9 free things to do in the Orlando area this weekend (8/22-24)

click to enlarge 30 fun things to do in Orlando this week (8/20 – 26)
30 fun things to do in Orlando this week (8/20 – 26)

30 fun things to do in Orlando this week (8/20 – 26)

Looking for some unusual activities to do this weekend, but don't wanna break the bank? Here are some ideas:

7th Annual City Skip Day

Kick off the weekend a couple hours early at Wall Street Plaza, with free beer, live entertainment and games.

When: Noon Friday, Aug. 22

Where: Wall Street Plaza, Wall and Court streets

Boarded Up 3: The Art of Skateboarding

Check out this art show organized by Tre Harris where skateboards (and other boards) are the canvas for creation.

When: Through Friday, Sept. 12

Where: CityArts Factory, 29 S. Orange Ave.

Foreplay Fridays

Get to Brink before 10:30 p.m. and pay no cover, then spend the rest of the night dancing your ass off.

When: 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22

Where: The Brink, 47 W. Amelia St.

click to enlarge Image via Audubon Center for Birds of Prey
Image via Audubon Center for Birds of Prey

Image via Audubon Center for Birds of Prey

Back to School Bird Bash

Make your own bird feeder, learn what you can do to conserve the environment and take part in a bird meet-and-greet!

When: 10 a.m. - noon Saturday, Aug. 23

Where: Audubon Center for Birds of Prey, 1101 Audubon Way

The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea

Representative and former vice-presidential running mate Paul Ryan will be signing copies of his book, The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea.

When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23

Where: Books-A-Million, 2605 W. Osceola Parkway

Star-Spangled Summer Concerts

Take a day trip over to Daytona Beach to rock out to a Bon Jovi tribute band.

When: 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23

Where: Daytona Beach Bandshell, Oceanfront Park

The VLA with DJ Cub and Jazzthieves

Open your ears and get your mind blown by DJ Cub and the VLA spinning a ridiculous mix of genres.

When: 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23

Where: The Milk Bar, 2424 E. Robinson St.

Open (Tiny) Houses

Tour one of the homes that inhabit Orlando's tiny house movement.

When: 3-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24

Where:College Park Village RV/Tiny House Community, 3405 And 3409 N Orange Blossom Trl,

Lauren Heintz, Jim Spence

Listen to some fantastic original songs with witty lyrics played on the guitar in an intimate space.

When: 7:30 p.m. p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24

Where: Timucua White House, 2000 S. Summerlin Ave.

click to enlarge Image: Cooper Reep
Image: Cooper Reep

Image: Cooper Reep

TrIP: The Commuters

Take in the newest show at the Gallery at Avalon Island. 14 photographers took to Orlando's public transportation, cameras in tow. This show spotlights the resulting works of art.

When: Through Saturday, Sept. 13

Where: The Gallery at Avalon Island, 39 S. Magnolia Ave.


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