Labor Day Weekend Happenings in Orlando

Find the best events in and around Orlando for the holiday weekend.


First Friday Art Show – FAVO – 5 to 8 pm

Browse the 36 studios of local artists and craftsmen, and stop by the curated Gallery247 for an exhibition of Nick Criscitelli's The Green Children. For more info:

Food Truck Bazaar – Kissimmee – 6 to 9 pm

The Daily City's food trucks hit the civic center this week. For more info:

Magic and Mayhem Comedy Show – Orlando Improv – 7 pm

Central Florida’s award-winning magic and comedy team return to Orlando Improv for a monthly performance on the first Friday of every month. For tickets and more info:


Voci "Paint Chips" Dance Performance – Artegon Marketplace – 3 pm

Catch the preview performance of a virtual coloring box performed with delightful theatrical nuance and flourish by the exceptional and experienced cast of Voci dancers. For more info:

Beyond The Bayou – Will's Pub – 5 pm to 12:30 am

Help benefit the Louisiana Flood Relief with regionally inspired art and music. For more info:

Food Truck Bazaar – Winter Park – 5 to 8 pm

The Daily City's food trucks hit the Winter Park Palms Shopping Center on Aloma. For more info:


Life In Color – Central Florida Fairgrounds – 7 pm

Make your holiday weekend colorful with the "World's Largest Paint Party." For more info:


A Gene Wilder Tribute – The Geek Easy – 6 to 11 pm

Watch three iconic Gene Wilder films, The Producers, Blazing Saddles, and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in remembrance of this beloved comedian. For more info:

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Disney On Ice – Amway Arena – Fri 7:30 p,; Sat 11 am, 3 & 7 pm; Sun 1 & 5 pm

This year’s touring production features characters from the new Disney movies Finding Dory and Inside Out as well as old friends such as the Disney Princesses and the gang from the Toy Story movies. For more info:

Great Irish Hooley – Raglan Road Irish Pub – Fri through Mon; Times Vary

What better way to spend the Labor Day weekend than dancing and singing to top Irish musicians such as the Screaming Orphans, Marianne Fraser Band, and the Raglan Roots Coalition. Plus authentic step dancing, Irish food, Celtic face painting and other entertainment befitting a make-believe journey to the Emerald Isle. For more info:

Magical Dining Month – Participating Restaurants – Times Vary

Enjoy a night out during this holiday weekend at one of the 90 participating restaurants serving decadent three-course meals for a fraction of the cost. For more info:

11th Annual Central Florida Film Festival – West Orange Cinemas – Times Vary

Watch film premieres from around the world, seminars, and an awards show to inspire filmmakers. For more info:

Bank of America Museums on Us – Orlando Science Center – Sat & Sun

Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders get free admission this weekend, and 10% off memberships. For more info:

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