Florida may be known as the Spring Break Capital of the World because of its beautiful beaches, but if you’re looking to stay in the Central Florida area, there are still plenty of fun things to do near Orlando all season long. Whether you’re looking to experience the magic at our Orlando theme parks or want to find some fun family activities to keep the kids entertained, there’s no shortage of can’t-miss events and activities in Orlando this spring.
We’ve taken the guesswork out of things to do in Orlando this spring with our picks for events that you just can’t miss.
Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort are Orlando’s claim to fame, and their spring events don’t disappoint. These Orlando attractions’ spring offerings appeal to both parents and kids with their fun family activities. You can ring in spring at EPCOT’s International Flower & Garden Festival with beautiful blooms and 18 outdoor kitchens throughout the park. Or, if you’re looking for a more high-energy theme park happening, look no further than Universal Orlando Resort’s Mardi Gras. From parades and delicious New Orleans-inspired dishes to nightly concerts and the wildest drinks this side of the bayou, Universal’s Mardi Gras party has something for the whole family.
Hippity Hop Adventure is back at the Central Florida Zoo, and this is a can’t-miss event for kids this spring. Start the Easter festivities early with a trip to the best zoo in Florida on Saturday, April 16, for candy, prizes and even a few surprises throughout the day. All the fun family activities are included in general Zoo admission, so be sure to check out all that the Zoo has to offer while you’re here.
We didn’t forget about the adults. Brews Around the Zoo is the perfect way to spend an adults-only night out in Central Florida. Experience the Central Florida Zoo like never before at this nighttime event featuring beer stations with over 30 different craft beers, a seltzer station and wine tastings, plus live music! This ticketed event will take place Saturday, April 9, from 5 to 9 p.m. and is for adults 21+ only.
Calling all art lovers! Located right in beautiful Historic Downtown Sanford, just down the street from us at the Sanford Zoo, the St. Johns River Festival of the Arts is the perfect way to send spring out with a bang. The event takes place April 30 and May 1, drawing some of the best artists from across the country for a weekend of demonstrations, workshops, food, music, and of course, amazing art. It’s the 10th year for this event, so you know it’s one of many people’s favorite things to do in Sanford.
Looking for Orlando activities? In spring, neighborhood celebrations pop up around Central Florida like flowers, and they’re the perfect things to do in Orlando with kids. Each event has its own personality, so you can pick and choose your own adventure. For example, Ocoee celebrates all things music April 8 and 9. Love blueberries? Mount Dora celebrates the crop April 23. Search around and find your own hidden gem!
As you can see, there’s no shortage of things to do in Orlando this spring. With so many holidays, happenings and beautiful spring weather, the perfect things to do in Florida with kids or ways to ring in spring in Central Florida with your friends are waiting for you!