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New Attractions and Events for Spring Break in Orlando 2023

Updated: Apr 12, 2023

Spring is in the air, and Spring Break has kicked off in Orlando for 2023, expect some pretty nice spring weather to enjoy our amazing theme parks, attractions, and water parks.


Of course ,we should point out it's going to be busy, but with Orlando ranked among the 18 Cheapest Places to Travel in 2023, according to Kayak it's no surprise!


Here we bring you the latest things to see and do, while helping you save some money.


Spring break in Orlando offers warm sunshine, endless adventure, and memories to last through until summer and then some!


Orlando promises unbelievably amazing experiences for everyone in the family to enjoy,


Spring Break in Orlando

Theme Park Events


Orlando is the theme park capital of the world with nine of the world's biggest and best theme parks right here in Central Florida.


Enjoy rides, attraction, immersive experiences and so much more, plus right now for Spring Break you can enjoy great food and drinks, plus live entertainment and more at exclusive festivals..



EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival
March 1 – July 5

The popular and fragrant, 2023 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival features fresh cuisine, colorful gardens, playful topiaries and vibrant entertainment.


The popular Garden Rocks Concert Series is back in 2023, featuring favorite tunes at the America Gardens Theatre.


And of course, fresh flavors will be on the menu at Outdoor Kitchens and other food and beverage locations throughout the park, among other delight


EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival


Universal's Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnival
Now through April 16

Every spring, the fun and excitement of the Big Easy makes its way to Universal Orlando Resort for an authentic celebration that completely transforms Universal Studios Florida into a family-friendly version of the famed New Orleans street party.


Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval runs through April 16, 2023.

The parkwide celebrations will transform Universal Studios Florida into Florida’s biggest party, complete with the return of the parade, the beads, the tribute store, the food, and the big name concerts


Universal's Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnival


SeaWorld Orlando's Seven Seas Food Festival
Now through May 7

Oceans of flavor and fun are waiting at SeaWorld. From foodies to families, everyone will find tasty delights among more than 200 distinct offerings.


Explore more than 50 fresh global cuisine choices to pair with over 75 refreshing wine and cocktail selections, including more than 75 craft brews.


Add a taste of rock, country, Latin, or throwback sounds at our live music shows, and enjoy even more diverse entertainment and surprises at special times like Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day, and Cinco de Mayo.


With so many exquisite flavors to top off exhilarating coasters and extraordinary animal encounters, the Seven Seas Food Festival is a voyage to fill the belly!


SeaWorld Orlando's Seven Seas Food Festival


Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival
March 10 - May 21

A world of taste awaits at the 2023 Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival.


This year treat your taste buds with delicious dishes to pair with wines, craft brews and cocktails. Discover countless combinations of food and drink selections with returning fan-favorites and all-new culinary delights.


Every year, the Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival brings together the best in pop, rock, Latin, country, contemporary and classic music on select dates during the event with all concerts are free with park admission.


Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival


Theme Park New Attractions


Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World

TRON Lightcycle / Run at Magic Kingdom Park, opening April 4, will be one of the fastest coasters at any Disney theme park.


Magic Kingdom's nighttime fireworks spectacular "Happily Ever After" will light up the skies once again beginning April 3.


TRON Lightcycle / Run at Magic Kingdom Park


Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

The brand new Serengeti Flyer is now open, Serengeti Flyer is tallest and fastest rides its kind anywhere in the world, it's a 135ft tall screamin’ swing ride that soars higher and higher with each swing, giving riders a birds eye view over the parks 65-acre Serengeti Plain.


Serengeti Flyer at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay


SeaWorld Orlando

Pipeline: The Surf Coaster at SeaWorld Orlando will be the world's first "Surf Coaster," is now open


Pipeline: The Surf Coaster at SeaWorld Orlando


LEGOLAND Florida

The recently opened Pirate River Quest at LEGOLAND Florida takes guests through the uncharted waters of the legendary Cypress Gardens.


Pirate River Quest at LEGOLAND Florida


Universal Orlando Resort, Universal CityWalk

Universal's Great Movie Escape – recently opened at Universal CityWalk – is an escape room experience featuring interactive state-of-the-art missions inspired by blockbuster films.


Universal's Great Movie Escape


Local Events and Festivals


The Florida Strawberry Festival
Thursday, March 2 - Sunday, March 12, 2023

Guests come from near and far to enjoy exhibits of agriculture, commerce, industry, livestock, fine arts, horticulture, and crafts.

The Florida Strawberry Festival represents a piece of Americana, a time in American history when fairs and festivals brought communities together through celebrations of their harvests. It has continued to grow in popularity year after year through the preservation of this heritage. Central to its focus, the Festival continues to preserve and enhance the agricultural and historical legacy of the Florida strawberry. To book your tickets check out the official website.

