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 this weekend, February 27 – March 1.
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.
Florida Strawberry Festival
February 27- March 8
Florida Strawberry Festival, Plant City
Each year, over 500,000 visitors enjoy the festival’s headline entertainment, youth livestock shows, exhibits…and of course, plenty of strawberries and strawberry shortcake. Admission $10 adults, $5 children (ages 6-12).
Central Florida Fair
February 27 – March 8
Central Florida Fairgrounds
Opening night (Feb. 27): $1 admission with canned food. Regular admission $12 adults, $7 kids.
Olympic Beach Volleyball Exhibition Match
Friday, February 28, 7:30pm – 9pm
Boxi Park Lake Nona
FREE. Park opens at 4pm; match at 7:30pm. Come out and watch an exhibition match between the US and Italian teams.
Art After Dark Lake Nona
Friday, February 28 at 6pm
Lake Nona Town Center
FREE outdoor event celebrate community and arts.
2020 Uptown Art Expo
February 28 – March 1
Cranes Roost Park, Altamonte Springs
FREE admission and parking. Celebrate art and music during this free festival featuring jewelry, glass, mosaics, painting, photography, sculptures and live music. Kick off the weekend with a FREE concert at the amphitheater on Friday night. The event also features a chalk street painting competition, street performers, kids’ activities, and food and drinks for purchase.
Windermere Food Truck Night
Friday, February 28, 5pm – 9:30pm
Windermere Town Hall
FREE admission, free parking for evening of food trucks at Town Hall.
Night Market at Oviedo Brewing Company
Friday, February 28, 6pm – 9pm
FREE to enjoy a night farmers’ market, food and drinks for purchase, and more.
Orlando Solar Bears Food Festival
Saturday, February 29, 4:30pm-6:30pm
Amway Center, Orlando
Tickets $25 includes game and festival; $10 for season ticket holders. 15 Orlando-area restaurants providing free food and beverage samples.
Great American Camp Out
Saturday, February 29, 2:30pm – 9pm
Reiter Park, Longwood
$10 per person. Tent camping in the park, family-friendly event.
Reel Short Teen Film Festival
Saturday, February 29 at 11am
Enzian Theater, Maitland
FREE and open to the public.
Come Fly with Me!
Saturday, February 29 at 5pm
Crescent Park, Lake Nona
FREE event. Learn about aviation, meet pilots, kids’ crafts and more.
Orlando Taco Festival
February 29 & March 1, 2pm-8pm
Drive Shack Orlando
General admission $10 includes one free drink. Kids 10 and under FREE. More ticket options available. Food trucks, taco tasting, kids’ zone and more.
Food Truck Saturdays
Saturday, February 29, 12pm-4pm
Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards, Clermont
FREE event at the winery with food trucks, complimentary tastings and tours.
Saturday, February 29, 4pm-8pm
Center Lake Park, Oviedo
FREE event with music, food, vendors and more.
5th Annual Windermere Fine Art Show
February 29 & March 1, 1pm-5pm
FREE outdoor show with 85 artist vendors, food, music and more.
42nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Sunday, March 1 at 2pm
Park Ave., Winter Park
FREE community parade.
Wekiva Paint Out
March 1 – March 7
Wekiva Island, Longwood
Visit the Island to watch artists paint landscapes outside “en plein air.”
Family Movie Night
Sunday, March 1 at 7pm
Old Town USA, Kissimmee
FREE movie under the stars.
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