MLK Weekend Things to Do in Orlando: Parades, Scottish Games, Movie Nights

Teach about civil rights and have fun at Downtown Orlando's Martin Luther King Jr. Parade and performances. Photo courtesy of  City of Orlando
Teach about civil rights and have fun at Downtown Orlando's Martin Luther King Jr. Parade and performances. Photo courtesy of City of Orlando

Looking for the best things to do in Orlando this Martin Luther King Jr. weekend? Here are some family-friendly events and activities to add to your list.

We have the skinny on the best family happenings across the Orlando area on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend! In Orlando this weekend, families enjoy tributes to this civil rights icon in downtown Orlando, Kissimmee, and Eatonville on Saturday, and in Oviedo and Winter Garden on Monday. It's the last weekend to enjoy the lights at the Asian Lantern Festival, and the first weekend to kick off Epcot International Festival of the Arts. There's also a wee bit of Scottish culture in Winter Springs, and movie nights galore throughout the region. 

Find all the fun happenings this month with the Best Things to Do in Orlando in January with Kids, and stay in the loop with Mommy Poppins for all the wonderful news and events you need to know about Orlando!

Be sure to check with the venue for its COVID guidelines and requirements before heading out to any event. Some events are getting canceled or postponed at the last minute due to the latest COVID surge.

Places featured in this article:


Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company

Waterford Lakes Town Center

Walt Disney World - Epcot

Downtown Orlando

Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium

Orange County Regional History Museum

Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts

Pirate's Dinner Adventure

Three Sisters Springs

The Ice Factory of Central Florida

Walt Disney World - Epcot

Pappy's Patch U-Pick

Winter Garden Farmers Market

Lake Mary Farmers Market

Maitland Farmers Market

Mount Dora Village Market

City Of Longwood Farmers Market

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Trout Lake Nature Center

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake

Disney Wilderness Preserve

Gemini Springs Park

Geneva Wilderness Area

Hidden Waters Preserve

Hontoon Island State Park

Rock Springs at Kelly Park

Little Econ Greenway

Shingle Creek Regional Park

Trout Lake Nature Center

Wekiwa Springs State Park

Pappy's Patch U-Pick
Toddler Time at Sky Zone Clermont
Sky Zone Clermont - 9:00 AM Pick
Dragons & Fairies at Leu Gardens
Harry P. Leu Gardens - 6:00 PM Pick
Play Your Way Thursdays at GameTime
GameTime Ocoee - 7:00 PM Pick
Garden Bros. Nuclear Circus
The Florida Mall - various times Pick
Epcot International Festival of the Arts
Walt Disney World - Epcot - various times Pick
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