four floors of exhibits and Highwaymen selections from its own collections as well.

Kiddies Carnival of Orlando
Saturday, May 6, 2023

Kiddies Carnival of Orlando is a unique FREE festival of cultures at Trotters Park with food, music, story telling, historical information, interactive hands-on activities, stage show that includes Caribbean artist, dance, poetry and much, much more, and then a parade of kids masquerading bands in festive fun colorful costumes.

Lake Nona Farmers Market

Orlando Area Saturday Farmers Markets
Saturday, May 6, 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 7, 2023

Ren Fair at The Renaissance Theatre Company

Ren Fair at The Renaissance Theatre Company
Sunday, May 7, 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.

Dog Mom's Day at Boxi Park
Sunday, May 7, 2023

Calling all dog moms! Treat yourself and your pup to a day full of yummy dog treats and celebration at Boxi Park Lake Nona.

Enjoy doggy food specials, live music, face painters, balloon artists, caricature artists, and more.

Orlando Farmers Market at Lake Eola Park

Orlando Area Sunday Farmers Markets
Saturday, May 7, 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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