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The Best Events and Things To Do in Orlando May 2024

Updated: 7 days ago

Welcome to May in Orlando, a month that's jam packed with things to do, plus May includes Cinco de Mayo, Mother's Day, Memorial Day Weekend, and more.

The Best Events and Things To Do in Orlando May 2024

Events & Things To Do in Orlando May 2024

Welcome to May in Orlando! The weather is heating up, and there is a ton of amazing events and things to do

Whatever events you plan to attend, have an awesome time!

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100+ Events and Things To Do in Orlando

Ongoing Events

Aloha to Summer at Aquatica Orlando
Saturday & Sunday, March 30 - June 2

Say “Aloha” to summer at Aquatica Orlando with festive fun from morning through night! Enjoy specialty food and beverage offerings, exciting entertainment including dance parties and activities, plus enjoy the most waterslides in Orlando, including the All-New Tassie’s Underwater Twist!

Ride The Cyclone
Select Dates, April 5 - June 1

Theatre South Playhouse presents Ride The Cyclone. In this hilarious and outlandish story, the lives of six teenagers from a Canadian chamber choir are cut short in a freak accident aboard a roller coaster. When they awake in limbo, a mechanical fortune teller invites each to tell a story to win a prize like no other...

EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival
February 28 - May 27

Attend a springtime event abloom with brilliant gardens, fresh flavors, lively entertainment and more! The popular Garden Rocks Concert Series features favorite tunes at the America Gardens Theatre. And of course, fresh flavors are on the menu at Outdoor Kitchens and other food and beverage locations throughout the park, among other delights.

Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld Orlando
Select Dates, February 2 - May 19

Oceans of flavor and fun are waiting at SeaWorld. 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, cocktails, and craft brews. Plus, add a taste of rock, country, Latin, or throwback sounds at live music shows every weekend.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival
Select Dates, March 9 - May 19

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. Park guests can explore a variety of flavors while enjoying a diverse concert lineup, including acts for all tastes.

Always...Patsy Cline

Select Nights, April 26 - May 19

Always…Patsy Cline is based on a true story about Cline’s friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger. The musical play, complete with down-home country humor, sincere emotion, and a heart-warming look at a special friendship, includes many of Patsy’s unforgettable hits. Get tickets now for this show at Garden Theater.

Glass in Flight 2 at Leu Gardens
February 3 – May 5

Experience an amazing outdoor sculpture exhibit of larger-than-life flying insects hand-crafted into 28 works of art with Dalle de Verre glass and steel. Created by national known sculptor, Alex Heveri, each piece captures the essence of flight. Glass in Flight 2 takes place at Orlando's Leu Gardens and is included with general admission.

From Here
March 22 - May 5

Renaissance Theatre Company presents a new run of From Here Off-Broadway this summer, An all-Orlando cast and crew will perform our musical love letter to Orlando at the Ren on weekends from March 22 through May 5. Get tickets now.

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
April 2 - May 5

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is the final professional production of the season at Orlando Family Stage. In this dynamic musical adaptation of Rick Riordan’s bestselling book that took Broadway by storm, teenager Percy Jackson discovers he is the half-blood son of a Greek god! With newly-discovered powers he cannot control, a destiny he does not want, and a mythology textbook’s worth of monsters on his trail, Percy and his friends embark on an epic journey to find Zeus’s missing lightning bolt and prevent a war among the gods.

George M. Cohan Tonight!
May 10 - 19

Southeastern Regional Premiere at Winter Park Playhouse!  Meet "The Yankee Doodle Boy" himself in this high energy, one-man journey though the life, music, and artistry of this legendary entertainer.  The Off-Broadway musical is a delightful salute to the man who almost single-handedly invented the American musical comedy.

Play On! By Rick Abbot
May 10 - 19

One plucky community theatre is about to produce a show called Murder Most Foul, a new “murder mystery play” with the same title as an Agatha Christie novel but with no relation whatsoever. The show is hilariously amateur, the “murder mystery” plot doesn’t really have a murder, and to top it off the playwright keeps changing the story and script only two days from its premiere. Even the sound effects reap their share of laughter. Play On! is a hilarious love letter to community theater. get tickets now for this production at The Ritz Theater.

