As we make our way into the middle of April be sure to start looking for the Summer events and see what’s new in Orlando! This weekend you and the family can take a trip into the Realm of Doolan for the Renaissance Fair, Watch Peter Pan and Wendy discover new treasure, have a spooky time at Astro Skates Friday the 13th Skate, or maybe have a relaxing time building at the Park.

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This Weekend in Orlando: Multiple Dates

Sorrento- Renaissance Festival of Central Florida

Step into the Realm of Doolan for 5 days of regal fun. Immerse yourself in the world of Renaissance and beyond filled with adventure, fantasy, and period music.

RenfestCFL will feature some of the best talent in the Renaissance Faire world including a full Tableau and Coronation of Queen Elizabeth I, fun stage shows, kid friendly as well as more risque or bawdy shows for adults, great music, a Mermaid Encounter, Blackbeard, Captain Jack, Pirate music from the Privateer Pub, a Unicorn Encounter, and even a live lifesize Dragon Encounter. (all weekend)

Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.

Journey with us into a brand new telling of the magical story of Peter Pan. Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael and John. But when her father announces she must move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children and whisks them away to Neverland. (Friday and Saturday)

Judy Moody and Stink- The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt

Judy Moody often has flights of fancy, but a real-life adventure on a treasure island just might top them all! As soon as the Moody family drops anchor on “Artichoke” Island, they are greeted by Scurvy Sam, a pirate who sends Judy Moody and Stink on a swashbuckling adventure, involving cryptic clues, secret codes, and tricky puzzles. The siblings team up to race against the clock and other treasure-hunters. Will this adventure help Judy Moody complete her Me Collage? Aaarrr! (Saturday and Sunday)

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Alexander is having a bad day. A terrible day. A horrible day. To be quite honest, it’s a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. But then, everybody has bad days, sometimes. In this delightful adaptation of her popular book, Judith Viorst sets Alexander’s rather trying life to music and brings to the stage one of America’s feistiest characters. (Saturday and Sunday)

This Weekend in Orlando: Friday, April 13, 2018

Pint Sized Science

Pint-Sized Science is a drop-off program designed for children ages 3-5 to explore science with their friends. During this three-hour program, they will discover and learn about a range of science topics, from bubbles to physics to machines and more! They will be guided through simple lessons accompanied by hands-on activities and science-infused play.

Art Adventures 

Art Adventures is a first adventure with the art-making process, with preschool children ages 3-5 and a grownup of their choosing in mind.

The program offers exploratory experiences in a stimulating, inviting, and safe environment using age-appropriate materials that foster engagement and creativity. Encouraged to work at their own pace and comfort level, children develop confidence and self-awareness as they strengthen fine motor skills and creative thinking.

Art Encounters: Kites

Join us for a program designed especially for our early learners who are ready for a drop-off program or have outgrown the Art Adventures family program.

This playful immersion of visual and hands-on art fun is for young artists ages 5 and up to help foster artistic self-expression, problem-solving skills, and creative imaginations. Taught by art teacher Catherine Cross. Children need to bring a lunch and a beverage. Dress for a mess!

Spring Carnival Food Trucks 

Join us for Carnival Games, Local Art, Merchandise, Live Music, and More! Fun for the Whole Family.

Kids Night 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.

Mad Science Kids Night Out 

Every Friday (except the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years). Includes dinner, science class, games, crafts, activities and movie time. Ages 4-12 years

Stick It Gymnastics Friday Night Bounce

Parents, enjoy the night out while the kids jump, flip, and twist the night away in our supervised trampoline area complete with 4 Olympic style trampolines, a foam pit, double mini trampoline, rod floor and tumble track.

Doll Hair Salon Spectacular

Your girl can learn new tricks to style her doll’s tresses at American Girl Orlando’s Doll Hair Salon Spectacular! At this hour-long session, girls will learn how to create two cute new ’dos and receive insider tips from our professional stylists, plus get hair accessories for their dolls.

Osceola Arts Presents the Jungle Book 

Kids actors 9-12 The jungle is jumpin’ with a jazzy beat in Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS. Specially adapted from the classic Disney animated film, this musical features a host of colorful characters and your favorite songs from the movie.

