Free Activities in Orlando in May

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As we enter the summertime, there should be more events in the area that will be happening. Be sure to check our posts to be up to date on what’s going on. For now, check below for free events in the Orlando area this month.

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Free Activities in Orlando in May

Here are some fun free activities to take the family to this month.

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May the Fourth B(ike) with You: Bike and Roll to School Day 2022

The City of Orlando, Audubon Park School, and Orlando Bike Coalition host a bike to school event, with a bike train starting at Leu Gardens and traveling east on Corrine Drive with protected walking and biking paths, ending at Audubon Park K-8 School.

Date: May 4, 2022
Time: 8:00AM
Location: Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 North Forest Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803

Avalon Park’s Cinco de Mayo

Join us in town park as we celebrate Cinco de Mayo with live music, food/drinks, & more!

Date: May 5, 2022
Time: 5:00PM to 9:00PM
Location: Avalon Park, 3651 Avalon Park Blvd. East, Orlando, FL 32828

Promenade at Sunset Walk “Cinco De Mayo” Street Party Celebration

“Cinco De Mayo” Street Party & Celebration presented by the all new Margaritaville Residences – Orlando and Embassy Suites by Hilton – Orlando Sunset Walk

“The Rundown” Live! Including a Special Tribute Set to “Mana'” , Latin America’s #1 Selling Rock Band!

“DJ Gabriel” spinning the very best Latin Pop, Merengue , Salsa, Bachata & More! , Street Performers including “The Tres Amigos”, Food & Beverage Specials including Margaritas & Mojitos

Outdoor Event / Rain or Shine

Date: May 5, 2022
Time: 5:00PM
Location: Sunset Walk, 3251 Margaritaville Blvd, Kissimmee, FL 34747

Thornton Park’s Night Market

A family and dog friendly weekly outdoor market! Featuring unique local vendors, food trucks, live music, DJs, outdoor seating, over 25 places to visit, and plenty of fun! The stroll takes place in Thornton Park District every Thursday of the month and is managed by Grant Vintage Shop and Sponsored by the Thornton Park District… We love our pups in Thornton Park so bring your furry four-legged friends with you. Nestled along the eastern side of Lake Eola Park is the trendy and friendly Thornton Park neighborhood. It is known for its boho-chic clothing boutiques, organic juice bars and stylish eateries, as well as its classic bungalow homes, shaded by large oak trees heavy with Spanish moss. Family fun at it’s finest while you stroll along enjoying the music, sites, and sounds of Thornton Park every Thursday!

Date: May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2022
Time: 6:00AM to 10:00PM
Location: Thornton Park District: 431 E. Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801

Brew & View

Brew & View is back at Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co for 2022! The first Friday of the month is Family Night! Enjoy this timeless classic movies on the big screen!

Date: May 6, 2022
Time: 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Location: Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company, 1300 Alden Road, Orlando, FL 32803

Getdown Downtown

Retro rock band Switch will perform at Maitland’s next Getdown Downtown street party from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 4, on Independence Lane next to City Hall. Bring family and friends for live music, food, a kids zone and vendors.

Date: May 6, 2022
Time: 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Location: Maitland City Hall, 1776 Independence Ln, Maitland, FL 32751

Comic Central Presents Free Comic Book Day 2022

Free Comic Book Day 2022 is Saturday May 7th. Visit participating comic book stores to grab your free comics. These comics are perfect for kids and those just starting to get into comics. There might be limits on the  number of free comics per person/family.

Date: May 7, 2022
Time: all day
Location: multiple locations across Orlando Metro Area

Creative Art Classes for Kids & Teens

This free painting class is open for all ages. You are welcome to this class as a beginner as well. We will be doing a painting on nature and learn how to blend colors. I will be walking you through a few techniques to make blending easier. I have different versions of same painting so it suits all ages.

Things you require for Art classes:

  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Sharpener
  • Paper (Thick paper if possible)
  • Watercolors or acrylic colors
  • Brushes
  • Rough cloth or bounty (to clean brushes).

Feel free to join the class with whatever materials you have handy and you can still learn a few bits.

Date: May 7, 14, 21, 28, 2022
Time: 1:00PM to 2:00PM
Location: Palak StudioInk, Online Art Class

Free Family Fun Day

Docent touring and art-making are back! Talk about the artwork with their knowledgeable educators and then create your own masterpiece at home. 

Each Free Family Funday has a different theme based on the current exhibition in the museum.

Date: May 8, 2022
Time: 12:00AM to 4:00PM
Location: Mennello Museum of Art, 900 East Princeton Street, Winter Park, FL 32803

Movie Monday at À La Cart

Movie Mondays are back! Grab a meal from one or all of their delicious food trucks, kick back in their courtyard, and enjoy a movie under the lights. Best part…it’s free! Movie will begin at 7pm or sunset, whichever comes last.

