Best Things to do in Orlando this Month: Events and More!

OUR MONTHLY GUIDE TO THE BEST THINGS TO DO IN ORLANDO FOR DATE NIGHT

Spring is upon us and there are so many fun events happening in the City Beautiful. Enjoy the sunshine at a market, try an art class or explore the foodie scene. There is something fun to try all throughout the month.

There’s a lot on our curated guide of things to do in Orlando, so keep scrolling! It starts with event highlights for things to do this week, followed by our top picks for things to do in Orlando for the rest of the month. You’ll also find an ongoing events section for even more ideas. Check back often as we add more Orlando events to this listing throughout the month.

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Scroll down for a look ahead to May and the big events of 2022

April 1 – 9, 2022 Events / Things to do in Orlando

Much Ado About Nothing
March 9 – April 2
Orlando Shakes

“When I said I would die a bachelor, I did not think I should live till I were married.” Lies and deceit threaten to bring lovers together or tear them apart in Shakespeare’s sharp-tongued romantic comedy. Love’s in the air when Don Pedro’s army, including Claudio and Benedick, returns victorious from war. Claudio must navigate the passions and jealousies of courting when he falls smitten for the beautiful Hero. Meanwhile, their friends devise a scheme to spark a romance between the confirmed bachelor Benedick and his long-time adversary, Beatrice.

American Mariachi
March 25 – April 10
Mad Cow Theatre
Female mariachi? In the buoyant, funny, and touching American Mariachi, Lucha digs into personal history, tradition, and community to excavate her inner mariachi and her mother’s fading memory. What emerges is a high-energy celebration of female empowerment and glorious live music.

First Friday Wine, Cheese and Shop!
April 1, 5:30-8 p.m.
Head over to The Old Red Barn of Geneva for complimentary wine and cheese while you shop their 3 barns & outdoor areas for great finds. Antiques, Farmhouse, Shabby Chic, Garden Items, Plants, Herbs, and much more!

DanceClub 921: April Fools Dance Party
April 1, 7:30pm
Harriet’s Orlando Ballet Centre
DanceClub921 is your neighborhood place where friends can cut loose on the dance floor. A portion of ticket sales benefits Orlando Ballet.
$25

Maitland Jazz and Blues Festival presented by Duke Energy
Canceled due to weather – Friday and Saturday, April 1-2, times vary
Independence Park, Maitland
Local and touring artists – 13 bands in all – on two stages for a non-stop music celebration. Complement all that with great food and drinks, crafts and vendors and lots of family activities.
FREE

Postmodern Jukebox – The Grand Reopening Tour
Sunday, April 3, 7:30pm
Steinmetz Hall
$35 and up

33rd Annual Spring Fiesta in the Park
Saturday and Sunday, April 2 – 3
Lake Eola Park
Some of the most talented artists and crafters around from Central Florida and around the country will line the streets around the park, plus savor the flavors from a variety of food vendors and enjoy live entertainment for the whole family!
FREE Admission

Cheers & Barkcuterie – Dog Friendly
Monday April 4, 7:00pm
Ivanhoe Park Brewing
Cheers & Charcuterie at Ivanhoe Park Brewing makes the perfect night out for you and your pup! Hosted by Corina of The Brujas Table, learn how to perfectly curate and decorate a delightful and tasty charcuterie board that is safe to eat for you & your pup!
$70

Popcorn Flick in the Park – Black Panther
Thursday, April 7, 8pm
Central Park, Winter Park
Grab your chairs and blankets and head to Central Park for a special movie screening sponsored by Full Sail University. This year-round outdoor series is an initiative of the City of Winter Park and Enzian Theater. These films are presented with open captions. April is Chadwick Boseman Tribute: Black Panther

Oyster City Brewing Co. Tap Takeover at B Resort & Spa’s American Kitchen Bar & Grill
Thursday, April 7, 5pm
Guests can enjoy $5 pints and $10 beer flights. A sampling of the “Cooking with Beer” Chef Creations on tap for the evening too. In addition, the Oyster City team will join the party at 7 p.m. with swag bags for patrons.

