The Best of October: 50+ Orlando Events for Date Night this Month

The Best of October 2018: Our Favorite Orlando Events for Date Night this Month

Orlando has a magnitude of attractive qualities, one of our favorites being the endless list of awesome activities there are to partake in! Each month brings signature events, food truck meet-ups, unique art exhibits, concerts, dinner pairings and more. From the Creative City Project’s IMMERSE experience to numerous Oktoberfest events around town and concerts from musical legends, here are our favorite Orlando events for the month ahead.

October 1 – 7

Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights
Select nights September 14 – November 3
Universal Studios Florida
$62.99 and up

Pssst: Check out our tips for planning a Halloween Horror Nights date night!

How to Plan an Epic Halloween Horror Nights Date Night
Image credit: Universal Orlando Resort

Central Florida Craft Beer Week & Hops for Habitat
October 1-6
Multiple participating Orlando Breweries
Join the Central Florida Brewer’s Guild and Habitat for Humanity as we celebrate a week of locally brewed craft beer and raising funds to build a local family a house! Every participating brewery will be doing their own events throughout the week.
FREE Admission

Filipino Backyard BBQ Pop-Up
Tuesday, October 2, 5pm
Kadence
Every first Tuesday through the end of the year, join us in the Kadence backyard for some homecooked Filipino goodness.
Prices vary

FREE Orlando Solar Bears vs. South Carolina Stingrays Preseason Game at RDV
Thursday, October 4, 12pm
RDV Sportsplex
The Orlando Solar Bears will host a preseason exhibition game against the South Carolina Stingrays at the RDV Sportsplex Ice Den. The contest marks the first-ever ECHL preseason game hosted by the Solar Bears.
FREE Admission

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1st Thursdays: Nerds In The City
Thursday, October 4, 6-9pm
Orlando Museum of Art
Come celebrate with people with all sorts of “nerdy” interests, particularly those in science fiction and fantasy. All humans welcome, as well as Time Lords, Dothraki, Hobbits, and Jedi Knights, among many other fictional races and species! Art related to Sci-Fi, Anime, as well as Fantasy are welcomed.
$15

Orlando Mixtape Vol. 6: Color By Numbers, benefiting Page 15
Thursday, October 4, 6-10:30pm
Wall St. Plaza
Jam to some of your favorite songs played live, all while benefiting literacy programs in Orlando! This year’s event features guitarist Kyle Cook of Matchbox Twenty, singer/songwriter Steven Foxbury, The Sh-Booms and some of Orlando’s finest musicians.
$10 (General Admission); $100 (VIP)

Gratitude – A Charity Wine Dinner
Thursday, October 4, 6:30-11pm
Dr. P. Phillips House
Join Chef Tara Vernau-Smith from Uncommon Catering for a unique menu with wine pairings by Advanced Sommelier Melissa J. McAvoy from Swirlery Wine Bar. A portion of all ticket sales will directly benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.
$125/person

Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate: Perfectly Paired!
Thursday, October 4, 7-9pm
Quantum Leap Winery
Learn by doing– taste and experience how wine and food interact through the thoughtful pairings of 5 wines, 4 cheeses, and 4 Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park chocolate confections.
$45/person

Wine Cheese and Chocolate perfectly paired at Quantum Leap Winery

Bok After Dark “A British Invasion”
Friday, October 5, 5-8pm
Bok Tower Gardens
Experience live music on the Terrace with Rich Mistretta from 5pm to 7pm followed by a 7:30pm carillon concert with Geert D’hollander.
Included with general admission; $14/person

Baldwin Park First Friday Festival
Friday, October 5, 5:30-9:30pm
Baldwin Park Village Center
Over 70 local artisans of all genres will display their art while guests shop and stroll through the heart of downtown Baldwin Park. This event is held the First Friday of every month, and is both family and pet friendly.
FREE Admission

