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Things To Do in Orlando this Weekend April 28 - 30

Updated: Jun 17, 2023

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


There is so much to see and do including the 11th Annual St. Johns River Festival of the Arts taking place in Sanford on Saturday and Sunday, the Winter Garden Fair continues until Sunday, and the 5th Annual Sip n’ Savor returns to ICON Park on International Drive.


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


Things To To In Orlando This Weekend

Best Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend


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

April 28 - 29

Ambrosia with Peter Beckett, The Voice Of Player


April 30 - May 1

Kool and the Gang


The 2023 SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival

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.


As part of the festival enjoy free big name concerts in the Bayside Stadium.


This Weekend's Concerts

Saturday, April 29

The Commodores

Sunday, April 30

Scott Stapp of Creed

Festival and Concerts included with valid theme park admission.


Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival
Now - Sunday, May 21, 2023

A world of taste awaits at the annual Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival with a delicious menu and drinks as dynamic and unique as the park's thrilling roller coaster collection.


Guests can sip & savor their way through flavorful eats and mouthwatering treats before finding their new favorite brew or cocktail.


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


As part of the festival enjoy free big name concerts.


This Weekend's Concerts

Saturday, April 29

Hoobastank

Sunday, April 30

Walk The Moon

Kinky Boots at Orlando Shakes

Kinky Boots at Orlando Shakes
Now - Sunday, April 30, 2023

A fierce drag queen and a struggling factory owner must embrace their differences and work together on an outlandish new idea to save the owner’s shoe business – producing a line of stunning stiletto heels.


This huge-hearted, smash-hit, with 16 original songs by Cyndi Lauper, is the winner of every Best Musical award, including the Tony, Grammy, and London’s Olivier award.


Don’t miss this over-the-top extravaganza, Kinky Boots at Orlando Shakes, get your tickets now.


The Sound Inside at Fringe ArtSpace Orlando

The Sound Inside at Fringe ArtSpace
Now - Sunday April 30, 2023

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


Recommended for Ages 13 & Up. Tickets available now.


SpongeBob Musical splashes into the Orlando REP

Spongebob The Musical
Now - April 30, 2023

The hit Nickelodeon show Spongebob has become a big, splashy Broadway musical, and you can see it right here in Orlando, now through until April 30 at the Orlando Repertory Theatre on E Princeton Street, Orlando.


Dive into the undersea town of Bikini Bottom with SpongeBob and his quirky circle of friends and neighbors – Patrick, Sandy, Squidward, Mr. Krabs, and even Plankton – in this dynamic stage musical with songs from music’s most legendary artists.


Chaos erupts when SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation at the threat of Mt. Humongous. Just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. The power of optimism really can save the world!


Once Upon A Spring Celebration Gaylord Palms Orlando

Once Upon A Spring Celebration
Now - Sunday, May 14, 2023

Spring is in bloom, and the Easter Bunny, and of course the return of the much loved Once Upon a Spring celebration at the luxurious Gaylord Palms here in Orlando.


This year's event features beautiful springtime flowers, fun shows, activities in the new Adventure Kids’ Clubhouse, a pirate escape room, themed scavenger hunt and more!


Winter Garden Fair Central Florida

Winter Garden Fair
Now - Sunday April 30, 2023

Roll up for all the fun of the fair as the first ever Winter Garden Fair will take place from this weekend, Friday, April 21 through until Sunday April 30.


The location of the fair is 1500 E. Plant Street near SR 429 Beltway, and visitors to the fair will enjoy FREE parking plus FREE gate admission. with a variety of special offers on pay per ride tickets, or unlimited ride bands. Check out the website for more details.


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.

The Cocaine Play at Renaissance Theater

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

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



Orlando Ballet A Streetcar Named Desire
Now - Sunday, April 30, 2023

Orlando Ballet present their interpretation of Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play, A Streetcar Named Desire at Steinmetz Hall.


