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Things To Do On International Drive Orlando May 2023

Updated: May 25, 2023

As we drive into the warmer months, and with summer just around the corner, I-Drive here in Orlando heats up with a non stop choice of thing's to do and special events.

Thing's To Do On International Drive Orlando

There is so much to see and do on International Drive, with Orlando's I-Drive home to theme parks, all in-one entertainment centres, attractions, dining, shopping, hotels and more.

Whether you looking for fun experiences or just a stroll along Orlando's electrifying main strip, check out all the exciting events happening throughout the month.

Thing's To Do On International Drive Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando May Events

Seven Seas Food Festival  SeaWorld Orlando

Seven Seas Food Festival
Now - May 7, 2023

You only have days left to enjoy this year's Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld Orlando featuring oceans of flavor and fun. 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.

Cinco de Mayo at SeaWorld Orlando

Cinco de Mayo
Now - May 7

FIESTA IN THE STREET – The Wild Arctic Plaza comes to life as entertainers, stilt walkers, and party starters get this full-blown fiesta going.

DJ DANCE PARTY – Get your feet moving at this fun-filled party as we spin new and old beats throughout the day.

LIVE MUSIC – Immerse yourself in the traditional music of Mexico as classic bands bring their beautiful and bold sounds to Orlando.

MEXICAN FLAVORS – Savor new and classic tastes including street corn, tacos al Pastor, tostada de barbacoas, and delicious beer and cocktails. Plus, sip and savor with two limited time menu items- cochinita pibil and blood orange Patrón margarita.

Viva la Música at SeaWorld Orando

Viva la Música
May 13 - May 21, 2023 (Saturdays and Sundays)

Experience all the color and culture in a new way as this festive, family-friendly Latin celebration returns. Viva la Música is included with park admission and runs for two Saturdays and Sundays only, May 13 - 21.

From the hottest Latin entertainment to the coolest attractions and animal adventures, these will be two unforgettable weekends at SeaWorld. Don’t let the sound, spice, and spirit of this special event pass you by.

Guy Harvey Weekend at SeaWorld Orlando

Guy Harvey Weekend
May 19 - 20

Throughout the weekend, fans will enjoy the opportunity to meet Dr. Guy Harvey and purchase new merchandise.

Purchase Guy Harvey paintings and merchandise for him to sign at the Xcursions gift shop. Autographs & photos will be available at select times throughout the day and are included with park admission.

Pipeline: The Surf Coaster Official Opening May 27

Pipeline: The Surf Coaster Official Opening
May 27

The official opening date for Pipeline: The Surf Coaster is Saturday, May 27, Memorial Day Weekend.

But if you can't wait until then, Pass Members will be first to ride the wave starting May 12, don't miss your chance to conquer the world's first surf coaster!!

Become a Pass Member today and get to hang ten before opening day.

Summer Nights at SeaWorld Orlando

Summer Nights
May 27 - September 4, 2023

When the sun goes down, the night comes to life with electrifying dance music, colorful lights, and a fireworks spectacular!

Summer Fun at SeaWorld’s Aquatica

Summer Fun at SeaWorld’s Aquatica
Every Saturday and Sunday in May

Get ready to say, ‘Aloha’ to summer with extended park hours until 8 pm and exclusive early entry for Pass Members. Take to one of Orlando’s top water parks to enjoy splashing around at all of your favorite attractions, plus during this special event enjoy live music, entertainment, and special offerings from their on-site restaurants.

The Wheel Deal at ICON Park

The Wheel Deal at ICON Park

Now through May 31, guests can enjoy The Wheel Deal at ICON Park!

For just $24.99, guests can take in the best view of Orlando in their private, air-conditioned capsule on The Wheel and even select their own soundtrack using the Bluetooth feature. To book The Wheel Deal, click here.

Country Nights Live

Country Nights Live, an interactive dinner experience, is now open on International Drive. Presented by Orlando Dinner Entertainment – the creator of Pirates Dinner Adventure – Country Nights Live was created with families in mind. Featuring live music, dancing and delicious food, this interactive experience will transport you from the big city to a classic Southern hoedown.

Now through May 31, guests can get 50 percent off tickets.

To redeem this offer, visit and use code CNL502023 at checkout. Discounted tickets are limited for each show – first come, first serve.

Cinco De Mayo On international Drive

Cinco De Mayo On international Drive

May 5

Make lasting memories on I-Drive with an awesome choice of Cinco De Mayo celebrations, so get ready to celebrate May 5th with a fiesta, check out these special events...

Hard Rock Cafe

Grab your amigos and dive in to our mouthwatering Chips & Queso featuring warm cheese sauce topped with seasoned ground beef, hatch chilies and green onions served with crisp tortilla chips. When I dip, you dip, we dip!

Our Tequila Lime Marinated Chicken Fajitas are perfect for sharing with a hint of lime, fresh pico, roasted corn, Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses, house-made guac and sour cream.

Did someone say 36 oz. margaritas? Si! Try the Baja California Blackberry, Mexico City Mango or Cancun Orange Cadillac jumbo margaritas while they last. Arriba!

From 8pm to 10pm everyone will enjoy a LIVE performance from Mariachi Nuevo Guadalajara!!

Mango’s Tropical Cafe

Head to Mango’s on May 5th to enjoy a Mango’s Block Party featuring live music, special entertainment and enough tequila options to keep the fiesta going strong all night long.

Howl at the Moon

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Howl at the Moon with special priced offerings and live music.


Celebrate Cinco De Mayo the ICONic way!

Starting May 4th-May 7th, check out these Cinco De Mayo specials!

