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Free Orlando Activities in May

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As the end of the school year approaches we are seeing more and more events opening up in Central Florida.  Enjoy some much needed outdoor fun with these free Orlando activities in May.  

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Free Orlando Activities in May

Below, find free family activities in Orlando taking place in May.

Kid’s Food Forest Adventure

Kid’s Food Forest Adventure will be held every Saturday in the month of May where kids can embark on a tour through nature.   This tour will take you to the chicken coop where kids can search for eggs and a walk through an edible garden where kids can learn and harvest specific plants.  Each child will plant a seed and take home an edible plant to nurture and watch grow. 

Date:  Every Saturday in May
Time: 9:00AM-2:00PM
Location: 36815 Leslye Lane, Eustis, Florida 32768
Pre-Registration is required as space is limited.

St. Johns River Festival of the Arts

Join Sanford for their 10th annual St. Johns River Art Festival.  Downtown Sanford will be transformed into an artists mecca, showcasing art from some of the best artists in the country. Festival goes can enjoy live artist demonstrations and the opportunity to create their own works of art.

Date: Saturday May 1,2021 

Time: 10:00AM-6:00PM, Sunday May 2,2021 10:00AM-5:00PM

Location: 118 Palmetto Avenue Sanford, FL 32771

Maitland Movie in the Park

Enjoy the beautiful weather outside at Maitland Movie in the Park, with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.  Dress in costume and bring your wand for a fun night of magic and trivia followed by the movie.  Free Popcorn will also be available. 

Date: Saturday May 1, 2021

Time: 7:00PM-11:00PM 

Location: Maitland City Hall, 1776 Independence Lane Maitland, FL 32751

Mt. Dora Spring Craft and Vendor Show

Join Mt. Dora as they host the Mt. Dora Spring Craft and Vendor Show.  With over 90 vendors, shopping for Mother’s Day will be a breeze.  Enjoy food, shopping, crafters, and more.

Date: Saturday May 1, 2021 

Time: 11:00AM-4:00PM 

Location:  Donnelly Park, 530 N Donnelly St, Mt Dora, FL 32757

Leu Gardens

Free Daytime Admission is back on at Leu Gardens.  Enjoy the beauty that is Leu Gardens on the first Monday of every month for their free daytime admission day.  

Date: Monday May 3, 2021

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:0PM

Location: Leu Gardens 1920 North Forest Ave. Orlando Fl, 32803

Longwood Food Trucks

Longwood Food Trucks is a fun event for the whole family.  Bring friends, family, a blanket or chairs and hang out and enjoy some amazing food.

This event is held every 2nd Thursday.

Date: Thursday May 13, 2021
Time: 5:30PM- 8:30PM
Location: Reiter Park, 311 W Warren Ave, Longwood, FL 32750

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.

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

Red Carpet Return of the Movies

Dress for the Red Carpet and help Oviedo Mall celebrate the reopening of their Regal Cinema for their Red Carpet Return to the Movies.  There will be live entertainment, Character Meet and Greets, Selfie stations, free coloring pages, and hourly prize drawings.  The 1st 250 people to scan their Free Ebrite ticket will receive a swag bag.

Date: Friday May 7, 2021
Time: 4:00PM-8:00PM
Location: Oviedo Mall 1700 Oviedo Mall Boulevard Oviedo, FL 32765

Orlando Paws in the Park Pet Parade and Festival

Lake Eola will host Paws in the Park Pet Parade and Festival.  Join in on the fun with or without a pooch.  There will be vendors, food trucks, and activities that are fun for the whole family.  

Date:  Saturday May 8, 2021
Time: 10:00AM
Location: 512 E Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801

Orlando Cars and Coffee

Orlando Cars and Coffee is a recurring family friendly event.   On the 2nd Sunday of each month join Donut Central and Fuelpresso Inc. as they host this Cars and Coffee event.  Different cars come out each month from classics, to custom built, to high end exotics.  