Williams' most popular work, A Streetcar Named Desire is one of the most critically acclaimed plays of the twentieth century, and now here in Orlando you have the opportunity to experience this wonderful play transformed by dance in a beautiful interpretation of A Streetcar Named Desire by Orlando Ballet.


Something Rotten! at Garden Theater

Something Rotten! at Garden Theater
Now - May 21, 2023

Brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are writing their way through the Renaissance, but are stuck in the shadow of famed playwright William Shakespeare. Sick and tired of failure, Nick visits a less-than-reputable soothsayer, who predicts that musicals will be the next big thing in theatre! The Bottom Brothers scramble to write the world’s first musical while fighting social norms, family struggles, and “The Bard” himself. Will opening night be an over-easy success or a rotten mess? Details here.


Steel Magnolias at Osceola Arts

Steel Magnolias at Osceola Arts
Now - May 7, 2023

It's time to get reacquainted with the lovely ladies of Chinquapin, Louisiana, as the warmest hearted of comedy dramas, Steel Magnolias is set to take to the main stage at Osceola Arts in Kissimmee, from April 21 - May 7.


Tickets for Steel Magnolias start at only $28, with senior, students and group discounts available.



FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2023


Movie Under The Stars

Movie Under The Stars
Friday, April 28, 2023

Join Avalon Park for a family-friendly movie under the stars. Bring your blanket or lawn chair to the park downtown and enjoy Kung Fu Panda this Friday.


XTRAVAG8 Family Festival

XTRAVAG8 Family Festival
Friday, April 28, 2023

Elev8 Fun is a huge family entertainment center in Sanford where you'll discover games and fun experiences for the entire family, and on Friday, April 28, from 4 pm through 8 pm, they will be hosting the inaugural FREE XTRAVAG8 Family Festival.


The parking lot at Seminole Towne Center Mall in Sanford will host food trucks, face painting, vendors, henna, bounce houses, a DJ and more.


Art After Dark at Lake Nona

Art After Dark at Lake Nona
Friday, April 28, 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.



Anuel AA: Legends Never Die Tour at Amway Center
Friday, April 28, 2023

Anuel AA: Legends Never Die Tour comes to Amway Center Orlando at Disney Springs.

Get your tickets now!



BACILOS: Back in the USA '23 Tour at House of Blues
Friday, April 28, 2023

BACILOS: Back in the USA '23 Tour comes to House of Blues Orlando at Disney Springs.

Get your tickets now!



Candlelight: A Tribute to Queen at The Abbey
Friday, April 28, 2023

Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Orlando. Get your tickets now. to discover the music of Queen at The Abbey under the gentle glow of candlelight.



Druski: Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda Tour
Friday, April 28, 2023

Since his breakthrough, Druski has evolved into a multi-hyphenate force, having been tapped to appear in music videos for the likes of Drake, Jack Harlow, Chloe Bailey, Lil Yachty and more. Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts - Walt Disney Theater.



O.A.R. at Hard Rock Live Orlando
Friday, April 28, 2023

O.A.R. comes to Hard Rock Live Orlando. Tickets on sale now!



Pegasus Music Festival at Ace Cafe Orlando
Friday, April 28, 2023

UCF’s largest music industry organization, Pegasus Music Group is excited to invite you to their first ever off-campus event, Pegasus Music Festival, which promises to be an incredible experience!


Morse Museum – Spring Friday Nights

Morse Museum – Spring Friday Nights
Friday, April 28, 2023

Enjoy various musicians and musical groups while exploring the Charles Hosmer Museum of American Art. Admission for all visitors is free from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Fridays.


This Friday enjoy the Beautiful Music Paint It Black Quartet.



Travelin’ McCourys at Bok Towers Gardens
Friday., April 28, 2023

The much loved Concert Under The Stars Series returns to Bok Tower Gardens with the Travelin’ McCourys.

Pride Prom at Orlando Science Center

Pride Prom at Orlando Science Center
Friday, April 28, 2023

Join Come Out With Pride on Friday, April 28, 2023 at The Orlando Science Center for an adult-only (21+) Pride Prom.


