Need an excuse to get out of doing yard work this weekend? How about something on our list of free and cheap activities in the Orlando area? There’s a lot to choose from!
Marketplace at SODO
- Saturday, August 4th
- 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.
Lake Mary Farmers Market
- Saturday, August 4th
- 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!
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.
World War II Commemorative Day
- Saturday, August 4th : 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Sunday, August 5th : 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- $3 per car, $1 individuals
- Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
- County Road 603 , Bushnell , FL , 33513
- More Info: 352-793-4781
WW II Festival with living history encampments, demonstrations and battle reenactments.
Baldwin Park First Friday Festival & Art Stroll
- Friday, August 3rd
- 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
- Baldwin Park
- New Broad Street Orlando, FL 32814
- More Info: 407-923-3849
Experience the Baldwin Park First Friday Festival & Art Stroll. The event will feature an array of visual art and jewelry by more than 40 artists, live music, drink specials and shopping.
Sir Huntz-a-Lot and the Dragon
- August 3rd 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
- Pinocchio’s Marionette Theater
- 451 E. Altamonte Drive, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
- More Info:407-834-8757
Andrew’s Marionettes of DeLand presents the touring string puppet show Sir Huntz-a-Lot and the Dragon. Tickets are $6. Pinocchio’s Marionette Theater is in the Altamonte Mall.
Baby Boogie Bash: Amaya Papaya
- Sunday,August 3rd
- 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
- Price:$7 ages 8 months or older
- Amaya Papaya
- 3385 S. U.S. 17-92, Casselberry, FL 32707 Suite 269
- More Info: 407-339-7529
Themed kids’ dance party. 5% of the proceeds made from each month’s Baby Boogie Bash will go to benefit a local charity.
Eola Sunday Market
- Sunday, August 5th
- 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Lake Eola Park
- 101 N. Rosalind Ave.Orlando, FL 32801
- More Info:407-246-4485
A pet-friendly, weekly farmers’ market with crafts, food, jewelry, plants, produce vendors and live entertainment. Enjoy Live music, wine and beer garden, and local art. Leashed pets welcome.