Your Guide for What to Do in Orlando This Memorial Day

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Orlando residents have plenty of options for things to do this Memorial Day. From community events to freebies and discounts for active and retired military members, there is something for everyone.

Things to Do

Boxi Park
Thursday, May 23 and Friday, May 24: Open at 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26: Open at 11:00 a.m.
Memorial Day Monday, May 27: Open at 11:00 a.m.
6877 Tavistock Lakes Blvd. Orlando, FL 32827
Free and open to the public
Boxi Park, the new innovative outdoor and entertainment park located at Lake Nona Town Center, will be honoring those who served and celebrating the beginning of summer with a weekend of live music, kid activities, and food and drink specials.

Center Lake Park 5K
Saturday, May 25 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Center Lake Lane, Oviedo, FL 32765
Free to public, registration required for runners
The Oviedo Memorial 5K and Kids Fun Run returns to Center Lake Park, benefiting the American Legion, Oviedo Memorial Post 243. The 5K will be professionally chip timed, and medals will be awarded to all 5K finishers.

Orlando Harley-Davidson
Saturday, May 25 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
3770 37th St, Orlando, FL 32805
What Memorial Day weekend is complete without a cookout? Stop by your closest Orlando Harley-Davidson for a cookout and complimentary refreshments. While you’re there, demo the 2019s or bring a non-rider and learn more about our Riding Academy!

Sanford Avenue Block Party
Saturday, May 25 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
400 S. Sanford Avenue, Sanford, Florida 32771
Free to the public
This is a party including live music, craft beer, margaritas, sangria, food, vendors, dancing, shopping, and fun! The kids will get to play games while you support all the local Sanford Avenue Merchants. Dogs are also welcomed.

Ember Day Party
Saturday, May 25 from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
42 West Central Blvd., Orlando, FL 32801
$10 per person 21+
Enjoy music by DJ Tamera James and DJ Xclusive City, food, and cocktails during Ember’s Memorial Day Party. The event will be hosted by Viva La Koi and the dress code is Summer Chic.

Wall Street Plaza Block Party
Sunday, May 26 from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m.
25 Wall St., Orlando, FL 32801
No cover. 21+ only
The three-day weekend means three block party nights on Wall St Plaza! All are welcomed to the All-American Block Party to enjoy music and drink specials all day.

Ace Café Orlando Car Show
Monday, May 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
100 W Livingston Street, Orlando, FL 32801
Join Ace Café for a car show, music from DJ Don from Cruisin’ Orlando, and gift cards for Best in Show. All show cars welcome!

Parades and Ceremonies

Orando VA Medical Center Ceremony
Friday, May 24 at 10 a.m.
13800 Veterans Way, Orlando, FL 32827
Free and open to the public
Join Orlando VA Medical Center, Lake Nona Veterans Club and the Central Florida Veterans Memorial Park Foundation at the Memorial Park to honor all who have fallen. The special ceremony remembers the sacrifice and service for our freedom.

Orlando Carnival Downtown
Sunday, May 26 at 2 p.m.
1 Citrus Bowl Place, Orlando, FL 32805
Advanced Admission is $20, VIP tickets and packages starting at $75.
One of Orlando’s largest cultural spectacles will take place once again over Memorial Day Weekend. The free parade runs along Church Street between the Amway and Camping World Stadium. The main event takes place on Tinker Field at Camping World Stadium, where live performances by the biggest Caribbean artists will be held.

Orange County War Memorial Commemoration Ceremony
Monday, May 27 at 10 a.m.
425 N. Orange Ave., Orlando, FL 32801
Free and open to the public
Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings and the Mayor’s Veterans Affairs Advisory Council will honor members of the armed forces enlisted in Orange County who ultimately sacrificed their lives while serving for their country.

Avalon Park Dedication Ceremony
Monday, May 27 at 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
13460 Tanja King Blvd.
Free to the public
Please join Girl Scout Troop 4638 for Avalon Park Veteran’s Memorial Park Dedication Ceremony on Memorial Day in Downtown Avalon Park.

Memorial Day Specials

Lucky’s Market 
Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25: 4-7 p.m.
Saturday, May 26 and Monday, May 27: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
11750 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32817
$6 per item
Visit all Orlando Lucky’s locations for a freshly grilled cheese burger or black bean burger and a side for just $6. For Memorial Day weekend only, you can also sample a variety of other meats, including kabobs, ribs, steaks and more.

4 Rivers Smokehouse
Monday, May 27: All day
All Locations
The entire 4 Rivers family is proud to offer one free Classic Sandwich at all Smokehouse locations to active military, veterans, and first responders.

Lake Mary Historical Museum
May 11 to June 8: Times vary
158 N. Country Club Road, Lake Mary, FL
Free admission
The Historical Museum honors, remembers and appreciates all military personnel. The Military Service exhibit will feature uniforms, artifacts and memorabilia from each military branch. Several dioramas will be on display depicting significant battles.

Orlando Science Center
Now through May 31, times vary
777 E. Princeton St., Orlando, FL 32803
In honor of Memorial Day, veterans and military personnel with military ID will receive free admission and their family members will receive 50% off general admission. This promotion is made possible by Lockheed Martin to salute the brave men and women of our military.


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