Date: Sunday May 9, 2021
Time: 8:00AM-11:00AM
Location: Donut Central & Fuelpresso, 495 N Semoran Blvd., Winter Park, FL 32792

Mennello Museum of American Art

Join Mennello Museum for a Free Family Funday.  Interactions are limited at the museum, but admission to the exhibits are free all day, and the first 20 kids will leave with a take home art project. 

Date: Sunday May 9, 2021
Time: 12:00PM-2:30 PM
Location: 900 East Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32832

KidCrew Scavenger Hunt

KidCrew Scavenger Hunt is back at Oviedo Mall.  Each month little explorers will go on a socially distanced scavenger hunt through Oviedo Mall.  May’s scavenger hunt is hosted by Dollar Tree on the Dillard’s side of the mall.  Explorers will start and end at Dollar Tree, where they will pick up their form as well as turn it in for a prize once they’ve found all the dollar signs posted around the mall. Each participants name will be entered into a drawing for a big prize from Oviedo Mall.

Date:  Monday May 10 -Friday May 14, 2021
Time: 11:00AM-6:00PM
Location:  Oviedo Mall 1700 Oviedo Mall Boulevard Oviedo, FL 32765

Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

Join Winter Park as they celebrate their 62nd annual Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival.  Artists from all over and with different art forms come to compete for the grand prize.  Enjoy photography, jewelry, watercolors, fiberglass, printmaking, sculpture, and more.  Kids can create their own works of art at the Children’s Workshop.  In years past, each tent in the Children’s workshop hosted a different form of artwork or craft for the children to get their creativity flowing. 

Date/Time: Friday May 14, 2021- Saturday May 15, 2021 9:00AM-6:00PM & Sunday May 16, 2021 9:00AM-5:00PM
Location: 328 N Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

Avalon Park Food Truck Night

Avalon Park hosts their monthly Food Truck Night.  Join them for food, music, games, and family fun.

Date: Sunday May 16, 2021
Time: 5:00PM – 8:00PM
Location: 3651 Avalon Park East Blvd. Orlando, Fl. 32828 

Kids Fishing Tournament

Avalon Park hosts a Kids Fishing Tournament.  Grab your friends and pole and join them in the fun.  Each participant will receive a free prize.  Pre Registration is required to fish, but not to join in the fun.

Date: Saturday May 22, 2021
Time: 8:00AM – 12:00PM
Location: Avalon Park Avalon Lake Drive/Avalon Park Blvd. West

Peanut Butter Matinee

Peanut Butter Matinee is a family film series presented on the fourth Sunday of the month.  Family friendly and free to kids under 12. 

Location: 1300 S. Orlando Ave. Maitland, Fl. 32751
Date: Sunday May 23, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM

Popcorn Flicks in the Park

Popcorn Flicks in the Park presented by Enzian Theater will show the Apple Dumpling Gang this month.  The movie is free and open to the public, movie goers are encouraged to take advantage of their Curbside To-Go program with local restaurants as popcorn will not be handed out.  Pre-Registration is required and begins May 9.

Date:  Thursday May 27, 2021
Time: 8:00PM
Location:  Winter Park Central Park Central Park Main Stage, Park Avenue and Garfield Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789

Rock N’ Blues Concert & Car Show

The City of Casselberry is happy to bring the Rock N’ Blues Concert and Car Show back to the city.  Guests can enjoy live music and vendors alike.  Event is Free, but Pre Registration is required. 

Date: Saturday May 29, 2021
Time: 4:00PM-8:00PM
Location: Lake Concord Park 95 Triplet Lake Dr Casselberry, FL 32707

Saturday Sounds Concert Series

Apopka presents Saturday Sounds Concert Series.  Come out and enjoy live music in this family friendly concert series.  Blankets and picnic baskets welcome as limited vendors are available.  The concert series will be held every Saturday in the month of May.

Date: Every Saturday through May 29
Time: 5:00PM – 7:00PM
Location: 3710 Jason Dwelley Parkway Apopka, FL 32712

 

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