Astro Skate Friday the 13th Skate

Join us for our Friday the 13th Skate! 8-11pm, $8 (skate rental extra)!

If you wear a black shirt, you will receive free pizza for the first hour. If you wear a black shirt and black pants, you will receive free pizza and free soda for the first hour!

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This Weekend in Orlando: Saturday, April 14, 2018

Kid Bread Making Clinic

Who doesn’t love the smell of freshly baked bread? Chefs in training will dive into making several types of homemade bread. They will learn about how to properly use yeast as well as learn quick breads and bagels. While the breads are baking they will learn how to make compound butters, cream cheese and jams we will pair with our baked goods.

Science Saturdays (for Preschoolers)

Our home planet, Earth, is home to a number of plants and animals that make it the perfect place to live in our galaxy. Join us as we investigate what makes our planet so unique, and what we can do to keep it beautiful and healthy for as long as possible!

SoBo Kids

Join us for a unique children’s art experience led by OCPS Art Educator, Lenore Eastham. Each month children have an opportunity to explore different media based on a theme or primary object. This class is designed to inspire creativity, explore options and for children to leave with some unique artworks.

Alice’s Breakfast Party at My Little Town

Dear Friends, we have an amazing surprise! Alice and Mr. Rabbit

Little City Builders by Art in the Park Orlando

In this fun NEW CLASS we will build a scale model of our City Beautiful using repurposed and recycled items! From SunTrust skyscrapers to the fountain at Lake Eola we will get creative recreating all of our favorite spots around Orlando! Children will work on painting, cutting, gluing and building while having a ton of fun.

Art Workshops

Explore the art and craftsmanship of traditional works created by the Seminole. In the studio, create beaded adornments, small handmade dolls, and patterned fabric collages that will be mounted for display.

St.Cloud Mother Son Carnival at Civic Center

Come one, come all!  Join us for carnival games, prizes, food and more; Cotton candy, popcorn and smiles galore.

Absolutely Avalon

An event celebrating the different cultures represented throughout Avalon Park and the World! An Elite Passport will guide you through the different cultural regions at the event and while there, get your passport stamped for a chance to win an out-of-this world prize!
Community performances, vendors, and much more!

Pokemon League at Smash Comics Sanford

Pokémon League is a fun and accessible way for Pokémon fans to get together with other fans and have some fun! League events are open to all TCG and VG players regardless of experience level or skill. Using your own cards and Pokémon video games, you can play, trade, and even earn cool prizes! The best part is that you can do all this with other Pokémon players who love collecting and playing just as much as you do.

Cranes Roost Sunset Cinema- Captain America: The Winter Soldier 

Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy a family friendly movie on the lawn in front of the tower. This free event is produced by St. Stephen Lutheran Church. Bring the entire family for a fun, free evening together under the stars. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

This Weekend in Orlando: Sunday, April 15, 2018

Ten Dollar Day at Orlando Science Center

Ten Dollar Day at Orlando Science Center on April 15th. Limited tickets are available, so get yours in advance online before they’re gone. Explore four floors of interactive exhibits, catch a giant-screen or Hollywood film, enjoy live experiences and more!

Winter Park Earth Day 2018

“Earth Day in the Park” will provide fun for all ages including a kid’s zone with games, art projects, and tie-dye t-shirts; live music all day long; art contest; child and adult Yoga; composting and recycling education; bike valet; food & beverage vendors, and much more! In celebration of Arbor Day, certified arborists from the city’s Urban Forestry Division will be on site to answer questions and give away an assortment of one-gallon containerized trees for city residents to plant at home.

Lake Nona Healthy Kids Running Series- Pre K through 8th Grade

A 5-week running series for kids. April 8 through May 6 Medals for all in week 5. Top 3 in each division earn ribbons each week. Top 3 in each division for the series earn trophies.

Sundaes on Sunday at Rebounderz Apopka 

Join us on Sunday’s from 6pm to 8pm and receive a free frozen yogurt sundae with the purchase of jump time! Must purchase 30 minutes of jump time or more. Reusable jump socks not included. Only valid on Sunday’s between 6pm and 8pm.

What do you plan to do this weekend in Orlando?