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Things To Do in Orlando this Weekend May 5 - 7

Updated: Jun 17, 2023

It's another fun filled weekend of things to do here in Orlando, and as always we've selected over 50 of the best events that are happening this weekend including a bumper list of parties to celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Friday, and Kentucky Derby Day on Saturday.




Whatever you decide do this weekend, have an awesome time here in the city beautiful.


Things To Do 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

May 5 to 8

Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone

The 2023 SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival

The 2023 SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival
Now - Sunday, May 7, 2023

This weekend is your last weekend to enjoy oceans of flavor and fun at this year's Seven Seas Food Festival.


Explore more than 50 fresh global cuisine choices to pair with over 75 refreshing wine and cocktail selections, including more than 75 craft brews.


The 2023 SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival

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


Saturday, May 6

NE-YO

Sunday, May 7

Martina McBride

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.


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!


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 - Saturday, 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.


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 - Sunday, 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, MAY 5, 2023


Cinco de Mayo at SeaWorld Orlando

Cinco de Mayo at SeaWorld Orlando
Friday, May 5 - Sunday, May 7, 2023

Enjoy Cinco de Mayo at SeeWorld Orlando with authentic Mexican cuisine and entertainment, all included with regular park admission.


Highlights include:

FIESTA IN THE STREET, DJ DANCE PARTY, LIVE MUSIC, and authentic MEXICAN FLAVORS.



Cinco de Mayo at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Friday, May 5 - Sunday, May 7, 2023

Enjoy a melting pot of Mexican culture featuring iconic dishes and live música from award-winning Mexican artists.


Cinco de Mayo Concerts:


Friday, May 5, 2023

The Como La Flor Band


Saturday, May 6, 2023

Celia Vive


Sunday, May 7, 2023

El Gran Combo



The Cinco de Mayo Orlando Pub Crawl
Friday, May 5, 2023

Time to celebrate America’s (we mean Mexico’s) favorite holiday with Orlando Pub Crawl.

All of the usual specials and 4 free drinks will be included along with all of the craziness of Cinco De Mayo

Grab your sombreros, mustaches and ponchos and let’s crawl Mexican style.


Wall Street Plaza Cinco de Mayo Block Party

Wall Street Plaza Cinco de Mayo Block Party
Friday, May 5, 2023

The biggest and the best Cinco de Mayo celebration in Downtown Orlando will be on Wall Street Plaza with live music, bull riding, drink specials, mariachi bands, mustaches, mini-Sombreros, JELL-O shots, piñatas and more!



Cinco de Mayo at Boxi Park
Friday, May 5, 2023

Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Boxi! Join us on May 5th for an unforgettable night filled with music, drinks, and dancing. Free Aldez tequila sampling and welcome cocktails while supplies last!


Entertainment Lineup, DJ Astylez, Metro Latino Band, and Spirit of Samba Dancers.


This event is 21+ and there will be a $10 cover charge at the door.



Cinco De Mayor Street Party and Celebration
Friday, May 5, 2023

Join the Promenade at Sunset Walk for their 3rd annual Cinco De Mayor Street Party and Celebration.


Get ready to fiesta like there's no mañana, featuring The Rundown live including songs by Mana, DJ Gabriel spinning Latin beats, street performers like The Tres Amigos, and mouth-watering margaritas and mojitos.



Cinco on the Street - Cinco de Mayo Street Party
Friday, May 5, 2023

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at CINCO ON THE STREET in Thornton Park, a street party featuring games including beer pong, flip cup and cornhole, as well as exclusive drink specials, amazing local food, a mariachi band, 360 Photo Booth and DJs performing throughout the night.


Tickets include one complimentary drink available from 4-8 p.m.

Tickets $15 in advance / $20 at the door



Cinco de Mayo Street Party at the Marketplace
Friday, May 5, 2023

The Marketplace at Avalon Park is hosting a street party on Cinco de Mayo with music, food, and drink specials.



Cinco de Mayo Celebration at City Arts Orlando
Friday, May 5, 2023

Casa de Mexico of Central Florida will be having their traditional 5 de mayo celebration at City Arts Orlando at 6pm


The event is open to the public from 6 to 8pm. Donations welcomed. The event will feature the Trio Las Americas, folkloric dances from Mexico folcloric ballet an exhibit of Mexican folcloric dresses by Recuerdos de mi Tierra and more!


Music and dances will be from the states of Veracruz and Chiapas.


Art After Dark at Lake Nona

Art After Dark at Lake Nona
Friday, May 5, 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.



Candlelight: A Tribute to Taylor Swift at the Abbey
Friday, May 5, 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 Taylor Swift at The Abbey under the gentle glow of candlelight.