Movie Night at Leu Gardens: Poltergeist
Friday, October 5, 6pm
Leu Gardens
This month’s outdoor movie is Poltergeist. The gardens open at 6pm and the movie begins at 8:30pm. Outside food and alcohol are permitted – enjoy responsibly!
$6; free for members

Orlando Events for September 2018
Image credit: Leu Gardens

Jake’s Beer Festival
Friday, October 5, 6:30pm
Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando Resort
Jake’s Beer Festival happens only twice each year and features more than 50 local and regional specialty craft beers, delicious and tasty foods, live entertainment and more. The event takes place under the hotel’s outdoor Wantilan Pavilion.
$45-55

Booktoberfest
Friday, October 5, 6:30-8:30pm
Orlando Public Library
Sample a tasty variety of beers from America’s Oldest Brewery, Yuengling Beer, and enjoy some light bites from Roque Pub, Pom Pom’s Teahouse & Sandwicheria and more. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Orange County Library System, which helps fund important library programs and initiatives.
$25-35

CITY UNSEEN – A New [AR]t Experience
Friday, October 5, 7-10pm
Snap! Orlando
This project opens artistic borders by launching the city and its visitors into Augmented Reality [ AR ] experiences with works by internationally renowned artists. Experiences include murals coming to life, a projection mapping finding permanence into the virtual world, and a teleport bringing the viewer into a 360 degree visit of the artist’s Los Angeles studio.
FREE Admission

Playafest ’18
October 6, 11:30am-12am
Playalinda Brewing Company
A special day full of Oktoberfest celebrations! Cheers with a pilsner of Playafest, our Oktoberfest style amber lager, while enjoying a special food menu, cocktails, and of course great traditional polka music on our juke box inside and in the beer garden all day long.
FREE Admission

Oktoberfest Downtown

Saturday, October 6, 4pm-1am
Downtown Orlando
Enjoy German beer, music, and culture in this full-day event taking over Downtown Orlando. There will be 14 venues participating including Side Bar, Underground Public House and Swigg’s.
FREE to attend, but food and drink are extra.

Zombietoberfest + The Night Market at Audubon
Saturday, October 6, 5-10pm
Audubon Park Garden District
Local vendors, live music, food trucks, free costume contest, 2 craft beer gardens, and a movie on the big screen (near Redlight Redlight) are just a few of the activities offered.
FREE Admission

Adults-Only Science Night Live
Saturday, October 6, 8-11:30pm
Orlando Science Center
Science Night Live at Orlando Science Center is your chance to spark your curiosity through our fun exhibits and programs… with some adult beverages, of course.
$15.95

DeLand Indie Market Fall Edition
Sunday, October 7, 11am-5pm
Artisan Alley, DeLand
This curated event is held four times a year showcasing artists, boutiques, vintage and handcrafted vendors, food and live music.
FREE Admission

Fall Art Market
Sunday, October 7, 2-7pm
Orlando Brewing
Shop local art & craft vendors, enjoy food from Smoke In The City BBQ and desserts from The Tipsy Cookie, live music and more.
FREE Admission

October 8 – 14

Drag Race 5k
Monday, October 8, 5pm
Harbor Park
Put on your best colorful outfit, your favorite running shoes and get moving! Join several local Drag personalities and hundreds of participants as they run, walk and sashay their way through Baldwin Park.
$35/person

Vodka 101 with Modern Mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim
Tuesday, October 9, 7pm
The Edison
Modern Mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim will host a very special vodka-tasting and cocktail class at The Edison. A reception for guests to enjoy passed appetizers from The Edison’s signature menu paired with vodka-based cocktails will follow.
$50

Rooftop Wine Experience: The World of Pinot Noir
Tuesday, October 9, 5-6pm
Paddlefish
Go up on the 3rd deck for a monthly wine experience and discussion lead by our Sommelier team featuring wine flights from around the globe and light bites from our kitchen.
$40

