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Things To Do in Orlando this Memorial Day Weekend May 26 - 29

Updated: Jun 17, 2023

Welcome to an exciting Memorial Day Weekend here in Orlando, and with so much to do, we've selected all the best events that are happening throughout the weekend!


Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend

The Best Things To Do In Orlando This Memorial Day Weekend

Whatever you decide do this Memorial Day Weekend in Orlando, have an amazing time!!



RECURRING EVENTS


2023 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

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.


This Weekend's Concerts:


Friday, May 26 - Saturday, May 27

Jason Scheff, longtime lead singer of Chicago

Sunday, May 28 - Monday, May 29

Rick Springfield

SeaWorld Orlando Summer Spectacular

SeaWorld Orlando Summer Spectacular
Saturday, May 27 - Monday, September 4, 2023

When the sun goes down, the night comes to life at SeaWorld’s Summer Spectacular! Stay late all summer to immerse yourself in exotic worlds of light and music and experience your favorite SeaWorld attractions in a whole new way.


Dance the night away with world-class DJs for a family-friendly party beneath the waves. Then end the night with Ignite, a fireworks spectacular that brings the brilliance of the sea to the sky above. Put a charge in your summer at SeaWorld’s vibrant Summer Spectacular.



Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Summer Nights
Friday, May 27 - Sunday, August 6, 2023

As the sun goes down, the party heats up at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay during Summer Nights. Explore the park after dark with extended park hours every night. Dance the night away at themed party zones throughout the park, take on Florida’s top thrill rides in the dark and enjoy electrifying entertainment throughout the night.


On select nights, the park lights up with a dazzling display of colors and sound. From jaw-dropping colors to intricate patterns, the Summer Nights Fireworks Spectacular will leave guests in awe.



Orange County Asian-Inspired Art Exhibition
Monday - Friday until May 30, 2023

The Orange County Asian Committee, in partnership with the City of Orlando, presents a free, new Asian-Inspired Art Exhibition at the Orange County Administration Building, featuring artwork by Central Florida artists. All artwork will have an Asian, Asian American or Pacific Islander theme, May 1 – 30, 2023. Visiting hours: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Orlando Fringe 2023

Orlando Fringe
Now - May 29, 2023

The 32nd Annual Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival features over 200 unique theatrical performances, free outdoor entertainment and more.


Check out the live entertainment, unique theatre experiences, visual art displays, kid friendly shows and activities, and a celebration of independent artists. It is the oldest Fringe festival in the US and, with its lottery based selection, offers a variety of experiences you won’t find anywhere else.


Plan your visit at orlandofringe.org today.


Dinosaurs at Leu Gardens

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.



Don "DC" Curry
Friday May 26 - Sunday, May 28, 2023

Known by fans across the country for his numerous national television appearances, his yearly national arena tour appearances and for headlining the nation's hottest comedy clubs, Don "DC" Curry is probably most widely recognized for his comedic acting role as the zany "Uncle Elroy" on the urban classics, "Next Friday" and "Friday After Next."


See him live at Orlando Improv. Tickets available now.


The Taylor Party: Taylor Swift Night (Eras Version) 18+ Friday, May 26, 2023

The Taylor Party: Taylor Swift Night (Eras Version) 18+
Friday, May 26 - Saturday, May 27, 2023

The Taylor Party: Taylor Swift Night (Eras Version) comes to House of Blues Orlando.




Duel of Fools at SAK Comedy Lab
Friday, May 26 - Saturday, May 27, 2023

This is SAK’s signature improv show! Two teams of professional improvisers compete for your laughs with audience judges selected at the start of the show. The actors make up songs, scenes and characters right in front of your eyes with the help of the audience’s suggestions and participation. Appropriate for all ages. 7 pm.



King Of The Hill at SAK Comedy Lab
Friday, May 26 - Saturday, May 27, 2023

In this knockdown, drag-out comedy battle, a cast of our professional performers pair up in teams of two and use audience suggestions to create scenes, songs and characters on the spot. After each round, the audience decides which team wins and which team loses. The winning team stays for the next round while the losers form new teams to dethrone the Kings. By the end there can only be one King of the Hill! 9 pm.



Memorial 4 Day Weekend at Promenade at Sunset Walk
Friday, May 26 - Monday, May 29, 2023

Join the Promenade at Sunset Walk for their Memorial 4 Day Weekend as they honor the men and women of our military who sacrificed their lives for our country.


