There are so many fun events happening in the City Beautiful. This week offers lots of springtime fun. Before it gets too hot it's time to enjoy outdoor places, including Orlando u-pick farms, and gorgeous picnic spots.

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Spring Friday Nights at Morse Museum
Fridays, now–April 26, 5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
445 North Park Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789
The Morse Museum invites all to celebrate spring this year with free admission from 4 p.m. to 8
p.m. and live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for spring Friday nights:

  • April 19, 2024: Victoria Schultz Harp Trio (Cello, flute, and harp)
  • April 26, 2024: Beautiful Music Paint It Black Quartet (Cello, flute, viola, and violin)

Blueberry Festival at Amber Brooke Farms

Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21, from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Celebrate blueberry season at their annual blueberry festival. Pick your own blueberries from one of four different varieties. Experience their 25+ family activities plus special contests and games, including a pie eating contest, blueberry slingshots, and photos with the blueberry mascot.
Don’t forget to bring an appetite and indulge in a variety of blueberry infused eats, including cakes, lemonade, slushies, and more.
Tickets are $15 online. Buy your tickets now before they sell out!

Amber Brooke Farms Blueberry Festival 2024

Jake's Beer Festival at Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando

Friday, April 26 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Experience the ultimate beer lover's paradise at Jake’s Beer Festival at Loews Royal Pacific Resort. Discover over 50 craft beers, hard seltzers, and more from popular local and regional breweries. Indulge in an all-you-can-eat menu featuring chicken & waffles, house-made pretzels, smoked ribs, vegetarian flatbread, ahi tuna and desserts.

Enjoy live music in a fun, vibrant atmosphere. Whether it's date night or a hangout with friends, this beer adventure is a must do.

Science of Wine, benefitting Orlando Science Center

Saturday, April 27 from 7 to 10 p.m.
The Science of Wine is no ordinary wine tasting – it's an odyssey of the senses. Uncork your inner sommelier as you wine, dine, and learn at Orlando Science Center! Taste wines from sought-after regions and enjoy hors d'oeuvres from our supporting culinary partners. 

Proceeds from this event supports Orlando Science Center’s mission to inspire science learning for life. 
Tickets are $135 ($110 for OSC Members).
Tickets include admission to the event plus access to all exhibits and activities.

Orlando Science Center - Science of Wine
Photo by Roberto Gonzalez Photography

Dr. Phillips Center – Judson’s Live

Happening in Judson’s Live – Dr. Phillips Center’s newest and most intimate music room. Enjoy world-class cocktails and small plates. Catch the following shows happening Thursday-Saturday:

  • April 25-27 at 7pm &9pm: Melissa Aldana
    • Grammy-nominated saxophonist and composer Melissa Aldana has garnered international recognition for her visionary work as a bandleader, as well as her deeply meditative interpretation of language and vocabulary. She was recently signed with Blue Note Records, releasing her debut album 12 Stars with the historic label in March 2022. Tickets start at $40.
  • May 2-4 at 7pm & 9pm: The Guests
    • With a deep appreciation for the legacy of great songs and grooves, well- known master songstress Lucy Woodward along with dynamic collaborator creative pianist Henry Hey invite you to pull up a cozy chair for an energetic yet intimate evening. Drawing from their own expansive professional experience as songwriters and performers, Lucy and Henry will share classic songs from the deep well of writers such as John Lennon, Nina Simone and others and will add their own contributions on top. Tickets start at $35.
  • May 16-18 at 7pm & 9pm: Tal Cohen
    • Tal Cohen is a Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist, winner of the Barry Harris National Piano Competition and recipient of the prestigious Freedman Fellowship. His album Gentle Giants received international acclaim, including a 4-star review from Downbeat Magazine. Cohen has become one of the most in-demand pianists today as he continues to tour the globe with his unique blend of Jewish melodies, traditional jazz harmony and an impeccable rhythmic palette. Tickets start at $35.
  • May 23-25 at 7pm & 9pm: Simply Three
    • The electrifying trio of Glen McDaniel, Nick Villalobos, and Zack Clark, together known as Simply Three, has been captivating audiences worldwide with high-octane performances since 2010. Acclaimed as “having what it takes” (Boston Philharmonic) and “highly imaginative and well played” (Maine Today), Simply Three continues to receive praise for their ability to impress listeners with a multitude of genres that span from artists and composers such as Adele, Gershwin, Coldplay, twenty one pilots, Ed Sheeran, and Michael Jackson. Tickets start at $32.50.

