Things to do this weekend in Orlando: May 28-31

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If you are looking for things to do this weekend in Orlando, there are a lot of activities taking place to fit a variety of interests. You can go to the Butterfly Garden, Family Sunset at the Zoo,  attend Orlando’s Caribbean Carnival and more.

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Alphabet Plant Scavenger Hunt at Leu Gardens

Explore Leu Gardens to find all the letters in the alphabet.  Letters are hidden throughout the 50-acre property to highlight different plants in the gardens.  Kids are welcome to dress as their favorite explorer or detective.

Butterfly Garden

Come Flutter By and stroll among locally grown flowers and butterflies at the Curry Ford West Butterfly Garden and Community Event Series! The Butterfly Garden will be located at 2507 Curry Ford Rd. and will be open daily from May 8th-June 19th from 1-5pm (excluding Sundays).

Confectionary Academy for Teens

Baking classes for ages 12+.  See the individual classes HERE to find age requirements. May 27: Introduction to cookie decorating May 28: Buttercream Flowers May 29: Cake Painting Techniques

Gator Week at Wild Florida Offers Free Admission

It’s no secret Wild Florida knows a thing or two about alligators. To share this knowledge and passion with visitors, Wild Florida will host Gator Week, May 24-29, and offer free Gator Park admission to everyone who brings in spare change.

Orlando Caribbean Carnival Downtown Weekend

One Weekend – 4 Events – One Field to create a Caribbean Village. Orlando Carnival will be multiple days with multiple events! Orlando Carnival is on Sunday May 30th with the actual parade on Church Street.

30th Annual International Fringe festival

The nation’s longest-running independent Fringe theatre festival is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. The 30th Annual International Fringe Theatre Festival themed “Celebrate” will offer shows in person in and around Orlando’s Loch Haven Park at Fringe-managed venues, Bring Your Own Venue partners, and site-specific locations.

Friday, May 28, 2021

Art After Dark Lake Nona

There’s a great event coming to Lake Nona this and every Friday. ART AFTER DARK LAKE NONA Enjoy 3 Hours of Art Displays, Live Demonstrations, Special Exhibitions and Music while strolling the beautiful Lake Nona Town Center

Art Scavenger Hunt & Arts & Heritage Center

On Friday, May 28, the Center and the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation will host their first Art Scavenger Hunt. This free, COVID-19 safe activity will allow families and their children to learn more about the history of Oakland and Winter Garden while discovering artworks in a new adventurous way.

Early Steps Joyful Music Virtual Playgroup

Dear Early Steps Family, Join us for our Early Steps Joyful Music Virtual Playgroup. We are so excited you are joining our Early Steps Joyful Music Virtual Playgroup. Playgroups will be offered all Fridays, free of charge. You will need to register for each class. Get ready to sing dance and make music!

Family Sunset at the Zoo

Enjoy a summer evening with the family at the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens. Join us on the fourth Friday of each month for Family Sunset at the Zoo, presented by VyStar Credit Union. Enjoy music, games, a food truck and more as you stroll around the Zoo!

Little Historians: Trailblazing Florida at Orange County History Center

Introduce your early learners to history by exploring Florida’s trailblazing past. Join us at the Orange County Regional History Center for themed lesson that includes storytime, exhibit exploration, interactive and engaging activities for your little historians to dig in and get hands-on!

Parent’s Night Out at Gymnastics USA!

Parents Night Out events are suited specifically to allow you to have some “me time” while the children have a blast at Gymnastics USA! Enjoy dinner and a movie while the children enjoy pizza and cartwheels (not at the same time of course!).

Tropicana Music Festival

Tropicana Music Festival where we bring you the evolution of tropical music to your feet and through your body with Past,Present and future Tropicana Music!

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Family Time on the Farm at Wildflower Farms

Family time on the Farm- Join us Saturday evenings for Family time on the Farm. Our baby goats will be among you meeting and greeting, snuggling and jumping, clearing your mind of the past week’s woes. We will supply fresh greens you can feed them.

Family Potter’s Wheel Class at PlaceFull

You and your family can learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel from one of our experienced artists. 2 different times to choose from. Children 5 years to 17 years old must take class with an Adult member of the family.

Humpty Dumpty Falls in Love with Penguin Point Productions

How can an egg fall in love? Especially when the beautiful princess hates eggs! Watch the classic storybook tale come alive before your very eyes in a hilarious new way! Children will experience lively participation talking to Humpty Dumpty, booing the Wicked King, and helping the Beautiful Princess find her missing prince.

Kids Night at the Museum

Kids are invited to enjoy a night at OSC while exploring the exhibits, participating in STEM activities, and watching a live science show. Pizza and a film are also included. Children will be kept in age-appropriate small groups to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Face coverings are required.

Mom and Me at Dinamo Gymnastics

This 45-minute class is a parent and child program. It is designed for boys and girls ages 18 months to 3 years. The goal of this program is to introduce important socialization skills such as listening and following directions, waiting for turns and interacting with new friends.

Public Skate at RDV Ice Den

Visit RDV Ice Den on the weekends for Public Skate! Ice skating is for skaters of all skill levels ages 3 and up and our Skate Rental counter opens 30 minutes prior to each public skate session. It’s cold in the rink!

Saturday Sounds Concert Series in Apopka

The City is proud to host this free family-friendly concert series in 2021. Dates: Every Saturday through May 29, 2021 Time: 5 PM to 7 PM

Sunday, May 30, 2021

East Orlando Farmers Market and More

East Orlando Farmers Market & More is the perfect balance of everything you want to find at a farmers market. We have hand selected produce, creative local small business owners, along with botanical varieties to chose from. We are a family friendly environment, supporting local businesses & providing nutritious options for all!

Frontyard Festival Disney Movie Nights

Nearly every Sunday through May, enjoy a classic Disney movie in a socially distanced box on the lawn of the Dr. Phillips Center. Upon booking tickets, guests can choose their own box for up to 5 people.

Sunday Brunch at Dr.Phillips Center Front Yard Festival

Live music. Delicious food. Bottomless drinks. Sounds like a fun way to spend a Sunday downtown. So make plans and pick your own socially distant, outdoor box for 2–5 people.

Winter Garden Farmer’s Market

The Winter Garden Farmers Market is your hometown market open every Saturday from 8:00am to 1:00pm in beautiful Historic Winter Garden.

Monday, May 31, 2021

Florida Museum of Natural History

The Museum is offering free admission to veterans for Memorial Day. On May 31, veterans will receive a free value admission to the Butterfly Rainforest and Survival of the Slowest exhibits.

Memorial Day at Boxi Park

Boxi Park will be open Memorial Day Monday with holiday-inspired Kid’s Crafts from 12-3pm and LIVE music from the Shamanic Rootz from 1-4pm and SWITCH from 5:30-9:30pm.

Memorial Day at Nona Adventure Park

Held on the last Monday in May, Memorial Day is a public holiday in the United States. It commemorates those in the country’s armed forces who died in the line of duty. Schools and many businesses are closed, and it is common for cities to hold a solemn parade in honor of the fallen.

Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony with City of Sanford

The City of Sanford invites you to attend the Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park located at 110 W. Seminole Blvd. to remember and honor those who gave all.

Old town’s Memorial Day Car Show & Live Music

Spend your Memorial Day at Old Town and enjoy a Car Show with Live Music throughout the day. Enjoy Southbound from 12pm – 4pm and Rocktown from 6pm – 10pm. Car qualifications include show-quality muscle and factory-performance cars from 1964 and newer and classics from 1983 and older.

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