Harbor Nights Primavera
Friday, April 8, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando
A lively event on the Harbor Piazza featuring wines, chef-inspired food stations and a live band. It’s a truly authentic Italian evening set beside a picturesque harbor that’s perfect for a date night or a fun night out with friends.
$69 – $99

Image credit: Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

31st Annual Florida Film Festival
April 8 – 17, 2022
Enzian Theater
Through 10 days of 160+ films and first-class events, film lovers mingle with filmmakers and celebrities over hand-crafted cocktails and a delicious menu at Eden Bar and inside Enzian Theater.
$12 per film; $55 – $200 for multi-film packages; $125 and up for full festival passes

Check out Our Couple’s Guide to the Florida Film Festival

Sanford Wine Walk
Friday, April 8, 6:30 pm
Theater West End
Wine tastings, shopping, and you have the makings of a tasty evening in historic downtown Sanford.
Early Admission (6:00pm Check-In) $28, Regular admission $20

Mama’s Comedy Show
Friday, April 8, 10:00 pm
The 808 – Thornton Park
Mama’s Comedy Show has a cool announcement to make and what better way to make it than by throwing a special show at a special location?! Join your “cousins” for a birthday spectacular in a unique place with a full bar and some tasty treats.
$15

Adult Easter Egg Hunt!
Saturday, April 9, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Join The Old Red Barn of Geneva for a fun filled day long Easter Egg hunt inside of their many barns and outside areas. Find an egg and receive a surprise! Anything from candy to cash!

Brews Around the Zoo
Saturday, April 9

5-9 p.m., Early Access & VIP in at 4 p.m.
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Sip and stroll around the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens at their largest fundraiser, Brews Around the Zoo! Adults 21+ can enjoy beer, seltzer and wine samples included in their ticket, plus live music, all while supporting the Zoo and the 300+ animals in their care. Food will be available for purchase. Become a VIP and get access to exclusive cocktails, food menu and more. Make it a date night or enjoy with friends!

Zoo BrewsCentral Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Jazz’n Blues Concert
Saturday, April 9, 7:00pm
Leu Gardens
Enjoy an amazing evening of jazz, blues and a little bit of everything in between from some of the most popular bands in Central Florida. Pack a dinner picnic of your favorite foods and bring seating, alcohol is permitted.
Tickets are only available online. $18.00 advance per person plus tax and online fees

April 10 – 16, 2022 Events / Things to Do in Orlando

Bare Bard: Henry IV, Part 2
April 13-24
Orlando Shakes
The Fire & Reign Series returns in this stripped-down Shakespearean special event.
“Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.” Orlando Shakes’ actors will tackle Henry IV, Part 2 with less than 40 hours of rehearsal, no designers, and no director – just like the acting companies of Shakespeare’s time! In this special event, you’ll see William Shakespeare’s story of burnt bridges and growing pains stripped down to a lively, raw, rambunctious performance, like nothing you’ve experienced before.

Wine & Dine – Winter Park – A “10-Year” Celebration
Wednesday, April 13, 5:30pm – 9:30pm
Winter Park Farmer’s Market
Unlimited Tastings” from over 35 vendors, craft beers, wine purveyors, specialty cocktails, soda/water, plus live music both inside and outside.
Tickets start at $65

Bites and Bubbles “Titanic” Wine Dinner
Thursday, April 14, 6:30pm
Bites and Bubbles
This Monthly Wine Dinner gets a very special twist this month featuring the RMS Titanic First-Class Dinner Menu from April 14, 1912. Ten courses with wine pairing.
$300 per person all inclusive. Advanced Reservations Required

Oviedo Brewing Company Night Market
Friday, April 15, 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Oviedo Mall
Featuring fresh local variety of produce as well as craft items, ready-to-eat food, and more. A fun evening outdoors as we enjoy craft brew & local flavors under the evening stars!
FREE

“Fashion And Hope” Charity Fashion Show  
Saturday, April 16, 2022, 8pm
The Wellvue In Winter Park
The 2022 Fashion and Hope runway show includes fashions by new featured boutiques: OverChill The Label, House on Lang, Popular Lonely Girl, Chocolate Dolphin, Darling Authority, LaBella Fine Intimates & Clothing, Vylvet Swimwear and Hugo Boss, plus returning favorites: Downtown Divas featuring Gabriela Lucia Shoes, Forema, Impeccable Pug, Rich James, Current/John Craig and Claudia Gutierrez Swimwear. Proceeds go to Make-A-Wish® of Central & Northern Florida and to Hope for More Foundation’s newly launched year-long grant initiative to help homeless youth.
Tickets are $100 General Admission, which includes complimentary cocktails.