Orlando Events Things to Do This Week April 15 – 21, 2024

Glass in Flight 2
February 3 – May 12
Leu Gardens
Experience an amazing outdoor sculpture exhibit of larger-than-life flying insects hand-crafted into 28 works of art with Dalle de Verre glass and steel. Created by national known sculptor, Alex Heveri, each piece captures the essence of flight. Sunlight through the colored glass mimics the transparency and iridescence of insect wings, intensifying the illusion of movement and life. The exhibit weaves together the beauty of art with the science of nature. Included with general admission.

Five Guys Named Moe
April 4-20, 2024
The Winter Park Playhouse
711 N Orange Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789
Jump into this swinging, high-energy Boradway musical set to Louis Jordan's iconic rhythm and blues/jazz score!  Nomax's world has been turned upside down and all he needs is the right music – and the right guys – to get him through.  Enter five guys named Moe, stepping out through his radio to cajole and comfort him with dozens of whimsical hit songs from the extraordinary Louis Jordan.  An international sensation, Five Guys Named Moe is a musical fantasy that delivers sheer joy and exuberant entertainment!
Tickets start at $20

Ain’t Misbehavin
April 10-28, 2024
Orlando Shakes
812 E Rollins St, Orlando, FL 32803
Tickets start at $41

Florida Film Festival
April 12-21, 2024
Enzian Theater and Regal Cinemas, Winter Park Village.
Through 10 days of 160+ films and first-class events, film lovers mingle with filmmakers and celebrities over hand-crafted cocktails and a delicious menu at Eden Bar and inside Enzian Theater.
Tickets prices vary

Raid the Wine Library
Thursday, April 18, 6:30-8:30pm
Quantum Leap Winery
1312 Wilfred Dr, Orlando, FL 32803
This Raid the Wine Library Event will include samplings of a variety of their“locked away” wines from the personal Owners Reserve. Prepare to travel back in time and all over the world to see what their Owners have been “aging” (hiding) form us! They will be pouring some of their older discontinued and unavailable vintages and will feature 15-25 of theirolder wines ranging from the most popular to the most esoteric.Your ticket is good for a one personal pizza of your choice from Let’s Dough It Pizza!

Jesse McCartney: All's Well Tour
Thursday, April 18, 7pm
House of Blues Orlando
Tickets start at $35

Wine Your Way Out
Friday, April 19 & 26, 4:30-9pm
Great Scott Farms
26216 County Road 448A, Mount Dora, FL
Wander through their 6 acre sunflower trail to discover local wines and photo stops around every bend. Indulge in their decadent charcuterie boards, have a glass of wine by the fire pit, and make s'mores. This is the night out you've been waiting for!
$28 (tickets must be purchased in advanced)

Art & Wine Festival
Friday, April 19, 5:30-7:30pm
The Wilson Orlando
225 Celebration Place, Celebration, FL 34737
Indulge your senses as The Wilson blends the finest wines with the vibrant strokes of local artists, creating a masterpiece of flavors and aesthetics. Sip and savor an exquisite selection of wines from around the world, paired with a selection of cheeses, carefully curated to complement the diverse palette of artistic expressions on display.

Uptown Vibes
Friday, April 19, 6-10pm
Uptown Altamonte, Cranes Roost Park
Experience the Dueling Pianos Extravaganza Show with the power of two grand pianos backed by a live drummer who will have you dancing in your seats! The event also features food, games, specialty vendors, unique gifts, artisanal goods, and more. Food and beverages available for purchase.

Cranes Roost Park Altamonte Springs Art Sculpture, mother and baby cranes
Cranes Roost Park Altamonte Springs Art Sculpture – image by Dani Meyering

Amy Sedaris
Friday, April 19, 7pm
The Plaza Live
Tickets start at $49

Don Omar: Back to Reggaeton Tour
Friday, April 19, 7pm
Kia Center
Tickets start at $150

Friday, April 19, 9pm
The Abbey
100 S Eola Dr UNIT 100, Orlando, FL 32801
Calling all Dancing Queens! GIMME GIMME DISCO will be playing all your favorite ABBA hits, plus all of the other disco tunes you love from the 70s & 80s like The Bee Gees, Donna Summer, & Cher (DISCO ATTIRE ENCOURAGED). So honey honey, take-a-chance and you’ll be dancing all night long.