Movie Night: Black Panther Wakanda Forever at Leu Gardens
Friday, May 5, 2023

Enjoy an outdoor movie in Orlando’s most beautiful garden. Pack a dinner picnic basket and seating, alcohol is permitted. This movie is rated PG13, children under 13 years of age require accompanying parent or adult guardian, weather permitting. Info here.



Tesla at House of Blues
Friday May 5 - Saturday May 6, 2023

Tesla comes to House of Blues Orlando at Disney Springs. Get your tickets now!



Once Upon a Dream: 100 Years of Musical Magic
Thursday May 4 - Friday May 5, 2023

Taking place in Northland Church, Longwood. This spectacular tribute to Disney presented by CFC Arts will include nearly 250 voices in an immersive extravaganza. Enjoy a musical revue of Disney animated and live-action films from the last century.



Apopkon 2023
Friday May 5 - Saturday May 6, 2023

Apopkon is a pop-culture, Sci-fi, comic book, and toy collector festival, with a purpose. This inaugural event is debuting in Apopka, Florida May 5-6, 2023 in a family friendly, and nature filled atmosphere at the beautiful Camp Wewa. Apopkon is a family-friendly event with vendors, food trucks, meditation, wellness professionals, music and art practices, Cosplay competitions, arcade rooms and more.



Parking Lot Party: SoDo
Friday, May 5, 2023

Enjoy the Parking Lot Party: SoDo in Rockpit Brewing's parking lot, Orlando's favourite food truck party with Hot Asian Buns, Treehouse Truck, Chill'in Tacos, Maya Rosa, Burger Jawn, Royal-T Tapas, The Pass Kitchen



Corey Holcomb
Friday May 5 - Saturday May 6, 2023

Catch Corey Holcomb on stage live at Orlando Improv.



Spring Carnival at Faith Assembly Orlando
Friday, May 5 - Sunday, May 14, 2023

Enjoy Spring Carnival with more than 20 rides for all ages from Orland's Strates Shows, ranging from a Kiddieland designed for little ones and more thrilling midway favorites.




SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2023


Disney Springs Kids Club

Disney Springs Kids Club
Saturday, May 6, 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 6, 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, May 6, 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.



Derby on Park Kentucky Derby Party
Saturday, May 6, 2023

Join Orlando’s Best Derby Party - Winter Park Style at the Winter Park Event Center


Enjoy 4-hours of fun at the ultimate Kentucky Derby viewing experience with two large format drop down screen TV's, lite bites, premium open bars, music inside & outside, dancing, Best Hat contest with amazing prizes, (Derby attire encouraged - inside & outside event).



Orlando Kentucky Derby

Saturday, May 6, 2023


Enjoy the Orlando Kentucky Derby event at The Vue at Lake Eola.


Make sure you show off your spring colors, as you watch the Kentucky Derby on the venues flat screen monitors. Enjoy food, laughter and drinks which will be flowing throughout the event as you celebrate with good friendships and a dash of festivity.



Kentucky Derby Day at Boxi Park
Saturday, May 6, 2023

Come celebrate the Greatest Two Minutes in sports with an all-day party at Boxi Park in Lake Nona, featuring live music, a Derby hat contest and more!

Entertainment Lineup, Adam Duss Experience, DJ K1X and Vision Music Group.



Derby Day at the Veranda
Saturday, May 6, 2023

Celebrate Derby Day at the Veranda with a Mint Juliep Bar, Live Music, Food Vendors, Race on Big Screen, Local Vendors to Shop.



All Pro Dad Experience at Camping World Stadium
Saturday, May 6, 2023

Join Head Coach Gus Malzahn for a Saturday morning you’ll never forget! It starts when you and your child experience the thrill of stepping onto the field at Camping World Stadium.

You’ll spend the next few hours connecting with your kids with plenty of fun and games plus some practical fatherhood tips you can take home and put into practice.

You won’t want to miss this memorable Orlando All Pro Dad Experience, created just for you and your kids.



Bluey's Big Play at Dr. Phillips Center - Walt Disney Theater
Saturday, May 6 - Sunday May 7, 2023

The #1 kids show on Disney Junior and Disney Channel comes to Orlando.

Bluey’s Big Play is a brand-new theatrical adaptation of the Emmy award-winning children’s television series, which broke every box office record for children’s entertainment in Australia.


Join Bluey, Bingo, Bandit & Chilli in “a glorious celebration of everything you love about the show” (The Guardian), featuring brilliantly created puppets, this is Bluey as you’ve never seen it before, brought to real life!