Mothers’ Days, A Comedic Play, By Stephanie Mesler
April 26 - May 13

The Breakthrough Theatre Company presents "Mothers' Days", a comedic play by local playwright, Stephanie Mesler. Mothers' Days is a celebration of the love...and hate...and love that exist in any relationship between mother and child. Get details and tickets here.

Live at The Lawn – ICON Park 
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 

Live at The Lawn is the perfect way for locals and visitors alike to spend time outside and discover new local artists playing a variety of genres. Relax on The Lawn beneath the Orlando Eye and enjoy a drink while taking in the live performances or listen to the DJ entertainment while enjoying a meal at one of ICON Park’s signature restaurants with outdoor seating.

Art After Dark at Lake Nona
Every Friday

Every Friday night, Art After Dark takes over Lake Nona Town Center from 6 pm. Enjoy a stroll as you explore hand crafted artisan products, and tasty cuisine. Be sure to grab a glass a wine, stay a while and enjoy the art displayed on the art installation, The Beacon.

TPD Night Market
Every Friday

TPD Night Market is a weekly Friday night market featuring 20 plus vendors at 431 E Central Blvd, Thornton Park, Orlando.

Winter Garden Friday on the Plaza
Every Friday

Come enjoy live music every Friday night on the Plaza, at Downtown Winter Garden, Centennial Plaza Gazebo.

Friday Muscle Car Show & Cruise
Every Friday

Join the heart pounding excitement of high-performance engines and true horse power for our Muscle Car Show every Friday night at Old Town in Kissimmee. The Friday Muscle Car Show begins at 3 pm featuring show-quality muscle and factory-performance cars from 1964 and newer and classics from 1985 and older. Cars cruise at 8:30 pm.

Dockside Dueling Pianos
Every Friday

Enjoy nonstop live piano music every Friday night at The Wharf at Sunset Walk with late-night food and drink menu.

Disney Springs Kids Club
Every Saturday

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
Every Saturday

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. The event is free for participants and free for the public to attend.

Live Music on the Lawn in Lake Nona
Every Saturday

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 11 am – 3 pm every Saturday!

Show Car Saturday Nights at Promenade at Sunset Walk
Every Saturday

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.

Family Fun Day at Boxi Park
Every Sunday

Enjoy Family Fun Day every Sunday at Boxi Park, with face painters, balloon artists entertainers, and live music. Fun for the whole family! 1 pm - 9 pm.

EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

May 1 – 5, 2024 

Say Anything

Catch Say Anyhing at Hard Rock Live Orlando on May 1. Tickets.

Cinco de Mayo at SeaWorld Orlando
May 2 - 5

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at SeaWorld Orlando with authentic music, delicious Mexican cuisine, and festive entertainment as part of the Seven Seas Food Festival.

Cinco de Mayo Weekend Fiesta
May 3 - May 5

Join House of Blues Orlando for an EPIC WEEKEND-LONG Fiesta, kicking off on May 3 and sizzling through May 5. Indulge in tantalizing tacos, lip-smacking margaritas, & ice-cold Cerveza Mexicana at both The Restaurant & Bar AND The Smokehouse!  

Damon Williams

May 3 - 4

Damon Williams, the legendary comedian, actor, writer, and producer takes to the stage at Funny Bone Comedy Club. Get tickets here.

Neon Club

May 3

For more than 35 years, the city of Orlando has hosted Neon Club. Orlando Ballet is proud to continue the tradition! Participants and their families, friends, and/or caregivers are welcome to join us each month for an evening of dancing, socializing, food, and fun.

First Friday in Eustis

May 3

Our family-friendly monthly street parties host a wide variety of food, vendors and live music! We look forward to seeing everyone in Historic Downtown Eustis each First Friday! 

First Fridays at Baldwin Park

May 3

Unforgettable nights of shopping and dining with music in the beautiful Baldwin Park. With over 40 small business vendors offering a wide range of products, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

First Friday Food Trucks in Clermont
May 3

A Clermont First Friday tradition! Join your family and friends downtown and choose dinner, snacks, sweets and more from a variety of food trucks. Sip and stroll downtown while checking out event vendors and shopping at local retail stores and boutiques.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Episode IX
May 3

Family Movie Night at Leu Gardens returns on Friday, May 3, 2024, with the classic 2019 movie, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Episode IX.