Reggae Festival
Saturday, April 20, 5pm-12pm
Boxi Park Lake Nona
Come enjoy the soulful sounds of reggae that will transport you straight to the heart of Jamaica.

Derek Hough: Symphony of Dance
Saturday, April 20, 7pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Hough and an incredible cast of dancers pull out all the stops in this fast paced live stage show featuring a wide array of dance styles. From elegant ballroom, sexy Latin, captivating contemporary and all your favorites styles of Dance. Topping it off with a live band providing the heart pounding soundtrack creating energy that will be undeniable.
Tickets start at $49.75

Puff Puff Pasties
Saturday, April 20, 7-9pm
Iron Cow
2438A E Robinson St, Orlando, FL 32803
Get ready for a night filled with sexy burlesque performances, all with a smokin’ twist! We’re talking about getting lit in the coolest way possible! So grab your buds and join this smokin’ hot show, where the vibes are high and the fun doesn’t stop!
Tickets start at $15

Sunset Cinema
Saturday, April 20, 7-10pm
Uptown Altamonte, Cranes Roost Park
Enjoy this “pink-out” showing of the blockbuster hit, Barbie. Join this enchanting evening filled with friendship, fun, and a fabulous film. Whether you're a lifelong fan or discovering the magic for the first time, everyone is sure to have a great time. Enjoy Barbie-inspired photo opportunities and interactive games, along with food and merchandise vendors.

Atomic Horror's Fright Faire
Sunday, April 21, 12-6pm
Atomic Horror
4805 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32803
Atomic Horror will be hosting the first of many markets on April 21st from 12pm-6pm! Check out 10 alternate, horror, and generally spooky vendors.

Spring Pup Paw-ty & Pub Crawl
Sunday, April 21, 1-6pm
Quantum Leap Winery
Buy a $10 wristband at Quantum Leap Winery and receive specials at 16 bars, restaurants & businesses. The first 50 pups accompanied by an adult will receive a complimentary bandana! All pups will receive treats! OrangeMouse will be on site taking family pup-portraits! Proceeds from wristband sales benefit Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando.

April 22 – 28, 2024 Orlando Events

Little Women the Musical
April 22-24, 2024
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Little Women the Musical follows the adventures of sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Through the four March sisters and their mother, the audience witnesses the power of the human spirit and recognizes how love and imagination fuel resilience in the face of adversity. Set in Civil War America, the show’s poignancy derives from its delicate balance of comedy and drama, melodrama and realism, all working together to capture the aspirations, struggles and sufferings of the March family.
Tickets start at $30

Asana at Altira: Earth Day Event Above the City Beautiful
Monday, April 22, 11am-6pm
Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando
325 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801
Earth Day at Altira Pool + Lounge, located at the stunning Grand Bohemian Orlando's newest outlet. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city below and immerse yourself in a blissful yoga above the city. Led by the experienced yoga instructor Madison, this one-hour session promises to rejuvenate your body and soul. Connect with nature and your inner self as you flow through energizing poses amidst breathtaking views. Each attendee will receive one complimentary mimosa or cocktail to sip on while lounging by the pool.

Mrs. Doubtfire
April 23-28, 2024
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Based on the beloved film and directed by four-time Tony Award ®winner Jerry Zaks, Mrs. Doubtfire tells the hysterical and heartfelt story of an out-of-work actor who will do anything for his kids. It’s “the lovable, big-hearted musical comedy we need right now,” raves the Chicago Tribune – one that proves we’re better together.
Tickets start at $65

Outside the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts with sign and landscaped plants
Outside the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts – image by Dani Meyering

The Wallflowers
Tuesday, April 23, 8pm
The Plaza Live
Tickets start at $44.50

Spotlight Cabaret: Faith Boles
April 24-25, 2024
The Winter Park Playhouse
711 North Orange Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789
Faith Boles debuts her latest solo cabaret in The Winter Park Playhouse Spotlight Cabaret Series. Join Faith for an fun-filled evening of music and story. This unique form of entertainment showcases a different professional singer each month. A truly “New York-style” cabaret, each performance is approximately 55 minutes in length with no intermission.

