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Things To Do In Orlando: Gotta Go Orlando Weekend Guide January 27 - 29

Welcome to another bumper GGO Weekend Guide jammed packed with an exciting lineup of amazing things to do here in Orlando and throughout Central Florida.


Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend - January 13 - 15Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend - January 20 - 22

This weekend's highlights include the pirates inviting Tampa on Saturday at this year's Gasparilla Pirate Fest, while the smash hit musical Wicked settles into Dr Phillips Center for an extended run through February 12, plus a new kids festival is happening at Dezerland Park that's worth checking out for families.


Discover the BEST Things to Do in Orlando This Weekend!

Check out our bumper weekend list with something happening for everyone



The 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts
Happening now through Sunday, February 20, 2023

Eat, drink and be dazzled by creative culinary masterpieces during the 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts presented by AT&T.


Come celebrate the visual arts, performing arts and culinary arts during the festival, with more than 100 Disney and visiting artists will showcase their eye-catching works of art.


Guests of all ages can express their creative side by learning to draw a Disney character at Animation Academy, leaving their own creative mark at Expression Section: A Paint by Number Mural and helping Figment learn about art on a scavenger hunt around World Showcase.


Each evening, the DISNEY ON BROADWAY Concert Series will feature talented entertainers performing Disney songs live at America Gardens Theatre.


EPCOT International Festival of the Arts is available with valid theme park admission and a park reservation for the same date.


The 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts


The Disney On Broadway Concert Series
Happening now through Sunday, February 20, 2023

The DISNEY ON BROADWAY Concert Series is returning for the 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts presented by AT&T,


This is where you can see some of your favorite Disney Broadway stars perform Disney musical numbers, live at America Gardens Theatre in World Showcase.


This weekends performers:


January 27 Mandy Gonzalez (“AIDA”) & L. Steven Taylor (“The Lion King”)


January 28 Mandy Gonzalez (“AIDA”) & L. Steven Taylor (“The Lion King”)


January 29 Patti Murin (“Frozen”) & Robert Creighton (“Frozen”)


The DISNEY ON BROADWAY Concert Series is available with valid theme park admission and a park reservation for the same date.


The 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts Disney on Broadway


Fitness Friday - Free Yoga Class At Disney Springs
Friday, January 27, 2023

Come out to Disney Springs and join an all-levels yoga class with Julie Weiss of Orlando Power Yoga.

This type of Flow Yoga class is a workout for your body, mind and emotions.


Date: January 27, 2023


Start Time: 9:15 AM


Location: Fabletics at Disney Springs


Parking: Complimentary parking is available in the Orange Garage starting at 8:45 AM


Please arrive at least 15 minutes early and bring a yoga mat, towel and water bottle.


Fitness Friday - Free Yoga Class At Disney Springs


Mardi Gras At Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Happening now through Sunday, March 5, 2023

Get jazzed up with Mardi Gras-style live music and New Orleans-inspired entertainment. every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday though March 5, 2023 at Busch Gardens Mardi Gras.


Catch some festival beads from strolling performers throughout the day, and get caught up in the fun as you dance through the park.


Feast like kings and queens on classic Cajun cuisine as Busch Gardens brings the “Big Easy” to Tampa Bay.


Mardi Gras At Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is available with valid theme park admission.


Mardi Gras At Busch Gardens Tampa Bay


Wicked at Dr Phillips Center
Happening now through February 12, 2023

Wicked is happening now at the Walt Disney Theater at Dr Phillips Center through until February 12, 2023.


Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood and possessing an extraordinary talent.


When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships … until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “Wicked.”


From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, Wicked—the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story that USA Today cheers is “a complete triumph!


Limited tickets are available now, check out the Dr Phillips Center website for details.


Wicked at Dr Phillips Center


Henry V presented by The Orlando Shakes
Weekly, Wednesday - Sunday until February 5, 2023

The latest Orlando Shakes production, Henry V takes to the stage until February 5, 2023 at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater.


In this exciting continuation of the Fire and Reign Series, King Henry IV is dead and Prince Hal, fresh to the throne, attempts to prove himself a worthy ruler by brazenly laying claim to parts of France. When France mocks his claim, he leads the English forces across the Channel. Now this inexperienced new ruler must prove he is fit to unite his country and defeat the French at the Battle of Agincourt – against all odds.


Don’t miss this epic, thrilling, and powerful conclusion to the rise of Henry V – packed with battles, betrayals, comedy, and love!


Henry V presented by The Orlando Shakes


Nunsense A-Men! at The Winter Park Playhouse
Happening now through February 18, 2023

This side-splitting musical comedy performed at The Winter Park Playhouse is the original Off-Broadway musical Nunsense with all the characters portrayed by men!