Enjoy bands, DJs, street performers, markets, car shows, and more!


Sunset Music Festival Tampa

Sunset Music Festival
Saturday, May 27 - Sunday, May 28, 2023

This year, Sunset Music Festival returns to Raymond James Stadium on Memorial Day Weekend, May 27 and 28.


Sunset Music Festival brings big name artists to Raymond James Stadium each Memorial Day weekend with crowds in excess of over 50,000 attendees to the area.


Artist performing this year include AC Slater, Chris Lake, DJ Susan, Wuki, and Zomboy. With costumed-clad performing artists and colorful stages, Sunset Music Festival basks in the Florida sunshine.




FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2023



Carnival on the Runway
Friday, May 26, 2023

This annual event, Carnival on the Runway showcases Carnival Costumes from amateurs and designers.


You are invited to attend the most fabulous fashion show a combination of mas, fashion and culture. Taking you through the world of Carnival through fashion from what you wear to the parties - fetes, jouvert, liming, costumes and monday wear!



Jeromes Dream With Elizabeth Colour Wheel
Friday, May 26, 2023

Endoxa Booking Presents Jeromes Dream with special guests Elizabeth Colour Wheel live at Will's Pub.




Sunset at the Zoo
Friday, May 26, 2023

Join the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens for the first Sunset event of 2023, as they celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander culture and heritage!



Evening at the Farm at Alaska Farms
Friday, May 26, 2023

Gather friends and family for an evening creating memories at Alaska Farms. Receive a tour of the farm and feed the animals of Alaska Farms.

A time to create new memories with friends and family. Receive a tour of the animals of the farm. Get to interact with all of our animals: cows, emus, goats and more! Receive an educational and fun family-friendly experience of farm life and enjoy Alaska Farms.


Art After Dark at Lake Nona

Art After Dark at Lake Nona
Friday, May 26, 2023

Every Friday night, Art After Dark takes over Lake Nona Town Center from 6 pm.


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.




SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2023


Orange County Memorial Day Celebration

Orange County Memorial Day Salute
Saturday, May 27, 2023

Cypress Grove Park's annual Memorial Day Salut, honoring Colonel Joe W. Kittinger, Jr., and all Veterans! This is a free event, presented by Friends of Cypress Grove Park.


Bring chairs, blankets and a picnic. The program includes: 9:45 a.m. Prelude 10-11:30 a.m.


Program: Meaning and Folding of the American Flag, VFW Post 2093 Community Band, Veterans Pinning Ceremony, POW/MIA Presentation, Patriotic Guest Speaker, Posting of the Colors.


Town of Celebration’s Memorial Day Flag Ceremony

Town of Celebration’s Memorial Day Flag Ceremony
Saturday, May 27, 2023

Memorial Day is a sacred day of remembrance for all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while in service to our country.

Join celebration as they pay tribute to our nation’s heroes at Celebration’s Veterans Memorial Ceremony. This event is held in conjunction with the Veterans Club of Celebration.


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Pipeline: The Surf Coaster – Launching May 27
Saturday, May 27, 2023

Feel the awesome power of the ocean in a whole new way on Pipeline, the first-of-its-kind surf coaster. Experience the rush of launching 110 feet up at 60 mph and feeling every bank and curve as though you’re really riding the waves, thanks to innovative dynamic seats that gives you unparalleled freedom of movement.


Experience the ultimate thrill with the addition of this seventh coaster to the Coaster Capital of Orlando.



Freestyle by the Beach - Summer Dance Party
Saturday, May 27, 2023

Kick off the summer season with some Freestyle Dance Music at the Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach. For all the details click here.


Disney Springs Kids Club

Disney Springs Kids Club
Saturday, May 20, 2023

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

Saturday Nite Classic Car Show & Cruise
Saturday, May 20, 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. The event is free for participants and free for the public to attend.



Back in Time Lime
Saturday, May 27, 2023

Taking place at Dr Phillips Center, at Back In Time Lime guests will experience a Caribbean festival with our food and drinks. You enter a pan yard, a calypso tent, enjoy the riddim section, tassa drumming, African drums, moko jumbies, fire breathers, and live musical performances.


This year, the lyrics man himself "King David Rudder" will be performing live. So get your tickets early. Come out in your Traditional Mas - Sailor Mas, Ole Mas, and even bring your feathers and get ready to dance.