April 17 – 23, 2022 Events / Things to Do in Orlando

International Food On Wheels Festival
Sunday, April 17, 11:00am – 10pm
Lake Eola
Enjoy the very best International gourmet food trucks from Central Florida all in one place. At the beautiful Lake Eola in Downton Orlando, FL. Featuring the most exquisite dishes from all over the world, exotic drinks, eating contests, live music, prizes and much more!
FREE admission

Journey with special guest Toto
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Amway Center
$75 and up

Yappy Hour at Lake Nona
Thursday, April 21, 5pm
Crescent Park
Food trucks, pet goods vendors, pet-friendly, beer and wine for purchase.

Sanford Art & Jazz Night
Thursday, April 21, 6pm
307 E 2nd St, Sanford, FL
Enjoy art, live jazz music and community with no cover charge.

Opera Orlando presents Verdi’s Rigoletto
Friday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 24 at 2 p.m.
Steinmetz Hall at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Opera Orlando closes its MainStage Verdi season with the composer’s first major success, Rigoletto. This original and thrilling production will be the first ever opera in Steinmetz Hall and will be led by Metropolitan Opera conductor Gregory Buchalter and international stage director Katheleen Belcher. Audiences are in for an intense evening of unforgettable music, including one of opera’s greatest arias, “La donna è mobile.” This production is sung in Italian with English supertitles.
$19 and up

10th Annual Science of Wine benefitting Orlando Science Center
Saturday, April 23, 7-10pm
Orlando Science Center
The Science of Wine is not just another wine tasting, but an oenological odyssey with presentations on multiple aspects of wine growing and wine tasting in addition to samples of more than 150 fine wines from the world’s most important wine regions and some of the best food from your favorite region, Central Florida!
$115 early bird; $125 general admission

Orlando Science Center Science of Wine, photo by Roberto Gonzalez

Brews for Brains and Melissa’s Race
Saturday, April 23, 7 am – 12 noon
Fort Mellon Park
Whether you run Melissa’s Race or not, everyone is welcome at Brews for Brains. This party features food trucks, local vendors, family-friendly fun, plus Deviant Wolfe Brewing is donating their time and talent and Run Raquel is performing, donating their time to the cause. All proceeds benefit brain cancer research.

Aloha Party – presented by Guys with Ties Philanthropy
Saturday, April 23, 6 pm – 9pm
Aloha Beautiful – 69 E Pine St., 2nd Floor, Orlando
Join Guys With Ties Philanthropy to “Party for a Purpose” with a tropical aloha theme! Arrive at 6pm to enjoy 2 complimentary sponsored drinks from 6pm-8pm! (Tito’s Handmade Vodka)
This party will benefit the CECO the Conductive Education Center of Orlando
Tickets start at $30

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April 24 – 30, 2022 Things to Do / Events in Orlando

Royal Boil Mud Bug & Music Fest at Celery City Craft
Sunday April 24, 2pm – 7pm
Celerity City Craft
A great afternoon of music and a delicious seafood boil with live select Louisiana crawfish being imported that Sunday morning just for this event!
Free to attend, crawfish boil for $10/lb or $25 for 3lbs

Diversitastic! Dining Experience: Poland
Tuesday, April 26, 6pm – 8pm
Anna’s Polish Restaurant
This monthly dining series from FusionFest offers you the chance to immerse yourself into exploring the tastes, sights, sounds, and mindsets of another part of the world. Tickets include a unique full-course menu + drink, along with live entertainment, storytelling and chef talk.

Elton John
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Amway Center
$162 and up

Yo-Yo Ma & Kathryn Stott
Thursday, April 28, 2022
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
$49.50 and up

Orlando Ballet presents The Great Gatsby
April 28 – May 1, 2022
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Experience the decadence of history’s most carefree decade as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s great American novel unfolds through dance.
Ticket details TBA

The Osprey x Old Forester Chef Tasting Dinner
Thursday, April 28, 7:00pm
The Osprey, Baldwin Park
Seven-course Chef Tasting will be paired with favorite Old Forester bottles, including a hand-picked Osprey Bottle No. 1 from the staff trip to the distillery. Cocktails start at 6:30pm with live music, and dinner at 7pm.
$160 and up

