Things to do this weekend in Orlando: April 22-24

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As we all know, April showers bring May flowers! I can’t wait until summer begins to be able to start taking advantage of all outdoor events. As we make our way to the end of the month, make sure to check out what there is to do in Orlando this weekend for families below.

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Things To Do This Weekend in Orlando

Here are some fun activities to take the kids to this weekend.

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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at Garden Theatre

There’s been a change in me, a kind of moving on, though what I used to be I still depend upon. Trapped in her provincial life, an intelligent young woman risks everything to save her father from a terrifying Beast in an enchanted castle. Belle becomes the heroine of her own story as she discovers the power in daring to be different and breaks free from the expectations of her quiet village.

Orlando Rep’s Freaky Friday

The season concludes with an all-new musical, Disney’s Freaky Friday The Musical (One-Act Edition) (April 1- May 8, 2022). When an uber-organized mother and her spontaneous teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right.

Friday, April 22, 2022

Avalon Park’s Movies Under the Stars

Bring your chairs and blankets and join us in Town Park for a showing of Encanto! This family-friendly movie under the stars is at downtown Avalon park and enjoy popcorn, local vendors, and more! Opening credits roll just after sunset.

American Girl Tea Time

Join us to celebrate the return of this beloved American Girl tradition. You and your girl will enjoy a full teatime experience, including dainty tea sandwiches and assorted sweet treats with a pot of tea, plus each child will enjoy a craft activity at the table. For girls ages 3 and up, reservation required.

City of Orlando’s Earth Day Work Day

Join Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and the City of Orlando’s Green Works team for Earth Day Work Day! Downtown workers, residents and the local community are invited to enjoy their lunch outdoors at the City Hall Plaza where they will learn about sustainability and environmental stewardship.

Lake Nona’s Planet Nona

Let’s celebrate Planet Earth! Come enjoy a curated list of vendors for this celebration. There will be live music, a couple of food trucks, kid activities, and lots of love for our planet!

Painting with a Twist’s Pop in and Paint

Looking for something creative to do during the week with your family? We’re now offering Pop In & Paint hours! This freestyle DIY experience allows you to choose whatever art piece you’d like to complete and paint along with the instructions in our studio at your own pace!

Scholastic’s Be Earth’s BFF

Celebrate Earth Day with Scholastic! Join I Survived author, Lauren Tarshis, Marine Biologist, Kelly Moore, and Wildlife Conservationist, Corina Newsome for an exciting Earth Day virtual field trip. Our featured conservation heroes will virtually transport your students out of the classroom to learn more about wildlife, environmental justice, and how to protect our planet.

Windermere Food Truck Night

The Downtown Business Committee hosts Windermere’s Food Truck night is held the 4th Friday of every month from 5:00-9:30pm 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.

Lake Nona YMCA’S Teens After Dark

Your teens are invited to join us every fourth Friday of the month to enjoy time with their friends in a judgment-free zone! Teens After Dark is a new program, free to all Lake Nona YMCA members and non-members, that provides food, fellowship, basketball, and fun for tweens and teens in grades 6-12. Grades 6-8 can join from 7-9pm and Grades 9-12th are from 10-12am.

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Central Florida Earth Day

Central Florida Earth Day will be celebrated on Saturday, April 23, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Lake Eola Park, east side. Organizers of the event, led by Vegetarians of Central Florida, have been presenting Earth Day celebrations since 2006. CF Earth Day is a day of education, celebration, and action for our planet!

Family Time on the Farm

Join us Saturday or Wednesday 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 work. We will ask for you to help to us give the “kids” a bottle of warm milk!

Harlem Globetrotters

The World-Famous Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their newly reimagined Spread Game Tour back to Addition Financial Arena on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 2:00PM. The Spread Game Tour is a basketball event like no other. Ankle-breaking moves, jaw-dropping swag, and rim-rattling dunks are only some of the thrills you can expect from this fully modernized show.

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Pokemon Open Play

Visit Coliseum of Comics for Pokemon Open Play! Test out new decks and meet other Pokemon players. Interested in learning how to play Pokemon? They have a dedicated advocate on hand to help teach new players during open play.

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