During springtime in Orlando, the arts are in bloom. The beautiful weather inspires many free outdoor events to celebrate. Discover the cultural side of Orlando at one of these art & craft festivals in Orlando.
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ORLANDO ART & CRAFTS FESTIVALS
Indie-Folkfest at the Mennello Museum
Saturday, February 15, 12pm – 5pm
The Mennello Museum of American Art, Orlando
FREE family-friendly event that celebrates community, gathering for the arts, food, and local artists.
Winter Park Weekend of the Arts
February 14 – 17
Events planned throughout Winter Park to celebrate the arts including performances and unique exhibits. Many of the events are FREE, some require a ticket.
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.
5th Annual Windermere Fine Art Show
February 29 & March 1, 1pm-5pm
FREE outdoor show with 85 artist vendors, food, music and more.
March 1 – 8
Phenomenal landscape artists will paint all week in and around the Wekiwa Springs State Park, along the Wekiva River and at Wekiva Island during the annual Wekiva PaintOut. Artists will use the outdoors as their inspiration, developing masterpieces outside “en plein air.”
Lake Mary Heathrow Festival of the Arts
March 7 & 8
Oval Park, Heathrow
FREE admission; $5 donation for parking (you’ll receive a $5 coupon for Giovanni’s restaurant in return). Experience fine art and craft exhibits, kids’ art activities, enjoy live entertainment and savor appetizing treats from local food trucks purveyors.
Mount Dora Spring Festival
March 21 & 22
Historic downtown Mount Dora
Tw0-day street festival with more than 250 exhibitors.
Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival
March 20 – 22
Central Park, Winter Park
This wildly popular art festival is one of the nation’s oldest (debuted in 1960!), 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.
DeLand Outdoor Art Festival
March 28 & 29
Earl Brown Park
FREE admission to the 54th annual fine arts juried show in historic downtown DeLand.
Spring Fiesta in the Park
April 4 & 5
Lake Eola Park
Held in downtown Orlando’s Lake Eola Park, this festival focuses on family-friendly arts and entertainment. Food vendors on site. Pets welcome too.
St. John’s River Festival of the Arts
May 2 & 3
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.
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