(Most nights we will raffle off a small movie-related prize to one lucky winner. Inquire at the bar)

Date: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2022
Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Location: À La Cart, 609 Irvington Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803

Casa Feliz Museum’s Mother’s Day Event

Musiva Concert Series Presents: Feliz Mother’s Day event! Free food and mini-concert will be provided to celebrate our mothers on their special day. Music by Pablo de Sarasate, Manuel de Falla, Diego Ortiz, y más will be played. Come get to know us and bring your friends!

Date: May 8, 2022
Time: 11:00AM to 2:00PM
Location: Casa Feliz, 656 N Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

History Center’s Mother’s Day Free Admission

Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate all the important women or caregivers in our life. It might be your mom, your grandma or anyone who has played an important role. On Mother’s Day, the History Center offers free admission to any caregiver accompanied by their loved one (of any age)! Plus it’s your last chance to see our Mythic Creatures exhibition because it closes May 8!

Date: May 8, 2022
Time: 12:00AM to 5:00PM
Location: History Center, 65 E Central Blvd Orlando, FL 32801

Popcorn Flicks in the Park

Bring your family along with a blanket and snacks to enjoy a movie in the park. This month’s feature is Legally Blonde. Any cancellations due to weather conditions will be posted to the Enzian Theater Facebook page.


Date: May 12, 2022
Time: 8:00PM to 10:00PM
Location: Central Park, 150 W Morse Blvd, Winter Park FL 32801

Naturalist Nature Walk Day for Kids

Welcome back to the Neighborhood Naturalist program! This is the first class with our new educator, Kellie. Join us for a beautiful, educational Saturday morning learning about the world around us! This is an educational event geared towards kids 5 – 10 yrs old (although other ages are welcome as well).

Date: May 14, 2022
Time: 11:00AM to 4:00PM
Location: Lake Lorna Doone Park, 1519 West Church Street, Orlando, FL 32805

Little Creatives & Me at the Art & History Museums

Join us “en plein air” (in the open air) in the main garden on the historic grounds of the Art & History Museums. We’ll have a themed circle and story time plus an art activity especially for littles! A snack will be provided too! Recommend ages under 3, and their very special person (parent, grandparent, caregiver). Older siblings are always welcome!

Date: May 14, 2022
Time: 11:00AM to 4:00PM
Location: Art & History Museums of Maitland, 231 West Packwood Avenue, Maitland, FL 32751

UCF Charge On Tour at Food Truck Thursday

The City of Oviedo presents The UCF Football Charge On Tour at Food Truck Thursday in Center Lake Park. Bring your own chairs and blankets and enjoy a wide variety of food truck options and get excited about the upcoming UCF Football season! Free event, all ages welcome.

This month’s food truck lineup: The Hook, Gran Arepa, The Knot by Rollin’ Dough, Brock’s BBQ, Andrea’s Cakes, Rosario’s Kitchen, MayoKechu, Ms T’s Kitchen & Tainted Treats, Martin’s Dreamery Creamery.

Date: May 26, 2022
Time: 5:00PM to 9:00PM
Location: Center Lake Park, 231 West Packwood Avenue, Maitland, FL 32751

Memorial 4 Day Weekend

Join Promenade at Sunset Walk for “Memorial 4 Day Weekend” as they honor the Men and Women of our Military that sacrificed their lives for our Country.

Join them for 1 day or all 4 days!

Presented by the all new Margaritaville Residences – Orlando and Embassy Suites by Hilton – Orlando Sunset Walk

Date: May 27, 28, 29, 30, 2022
Time: 5:00PM to 11:30PM
Location: Sunset Walk, 3251 Margaritaville Blvd, Kissimmee, FL 34747

Windermere Food Truck and Movie Night

Windermere’s Food Truck night is held the 4th Friday of every month from 5:00pm* – 9:30pm at Town Square Park, rain or shine! Bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy a variety of cuisine from 15-18 trucks. Certain months also feature live music, DJ, kids’ activities, and/or a movie. Be sure to check the calendar for any time change or check website to see if what, if any, extra entertainment is planned for the current month!

Date: May 27, 2022
Time: 5:00PM to 9:30PM
Location: Town Square Park Windermere, 520 Main Street, Sanford, FL 32771

Casselberry’s Rock N’ Blues Concert and Car Show

Blues rock guitar virtuoso Tinsley Ellis will headline the free Rock N’ Blues Concert and Car Show on Memorial Weekend. Besides the music, there will be more than 150 classic cars, muscle cars, and hot rods for car enthusiasts to enjoy. And there will 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.

Date: May 28, 2022
Time: 4:00PM to 9:30PM
Location: Town Square Park Windermere, 520 Main Street, Sanford, FL 32771

Vegan Food Festival

FREE family and pet friendly vegan food festival with over 15 food vendors and 30 total vendors. Come enjoy an afternoon with music, drinks, food, and local businesses all completely vegan.

Date: May 28, 2022
Time: 12:00PM to 5:00PM
Location: Persimmon Hollow Brewing, 227 N Eola Dr, Orlando, FL 32801


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