9 things to do this weekend: UCF spring commencement, ‘Encanto’ at Lake Eola, Mother’s Day and more

ORLANDO, Fla. — Are you looking for something to do this weekend?

Here’s a list of what is happening in Central Florida.

1. UCF spring commencement

Congrats, graduates!

The University of Central Florida is holding spring commencement this weekend.

The ceremonies will be taking place on May 6 and 7.

The ceremonies will be live-streamed on UCF’s YouTube page.

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2. Movieola – Encanto

If your family is obsessed with the Madrigals, you can catch a showing of “Encanto” this weekend at Lake Eola.

The movie will be shown from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday.

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3. Rockin’ Robinson

Rockin’ Robinson is returning to the Milk District this weekend.

It’s a festival that features a day of live music, dancing and local vendors.

The event is free.

4. Sanford Historic Garden tour

You can enjoy Mother’s Day with a self-guided tour through 12 private gardens throughout Sanford’s Historic District.

The event will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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5. Taste of Africa

This weekend, you can enjoy a festival featuring African-influenced food and music.

Taste of Africa is happening at Eagle Nest Park on Saturday from noon to 8 p.m.

6. Mother’s Day in Orlando

Sunday is Mother’s Day.

You can celebrate all your favorite moms with experiences, dining, shopping and special offers in Orlando.

You can see Visit Orlando’s complete list of things to do in the city here.

7. Mother’s Day at Leu Gardens

You can also celebrate moms at Leu Garden this weekend.

Moms receive free admission on Sunday.

The garden is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

8. Daytona Tortugas games

The Daytona Tortugas will face the Jupiter Hammerheads this weekend at Jackie Robinson Ballpark.

There are games scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

There will be a Mother’s Day celebration on Sunday.

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9. Orlando Predators vs. Albany Empire

The Orlando Predators will kick off their season with their home opener against the Albany Empire on Saturday.

The game starts at 7 p.m. at the Amway Center.

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Katlyn Brieskorn,

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.