Art Adventures: Happy Birthday OMA!
May 3

Join Orlando Museum Of Art for a birthday pARTy! Come celebrate the museum’s 100th birthday by creating party hats and airdry clay cupcakes! Venture into the galleries and say happy birthday to the museum we all love and adore.

David Spade: Catch Me Inside
May 3

Catch comedy legend, actor and former SNL cast member David Spade as he brings his hit stand-up comedy back to Orlando's Dr Phillips Center. Best known for movies like Tommy BoyBlack Sheep and The Wrong Missy, Spade's self-deprecating and sarcastic comedy hits the stage for a raucous night of laughs.

An Evening With Kenny G
May 3

An Evening With Kenny G comes to Hard Rock Live Orlando. Get your tickets now

Bank of America's Museums on Us Weekend
May 4 - 5

During the first full weekend of every month, Bank of America and Merrill Bank offer cardholders free general admission on both Saturday and Sunday to more than 225 cultural institutions in dozens of cities across the US. Click here for details.

Clermont Taco and Margarita Festival Cinco De Mayo Weekend
May 4 - May 5

The two day Clermont Taco & Margarita Festival will have everything you would expect from a family friendly event. Come out and enjoy several types of food from local mobile kitchens, and food trucks. Meet and shop at Local merchants pop up stores. Plus, watch some professional wrestling/lucha libre, live musical entertainment, plus a Dj, and a KID ZONE!!

Wall Street Plaza Cinco de Mayo Block Party
May 4 - May 5

The biggest and the best Cinco de Mayo celebration in Downtown Orlando will be on Wall Street Plaza! But why party for just one night? We’re throwing 2 nights of fiesta block parties with live music, bull riding, drink specials, mariachi bands, mustaches, mini-Sombreros, JELL-O shots, piñatas and more!

Beach Fest at Aquatica
May 4

ZOL 95 Presents Beach Fest at Aquatica! Bring your family and friends to the largest beach party in Orlando with the hottest music mixed by El Nuevo Zol 95’S DJ’S!

Orlando Kite Festival
May 4

Welcome to the inaugural Orlando Kite Festival! Join us for a FREE day of fun under the sun with colorful kites filling the sky. Bring your family and friends for a fantastic experience watching kites of all shapes and sizes soar high.

Longwood Luau in Reiter Park
May 4

Join us for a FREE Hawaiian-themed party featuring delectable food, live entertainment, and tropical vibes! Live Hawaiian music, hula dancers, fire knife performers, lei making station and much more fun!!

Hamlin Hoedown
May 4

Kick up your boots at the Hamlin Hoedown! Mosey on over for a FREE family-friendly event filled with delightful pony rides, a charming barnyard petting zoo, and the toe-tapping tunes of DJ Renee. Engage in heartwarming crafts, lively games, and good ol' fashioned farm fun. Don your western best and join the hoedown hullabaloo!

Kentucky Derby Day at Boxi Park
May 4

Come celebrate the Greatest Two Minutes in sports at Boxi Park in Lake Nona with an all-day party featuring live music, Derby-inspired food and beverage specials, and more! We’ll be showing the race on the big screen with sound. $5 Cover after 5 pm.

Kentucky Derby Watch Party at The Hampton Social
May 4

Join The Hampton Social at Pointe Orlando for a day of the Kentucky Derby and enjoy $10 Rosé Mint Juleps and a live viewing of the race!

May the 4th – Star Wars Celebration
May 4

Celebrate May the 4th, Star Wars Day with Orange County Library System at the Melrose Center with activities, movie screenings and a photo op with our newest team member, R2-KN3!

Registration required for select events. For more details, click here.

May the 4th Be With You featuring SWITCH
May 4

Join the Galactic Celebration: May the 4th Be With You at Boxi Park in Lake Nona featuring a Star Wars themed performance by SWITCH!

Attack of the RhineClones
May 4

Les Vixens present a Star Wars-inspired burlesque show, Attack of the RhineClones at College Park Gallery Orlando, 2300 Edgewater Dr, Orlando. Get tickets now.

