Free Activities in Orlando in September

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Fun and free activities in Orlando, what can be better than that? If you are looking for fun free activities to do in Orlando this September, you will want to check out this list.

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Free Activities in Orlando in September

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

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Avian Reconditioning Center

The Avian Reconditioning Center is a bird-of-prey rehabilitation facility dedicated to educating the community about Florida’s raptors. It is open to the public every Saturday (weather permitting) and offers free admission (donations are appreciated).  It also offers several community events throughout the year.

Date: September M-Su, 2021
Time: 10:00AM-3:00PM
Location: Avian Reconditioning Center, 323 W Lester Road, Apopka, FL 32712

Disney Wilderness Preserve

This 11,500-acre preserve began as a partnership between The Nature Conservancy and the Walt Disney Company. Visitors can hike miles of color-coded nature trails leading to the headwaters of the Everglades, while enjoying Florida’s wildlife and natural beauty.  There is also a eco-friendly education center and butterfly garden.
Admission: Free, donations appreciated

Date: September M-W, F-Su 2021
Time: 9:00AM-4:30PM
Location: The Nature Conserveancy’s Disney Wilderness Preserve, 2700 Scrub Jay Trail, Kissimmee, FL 34759

Nunan Butterfly Garden

Just outside of the Mount Dora library sits a beautiful butterfly garden that is free to visit. It is home to many species of pollinators, as well as birds and animals.

Date: September M-Su 2021
Time: 9:00AM-4:30PM
Location: Mount Dora’s Nunan Butterfly Garden, 510 N. Baker Street, Mount Dora, FL 32757

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Spook Hill

Just outside Orlando is one of the most famous “gravity hills” in the world. You park your car at the bottom, put it in neutral, then sit and watch as you roll uphill.

Date: September M-Su 2021
Location: Spook Hill, 600 N Wales Dr., Lake Wales, FL 33853

Free Kids Bowling at Aloma Bowling Centers

Sign the kids up for free bowling all summer long at Aloma bowling. Kids 15 and under can bowl two games for free. Shoe rental not included. Must pre-register kids for pass.

Date: September 1-3, 2021
Time: Open to 5:00PM

Aloma Bowl, 2530 Aloma Ave., Winter Park FL 32792
Boardwalk Bowl, 10749 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, Florida 32817
Airport Bowl, 190 East Airport Blvd., Sanford, Florida 32773

TPD Thursday Night Market

FREE family and pet-friendly event. Food trucks, local vendors, music and more.

Date: September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2021
Time: 6:00PM to 10:00PM
Location: World of Beer,  431 E Central Blvd., Orlando, FL 32801

Art After Dark

Lake Nona presents Art After Dark every Friday night.  Join in the fun for the whole family.  Art After Dark showcases local artists and their art displays, live music, demonstrations, and special exhibitions.

Time: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Location: Lake Nona Town Center, 6900 Tavistock Lakes Blvd, Orlando, Florida 32827

Fridays on the Plaza

Bring the entire family to downtown Winter Garden to enjoy live music every Friday evening during Fridays on the Plaza. This month enjoy patriotic music, country music, jazz and more.

Date: September 3, 10, 17, 24
Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Location: Downtown Winter Garden, Centennial Plaza Gazebo

Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive

Approximate drive time: 2 hours
Known as one of the top three birding areas in the state, this 11-mile drive-thru wildlife sanctuary is FREE, open to the public, and a favorite among locals. Be ready to marvel at an abundance of sunbathing alligators and even the occasional otter or bobcat. There are several stops along the drive to pull over and stretch your legs, as well as portable restrooms and picnic pavilions at the pump house.  An audio tour, birding checklist, and butterfly checklist can all be found on the LAWD website. The drive is open from Friday-Sunday, 7am-5pm, and on federal holidays. Vehicles must exit by 5pm, so plan on arriving no later than 3pm.

Date: September 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26
Time: 7:00AM-5:00PM

Sunset Walk Car Shows & Live Music 

Every Saturday Evenings from 4 – 11 p.m. Join 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. The best live bands also share the Promenade Plaza Stage nightly.

Throughout the evening, find your favorite restaurants and shops at the Promenade at Sunset Walk.

Date: September 4, 11, 18, 25, 2021
Time: 4:00PM – 11:00PM
Location: Promenade at Sunset Walk, 3251 Margaritaville Boulevard, Kissimmee, Florida 34747

Looking for some fun after school activities, check out Outschool . Kids can take cooking classes, music classes, art classes, Harry Potter classes, math, science and much more!

