Orlando is bringing on spring with open-air theme park celebrations and other special events, including EPCOT® International Flower & Garden Festival at WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort (pictured; ©Disney).


Updated April 6, 2022

Dreaming of a spring getaway? Sunny Orlando — named the No. 1 U.S. spring break destination for 2022 by TravelPulse — is ready to celebrate with fun, open-air events you won’t want to miss, including those at Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld® Orlando and LEGOLAND® Florida Resort, all included with park admission.

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Throw in incredible cultural festivals and sports, gorgeous weather, and resorts for every preference and budget, and it’s no wonder why we’re consistently one of the country’s top spring break and Easter destinations. Put on some comfortable shoes and sunblock: It’s time to bring on spring in Orlando!

Spring Cultural Celebrations & Sports in Orlando

2022 Paul McCartney Got Back concert
See Paul McCartney (Pictured) and Other Top Concert Tours at Camping World Stadium in Downtown Orlando

Spring Concerts at Camping World Stadium (Starting March 12, 2022)

Camping World Stadium will be hosting numerous world-class concerts in 2022, starting with Billy Joel (March 12), Garth Brooks (March 26) and Paul McCartney (May 28) this spring. This summer, you can also look forward to Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe with Poison and Joan Jett (June 19), Bad Bunny (Aug. 5), and Red Hot Chili Peppers with The Strokes and Thundercats (Sept. 15). Get your tickets now!

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A black and white photograph of a movie camera.
Florida Film Festival at the Enzian Theater in Maitland Near Orlando

31st Florida Film Festival (April 8 – 17, 2022)

Hosted by the Enzian Theater in Maitland, about 25 minutes north of our main tourism districts, the Florida Film Festival is an Oscar-qualifying event that premieres the best in current, independent and international cinema. During the 10-day gala, you can enjoy more than 160 films and events, including appearances by filmmakers and celebrities, as well as hand-crafted cocktails and a delicious menu from the on-site Eden Bar. (And yes, all food and beverages can be enjoyed inside the Enzian, too!)

2022 MexTour: Mexican National Team vs. Guatemala at Camping World Stadium in Downtown Orlando

2022 MexTour: Mexican National Team vs. Guatemala (April 27, 2022)

¡Gooooooooool! One of North America’s top sports properties, the 2022 MexTour is set to kick off at downtown Orlando’s newly renovated Camping World Stadium with this matchup. Don’t miss your chance to see the Mexican National Team take on Guatemala in a city and venue that are candidates to host 2026 FIFA World Cup matches!

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The Great Gatsby by Orlando Ballet at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Orlando

The Great Gatsby (April 28 – May 1, 2022)

Presented by Orlando Ballet at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Orlando, The Great Gatsby will transport you back to the Roaring Twenties through lavish and cinematic sets, choreography by Jorden Morris, and an original score by Carl Davis and conducted by Julian Pellicano.

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Mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby has a fondness for extravagant parties and beautiful women. As the sparkling facade of his world begins to slip, the solitude, fascination and heartbreak that lies beneath is exposed. Experience the decadence of history’s most carefree decade as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s great American novel unfolds through dance

Man in costume at Orlando Fringe festival
Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival

31st Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival (May 17 – 30, 2022)

Running two full weeks, the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival — aka Orlando Fringe — is an immersive cultural experience featuring hundreds of ticketed theatrical performances from local, national and international artists, plus a free outdoor music festival. Loch Haven Park close to downtown Orlando serves as the event’s main campus, and select programming is also held at venues in nearby neighborhoods.

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This year’s edition will be supplemented by DigiFringe, a 14-day digital festival that runs from June 3 – 17, 2022. It will feature high-quality recordings of every show at the main festival as well as additional shows from artists who could not travel to Orlando in person.