Dessert & Champagne Pairing
Tuesday, October 9, 8:30-10:30pm
The Glass Knife
A 4-course paring featuring a selection of gourmet desserts prepared exclusively for this one-night-only event by Executive Chef, Stuart Whitfield of The Glass Knife. Each will be exquisitely paired with the champagnes of the renowned Domaine Laurent-Perrier.
$100/person

glass knife

7th Annual Winter Park Wine and Dine
Wednesday, October 10, 6:30-9:30pm
Winter Park Farmers Market
Unlimited tastings from over 30 restaurants, craft beers, wine purveyors, specialty cocktails, soda/water, plus live music both inside and outside.
$44-156

Alive After 5 – Oktoberfest
Thursday, October 11, 5-8pm
Downtown Sanford
This themed street party held in Historic Downtown Sanford (rain or shine) features several food trucks, live music, and a large selection of vendors and artisans selling their goods.
FREE Admission

Spark Golf Date Night
Thursday, October 11, 5:30-7:30pm
Dubsdread Golf Course
This 2-hour social golf experience is perfect for all skill levels. Ticket includes 6 holes of golf, full service beer, wine and snacks, rental clubs and golf balls and more. Each group will include 6 players (3 couples).
$30

Orlando events - Spark Golf date night
Image credit: Spark Golf

Thornton 2nd Thursday Wine & Art Walk
Thursday, October 11, 5:30-9:30pm
Thornton Arts District
Pick up a glass and map, then stroll the district visiting over 25 businesses offering tastings.
$15 (cash only)

Heitz Cellar Wine Pairing Dinner
Thursday, October 11, 6-10pm
Capa Steakhouse & Bar
Enjoy a five-course meal prepared by Capa Chef Gabriel Massip and Executive Pastry Chef Rabii Saber. Each course will feature a wine pairing from Heitz Cellar in St. Helena, California.
$250/person

Nerd Nite Orlando: October 2018
Thursday, October 11, 7-9:30pm
Location: Stardust Video & Coffee
Nerd Nite is an evening of entertaining yet thought-provoking presentations– all while the audience drinks along in a casual atmosphere. Speakers present for 15-20 minutes each followed by a brief audience Q&A.
Donations accepted

Knob Creek Single Barrel Release Party
Thursday, October 11, 6-9pm
SOCO Thornton Park
Celebrate the release of Soco’s Exclusive Bourbon Barrel with cocktail specials, light bites, samples, and enter a raffle to win a bottle of our Soco Exclusive Knob Creek Single Barrel hand selected by Executive Chef/Partner Greg Richie.
FREE Admission; food and drink prices vary

Popcorn Flicks In The Park: The Pit and the Pendulum
Thursday, October 11, 8pm
Central Park, Winter Park
Enjoy a free outdoor movie at Winter Park’s Central Park in partnership with Enzian Theater. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, snacks, and other goodies. 
FREE Admission

A Night of Culinary Bliss
Friday, October 12, 7-10pm
Emeril Lagasse Foundation Kitchen House & Culinary Garden
Award winning Chefs Kevin Fonzo and Jamie McFadden have been tantalizing Central Florida palettes for over two decades. Together, these two Chef friends created this one night only special Food & Wine experience in support of Bliss Cares.
$150-275

Jim Jefferies: The Night Talker Tour
Friday, October 12, 7-10pm
Hard Rock Live
$49.50-55

Sheryl Underwood
October 12-13
Orlando Improv
Tickets start at $27

Harbor Nights – La Dolce Vita
Friday, October 12, 6:30-9pm
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando
Held four times a year, Harbor Nights is an incredible event that has all the makings of a romantic date night or unique group outing. Spend an evening beside the picturesque harbor sipping select wines and trying unlimited gourmet food samples from the hotel’s restaurants.
$59-96

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Orlando Ballet Presents Carmina Burana
October 12-14
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
A hypnotic feast for the senses, Carl Orff’s evocative 1930’s score will be brought to life on stage by a chorus of voices (the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park), alongside Robert Hill’s choreography, while the instrumentalists provide the orchestral tones to complete the experience.
Tickets start at $19