This year’s headliner is drag performer Kerri Colby, who many of you will know from season 14 of RuPaul’s Drag Race.


Gabriel Iglesias at Orlando Improv
Friday, April 28 - Saturday, April 29, 2023

Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias is one of America's most successful stand-up comedians performing to sold-out concerts around the world. He is also one of the most watched comedians on YouTube with almost a billion views and has over 25 million fans across social media.


Gabriel Iglesias live at Orlando Improv on International Drive.



SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2023


Classic Albums Live: The Eagles Hotel California
Saturday, April 29, 2023

Classic Albums Live features the finest studio musicians performing classic rock albums LIVE note for note, cut for cut. This time it's The Eagles "Hotel California"!


Get tickets now for this concert at Hard Rock Live Orlando.


Steve Martin & Martin Short at Dr. Phillips Center

Steve Martin & Martin Short at Dr. Phillips Center
Saturday, April 29, 2023

Steve Martin and Martin Short’s “You Won’t Believe What They Look Like Today!” is a show that redefines the form in unexpected and profound ways, from two of the funniest, most influential and acclaimed talents of the past century.



Disney Springs Kids Club

Disney Springs Kids Club
Saturday, April 29, 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.


St. Johns River Festival of the Arts

St. Johns River Festival of the Arts
Saturday, April 29 - Sunday, April 30, 2023

The 11th Annual St. Johns River Festival of the Arts will take place Saturday, April 29, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday April 30, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., bringing over 150 acclaimed local, regional and national artists to the heart of Sanford.


The St. Johns River Festival of the Arts is an annual art festival in Historic Downtown Sanford that features excellent food, live music, Art-in-Action, sculpture, chalk art, great restaurants, quaint shops with plenty of FREE parking and FREE admission.



The Super Gigantic Garage Sale
Saturday., April 29 - Sunday, April 30, 2023

Ocala's Largest INDOOR Garage Sale. Thousands of items will be for sale at The Super Gigantic Garage Sale which takes place at the World Equestrian Center, 1390 NW 80th Ave., Ocala.


Mega Market in Mills 50
Saturday, April 29, 2023

The Mega Market in Mills 50 will have nearly 50 local makers at Mills 50 with live music too!


12th Annual Paws for Peace Walk
Saturday, April 29, 2023

Every year, hundreds of participants walk to become a part of the solution at Blue Jacket Park by raising awareness about the impact of domestic abuse on pets and their owners.


For more details or help please contact Harbour House.

Electronic Railroad: An EDM Festival

Electronic Railroad: An EDM Festival
Saturday, April 29, 2023

A cute, wild west-themed festival taking place at Orlando Amphitheater with vibes from outer space, artificial intelligence, and the mythos of the electronic railroad - the junction between worlds. Strange Desert EDM Festival: Electronic Railroad.


International Vegan Food Festival
Saturday, April 29, 2023

On Saturday, April 29, a free family festival with international food and drinks will be held in the heart of downtown Orlando at Wall Street Plaza from 3 pm to 8 pm.


Come enjoy over 50 local vendors and businesses at the International Vegan Food Festival, plus there will be live music and games throughout the event.


Virginia Drive Live
Saturday, April 29, 2023

Shopping, vendors, music and more at Virginia Drive Live.


Foam Party at Island H2O Water Park

Foam Party at Island H2O Water Park
Saturday, April 29, 2023

Get ready for the cleanest, coolest party in town as Island H20 Water Park in Kissimmee is hosting an Adults Only Glow Foam Water Park Party on April 29!


The Island will come alive after dark with a mountain of glowing foam at this exclusive after hours event on April 29th from 8-11 PM!


This exclusive limited capacity, after hours event for over 18's only will feature a live poolside foam party hosted by a live DJ with banging tunes and of course lots of foam!


Orlando Pottery Festival & Spring Arts Market

Orlando Pottery Festival & Spring Arts Market
Saturday, April 29, 2023

See and shop unique handmade pottery created by 50+ talented local artists at the Orlando Pottery Festival & Spring Arts Market.


