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What’s new in Orlando this weekend? As the summer comes to an end, you can take the family to see Beauty and the Beast, have a Movie Night at Daytona Lagoon, watch Cirque du Soleil’s first ever ice production, or maybe even attend a food truck rodeo! There are lots of fun family friendly events to do this weekend in Orlando, so be sure to take a look!

This Weekend in Orlando: Multiple Dates

Beauty and the Beast

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. (All Weekend)

Cirque du Soleil’s First Ever On Ice Production

Cirque du Soleil is coming to the Amway Center with a brand-new arena creation. Cirque du Soleil’s CRYSTAL, explores the artistic limits of ice for the first time in the company’s 34-year history. This unique production pushes boundaries of performance by combining stunning skating and acrobatic feats that defy the imagination. (All Weekend)

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)

This Weekend in Orlando: Friday, August 3rd, 2018

Back to School Bash KidX

Join us on Friday, August 3, 2018 from noon – 2 p.m. near Old Navy for our KidX Back-to-school party, and kick off the tax-free shopping weekend in style! Enjoy refreshments, crafts, entertainment and special back-to-school sales and deals at Waterford Lakes Town Center!

Baldwin Park First Fridays

Over 70 local artisans of all genres will display their art while guests shop and stroll through the heart of downtown Baldwin Park. Also featured are many Central Florida based small businesses and non-profit organizations with products and offerings ranging from health and fitness, to beauty and fashion, as well as community service opportunities.

Big Latch On of Orange County

The Florida Department of Health in Orange County is hosting the second annual Big Latch On 2018 as part of World Breastfeeding Week Celebration.

City of Kissimmee’s Food Truck Rodeo

Kissimmee’s Food Truck Rodeo presented by Food Trucks in the City at the Kissimmee Civic Center, 201 E. Dakin Avenue brings unique and delicious flavors to downtown Kissimmee. Occurring on a monthly basis, the Friday night event is a block party featuring picnic tables, music and a cash bar.

Clermont: First Friday Food Trucks/Music on Montrose

Food trucks serving starting at 5:30pm. Every month features a great mix of gourmet Food Trucks, specialty restaurants on wheels.

Casting with a Cop in Ocoee

Join the Ocoee Police Department for fishing lessons in a family-fun environment. Equipment will be provided. Closed toe shoes required. Pre-register or register on the day of the event. Ages  5-12

Eustis First Friday Street Fest

First Friday Street Fest, first Friday of every month! Event sponsored by the City of Eustis. 1st Friday Street Party events provide family-friendly, community social events to promote the downtown businesses and showcase Historic Downtown Eustis.

FAVO August 3rd Art Party

FAVO: August 3rd Art Party Indulge in art on August 3, 2018, from 5 to 9 p.m. at FAVO’s first-Friday art-studio open house. Tour 36 artists’ studios, browse vendor stalls and enjoy live music at Faith Arts Village Orlando, 221 E. Colonial Drive, a vibrant arts complex that was once an abandoned motel.

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.

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!

I believe in Wrestling-Live Pro Wrestling

Live professional wrestling featuring the best in Florida and the best up & comers coming out of the best training school the Team Vision Dojo / I Believe in Wrestling School. The 2018 Florida J Cup winner Serpentico challenges for the Florida Heavyweight Championship.

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.

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.

Leu Gardens Movie Night

Experience movies outdoors in Orlando’s most beautiful garden! Leu Gardens offers an amazing and unique setting to see a classic or current feature film. Each month from February to December, no movie in July, Leu Gardens hosts a movie night at the floral clock on a 32 ft screen, weather permitting.

This Weekend in Orlando: Saturday, August 4, 2018

Despicable Me Character Breakfast at Loews Royal Pacific Resort

What could be better than waking up, putting on your flip-flops, and digging into a delicious breakfast? Meeting with some of your favorite Despicable Me characters, that’s what.

Insect Safari at Oakland Nature Preserve

Led by entomologist Christy LeDuc, this is a fun, family suitable program where attendees will learn about different native insects of Florida. A different topic is featured each month.

Model Rocket Club Launch

Cost: Launch fees for non-ROCK members are $2 per person (over 6 years old) to cover the park usage fee charged by the Forestry Service and $5 per person or family to cover ROCK launch support.

Oviedo Mall Back to School Bash 2018

Oviedo Mall is proud to announce its 2nd Annual Back to School Bash in partnership with Univision Orlando/WVEN, Salsa 98.1/WNUE and District Eat & Play to be held at the Oviedo Mall on Saturday, August 4th from 10 am – 1 pm.

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.

Summer Splash Bash

Cool off at our Back to School SUMMER SPLASH BASH!! FREE EVENT K-8th grade Saturday, August 4th Valentine Park 1511 French Ave 10AM-12PM COME OUT AND HAVE FUN This is a family friendly event and we had a blast last year.

Super Gaming Saturday

Stop by and join us for a day of video gaming here at the shop every FIRST SATURDAY of each Month! Xbox 360, PS3 and NES will be set up with many games to play. FREE casual gaming will still be held throughout the day, you may also bring your own consoles, controllers, games, and friends to join in on the fun!

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.

This Weekend in Orlando: Sunday, August 5, 2018

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

Boarding: 7:45AM – Cruising: 8AM-10AM Adults (7yrs & older): $25 each Children (6yrs & under): $20.00 Price includes: 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. Composting & Mulching – learn the importance of a healthy fertile foundation. Worms, bugs, mushrooms and more!

Daytona Lagoon All-New Summer Dive-In Movie Night Series

Every other Sunday evening, families can enjoy a unique movie experience by relaxing in the wave pool or on the beach while taking in a movie on Daytona Lagoon’s giant, outdoor movie screen. There will be movie-themed trivia, face painting, prize giveaways, plus food and drink deals the whole family will enjoy, such as $1 popcorn, $1 kids’ snow cones and even adult drink specials, too! Aug. 5: Despicable Me 3

Enchanted Nature Walkabout at Mead Botanical Gardens

Come and Play with Us at Mead Botanical Gardens on the 1st Sun of each month. Learn about trees, shrubs, fairies, gnomes, pixies, flowers, and the many elements of Earth’s Magic and Enchantment. Awaken the senses and beyond as you explore this amazing place!

What’s in a Weed? – we will learn about the plants growing naturally in the landscape and find the ones that are edible and medicinal!

Eatonville Crafts & Culture Market

Where we celebrate Black History all year long! Every 1st Sunday it’s a celebration at the Crafts & Culture Market! Experience cultural artists, local eats and the rich heritage ofEatonville. Where the art is lively, our food trucks are soulful, and our vendors are diverse.

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.  Movies are every Sunday night beginning at dusk. August 5 – Black Panther

Sensory Sensitive Sunday: Chuck E Cheese

Chuck E. Cheese’s is proud to support families who have children with autism and special needs. We now offer a sensory-friendly experience on the first Sunday of every month. Our trained and caring staff is there to make sure each guest has a fun filled visit.


What do you plan to do this weekend in Orlando with your kids?