Downtown Sanford Oktoberfest
October 12-14
Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe
A German Street Party in Historic Downtown Sanford featuring authentic German food from Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Café German restaurant, real imported German beer, polka music, Lederhosen, Dirndls, Schuhplattler dancing and more.
FREE Admission

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Presents American Blues featuring Rhiannon Giddens
Saturday, October 13, 2 & 8pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Celebrate classics from American composers including Gershwin’s An American in Paris, Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story and others, as well as selections from her solo albums with Rhiannon Giddens, co-founder of the Grammy award-winning band Carolina Chocolate Drops.
Tickets start at $25

Come Out With Pride 2018
Saturday, October 13, 12-10pm
Lake Eola Park
The Most Colorful Parade and Festival is the most eagerly anticipated event of Pride Week and will feature more than 100 groups spanning a 1-mile route through downtown Orlando. Throughout the day, guests can enjoy live entertainment at multiple stages around the park, including celebrity headliners Betty Who and Crystal Waters.
FREE admission

Orlando Come Out With Pride 2017
Photo by Arlene Laboy

Big Gay Brunch
Saturday, October 13, 12-3pm
The Abbey
In conjunction with Come Out with Pride 2018, The Big Gay Brunch presented by Orlando Immunology Center features an amazing brunch spread from Seasons 52, bottomless mimosas and Tito’s Bloody Marys, plus beats from DJ Erik Armiliato and other special surprises.
$35

Taste of Nona 2018
Saturday, October 13, 6-9pm
Courtyard by Marriott Orlando Lake Nona
Enjoy an evening out with a huge assortment of delectable dining options. This year’s Taste will feature 30 fantastic regional restaurants, wine and beer, dessert makers and catering services! Each vendor will bring a sampling of some of their most celebrated offerings.
$45-50

Jazz’n Blues Concert
Saturday, October 13, 7-10pm
Leu Gardens
The three bands will be performing in three areas of the 50-acre gardens. Pack a dinner picnic basket full of your favorite food and drink (alcohol is permitted). 
$15-20

Image credit: Leu Gardens

45th Annual Autumn Art Festival
October 13-14
Park Avenue, Winter Park
The community-oriented sidewalk show presents quality visual art and live entertainment the whole family can enjoy.
FREE Admission

Bubbles Dinner – Start to Finish at K Restaurant
Sunday, October 14, 6-9pm
K Restaurant
A Tim’s Wine Market – Lake Mary / Sanford exclusive event. The restaurant will be closed to the public for an all sparkling wine dinner.
$125/person; Reservations required. Call 407-878-5806 to reserve.

October 15 – 21

Maxwell: 50 Intimate Nights Live
Tuesday, October 16, 7:30pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets start at $46

Good Charlotte North American Tour
Tuesday, October 16, 7pm
Hard Rock Live Orlando
$36.50

Oktoberfest Beer Dinner
Tuesday, October 16, 6:30-8:30pm
Paddlefish
Enjoy a four-course pairing menu showcasing seasonal brews from some of our favorite local breweries.
$68

Beer Tasting in Orlando’s Barley Row
Wednesday, October 17, 6-9pm
Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company (meeting point)
Guided 3-hour tour with 6 stops and a beer tasting at each, plus one stop with food.
$50

A Taste of Thornton Park
Thursday, October 18, 6:30-9:30pm
The Veranda at Thornton Park
Come enjoy food, beer, wine and cocktails in a festive environment that includes live music. The ticket price includes entry and all tastings!
$30-40

3rd Thursday Gallery Hop
Thursday, October 18, 6-9pm
Downtown Arts District
Join thousands of visitors who converge in Downtown Orlando for Orlando’s Gallery Hop featuring venues such as CityArts Factory and Redefine Gallery.
FREE Admission

