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The Best Things To Do in Orlando this Weekend, April 14 - 16

Welcome to another fun filled weekend of events here in Orlando, and this weekend we have selected over 50 of the best events and happenings throughout Central Florida!


There is so much to see and do, including the kick-off weekend of the 10 day Florida Film Festival, the Florida Groves Festival at Central Florida Fairgrounds, and don't miss your last chance to enjoy Universal's 2023 Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval at Universal Studios Florida.


Whatver you decide do this weekend, have a great time here in Central Florida.


The Best Things To Do In Orlando


Friday April 15, 2034


2023 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival
Now - Sunday, July 5, 2023

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 delights.


2023 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival


2023 EPCOT Garden Rocks Concert Series
Now - Sunday, July 5, 2023

Get ready to rock with the Garden Rocks Concert Series, part of the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival.


Concerts are included with park admission, and a valid park reservation.


This Weekend's Concerts

April 14 - 15

Blue October

April 16 - 17

Switchfoot

2023 EPCOT Garden Rocks Concert Series


Universal's 2023 Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval
Now - Sunday April 16, 2023

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 transforms Universal Studios Florida into Florida’s biggest party, complete with the return of the parade, the beads, the tribute store, the food, and more.


2023 Mardi Gras: International Flavors of Carnaval Universal Studios Florida


The 2023 SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival
Now - Sunday, May 7, 2023

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.


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!


As part of the festival enjoy free big name concerts in the Bayside Stadium.


This Weekend's Concerts

Saturday, April 15

Chris Lane

Sunday, April 16

The Marshal Tucker Band

Festival and Concerts included with valid theme park admission.


The 2023 SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival


Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival
Now - Sunday, May 21, 2023

A world of taste awaits at the annual Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival with a delicious menu and drinks as dynamic and unique as the park's thrilling roller coaster collection.


Guests can sip & savor their way through flavorful eats and mouthwatering treats before finding their new favorite brew or cocktail.


Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival is available with valid theme park admission.



As part of the festival enjoy free big name concerts.


This Weekend's Concerts

Saturday, April 15

38 Special

Sunday, April 16

Michael Tenpenny

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival


UCF Celebrates The Arts at Dr Phillips Center
Now - Saturday, April 15, 2023

Each spring, UCF brings its best and brightest artists to Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts for a large-scale celebration of creativity.


The annual event is hosted by the UCF College of Arts and Humanities and features the faculty and students from the School of Performing Arts and the School of Visual Arts and Design, as well as work from the humanities departments and other units from around the university.


For more informations, and to see the entire schedule of events, Click Here.


UCF Celebrates The Arts at Dr Phillips Center


Kinky Boots at Orlando Shakes
Now - Sunday, April 30, 2023

A fierce drag queen and a struggling factory owner must embrace their differences and work together on an outlandish new idea to save the owner’s shoe business – producing a line of stunning stiletto heels.


This huge-hearted, smash-hit, with 16 original songs by Cyndi Lauper, is the winner of every Best Musical award, including the Tony, Grammy, and London’s Olivier award.


Don’t miss this over-the-top extravaganza, Kinky Boots at Orlando Shakes, get your tickets now.


Kinky Boots at Orlando Shakes


Shout The Mod Musical
Now - Sunday April 22, 2023

With its irresistible blend of hip-swiveling hits, eye-popping fashions and outrageous dance moves, SHOUT! The Mod Musical is getting ready to take Central Florida audiences back to the music, style and freedom of the 1960s.


The Winter Park Playhouse will resemble the glorious 1960's London and the liberating days that made England swing!


This hit Off-Broadway musical features an irresistible score of popular music of the decade from favorite artists like Dusty Springfield, Cilla Black, Lulu, Petula Clark, and more!


To purchase tickets for SHOUT! The Mod Musical at The Winter Park Playhouse call the box office at 407-645-0145 or visit online now.


Shout The Mod Musical Winter Park Playhouse


Spongebob The Musical
Now - April 30, 2023

The hit Nickelodeon show Spongebob has become a big, splashy Broadway musical, and you can see it right here in Orlando, now through until April 30 at the Orlando Repertory Theatre on E Princeton Street, Orlando.


Dive into the undersea town of Bikini Bottom with SpongeBob and his quirky circle of friends and neighbors – Patrick, Sandy, Squidward, Mr. Krabs, and even Plankton – in this dynamic stage musical with songs from music’s most legendary artists.


