Here are 9 things to do this weekend in Central Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. — This weekend, there will be plenty of things happening to keep you entertained.


Check out our guide to events below:

Third Annual Local Music Merch Swap

Orlando Music History’s third annual Local Music Merch Swap takes place Friday beginning at 8 p.m. There will be live music and the chance to expand your music collection. The swap portion is free to attend and participate, but the concert Is $10 in advance and $12 the day of the show. Click here for details.

Rock the Universe

Rock the Universe, Florida’s biggest Christian music festival, returns for its 25th year on Friday and Saturday. Get more information here.

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Port Canaveral’s rock event takes place through Saturday. Check out the headliners and more by clicking here


This is Wicked’s first weekend back at the Dr. Phillips Center. The show runs through Feb. 12. Click here for tickets and information.

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Oakland Heritage Day

Celebrate Oakland Heritage Day and the city’s 135th anniversary from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in historic downtown Oakland. Click here for details.


The Rosen JCC’s annual Winterfest returns Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 pm. There will be food, snow slides, games, face painting, a petting zoo and more. Tickets are $40 for a family of four. Click here for more information: https://www.accelevents.com/e/Winterfest2023

The songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra presents “Something Wonderful” – The Songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein at the Dr. Phillips Center. The show takes place Saturday at both 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Click here for tickets and information.

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Kitten Cuddle and Adoption

Polk County will host its kitten cuddle and adoption event on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visitors can enjoy five minutes of kitten and cat cuddling for a $5 donation. All proceeds go to SPCA Florida.

Elmo’s Birthday Weekend

Everyone’s favorite red furry resident of Sesame Street is celebrating his birthday! From Saturday through Thursday, you can celebrate Elmo’s birthday at SeaWorld Orlando. There will be story time, a scavenger hunt, photo opportunities, a DJ dance party, parade and more. Click here for more information.

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