Heading to Orlando, Florida is a good choice year-round but visitors who head this way over Memorial Day will find the city brimming over with Orlando Memorial Day activities for fun! The following are just a few of the many reasons why it’s worth your while to explore and stay in inviting Orlando this Memorial Day.
Enjoy the Orlando Balloon Festival
Your Memorial Day weekend adventure to Orlando is bound to be fun from start to finish. It can also be an experience in whimsical color and captivating heights when you enjoy time at the Orlando Balloon Festival in 2022! This annual event is a family-friendly experience for travelers to enjoy who are looking for something truly unique and memorable to take part in. The Orlando Balloon festival will be held Friday, May 27th through Monday, May 30th at the Blue Jacket Park located at 2501 General Rees Avenue. The event includes the launching of a variety of eye-catching hot air balloons as long as the weather permits a safe departure. In addition to the fun of seeing these incredible balloons rise into the air in tandem, guests will enjoy access to a variety of food trucks and retail vendors right on-site. There will also be a full lineup of family fun activities to check out making the Orlando Balloon Festival one you simply won’t want to miss this Memorial Day!
Experience Orlando Carnival
If you find yourself in the city of Orlando over Memorial Day weekend, you’ll also find yourself in the heart of the annual Carnival experience! In 2022, the Carnival downtown festivities and vibrant parades will be hosted between May 27th and May 29th. This year marks the city’s 36th downtown Carnival event which is open to everyone to celebrate. Carnival is a celebration of Caribbean culture at its best and is a weekend filled with pageantry, parties, and seemingly endless amounts of savory food and beverage options as well. The festival is eye-catching, to say the least as it comes complete with costumes, feathers, traditional dance, and music ranging from reggae, calypso, soc, and steelpan bands to fill downtown. While the fun is abundant, the festival is also a chance to deepen our understanding and appreciation of Caribbean culture through authentic representation. This festival is massive with over 20,000 people participating in the event each year and 2022 is shaping up to welcome just as many participants. A variety of Caribbean countries are represented across the festivities including Guyana, St. Lucia, Virgin Islands, Trinidad & Tobago, Dominican Republic, Cuba, St. Vincent, Barbados, Grenada, Belize, the Bahamas, and St. Kitts just to name a few. Tickets to Carnival events can easily be purchased in advance online.
Check Out the Garden Rocks Concert Series
Year-round, Epcot hosts a variety of festivals that add even more fun to a Disney visit and adventure. Those who will be visiting over Memorial Day weekend will be just in time to make the most of the Garden Rocks Concert Series which are part of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival lineup of activities. This concert series is hosted at the America Gardens Theater found at 1510 Avenue of the Stars in Orlando. It’s a chance to dance and enjoy time with family and friends while making the most of a spectacular performance. Concerts are hosted between 5:30 pm and 8:30 pm. Mon May 27th and 28th concertgoers can enjoy Thelma Houston while Little River Band takes to the stage on May 29th and 30th.
Visit Disney Typhoon Lagoon
Memorial Day weekend often kicks off what is officially known as waterpark season across the country, making it the perfect time to check out Disney Typhoon Lagoon while you’re in town. This family-friendly waterpark is a Disney enthusiast’s favorite with good reason! Complete with incredible water slides to enjoy throughout as well as a 2-person roller coaster raft that’s one-of-a-kind, Typhoon Lagoon elevates the waterpark experience at every turn. Those who visit will want to make sure to make time for trying the surf pool as well as Shark Reef where you can get up close to incredible sharks, tropical fish, and stingrays alike. Typhoon Lagoon is located at 1145 East Buena Vista Boulevard and is open daily between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm making it a convenient and exciting addition to the holiday itinerary!
Book Your Florida Adventure Today
Whether you’re headed to Orlando over Memorial Day or have your travel sights set in this direction any other time of year, the property professionals at Magnolia Villas are here to make sure you have the accommodations in place to meet the moment flawlessly. Our rentals incorporate luxury, comfort, style, and access to fun into every trip to Orlando! Reach out today to learn more about our portfolio of options and how we can help you start turning traveling plans into a reality.