Pinot and Poses – Wine and Yoga
Wednesday, April 24, 6-9pm
Quantum Leap Winery
1312 Wilfred Dr, Orlando, FL 32803
It’s time to treat yourself with some yoga and wine! Class starts promptly at 6:30pm. Admission includes two glasses of wine and a flow yoga class. All proceeds (after costs and fees) of every ticket will benefit a The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando.

The Postal Service & Death Cab for Cutie: Give Up & Transatlanticism 20th Anniversary Tour
Wednesday, April 24, 7pm
KIA Center
Tickets start at $45.50

Davido: Timeless Tour
Wednesday, April 24, 8pm
Addition Financial Arena
Tickets start at $39.99

Slippery When Wet: The Tribute to Bon Jovi
Thursday, April 25, 5-9:30pm
The Wharf at Sunset Walk
Join The Wharf at Sunset Walk for an epic night as we pay homage to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame artists Bon Jovi! Slippery When Wet performs all of the No. 1 Hit songs including “You Give Love a Bad Name,” “Livin’ on a Prayer,” “Bad Medicine,” “Wanted Dead or Alive,” and more! Prepare for an unforgettable night of music with this incredible tribute to one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Plus very special guest, Mr. Rafael Rodriguez.
Tickets start at $40

Sunset Walk Kissimmee Live Music Stage
Sunset Walk Kissimmee Live Music Stage – Jodi Caballero

Paint & Sip
Thursday, April 25, 6-7pm
The Wilson Orlando
225 Celebration Place, Celebration, FL 34737
Escape the ordinary and indulge in an evening of artistic expression while taking advantage of happy hour specials on food & beverage. No prior painting experience? No problem! Instructors from Arts on the Gogh will lead you step-by-step through the creation of a beautiful masterpiece, ensuring that every brushstroke is infused with confidence and creativity. Whether you're a seasoned artist or picking up a brush for the first time, this class is designed for all levels.

La CinOMAthéque: The Short Films of David Lynch
Thursday, April 25, 6-8pm
Orlando Museum of Art
The Orlando Museum of Art is thrilled to announce the launch of La CinOMAthéque in partnership with the Enzian, as part of its “Access for All at OMA,” an all-new program offering FREE admission to the museum! La CinOMAthéque will be a series of 6 bimonthly free screenings of experimental, avant-garde, art films in the Truist auditorium at OMA on Access for All day. Each screening will be introduced by a UCF film professor.

Container Gardening
Thursday, April 25, 6:30-8:30pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens
1920 N Forest Ave Orlando, FL 32803
Container gardening is the perfect way to exercise your green thumb whether you live in a house with a yard, a patio home, or a condo with a balcony. Join Robert Bowden as he presents a variety of styles, colors, and planting techniques to make even the smallest garden space a place of beauty. At the end of the class, someone will leave with the container used in the demonstration.
Tickets start at $17

Thursday, April 25, 7pm
House of Blues Orlando
Tickets start at $26.50

Tex-Mex Fajita Extravaganza – Cooking Class by Classpop!
Thursday, April 25, 7-9pm
Broken Strings Brewery
1012 W Church St Orlando, FL 32805
Join Classpop! for “Tex-Mex Fajita Extravaganza” with Chef David and learn how to craft amazing food! No cooking experience necessary: feel free to sit back and watch or get hands-on. Each class provides an opportunity to learn new culinary skills in a friendly atmosphere. Drinks are available for purchase to complement your experience.

An Adele Horror Story
April 26-27, 2024
The Orlando Fringe
54 W Church St, Orlando, FL 32801
Ever wonder where Adele goes between albums? Ever wonder how her albums contain so much heartbreak? Well, she’s ready to say “Hello” from the other side. Deep in the woods of the terrifying state known as Florida. Six college kids find themselves entangled with a soul sucking demon. Her name? Adele. And She’s ready to say “Hello” … from the other side.

International Flamingo Day at Four Flamingos
Friday, April 26, 5-10pm
Four Flamingos
1 Grand Cypress Blvd, Orlando, FL 32836
In honor of its namesake, Four Flamingos: A Richard Blais Florida Kitchen will celebrate
International Flamingo Day on Friday, April 26 with three exclusive menu items available one day only. Additionally, guests who wear flamingo apparel will receive a complimentary Dragon Fruit Tiramisu
with purchase of an entrée.

