Weekend Happenings in Orlando April 22 to 24

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


Fridays on the Plaza – Winter Garden – 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

This casual event takes place in the heart of historic Winter Garden and features the live music of local bands. For more info: wintergardenadventures.com

Free the People – Orlando Brewing – 9:00 PM

Celebrate Earth Day with live music and locally crafted beers. For more info: orlandobrewing.com


Krazy Kids Inflatable Fun Run – Winter Garden – 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Get the kids up and out early for this nation-wide obstacle run created solely for them. For more info: krazykidsinflatablefunrun.com

Central Florida Earth Day – Lake Eola – 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

The group Vegetarians of Central Florida hosts the largest and longest-running Earth Day festival in Central Florida, with educational exhibits, speakers, live music and family activities. This is a free, vegan, dog-friendly and smoke-free event. For more info: cfearthday.org

WJRR Earth Day Birthday – Central Florida Fairgrounds – 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM

A rock concert and festival featuring three stages of live music plus vendors, art displays and more. For more info: wjrr.com

Downtown Pour – Thornton Park – 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Enjoy live music, wine, craft beer, art, and more at the annual Downtown Pour in its new location, The Veranda. For more info: ticketfly.com

Orlando Gay Chorus – Dr. Phillips Center – 5:00 PM

The Florida Blue Free Outdoor Concert Series continues with this special performance by the OGC in the Seneff Arts Plaza. For more info: drphillipscenter.org

SPOT Showcase – Real Thread – 6:00 PM

This is the capstone exhibition for AIGA Orlando's 2016 Mentorship Program with a showcase of collaborations between local design students and professionals, with keynote speaker, Lenny Terenzi. For more info: eventbrite.com


Salsa y Sazón – Downtown Orlando – 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM

It's a festival celebrating the heart of Hispanic and Latin Tropical Music held in downtown with music, food, and vendors lining the streets. For more info: 407-774-2626

Winter Park Paint Out – Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Garden – 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Artists paint outdoors at locations throughout Winter Park; completed works are immediately displayed and available for purchase at the Polasek, whose museum and gardens are open free to the public the entire week. For more info: polasek.org

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Orlando Cabaret Festival – Mad Cow Theatre – Times Vary

This annual festival features intimate performances by some of the world’s pre-eminent cabaret and jazz artists. For more info: orlandocabaret.com

Florida Music Fest & Conference – Downtown Orlando – Fri & Sat 7:00 PM to 2:00 AM

more than 50 bands perform on 12 stages throughout downtown Orlando. This industry conference also offers opportunities for artists to network with music companies and to hand out resumes and demos. For more info: floridamusicfestival.com

Central Florida Mineral & Gem Society Show – Fri 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sat 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Sun 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Sparkles, glints and glimmers galore at this annual exhibition and vendor show. For more info: cfmgs.org

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