Back In Time Lime is a family-friendly event. All ages are welcome!


Classic Albums Live returning to Hard Rock Live Orlando

Classic Album Live
Saturday, May 27, 2023

This Memorial Day Weekend, on Saturday, May 27, 2023, Classic Albums Live! returns to Hard Rock Live Orlando with a true classic album, Tom Petty's "Damn The Torpedoes"!


Classic Albums Live features the finest studio musicians performing classic rock albums LIVE note for note, cut for cut, putting you in the heart of the recording studio, experiencing iconic albums like never before in this spectacular live experience.



The Steel Woods
Saturday, May 27, 2023

The Steel Woods come to the Social. Get your tickets now!



Live Music on the Lawn in Lake Nona

Saturday, May 27, 2023

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 11am – 3pm every Saturday!



Orlando Kids Fringe

Orlando Kids Fringe 2023
Saturday, May 27, 2023

Join in a free day of family fun at Kids Fringe! Experience indoor and outdoor music, theatre and dance performances, fairytales, crafts, educational activity tables, and much more. at the Orlando Garden Club.

DAILY EVENT SCHEDULE - Saturday May 27

INDOOR 10:10am – Langston’s Hood: Who Is Your Hero? 10:50am – Miss Claudia presents Classic Fairy Tales 11:30am – Be A Pirate Workshop 12:10pm – Chilling Children’s Tales 12:50pm – Stop, Go, Move Slow 1:30pm – El Mago Astronauta

OUTDOOR 10:00am – Storytime with Standley 10:30am – A Witch in Stardust Kingdom 11:15am – Juggling Show 11:45am – A Witch in Stardust Kingdom 12:30pm – Storytime With Standley 1:15pm – Trap Baby & Me: It’s A Party

ALL DAY Activity Table with Orlando Science Center Activity Table with Jane Austen Society Custom Poetry Experience 2 Craft Tables


Hamlin Hoedown in Winter Garden

Hamlin Hoedown in Winter Garden
Saturday, May 27, 2023

Enjoy a FREE morning of family fun at Hamlin Hoedown with pony rides, a barnyard petting zoo, DJ Renee, crafts, games, nostalgic farm activities, and more! Get in touch with your inner cowboy or cowgirl and come dressed to impress.

Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Kids’ Craft Area, Stilt Walkers, DJ Renee, Food & Beverage Vendors And MORE!


Hurricane Party Music Festival Sanford

16th Annual Hurricane Party Music Festival
Saturday, May 27, 2023

Join Historic Downtown Sanford and The West End Trading Company for the 16th Annual Hurricane Party Music Festival in beautiful Historic Downtown Sanford.


Sanford’s oldest and largest music festival since 2006, West End’s Annual Hurricane Party keeps growing every year. With 7 stages and 40+ bands in the venues and streets of Historic Downtown Sanford, live art, vendors and food trucks, the Hurricane Party is Sanford's way of paying homage to Mother Nature for a tranquil hurricane season.


Taking to the stage this year are The Expendables, The Suicide Machines, The Supervillains, Hor!zen, Gargamel!, American Party Machine, Dial Drive, Jen in the Right Light, Wolf-Face, the Sh-Booms and many more!



Sanford Avenue Block Party
Saturday, May 27, 2023

The Sanford Avenue Block Party features live music, great beer and food every month on a Saturday night throughout the year. Mix with our merchants at this monthly street party from 5-10 PM on Sanford Avenue, between 4th Street and 5th Street. Bring the family, including the pup, and catch up with your neighbors while shopping the vendors, dining alfresco, and dancing in the street with live entertainment.


Rock N’ Blues Concert & Car Show

Rock N’ Blues Concert & Car Show
Saturday, May 27, 2023

The City of Casselberry features an exciting Rock N’ Blues Concert & Car Show on Memorial Day Weekend. Along with the music, there will be more than 100 classic cars ranging from Camaros to Chevelles to Mustangs, and there will be plenty of food trucks.


The Georgia Thunderbolts will headline the free Rock N’ Blues Concert & Car Show on Memorial Weekend on Saturday, May 27, 2023, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Lake Concord Park.