Sideline Wine and Dine
Friday, April 26, 6-10pm
Camping World Stadium
Orlando’s most popular bars and eateries will take over the Camping World Stadium premium areas at our annual Sideline Wine and Dine event. Sample fine wines, craft beers, and delectable dishes from dozens of local favorites.
Tickets start at $115

Diplomático Rum Tasting + Dinner Experience
Friday, April 26, 6-8:30pm
Venetian Chop House
8101 World Center Drive, Orlando, FL
Enjoy a decadent five-course dinner at The Venetian Chop House, perfectly complemented by the rich flavors of Diplomático Rum. Guests will have the exclusive opportunity to purchase Diplomático Rums at a special discounted rate, while also having the opportunity to win exciting giveaways. Parking validated.

The Verve Pipe
Friday, April 26, 7pm
The Plaza Live

Jake's Beer Festival
Friday, April 26, 6-9pm
Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando
Jake's Beer Festival takes place under the outdoor Wantilan Pavilion at Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando for an energetic evening of beer exploration. This fun event featuring beer, food, and live entertainment makes a great date night or friends night out and is perfect for beer lovers. Sample 50+ different craft beers, hard seltzers, and more from some of your favorite local and regional breweries. Plus, enjoy an all-you-can-eat menu of foods expertly prepared just for Jake's Beer Festival.
Tickets start at $65

Brothers Osbourne: Might As Well Be Us Tour
Friday, April 26, 8-11pm
Hard Rock Live Orlando
Tickets start at $49.50

62nd Apopka Art and Foliage Festival
April 27-28, 2024
Land Nelson Park, Apopka
This FREE festival showcases the work of juried artisans and crafters, and top foliage growers from Central Florida. There will be music, food, a wine and beer garden, and a kid zone. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the festival are given back to the community thru donations and scholarships.

Ward & Wellbeing Earth Day Block Party
Saturday, April 27, 8-11:30am
Center for Health & Wellbeing
The Ward & Wellbeing Earth Day Block Party is back for another year and jam-packed with family-friendly, sustainability-themed fun! Go the extra mile and join Track Shack’s and the City of Winter Park’s Run for Trees 5K sponsored by the Center for Health & Wellbeing, then join the celebration post-race and browse the Earth Day Open House. Or, skip the race, and bring your entire family to participate in sustainable activities, learn from green vendors, compete for giveaways, and more!

Candle Pour Class
Saturday, April 27, 10am-12pm
The House on Lang
1308 Lang Avenue Orlando, FL 32803
Learn how to make your own custom scented candles while enjoying a relaxing atmosphere with friends. This hands-on experience is perfect for beginners and candle enthusiasts alike.

13th Annual Folk & Urban Art Festival
Saturday, April 27, 10am-4pm
Shady Park across from Hannibal Square Heritage Center
642 W New England Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789
Organized and curated by Hannibal Square Heritage Center Manager Barbara Chandler, the festival celebrates Central Florida's richly diverse culture through live musical entertainment and the artwork of select folk and urban artisans. Activities include The Hannibal's Trek: Let's Go Trekking through Shady Park for kids, storytelling, K2 Mobile Unit, Black History Trivia and more.

14th Annual Earth Fest
Saturday, April 27, 10am-3pm
Lake Concord Park, Casselberry
The day begins with EarthFest with free tree and plant giveaways, butterfly releases and gardening workshops hosted by the City of Casselberry and Casselberry’s Friends of the Park. The areas that will educate, encourage and empower citizens to create a sustainable community include the Green Vendor Area, Entertainment Area, Food area and a Kids Zone.

Florida Puerto Rican Parade & Festival
Saturday, April 27, 11am
Downtown Orlando
The Florida Puerto Rican Parade, Festival and related activities were established to promote the Puerto Rican community culture, heritage, values and its contributions to the State of Florida. Friends and families of participants and spectators are invited to join in this annual celebration which has become a milestone event for families from across the region and Puerto Rico to get together.

Harlem Globetrotters
Saturday, April 27, 2pm
Additional Financial Arena

International Vegan Food Festival
Saturday, April 27, 3-9pm
Wall Street Plaza
At this event, you'll have the opportunity to explore a wide range of vegan food stalls, each offering unique and delectable dishes. From vegan burgers and pizzas to exotic salads and desserts, there's something for everyone. Whether you're a committed vegan or simply curious about plant-based cuisine, this festival promises to be a delicious and educational experience. Discover new flavors, learn about sustainable food practices, and connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for a cruelty-free lifestyle.