Star Wars Night, Orlando City vs FC Cincinnati

May 4

May the Fourth be with you! Orlando City prepares for battle against the cold side, FC Cincinnati, as they attempt to take over Inter&Co Stadium. Come prepared for night one of our City and Pride Star Wars weekend, complete with costumed characters, themed merchandise and more!

May the Fourth Be With You Sip & Stroll
May 4

Come out to The APGD May the 4th for Star Wars Day! We’ll have a Sip and Stroll from 2 to 5 pm and then a free outdoor showing of Return of the Jedi at sunset (around 8:15) in Alley No. 3, courtesy of Redlight Redlight! Tickets for Sip and Stroll.

Hannibal Square Heritage Center Folk & Urban Art Festival

May 4

The Folk & Urban Art Festival celebrates Central Florida's richly diverse culture through live musical entertainment and the artwork of select folk and urban artisans. Activities include The Hannibal's Trek: Let's Go Trekking through Shady Park for kids, storytelling, K2 Mobile Unit, Black History Trivia and more. Admission is free. Located in Shady Park across from Hannibal Square Heritage Center.

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

May 4

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes comes to House of Blues Orlando. Get your tickets now!

Cinco De Mayor Street Party and Celebration,
May 5

Join the Promenade at Sunset Walk’s 4th annual Cinco De Mayor Street Party and Celebration, and enjoy a nonstop live music celebration with Rhythm Me Up and The Rundown live on 2 performance stages, including The Rundown’s tribute to Maná, Latin America’s No. 1 selling rock band.

Mango's Cinco de Mayo Outdoor Party
May 5

Get ready to fiesta like there's no mañana at Orlando's biggest Cinco de Mayo outdoor party at Mango's Orlando on International Drive. Sunshine, tequila, and dancing from 12 pm till you can't dance anymore! Who's ready to make this Cinco de Mayo unforgettable?

Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Rocco's Tacos Orlando
May 5

Rocco's Tacos and Tequila Bar is bringing the ultimate Cinco de Mayo celebration to Sand Lake Road, by throwing a Block Party.

Baldwin Park Cinco de Mayo
May 5

Get ready to fiesta like there's no mañana! Join us in Baldwin Park for an epic Cinco de Mayo celebration featuring mouth-watering Mexican food refreshing drinks from Colibri, local vendors, and family-friendly activities. Groove to the beats of live music and a DJ! It's time to taco 'bout a party!

Star Wars Night, Orlando Pride vs Racing Louisville

May 5

It’s the revenge of the fifth, our fearless Orlando Pride prepare for battle as the Empire of Racing Louisville attempts to infiltrate INTER&Co Stadium. Come prepared for our final night of our City & Pride Star Wars weekend, complete with costumed characters, themed merchandise and more!

Welcome To Rockville

May 6 - 12, 2024

NASA's Boeing Starliner Crewed Flight Test (CFT) Launch
May 6

You don't want to miss this exciting milestone launch for NASA's Commercial Crew Program! The Crew Flight Test will send two astronauts to the International Space Station aboard Boeing's Starliner spacecraft for the very first time. Get the details at Kennedy Space Center.

Hozier: Unreal Unearth Tour 2024
May 8

Hozier is back for more! Catch Hozier on his Unreal Unearth Tour 2024 at Kia Center. Get your tickets now!

From Ashes To New: The Blackout Tour Pt. 2
May 9

From Ashes To New: The Blackout Tour Pt. 2 comes to House of Blues Orlando. Get your tickets now!

Orlando Valkyries vs. San Diego Mojo
May 9

The Pro Volleyball Federation's Orlando Valkyries take on the San Diego Mojo. Get your tickets now!

Welcome to Rockville
May 9 - 12

Take it all in. This is the biggest rock festival in North America, and you will be a part of history. We're cranking up the volume with a monster roster of over 150+ bands, which is 50 more than last year. Buckle up; this is just the beginning. Get your passes NOW to a beast of a festival with the power to unleash rock like never before.

AJR: The Maybe Man Tour
May 10

AJR - The Maybe Man Tour is coming to Kia Center on May 10. Get your tickets now!

Mon Laferte: Autopoiética Tour 2024
May 10

Mon Laferte: Autopoiética Tour 2024 comes to House of Blues Orlando. Get your tickets now!

Chris Stapleton
May 10

Chris Stapleton comes to the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, May 10. Tickets.