Chaos erupts when SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation at the threat of Mt. Humongous. Just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. The power of optimism really can save the world!


SpongeBob Musical splashes into the Orlando REP


Once Upon A Spring Celebration
Now - Sunday, May 14, 2023

Spring is in bloom, and the Easter Bunny, and of course the return of the much loved Once Upon a Spring celebration at the luxurious Gaylord Palms here in Orlando.


This year's event features beautiful springtime flowers, fun shows, activities in the new Adventure Kids’ Clubhouse, a pirate escape room, themed scavenger hunt and more!


Once Upon A Spring Celebration Gaylord Palms Orlando


Dinosaurs at Leu Gardens
Now - Sunday, July 9, 2023

Dinosaurs are back! An amazing outdoor exhibit of prehistoric creatures have taken over Leu Gardens.

Explore the the nearly 50-acre gardens to discover some of the most feared creatures on the planet. Featuring over 20 life-size dinosaurs ranging in size from 14 inches to a massive 33 ft. Daspletosaurus, cousin to the T-Rex.

Admission to the Dinosaur Invasion exhibit is included with a daytime garden admission.

Dinosaurs at Leu Gardens


Florida Film Festival
Friday, April 14 - Sunday, April 23, 2023

Through 10 days of 160+ films and first-class events, film lovers mingle with filmmakers and celebrities over hand-crafted cocktails and a delicious menu at Eden Bar and inside Enzian Theater.



Florida Film Festival


Little River Band at Hard Rock Live
Friday, April 14, 2023

Little River Band comes to Hard Rock Live Orlando. Tickets on sale now!


Little River Band at Hard Rock Live


Morse Museum – Spring Friday Nights
Friday, April 14, 2023

Enjoy various musicians and musical groups while exploring the Charles Hosmer Museum of American Art.


Admission for all visitors is free from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Fridays.


This Friday enjoy Orlando Violin Music.


Morse Museum – Spring Friday Nights


Art After Dark at Lake Nona
Friday, April 14, 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 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 Tampa Bay Screams Horror Convention and Film Festival
Friday, April 14 - Saturday, April 15, 2023


This year’s special guests include Patty Mullen (Frankenhooker, Doom Asylum), Tamara Glynn (Halloween 5), Fred Olen Ray (Alienator) and more!!

Mingle with celebrities, take pictures, get memorabilia signed and pick up your favorite Horror DVD’s, Blu-Rays,VHS tapes, toys, posters and one-of-a-kind gifts!


It takes place at the Holiday Inn Westshore, 700 N. Westshore Blvd. Tampa, Fl. 33609


The Tampa Bay Screams Horror Convention and Film Festival


Crescent Cinema: The Lorax
Friday, April 14, 2023

Join Crescent Park in Laureate Park in “Saving the Trees” as they screen the Lorax, during Crescent Cinema on Friday, April 14.


Bring the whole family for a free outdoor movie and enjoy a treat from Mister Softee Ice Cream to top off the night.


Crescent Cinema: The Lorax


Katt Williams 2023 and Me Tour
Friday, April 14, 2023

Stand-up comedy veteran, Katt Williams, returns to Addition Financial Arena with his 2023 and Me Tour.


Katt Williams Orlando


Molchat Doma
Friday, April 14, 2023

Molchat Doma comes to The Plaza Live Orlando. Get your tickets now!


Molchat Doma comes to The Plaza Live Orlando


Sideline Wine & Dine Presented by OAI
Friday, April 14, 2023

Orlando’s most popular bars and eateries will take over the Camping World Stadium premium areas at the annual Sideline Wine and Dine event.


Sample fine wines, craft beers, and delectable dishes from dozens of local favorites.


Sideline Wine & Dine Presented by OAI


The Summer Set
Friday, April 14, 2023

The Summer Set comes to The Beacham. Get your tickets now! 12+


The Summer Set at The Beecham


Umphrey's McGee
Friday, April 14, 2023

Umphrey's McGhee come to House of Blues Orlando at Disney Springs. Get your tickets now!

Umphrey's McGhee come to House of Blues Orlando


The Naughty Nightcap Burlesque Show
Friday, April 14, 2023

Featuring two of the most talented and sultry performers in the business: Vanity A'Loura and Luci LeClaire performing live at The Falcon. Get tickets in advance.