Symphony of Illusions
Saturday, April 27, 3:30pm & 7:30pm
Dr. Phillips Center – Steinmetz Hall
Named by Entertainment Weekly as “a great magician who can truly communicate with a TV audience”, Hidden Remote as “a fan favorite with charisma and an easy rapport with an audience”, and Digital Journal as “one of magic’s best loved magicians, the one to watch”, Michael Grandinetti is not your ordinary magician. During these shows, while the orchestras played musical selections specially themed for each illusion, Michael magically transformed a tuxedo into the orchestra’s conductor, made roses bloom on the stage, levitated into the air while surrounded by the playing orchestra, and, for a finale, caused the orchestra itself to read the minds of the audience by playing pieces of music they were only thinking of.
Tickets start at $30

Movie Night Under the Stars
Saturday, April 27, 6:30-10:30pm
Santa's Farm
35317 Huff Road, Eustis, FL 32736
Head to Santa's Farm for a “Halfway to Halloween” showing of Twilight under the stars on a giant screen. Enjoy sunset hayrides, petting zoo, costume contest, themed photo-ops, and much more! Farm opens at 6:30, costume contest begins at 7:30, movie begins at 8:30. Adirondack chairs and picnic tables are available, but please bring your own comfy camp chair or picnic blanket if you would like.
Tickets start at $18

Science of Wine
Saturday, April 27, 7-10pm
Orlando Science Center
Enjoy an adults-only night out exploring OSC’s four floors of interactive exhibit halls, tasting gourmet hors d’oeuvres along the way from some local restaurant partners. From activities in The Hive: A Makerspace, special seminars, and interactions with professional sommeliers and chefs, guests will be immersed in an array of fun and educational experiences.
Tickets start at $110

Sunrise Yoga at the Farm
Sunday, April 28, 7am
Southern Hill Farms
16651 Schofield Road, Clermont, FL 34714
Relax, breathe, stretch, and enjoy the fresh air during a 60-minute yoga class with experienced Yoga Alliance certified instructor Rachael Jones. The instructor will offer modifications and/or challenges throughout the class, making it suitable for all experience levels. These classes are geared toward a gentle flow. Tickets for Sunrise Yoga are available here and include a 60-minute yoga class, one clamshell of u-pick berries, and one blueberry mimosa OR blueberry lemonade.

3rd Annual D.T.O. Jazz Fest
Sunday, April 28, 12-7pm
Walt Disney Amphitheater at Lake Eola Park

Swans at Lake Eola Park Orlando
Swans at Lake Eola Park Orlando – Jodi Caballero

Caribbean Fusion Festival
Sunday, April 28, 12-7pm
Kissimmee Lakefront Festival Park
Dive into the heart of the Caribbean with an array of music, delectable food, unique crafts, and lively dance performances. This free day-long extravaganza is more than just a festival; it’s an experience that brings the community together to revel in the rich fusion of Caribbean cultures.

BFF Game Day
Sunday, April 28, 12:30-3pm
Gravity Taproom
Join this fun-filled afternoon of great beer, close friends, tabletop games, and cozy conversation.
Tickets start at $28 for a party of two

The next two holidays on the horizon are Mother's Day and the important holiday of Memorial Day.

April 29 – May 5, 2024 Orlando Events

A big weekend is on the horizon with Derby Day Events happening Saturday, May 4, and then everyone's favorite reason to eat tacos and raise a glass, Cinco de Mayo on Sunday!

Center for Health & Wellbeing’s Fifth Anniversary Celebration
Monday, April 29, 9am-5pm
Center for Health & Wellbeing

Diversitastic! Dining Experience: Greece
Monday, April 29, 7pm
The Greek Corner
The experience at a locally-owned restaurant/food vendor, includes an authentical multi-course meal, from appetizer to dessert, and a program of music and/or dance, as well as cultural and chef presentations and maybe a fun culturally-specific game with prizes. You get a full “taste” of the culture. All inclusive sampling of many Greek foods, expressions of Greek culture including the breaking of plates and Greek music.

Empowering Night of Laughter – Inaugural Mother’s Day Showcase
Wednesday, May 1, 6pm
The Abbey
100 S Eola Dr, Orlando, FL 32801
Bear witness to Empowerment in Action as these Fearlessly Funny women remind us that life happens outside of our comfort zones by taking center stage to perform a five-minute comedic routine. The 60-minute show is led by three Empresses of Empowerment, community influencers who inspire us with their stories of “how having a sense of humor and getting out of their comfort zone” have empowered them to be successful in life.

