The first weekend in May is off to a very busy start! If you’re looking for things to do in Orlando with kids this weekend you’re in luck. From classes, festivals, and Moonlight Symphonies in the Park, there is something for everybody to enjoy this weekend in Orlando. What would you like to do? Happy Cinco de Mayo!

This Weekend in Orlando: Multiple Datesthis weekend in Orlando

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Alexander is having a bad day. A terrible day. A horrible day. To be quite honest, it’s a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. But then, everybody has bad days, sometimes. In this delightful adaptation of her popular book, Judith Viorst sets Alexander’s rather trying life to music and brings to the stage one of America’s feistiest characters. (Saturday and Sunday)

Lion King Jr. by the Wekiva River Players at Eastmonte Civic Center

The African savannah comes to life on the stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. (Saturday and Sunday)

Peter and the Starcatcher at Osceola Arts

Osceola Main Stage Series presents Peter and the Starcatcher From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, this show playfully explores the depths of greed and despair, the bonds of friendship, duty and love all while finding out how the boy who doesn’t want to grow up becomes the infamous Peter Pan! (All Weekend)

St. Johns River Festival of the Arts

A Fine Arts & Fine Crafts event! Stroll historic brick streets filled with art work from some of the best artists across the country. See Art-in-Action from live artist demonstrations. Create your own piece of artwork at workshops scheduled during the weekend. Enjoy gourmet tastes at our Culinary Arts Court while you listen to the sounds of acoustic performers. (Saturday and Sunday)

Bahia Shrine Circus at Silver Spurs Arena

Join us for the 64th Bahia Shriners Circus at Osceola Heritage Park with the best circus performers in the world today. Come watch as our human and animal performers transform you into the magical world of circus. The circus is a fun family adventure that is great for every one of all ages. (Saturday and Sunday)

Judy Moody and Stink – The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt

Judy Moody often has flights of fancy, but a real-life adventure on a treasure island just might top them all! As soon as the Moody family drops anchor on “Artichoke” Island, they are greeted by Scurvy Sam, a pirate who sends Judy Moody and Stink on a swashbuckling adventure, involving cryptic clues, secret codes, and tricky puzzles. The siblings team up to race against the clock and other treasure-hunters. Will this adventure help Judy Moody complete her Me Collage? Aaarrr! (Saturday and Sunday)

This Weekend in Orlando: Friday, May 4, 2018

Art Adventures (for preschoolers)

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. The program offers exploratory experiences in a stimulating, inviting, and safe environment using age-appropriate materials that foster engagement and creativity.

FAVO: Party Fourth in May by Park Lake Presbyterian Church

FAVO: PARTY FORTH IN MAY What better way to celebrate the 4th of May than with a fun, FREE evening at FAVO? Faith Arts Village Orlando is the place where The City Beautiful’s best and brightest gather for art parties from 5 to 9 pm on the first Friday of every month.

First Friday de Mayo Festival at Baldwin Park

This free festival celebrates our normal First Friday of the Month with Cinco de Mayo. A portion of New Broad Street will be closed to thru traffic and attendees will be able to stroll the festival with drinks in hand, taking advantage of the live music, artist/vendor booths, food, and libations.

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.

Mad Science Kids Night Out

Every Friday (except the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years). Includes dinner, science class, games, crafts, activities and movie time. Ages 4-12 years

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.

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.

Middle School Blast

Games, music, food and more! Registration starts the Monday before the event. Registration required. Kids in 6th to 8th grade. Id required.

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.

Movie at the Lakefront

Paddington 2 A monthly event held on Friday most months at the lakefront beginning at sundown.

Singin’ In the Rain Jr. at Winter Springs Performing Arts

The “Greatest Movie Musical of All Time” is faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green, from their original award-winning screenplay in Singin’ in the Rain JR. Hilarious situations, snappy dialogue and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards make Singin’ in the Rain JR. a guaranteed good time for performers and audience members alike.

Movie Night at Harry P. Leu Gardens

Enjoy a current or classic film in a beautiful garden. Gardens open at 6:00 p.m., Movie time at 8:30 p.m. Films: April 6 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story May 4 Breathe June 1 Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle You may bring a dinner picnic basket and seating is recommended. Alcohol is permitted.