Glow with the Flow – Sound Off Experience
April 30, 5pm or 7:30pm
CityArts Gallery
Music: DJ Taz Rashid Vibe & Beats
Yoga: Alex Cuellar & Guest Teachers
Immerse yourself in sound and movement as you journey through twists & turns challenging or nurturing your body with breath & movement. ignIting your senses with GlowPaint & GlowSticks all under UV black lighting. Ending with deep stretches in the most incredible Savasana you have experienced, surrounded by the creativity of local artists.
2 Sessions to Choose from:
5:30pm (75 min)
Tickets $35 / Early Bird $30 75minutes of the coolest Yoga and the Hottest music by DJ Taz. With a special deep savasana
7:30pm (90 min)
Tickets $45 / Early Bird $40
90minutes of the coolest Yoga and the Hottest music by DJ Taz. With a special extended sound healing guided meditation after savasana

Image credit | Glow with the Flow Yoga at CityArts Gallery

Wine Your Way Out
Saturday, April 30, 2022, 5pm – 9pm
Long and Scott Farms, Mount Dora
Wander through a 4 acre sunflower trail to discover local wines and photo stops around every bend. Indulge in our decadent charcuterie boards, have a glass of wine by the fire pit and make s’mores
$25

Road Trip: Events in Tampa Bay this month

Planning to head to Tampa this month? Here’s a guide to the best Tampa Bay events this month from Tampa Bay Date Night Guide. If you’re planning to bring the kids, check out this guide to family-friendly events and activities in Tampa Bay from our sister publication Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine.

More Ideas: Ongoing Orlando Events

Gorgeous
Now through April 10, 2022
Renaissance Theatre Company – 415 E. Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32803
Loosely based on the cult classic movie “Drop Dead Gorgeous”, the show tells the story of the Ms. Golden Boot Pageant in St. Crowd, Florida, which is almost certainly not a parody of the Silver Spurs Rodeo in St. Cloud, Florida.
$25

See Rock City
April 7 – 24, 8pm and Sunday matinees
Mad Cow Theater
Newlyweds May and Raleigh come home in part two of Hutton’s beloved Nibroc Trilogy. As World War II rages at a distance, the young couple navigate a new life under the watchful eyes of their mothers, retreating to the porch to share moments of intimacy and anxiety.

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Events throughout the entire month of April
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Events throughout the entire month of April
Thornton Park District

Orlando Local Makers Pop Up Market
Sunday, April 10, 12-4p
Wednesday, April 20, 6-9p
The House on Lang, 1308 Lang Ave, Orlando
20+ local makers in the delightful backyard of The House on Lang in the Mills 50 neighborhood. As always, Hanalei Shave Ice will be on site.

Universal Orlando Mardi Gras
February 5 – April 24, 2022
Universal Orlando
The parades and beads are back. The concerts are back with incredible performers including Khalid, Marshmello, Jason Derulo and more. And every day and night you can enjoy lip-smacking foods from New Orleans as well as mouth-watering dishes inspired by tastes from around the world.
Included with theme park admission; food and beverage extra

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SeaWorld Orlando Seven Seas Food Festival
Thursdays – Sundays February 5 – May 8, 2022
SeaWorld Orlando
Explore more than 50 fresh global cuisine choices to pair with over 75 wine and cocktail selections and 75 craft beers. Add a taste of rock, country, Latin, or 90s throwback sounds at live music shows, and enjoy even more diverse entertainment and surprises at special times like Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day, and Cinco de Mayo.
Included with theme park admission; food and beverage extra

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival
Daily March 2 – July 4, 2022
EPCOT
Annual springtime event abloom with brilliant gardens, fresh flavors, lively entertainment and more.
Included with theme park admission; food and beverage extra

RELATED: Plan a Blossoming Date at the Epcot Flower And Garden Festival 2022

Ain’t Done Bad
April 21 – May 1
Renaissance Theatre Company
Ain’t Done Bad explores the experience of growing up, coming out and finding love, using dance to celebrate the journey of leaving shame behind to embrace your authentic, vulnerable voice, all without speaking a word.
$30 and up

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
April 22 – May 22
Garden Theatre – Winter Garden
$30 and up

Orlando Solar Bears
Multiple home games through April
Amway Center
Enjoy a budget-friendly date night cheering on our local ECHL hockey team throughout the remainder of the 2021-22 season. Check out our tips for a perfect Solar Bears date night.
Tickets start at $17