The Juniper Tree
May 10 - 11

Opera Orlando returns to the Alexis and Jim Pugh Theater for a special add-on production that concludes its 2023-24 All for Art season. A dark retelling of Grimms' The Juniper Tree.

Classics Series: Beethoven’s 5th
May 11

Experience the timeless brilliance of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, a monumental masterpiece often described as “one of the most important works of all time.” Get tickets now for this performance by the Orlando Phil at Dr Phillips Center.

Mess Fest
May 11

Learn about colorful chemistry, flashy physics, and splat-tacular science through activities, demonstrations, and live shows. If you’re not making a mess, you’re not doing it right! And hey, when we say messy, we MEAN messy, so be sure to dress for the mess! This event is included with general admission to Orlando Science Center.

Orlando Valkyries vs. Vegas Thrill
May 11

Orlando Valkyries vs Las Vegas Thrill. Get your tickets now!

Orlando Pride vs. Bay FC: Pups of Pride
May 11

Orlando Pride of the National Women's Soccer League take on Bay FC at Inter&Co Stadium.

Love puppies and the Pride? You won't want to miss out on our third annual Pups of Pride Night! Once again, fans can bring their furry friends along with them to watch the best women's soccer players in the world! It will be a night filled with puppies, a pup centric Fanzone, games, and so much more! Come have a ball with us and don't miss out on the paw-ty!

Reik: Panorama
May 11

Reik is coming to Hard Rock Live Orlando. Get your tickets now!

Niall Horan

Nill Horan comes to MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, May 11. Tickets.

Mother's Day at Island H20 Water Park
May 11 - 12

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Island H2O Water Park! On May 11 and 12, Moms can treat themselves to a signature “Momosa” at Tag Shack, embark on a scavenger hunt adventure to win a prize, enjoy the relaxation of Private Domain, and enjoy a day of making unforgettable memories with their family at Island H2O Water Park’s Mother’s Day Celebration! This special event is included in admission and is only available on May 11 - 12! Bring your mom and have some fun celebrating her

Mother's Day at Boxi Park
May 12

Celebrate Mom with fun for the whole family at Boxi Park in Lake. Nona.

Leu Gardens Celebrates Moms!
May 12

Enjoy this special day with your mom in the beautiful 50-acre gardens. Explore the amazing art of Alex Heveri’s Glass in Flight 2, an outdoor exhibit of larger-than-life flying insects and birds. Each piece captures the essence of flight. The exhibit weaves together the beauty of art with the science of nature. Stroll the winding pathways and discover all the various gardens including the amazing butterfly garden and you can join in the fun with our butterfly hunt!  Moms receive free admission on this very special day.

Mother's Day In The Garden
May 12

Why stop at a flower bouquet when you can give Mom an entire garden? Bok Tower Gardens is offering free admission to all mothers in celebration of Mother’s Day. Families are encouraged to give the living bouquet of landscape gardens created by Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. to the special mothers in their lives. 

Central Florida Zoo
May 12

Take Mom to the Zoo on Mother's Day! Mothers and Grandmothers will get in FREE with the purchase of one single-day admission to Central Florida Zoo.

Free Admission for Caregivers at Orange County Regional History Center
May 12

Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate all the important women or caregivers in our life. It might be your mom, your grandma or anyone who has played an important role. On Mother’s Day, the History Center offers free admission to any caregiver accompanied by their loved one (of any age)!

Moms Get in Free at Brevard Zoo
May 12

Moms are treated to free admission to the Zoo on Mother’s Day at Brevard Zoo! Parents must be accompanied by a paying child of any age. Tickets can be purchased online or in person.

We Them Ones Comedy Tour
May 12

Fasten your seat belts, comedy enthusiasts, because 2024 is about to get uproarious at the Addition Financial Arena when it hosts “We Them Ones Comedy Tour” on May 12, 2024

Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival

May 13 - 19, 2024

Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival
May 14 - 27

Since 1992, Orlando Fringe has provided a space and opportunity for artists to emerge and showcase their talents and craft. The Orlando Fringe produces The Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival, the longest-running Fringe in the United States, which strives to be unjuried, uncensored, accessible for artists and audiences alike, with 100% of ticket sales given back to the artists.