Think of it as "Mrs. Doubtfire enters the Convent."


The Little Sisters of Hoboken discover their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters so they put on a variety show to raise funds for the burials.



Suitable for Most Audiences (Age 13 & up)


Nunsense A-Men! at The Winter Park Playhouse


3rd Annual Local Music Merch Swap
Friday, January 27, 2023

It’s Orlando Music History’s 3rd Annual Local Music Merch Swap at Stardust Video & Coffee 1842 Winter Park Rd Orlando.


Featuring live performances by Mike Dunn, Tierney Tough, Tanner Jones, and Shy Dog Mountain Resort.


Bring in your old band merch, expand your local music collection…everyone wins!


The merch swap portion is free to attend and participate, concert is $10 advance, $12 day of show.


3rd Annual Local Music Merch Swap


Beer Week Bingo in The Milk District
Happening now through Sunday, January 29, 2023

Orlando Beer Week is a brewery-led week full of exciting events, beer releases, and a warm sense of community.


Milk District Breweries, restaurants, and bars are celebrating BIG as they serve Orlando-brewed beer throughout the District.


Pick Up a Beer Week Bingo card at any of the participating businesses, then make your way through the district as you complete tasks to earn stamps the card (hint: most of it is drinking delicious locally-brewed beer.)


Folks who get 5 in a row can exchange their completed card for a nifty limited-edition bottle opener at their last stop!


Beer Week Bingo in The Milk District


Michael Blackson at Orlando Improv
Friday, January 27, 2023

He has been called one of the most original stand-up comics in the country, and his performances leave audiences laughing in tears.


Michael Blackson, aka, ‘The African King of Comedy’, has been entertaining audiences all across the country and around the globe for more than a decade



Michael Blackson at Orlando Improv


Orlando Parking Lot Party at Wally's Bar & Liquors
Friday, January 27, 2023

Get ready for the first Orlando Parking Lot Party of 2023 this Friday at Wally's Bar and Liquors from 6:30pm til 10pm! Your favorite food trucks will be on hand - so grab a bite and a beer or cocktail and start the weekend!


Orlando Parking Lot Party at Wally's Bar & Liquors


Bit Brigade at The Abbey
Friday, January 27, 2023

Bit Brigade performs “Mega Man II” + “DuckTales” LIVE in Orlando at the Abbey!



Bit Brigade at The Abbey


Five Lost Souls: A Tribute To Pink Floyd, We The Generation
at The Conduit
Friday, January 27, 2023

Shepherd O Fire Productions and ASYLM Talk Radio Present

Think Floyd Orlando Live at The Haven

A Tribute To Pink Floyd

With Special Guests We The Generation

$15 Advance Tickets, $20 At The Door

18 & Up


Five Lost Souls: A Tribute To Pink Floyd, We The Generation  at The Conduit


Dr. Sinn's Freak Island Musical Sideshow: Reducks
at ME Theater
Friday, January 27, 2023

What happens when you write the next hit Broadway musical but all of your actors are clowns? It’s actually a ducking good story…



Dr. Sinn's Freak Island Musical Sideshow: Reducks  at ME Theater Orlando


Alter Bridge: Pawns & Kings Tour w/Mammoth WVH and Red
at Hard Rock Live
Friday, January 27, 2023

Alter Bridge comes to Hard Rock Live Orlando.



Alter Bridge: Pawns & Kings Tour w/Mammoth WVH and Red  at Hard Rock Live


VarieTEASE GENESIS at Fringe ArtSpace
Happening now through Sunday, January 29, 2023

An extension of the last installment of VarieTEASE On The Move which tells the story of closing of the unique Theatre THE VENUE and the four years following.


The growth, healing and start of a NEW certainly captivate the story, but have no fear, the nostalgic avant-garde story telling that is VarieTEASE is very apparent and lends itself to the part of the plot that “makes no sense”.


And you won’t want to miss the new featured talent that is the future of this legendary ensemble.


Consider this a rebirth 2 decades in the making. Get tickets now.




The Hamiltons, Blue Streak Mamas, The Ludes at Will's Pub
Friday, January 27, 2023


The Ludes

The Hamiltons

Blue Streak Mamas

8pm Doors


$8 in advance, $12 on the door.


The Hamiltons, Blue Streak Mamas, The Ludes at Will's Pub


Bonobo, Durante at The Plaza Live
Friday, January 27, 2023

Bonobo's rise has been stealthy but unstoppable and Simon Green, the man behind it all, is now one of the biggest electronic artists of our time, with 6 albums and a revered live show that has seen him play to sold-out crowds across the globe, including multiple shows at Alexandra Palace, Glastonbury, Coachella and Red Rocks Amphitheatre.