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9th Annual Dia De Los Muertos & Monster Factory Event
Thursday, October 18, 6-10pm
CityArts Factory
Now in its 9th year, the Dia De Los Muertos & Monster Factory Art Show and Street Party will showcase Day of the Dead and Halloween inspired art from artists all over the country. This unique art show will be paired with a street party on opening night that will feature food, drinks, entertainment and spooky art vendors.
$5

Brett Eldredge: The Long Way Tour
Thursday, October 18, 7:30pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets start at $45

Creative City Project Presents “IMMERSE 2018”
October 19 & 20
Orange Avenue, Church Street and Pine Street; Downtown Orlando
IMMERSE features more than 1,000 artists from various organizations including the Orlando Ballet and Orlando Philharmonic with Rollins College Choir. You’ll find a bevy of artists and performances in the streets and public spaces along Orange Avenue, Church Street and Pine Street.
The IMMERSE Experience Basic Ticket is FREE, and there are other packages ranging from $22.97-$150

Immerse 2017 downtown Orlando
IMMERSE | Photo by John David Harris

2018 VIP Immerse Dinner Party
October 19-20
Orange Ave, Downtown Orlando
This year’s VIP Dinner Party Project Experience will offer an Elevated Mexican Street Food Tasting Menu and ALL NEW Entertainment. Cocktails will be flowing by Tequila Herradura.  Food by Hunger Street Tacos, Chela, Reyes Mezcaleria and Greenery Creamery!  Credo coffee, Corkcicleand InBloom Florist will help make the evening incredible.
$150

4th Annual Crooked Can Oktoberfest
October 19-21
Crooked Can Brewing Company
Live German Music, authentic food, arts, entertainment, and a BEER GARDEN, of course!
FREE Admission

Greenwood Cemetery Tour/Investigation
Friday, October 19, 7:30-10pm
Greenwood Cemetery
Come join American Ghost Adventures for a two hour investigative paranormal tour of the historic Greenwood Cemetery.
$40

Greenwood Cemetery moonlight walking tour
Greenwood Cemetery Tour | Image credit: Stephanie Patterson

The Doobie Brothers
Friday, October 19, 8pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets start at $49.50

Keep Winter Park Beautiful Lake Killarney Watershed Cleanup
Saturday, October 20, 8-11am
Lake Killarney Watershed
Activities may include but are not limited to picking up litter in and around the lake – stooping, kneeling, and bending. Breakfast, volunteer t-shirt, snacks, and water will be provided. We will also provide litter grabbers, safety vests, gloves and garbage bags.
FREE Admission

5th Annual Windermere Craft Beer Fest
Saturday, October 20, 4-8pm
Downtown Windermere
Held in beautiful Downtown Windermere, the festival will feature tastings of lots of local craft beer brews, an awesome atmosphere, your choice of food vendors and some live music.
$25-50

Lake Eola OktoBEERfest
Saturday, October 20, 2-8pm
Lake Eola Park
We’ll be celebrating Oktoberfest in our own special way, here in Downtown Orlando. Enjoy a full afternoon of competition with prizes awarded to top teams.
$10-60

Veneto Wines
Saturday, October 20, 4:30-6pm
PRIMO at Grande Lakes Orlando
Enjoy an afternoon with exclusive wine tastings presented by the team at PRIMO, while learning everything you need to know about wines from the region of Veneto in Italy.
$45/person

Sanford Art Walk: “Sanford Pumpkin Fest”
Saturday, October 20, 6-9pm
Downtown Sanford
Enjoy live music while you check out the newest art and cast your vote on your favorite. Held every third Saturday from 6-9pm. 
FREE Admission

Bioluminescent Paddle & A Pint
Saturday, October 20, 7:15-10:15pm
Playalinda Brewing Company – Hardware Store
Experience the magic of bioluminescence on the Space Coast! Ticket includes a 90-minute kayak tour, followed by a Playalinda beer with your fellow paddlers at Playalinda Brewing Company – Hardware Store.
$45/person

Best things to do in Orlando - Bioluminescent kayaking
Image credit: A Day Away Kayak Tours

