Orlando Weekend Happenings: Mar 4 to 6

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


Darragh Sinnott: Via Negativa – FAVO Gallery247 – 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

View the ontological photographic works of local artist, Darragh Sinnott, in this one night show complete with food trucks and 30 artists' studios open for your perusal. For more info: facebook.com/events/672243246250186

Food Truck Bazaar – Kissimmee – 5:00 PM

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

Live Music – The Social – 8:00 PM

Head downtown for the evening and jam with Southern Culture and the Skids. For more info: thesocial.org


Wekiva Paintout – Wekiva Springs – 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM

It's the final day of one of the nation’s premier “plein air” art events featuring artists from across the state and along the East Coast painting in the open surroundings of Wekiva Island. For more info: wekivapaintout.com

The Garland Magic – Bob Carr Theater – 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM

Karen Mason and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra perform the magical highlights of Judy Garland's 1961 concert at Carnegie Hall. Use promo code JUDYG50 at checkout when buying tickets online and get 50% off. For more info: orlandophil.org

Free Concert – Downtown – 4:00 PM

WMMO Orlando invites you downtown to the front of City Hall for a free concert from the iconic classic rock band 38 Special. For more info: wmmo.com

Appetite for the Arches – Orlando World Center Marriott – 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

This unique event will allow guests to enjoy an assortment of culinary delights that have been created by Central Florida’s best chefs using McDonald’s ingredients. For more info: ronaldmcdonaldhouseorlando.org


Art in the Park – Shadow Bay Park – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

This Sunday, artists will meet to create, connect, share good vibes and ideas picnic style while relaxing in a peaceful park setting. For more info: facebook.com/events/470366893164846

St. Patrick's Day Parade – Downtown Winter Park – 2:00 PM

Central Florida’s only St. Patrick’s parade. Get your green on and get there early to find a spot along Park Avenue for viewing the bands and plenty of green. For more info: cityofwinterpark.org

Multi-Day Events:

Central Florida Fair – Central Florida Fairgrounds – Times Vary

Rides, games, livestock and culinary competitions make for a traditional, family-favorite event. For more info: centralfloridafair.com

Mardi Gras – Universal Studios – Times Vary

On select nights “The Big Easy” comes to Orlando, with Cajun and Creole cuisine, street performers, Zydeco music, and beads by the handful. Included with regular admission. For more info: universalorlando.com

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

Take in enchanting topiaries and gather gardening tips while sampling seasonal foods from the Outdoor Kitchens at World Showcase. Pick up outdoor tips and techniques that you can use at home while enjoying live music. For more info: epcotinspring.com

Florida Strawberry Festival – Plant City – 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

It’s not all about the strawberry shortcake; there are arts and crafts, a car show, and live entertainment featuring Charley Pride, Donnie and Marie Osmond, and many others. For more info: flstrawberryfestival.com 

Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival – Sunshine Grove – Times Vary

This three-day event features nearly 100 musical acts, including Mumford & Sons, Kendrick Lamar, Skrillex, Robert Plant, Daryl Hall & John Oates, the Avett Brothers, Booker T. Jones, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. For more info: okeechobeefest.com

Gasparilla Festival of the Arts – Tampa – Sat 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Sun 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Artists and art lovers from all over will trek to Tampa this weekend for Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts. For more info: gasparillaarts.com

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