Explore picture-perfect art festivals throughout Orlando’s theme parks and neighborhoods this spring, including the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival (pictured).

Orlando is an art lover’s dream at any time of year — but especially in the spring, when nationally recognized art festivals join our ever-evolving kaleidoscope of vibrant murals, dazzling galleries and art-centric events. With plenty to explore for all ages and interests, including events in our distinctive neighborhoods, theme parks and surrounding cities, your next inspiration is just around the corner.

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Spring Art Festivals in Orlando Neighborhoods

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ZORA! Festival

ZORA! Outdoor Festival of the Arts (Jan. 26 – 28, 2024)

Named for famed author Zora Neale Hurston, the 35th annual ZORA! Festival is a multi-disciplinary series of events held in the author’s childhood hometown of Eatonville each year. Along with public talks, conferences, movie screenings, arts education programming and more throughout the first half of the year, the celebration is known for its lively Outdoor Festival of the Arts. The free, three-day celebration features an international marketplace, fine arts and crafts, food, historical presentations, live performances and a special exhibition at the Zora Neale Hurston Museum of Fine Arts.

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65th Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival (March 15 – 17, 2024)

One of the nation’s oldest, largest and most prestigious outdoor art festivals, the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival draws up to 250,000 visitors each year. Hosted north of downtown Orlando in the heart of historic Winter Park, the juried fine art festival features sculpture, paintings, digital art and more from hundreds of artists, along with contemporary live music, hands-on easel painting and children’s art workshops.

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While you’re in the area, check out past festival “Best of Show” winners at the architecturally stunning Winter Park Public Library, unwind at one of 140 upscale boutiques, eateries and galleries along Park Avenue, and explore the notable collections of the Rollins Museum of Art, The Alfond Inn, The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, the Hannibal Square Heritage Center, the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens, and more world-class museums.

35th Annual Spring Fiesta in the Park (April 6 – 7, 2024)

For the largest arts and crafts festival series in Orlando, look no further than Spring Fiesta in the Park, hosted annually in downtown Orlando’s Lake Eola Park. Browse distinctive art from hundreds of artists and crafters, plus pose for photos with iconic works of art like The Muse of Discovery, one of six public art installations throughout the park. Enjoy live entertainment, mingle with artists and art lovers from all over the country, and enjoy fresh flavorful fare from local eateries in the heart of Orlando’s thriving Thornton Park District.

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Celebrate Diversity at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center Folk & Urban Art Festival in Winter Park

15th Annual Hannibal Square Heritage Center Folk & Urban Art Festival (April 27, 2024)

Celebrate Central Florida’s diverse culture with a tapestry of artwork, educational entertainment and music at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center Folk & Urban Art Festival. Held in the historic Hannibal Square neighborhood in Winter Park, this year’s event will feature live musical entertainment, the artwork of select folk and urban artisans, storytelling, and kids’ activities, with even more to explore at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center.

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49th Annual Mount Dora Arts Festival (Feb. 3 – 4, 2024)

Just one hour north of our main tourism districts, historic Mount Dora is celebrated for its charming eateries, scenic views, unique antique shops and annual events, like the nationally ranked Mount Dora Arts Festival. This free, two-day, fine arts festival features over 300 artists throughout downtown Mount Dora, along with live entertainment, music and festival fare in Donnelly Park. You’ll find even more to explore at 1921 Mount Dora, which pairs beautifully plated Floridian cuisine with contemporary pieces from the Modernism Museum across the street.

11th Annual UpTown Art Expo (March 22 – 24, 2024)

Spend the day relaxing along the waterfront at beautiful Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs, 15 minutes north of downtown Orlando, where you can shop for glass, jewelry, paintings, pottery and more at the annual UpTown Art Expo. Now in its 11th year, the three-day festival features over 140 art and fine craft exhibitors, mesmerizing live chalk artists, delicious food truck fare, and stirring musical performances all weekend long.

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EPCOT® International Festival of the Arts (Jan. 12 – Feb. 19, 2024)

Between visits to Orlando’s neighborhood art festivals, you can embrace your artistic side at the EPCOT® International Festival of the Arts, a family-friendly celebration of art and cuisine at Walt Disney World® Resort. Indulge in beautifully prepared bites and sips, be inspired by harmonious musical performances, and witness talented live visual artists and performing arts — including show-stopping performances from the Disney on Broadway concert series. Browse incredible art throughout World Showcase, discover the latest additions to EPCOT, and let your imagination take flight with hands-on art and photo opportunities throughout the park.

Subject to change, the concert lineup includes:

  • Jan. 12, 14 – 15, 18, 20 & 22 – 23: Caissie Levy (Frozen) and Patti Murin (Frozen)
  • Jan. 13, 16, 17, 19, 21 & 24 – 25: Gavin Lee (Beauty and the Beast) and Heidi Blickenstaff (The Little Mermaid)
  • Jan. 26 & 28 – 29; Feb. 1, 3, & 5 – 6: Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins) and L. Steven Taylor (The Lion King)
  • Jan. 27 & 30 – 31; Feb. 2, 4 & 7 – 8: Josh Strickland (Tarzan) and Kissy Simmons (The Lion King)
  • Feb. 9, 11 – 12, 15 & 18 – 19: Mandy Gonzalez (Aida) and Michael James Scott (Aladdin)
  • Feb. 10, 13 – 14, 16 – 17 & 19: Bradley Gibson (The Lion King) and Shoba Narayan (Aladdin)

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Map of 2024 Spring Art Festivals in Orlando

Use this interactive map to track down all of the spring art festivals featured in this blog.

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