Paint Nite Brand Creative Events
Wednesday, May 1, 7-9pm
Gravity Taproom
777 N Orange Ave Suite D, Orlando, FL 32801
Join the talented Heather for a night of painting, laughter, and good vibes. With a wide selection of delicious beers on tap, delicious food options, and a cozy atmosphere, this is the perfect place for Girls Night Out, Date Night, or even just to kick back and enjoy a night out with friends or family.

Say Anything: Is a Real Boy 20th Anniversary Tour
Wednesday, May 1, 7:30pm
Hard Rock Live Orlando
Tickets start at $35

Sean Paul: Greatest Tour 2024
Thursday, May 2, 7pm
House of Blues Orlando
Tickets start at $64

Thursday, May 2, 7pm
Orlando Ballet
The ever-popular Uncorked series returns offering audiences up-close visits with the Orlando Ballet dancers and artistic leadership in a not-so sneak peek behind the curtain. These informal events have acquired a major fan following because they demystify ballet, offer a glimpse into what is required and expected of professional dancers and choreographers while also offering a personal way for the dancers to connect with their fans.

Hatsune Miku
Thursday, May 2, 8pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Though she’s been performing for over a decade, she never worries about her evolution in the public eye. Sixteen-year-old Miku isn’t your typical teen music prodigy. The teal-pigtailed wunderkind, whose name literally means “the first sound of the future,” is a virtual pop star created by Japanese music software company Crypton Future Media.
Tickets start at $60

An Evening With Kenny G
Friday, May 3, 8pm
Hard Rock Live Orlando
Tickets start at $55.50

David Spade: Catch Me Inside
Friday, May 3, 8pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets start at $45

The Concert: A Tribute To ABBA
Friday, May 3, 8pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets start at $39.50

Seven Seas Food Festival 5K Fun Run
Saturday, May 4, 7am
Sea World
SeaWorld Orlando is thrilled to announce the debut of the Inaugural Seven Seas Food Festival 5K Fun Run, set amidst the backdrop of its 60th Anniversary Celebration. Participants of all ages are invited to run, skip, jog, or stroll through the scenic pathways of SeaWorld Orlando, surrounded by the park's picturesque ambiance and stunning wildlife. The Fun Run will wind its way through iconic attractions, including Sesame Street Land, Orca Stadium, Infinity Falls, Mako coaster, Shark Plaza, Dolphin Stadium, Key West, and Wild Arctic, offering an unforgettable journey for all.
Registration starts at $55

Honoring Asian American Heritage & Culture
Saturday, May 4, 10am-3pm
Orange County Regional History Center
Celebrate Central Florida’s vibrant Asian American community through an exploration of traditional dance with performances by the Chinese American Association of Central Florida, Thuyen May Productions, and LTR Indian Dance. The program will have an introduction, led by Dr. Lanlan Kuang, in which we will consider the rich history and importance of performance art within the Asian diaspora.

Derby on Park
Saturday, May 4, 5-8pm
Mercedes Benz of Orlando
810 N Orlando Ave Maitland, FL 32751
If you like to party with Big Hats, Mint Juleps, Delicious Food, and Luxury Sports Cars, then come experience the real “Horsepower” of Derby on Park at Mercedes-Benz of Orlando. Enjoy 4-hours of fun at the Ultimate Kentucky Derby viewing experience, Lite bites via serving stations, premium open bars, music inside & outside, dancing, Women's Best Hat, Men's Best Dressed, and Best Dressed Couples contest with amazing prizes, (Derby attire encouraged – inside & outside event). Complimentary Valet Included for everyone.
Tickets start at $70


Indigo Girls
Saturday, May 4, 6:30pm
The Plaza Live
Tickets start at $40

Tony Hinchcliffe: Fully Groan Tour
Saturday, May 4, 7pm
Hard Rock Live Orlando
Tickets start at $40

Yoga at the Brewery
Sunday, May 5, 10:30-11:30am
Ivanhoe Park Brewing
Join Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company for an all levels yoga flow class. One beer or mimosa is included per ticket for adults 21+.

Volusia Valor Days
Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5, 9am – 4pm
Volusia County Fairgrounds, DeLand
The largest public showing of the WW2 Armor collection of fully operational WWII tanks, artillery and wheeled vehicles. A World War II battle reenactment, periodic salute fires from tanks and artillery, First responder touch-a-truck display, and food truck vendors
Hearing protection is recommended for young children and those sensitive to loud noises.

