40+ Best Things to do in Orlando in May: Events and More!

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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. With summer practically here it is time to make those Memorial Day weekend plans or explore a weekend getaway.

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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This guide is updated throughout the month. 
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Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Memorial Day Weekend in Orlando


Save the Date!

May 13–15 | Dr. Phillips Center – Walt Disney Theater | 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 6:30 p.m. & 8 p.m.
BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and the title song, BEAUTIFUL has a book by and Tony® Award-nominee and Academy® Award-nominated writer Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, choreography by Josh Prince, and took home two 2014 Tony® Awards and a 2015 Grammy® Award. “Out of control amazing!”– The Wall Street Journal


Brit Floyd
Dr. Phillips Center – Walt Disney Theater | May 27 at 8 p.m.
The world’s greatest Pink Floyd show is coming to downtown Orlando—for one night only. You’ll love hearing hits from The Wall, The Dark Side of the Moon and other fan favorites on Friday, May 27—as legendary tribute band Brit Floyd recreates the scale and pomp of the final 1994 tour. Complete with a stunning light show, iconic circle screen and so much more. Get tickets now from only $39.50 at drphillipscenter.org.


Wine Quest 2022
June 3, 7-10 p.m. and June 4, 6-10 p.m.
Join Wine Quest 2022, Orlando’s premier wine, spirits and gourmet cuisine event! Hosted at the beautiful Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando®. Sample over 200 wines, spirits and specialty cocktails from around the world! Gourmet dinner and wine pairings with silent and live auctions. Gather your friends, or plan a getaway with that special someone. All proceeds benefit individuals with developmental disabilities in Central Florida.
Wine Quest

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May 16 – 22, 2022 Things to Do / Events in Orlando

American Craft Beer Week in The Milk District
May 16 – 22, 2022
Multiple locations in The Milk District

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

John Michael from Meatball Seance_Photo by Ashleigh Gardner
John Michael from Meatball Seance at a past Fringe Festival | Photo by Ashleigh Gardner


The Mother Goose Murder at Hollerbach's Biergarten
Wednesday, May 18, 6:30pm
Hollerbach's Biergarten, Sanford
In this mystery, we learn that the world of Mother Goose is not as simple as we hear as children and that the world of Mother Goose may be far more darkly intertwined than we thought as children.
$46, includes a 3 course meal

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

Sanford Art & Jazz Night
Thursday, May 19, 6pm – 9pm
2nd Street in Downtown Sanford
A special evening celebrating the arts, music & spirits at multiple venues 6-9pm!
Free event

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!

Gallery Opening Party and Mixer- Fringe Festival
Friday, May 20, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Visual Fringe HQ – The Lowndes Shakespeare Center
Donations appreciated

Sanford Wine Walk
Friday, May 20, 6pm – 9pm
Theater West End
Unlimited wine tastings, shopping, fun with friends and you have the makings of a tasty evening in historic downtown Sanford.
$20 – $30

Clermont Wine Stroll
Friday, May 20, 6:30pm – 9pm
Explore historic Downtown Clermont while sampling wine at various shops.
Tickets are $20 and will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Optima One Realty.
Photo ID is required.

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

World Whiskey Day
Saturday, May 21, all day
Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant
Raglan Road introduces an exclusive “world tour of Ireland” through flights of four fine Irish whiskeys listed here:

Limavady Single Malt from Limavady, northwest of Belfast
Lost Irish from Termonfeckin in County Louth
Drumshanbo Single Pot from Drumshanbo, County Leitrim
Clonakilty Single Grain from County Cork to the south of the Isle
This $30 flight is valued at $45 if purchased separately.

Sanford Riverwalk Rhythm & Brews BBQ Fest
Saturday, May 21, 12pm – 10pm
Fort Mellon Park
Mouthwatering BBQ from 20 competing cooks and refreshing craft, import and domestic brews
$10 and up

Feeding Ukraine
Saturday, May 21, 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Rosen Shingle Creek Resort
The Adam Michael Rosen Foundation proudly presents Feeding Ukraine. This food and beverage tasting event supports Chef José Andrés and World Central Kitchen (WCK) in their mission to deliver hot meals to Ukrainian refugees.
$200 and up

The Ultimate Garden Party “Escape to Elegance”
Saturday, May 21, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando
1st Annual Ultimate Garden Party featuring entertainment, silent and live auctions, games, delicious hors d'oeuvres and libations. The best part? 100% of proceeds support Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida's efforts to fight hunger in our community.
$150 and up

Blackout Brunch
Saturday May 21, 12pm – 6pm
Neon Beach, Orlando
Immerse yourself in a dim lit and dark club setting for the third monthly installment of BLACKOUT BRUNCH, featuring the talented Rinas.
No cover, food and drink specials

Asian Cultural Festival 2022
Sunday, May 22, 11am – 4pm
Ocoee Lakeshore Center
This year’s celebration will showcase a wide variety of Asian American cultures and talents from Central Florida’s Asian American ethnic groups. There will be booths to showcase business vendors, ethnic cuisines and merchandise that are representative of Asia.

