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The Top Things To Do in Orlando this Weekend: March 10 - 12

Welcome to another weekend jam packed with things to do here in Orlando!


The EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival at Walt Disney World is in full bloom, and starting this weekend, The Food and Wine Festival returns t Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.


Continuing this weekend is the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City, we have Daytona Beach Bike Week, and Orlando plays host to the Central Florida Fair.


We have lots of theater shows taking to the stage this weekend, including Josephene, Spongebob the Musical, Rock of Ages, Sweet Charity and more!


Go on, jump into our guide and have an awesome weekend!


Things to do this Weekend in Orlando March 10 -12, 2023

Friday March 10 - Sunday March 12, 2023



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.


Garden Rocks features internationally recognized artists performing Friday-Monday and showcases local Orlando talent on Tuesday-Thursday at the America Gardens Theater.


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


This Weekend's Concerts

Tommy DeCarlo March 10 & 11


Smash Mouth March 12 & 4


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 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.


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.


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!


As part of the festival enjoy free concerts in the Bayside Stadium, check out this weekend's concert:


March 12: Sean Kingston


Festival and Concerts included with valid theme park admission


The 2023 SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival


Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival
Friday, March 10, 2023 - 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.


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


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


Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival


The Florida Strawberry Festival
Now - 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


Spongebob The Musical
Now - April 30, 2023

he 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.


Tickets available now.


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


Josephine at the Orlando Ren Theater
Now - Sunday, March 19, 2023

With new scenes, an amazing live band, and a legendary performance, Josephine is coming home to Orlando.


Local legend Tymisha Harris is bringing her critically-acclaimed Josephine musical to Orlando's Renaissance Theatre Company from March 9 through until 19, and tickets are on sale now.


Josephine, performed by Tymisha Harris and created by Tymisha Harris, Michael Marinaccio and Tod Kimbro, is a one-woman biographical musical that combines cabaret, theatre and dance to tell the story of the iconic Josephine Baker, the first African-American international superstar and one of the most remarkable figures of the 20th Century.


Orlando's Tymisha Harris


Rock Of Ages at Garden Theatre, Winter Garden
Now - Sunday, March 12, 2023

FINAL WEEKEND!

ROCK OF AGES takes you back to the time of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos, and sporting even bigger hair! This five-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical features the hits of bands Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, and more.


The show features an all-star cast, including American Idol Bo Bice, The Voice finalist Omar Cardona, and Broadway star Justin Sargent.



Rock Of Ages at Garden Theatre, Winter Garden


Sweet Charity at Osceola Arts
Friday, March 10 - Sunday, March 26, 2023

Will Charity find love in the Big Apple? Find out as Osceola Arts presents Sweet Charity, a musical comedy about hopeless romantic Charity Valentine!


Sweet Charity takes to the main stage from March 10 through until March 26, 2023 at 2411 E Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee.


This Bob Fosse musical comedy tells the story of Charity Valentine. She is a hopeless romantic dance hall hostess who hasn’t been lucky in love since moving to the Big Apple. Enter Oscar, a mild-mannered accountant, who just might be the ONE!


 Osceola Arts presents Sweet Charity


Daytona Beach Bike Week
Now - 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.


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


Once Upon A Spring Celebration
Now - Sunday, May 14

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 plenty of oversized pastel eggs, beautiful springtime flowers, activities in the new Adventure Kids’ Clubhouse, an Easter Day Buffet, a pirate escape room, themed scavenger hunt and everyone’s favorite holiday hares, Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny!


Once Upon A Spring Celebration Gaylord Palms Orlando


Central Florida Fair
Now - 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


Morse Museum – Spring Friday Nights
Friday, March 10, 2023

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




Art After Dark in Lake Nona
Friday, March 10, 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.




R&Bingo at Dr Phillips Center
Friday, March 10, 2023

“We Inside” folks! That’s right we are back inside the brand new Steinmetz Hall for R&Bingo !


R&Bingo is a way of listening to popular music, dancing to the hits, and remaining competitive. The Bingo cards are filled with a variety of artists, and a DJ plays the music. If the DJ plays a song by an artist on your card, the card gets marked. R&Bingo is coming Friday March 10th. Doors open at 7:00 pm, and the rounds are from 8:00 until 11:00 pm




SASHA COLBY at Southern Nights Orlando
Friday, March 10, 2023

SASHA COLBY from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 15!

(18yr+ Welcome) Tickets and details here.




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.




Distant Worlds: Music From FINAL FANTASY
Friday, March 10 - Saturday, March 11, 2023

Specially curated by Nobuo Uematsu, the program is a monumental, retrospective celebration of the incredible FINAL FANTASY music catalogue performed at Dr Phillips Center in the Walt Disney Theater.


Conductor and GRAMMY-Award winner Arnie Roth will lead the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and chorus of 100 musicians on stage, with exclusive HD video direct from creators at Square Enix.




2 Day Plant Sale at Leu Gardens
Saturday, March 11 - Sunday, March 12, 2023

The ever popular Leu Gardens Plant Sale returns to Leu Gardens.


Shop directly from the growers and best of all, Leu Gardens is free all weekend, donations are gratefully accepted at all entrances to help offset costs of this event.


Make sure you bring a wagon or plant cart for your purchases, your definitely going to need it!


There will be over 50 growers at this years event who will be selling a variety of plants including: annuals, bamboo, bromeliads, butterfly plants, camellias, ferns, fruit trees, gingers, heliconias, herbs, native plants, orchids, palms, plumerias, roses, vines and more!




Windermere 8th Annual Fine Art Show
Saturday, March 11 - Sunday, March 12, 2023

Get ready for the 8th Annual Windermere Fine Art Show in Downtown Windermere!

This elite boutique event will showcase fine art artists traveling from around the United States to quaint Windermere, and will be surrounded by live entertainment, food, drinks & performing arts in a festive atmosphere around Town Square and Main Street sidewalks.




Orlando Area Farmers Markets
Saturday, March 11, 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


An Evening with Leslie Odom, Jr.

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Leslie Odom, Jr. is a multifaceted, award-winning vocalist, songwriter, author, and actor. He has received recognition with Tony and Grammy Awards as well as multiple Academy Award and Emmy nominations for his excellence and achievements in Broadway, television, film, and music.


Leslie Odom, Jr. will be performing at Dr Phillips Center, with tickets still available.




Cheap Trick

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Cheap Trick live at Hard Rock Live Orlando. Tickets available now.


Cheap Trick Hard Rock Live Orlando


Oscar Watch Party on Enzian’s Big Screen
Sunday, March 12, 2023

Celebrate the biggest movie event of the year at Central Florida’s favorite independent theater. Experience the excitement of the 95th Academy Awards, its surprise wins and big upsets – amongst friends and fellow movie lovers. Enjoy dinner and drink specials, an Oscar pool, and the big show on Enzian’s big screen.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Seating is first come first served. Table reservations cannot be made for this event




Orlando Area Farmers Markets
Sunday, March 12, 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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