Top orlando events September 25 - October 1 2017

Fall (and romance!) is in the air… Enjoy a Bourbon Dinner at The Whiskey, a Brunch Festival, the Taste of Thailand Fall Festival and more exciting Orlando events this week.


Chef Night with Chef Joe Rees of The Strand
Monday, September 25, 6-8:30pm
Edible Education Experience


Rooftop Yoga September
Tuesday, September 26, 6:30pm-7:30pm
The Balcony Orlando


Art Night Out – Visual Poetry: The City
Wednesday, September 27, 6pm
Orlando Museum of Art

Presidential Lecture Series featuring Thomas Friedman
Wednesday, September 27, 6pm
Lake Highland Preparatory School

The Whiskey Social
Wednesday, September 27, 6pm-8pm
The Woods Orlando

Deadly Sins Brewing Dinner
Wednesday, September 27, 7pm-10pm
ABO Winter Park

Old Forester Statesman Bourbon Dinner
Wednesday, September 27, 7pm-10pm
The Whiskey

Orlando City SC vs New England Revolution
Wednesday, September 27, 7:30pm
Orlando City Stadium
$20 and up

Image credit: Hannah Green (@lovecentralfl)
Cheer on the Lions Wednesday as they take on the New England Revolution at Orlando City Stadium. Image credit: Hannah Green (@lovecentralfl)


One-Year Anniversary Celebration and All-Day Happy Hour
Thursday, September 28, 11:30am-11pm
Bulla Gastrobar
Menu prices vary (FREE paella tastings from 5-8pm)

3rd Annual Wine for Wildlife to Benefit Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge
Thursday, September 28, 6pm-9pm
Quantum Leap Winery

Princess Bride Interactive Movie Night
Thursday, September 28, 7pm-8:45pm
Winter Park Public Library
FREE Admission (Registration required)


Epic Double Date at Celebration Golf Club
Friday, September 29, 6pm-9pm
Celebration Golf Club

Learn to golf while sipping beer and wine with your partner at Celebration Golf Club this Friday evening from 6-9pm. Image credit: Epic Golf

Compass Box Class and Tasting Happy Hour
Friday, September 29, 6:30pm
lil indies
FREE Admission

La Maschera Rocks the 80s
Friday, September 29, 7pm-11pm
The Abbey
$40 and up

Fall Music Session
Friday, September 29, 7pm-11:59pm
West End Trading Co.

September 29 – October 8 (Select Dates)
Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center


Leu Gardens Hurricane Cleanup Day
Saturday, September 30, 8am-12pm
Leu Gardens
FREE Admission

Great Scarecrow Build-Off!
Saturday, September 30, 8am-1pm
Towne Square, Main Street, Leesburg

Orlandough Pop-Up
Saturday, September 30, 9am-12pm
New General
FREE Admission

Head to Winter Park Saturday for an Orlandough doughnut pop-up at New General to get your coffee and doughnut fix. Image credit: Orlandough

Yoga on Tap
Saturday, September 30, 10:40am-12pm
GB’s Bottle Shop and Tasting Bar
$10 Cash

Artlando at Loch Haven Cultural Park
Saturday, September 30, 11am-11pm
Loch Haven Cultural Park
FREE Admission

2017 Orlando Brunch Festival at Festival Park
Saturday, September 30, 12pm-4pm
Festival Park

Sample 50+ craft beers and cocktails and brunch dishes while enjoying live music at the Orlando Brunch Festival Saturday, September 30 from 12-4pm at Orlando Festival Park.

Rooftop Cocktails & Cooking 101 at Paddlefish
Saturday, September 30, 2pm-4pm
Rooftop Cocktails & Cooking 101

Orlando City SC vs. FC Dallas
Saturday, September 30, 4pm
Orlando City Stadium

Run Nona 5k
Saturday, September 30, 4:30pm (Run begins at 6:45pm)
Lake Nona Town Center

Latin Jazz and Art Festival
Saturday, September 30, 5pm-9pm
Lake Concord Park
FREE Admission

Central Florida Dreamplex 2017 Gala & Auction with Guest Speaker Tim Tebow
Saturday, September 30, 6pm
Clermont Arts Center, 3700 S Hwy 27, Clermont
$150 and up

Norman’s 14th Anniversary
Saturday, September 30, 6:30pm-11pm
Norman’s @ The Ritz-Carlton Orlando

Norman's at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando

Tableside Magic by Kostya Kimlat
Saturday, September 30, 7pm-9pm
Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster
FREE Admission (Menu prices vary)

Alligator Bay Rum Gourmet Rum Dinner
Saturday, September 30, 7pm-10pm
Mission Inn Resort and Club

International Food & Drink Festival at I-Drive 360
September 30 – October 1
I-Drive 360, Home of the Orlando Eye
FREE Admission

September 30 – October 1
Center Lake Park, Oviedo
FREE Admission


17th Annual Taste of Thailand Fall Food Festival
Sunday, October 1, 10am-3pm
Wat Florida Dhammaram of Kissimmee

RUMOR Orlando
Sunday, October 1, 7pm
The Abbey


Taqueria Tuesdays
Now thru September 26 (Tuesdays), 11am-2pm & 5pm-10pm
Black Rooster Taqueria
FREE Admission

First Date: The Musical
Sep 14 – Sep 30
The Abbey

Man of La Mancha
Now thru October 8
Margeson Theater
$18 and up

Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month
Now thru October 12 (extended!)
Various participating restaurants

Halloween Horror Nights
Now thru November 4 (Select Nights)
Universal Orlando
$59.99 and up

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival
Now thru November 13
Included with General Admission

A look ahead…

10/5: 1st Thursdays: Ghosts and Ghouls at Orlando Museum of Art

10/6: Booktoberfest 2017 at the Orlando Public Library

10/6: The Best of the Second City at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

10/6: Movie Night at Leu Gardens

10/6: First Friday Salsa at The Balcony

10/7: Woodstock Winter Park at Mead Botanical Garden

10/7: Science Night Live at Orlando Science Center

10/7: 9th Annual Zombietoberfest at Audubon Park Garden District

10/7: Night Market at Audubon Park Garden District

10/7: Central Florida Top Brewer Beer Festival at Liam Fitzpatrick's Lake Mary

10/7: The Great Lake Mary Craft Beer Festival

10/8: Friends of the Pig Anniversary Dinner at The Ravenous Pig

10/11: 2nd Annual Wine Box Art Show to Benefit the Zebra Coalition at Quantum Leap Winery

10/13: Harbor Nights: La Dolce Vita At Loews Portofino Bay

10/13-10/15: BBQ and Blues Festival at Lakeridge Winery

10/14: Big Gay Brunch at The Abbey

10/18: Winter Park Wine and Dine

10/19: 16th Annual Taste of Thornton Park

10/19: 3rd Thursday Gallery Hop in Downtown Orlando

10/22: Rainbow Run at Blanchard Park

11/3: Wine Riifs Domaine Serene Wine Dinner at Hard Rock Hotel Orlando

11/4: Sanford365 turns 9! Prohibition Party-Speak Easy Lounge at Celery City Craft

Feature image credit: Paddlefish