8-Year Anniversary Party at Celery City Craft
Sunday, May 22, 12pm – 7pm
Celery City Craft
Pig Roast & Luau by Morganic Meats, plus live music and more

Cowboy Bebop Live
Sunday, May 22, 7pm
The Geek Easy
Cowboy Bebop LIVE featuring the Bebop Bounty Big Band is an immersive production following the story of the anime hit through music.
$20 – $33

Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Memorial Day Weekend in Orlando

May 23 – 31, 2022 Things to Do / Events in Orlando

Gator Week Returns to Wild Florida
May 23-28
Come celebrate Florida’s most iconic, and often misunderstood native inhabitant. With free Gator Park admission May 23 – 28 (with any cash donation for the Wild Florida Scholarship Fund), you’ll enjoy family-friendly activities such as exotic animal shows, feeding demonstrations, photo ops, contests and more. Check out gatorweek.com for daily schedules including registration for the Alligator Day 5k, live music, and Senior Safari Day.

Taste of Baldwin Park
Thursday, May 26, 5:30pm – 9:30pm
Taste of Baldwin Park is an 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

Private Barrel Tasting of Enzo’s Single Barrel Select Whiskey
Thursday, May 26, 4:30pm
Enzo's on the Lake
Appetizers, samples, and cocktails featuring our whiskey will be provided as well as an opportunity to learn more about the historic Old Pepper Distillery from Winebow Spirits Specialist, Daniel Bareswilt.

The Seasons
May 27 & 28, 2022
The Plaza Live
A multi-sensory orchestral performance with Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.
Tickets $35 – $50

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

15th Annual Hurricane Party Music Festival
Saturday, May 28, 12:00 pm
Historic Downtown Sanford
Tickets $40

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

Diversitastic! Dining Experience: Cuba
Sunday, May 29, 5pm – 8pm
Black Bean Deli
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.

Sounds of Wekiva Live Music
May 6 – May 28, Fridays and Saturdays
Wekiva Island
Fridays and Saturdays starting at 7 p.m. Don't forget to bring your chair so you can relax in style.

Cocktail and Paint Class – Orlando Fringe
Sunday, May 29, 7:00 pm
The Play What You Can Stage – The Lowndes Shakespeare Center
Becca Koopferstock (@koopcreates) will lead participants through a paint class of a colorful guitar! All supplies will be provided and a cocktail ticket will be given on arrival to the class (any age can paint, must be 21+ to drink alcohol). You’ll leave with a finished painting to take home. Only 12 seats!

Memorial Day Events

Memorial 4 Day Weekend
May 27 – 30, 2022 (Times Vary)
Promenade at Sunset Walk
Bands, DJs, Street Performers, Car Show, & More. View website for full schedule

Freestyle Fever Summer Dance Party
Friday, May 27, 7pm
Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach
Make your way to the oceanfront Avalon Terrace for a freestyle summer dance party by the beach! Featuring performances by your favorite freestyle artists and DJs.
$25 – $50

Rock N’ Blues Concert & Car Show
Saturday, May 28, 4pm
Lake Concord Park
View more than 100 classic cars ranging from Camaros to Chevelles to Mustangs, plus food trucks and live music.
FREE Admission

The art house and outdoor sculpture at Lake Concord Park Casselberry

Lake Concord Park Casselberry | Dani Meyering

Electric Ocean
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, May 27 – Sept. 5
SeaWorld Orlando
When the sun goes down, the night fires up at SeaWorld’s Electric Ocean. Join playful, glowing sea creatures and world-class DJs for a family-friendly dance party beneath the waves. Then end the night with Ignite, a fireworks and fountains spectacular. Theme Park admission required.

 Memorial Day Weekend in Orlando: Things to do, where to go, and more

Save the Date!

