5 Things to Do in Orlando This Weekend with Kids – Events and More!

There is never a dull moment in Orlando! And when you’ve got kids along for the ride you may be looking for family-friendly events in Orlando and things to do this weekend. The final months of school are here, so now is a good time to plan a summer day trip.

Events This Weekend

It looks like the weather is warming up so you may want to scope out some local splash pads.

Spring Friday Nights – FREE Morse Museum Admission

Friday nights, 5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Morse Museum in Winter Park
Various musicians and musical groups enhance the Museum experience.

  • Friday, April 19, 2024 Victoria Schultz Harp Trio, Cello, flute, and harp
  • Friday, April 26, 2024, Beautiful Music Paint It Black Quartet, Cello, flute, viola, and violin

Blueberry Festival

Amber Brooke Farms, Eustis
Weekends, April 13-21, from 10:00am – 5:00pm

Celebrate blueberry season at their annual blueberry festival. Pick your own blueberries from one of four different varieties. Experience their 25+ family activities plus special contests and games, including a pie eating contest, blueberry slingshots, and photos with the blueberry mascot.

Don’t forget to bring an appetite and indulge in a variety of blueberry infused eats, including cakes, lemonade, slushies, and more.

Tickets are $15 online.

Mother and Son picking Blueberries Amber Brooke Farms in Eustis - image by Dani Meyering
Amber Brooke Farms in Eustis image by Dani Meyering

Sunset Cinema

Saturday, April 20 | 7 – 10 p.m.
Barbie | PG-13 | 1 hour, 54 minutes
Cranes Roost Park

Whether you’re a lifelong fan or discovering the magic for the first time, everyone is sure to have a great time. Enjoy Barbie-inspired photo opportunities and interactive games, along with food and merchandise vendors.
Bring chairs or blankets
Admission is free!

While you’re in the area hop a ride on Cranes Rides Autonomous Shuttle!

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical 

Now until May 5
Orlando Family Stage

In this dynamic musical adaptation of Rick Riordan’s bestselling book that took Broadway by storm, teenager Percy Jackson discovers he is the half-blood son of a Greek god! With newly-discovered powers he cannot control, a destiny he does not want, and a mythology textbook’s worth of monsters on his trail, Percy and his friends embark on an epic journey to find Zeus’s missing lightning bolt and prevent a war among the gods.

Ticket prices vary by date and time

Glass in Flight 2

Now until May 5
Leu Gardens, Orlando

Experience an amazing outdoor sculpture exhibit of larger-than-life flying insects hand-crafted into 28 works of art with Dalle de Verre glass and steel. Created by national known sculptor, Alex Heveri, each piece captures the essence of flight. Sunlight through the colored glass mimics the transparency and iridescence of insect wings, intensifying the illusion of movement and life. The exhibit weaves together the beauty of art with the science of nature. Included with general admission.

Keel Farms Blueberry Festival

5202 Thonotosassa Road
Plant City, FL 33565
(worth the drive!)
FREE Admission | $10 Parking

Saturdays and Sundays, April 13th, April 14th, April 20th, and April 21st from 10:00am – 3:00pm.

Blueberry season officially kicks off with the annual Keel Farms Blueberry Festival! They will have all things blueberries, with great events and activities like camel rides, a petting zoo, bounce houses, and unique vendors. Entry is free for all, and parking is $10 per car.

Besides these wonderful events, there’s plenty of fun anytime of year, and you don’t have to spend a dime on many of the free things to do with kids in Orlando.

Theme Park Events in Orlando April 2024: Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras 2024 and SeaWorld Orlando is celebrating Sesame Street Land’s 5th Birthday now through April 28, 2024!

Sesame Street Lands 5th Birthday Celebration Image from SeaWorld Orlando

Family Foam Parties

Every weekend in April, 12pm – 4pm
Island H20 Water Park in Kissimmee

The water park’s Live! Lagoon Wave Pool will be transformed it into a sea of frothy foam, creating the ultimate aquatic playground for the whole family to enjoy. Dive into the bubbly excitement and let the foam take your water park experience to the next level!

But that’s not all – groove to your favorite tunes with our curated selection of family-friendly music, ensuring that the atmosphere is as lively as the foam itself.

Kids Play Area Island H20 Water Park image by Dani Meyering

Even more ideas and events in Orlando this week can be found at OrlandoDateNightGuide.com.

Orlando Events in April 2024 and Beyond

Seven Seas Food Festival 5K Fun Run
Saturday, May 4, 7am
Sea World

SeaWorld Orlando is thrilled to announce the debut of the Inaugural Seven Seas Food Festival 5K Fun Run, set amidst the backdrop of its 60th Anniversary Celebration. Participants of all ages are invited to run, skip, jog, or stroll through the scenic pathways of SeaWorld Orlando, surrounded by the park’s picturesque ambiance and stunning wildlife. The Fun Run will wind its way through iconic attractions, including Sesame Street Land, Orca Stadium, Infinity Falls, Mako coaster, Shark Plaza, Dolphin Stadium, Key West, and Wild Arctic, offering an unforgettable journey for all.

For younger participants, there’s an exciting Kids Run designed for children ages 7 and under, ensuring fun for the whole family. Along the route, participants will encounter fantastic photo opportunities and special surprises, making this event a memorable experience for everyone involved.
registration starts at $55 for adults and $10 for kids fun run

Family Fest
Saturday, May 11 | 12 – 5 p.m.
Cranes Roost Park

Family Fest is an afternoon of fun for the whole family. Focusing on learning, kids are encouraged to think outside the box with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) activities and demonstrations.
Features include live animals, music performances, emergency vehicles, fishing, bounce houses, plant giveaways, vendors and more.
Admission is free. Food and drinks are available for purchase.

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Dani Meyering
Born and raised in the land of sunshine and dreams come true, Dani is a proud Orlando native. She loves sharing her hometown with others from the theme parks to Florida's natural beauty. With over 15 years of experience, Dani is thrilled to serve as our Managing Editor at Orlando Date Night Guide, Orlando Parenting, as well as Tampa Bay Date Night Guide.