Peter Pan
May 14 - 19

This high-flying musical has been delighting audiences of all ages for close to 70 years and is now being brought back to life in a new production directed by Emmy Award winner Lonny Price with additional book by celebrated playwright Larissa FastHorse. Get tickets now from Dr Phillips Center.

Taste of Nona: Artistry in Every Bite
May 14

The Lake Nona Regional Chamber Paints a New Take on TASTE OF NONA. Step into a world where culinary excellence meets artistic expression at the Taste of Nona, the Lake Nona region’s premier food and wine festival on May 14th from 5:30pm – 9:30pm at the brand new Aloft Hotels Lake Nona Althea Events Center.

Orlando City SC vs. Inter Miami CF
May 15

Orlando City Soccer Club takes on Inter Miami CF at Inter&Co Stadium in downtown Orlando. Get your tickets now!

Access for All at OMA
May 16

Access for All at OMA is a monthly free day dedicated to the community. On the third Thursday of each month, we'll extend our hours from 10 AM to 8 PM, offering free admission to all visitors. Each event will feature live performances, educational experiences, and more!

May 16 - 19

Giacomo Casanova is arguably the world’s most legendary womanizer, but he was also an intellect, a gambler, and a scofflaw – all the right character traits around which to design a lusty ballet, which is exactly what Orlando Ballet and choreographer Kenneth Tindall has done. Casanova offers a larger-than-life ballet experience like none other thanks to opulent dance underscored by sexual tension generated by composer Kerry Muzzey’s attention-grabbing music.

Bad Bunny
May 17 - 18

Bad Bunny is coming to Kia Center from May 17 – 18, 2024. Get your tickets now!

Club 90s Ariana Grande Night (18+)
May 17

Club 90s Ariana Grande Night (18+) comes to House of Blues Orlando. Get your tickets now!

Spooky Empire
May 17 - 19

Spooky Empire has quickly become one of the most respected horror event promotions companies in the United States, bringing to life two of the most popular horror conventions in the nation, with fans attending from all over the world.

Asian Cultural Festival
May 18

AAHC is excited to roll out the Asian Cultural Festival for this coming on Saturday, May 18, 2024 and AAHC will partner with the City of Ocoee at Lakeshore Center (indoor) and the Lakefront Park (outdoor) for the in person festival.

Community Day at the Central Florida Railroad Museum
May 18

Discover new trips, sights and places to visit at our Community Day. Area attractions, gardens, museums and more fill our meeting room with enough ideas to last a year!

Emo Prom (18+)
May 18

Emo Prom (18+) comes to House of Blues Orlando. Get your tickets now! Artists At This Event:William Ryan Key, Take this to Your Grave, Emo Nite Miami, Buko Boys, Axel Andrews, Twin Rova, Destiny's Fantasy, Kurbiix, Dominink, Auntie Maim, Party Karloz.

Gatorpalooza Fun Fest
May 18 - 19

Y’all come join us as Gatorland kicks off their 75th Anniversary celebrations with Gatorpalooza! We are so excited to host the Fifth Annual Gatorpalooza festival again, and this year we’re inviting the public to join in the Diamond Jubilee Celebration with all the fun and games of the Gatorpalooza Weekend, May 18-19, 2024

Jeff Dye: On Tour
May 18

Jeff Dye is a nationally touring comedian, actor and host. Jeff shot over 100 episodes of a new FOX game show called Who the Bleep Is That? and was a recent guest on The Joe Rogan Experience. See him perform live at Dr Phillips Center.

Run Nona 5K & Nemours Kids’ Run
May 18

Lake Nona's signature race transforms into a family fun festival right in Lake Nona Town Center.  Once the sun goes down join us at the Beacon for a one-of-a-kind party like you’ve never seen before! Grab your family, friends, and neighbors and meet us at Lake Nona Town Center, for a fantastic evening of festivities! Get details now.

Buddha's Birthday Celebration
May 19

Come to Guang Ming Temple, the largest Buddhist Temple in Central Florida to experience a traditional celebration with beautiful pageantry, a Vegetarian Food & Arts Festival including a Butterfly Meet and Greet, and a program of unique performances. Get details here.

Maitland Stage Band Spring Concert
May 19

Under the direction of trumpeter Rick Ingoglia, the Maitland Stage Band returns to the Venue on the Lake for a Sunday afternoon concert.