The Florida Strawberry Festival


Daytona Beach Bike Week
Friday, March 3 until Sunday, March 12 2023

The 82nd Annual Daytona Beach Bike Week, one of best known motorcycle rallies in the world returns to Daytona this weekend, from March 3 - 12, 2023.


Hundreds of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts will be arriving in Daytona Beach from around the country for an epic 10-day rally at this truly legendary event.


From booming music to tattoo and bikini contests to a sea of shiny, revved-up engines, and beer, lots of beer, there’s no event more pumped with adrenaline than Daytona Beach’s Bike Week, an event has has to be experienced to be believed!


Daytona Beach Bike Week


Central Florida Fair
Thursday, March 2 - Sunday, March 12, 2023

The much loved Central Florida Fair is returning for its 111th year to the Central Florida Fairgrounds on West Colonial Dr. in March, and organizers are promising a bigger and better fair with even more to do!


Enjoy a midway featuring rides, games, and food, along with live entertainment, animals, livestock exhibitions and competitive exhibits, and so much more, including racing pigs of course!!

Entertainment this year includes theme nights and specials, helicopter rides, mini golf, robocars, micro wrestling, live music, and so much more.

Central Florida Fair


The Ocoee Music Festival
Friday, March 10, and Saturday, March 11, 2023

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Chris Janson, The Mavericks, Niko Moon, and more are performing at this year's FREE two day Ocoee Music Festival, taking place on Friday, March 10, and Saturday, March 11.


The Ocoee Music Festival (formerly Ocoee Founders' Day Festival) is dedicated to celebrating Ocoee’s small town traditions with music, community, small businesses, and fun.




Mighty St. Patrick's Festival at Raglan Road, Disney Springs
Thursday, March 16 - Sunday, March 19, 2023

At Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant in Disney Springs, guests can celebrate the Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival, the most authentic Irish festival in America.


This year's festival is happening from Thursday, March 16 until Sunday, March 19.

Raglan Road will be flying in some of the top bands from Ireland including Elevation, Clare Sands, Strings & Things, and many, many more.


Plus, of course, the fan-favorite Raglan Road Irish Dancers will also be performing throughout the festival and are ready to teach you a few dance steps!


And the fun doesn’t stop there! There will also be a face painter, giveaways, merchandise and more.

Reservations are encouraged for guests who plan to celebrate at Raglan Road one March 16, 18, and 19, while on St Paddy's Day, March 17, guests are seated on a first-come, first-served basis, with a $20 cover charge.


Mighty St. Patrick's Festival at Raglan Road


Crooked Can Celtic Festival
at Crooked Can Brewing Company
March 17 - 19, 2023

Join the Crooked Can Brewing Company in Winter Garden for three days of Live Celtic Music, Irish Dancers, Local Vendors, Delicious Eats and so much more...


This FREE for all ages Festival will kick off St. Patrick’s Day, Friday, March 17, 2023 and end on March 19, 2023.


Crooked Can Celtic Festival at Crooked Can Brewing Company


St. Patrick's Day Celebration at SeaWorld Orlando
March 9 - 12 & 16 - 19, 2023

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at SeaWorld Orlando, included with Park Admission.


STREETS OF GREEN

Make your way to the Irish Market Plaza at select times to see lively entertainers, amazing stilt walkers, and more.

TIMELESS TUNES

Lose yourself in Irish melodies as traditional musicians bring their beautiful sounds to Orlando throughout the day.

TASTES OF IRELAND

Take your Seven Seas Food Festival voyage to the Emerald Isle for classic recipes like corned beef hash and toast the day with a Guinness Irish Stout.


Tastes Of Ireland at SeaWorld Orlando


Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival
Friday, March 17 to Sunday, March 19, 2023

The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is one of the oldest, largest and most prestigious outdoor art festivals in the country and it's back for it's 64th year.


The free to browse show features hundreds of national artists displaying paintings, sculpture, glasswork, jewelry, woodworking and much more.


The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most prestigious outdoor art festivals attracting up to 250,000 visitors each year.




The Orlando Boat Show
Friday, March 17 to Sunday, March 19, 2023

Central Florida's premier boat show, The Orlando Boat Show is returning to the Orange County Convention Center, the show will feature 21 Of Central Florida's best boat dealers representing over 80 manufacturers, dealers attending the show includes Ultimate Marine, BMC Boats, Boaters Exchange, Boat Max, Regal & Natique, Tommy's Florida and many more, with over 400 boats on show!




Saturday Nite Classic Car Show/Cruise
Saturday, March 18, 2023

Old Town celebrates the 33rd Anniversary of the Saturday Nite Classic Car Show/Cruise on Saturday, March 18.

The anniversary show will feature show-quality 1985 and older hot rods, street rods, and antiques. The all-day celebration on ,Saturday, March 18 2013

begins at 11 am and includes live entertainment, giveaways, and more, until 11 pm. Live Music will feature ,The Dukes from 1 pm – 5 pm, and Johnny Wild and The Delights from 7 pm – 11 pm.




