This weekend, Saturday, March 4, downtown Orlando will come alive with several events and unique experiences, drawing thousands of people to the downtown core.
Thanks to funding from the City of Orlando’s Community Redevelopment Agency, a special rail service has been added this Saturday to help reduce traffic issues downtown and will offer free rides beginning at 2:30 p.m. with the final departures scheduled for 10:21 p.m. southbound and 11:53 p.m. northbound from Church Street Station.
A key part of the city’s efforts in enhancing downtown through the Project DTO 2.0 Action Plan is adding to the exceptional downtown offerings, so for this weekend in conjunction with the large marque events taking place downtown, Orlando will showcase some additional performances to add to the vibrancy, including free, street performances and family-friendly activities from 4-8 p.m. as guests head out to events:
- City Hall Plaza will feature live music and interactive stilt walkers.
- Discover Downtown will host family-friendly street magic performances and glitter temporary tattoo painters. Discover Downtown will also be extending its hours from 2-8 p.m. just for Saturday’s event programming.
- Church Street near SunRail will feature a street juggler and stilt walker.
In addition to these special street performances and Saturday SunRail service, there are also several major marquee events alongside the everyday offerings downtown features, including:
Arts, Music, and the Culture of Downtown:
- Blake Shelton, Amway Center, 7 p.m.
- Planet Rock, The Vanguard, 9 p.m.
- Pretty Woman, The Musical, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 8 p.m.
- Rimma Plays Bruch, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 7:30 p.m.
- Seer Suckers and Sundresses Day Party, Ember, 4 p.m.
Sports Enthusiasts and Active Friends:
- Best Damn Race 5K – Downtown Orlando, 7 a.m.
- It’s Just Yoga Festival Glow Classes Kick-off, Lake Eola Park, 6 p.m.
- Monster Jam, Camping World Stadium, 7 p.m.
- Orlando City Soccer vs. Cincinnati, Exploria Stadium, 7:30 p.m.
- History Alive!, Orange County Regional History Center, 11 a.m.
- Family Storytime, Orange County Public Library, 11 a.m.
- Ecos Fest 2023, CityArts, 2 p.m.
With all this weekend activity, planning ahead is critical to ensure visits downtown are enjoyable and as hassle-free as possible. In particular, for those driving, plan your parking location ahead of time and plan to come early or stay late to avoid heavy traffic. For more information, visit downtownorlando.com/weekendwatch and see more event happenings, where to park, wayfinding details, and more.