The first weekend of the school year is here. If you’re looking for things to do in Orlando this weekend, you won’t be disappointed! Stop by GOPlay for a glow in the dark adventure night, attend Cocoa Beach Friday fest, or even enjoy a Family movie night at Old Town.

Multiple Dates

Orlando Boat Show

CENTRAL FLORIDA’S PREMIER BOAT SHOW WITH OVER 400 BOATS Fun for the whole family! Kids 12 & Under Are Free 20 of Central Florida’s Best Boat Dealers Representing Over 60 Manufacturers Twiggy, the amazing Water Skiing Squirrel will make her last appearance in her home town of Orlando at the Orlando Boat Show before retiring. (All Weekend)

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Finger Painting Friday at Amaya Papaya Casselberry

8m – 6 years 15 – 20 minutes Amaya Papaya University is an enrichment program for children 0-5 years old designed to teach early S.T.E.A.M. concepts, promote social interaction, encourage cognitive development and enhance creativity. AP University Activities are created to enhance your child’s play time experience at Amaya Papaya.

GoPLay (Altamonte), Glow in the Dark Adventure Night

This night of interactive “glowing fun” includes dinner and snack in our phosphorescent cafe. Undoubtedly the most fun your child has ever had in the dark! Age 4-9

Kids Nights at Plaster Cottage of Clermont

“Bring your kids over any Friday at 6:00 PM for plaster painting, pizza and fun! Each child may choose two plaster pieces to paint. Also included is pizza and juice or water to drink.

Friday Night Frenzy at Rebounderz Apopka

Friday Night Frenzy 6pm-11pm * 3 hours of jump time * 2 slices of pizza * 1 fountain drink Enjoy our light show from 8-11 pm! ALL for $25! What a deal! Highlights: Super Dodgeball 4-lane Foam Pit 3-lane Basketball Slam Huge main jumper Arcade Cafe

Cocoa Beach Friday Fest

Stop by and enjoy the fun of what’s become the best downtown Friday celebration in the area. Look forward to live music, food vendors, family-friendly activities and much more.

A Smart Girl’s Guide to Sports and Fitness Class

Sports and fitness are for everyone! This class will give your girl tips on how to stay active and healthy, warming up, building endurance, and how to fuel her body with good food. Attendees will take home A Smart Girl’s Guide: Sports and Fitness, the book that inspired the class.

Happy Days Family Fun Fridays

Family Fun Fridays at Happy Days Family Fun Center, Where Family Fun is #1!! Receive $40 in tokens, 4 soda’s, and 400 points for only $40!!!!! Family friendly music with fun games and contests all night long.

The Pirates of Penzance at CFCARTS Black Box Theatre

Central Florida Community Arts presents this classic operatic musical about love, loyalty, and betrayal, “The Pirates of Penzance” follows the story of Frederic, a pirate apprentice who has made it his life’s mission to destroy his gang as soon as he is released from their reign on his 21st birthday.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Between the Brushes: Kids Art Class

If you have a budding artist, then you will want to sign them up for a Between the Brushes Art Class. Classes are held each Saturday at the Art Room and each week is a different theme. Leave your kids with us on Saturday mornings from 10:00am-noon.

Borrow Pit Pond Youth Fishing Tournament

Please bring your fishing pole and tackle; bait will be provided. The pond is stocked with catfish. Shore fishing only and catch and release. Ages 3-15

CFamily Day at Cornell Fine Arts Museum

Join us for a day of hands-on activities for the whole family inspired by the current exhibition “Margaret Bourke-White’s Different World” now on view through August 26. CFAMily Days and the Museum’s lectures and group tours are FREE thanks to the generous support of our members and donors.

Clermont: Trikidz mini-triathlon for youth ages

A short drive from Orlando, just south of Clermont on US HWY 27, this 4,500-acre state park is noted for its beautiful lakes, rolling hills and scenic landscapes. Lake Louisa, the largest in the Clermont chain lakes, is designated as an Outstanding Florida Water Way.

Family Night Skate

Go to family night at Astro Skate for 3 hours of skating fun for the entire family.$20 for a family of 5 with one adult/$7 for an individual. Prices do not include skate rental.

Food Truck Bazaar- Sanford

Enjoy some of Orlando’s best food trucks at the Sanford FL Food Truck Bazaar. Bring your lawn chairs and make yourselves comfortable!

Lake Square Mall: Giggles and Paint

Every Saturday for this free kids paint class! All kids 12 and under will have the opportunity to create a new and unique keepsake with the help of artist Teri Stillwaugh every week from 12-2 PM right outside of Cafe Court here at Lake Square Mall.

We all scream for ice cream, donuts, and crafts!

Donut Worry, Get crafty! Join us for a meetup at Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream for a fun morning of treats and crafts. Yes, we’re going to feed your kids ice cream and donuts for breakfast. We promise they’ll love it and want to give you a Mom of the Year medal.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Baby Bellies and Beyond Show at Orange County Convention Center


Our Pregnancy and Newborn Baby Shows focuses on the beginning of the pregnancy journey right through your baby’s first few years.

All attendees receive full access to the show floor, samples, presentations, baby shower games, and the chance to win prizes including strollers, carriers, and other baby gear.

Breakfast Cruise Down St. John’s River on Rivership Barbara-Lee

Cruise down the St. John’s River while enjoying All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes and Sausage, Coffee, Tea and 1st Glass of Orange Juice (No Free Refills for Orange Juice).

Budding Gardeners Kids Program

Come for the whole program or just drop in on a class. The 7 week program is $75, one class is $12. Ages 6+ welcome! Sunday mornings 9am-11am beginning in July.

Herbal Potions – this class we till talk about gentle & safe herbs for children and make sun teas to enjoy in the shade.
August 19th 9am

Family Movie Night and Game Night at Old Town

Bring the entire family to watch free movies on a big screen. Old Town will play family-friendly movies and classics every Sunday night. Bring a chair, grab some snacks at your favorite Old Town store, and spend the night watching a movie underneath the stars. August 19 – Lilo & Stich

WellieWishers Friendship Tea Party

Put on your wellies and hop into American Girl Orlando for a special WellieWishers Friendship Tea Party! Parties will take place through October and include a special menu, crafts, fun WellieWishers-inspired conversation cards, and a cupcake-decorating activity.

Which activity is your top choice to do in Orlando this weekend?