Opening for the Georgia Thunderbolts will be the Steeln’ Peaches, a rising star popular band, and Debbie D and Vintage Now. Besides the music, there will be more than 150 classic cars, muscle cars, and hot rods for car enthusiasts to enjoy. There will also be a contest for best car. As part of this Memorial Weekend celebration, the City will again honor all veterans for their service with a color guard display and plaque.



SUNDAY, MAY 28, 2023



Orlando Carnival Downtown
Sunday, May 28, 2023

Orlando Carnival Downtown is back on Church Street, Downtown Orlando.


At 1pm the Mas Band parade kicks off down the streets of Church Street surrounding Camping World Stadium. Come out early to watch them as the trucks and masqueraders parade through the streets!


At 6pm the parade winds down and we go straight into the concert.


Performing this year are the 2023 Reigning Soca Monarch Bunji Garlin, Mr. Killa out of Grenada, Fay Ann Lyons, Adam O and Pumpa out of the US Virgin Islands, Tony Cuttz and Vicadi Singh bring Chutney to the Carnival Stage and Adrian Dutchin comes to invite you to Cricket Carnival in Guyana with the Orlando Team!



Mirror Parts With Sir Echo, The Boas & Eric Jafet
Sunday, May 28, 2023

Mirror Parts With Sir Echo, The Boas & Eric Jafet take to the stage at Will's Pub, get tickets now.


Cattoo Day at Golden Tarot Ink Club

Catoo Day
Sunday, May 28, 2023

Golden Tarot Ink Club are asking you to consider giving a sweet kitty a forever home, and if you are wondering which kitten to pick...they are ALL the best and any kitten you pick will be the perfect one for you! Kittens will be a first come, first serve adoption.


Cattoo Day takes place at Golden Tarot Ink Club at 3784 Howell Branch Rd, Winter Park in association with Orange County Animal Shelter, with this year's Cattoo Day taking place on May 28, 2023 from 9:30 am - 4 pm.


Cats will be arriving in 4 different shifts to keep them the least stressed as possible and to make plenty of room for everyone. Shifts will be 10 - 12, 12 - 2, and 2- 4.


Orlando Kids Fringe

Kids Fringe 2023
Sunday, May 28, 2023

At Kids Fringe experience indoor and outdoor music, theatre and dance performances, storytime, crafts, educational activity tables, and much more.

Experience a backstage tour of Orlando Fringe’s Orange Venue! Meet at the Orlando Garden Club courtyard at 10:45am.

DAILY EVENT SCHEDULE - Sunday May 28

INDOOR 10:10am – Milestones Through Music Preschool Class 10:50am – Be A Pirate Workshop 11:30am – The Big Thank You 12:10pm – Becoming a Superhero! 12:50pm – Storytime with Standley 1:30pm – Myth Making Rhythm Playshop

OUTDOOR 10:00am – Improv with Playback UCF 10:30am – A Witch in Stardust Kingdom 11:15am – Storytime with Standley 11:45am – A Witch in Stardust Kingdom 12:30pm – Storytime With Standley 1:15pm – Orlando Circus School Aerial Performance

SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT: 10:45am – Kids Fringe Backstage Tour!

ALL DAY Activity Table with Orlando Science Center Activity Table with Jane Austen Society Typewriter Table 2 Craft Tables


Milk Mart 7th Anniversary Birthday Bash

Milk Mart 7th Anniversary Birthday Bash
Sunday, May 28, 2023

Yeehaw y’all, we turn 7 this year! Time to party!

Join us on May 28th for Milk Mart’s 7th 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 in The Milk District. See you there!




MONDAY, MAY 29, 2023


Bryson Tiller comes to House of Blues Orlando.

Bryson Tiller: Back and I'm Better Tour
Monday, May 29, 2023

Bryson Tiller comes to House of Blues Orlando. Get your tickets now!



4th Annual Caribbean Food & Music Festival
Sunday, May 28, 2023

Enjoy a star studded lineup of Caribbean artist, Dj’s and local bands on stage while eating from over 15+ Caribbean style food vendors at Apopka Caribbean Food & music Festival.


Enjoy cultural, arts & crafts and business zone as you stroll the amphitheater.



Winter Garden Community Ceremony
Monday, May 29, 2023

The community is invited to a Roll Call of Veterans, placement of wreaths, and patriotic songs to honor and remember our local veterans who gave their lives during times of war or while serving in the United States armed forces.


Please come by to pay homage to those that made the ultimate sacrifice.


Winter Garden Community Ceremony

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