Pet parades, spring garden tours, and Mother’s Day brunch, this Orlando weekend guide has it all! Join us in Orlando this weekend as we celebrate the wonderful month of May with fun and exciting events.
We’ve created a weekend guide with all the best events Orlando has to offer, so be sure to get out there and celebrate with us!
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Paws in the Park 2021
Calling all Orlando dog lovers, this weekend event is for you! Paws in the Park is happening this Saturday at Lake Eola Park in the heart of downtown Orlando. Grab your pups, your costume, and your float and head to the parade in support of Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando this weekend.
This event includes dog games, a costume contest, virtual walk, pet health education, local vendors, food trucks, beer garden, adoptable pets, and so much more this weekend in Orlando! Whether you have a dog or not, this is a great event to get outside and enjoy the City Beautiful!
🗓 MAY 8 | 10AM–6PM
📍 Lake Eola Park
Sanford Historic Garden Tour
We can’t get enough of the spring season, and the Sanford Residential Historic District is celebrating this weekend with the Sanford Historic Garden Tour! Located just north of downtown Orlando, walk or drive through the beautiful neighborhoods and tour 11 different gardens!
Meander down the tree lined streets and enjoy the beautiful weather, wrap around porches, and pristine gardens. After the tour enjoy a plant sale, and you’ll want to check out the historic downtown district for a bite to eat or drink. We’re so excited we wet our plants!
🗓 MAY 8 | 9AM–3PM
📍 Sanford Residential Historic District
Yoga in the Park
Stressed out! Not anymore! Join us this weekend at Dr. Phillips Community Park in Orlando for Yoga in the Park. Make sure to bring your own mat, comfortable clothes, and water, and enjoy a relaxing Saturday in Orlando for your mind, body, and your taste buds this weekend.
After yoga enjoy massage and cupping options, yoga questions answered, essential oils, and great conversation with other yoga enthusiasts. You’re welcome to bring your own food and beverages (alcohol or non), and discover your inner zen this weekend.
🗓 MAY 8 | 11AM–2PM
📍 Dr. Phillips Community Park
Celebrate Mother's Day at Rosen Plaza Orlando
Mother’s Day is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate than with a Brunch this Sunday at the Rosen Plaza Orlando. Enjoy delectable options like chilled seafood salad, mixed green salad, fruit salad, shrimp bisque, and endless options at the omelette station.
There will also be a carving station with prime rib, baked ham, and hot entrees like chicken, short ribs, baked cod, and vegetable pot stickers. And how could we forget about dessert? Red velvet, key lime pie, New York cheesecake, pecan pie, Florida orange cake, espresso cake, and more!
🗓 MAY 9 | 11AM–3PM
📍 Rosen Plaza Orlando
Mother's Day at The Alfond Inn
If you’re looking for another Mother’s Day brunch, look no further than Mother’s Day at the Alfond Inn in downtown Winter Park. Right outside of Orlando, this boutique hotel offers a delicious brunch in the Park Avenue ballroom this weekend.
With options like a mixed green salad, grilled asparagus and artichoke salad, prime rib, herb crusted chicken, basil crusted salmon, over a rice pilaf, mashed potatoes, and grilled broccolini. All tables will be spaced due to social distancing, so be sure to grab your seat before they’re gone!
🗓 MAY 9 | 12AM–2PM
📍 The Alfond Inn
Local Business Spotlight
Love and Picnic
If you’re looking for a luxury picnic, you need to book Love and Picnic for your next date night, girls night, or any special occasion you want to celebrate. They have everything you need to have the best, most memorable picnic.
You can choose from their basic or premium package and add any extras like a movie night set up, shade tent, or even a bouncing castle! They also have top notch decor, clean blankets, and of course food and drinks. The difference is in the detail, so check out @loveandpicnic for more info and to book!
More Things to Do in Orlando
You may have seen them at East End Market, but Dochi has officially opened their doors at their new spot in Mills 50 on Colonial Dr. in Orlando! This location is open 7 days a week, so you can always get your mochi craving.
Dochi donuts are a cross between the sweet and chewy Japanese rice dessert, and the fluffy American fried donut. With flavors like cookie butter, Ube glaze, matcha oreo, taro glaze, and more, you deserve this sweet treat!