Orlando Magic
Multiple home games through April
Amway Center
Tickets from $19

Movie Mondays
A La Cart Orlando
Monday nights, 7pm or sunset (whichever comes first)
Enjoy a FREE outdoor movie every Monday evening while enjoying food for purchase from the resident food trucks. Sign up for A La Cart’s email list to find out which movies are playing each week.
FREE Admission

Tasty Takeover in The Milk District
Tuesdays from 6:30-10pm
The Milk District – E. Robinson St
THE food truck block party in Orlando! Find it in The Milk District every Tuesday night behind the bars and shops of E. Robinson St.
FREE Admission

Related: How to Have an Orlando Food Truck Date

Tuesday Trivia
Tuesdays at 7pm
Hourglass Brewing
Head to Hourglass Brewing every Tuesday and join Kendra for some great trivia and brews!
FREE Admission

Wine Down Wednesdays
Every Wednesday, 5pm – 8pm
The Yardery in Sanford
$20 gets you a wristband for unlimited samplings of featured wines as well as unlimited samplings of featured house-made flatbreads. Plus, local artists live paint in the yard

Piano Bar Show at Jewel
Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights
Jewel Orlando
Dueling Piano players take the stage for a fun night of song requests and sing-alongs! Call (321) 444-5306 after 5pm to get your password for speakeasy entry.
FREE admission with password

Image credit: Jewel Orlando

Free Friday Nights at the Morse
Fridays from 5-8pm through April
Morse Museum
Receive free admission every Friday night!
FREE Admission

Winter Garden Farmers Market
Saturdays from 8am-1pm
Downtown Winter Garden
FREE Admission

Fabio’s Table
Saturdays, 6pm and 8pm
VINIA Wine & Kitchen
Enjoy an intimate 5-course, wine pairing dining experience hosted by VINIA owner Fabio Perricelli. In April, Fabio’s Table theme is “Spring Time” A fresh, colorful, and inspiring menu to welcome the season of new beginnings every Saturday! Plant-based menu option available.
$85; $125 with wine pairings

Weekends at the Winery
Saturdays and Sundays, noon-4pm
Lakeridge Winery
Head to this Central Florida winery’s expansive vineyard green each weekend for delicious food, live entertainment, complimentary wine tastings/tours, and Lakeridge wines by the glass at the outdoor bar.
FREE admission

Orlando Farmers Market
Sundays from 10am-3pm
Lake Eola Park
FREE Admission

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Top Yearly Orlando Events for 2022: Concerts, Festivals, and More

In search of date night inspiration for the rest of the year? There are dozens of amazing Orlando events to choose from in 2022. Take your pick of the endless options: a stellar concert lineup, Broadway shows, festivals to delight foodies, theme park happenings, sporting events, and so much more. Here are a few of our favorites to pencil into your calendar for date night this year:

MAY

Mariachi Internacional Tapatio
Thursday, May 5, 5pm
Boxi Park, Lake Nona

A Night in my Shoes Black Tie Gala
Saturday, May 7, 6:00pm
JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa
Guests will start the evening mingling over drinks and live music before making their way to the Griffin Ballroom where a five star meal will be served. Celebrations and dancing will continue into the night with live performances all night long featuring live music and immersive entertainment.

Taste of Africa – Food and Music Festival
Saturday, May 7, 12pm – 9pm
Eagle Nest Park Metrowest
The festival is a wonderfully lively family day out with African-influenced crafts, games, goodies, and music.
$20

Florida Highwaymen Meet & Greet
Saturday, May 14, 10am
Orange County Regional History Center
A group of 26 African Americans found success as artists in the segregated South of the 1950s. Meet some of these remarkable artists and hear their stories. You’ll have an opportunity to purchase their uniquely Florida artwork.
FREE

Second Annual Charity Cornhole Tournament – Shelly’s Warriors
Sunday, May 15, 11am
Ace Cafe Orlando
Single elimination bracket style cornhole tournament at Ace Cafe in Orlando, FL featuring a $200 cash prize for the first place team and a prize to be determined for the second place. All proceeds will be used exclusively to support families in need.
The entry fee is a minimum donation of $50 per team

Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival
May 17 – 30, 2022
Loch Haven Park
The Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival is a 14-day immersive cultural experience held annually in mid-May, featuring 850 ticketed theatrical performances and a free outdoor music festival.
Prices vary

MEGACON Orlando 2022
May 19 – 22, 2022
Orange County Convention Center
Experience one of North America’s largest Comic, Sci-Fi, Horror, Anime, and Gaming events. Four BIG days of citywide events, attractions and world-renowned celebrities await.
Price vary

Oviedo Brewing Company Night Market
Friday, May 20, 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Oviedo Mall
Featuring fresh local variety of produce as well as craft items, ready-to-eat food, and more. A fun evening outdoors as we enjoy craft brew & local flavors under the evening stars!
FREE

Shen Yun 2022
May 20 – 22, 2022
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Shen Yun invites you to travel back to the magical world of ancient China. Experience a lost culture through the incredible art of classical Chinese dance, and see legends come to life.
$80 and up

The Seasons
Select dates May 20 – 29, 2022
A multi-sensory orchestral performance with Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.
Tickets on sale April 4, 2022

Top Annual Orlando Events for 2022 - The Seasons Creative City ProjectImage credit: Creative City Project

Taste of Baldwin Park
Thursday, May 26, 5:30pm – 9:30pm
Taste of Baldwin Park is a annual foodie night out featuring all-inclusive wines, craft beer, food stations, a live band. It’s a fun night out with friends or a date night.
Starting at $50

Paul McCartney
May 28, 2022
Camping World Stadium
Catch Paul McCartney live at Camping World Stadium on Sat. May 28

JUNE

Bite30: Orlando’s 60-Day Restaurant Week
June 1 – July 10, 2022
Various participating restaurants
Restaurant-hop through the City Beautiful, experience delicious food, service and ambiance of the restaurants you really should know about.
Prix-fixe multi-course $30 dinner menus

Oviedo Brewing Company Night Market
Friday, June 17, 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Oviedo Mall
Featuring fresh local variety of produce as well as craft items, ready-to-eat food, and more. A fun evening outdoors as we enjoy craft brew & local flavors under the evening stars!
FREE

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in Concert
June 25 and 26, 2022
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Experience your favorite movies transformed with the music of a live symphony orchestra in the Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series.
$45.50 and up

JULY

Fireworks at the Fountain
Monday, July 4, 2022
Lake Eola Park
Enjoy live entertainment, family friendly fun, and food and beverages available for purchase from a variety of vendors. At 9:15 p.m., the sky will illuminate with a spectacular fireworks finale, set to a live patriotic performance
FREE Admission

New Kids on the Block
Sunday, July 10, 2022
Amway Center
$26 and up

Freestyle Explosion Throwback Jam
Saturday, July 16, 2022
Amway Center
$36 and up

Chris Rock
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
$49.50 and up

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival
July 14 – November 19, 2022
Epcot
Take a taste tour across 6 continents and more.
Included with theme park admission; food and beverage extra

AUGUST

SeaWorld Orlando Craft Beer Festival
August 5 – September 6, 2022
SeaWorld Orlando
Fridays-Sundays plus Labor Day, enjoy over 100 craft beers from breweries across the state of Florida, plus a few domestic craft favorites.
Included with theme park admission; sampling lanyards for food and beer extra

Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining
2022 Dates TBA; Typically end of August – September
Multiple participating restaurants
Running for five weeks starting in August, it’s your chance to enjoy three-course, prix-fixe dinners at many of Orlando’s best restaurants for just $37 per person.
$37

Magical Dining Returns to 80+ Orlando Restaurants Aug 27 – Oct 3Image credit: Visit Orlando

SEPTEMBER

Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights
September 2 – October 31, 2022
Universal Orlando
Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights brings together terrifying haunted houses, sinister scare zones, outrageous live entertainment and some of the park’s most exhilarating attractions.
Ticket prices vary; *NOT included with theme park admission; separate tickets required

RELATED: How to Plan an Epic Halloween Horror Nights Date Night

Amy Schumer
Friday, September 9, 2022
Hard Rock Live Orlando
$68.50 and up

Red Hot Chili Peppers
Thursday, September 15, 2022
Camping World Stadium
Red Hot Chili Peppers are coming to Camping World Stadium with very special guests The Strokes and Thundercat on September 15, 2022

Kevin Hart
Friday, September 16, 2022
Amway Center
$66 and up

Alicia Keys
Saturday, September 17, 2022
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
$69.50 and up

2022 DIS CON
Friday, September 30 – Saturday, October 1, 2022
EPCOT® After Hours Party
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
A one-of-a-kind expo celebrating Disney©, Marvel, Pixar, theme parks, music and memorabilia. On October 1, join an exclusive, private after-hours party at EPCOT®. All proceeds benefit Give Kids The World Village.
$55 and up

OCTOBER

NEW Broadway in Orlando 2022 / 2023 Season starts in October, check out the schedule and date ideas!