Bonobo, Durante at The Plaza Live


Ian Munsick at The House Of Blues
Friday, January 27, 2023


Ian Munsick will be performing on his Long Live Cowgirls Tour with Ashland Craft at the House of Blues Orlando in Orlando, Florida on January 27, 2023.



Ian Munsick at The House Of Blues


Art After Dark in Lake Nona
Friday, January 27, 2023

Every Friday night, Art After Dark takes over Lake Nona Town Center.


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.


This three hour event kicks off at 6 PM and is open to the public.




Anberlin at The Social
Friday, January 27, 2023 and Saturday, January 28, 2023

Anberlin is an American alternative rock band hailing from Winter Haven, catch them at The Social this weekend.


Price: US $35.00


Doors open: 19:00





Make Someone Happy with Rebecca Fisher
at The Orlando Shakes
Happening now until Sunday, January 29, 2023

Celebrated actor and vocalist Rebecca Fisher brings her love of the standards with a nod to Broadway, featuring songs in a spirited cabaret.



Make Someone Happy with Rebecca Fisher  at The Orlando Shakes


Rock Of Ages at Garden Theatre, Winter Garden
Happening now through Sunday, February 26, 2023

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


Chase Padgett: 6 Guitars at the Renaissance Theatre
Happening now through Sunday, January 29, 2023

Chase Padgett brings his performance masterclass to the Ren, playing six different characters while playing his (you guessed it) guitar.


Each character shares their story through song, beautiful storytelling, and top notch comedy — accompanied by a full band!


And it wouldn’t be a show at the Ren without a lil audience interaction – each show will feature improvised songs to best suit your performance.



Chase Padgett: 6 Guitars at the Renaissance Theatre


Outdoor Festival of the Arts
at Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts
Saturday, January 28 & Sunday, January 29, 2023


Celebrated author Zora Neale Hurston grew up in Eatonville, Florida, just 30 minutes from our tourism districts. Today, the historic town — one of the first self-governing African American communities in the U.S. — honors Hurston’s memory with the Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts, aka The Hurston, and the annual ZORA! Festival.



Outdoor Festival of the Arts  at Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts


Super Retro-Con at Florida State Fairground
Saturday, January 28 & Sunday, January 29, 2023


If your an 80's or 90's kid then Super Retro Con: Tampa 2023 is the event for you!


Taking place on Saturday, January, 28, and Sunday, January 29, Super Retro Con has moved to the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, and it promises to be bigger and better than ever.


Highlights include TV & Movie Celebrity Guests, TV & Movie Cars, BMX Bike Show & X Games style live show, Full Freeplay Arcade with over 40 Video Games & Pinball, Live Entertainment, Cosplay Contest, and much more!


Super Retro-Con at Florida State Fairground


Pirate Fest Weekends at LEGOLAND Florida Resort
Saturdays & Sundays until February 19, 2023

Captain Redbeard returns ashore from his adventures to recruit the best of the best in the latest class of pirates.


His ultimate mission: take over LEGOLAND Theme Park to bury his treasure.


Join the pirate invasion fun with exclusive LEGO characters meet-and-greets, pirate-themed shows, LEGO build activities, and more!


Pirate Fest Weekends is included with Daily Tickets and select Annual Passes.


Pirate Fest Weekends at LEGOLAND Florida Resort


Free Family Movie Night at Aquatica Beach Nights - MOANA
Saturday, January 28, 2023

Free family movies are back at Aquatic Water Park this January and February.


The whole family can enjoy fun days and nights at SeaWorld Orlando’s Aquatica Beach Nights.


Saturday, January 28 Movie at 5:45 pm Luca


From thrilling slides like Riptide Race to relaxing waterways like Loggerhead Lane and more, Aquatica has splashy surprises for the whole family.


Aquatica’s pools and waterways are even heated to maintain the perfect temperature throughout your day during “Florida winter.”


After a day of fun in the water stay late for family-friendly movies and games on Orlando’s largest beach!


Bring a blanket or sit on one of our beach chairs and enjoy a different movie every weekend.


Fresh popcorn, delicious food, snacks, hot chocolate, and fountain drinks will be available for purchase at Kura’s Beachside Panini.


Free Family Movie Nights at Aquatica Beach Nights


Elmo's Birthday Celebration at SeaWorld Orlando
Saturday, January 28 to Friday, February 3, 2023

Celebrate Elmo’s Birthday daily until February 3, with meet-and-greets, a family-friendly DJ, photo opportunities with your favorite furry friends, and even more surprises in select locations around Sesame Street Land at SeaWorld!