WW2 Armor Tank Collection lined up outside
WW2 Armor Tank Collection – @ww2armor

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Tibetan Meditation with Puja Madan
Second Wednesday of every month, 7:30pm
Timucua, 2000 S Summerlin Ave, Orlando, FL 32806
No prior meditation experience necessary. An open mind and heart will suffice. If you do however meditate regularly, this technique will deepen your practice.
Note: this is an alcohol-free event. The meditation is best practiced on a light stomach. Please dress comfortably.

Orlando Cooking Class at Center for Health and Wellbeing
Cooking Class at Center for Health and Wellbeing – Dani Meyering

Piano Bar Show at Jewel
Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights
Jewel Orlando
Dueling Piano players take the stage for a fun night of song requests and sing-alongs! Call (321) 444-5306 after 5pm to get your password for speakeasy entry.
FREE admission with password

Food for Thought Tours
Wednesday, April 3 at 11:30 am
Wednesday, April 17 at 6:00 pm
Wednesday, May 15 at 6:00 pm
Second Harvest Food Bank
This tour goes inside an active warehouse and distribution facility with a focus on elevated hunger relief efforts in Central Florida.
FREE – snack included

Orlando Local Makers Pop Up Markets
Most Fridays and Saturdays
20+ local makers in the delightful backyard of The House on Lang in the Mills 50 neighborhood

Movie Mondays
A La Cart Orlando
Monday nights, 7pm or sunset (whichever comes first)
Enjoy a FREE outdoor movie every Monday evening while enjoying food for purchase from the resident food trucks. Sign up for A La Cart's email list to find out which movies are playing each week.
FREE Admission

Tasty Takeover in The Milk District
Tuesdays from 6:30-10pm
The Milk District – E. Robinson St
THE food truck block party in Orlando! Find it in The Milk District every Tuesday night behind the bars and shops of E. Robinson St.
FREE Admission

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Cirque du Soleil “Drawn to Life”
Wednesdays – Sundays
Performances of “Drawn to Life” take place on most nights at 5:30 pm and 8:00 pm. Go for the later show if you prefer to potentially have less kids in attendance. Additionally, it will give you more time to enjoy Disney Springs before the show.

Weekends at the Winery
Saturdays and Sundays, 11am – 5pm
Lakeridge Winery
Head to this Central Florida winery's expansive vineyard green each weekend for delicious food, live entertainment, complimentary wine tastings/tours, and Lakeridge wines by the glass at the outdoor bar. Plus, delicious food at the Food Pavilion, as well as live music all weekend long
FREE admission

Check out multiple Farmers' Markets around Orlando every weekend.

Saturday Exhibition Highlights Docent-Led Tour
Every Saturday, 1pm – 2pm
Rollins Museum of Art
Docent-led tours of highlighted works from the season’s exhibitions at the Rollins Museum of Art.

Painting With Primates
Chase Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservatory (Webster, FL)
Most Sundays, 10am
A memorable morning surrounded by some incredible endangered species. Lemurs and a local artist will help you paint a chosen picture on a canvass while sitting amongst the grandfather oaks that reside in a 5 acre open habitat. All materials will be included. This consists of paint, the canvass, easel, and brushes. Each participant will leave with their own work of art.
All participants must be 13 and over when painting with adult only.
Class lasts 2-3 hours in total

2024 Highlights

Get those date ideas rolling with these great events in Orlando in 2024.

Take your pick of the endless options: a stellar concert lineup, Broadway shows, festivals to delight foodies, theme park happenings, sporting events, and so much more. 

Orlando Balloon Festival
Friday, May 17, 11am
Blue Jacket Park
2501 General Reese Ave Winter Park, FL 32789
Hot air balloons (weather permitting), food trucks, retail vendors and activities for the family!

Second Harvest's Ultimate Garden Party
Saturday, May 18, 1-5pm
Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane, Orlando, FL 32821
Attendees will enjoy a whimsical afternoon filled with fun entertainment, delicious hors d’oeuvres and live music, while testing their casino skills and enjoying fancy cocktails at the libations lounge. All proceeds from the event help fund Second Harvest’s local hunger relief efforts.
General admission is $150 with VIP access starting at $250

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