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Things To Do in Orlando this Weekend April 21 - 23

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


There is so much to see and do including the Florida Puerto Rican Parade and Festival, Orlando Taco Festival, Florida Film Festival, and Saturday is Earth Day, and there is many wonderful events taking place to celebrate.


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


Things To To In Orlando This Weekend

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


RECURRING EVENTS



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 21 22

A Flock of Seagulls

April 23 -24

Jo Dee Messina

2023 EPCOT Garden Rocks Concert Series


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 22

Tito Nieves

Sunday, April 23

Kameron Marlowe

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 22

Air Supply

Sunday, April 23

Gabby Barrett

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival


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


The Sound Inside at Fringe ArtSpace

Now - Sunday April 30, 2023

When Bella Baird, an isolated creative writing professor at Yale, begins to mentor a brilliant but enigmatic student named Christopher, the two form an unexpectedly intense bond. As their lives and the stories they tell about themselves become intertwined in unpredictable ways, Bella makes a surprising request of Christopher that neither knows if he can fulfill. Brimming with suspense, Rapp’s riveting play explores the limits of what one person can ask of another.


Recommended for Ages 13 & Up. Tickets available now.


The Sound Inside at Fringe ArtSpace Orlando


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


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


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


The Cocaine Play at Renaissance Theater
Now until May 6, 2023

The Cocaine Play is a new play by Orlando writer Adonis Perez-Escobar.It's about cocaine. Well, it's sort of about cocaine. Okay it's mostly about cocaine. But also it's about a group of friends who are all obsessed with pursuing their own self-interests until it leads to their downfall (sound familiar?). It's weird (very weird) and very much for adults (language, sexuality, nudity, and drug use, obviously). And it's also smart and new and cool. Very us.


The Cocaine Play at Renaissance Theater


Florida Film Festival
Now - 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


CHICAGO at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Now - Sunday, April 23, 2023

After 25 years, CHICAGO is still the one musical with everything that makes Broadway shimmy-shake: a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz, with one show stopping song after another and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen.


No wonder CHICAGO has been honored with 6 Tony Awards, 2 Olivier Awards, a Grammy, and thousands of standing ovations, and now the Chicago 25th Anniversary Tour will take to the stage at Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts , now through 23, 2023.


Chicago The 25th Anniversary Tour shimmy-shakes into Orlando



FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2023



Concert Under The Stars at Bok Tower Gardens
Friday, April 21, 2023

The much loved Concert Under The Stars Series is back at Bok Tower Gardens for 2023.


Direct from Nashville, Grammy Award-winners, The SteelDrivers are one of modern bluegrass biggest musical talents.


Check out Bok Towers website to purchase tickets for this extra special night.


Concert Under The Stars with Alison Brown


Soul II Soul Tour at Addition Financial Arena
Friday, April 21, 2023

21st-century R&B icon KEM is bringing the “Soul II Soul Tour” with Ledisi and Musiq Soulchild to Addition Financial Arena.



Soul II Soul Tour at Addition Financial Arena


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.


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 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 2 day 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 you're invited to get your hands dirty and connect with your 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


G-Space Live at Ace Cafe Orlando
Friday, April 21, 2023

G-Space Live featuring Finneh, Princess Salem, Xenon Dream, Sub.Conscious Sound, Ghast plus additional Hennessey Sound provided by Big Chillin.



G-Space Live at Ace Cafe Orlando


Leonid & Friends at The Plaza Live
Friday, April 21, 2023

Leonid & Friends comes to The Plaza Live. Get your tickets now!


Leonid & Friends at The Plaza Live


Prof: The Workhouse Tour at The Social
Friday, April 21, 2023

Prof: The Workhouse Tour comes to The Social. Get your tickets now! 12+


Prof: The Workhouse Tour at The Social


The Sound of Animals Fighting at the House Of Blues
Friday, April 21, 2023

The Sound of Animals Fighting comes to House of Blues Orlando at Disney Springs. Get your tickets now!


The Sound of Animals Fighting at the House Of Blues


Roger Sanchez at Celine Orlando
Friday, April 21, 2023


Roger Sanchez comes to Celine Orlando. Get your tickets now! 18+


Support: Elias R and Daniel Isea.


Roger Sanchez at Celine Orlando


Big Bang Boom! Presents Bump and Grind
Friday, April 21, 2023

Get ready to be enthralled by some of the State’s top sensational teases as they leave it all on the stage at ME Theatre.


The epitome of high glitz and glamour with classic performances from slow burns to saucy stylings, you won’t want to miss. Tickets available now.


Big Bang Boom! Presents Bump and Grind Orlando


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 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


SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2023



Animal Kingdom 25th Anniversary & Earth Day Celebrations
Saturday, April 22, 2023

2023 marks a special milestone as Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park celebrates its 25th anniversary on Earth Day, April 22.