This event is included with your park admission. fun-filled weekend with hands-on activities, character photo opportunities, and more.


This family-friendly celebration is located in Sesame Street Land and is included with park admission.


Sesame Street Kids' Weekend at SeaWorld Orlando


Elmo's Birthday Celebration at SeaWorld Orlando - Heroes of the Realm Weekend
Saturday, January 28 & Sunday, January 29, 2023


The Brevard Renaissance Fair returns with Heroes of the Realm Weekend!


On this weekend, the fair dedicates the burning of the Wickerman to the memory of the fallen and honor the living at the end-of-day Pub Sing.


With over 100 stage shows daily, varieties of foods and treats, and numerous artisan merchants with handcrafted wares, the Brevard Renaissance Fair invites guests to immerse themselves in a unique experience of history and fantasy!


Brevard Renaissance Fair - Fantasy Weekend


Winterfest at Rosen JCC
Saturday, January 28, 2023

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!


Celebrate Winterfest at The Rosen JCC with an afternoon of fun-filled activities the whole family can enjoy, including Live Entertainment, Outdoor Games and Activities, Food Trucks, a Snow Slide with REAL SNOW, and more!



Winterfest at Rosen JCC

FamilyFest at Dezerland Park
Saturday, January 28, 2023

A family friendly festival is coming to Orlando on Saturday, January 28, between 12 pm and 5pm, with FREE Admission, FREE Parking, and FREE Kids Activities.


FamilyFest is taking place indoors at Dezerland Park, where you’ll find a ton of great activities including an exhibit from the Orlando Science Center, a Diaper Derby crawling race for attending babies, corn hole, sand art, ring toss games, giant Jenga, tons of vendors, and more!

FamilyFest at Dezerland Park


The 7th Annual Florida SMaSH Beer Festival
Saturday, January 28, 2023

The Florida Smash Beer Festival takes over Reiter Park in Longwood on Saturday, January 28 for a day of warm sunshine, great music and cold beer.


This year as well as Florida breweries, for the first time ever, organisers have inviting out-of-state breweries to join in Smash Fest!


The festival will feature 37 in and out-of-state breweries, including Ivanhoe Park, Sandford Brewing, Hourglass Brewing and Oviedo Brewing Company.


The 7th Annual Florida SMaSH Beer Festival


Gasparilla Pirate Fest Tampa
Saturday, January 28, 2023

Land, ho! Set sail for Tampa, invasions are welcome in Tampa Bay!


The 2023 Seminole Hard Rock Gasparilla Pirate Fest returns to Tampa on Saturday, January 28, bringing the spirit of pirates past and glittering treasures for visitors and locals to plunder.


The memorable day will feature the 106th Gasparilla Invasion and Parade of the Pirates presented by Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla, plus Pirate Fest,featuring stages with live entertainment pre and post parade in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.


Gasparilla Pirate Fest Tampa


Josh Garrels at The Beacham
Saturday, January 28, 2023

Singer/songwriter Josh Garrels has built his career on deeply personal, introspective lyrics and exploratory sounds that range from pastoral indie folk to hip-hop.


Garrels initially played in punk bands as a teenager and also fell under the spell of East Coast hip hop.

In his early twenties, he came into the Christian faith, which became a major thread in his musical journey. With his rich “wooly” voice, he began to explore his own folk-based sound, sometimes rapping, sometimes crooning his complex but approachable songs.



Josh Garrels at The Beacham


Streetlights For Empty Streets, Fluxe, Dirty Rivals,
Accident Attorneys, Revenge Machine at The Conduit
Saturday, January 28, 2023

152 Productions Presents: January 28th - Streetlights For Empty Streets, Fluxe, Dirty Rivals, Accident Attorneys, and Revenge Machine


Tickets: $12 advance / $15 at the door


Streetlights For Empty Streets, Fluxe, Dirty Rivals,  Accident Attorneys, Revenge Machine at The Conduit


Tedeschi Trucks Band at Hard Rock Live
Saturday, January 28, 2023

The Grammy-winning husband and wife duo Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks are hitting the road again and making a stop at hard Rock Live this weekend.



Tedeschi Trucks Band at Hard Rock Live


Orlando Area Farmers Markets
Saturday, January 28, 2023

Every weekend there are some awesome farmers markets happening throughout the area,


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 Farmer's Market

The Saturday 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 Farmer's 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 Farmer's 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 in the beautiful Town Center from 11 am - 3 pm, shop local with the freshest produce and more.



Orlando Area Farmers Markets
Sunday, January 29, 2023

Every weekend there are some awesome farmers markets happening throughout the area,


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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