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, July 18 – 21.
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.
Movie Classics: The Sound of Music Sing-a-Long
Thursday, July 18, 7:30pm-10:30pm
Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, Sanford
$5 at the door. Come sing-a-long to the classic film The Sound of Music.
Sunset at the Zoo
Thursday, July 18 at 5:30pm
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, Sanford
21+ special event event, $5 admission. Explore the zoo after hours with live music, refreshments and, of course, animals.
3rd Thursday Gallery Hop
Thursday, July 18, 6pm-9pm
Mix and mingle while enjoying art exhibits.
Neighborhood Music Jam
Thursday, July 18, 6pm-9pm
Winter Park Community Center
Free evening of music.
Summer Concert Series
Thursday, July 18 at 6:30pm
Riverside Park, New Smyrna Beach
Free outdoor summer concert.
Art After Dark Lake Nona
Friday, July 19, 6pm-9pm
Lake Nona Town Center
Free event with vendors, food and entertainment.
Friday, July 19, 6pm-10pm
East End Market, Audubon Park
Free event with local makers, retailers, and more.
Friday, July 19, 5:30pm-8pm
Quantum Leap Winery, Orlando
$22 admission includes hot yoga and two glasses of wine.
Yoga Under the Stars
Friday, July 19 at 7pm
Orlando Brewing, downtown Orlando
$12 in advance, $14 at the door. Includes yoga and 16 oz of Orlando Brewing beer of choice.
Greenwood Cemetery Moonlight Walking Tour
Friday, July 19, 8pm-10pm (SOLD OUT, register opens for August 16 on August 2)
Greenwood Cemetery, downtown Orlando
Free tour of the 100-acre cemetery visiting some notable graves.
Sanford Battle of the Food Trucks
Saturday, July 20 at 4pm
Free entry to enjoy 40+ food trucks, kids zone, outdoor bars and more.
Tacos & Tequila 2019
Saturday, July 20, 1pm-4pm
Cheyenne Saloon, downtown Orlando
General admission $35 to taste the city’s best tacos and tequila.
July 20 & July 21, 10am-5pm
Orlando Science Center
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing. General admission $21 for adults, $15 for kids. Included for members. Laser light show, Martian Egg Drop and moon-themed activities.
Family Fun Day Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, July 20, 8:30am-1:30pm
Children’s Safety Village, Orlando
Orlando Comic Con 2019
Saturday, July 20, 10am-8pm
Holiday Inn & Suites at Universal Orlando, Orlando
Admission $12, kids 10 and under free. Family fun with gaming tournaments, costume contest, and more.
Summer Music Series
Saturday, July 20, noon-4pm
Lakeridge Winery, Clermont
Free outdoor music, wine tastings, lawn games and more.
Bark in the Park
Saturday, July 20, 10am-12pm
Lake Baldwin Park
Free dog-friendly event. Kids can make “no-bake” dog treats for their furry friends.
Jungle Safari Saturday
Saturday, July 20, 11am-3pm
The Florida Mall, Orlando
Free event with live animals, special guests, face painters and more. Must RSVP.
Cuisine Corner: Cooking with the Family
Saturday, July 20, 11am-12pm
Hiawassee Branch Orange County Library
Free event, but registration required. Get some helpful culinary tips from Chef Yamira Lee Johnson.
Sidewalk Art Walk
Saturday, July 20, 10am-5pm
Free event. Meet and greets with local artists, chalk art displays, interactive chalking area for kids and sidewalk sale.
National Ice Cream Day
Sunday, July 21, 11am-3pm
Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream, Orlando
$1 scoops to celebrate.
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SpaceX Falcon 9-CRS 18 Launch
Sunday, July 21 at 7:35pm sharp
Launches and times subject to change.
Free to watch the Falcon 9 rocket launch from Cape Canaveral.
Summer Block Paw-ty
Sunday, July 21 at 4:30pm
The Mennello Museum of American Art, Orlando
$10 in advance, $15 day of the event. Members free. Celebrate summer with your pet.
Enchanted Fairy Doors
Now through September 31, 9am-5pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens, Orlando
Explore the gardens while searching for magical fairy doors. $10 adult, $6 children 4 and up. Free admission Mondays: July 1, August 5 and September 2.
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