The diverse work includes handmade everyday dishware, elegant ceramic jewelry, sculptural and figurative artwork inspired by Florida’s flora and fauna, whimsical and practical home and garden decor, and more. Free admission and parking.


Saturday Nite Classic Car Show & Cruise

Saturday Nite Classic Car Show & Cruise
Saturday, April 29, 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.


Show Car Saturday Nights at Promenade at Sunset Walk

Show Car Saturday Nights at Promenade at Sunset Walk
Saturday, April 29, 2023

The Promenade at Sunset Walk is home to Show Car Saturday Nights. All makes and models are welcome and displayed along Margaritaville Boulevard.

Car enthusiasts will enjoy the music of DJ Scotty B while admiring an amazing collection of classic to modern automobiles, with live bands performing on the Promenade Plaza Stage nightly.


Orlando Area Sunday Farmers Markets

Orlando Area Saturday Farmers Markets
Saturday, April 29, 2023

Winter Garden Farmers Market

The Winter Garden Farmers Market is your hometown market open every Saturday from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm. in beautiful Historic Winter Garden.


Winter Park Farmers Market

The Winter Park Farmers’ Market is one of the best produce and plant markets in Central Florida which takes place every Saturday morning from 8 am - 1 pm in Central Park.


Lake Mary Farmers Market

The Lake Mary Farmers Market features local vendors of produce, plants, baked goods, and arts and crafts. The market is open every Saturday, from 9 am - 1:30 pm at Lake Mary City Hall.


City of Longwood Farmer's Market

Visit every Saturday at the City of Longwood Farmers Market at Reiter Park from 9 am - 2 pm, with locally sourced seafood and produce to handmade crafts and more.


Lake Nona Farmers Market

Join in every Saturday morning in Lake Nona, the Lake Nona Farmers Market takes place in the beautiful Town Center from 11 am - 3 pm, shop local with the freshest produce and more.



SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 2023


5th Annual Sip n’ Savor at ICON Park Orlando

5th Annual Sip n’ Savor
Sunday, April 30, 2023

Enjoy live entertainment and sample dishes from ICON Park’s famous restaurants. Taste a variety of craft beers, wines, and hard seltzers at the 5th annual Sip n' Savor.


Martin Moreno at Orlando Improv
Sunday, April 30, 2023

Mix brash, ballsy, crass and downright hilarious and you get one of the hottest touring comedians today.



VV at House Of Blues Orlando
Sunday, April 30, 2023

Catch Ville Valo of HIM Neon Noir Tour 2023 live at House of Blues Orlando.



Ren Fair at The Renaissance Theatre Company
Sunday, April 30, 2023

Renaissance Fair at The Ren, is a unique outdoor and indoor event, featuring drag shows, live music, and more. Diverse and Queer-friendly, 18+.


Shops! Vendors, Artists, Crafts, Food Vendors/Trucks, Plants, Merchandise.




Orlando Area Sunday Farmers Markets
Sunday, April 30, 2023

Orlando Farmers Market at Lake Eola Park

One of the most popular farmers markets in Central Florida, Orlando Farmer’s Market is located in the heart of Orlando at Lake Eola park, and takes place Sundays 10 am - 4 pm.


Celebration Farmers Market

Every week at Celebration Farmers Market there are multiple vendors here selling everything from fresh food and produce, to local crafted jewelry, and much more, with a beautiful backdrop of Lakeside Park, this is a must go to farmers market on Sundays, 9 am - 2 pm.


East Orlando Farmer's Market

The popular East Orlando Farmers Market offers hand selected produce, creative local small business owners, along with botanical varieties to chose from. Every Sunday 11 am - 4 pm.


Clermont Farmer's Market

Clermont Farmer's Market features over 60 vendors selling seafood, organic produce, and other household items, this popular market is the place to go on Sundays 9 am - 2 pm.


Downtown Mount Dora Village Market

Mount Dora’s open-air Mount Dora Village Market in Sunset Park is open Sundays from 9 am – 2 pm offering fresh products from over 50 market vendors


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