To celebrate the 25th anniversary, limited time offerings are coming to the park including special limited time treats, merchandise celebrating the anniversary, and limited-time character sightings including Jiminy Cricket.


Moana, from the hit Walt Disney Animation Studios film, will also begin greeting fellow voyagers on Discovery Island for the first time, starting April 22.


Animal Kingdom 25th Anniversary & Earth Day Celebrations


Billy Idol at House Of Blues Orlando
Saturday, April 22, 2023

Billy Idol comes to House of Blues Orlando at Disney Springs. Get your tickets now!




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

Harlem Globetrotters 2023 World Tour
Saturday, April 22, 2023

The Harlem Globetrotters 2023 World Tour presented by Jersey Mike’s Subs is coming with game like never before at Addition Fianancial Arena.


Your favorite Globetrotter stars are bringing out their amazing basketball skill, outrageous athleticism and a non-stop LOL good time.


Join the Globetrotters as they go head-to-head against the Washington Generals, who will stop at nothing to try and defeat the world’s winningest team! In 2023, every fan is getting in on this action...that means YOU, so get ready! It’s GLOBETROTTER game time!


Harlem Globetrotters 2023 World Tour


Lake Nona Earth Day Celebrations
Saturday, April 22, 2023

Join Lake Nona for an unforgettable Earth Day celebration featuring Grammy Award-winning artist, Daya! This one night only concert happens on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, in Orlando’s fastest-growing community, Lake Nona.


The concert will showcase some of the best local talent, with Daya headlining the night. With her incredible voice and high-energy performances, Daya is sure to have the crowd singing and dancing along to her hit songs like "Hide Away" and "Sit Still, Look Pretty.”





Orlando Taco Festival
Saturday, April 22 - Sunday April 23, 2023

At the event, you'll find over 30 of Orlando's best restaurants, food trucks & carts serving up an amazing variety of mouthwatering tacos & related food items for just $4 each (sold separately).


There will be margarita and tequila bars, live entertainment including live music, Lucha Libre Wrestling, an interactive Mariachi Experience, oh and if your brave enough enter the Taco & Hot Pepper Eating Contests, win $100 CASH by enduring some of the hottest peppers in the world or being able to throw down some tacos the fastest!





Home Free: Road Sweet Road Tour at The Plaza Live

Saturday, April 22, 2023

Home Free comes to The Plaza Live. Get your tickets now!


Home Free: Road Sweet Road Tour at The Plaza Live


Reefapalooza Saltwater Aquarium Show
Saturday, April 22 - Sunday April 23, 2023

Reefapalooza is America's Largest Saltwater Aquarium Show.


This exciting two-day event which takes place this year at the Caribe Royale Orlando will immerse you in the hottest corals, opportunities to hear from some of the most renowned experts in the field, and a variety of vendors offering the latest in aquarium gear and supplies.


America's largest Saltwater Aquarium Show - Reefapalooza swims into Orlando


Science of Wine at Orlando Science Center
Saturday, April 22, 2023

Ready your mind – and palate – for a night of wining, dining and learning at one of Orlando’s most unique food and wine events, Science of Wine!


Sip, savor and support the mission of Orlando Science Center!


The Science of Wine is not just another wine tasting, but an oenological odyssey with presentations on multiple aspects of wine growing and wine tasting in addition to samples of more than 150 fine wines from the world’s most important wine regions and some of the best food from your favorite region, Central Florida!


Science of Wine at Orlando Science Center


Earth Day at The Veranda
Saturday, April 22, 2023

Celebrate Earth Day at The Veranda in Thornton Park with live music, food and drinks, shopping and more.


Earth Day at The Veranda


Celebrate the Earth! At Orlando Museum Of Art
Saturday, April 22, 2023

Earth without art is just “eh.” Come put the art in earth by celebrating Earth Day at OMA!


View landscape paintings that show Earth’s beauty, artifacts made from Earth’s minerals, and artwork that reminds us to respect the planet.


Using recycled cardboard, paper, paint, yarn, and other embellishments, create a three-dimensional hanger of the Earth to display in your home!


Celebrate the Earth! At Orlando Museum Of Art


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 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 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


WJRR's 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.


Tickets are available now online, or save money on service charges and purchase tickets to Earthday Birthday 2023 at Elixir in Downtown Orlando at W Washington St.


WJRR's Earthday Birthday 2023


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


Run for the Trees 5K at Ward Park
Saturday, April 22, 2023

The City of Winter Park and Track Shack's Run for the Trees 5k run/walk presented by Center for Health and Wellbeing is a unique point to point event.


The last mile is on the tree-canopied, wilderness dirt road of Genius Drive. This privately owned glimpse of old Florida is opened to the public only once a year, for this event.


All in person finishers receive a young tree!


Run for the Trees 5K at Ward Park


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 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


SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2023



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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