The Naughty Nightcap Burlesque Show



Saturday April 15, 2023


2023 AACR Runners for Research 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, April 15, 2023

Whether you're a walker or a runner, team up with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) in support of more than 54,000 AACR members who lead the effort to prevent and cure cancer. This year, their signature 5K Run/Walk will be held in Orlando,, as cancer scientists, survivors, advocates, and others gather April 14 -19 for the AACR Annual Meeting 2023 to discuss the latest developments in the fight against cancer. The Annual Meeting 5K Run/Walk is a wonderful opportunity to bring together AACR members with the local Orlando community in an effort to raise awareness for cancer research.


2023 AACR Runners for Research 5K Run/Walk


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

The 2nd Annual Florida Groves Festival - Highlighting Music, Art, & Cannabis takes place at The Central FL Fairgrounds

2 DAYS! 2 STAGES! 20+ BANDS!


Plus, Vendor Village & Convention with 150+ vendors, Orlando Sneaker Convention live on-site with 150+ vendors, Tattoo Convention with 30+ shops & artists tattooing on-site, Food Village with 20+ amazing food and munchie options, Full Bars spread out across the entire grounds, Live Art and Installations throughout the grounds and Live Glassblowing by 40+ glass artists.

2023 Florida Groves Festival


Orlando Book Festival
Saturday, April 15, 2023

A day-long celebration of books. The Orlando Book Festival includes panels and talks from bestselling authors from all over the state, including a keynote from R.L. Stine.

The Orlando Book Festival


2nd Annual Blueberry Festival
Saturday, April 15 - Sunday, April 16, 2023

Check out Amber Brooke Farms 2nd Annual Blueberry Festival! This is a two-weekend event full of blueberry-themed activities, photo ops, treats and live music, plus all of your favorite farm activities like our thrilling slide hill, jump pad, and more! The festival will happen over two weekends, April 15-16 and April 22-23.

Festivities include a blueberry mascot, blueberry picking, sunflower picking, face painting, food trucks, beer and wine, blueberry cobbler made-in-house, and blueberry stomping for wine production.


https://amberbrookefarms.com/blueberry-festival/


4th Annual Rotary Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, April 15, 2023

The 4th Annual Rotary Craft Beer Festival will take place on a Saturday April 15, 2023 in Avalon Park.


Come out and sample craft beer from various Central Florida breweries. This is an outdoor event with live music, food trucks, and craft beer.


The 4th Annual Rotary Craft Beer Festival


Jazz'n Blues Concert at Leu Gardens
Saturday, April 15, 2023

Are you ready for an incredible spring concert in Orlando’s most beautiful garden?


Enjoy an amazing evening of jazz, blues and a little bit of everything in between from some of the most popular bands in Central Florida this Saturday at Leu Gardens. Pack a dinner picnic of your favorite foods and bring seating, alcohol is permitted.


How it works: There are 3 bands in 3 locations in the 50-acre gardens. Bring chairs or blanket and sit wherever you like on any lawn area or find a nice spot in a gazebo and take a stroll around the bands and gardens.


Jazz'n Blues Concert at Leu Gardens


The 28th Annual Earth Day Mount Dora
Saturday, April 15, 2023

Mount Dora's annual Earth Day event is back for its 28th year and is free to attend and will take place in Donnelly Park.


Celebrate the Earth with music, exhibits and fun vendors, plus Glide Adventure Tours will be on hand with SEGWAYS so you can try a glide around the park. A silent auction will round out the event with gift certificates and baskets.


The 28th Annual Earth Day Mount Dora


Kids Night at the Museum
Saturday, April 15, 2023

This event at Orlando Science Center is very popular and no two are alike.


The Science Center's exhibits don't always come to life after hours, but during Kids Night at the Museum the building will be full of energy!


Youth ages 5 to 12 years old are invited to explore exhibits, experience enhanced programming, and enjoy a pizza dinner in age-appropriate groups. They will also participate in hands-on activities, and see an interactive Live Science Show or film.


Caregivers can enjoy a stress and child-free evening on the town while children have an entertaining experience of their own exploring the wonders of everything the Science Center has to offer.


Orlando Science Center Kids Night At The Museum


Laura Jane Grace
Saturday, April 15, 2023

Laura Jane Grace comes to The Social. Get your tickets now! 12+


Laura Jane Grace at The Social Orlando


CFCArts Black Box Theatre presents Happily (Retired) Ever After
Saturday, April 15, 2023

Comedic vignettes on Disney characters as they age. Come prepared to have fun with your favorite “silver domes” as The Narrators! retell classic stories that will leave you laughing.