The City of Oviedo Bacon, Bourbon and Blues
Saturday, May 6, 2023

The City of Oviedo is hosting the annual Bacon, Bourbon and Blues this weekend at the Oviedo Cultural Center on Saturday, May 6, 2023.

Bacon, Bourbon and Blues is an annual tradition in Oviedo and will feature bourbon and bacon food pairings.


While enjoying the food and drinks during this indoor event, attendees will enjoy the rhythmic Blues of Mark Shane, performing live on the stage. There will be additional food and drinks, with non-alcoholic beverages available.



College Park Spring Fest
Saturday, May 6, 2023

College Park Spring Fest will take over Edgewater Drive on SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2023 with an “ANYTHING GOES 90’s PARTY!”


Our annual community street festival is "pedestrian-only" between Smith Street and Winter Park Street and guests will enjoy great live music, creative activities, diverse food trucks, and the local shops and restaurants open onto the street.

We are excited to bring RAMONA and CAT RIDGEWAY to the festival taking us on a musical nostalgia to the 90’s! This event will make you feel “super fly” and ready to break out your scrunchies, mood rings, neon and bike shorts! It’s gonna be “all that … and a bag of chips”



Kiddies Carnival of Orlando at Trotters Park
Saturday, May 6, 2023

Kiddies Carnival of Orlando is a unique festival of cultures demonstrated through, food, music, story telling, historical information, interactive hands-on activities, stage show that includes Caribbean artist, dance, poetry and much, much more, and then a parade of kids masquerading bands in festive fun colorful costumes.


Make 'm Smile at Lake Eola Park
Saturday, May 6, 2023

MAKE ‘m SMILE is the BIGGEST Party celebrating kids with all types of disabilities (our VIPs) of all ages!


It is filled with family entertainment, games, characters, animals, food, helpful resources from the community, and tons of SMILES! It's a time where the community rallies together to celebrate and support those with unique abilities.



Classics Series: Mahler's 5th at Dr. Phillips Center - Steinmetz Hall
Saturday, May 6 - Sunday May 7, 2023

How do you say “I love you” if you’re Gustav Mahler? Nothing could surpass the radiant Adagietto movement, scored for strings and harp, of his Fifth Symphony, a gift for his beloved wife Alma.


Love was also in the air in Mendelssohn’s First Piano Concerto, dedicated to an object of his youthful affection. Inon Barnatan (“One of the most admired pianists of his generation” ~ New York Times) is the soloist for this sometimes brilliant, sometimes gossamer, but always romantic, work.


Plus, the world premiere of a much-anticipated new composition by former OPO Composer-in-Residence—Orlando’s own—Stella Sung. Get details here.



Collective Coachella
Saturday, May 6, 2023

Collective Coachella at Succulents Empire will include over 50 vendors, from Orlando's best local businesses. Food, Fun & Plenty of Shopping.



Cholo Dogs Belly Flop Contest
Saturday, May 6, 2023

Don't miss the Cholo Dogs Belly Flop Contest ay Tactical Brewing Co, plus a pop-up market of over 10 local makers, food trucks, music, and beer from Tactical Brewing.



Steve Treviño
Saturday, May 6, 2023

Catch Steve Treviño at The Plaza Live, America's Favorite Husband Tour.



Orlando Area Sunday Farmers Markets

Orlando Area Saturday Farmers Markets
Saturday, May 6, 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, MAY 7, 2023


The Gipsy Kings Featuring Tonino Baliardo at Hard Rock Live Orlando
Sunday, May 7, 2023

The Gipsy Kings Featuring Tonino Baliardo come to Hard Rock Live Orlando. Get your tickets now!



Sirens: Milf SZN Dance Showcase at The Abbey
Sunday, May 7, 2023

Enjoy the ultimate date night as we take you on a seductive journey of dance with a live stage production performed completely in heels, completely by MILFS. This adult event combines audience interaction, show-stopping performances, cocktails, and live music! Date night, girls night, the ULTIMATE night: MILF SZN is upon us.



Ren Fair at The Renaissance Theatre Company
Sunday, May 7, 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.



Dog Mom's Day at Boxi Park
Sunday, May 7, 2023

Calling all dog moms! Treat yourself and your pup to a day full of yummy dog treats and celebration at Boxi Park Lake Nona.


Enjoy doggy food specials, live music, face painters, balloon artists, caricature artists, and more.



Jeff Allen
Sunday, May 7, 2023

Catch Jeff Allen on stage live at Orlando Improv.



Orlando Area Sunday Farmers Markets
Sunday, May 7, 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


Things To Do In Orlando

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