Bubbles & Blackjack
Saturday, October 20, 7:30-11pm
The MEZZ
Guests will enjoy a free-flowing event which includes blackjack, craps and roulette casino games plus complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres, music, and raffle prizes!
$80

Lewis Black: The Joke’s on US Tour
Saturday, October 20, 8pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets start at $39.50

Mills 50 Food & Art Walking Tour
Sunday, October 21, 12-3pm
Mills 50 District
On this 3 hour walking tour, we will take a look at the history, culture, art, and food of this area. You will learn about the areas Vietnamese community, LGBTQ centers, holistic centers, and local art.
$75/person

Will’s A Faire Fall Market at Will’s Pub
Sunday, October 21, 1pm
Will’s Pub
Will’s A Faire is the biggest outdoor/indoor vendor market in Orlando, with 60 to 75 vendors, live music a la Southern Fried Sunday, craft cocktails, craft sodas & craft brews from Will’s Pub & lil indies, food trucks & free fun for the entire family.
FREE Admission

National Mezcal Day Dinner
Sunday, October 21, 6-9pm
Reyes Mezcaleria
Join Reyes Mezcaleria for a 5-course mezcal pairing dinner featuring Del Maguey with education on the history of Oaxaca, Mexico and the distinguished process of Mezcal distillation and production.
$85

October 22 – 28

Death Cab for Cutie
Tuesday, October 23, 8pm
Hard Rock Live Orlando
Tickets start at $39

Art Night Out: Mask Making Mania
Tuesday, October 23, 6-8:30
Orlando Museum of Art
Ditch those store-bought costumes for a unique DIY mask just in time for Halloween! We’ll use mixed media sculptural techniques to build highly-textured creations perfect for any masquerade
$30

Proper & Wild Pop-Up Dinner
Wednesday, October 24, 6 & 8pm
East End Market
Join the team dynamic team behind The Sanctum Cafe as they show off a curated glimpse into the tastes, textures, scents and inspirations of their forthcoming concept, Proper & Wild.
$100

“En La Cocina” Cooking Class
Thursday, October 25, 6:30-8:30pm
Tapa Toro
Enjoy an evening of cooking and eating around the paella pit as Tapa Toro’s talented chefs guide you in creating some of their favorite recipes. Limited seating.
$49/person

McSwagger’s Silent Disco
Thursday, October 25, 8-11pm
Crooked Can Brewing Barrel Room (North West side of Plant Street Market)
Enjoy a silent disco with DJ’s streaming live music channels and great beer
FREE

Image credit: Crooked Can Brewing Company

Velvet Sessions 2018 – The Wallflowers
Friday, October 26, 6:30pm
Hard Rock Hotel
Tickets start at $75

Adults Night Out at Planet Obstacle
Friday, October 26, 6-9:30pm
Planet Obstacle
This adults-only event gives couples and singles an opportunity to have fun in the new extraordinary way with absolutely no kids running around. Your ALL ACCESS PASS will let you to enjoy all crazy-fun challenges including: Aerial Ropes Course with 220 feet long Zip-line, Ninja Warrior Course, Bumper Cars, V-Trampoline Bungee and more.
$25-51

Homestead Harvest
Friday, October 26, 7-10pm
Whisper Creek Farm At Grande Lakes Orlando
an unforgettable evening on the farm as the chefs from Grande Lakes Orlando host the city’s most talented chefs and restaurants for a collaborative dinner to bring awareness to sustainable agriculture.
$135

Bob Dylan and His Band
Friday, October 26, 8pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets start at $59.50

OSC After Dark
Friday, October 26, 8-11pm
Orlando Science Center
A spooktacular Halloween event at Orlando Science Center for all of Orlando’s Young Professionals featuring live music, entertainment, sweet and savory bites, Boooo-z beverages, and more. Costumes encouraged.
$50