MEGACON Orlando event
MEGACON Orlando

MEGACON Orlando 2022 (May 19 – 22, 2022)

The southeast’s largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming event returns to the Orange County Convention Center for four big days! Get autographs from your favorite celebrities, watch professional comic artists battle it out in popular Sketch Duels, learn from “How To” workshops, and take photos with amazingly costumed characters. And with over 400,000 square feet of shopping, MEGACON is also a great place to find unique collectibles, gifts and more!

Spring Theme Park Events in Orlando

Spring is in the air at Orlando’s expansive theme parks, all of which have late winter and springtime events that are included with admission!

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The World’s Most Magical Celebration at WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort in Orlando (©Disney)

WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort

At Walt Disney World Resort, EPCOT® kicks off the year with two unique festivals serving fantastic food and beverages. And this year, both events are extra magical because they’re taking place during The World’s Most Magical Celebration honoring the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort! (Please note that Walt Disney World Resort requires reservations in addition to park admission.)

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EPCOT® International Flower & Garden Festival (March 2 – July 4, 2022)

Spring is definitely in the air because the horticulture team at Walt Disney World Resort is busy producing topiaries, hanging baskets, flower towers and more in preparation for the 2022 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival. Once this popular and fragrant festival springs to life, you’ll have 125 days to enjoy fresh cuisine, colorful gardens, playful topiaries and vibrant entertainment.

The popular Garden Rocks Concert Series is back in 2022, featuring favorite tunes at the America Gardens Theatre. The series features something for everyone — from returning favorites like The Guess Who, Rick Springfield and Simple Plan to Latin hitmakers Melina León and Claudia Leitte, Christian music superstar TobyMac and groovin’ legends Kool & The Gang. And of course, fresh flavors will be on the menu at 18 Outdoor Kitchens and other food and beverage locations throughout the park, among other delights.

Performer at the Universal Studios Florida Mardi Gras parade
Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort’s Mardi Gras (Feb. 5 – April 24, 2022)

Forget about your inhibitions, and forget about who’s watching: It’s time to let loose at Universal Orlando Resort’s Mardi Gras, exclusively available at Universal Studios Florida!

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The beads are back. The parade and concerts are back on select nights. And every day and night, you can enjoy food from New Orleans and dishes inspired by diverse tastes and flavors from around the world (purchase required). It’s the loudest, wildest blowout this side of the Bayou, and you’ll only find it at Universal Orlando!

Please note: Prices, times, dates, entertainment, event and/or experience details are subject to changes and/or cancellation without notice.

Dishes at SeaWorld Orlando's Seven Seas Food Festival.
Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld® Orlando (©SeaWorld)

SeaWorld® Orlando’s Seven Seas Food Festival (Thursdays Through Sundays, Feb. 4 – May 8, 2022)

On Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, sip and sample your way around the world with exciting flavors and local craft beers, plus live performances at SeaWorld Orlando’s Seven Seas Food Festival. And from Feb. 25 – March 6, 2022, you can let the good times roll with limited-time food, cocktails, entertainment and live music thanks to the Seven Seas Food Festival’s special Mardi Gras celebration!

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LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

In addition to having two special events on tap for late winter and spring, LEGOLAND Florida Resort is set to welcome The World’s First Peppa Pig Theme Park on Feb. 24, 2022. Stay tuned to VisitOrlando.com for more information about this hotly anticipated opening!

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NINJAGO Master Wu at LEGOLAND Florida Resort.
LEGO® NINJAGO Days at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

LEGO® NINJAGO Days (Saturdays & Sundays, April 30 – May 22, 2022)

Get ready to unlock your inner ninja by showcasing your skills during LEGO NINJAGO Days with exclusive in-park activities — plus meet-and-greets where you can become the ninja!

Check back for more ways to bring on spring in Orlando as they’re announced, or head to our Events Calendar to see what’s happening during your next visit!

Map of Spring Events in Orlando for 2022

Use this interactive map to track down all of the spring events featured in this blog. (Click here if you found us via Google and don’t see a map or images!)


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