The Orlando Brick Convention
Saturday, March 18 to Sunday, March 19, 2023

Professional LEGO artists from across the country will be taking part in The Orlando Brick Convention showcasing their amazing LEGO creations and meeting fans, with guests having the opportunity to participate in a meet-and-greet with LEGO celebrities, including the cast from the hit LEGO Masters TV show.


Attendees will also be able to let their creativity flow in the Construction Zone where they can build their own LEGO set as well as take photos with life-sized LEGO models.




Winter Park Wine & Dine
Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Winter Park Wine and Dine, offers unlimited tastings from over 50+ vendors, craft beers, 20+ wine purveyors, specialty cocktails, soda/water, plus live music both inside and outside.




Uptown Art Expo
Friday, March 24 until Sunday, March 26, 2023

The popular and free 10th Annual Uptown Art Expo is taking place from Friday, March 24 until Sunday, March 26, 2023, and will feature over 140 of the finest art and fine craft artists with displays of glass, jewelry, mosaics, paintings, photography, pottery, sculpture and more, all available for purchase.




11th Annual Pints n' Paws Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, March 25, 2023

Taking place in historic Downtown Sanford, Pints n' Paws Craft Beer Fest is a unique craft beer festival, one that you can share with your favorite pet!


Sample fine craft beers and check out vendor booths, all while hanging out on the bricks of 2nd street! Hosted by The West End Trading Co in beautiful and historic Downtown Sanford,


Pints n’ Paws has teamed up with local non-profit organizations like Pet Rescue by Judy to raise some money for our four legged friends! 100% percent of the proceeds from this event go to charity!!!




29th Annual Taste of Oviedo at Oviedo Mall
Saturday, March 25, 2023

Taste of Oviedo takes over most of the Oviedo Mall parking lot for a day of music, food and beverage, and family fun activities..


This years event includes fun, new activities including a Beer Garden, Silent Disco, Culinary Demonstration Tent, Sports Zone, Food Trucks, Bungee Jumps and a Train!


You’ll be able to learn new techniques from a culinary demonstration, sip on adult beverages, discover your new favorite festival food, dance to live music, find unique shopping vendors in the Oviedo Roots Farmer’s Market area, or jam to ther silent disco.


Two musical stages will get you moving to the beat. There will be more than 150 vendors offering a variety of goods and services. You’ll be able to enjoy food from more than 20 restaurants and food trucks along with beer, wine, and specialty drinks throughout the event area.


Taste of Oviedo


MegaCon Orlando
Thursday March 30 to Sunday, April 2, 2023

Join tens of thousands of fans between March 30 and April 2, 2023 at MegaCon Orlando for four fun filled days of events, attractions and celebrities at the Orange County Convention Center.


Experience the ultimate playground for Comics, Sci-Fi, Horror, Anime, and Gaming.


MegaCon Orlando


Florida Groves Fest
Saturday, April 15 - Sunday, April 16, 2023

Florida Groves Fest happens at the Central Florida Fairgrounds' Orlando Amphitheater on Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 16.


At its core, Florida Groves is an Orlando Music Festival. Throughout the whole experience, you’ll get to enjoy the sweet sounds of world-renowned DJs, as well as amazing artists from different parts of the planet rocking the stage in multiple genres.


Make sure to experience everything the music festival has to offer, including a Vendor Village & Convention, the Orlando Sneaker Convention, Tattoo Con, food and drink vendors, live art and installations, live glassblowing and more!


Florida Groves Fest Orlando


Earthday Birthday 2023
Saturday, April 22, 2023

Join upwards of 15,000 rock fans as Orlando's rock station, 101.1 WJRR is once again celebrating Earth Day with its huge annual rock festival at the Central Florida Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 22, 2023.


WJRR's Earthday Birthday 2023 features an impressive line up this year, including Breaking Benjamin, Falling in Reverse, The Pretty Reckless, Beartooth, Sevendust, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Bad Wolves, Dorothy, New Years Day, and more.


Earthday Birthday 2023



Spring Break Savings and Exclusive Deals


Many Orlando attractions, restaurants, and resorts offer exclusive deals and discounts for spring, check back often as we will keep this list updated with all the latest offers.


Hotels and Resorts

Caribe Royale Orlando

Enjoy 15% off the best available rate on stays of two or more nights, plus a $25 daily dining credit when booking direct through April 21, for stays between Feb. 27 and May 31, 2023.


Floridays Resort Orlando

Get a sixth night free when booking five nights by May 31 for stays through May 31, 2023.


Avanti International Resort

Save 20% on the best available rate when booked by May 31 for stays through May 31, 2023.


Avanti Palms Resort

Save 25% on the standard rate when booked by May 31 for stays through May 31, 2023.


The Point Hotel & Suites

Save 25% when booking a minimum of two nights before May 31 for stays through May 31, 2023.




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