May 2022 Orlando Calendar of Events

Find out what's happening in Orlando this May.

Orlando City SC Forward Benji Michel during the 2022 home opener at Exploria Stadium. (ORLANDO CITY SC)

SEAWORLD SEVEN SEAS FESTIVAL

Through May 8: Sip and sample your way around the world of coastal cuisine, wines and craft beer and enjoy live entertainment each weekend. SeaWorld Orlando. seaworld.com

SCIENCE FICTION, SCIENCE FUTURE

Through May 9: Explore the innovations that classic science fiction predicted for our future—such as holograms, robots and invisibility—while imagining what is coming next. Orlando Science Center, 777 E. Princeton St., Orlando. 407-514-2000. osc.org

BUSCH GARDENS FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL

Through May 22: A world of taste awaits every weekend amid the thrill rides and live entertainment at this annual celebration of international foods and libations. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. buschgardens.com

EPCOT’S INTERNATIONAL FLOWER & GARDEN FESTIVAL

Through July 4: Take in enchanting topiaries and gather gardening tips while sampling seasonal foods from the outdoor kitchens placed throughout the theme park. Enjoy live music while picking up outdoor-living advice you can use at home. Epcot World Showcase, Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista. disneyworld.disney.go.com

ST. JOHNS RIVER FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

May 1: Historic downtown Sanford’s brick streets are transformed into an artists’ mecca for the annual festival of fine arts and crafts. See live art demonstrations, create your own art in a workshop, enjoy the Culinary Arts Court and listen to acoustic performances. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 407-416-1779. stjohnsriverartfest.com

CINCO DE MAYO AVALON PARK

May 5: Celebrate a long-ago victory against the French with drinks, food and music! 5-9 p.m. Town Park in Avalon Park. 407-730-3515. avalonparkorlando.com

MOTHER’S DAY IN LEU GARDENS

May 8: Leu Gardens celebrates moms as Florida’s largest rose garden is in full bloom. Stroll the 50-acre garden’s winding pathways and discover all the colorful flowering displays. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave., Orlando. 407-246-2620. leugardens.org

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS FAMILY FEST

May 14: This year’s family event offers STEAM learning activities and demonstrations as well as a scavenger hunt and classic activities such as a fishing derby. Noon-5 p.m. Cranes Roost Park, 274 E. Central Parkway, Altamonte Springs. 407-571-8863. altamonte.org

A MAGICAL EVENING WITH JOHN WESTFORD

May 14: This cruise-ship favorite has dazzled audiences nationwide and across the seven seas with his one-two punch of mind-bending illusions and laugh-out-loud comedy. 7:30 p.m. Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, 201 S. Magnolia Ave., Sanford. 407-321-8111. wdpac.com

INTERNATIONAL FRINGE THEATRE FESTIVAL

May 17-30: Back for its 31st year, this unjuried, uncensored and unforgettable celebration of theater, music and dance takes place at various venues in and around Loch Haven Park, 777 E. Princeton St., Orlando. orlandofringe.org

RIDE OF SILENCE

May 18: An international event, this slow-paced, 6-mile ride honors cyclists who have been injured or killed and seeks to raise awareness of the need for motorists and cyclists to share the road. 7 p.m. Avalon Park, Orlando. rideofsilence.org

KICK THE BUCKET LIST COMEDY SHOW

May 20: Growing old is fun! No, really. Veteran comedians and entertainers John Carfi, Bob Burr and Scott Novotny poke fun at growing older with stand-up comedy, magic and trips down memory lane. 7:30 p.m. Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, 201 S. Magnolia Ave., Sanford. 407-321-8111. wdpac.com

Categories: Arts and Events