The fair and the rodeo are in town this weekend. You can ride the rides and watch the cowboys ride some bulls. If neither one of these events are for you, don’t worry, there are a lot of other things to do this weekend in Orlando; there are art classes, nature walks, star gazing, plays and more taking place. So pack up the car and “move em on, head em up, rawhide!” (I couldn’t help myself)

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Things to do this Weekend in Orlando – Multiple Days

Family Fair at CDA Orlando

Family Atmosphere carnival/fair with food, drinks, games, rides and entertainment. You don’t want to miss! (Friday to Sunday)

Flora and Ulysses

Flora loves comic books, so it’s no surprise when an unassuming squirrel named Ulysses gets sucked up in the vacuum cleaner and pops out as a superhero – who can fly – and write poetry. Doubting adults have lots to learn from Flora, Ulysses, and their new friend, William, as they navigate matters of the heart in this 2014 Newbery Medal-winning eccentric adventure from Kate DiCamillo, adapted for the stage by John Glore. (Saturday and Sunday)

Osceola County Fair

Head on over to the Osceola County Fair for some good old fashioned family fun. There will be rides, games, music and live entertainment. (Friday to Monday)

Orlando Science Center: Star Studded Evenings

Join us this fall and winter for Star-Studded Evenings! This is your chance to experience some of Orlando Science Center’s programming after dark. Stargaze in the Crosby Observatory and see a feature-length film for just $10 per person (free for OSC members (Friday and Saturday)

 

Silver Spurs Rodeo

One of Osceola County’s longest and most treasured traditions is the Silver Spurs Rodeo. This event features all seven traditional rodeo events: bull riding, saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, tie down roping, and barrel racing. In between all the rodeo action, there will be an act by the rodeo clown and our famous and fast Silver Spurs Quadrille team who perform a square dance on horseback. (Friday to Sunday)

The Lion King

Giraffes strut. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before. And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. This is Disney’s The Lion King, making its triumphant return to Orlando. (Friday to Monday)

 

Things to do this Weekend in Orlando – Friday, February 16, 2018

Between the Brushes: Kids Art Class

If you have a budding artist, then you will want to sign them up for a Between the Brushes Art Class. Classes are held each Saturday at the Art Room and each week is a different theme. This week’s theme is Puppy Lab.

Drawing Workshop with Peter Raymundo

Learn to draw from former Walt Disney Studios animator and the author/illustrator of Third Grade Mermaid, Peter Raymundo. Peter will show you how to draw mermaids and ocean creatures with Crayola crayons! Books available for purchase and can be signed after the workshop.

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.

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.

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. Our certified coaches will be on hand to ensure proper safety and correct jumping technique.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

 

Things to do this Weekend in Orlando – Sunday, February 18, 2018

Discovery Hour: Prescribed Burns Explained

Meet the park ranger at the Interpretive Pavilion as he explains why we preform prescribed burns, and why they are so beneficial to the park it’s wildlife.

Family Movie Night: Spiderman Homecoming

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. This week’s movie is Spider-man: Homecoming.

Things to do this Weekend in Orlando – Monday, February 19, 2018

President’s Day Archery Camp

Our certified instructor will be leading an Archery Day Camp on Monday, February 19th which is a student holiday. The participants will learn the basic parts of a compound bow, types of bows and arrows, and how to draw, aim, and release (shoot) safely. They will practice shooting from a standing position at multiple targets, and contests and games are introduced to practice new skills. Space is limited so be sure to sign-up early.

President’s Day Seed to Table Workshop

Join us on President’s Day to cook favorite foods of American Presidents, including: · Macaroni & Cheese, a favorite of Thomas Jefferson; Cherry hand pies, to honor George Washington; Roasted garden broccoli, Barack Obama’s favorite vegetable. Enjoy making a fruit flag for a snack.