Free and Cheap Things To Do This Weekend In Orlando 8/31 – 9/2, 2012

With the threat of hurricane Isaac behind us, and the promise of a mostly sunny, dry weekend ahead….why not come out of your storm shelter and make some plans? We have plenty of budget friendly ideas for you right here…and you can save your money for another rainy day!

 

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Central Florida Film Festival

  • Daily (August 31st through September 2nd)
  • West Orange 5 Theatre
  • 1575 Maguire Rd, Ocoee, FL, 34761
  • More Info:407-370-3703

The Central Florida Film Festival is taking place at the West Orange Cinemas in Ocoee over Labor Day weekend. There will be 80 films at this years festival. Click here for a movie itinerary. Tickets are $10 for a  single, or $25 for a daily pass. You can purchase tickets at the box office 1/2 hour before the screening.

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Friday Night Tastings

  • Friday, August 31
  • 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Vino!
  • 500 Park Ave., Suite 120 , Winter Park , FL , 32789
  • More Info: 407-691-0304

Sample wines from around the world and get friendly advice on vintage wines at Vino! in downtown Winter Park.

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Family Night on the Patio

  • Friday, August 31
  • 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Waterford Lakes Town Center
  • 413 N. Alafaya Trail , Orlando , FL , 32828
  • More Info: 407-737-2866

Every Friday evening, shoppers can enjoy free music and games under the stars with family and friends at Waterford Lakes Town Center’s “Family Night on the Patio” event, featuring music provided by DJ Laurie.

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Pinocchio

  • Friday 10:30, 1:30 & 4:30
  • Saturday & Sunday 12:30, 2:45 & 5:00
  • $6
  • Pinocchio’s Marionette Theater
  • 451 E. Altamonte Drive , Altamonte Springs , FL , 32701
  • More Info: 407-834-8757

Bring your children to enjoy the string puppet musical production of the classic fairy tale Pinocchio. Pinocchio’s Marionette Theater is located inside the Altamonte mall.

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ROCK Orlando

  • August 31st : 8 p.m.
  • September 1st : 8 p.m. & 11:30 p.m.
  • Greater Orlando Actors’ Theatre
  • 2431 Aloma Ave. Orlando, FL 32792
  • More info: 407-872-8451

Greater Orlando Actors’ Theatre production of the musical revue, with a sneak preview of their upcoming season. Tickets are $15 and can be bought online.

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Bacon Bash

  • Saturday, September 1
  • Noon – 4 pm
  • Peterbrooke Chocolatier
  • 300 S. Park Ave. , Winter Park , FL , 32789
  • More Info: 407-644-3200

Celebrate International Bacon Day in a unique way! Bacon lovers can taste chocloate-dipped bacon creations made by Peterbrooke Chocolatier in collaboration with C&S Brisket Bus. Event is free, food prices vary.

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Sunsplash

  • Saturday, September 1
  • Noon – 10 p.m.
  • The Acre
  • 4421 Edgewater Drive , Orlando , FL , 32804
  • More Info: 407-595-3731

Local music and activites to benefit the Florida School of Holistic Living. $5 advance, $10 at the door. Buy advance tickets here. 

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Marketplace at SODO

  • Saturday, September 1
  • 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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Fishing tournament

  • Saturday, September 1
  • 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Barnett Park
  • 4801 W. Colonial Drive Orlando, FL 32808
  • More Info: 407-836-6249

Orange County Parks and Recreation’s 24th annual “Fish for the Fun of It” catch-and-release tournament is for boys and girls ages 12 or younger. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Participants are encouraged to bring their own fishing pole and tackle. Fishing poles, tackle and bait for registered children will be supplied while supplies last. Older siblings and parents may fish with the registered child but must supply their own pole, tackle and bait; older children and adults will not be able to participate in the tournament.

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