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Free Activities in the Orlando Area In April

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Spring is coming, and with it comes the enjoyable weather we love in Central Florida.  Before the heat kicks it up a notch, there are some fun FREE events coming in April.  There are plenty of fun opportunities on this list for those who are choosing to stay home or for those venturing out a bit.

free Orlando activities in April

Tom West U Pick Soft Opening

Join Tom West Blueberries for their soft opening for U-Pick blueberries. Join in on the fun, shop, and pick your own blueberries at Tom West.  Admission and parking are free.  Blueberries, products, and activities available with varied pricing, including their boat and tractor rides that are open on the weekends.

Date: Thursday April 1 – Sunday April 4, 2021
Time: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Location: Tom West Blueberries, 350 E Orlando Ave. Ocoee, FL 34761

Fiesta in the Park

Fiesta in the Park at Lake Eola is an arts and crafts festival series in Orlando.  Enjoy live entertainment, food, a kids area, and browse art from local artists.

Date: Saturday and Sunday April 3-4, 2021
Time: 10:00AM-5:00PM
Location: Lake Eola Park, 512 E Washington St., Orlando 32801 

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Full STEAM Ahead

Full STEAM Ahead is a virtual construction science class for 3 – 6 year olds and will  focus on STEAM.  Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.  Pre-Registration is required so that you receive a project kit and the class link, limited spots available. 

Date: Saturday, April 3,2021
Time: 1:30- 2:30

Page Turner Adventures

Join Page Turner as she walks you through this virtual Silly Mixed up Fairytale. This starts off week 1 of the event brought to you by Winter Park Public Library. Join each day in April for comedy story theater shows, crafts, recipes, author interviews, guest performers, and much more.  Ages K-7.

Date: Tuesday April 6, 2021  

The videos are available now, so pick the perfect video and time for your family.

Jazz Appreciation Month Art Class

Jazz Appreciation Month Art Class presented by Central Florida Community Arts is a virtual art class hosted by local artist JJ Gonzalez Acosta.  Pre-Registration is required and a supply list is available.  

Date: Wednesday April 7, 2021
Time: 6:00PM

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Kite Day

Avalon Park will host another fun day of Kite Flying and Free Kite making for kids.  Make your free Kite and then let the professional Kite Flyers teach you how to fly them!  Join in to get started on your own kite creation.  For more information call 407-208-1455.

Date:  Saturday April 10, 2021
Time: 10:00AM- 2:00PM
Location: Avalon Park, Flag Pole Lot, across from Mejana Mediterranean Grille.

Absolutely Avalon

Join Avalon Park for their community festival Absolutely Avalon.  There will be laser lights, bounce houses, food trucks, and more.

Date:  Saturday April 10, 2021
Time: 5:00PM-9:00PM
Location: 3651 Avalon Park East Blvd. Orlando, Fl. 32828

Healthy Living Festival

Join Lake Catherine Blueberry Farm for their 1st annual Lake Catherine Blueberry 5K and Health Festival.  After the 5k, join in for a fun day at the free to the public Healthy Living Festival.  Enjoy food demonstrations and samples, health screenings, information, health care providers, vendors of healthy products, craft stations, a kid zone, and blueberry picking. 

Date: Saturday April 10, 2021
Time: 7:30AM-2:00PM
Location: Lake Catherine Blueberry Farm, 5849 Lake Catherine Rd. Groveland, FL US 34736

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

Stem Lab – Flying Objects

Winter Park Library hosts Stem Lab – Flying Objects.  Explore hands-on capabilities with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in this exciting project.  Pre-Registration is required to reserve your project kit and to receive the zoom link via email.

Date: Monday April 12, 2021
Time: 4:00PM-5:00PM

Zoom Family Trivia Night

Join SCPL as they host Zoom Family Trivia Night, the Wimpy Kid and Friends Edition.  My kiddos are all about these books right now.  If your kiddo is too, how fun will this trivia night be?  Trivia will be on Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid.  The winning family team will take home a copy of Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories.  Pre-Registration is required.

Date:  Tuesday April 13, 2021
Time: 6:30 PM

Family Zumba

This Virtual Family Zumba event hosted by OCLS will get the whole family moving and shaking in this fun energetic exercise class.  Pre-Registration is required as there are limited spots.

Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Time: 11:00AM – 12:00PM

Earth Day Stories and Crafternoon

Join SCPL for Earth Day Stories and Crafternoon.  This fun virtual class will feature stories, songs, and crafts to celebrate Earth Day.  Pre-Registration is required and be sure to pick up your craft bag early from any Seminole County Library.  Ages 3-7 & families.

Date: Friday April 16, 2021
Time: 3:30PM-4:30PM

Arts in April

Arts in April is a family friendly art celebration hosted by Winter Garden Art Association, the City of Winter Garden, and other sponsors to showcase art in the community.  All day activities and parking are free.  Including the 3 story parking garage located at 160 S. Boyd St.   The celebration is part of the month long Arts in April initiative to support local artists and art organizations that have suffered from the pandemic.  A complete guide to Arts in April can also be found on the link.

Date: Saturday April 17, 2021
Time: 9:00AM – 9:00PM
Location:  Historic Downtown Winter Garden, 300 W. Plant Street, Winter Garden, FL 34787

Food Truck Night

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

Date: Sunday April 18, 2021
Time: 5:00PM – 8:00PM
Location: 3651 Avalon Park East Blvd. Orlando, Fl. 32828 

Zoomin at the Zoo

Winter Park Public Library hosts Zoomin at the Zoo again this month.  Families can log on to get an up close view and learn about the animals at CFL Zoo, Live from the classroom located inside the zoo.  Attendees will have the opportunity to ask the CFL Zoo Education Team questions about the animals they get to meet.  Pre-Registration is required as space is limited.  You will receive the zoom link via email.

Date: April 20, 2021
Time: 3:30PM-4:30PM

April Movie Under the Stars

Avalon Park hosts April Movie Under the Stars.  Join them for the movie Boss Baby at Avalon Park, Orlando.  Movie starts promptly at 7pm.  Guests are asked to follow CDC guidelines.

Date: Friday April 23, 2021
Time: 7:00PM-10:00PM
Location: 3651 Avalon Park East Blvd, Orlando, FL 32828

Mt. Dora Blueberry Festival

Join in at the Mt. Dora Blueberry Festival as they celebrate the peak of blueberry season.  Local blueberry farms will sell freshly picked blueberries and other blueberry products.   There will be crafts, live music, a pie eating contest, and more.  The event is free to enter.

Date: Saturday and Sunday April 24-25, 2021
Time: 9:00AM – 5:00PM both days
Location: Donnelly Park, 530 N. Donnelly St. Mount Dora, FL. 32757

Central Florida Earth Day

Central Florida Earth Day is a family friendly and dog friendly event held at Lake Eola Park.  Join them for an early morning 5k or join in the It’s Just Yoga festival that will coincide with the Earth Day event.  This is a vegan event with lots of food, food prep, demonstrations, kids corner, art, information on dogs in need, and more.

Date: Sunday April 25, 2021
Time: 10:00AM-4:00PM
Location:  Lake Eola Park, 512 E Washington St., Orlando 32801

We Love Jazz

Seminole County Library hosts We Love Jazz, an international Jazz Day celebration for Ykids.  Learn about jazz artists through stories, songs, and artwork.   Pre-Registration is required and be sure to pick up your activity bag early from any Seminole County Library.  Ages 5-12 & families.

Date:  Friday April 30, 2021
Time: 3:00PM

Make sure to take advantage of all the fun free activities in Orlando taking place this April.

by Abby O’Connor

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