Orlando Come Out with Pride
Saturday, October 15, 2022
Lake Eola Park
FREE Admission

Trevor Noah
Saturday, October 15, 2022
Amway Center
$36 and up

Hollerbach’s Oktoberfest
Date TBA for 2022
Historic Downtown Sanford
Annual festival celebrating German food, beer, music, dance, folk costumes, and of course Gemütlichkeit!
FREE Admission

IMMERSE 2022
Dates TBA for 2022; typically in October
Downtown Orlando
Tickets TBA

NOVEMBER

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic
November 11 – 12, 2022
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin
Unlimited tastings at more than 20 stations featuring culinary selections from the hotel’s award-winning restaurants, 100+ beverage selections, and live entertainment.
Ticket prices and overnight packages vary

Orlando Fall Festivals - Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine ClassicImage credit: Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin

EDC Orlando
November 11 – 12, 2022
Tinker Field
Electric Daisy Carnival returns to Florida with the best in electronic dance music, full-size carnival rides, performers and art.

Orlando Beer Festival
Saturday, November 12, 2022
Festival Park
Join more than 3,000 of your fellow beer lovers to sample craft and premium beers from local breweries and around the country. Plus, interactive games, tasty eats and live music keep the party going all afternoon!
Sign up for newsletter for details on when tickets go on sale

FusionFest
November 26 – 27, 2022
Downtown Orlando
Free, two-day, festival that draws people from more than 110 different cultures to experience music, dance, food, visual arts, spoken word, games and interactive activities.
FREE Admission

Cows ‘n Cabs
Date TBA for 2022; typically mid November
Winter Park
Cows ‘n Cabs is an annual charity fundraising event that features mini-dish tastings from 25+ gourmet Orlando restaurants paired with over 200 wines and a plethora of craft beers and cocktails.
Ticket details TBA

RELATED: Our Favorite Fall Festivals, Pumpkin Patches and Foodie Events

Elixir Mixer
Date TBA for 2022
Eden Bar at Enzian Theater
Meet the best shakers and stirrers in the local cocktail scene at Eden Bar’s Annual Elixir Mixer. Join Eden Bar and local partners as we serve up the best and most creative craft cocktails in town. Ticket includes access to delicious and creative tastings from Orlando’s most talented bartenders.
Tickets TBA

Dazzling Nights
TBA for 2022; typically mid November – January
Leu Gardens
A 3/4 mile journey of awe-inspiring holiday light experiences.
Tickets TBA

Night of a Million Lights
TBA for 2022; typically mid November – January
Give Kids the World Village
Stroll the 84-acre nonprofit resort, aglow with more than three million lights. Guests will experience a 360-degree dancing lights show, sparkling tree trail, 100 decorated villas, larger-than-life holiday-themed displays and more.
Typically $25 – $40; TBA for 2022

Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
Exact dates TBA for 2022; Typically late November (after Thanksgiving) – December
Epcot
Attend a holiday event that surrounds you in the wondrous sights, sounds and flavors celebrated by cultures near and far.
Included with theme park admission; food and beverage extra

DECEMBER

Lewis Black: Off the Rails
Saturday, December 10, 2022
Hard Rock Live Orlando
$45 and up

Hadestown
December 13 – 18, 2022
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Hadestown intertwines two mythic tales—that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone—as it invites you on a hell-raising journey to the underworld and back.
Tickets on sale in 2022

Enzian’s James Bond New Year’s Eve Party
Saturday, December 31, 2022
Enzian Theater
Bond is back! Toast to 2023 with your closest friends and family at our signature New Year’s Eve bash. Come in your most impressive Bond fit and you could win a prize. Enjoy some bubbly, light hors d’oeuvres and our special NYE cocktails while dancing your way into the new year!
Tickets TBA

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