This summer flew by fast and the last weekend of summer is already here! Make sure to head out and spend time with your family. If you are looking for things to do in Orlando, there is a lot going on this weekend. Attend Science After Sundown at The Orlando Science Center, Go to a Disney Dance Party or attend an end -of-summer pool party. Whatever you do enjoy this last weekend of summer.

Things to do in Orlando: Multiple Dates

9th Annual Orlando Fall Home & Garden Show

Solve all your projects in one place in one weekend at the 9th Annual Orlando Fall Home & Garden Show! This is the show you know – Central Florida’s favorite home and gardening event – featuring thousands of square feet of exhibits. (All Weekend)

24th Annual Harvest Grape Stomp

Details: $3 Portion of proceeds to benefit The Boys & Girls Club, Children Under 12 free https://www.lakeridgewinery.com/Events/harvest-grape-stomp/ Finally, harvest season has arrived and it’s time for grape stomping competitions! This event is perfect for a family outing. Listen to continuous live music the entire weekend by superb local musicians (All Weekend)

Oviedo Rockin’ the Park

Rockin’ the Park will be here before you know it! Friday, Aug 10th 6pm – 10pm AND Saturday, Aug 11th 5pm – 10pm GATES OPEN 1 HOUR EARLY EACH NIGHT! WHERE: The Amphitheater at Center Lake Park, Oviedo FL Rain or shine. Enjoy blues, classic rock, alternative rock, country, & more! (Friday and Saturday)

Parents: Science After Sundown at Orlando Science Center

This summer, when the sun goes down, your IQ goes up as you experience science fun and discovery, plus a few added surprises, during late nights at Orlando Science Center. On Fridays and Saturdays through August 11, the Science Center will host “Science After Sundown” with stargazing in the observatory, retro sci-fi movies in the Digital Adventure Theater and all exhibits open until 11 p.m. (Friday and Saturday)

St.Luke’s presents Footloose

Theater at St. Luke’s will be telling the story of a teenager’s adventure in a new town. Ren McCormack and his mother move to a small town and realize it’s quite different than the city life they are used to. The town has banned dancing. (All Weekend)

Things to do in Orlando: Friday, August 10th, 2018

Casselberry August Art & Music in the Park and Food Truck Bazaar

Orlando rocker Ensley Riley and her band Spitfire highlight August’s free Art & Music in the Park. Riley brings years of experience from singing in Nashville and Los Angeles. She, Matt Riley and Rob Bittle will perform a wide variety of music from rock to disco to funk.

Disney Springs beat the Heat DJ Dance Party

Join us at the splash pad near Once Upon a Toy for a Beat the Heat DJ Dance Party! Bring the kids to splash and play, enjoy cool refreshments and sweet treats plus games for the whole family.

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.

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.

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 ***

Indoor Playground at Legendary Athletics

Indoor Playground is an open gym session for our little stars 5 years of age and younger. We have Indoor Playground on the 1st Tuesday of each month and the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month. The cost is just $7 per child and includes 2 hours 10am-12pm of FUN!

Kissimmee: Parent & Tot Free classes at Sportsrock Gymnastics

Thru the use of music and props, we will introduce Gross motor skills (ie. Big Movements) like marching, running, jumping, stomping, hanging, climbing, under, over, through, etc. We will also incorporate Eye/Hand Coordination activities, as well as Pre-Gymnastics skills like rolling, swinging, jumping, balancing and the shapes used through every level of gymnastics.

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.

Orlando Museum of Art Family Yoga

Come de-stress with your kids (ages 3 and up) and enjoy an hour-long yoga class that includes fun games, music, and stories. Doing yoga as a family promotes health and well-being, and provides tools to use back at home to relax, manage stress and emotions, and be more focused on the present moment.

Oviedo Mall Summer Party

Kid Crew presents, Mr.Harley, a FREE children’s music concert for all ages!

Things to do in Orlando: Saturday, August 11, 2018

Back to School Bash at Changing Lives Academy

Ring the bell – It’s time to go Back to School! Free event Are your kids ready for back to school? We would like to invite you our Back to School Bash on August 11th from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

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.

India’s Independence Day Celebration

Free Entry for Everyone Cultural Program featuring Various Dance from India. Live Musical Performance. Variety of Indian Food

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.

Longwood Car Show

Monthly Vintage car show second Saturday evening of each month in the Longwood Downtown Historic District. Hosted by the City of Longwood. Anyone with a vintage car can drive it down and show it off. Food tents provided by the Longwood Historic Society and the COPS volunteers.

Pet Paradise Sanford Puppy Social

Do you want a happy, friendly, tail-wagging pooch you can take everywhere with you? A pup that is a friend to humans and animals alike? Then socialize, socialize, socialize! A social pet is a happy, fun, and safe companion. They’re fun to be around, and they’re calm in all sorts of social situations.

Splash Back to School with City of Winter Park

This event is free and open to the public. It is for families and children of all ages. Back-to-school pool party to say good-bye to summer and hello to the 2018-2019 school year. Games, popsicles and music will be provided by the Parks & Recreation Family Fun Program.

Things to do in Orlando: Sunday, August 12, 2018

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. Composting & Mulching – learn the importance of a healthy fertile foundation. Worms, bugs, mushrooms and more!

August 12th 9am

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

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 12 – Guardians of the Galaxy

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! Each Free Family Funday has a different theme based on the current exhibition in the museum.

Resources I Recommend

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Goldstar – Goldstar is new to the Orlando area, but I have been using their site for years since I lived in New York. It  is great for show tickets.

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Which activity is your top choice for this weekend?