Free In Orlando – Things To Do
> Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. This Orlando area museum contains one of the world’s most impressive collections of artist Louis Comfort Tiffany. Admission is free Fridays, 4 pm to 8 pm November through April.
> Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts. Take a stroll through history starting with the author’s humble beginnings. The museum also displays creative works of other artists of African descent. Admission is free.
> Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center. The Center presents the history of the Holocaust. It also serves as a memorial to victims through artifacts, educational events, and films. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.
> CityArts Factory. Found in bustling downtown Orlando. The CityArts Factory is an eclectic collection of art galleries showcasing local and international artists. Free admission Tuesday through Saturday from 11 AM. to 6 PM.
> Mennello Museum of American Art. Visitors can make their crafts, get a tour with a docent and can also check out the museum’s open house free of charge. The museum is open on the 2nd Sunday of every month.
> Black Hammock Adventures. This Lake Jessup attraction offers free live alligator and bird exhibits. Every Friday and Saturday at the Lazy Gator Bar, you can join the deck party and listen to live music.
> Harry P. Leu Gardens. Harry P. Leu Gardens includes a butterfly garden, tropical steam garden, bamboo and palm gardens. There’s also a house museum dating to the 1880’s. Free admission from 9 AM to noon on the first Monday of every month.
> University of Central Florida Arboretum. Home to more than 600 plant species, the UCF Arboretum is on an 80-acre property. Visitors can take a self-guided tour to view all the plant species.
> Winter Park Farmer’s Market. Held from 7 AM to 1 PM every Saturday the market features local vendors and farmers selling homemade/homegrown specialties. You will also find fruits, vegetables, organic produce, baked goods and more.
> Lake Eola Park. Lake Eola Park is in the heart of downtown Orlando surrounding a beautiful lake. Picnic along the shore, enjoy one of the many free concerts at the amphitheater. Feed the swans or stop by the Sunday farmer’s market.
> Big Tree Park. The main attraction was a majestic 118-foot-tall bald cypress tree that was over 3,500 years old. Sadly, it was destroyed by a vandal, but the parks beautiful surrounding remain. Pack a picnic!
> Wekiwa Springs State Park. Access is free to this beautiful state park. You can enjoy the natural history museum there. Finally, enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including natural spring access, canoeing, kayaking, camping, and hiking.
> Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards. Sitting on 80 breathtaking acres just north of Orlando, Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards offers free tours. You can also enjoy tastings and many free festivals and events.
> The Orlando Brewing Company. This local brewery near downtown is the only organic brewery and tap room in the Southeast of the USA. Each weekend, there are free brewery tours, free WiFi, and free entertainment.
> Wine Down. Sip wines by the glass. Listen to local bands and sample cuisine from local food trucks at the free Wine Down event. Held the second Friday of every month from 7-10 PM at the Quantum Leap Winery.
> Yoga by the Lake – in Lake Eola Park. Join fellow Orlando yoga enthusiasts at the northern corner of Lake Eola for yoga by the lake. Everyone is welcome every Sunday at 11 AM.
> Disney Springs and Boardwalk. Disney Springs is a new, fun place to experience the magic of Disney without the cost of one of the theme parks. Every month, there are additional festivities taking place around the shops and restaurants.
> Universal Orlando City Walk. City Walk is a popular and free part of Universal Orlando Resort. You can enjoy sidewalk attractions, eat at great restaurants, and enjoy studio fun without the price tag of a theme park ticket.