If you are looking for things to do this weekend in Orlando, there are a lot of activities taking place to fit a variety of interests. You can go cupcake decorating, watch a musical, watch a roller derby match or more.

This Weekend in Orlando: Multiple Dates

Big Fish Musical

Big Fish tells the story of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to the fullest…and then some! Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him – most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. (All Weekend)

Family Summer Camp at Bass Pro Shops

FREE Family Summer Camp THURSDAYS, SATURDAY & SUNDAYS ONLY FROM 12 NOON – 4PM Workshops are scheduled 12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm Kids will receive a lanyard and earn pins for attending each seminar Attend all 6 different seminars and receive a BASS PRO SHOPS GOLD COLLECTOR PIN (Saturday and Sunday)

The Little Mermaid by Orlando Shakespeare Theatre

The Little Mermaid at Orlando Shakes on dates between June 14th and July 29th. Curiosity killed the catfish… A precocious young mermaid dreams of visiting the Landside. Against the advice of her friends, she makes a deal with an evil sea witch for the chance to earn the love of a human prince. (All Weekend)

Xanadu at the Garden Theatre

Big Voices. Big Music. Big Hair. Big Fun! Book by Douglas Carter Beane | Music & Lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar Strap on your roller skates for this hilarious musical-on-wheels! Ancient mythology collides with the 1980s as the Greek muse Kira descends from Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, California. (All Weekend)

This Weekend in Orlando: Friday, July 20, 2018

Mad Science Laboratory Grossology Camp

Ewwwww, Gross! You’ve never had so much fun with the ooey, gooey, and GROSS things of science! Join us as we get down and dirty with the human body and learn why we have snot, what makes us burp, and what our blood looks like.

Kids Summer Academy 2018 at Topgolf Orlando

The Topgolf  Orlando Kids Summer Academy is five days of non-stop entertainment and learning that kids will love. The program includes all of the components that make up the great game of golf.

Friday Family Films at Morse Museum

This 90-minute program includes a short film, a tour of selected galleries at the Morse, and an art project related to the Museum’s collection.  Reservations required.

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.

Space Exploration Weekend at Orlando Science Center

Each day of Space Exploration Weekend will feature activities like Science on a Sphere presentations, Mars colony building from recycled materials in The Hive: A Makerspace, screenings of the CineDome film “Journey to Space,” and space-themed demos and experiments around the building.

Friday Fundays at Santa’s Farm

Mark your calendar for our three summer Friday Fundays! $3 general admission includes interactive visits with our petting zoo animals and a hayride.

Back to School Color Jam by Touched by Trini

Touched By Trini’s First Annual Back To School Drive Will Be On Friday, July 20th 2018 Calling out all elementary, middle & high-school students This is an free/all age event There’ll be $2 raffle tickets for free hair cuts and hair styles And much more!

Free Play at a Kids Gym

Bring the family in for some Friday night fun! We open up the gym to anyone looking for a good time! Either practice the skills learned in gymnastics or just jump around for some fun; we have something for everyone! Free to enrolled students, non-members – $7

Jurassic Park Free Movie Night at Acme Superstore

Unleash the beasts! Check out the original dino blockbuster on the big screen, right here in our Danger Room. We’ll have all the popcorn and soda you’ll need to make this the perfect movie night!

Glow in the Dark Adventure Night at the Explorables Clubhouse

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!

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!

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.

Ocoee: Food Truck Friday and Movie in the Park

The city’s Food Truck Friday and Movie in the Park event is held the third Friday of each month at Bill Breeze Park, 125 North Lakeshore Drive,  includes the following: food trucks from 6:00 p.m.– 9:00 p.m.

Laughter Yoga: Harmony Happy Hour

Join Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher, Dana Kaplan for an hour of laughter, fun, heart-opening and good health. Laughter Yoga is a unique form of exercise that combines breathing techniques from yoga with laughter exercises.

Cupcake Decorating and Robotics Workshop at American Girl

Join us for an exciting night filled with cupcakes and robotics—all inspired by Luciana! Girls will start by decorating stellar cupcakes in the Bistro; then participate in a robotics workshop taught by Mad Science.

Big Fish Musical

Big Fish tells the story of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to the fullest…and then some! Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him – most of all, his devoted wife Sandra.

This Weekend in Orlando: Saturday, July 21, 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.

Christmas in July

Santa will be at the farm for this last day of our Summer Season! Come see the big guy himself in his summer attire from 12:00-3:00. General admission is $4 and includes the petting zoo with our 3 month old baby goats, a hayride and a visit with Santa.

Clue! Live Mystery Party

Live action, highly interactive Clue! Live game that has guests interrogating colorful suspects, collecting the clues, and solving the mystery! Fun, food, spirits, and a mystery to solve – all in one memorable night!

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.

Central Florida Buckeye

Come out for a fun day at Wekiva Island with other Buckeyes. This event is FREE to Members of the Ohio State Alumni Club of Central Florida. Cornhole, Volleyball, Relay Games, Canoes Rental Available & much more.

Family Fun Days at Mad Science

Join us for our Family Fun Days! During these 1 hour sessions, your family will be given a fun Science challenge, and you will have 1 hour to complete that challenge. These are FAMILY days, so no drop-offs allowed!

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!

Playdate at the Porch

READY FOR SOME FUN? YOU’RE IN THE RIGHT PLACE. WE’RE HOSTING A MONTHLY MEETUP FOR FAMILIES AND KIDDOS. LET’S DO THIS! We’ll bring the food, fun, and entertainment. You just come ready for a good time and good conversation. This month we’re excited to have a really good time with a Sing-a-long with Ronnie D.

Roller Derby at the Rink

Come cheer on your local women’s flat track rollerderby team, the Thunder City Derby Sirens! This promises to be a hard hitting,fast paced, family friendly event that you do not want to miss. Spectator Tickets are available now! $5 with online pre-sales.

Tiaras and Tutus- Mermaid and Polynesian Princesses at Edgez Dance

Join us at Edgez Dance on July 21st from 11:15am to 12noon for the second class of our Tiaras and Tutus series. Our Mermaid and Polynesian Princesses will be hosting a special 45-minute class filled with dancing, singing, fun activities and more!

This Weekend in Orlando: Sunday, July 22, 2018

Budding Gardeners Kids Program

Seeds & Sprouts – learn about the different kinds of seeds, how to plant them and how to care for them as they grow.

KidFest at Enzian Theatre: Cool Runnings

FREE and open to the public! No table reservations can be made for this event. 25th Anniversary! Four Jamaican bobsleighers dream of competing in the Winter Olympics, despite never having seen snow

Microsoft Store: Beginners Fun with computers

In this free two-hour workshop, students ages six to eight will learn the basics about how computers work and have fun with hands-on introductory coding activities. By the end of the workshop, participants will: Complete basic coding challenges. Understand the essentials about how computers work.

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. July 22-Batman

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. • July 22: Coco

Resources that I love

Groupon – I have been using Groupon for years to get discount tickets to restaurants and shows. I even use it when I am traveling to see what discounts I can get for a place that I am visiting.

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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What do you plan to do this weekend in Orlando?