And It Was Good: Showcase Gallery for Arts Fellowship Orlando
June 16, 7-9 p.m. | Dr. Phillips Center – Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater
Profound. Provocative. Passionate. Arts Fellowship Orlando, the newest arm of The Collaborative Orlando, invites you to join them for their inaugural showcase. Experience a night of inspiration as you journey through the intersection of art and faith with their diverse 2022 cohort (singer/songwriter, creative writer, visual artist, classical composer, carpenter) as they present the original works they've cultivated over the course of their fellowship. In addition, guest appearances will be made by celebrated Orlando Poet Laureate Shawn Welcome, Orlando's premier choreographer Dawn Branch, award-winning filmmaker James Spradlin and Broadway veterans Stephen and Juliette Trafton. Please join Arts Fellowship Orlando for a full evening of unconventional expressions of faith that will equally excite and inspire you.
And It Was Good

THE PINK PARTY hosted by The Hampton Social 
Sat, June 18, Noon to 5pm | The Hampton Social – 9101 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
Enjoy a Garden Oasis Experiential Pop-Up, immersive Rosé Tasting Bars from all over the world, Culinary Delights , Experiential Touch Points, and a Special Live DJ Set with DJ Vice. 


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

Orlando Local Makers Pop Up Markets
Most Fridays and Saturdays
20+ local makers in the delightful backyard of The House on Lang in the Mills 50 neighborhood

Sunset Market
Every Friday in May, 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Pointe Orlando
Plants, produce, soaps, custom tumblers and so much more from local small businesses. Need a unique gift for an upcoming birthday or anniversary? Come check it out!

Orlando Parking Lot Party
Food Truck and Vendor Gatherings
May 13 – Grape and Grain
May 15 – Wills Pub

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival
Daily March 2 – July 4, 2022
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

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

Bazaar Botanica Markets
Third Sunday of each month – May 15, June 19, etc. 1pm – 6pm
Ivanhoe Park Brewing
30+ Artisan Vendors ; And hundreds of products to shop. Plants, Vintage, art, handmade, oddities, and more.
Live and Local performers & entertainment
FREE Admission

Kamayan Supper Club
The supper club will release tickets for weekly Kamayans out of our @taglishfl UCF location. Private dinners and lunches will be available for parties of 6 or more with advance notice.
$45 per person

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

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

Check out multiple Farmers Markets around Orlando every weekend.

Family Sunset at Central Florida Zoo
May 27 – 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
June 24 – 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
July 22 – 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
August 26 – 5p.m. – 8 p.m.
September 23 – 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
The Zoo reopens at 5 p.m. and comes alive with all sorts of fun until the sun goes down. Family Sunset features music at the Wharton-Smith Tropical Splash Ground, inflatable games, and of course, some of your favorite animals along the shaded boardwalks.
$6 per person when purchased online and $8 per person when purchased on-site. This event is not included in annual passes

Pathways 2022: The Carlos Malamud Prize Exhibition
May 19, 2022 – September 2, 2022
UCF Art Gallery

This exhibition is the result of a collaborative partnership between the UCF Art Gallery at the University of Central Florida and the Rollins Museum of Art to celebrate and support emerging professional artists working in Florida. Juried by an external panel of three professionals from various areas of the art world, this year’s edition of the exhibition features six artists with diverse practices. This year’s finalists are Eugene Ofori Agyei, Channing Gray, Aimee Jones, Eric Ondina, Ivan Riascos, and April Webb.
Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Virtual exhibitions are available at: https://gallery.cah.ucf.edu/
Closed on major holidays
Admission is FREE


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:


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

33rd Annual ZORA! Festival
June 3 – 5, 2022
The Preserve in Eatonville
The 2022 ZORA! Festival Season will now consist of three (3) key events, each one appealing to both a specific, as well as to, an inter-generational audience. The 2022 theme will be “Celebrations for the Generations.” There are a variety of events, please visit the Festival website for full details.

Pridefest Kissimmee
Saturday, June 4, 12pm – 5pm
Kissimmee Civic Center
A celebration grounded in welcoming, fostering awareness of, and acknowledging the impactful contributions of our local LGBTQ community.|

Yoga at the Brewery
Sunday, June 5, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Ivanhoe Park Brewing
Cost is $10 and includes your first Ivanhoe Park Beer or Mimosa. You will receive happy hour pricing for the duration of your stay. Bring your own yoga mat

Longwood Luau
Saturday, June 11, 11am – 3pm
Reiter Park
Hawaiian-themed party featuring delectable food, live entertainment, and tropical vibes! There will be several water slide inflatables. Don’t forget to bring bathing suits for the kids.

407 Food Fair
Ivanhoe Park Brewing
Saturday, June 11, 2pm – 7pm
Monthly food & craft festival will be held the second Saturday of the month at Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co
FREE – food and product pricing varies

Date Night in the Plaza
Saturday, June 11, 8 to 10 p.m.
Treat yourselves to an evening of live music, fun games and more. Enjoy a Saturday night backyard barbecue right in Cranes Roost Park. Food and drinks are available for purchase. Patrons must be at least 21 years of age. Admission is free. Table seating is limited.

