Weekend Happenings in Orlando May 6 to 8

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


Date Night – Leu Gardens – 6pm

Enjoy a date in the fresh air and a screening of Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation in the gardens at 8:30pm. For more info: leugardens.org

The Art of Fashion – Orlando Museum of Art – 7pm

This unique event pairs the latest fashion trends from Orlando’s favorite designers, retailers, and stylists with creative works from Central Florida's most talented artists. For more info: theshoemaven.com


Free Comic Book Day – Smash Comics Seminole Towne Center – 10am

Everybody gets a free comic book and chances to meet guest comic book artists, cosplayers, and writers in honor of the opening weekend for Marvel's Captain America: Civil War. For more info: smashcomicsandgames.com

Free Pizza – Waterford Lakes Town Center – 11am to 2pm

It's the grand opening of Uncle Maddio's Pizza, and to celebrate they're giving away free pizza! For more info: facebook.com/UnclemaddiosOrlando

Viva La Musica – SeaWorld – 12:00 PM

Enjoy Orlando's Latin Music Festival this week featuring musician, composer, singer and trombonist, Willie Colón and Latin food prepared by SeaWorld Executive Chef Hector Colon. For more info: seaworldparks.com

Reggae on the Block Music Festival – Washington St. – 3pm to 12am

Four DJs, more than a dozen bands—and it’s all reggae, mon! For more info: reggaeontheblock.com

Dinner and a Movie in the Park – Loch Haven Park – 6:30pm

Start with dinner from the food trucks, and end the evening with a free screening of West Side Story brought to you by the Orlando Shakespeare Theater. For more info: orlandoshakes.org


Leu Gardens Celebrates Moms – Leu Gardens – 9am to 5pm

Moms get in free on Mother's Day. Stroll the 50 acres of gardens, including the blooming rose garden and treat mom to something sweet. For more info: leugardens.org

Mother's Day Brunch – Cuba Libre Restaurant – 11am to 3pm

Celebrate tu mamá with a special Mother's Day Brunch Buffet at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar. Reservations recommended. For more info: cubalibrerestaurant.com

Mother’s Day Brunch – Rosen Plaza Hotel – 11am to 4pm

Celebrate mom with brunch in the grand ballroom and complimentary mimosas. For more info: http://www.rosenplaza.com/MothersDay

Mother's Day Brunch – Rosen Centre – 11am to 5pm

Show mom how much you care with gourmet brunch selections and complimentary champagne. For more info: http://www.rosencentre.com/mothersday/

​Mother's Day Brunch – Rosen Shingle Creek – 11:30am to 7:00pm

It's a feast worthy of mom featuring unlimited mimosas and an array of chef's stations. For more info: http://www.rosenshinglecreek.com/MothersDay

​Mother’s Day Lunch and Dinner – Harry’s Poolside Bar & Grill – 11am to 10pm

Toast to mom on her special day with the exquisite Floridian food and flavor of Harry’s. For more info: http://www.rosencentre.com/mothersday/

Mother's Day Celebration – Hilton Orlando – 10am to 7pm

Spend the day doing fun activities including getting mom's nails painted and a water balloon toss and eating the scrumptious food in celebration of mom. For more info: thehiltonorlando.com

Invictus Games Orlando – ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex – Times Vary

It's the kickoff for this week-long international adaptive-sporting event for injured active-duty and veteran service members. For more info: invictusgames2016.org 

Multi-Day Events:

Mother's Day at the Gardens – Bok Tower Gardens – Sat & Sun 9am to 5pm

It's free admission to the gardens for moms this Mother's Day weekend, with live carillon concerts and a plant sale. For more info: boktowergardens.org

Midnight Movies – Enzian – Fri & Sat 11:59pm

See these special showings of Purple Rain  in honor of Prince's recent passing. For more info: enzian.org

Orlando Cabaret Festival – Mad Cow Theatre – Times Vary

It's the closing weekend for this annual festival of intimate performances by some of the world's pre-eminent cabaret and jazz artists. For more info: orlandocabaret.com

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival – Epcot – Regular Park Times

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

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