Free Admission Day Leu Gardens

One Monday of the month, Leu Gardens offers free admission to visitors. Take the kids and enjoy looking at all the flowers and the plants. Right now they have their fairy door exhibit and kids will enjoy going on a hunt for all the doors.

Date: September 6, 2021
Time: 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Location: Leu Gardens,  1920 North Forest Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803

Related Post: Getting Lost in the Gardens: A Review of Leu Gardens

Popcorn Flicks in the Park

Popcorn Flicks in the Park will show The Fox and the Hound this month.  The movie is free and open to the public.

Date: September 9, 2021
Time: 8:00PM
Location:  Winter Park Central Park Central Park Main Stage, Park Avenue, and Garfield Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789

Horizon West Block Party

Grab the family and head over to the Horizon West Town Center for a monthly hang out. The block party features food trucks offering a variety of local eats, kids games and activities and giveaways and fun prizes.

Date: September 10, 2021
Time: 5:30PM to 9:00PM
Location: Lawn outside Cinepolis, 14111 Shoreside Way, Winter Garden, FL 34787

Fun in the Sun

Come join us for our 1st Fun in the Sun free community event. Be ready to enjoy fun activities, food, guest speakers, education on children safety and more.

Date: September 11, 2021
Time: 10:00AM-3:00PM
Location: Lake Eola Park, 512 East Washington Street, Orlando, FL 32801

Orlando Cars and Coffee

Orlando Cars and Coffee happens on the 2nd Sunday of each month and is a great way to get some looks at classic cars.

Date: September 12, 2021
Location: Donut Central & Fuelpresso, 495 N Semoran Blvd., Winter Park, FL 32792

Free Family Funday at Mennello Museum

Every second Sunday of the month, visit Mennello Museum for Free Family Funday. Visit the museum for free and pick up a take home art project (limited to first 20 kids). You will also be able to access the art project online if you want to do it at home.

Date: September 12, 2021
Time: 12:00PM to 2:30PM
Location: Mennello Museum, 900 East Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32832

Kid Crew September Scavenger Hunt

Starting Tuesday September 14th through Saturday September 18th stop by Calliope Street , between the hours of 12pm-6pm to pick up your scavenger hunt form. Little explorers will travel throughout the mall on a scavenger hunt. Once you’ve completed your hunt, return your sheet to Calliope Street for your prize!! All participants Ages 12 & Under will receive a prize courtesy of Calliope Street!

This activity is free to enter and can be done at your leisure. You must start and end at Calliope Street to play!

Date: September 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 2021
Time: 9:00AM-4:30PM
Location: Oviedo Mall, 1700 Oviedo Mall Boulevard, Oviedo, FL 32765

Free Admission at Orange County Regional History Center

Visit Orange County Regional History Center on the third Thursday of the month for free admission after 5. Learn about the citrus history of Orange County, the theme park that was the pre-cursor to Disney and what Orange County looked like pre-Disney and post Disney.

Teachers, Orange County Employees and kids under 4 are free everyday.

Date: September 16, 2021
Time: 5:00PM – 8:00PM
Location: Orange County Regional History Center, 65 E. Central Blvd., Orlando, Florida 32801

Related Post: Museums for Kids in Orlando

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Avalon Park Food Truck Night

Go on down to Avalon Park for their food truck night featuring local food trucks, music, games & neighborhood fun!

Date: September 19, 2021
Time: 5:00PM to 8:00PM
Location: Town Park, 3651 Avalon Park East Blvd, Orlando, FL 32828

Movie Under the Stars

Join others at Avalon Park for the September Movie Under the Stars featuring Ratatouille, sponsored by Converged Services Technology Advisors.

Bring a blanket or a chair and get ready for a free family night out!

Date: September 24, 2021
Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Location: Town Park, 3651 Avalon Park East Blvd, Orlando, FL 32828

Concert in the Park

Enjoy a free concert in the park at Reiter Park in Longwood. Pack a picnic and enjoy a fun evening out.

Date: September 25, 2021
Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Location: Reiter Park, 311 Warren Avenue, Longwood, FL 32750

Peanut Butter Matinee

The Peanut Butter Matinee is free for kids 12 and under ($9.99 for everyone else). This month, the movie is Destroy All Monsters.

Date: September 26, 2021
Time: 12:00PM
Location:  Enzian Theater, 1300 South Orlando Avenue, Maitland, FL 32751

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