During springtime in Orlando, art festivals are in full bloom. The weather is perfect, inspiring many FREE outdoor events to celebrate. Discover the cultural side of Orlando at one of these art events this spring:
Lake Mary Heathrow Festival of the Arts
March 4-5 at Oval Park, Heathrow
Free, $5 donation for parking
The Lake Mary Heathrow Festival of the Arts returns to celebrate its 30th anniversary. Experience fine art and craft exhibits, enjoy live entertainment and savor appetizing treats from local food trucks purveyors.
Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival
March 17-19 at Central Park, Winter Park
This wildly popular art festival is one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most prestigious juried outdoor art festivals. Stroll through Central Park to admire paintings, photos and sculptures. You can also enjoy free admission to the Morse Museum during a special open house event the weekend of the festival.
Uptown Art Expo
March 25-26 at Cranes Roost Park, Altamonte Springs
Celebrate art and music with a free art festival featuring jewelry, glass, mosaics, painting, photography, sculpture and more. The event also features a chalk street painting competition, street performers, kids’ activities, international street cuisine and good old-fashioned festival foods along with craft beer and wine. On Saturday night, the expo presents Rick Derringer performing his biggest hits. The event and concert are free.
Florida Mosaic: A Festival of the Arts Kissimmee
April 8-9 in downtown Kissimmee
St. John’s River Festival of the Arts
May 6-7 at First Street, downtown Sanford
Historic downtown Sanford will transform into an art mecca where you can see art in action and even create your own piece of artwork. Stroll along the brick streets to experience work from some of the best artists in the country. Enjoy food from the Culinary Arts Court and live music from acoustic performers.