What can you do for fun this week in Orlando without spending a lot of money? Here are our top picks for free and cheap things to do in Orlando, May 16 – 19.
FREE & CHEAP THINGS TO DO IN ORLANDO
Note: Sometimes, things change after we post an event. It’s always a good idea to check directly with venues and event organizers to confirm before you go.
Mount Dora Food Trucks
Thursday, May 16, 5pm-8:30pm
Sunset Park, Downtown Mount Dora
Free event with food trucks and vendors.
May 16 – May 19
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando
Tickets start at $20 for a single-day, adult pass.
Yoga Under the Stars
Friday, May 17, 7pm-8:30pm
$12 includes yoga and a beer.
Coffee with a Cop
Friday, May 17, 10am-11:30am
Starbucks, Lake Mary
Free brewed coffee while you get to know the Lake Mary officers.
Clermont Waterfront Festival
Saturday, May 18, 7:30am-4pm
Lake Minneola, Clermont
Free festival with dragon boat races, a 5k, entertainment, food and craft vendors, and kids’ zone. Fees and registration required to participate in the races.
Rhythms at the Roost
Saturday, May 18, 6pm-10pm
Cranes Roost Park, Altamonte Springs
Free outdoor concert with food and drinks available for purchase.
Hourglass Community Market
Saturday, May 18, 12pm-5pm
Hourglass Social House, Orlando
Free entry to shop and enjoy vendors, food, beer, and more.
Yoga in the Garden
Saturday, May 18, 9am-10am
Mead Botanical Garden, Winter Park
$10 fee with proceeds benefitting the garden. Bring mat and water.
May 18 & 19, 11:30am-3:30pm
Orlando Science Center
$20.95 adults, $14.95 children, or free for members. Kick off summer by getting messy at the Orlando Science Center.
Orlando Book Festival
Saturday, May 18, 10am-5pm
Orange County Library, downtown Orlando
Free event. Writing workshops, author panels, book signings and more.
Vintage Spring Market at The Abbey
Saturday, May 18, 11am-5pm
The Abbey, Orlando
Free event with food trucks, drinks and shopping.
Scott’s Spring Fling
Saturday, May 18, 10am-4pm
Scott’s Maze Adventures, Mount Dora
$7 admission. U-pick sunflowers, live music, classic car show, and tons of activities for the kids.
Sanford Food Truck Fiesta
Saturday, May 18 at 5pm
Historic Downtown Sanford
Free event with 12+ food trucks, live entertainment and more.
Lake Mary Car Show
Sunday, May 19, 11am-2pm
Central Park, Lake Mary
Free to check out the classic cars.
Orlando Fringe Jazz for All
May 16 – May 27
Orlando Loch Haven Park
12 days of free concerts featuring 80 acts.
Brazilian Day Orlando
Sunday, May 19 at 12pm
Lake Eola Park, downtown Orlando
Celebrate Brazilian Independence Day with food and entertainment.
Star Wars Art Wars
Sunday, May 19, 12pm-8pm
Massimo Art Gallery, Orlando
Paint and customize your very own Stormtrooper Helmet. $20 includes all materials.