CFCArts Black Box Theatre presents Happily (Retired) Ever After


Masego: You Never Visit Me Tour
Saturday, April 15, 2023

Masego: You Never Visit Me Tour comes to House of Blues Orlando at Disney Springs. Get your tickets now!


Masego: You Never Visit Me Tour Orlando


Shinedown wsg Three Days Grace & From Ashes to New
Saturday, April 15, 2023

Shinedown, the acclaimed quartet hailed for their high-octane live shows bring The Revolution’s Live Tour to Amway Center, and joining them as special guests are Three Days Grace and From Ashes to New.


Shinedown wsg Three Days Grace & From Ashes to New Amway Center Orlando


Sip Into Spring at Ivanhoe Village
Saturday, April 15, 2023

Celebrate Ivanhoe’s awesome businesses and beautiful district with Sip Into Spring.

Throughout the night, up to 16 locations around the district will feature curated wines from Tim’s Wine Market.

Purchase includes a keepsake wine glass sponsored by Nishad Khan Law, in addition to tastings. Stroll, sip, shop and discover. Tickets for the 2023 Sip Into Spring wine walk are limited and can be purchased here.




Wine Women and Shoes Orlando at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
Saturday, April 15, 2023

Gather for a fun afternoon of shopping, wine tasting, a fashion show & charming Sole Mates displaying fashion must-haves on silver platters at Wine Woman and Shoes Orlando.


Support the mission to provide non-medical financial aid to patients undergoing cancer treatment.


Wine Women and Shoes Orlando at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel


Wine Wars at The Veranda at Thornton Park
Saturday, April 15, 2023

Wine Wars is a wine tasting event with a competitive twist. During this event, participants will get the chance to compete for a chance to take up to 150 bottles home.



Wine Wars at The Veranda at Thornton Park


Yuri's Night Space Coast: The World's Space Party
Saturday, April 15, 2023

Under the gaze of Space Shuttle Atlantis at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, fall into a retrospective trance with live DJs as you celebrate everything humankind has achieved this year and launch into the future!


Join NASA Astronaut Winston Scott, Inspiration4 Astronaut Dr. Sian Proctor, and Planet Labs founder Dr Chris Boshuizen who will also be spinning as DR CHRISPY!


Yuri's Night Space Coast: The World's Space Party


Saturday Nite Classic Car Show & Cruise
Saturday, April 15, 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 15, 2023

The Promenade at Sunset Walk is home to 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 15, 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 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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 9am-1:30pm 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 to 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



Sunday April 16, 2023



2023 Snap! Orlando Open Doors
Sunday, April 16, 2023

Snap! Orlando presents their second Annual Sunday afternoon OPEN DOORS event with art, photography, Augmented Reality, guest artists, coffee, mimosas, DJ, and more...


Featuring outstanding art and photography by an array of selected local and international artists: Brant Slomovic, Mär Martinez, Elise Stürup, Martha Díaz-Adam, and Diana Zhang.


2023 Snap! Orlando Open Doors


Brooks Nielsen
Sunday, April 16, 2023

Brooks Nielsen comes to The Social. Get your tickets now! 12+


Brooks Nielsen comes to The Social


Indigo Girls
Sunday, April 16, 2023

Indigo Girls come to The Plaza Live Orlando. Get your tickets now!


Indigo Girls come to The Plaza Live Orlando


The International Food on Wheels Festival
Sunday, April 16, 2023

Enjoy the very best International gourmet food trucks from Central Florida all in one place. Featuring the most exquisite dishes from all over the world.





Ren Fair at The Renaissance Theatre Company
Sunday, April 16, 2023

Renaissance Fair at The Ren, is outdoor and indoor, featuring:

Shows! Drag shows featuring Dolls Holiday Brunch, live music, Drag Bingo with Myki Meeks! 18+.

Shops! Vendors, Artists, Crafts, Food Vendors/Trucks, Plants, Merchandise.

Divese and Queer-friendly


Ren Fair at The Renaissance Theatre Company


Orlando Area Farmers Markets
Sunday, April 16, 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 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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 a.m. to 2 p.m


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 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Downtown Mount Dora Village Market

Mount Dora’s open-air Mount Dora Village Market in Sunset Park is open Sundays from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm offering fresh products from over 50 market vendors.


Central Florida Farmers Markets

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