$5 Mexican Beers - Corona, Dos XX & Modelo OR $25 Beer Buckets!

$10 Margaritas (Wheelrita & Spicy Wheelrita)

Tequila Bar (shot tastings of your favorite tequila)

Enjoy also live DJ entertainment from 6pm-10pm!

Tin Roof Orlando

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the Roof! Music all night from Kaci Jo Trio and Soundscaper on the Tin Roof side and the DJ holding down in the Green Room all night long!

Contest to see who can eat 10 tacos the fastest. First place wins $100 bar tab & second place wins a $50 bar tab. Free to enter! Good luck!

Central Florida Home Expo
Central Florida Home Expo
May 6 - May 7

The Central Florida Home Expo returns to the Orange County Convention Center, North Hall on Saturday, May 6, and Sunday May 7, with FREE admission throughout the weekend of the show, get ready to discover everything for your next home improvement projects.

The Central Florida Home Expo features exhibitors with fabulous ideas for consumers. At this show at the Orange County Convention Center you’ll find the latest in products and services for home improvement. Visitors meet with professionals to make your next remodeling, renovation, landscaping, patio or decorating project a big success.

Kentucky Derby at The Hampton Social
May 6

Get your hats and bowties ready for our Kentucky Derby - Run for the Rosés event! Join us for a day of $10 Rosé Mint Juleps, live music, and live viewing of The Kentucky Derby! Derby attire is highly encouraged! Prizes for Best Dressed + Best Hat.

Wagyu & Wine Bar Fogo Event at Fogo de Chao Churrascaria
May 11

Experience a night of indulgence with the ultimate steak & wine tasting. Discover the distinct marbling and flavors of decadent Wagyu Ribeye alongside Bone-in Ribeye, perfectly paired with South American wines and savory bar bites.

100 Gecs: 10,000 Gecs Tour wsg Machine Girl
May 11

100 Gecs: 10,000 Gecs Tour with special guest Machine Girl comes to Hard Rock Live Orlando. Tickets on sale now!

Mothers Day on International Drive

Mothers Day on International Drive

May 14

Mother's Day Mimosas at Hard Rock Cafe

Celebrate Mother's Day at the Hard Rock Cafe! Choose your favorite fresh mimosa for $8.95 or create mimosas to share using our flight of orange passion fruit, berry cranberry, pineapple guava and fresh berries, served with a bottle of Riondo Prosecco for $39.99

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse

Join us for Mother's Day and enjoy impeccable chef-driven cuisine and award-winning wines and a Mother's Day Specialty Cocktail May 12 - 14

Tin Roof Orlando at ICON Park

Calling out all Golden Girl fans! Here is your chance to take mom to a themed Mothers Day brunch inspired by the beloved franchise.

Enjoy our complimentary "all you can eat" buffet while watching the Girls' on the big screen in the Green Room. Includes a free mimosa per ticket and a rose for mom.

Tin Roof Orlando at ICON Park

Celebrate Mom with a tribute to Mama Mia! Cute themed photo ares, brunch cup, costume contest, lip sync battles and more!

Mother's Day at Fogo de Chao

Celebrate mom at Fogo De Chao with dinner pricing all day (11:00am- 9:00pm) and brunch items served 11:00am- 2:00pm.

Mother's Day Brunch at Mango's Tropical Cafe

Celebrate mom at Mango's Tropical Cafe with live shows, gourmet food stations and unlimited mimosas!

Mother's Day Brunch at Tapa Toro

Want to let Mom know how special she is? Now’s the right time, and Tapa Toro is the right place – We serve Central Florida’s favorite Spanish cuisine year-round, and on Mother’s Day our brunch and dinner menu is even more impressive. Flamenco dancing entertainment during brunch.

Mother's Day Lunch at Taverna Opa

The best way to show appreciation for mothers everywhere is to treat them to a delicious meal prepared by someone else, so they won’t have to cook. On Mothers Day in Orlando, the best solution is to take Mom out for Greek cuisine she’ll always remember, here at Taverna Opa’s Mother’s Day lunch or dinner.

National Barbecue Day at Brother Jimmy's

National Barbecue Day at Brother Jimmy's
May 16

When you combine slow-smoked, North Carolina-style BBQ, endless drinks and good ole’ Southern Hospitality, you have the perfect recipe for a party. And that’s exactly what Brother Jimmy’s ICON Park is serving up for National Barbecue Month this May.

There’s never been a better time to “put some South in yo’ mouth” at one of Orlando’s best Barbecue restaurants. To celebrate all things BBQ this May, Brother Jimmy’s will be hosting a raffle for a $100 gift card on May 16, National Barbecue Day.

Rainbow Kitten Surprise With Candi Carpenter
May 17

Rainbow Kitten Surprise With Candi Carpenter comes to Hard Rock Live Orlando. Tickets on sale now!

Spooky Empire
May 19 - May 21

Spooky Empire has been delivering the best sights, sounds and screams to Halloween lovers since 2003. We feature an enormous room of vendors, a film and tattoo festival, music, celebrity speakers, and more to satiate even the most diehard aficionados of the spooky season! Get all the details about Spooky Empire here.

Eladio Carrion: The Sauce USA Tour
May 25

Eladio Carrion: The Sauce USA Tour comes to Hard Rock Live Orlando. Get your tickets now!

Classic Albums Live: Tom Petty 'Damn the Torpedoes'
May 27

Classic Albums Live at Hard Rock live Orlando features the finest studio musicians performing classic rock albums LIVE note for note, cut for cut. This time it's Tom Petty's "Damn The Torpedoes"!

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