Spring is only a couple of weeks away and while it may not quite be here yet, we have great weather and lots of fun activities to enjoy. Many of the activities this weekend are outdoors to take advantage of the nice weather we have been having.

This weekend you can attend a fair, play with rubber ducks, camp out with your kids, watch an outdoor movie or attend a festival. If you want to stay in the AC, you can see a musical, meet the Easter Bunny, paint a picture or pottery, watch a magic show and more. There is a lot happening in Orlando this weekend.

things to do this weekend in orlando

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Apopka Fair

At the Apopka Fair, enjoy carnival rides, live entertainment, food, a classic car show and much more. (all weekend)

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)

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)

Pig on the Pond

Project Scholars presents the 20th Annual Pig on the Pond Community Festival in Clermont’s Waterfront Park from March 9-11, 2018. This family friendly event is one of South Lake’s largest events and includes delicious barbecue, live entertainment, thrilling carnival rides, fireworks and more. (all weekend)

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. (all weekend)

The Wizard of Oz

Follow the yellow brick road to Magic Curtain Productions to see the Wizard of Oz. Join Dorothy, The Tin Man, The Scarecrow and The Lion in their Quest for the Wizard. (all weekend)

Friday, March 9, 2018

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. Afterward, each girl and her spruced-up companion can pose for a photo op.

Family Fun Night – Sundae Style

Sign up for a fun night with the family. Come paint an adorable waffle bowl for your favorite dessert! We will also have makings for sundaes in the studio to eat after you finish painting.

Kids Magic Show

My Little Town’s Magic Show is Back! with Mr. Christopher Tracy. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience an amazing Magic Show specially Designed for Kids. As a perk, we will be holding special activities all day long including: face painting, character play, bubble celebration, balloon figures and arts & crafts courtesy of My Little Town!

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.

Movie at the Lakefront

Enjoy a movie at the Lakefront in St. Cloud. This week’s feature is Coco. The story follows a 12-year-old boy named Miguel Rivera who is accidentally transported to the land of the dead, where he seeks the help of his deceased musician great-great-grandfather to return him to his family among the living. Movie starts at sunset.

Pint-Sized Science

Pint-Sized Science is a drop-off program designed for children ages 3-5 to explore science with their friends. During this three-hour program, they will discover and learn about a range of science topics, from bubbles to physics to machines and more! They will be guided through simple lessons accompanied by hands-on activities and science-infused play. This week’s theme is Science with Dr. Seuss.

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 10, 2018

Avalon Park Community Campout

Bring your camping gear for a community campout in Avalon Park. Check in 4-7pm. Cook out 6-8pm. Family friendly double feature movies starting at 8pm. Campsite breakdown Sunday morning.

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 Meerkat Love.

Bunny Brunch at The Mall at Millenia

Celebrate the arrival of the Bunny in the Orangerie Cafés at The Mall at Millenia. There will be characters, food, and splendid spring décor. The entire family will enjoy a hoppin’ DJ dance party with entertainment, the Bunny Bunch game hosts, and a chance to meet with the Bunny himself during this charismatic event.

Crealde School of Art Family Festival

The whole family can experience a fun day of art, play and exploration on the Crealdé School of Art lakeside campus. Join them for a day of hands-on art activities, pony rides, face-painting, a bounce house and refreshments!

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 Cooking Class at Truffles and Trifles

If you are looking for an Orlando Kids cooking class, check out Truffles and Trifles. At Truffles and Trifles kids can take over the kitchen. They will learn to make Veggies and Dip, Bacon Bombs, Spaghetti Chicken, Four Cheese Mac and Cheese, Smashed Potatoes, Chocolate Birthday Cake and Upside Down Oreo Cupcakes.

Movie in the Park – Waterford Lakes

It’s time for another movie in the park featuring Coco. Coco follows the story of a 12-year-old boy named Miguel Rivera who is accidentally transported to the land of the dead, where he seeks the help of his deceased musician great-great-grandfather to return him to his family among the living.

Nona Chamber Festival

Join the Lake Nona chamber at their 2nd Annual Chamber Festival.  There will be vendor booths, music, performances, food, burger showdown, activities for the kids, and more!

Ocoee Spring Fling

Spring Fling is a fun-filled day with activities, games and live demonstrations all aimed at reinforcing safe behavior by youth and families. The event also showcases community services available throughout the area.

Peter Rabbit Easter Baking Party

Hop on down to our store for a fun class that is all about Easter Baking! You’ll bake some sweet treats that you can take with your for your friends and family at home!

SoBo Kids Second Saturday

Join us for a unique children’s art experience led by OCPS Art Educator, Lenore Eastham. Each month children have an opportunity to explore different media based on a theme or primary object. This class is designed to inspire creativity, explore options and for children to leave with some unique artworks.

The Great Duck Derby

Come join hundreds of children and families. Celebrate nature, enjoy the beautiful garden and cheer your ducks on to victory! The Great Duck Derby is a springtime tradition for Central Florida families – enjoying a full day of FREE family activities highlighted by raucous rubber duck races.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Free Family Fun Day at Mennello Art Museum

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.

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.