Orlando Weekend Happenings: April 1 to 3

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


Food Truck Bazaar – Kissimmee – 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The Daily City's Food Truck Bazaar hits the Kissimmee Civic Center this week. For more info: thedailycity.com

Emerging Waves: Opening Night – Henao Contemporary Center – 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

It's the opening night for this group exhibition of works by eight emerging Florida artists: Jacoub Reyes, Jonathan Yubi, NiceGuy Darrell, Osvaldo Yero Dominguez, Michael Covello, Jordan Senarens, Diego Inkusual, and John Baker. For more info: henaocenter.com

Date Night – Leu Gardens – 6:00 PM

The gardens open late with an alfresco showing of Insurgent beginning at 8:30 PM. For more info: leugardens.org


Florida Wildflower & Garden Festival – DeLand – 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

If you love gardening, celebrate sustainable gardening practices with speakers, demonstrations, children’s activities and entertainment. For more info: floridawildflowerfestival.com

India Fest – Hindu Temple of Central Florida – 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Get a taste of the Indian culture with guided tours of the temple plus music, art and food, clothing and jewelry vendors. For more info: hindutempleorlando.org

Bluegrass in the Park – Silver Springs – 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

It's the 9th Annual Bluegrass in the Park featuring music by Pasture Prime, The Baileys, Back Porch Pickers, Sassafras and Wry Whiskey, with food and craft vendors. For more info: thefriendsofsilversprings.org

Spencers: Theatre of Illusion – Dr. Phillips Center – 7:00 PM

Kevin and Cindy Spencer combine storytelling, grand illusion and stage magic with audience participation. For more info: drphillipscenter.org


Reflecting Florida: Storytelling Through Image and Word – Bookmark It – 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

It's a double book launch for Gary Monroe's E.G. Barnhill: Florida Photographer, Adventurer, Entrepreneur and Jeff Kunerth's Forty: Newspaper Stories 1970-2014, with author Q&A's, book signing, and presentations. For more info: bookmarkitorlando.com

Mozart's The Magic Flute – The Plaza Live Orlando – 2:00 PM

Enjoy this liver performance blending myth, magic, and Mozart’s extraordinary music to deliver the life-affirming message: love conquers all. For more info: orlandophil.org

Multi-Day Events

Spring Fiesta in the Park – Lake Eola – Sat 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Sun noon to 5:00 PM

More than 150,000 people are expected to stroll around Lake Eola during this annual family-oriented arts and crafts event. Plenty of music, food and games available. For more info: visitorlando.com/events

The Sound of Music – Central Christian Church – Times Vary

Central Florida Community Arts presents this iconic musical every weekend in April. For more info: cfcarts.com

Spooky Empire Mid-Season Convention – The Wyndham Orlando Resort – Times Vary 

This annual weekend event will feature an array of activities including celebrity autographs with meet & greets, Q&A’s led by special guests, and a tattoo festival with more than 25 artists. For more info: spookyempire.com

Epcot's International Flower & Garden Festival – Walt Disney World – Times Vary

View enchanting topiaries, gather gardening tips and enjoy live music while sampling seasonal foods from outdoor kitchens in the theme park’s World Showcase. For more info: epcotinspring.com

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