Kids will delight in the fun to be had at the Hamlin Fair. Photo courtesy of the fair
Kids will delight in the fun to be had at the Hamlin Fair. Photo courtesy of the fair

40+ Awesome Things to Do in Orlando in May with Kids: Spring Festivals, Nature, Holiday Fun

Soak up the beautiful Florida weather before the heat of summer arrives. The calendar for May is packed with fun outdoor festivals, from theme park events at Epcot and SeaWorld, to arts festivals and a balloon festival.  There are also several events to celebrate moms this Mother's Day. Enjoy yoga in the garden, take her to a comedy show, and much more.  Remember our fallen military heroes at a Memorial Day service or at the Salute to the U.S. Military Vehicle Display.

Want to get away for the long weekend? Consider one of these Florida campgrounds or Orlando hotels that are sure to create some lasting family memories.

Read on for all the highlights of fun happenings around Central Florida this month. It's also not too early to start planning for summer camps. We have many resources available, including Orlando STEM camps as well as an Online Camp Fair full of fun options for your kiddos this summer. 

Be sure to keep checking our event calendar as new events are added often, and don't forget to subscribe to our FREE Mommy Poppins Orlando newsletter to get the latest news and activities delivered straight to your inbox.

While we try to promote safe activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, keep your family and others safe by wearing a mask and maintaining appropriate distance. If you arrive at an event that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our event calendar to find something else to do.

Places featured in this article:


Walt Disney World - Epcot
upcoming events
(Wed Mar 3, 2021 - Mon Jul 5, 2021) Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
upcoming events
(Sun Jan 3, 2021 - Sun May 30, 2021) Frontyard Festival Disney Movie Nights

Harry P. Leu Gardens
upcoming events
(Sat May 1, 2021 - Mon May 31, 2021) Alphabet Plant Scavenger Hunt at Leu Gardens
(Sat May 1, 2021 - Mon May 31, 2021) Alphabet Plant Scavenger Hunt at Leu Gardens

LEGOLAND Florida Resort
upcoming events
(Sat Jun 5, 2021 - Sun Jun 20, 2021) Lego Ninjago Days at Legoland Florida

Central Florida Fairgrounds

Historic Downtown Sanford

Orlando Science Center
upcoming events
(Sat Feb 27, 2021 - Sat Jun 12, 2021) Kids Night at the Museum

Central Park
upcoming events
(Fri May 14, 2021 - Sun May 16, 2021) Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

Trinity Prep
upcoming events
(Fri May 21, 2021 - Sat May 22, 2021) Disney's Moana Jr. presented by CFCArts

Orlando Garden Club
upcoming events
(Sat May 22, 2021 - Sun May 30, 2021) Kids Fringe

Edgewood/Greenwood Cemetery
upcoming events

Audubon Center for Birds of Prey

Chick-fil-A Waterford Lakes

Harry P. Leu Gardens
upcoming events
(Sat May 1, 2021 - Mon May 31, 2021) Alphabet Plant Scavenger Hunt at Leu Gardens
(Sat May 1, 2021 - Mon May 31, 2021) Alphabet Plant Scavenger Hunt at Leu Gardens

Sanford Residential Historic District

Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites & Waterpark
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides