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Go Play! June 2022 Family Events in Orlando

Summer is here. Mark your calendars with the best family-friendly events in the Orlando area.

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All Month Long

Leaf It!
Leu Gardens
June 1-July 31

During June and July 2022, a very special scavenger hunt will take place in Leu Gardens and all you have to do is find a leaf.  Well, not just any leaf. A special leaf is your guide. Find the leaf and you will be rewarded with really fun facts about the gardens. There are over 20 of this special leaf to find. It’s a great way to learn about some of the plants, a little bit of history and more! A fun scavenger hunt for all ages and a great teaching tool for children. Kids can come dressed up in their favorite explorer or detective costumes. You will be given a special map to help you guide you. Good luck! Daytime garden admission applies: $15 adult, $10 child (ages 4 – 17 years) which includes this scavenger hunt. Leu Gardens’ Members and all children 3 years of age and under receive free admission.

Bionic Me Exhibit
Orlando Science Center
May 22 – September 5

Explore the ingenious tech that is changing the human experience! Read more here.


June 1 – 5, 2022

Danny H Magic & Comedy Show
Penguin Point Productions
Friday, June 3, 7:30 p.m.

Brew & View Family Night: Turning Red
Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company
Friday, June 3, 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m.

Family Friday takes place the First Friday of each Month at Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co! See our event review here.

Silver Spurs Rodeo 
Osceola Heritage Park
June 3 & 4, 7:30 p.m.

The Silver Spurs Riding Club will host their 149th Silver Spurs Rodeo. Don’t miss a second of the dirt-flying rodeo action, that’s fun for the entire family!

Kids Night Out
Central Florida Zoo
June 4, 6:30-10 p.m.

It’s KIDS ONLY (ages 5-12) at Kids Night Out! The fun begins in the Discovery Center at 6:30 p.m. Everyone will get to enjoy meeting cool animals up close and taking a flashlight tour of the Zoo. We’ll play games, make a craft, and enjoy a snack, all before the grownups come back! Annual Pass Holders: $25 per child | Non-Pass Holders: $30 per child

2022 Applause Awards
Dr. Phillips Center
June 4, 7 p.m.

Celebrate Florida’s top talent from 30 high schools during Dr. Phillips Center’s Applause Awards in the Walt Disney Theater, directed by Broadway veteran Ray Roderick and hosted by Broadway actress Rachel York.

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June 6 – 12, 2022

Stroller Tours at OMA
Orlando Museum of Art
Wednesday, June 8, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Take a stroll through the galleries with infants and toddlers in tow! Join a Museum educator for a one-hour tour of OM°A with lively discussion and engaging experiences. Crying and chatty babies are welcome! Both babies and adults can gaze at colorful and intriguing works of art without the fear of being disruptive. This tour offers something for everyone! Sponsored by Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies. Register for any or all sessions by signing up online, or by calling the OM°A Programs Coordinator at 407.896.4231 x262.

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Thursday, June 9, 10:45-11:45 a.m.

Bubble Bonanza
Seminole County Library Lake Mary Branch
Friday, June 10, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Enjoy a variety of “bubble stations” including DIY bubble wands, bubble painting, bouncing bubbles, bubble foam, and even a GIANT bubble – large enough to surround you!

Mother of All Baby Showers
Orlando Science Center
Friday, June 10, 6-9 p.m.

The Mother of All Baby Showers (MOABS) returns to OSC and you don’t want to miss this adults-only night out for education and celebration. Featuring more than 30 try-before-you-buy products and services, real talk with Florida’s award-winning writer Rachel Sobel of Whine & Cheez(Its), hands-on Q&A and demos, pampering treatments, giveaways, and learning, laughing and leaving with confidence. It’s the perfect date night, girls’ night, or night out for yourself! Use promo code OSC for a FREE ticket while supplies last!

Vegan Festival
Lake Eola
Saturday, June 11, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Vegan Festival with over 25 local vendors and businesses offering plenty of vegan food, drinks and craft options. Live music during the entire event and a guest speaker and free workshop.

Virtual Family Zumba Class
Orange County Library System (via Zoom)
Saturday, June 11, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Get your family moving with this energizing workout class! Learn basic Zumba moves to help you dance your way to fitness. Registration required. Age ranges: children 4-13 years old; adults all ages. This is a Virtual Event hosted through Zoom.

407 Food Fair
Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company
Saturday, June 11, 12-7 p.m.

This monthly food & craft festival will be held the second Saturday of the month at Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. It is the perfect way to enjoy all things local in one spot! Each month will feature a different culinary theme and you will be able to sample tasty offerings from 8-12 food vendors and shop local goods — all while enjoying the views and brews of Ivanhoe Park Brewing!


June 13 – 19, 2022

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Oviedo Brewing Night Market
Oviedo Brewing Company
Friday, June 17, 5-10 p.m.

Happening once a month, the Oviedo Brewing Night Market hosts local vendors on a outside Oviedo Brewing Company at the Oviedo Mall. 

Make Fest
Orlando Science Center
June 18 & 19

Are you a budding builder, excellent at embroidery, or just a maker in the making? Then make(r) some room in your schedule for Make Fest! Learn the skills you need to feel empowered to create. Whether you’re a professional maker or exploring a new hobby, everyone has something exciting to learn. (Included with admission).

