Guide to the Best Spring and Easter Events in Orlando

Easter Bunny photo opportunities, art shows and food festivals are blooming all over Orlando in 2018.

Easter Bunny photo opportunities, art shows and food festivals are blooming all over Orlando in 2018.

Planning to celebrate spring break or Easter in Orlando? We have plenty of activities to keep you hopping! Whether you're looking for Easter sunrise services, egg hunts or outdoor festivals, our lineup of upcoming events is sure to put a spring in your step.

Easter Events in Orlando for All Ages

Bunny Photos: From Mar. 10 through Mar. 31, kids of all ages can meet The Bunny and get a complimentary gift at The Mall at Millenia, less than 20 minutes from Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando. You can take your own photos or opt for a professional photo package.

The Florida Mall will also offer Easter Bunny Photos at Center Court near the Dining Pavilion. Simply reserve your appointment online for a photo with the fluffy one ahead of time. Reservations are available from Mar. 9 through Mar. 31.

Easter Weekend Open House at The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art (Mar. 30–Apr. 1): The event is one of several Open House Weekends hosted by this acclaimed museum in Winter Park, just 20 minutes from downtown Orlando. The Morse Museum is also home to the world's largest collection of works by famed artist Louis Comfort Tiffany.

Sunrise Easter Services: Both SeaWorld Orlando and Bok Tower Gardens, about an hour from Walt Disney World Resort, host sunrise services on Easter morning, which is Apr. 1 this year. Admission to both events is free.

Winter Park Easter Egg Hunt: Each year, the City of Winter Park, about 20 minutes from downtown Orlando, hosts an Easter Egg Hunt. Date and event details will be announced soon.

Spring Festivals at Orlando's Theme Parks

Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Florida (now through Apr. 7): Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of the Big Easy's biggest party right here in Orlando. The annual event features a nightly parade, authentic Cajun cooking, live concerts, a recreation of New Orleans' French Quarter and plenty of beads.

Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld Orlando (Feb. 17–Apr. 15): Dine on a wide array of dishes from around the world and sip on craft beer and other libations at this food-focused festival. The event will also host live performances from top names in music, with details forthcoming.

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival (Feb. 28–May 28): Epcot's springtime festival keeps expanding with Disney-themed topiaries, garden spaces, wildlife habitats, exhibits and demonstrations. You can also enjoy garden-themed food and beverages, as well as the Garden Rocks concert series.

Spring Festivals Throughout Orlando

Downtown Food & Wine Fest (Feb. 24–25): Head to downtown Orlando's Lake Eola Park for this event, which boasts dishes from more than 30 of Orlando's top restaurants, 50 domestic and international wines, and live entertainment.

Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival (Mar. 16–18): One of the most respected outdoor art festivals in the U.S. takes place in Winter Park, about 20 minutes from downtown Orlando. Here, you can peruse painting, jewelry, sculpture, digital art and other mediums from 225 juried artists. Furthermore, many Winter Park restaurants and shops will have special offers related to the event.

Spring Fiesta in the Park (Apr. 7–8): Held in downtown Orlando's Lake Eola Park, this festival focuses on family-friendly arts and entertainment. Food vendors will also be on hand, and pets are welcome too.

Florida Puerto Rican Parade and Festival (Apr. 28): This event starts with a parade through downtown Orlando that culminates at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The celebration continues at the venue's Seneff Arts Plaza with live music, food, arts and crafts, and vendors.

Fun Is Always in Bloom in Orlando

If you can't make it to Orlando this spring, don't worry — you'll find unique experiences and fun adventures whenever you visit. For more events and things to do in Orlando, check out our website, and refer back to this blog for additional details on upcoming spring events as they become available.

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