Orlando Carnival Downtown Parade & Festival

May 20 - 26, 2024

Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival
May 14 - 27

Since 1992, Orlando Fringe has provided a space and opportunity for artists to emerge and showcase their talents and craft. The Orlando Fringe produces The Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival, the longest-running Fringe in the United States, which strives to be unjuried, uncensored, accessible for artists and audiences alike, with 100% of ticket sales given back to the artists.

Diljit Dosanjh: Dil-luminati Tour
May 20

International sensation Diljit Dosanjh announces his highly anticipated Dil-luminati Tour at Kia Center on May 21. Get your tickets now!

Orlando Gay Chorus: The Gay Agenda Revealed
May 22

Join us for an uplifting musical experience as the Orlando Gay Chorus presents its spring concert, aptly titled “The Gay Agenda: REVEALED.” Through song, we express our shared humanity, transcending labels and preconceptions.

Guys and Dolls
May 23

Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950. Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they've been engaged for fourteen years. Get tickets now at Dr Phillips Center.

Winter Park Wine & Jazz Experience
May 23

Join us for Winter Park's best wine, food & jazz experience. Two ticket options for this 21 & over event. GA at 7 pm and VIP Early Access at 6pm. Both tickets include unlimited visits to food & wine stations + live music. The Winter Park Events Center features four unique indoor/outdoor spaces to experience an amazing night out under a full moon. Get tickets now.

Into the Woods
May 24

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim bring everyone's favorite storybook characters together for a timeless fairytale with a twist. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching, brought to life in this exciting production by CFCArts Youth Theatre Troupe. Get tickets now at Dr Phillips Center.

Orlando Pride vs. Portland Thorns
May 24

Orlando Pride of the National Women's Soccer League take on the Portland Thorns at Inter&Co Stadium. Get your tickets now!

Our Last Night: The Covers Only Tour wsg Broadside & Normandie
May 24

Our Last Night: The Covers Only Tour comes to Hard Rock Live Orlando. Get your tickets now!

Queen: Rhythm & Rhapsody
May 24

Get ready to rock out with “Queen: Rhythm and Rhapsody!” This mind-blowing concert event is an electrifying salute to the legendary rock band Queen and their iconic front man Freddie Mercury. It features Broadway star and vocal powerhouse Justin Matthew Sargent, live at Garden Theatre.

Reggaeton Rave (18+)
May 24

Reggaeton Rave (18+) comes to House of Blues Orlando.  Get your tickets now!

Sunset at the Zoo: Celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage
May 24

Join us at the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens for our first Sunset event of 2024, as we celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander culture and heritage!

Collect-A-Con Orlando
May 25 - 26

The Nation's Largest Trading Card, Anime and Pop Culture Convention. Featuring Ying Yang Twins (Get Low, Salt Shaker, Say I Yi Yi, Wait "The Whisper Song") live mid-day concert Saturday afternoon on the main stage. Get details here.

Orlando City SC vs. Columbus Crew
May 25

Orlando City Soccer Club takes on Columbus Crew at Inter&Co Stadium in downtown Orlando. Get your tickets now!

Orlando Carnival Downtown: Jouvert
May 25

Jouvert - A traditional pre-dawn street party celebrated in many Caribbean countries and communities around the world. In this vibrant and colorful event, participants throw paint, powder and water on each other, and dance to the rhythmic beats of calypso, soca, and steelpan music. It's a time of unity, community bonding, and cultural pride. Get details for this event at Tinkers Field.

Soca Anthropology: Back in Time Lime
May 25

Orlando Carnival Downtown “Back in Time Lime” is a Caribbean multicultural celebration that showcases the diversity of the Caribbean American community while taking visitors back to its origins. Enjoy an action-packed evening outdoors with authentic Caribbean performances including steelpan, African drums, Tassa drums, junk-a-noo parade, fire breathing, stick fighting, cultural Calypso music and dances along with Spoken Word/Poetry. Guests will experience authentic Caribbean food including roti, doubles, jerk, conch salads, and so much more at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts - Seneff Arts Plaza.

Reggae Fest Orlando Memorial Day Weekend at The Vanguard
May 25

Reggae Fest is not only a dance party experience; it's a vibe! 21+  Live at The Vanguard.

Vivanativa: 25th Anniversary
May 25

Vivanativa: 25th Anniversary comes to House of Blues Orlando. Get your tickets now!

Anitta: Baile Funk Experience
May 26

Anitta: Baile Funk Experience comes to Hard Rock Live Orlando. Get your tickets now!

Milk Mart 8th Birthday Bash
May 26

Yeehaw y'all, time to party; we turn 8 this year! Break out the juice boxes and join us on May 26th for Milk Mart's 8th Anniversary Birthday Bash! Another year of incredible markets in the bag; we've got some really exciting stuff in store, and we're excited to celebrate with all of you before we hibernate for the summer.

Orlando Predators vs. Nashville Kats
May 26

Welcome to the exciting world of Orlando Predators Arena Football at Kia Center! Get your tickets now!

Orlando Carnival Downtown Parade & Festival
May 26

Orlando Carnival Downtown starts with a parade in the streets of Downtown Orlando and ends at the festival village at Tinker Field Historic Plaza where some of the most renowned international Caribbean artists will perform. The Mas Band parade will showcase artistically designed and handmade costumes.

GayDays Orlando 2024

May 27 - 31, 2024

Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival
May 14 - 27

Since 1992, Orlando Fringe has provided a space and opportunity for artists to emerge and showcase their talents and craft. The Orlando Fringe produces The Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival, the longest-running Fringe in the United States, which strives to be unjuried, uncensored, accessible for artists and audiences alike, with 100% of ticket sales given back to the artists.

Wheein: Whee in the Mood Tour
May 27

Wheein is coming to Hard Rock Live Orlando. Get your tickets now!

Matilda Jr.
May 28

Rebellion is nigh in Matilda Jr., a gleefully witty ode to the the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination! This story of a girl who dreams of a better life and the children she inspires will have audiences rooting for the "revolting children" who are out to teach the grown-ups a lesson. See the show at Alexis and Jim Pugh Theater.

Melanie Martinez: The Trilogy Tour
May 29

Melanie Martinez brings The Trilogy Tour to Kia Center on May 29 with special guests Men I Trust & Beach Bunny. Get your tickets now!

An Evening with Lee Asher
May 30

With nearly 8 million social media followers, Lee has a lot of fans who adore him and his soaring spirit, and the inspiring videos he creates from his Oregon animal sanctuary. The nigh at Hard Rock Live is a talk with Lee -- who is a magnificent, soulful storyteller -- and Q&A. Get your tickets now!

Kane Brown with special guests Tyler Hubbard & Parmalee
May 30

Kane Brown is coming to Kia Center with special guests Tyler Hubbard & Parmalee on Thursday, May 30. Get your tickets now!

GayDays Orlando 2024
May 30 - June 3

GayDays Orlando has an unbeatable combination of attractions, events, and parties to help create a magical dream of a vacation week. From the tropical wonderland of the GayDays Host Hotel, to the thrill rides of the Universal Studios Orlando, you're sure to find an event that will amaze and delight you. Get details now.

Girls in Wonderland 2024
May 30 - June 3

Girls in Wonderland is your ULTIMATE magical weekend, from parties to our exclusive women’s resort. So hop on board for a weekend that promises something for everyone including live women’s music, spectacular dance parties, celebrities, pool parties, comedy show, theme parks and thousands of women from around the country and the world celebrating in grand style. Get details here.

One Magical Weekend 2024
May 30 - June 3

One Magical Weekend is one of the largest LGBTQ+ pride and music festivals in the world. Taking place at Walt Disney World Resorts, it boasts a roster of international DJ talent and around-the-clock, world-class events. Get details now.

Goth Prom
May 31

The Abbey is thrilled to transform its hallowed halls into a haven for all things dark and delightful for an unforgettable Goth Prom Night! Dust off your fishnets and black lace, dig out your eyeliner and ripped jeans – this is your chance to unleash your inner goth and relive the glory of the 80s alternative scene.

Lionel Richie and Earth, Wind & Fire
May 31

You're invited to a party that will have you dancing all night long! Lionel Richie + Earth, Wind & Fire together on the same stage -- be at Kia Center on May 31 for a show you'll never forget.

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