Free and Cheap Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend 7/27 – 7/29, 2012

There is so much going on this weekend, you are going to have to draw straws to decide what to do!  The good news is…none of these things are going to cost you a lot of money. So grab your calendar and fill it up with these free and cheap things happening in the Orlando area this weekend!

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Free Grocery Savings Workshop

  • Saturday, July 28th 10 a.m – 12 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 31st 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Seminole County Public Library (downstairs meeting room)
  • 215 North Oxford Road
  • Casselberry, FL 32707

A 2-hour Savings Nation Grocery Coupon Workshop. Following the workshop, attendees will leave with a better understanding of how to shop with coupons using strategic couponing and menu planning techniques and  how to achieve savings of 50% or more! Please register for either Saturday‘s class or Tuesday‘s class so there are enough workbooks for everyone. A lucky attendee from each class will win a $25 Publix gift card.

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Sanford Art Walk

  • Friday, July 27th
  • 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Downtown Sanford
  • First Street Sanford, FL 32771
  • More Info: 407-323-2774

The Sanford Art Walk is a stroll through the art venues of historic downtown Sanford. Come join the fun on the fourth Friday of each month beginning at 6:00PM, as we feature Central Florida artists in a gallery setting. Mingle with the artists as you enjoy live music, food and lots of ART!  The event is open to the public and admission is free.

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Marketplace at SODO

  • Saturday, July 28th
  • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • SODO Plaza
  • S. Orange Ave. and Grant St. Orlando, FL 32806
  • More Info:888-372-1870

The Marketplace at Sodo is a farmers market with Florida fresh produce and goods, live music, plants, local artists, and family fun. Every Saturday from 9 am – 2 pm.

 

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Lake Mary Farmers Market

  • Saturday, July 28th
  • 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Lake Mary City Hall
  • 100 N. Country Club Road , Lake Mary , FL , 32746
  • More Info: 407-585-1400

Come and enjoy Central Park Farmers’ Market in Lake Mary  every Saturday at the Lake Mary City Hall and stock up on a variety of locally produced items such as, organic pet food, organic greens, sunflowers, buckwheat, lentils, wheat grass, coffee grounds, meat pies, bread, organic soap, jerky, barbecue, assorted nuts, raw honey and much more!

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Summer Music Series: Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards

Enjoy live music by The Dave Capp Project on the outdoor stage.  Lakeridge wine, beer, soft drinks and a variety of food is available for purchase, along with complimentary winery tours and tasting.

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Baby Shower for Squirrels

  • Saturday, July 28th
  • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Back To Nature Wildlife Refuge
  • 18515 E. Colonial Drive, Bithlo, FL 32820
  • More Info: 407-529-5006

The event to benefit Back To Nature Wildlife Refuge will include food, raffle, silent auction, arts and crafts, Back to Nature merchandise, bake sale, face painting, and bounce house. Admission is a suggested $5 donation or an item off of the Baby Squirrel Wish List.

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Game Warp

  • July 27th : 2 p.m. – midnight
  • July 28th : 11 a.m. – midnight
  • July 29th : 11 a.m. – 4 p.m
  • $20 day of show adult single-day pass, $45 day of show adult weekend pass, $5 single-day, $10 weekend pass ages 9 and younger
  • International Palms Resort
  • 6515 International Drive , Orlando , FL , 32819
  • More Info: 813-732-1691

Game Warp is a 3-day show dedicated to classic Arcade, Pinball and Console/Computer gaming. Unlimited play on full-sized Arcade and Pinball machines. For one weekend Orlando becomes host to one of the largest arcades in the world.  Experience the original classic games as they were meant to be played.  Arcade Machines and Pinballs both new and old will be on the floor and available for play. Leave your quarters at home – your ticket gets you UNLIMITED PLAY! Purchase tickets at the door.

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Coliseum of Comics Kids’ Comic Literacy Course

  • Sundays : 1 p.m. (ends August 26th)
  • Coliseum of Comics
  • 4672 Millenia Plaza Way , Orlando , FL , 32839
  • More Info: 407-363-7676

Free Comic book crash courses, featuring a different focus each week. The course will spotlight characters like Superman and Spider-Man as well as iconic writers Stan Lee, Alan Moore, and Grant Morrison (surprisingly, no Mark Waid). During each session, Weil has activities planned to help educate kids on the week’s topic while also utilizing the Millenia store’s extensive collection of back issues to showcase the best of the best. Since the course works best with active participation, encourage anyone with boys & girls who may be interested in learning more about comics to come out.

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Family Golf Festival

  • Saturday, July 28th
  • 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Faldo Golf Institute
  • 12001 Avenida Verde , Orlando , FL , 32821
  • More Info: 407-238-7677

Free golf clinics and games for parents and kids. Families enjoy an afternoon of golf instruction, clinics, fun activities, interactive golf games, a chance to win a variety of prizes, and more. In addition, after 3:00 p.m. on the day of the event, families and children can play golf for free!

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Whole Foods Wine Lounge

  • Sunday, July 29th
  • 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • $10 to benefit the Orange County Regional History Center
  • Whole Foods Market
  • 1989 Aloma Ave. , Winter Park , FL , 32792
  • More Info: 407-673-8788

This party will feature beer and wine perfectly paired by our Team Members and keeps going with Cigar City Brewing and entertainment from The Mud Flappers. All money raised will be donated to Pace Center for Girls, who provides girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy.

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Food Truck Bazaar

  • Sunday, July 29th
  • 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Full Sail
  • 3300 University Blvd., Winter Park, FL 32792

Enjoy food by these vendors. Saigon Sizzle, Cafe Rouge, Twisted Cuban, The Flattery, The Crepe Company, Tastebuds, Fork in the Road, BemBom, Cafe Cocoa Mo, Sunset Ice, Yum Yum (These trucks are not coming: Melissa’s Chicken & Waffles, The Batter Bowl, Korean BBQ, Big Wheel)

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Food Truck Crave

Enjoy picnic style dining from local vendors. All The Trucks Crave is Affiliated With Are Gourmet Trucks, That Means Your Food Gets Cooked To Order, so expect to wait a bit for your food!

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Food Truck Fridays

  • Friday, July 27th
  • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • RDV Sportsplex
  • 8701 Maitland Summit Blvd, Orlando ,FL 32810
  • More Info:407-916-2442

Food Truck Friday’s bring your favorite vendors to the RDV Sportsplex. Enjoy gourmet food from these food truck vendors.

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Dive In Movie: Kung Fu Panda 2

  • Friday, July 27th
  • 7:30 p.m. (Movie starts at dark)
  • $3 per person
  • Westmonte Recreation Center
  • 624 Bills Lane
  • Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

You and a friend can dive into the movies at Wesmonte Park outdoor pool! We invite you to enjoy our final outdoor movie of the summer: Kung Fu Panda 2. Take a swim all while watching the movie on our outdoor 10 foot movie screen.You may bring your own snacks and soft drinks; no glass please. The concession stand will also be open to purchase refreshments.All ages are welcome. Children ages 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Remember no floats will be permitted in the pool. In case of inclement weather, please call 407-571-8783 for event updates.

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