What’s new in Orlando this weekend? As the temperature warms up and this weekend rolls in, you can take the family to see Beauty and the Beast Jr., have a Movie Night in the Gardens, Touch-A-Truck, or maybe even have a look at some Reptiles! There are lots of fun family friendly events this weekend, be sure to take a look!

hings to do this weekend in orlando

Multiple Dates

Madagascar – A Musical Adventure

Get ready to “Move it! Move it!” with Madagascar – A Musical Adventure. Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, and Gloria the hip Hippo, four pampered animals from New York’s Central Park Zoo, as they accidentally find themselves shipwrecked on the exotic island of Madagascar. They discover it really IS a jungle out there! Throw in mischievous penguins and legions of lemurs, and you are in for a roaring good time in this musical adventure! (Saturday and Sunday)

St.Cloud Spring Fling 2018

The 35th Annual St. Cloud Rotary Spring Fling is fast approaching on April 6-8, 2018. Enjoy: Live music on Friday and Saturday Night Gatorland Exhibit Mechanical Bull Craft Beer Tasting Cardboard Boat Races Bass Fishing Tournament and much, much more… (all weekend)

Spring Fever in the Garden- Winter Kid zone 

Adults and children will have many opportunities to enjoy and participate in the festival. There will be live entertainment, food vendors and plants galore for sale. The Kidzone is planning two days of programs that will educate the children about our environment – how to save it and what lives in it. In addition, the children will be able to climb on the old fire truck, jump in the bounce house, have a butterfly painted on their face, and have a memorial photo taken on site. (Saturday and Sunday)

Orlando Spring Fiesta in the Park 2018

The Fiesta in the Park Committee’s mission is to bring family and pet friendly arts and entertainment to downtown Orlando each spring and fall season, while promoting local urban development in the City of Orlando, and through the Orlando Community & Youth Trust. (Saturday and Sunday)

Repticon Orlando Reptile & Exotic Animal Show

For ten years, Repticon has been bringing great shows to Central Florida Fairground in Orlando.  One of Repticon’s original series of shows, the show has continued to grow until it is now one of the premiere shows in the industry and THE show to go to in Orlando. The show currently runs three times a year and has only bigger & better things in store for guests in the future, so stop by Repticon Orlando in 2018 and have some family-friendly reptile fun!! (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. (all weekend)

Friday, April 6, 2018

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

Middle School Blast

Games, music, food and more! Registration starts the Monday before the event. Registration required. Kids in 6th to 8th grade. Id required.

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.

Beauty and the Beast, Jr.

The Windermere Preparatory Lower School Theatre Arts Department proudly presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr.

Movie Night at Harry P. Leu Gardens

It’s movie night at Leu Gardens. The movie that will showing is Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Bring a picnic dinner to enjoy with the family. You can even bring some wine for mom and dad to enjoy!

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Lake Mary 8th Annual Family Fun Day 

The 9th annual Family Fun Day event is filled with food, friends, and FUN! The event features multiple bounce-houses, DJ entertainment, kids games, and is intertwined with the Lake Mary Farmers Market. Mark your calendar for this popular family event that you won’t wanna miss! Located in Central Park on the corner of Lake Mary Blvd. & 4th Street by Lake Mary City Hall.

Family Day at Orlando Museum

It’s family day at Orlando Museum of Art, celebrating Native American culture inspired by the special exhibition Enduring Beauth: Seminole Art and Culture.

The Science of Beverages

Join us as we dive into the science of beverages. Learn about chemical reactions as we take on: The Sweet Tea Experiment, Simple Syrup Soda and Magic Color Changing Lemonade. Finishing with a blast – Diet Coke and Mentos!

Students will learn about the qualities of different liquids and how temperature, pH balance and carbonation work.

Touch-A-Truck 2018

Maitland Community Preschool presents the 6th Annual Touch-A-Truck with trucks, busses, boats and construction equipment for children to see and explore.

Kids of all ages will love this unique, interactive community event held in a festival-type atmosphere where children can climb on, learn about, and explore various trucks, as well as meet the people who use these vehicles to serve our community.

Winter Springs Arbor Day 2018

Spring into the season at our annual Arbor Day Celebration, Explore Outdoors, on Saturday, April 7th. Winter Springs Residents will be able to register for their FREE TREE. Everyone will enjoy arbor education, live entertainment, FREE Kids area & activities, and great food and beverage vendors.

RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo- Family Day

Witness the best cowboys and cowgirls from across the country as they compete in all seven traditional rodeo events for $1 million in cash and prizes. Before the top competitors and livestock hit the dirt, you can enjoy our Tailgate Experience for free! We will have a Kids Zone with bounce houses, a mechanical bull, rodeo games and more! Browse the exhibits, grab some food, listen to a DJ and live band and get some QT in with the family!

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.

Parents Night Out

Drop the kids off and enjoy a parents night out. There will be games, crafts, snacks and Earth Day themed activities for the kids.

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.

Screen on the Green, Free Movie- Sing

Go on over to Screen on the Green to watch their movie under the stars. The movie Sing will be the feature playing. Food available for purchase on site. Bring your own chairs and blankets.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Free Family Fun Day at Mennello Museum of American Art 

Every second Sunday of the month is Free Family Funday! From 12 – 2:30 p.m., join us at the museum for a miniature fine art project and then take a Tenacious Tour of the exhibits!

Ice Cream Social 2018 

Gather your family and friends to enjoy sweet treats at our 8th annual Ice Cream Social on Sunday – April 8, 2018! The event will be held at the Winter Park Civic Center from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

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. Reservations are required.

What activity do you plan to do this weekend?