This Weekend in Orlando: Saturday, May 5, 2018

Bike Casselberry as part of the Bike 5 Cities- Family friendly bike ride

The City of Casselberry is joining the City of Maitland, Winter Park, Orlando, Town of Eatonville, Bike/Walk Central Florida, FDOT, and other partners for another Bike 5 Cities! As part of this, Casselberry will be hosting Bike Casselberry at Wirz Park (806 Mark David Blvd) from 9AM-Noon.

Snakes of Central Florida Class at Ed Yarborough Nature Center

Join a local snake expert as he gives an introduction to and dispels some of the myths about these often misunderstood, cold blooded residents! You will have the opportunity to meet and hold some of the native snakes that live in our area. The program will end with a hike.

Model Rocket Club Launch

ROCK’s monthly rocket launch is held on the first Saturday of each month. ROCK is a section of the National Association of Rocketry and provides launch pads and controllers as well as a safe and legal place to fly your model rockets

Cinco de Mayo on the Farm at Santa’s Farm

It’s a family friendly Cinco de Mayo celebration! The fiesta will feature street tacos on the grill crafted by our very own Chef Thomas! Zip line and pony rides are offered from 12:00 to 3:00. Hayrides, bounce pillow, mazes, petting zoo and play areas will be available all day.

Touch a Truck in St.Cloud, ages 10 and younger

A variety of city vehicles will be available for children to safely climb, sit and play inside. Hot dogs, games and prizes are also included. Parent supervision is required. This activity is recommended for children 10 years of age and under.

Macy’s Mother’s Day 2018

Celebrate Mom with Macy’s during our Mother’s Day event! Drop in for brunch bites and bubbly, then enjoy much deserved pampering as you shop for the perfect gift. “Platinum cardholders!

Pokemon League at Smash Comics Sanford

Pokémon League is a fun and accessible way for Pokémon fans to get together with other fans and have some fun! League events are open to all TCG and VG players regardless of experience level or skill. Using your own cards and Pokémon video games, you can play, trade, and even earn cool prizes! The best part is that you can do all this with other Pokémon players who love collecting and playing just as much as you do.

Princess Ball 2018- Orlando

The A. Jones Family Foundation is excited to host the 6th annual Princess Ball held at the Hyatt Regency Orlando on Saturday, May 5th, 2018. This magical night highlights the positive relationship between fathers and daughters while giving back to local children’s charities.

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.

Kissimmee: Moonlight Symphony in the Park

This event features an evening performance by the Orlando Symphony Orchestra. Other activities may include food trucks, youth performers and a VIP viewing area with wine and cheese.

This Weekend in Orlando: Sunday, May 6, 2018

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.

Belly to Baby Expo in Plaza del Sol, Kissimmee

Especially for pregnant women and mom’s of children of all ages! First 100 registrants get a goodies bag and more!! Enjoy mini massages, kids activities, face painting and entertainment.

Orlando Kiddies Carnival 2018

The Trinbago Association of Central Florida presents their 5th Annual Orlando Kiddies Carnival at Festival Park (2911 E Robinson St, Orlando, FL 32803) from 12 noon – 8:00 pm. Admission: Adult $5.00, children under 5 years FREE. Parade starts at 3:00 pm.

Family Fest at Uptown Atlamonte

Join us at beautiful Cranes Roost Park for Family Fest, an event designed just for kids and hosted by by the Altamonte Springs Police Department. Enjoy live performances, games, animals, activities and so much more.


A boy named Jack sells the family cow for some magic beans and discovers a world filled with magic harps, golden eggs, and giants with castles in the sky. An original Philharmonic presentation.

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.

Delaney Church: The Amazing Chemistry Show

Super Slime! Magnet Mania! Ready, Set, Rockets! SUNDAY, MAY 6 at 6 pm in the Delaney Sanctuary Gravity, elasticity, polymers … and Jesus? Come to this family-friendly Amazing Chemistry Show to learn about science and the love of Christ. This is a FREE, fun, entertaining and educational family event.

What do you plan to do this weekend in Orlando?