CFCArts Symphony Orchestra Greatest Hits
October 26-27
Calvary Orlando
Get ready for an unforgettable evening of music as the 150-member CFCArts Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 20th concert. Enjoy audience favorites from some of the most recognizable classic works, to blockbuster movie scores, to fun covers of hits by Queen, Led Zeppelin, Michael Jackson, The Beatles, and so much more. 
$10-25

9th Annual Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic
October 26 – 27
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin
Visit for a day, or the weekend, to sample wines from around the world and savor culinary artistry from pastries to pasta. Food & Wine Classic also offers eleven educational seminars if you would like to impress friends with your knowledge of wines, cocktails, beer, pasta-making, cheese pairing or the fine art of sushi and sake. Most seminars begin at 4:30pm and last approximately one hour.
A la carte tickets $50; Causeway tickets $119.55

Festivals in Orlando this Fall - WDW Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic
Image credit: Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin

TEDxOrlando 2018 – “Home”
Saturday, October 27, 1-6pm
Full Sail Live
This year’s TEDxOrlando theme is “Home.” There will be three session. We’ll be examining family relationships, our environment, global issues and more — all offering a unique glimpse into what “home” means.
$100/a person

Spooky Star Party
Saturday, October 27, 5-10pm
Emil Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College
The Seminole State Planetarium is hosting a FREE Star Party on October 27 from 5-10pm. The event includes telescope viewings, a chemistry demonstration, planetarium shows, and more. Wear your Halloween costume!
FREE Admission

Image credit: Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium at Seminole State College

Oktoberfest at PB&G
Saturday, October 27, 7-11pm
PB&G at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort
Come enjoy specialty German favorites and brews from local brewery Crooked Can along with live music and certificates for best dressed Oktoberfest attire.
$80

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
Saturday, October 27, 8pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Experience Tim Burton’s cult classic with Danny Elfman’s score performed live by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.
Tickets start at $55

Alice in Chains
Saturday, October 27, 8pm
Hard Rock Live Orlando
Tickets start at $81

Costumes N Cocktails!
Saturday, October 27, 8pm-2am
Meliá Orlando Suite Hotel at Celebration
Celebrate Halloween in style featuring a Halloween themed buffet, prizes for best individual & couple’s costumes, gift bags & more.
FREE Admission

Festival Calle Orange 2018
Sunday, October 28, 11am-8pm
Downtown Orlando
Taking up 10 city blocks with 3 Action packed stages. Vendors and sponsors line the streets with everything from pinchos to hotdogs, souvenirs and free goodie bags.
$5-$15

OktoberFiesta
Sunday, October 28, 1-7pm
Winter Park West Meadow
The event will showcase live music performances including Grammy nominated polka musician Alex Meixner, Latin/Salsa music from Orquesta Arriba El Son, a colorful Brazilian Samba Parade, dancers, mariachi band and much more.
$20-200

Dirty Pour Party at Orlando Brewing
Sunday, October 28, 4-6pm
Orlando Brewing
Come create a fluid painting canvas while sipping on some of the tastiest craft beers in town. Parties include professional instruction, all of your paints, your canvas, additives, supplies and all materials needed to create a fluid painting.
$50/person

Taste of Sanford
Monday, October 29, 5:30-8pm
Sanford Civic Center
The Chamber’s Taste will feature more than 20 restaurants, providing a wide variety of food, beverage and sweets.
$25

October 29 – 31

Chef Night with The Strand
Monday, October 29, 6-8:30pm
Edible Education Experience
It’s Fall Y’all! Chef /Owner Joe Rees from The Strand Restaurant will teach us how to make the comforts of warm , nourishing fall foods using his family recipes and fresh garden herbs!
$65/person

Jersey Boys
October 30-November 4
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award®–winning true-life musical phenomenon, Jersey Boys.
Tickets start at $39.25

Rocky Horror Picture Show Experience
Wednesday, October 31, 10pm
Garden Theatre
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Experience at the Garden Theatre is a night of interactive entertainment with your hostess, Miss P. Tart! Enjoy the 1975 film, a costume contest with prizes, photo opportunities and more.
$12

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