Spring in Orlando - Top Best Events and Attractions
Are you traveling to Orlando in the spring? Whether you have spring break on your mind or are traveling with the family for a one-of-a-kind Easter or Pesach celebration, Orlando has an abundance of festivities that celebrate the great outdoors, the season, and cultures from around the globe. Check out our guide to spring and early summer events that are sure to deliver a vacation you'll not soon forget. Check out our favorite events in Orlando theme parks this spring events and other festivals planned with you in mind.
Florida weather is always spectacular, but spring in Orlando is extraordinary. The weather is pleasantly warm, but the steamy summer days have not yet arrived. You not only beat the heat, but you'll also beat the summer crowds. That means shorter lines, more rides, and more fun!
Our Favorite Events In Orlando Theme Parks This Spring
Walt Disney World Resort's long-time signature event is the Taste of EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival, and nothing says "spring has sprung" like the flowers and flavors of spring. This unique festival is fun for all, replete with Disney character topiaries, gorgeous garden spaces, exciting exhibits, and wildlife habitat. The little ones will love the scavenger hunt, which will keep them busy until it's time for snacks. There are plenty of culinary choices from the 15 Outdoor Kitchens, which feature a variety of dishes, desserts, and specialty spirits. The entertainment takes the stage in Canada and at the American Gardens Theatre. Get out and celebrate spring in Orlando! This year's festival runs through July 5, 2021.
Universal Orlando Resort serves up another of our favorite things to do in Orlando theme parks this spring with its iconic Mardi Gras 2021: International Flavors of Carnival at Universal Orlando Resort. This festival runs through April 11, 2021. Get your Big Easy on right in Orlando. Mardi Gras is an international food festival and entertainment festival that will feature dishes and libations from 13 destinations worldwide, including, of course, Cajun and Carnaval fare. Universal Studios will bring out the Mardi Gras vibe as it is decorated in vibrant decor and includes painstakingly decorated Mardi Gras floats throughout the park.
The Mardi Gras energy is non-stop with a street party that includes dancers, street performers, fabulous costumes, traditional brass bands, and of course, plenty of beads! Bring home your favorite memories with gifts from the Mardi Gras Tribute Store that will be full of "merch" to stage your own celebration at home. High energy music, great food, and good times. Spring is a great time to be at Universal Orlando Resort.
SeaWorld Orlando is not to be counted out of the spring festivities. Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld Orlando runs Fridays through Sundas until May 9, 2021. This is an excellent event for foodies and families with over 200 distinct and tasty offerings. The open-air event includes more than 50 global cuisines and pairs them up with over 75 wine and cocktail choices and 75 craft beers. Bring your appetite and your thirst. Plan enough time to lick back in the beer garden and enjoy some rock, country, Latin, and 90's retro sounds. The food and libations top off the excitement of amazing roller coasters, hundreds of sea animals, and more.
Outdoor Activities that celebrate spring in Orlando
Orlando and the surrounding area offer up a bounty of outdoor activity. There is no better way to celebrate spring than enjoying the local parks and outdoor attractions. Lakes, botanical gardens, water parks, hiking, and water sports are all within reach.
Henry P Leu Gardens in downtown Orlando is a 50-acre botanical garden. Grab the family or that special one and explore acres of landscaped grounds and lakes, meandering trails, shady oak trees, and cool forests. What a great day to say goodbye to a long winter.
Take a short one-hour drive to the east or the west and discover some of Florida's fabled beaches. If your choice is an east coast beach, why not explore Kennedy Space Center while you're there for a fun and educational look at our space program, rockets, astronauts, and more. "Train" in a space flight simulator and tour the actual launch area. Don't miss this unique chance for hours of space-themed excitement and fun.
Make the short ride to the delightful City of Winter Park. Stroll the charming destination and explore their exciting boutiques, great restaurants, quaint landscaping, and art galleries for a beautiful day celebrating spring in Florida. Check out the FREE Winter Park Sidewalk Festival if you're in town May 14-16, 2021, to see hundreds of juried pieces in the prestigious art festival. Artists' work includes paintings, sculpture, glasswork, jewelry, woodworking, and more. Winter Park is just 25 minutes to the northeast of the central tourist district of Orlando.
Lake Eola Park is truly one of Orlando's hidden gems any time of year. They offer a great break from the crowds as you wander the walking trails along the lake, feed the swans, take a swan boat ride or catch some entertainment in the amphitheater. This is the perfect place to picnic, reflect and recharge. If you are lucky enough to be in Orlando April 3- April 4, 2021, be sure to catch Fiesta in the Park. This FREE family-friendly event features arts and crafts booths, food vendors, live music, and a large kids' play area. Consider an Uber or charter since parking can be limited.
Orlando Arts and Culture
The arts and culture scene in Orlando is surprisingly vibrant. Visit the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art to look at an outstanding Tiffany collection, check out the Mennello Museum of American Art for a diverse multi-media collection of art from various time periods, or check out one of many other museums and exhibits. Special spring 2021 offerings include the Frontyard Festival Series at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts that features Chorale groups, a presentation of Carmen, or book your seats for the Orlando Ballet.
Spring Break Ideas
Spring Break 2021 in Orlando will be celebrated with several events, bar and nightclub parties, and other gatherings. Check out the Orlando Florida Nightlife Guide for the latest events. Some perennial favorites include Twisted Tuesday and the Spring Break Foam party at Club Prana. All of these events are subject to change so check local directories before heading out.
Follow the fun beyond the bars. Why not take a road trip over to the beach for a real spring break bash or celebrate Orlando-style with a trip high above Orlando in our private capsule in the 200-foot high Wheel at ICON Park. For more great ideas to celebrate spring break in your way, check out these Top Outdoor Activities in Orlando.
Are you spending Easter or Pesach in the Orlando area? Celebrate Easter Sunday on April 4, 2021, with special Bunny sightings, Easter egg hunts, and photo "pops." Meet the Easter Bunny at the Easter Bunny Garden Experience at ICON Park March 20- April 3, 2021, and your child gets a token for a free ride on The Wheel. Sunrise Easter Service will be memorable at SeaWorld Orlando, as will the Easter Weekend Open House at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum. Many restaurants will be offering special Easter dinners and events, including Avanti International Resort on International Drive, The Boheme in downtown Orlando, Eddie V's Prime Seafood or Taverna Opa.
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