Summertime Kid Fest ‘22
Oviedo Cultural Center
Saturday, June 18, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Saturday morning summer fun, featuring lots of interactive kids entertainment hosted by Mr. Harley! Including live music, sing-a-longs and dancing, a variety of cirque performers, story time, face painting and more! Tickets are $10 each, for parents and children. Seating is limited, so don’t delay. Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/251419401197

Father’s Day Succulent & Cacti Rock Garden Workshop
Leu Gardens
Saturday, June 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Spread a little love to the dad figure in your life by creating a one-of-a-kind gift just for him! Build a succulent and cacti rock garden, while learning how to plant and care for them. THIS IS A DROP-OFF CLASS FOR STUDENTS ONLY. Students ONLY will be allowed in the classroom during class time. Parents are welcome to explore the gardens and wait for their students. (Fee includes parent & student’s garden entrance.)

The Rock and Role Playhouse – Bob Marley for Kids
Hard Rock Live Orlando
Saturday, June 18, 10:30 a.m.

Get ready for NO WORRIES over Father’s Day Weekend! The nation’s largest kid-friendly live concert series is coming to Hard Rock Live Orlando to perform the music of Bob Marley for kids LIVE! Bring the little ones and enjoy the magic and mystic of the music of Bob Marley with the whole family. The Rock and Roll Playhouse’s mission is to create a safe-zone where kids can rock out, explore their creativity and learn while having fun, all through the magic of music. Tickets are on sale now!

The Rock and Roll Playhouse

Father’s Day
Leu Gardens
Sunday, June 19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Enjoy this special day with your dad in Orlando’s most beautiful garden. Stroll the winding pathways and discover all the various areas including their amazing butterfly garden! Dads receive free admission on this very special day. Garden Admission: $15 adult and $10 child (4 – 17 years of age) and Free for Moms on this special day.

Father’s Day Special
Elev8 Fun
Sunday, June 19

Elev8 Fun has the perfect way for families to spend the day celebrating dad. Dads can enjoy a FREE go-kart race with child present. That means dads can cut loose as they screech around corners going up to 45 miles per hour on a state-of-the-art course. When the fun is done, families can head to PL8 Bar & Grill to fuel up. As a bonus, dads will get a free slice of cheesecake with the purchase of an entrée. The deal is only available on Sunday, June 19, 2022. For more information, visit elev8fun.com.

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June 20 – 26, 2022

Blond Ambition Glow Party
Boxi Park, Lake Nona
Thursday, June 23, 6-10 p.m.

Glow up for a Blond Ambition Glow Party at Boxi Park. There will be a live band and glow sticks available. You bring your best moves as we light up the dance floor. No cover!

Family Sunset at the Zoo
Central Florida Zoo
Friday, June 24, 5-8 p.m.
Enjoy inflatable games, music and more as you stroll around the Zoo! Gates reopen at 5 p.m. for guests to enjoy the Zoo at sunset and music in the Tropical Splash Ground. Last admission into the Zoo will be at 7:30 p.m. Individual tickets are $6 online, $8 at the door. Guests can also bundle and save with the Family 4-Pack for $40, which includes four tickets, four hot dogs and four regular fountain drinks to fuel the whole family for fun.

Kid’s Summer Cooking Class
Terralina Crafted Italian, Disney Springs
Saturday, June 25, 11 a.m.

Put on your chef hat, kids! During the Terralina Crafted Italian summer cooking series you’ll learn how to make pizza with fresh ingredients. Embrace Italian food and culture while transforming simple ingredients into delicious dishes. Each class includes a drink, apron, chef hat, pizza and a dessert! Cooking classes are $30 and designed for kids ages 5-12. Space is limited to 12 kids per class.

Veg-Fest
Lake Eola
Saturday, June 25, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Downtown Orlando Veg Festival will have tons of food, drinks and activities for the family. This is a Vegan festival celebrating community with local businesses and vendors for the entire family to enjoy. Over 25 vendors from food, drinks, crafts, art, businesses and more. This is a free and family-friendly event … you can even bring your pets! Feel free to come socialize and enjoy the afternoon with community.

Summertime Bash
Windermere Town Square Park
Saturday, June 25, 4-8 p.m.

Entrance is FREE! Craft beer, food trucks, live music (DJ), The Bubble Bus and bounce houses.

Bubble Bus

Mega Food Truck Event
Historic Downtown Clermont
Saturday, June 25, 4-9 p.m.

Bring the whole family for a fun filled evening featuring 30 different food trucks. Music by “SCHOOL OF ROCK” (bring your lawn chairs). Kid’s zone, vendors and crafters. Also, the downtown stores will stay open later for all your shopping needs!

Night Hike at the Zoo
Central Florida Zoo
Saturday, June 25, 7:30-10 p.m.

Experience the sights and sounds of the Zoo at night during this exciting nocturnal adventure! The evening will begin in the Discovery Center with up-close animal encounters. Fascinating nightlife will come to light as we venture into the Zoo for a guided flashlight tour and explore the Zoo after dark. This is a great program for families, but because it is a late-night program, children must be five years or older to attend. $20 for ages 5–12 | $25 for ages 13 and up. Annual Pass Holders receive a $5 discount per person.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in Concert
Dr. Phillips Center
June 25 & 26

Experience your favorite movies transformed with the music of a live symphony orchestra in the Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series. For the first time ever, audiences can rediscover the magic of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ while the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra performs Nicholas Hooper’s unforgettable score and Harry Potter™ soars across the big screen in high-definition.


June 27 – 30, 2022

The Masked Singer
Dr. Phillips Center
Tuesday, June 28, 7:30 p.m.

Get ready to unmask the craziness…The Masked Singer national tour is coming to you in 2022, bringing the #1 show on television^ to the next level on its first-ever North American tour! Audiences can expect to see their favorite characters brought to life, as well as surprise celebrity guests, amazing new performances and a can’t-miss spectacular live show for an audience of all ages across the nation. The only question remains: Who’s behind the mask? See if you can guess before the end of the show!

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