Nine free things to do in the Orlando area this weekend (Nov. 14 -16)

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37 fun things to do in Orlando this week (11/12- 11/18)
  • 37 fun things to do in Orlando this week (11/12- 11/18)

37 fun things to do in Orlando this week (11/12- 11/18)

As the time to stuff the turkey gets increasingly closer (*group procrastinator cringe*), trying to find some weekend thrills that will keep your wallet stuffed with cash seems to be getting harder and harder. Here are eight free events happening in the Orlando area this weekend that will keep your cash safely in your wallet.

Annual Arts and Crafts show 

When Pintrest no longer holds your interest, get inspired at this crafty event.

When: 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 14

Where: St. Stephens Catholic Church, 5475 Tuskawilla Road, Winter Springs

24th Annual Holiday Open House

Deck the halls (and your wine rack) with all this open house offers.

When: 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 14

Where: Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards,  19239 N. U.S. Highway 27, Clermont

Celebrate Santa 

You better watch out, you better not cry ... you'll get to meet Santa!

When: 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15

Where: Oveido Mall, 1700 Oviedo Marketplace Blvd.

Image via Jeanine Taylor Folk Art
  • Image via Jeanine Taylor Folk Art

Image via Jeanine Taylor Folk Art

2014 Annual Holiday Showcase 

Rock around the holiday showcase and get yourself in the yuletide spirit.

When: 1o a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15

Where: Jeanine Taylor Folk Art, 211 E. First St., Sanford

6th Annual Ormond Seafood Festival 

Don't be a crab ... enjoy this celebration of everything in the sea.

When: 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15

Where: Rockefeller Gardens, 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach

Sparky's Jam and Warehouse Sale 

This event is sure to keep you rolling while you watch all sorts of BMX tricks.

When: 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15

Where: Sparky’s Distribution Warehouse, 210 E. Palmetto Ave., Longwood

Illustration by Eric Nyquist
  • Illustration by Eric Nyquist

Illustration by Eric Nyquist

Functionally Literate: Jeff Vandermeer and Usman Tanveer Malik

Get your nose out of your book and gather with your fellow bibliophiles.

When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15

Where: Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rollins St.

Good Catch Cooking Program and Book Signing 

Cook up a good time at this event and meet the authors behind the recipes.

When: 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15

Where: Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.

Image via Writer's Block Bookstore
  • Image via Writer's Block Bookstore

Image via Writer's Block Bookstore

Florida Bookstore Day

Calling all bookworms! Get out of your book nook and help make Bookstore Day as successful as Record Store Day.

When: Saturday, Nov. 15

Where: Various Orlando bookstores

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