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, April 18 – 20. You may also want to check out our big list of Easter’s free events and egg hunts in Orlando.
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, April 18, 5pm-8:30pm
Sunset Park, Downtown Mount Dora
Free admission. Grab dinner at one of the food trucks downtown.
Sunset at the Zoo
Thursday, April 18, 5:30pm-8pm
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Garden, Sanford
$5 admission to enjoy the sunset at the zoo.
Symphony Under the Stars
Thursday, April 18, 7:30pm-10pm
UCF Memory Mall, Orlando
Free and open to public concert under the stars by UCF Symphony Orchestra.
Spring Family Fun Event
Now through April 21
Tanger Outlets, Daytona Beach
Free admission, ride tickets separate for this fun family festival.
2019 Lake Baldwin Clean-Up Earth Day
Thursday, April 18, 5pm-8pm
Free event. Help clean up, plant and have fun around Lake Baldwin. After sprucing up the lake, guests 21+ will get a complimentary snack and beer. RSVP required: email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Neighborhood Music Jam
Thursday, April 18, 6pm-9pm
Back stage of the Winter Park Community Center
Free outdoor concert.
Earth Day Work Day
Friday, April 19, 11am-1pm
City Hall Plaza, Downtown Orlando
Free celebration with Mayor Buddy Dyer. Enjoy games, giveaways, music and tips on how to adopt a green lifestyle.
Movies in the Park- A Bug’s Life
Friday, April 19, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Center Lake Park, Oviedo
Free family-friendly movie under the stars.
Morse Museum Open House
The world’s most comprehensive collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany is housed right here in Winter Park, Florida—and you can experience it for free during Easter Weekend Open House. Friday, 9:30 a.m.–8 p.m. (with music by classical guitarist Joshua Englert beginning at 5 p.m.); Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m., and Sunday, 1–4 p.m.
Yoga Under the Stars
Friday, April 19, 7:30pm-8:30pm
Orlando Brewing Co.
$12 admission includes yoga and one beer.
65th Annual Winter Park Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 20 at 10am
More than 14,000 eggs will be up for grabs throughout Central Park West Meadow in downtown Winter Park for the 65th Annual Egg Hunt. You know it must be a fun event when it has been going on for 65 years! Kids up to 10 years old are welcome; every kid will walk away with goodies.
Central Florida Earth Day 2019
Saturday, April 20, 10am-6pm
Lake Eola Park, downtown Orlando
Free 14th annual celebration along the lake features many educational and fun activities to learn more about sustainability.
Oviedo Marshmallow Drop
Saturday, April 20 at 9:30am (drop begins at 10am)
The City of Oviedo will drop thousands of marshmallows from the sky for the kids (5-10 years old) to collect and exchange for candy. It’s a sweet alternative to hunting for eggs. Tickets are $5 day of event (cash only).
8th Annual Kidsfest
Saturday, April 20, 12pm-3:30pm
Audubon Park Garden District
Free event with workshops, crafts, music, Orlando Magic games and giveaways, and a ladybug release.
Orlando Beer & BBQ Festival
Saturday, April 20, 12pm – midnight
Dezerland Action Park, Orlando
Free admission and parking, food and drinks for purchase. Spend the day sampling local, national and international beers, drinks & BBQ.
Autism Walk & Family Fun Day
Saturday, April 20, 8am-12pm
Orange County Convention Center, North Concourse
$15 for kids ages 2-17, $20 for 18 and up. All proceeds go to help the Central Florida Autism community. Admission includes tons of family fun, bounce houses, meet and greets, and a 5K walk. Walk ins accepted starting at 7:30am.
Drive Shack Easter Egg Hunt and Celebration
Saturday, April 20, 9am – 1pm (doors open at 8am)
Free, fun-filled Easter celebration featuring photos with the Easter Bunny, classic hunt for thousands of treat-filled eggs and prizes like free BayPlay. Bring your own baskets. If you stay after to hit a few balls during BayPlay, kids eat free.
Central Florida Zoo Hippity Hop Adventure
Saturday, April 20, 9am – 3pm
Event included in zoo admission (adults $19.50, kids $13.75).
Hop through the zoo for fun games, egg hunts and to gather treats at Bunny Stops along the way. The path leads to the meet and greets with the Easter Bunny.
Easter Community Sunrise Service in Altamonte Springs
Sunday, April 21, 6:30am – 8:30am
This free family-friendly event hosted by WaterStone Church is held in the Eddie Rose Amphitheater and includes a free continental breakfast and live worship.
Sanford Community Easter Sunrise Service
Sunday, April 21, 7am – 8am
Lakeside service hosted by local pastors at Fort Mellon Park. Bring your own chairs or blanket.
Easter Sunrise Service at Bok Tower Gardens
Sunday, April 21 at 7am
It’s always worth the drive for the 93rd annual sunrise service in the beautiful Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales. Easter worshippers are offered free admission from 7am to 8am to experience a sunrise service with a choir and live carillon performances.
7th Annual Adult Easter Egg Hunt and Egg Toss
Sunday, April 21, 10am-4pm
The Hammered Lamb, Orlando
Free admission. Adult egg hunt, egg toss, live music, and drink specials.
READ MORE: Easter’s free events and egg hunts in Orlando.