Orlando Museum of Art 1st Thursdays events in Orlando October 2017

Fall is here! Go out and enjoy the various Oktoberfest celebrations, beer & art festivals & more. Here are the top events in Orlando this week.


Mario Kart Tourney featuring Brew Bus
Monday, October 2, 6:30pm-10pm
GB’s Bottle Shop and Tasting Bar


Food for Thought Tour
Tuesday, October 3, 11:30am-12:30pm
Second Harvest Food Bank
FREE Admission

Sip, Savor + Sample Social Hour
Tuesday, October 3, 6pm
Bravo! Cucina Italiana, Dellagio


A Culinary Journey with Mario Batali
Wednesday, October 4, 5pm
Orlando Museum of Art

Top Orlando Events October 2-8

VISION: A Showcase of Florida’s Local Arts Community
Wednesday, October 4, 7pm
Venue 578
Tickets up to $50


Sunset at the Zoo
Thursday, October 5, 5:30pm-7:05pm
Central Florida Zoo

1st Thursdays: Ghosts and Ghouls
Thursday, October 5, 6-9
Orlando Museum of Art

Somm Session with Jamie McFadden
Thursday, October 5, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Swirlery Wine Bar
FREE Admission


First Friday Octoberfest
Friday, October 6, 5:30pm-9:30pm
Baldwin Park First Friday Festival
FREE Admission

Culture Pop! Drawing the Unseen
Friday, October 6, 6pm-9pm
Art & History Museums – Maitland

Booktoberfest 2017
Friday, October 6, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Orlando Public Library

Movie Night at Leu Gardens featuring Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them
Friday, October 6, 7:30pm
Leu Gardens **Please see the map for updated movie location

Leu Gardens movie night. Image credit: Kristen Manieri

First Friday Salsa
Friday, October 6, 8pm-11pm
The Balcony Orlando

The Best of the Second City
October 6-7
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts


Annual Oktoberfest Roast with Chef Josh Oakley of The Smiling Bison
Saturday, October 7, 11:30am
The Ravenous Pig
Menu prices vary

Central Florida Top Brewer Beer Festival
Saturday, October 7, 1pm-5pm
Lake Concord Park

East End Sessions: Last Two Standing
Saturday, October 7, 2pm-5pm
East End Market
FREE Admission

The Great Lake Mary Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, October 7, 3pm-7pm
Lake Mary Colonial Town Park, Liam Fitzpatrick’s

Birds of Prey Fall Art Harvest
Saturday, October 7, 4pm-10pm
Orlando Brewing
$5 donation

9th Annual Zombietoberfest + Night Market at Audubon
Saturday, October 7, 5pm-10pm
Audubon Park Garden District
FREE Admission

Head to Audubon Park Saturday night for a fun-filled event complete with 2 craft beer gardens, the Night Market at Audubon, a zombie walk, Spooky Stories at Stardust Video & Coffee, and more. Image credit: Audubon Park Garden District

Woodstock Winter Park
Saturday, October 7, 6pm-11pm
Mead Botanical Garden
$125 and up

Functionally Literate Presents: Kathleen Glasgow & Jenny Sanchez
Saturday, October 7, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Orlando Public Library
FREE Admission

Science Night Live
Saturday, October 7, 8pm-11:30pm
Orlando Science Center

Science Night Live – Photo by Hannah Glogower

Downtown Orlando Oktoberfest
October 7-8
Downtown Orlando
FREE Admission


Friends of the Pig Anniversary Dinner at The Ravenous Pig
Sunday, October 8, 5pm-10pm
The Ravenous Pig
$50 and up


Now thru October 8 (Select Dates)
Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center

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

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

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

Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month
Now thru October 12!! (Extended from October 1)
Various participating restaurants

A look ahead…

10/10: Sip, Savor + Sample Social Hour at Bravo! Cucina Italiana

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

10/12: Thornton 2nd Thursday Wine and Art Walk

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

10/13: OSC After Dark at Orlando Science Center

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

10/14: Big Gay Brunch at The Abbey

10/14: Orlando Come Out with Pride 2017

10/15: Marchesi Antinori Wine Dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Orlando, Winter Park, Lake Mary)

10/17: Port Wine and Chocolate Tasting at Texas de Brazil Orlando

10/18: Winter Park Wine and Dine

10/18: Chef’s Night with Jim Colbert and Friends at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida

10/19: 16th Annual Taste of Thornton Park

10/19: 3rd Thursday Gallery Hop in Downtown Arts District

10/21: Highball & Harvest Food and Booze Series: Cask Wines

10/22: Rainbow Run

10/26: Homestead Harvest at Whisper Creek Farm, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes

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

11/4: Sanford365 turns 9! Prohibition Party-Speak Easy Lounge