What to do this weekend in Orlando: 5 must-see events and festivals

FILE – Lake Eola Park and skyline in Orlando, Florida. (Jeffrey Greenberg/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

What better way to end July and start August refreshed than with a fun weekend outing?

Here are five things planned for the weekend of July 29-July 31.


Calling all taco lovers! The Taco and Tequila event is back and will be held Saturday, July 30 at the Cheyenne Saloon located at 120 W. Church Street in Orlando.

Event attendees will be able to taste and vote for their favorite tacos from competing food trucks, taco shops and restaurants. There will also be tequila tastings, plenty of live beer shows – all included in the ticket price. The event starts at 1 p.m. To purchase a ticket or for more information, visit tacosandtequilaorlando.com.


Imagine having a cocktail in the magical kingdom of Alice’s Wonderland. It’s the ongoing pop-up experience in downtown Orlando. Take a 90-minute trip down the rabbit hole and through the looking glass. Event organizers say that during the trip, you’ll create two bespoke Wonderland cocktails, solve Alice-like puzzles and challenges, devour “Eat Me” cake, paint roses red and more. The event is taking place at Bar Oliv located at N Magnolia Ave Ste 100. The $47 event ticket can be reserved online. If you can’t make it this weekend, don’t worry. The event will be there until August 10.


Actor and comedian DeRay Davis will perform at The Improv located at 9101 International Drive Suite 2310 in Orlando from Friday, July 29 through Sunday, July 31.

Guests must be at least 21 years old to attend the event. Tickets are $42 per person and increase by $5 for same-day purchases.

MIAMI, FL – MAY 27: Actor/comedian DeRay Davis performs onstage during ‘No Cap Comedy Tour’ at James L. Knight Center on May 27, 2022 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)


Here is an event for children! Ryder and your favorite puppies will perform on stage for his The Great Pirate Adventure. The event will take place from Saturday July 30 to Sunday July 31 – with shows at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

It will be held at the Addition Arena located at 12777 Gemini Blvd N in Orlando. Tickets vary between $24 and $80 per person depending on your place on the site.


Watch the musical Catch Me If You Can based on a true story, became a blockbuster movie. The production will take place from Friday, July 29 through Saturday, July 30 at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts located at 445 South Magnolia Avenue in Orlando.

The show kicks off both days at 7 p.m. and tickets start at $25. To purchase tickets, or for more information, visit the event page by clicking here.

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