Breaking Benjamin performs live at Van Andel Arena. Photo via Shutterstock.

Earthday Birthday 2023

APRIL 22, 2023


One of Florida's biggest annual rock events includes BMX and a whole lot of partying.

Central Floridian fixture Earthday Birthday is set to return to Orlando on April 22, 2023 for an ear-splitting birthday bash. The annual event, hosted by iHeartRadio’s 101.1 WJRR station, is one of the biggest and longest running festivals in Florida, attracting bands like The Offspring and (perhaps predictably) Sublime with Rome. This year, the lineup includes Breaking Benjamin and The Pretty Reckless, fronted by child-star-turned-grunge-princess Taylor Momsen.

No birthday party is complete without plenty of entertainment, and Earthday Birthday has just that. Beyond the three stages for musical acts, the festival switches it up with BMX demos, professional wrestling and a carnival. The Art & Charity Walk zone, presented by Mel’s Bad Girls Club, a Central Florida nonprofit focused on connecting charities with the community, will have fun activities, local artists and charity booths. With Hard Rock Cafe Orlando as a sponsor and plenty of food trucks, there will be no shortage of food and drinks. From its intriguing lineup to its bizarre range of activities, Earthday Birthday may very well be the ultimate Floridian rock celebration, even if it doesn’t really have much to do with the Earth Day beyond the date.

The Specs

  • Over 15,000 people are expected to attend
  • Tickets are $80 for GA, $64 in a pack of 4 and $55 for the military. Additionally, a  Hard Rock Orlando VIP ticket can be purchased for $199, and it includes dinner, exclusive restrooms, shaded seating areas and more. 
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What is the parking situation? Parking is available on site for $30 on a first come first serve basis. The festival recommends that attendees carpool if possible.

What are the set times? Set times for 2023 are not available at the time of this article’s publication. They will be announced the week before the event.

Is food allowed inside the event? No outside food is allowed inside the event, with the exception of those with special medical dietary restrictions. In that case, you can bring enough food for one person for the day inside the festival grounds.

BY Lauren Harvey