Date Night in the Plaza at Cranes Roost Park | Image credit: City of Altamonte

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!

7th Annual Seafood & Jazz Festival
Saturday, June 18, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Eagles Nest Park, Orlando
Ticket sales and pricing TBA

Kissimmee Juneteenth Festival
Saturday, June 18, 12pm – 5pm
Kissimmee Lakefront Park
A celebration of community, culture, and unity that is perfect for the entire family.

Pink Party
Saturday, June 18, 12pm – 5pm
The Hampton Social
Enjoy a Garden Oasis Experiential Pop-Up, immersive Rosé Tasting Bars from all over the world, Culinary Delights , Experiential Touch Points, and a Special Live DJ Set with DJ VICE
$99 Includes welcome glass of Rosé, our signature culinary bites, four (4) immersive global Rosé tastings and experiential surprises

Pride Bar Crawl
Saturday, June 18, 4pm
Underground Orlando
A Portion Of Proceeds Will Be Donated To The Trevor Project
$10 – $15

Authentic Selves: Poetry Reading and Open Mic
Sunday, June 19, 7:30pm
Timucua Arts Foundation Orlando
Announcing Timucua's new monthly poetry and open mic series, Authentic Selves! Held the 3rd Sunday of every month at Timucua.

A Streetcar Named Desire
Thursday, June 23, 7:00 p.m.
Timucua Arts Foundation Orlando
As Blanche’s fragile world crumbles, she turns to her sister Stella for solace – but her downward spiral brings her face to face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski. Audience Advisory: Contains adult situations and violence

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

The Alice: An Immersive Cocktail Experience
June 29 – August 10, 5:30pm – 7:00pm or 7:45pm – 9:15pm
The Oliv Bar
An immersive cocktail adventure! Come along on a 90 minute topsy-turvy journey into the magical realm of Wonderland.


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

Full list of 4th of July Fireworks and Events – Updated for 2022

407 Food Fair
Ivanhoe Park Brewing
Saturday, July 9, 2pm – 7pm
Monthly food & craft festival will be held the second Saturday of the month at Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co
FREE – food and product pricing varies

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

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

R&B Music Experience – Keith Sweat Birthday Celebration
Friday, July 22, 2022
Amway Center
Keith Sweat, Tevin Campbell, Monica, Tamar Braxton, 112, Ginuwine and Silk. The one-night-only concert features a vast catalog of old school R&B hits
$65 and up

Chris Rock
Wednesday, July 27 and Thursday July 28
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
$49.50 and up

Second Harvest hosts “Food for Thought” tours
June 1, June 15 and June 29
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
Pre-registration is required a week before each tour.
Get an inside look at how Second Harvest distributes enough food for 250,000 meals a day – which remains elevated compared to pre-pandemic distribution levels.


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.

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

Michael Bublé
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Amway Center
Tickets start at $65

Music After Dark
August 25 – August 27, 2022
Universal Orlando
One of the world’s greatest pop bands, Maroon 5, will be performing at the Music After Dark fan experience August 25-27 at Universal Orlando Resort, featuring an intimate concert and private late night “after hours” event.

BLK JOY Festival
Saturday, August 27, 11am – 4pm
Blue Jacket Park, Orlando
Local organizations, music, art, food, and vendors to help curate joy for attendees. Local organizations will provide resources for social services and more for community members to connect with.

A Bronx Tale
August 26 – September 18, 2022
The Garden Theatre
A Bronx Tale is a streetwise musical based on the critically acclaimed play that inspired the now classic film.
Tickets go on sale July 6, with prices starting at $25


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


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

Pitbull with Iggy Azalea
Sunday, October 16, 2022
Amway Center
$26 and up

Friday, October 21, 2022
Amway Center
$60 and up

The Night Market with Zombietoberfest
Saturday, October 22, 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Corrine Drive, Audobon Park
Storytellers and performers from the dark, whimsical theater troupe Phantasmagoria. Plus, DJ, outdoor craft market, craft beer gardens, free costume contest for humans, a free Great Pupkin Costume Contest for pups, free outdoor movie and more.

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

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


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 Classic
Image 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

Straight No Chaser – The 25th Anniversary Celebration
November 16, 2022
Steinmetz Hall, Dr. Phillips Center

Daniel Tosh- Florida Trash Tour
November 17 at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Steinmetz Hall, Dr. Phillips Center

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
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


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

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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