Central Florida has many locations where free entertainment is the name of the game. Free concerts, movies and outdoor entertainment (many family friendly) can be found throughout the region.
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Free live concerts, movies, performances and open Mic nights make the Eddie Rose Amphitheater and Cranes Roost Plaza popular destination points. Located in Uptown Altamonte in Cranes Roost Park on the scenic waterfront of Cranes Roost Lake, the plaza features a twice nightly (except Tuesday) choreographed fountain show and the Eddie Rose Amphitheater with stadium-style seating and a one-of-kind floating stage is home to an ever-changing schedule of family friendly events. Check the events calendar for a complete listing of upcoming events.
Like to sing along with the oldies? Live bands give free concerts on the Main Stage at Old Town every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night.
Do classic and antique cars bring back pleasant memories? Check out the Saturday Night Cruise when cars from 1974 and earlier, parade down the brick streets of Old Town. The Friday Night Cruise welcomes custom and special interest vehicles in addition to 1975-1987 cars and trucks. Thursday is Bike Night, when bikers head to Old Town with their Hogs and Choppers around 6 p.m. Many special events like The Cornhole Shootout Competition, Latin Sundays and VETTE FEST IV are held throughout the year.
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In addition to free tours, Florida's only certified organic brewery, Orlando Brewing offers free live entertainment on most Friday and Saturday evenings. Local bands take the stage starting at 9pm. Check the calendar for upcoming performances.
On select dates during the year, the Mt. Dora Center for the Arts sponsors the popular Art Stroll. Enjoy a Friday night full of art, sidewalk music and hors d'oeuvres while strolling through downtown Mt. Dora to several walk-able venues that showcase regional art. Check the activities schedule for upcoming dates.
Located on a 127 acre estate in Clermont, Florida, the Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards attracts more than 100,000 people annually, enjoying its tasting room, festivals and gift shop. The winery sponsors an annual Winter Music Series and Summer Music Series with free admission. Check website for dates and times of these and other events.
On select dates throughout the year, WMMO sponsors free concerts featuring popular acts in downtown Orlando. Check the website for upcoming free events.
Town Center, in the heart of Celebration, Florida, features many seasonal events with free concerts and entertainment. Watching fireworks on the 4th of July, celebrating Oktoberfest or catching "snow" during the holidays are just a few of the family friendly planned events at the town center. Check the website for more details.