There is a lot happening in Orlando this weekend leading up to Spring Break Week. Go for a ride on train with Thomas, celebrate at the Tropical or Caribbean Festival, ride some rides at the Central Florida Fair, kick of Easter early with an Easter egg hunt or an Easter party or take in a show. There is something for all tastes.

hings to do this weekend in orlando

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Beauty and the Beast

Arcadian Broad’s Beauty & the Beast tells the much-loved fairytale with Belle, Mrs. Potts, Lumiere and a host of enchanted characters. This is the perfect introduction to the magic of ballet, and a fantastic family day out. (Saturday and Sunday)

Central Florida Fair

At the annual Fair, Visitors and residents alike will enjoy scores of rides through our exciting Midway, from stomach dropping thrillers for our adrenaline seekers to Kiddie Land for our youngest riders, the Central Florida Fair delivers clean family fun for everyone! In addition, there are concerts, livestock and more! (all weekend)

Day Out with Thomas

Day Out With Thomas™ is a family event that offers aspiring engineers and their families the unique opportunity to take a ride with the classic storybook engine, Thomas the Tank Engine™, at regional heritage railroads across the country. Day Out With Thomas is a family event that welcomes passengers of all ages. (all weekend)

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)

Stanley Pond Easter Egg-stravaganza

Come join for an Easter Celebration! The Easter Bunny will be there and you can take your own photos. There will be a reading of The Legend of Jelly Bean and the Unbreakable Egg Story. There will be 10,0000 Easter Eggs to hunt, a hayride and all the normal farm activities! (Saturday and Sunday)

Friday, March 16, 2018

Art Adventures: Painting the Sky

Art Adventures is a first adventure with the art-making process, with preschool children ages 3-5 and a grownup of their choosing in mind. This month the theme is Painting the Sky. Kids will become inspired with a reading of Night Becomes Day by Richard McGuire. They will explore the colors of both the morning and night sky using watercolor and clay!

Art Encounters: Good Morning, Good Night!

This playful immersion of visual and hands-on art fun is for young artists ages 5 and up to help foster artistic self-expression, problem-solving skills, and creative imaginations.

Easter Bunny Party

Hop on over to My Little Town Kids for an Easter Bunny Party. The party includes: character appearance at 11:00 am and at 5:30 pm, eggs hunting, face painting, bubbles party, music, tattoo station, balloon figures and confetti time!

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.

My Gym Easter Party

Celebrate Easter in Orlando this weekend with My Gym! We will have games, activities, puppets, songs, and an Easter egg hunt. There is no better way to show your kids how much you love them than a fun time together at My Gym.

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, March 17, 2018

Astro Skate St. Patrick’s Day Green Out

Come join out St. Patrick’s Day Green Out. For every item of green you wear, you’ll get $1 off admission! We’ll also be giving out a slice of green pizza and green Hawaiian punch to every person wearing green! Winners of our trivia and other contests will also receive green!

Between the Brushes

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 Finn.

Boardwalk Bowl St. Patrick’s Day

Go to Boardwalk Bowl to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Orlando this weekend as a family. The Lucky Day Play Pack will give guests two hours of bowling, five shoe rentals, a large pizza and a pitcher of soda for only $45 until 5 p.m. and $55 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Bunny Fest

Eye spy an egg hunt! Celebrate the Easter season by making a new memory with the kids. Join us at Millennial Park (located near The Brass Tap and SimonMed) on March 17th from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. for our Easter Eggstravaganza! We will have an Easter Egg hunt and relay games with fun surprises, a bounce house, photo opportunities and more!

East Lake Festival

Bring your beads this year’s Mardi Gras themed East Lake Festival. This free family friendly event will have entertainment, a kid zone, wing wars and a beer garden for the adults.

Orlando Caribbean Festival

Orlando Caribbean Festival (OCF) is celebrating its 7th anniversary in Orlando this weekend and you are invited! The festival will feature Caribbean music and food, as well as fair rides and arts and crafts.

Symphony Storytime Series: The Runaway Bunny

Once there was a little bunny who decided to run away. An imaginative game of hide and seek begins and the love between a mother and her child is found over-and-over again. Join the Orlando Philharmonic as they introduce young kids to the orchestra.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Orlando Tropical Fest

Celebrating Spring with a Latin flair in Orlando this weekend. This event officially kicks off the spring. This is a family event so we’ll make sure to have something for everyone including an action packed stage, kid’s area and Hispanic delicacies.

Welliewishers Tea Party

Put on your wellies and hop into American Girl Orlando this weekend 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.

Which activity do you plan to join in Orlando this weekend?